The Best Apps to Distract Your Brain from the Nightmare That Is 2021

The Best Apps to Distract Your Brain from the Nightmare That Is 2021

We’re barely into 2021 and it’s already been kind of a lot, to say the least. If you’re able to take a break from doomscrolling, we recommend it. We’ve also rounded up some of the best iOS and Android apps for calming your brain amidst the chaos. Close Twitter, take…

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 Just Restored My Faith In Modern Car Design

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 Just Restored My Faith In Modern Car Design

I’m so conditioned to watching head-turning concepts be distilled and softened on the way to production that it’s hard to get excited when a manufacturer announces plans to mass-produce a show car. But Hyundai’s just teased the Ioniq 5 — the production version of its Hyundai 45 concept from 2019…

The ASUS Latte Doesn’t Actually Make Coffee, Sorry

The ASUS Latte Doesn’t Actually Make Coffee, Sorry

Overnight ASUS announced the brand new ZenBeam Latte. But despite the name, it won’t make you a double shot anytime soon. The ZenBeam Latte is actually a baby movie projector specifically designed for mobile. It displays at 720p with 300 lumens, which is pretty darn bright for such a smol…

Fender’s Tiny Personal Amp Could Recreate Classic Tones

Fender’s Tiny Personal Amp Could Recreate Classic Tones

Portable or practice amps are a guitarist’s best friend. These tiny devices usually plug right into your guitar and let you listen to the audio without waking the neighbours or the baby in the next room. Fender, for its part, has made it easier to get great tone out of…

Updates From WandaVision, The Walking Dead, and More

Updates From WandaVision, The Walking Dead, and More

Netflix has dropped a bunch of new info for movies hitting the platform this year, including the return of a TMNT classic for the Rise movie. Batwoman’s showrunner teases some comic book foes for season two. Plus, get a look at Into the Dark’s Valentine’s special, and what’s to come…

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Show Is About the Return of Sauron

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Show Is About the Return of Sauron

Through scraps of information and even a bit of cartography, we’ve long been able to get a general gist of what Amazon’s massive new Lord of the Rings series is going to be about. But now the company has revealed the first official story details for the series, confirming what…

The Watchy Is an Open-Source Smartwatch for Those Who Miss the Pebble

The Watchy Is an Open-Source Smartwatch for Those Who Miss the Pebble

There are gadgets you like, and then there are gadgets you love. For many, the Pebble smartwatch fell into that latter category. It was simple, affordable, and the first smartwatch that made everyone realise smartwatches weren’t just a gimmick. The company deserved better than having its corpse picked apart by…

Airbnb Cancels All Washington, DC Bookings in Light of Suspected Unrest

Airbnb Cancels All Washington, DC Bookings in Light of Suspected Unrest

In a troubling press release that reads like a news bulletin from the first five minutes of a zombie movie, Airbnb has announced a unilateral cancellation of all bookings for Washington, DC during inauguration week, acknowledging reports that “armed militias and known hate groups” are expected to make an appearance.

The Story of Real-Life Dire Wolves Is Finally Emerging

The Story of Real-Life Dire Wolves Is Finally Emerging

Dire wolves menaced Pleistocene landscapes for tens of thousands of years, eventually going extinct at the end of the last ice age. Despite the long success of this species, very little is known about them, including their origins and reasons for their demise. New research is helping to fill these…

This Nifty Strap Lets You Control the Apple Watch With Gestures

This Nifty Strap Lets You Control the Apple Watch With Gestures

Controlling an object with a hand gesture sounds more like Jedi wizardry than a real-life possibility. But after watching a CES 2021 demo of the Mudra Brand, I have to admit that perhaps this tech isn’t as far-fetched or gimmicky as I previously thought.

GM Made A Pointlessly Beautiful Part That Few People Will Ever See

GM Made A Pointlessly Beautiful Part That Few People Will Ever See

On Saturday, I took a stroll through a junkyard just for fun. In just 30 minutes I spotted some interesting hardware: A strangely beautiful GM part that few people will ever see, an awesome air intake system that cools a car’s computer, and one of the wackiest suspension designs of…

Bliss Looks Like The Matrix on Vacation

Bliss Looks Like The Matrix on Vacation

From now until eternity, anytime anyone makes a movie about humans potentially living in a simulation, comparisons to The Matrix are inevitable. Such is the case with Bliss, which stars Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek. Its premise is sort of like The Matrix, but if The Matrix were a way…

Psychedelic Mushrooms Grew in a Man’s Veins After He Injected Them

Psychedelic Mushrooms Grew in a Man’s Veins After He Injected Them

A man’s experiment with psychedelic mushrooms went disastrously wrong and nearly killed him, according to his doctors. In a new case report released this week, they detailed how the man injected a “tea” made from the mushrooms into his body and developed a life-threatening infection that had them growing in…

Sonos Now Has a DIY Battery Replacement Kit

Sonos Now Has a DIY Battery Replacement Kit

Sonos hasn’t had the best track record when it comes to recycling or extending the life of its speakers. But it seems like maybe it’s taken customer criticism to heart. Today, the company announced it’s offering a battery replacement kit for its Sonos Move speakers.

Updates From Spider-Man 3, Army of the Dead, and More

Updates From Spider-Man 3, Army of the Dead, and More

Andy Samberg and Ben Stiller are headed to Apple TV for a new sci-fi comedy. Vin Diesel is staying quiet about Fast & Furious 9‘s space-bound potential. Another familiar Marvel face is confirmed for What If? Plus, Cobra Kai co-showrunner Jon Hurwitz teases some big ramifications for the next season….

Refrigerators Are Finally Embracing the Good Ice

Refrigerators Are Finally Embracing the Good Ice

Samsung and LG both showed off new refrigerators at this year’s CES that feature one of the best innovations we’ve seen in years: better ice. LG introduced a fridge that can make the spherical ice that perfectly complements a strong pour of fine whiskey, and Samsung’s latest can make pebble…

Rare Planet With Three Suns Has a Super Weird Orbit

Rare Planet With Three Suns Has a Super Weird Orbit

Astronomers have confirmed the existence of a triple-star exoplanet located 1,800 light-years from Earth. Planets parked in multi-star systems are rare, but this object is particularly unusual owing to its inexplicably weird orbital alignment.

Parler Users Breached Deep Inside U.S. Capitol Building, GPS Data Shows

Parler Users Breached Deep Inside U.S. Capitol Building, GPS Data Shows

At least several users of the far-right social network Parler appear to be among the hoard of rioters that managed to penetrate deep inside the U.S. Capitol building and into areas normally restricted to the public, according to GPS metadata linked to videos posted to the platform the day of…