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DARPA testing planes with a 'Star Wars'-style laser cannon

We don't have X-wing fighters just yet, but we may soon have their laser weapons. DARPA is working on a system that's downright Lucasian.

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Miss Georgia's custom heels flaunt 3D-printed flair

Shoes that look like a classic car? Georgia Tech industrial design students fashion a pair of high-tech shoes for their peer, Miss Georgia, inspired by the school's Ford mascot.

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Hide! MIT's robotic cheetah no longer needs a leash

MIT improves its robo-cheetah by giving it the ability to bound and run around outside while untethered.

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The 404 Throwback! Ep. 217

Today's throwback episode comes complements of our very own Steve "Sphere" Guttenberg. He requested this to be replayed, and since we lost a bet with him a long time ago, we owe it to him.

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Tame your wild beard in style with the Grably Comb, made out of vinyl records for the classic cool look.

Tame your hipster beard with a comb made from what?

When you're out at your next Bon Iver or Arcade Fire concert, you can totally fine-tune your hip, ratty beard with this sweet comb made from a retro hipster material.

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Get your carbs on with the Surge revival.

Coca-Cola revives Surge soda thanks to Facebook movement

If you miss the weird citrus-ey flavor and carb overload of Surge soda from the 1990s, you can now buy a fresh batch only through Amazon.

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Android Wear watch face mimics Apple Watch

Be the first among your friends to sport a smartwatch that looks like something Apple CEO Tim Cook would wear.

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Break out your copy of "Thriller" and go all '80s with this MacBook.

$3,500 MacBook Air Retro goes beige with rainbow logo

ColorWare, a company that custom-colorizes computers, goes back in time by outfitting a MacBook Air with a retro look to evoke '80s Apple.

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VHS tape logos make for great skate decks.

Ollie over Memorex lane on retro VHS skateboards

Classic VHS tape logos inspire artists at 5BORO NYC to design skateboard decks worthy of our retro memories.

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Remove the soaring soundtrack and Han Solo's grin looks rather disturbing.

'Star Wars' without music is downright disturbing

Awkward stares, random coughs, nervous laughing and scary Wookiee roars dominate the Throne Room awards ceremony when the soaring music soundtrack by John Williams is removed from "Star Wars."

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Make any tabletop game tastier with cake dice.

Make tabletop gaming tastier with this 20-sided-dice cake pan

Dragons and wizards beware of the hungry gamer! Celebrate a d20 critical hit by making mini dice cakes with this pan available exclusively from ThinkGeek.

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Want an iPhone 6 without the wait? Here's how much it'll cost you

iPhone 6 scalpers have taken to eBay to auction off their preordered Apple smartphones to those who weren't so quick on the draw.

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