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What I learned from watching Star Wars in the wrong order

Is the Millennium Falcon alive? That's just one of the questions answered when I watched the original Star Wars films in the popular Machete Order.

By November 21, 2015


Barbie breaks her silence after more than half a century

Though some have called the new Hello Barbie creepy, Mattel's first-ever conversational doll actually has thousands of things to say.

By September 16, 2015


Caffeine: Keeping people awake since the 8th century

Evidence has been discovered that caffeinated drinks were consumed in the American Southwest as early as 750 AD.

By September 15, 2015


Dollars and centuries: Watching money morph is enriching

A new series of GIFs shows how US paper money has changed its look over 150 years. It's way more engrossing than it sounds.

By September 11, 2015


All aboard Van Beethoven, where Oculus Rift meets the 19th century

The LA Phil will soon take Beethoven to the streets, in a truck fitted with a virtual-reality headset that immerses listeners in 360-degree, 3D Beethoven.

By August 26, 2015


The 404: Steve Guttenberg, 20th century nostalgia, extraterrestrial life, how to pitch a show (podcast)

Another mind-bending discussion with Steve Guttenberg finds the guys discussing the existence of alien life and 20th century nostalgia. But first, Steve fake-pitches an idea for a new TV series to Russ and Jeff.

By August 14, 2015


Thar she sank! Shipwreck found off US coast may hold 18th-century secrets

The research ship Atlantis deploys underwater submersibles named Sentry and Alvin to gather data on a sunken ship that may have been a trade vessel from the days of the American Revolution.

By July 20, 2015


Has the Loch Ness Monster been catfishing us all these centuries?

One of the world's foremost Nessie hunters says he no longer believes in the legend of a dinosaurlike creature patrolling the depths of a Scottish lake.

By July 17, 2015


Classic vacuum ads that might make you miss the 20th century

These ads had almost as much style as the vacuum cleaners they sold.

16 Images By May 4, 2015


Ultra HD '4K' TV refresh rates are all lies (basically)

"ClearMotion," "TruMotion," "Motion Rate 240" and "Effective" refresh rates are not true refresh rates. Here's why.

By August 2, 2015