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Could used cigarette butts power our gadgets?

New research from Korea suggests the filters from cigarettes could someday help bring more efficient energy storage to our computers and smartphones.

By August 6, 2014


Man shows grasp of science by setting spider on fire at gas station

Technically Incorrect: If you see a spider on your car as you're filling up, taking your lighter out and trying to burn the spider to death is not scientifically optimum.

By September 29, 2015


New 'X-Files' trailer shows Mulder and Scully in pursuit of the truth

The truth is still out there & FBI agents Mulder and Scully plan on uncovering it in this new footage, which includes flashbacks, explosions, familiar faces and a possible dead alien, from the upcoming "X-Files" revival show.

By September 28, 2015


Get an intelligent USB car charger with Lightning cable for $16.99

From the Cheapskate: A must-have for every road warrior, this cigarette-lighter adapter also includes two 2.1-amp USB ports. But can you trust the user reviews?

By August 26, 2015


Get a 500GB Samsung SSD for $149.99

From the Cheapskate: This top-rated drive -- a perfect upgrade for laptops and desktops alike -- retails for $250.

By September 1, 2015


Bill Maher on Airbnb: Who actually wants strangers in their house?

Technically Incorrect: The comedian takes to his HBO show to excoriate the sharing economy as nothing more than the desperate economy, where Americans are merely trying to adapt to increasing inequality.

By August 23, 2015


An e-cigarette packed with Bluetooth? Talk to the hand

A new multi-functioning device purportedly lets users get their nicotine fix, make phone calls, and stream MP3s.

By February 19, 2014


Friends don't let friends smoke (says e-cigarette company)

A new ad for NJoy e-cigarettes treads very close to suggesting that e-cigarettes are somehow healthier than your Marlboros. Yes, it even uses the line "friends don't let friends smoke."

By January 4, 2014


Get a four-port USB car charger and a 6-foot Lightning cable for $16.99

Finally, a decent option for recharging your mobile gadgets while you're on the road.

By May 8, 2015


Appliance Science: HEPA filters and the physics of fresh air

HEPA air filters promise to take nasty things out of the air, removing cigarette smoke, pollen and other irritants. How do they do this? Appliance Science looks at how HEPA air filters work, and how to tell the real from the fake.

By April 21, 2015