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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


Behind Kickstarter's bold move to focus on 'positive impact' (Q&A)

CEO Yancey Strickler says the crowdfunding site's new status as a public benefit corporation will further its goal to be a "place of empowerment for artists," even if the decision puts a pinch on profits.

By September 28, 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


Headed to Comic-Con? Leave your drones, selfie sticks and e-cigs at home

The folks behind the 2015 Comic-Con International announce new rules for this year's show, and several popular items have been banned.

By June 22, 2015


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


Drug-buying robot cleared of all charges

A robot that bought ecstasy pills off the deep web as part of an art installation has been released after being seized by police in January.

By April 22, 2015


Woman claims e-cigarette blew up, shot 4-foot flames

An Atlanta woman plugs an electronic cigarette into her computer's USB port. Next, in her own words: "Kaboom!"

By September 3, 2013


Inhale Oxford's Word of the Year: 'Vape'

Slang terms "clickbait," "normcore," and "mansplain" lose to "vape" as Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year, which proves electronic cigarettes might not be a drag.

By November 19, 2014


In Montreal, vintage cigarette machines sell indie art

They're called Distroboto: reclaimed vending machines retrofitted to sell everything from fridge magnets to CDs and poetry. All for $2.

By May 10, 2013


Retro spy gear bodes well for future of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

Crave's Kelsey Adams gets ready for the new season of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." with a quick salute to the Howling Commandos' EMP joy buzzer and other old-school fun.

By September 23, 2014