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Watch a match-head bomb burst into flames in slow motion

The Slo Mo Guys film a match-head bomb in their backyard with a Phantom Flex slow-motion camera, and if you're thinking it's a good idea to try this at home, you should just stop reading now.

By August 22, 2015


Fire Phone one year later: Why Amazon's smartphone flamed out

The failure of the Fire Phone, which hit the market a year ago on Saturday, offers some lessons on what companies need to do -- and avoid -- when trying to create a successful smartphone.

By July 24, 2015


This crazy DIY contraption shoots rainbow-colored flames

The Backyard Scientist is at it again, this time shooting pillars of six flames of various shades into the air.

By July 21, 2015


Flaming thermite + H20 = awesomeness

If you ever accidentally dump your stockpile of thermite, which you've also accidentally set on fire, into a tub of water, this YouTube video will give you an idea of what to expect.

By June 18, 2015


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


Crave giveaway: Playbulb LED flameless candles from MiPow

Win three cool modern-day candles -- the kind without flames that you control from a mobile device. LED mood lighting, here we come.

By August 21, 2015


I wore a Ghostbusters suit for a week, and here's what I learned

When you need someone to walk around in a Ghostbusters jumpsuit, who ya gonna call? CNET guinea pig Danny Gallagher, who learned a lot about himself (and heat exhaustion) from the adventure.

By August 14, 2015


Check out GoPro footage of a man surfing -- while on fire

Who said fire and water don't mix? They look pretty good together in this new short video that redefines what it means to be an athlete who's "on fire."

By August 11, 2015


Tech Retrospect: Amazon's new flame and a T-Mo Test Drive

Amazon's phone is finally a reality, but was it really worth the wait? Here are all the details on the Fire Phone, plus T-Mobile's latest Uncarrier antics and an all-electric Harley-Davidson.

By June 19, 2014


Learn how to set money on fire without actually burning it

The Bearded Science Guy shows you a cool way to make it look like you're burning cash without violating Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 17, Section 333 of the US Code.

By August 7, 2015