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Pinterest starts displaying ads from Gap, Target, Kraft, and more

The social network for scrapbookers pops “promoted pins,” aka paid advertising, into users' search results and category feeds.

By May 12, 2014


Set the world on fire with a real, flaming Fallout 4 sword

Make Magazine's Controlled Chaos shows how to make a working "Shishkebab" weapon right in the comfort of your own home. Your flammable and (hopefully) heavily insured home.

By November 12, 2015


Keep watching those cat videos. They may be good for your health

Research shows that the guilty pleasure can boost mood and energy levels. And yes, scientists say it's worth serious study.

By June 17, 2015


Google to European Union: Antitrust allegations are 'incorrect'

The search giant responds to EU claims it abused its search dominance, saying regulators failed to consider the impact of rivals like Amazon and eBay.

By August 27, 2015


Make your own Mad Max flamethrower ukulele

No need to move to a violent, post-apocalyptic desert wasteland to rock out like a warrior. Learn how to make a flamethrower ukulele that would impress even the likes of Doof.

By June 9, 2015


Einstein considered a bigger hero than Jesus, says study

Research conducted among almost 7,000 university students worldwide sees science take top spot. Among villains, however, George W. Bush came above Stalin and Mao.

By May 20, 2015


A dark day for science: New England Patriots' Tom Brady suspended

Technically Incorrect: Despite the football team claiming to have science on its side, its quarterback is suspended for four games for "probably" demanding deflated footballs.

By May 11, 2015


Amazon's new Dash Buttons let you press push to buy

The online shopping giant hopes a button placed around a home or business will make re-ordering products easier.

By March 31, 2015


Spotify users, get ready for video ads

Spotify's 30 million nonpaying listeners will start seeing prompts to watch a commercial in exchange for 30 minutes of ad-free mobile music, plus "video takeover" spots on their computers.

By September 8, 2014


LinkedIn to buy Bizo in effort to beef up ad business

The acquisition, valued around $175 million, brings new advertising technology that focuses on business users.

By July 22, 2014