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Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.

By June 21, 2015


Giant flashing DIY Star Wars Death Star floats above best house ever

Even Darth Vader would be impressed with this homemade suburban Death Star that measures two stories. Just don't let those Skywalker neighbors near it.

By November 12, 2015


How a geeky club sparked Apple's first computer and gave Woz a 'Eureka' moment

A 1975 meeting in a Silicon Valley garage inspired the young, shy Steve Wozniak to build the Apple I -- and ignite a legacy.

By September 8, 2015


Putting dollars to charity a la app, with a social twist

A new wave of apps lets you give to charities and challenge your friends with just a few swipes on your phone -- and it will cost you as little as nothing.

By July 30, 2015


2015 half-time report: How's the game selection?

In terms of the scope and selection of games released this year, how is 2015 doing so far for the gaming-minded?

By July 22, 2015


How a hunger solution went viral

Nonprofit Feeding Forward hits a global chord with its on-demand food-donating service.

By June 29, 2015


Surplus computing power on your Android? Donate it to science

Users of Android 2.3 or higher can become citizen scientists by downloading software and choosing the projects they want to power, such as fighting AIDS and finding new stars.

By July 22, 2013


See how the 'Interstellar' robots walked on set as life-sized puppets, not CGI

A fascinating behind-the-scenes video shows how mobile metal cabinets TARS and CASE really walked among the actors of Christopher Nolan's sci-fi opus.

By March 27, 2015


A nice handheld flamethrower? How handy

Technically Incorrect: Monday sees the launch of the XM42, which claims to be the first ever legally available portable flamethrower.

By March 22, 2015


NASA rocket experiment redefines how we think of galaxies

Scientists have discovered that the universe contains twice as much infrared light than previously thought, helping us better understand the construction of space.

By November 6, 2014