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Turn any word into a Yahoo-style logo: Boom, instant whimsy

Even ordinary words are suddenly more whimsical and sophisticated when you run them through a Yahoo-style logo generator.

By September 5, 2013


Sci-fi screenwriter Gary Whitta wants kids to poop like Vulcans

Gary Whitta hopes to teach the next generation of "Star Trek" fans how to use the toilet with his book "Pooping Is Logical," if only he can get it officially published.

By August 7, 2015


Why virtual reality makes me want to dream of the future

The dream of VR is over 20 years old, but the magic of what it can do now has never been seen before...and it's only going to get better.

By August 3, 2015


Return of 'Bloom County' comic strip gives new voice to Opus and Bill

Look out, Donald Trump! Bill the Cat, Opus the Penguin and the rest of the "Bloom County" crew have returned with plenty of political plunk, ready to entertain a new generation of fans.

By July 19, 2015


2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop

The 2014 Mini Cooper benefits from a small but powerful engine, and connected cabin tech with a bit of whimsy, but its handling feels more grown up than the previous generation's.

By September 9, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating September 9, 2014

Using tech and whimsy to help tell stories

Winston Huff, a graphic artist whose work has been featured on CNET, explains how he creates his magic.

By May 3, 2012


Actor Morgan Freeman ingests helium, vanishes into wormhole

To publicize its docu-series "Through the Wormhole," the Science Channel presents Morgan Freeman and a balloon.

By May 25, 2014


It's a muttsterpiece! Dog and his human pal reenact movies

A man reenacts romantic scenes from "Spider-Man," "Ghost," "The Hunger Games," "The Graduate," and other films with his boss' dog.

By January 3, 2014


Amazon drones: Bold experiment or shrewd publicity stunt?

Amazon faces a ton of hurdles when it comes to deploying delivery drones, but the idea isn't as farfetched as it first might sound.

By December 2, 2013


Pop-up Etsy store coming to Sydney

Online marketplace Etsy is coming to the real world, with a Sydney pop-up store for Christmas.

By November 19, 2013