Star Wars-Themed Christmas Light Show Is So Excessive And So Amazing

So you know when you strung up three reels of Christmas lights and a flashing reindeer, and thought you'd won decorations for 2014? Forget it. Forget it all. A music teacher from California has lit up his entire property, added a 17-foot guitar, and set the entire thing to a Star Wars mash-up. » 12/16/14 9:00pm Tuesday 9:00pm

This Cantilevered Library Design Is Terrifyingly Brilliant

If a hurricane ever happened to hit downtown Calgary, I think I'd rather stand out in the open than hide under the cantilevered main floor of this proposed library design, in case the whole thing fell over. But apocalyptic design flaws aside, this failed proposal for Calgary's central library is incredibly clever, and… » 12/16/14 1:30am Tuesday 1:30am

Denmark Is The Latest Country To Claim The North Pole As Its Own

Although you might think that the North Pole is nothing but a barren wilderness populated only by polar bears and Santa, a surprisingly large number of countries are getting surprisingly bitchy about who owns it — mostly because of the oil underneath. Today, Denmark added its name to the list. » 12/15/14 10:32pm Monday 10:32pm

This Inflatable Jacket Uses Air To Keep You Warm

In a sense, every piece of clothing uses air to keep you warm: fleece, or wool, or down feathers trap air, and keep your body-generated heat from escaping into the nasty cold outside world. But NuDown's jackets want to take that a step further, giving you an inflatable jacket that's basically like wearing an air… » 12/15/14 9:02pm Monday 9:02pm

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Is The Christmas Movie You Should Be Watching

Around this time of year, you'll probably notice that your late-night cable starts getting dominated by endless reruns of Love Actually. While it's undoubtedly a good Christmas flick, by this stage you can probably recite every Hugh Grant one-liner by heart. So, this Winter Solstice, celebrate with something a little… » 12/13/14 8:00pm 12/13/14 8:00pm

The Navy's Experimental Underwater Drone Looks Like A Shark

The Navy is testing its shark-like 'Ghostswimmer' unmanned underwater vehicle at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek this week. It is one of a handful of programs being brought to life by the Navy's innovative Rapid Innovation Cell. The project is called 'Silent Nemo' and it is aimed to put real-world unmanned… » 12/13/14 5:51pm 12/13/14 5:51pm

These Aerial Photos Make For Incredible Phone Backgrounds

I still remember the original iPhone background. You know. The ridiculously simple shot of Earth. No phone background since has really captured my imagination in the same way since. Aerial Wallpapers, a site that finds great satellite photos and optimizes them for phones, has just changed all of that. » 12/13/14 4:00pm 12/13/14 4:00pm

The UK Spying Agency Wants To Tell Kids How Great Encryption Is

Most of the time, when you hear about GCHQ, Britain's answer to the NSA, it's in the same sentence about mass surveillance or cellphone hacking. But this time around, the Brit spies have made an app that teaches little kiddies how totally fantastic encryption is. » 12/13/14 2:00pm 12/13/14 2:00pm

This Is Why You Should Stick To A Traditional Marriage Proposal

There is a growing trend, for which the internet is probably to blame, of people eschewing traditional, down-on-one-knee proposals for flashmobs and drones and giant Transformers robots. It was all bound to end in tears — specifically, with a crane smashing through an apartment building. In the name of love. » 12/13/14 12:10pm 12/13/14 12:10pm