Red Hot Nickel Ball vs. Peeps: Fiery Death Has Never Been So Adorable

For whatever reason, Easter has become that special time of year when people everywhere gather round to destroy tiny, marshmallow birds in the most demented ways they know how. And so far, it looks like Red Hot Nickel Ball has this year on lockdown. » 4/17/14 12:40pm Yesterday 12:40pm

Canadian Teen Is the First Arrested for Stealing Data With Heartbleed

In what's sure to be the first of many to come, a 19-year-old Canadian man was arrested for exploiting the Heartbleed bug to lift taxpayer data from a government website, making this the first official Heartbleed-related arrest. » 4/16/14 3:53pm Wednesday 3:53pm

Bill Gates' New Patent Would Keep Glassholes From Spying on Your Screens

Google's big Glass free-for-all has come and gone, but whether or not anyone actually bought the damn thing, cameras are popping up all over the place, and people are starting to get (perhaps rightfully) paranoid. Fortunately there could be tech in the future to save your screens from prying camera eyes. And Bill Gates … » 4/16/14 3:30pm Wednesday 3:30pm

Jobs' Death "Best Opportunity to Attack iPhone," Wrote Samsung Exec

The longrunning legal battle between Apple and Samsung has certainly had its low points, but an internal email unearthed by CNET sent by a Samsung executive just five days after Steve Jobs' death sheds new light on just how callous the competition got. In this case, the subject was how to leverage the death of Steve… » 4/16/14 12:37pm Wednesday 12:37pm

A Brief Chat With the Mad Scientist Who Made Viagra Ice Cream

Charlie Francis is no stranger to unusual ice cream concoctions—he's the same guy who brought us a $225 scoop of luminescent jellyfish ice-cream just last year. Before you start licking his latest creation, though, better get yourself a prescription. Because each scoop is infused with a healthy, 25mg dose of Viagra. » 4/15/14 2:54pm Tuesday 2:54pm

Watch the Five Very Best Vines of the Year

Not even a year-and-a-half old, Vines are enjoying their very own category in the Tribeca Film Festival for the second year in a row. And even though last year's winners were pretty incredible in their own right, this year's take it to a whole other level. Apparently, an extra year of six-second shooting practice does… » 4/15/14 12:00pm Tuesday 12:00pm

Google Bought a Drone Company, Which Isn't At All Creepy, Nope

The Wall Street Journal has just confirmed that Google will be purchasing Titan Aerospace, the same high-altitude drone startup that Facebook had been in talks with earlier this year. » 4/14/14 2:14pm Monday 2:14pm

Confirmed: Tweeting Al Qaeda Jokes At Airlines Will Get You Arrested

Yesterday, a 14-year-old Dutch Twitter user learned the hard way that airlines don't take bomb threats lightly. And after blowing up Twitter feeds everywhere, @queendemetriax_ has officially been arrested by the Rotterdam police. » 4/14/14 11:33am Monday 11:33am

IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions for Custom Support

The IRS isn't exactly known for playing fast and loose with deadlines—your deadlines, that is. But when it comes to its own, its apparently a lot more willing to take their chances. In this case, that means paying millions of dollars to keep running Windows XP long after the deadline has come and gone. » 4/14/14 10:20am Monday 10:20am

Astronauts Can Power Their Bodies and Their Spacecrafts With Pee

Astronauts have been able to drink their own (treated and filtered) urine for years, but thanks to a new technique, scientists have managed to squeeze one more benefit out of an inevitable byproduct. Now, astronauts can use their urine to keep both their bodies and their spaceships running smooth. » 4/11/14 11:00am 4/11/14 11:00am