FBI Turned Off Hotel Internet, Impersonated Cable Guy to Catch Gamblers

It is not a good week for FBI undercover sting operations. After yesterday's revelation that the FBI planted a phony, malware-loaded Seattle Times article, we're now getting wind of another FBI scheme in which agents impersonated internet repairmen. As if we needed another reason not to trust the cable guy. » 10/29/14 3:02pm Yesterday 3:02pm

After Boycott Pressure, SodaStream Will Move West Bank Factory in 2015

Despite its high-profile (and controversial) ScarJo alliance, SodaStream is finally giving in. Come 2015, the at-home soda machine brand will finally move its factory from Israeli-occupied territory in the West Bank to Israel's Negev region. A move that the company claims is "purely commercial." Sure. » 10/29/14 12:59pm Yesterday 12:59pm

Hey Internet Old Timers, What Was Life Like During the Web's Early Days?

Before fiber optic cables, before Wi-Fi, before you got bombarded with enough AOL free trial CDs to build your family a (very weak and ineffective) home, the internet was a vastly simpler thing. So tell us, you internet pioneers, what was life like during the wild west days of the early internet? » 10/28/14 2:28pm Tuesday 2:28pm

FBI Planted Phishing Scam on Fake Seattle Times Page to Trap a Teen

For years, phishing scammers have been setting up fake tech support hotlines, websites—even fake Netflix logins—to plant malicious malware on unsuspecting machines. And apparently, even our own FBI has been getting on the fun. Because back in 2007, the FBI created a fake Seattle Times web page, all to catch a high… » 10/28/14 1:49pm Tuesday 1:49pm

The World Just Got a New, Entirely 3D-Printed Metal Gun

Just under a year ago, Solid Concepts gave the world its very first look at what a 3D-printed metal gun could do. And to everyone's surprise, the thing actually worked. Now, the metal 3D-printing firm have put out the 1911's fancier successor—complete with Declaration of Independence inscription and all. » 10/27/14 1:59pm Monday 1:59pm

I think the point of the Mother Jones piece was that coconut water is wildly (and falsely) heralded as the saving grace of people at risk for dehydration (i.e. those with hangovers, the intensely athletic, etc.), when in fact that is very much not the case. And can actually have the opposite effect, considering its… » 10/24/14 5:05pm Friday 5:05pm

An Austin Airport Is Counting Cell Phones to Predict TSA Wait Times

If you're passing through security at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, do everyone a favor and make sure you have your phone's Wi-Fi or Bluetooth turned on. Sure, it might be a teensy bit of a battery suck—but it will also help tell everyone around you just how long they'll be spending in airport security… » 10/23/14 4:17pm 10/23/14 4:17pm

The man who invented the Pringles can was buried inside a Pringles can

Pringles varieties are as vast and varied as the stars in the sky: Barbecue. Sour Cream & Onion. Buffalo Ranch. Extreme Blazin' Buffalo Ranch. But one, single Pringles can exists on this Earth with a peculiar sort of flavor dust and no chips at all—the Pringles can that holds the ashes of its inventor, Fredric Baur. » 10/22/14 11:00am 10/22/14 11:00am

7 Things You Can Make Out of Yourself When You Die

It's time to put your affairs in order. And yet—you're still not ready to let go. Totally understandable! And fortunately for you, you don't have to. It's all thanks to the alarming number of services just waiting to turn your dearly departed remains into the latest accessory, utensil, or pastime. May you rest in… » 10/22/14 9:00am 10/22/14 9:00am