Cool Gadgets

What you need to know about the world’s most popular game streaming service, Twitch

Twitch was an accident. The live video streaming service, which boasts over 55 million unique users each month, began life in 2007 as „Justin.tv”: an all-hours video livestream of co-founder Justin Kan’s life. That wasn’t the whole point of the…

Physics’ best-known lectures are now available to everyone on the web

Ask professors about important physics lectures, and they’ll probably point you toward Richard Feynman’s famous 1964 talks. They led to one of the most popular physics books ever (over 1.5 million English copies sold) and helped generations…

Study: Social networks are making you distrustful and unhappy

Facebook’s 2012 experiment, while controversial, showed that what other people post on social media can alter moods. Apparently, though, that’s not the only thing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others of their ilk can do: according to a study by…

‘Summer Lesson’ is the questionable Project Morpheus VR title from the ‘Tekken’ team

Teasing its forthcoming appearance at the Tokyo Game Show later this month, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan revealed a new demo for its prototype VR hardware — with assistance from the creative forces behind the Tekken fighter series. You should…

The Big Picture: A living sculpture made from ‘programmed’ wooden balls

Let’s face it: with certain exceptions, most sculptures are pretty static and won’t hold your interest for more than a brief glance. You may pay more notice to Hypersonic’s Breaking Wave project, however. Effectively, it’s a „programmed” analog…