Building Cars Out of Batteries Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds

The high cost and limited range of electric vehicles can make them a tough sell, and their costliest and most limiting component are their batteries. But batteries also open up…

Playing Catch With Grover Is the Future of Video Gaming

You would think after 42 seasons, the creative minds behind Sesame Street would run out of ways to educate and entertain kids. Sesame Workshop has teamed up with Microsoft to…

How Footprint Recognition Software Can Revolutionize Zoology

New software can now ID an animal’s gender and age based just on a picture of a footprint. This is how it works: Key elements uniquely identifying a footprint are…

10 Halloween Masks You Can Print at Home

10 Halloween Masks You Can Print at Home 1. Guy Fawkes A favorite of anarchists everywhere. Image: Flickr, See-Ming Lee 2. Wrap Around Animal Masks Anyone can slap on a…

Write On! November Is National Novel Writing Month

For aspiring Hemingways, right now is a particularly appropriate time to shake off the writer’s block and glue yourself to a keyboard, because November is National Novel Writing Month or…

Get Up to $400 For Your iPhone 4S

Interested in trading in your iPhone 4S for an iPhone 5? Most of the popular smartphone-buyback services are offering good prices for Apple’s previous generation smartphone. This can be a…

10 Halloween Cards for the Ghoulish Geek

10 Ghoulishly Geeky Halloween Cards 1. Binary Jack o’ Lantern This card says “Happy Halloween” — in binary code. Cost: $4 2. Barcode Bat We love the simplicity of this…

6 Arduino Gadgets You Can Build at Home

When it comes to awesome electronics, most of us simply wait for companies to create cool things and then decide whether or not a gadget is worth our hard earned…

Think Your Dell Laptop Smells Like Cat Pee? You Aren’t Alone

Over the past couple of months, people who have purchased a Dell Latitude 6430u have noticed something unusual about their new computers. Namely, that they seem to emit an unbearably…

U.S.S. Enterprise Spatula Is Flippin’ Awesome

Product name: U.S.S. Enterprise SpatulaPrice: $17.49 on ThinkGeekWho would like this?: Trekkies with a partiality to pancakes Your mother may have taught you not to play with your food (“It’s…