Hamilton Nolan · 06/18/15 01:49PM

Fitness measurement gadget maker Fitbit has surged a full 50% in its stock market debut today, meaning Fitbit is now a $6 billion company that, ideally, would not exist.

Now You Can Use an iPhone to Conduct Your Own Levitating Orchestra

Matt Cherette · 09/22/11 03:08AM

Poietic Studio is a London firm that describes itself as "a multidisciplinary practice with backgrounds in interactive & spatial design, art & engineering." But after seeing this video of its new Floating Orchestra product—which lets you use your iPhone to conduct 19 levitating spheres, each its own instrument that increases in volume as it physically rises—I'm more inclined to say it's one hell of a badass invention company and just leave it at that. [via BuzzFeed]

Technology Is Ruining Your Life

Hamilton Nolan · 05/23/11 11:35AM

Time for some new and intriguing demographic information! You people love this shit. You often dream of making over $100K and buying all the latest fancy technology, don't you? Well, stop it. Those people are miserable.

Social Networking Cigarettes Are Like the Facebook of Sadness

Adrian Chen · 05/11/11 09:57AM

You know what probably no one in the world has ever thought, until this second? "I wish my cigarettes had social-networking capabilities." But the engine of innovation churns crazily on, so now there are social networking electronic cigarettes.

This Is How You Will French Kiss in the Future

Max Read · 05/03/11 06:22PM

Wondering how you will kiss your significant other in the future? Well, you, specifically, will be alone for the rest of your life, but the rest of us will be frenching non-stop over the internet via this little gadget.

Wiping Up Condiments Has Never Been So Much Fun

Matt Cherette · 03/27/11 10:11PM

Don't you hate it when you're squirting out some ketchup or mayonnaise or whatever and you misfire, thereby spilling the flavorful gooeyness all over your table? If so, then this little condiment-wiping (scraping?) contraption will help! It'll also amaze you.

Stephen Colbert Really Wants the New iPad

Matt Cherette · 03/07/11 11:50PM

On tonight's Report, Stephen Colbert remarked that he'd been depressed for the last few days. Why? It turns out that Colbert's upset that he has to wait *four more days* for the new iPad—he wants it now!

Andy Rooney Hates E-Books

Matt Cherette · 03/06/11 08:55PM

It had been a little while since 60 Minutes had graced us with a show-ending Andy Rooney segment, but tonight, everyone's favorite senile curmudgeon was back—and complaining about something, naturally. Tonight's victim? The confusing, evil, soul-destroying e-book!

Watch a Computer Win $1 Million on Jeopardy!

Matt Cherette · 02/16/11 07:37PM

Tonight brought us part three of the ultimate Jeopardy! challenge, with an IBM-created computer, Watson, battling all-time show favorites Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. In the end, Our New Robot Overlord was victorious, taking home $1 million for "his" charities.

Is This the Biggest Video Game Freakout Ever?

Matt Cherette · 02/12/11 09:33PM

Here's a video of a guy playing StepMania, which is like Dance Dance Revolution for computers. Standard, right? Nope! Shortly after he starts, our future Anger Management student begins freaking out over his mistakes—that's when things get good.

This Dog Is Perplexed by the iPhone

Matt Cherette · 01/26/11 03:02PM

Meet Maru. No, not the famous cat—Maru the puppy (a Shiba Inu, actually). In this short, sweet, and inarguably adorable video, Maru watches a video of another dog on his owner's iPhone. It confuses him—quite a bit.

And Now, a Cat Battling a Washing Machine

Matt Cherette · 01/05/11 04:14PM

You know that, "If a black cat crosses your path, it's bad luck" saying? Does it still apply if the cat—named Robocop, here—is busily engaged in a battle with a front-loading washing machine? Or is it just cute?

Watch a Machine Fill Cups of Beer From the Bottom

Matt Cherette · 12/24/10 05:01PM

Uh, holy crap. That's all I have to say about this video, which depicts a concession stand worker using a machine to fill up cups of beer from the bottom. That's right—the beer comes in THROUGH THE BOTTOM.