Inside Secret Wars: A Look at the "Warzones!" Books

So we’ve taken a look at what Secret Wars is about, what the “Last Days” are, and what the “Battleworld” books are. The “Battleworld” books take a look at events that cross different regions in Battleworld. The “Warzones!” books, however, take a look at specific stories in different individual regions. These are the… » 5/06/15 12:40pm Just now

The Most Brilliant DiY Tutorial Channels to Watch on YouTube Right Now

Years ago, wannabe engineers might’ve sat in a basement tearing up VCRs to concoct homemade electronics, pounding can after can of Tab to fuel their DiY compulsions. That’s still happening today—except with DVD burners, cans of Red Bull, and with millions of people watching the mad scientists on YouTube. » 5/06/15 12:36pm 4 minutes ago

100 Years Ago, This Man Was The Original Patent Troll

The term “patent troll” wasn’t coined until the late 20th century, used to describe someone who filed a patent in order not to manufacture products, but to collect licensing fees. But more than 100 years ago, a patent attorney was a proto-patent troll, exploiting the system to profit off of the burgeoning auto… » 5/06/15 9:20am 20 minutes ago

Today's Best Media Deals: Song of Albion Trilogy, $5 Blu-rays, & More

If you need to stock up on novels for your summer reading, all three books in the popular Song of Albion trilogy are only $2 each on Kindle today. Here’s the synopsis of the first book: » 5/06/15 10:45am Today 10:45am

Lucasfilm Finally Confirms Plans For A New Indiana Jones Film

Kevin Feige discusses the importance of Thor’s Age of Ultron storyline for the future Marvel movies. Get another clear look at Iron Man’s Civil War suit. Has Sony narrowed down its choice of director for Spider-Man? Plus, teasers for the finales of The Flash, The Originals, and Once Upon A Time. Behold, Spoilers! » 5/06/15 6:00am Today 6:00am

An Obscure African Plant Tells Miners Where to Look for Diamonds 

Diamonds you’re familiar with. Pandanus candelabrum, not so much. And until recently, botanists didn’t pay much attention to this rare, palm-like plant from West Africa either. But the discovery that P. candelabrum grows only over rock that may harbor diamonds has vaulted the plant out of obscurity.
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Watch The Crew Dragon Practice Saving Astronauts From Calamity [UPDATED]

Today marks an important step in NASA’s commercial crew program: the first pad abort test for SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon vehicle. The 2-minute test will run the capsule through emergency procedures that would fling astronauts free from harm’s way in case a launch goes catastrophically amiss. » 5/06/15 6:05am Today 6:05am

Laurel Lance Is Getting Her Own Black Canary Action Figure

At first I thought it was a little weird that DC Collectibles’ Arrow series didn’t make a Laurel figure — but I’m kind of glad they waited. Instead of a “Laurel Lance, DA, with hamfisted pill addiction plotline action!” toy getting made, we’re getting an awesome Black Canary version of her. Yay! » 5/06/15 6:00am Today 6:00am

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer in 16-bit video game style is fun

I don’t know what I want to do more, watch the new Star Wars movie or play this awesome 16-bit retro video game version of the new Star Wars movie. Actually, that’s a lie. I still want to watch the movie more. But there’s a kid in me that would love this video game so much if it ever existed. » 5/06/15 3:05am Today 3:05am

Dollar Shave Club Delivers You Fresh Razors for a Few Bucks a Month

It’s no secret that shaving with a fresh razor blade feels great. But razor prices are so high people try to make their blades last for weeks at a time. Doing so causes cuts, skin irritation, and generally painful shaves. But with Dollar Shave Club you can always get a smooth shave with a fresh razor because they… » 5/04/15 12:44pm Monday 12:44pm