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Inside Amazon’s first New York City Bookstore

Lawrence stood at the front of Amazon’s first New York City bookstore, momentarily startled by the applause. He was the first shopper at Amazon’s newest “Amazon Books” physical retail location – and he wasn’t even shopping for books. Lawrence, who didn’t offer his last name, had basically wandered into the ...

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Woman gets punched in the gut by Nissan car during anti-collision safety tech demo

If you’ve ever been punched in the gut by an SUV, you know how this will feel. A demonstration of Nissan’s anti-collision safety technology went awfully wrong in Sichuan, central China, when the brand new Nissan Rogue, outfitted with a collision avoidance feature, brutally slammed into a female emcee. SEE ...

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New video shows a 'dummy' iPhone 8 in all its glory

You know we’ve reached peak iPhone rumors when actual videos of the device start circulating on the internet.  True, this latest video, shared by prominent leaker Benjamin Geskin, is of a “dummy model,” meaning it has the looks of the iPhone 8 but is empty inside (just like our souls ...

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This Ultimate Lightning McQueen robot is awesomely real

Pixar’s original Cars movie worked because you believed cars had feelings.  Anthropomorphized vehicles talking, fighting, falling in love. It all clicked because of Pixar’s animation prowess and the voice talents of people like Owen Wilson.  That magic, though, doesn’t always translate to the real world. Toys built around these movies ...

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Apple takes a step toward lightning fast 5G

Apple is one step closer to the super-fast wireless networks of the future — or at least being able to test them, anyway.  The company applied for a license to experiment with millimeter wave wireless technology, aka 5G, with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), according to Business Insider. The future ...

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Watch this drone nearly crash into fans at a baseball game

Someone lost control of their GoPro Karma drone as it flew over Petco Park in San Diego on Sunday in the middle of a game between the Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Some in the crowd watched as it zoomed close to the field. It then rose like an inflated ...

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Scientists kept mouse sperm in space for 9 months—then tried making babies

Mice sperm can survive the radiation exposure of space, according to a new study, something that could be useful to humans in the future.   SEE ALSO: Two NASA astronauts just completed a last-minute spacewalk outside the Space Station Back in 2013, mouse sperm was freeze-dried and sent to the ...

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Oculus founder thinks this wild anime film is the likely future of AR

Facebook’s Oculus virtual reality unit has moved on from its founder, Palmer Luckey, but that doesn’t mean that the guy who literally kickstarted the modern VR space is done thinking about the future of VR.  In an interview with Japan’s MoguraVR, translated and surfaced by Road to VR, Luckey talks ...

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Instagram's new feature helps you clean up your profile without deleting

Any dedicated Instagrammer knows that a carefully curated profile is extremely important. Sometimes, that means you may have to delete old photos that you no longer like or that don’t mesh with the rest of your profile. Soon, though, you may have some middle ground between keeping a pic you ...

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Hackers reportedly bypass Samsung Galaxy S8's 'airtight' iris scanner

Hackers have once again proved there’s no such thing as true security for your phone. Researchers at the Chaos Computer Club (via Motherboard) claim to have bypassed the iris scanner on Samsung’s Galaxy S8 using a simple photo of a person’s iris and an ordinary contact lens. SEE ALSO: Watch ...

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