There are some things in this world you're better off not trying, and dismantling a microwave to make a stick-mounted weapon is probably one of them. Still, as with all things, someone somewhere will eventually try it, as was the case with the person(s) behind Kreosan.
Kansas City is home to the world's tallest water slide, and we recently got a POV look at what it's like sailing down this massive structure. Details on what went into creating the Verruckt, as it's called, have been given to Smithsonian Magazine, revealing that the ride is as much roller coaster as it is water slide.
A few years ago, an 18th-century ship was discovered at the former World Trade Center site in New York City. Researchers had suspected at the time that the ship was a Hudson River merchant vessel, and over the years have worked towards learning more about the discovery -- something that has recently proven a success.
Investing in a keyboard made specifically for gamers could mean the difference between an okay gaming experience and an excellent one -- at least as far as accessories are concerned. Many keyboards are released with the claim that they're designed for gamers, but many fail to meet expectations, being little more than ordinary keyboards with flashy designs. Such isn't always the case, however, and we've pinpointed a few of the best gaming keyboards to roll out in 2014 thus far.
Electric vehicles are a growing force on pubic roads, and to help spur their presence, BMW has rolled out its i DC Fast Chargers. With these chargers, i3 owners can juice up their car to 80-percent in half an hour, and there's the promise that the technology will "change the face of public charging".
PC sales have been on a steady decline, and the reasons for which have largely been attributed to increased adoption of tablets and ever-larger smartphones. Both IDC and Gartner have shown largely similar numbers in terms of PC sales, and Gartner has recently shown a blip of health in PC growth, but Asymco's Horace Dediu has pointed out that uncoupling Mac shipments from non-Mac PC shipments hints at a bigger story.
In late 2004, a trio of small cities in Illinois were preparing to vote on what would amount to a municipal fiber Internet offering, something that would have undercut both Comcast and AT&T-owned SBC Communications. In all three locations -- Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles -- Comcast and SBC took to action, spreading propaganda to squash its budding competition.