All the Most Thrilling Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming This Fall

Your “to read” pile is about to get much more massive. This fall’s science fiction and fantasy books include new titles by legends like Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Stephen King, Jim Butcher and Tanya Huff. You’re not ready for this! Which is why we’re getting you ready, with our guide to fall books. »8/28/15 7:00pm8/28/15 7:00pm

The Red Bull X2014 May Be Too Fast For A Human To Drive In Real Life

The fastest racing cars today are all built to tight regulations. So what would happen if you took the best designer in Formula 1 and asked him to draw up a car with no restrictions whatsoever? This, the new Gran Turismo 6 concept from Red Bull, the X2014. »12/02/13 6:40pm12/02/13 6:40pm

This is the amazing Lockheed Martin SR-72—the space Blackbird

Aviation Week's Guy Norris has an exclusive article on the successor for the Lockheed Martin SR-71 Blackbird, the legendary spy plane that may be the favorite of every airplane nerd in the world. The hypersonic SR-72 is the first aircraft that can fit perfectly in Star Wars or Galactica, a true space age ship. »11/01/13 11:23am11/01/13 11:23am

An Open Letter to New York Comic-Con: Protect Our Secret Identities!

Last weekend at New York Comic-Con, a lot of attendees found themselves tweeting ecstatically about the convention — without having written those tweets, because NYCC had hijacked people's social media accounts that were linked to their badges. In this open letter, the Electronic Frontier Foundation explains why… »10/15/13 7:20pm10/15/13 7:20pm

The average bodies of men from around the world

"Todd," the digitally rendered man pictured at far left, is a physiologically average American male, his paunchy proportions based on averages from CDC anthropometric data. Beside him stand average men from Japan, the Netherlands and France. How do you stack up? »10/14/13 3:36pm10/14/13 3:36pm

Strategy in Telltale's The Walking Dead

I’ve recently been reading through Ralph Koster’s A Theory of Fun for Game Design (which is definitely worth buying/reading) and one of the concepts he talks about made me think about Telltale’s The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead was one of the most critically acclaimed games of 2012 and managed to pack a lot of… »3/25/13 4:50pm3/25/13 4:50pm