Daytona Rising: From Aging Track to Hi-Tech Motorsports Mecca

Daytona International Speedway is undergoing its first major renovation in 55 years. Its first ever, really. On a recent visit, we found out just how far 40 million tons of steel, miles of fiber, and an eye towards the future will take an aging behemoth—one that can swallow 14 football stadiums whole. » 8/22/14 12:47pm Yesterday 12:47pm

50 Things Cortana Can Do Right Now (Compared To Siri and Google Now)

Cortana is Windows Phone's answer to Siri and Google Now: A voice-activated artificially intelligent personal assistant with an only slightly off-putting robot voice. Technically, she's still in beta on Windows 8.1, but PhoneBuff is here to show us 50 things Cortana can already do. » 8/22/14 10:32am Yesterday 10:32am

Skype Just Fixed the Single Most Annoying Thing About Notifications

Skype just announced a great new feature that should be part of every single app, plugin, or digital service you use: When you're actively Skyping, the app's notifications will only go to the device you're currently using. Why didn't this kind of setup become a universal standard, like, five years ago? » 8/20/14 1:36pm Wednesday 1:36pm

Less than two percent of the Hiroshima bomb's uranium actually detonated

Little Boy, the nuclear bomb that U.S. forces dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, leveled a two-mile radius of the city, killing an estimated 80,000 people. It was an enormous amount of destruction—and it was caused by less than two percent of the uranium carried by the bomb. » 8/20/14 11:45am Wednesday 11:45am

Rabbit Lets You Watch Videos With Friends, No Matter Where They Are

Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube all let you watch whatever you want, whenever you want. But if you wanted to watch with friends or family, you had to figure out when and where to meet in real life. Rabbit fixes that with a browser-based video chat service that lets you watch whatever you want with friends, no matter where… » 8/19/14 9:55am Tuesday 9:55am

Riding Sharks, Counterfeiting $100 Bills, Crashing Drones, and More

I think it's safe to say we're all in need of a relaxing weekend. Lucky for you, we've got just the thing. Whether it's a countertop gadget that makes weed butter, a 400-year-old math problem that's finally been solved, or a peek inside NYC's new giant tunnels, here's the best stuff we did this week. » 8/16/14 2:00pm 8/16/14 2:00pm