Reviews & Features

The 10 Coolest Skyrim Mods

If you’re playing the console version of Skyrim, I’m afraid this story isn’t for you, or rather it is, if only to illustrate how much cooler playing Skyrim on a PC can be. Here’s a look at 10 of the best reasons, by way of some …

Velolet Connects Bike Owners with Bike Renters

As an avid cyclist, Dan Cleary didn’t like how expensive it was to ship his bike when he traveled, and he found both the quality and quantity of bikes available for rent anywhere he went on vacation to be lacking. So in …

The Great Tablet Debate: Fads or Here to Stay?

What is a tablet and who needs one anyway? Are tablets a fad and will they soon fade into irrelevance like Netbooks? Will tablets replace traditional PCs? Is there a tablet market or just an iPad market? I hear there and other …

Ride the Giant, Inflatable Ant-Roach Robot

What would it look like if some mad Dr. Moreau combined an anteater, a cockroach and a bounce house? You’d get the Ant-Roach, the 15-foot inflatable walking robot.

It was developed by Otherlab in San Francisco, a small lab that has done some pretty cool things with what it calls “pneubotics,” including this

10 Robots Inspired by Animals and Insects

All the research in the world can’t beat millions of years of evolution. Today’s roboticists are increasingly looking to nature for inspiration, creating robots that move and behave with uncanny similarity to living animals. …

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