Seeing the Scary Wondrous World in These Micro Photos Will Give You Beautiful Nightmares

At Nikon's annual Small World Photomicrography Competition, scientists and professional photographers work together to capture the freakiest of the teensiest and tiniest flora and fauna on film. The unseen world they shoot is beautiful... in a terrifying sort of way. Read More >>

Your Windows Phone Will Soon Get Xbox Live TV-Controlling Powers

Coupled with the news that the Xbox 360 is getting full-on TV, WP7 Phones will join in with a new Xbox Companion app. Everything you'll want to watch will be controllable right from your smartphone. Read More >>

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The Brand New TinTin Trailer Looks Better Every Time I Watch It

Nope. No uncanny valley here—we see a few shots of actual, humanoid talking. No dead doll faces. Just pure bloody brilliant action. Did you see that motorcycle?! Well, Mr. Spielberg. I'm officially watching this. [MSN UK via /Film] Read More >>

This Piggy Power Strip Will Fry Up like Bacon When It Inevitably Catches Fire

Even though it's bound to burn a hole through your desk, I still kind of want this thing. Yet another "classic" from Art Lebedev, the Svintus plug pig has 17 Type F sockets for all your Russian power needs. Read More >>

If You’re European, Apple Now Lets You Charge Your iPhone via Micro USB

Now that the iPhone 4S has been shown off to borderline middling interest, Apple is quietly rolling out this little dongle that allows you to charge your phone via Micro USB. Too bad it's only in Europe (for now?). Read More >>

iOS 5 GM Is Out for Developers

With iOS 5 coming out next Wednesday, Apple just opened the flood gates to the general market seed on their developer site. This release will probably have all the goodies you can expect for the final version. We'll let you know what's changed. [BGR] Read More >>

Microsoft Files for Body Scan Patent to Know When You’re Ready to Watch Porn

This will either be a godsend or a creepy nightmare. Microsoft recently filed for a patent that would allow the Kinect to scan your body size and proportions to guess your age. The idea is it'll determine whether you're of Skinemax age. Read More >>

Young Fukushima Evacuees Suffering from Thyroid Problems after Radiation Exposure

Even though Japan is trying to rebuild, the incredible radiation unleashed by the Fukushima Daiichi plant after the tsunami continues to take its toll. One charity found that 10 out of 130 youths evacuated from Fukushima is suffering from thyroid irregularities. Read More >>

A Pachinko Machine That Saves You Money… for Alcohol

This little piggy bank is cute, but the best part is the little dry-erase boards for savings funds. Just think. One for booze and one for cigarettes. At that point you're not really gambling since you're always winning. £12. [Taylor Gifts via The Awesomer] Read More >>

This Crazy 64-Core Processor Wants to Be in Your Smartphone

Chip company Adapteva has a crazy notion: Let's turn our smartphones into veritable supercomputers. And the way to do it? Up the ante in processing power. Not with just dual-core or quad-core processors. No, their Epiphany IV chip has a monstrous 64 cores. Read More >>

The Kindle Touch 3G Will Only Let You Browse the Web Over WiFi

Turns out the unlimited 3G-ness of the new Kindle Touch 3G is not quite as unlimited as we thought. According to Amazon's Kindle forums, the Touch will grant you 3G connectivity for accessing the Kindle store, buying books, and surfing Wikipedia. Everything else requires WiFi. Read More >>

This Giant Marilyn Monroe Statue Is a Giant Upskirt Umbrella

In the months since this gargantuan statue of Marilyn Monroe was erected in Chicago, it's met plenty of sidelong glances and even vandalism. The only good thing? Her undercarriage will keep you plenty dry. Read More >>

Will the iPhone 5 Be Available on Prepaid Plans?

Well, this is surprising. A reader over at TUAW saw both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S pop up on a US network's website. Not only is Cincinnati Bell not a big carrier like other US networks, but it in the prepaid section. What the? Read More >>

50 Cent Will Make Dr. Dre Proud with These Headphones

It's been ages since I've mentioned Dre and 50 Cent in the same breath, but 50's new SYNC headphones remind me that he was once one of his proteges. These cans are pretty much his answer to the Beats by Dre headphones. Read More >>

How Do You Shut Down the Second Most Powerful Particle Accelerator?

The Tevatron shut down yesterday. Before its duties were taken up by the the Large Hadron Collider, it accelerated highly charged particles through 4 miles of electromagnetic coil and vacuum tubes to discover the secrets of the universe. How do you turn a beast like that off? Read More >>