Google Says Its Self-Driving Car Is “Ready for the Road”

Google announced their first prototype self-driving car almost a year ago. Now they’ve announced that their little autonomous cars are almost ready for road testing on the familiar streets around Google HQ in Mountain View, California.

The cars have already been cruising the streets at the Google test facilities, and doing it without a steering wheel or human driver, but when the cars hit the real roads sometime this summer they’ll be doing it with safety drivers aboard, along with a removable steering wheel, accelerator pedal, and brake pedal that allow them to take over driving if needed.

This Nikon Camera Case Captures What Dogs Are Excited About. Is Anyone Surprised?

We usually take picture of things we’re excited about, but what if a dog could do the same thing? Nikon recently created their ‘Heartography’ project to see what gets dogs excited, using a happy dog named Grizzler as the product tester for their special camera mount with a built-in heart-rate monitor. Whenever he saw something that made his heart beat rise, he snapped a picture. Is anyone really surprised by what Grizzler took pictures of?

Phone Addicted? The Ultra-Minimalist ‘Light Phone’ is Here to Help

It today’s ultra connected, phone addicted world, it’s hard to get away from it all. You can upload Instagram photos from the top of mountains, or live stream a walk through the park – but are we missing something behind all those screens? The ultra minimal Light Phone might be the solution.

The World’s First Throw-and-Shoot Video Camera is All I Ever Wanted

Meet Lily, the world’s first throw-and-shoot camera. This highly innovative drone is a new way we take video and stills of our activities. Just throw it up in the air, and it tracks you in cinematic video, no matter if you’re riding a wave, kayaking down raging rapids or just off on a peaceful walk with the kids. This device is going to change the way we take selfies, and by that, I mean they’ll actually be good.

Polaroid Zip: A Phone-Sized Printer Lets You Make Pictures On the Go, Without Ink or Toner

The joy of sharing a physical photograph is something we’ve mostly forgotten in the age of smart phones and Facebook photo albums, but there’s something truly special about giving (or receiving) a real, bonafide print. The Polaroid Zip is one way to bring that tactile joy back.

New Windows 10 Emojis Include the Middle Finger and Neutral Gray Skin Tones

Windows 10 is expected to be released in July 2015, and with it will be the first update to emoji characters since Windows 8.1 in 2013. Coming with those changes are two Unicode recommendations thus far ignored by Apple and Google: gray skin tones and a hand with the middle finger raised. Yes, you can now flip each other off in a range of skin tones.

4 Smart Ways to Fold a T-Shirt

Laundry Day is a bummer—unless you’re a shirt-folding ninja. Want to make life easier? Check out these 4 badass shirt folds. Whether you need to pack light, fold for display, or fold in record time, these easy hacks will make laundry less of a pain. Our fave? The Army Ranger roll.

World First: Solar Powered Airplane to Attempt Flight Across the Pacific

The Solar Impulse is one incredible airplane. Designed to be completely solar powered, it uses panels built into its wings and storage batteries to allow it to theoretically fly day and night, forever. Yep, you read that right.

Now, the Swiss team behind the project is attempting something never done before – to fly a solar powered airplane around the world. If the weather holds, the next leg will happen May 5th, and the Solar Impulse will be soaring across the largest ocean in the world, the Pacific.

In Honor of the Kentucky Derby: How to Make the Best Mint Juleps

This Saturday marks the 141st running of the “greatest two minutes in sports.” Or, if you’re not into that sports stuff, one of the greatest reasons to drink of the year: The Kentucky Derby.

Besides being one of the premiere events for horseracing, the Kentucky Derby is famous for ridiculous hats, celebrities in seersucker, and its signature drink, the Mint Julep. Want to celebrate this weekend? Learn how to make this Derby mainstay and more twists on the classic Julep below.

A Kinetic Light Installation Dances on the Ceiling of St. Petersburg’s Leningrad Center

St. Petersburg’s historic Leningrad Center has a new and luminous ceiling for its main theater. Above the audience is a matrix of dancing multi-color LED lightbulbs hanging from nearly invisible cords that whisk them up and down in mesmerizing patterns. One moment the field of lights look like gently flowing waves and the next they form a geometric pyramid – each new form is made with smooth and precisely choreographed transitions.

The only problem here? People might be so captivated by the lights that they miss the show itself.