Top Stories: Monday, May 16, 2011Last Launch | A play-by-play of the Space Shuttle Discovery’s final take off

Top Stories: Monday, May 16, 2011To Keep Innovating (and Discover Parallel Universes), We Need to Rethink the CPU

Big data processing will be the future of discovery and innovation. Our greatest discoveries will come not from carefully conceiving a theory and testing it, but by throwing every possibility up against a CPU wall and seeing what sticks. More »

Top Stories: Monday, May 16, 2011The Lost Animals of Fukushima

After much hand-wringing, the Japanese government finally created a mandatory evacuation zone around the radiation-spewing Fukushima plant. Humans should be safe now. But the same can’t be said of the hundreds of thousands of abandoned of animals left behind. More »

Top Stories: Monday, May 16, 2011HP Veer Review: Awwwww

Holy shit this phone is adorable. I feel like I’m bear-hugging it with my hand every time I hold it. More »

Top Stories: Monday, May 16, 2011The 1.3 Million-Pound Rockets That Shot Endeavour Into Space

Endeavour was launched into space today for the last time ever. Prayers don’t shoot shuttles into space, though: Hurtling Endeavour and its crew 28 miles straight up were a pair of 1.3-million-pound reusable solid rockets. More »

Top Stories: Monday, May 16, 2011Today’s Best Gadgets

The coolest and best-designed gadgets of the day all in one place! More »

Top Stories: Monday, May 16, 2011Remember When AOL Instant Messenger Was Our Facebook?

After bowing down to Google Talk this week, AIM is effectively dead. Most buddy lists are ghost towns. Chatters fled to Google, Skype and Facebook for their conversational needs. But at its pinnacle, AIM was something singular and amazing. More »

Top Stories: Monday, May 16, 2011These Old Pumas Are Way Cooler Than Your New Kicks

The coolest shoes we’ve come across so far in 2011 are more than 25 years old. It’s an amazing old pair of Pumas, that do just about everything a modern pair of computerized shoes do today, but worse. More »

Top Stories: Monday, May 16, 2011This Is the Delicious Breakfast That Shuttle Astronauts Had Today

Two grilled lobster tails, one baked potato, butter and sour cream. That’s what Mike Fincke-USAF Colonel and STS-134 Mission Specialist 1 in the space shuttle Endeavour-had for his “send off” breakfast today, just before the launch. More »

Top Stories: Monday, May 16, 2011Seagate’s New Hard Drive Transfers Media To and From Your iPhone, Android or Tablet Over Wi-Fi

It must be scary, offering traditional storage in these cloud-based times. Seagate’s obviously thought long and hard over this one, and whacked Wi-Fi into their new GoFlex 500GB drive, so you can store/draw from your data-bank, using your phone. More »

Top Stories: Monday, May 16, 2011Morpho DJ Is the DJ App You Wouldn’t Expect

There are already plenty of apps that mimic old-school turntablism, but Morpho DJ is an app that lets you mix tracks with your iPhone or iPod touch while keeping the analog turntables at your fingertips. Very cool. More »

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