What You Need to Know About Today's "Crippling" Blizzard: Monday Update

After a short night of restless sleep, it appears that forecasters are still predicting the end of the world in the Northeast this evening. If you haven't panicked yet, you have several hours to do so before it's too late. Hug your children. Hoard booze. This is not a drill. Here's what you need to know to make it… » 1/26/15 9:08am 1/26/15 9:08am

Most Popular Space Heater: DeLonghi Oil-Filled

Our space heater voting ended up being a dead heat, but the Delonghi Oil Filled 1500W Radiator ran the hottest in the end, figuratively. Oil filled space heaters have a slower start up time, but ultimately tend to be more capable of heating larger spaces, and retain their heat much longer after being turned off. » 1/25/15 3:16pm 1/25/15 3:16pm

What are the Best Touchscreen Gloves?

It's freezing outside, and you want to check Dark Sky to further hammer home just how cold you are, but your smart device rejects the inputs from your obsolete gloves, asserting that they haven't changed since at least The Odyssey. You need hand protection from the elements that works with your touchscreen, but which… » 1/12/15 3:45pm 1/12/15 3:45pm

The Bills Should Pay People to Dig Out Their City, Not Their Stadium

The Buffalo Bills are offering local residents $10/hour plus game tickets if they swing by Ralph Wilson Stadium and help dig out the arena before the football game on Sunday. The Bills should pay people to dig out their trapped neighbors, not their football stadium.http://thevane.gawker.com/western-new-yo... » 11/19/14 5:28pm 11/19/14 5:28pm

Lake Effect Snow: How Nature's Greatest Snow Machine Works

The above photo, taken from a plane above Buffalo yesterday by photographer Jeff Suhr, shows the brutal lake effect snow storm in effect over Western New York right now. Some areas are expecting up to six feet of snow by the end of the week. These snowstorms are among the most intense in the world, and the processes… » 11/19/14 7:33am 11/19/14 7:33am

How a Giant Underground Air Conditioner Supplies Zermatt With Snow

Ski season and crap tons of snow don't always coincide with one another in the way resorts would like. That means they have to use the power of machines to manufacture snow. The resort of Zermatt, Switzerland, does that on a polar vortex-like scale, thanks to 1,000 machines pumping out 7 megawatts of power for oodles… » 1/24/14 11:15am 1/24/14 11:15am