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Live from Expand: Insert Coin Awards (video)

It's all been leading up to this! We narrowed it down to 10 semifinalists, and you helped us whittle the list down to five -- and now we're ready to announce the winner of our first-ever Insert Coin competition! Join co-host Mark Frauenfelder and our panel of judges ...

DJ Spooky backstage at Expand (video)

Paul 'DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid' Miller is a veritable renaissance man: he's a conceptual artist, writer and musician. After playing a special set here at Expand and chatting with us on stage, he took a trip backstage and discussed turning data into music, remixing The Metropolitan Museum ...

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Tom Rivellini backstage at Expand (video)

If you truly were terrified during the Seven Minutes of Terror that saw the Curiosity Rover successfully land on Mars, you can blame NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Tom Rivellini. As JPL's Principal Engineer for Entry Descent and Landing Systems, Rivellini co-invented the sky crane landing system that helped ...

Cartoonist Paul Pope backstage at Expand (video)

Cartoonist Paul Pope of Batman: Year 100 fame swung by Expand's backstage to explore sci-fi and the state of comics. Interviewed by our own Brian Heater and Jeff Newelt (who gave us a hand on Expand's social media), the interview covers comics as a paper medium versus webcomics, ...

Scanadu’s Walter De Brouwer talks tricorders and time travel backstage at Expand (video)

Walter De Brouwer wants to make the tricorder a reality. The Scanadu founder and CEO took some time away from his Trekkie toiling at NASA's Ames Research Park to join our panel on the future of technology and made his way backstage shortly after to discuss his vision ...

Lenovo’s war-torn ThinkPad Terminator edition hands-on: it’s not for sale… yet

During my discussions with Lenovo's team about the research involved in reshaping the ThinkPad line, they clued me in on the beast you see above. That, friends, is cutely referred to as the ThinkPad Terminator edition within Lenovo's walls, and it's essentially a prototype T431s that's stripped of ...