China Tries To Jam U.S. Global Hawks While Busy Developing Their Own
China has reportedly been trying to jam U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk flights flying over the increasingly volatile South China Sea . Meanwhile, they are busy perfecting its own High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft,
Video: The underrated importance of chairs in movies
Tony Zhou of Every Frame a Painting focuses in on something that’s not always noticed in movies but is incredibly important in how we view a film: chairs. Yep, the things we sit on. By focusing on
The Incredible Calculations That Keep Google's Project Loon Aloft
When we last checked in on Project Loon—Google’s moonshot project to blanket the world with internet-packing weather balloons—one had just circumnavigated the globe in a very quick 22 days . I just attended a talk at Google
Everyone should watch this ridiculously awesomely fun movie right now
YES. If you don’t remember the crazy bananas movie that was Kung Fury, go and watch the trailer again . You’ll see a completely over the top preview that includes Kung Fu, dinosaurs, DeLoreans, time travel, killing
Android M And Chrome Are Finally Doing Something Great For Users
The most important news about Android M is how it will handle the way apps get permission to access your private data. That sounds like a humble little technical detail until you realize what a revolution it will be when
Fact-Checking San Andreas With a Seismologist
Disaster-plagued cities. Hellish landscapes. Post-apocalyptic society. It’s just your average day in California. With one special exception: A 9.6 earthquake has rippled up and down the state, unleashing unimaginable devastation. That’s the plot of San Andreas—but could
Visualization shows the sad truth on how many lives were lost in WWII
The numbers are truly saddening and absolutely staggering. If you have time on your hands, sit through this illuminating data visualization video that details how many lives were cut short from World War II. It’s a lot.
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'Halo 3: ODST' is rolling out on the Xbox One, check your inbox
From one bug-ridden console game to another -- Halo: Master Chief Collection owners should check their Xbox One inbox this morning, as redemption codes for the Halo 3: ODST add-on are rolling out now. Arriving as an apology
Sony promises 'Ultra Street Fighter IV' PS4 patch next week
The launch of Ultra Street Fighter IV on the PlayStation 4 hasnt exactly gone as planned, with gamers complaining of input lag, shoddy netcode, glitches, a start screen that refers to a button on the controller that doesnt
Google's solar plane crashed earlier this month
According to Bloomberg Business, the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident wherein Googles solar-powered Solara 50 plane reportedly crashed shortly after takeoff. The event occurred on May 1st at a private airfield outsid...
US military testing a Tinker Bell-sized drone
Theres no standard set for the shape or form of drones, and the US Special Forces plans to use that to its advantage. Heres where the Black Hornet Nano comes in. This micro drone, designed by Norway-based firm
Google's Cardboard Design Lab teaches VR with (what else) VR
Google debuted its larger and more robust Cardboard VR headset at I/O yesterday, now it needs some apps that actually run on it. However, designing a program in a virtual 3D environment is quite different than designing one
With Android Pay, Google gets mobile payments right
Even though Google started the whole mobile payment thing years ago with Google Wallet, it never really took off with the masses. Googles newly announced Android Pay, however, might. Instead of relying on you to load the app
Highly anticipated horror game 'SOMA' hits PC and PS4 in September
Acclaimed developer Frictional Games has fully taken the wraps off SOMA, its super-hyped new sci-fi horror title. The company, which built it reputation on terrifying first-person games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Penumbra, that focus on atmo...
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The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Streaming Blocked Content Overseas
Regardless of which end of whatever pond you’re on, region blocked content is annoying. Whether you’re an ex-pat looking to watch reruns of The Wonder Years, or you’re hankering for a dose of Dr. Who, here’s the
Mentally Prepare for Job Interviews with This Power-Priming Exercise
If there’s one thing you want going into a job interview, it’s confidence in yourself. In just a few minutes, this exercise will help you feel confident by simply drawing on past experiences.Read more...
Motivate Your Decluttering by Hosting a "Swap Party"
If staring at a giant pile of stuff you never use isn’t enough motivation for you to start decluttering, getting your friends and family involved in their own decluttering projects might help. That’s where “swap parties” come
Adjust the Volume Based on Output Device in OS X
If you connect your Mac to multiple audio devices, you’ve probably noticed that the volume acts differently on different speakers. How-To Geek reminds us that you can customize the volume based on which device you’re connected to.Read
Four Ways to Score Travel Deals, Beyond the Normal Booking Sites
Online travel agencies (OTAs) like Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity are useful, but they’re just a starting point. Sure, they might be convenient, but they don’t always save you the most money. Here are some lesser-known ways to
Spark Is a Customizable iPhone Email App with Powerful Smart Filters
iPhone: There’s no shortage of email apps for the iPhone, but none of them are perfect. Spark is a new email app that does a lot right. Read more...
Automatically Sort Pictures with Smart Albums in Apple Photos
The new Photos app included with OS X does an admirable job at organizing photos , but if you want more granular control, MacWorld shows off a few tricks to make the most out of the Smart
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A Short History of Unnecessarily Terrifying Toy Patents
Google is only the latest company to patent a terrifying, high-tech toy. The post A Short History of Unnecessarily Terrifying Toy Patents appeared first on WIRED.
Women Should Keep Reading the Comments
Something happened when women took the stage at Google I/O, and it happened in real-time. In the comments section. The post Women Should Keep Reading the Comments appeared first on WIRED.
Gadget Lab Podcast: We Went to the Insanely Long Google I/O Keynote for You
This week, David gives us the full download from the Google I/O developer conference. The post Gadget Lab Podcast: We Went to the
Google Photos Is Your New Essential Picture App
Google Photos will free up space on your phone, help you find buried memories, and make boring images better. The post Google Photos Is Your New Essential Picture App
Can Google’s Future-Lab Finally Kill the Password?
Google has a vision for a more secure future. The post Can Google’s Future-Lab Finally Kill the Password? appeared first on WIRED.
Google Wants to Turn Everything Into a Wearable
Project Jacquard wants to replace gadgets when high-tech, conducive fabrics. The post Google Wants to Turn Everything Into a Wearable appeared first on WIRED.
Can Google Fix Gesture Tech With Tiny, All-Knowing Sensors?
These chips are so powerful, they can read the tiniest of movements. Its as amazing as it is terrifying. The post Can Google Fix Gesture Tech With Tiny,
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Google ATAP’s Project Jacquard Wants To Weave Sensors Into Your Clothes
 Google’s ATAP unit today debuted Project Jacquard, the group’s effort to develop the technology that could soon make interactive textiles not just a novelty, but something that the global fashion industry could
Meet An Origami Robot That Can Build Itself, Run Around, And Then Dissolve
 Robots are supposed to be huge and hulking like Big Dog, but what happens when they are as light as a feather? MIT researchers recently demonstrated a tiny robot that can fold
Bold Knot Is A Cute Top-Up Charger Built By A Startup From The West Bank
 The Bold Knot is a neatly designed top-up battery pack aiming to prevent smartphone users from running out of battery towards the end of the day. It offers an end of
Google’s Ara Modular Phone Takes A Real Photo From A Snap-In Camera
 Google’s ATAP team showed a working version of its Project Ara modular smartphone on stage at I/O today, with engineer Rafa Camargo snapping in a camera module and taking a quick photo
Google’s Project Vault Is A Secure Computing Environment On A Micro SD Card, For Any Platform
 Project Vault is a secure computer contained entirely on a micro SD sized device. Google’s ATAP said the micro SD format made sense because there’s already advanced security features on your phone,
Levi’s Is The First Official Partner For Google ATAP’s Jacquard Connected Fabric
 Google was showing off its Project Jacquard at I/O 2015, a connected fabric tech that lets you build connected surfaces right into your clothes, in a way that makes it easy to
ATAP’s ‘Soli’ Radar-Based Gesture Control Could Be The Perfect Wearable Interface
 Google’s ATAP Project Soli is an attempt to harness the power of the hand and finger manipulation to make it easier to interact with ever-smaller devices and screens. It posits that instead
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US Reportedly Launched Stuxnet Attack Against North Korea
A few years ago, a Stuxnet campaign was successfully launched against Iran, hindering the country’s nuclear program by causing an overload that destroyed a thousand nuclear centrifuges. In the wake of
Uber’s Apps Can Now Track Your Location In The Background
At the moment Uber’s app on iOS and Android will only track your location when you launch the app. However in a recent post on Uber’s blog, the company has announced
New Xbox One Controller Leaked On Retailer’s Website
Yesterday we reported that it appeared that Microsoft had a new Xbox One controller in the works. For the most part the design of the controller would remain the
BBM Teases “Something New” Announcement On Twitter
It seems that BlackBerry might have something new to announce with regards to BBM. The official BBM Twitter account has recently tweeted an image followed by a caption that reads, “Something
Half Of Tidal’s Founders Could See Their Music Pulled
When Jay-Z relaunched Tidal, he didn’t exactly do it alone as there were 15 artists in total, all of whom have an ownership stake in the company. Now while Tidal is
This App Will Turn Instagram Into A Huge Recipe Book
Browse Instagram long enough and you’re bound to come across many food photos. Some of these photos are extremely well-photographed and if you’re on a diet, let’s just say that it
Google Partners With Levi’s For Project Jacquard
Earlier today we reported on Google’s Project Jacquard which for those of you who might have missed it, is Google’s attempt at creating interactive fabric by weaving conductive material through it, which in turn could result in creating fabric-covered surfaces
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Deal of The Day: 40% Off On ZeroLemon SolarJuice 10000mAh Battery
The ZeroLemon SolarJuice 10000mAh Battery is one of our bestsellers. Think about it: 10,000mAh external battery that recharges with the sun and costs $30! It’s a ridiculously good deal. Power
Pizza Hut Australia To Launch Meat Pie Stuffed Crust Pie
Over the years we’ve come across some creative offerings from Pizza Hut. You guys remember the Cheeseburger Stuffed Crust Pizza? Or the Hot Dog Crust and Shrimp Tempura Pizza? Yeah,
GravityLight Is Back, Brighter, And More Robust
The GravityLight is powered by, well, gravity. You attach it to a strong beam, tie a 12kg weight to it (made from rocks or sand), and let gravity pull it
SensorWake Alarm Wakes You Up With Nice Scents
Typical alarm clocks rely on loud, jarring sounds to wake you up. It’s effective, but it’s also a pretty rough way to get your day started. Guillaume Rolland, an 18-year-old
Deal of The Day: 85% Off On Complete Arduino Starter Kit & Course Bundle
Making things with an Arduino board is a lot of fun, but it does require at least a little bit of know how. You can unleash the device’s full potential
Man Adds Distorted Sticker To Selfie Stick, So It Comes Out Looking Normal On The Image
We wrote about anamorphic designs before, and you guys were impressed. These types of designs look off and distorted when looked at from most angles, but straighten out when looked
Someone 3D Printed A Save Button
I don’t want to live in this world anymore. Ok, so maybe it’s a hoax. Maybe it’s real, and some kid just has no idea that the “save button” used
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These two wrist wearables feature watches with a twist
With the amount of attention and hype backing smartwatches from major companies throughout this past year, it’s pretty easy to feel fatigued from it all. the marketing pressure from smartphones, tablets, PCs/laptops, and everything else can be bad enough. On
Android M goes official with fingerprint support, increased energy efficiency
Marshmallow? Macadamia Nut Cookie? Milkshake? Muffin? Macaron? Meringue Pie? Build number 6.0 or 5.2? Although Android’s M iteration is technically out now, the answers to all those questions (two questions, really) are unlikely to be provided until fall.The post Android
Already? LG G5 rumor games start with word of iris recognition
The (digital) ink is barely dry on LG’s press release announcing the formal introduction of the leather-crafted G4, and before we could conclude if Snapdragon 808 adoption was a good or bad idea, a sequel embarks on its speculative journey
LG G4 pre-sales begin May 29 at AT&T, June 5 marks in-store launch
And so the circle is finally complete, with America’s second largest wireless network uncharacteristically late to announce availability for one of the hottest Android phones around. Behind arch-rival Verizon, as well as perennial dark horses T-Mobile and Sprint, AT&T tells
Meet the Lenovo Cast, a $49 puck-shaped Google Chromecast rival
You’d think there’s not a lot of money to be made in rudimentary digital media players such as Google’s Chromecast, but if that’s the case, what’s up with all the Amazons, Rokus and now Lenovos looking to erode the $30
Xiaomi Mi Store ready for US and European launches with accessories in tow
Though merely founded half a decade ago, Xiaomi has quickly gained a reputation as one of the mobile décor’s fastest risers. The world’s third largest smartphone distributor, according to some market analysts, a solid top ten contender, based on other
T-Mobile’s Sony Xperia Z1s switches to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Sony’s US carrier future looks fairly uncertain, to say the least, as the Xperia Z3+ brings very little of importance to the table and the original Z3’s T-Mobile days are numbered. Granted, Verizon hasn’t signaled their Z3v might be headed
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