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Ford Focus RS: New Comments Hint at Imminent Production Reality

This is the old one. It’s still super hot.<p>The ongoing gestation of a new high-performance RS variant of the latest Ford Focus compact is, well, ongoing. <i>Auto Express</i> says Ford executives provided strongly worded hints that such a model is a done deal. At some point. (We’ve previously heard the RS …

HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 (comparison)

Several OEMs have released their flagship devices in the past few months. Back at the Mobile World Congress in February, Samsung, the world’s largest …

Bridgestone Launching DriveGuard Run-Flat Replacement Tires

Coming from the brand that sells Potenza-, Alenza-, Turanza-, and Ecopia-branded rubber, the name of Bridgestone’s DriveGuard tires is obviously less Latinate, but it’s also rather straightforward. DriveGuard encompasses a new family of replacement tires aimed at the bestselling family-sedan …

Avuá Cachaça

Cachaça—the national spirit of Brazil, made from distilled sugarcane juice—has a curious reputation outside of its home country. Often misclassified as a rum, the spirit is best known as the base ingredient in Brazil's trademark simple yet satisfying Caipirinha—a no-nonsense libation composed of …

These Hand-Forged Kitchen Knives Are Works of Rural Art

The world is not lacking for inexpensive kitchen knife sets—they've long been a staple of late-night infomercials and homeware bargain bins alike—but …

Knives

Pro Beats Robot At Table Tennis (video)

Robot vs Human… Usually our money is on the robot winning, but that wasn’t the case when pro table tennis player Timo Boll went head-to-head with the …

Control Your World With A Finger Twist, Bluetooth Ring Lets You Control Anything You Want

Imagine a world where you can turn on the TV or send an email with one simple twist of your ring. Sounds pretty cool, huh? Thanks to Logbar Inc.’s …

Yota's latest E Ink smartphone takes a great idea and makes it pretty

YotaPhone is an Android smartphone with a regular touchscreen on one side and an E Ink display on the other. It's been around for well over a year now, and in our time with previous prototypes we've been impressed with its premise, if not Yota Devices' execution. At MWC this year, the Russian …

Google aims for a basic $50 modular phone next year, dishes more on Project Ara

Surprisingly, Google doesn’t see its ambitious Project Ara modular smartphone as something just for geeks.<p>In a lengthy profile by Time’s Harry McCracken, Google shined a light on its plans for Ara. And while the company still doesn’t seem sure if modular smartphones will be a hit, it’s certainly …

Former Motionloft CEO Jon Mills Arrested By The FBI

Jon Mills, the founder and former CEO of real-world analytics startup Motionloft, has been arrested by the FBI, the bureau has confirmed. The arrest follows allegations that Mills lied to investors about an acquisition of his company, all while spending lavishly on private jets, expensive dinners, …

The man behind OnLive has a plan to fix your terrible cellphone service

Steve Perlman, the creator of the defunct game-streaming service OnLive, claims he has the answer to slow wireless service. pWave is a new type of wireless antenna that creates a miniature "bubble" of wireless connectivity around every device, solving congestion even in busy areas like sports …

Cossacks Attack Members of Pussy Riot with Whips, Filmmaker Says

SOCHI, Russia — Russian Cossacks used whips and pepper spray Wednesday to attack members of Pussy Riot, the protest punk band opposed to President Vladimir Putin, a filmmaker traveling with the band said.<p>The filmmaker, Simon Ostrovsky, said on Twitter that members of the band were putting on their …

Be one with Flappy Bird: The science of 'flow' in game design

There's nothing the same between Minecraft and Flappy Bird, The Sims and WoW [World of Warcraft]. These are fundamentally different experiences and yet the science of them is very much the same." --Curtiss Murphy, founder of GiGi Games<p>If you can distract that chatterbox of this nosy bossy, the …

James Martin

Incredible 3D GIFs Created with a Simple Visual Effect

Animated gifs seem to be everywhere these days, but some gif creators are taking the visual experience of viewing quick clips of silent motion to another level. By carefully adding a couple of solid-colored (typically white), vertical lines to the moving images, an incredible three-dimensional …

GIF Animations

E-Whiskers Have Arrived to Fulfill All Your Robot Cat Dreams

Sensitive electronic whiskers pave the way for increased interaction between robots and their external environments.<p><b>Whiskers are biological sensors</b>—nature's adorable answer to overcoming poor eyesight and allowing nighttime navigation. Capable of detecting even the slightest wisps of air, whiskers …

Robotics

Electronics - Product Reviews - Comparison for 2018

Expert Reviews on the Best Products, Software & Services<p>Gadget Review was founded on one simple premise: honest expert reviews that will help any …

8K (Yes, 8K) Broadcasts Just Took a Major Step Forward

Back in May of 2012 the NHK's science & Technology Research Lab in Japan successfully broadcasted an 8K, 7680x4320 signal over a distance of 2.7 …

Televisions

Jellyfish House in Marbella, Spain by Wiel Arets Architects

The Refined Architecture of the Jellyfish House in Marbella, Spain.<p>Wiel Arets Architects have designed the Jellyfish House located in Marbella, …

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

Articles about 7 innovations 2014 international ces part one on Dwell.com - Dwell

There's definitely something for everyone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and this year we spied practical advances in...<p>Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest...<p>Babies happen. They can even happen in a modern home.<p>…

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

Single Speaker Asset

They say that it’s more than a speaker, handset or speakerphone, and if you ask me honestly then the Monocle is a radicle style statement tech. I …

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

Camera+ 5 launches with iOS 7 redesign, wallpaper composer, more

Coincidentally with the debut of Photos+ (and no affiliation), popular photography app for iPhone Camera+ released a major overhaul of its app today bringing an all new design optimized for iOS 7 and a handful of new features.<p>Aside from the new flatter app icon and icons within the app, Camera+ now …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Gives Remarkable Speech on Gay Rights, Racism

Tim Cook, Apple’s media-shy chief executive, made a rare public speech at the U.N. this week. Auburn University, Cook’s alma mater, posted his …

Liz Climo Creates Hilarious and Witty Animal Comics

If you're on Tumblr, you may already know the name Liz Climo. She's the artist whose funny comics get thousands (and even tens of thousands) of notes a day as people share her witty works with the world. By day, she's an author and animator for the hit show <i>The Simpsons</i>. By night, she turns into one …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …