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Portable Shadowball packs physics into every punch

Shadowball. It sounds like a futuristic game played on a distant planet (maybe one with two suns?). Fitting, because if Cedric Salcedo's campaign on Kickstarter succeeds, Shadowball might just be the future of exercise.<p>Shadowball is a boxer's speed bag that doesn't hang from anything -- it's …

This Gun Makes And Fires Paper Airplanes

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>Sometimes, a person accomplishes something so great, so revolutionary, that all they can do is smile as wide as humanly possible and show off the thing. This paper airplane gun, crafted by a 3-D printing and paper airplane enthusiast, is such a device. Wordlessly, the …

Business cards grow a brain with SwivelCard

Most business cards end up in the recycle bin or tucked away in a drawer, discarded and forgotten. That's why there have been some creative attempts at making business cards more interesting, like the playable Tetris business card. The latest shot at a smart business card has appeared on …

iWatch “an opportunity for high-end watch brands” says analyst as Apple hires TAG Heuer exec

<i>CNBC</i> reports that Apple has hired the sales director of luxury Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer for an iWatch marketing role. The hire was reportedly confirmed by the head of the parent company’s watch brands, Jean-Claude Biver.<p>Biver said the watchmaker’s sales director left as recently as last week, …

Ancient Virus DNA Gives Stem Cells the Power to Transform

Embryonic stem cells can become any type of cell, thanks to an ancient virus, scientists say.<p>A virus that invaded the genomes of humanity's ancestors millions of years ago now plays a critical role in the embryonic stem cells from which all cells in the human body derive, new research shows.<p>The …

Building the ultimate paper airplane, one manila folder at a time

Luca Iaconi-Stewart is building a paper airplane unlike anything you've ever seen before — and it's taking him years to get it just right. He's building a 1:60 scale model of a Boeing 777, one so detailed even the tiny chairs and bathrooms look real. There are even miniature meal carts. He starts …

5 things you need to know about the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Your road-legal C7.R is ready.<p>Forget the ZR1. When GM's engineers put the first 2015 Z06 mule on the Milford RoadCourse, the car promptly set a new lap record. More insane? It did it using engine and suspension calibrations that were nothing but good guesses by engineers. Tadge Juechter, chief …

Republican unveils worst school idea ever: Make poor kids clean floors

<b>Jack Kingston (AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>Rep. Jack Kingston has a bold new lesson for poor children: If you want lunch, you better work for it. Literally<p>Jim Newell<p>December 19, 2013 6:43pm (UTC)<p>Rep. Jack Kingston seems to be the least crazy of the various House Republicans running to replace retiring Sen. …

Army Truck Shoots Drones, Mortars With Lasers

Laser defense might be the biggest thing since gunpowder.<p>Named by someone who clearly hated Maryland, the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) hit 90 incoming mortar rounds and UAVs with a 10 kW laser in November and early December during tests at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. …

Chinese teen runs away from home to try and stop parents from buying Japanese car

Current relations between Japan and China could be described with a number of different words, none of which have particularly good connotations – terse, hostile, threatening and tense would all fit the bill. The reasoning for the general sense of dislike between the two nations isn't really for …

Faulty Connecting-Rod Bearing Causing Engine Failures in GM Four-Cylinders

A manufacturing error has left a handful of General Motors cars needing new engines with just a few thousand miles on the odometer. The problem came to <i>Car and Driver</i>’s attention when three cars—two 2014 Chevrolet Malibus and a 2014 Buick Regal GS—driven by three different editors developed the …

The Biggest Social Network No One Is Talking About: Gamers

The NSA is spying on gamers for the same reason it wants to spy on your Facebook account. It's a clear map of your relationships.<p>The easy reaction to today's revelation in the Guardian that the National Security Agency spied on major games and gaming networks is amusement. Yes, it's innately …

Flights canceled as record air pollution chokes Shanghai

The highest possible health warning has been issued for the city<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 6, 2013 2:34pm (UTC)<p>Smog has all but choked the life out of Shanghai Friday, as authorities issued the highest possible health warning for the city. Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled, schoolchildren …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

SpaceX delays satellite launch attempt until Tuesday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Space Exploration Technologies, also known as SpaceX, plans to try again on Tuesday to launch its first commercial communications satellite after its Falcon 9 rocket was twice sidelined by technical issues, officials said.<p>The unmanned Space Exploration …

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Lexus LF-NX

Lexus unveiled a new version of its wild-looking LF-NX concept in Tokyo. It features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine this time around. Lexus says the new engine will be the first one with a turbo to be offered in its production vehicles. Turbocharging helps add power without sapping …

Da Vinci's String Organ Must Be Heard To Be Believed

The man who painted the Mona Lisa, and was the first to sketch out the helicopter and the submarine, also dabbled in music. So here's the question: What musical instrument did Leonardo da Vinci design?<p>There isn't an easy answer. His 15th-century sketches indicate something between a harpsichord and …

The Tron-Like Toyota FV2 Concept Car Isn't As Far-Fetched As It Sounds

Can cars still be fun after automated driving becomes the norm?<p>Toyota thinks so.<p>The Japanese automaker makes an intriguing argument, in the form of the FV2 concept car that is generating a lot of buzz with its world debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.<p>The FV2—the name is short for “Fun Vehicle …

The Secret Story of How the NSA Began

Congress was surprised to find that a federal intelligence agency they'd scarcely heard of was bigger and more powerful than one that they'd created.<p>In 1982, James Bamford published <i>The Puzzle Palace</i>, an unprecedented journalistic look at the National Security Agency. This is an opportune moment to …

“100mph Bike”

<b>May 09.13 – “100mph bike”</b><p>The 100mph bike, speed bike or any one of the working titles that has been used for this project by the people involved. Its …

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Christmas Wish List: The Topless Lamborghini

Only a fortunate few–nine, to be exact–will ever wrap their hands around the leather steering wheel of the 2014 Veneno Roadster, Lamborghini’s ultimate hand-built supercar. Spanish for “venom,” the Veneno was designed as a racing prototype but observes just enough niceties (including an open-air …

Pope Francis calls for powers to be stripped from Vatican

Pope Francis says "excessive centralisation" complicates the Church, in his first "apostolic exhortation", but avoids controversial issues such as women priests and abortion<p><b>The Pope</b> has outlined his vision for the future of the Catholic Church, call for powers to be stripped from the <b>Vatican</b>, …

World's oldest Buddhist shrine discovered in Nepal

Archaeologists in Nepal say they have discovered traces of a wooden structure dating from the sixth century BC which they believe is the world's oldest Buddhist shrine.<p>Kosh Prasad Acharya, who worked with archaeologists from Durham University, said on Tuesday that the structure had been unearthed …

NSA Has 50,000 ‘Digital Sleeper Agents’ Via Computer Malware, Says Latest Snowden Leak

Sleeper agents are among the most sinister spy assets: they lie in wait, wolves in sheep’s clothing, and then deliver a critical blow when activated. The NSA has 50,000 of those waiting for the literal push of a button, according to the latest batch of leaked Snowden documents, as seen by Dutch …

Intel's next many-core chip will be a true stand-alone processor

Intel's current Xeon Phi doesn't really fulfill the promise of many-core computing -- it's a co-processor that needs a 'real' CPU to function. That will change when the next-generation Knights Landing model arrives, Intel revealed at the Supercomputing Conference this week. The 14-nanometer chip …

FDA Approves H5N1 Bird Flu Vaccine

Nov 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has approved GlaxoSmithKline Plc's pandemic flu vaccine for use in the event of an H5N1 bird flu epidemic.<p>The vaccine will be added to the national stockpile and will not be available for commercial use, the FDA said.<p>The …