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How Canada’s addiction to road salt is ruining everything

This winter, Calgary has expanded its use of beet juice as a de-icing alternative to road salt. While slightly more expensive than salt, the mixture …

Ontario

Las Vegas Gunman Took Elaborate Steps to Hide His Tracks, New Documents Show

As he meticulously planned the Las Vegas attack, the man responsible for the worst mass shooting in modern American history took elaborate steps to stymie the inevitable law enforcement investigation, according to federal court documents unsealed on Friday.<p>The F.B.I. search warrants shed new light …

Stephen Paddock

Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid

SAN FRANCISCO — At Rainbow Grocery, a cooperative in this city’s Mission District, one brand of water is so popular that it’s often out of stock. But one recent evening, there was a glittering rack of it: glass orbs containing 2.5 gallons of what is billed as “raw water” — unfiltered, untreated, …

When her best friend died, she used artificial intelligence to keep talking to him

When the engineers had at last finished their work, Eugenia Kuyda opened a console on her laptop and began to type.<p>“Roman,” she wrote. “This is your digital monument.”<p>It had been three months since Roman Mazurenko, Kuyda’s closest friend, had died. Kuyda had spent that time gathering up his old …

Every Episode of Black Mirror, Ranked From Best to Worst

With four seasons of the sci-fi anthology series in the books, it’s time to stack up the best and worst entries envisioning humanity’s bleak future …

3 awkward pictures that tell you everything about how Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions feel about each other

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump was in Quantico, Virginia, Friday morning to give a graduation speech to the FBI National Academy. Before he spoke, he was seated next to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.<p>And, boy oh boy, was it awkward! (In case you spent the past year on another planet, Trump isn't …

Donald Trump

Hit the Road Eh! 12 Unforgettable Canadian Road Trips

At 9.985 million km², <b>Canada</b> is the world’s second-largest country. For visitors looking to explore this incredible place, it can be daunting deciding …

Hiking

Meet Luma, the Remote Control for Your Home WiFi

Imagine having control over your home WiFi network like the IT department has over the network at your office.<p>For those of us who haven't worked in IT, our home internet network can seem a bit of a mystery.<p>WiFi usually involves an opaque box with a lot of wires coming out, emitting this invisible …

Is there a limit to how long humans can live?

Humans may live longer and longer, but eventually we all grow old and die. This leads to a simple question: Is there an intrinsic maximum limit to human lifespan or not? There are two equally simple answers. Either there is a limit or there isn’t. Without data you may as well guess and your chance …

Biology

Watch: Short videos that TED says will recharge your brain

With more than 100 speakers over five days, attending TED conferences can be an emotional roller coaster ride, as attendees flit from talks on virtual reality to racial prejudice, climate change to Google art, incarceration to drones. TED uses brief videos in between talks to reset the mood and …

Pharrell Williams

Audi just unveiled a new electric car that should worry Tesla

At its Tuesday press event at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, the Volkswagen subsidiary finally revealed a ton of details about its all-electric concept car, the e-tron quattro, and it looks like Tesla could be getting some serious competition.<p>With its long range, fast-charging …

OLEDs

High-Soaring Balloons Could Be The Future Of Solar Energy

They may solve a big problem by getting uninterrupted access to sunlight.<p>When it comes to solar energy, we've long known that solar panels must be placed in areas with as much access to sunlight as possible for optimal power output. But even then, clouds or bad weather can interrupt energy …

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Introducing the Best of CES 2014 finalists!

CES 2014 is only just officially beginning, but the show has already been an eventful one for us. To select finalists for the Best of CES Awards, Engadget's senior editors have been pounding the pavement at the Las Vegas Convention Center to find top contenders for the 13 categories in the running, …

Dust Off Your Motorcycle Skills This Summer

With the arrival of warmer weather, many motorcycle enthusiasts are tuning up their bikes. Motorcycle Safety Foundation President Tim Buche wants riders to tune up their skills, too.<p><b>"It can be crazy to think that we recognize</b> the need to tune up our motorcycle, but we don't tune up ourselves or our …

Motorcycles

Flawless Dream Home: Two Storey Promenade Residence by BGD Architects

The Promenade Residence is a two-storey luxury home envisioned as the perfect “resort-like” house. The project was designed by BGD Architects in …