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Apple turns 40: remembering the products that mattered to us

When I was a kid, I used to stare at the Apple logo on my sister’s hand-me-down Macintosh LCII and dream about the future. That half-bitten apple was a symbol, a vision of a different world: a world where renegades and upstarts took crazy ideas and turned them into reality.<p>The funny thing is that …

MacBook Air

New details emerge about Sony's rumored 'Playstation 4.5'

Sony’s rumored Playstation 4.5 is a step closer to being reality. According to the Wall Street Journal’s sources, the more powerful brother of the PS4 could be coming as soon as the third quarter — ahead of the planned October release of Sony’s virtual reality headset, PlayStation VR.<p>Sony’s updated …

Porsche's Making a Panamera Shooting Brake, But Probably Just for Europe

Once again, our wagon dreams are crushed.<p>It's somewhat hard to believe, but the Porsche Panamera has been with us since 2009, which means it's high time for an all-new model. An <i>Automotive News</i> report says the new Panamera will show its face at the Paris Motor Show this fall, and that Porsche will …

Automotive Design

'Elite Dangerous' offers space combat in a separate game

<i>Elite Dangerous</i> is a trading, fighting and exploration space game, but if you're only interested in the "fighting" part, you can now do that for a lot less. Developer Frontier is offering a standalone module called <i>Elite Dangerous: Arena</i> for $7.50 on Steam ( £4.99 in the UK and €6.75 elsewhere in …

Latest Tesla Model Is the Smallest and Least Expensive By Far

Tesla watchers have been awaiting the debut of the Model 3, the so-called “entry-level” model that is expected to be priced in the $35,000 range. The Model 3 still isn’t out, but there is now an even more entry-level model that is aimed at the very youngest buyers and first-time drivers—and it’s …

Tesla

Here Maps for iOS offers easy access to detailed place info

Here Maps provides an alternative to Apple and Google navigation apps, and the iOS version of the software just got a lot more useful. First, tapping on a place icon on a map will bring up detailed information like hours, contact details and more. It's similar to what what you'd see in Google's …

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Priced from $190,275

Opulence comes as standard.<p>Mercedes today released pricing information for its newest long-wheelbase luxury king, the <b>2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600</b>. Priced at $190,275 including destination, the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 starts at $22,450 more than the current top-dog Benz sedan, <b>the S600</b>. Because the …

The McLaren 650S Spider becomes your favorite car—and hits 100mph—in 6.3 seconds | Ars Technica

A supercar so clever it should have a PhD.<p>OK, we'll admit it—there was a lot of excitement in the office leading up to our time with the McLaren 650S …

Carbon Fiber

Revealing Color Photographs of Early 1900s Germany Resemble the Innocence of a Children's Picture Book

In a stunning collection of over 800 photographs, <i>Germany Around 1900: A Portrait in Colour</i> gives an accurate glimpse at a country full of promise, at the turn-of-the-century. Economy booming, and social outlook at an all time high, these rose-tinted snapshots show a progressive and cosmopolitan …

Photography

You Can Buy The Best BMW M3 Ever Made For Less Than The Price Of A Ford Fusion

Whether we like it or not, cars are becoming faster and harder to handle without computer intervention butting in more times than an in-law at a …

Ford Fusion

10 Classic Ferraris That Aren't Insanely Expensive—Yet

Repeat after me: "One day, I will own a Ferrari."<p>"One day," most car enthusiasts have mused for nearly seven decades, "I will own a Ferrari."<p>Anyone who watches the headlines touting collectible-car price trends could be convinced that such a goal is now completely out of reach for all save …

How to Quickly Remove Power Lines from Photos

Those pesky power lines are the bane of every landscape photographer! Alright, maybe I am exaggerating a bit but I don’t think Ansel Adams had to …

Nature Photography

Nasa planning ‘Earth Independent’ Mars colony by 2030s

Humans will be living and working on Mars in colonies entirely independent of Earth by the 2030s, Nasa has said.<p>The US space organisation today released its plan for establishing permanent settlements on the red planet, setting out in detail plans to create ‘deep-space habitation facilities’ which …

Red reveals its most affordable 4K camera, the $5,950 Raven

Red, the company best known for professional cameras used on films like <i>The Hobbit</i>, has just launched a camera for producers with more modest budgets. Called Raven, it can produce 4,096 x 2,160 4k RAW video at up to 120 fps, and 2,048 x 1,080 ProRes at 60 fps max. Red has priced it at $5,950 for the …

How to Avoid Lens Flare

Here is a quick tip that might come in handy when you want to include the sun in your scene and the lens or filters are causing lots of flare and …

Want a Solar-Powered Home? Here's a New Battery That Won't Ignite

As solar panels and wind turbines spread worldwide, they'll need batteries to store power for times when they don't produce it. Harvard debuts a promising prototype.<p>If you dream of an off-grid house powered by the sun, plan on a battery to store energy for cloudy days—ideally, one that won’t catch …

These Incredible Saltwater Batteries Are Designed To Store Renewable Energy

Now we can clean power even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.<p>If we’re going to use renewable power in a big way, we’re going to need better battery storage. Because solar and wind are intermittent sources of energy, they need to be backed up for when they’re not there, because, …

The Initially Depressing but Ultimately Exhiliarating Future of the Sports Car

The near term is bleak. The long term is intensely exciting.<p>I might as well come out and say it: Porsche's recently-unveiled decision to go with an all-turbo lineup in the 911 has depressed me a lot more than it reasonably should. Not that I had any plans to replace my 1995 Carrera, mind you. In …

European Union

Drones + X

Small drones are advancing quickly. They used to be little else but sophisticated remote-controlled toys and people love to complain when we call them ‘drones’ because that implies that they are at least semi-autonomous (and maybe able to bomb a terrorist (and a few innocent bystanders)). But …

Drones

Qualcomm Makes A Bid To Lead Drone Revolution With New Chip

The mobile world has become a static place in many ways. The global market for top tier smartphones has solidified around Apple and Samsung, at least outside of China. While Apple continues to sell its iPhones like hot cakes for the time being, the Samsung phone empire is waning and the company is …

Drones

Bugatti's Vision Gran Turismo is a glimpse of the future

Well, this is interesting. Now that Bugatti has delivered all 450 examples of the Veyron 16.4, attention has turned to what the French carmaker and its corporate parent, the Volkswagen Group, could possibly do to top this rolling assault on physics (and, sometimes, good taste).<p>This, we’re afraid, …

Automotive Design

Richard Dawkins interview: 'It must be possible to construct life chemically, or in a computer'

Richard Dawkins has always been a figure of controversy. Part two of his autobiography, now out, picks up from the publication of The Selfish Gene. A combative presence on Twitter, he is a surprisingly much quieter personality behind the scenes, writes Carole Cadwalladr<p>Britain’s most famous atheist …

Mark Twain

Hear The 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera’s New Twin-Turbo 3.0-Liter Six: Video

Next spring, Porsche will be selling a turbocharged Carrera for the first time in the 911’s 50-year history. It’s a bold move, perhaps one even more …

'Dota 2' is the first title running on Valve's new game engine

If you want a look at just how much PC gaming powerhouse Valve (and gaming as a whole) has changed consider this: When the company launched the original Source Engine back in 2004 it did so with a beta for a new version of <i>Counter-Strike</i> (<i>Counter-Strike: Source</i>) and then went wide a few months later …

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

Quantum Mechanics

Mustang EcoBoost gets Shelby GT performance pack

Infamous Ford tuner Shelby has revealed its latest re-fettled Mustang, but this time around it’s no V6 or V8 but the EcoBoost that has been …

Sports Cars

Meet the Sinister, Brabus-Tuned Mercedes-AMG GT S

Brabus, the northern German tuner, just might be one of the busiest companies at the Frankfurt show. The firm not only will bring examples of its hotted-up Jaguars and a Land Rover Defender—while it’s most known for its work on Mercedes models, Brabus fiddles with JLR products, too—but also plans …

Land Rover

Legendary Productivity And The Fear Of Modern Programming

Ritika Trikha Contributor<p>Ritika Trikha is a tech writer at HackerRank.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The Interdependency Of Stanford And Silicon Valley<p>JavaScript master Douglas Crockford once said that software is the most complex thing that humans have ever created. It’s made up of intricate bits …

Virtual Reality

A new age of transportation is upon us and it's self-driving

We're on the cusp of change: Self-driving cars have begun to hit the streets with the goal of making transportation safer. The dream of a self-driving-car future, it would seem, is becoming a reality and it's been a long time in the making. A steady flow of engineers have, over the years, …

Ford's new adaptive headlights shine a spotlight on pedestrians

The German luxury behemoths were the first to introduce high-tech adaptive headlights — BMW, Mercedes, and Audi all have some version of the technology — but now Ford is readying its own take on adaptive headlights that should be a bit easier on the wallet.<p>Ford's version uses two spotlights in …

Autonomous Cars