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I just tried Samsung's first truly wireless earbuds — here's what they're like

That's right — there are no wires to be found on the IconX earbuds, even to connect the earbuds to each other.<p>Like the Gear Fit 2, they're designed for casual exercisers rather than fitness junkies, but it still can still track the most important metrics for general fitness.<p>These earbuds are so …

Herschel Is Making Bags Out Of A Nearly Indestructible Textile From World War II

The rip stops here.<p>Aside from looking sharp, a great city backpack can stand up to hard knocks. While it’s easy to find heavy-duty outdoor gear that fulfills the latter requirement, you’re riding the subway, not scaling a mountain–no need to buy a pack optimized for alpine excursions. Herschel …

Epson is about to kill the most annoying thing about printers

The end of printer-related frustration might be drawing near.<p>Epson, the purveyor of printers and ink, is getting ready to launch a game-changing …

Get Some Real Sleep, With This White-Noise-Generating Nighttime Earplug

There are now so many devices that track our sleep and help us get a better night’s rest, but they often take a lot of commitment or offer dubious results. Now one of the most low-tech pieces of gear–the earplug–is getting a “smart” makeover that actually seems to make a lot of sense.<p>The Hush …

Sleep

Jurassic World - Trailer 2

When a genetically engineered dinosaur breaks loose, it becomes a matter of life or death at Jurassic World theme park.

Halo 5 'Bullet' Rewind Theater - IGN Video

Two of IGN's biggest Halo fans break down the deceptively simple "Bullet" teaser video. Could the Master Chief be a traitor?

Halo

This addiction specialist makes a compelling case for the legalization of marijuana

"The Culture High" is a feature-length crowd-funded documentary that analyzes modern day marijuana prohibition and reveals the truth behind the arguments and motives governing both those who support and oppose the existing marijuana laws. In this clip addiction specialist Dr. Gabor Mate makes the …

Top 10 Hot Spots to Eat in Chicago

<b>Chicago, it’s my kind of town. Really. Since moving here more than 15 years ago, it’s become my home, my favorite city in the world, One of the best</b> …

Largest Human Rights Group in the World Calls for Investigation into Chicago's Police "Black Site"

“As the Mayor of Chicago, you have a responsibility under US and international law to ensure that human rights violations are not committed within …

Rights & Freedoms

Victims of police torture fight for reparations

Chicago Light Brigade protests mass incarceration [photo by Caroline Siede]<p>Jon Burge was only 22-years old when he joined the Chicago Police …

Concept faucet makes saving water beautiful

A faucet designed by a Royal College of Art student employs cunning perforations to create a gorgeously patterned flow of water.<p>Water may be a liquid, but that doesn't mean it can't be shaped. If you've ever mucked about looking for water experiments on YouTube, you would have seen that it can be …

Chicago “Black Site” Indicates America Has Passed the Point of No Return

This past week, the creepy “Homan Square” detention facility was revealed to the public, and the story has been trending heavily throughout the …

Chicago protesters demand 'immediate inspection' of Homan Square facility

Crowd returns to West Side police site at centre of allegations of abuse Anonymous member: ‘President Obama has been silent about this’<p>One week after the first protest at Homan Square, activists returned on Saturday to call for an “immediate inspection” of the Chicago police facility.<p>Homan Square …

Justice

Homan Square protesters demand answers over Chicago police 'black site'

Crowd gathers outside facility at centre of claims of unconstitutional abuse Anonymous and Black Lives Matter among groups represented<p>More than 100 activists and community leaders rallied in Chicago on Saturday to call for official investigations into and even a shutdown of Homan Square, the police …

Corruption

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Two ex-senior Justice Department officials say allegations about police operation are ‘very disturbing’ and raise serious questions about …

Sharia

Umphreys McGee Chicagoland Summer Show At Ravinia

This summer <b>Umphrey’s McGee</b> will return to the historic Ravinia Festival venue in Highland Park, Illinois near their hometown of Chicago. Umphrey’s …

Festivals

Mad Max game canned on Xbox 360 and PS3, other versions dated

Mad Max has had a weird, twisty road returning to the gaming world, but the end is finally in sight. Warner Bros. has announced that Avalanche's open-world <i>Mad Max</i> game will arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and SteamOS on Sept. 1 in North America and Sept. 4 in the UK.<p>Notably absent from that …

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept is a British Racing Green dream [w/video]

"Oh, hey there Bentley EXP10 Speed 6. You're damn handsome." That, of course, was our reaction to seeing Crewe's latest concept under the lights of Geneva's Palexpo convention center after yesterday's debut.<p>Finished in a gorgeous, heavily metallic shade of British Racing Green, the EXP 10 Speed 6 …

The Koenigsegg Regera has 1500 hp and no gearbox

This might be the most interesting hypercar development in recent memory.<p>It's hard not to think of the hybrid supercar in Darwinian terms when you come to realize that the Koenigsegg Regera has transcended the transmission altogether in a rather incredible evolution. Instead of an electric motor …

1500-HP Koenigsegg Regera is a Gearbox-Less Hybrid Hypercar

Lighter Agera RS Also Debuts in Geneva<p>The Koenigsegg Regera made its official debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show, and it’s a doozy. For starters, its combined output of around 1500 hp makes it more powerful than the current crop of hybrid hypercars like the McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. Also, …

Google's internet balloons have stopped falling out the sky and suddenly look like they're going to be a huge business

Project Loon could be a $10 billion (£6.5 billion) per-year enterprise, the Verge writes. The balloons are an alternative to cell towers and other infrastructure that telecommunication companies would normally have to build to provide internet to remote segments of the planet. According to the …

Coming to America: How torture ended up being used in a Chicago black site

In 1929, President Herbert Hoover named a commission to study crime, headed by George Wickersham. The ensuing report mainly focused its attention on …

Kahn Design bringing outrageous Flying Huntsman 6x6 to Geneva

Do you think it possible that after Mercedes sold more than 100 examples of its G63 AMG 6x6, Kahn Design figured, "There's probably more juice we can squeeze out of that?" We think so. Regardless of inspiration, the English designer and tuner started with its Flying Huntsman 105 Longnose Defender, …

#Gitmo2Chicago: protests target police 'black site'

Homan Square abuse allegations encircle mayor Rahm Emanuel as Anonymous, Occupy and Black Lives Matter take to social media and streets beyond Chicago<p>The Chicago police facility Homan Square was becoming the focus of an organized protest movement this weekend, as the hacktivist collective Anonymous …

Social Media

The Historic Roots of Homan Square, Chicago's CIA-Style Black Site

Police brutality in the wake of Ferguson is often framed in terms of militarization. Once upon a time, the narrative goes, law enforcement in …

American Cities

Open Sesame: Gadget Turns Lock Into Smart Lock in Seconds

If you've been intrigued by the idea of smartphone-activated door locks but aren't quite ready to get out the drill and install one, the ultra-simple Sesame might be for you. It lets you unlock the door through an app or a secret knock on your phone or the door itself, and an optional Wi-Fi dongle …

Home Automation

These tech companies stocked up on the most patents in 2014

The number of patents a company files can show both how innovative and protected it is.<p>Some people in the tech industry have shied away from building up war chests full of patents. In a bold move last year, Elon Musk announced that Tesla would give away all of its patents for free.<p>Tech companies …

Patents

Audi will build you a Tesla-beating electric R8 supercar, but only on request

Audi will announce its second-generation R8 supercar at the Geneva Motor Show next week (we'll be there!), which will be available in a couple flavors of V10 engine producing anywhere from 540 to 610 horsepower. By all appearances, it's going to be a beautiful machine — the first R8 certainly …

This Amazing Beehive From Australia Harvests Its Own Honey

No more stings!<p>Harvesting beehive honey is generally a time-consuming, somewhat stinging process. Now it could be just a matter of turning a lever and watching the sweet stuff flow out.<p>The “Flow Hive”–developed by a father and son duo in Australia–represents real technological progress. The …

Honey

Smart liquor bottles can keep tabs on your bourbon collection

A close friend of mine returned home from vacation to discover his house sitter -- his brother-in-law -- had downed an entire bottle Pappy Van Winkle 20 year bourbon. A tragedy, really. However, if an alcohol tech duo in Europe has its way, keeping tabs on your stash while you're away could become …