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11 Simple Inventions That Could Change The World

We have a tendency to lionize mankind's mind-bogglingly complex inventions. It's why we teach our children about the Alexander Graham Bells and Thomas Edisons of the world, and scour the Internet for every little iPhone rumor we can find.<p>But sometimes, it's the simple technologies that truly change …

Record-breaking magnet crams three tons of force into the size of a golf ball

University of Cambridge scientists have broken a decade-old superconducting record by packing a 17.6 Tesla magnetic field into a golf ball-sized hunk of crystal -- equivalent to about three tons of force. The team used high-temperature superconductors that work at minus 320 degrees F or so -- not …

FAA May Never Figure Out Drone Rules

Both technology and regulation lag behind the FAA's own goals.<p>According to plan, the Federal Aviation Administration will let drones into American skies by 2020. A report released last week by the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Transportation is very, very skeptical that all …

How To Play PC Games on Android With DosBox Turbo

Google's cardboard VR headset is no joke -- it's great for the Oculus Rift

Virtual reality may be one of the most important new frontiers in tech. But its pioneers still need to sell the public on the idea of reality-escaping face computers. Enter Google Cardboard.<p>When Google announced a do-it-yourself virtual reality kit made of cardboard at its I/O developer conference …

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These Luxury Smartphones Cost More Than Your Car And Your College Tuition

However, that price sounds like nothing compared to what some luxury designers charge for their high-end smartphones.<p>Forget hundreds of dollars — some some extremely high-end devices will cost you millions.<p>Here's a look at some of the most expensive smartphones on the planet.

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How Facebook Moved 20 Billion Instagram Photos Without You Noticing

Your Instagram photos aren't where they used to be.<p>This spring, even as some 200 million people were using Instagram on their smartphones, a small …

Fighter Jet's Landing Gear Fails, So Pilot Lands Vertically On A Stool, On A Boat

On a wing and a prayer. Oh, and a stool -- <i>don't forget the stool!</i><p>Capt. William Mahoney made use of each on June 7, after the front landing gear on his AV-8B Harrier jet failed shortly after take off from the USS Bataan, an amphibious assault ship currently out in the Mediterranean Sea, according to …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

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We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

Bizarre Images Push the Boundaries Between Fantasy and Reality

It is an understatement to say that many photographers use Photoshop, that’s why it takes a special flair to stand out from the crowd. Most anyone …

Report: Apple’s wearable device will come in multiple designs, screen sizes

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Todd Hamilton<p>The Apple(s appl) rumor mill has returned to peak form ahead of the expected release of a wearable device …