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HP Plunges Downmarket With A $99 Windows Tablet, $199 Windows Notebook

The race to the bottom is back. Reminiscent of the netbook war of yesteryear, HP just followed Toshiba’s lead with a $99 tablet along with introducing a $199 Windows notebook. Expect to see these colorful devices at a department superstore near you.<p>HP hasn’t revealed the specs powering these …

Nokia's HERE Maps for Android: Review

Late in August, Samsung unveiled its new Gear S smartwatch, a Tizen-powered timepiece capable of making calls and going online <i>without</i> a smartphone. Other features, as noted at the time, included turn-by-turn navigation provided by the Nokia-owned HERE mapping platform, which brings genuine …

The 15 Best Features of iOS 8

On the surface, Apple's new mobile operating system iOS 8 looks strikingly similar to iOS 7, but beneath the surface, it's brimming with new features …

Turn A Shoe Box Into A Phone Projector [Video]

Buy some new crocs, gain a mini movie theater.<p>Don’t watch that YouTube clip on a tiny screen—project it onto the wall instead! The picture may not be movie-theater quality, but it improves if the phone is very bright and the room is very dark.<p>Time: 20 minutes<p>Cost: $2<p>Difficulty: Easy<p>Materials<p>• Shoe …

5 Apps to Trick Out Your Keyboard on iOS 8

iOS 8 is finally here, and for the first time in its history, developers can create custom keyboard apps.<p>While many more will likely debut in the …

How to get ready for an iOS 8 upgrade the right way

Whether you’re getting a new iPhone or not, chances are you’ll want to upgrade to iOS 8 to take advantage of all it has to offer.<p>Exciting, isn’t it? A whole new operating system, ready to revolutionize your mobile life.<p>There are a few things you should do before upgrading to iOS 8, though. First …

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Google's Project Wing is a secret, drone-based delivery system

Google has been working on self-driving cars for some years now, but the company has just revealed that it is working on yet another ambitious and autonomous vehicle project. According to the BBC and <i>The Atlantic</i>, the secretive Google X team has been working for two years on Project Wing, a …

14 Things You Didn't Know About How the Sun Will Die

At some 4.6 billion years old, the Sun is about halfway through its life. In another 5 billion years it will be a normal "adult" star no more. Here's the skinny on the upcoming demise of the star that you owe everything to: light, warmth, energy, and life.<p>1. Stars like the Sun will shine for 10 to …

AirEnergy 3D Printed Mobile Open Source 300W Wind Turbine (video)

Omni 3D has this week unveiled a new open source 3D printed wind turbine they have created called the AirEnergy 3D, which can be collapsed down for …

Wind Power

11 Ways To Make Your PC Run Faster

From small tweaks to your settings to purchasing some new RAM, there's plenty of options for everyone's budget and skillset.<p>So before you toss your computer aside for a new one, try out these suggestions to get your PC chugging along again.

Armored Mercedes S-Class promises highest level of ballistic protection

The S600 Guard is an S-Class that has been packed to the brim with armor, designed to protect occupants against the full range of threats that face a …

Paper USB Business Card Lets You Track Usage

The humble business card still hasn’t been killed off by digital alternatives. Being handed a piece of dead tree with contact details printed on it in ink arguably increasingly stands out in an age when digital data is so cheap and mutable.<p>But paper inevitably presents a barrier to accessing and …

Microchips Will Be Implanted Into Healthy People Sooner Than You Think

In March 2009, British researcher Mark Gasson had a chip injected under the skin of his hand. The chip, a slightly more advanced version of the tags used to track pets, turned Gasson into a walking swipe-card. With a wave of his wrist, he could open security doors at the University of Reading …

Just look at this crazy deep-ocean power source

Solar cells cool themselves to produce more power

Solar power cells need to stay relatively cool for the sake of both efficiency and longevity, but active cooling (like ventilation) isn't practical; it's expensive, and may block the very rays the cells are supposed to collect. To tackle this problem, Stanford University researchers have created a …

McLaren teases P1 GTR ahead of Pebble Beach reveal

Following on from the initial bare-bones sketch of its upcoming P1 GTR, McLaren has released another hint of what form the track-only P1 will take …

Sports Cars

Pirate Bay launches Mobile Bay so you can browse torrents on your smartphone

As far as websites go, the Pirate Bay is nothing to gawk at. The peer-to-peer file sharing site is pure function, no fuss. You want Adobe Photoshop for free? You go to Pirate Bay, usually on your desktop or laptop.<p>But you no longer have to feel chained to a computer interface as Pirate Bay just …

Generating power from heat will soon be dirt cheap

Thermoelectrics -- which use wasted heat to generate electricity -- could get a lot more interesting thanks to a company called Alphabet Energy. It's set to commercialize tetrahedrite, a metal that more than doubles the efficiency of current tech for as little as a fiftieth the cost. Thermoelectric …

A Pacemaker That Works Without Any Electronics–Just Biology

Researchers have figured out how to restart the natural metronome of a cardiac patient’s beating heart.<p>Pacemakers save lives, but as with any medical devices, there are risks, including infection and hacking from malicious outsiders (less likely, but still). Cardiologists at the Cedars-Sinai Heart …

Pigs

Google Chrome gets one-click video chats, no download required

It used you be that if you wanted to round up some chums on a Google+ video hangout in Chrome to figure out how Sherlock <i>really</i> faked his death, you all had to download and install a plugin first. 'Twas hardly a dealbreaker for most, but the process was just annoying enough to keep some people from …

How to take photos of fireworks

Taking photos of fireworks is not as difficult as you might think. Rather than pointing your smartphone or dSLR toward the sky and hoping for the best, keep these tips in mind before setting off to watch the holiday light show.<p>Set up<p>Get into position early. For the best results, scope out the area …

Mobile Photography

Google Cardboard Is Google's Awesomely Weird Answer To Virtual Reality

There’s a lot going on in the virtual reality space lately.<p>The up-and-coming Oculus Rift VR headset was recently purchased by Facebook to the tune of $2 billion. And PlayStation 4 maker Sony announced their own VR headset, Project Morpheus, this year at GDC.<p>Everyone’s been waiting for the other big …

These YouTube Videos Supposedly Induce Insomnia-Curing 'Brain Orgasms'

Imagine listening to someone speaking slowly, or watching someone gently crinkling cellophane, and suddenly your head starts to tingle and a sensation of total relaxation washes over you -- it's what's sometimes known as "goose looping," or "attention-induced head orgasm."<p>It's a sensation that also …

2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

2 + 2 = ? appears to be one of the easiest problems in mathematics, and it is probably one of the first you ever encountered. If Kate has 2 apples and Matt gives her 2 more apples, then she has 4 apples. Obviously.<p>But what if we told you that 2 + 2 = ? has stumped even some of the smartest …

30-Second Tech Trick: How to Save a Wet Phone

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This Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite Is Humanity’s Greatest Achievement

Sometimes a device comes so close to being perfect that you’d be forgiven for not realizing that with just a single tweak, it can become, in actual fact, perfect. The Kindle Paperwhite is such a device, as an e-reader that Amazon has crafted so well that you pretty much never need look beyond for …

African firm is selling pepper-spray bullet firing drones

<b>The maker of a drone that fires pepper spray bullets says it has received its first order for the machine.</b><p>South Africa-based Desert Wolf told the BBC it had secured the sale of 25 units to a mining company after showing off the tech at a trade show.<p>It is marketing the device as a "riot control …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …