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Special report: How the rise of a mega solar panel farm shows us the future of energy

Advertisement<p>34 Comments<p>Credit: First Solar<p>After about an hour of weaving up and down the winding, mountainous, two-lane highway that is route 58, …

The 6 ways to see 'Interstellar' this weekend

LOS ANGELES — How do we see thee, <i>Interstellar</i>? Let us count the ways.<p>You can see Christopher Nolan's space-time warp of a movie in no less than six …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

Wal-Mart's Future Fleet of Transformers

Amazon’s (AMZN) drone messengers can step aside -- Wal-Mart (WMT) has unveiled its fleet of the future, and it looks a lot like an army of Transformers.<p>From its sleek sliding doors, centered driver’s seat that bears a liking to a captain’s chair on a spaceship, to the monitors that stick out from …

7 Amazing Places Where People Are (Literally) Living On The Edge

Some people may <i>think</i> they like "living on the edge," but there are a few places around the world where people are doing just that.<p>Check out the seven places we found where people are really living under a rock, or at least on top of it.<p><b>1. Town of Manarola, in Liguria, Italy</b><p>A small town located in …

No more cracked smartphone screens, claims maker of transparent electrode

Polymer scientists at the University of Akron have developed a layer of transparent electrodes that is flexible, durable and, although unconfirmed, more efficient than modern touchscreen technology. If all you want are the CliffsNotes: this technology could eliminate the shattering of screens on …

Transparency

7 Zucchini Recipes You'll Make All Summer Long

<i>Whether you're in the mood for healthy soup, a savory summer side or a sweet snack, these zucchini recipes have you covered.</i><p><b>1. Sautéed Zucchini & Cherry Tomatoes</b><p>This side dish of crisp zucchini, burst cherry tomatoes and meltingly sweet red onions sautéed in olive oil is one of those dishes where …

Zucchini

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Programming

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Workouts

7 U.S. National Parks You Didn't Know You Needed To See

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>You know Yellowstone and Yosemite... but how much do you know about the America's 56 other National Parks?<p>These lesser-known National Parks are less popular than their famed counterparts, but they're just as beautiful. Whether you want to explore ocean, mountains, caverns or …

Here's A Nice, Hopeful Sign For Women In The Male Dominated Tech Industry

Yes, that still means women are a minority in the program, but it is an all-time record for the school, the university said in a press release:<p>"The last time that a class of first-year computer science majors came close to including 40 percent women was in 2000 during the first dot com boom."<p>And a …

Computer Science

TinkerBots: Modular Robotic Toys a la Living Lego

Let's be clear about two things: 1. I am a tech luddite; 2. I, coincidentally, grew up broke playing with sticks and rocks, and <i>galdang it</i> I liked it. …

9 Ways to Score a Table at a Booked Restaurant Without a Reservation

Very important information you probably didn't know: Even the most crowded restaurant in the world keeps at least a table or two free, in the slyest possible way, as a safety net in case Ed Begley, Jr. comes in unannounced and wants a cheeseburger. There are other reasons, too, but just know this: …

Scarlett Johansson Really Hates It When You Call Her ScarJo

Celebrity nicknames may be silly, but they're generally harmless; they're shorthand monikers for the famous folk we love -- and/or talk about -- the most. But Scarlett Johansson doesn't agree with that assessment, and said some pretty harsh things about her own "ScarJo" nickname in a recent …

Marvel Cinematic Universe Box Office Makes It Biggest Franchise Ever

<i>Spider-Man, Shrek, The Lord of the Rings, Batman, James Bond, Star Wars</i> and <i>Harry Potter</i> all have one thing in common. Their films have grossed less …

Box’s IPO will be a big test for squishy tech stocks

Technology markets look like they’re on the fritz.<p>So is this the right time for a money-losing cloud storage company to try and raise hundreds of millions in cash from prospective investors?<p>That’s the question Box Inc. will try and answer when the file-sharing startup kicks off the marketing …

Stock Markets

MtGox CEO faces likely US arrest as legal woes mount over failed bitcoin exchange

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Mark Karpeles<p>A federal judge this month ordered Mark Karpeles to appear in Dallas on April 17 to explain how his …

Netflix begins 4K streaming in US

The streaming video service now has limited Ultra HD content for the 2014 range of 4K TVs.<p><b>It may be true that 4K panels are now here, but the</b> …

Best of the Week: Videos, Illustrations, Architecture and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

Windows Phone

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

Nanotech

Lessons from Stephen King and “Valley of the Dolls”: Reading 100 years of bestsellers

What the most popular books of the past century taught one writer about America’s strange taste in fiction<p>When Matthew Kahn, a creative writing student at California State University at Northridge, learned from one of his professors that the bestselling book of 1926 was "The Private Life of Helen …

RoomScan app creates floor plans just by tapping walls

Turn your iPhone into a magic tape measure with this surprisingly adept tool.<p>Shopping for furniture? Need to figure out how much paint you need for a living-room makeover? Planning to sell your house? These and other activities can benefit greatly from having a floor plan, but who's got time to …

Apps

Microsoft renames ‘Windows Azure’ as ‘Microsoft Azure’

In his first public remarks as Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella promised Microsoft is readying itself for a cross-platform future. In addition to actually supporting an open ecosystem of devices and service, that also entails rebranding services so they <i>seem</i> open, too.<p>Microsoft intends to rebrand …

Google Partners With Ray-Ban, Oakley For New Glass Designs

Is the current look of Google Glass a bit too ... dorky for you? You're probably not the only one who thinks so. Thankfully, Google is collaborating with Ray-Ban and Oakley on some designs you might actually want to wear.<p>Luxottica Group, the Italian parent company of both brands, announced the …

Wearable Tech

'Game of Thrones' Premiere Crashes HBO Go

Apparently when you watch the <i>Game of Thrones,</i> you either win or you spend hours buffering.<p>Moments into the season 4 premiere of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, HBO …

White House has had legal talks with Samsung about that presidential selfie

It isn't quite the selfie-retweeted-'round-the-world, but that hasn't stopped the White House from answering questions about David Ortiz's impromptu snapshot with the president. Obama's senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer made an appearance on <i>Face the Nation</i> to talk about serious matters like the state of …