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This is Qualcomm’s world and we’re all just living in it

Guess who puts the turbo in the Droid Turbo’s name<p>Qualcomm is the mobile industry’s equivalent of a god: omnipotent and omnipresent, yet invisible to the naked eye. The company that was founded on the premise of building "Quality Communications" can now be found inside every major smartphone in the …

Elon Musk plans satellite network

After shaking up the automotive world with his electric car venture, entrepreneur Elon Musk has set his sights skywards in a bid to bring the internet to the billions who still lack access.<p>Musk is working on an embryonic $1bn plan to launch 700 satellites that are less than half the size of the …

Welcome to life in no man’s land: The growing perils of the electromagnetic border zone

As many as 200 million Americans are subject to an almost complete exemption from the Fourth Amendment. Here’s why<p>James Bridle<p>November 9, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared at Creative Time Reports.<p>In 2010 U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at the Canadian border stopped an …

Google's Project Ara team is testing a module that can track your blood oxygen level

If you ask Paul Eremenko, head of Google’s Project Ara, what excites him the most about the experimental modular phone, he’ll tell you it’s the opportunity for developing life-changing personal technologies.<p>During Engadget’s Engage conference, the former deputy director of DARPA opened up about the …

The top 15 smartphones you can buy right now

It's possible you already purchased one of the smartphones we listed in our buyer's guide last July, but things tend to move quickly, and with fresh handsets from names like Apple, Samsung and Motorola, some of you may already be itching for an upgrade. To that end, we've made some fresh additions …

Apple blurs lines between online and retail stores with revamped product support service

With new Senior Vice President of Retail Angela Ahrendts in charge of operations, Apple is further blurring the lines between its online and physical retail store services. We reported earlier this year on Ahrendts’s plans to more seamlessly integrate both paths of Apple retail, and now the …

The clearest video of Earth from space I've ever seen

Guillaume Juin took 80GB of photos from the International Space Station crew members from 2011 to 2014 and made this stunning film. Without a doubt, …

World's largest solar plant applying for federal grant to pay off federal loan

After already receiving a controversial $1.6 billion construction loan from U.S. taxpayers, the wealthy investors of a California solar power plant now want a $539 million federal grant to pay off their federal loan.<p>"This is an attempt by very large cash generating companies that have billions on …

SolaRoad: World's first solar cycle path to open in the Netherlands

Imtech, in conjunction with the Province of Noord-Holland, Ooms Civiel, has developed the world's first solar road located in Krommwnie, Holland. The …

iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 4 camera shootout!

The iPhone 6 Plus is Apple's first "phablet" sized phone. That puts it in direct competition with other super-sized smartphones, particularly the …

Thoughts on What Emerging Technologies are to Come

The Tech world evolves at a fast pace, probably being the fastest market in the world. If we think that, 50 years ago, the Internet was not much more …

Scientists Say Ebola Treatment Research Should Focus on Survivors' Blood

A group of prominent scientists wrote a letter to American health officials that proposed the search for Ebola treatments and vaccines include using …

Scientists can make your inner monologue audible

When you hear someone else speak, specific neurons in your brain fire. Brian Pasley and a bunch of his colleagues discovered this at the University of California, Berkeley. And not only that, but those neurons all appeared to be tuned to specific sound frequencies. So, Pasley had a thought: "If …

Light Stalking

Pick up your camera and dig deep into its menu system. You're likely to come across a feature you never knew about or had forgotten about. Take a …

Everyday Problems Solved by a Navy SEAL

Forgot your phone charger? Think like a SEAL and you’ll be fine<p>There are men who have endured, nay, <i>survived</i> the most punishing and unforgiving military training in the world. They have proven themselves resilient, disciplined, and deployable into the harshest of environments, in the most dangerous …

Top Ten Weird Space Stuff

WSJ: Elon Musk wants to bring the whole world online with affordable satellites

Small, low-cost internet satellites that provide affordable internet to everyone on the planet. These are what Elon Musk wants to create next after working on reusable rockets, space capsules and electric cars since the early 2000's, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The publication says Musk is …

What Interstellar Got Right and Wrong About Science

If you’re one of the estimated 3 gajillion people who have seen or will see Chris Nolan’s blockbuster movie <i>Interstellar</i>, one thing is already clear …

Dinosaurs Had Feathers Long Before Any Could Fly, And Now Scientists Know Why

Why did dinosaurs have feathers millions of years before the first reptiles took to the air?<p>Paleontologists have been puzzling over that question for years. But now an answer may finally be at hand, thanks to a fascinating new study by researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany.<p>“Until now, …