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This machine can solve a Rubik's Cube faster than you can blink

Humans may have gotten pretty adept at solving Rubik's Cubes, but as usual, the machines are coming for us! This machine, invented by Ben Katz and …

Robotics

These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world — and there's a clear winner

President Donald Trump has emphasized military might during his first year in office, but the US is not the only country seeking to expand its battlefield capacities. Between 2012 and 2016, more weapons were delivered than during any five-year period since 1990.<p>Arms sales indicate who is beefing up …

Military

This Is How Wine Gets Made in the 21st Century

Wine & Spirits

NASA: Flying Astronauts With Boeing and SpaceX Will Save Us $12 Million Per Seat

NASA's plan to fly astronauts to the International Space Station on private vehicles will save the space agency money and end its reliance on Russia by 2017, say officials from NASA, Boeing, and SpaceX.<p><i>Interior of the crew-carrying SpaceX Dragon V2.</i><p><b>NASA Administrator and former astronaut Charles</b> …

Space Travel

Florida boy calls 911 to invite deputies for Thanksgiving

While his mother was preparing food in the kitchen, a 5-year-old Florida boy called 911 to invite law enforcement officers over for Thanksgiving dinner.<p>Monica Webster of the Walton County Sheriff's Office tells the News Herald that with all the bad calls they receive every day, this was a happy …

These are the two most powerful gaming laptops in the world right now

Most of those gaming laptops will come with the standard single graphics processor, or GPU — and for about 99% of you, that will totally suffice. But some of you out there want <i>two</i> GPUs, otherwise known as an "SLI" arrangement.<p>If you're one of those who asked, ye have received. Asus and Origin have …

Star Wars - Yoda Character Poster An illustrated character poster design for Jedi Master Yoda from Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. Created by Simon Carpenter

Elon Musk might design an electric plane someday

When asked what he’d be doing if he wasn’t running Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk said he’d start work on designing an electric plane.<p>“I do like the idea of an electric aircraft company. I think one could do a pretty cool supersonic, vertical take-off and landing electric jet. I have a design in mind …

Googles owns Alphabet...the full domain and all

CNNMoney<p>Mountain View surprised the world when it announced the creation of and restructuring into Alphabet, a holdings company of which Google is now but a part of. Indeed the name seemed both amusing and surprisingly logical, and as of last week it’s also official. Nonetheless, the mission …

LG Unveils the Dual-Display V10

The best Android phone yet?<p>Google just unveiled the LG-built Nexus 5X, but that hasn’t stopped the Korean corporation from unveiling what may be the best Android phone yet: the V10. Wrapped in so-called Dura Skin with a 316L steel frame and featuring a 5.7-inch QHD display, the design is …

Tesla Model X revealed: 250-mile range, Falcon Wing doors, Ludicrous mode

FREMONT, California — Turns out, the top-hinged Falcon Wing Doors are the least surprising part of the new Tesla Model X.<p>In true Tesla fashion, Elon …

Tesla

Adobe Flash is finally dead

Adobe Flash, the world’s most hated software, is finally dead. Technically, it’s been on its way out for years, but today it received one of its final blows which will go down in history.<p>Google officially killed Flash advertising in its browser. As of September 1, any advertising that uses the …

Seagate launches 8TB enterprise hard drives

Seagate is unveiling a whole family of 8-terabyte hard disk drives for enterprise applications. The new drives will address markets such as enterprise computers, network-attached storage, and “kinetic hard disk drives.”<p>The aim is to lower the total cost of ownership for storage in a variety of …

The 25 Greatest Shots to Do at a Bar

A deep ranking of the most common—and least offensive.<p>I'll be honest, I hate shots. I feel they're always a) a waste of savoring great alcohol or b) a quick way to get swill into your system. Neither option is all that appealing, even for someone who likes to drink his face off.<p>Still, if shots are …

5 Simple Ways To Upgrade Your Steak

Grilled steak, five new ways.<p>All a piece of steak needs is a generous blanket of salt and pepper—but after you've taken the simple route more than a few times during the first weeks of barbecue season—it's time to mix it up. Here are your five new favorite steak recipes for your summer grill …

Microsoft Launches Visual Studio 2015

After a year of previews and one release candidate, Microsoft today officially launched the latest version of its Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) together with an update to its .NET framework.<p>Visual Studio 2015 (VS 2015) is now available for download (and purchase), but Team …

Next Time You Grill a Steak, Try This Trick

Get ready for some tender, well-seasoned meat.<p>Right now, your social media feeds are probably filled with a million and one articles on what to do and what not to do on the grill. But we bet, there's one tip you haven't heard about.<p>For more evenly-cooked, tender, and flavorful steaks off the grill, …

Peyton Manning sends letter to family of teen killed by drunk driver

The Broncos quarterback sent a personalized letter and birthday present to the family of a teen killed by a drunk driver.<p>Before what would've been …

The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 Is The Next-Level Vette

The mid-engined Corvette we've demanded for about half a century.<p>What It Is<p>The mid-engined Corvette that GM has teased us with—and that Don Sherman has demanded—for about half a century.<p>Why It Matters<p>Moving the engine rearward enables significantly improved acceleration and braking performance. …

The 2019 Lamborghini Asterion Is a 900-hp Rocket Ship

Lambo's potential answer to the 918 Spyder, P1, and LaFerrari.<p>What It Is<p>A two-seat hybrid GT christened with the name of the original minotaur from Greek mythology. Why? Because Lambos have to be named after bulls and a minotaur is a hybrid of a man and a bull, which is both clever and …

How to Heel-Toe Double Clutch Downshift

In an age where modern sports cars have paddle shift transmissions and computers that measure engine speed every millisecond, the art of rev matching …

2016 Ford Mustang GT

First released in 1964, the legendary Ford Mustang has been the crown jewel of American muscle cars<p>First released in 1964, the legendary Ford Mustang has been the crown jewel of American muscle cars both in terms of performance and design ever since its inception. Ford has unveiled the latest …

The Best Way to Negotiate with a Car Dealer

Get the best deal.<p>"There has never been a better time to buy a car," says Richard Truett, a reporter for the trade journal Automotive News. Sales have tanked, and 900 dealerships closed last year. But beware: Dealers still have plenty of tricks up their sleeves.<p>Once you've taken a few test drives …

Track Down

The Porsche Boxster Spyder is the simplest, lightest, and fastest Boxster you can buy

Porsche has always been reticent to tread on the performance stats of its legendary (and more expensive) 911 with the Boxster and Cayman, but it happens here and there. Take today's launch of the Boxster Spyder, for instance: it's a stripped-down, juiced-up version of the popular little ragtop that …

The Dos and Don'ts of BBQ

Barbecue's an art, not a science. For every traditionalist Michelangelo of Meat there's a Banksy of Brisket that comes along and breaks all the …

25 Recipes Starring Beer, So You Can Consume More Beer

You'll need two brewskis for these recipes: One for the pot, and one to quench your thirst.<p><b>Who doesn't like a good brew?</b> We love the stuff so much, we found 25 great ways to put it in our food—from beer-battered onion rings to chocolate truffles.

Cooking

5 Legendary Central Texas Barbecue Joints

Aaron Franklin might be the biggest thing to come out of Texas in the past decade. The self-taught barbecue pitmaster and proprietor of Franklin …

​Worst apps for your phone's battery, data and memory

Feel like your smartphone battery life is a joke? It could be the cold weather. It could be an outdated operating system. Or it could be the apps you …

Make the Ultimate Chicken Parmesan -- on the Grill

I'm going to take a break from telling you about exotic dishes from my travels around Planet Barbecue, or icons of barbecue, with the attendant disputes: charcoal versus wood; dry rub versus wet; mustard versus vinegar sauce, etc.<p>Instead I'll tell you what I, Steven Raichlen, am grilling now--at …

The PS4 and Xbox One Have Nothing To Fear From $500-$5,000 Steam Machines

For the first time, Valve has come out with a detailed listing page for its partner-made Steam Machines. To date, promotion for the various boxes has been murky at best, and this is really the first opportunity fans have to see all their “home PC console” offerings in one place. The result? It’s a …