Sean Makulowich

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Fastest BMW 5 Series ever comes to New York Auto Show

The BMW M Performance Automobile division continues to churn out new and impressive models. The latest to join the pack, bridging the gap between …

Auto Shows

Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft: who will get to the future of PCs first?

The war for cheap computers is about to begin<p>It feels like a long time since we've had a great big knock-down, drag-out operating system battle. Windows vs. Mac shook out in the ‘90s. iOS vs. Android is mostly settled. But another one is starting this summer if you know where to look. It's not in …

NASA’s new X-plane and the future of electric aircraft

The world is on a quest to create cleaner, quieter airplanes that could replace the fuel-guzzling, roaring commercial aircraft in use today.<p>NASA is leading much of the research and development effort in this area and today they’ve announced an official name for their next X-plane concept: the X-57 …

Autism's Microbiome

Researchers believe that gut bacteria may be to blame for some of the condition’s physical and emotional symptoms.<p>Around the time that Sam was diagnosed with autism at age 3, he began to throw hour-long crying fits. When he wasn’t plagued by lengthy spells of constipation, the Michigan toddler …

What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years

As a driver of technical innovation for a software company, a huge part of my job depends on forecasting how current tech trends will play out, merge, dissipate or expand. Here are some of my predictions of what the world will look like in 2020.<p>Revised Notions Of Ownership<p>Think of the things you …

Google Cardboard

The lightest metal ever has been developed by Boeing - it's lighter than Styrofoam

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever to be invented - the structure is 99.99% air<p>Aerospace Boeing has invented the lightest metal ever, called microlattice. The product is 99.99 per cent air and will be used as a primary component in aerospace engineering - it'll be used to make space rockets.<p>By …

How to listen to (and delete) everything you've ever said to Google

Whether you’re asking directions or drunkenly swearing, Google never forgets, recording everything you’ve ever said to it. Do you dare listen back?<p>Users of Google’s voice-control features such as OK Google are probably aware that the company stores the voice recordings it receives when they talk to …

Android Phones

Google Maps Now Lets You Add A Stop Along Your Route, Check Gas Prices

Google announced today it’s rolling out an update to its Google Maps mobile app that will (finally!) allow users to add a stop along their current route. For example, you’ll be able to search for things like gas stations, grocery stores, coffee shops and restaurants while still in navigation mode, …

Google Maps

Tesla Gets Sideswiped As Consumer Reports Now Knocks Model S Reliability

In a bombshell development that surely will prompt many fans of the brand to check their eyeglasses, Tesla Model S has fallen from an unparalleled pinnacle in the view of <i>Consumer Reports</i> evaluators to a model now rated by the magazine as “worse than average” in reliability.<p>That’s right. It was only …

Less Than A Month: Beautiful Live-Action Fallout 4 Trailer

This is a beautifully shot live-action trailer (recreating some of the shots seen in previous trailers) released by Bethesda for Fallout 4, dropping …

Eggs

123 Content Marketing Tools from Industry Professionals

What tools do you use to market your content online?They could be tools to help promote your content, analyze results, share content on social media …

How NASA and Ridley Scott Collaborated to Make The Martian

The making of the movie <i>The Martian</i> seems almost like a fairy tale, or more specifically, a Horatio Alger-type success story. Computer programmer Andy …

Outdoor Grand Bazaar Shops set to open Thursday on the Las Vegas Strip

Larry Siegel is betting that his Grand Bazaar Shops, set to open Thursday in Las Vegas, will be winners, despite myriad other shopping venues on the Strip and beyond.<p>The new shopping, retail and entertainment district, at Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road in front of Bally's, has 125 shops and …

Hidden Gems to Look for at the Consumer Electronics Show:

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is still worth watching.<p>While big tech names like Apple, Google, and Microsoft are noticeably absent from …

Consumer Tech

Samsung's new SUHD TVs bring a ton of color to the screen

Ever since we arrived in Las Vegas it's been hard to avoid the movie poster-styled Samsung ads that tease "the most seductive TV of all time. Period." Now we finally found out what all the fuss is about. Samsung has just announced a lineup of curved-display SUHD TVs, all powered by the open-source …

CES

Self-Tracking Gadgets That Play Doctor Abound At CES

When your kid's ear is throbbing at 2 a.m., you might want to grab the car keys and head to the emergency room. But now you can pick up your iPhone instead.<p>A startup called CellScope has built a little ear probe that you clip on top of your iPhone camera. The footage streams into an app where you …

When will man become machine?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1128000/1128605_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524637653_faa8bed61f092214c9660a83097ead47<p><b>"I think the development of full artificial intelligence [AI] could spell the end of the human race."</b><p>Professor Stephen Hawking's verdict …

Obama and Xi Jinping Say They’ll Work Together to Save Environment

Under unusually blue skies in Beijing, the American and Chinese presidents vow cooperation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.<p>BEIJING, China — …

Scientists design a collider that turns light into matter

Ever since the 1960s, when the food synthesiser made its appearance in <i>Star Trek</i>, the idea of a machine that could seemingly make something from nothing has been the kind of tech we dream about. But the actual technology may not be as implausible as previously thought.<p>In 1934, Gregory Breit and John …

Physics

The Designer's Guide to A

As Anum Khan pointed out in her January article for SitePoint on color psychology and design, in an ideal world, a client would simply accept all of …

Android has secret camera features, but Google won't let you use them yet

Buried deep inside Google's mobile operating are hidden two features that would make for a far more refined Android photography experience. Raw image …