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Thinking the Unthinkable: Donald Trump, GOP Nominee

It's time to think about what has previously been in the realm of the unthinkable: Donald Trump might just become the Republican nominee for president. Two months ago, that statement would have elicited nothing but a big old belly laugh from just about anyone who pays any attention to politics. …

The Wirecutter's best deals: a soundbar, Bluetooth headphones and more!

<i>This post was created in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read their continuously updated list of deals at</i> <i>TheWirecutter.com</i>.<p>You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends at <i>The Wirecutter</i>. Now, from time to time, we'll also be publishing …

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8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

Made up of 26 atolls scattered in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a beach destination that's totally set apart from other tropical getaways like the Caribbean and Mexico.<p>There are trips we strongly recommend you take and then there are those that we basically demand. Trust us, as travel experts, …

National Parks

Boone Rings's Man Ring

OK, so it doesn’t make you invisible or power-hungry, but the Boone Rings Man Ring does plenty of other cool things. Think of it as a shiny Swiss Army knife wrapped around your finger.<p>Fabricated from aerospace-grade titanium, the Man Ring comes with five retractable tools, including a bottle …

Project HoloLens: Our Exclusive Hands-On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles

It’s the end of October, when the days have already grown short in Redmond, Washington, and gray sheets of rain are just beginning to let up. In …

Presenting the Best of CES 2015 winners!

One week in Vegas, several halls filled with tech, but only one official Best of CES Awards. After a few tortuous nights of shouting at each other, debating the merits of each of our finalists, we eventually decided on our winners. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners, and to anyone …

Here’s Yet Another Good Reason to Go to Bed Early Tonight

In case you stopped counting<p>Night owls, take note: People who stay up late worry more, finds a recent study from Binghamton University.<p>Researchers surveyed participants on their sleep habits and how often they dwelled on their problems. The results: People who slept less and went to bed later both …

These New Headphones Are Hiding an Amazing Secret

Startup Avegant unveiled its latest prototype of a virtual reality headset at the Consumer Electronics Show Wednesday, and it proves the words …

6 of the Coolest Smart Home Innovations at CES

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Powerall puts 12 jump-starts in your pocket - Roadshow

LAS VEGAS --Portable jump starter company Powerall took the opportunity of CES 2015 to show off its latest device, the Slim 9000. Even smaller than its previous PowerBank product, the Slim 9000 can still jump-start a car, and includes a USB port to charge up personal electronics.<p>Rather than the …

Why 2015 Is a Good Year to Buy a TV

If you’ve been waiting to buy a new TV, 2015 may be the year you can actually justify it.<p>At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where TV manufacturers unveil their plans each year, I’m seeing fewer gimmicks like 3-D glasses and bendable screens. None of that made sense to people with aging …

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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution is to read a book every other week.</b> He's going to be running a virtual book club on Facebook.<p><b>2. Uber had a huge New Year's Eve.</b> At the evening's peak, there were more than 58 trips per second.<p><b>3. The US will impose sanctions on North Korea over the Sony</b> …

Kim Jong-un

Alcatel looks to undercut everyone with cheap new smartwatch

Alcatel has announced its first ever smartwatch, a device that it claims will create "a new market segment: the affordable smart watch." The budget phone maker says that its imaginatively named Watch will be available "at a fraction of the cost of competitors" — although the company has yet to …

ODG just set the new bar for augmented reality

Back in the fall of 2014, a little-known San Francisco company called ODG released two pairs of augmented reality glasses. While the industry’s …

Mega-Obsessed: Our Favorite Things From 2014

Last-minute gift ideas, anyone?<p>The new and amazing stuff of the world is our bread and butter here at <i>Popular Science</i>. In each month's magazine and online, we bring together a list of all our favorite things hitting shelves, app stores, and big screens. Now, all the gadgets, games, movies, and other …

These 5 Moves Will Make You Look Flat-Bellied from Every Angle

This series tones your ENTIRE core.<p>Your core is about <i>so</i> much more than just your abdominal muscles. It comprises the main abdominal muscle (<b>rectus abdominus</b>, a.k.a. the “six pack” muscle) that allows you torso flexion, or what happens when you sit up from lying down or bend over. Then there's your</b> …

Workouts

Kiribati, World's Least-Visited Country, Is REALLY Beautiful

Is it just us, or is the world's least-visited country actually one of the most beautiful places to ever exist?<p>Kiribati (pronounced kiri-bas) had just 6,000 visitors last year -- this makes it the least-visited country on Earth for which data is available from the United Nations World Tourism …

This Guy Took 4 Leafblowers And A Skateboard Deck And Turned Them Into A Wonderfully Goofy Hoverboard

Want the experience of a kinda-sorta-hover-board, but don’t have $10,000 and a copper halfpipe laying around?<p>Fret not! As Texan Ryan Craven proves, you can pull off something of a similar vein with four gutted leafblowers, a sheet of plywood, and some gorilla tape.<p>The disclaimers here are the same …

Robinhood Launches Zero-Fee Stock Trading App

Why pay E*Trade $8 to buy or sell a stock when you can trade for free on Robinhood? After two years of development, $16 million in funding, and 500,000 waitlist signups, Robinhood finally hits the iOS App Store today. Robinhood lets you track the performance of stocks, and buy or sell them with …

The Amazing Technology Behind Disney's Big Hero 6

Like millions of other movie-goers, I took my kids to see Disney’s latest animated adventure, <i>Big Hero 6</i>. To be honest, I went to see <i>Big Hero 6</i>, and I took the kids along so it wouldn’t seem awkward. The big screen adaptation of a relatively obscure Marvel comics series is a great movie that I …

Sony's e-paper FES watch turns the strap into a screen too

Watch and learn: a new smartwartch from Sony brings the whole watch to life -- because both the face <i>and</i> the band change and react to you.<p>The FES watch is the product of Fashion Entertainments, which describes itself on its website as a "startup project" but is in fact, according to the Wall Street …

Wearable Tech

Can You Handle the Core-Crushing Trifecta?

Put your core strength to the test with these three abs exercises<p>If you do the same abs routine day in and day out, your gains will grind to a halt. "You need to challenge your core in new ways and with new exercises to strengthen your weaknesses and fill in holes," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., …

Hot Deals on Drones: Black Friday Roundup

If you’ve been thinking about getting or gifting a drone for some airborne R/C action, there’s never been a time than now!<p>We’ve got some superb offers on a range of cool drones at TNW Deals, and a special Black Friday bonus too. Use the coupon code HAPPYBF10 while ordering to get an extra 10 …

Inside Elon Musk’s $1.4 billion score

Photos by Winni Wintermeyer for Fortune<p><b>The crazy, real-life story of how the CEO of electric-car maker Tesla dazzled, seduced, squeezed, bluffed,</b> …

'Jurassic World' Trailer Unleashed Two Days Early

Of all the various reboots, revamps, remakes, and continuations of long-dormant franchises, <i>Jurassic World</i> is the one I am most excited for. The reason is simple: It actually has a great idea at its core. The gimmick is the tagline: “The park is open,” and it’s a corker of a concept. It’s not just …

James Bond's Rome

Eat, Drink & Be Merry!— Best Apps for Holiday Cooking

<i>This article originally appeared in iPhone Life magazine. Subscribe for a print or digital subscription at iPhoneLife.com/subscribe.</i><p>There’s a good chance that when Andy Williams crooned, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” he wasn’t the one in charge of all of the cooking and baking. The …

Apps

Drone pilot wanted: Starting salary $100,000

Drone jobs are in high demand.<p>Big companies, such as Amazon and Facebook, are looking for pilots who fly drones and engineers with experience in building the unmanned aircraft. And they are willing to pay top dollar for the right stuff.<p>Federal regulations currently prohibit the use of drones for …