James Lyman

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Building a high-end racing sim setup with $1,800 in gaming accessories

When it comes to racing games, and especially simulator-style titles, using a standard controller is fine for casual, laid-back play. But the genre really comes into its own with a dedicated wheel/pedal setup. There are a number of affordable options out there, as well as higher-end wheels like the …

Carbon Fiber

Why Android Camera Phones Still Suck

And how that’s about to change.<p>If you have an Android phone right now, and it isn't the Galaxy S6, it probably has a bummer of a camera. Let's set the scene: you're at the bar and your friends are doing something <i>super</i> cute. You pull out your phone at the same time as your friend with an iPhone. A …

Film studios facing worst Memorial Day weekend since 2001 as Clooney blockbuster flops

US box office suffers its worst opening to the summer since 2001 as Clooney's science fiction fantasy film pulls in less than hoped for<p>George Clooney's science fiction fantasy film Tomorrowland disappointed at the box office as Americans steered clear of cinemas in the worst start to the summer …

NASA finds hidden water ocean in Saturn moon, may contain alien life

NASA has found a subterranean ocean in Enceladus, <i>“a large underground ocean of liquid water.”</i> According to the space agency, this may be a potential …

Now we know how Amazon’s crazy drone delivery service will work

A newly published patent has shed some more light on Amazon’s ambitious “Prime Air” initiative. Originally unveiled in late 2013, Amazon Prime Air is …

German airline crash: 'You can hear he is trying to smash the door down'

The mystery surrounding this week's crash of a German airliner into the French Alps deepened Wednesday with a report suggesting the pilot may have been locked out of the cockpit before the crash.<p><b>UPDATE: French prosecutor says Germanwings copilot appeared to want to destroy the plane</b><p>The New York …

Pictures of the Week 3.19.15

Gene Method Makes Mutants More Easily, and Sparks Concerns

Scientists have found a way to create mutant organisms more reliably, using a recently developed gene-editing technique known as CRISPR. And just as in the "X-Men" movies, not everyone is happy about that.<p>The procedure, known as mutagenic chain reaction, is described in a paper published online …

Life Exists On 'Billions' Of Alien Planets Says Study

Billions of stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, have between one and three planets which could potentially support life, according to …

Microsoft’s new scheme could become Google’s worst Android nightmare

Microsoft has had a tough time in the mobile market, where it has to face both Google’s impressive market share and Apple’s best-selling iPhones at …

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Cannabis

If You Want to Find Aliens, Look for a Colorful Planet

When Lisa Kaltenegger first saw the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, its azure valentine-shaped pool surrounded by lurid, fiery …

Review: 'Prometheus' is a Visually Stunning Epic Failure

<i>Truly, this isn’t a post I anticipated writing, or at the very least had hoped it wouldn’t be necessary. As it turns out, I’m still not writing it, but instead have asked a friend and movie reviewer, John Shade Vick, to do the honors. John is a writer, composer, traveler, photographer, and</i> …

Is The Moon An Artificial Alien Base

John Mack’s research into alien abductions has thrust him far out of the academic mainstream, yet the Harvard psychiatrist and …<p>If you grew up in the …

Einstein and Beyond

He's one of the greatest explorers of space and science. Yet his discoveries came a long time ago. They came before the first satellite was launched. …

Jay-Z’s next battle: Taking on Spotify and Pandora

The music streaming business is currently a three-or-four-dog race. You’ve got Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, and last but not least, Beats Music. …

5 Reasons To Buy The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung loves an awkward launch event. Poorly timed jokes and feeble attempts at audience participation make up one hour of cringe. Sometimes, the tech is overshadowed by efforts to put on an offensive theatre production, or other non-important razzmatazz. But not this time. Whilst the launch-event …

Microsoft has an amazing plan to take over your iPhone or Android

Microsoft might be having a difficult time convincing people to buy Windows phones – though some of its latest offerings are definitely worth …

Everything we do (and still don’t) know about Apple Watch

Apple blew us away today with its HBO Now partnership, sexy new MacBook, and ResearchKit. But the star of the show was Apple Watch, which has the potential to be either a game changer or massive flop.<p>For those who don’t remember, this was the second time Apple execs have taken the stage to talk …

How We Know Disney Won’t Repeat the Lucas ‘Star Wars’ Nightmare

Source: Disney<p>Any fan of <i>Star Wars</i> has a hard time forgetting what George Lucas’s latest trilogy was like when it came out. The anticipation ran high, …

Star Wars

Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge coming to AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile

Samsung just announced the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, its latest flagship smartphones, during its Mobile World Congress 2015 press conference. …

And This is How Verizon Will Brand the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Shortly after yesterday’s big MWC announcements wrapped, we poked fun at Verizon’s mid-back branding of their variant of the HTC One M9. To keep it …

Mobile

The new Moto E is the best budget Android smartphone. Period.

Moto E (2015) review<p>Now with 4G LTE<p>Bigger, dimmer screen<p>Better clarity<p>All-day battery<p>Colored bands<p>Lousy selfie camera<p>Grip Shells<p>Now is the time to …

Mobile Technology

Android Circuit: Galaxy S6 Is Metal, Samsung Trashes Apple, Sony's Last Android Gamble

Taking a look back at the week’s news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including Samsung’s strong marketing around the S6, the metallic look of the new Galaxy handsets, Sony leaks its new tablet, pay to be seen in Google Play’s app store, …