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How Google embarrassed Apple

Google's new Pixel phone launched to positive reviews, largely because of the phone's new digital helper called Google Assistant.<p>As I wrote in my review of the new Google Pixel, it's relatively easy to make a high-end smartphone these days. The real challenge is lighting it up with unique software …

Google Assistant

Facebook tracks scary-specific details about your life. Here's what it knows

As the saying goes: “if you aren’t being sold, you are the product.” Nowhere is this more true than on Facebook.<p>The social network boasts nearly two billion users, and offers a staggering amount of free content that keeps most of us engaged hours each day. And in the future, it’s looking to further …

12 things you should know about the newer, smaller Xbox One

There's a new Xbox One! It's prettier. It's smaller. It's got a new gamepad. It's called the Xbox One <i>S</i>.<p>Here it is!<p>But this is much more than just a pretty new face. Here's everything we know about the new Xbox One S, coming in August 2016.

Now you can use emoji to order pizza

Picture the scene — you're at home, and hungry. Oh so hungry. You want pizza, but don't want to have to speak to another human being in order to get to it. You could order online, using Google's updated delivery search results to specify a pizza to be delivered through one of a number of takeout …

BitTorrent’s new app is a secure alternative to iMessage and Snapchat

BitTorrent’s not just a way to torrent anymore.<p>Released a couple years ago, BitTorrent Sync proved itself to be a great way to keep your files synced between machines without trusting a service like Dropbox with your data.<p>And now? BitTorrent Bleep, a serverless chat app, is here to show you you can …

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

New Tesla Model, Elio Three-Wheeler, Plug-In Hybrid Porsche: The Week In Reverse (Video)

<i>Why did winter hurt the performance of one Porsche we drove?</i><p><i>And what surprise did electric-car maker Tesla drop on us Wednesday morning?</i><p><i>This is our</i> …

Touchscreen-enabled routers double as home automation hubs

If at all possible, we like to keep our router and hub count down to a nice round number of "one." That's the idea behind a pair of new models from Almond which eliminate the need to have both a smarthome hub and router by combing them into one device. The Almond+ and Almond 2015 both support …

'Space Invaders' with real lasers is delightful, dangerous

What do you get with a laser cutter, Arduino know-how and way too much time on your hands? A slightly hazardous, live action Space Invaders game, of course! Maker Martin Raynsford created a silly, but wickedly fun real-world version of the classic arcade game just in time for Arduino Day on March …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Forget taking notes, this Bluetooth headset captures your calls

Journalists everywhere will weep with joy if this Bluetooth recording device comes to fruition (at least this one will). We're talking about Bluewire, a headset that records both sides of a smartphone or VoIP conversation over Bluetooth. That means if you're a reporter, lawyer or anyone else who …

Will Ant-Man end the Marvel success streak?

<i>Anghus Houvouras on whether Ant-Man will end the Marvel success streak….</i><p>The Marvel movies are beyond successful both with fans and financially. It’s …

The Aurisonics Rockets in-ear headphones are out of this world

Chances are, you've never heard of Aurisonics, so here's a little backstory<b>:</b> it's a company based in Nashville, Tenn., founded in 2011 by audio engineer and audio products designer Dale Lott.<p>Frankly, I'd never been all that impressed with Aurisonic's other headphones, so I had low expectations for …

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 …

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How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

Galaxy S6: what we’ve heard (and want to see) ahead of MWC 2015

Now that we’ve had a good look at what the Galaxy S6 from Samsung might end up looking like, we’re starting to wonder what the device will be as a …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition Gets Android 5.0 Lollipop

Several Google Play Edition devices such as the Moto G, HTC One M7, and HTC One M8 have received the sweet taste of the Android 5.0 Lollipop …

Zap&Go supercapacitor charger juices up in 5 minutes

Zap&Go is a small charger bid as the first graphene supercapacitor charger designed for smartphones and tablets, as well as any similar devices like …

Gear & Gadgets

Kanye West’s ‘808’s & Heartbreak’ Accoladed As The Most Groundbreaking Album Of All Time

Six years ago, Kanye West released ‘<i>808’s & Heartbreak</i>‘. This was his first project where he really explored other creative avenues outside of the …

Top 10 sporty concept cars of 2014

10. Kia GT4 Stinger<p>Not typically a brand that gets the heart racing, Kia has been making some noise at auto shows of late. It closed out 2013 by …

Get 58% Off TOCCs Wireless Feather Buds Headphones

Whether you’re off on your morning run or commuting to work, headphone cables shouldn’t slow you down. The TOCCs Feather Buds headphones let you enjoy your favorite tunes as you go about your day with total flexibility. Pair them with any Bluetooth device and enjoy your music — wirelessly.<p>With …

Man Builds Machine To Endlessly Swipe Right On Tinder To Meet New Women

One enterprising engineer decided to maximize his chances of obtaining a Tinder match by building a battery-operated robot to endlessly swipe right for him.<p>The Java developer, James Befurt, constructed the apparatus by writing a computer program that hooks up with what appears to be some type of …

Google Chrome

Game controller takes your real blood whenever you lose (update: suspended)

Forget playing games for cash -- if you <i>really</i> want to raise the stakes, try losing your actual blood when you lose in the virtual world. That's the concept behind Blood Sport, a crowdfunded project that modifies game controllers to drain your body when your character takes damage. Their …

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