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Microsoft ends support for IE8, IE9, IE10, and Windows 8

Microsoft today ended support for old versions of Internet Explorer, including IE8, IE9, and IE10, as well as Windows 8. For the browsers, the company has also released a final patch (KB3123303) that includes the latest cumulative security updates and an “End of Life” upgrade notification.<p>End of …

A BB-8-Style Rover Could Help Us Explore Rough Martian Terrain

The Force is strong with this rover<p><i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> introduced a new ball-shaped robot, BB-8, to a galaxy far, far away. Coincidentally, researchers on Earth have proposed building a Mars rover that can transform into a ball to roll across the red planet. The scientists will detail …

Google Now Has an Official Virtual Reality Boss to Take On Facebook's Oculus

One executive move shows how Google is getting serious about VR and enterprise.<p>As Facebook and Microsoft have plowed ahead with virtual reality, Google has looked like it’s behind. But, in 2016, it may be serious about catching up.<p>The search giant is forming its own dedicated division for virtual …

Your iPhone won't blind you at night thanks to this handy feature

A new feature called Night Shift in iOS 9.3, which is currently in beta, means the days of being blinded by your phone in the middle of the night should be over soon.<p>Night Shift employs a technique similar to Mac and Windows app F.lux, changing the tint of your screen from blue to yellow at night …

Miitomo is Nintendo's first smartphone game

Nintendo announced its plans to develop smartphone games in March, but has otherwise been relatively silent on the matter -- until now. The company …

Whoopsies: Some Nexus 5X cases have a major design fail

Your shiny new Nexus 5X is a great phone, but is your case making it practically unusable? It turns out that there’s a <i>serious</i> problem with some cases that are out on the market today.<p>Specifically, some cases actually cover the primary microphone found on the bottom of the phone.<p>Reddit user …

Verizon completely forgot its new logo on the Droid Turbo 2

In case you haven’t heard, Verizon announced a new ‘shatterproof’ phone today. While giving the Droid Turbo 2 a run-down, however, we noticed something odd – the phone uses Verizon’s old logo.<p>Early September, Verizon refreshed its logo to something a bit less terrible (maybe). Albeit still …

Illustrations of Iconic Buildings From Popular Movies and TV Shows

Fred Birchal has created a series of stylized illustrations that depict iconic buildings from popular movies and television shows. The firehouse from</i> …

Clasp Burner : Portable Burner That Looks Like a Large Key Ring

<b>Clasp Burner</b> is a portable BBQ equipment, yep, a burner that looks like a set of keys on a large key ring. It’s a gas burner that optimizes its …

Traditional Japanese Instruments Used for a Mesmerizing Cover of Michael Jackson’s "Smooth Criminal"

As the King of Pop, Michael Jackson has a discography that many have covered and sampled over the years, but this rendition by Yoshimi Tsujimoto might be the most unique yet. The Japanese musician is a professional shakuhachi (bamboo flute) player and, with the help of her backup koto …

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Shake Cats: Ridiculous Portraits of Felines Photographed Mid-Shake by Carli Davidson | Colossal

<p>For her latest series Shake Cats, Portland photographer Carli Davidson trained her high speed camera on a parade of flittering felines, capturing …

This Artist's Pun-tastic Artwork Is The Cutest Wordplay Ever

Because puns are fun.<p>While we often shudder at the thought of cheesy pun humor, these wordplay illustrations are pretty adorable.<p>Artist Keren Rosen illustrates literal interpretations of idioms, phrases and nouns making for the most punderful art you've ever seen. The artist, who began her series …

London Mayor calls for UK to legalise hoverboards

Boris says they're a 'new and potentially liberating form of personal mobility.'<p>Even though they can't actually levitate, "hoverboard" self-balancing scooters have become a huge hit. Celebrities are jumping on the two-wheeled bandwagon, either signing deals to promote the next big brand or …

The most popular Popcorn Time fork has been shut down

Perhaps for good<p>Is Popcorn Time's wild run coming to an end? One of the two biggest versions of the illegal streaming service, popcorntime.io, was reportedly shut down for good last week after a dispute between developers. The website itself is unavailable, the app no longer works, and an official …

With Help from Local Motors and Chevy, Domino's Rolls Out Custom Oven-Equipped Pizza Delivery Cars

The unusual partnership points towards a future filled with small-run, purpose-built vehicles<p>Yesterday Domino’s Pizza pulled the sheets off of their …

Launchify for Android knows which apps you'll need next

I use a bunch of different apps through the day on my Android phone, and placing their icons on my home screen makes it look cluttered and doesn’t leave much room for gestures that launch actions.<p>Launchify offers a solution in the form of a handy shortcut bar that lives in your notifications and …

Hoverboards in the UK are catching on fire while they charge

LONDON — Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters rushed to a blaze in a bedroom in Southwark this month after a charging hoverboard caught …

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Listen to YouTube audio on Android with your screen turned off

Even if you can’t find a song you want to hear on a streaming music service, you’ll probably find it on YouTube. The video platform is an excellent resource for finding tunes in a jiffy.<p>Unfortunately, YouTube’s Android app keeps the screen on while it plays videos, and chews through your battery in …

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Nike confirms self-lacing sneakers from 'Back to the Future' are real

<b>Update: 10/21/15, 3:30 p.m. ET</b>: The Michael J. Fox Foundation has confirmed the self-lacing Nike Mag sneakers will be released in 2016.<p>Marty McFly's …

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This Machine Turns Crummy Plastic Bags Into Haute Totes

Cities around the world are banning plastic bags, and for good reason: They’re used for all of 20 minutes before polluting our earth for 1,000 stubborn years. But often, consumers won’t reuse those alternative reusable bags anyway.<p>So another solution might be to turn plastic bags into more …

This Device Will Turn Your Clunker Into A Smart Car for $200

Backed by frogVentures, Voyomotive is tackling the burgeoning connected-car space.<p>Tech companies and automakers are racing to get more connected cars on the road, but unless consumers have a few grand to spare on a new ride, they’re missing out on some of the fuel savings, security, and diagnostic …

Zero Gravity Spheres Float In Midair So You Can Touch The Future

At heart, they’re really just a few balls floating in the airstream of some fans. But coupled with light and motion, Ryo Kishi’s kinetic sculpture ObOrO feels like a peek into the future.<p>The artist, who is a bit obsessed with the sci-fi trope of floating spheres, has constructed a small piece of …

Back to the Future "brought the future closer" say designers

Sci-fi movie Back to the Future II created a "self-fulfilling prophecy" that helped shape today's interactions and objects, according to contemporary …

Intricately Rustic Designs Carved into Antique Farm Equipment

Sculptor Dan Rawlings has carved a name for himself into the art world with his eccentric and rustic hand cut sculptures. The UK-based artist makes use of a variety of antique tools and farm equipment as a foundation for his artwork, creating pieces that have an appealing contrast between the …

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This Illustration Took 300 Hours to Draw, Dot by Dot

'Patience and Discipline' is both the work's title and what Xavier Casalta and Rémy Boiré needed to make it.<p>Before the printing press, European monks passed the entirety of written knowledge down through the ages in hand-written manuscripts, accompanied by intricate illuminations that distracted …

Watch the Life-Like Motion of This Wooden Hummingbird Automaton

Derek Hugger designs his automata the hard way. He uses Illustrator for the initial basic forms, sketching them out on a Wacom tablet, and then uses animation software to see them in motion.<p>“More than really overthinking it, I just started drawing stuff,” he says. “I just kind of kept going at it …

Aluminum tube turns iPhone into a 3D scanner

The 3D-printing future is here, but unfortunately it’s still cost-prohibitive for many people who want to get in on the newest making revolution. But an upcoming project just launched on Kickstarter may just have the solution to that problem.<p>The Eora 3D scanner connects to your smartphone to create …

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Google Maps for Android adds navigation detours, cheapest gas nearby

Google Maps on Android is about to get a lot more convenient: you’ll soon be able to find the cheapest gas around you and add detours to your route.<p>Over the “next few weeks,” an update to the Android app will allow you to view gas stops along your route, including their price for regular-grade …