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Is Wileyfox Swift 2015's Best Budget Smartphone?

WileyFox is a new name to the smartphone world. The British-based company has brought together partners from around the world to produce its first two handsets, the Swift and the Storm. They both promise an open and ‘freedom-rich’ experience with high specifications at a competitive price.<p>Today I’m …

Phones

Nuka-Cola Quantum available in time for 'Fallout 4'

No one really knows what's in those bottles of Fallout Beer, but they likely won't hit US shores. What <i>will</i> however is Nuka-Cola Quantum. The folks at <i>Fallout</i> developer Bethesda have teamed up with the purveyors of funky fizzy drinks, Jones Soda, to put the "irradiated" refreshment on Target shelves …

Lockheed Mounted A Laser Turret On Business Jet

Just for testing<p>Lasers could be the future of aerial warfare. Defense giant Lockheed Martin, which has already tested a directed energy weapon (or laser) on the ground, announced yesterday 60 successful tests of a laser turret on a business jet between 2014 and 2015. While the turret only fired a …

Aviation

Microsoft has a crazy plan to make your batteries last a lot longer

Right now, the way a laptop battery works is pretty straightforward:<p>You have a big lithium-ion hunk of a battery that dispenses power to your computer as the hardware says that it needs it.<p>Basically, that means that if you're doing something like playing a game or watching a movie, your processor …

Microsoft Surface

We live in a school bus to travel all the time — Yahoo Travel Inspirations

, Managing Editor<p><i>On the road. (Photo: Outside Found)</i><p>Last summer Will Hitchcock and Alyssa Pelletier were in the midst of an epic road trip through …

RVs

The Air Force will have combat lasers on its war planes by 2020

The Army has its HEL-MD (not to mention is working on GI Joe-style rifles and minesweepers); the Navy put a battleship-mounted railgun aboard the USS Ponce; and within the next five years, the Air Force expects to have laser weapons of its very own. These armaments, dubbed directed-energy weapons …

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MIT and Google's New Algorithm Removes Reflections and Fences From Photos

All the better to #trend with<p>There’s something that Little League baseball games, the zoo, and the top of the Freedom Tower all have in common. If you want to take a picture, you’ll probably have something obstructing your view, whether it be glass or a fence.<p>Soon, smartphone cameras may have a way …

Algorithms

'El Chapo' escape: Guards took 18 minutes to arrive at cell

<b>(CNN) —</b> Seven people who worked in the maximum-security prison that held Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have been charged in connection with his escape, Mexico's attorney general said Friday in a statement.<p>The prison workers will be jailed in the state of Guanajuato and the investigation continues, the …

Mexico

15 Bee-utiful Pictures Of Bees

A new book highlights the diversity of these fuzzy pollinators<p>If you read science news, you've probably heard a lot about the plight of the honey bee. These pollinators are responsible for producing a huge portion of the fruits and vegetables that we eat, including apples, berries, almonds, and …

Nature

Amazon Marks 20th Anniversary With “Prime Day,” Its Answer To Black Friday

Black Friday, the annual shopping extravaganza which brought in more than $1.5 billion in online sales alone last November, is arguably the single most important day for retailers in the U.S. Now Amazon wants to steal its thunder with Prime Day.<p>The e-commerce giant announced that it will mark its …

eCommerce

What's inside the Most Exclusive Website on the internet?

More than 45,000 people are currently in line to get access to the so-called "Most Exclusive Website" on the internet -- and most of them have no …

Internet

Want Google’s Cardboard VR Headset? OnePlus Is Giving Them Away For Free, If You Pay Shipping

Since about 10 seconds after Google launched its do-it-yourself Cardboard virtual reality headset, other companies have been selling pre-made clones — and Google is totally fine with that.<p>(Wondering WTF “Cardboard” is? The short version: it’s a virtual reality headset that uses your phone as the …

Virtual Reality

Americans Build Giant Robot, Challenge Japan To A Duel

Because of course they do<p>There are real, serious, military technology developments happening in the Pacific. This is not about that. This is about some dudes who built a giant robot for paintball battles because they could, and then challenged a giant Japanese robot to a giant robot duel. Giant …

Robotics

A Look At The Tech That Could Mean We Never Have To Charge Our Phones Again

Technology that can wirelessly power our devices on the go could change our world. Imagine never having to plug in your cell phone again, or technology that continuously keeps your electronic car battery running.<p>According to Energous Corporation, that day is just around the corner. Energous’ WattUp …

Electronics

Universes could be created during Tuesday's leap second

What's in a single second? An awful lot, depending on when and where you are in the universe. CNET's Eric Mack ponders the value of Tuesday's extra leap second.<p>In our modern age of flash crashes and instantaneous global communication, a lot can happen in a second. That means that the extra " leap …

Physics

Apple Announces Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

At its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple just announced the latest iteration of its desktop operating system.<p>Apple senior vice president Craig Federighi took the stage to debut the update, focusing on upgrades to Spotlight, the operating system’s built-in apps, and window …

OS X

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2015 in One Handy List

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was everything rumored, teased and then some. If you didn’t sit through the keynote for the past few hours, here’s a rundown of the highlights you shouldn’t miss. For more info, click the links below each story for full details.<p>OS X 10.11: El …

The 4 Biggest Things Google Announced Today

At its annual I/O developers conference Thursday, talk unsurprisingly centered on the company’s Android mobile operating system.<p>While the company …

Apple Pay

'Halo' tournament canceled because Xbox One game is still broken

<i>Halo: Combat Evolved</i> may have been one of the first console shooters to hit the competitive gaming circuit but a recent tournament was derailed because almost <i>six months</i> later, <i>The Master Chief Collection</i> is <i>still</i> broken. The official <i>Halo</i> eSports league, Halo Championship Series, had to cancel the …

Core Games on Mobile: Has the Time Come?

The mobile games market may reach $35 billion -- more than one-third of the entire global gaming industry -- by 2017.<p>When Apple wanted to show off the impressive capabilities of the iPhone 6, it highlighted a new video game called Vainglory, a state-of-the-art multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) …

Virtual Reality

‘Angry Birds': The $185M Movie We Never Asked For

Source: Sony<p>We live in the age of adaptations in Hollywood. Truthfully, the sooner we all come to terms with that, the sooner we can all enjoy the …

Astronomers build Earth-sized telescope to see Milky Way black hole

With its unprecedented resolution the EHT should be the first to see swirling gas on its final plunge over the event horizon into the Milky Way's supermassive black hole<p>An Earth-sized telescope will allow astronomers to glimpse the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.<p>Scientists across the …

Terrafugia's flying car project is still a couple of years away

Terrafugia's car/plane hybrid has been "coming soon" for nearly a decade and it will stay that way a bit longer. The Transition vehicle has come a long way since those early renders, and in a talk today Terrafugia COO / VP of Engineering Kevin Colburn explained some of the design decisions involved …

The Biggest Thing? Supervoid Spans a Billion Light-Years

BBC

Apple Watch Sport’s ‘Ion-X’ glass gets put through scratch test

If you’re still having trouble deciding between the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport, there’s a new video that may make it a bit easier. Not too long ago, a video was released that tested the scratch resistance of the Apple Watch’s sapphire glass panel, but today the Ion-X glass found on the Sport …

NVIDIA Quadro M6000 GPU and VCA

See the astounding numbers generated from our Quadro GPUs and Quadro Visual Computing Appliance (VCA):<p>- 25 million Quadro boards shipped<p>- 111 million big-game viewers with Quadro-powered broadcast graphics in 2015<p>- 100% of Oscar nominated films for "Best Visual Effects," 6 years running<p>- 2,300" …

Churchill Downs