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Microsoft's $100 folding keyboard connects to any phone or tablet 

The end of autocorrect! Microsoft’s $100 folding keyboard connects to any phone or tablet<p><b>Microsoft’s universal foldable keyboard goes on sale in</b> …

Meet The Man With Two Functioning Penises

<b>WARNING: There is NSFW material (including pictures) in this post. Please view with discretion.</b><p>Snakes and lizards have what is called hemipenes, …

Miele's new oven redefines high-end with its price and features at CES

The Miele Dual Fuel 48-inch Range has the smarts and capabilities to cook anything, and the price will certainly burn your bank account.<p>LAS VEGAS -- What would an oven have to do to be worth $14,000? Miele hopes to answer that question with its brand new, US-specific, 48-inch Dual Fuel Range. It …

What It's Like To Live In The World's Lightest Freestanding Tent

Do you get wet when it rains? Can you feel the weight saving on your back? Are the tiny interior proportions worth a few fewer ounces? And, most …

Backpacking

Why can’t you tickle yourself?

It’s almost impossible to get a laugh by self-tickling, says David Robson, and the reason why tells us surprising things about the brain and consciousness.<p>If you want to probe some of the great mysteries of the human mind, all you need is a duster and your feet. Sit back, take your shoes and socks …

The Brain

5 Android apps you can't miss this week! - Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to Google Play Weekly! Here are your headlines this week:<p>Hyundai announced an Android Wear app that will remote start your car and find it in a parking lot.<br>• Monument Valley developer shows that piracy is still alive and strong on Android.<br>• A Need for Speed: No Limits teaser video appeared …

Apps

Why the quantum dot is the hottest TV tech going

If you’ve been paying attention to the market for TVs over the last few months, and especially during CES this week, you’ve been hearing a lot about 4K and 8K. But the real action today, and going forward, is in quantum dots.<p>Known alternately as QDots or nanocrystals, quantum dots are the …

Ditch the cigarettes to see comet Lovejoy, says astronomer

Glowing green comet Lovejoy is making its closest approach to Earth at the moment<p>Stargazers hoping to catch a glimpse of comet ‘Lovejoy’ this weekend should ditch the cigarettes, an astronomer has advised.<p>The glowing green comet is making its closest approach to Earth at the moment, proving amateur …

This black box promises to wirelessly charge a dozen gadgets at once

Energous says its WattUp tech can charge from up to 15 feet away<p>Most phones that can be wirelessly charged today still have to sit right on top of a charging pad — in fact, even being slightly misaligned with the pad can cause a phone <i>not</i> to charge. Now, the company Energous says that it has a …

Disney Builds An Adorable Robot To Etch Massive Pictures Onto The Beach

Look — I love my job. But <i>damn</i> do the folks at Disney’s research labs have a fun looking gig.<p>We’ve seen them build systems that let them 3D print impossible spinning tops, software to turn 3D models into massive parade balloons, and solutions for doing motion capture outdoors with nothing but a few …

CES 2015: Intel’s $150 Compute Stick Turns Any HDTV Into A Windows PC

Tiny, cheap, and simple to set up, Intel’s stick PC can make your dumb TV into a full-fledged computer<p>There were some impressively thin laptops and convertibles this year at CES. But the trophy of the tiniest PC has to go to Intel’s just-announced Compute Stick. Despite being just four inches long, …

Drones are getting better faster than anyone expected

For the past few years, one of the most exciting class of gadgets on display at CES has been drones. But the basic rules of what a drone was, and what it did, were stable. They got cheaper, lighter, and easier to use even as they became more powerful. But it was still a flying craft with a camera …

Dolby has a better vision for the future of TV

When it came to TVs at CES this year, one catchphrase stood out from the rest: high dynamic range. HDR content and equipment means you’ll get television shows and movies that are brighter and incredibly vivid, with better color reproduction than you’ve ever seen at home. 4K resolution may be nice, …

The first truly wireless earbuds are here, and they're awesome

Every few months I boot up my Google machine and search for "wireless earbuds." I have great over-the-ear headphones that I love, but there are just too many times when I need something more portable. That forces me to deal with problems like durability and fit, and the fact that the wires on every …

12 Best and Worst Things We Saw at CES 2015

Today marks the end of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the biggest trade show on the planet, and a sprawling preview of the most …

CES

CES 2015: 25 new products and technologies worth talking about

In many ways, this year’s CES technology show in Las Vegas is business as usual. Devices are getting thinner, a new acronym is spawned every minute, and every company is revolutionising something in their press releases.<p>What are the products whose implications will last longer than the in-show …

CES

Colliding black holes could warp space-time itself

If the two black holes meet, they could release as much energy as 100 million supernova explosions as they shatter their galaxy, a new study finds.<p>A team of prominent researchers has discovered what appears to be the start of two massive black holes at the centers of their own galaxies beginning to …

The boy who put a star in a jar

The moment came on 5 March last year, when Jamie Edwards, then 13, flicked the switch and waited with bated breath. “Seeing that purple glow that [was] the best part,” said Edwards. As the neutron detector confirmed it, Edwards knew he’d become the world’s youngest fusioneer.<p>“What I’ve done, it’s …

Physics

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

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 …

Sling TV

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

10 Energy Breakthroughs of 2014 That Could Change Your Life

Hoverboards aside, 10 technologies debuted to save energy—and the planet.<p><b>From a new kind of light bulb to a carbon-removing power plant, a dazzling array of new technologies debuted this year that promise to save energy and help fight global warming.</b><p>They're not just gee-whiz hoverboards—levitating …

Get unlimited photo editing filters with Shift for Android

The problem with many photo editing apps on Android is the inability to customize filters to your liking. Sure, VSCO Cam and other similar apps allow you to dial down the filter after you select it, but after that you’re stuck editing your picture with the same routine of brightness, contrast, and …

Time-lapse videos of Earth capture line between life and death

Astronaut Alexander Gerst combines more than 12,000 photos taken about the International Space Station in 2014 into a collection of spellbinding videos that show our lively planet in gorgeous HD.<p>We've already taken a look at some of the best still photos captured of the Earth from space in the past …

12 Monkeys TV series can control your living room lights

Syfy’s original series is the first with a 'light track' that adjusts room lighting to on-screen action<p>Owners of Philips Hue light bulbs will have the chance to experience something rather unique with the premiere of 12 Monkeyson Friday, January 16th. The Syfy original drama based upon the 1995 …

Ahead of the curve: Samsung, LG and the bendable phone

Flexible and foldable smartphones may be years away, but Samsung and LG are laying the groundwork today.<p>One day, you may be able to fold, roll and stretch your smartphone, turning the device into a tablet, laptop or TV -- whatever the situation requires.<p>Sounds farfetched? South Korean tech giants …

Artists create EP of 'space music' from NASA's audio archive

We have a soft spot for all things outer space here at Engadget, so naturally an EP of tunes constructed entirely with audio clips from said exploration caught our eye... and ears. NASA recently released a massive library of sound files on SoundCloud, including rocket engine sounds and radio …

Tech Things I’m Excited about in 2015 Because 2014 Was so Boring

Goodbye 2014. You were okay, but ultimately sort of meh when it comes to tech.<p>Sure all our phones got a little better. Smartwatches powered by Android appeared and were immediately added to the catch-all drawer with our Fitbits, Nike FuelBands and Jawbone ups. Computers are still about as exciting …

In 2015, Software Eats The Wearable World

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Elliot Loh is a founder and partner at the San Francisco startup studio The Giant Pixel Corp. Kunal Agarwal is an entrepreneur in residence at Giant Pixel.</i><p>2014 will be remembered as the year that wearables leapt into the Silicon Valley mainstream. Tech giants like Apple, Google, …

IMAX 3D Camera

The smallest, lightest IMAX camera<p>No cinema camera captures mind-blowing images like an IMAX camera, but because the cameras are so loud and heavy (the 3-D versions are around 200 pounds), cinematographers have to pick and choose when to use them. The new IMAX Digital 3D Camera weighs only 38 …

Cinematography