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Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA hitting Samsung Galaxy S5 in Australia now

One of our lucky readers in Australia woke up this morning to a little surprise from Samsung, Android 5.0 Lollipop has landed on his Galaxy S5.<p>We’ve seen the latest version of Android roll out to the same device in other markets around the globe. Starting in Poland it moved across Europe, but it is …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Virtual Reality, The Empathy Machine

I am standing on a street in Syria when the bomb goes off. My ears ring so loud I can hardly hear the screams as I stumble through the smoke. Looking down, there’s a man cradling a crimson-soaked loved one on the curb. Others run for cover. I pull off my virtual reality headset.<p>I’ve never been to …

Virtual Reality

New app promises to give your iPhone a 32MP camera

How would you like an app that transforms your regular 8-megapixel iPhone 6 camera into a 32-megapixel one?<p>Okay, so it’s not <i>exactly</i> as miraculous as it sounds, but photography app Hydra is a worthy tool to add to your virtual camera bag. It works by taking a series of up to 60 small images and then …

Pono Player review: A tall, refreshing drink of snake oil

We give Neil Young's high-res music player a spin and do a few cochlea kegels.<p>One of my Ars colleagues hadn't yet touched the Pono Player—the Neil …

The Storm eBike Is A $499 Entry-Level Electric Bike

It’s been a while since I got to do a fun demo on some kind of electric vehicle, so last week we took a trip to Golden Gate Park with the Storm eBike.<p>It’s a electric bicycle designed to be cheap and practical. It’s the 1987 Honda Civic of electric bikes, stripped down to the basics. There’s no …

Electric Bikes

RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

Here's a look at the best smartphones you can buy today.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available in</i> …

NASA Takes Fight Against Drought Into Earth's Orbit

Yesterday, NASA launched SMAP, Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite, strapped to an unmanned United Alliance Delta II Rocket. Whereas many of …

Pictures of the Week 1.1.15

Google Earth's third-party app support is going away, for now

Google Earth's technology has led to some pretty cool third-party projects over the past six years, but you may not see many of those efforts for at least a little while. Google has announced that it's retiring Earth's app programming interface within a year. Any mapping software built using that …

Supercomputer gives most accurate picture yet of star formation

Scientists may finally have an answer to the question of why fewer stars than expected form out of interstellar material. So far, the best simulations have predicted that nearly <i>all</i> the matter in vast clouds of interstellar gases would eventually cool and become stars. However, only a small …

A tale of two Chromebooks: one size doesn't fit all

I've been spending a lot of time with Chromebooks. About one a month for the last six months, if my math is correct. Lately, though, I've found myself in the somewhat unusual situation of testing two models at once. Two very different models, I should add. On the one hand, we have the Toshiba …

Bose wants to launch a streaming music service

Bose doesn't want to rely solely on fashionable audio gear to compete with the likes of Beats and Sonos --it's venturing into the online music space, too. <i>Hypebot</i> highlights a job listing for a senior designer that would help shape a "next generation streaming music platform" and a matching …

'Mutarium' prototype is the perfect farm for edible plastic-eating fungi

Biodegradable plastics exist because traditional ones take between 20 and 1,000 years to break down in the wild, often blocking waterways and killing animals as that all happens. That's why two industrial designers and a group of microbiologists have designed a way to break down plastic -- and …

Firefox for iOS is coming, but it's not what you think - ExtremeTech

Firefox for iOS is coming, but it’s not what you think<p>By on December 5, 2014 at 5:03 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

Software

Seagate's first shingled hard drives now shipping: 8TB for just $260 - ExtremeTech

Seagate’s first shingled hard drives now shipping: 8TB for just $260<p>By on December 8, 2014 at 2:18 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from …

Seagate Technology

Foxconn's robotic workforce isn't precise enough to assemble iPhones - ExtremeTech

Foxconn’s robotic workforce isn’t precise enough to assemble iPhones<p>By on December 8, 2014 at 4:55 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from …

Curiosity rover finds ancient Mars lakebed with strong potential for harboring ancient life - ExtremeTech

By on December 9, 2014 at 8:47 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>NASA’s Curiosity rover has found …

With Windows 10, Microsoft could move to a subscription-based model - ExtremeTech

By on December 9, 2014 at 11:40 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Microsoft has indicated that …

Windows 10

Hyper haptics: Invisible, touchable 3D shapes created with blasts of ultrasound - ExtremeTech

By on December 10, 2014 at 9:29 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Computer scientists from the …

Gift Guides

Comcast sued for turning private home routers into public hotspots - ExtremeTech

By on December 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Early last summer, Comcast …

China's new microwave pain beam burns you from the inside out - ExtremeTech

China’s new microwave pain beam burns you from the inside out<p>By on December 10, 2014 at 1:49 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

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US Navy's first laser weapon cleared for combat, blows up a boat, a small plane (video) - ExtremeTech

US Navy’s first laser weapon cleared for combat, blows up a boat, a small plane (video)<p>By on December 11, 2014 at 7:17 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Billionaire Paul Allen sets up new medical institute to discover how living cells actually work - ExtremeTech

By on December 11, 2014 at 12:29 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen …

Atoms

Intel unveils its Internet of Things strategy, prepares to go head-to-head with Qualcomm - ExtremeTech

By on December 11, 2014 at 11:37 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In an opening salvo of what is …

Internet of Things

IBM, Intel, Qualcomm join dozens of tech companies to argue against net neutrality - ExtremeTech

By on December 11, 2014 at 2:03 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The debate over net neutrality …

ET deals: Dell Inspiron 20 touch all-in-one desktop for $249, plus monitor deals - ExtremeTech

By on December 11, 2014 at 6:15 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>We’ve just come across this …

Ford Sync 3 simplifies the interface (again), ditches Microsoft for Blackberry's QNX OS - ExtremeTech

Ford Sync 3 simplifies the interface (again), ditches Microsoft for Blackberry’s QNX OS<p>By on December 12, 2014 at 7:17 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Google, spotting a gap in the VR market, pushes Cardboard on the Play Store - ExtremeTech

By on December 12, 2014 at 2:01 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Remember that neat little …

Samsung and Apple team up on 14nm FinFET, chips expected in 2015 - ExtremeTech

By on December 12, 2014 at 4:31 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The will-they-won’t-they dance …

The Pirate Bay 'revived' by rival IsoHunt, while figures show no decline in piracy after shutdown - ExtremeTech

The Pirate Bay ‘revived’ by rival IsoHunt, while figures show no decline in piracy after shutdown<p>By on December 15, 2014 at 11:43 am<p>This site may …