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Why the Ultimate Italian Sandwich Took 2 Years to Create

Why did it take 2 years to create the perfect Italian sandwich? We spoke with its inventors—Court Street Grocers' Eric Finkelstein and Matt Ross—to find out<p>Meat-sandwich lovers are in luck—restaurants from Roman Candle Baking Co. in Portland, Oregon, to Publican Quality Meats in Chicago are doing …

Silicon Valley (TV Series)

Valve's SteamOS is ready to download -- only Linux vets are encouraged to apply

Just as promised, Valve has made its first release of SteamOS available for downloads at the same time it ships out prototype Steam Machines to 300 beta testers. Based on the Debian 7.1 flavor of Linux, SteamOS is a platform purpose built for playing PC games on the TV. Cutting out the cruft of …

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy …

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iPhone Thief Off The Hook Due To Privacy Laws

Kirk Darch bought his daughter, Katelyn, a brand new $900 iPhone 5 last summer for her 16th birthday. The iPhone was stolen from the mailbox of their …

China Will Kick Off December By Launching A Probe To The Moon

<i>China’s Chang’e-3 lunar probe will launch in the first week of December. If it successfully lands on the Moon, it will be the first probe from any country to do so in 37 years.</i><p>The Chinese space agency will be launching its Lunar probe Chang’e-3 from its Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 1:30 am …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

From runway to orbit and back

EVERY decade or so, enthusiasts dream up plans for yet another spaceplane—a craft that can take off from a runway like an aeroplane, fly up into …

What is the next major breakthrough for smartphones?

Has the pace of innovation been slowing down lately? We’re used to incremental improvements to the existing technology in our smartphones, but big, bold moves are much more exciting. Our expectations are higher than ever. There have been some interesting developments in the last year. Sony has …

Gear & Gadgets

America's first next-gen aircraft carrier takes high tech to sea

The USS Gerald R. Ford has been under construction for years. Today, the first-of-its-class carrier will be christened, ushering in an era of high-tech aircraft carriers.<p>The world's most-advanced aircraft carrier should be meeting a bottle of champagne today. Head on.<p>The USS Gerald R. Ford will be …

Military

Sony Won't Ban Early PS4 Users

There’s never an end to the little micro-controversies surrounding the impending launch of the Xbox One (via Microsoft) and the PlayStation 4 (via Sony.) It’s actually kind of fun for me to see the level and intensity of consumer interaction with these yet-to-be-released products.<p>The latest story …

Are Those Spidery Black Things On Mars Dangerous? (Maybe)

You are 200 miles directly above the Martian surface — looking down. This image was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Jan. 27, 2010. (The color was added later.) What do we see? Well, sand, mostly. As you scroll down, there's a ridge crossing through the image, then a plain, then dunes, …

A Fictional Journey Into Stephen Elop's World Without Xbox

An article at Bloomberg today posits that if selected as Microsoft’s next CEO, Stephen Elop may opt to sell or shut down the company’s Xbox and Bing brands. While this should be treated as speculation (it’s based on sources “with knowledge of [Elop’s] thinking”), it did supercharge my imagination. …

You can be 007 as Ready SIM launches data-only plan to access the mobile Internet anonymously

If you value your privacy on mobile devices, Roam Mobility has a product called Ready SIM for you. The Vancouver, Canada-based company has launched a new data-only plan that enables people to use the mobile Internet via a 4G data network without revealing their identity.<p>Ready SIM has built a system …

Solar Activity Ramps Up as Giant Sunspot Group Turns to Face Earth

The Sun is finally acting like it’s in solar maximum. Our Sun has emitted dozens of solar flares in since Oct. 23, 2013, with at least six big …

Streamnation 2.0 lets you easily share ripped movies with friends

Streamnation (formerly Stream Nation) is one of the most comprehensive solutions we've tested for storing and streaming your photos and videos, and today, it gets a bit better. The service now lets you share movies and TV shows you've ripped to your computer (and then uploaded to the cloud) with …

BitTorrent Sync hits 1M users, gets faster, adds API, and adds iPad support

BitTorrent Sync, the way to sync your files without Dropbox, without the cloud, and without the risk of the NSA snooping through your private data, just hit the million-user mark.<p>Over 30 petabytes — think 1.2 trillion pictures — has now been synced with the tool, BitTorrent said.<p>In addition, the …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Updated: Nov. 5, 2017<p>Editor’s Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is …

2014's Best New Winter Boots

Stomp around with impunity in these–the best winter boots of 2014.<p>The North Face Arctic Guide<p>Think of the Arctic Guide ($150) as a winter boot with the DNA of a minimalist trail runner. A waterproof-breathable upper paired with Primaloft insulation in the toes protects your foot from the elements …

Hiking

Massive Comet Could Hit Mars in 2014, and We Kind of Hope It Actually Does

2013 is still young and has yet to prove its mettle, but 2014 is already looking to do some astronomical upstaging — particularly with <b>Mars</b>. The Red …

Samsung Galaxy S5 to run 4GB of RAM? | Trusted Reviews

<b>Latest Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours have suggested the upcoming phone will benefit from a whopping 4GB of RAM alongside the much mooted 64-bit processor.</b><p>…

Hudway app delivers windshield HUD for driving

Free iPhone app provides an augmented-reality head-up display (HUD) for driving by reflecting it off your windshield.<p>After Garmin released its $129.99 HUD gadget in July, it was only a matter of time before something similar landed for smartphones.<p>Hudway is a free iPhone app (coming for Android by …

Augmented Reality

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

Aviation

Project Loon: Google's stratospheric Internet plan

The technology giant is launching another one of its 'moonshot' projects, an attempt to beam down wireless Internet signals to remote and rural communities with poor access to broadband connections

Project Loon

Computer chip plugs Flyers into advanced tracking system

The Philadelphia Flyers are taking advantage of a new wave of technology which can track their movements during practice.<p>There has been something of …

Turn Your iPhone Into A Digital Microscope With This $10 Hack

A new <i>Instructable</i> shows you how to turn your iPhone into a digital microscope capable of 175x magnification, allowing you to take photos of things …