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Hill Climb Racing

One of the most addictive and entertaining physics based driving games ever made! And it's free!<p>Meet Newton Bill, the young aspiring uphill racer. He …

Samsung made the world's largest hard drive, with nearly 16TB of storage

That's a lot of storage in a tiny space<p>There's a thing called the Flash Memory Summit in California, because of course there is. And there, <i>Golem.de</i> reports, Samsung has introduced the PM1633a. It's a terrible name for a wonderful thing: the world's largest hard drive, packed into a 2.5-inch case. …

Interview: Mike Johnson talks Star Trek

<b>With the release of Star Trek/Green Lantern #1 and the SDCC news of Star Trek: Starfleet Academy just breaking Villordsutch managed to sit down and</b> …

'Disease is no longer a problem' claims deadly bacteria | Dean Burnett

Following on from Nigel Farage’s claims that anti-discrimination laws are no longer needed in the UK, concerns about antibiotic resistance and investment in healthcare have been dismissed as irrelevant and wasteful by numerous deadly diseases<p>In a recent interview, Nigel Farage stated that …

Control Google Glass with your mind... and a second headset

Up until now, you can only navigate Google Glass by touching or talking to it, but London-based firm This Place just made it possible to control the device using something else: your brainwaves. The company just released an open source application called MindRDR that gives you something akin to …

‘Windows 9’ preview expected later this year with a focus on the desktop

Microsoft is busy preparing a second update to Windows 8.1, but the company is largely focused on a larger "Windows 9" release due next year. <i>ZDNet</i> reports that a preview of codename Threshold — which may or may not be named Windows 9 once it’s released — will be available later this year. The …

This Gadget Makes Gallons of Drinking Water Out of Air

Water is in the air nearly everywhere on earth, even in the most parched desert. But that doesn’t help much when you’re thirsty because most of that …

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: We're Getting Closer to Delivery by Drone

Amazon apparently is making progress on its goal of eventually delivering small packages to your home by drone.<p>In his annual letter to shareholders, made public Thursday, CEO Jeff Bezos provided an update on the company’s accomplishments and projects over the past year. That included a brief …

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This robot printer runs around the page laying down ink

Most pocket-sized printers are really shrunken versions of what you'd see on your desk. Rather boring, don't you think? Zuta Labs' upcoming Pocket Printer robot may liven things up a little. Instead of using an old-fashioned paper feed, it runs over the page laying grayscale ink. This Roomba-like …

StoreDot’s Bio-Organic Battery Tech Can Charge From Flat To Full In 30 Seconds

Want to charge your phone from flat to full in 30 seconds? Who doesn’t. But don’t get too excited yet — Israeli startup StoreDot‘s bio-organic fast-charging battery tech, which utilizes quantum dot technology, is only a prototype right now.<p>It’s not a full capacity battery yet either. And they …

Your Future Couch Could Be Made of Living Cells

What if the materials we are accustomed to using could change, move, <i>live</i>?<p>Consider this: A shirt that could self heal and grow back a sleeve if it …

Watch this massive game of Tetris play out on a Philly skyscraper (video)

Tetris is turning 30 (yes, thirty!) in June, so some folks threw it one epic pre-birthday party at Philly Tech Week's kickoff event this April 5th. What'd they do, you ask? They used the 29-story Cira Centre building as a screen to play an enormous game of Tetris that could be seen in many parts of …

NASA Just Released Surreal Footage Of A Solar Flare On The Sun

The AP has just released video from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The video shows a "mid-level" solar flare, or powerful burst of radiation on the sun's surface, that erupted on April 2.<p>NASA calls it "graceful" in the YouTube footage, setting classical music behind the blends of wavelengths of …

This Parody Video Perfectly Explains The Most Frustrating Part Of Being A Programmer

Essentially, they're sometimes forced to collaborate with business and sales executives who don't understand the first thing about how programming works.<p>So what happens when your co-workers or clients don't have a clue about what your job entails?<p>You end up getting assigned ridiculous tasks that …

128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card review: Spacious, speedy and spendy

Between music, photos and video, I have a lot of media files. I store some of them on my phone, but there’s really only so far you can get when the …

Sony and Panasonic unveil 1TB 'Archival Disc'

Companies breathe fresh life into optical discs by announcing a new standard for an "Archival Disc", designed as a cheap and robust way to store up to a terabyte of data<p>With MP3 downloads and online film streaming it sometimes seems that the optical disc is all but obsolete, despite relatively …

Creoir Ibis Smartwatch Concept Unveiled

With the smartwatch market expected to be worth around $19 billion by 2018, many companies are already well underway developing, marketing and some …

Hands On With The Galaxy S5 And The New Galaxy Gear Bands

We came, we saw, we checked our heart rates. As Samsung moves into wearables territory with the new Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear 2 bands, including the Neo and the Fit, we found that the devices were less about taking photos, media sharing, and other frippery and more about active designs aimed at …

Oral-B's smart toothbrush wants to fix our dumb hygiene habits (hands-on)

Were we expecting to find a Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush here at MWC? No, we weren't. Did we physically put it to the test, after a long line of other exhibition goers? No, we certainly did not. However, we'd be more than pleased to show you how the Oral-B's SmartSeries 7000 might earn its keep. As …

There’s a new, supposedly ergonomic 3D printing pen on the block

3D printing pens offer a quick, fun, no-experience-necessary entry into the world of 3D printing. But, so far, using them has been a pain. Literally. …

Must See HDTV for the week of February 25th: Oscars, Gravity and Game of Arms

The Winter Olympics are over and your normal programming schedule is back in full swing. The NHL is back for hockey fans, but Sunday is the big night for movies, as the 86th Annual Academy Awards air on ABC, hosted by Ellen Degeneres. The Best Picture category is looking particularly stacked with</i> …

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 …

Microsoft: We've Sold 2 Million Xbox Ones

This generation of console gaming is off to an explosive start. Microsoft has announced that it has sold 2 million Xbox Ones since its launch 18 days ago. The announcement comes hot on the heels of Sony saying that it had sold 2.1 million PS4s during its staggered international release.<p>“We continue …

PS4 Beats Xbox One For November Sales In North America

The November NPD report on the videogame industry is out, and while we don’t have specific numbers, Sony says that its PS4 beat out Microsoft’s Xbox One in total sales. It’s unsurprising because the PS4 came out one week earlier, giving it a little more time to bulk up those numbers for the …

The transparent and flexible electronics of the future could be printed with an ordinary printer

New liquid alloy promises a world of exciting possibilities<p>If the dreamers of the tech world have their way, the day will come when we'll use 3D printers to produce everything we need, from nourishing meals to spacecraft parts. Electronics have proven tougher to manufacture at home, however, due to …

World's first space tourist gives details on manned mission to Mars in 2017

Dennis Tito, the American entrepreneur who paid $20 million in 2001 for a trip to the International Space Station, spoke before a House subcommittee on space today to outline his plans for reaching Mars. According to Tito, the "Inspiration Mars" endeavor will be a fly-by mission that'll take two …

Iceberg the size of Singapore breaks from Antarctica to roam the ocean

NASA's Earth Observatory says that a vast chunk of ice the size of Singapore has broken away from Antarctica, and may soon start drifting in the Southern Ocean. Named B-31 by the US National Ice Center, the slab of ice is 21 miles by 12 miles in size and now floating in Pine Island Bay, south-west …

AOL closes Winamp media player after 15 years - Pocket-lint

AOL has announced that its music application Winamp will shut down on 20 December 2013 after nearly 15 years of service to audiophiles. AOL bought …

US Army To Get Iron Man Suits In Four Years (Video)

Last month we heard that the US Army were working on an Iron man style suit for soldiers, the project is called TALOS, which stands for Tactical …