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Honda Gets Ready For Indy 500 By Putting You In A 360-Degree Driver Seat

<b>WHAT:</b> A new 360-video shot from Honda’s two-seater Indy race car, for the brand’s “Fastest Seat in Sports” Indianapolis 500 campaign.<p><b>WHO:</b> Honda, RPA<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> It’s still enough of a novelty, that VR and 360-videos that put us in unique situations continue to get our attention. Race car driver is …

LMcable: first to charge both Android and iOS devices

Cables are messy – no need to reiterate that. We all know it, and we have to live with those tangle balls every single day. This is why solutions like wireless charging are so exciting to me, but there’s still a very important place for cables in our outlets. The only issue? Not all companies agree …

Planet Earth is getting a second season that was partially filmed by drones

<i>Planet Earth</i> is returning to TV later this year, and this time, it'll be in 4K. The original 11-part series debuted in 2006 and was the first BBC nature documentary to be filmed in high definition. It helped propel HDTV's popularity, and this new season will take those stunning nature shots a step …

Sigma reveals another couple of lenses you're probably going to want

In the "lenses-that-make-you-go-mmmmm" department, Sigma adds to its collection of fast, premium-build Art lenses with the Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art, the first medium telephoto zoom with a constant f1.8 aperture. That's the perfect focal range for portrait photography on a full frame camera, …

Cameras

An Egg-Shaped Drone Built To Nestle Into A Backpack

But not egg-sized<p>Drones mock the very existence of birds. These clumsy noisy human-built flying machines put human eyes into previously avian domains, scaring bears and provoking all sorts of natural animal rage. PowerVision Robot’s new drone isn’t just an attempt to usurp the sky from its …

Samsung's Ultra HD Blu-ray player is coming soon for $399

There aren't many Ultra HD Blu-ray players to choose from, but the first one you can buy is this one from Samsung. We'd seen it before at IFA last year, but this week Samsung announced the UBD-K8500 will go on sale in the US this March. Talking to reps from Samsung and the Ultra HD Association, I …

4K Ultra HD

Hands on with Casio’s ultra-rugged Android Wear smartwatch [Video]

Fossil and Tag Heuer may have been the first traditional watch companies to launch an Android Wear device, but it was never going to be long before Casio joined the game. The popular watchmaker has dabbled in the connected watch market for a few years now, and has finally unveiled its first Android …

These Secret Netflix Codes Will Unlock Thousands Of Hidden Genres

No matter where you go in the world (as long as it’s not China), you can stream <i>BoJack Horseman</i>. Netflix is now available in most countries, 190 to be exact, including Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. But what happens when you’re sick of</i> …

How to charge your cell phone battery in less than a minute

Is it possible to charge your phone from 0% to 100% in less than a minute? Yes. I just saw it happen.<p>But you'll need to put a special battery in your phone, drill holes through the case directly into the battery, put copper connectors in the holes and get a specialized 200 Watt charger.<p>Or you could …

Town rejects solar panels for sucking 'up all the energy from the sun'

The good people of Woodland, North Carolina are not 100% convinced by these solar panel thingamabobs, to put it lightly.<p>On Tuesday, the Woodland Town …

Airbus Wants To Save Minutes By Radically Rethinking Airplanes And Airports

All the comfort and benefits of shipping crates in the sky<p>Airplane passengers are terrible cargo. They’re autonomous, they don’t always follow instructions perfectly, and they need to take some time to settle into place before they’re comfortable and calm enough to move. In an efficiency-minded …

You can drive this $100,000 SandRacer on the street

It might not look like it, but this Zarooq Motors sand racing car is street-legal.<p>Built in the United Arab Emirates, this sleek but boxy dune jumper …

United Arab Emirates

13 hottest Vine stars that should be on your radar

These 11 Vine users have risen from relative obscurity and are now followed by millions of people. Some have even landed record deals or TV show and movie deals because of Vine — and they're the best of the best.

Amazon Black Friday deals go live this week

<i>Enjoy new deals every five minutes starting Friday, November 20 through Friday, November 27</i><p><i>Effortlessly keep tabs on top deals from anywhere with new “Watch A Deal” feature</i><p>SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 18, 2015– (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced holiday deals start on Friday, November 20, …

25 roads that everyone should drive in their lifetime

Some provide incredible views and others are works of art in their own right.<p>From an oceanside cruise in Hawaii to treacherous hairpin turns in the Swiss Alps, these roads prove that sometimes the journey is much more captivating than the destination.<p><i>An earlier version of this post was written by</i> …

Domino's unveils the DXP, the first purpose-built pizza-delivery vehicle

Domino's has just lifted the veil on the DXP, a vehicle built solely for pizza delivery. The car, which started life as an ordinary 2015 Chevrolet Spark, has been re-engineered for the sole purpose of delivering pizza and everything that entails, including keeping the food at the right …

San Diego

The Wikipedia for New Species (No Unicorns, Please)

When it comes to identifying all of the species on the planet, there’s not much you can say with certainty. Unicorns don’t make the cut; bunnies do. …

NASA's bringing space to your living room with new 4K TV channel

NASA has announced that it’s launching a new 4K television channel in November that will stream ultra-high definition (UHD) footage from the International Space Station and other missions.<p>Teaming up with Harmonic, a company that specializes in video delivery infrastructure, NASA says it will be the …

Ask Siri to divide zero by zero and get ready for an hilarious insult

Compared to more sedate virtual assistants like Google Now, Siri has always had a reputation for snark — whether it’s answering every annoying hypothetical question we can throw at it with equally sarcastic answers, or getting amusingly annoyed when we confuse him/her with rival AI assistants.<p>A …

New Regulations To Wipe Out 80% Of Airbnb Rentals In California's Santa Monica

The Los Angeles suburb of Santa Monica has instituted the nation’s toughest regulations on short-term rentals like Airbnb. Starting today, hosts will have to live on the property during the renter’s stay, register for a business license and collect the city’s 14 percent occupancy tax.<p>The city …

Santa Monica

Play the video game Elon Musk created at age 12

In 1984, before he started PayPal, or SpaceX, or Tesla, or posted his Hyperloop design, Elon Musk was a 12-year-old kid with a computer. Like many of the nerdier children of the '80s, myself included, Musk set out to create a video game reminiscent of the blocky Atari and Intellivision titles of …

HTML5

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The curve is subtle, but makes it less likely the screen will shatter when dropped on an edge, according to LG.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/5/1430818314820/de61942f-b784-4a1e-8308-8f7b866a2654-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

Phones

Three free utilities to make your computing life easier

Yesterday's post about Norton Identity Safe, the surprisingly good free password manager, got me thinking about other great freeware -- the utilities I use daily and, frankly, couldn't live without. And I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel like I'm hemorrhaging money -- so I thought I'd …

Software

Disney’s Lab Builds Buttons That Work By Manipulating Soundwaves Rather Than Electricity

I’m a fan of Disney’s research labs. Meant largely to help Disney discover new ways to innovate in their parks and products, it’s a seemingly endless stream of crazy thinking.<p>Much of what they build and share is really, really cool, but hard to imagine being used by anyone <i>outside</i> of Disney. This …

Filmmakers hack drone to carry 1,000 fps 4K camera

There are 4K cameras and drones, and then there's the Phantom Flex4K and the Aerigon drone --products that top the bad-assery charts in both categories. Drone cinematography outfit Brain Farm decided to pair them up, resulting in a video exactly as impressive as you'd expect. The company (which has …

Drones

Boeing has patented a ‘Star Wars’-style force field

Boeing has won a patent for a protective force field that could stop vehicles from being harmed by explosions, Popular Science reports.<p>It might sound futuristic — and it is. The patent isn’t about stopping bullets or lasers or anything like that, though. Instead, it detects explosions near a …

Finally, you can play Cards Against Humanity online

<i>UPDATE: 6:00 p.m. ET, March 11: The creator of CardsAgainstOriginality.com told Mashable that the site is running slower than usual. It is updating</i> …

Cards Against Humanity

Watch NASA test-fire the most powerful rocket booster ever built

In the coming decades, NASA is planning to lasso an asteroid and eventually launch a manned mission to Mars thanks to the firepower of its new Space Launch System, which is basically the polite name for what would be better called "this kick-ass new monster we built."<p>While the SLS and its huge …

Space Exploration

Google's new Chrome extension brings classic art to every tab

Following up on its successful Earth View experiment, Google's latest Chrome add-on is the Google Art Project extension. Like Earth View, the new addition turns your boring blank tabs into canvases for gorgeous imagery. Rather than highlighting satellite imagery, though, this extension pulls from …

Art