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Anonymous strikes again at ISIS social media

The hacktivist collective Anonymous has announced a fresh round of attacks on the Twitter and Facebook accounts of Islamic State members in Operation …

First Apple and Android dual-charger smashes fundraising goal

A dual-charger for iOS and Android phones and tablets has smashed its funding target on Indiegogo, raising £18,000 in a matter of days. Echo Connect …

Energy Pro 9 review

Pros<p>Decent screen, fast processor, practical keyboard, fair price<p>Cons<p>Feels a little unbalanced in keyboard dock, can't adjust angle of screen, no …

Raspberry Pi is UK's best selling computer

The humble Raspberry Pi has become the biggest selling UK computer, the Raspberry Pi Foundation<p>has announced.<p>The stripped-back microcomputer designed …

Look Inside The World’s Most Advanced X-ray-Shooting Superlab

14 acres of room for 60 beamlines, 4,000 researchers, and a lot of science<p>Although the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS-II)--what the U.S. Department of Energy hails as the "most advanced synchrotron facility in the world"--was officially dedicated last Friday at Brookhaven National Lab, …

X-rays

A Battery-Powered Saw Rips Through A Car Door [Tested]

We try out the first cut-off saw that runs on batteries<p>Ask any stonecutter or fireman about the most important tool in their arsenal, and they’ll likely tell you it’s the cut-off saw. Designed to slice through steel and stone, cut-offs are the workhorse of many job sites—and they have an engine to …

TSA

How To Build A Hovercraft From Styrofoam Plates

Just in time for Marty McFly's arrival in the future<p>If you believe the old Hollywood prophecies, Marty McFly will be hopping out of Doc Brown’s DeLorean on October 21st. And when he gets to the future, he’ll need a hoverboard. You can do your part to prevent a time paradox--just slap together this …

How To Build A Roman Catapult In Your Backyard

How to Build a Catapult in an Afternoon<p>Long before the invention of gunpowder, ancient armies used siege engines to hurl all sorts of terrible, yet creative, missiles. The Carthaginians put poisonous snakes in clay jars and then launched them at enemy ships. The Romans preferred to throw bags of …

Woodworking

Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Obliterate Humanity

It's not smart enough to turn sinister<p>Elon Musk is terrified of artificial intelligence (AI). The founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors predicts it’ll soon be "potentially more dangerous than nukes," and recently he gave $10 million toward research to "keep AI beneficial." Stephen Hawking has likewise …

Artificial Intelligence

More Powerful Raspberry Pi 2 Will Run Windows 10

Microsoft's giving away its OS for free to interested makers<p>Pretty soon, all of your things will have Internet: your car, your refrigerator, perhaps even your desk. That proposition is getting even easier with a pair of announcements from the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Microsoft that encourage the …

FCC Chief Proposes Stricter Net Neutrality Rules For Broadband

Regulations apply to both wired and wireless providers<p>Four months after President Obama asked the Federal Communications Commission to adopt strict net neutrality measures, the agency has come up with a plan. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that he will submit a proposal to the agency's …

Net Neutrality

A Security Expert Just Published 10 Million Passwords And Usernames

Here’s what you can do to keep yours from making any future lists<p>Yesterday, security consultant Mark Burnett released 10 million passwords and corresponding usernames in a data set he made using existing information. And he promises it's for the greater good.<p>Burnett says he had to write a blog post …

Big Dog Robot Family Gets A Faster, Lighter Little Brother

Good luck kicking this dog down<p>One parking lot in Massachusetts is witness to a tremendous amount of robo-evolution: outside the office of Boston Dynamics, where the robot-building company routinely tests its latest creations.<p>Google bought Boston Dynamics in 2013, and its lineup includes Big Dog, a …

Britain Launches First Driverless Car—And It’s Precious

Google's self-driving cars face some cute competition<p>Britain’s first driverless car doesn’t look like a car at all. The electric-powered LUTZ Pathfinder launched Wednesday, wandering the sidewalks of London’s Greenwich neighborhood, and it’s closer in appearance to a runaway cockpit of a small …

Autonomous Cars