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NASA's space vegetable project will soon provide lettuce to astronauts

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will soon have a new means of growing food. After several delays, NASA will launch the Vegetable Production System (or VEGGIE) aboard SpaceX's Dragon capsule on Monday. The plant growth chamber (which looks a bit like it belongs on <i>Star Trek</i>) will …

Next Attenborough documentary being filmed for Oculus Rift

David Attenborough's next production, <i>Conquest of the Skies</i>, is set to come not only to Sky 3D TV sets, but to virtual-reality headset Oculus …

Transforming Helicopter-Truck Hybrid Makes First Flight

A short flight and a big future<p>Yesterday Advanced Tactics announced the successful first flight of their Black Knight Transformer, a hybrid truck helicopter designed for military missions. In December, the truck completed driving tests.<p>One of the more modern features of the transformer, besides …

LG G3

The LG G2 was one of the most critically acclaimed phones of 2013, exceeding all expectations. Strange then that one year after this triumph, LG …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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PlayStation Now Beta Updated to Version 2.0; 19 Games Available: List and Screenshots Leaked

The <i>PlayStation Now</i> beta is well underway, and a tipster that opted to remain anonymous provided us with information about the recent 2.0 update made …

on time with Epic's next big game.

We've posted a video with the developers at Epic explaining their new game Fortnite, but we wanted to share our own hands-on impressions as well. …

Latest Mighty No. 9 Update Features a New ROM, Enemy Designs, New Stage and Keiji Inafune Drawing

<i>Mighty No. 9</i> gets a new update with new ROM screenshots, enemy design concept artwork and a video of Keiji Inafune actually sketching out some of his …

While Sony Celebrates 'Infamous' Sales, Microsoft/EA Still Quiet About 'Titanfall'

Sony took to their PlayStation blog yesterday to congratulate Sucker Punch for Infamous: Second Son racking up a million copies sold just nine days after launch. While it’s no earth-shattering COD or GTA total, those numbers are quite good, and definitely the best in the series’ history.<p>The news …

Land Rover's new concept can make a car transparent

Land Rover is showcasing a new concept that would give drivers a better view of the road through augmented reality. The Transparent Bonnet Concept utilizes cameras mounted in the car's grille to capture a view of the road that's usually obscured by the hood. This data is then fed to a heads-up …

Dell Chromebook 11 review

Chromebooks are the simplest computers you can buy today, but they’ve proven a tricky formula for manufacturers to get right. The perfect Chromebook is cheap, fast enough, well-built, and lasts all day long on a single charge. We’ve seen plenty of Chromebooks try and come up just short, hitting a …

Solar Impulse unveils new plane designed to fly around the world using only sunlight

Solar Impulse has unveiled the plane that it hopes will be able to take its pilots all the way around the world using only solar energy. The Solar Impulse 2 weighs just 5,000 pounds and has a 236-foot wingspan covered entirely in solar cells, more than 17,000 of which are on the plane in total. Its …

The Best Email App For iPhone Is Now On Android

The app that was so popular last year that cloud storage company Dropbox bought it just a few months after launch for about $100 million.<p>Mailbox syncs with your Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud and other email accounts to make the harrowing process of sorting through emails so much easier.<p>You can quickly swipe …

Texting App Lets Users Anonymously Criticize or Flirt With Phone Contacts

Secret and Whisper, the current darlings of the anonymous messaging market, are all about broadcasting your innermost thoughts — or Gwyneth Paltrow …

Digitimes: iWatch circuit board samples being delivered to Apple in preparation for September reveal

On Tuesday we reported that Apple was planning to reveal its entry into the wearable market in August or September. Now a new <i>Digitimes</i> report corroborates that timeframe. According to the new report, three different firms have supplied Apple with samples of flexible circuit boards that will be …

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: New signals detected in MH370 search

Teams searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have reacquired signals that could be consistent with "black box" flight recorders.<p>Australian vessel Ocean Shield heard the signals again on Tuesday afternoon and evening, the Australian official leading the search said.<p>Work was continuing to …

Malaysia Airlines MH370: Searching in an ocean of uncertainty

<b>The search for MH370 has illustrated once again just how poor are our maps of the ocean floor.</b><p>Scientists aren't joking when they say we know better the shape of Mars than we know the hard surface of the Earth.<p>The oceans are vast and only a small fraction of the seafloor has so far been described in …

Sony Online Entertainment Revealing Major Project Tonight

What is H1Z1?<p>Sony Online Entertainment, the studio behind EverQuest and Planetside 2, has launched a teaser site for it's next major project, ahead …

Mass Production of 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Set for July, 5.5-Inch Version Beginning in September

According to Japanese website <i>EMSOne</i> [Google Translate, via <i>G for Games</i>] citing Taiwan's <i>Industrial and Commercial Times</i>, Apple is planning to begin mass production of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in July with the larger 5.5-inch version to enter mass production in September.<p>The report notes that both …