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The beginner's guide to buying a drone: everything you need to know

By David Nield<p>If you've decided it's time to get involved in the drone revolution but you're not sure where to start then we're here to help - here's …

Top Ten: Best Cordless Power Drills

(Image credit: Katie Holdefehr)<p>Whether you're looking for a cordless drill for Dad, for your summer projects, or for a recent grad's first grown-up …

Lasers Uncover Massive, Hidden Cities In Cambodian Jungle

Laser technology recently revealed several ancient Cambodian cities — making up what was once the world’s largest empire, in the 12th century — …

Archaeology

Blacksmiths Build the Flame-Spitting Sword from Voltron

The Men at Arms folks can retire now. Not only did they faithfully recreate the blazing sword from <i>Voltron</i>, but they took “blazing” in the best, most …

The Difference Between a Debt’s “Statute of Limitations” and Your Credit History

You have to be careful with debt collectors because dealing with them can affect your finances in some unexpected ways. For instance, agreeing to …

Personal Finance

The Future Is Now: Laser Weapons & Interstellar Travel

One of the quintessential sci-fi inventions that exists in both the <i>Star Trek</i> and <i>Star Wars</i> canons is the laser weapon (okay, <i>Star Trek</i> calls it a …

Geek

The Bendy Smartphone Of The Future Is (Almost) Here

Lenovo just introduced a very different kind of device.<p>Sure, you could get a smartwatch -- but why bother when you could just wrap a phone around your wrist?<p>That's the question asked by Lenovo, which on Thursday introduced an experimental smartphone that can bend like a bracelet.<p>It's called the …

Cruising into the future

<i>The cruise ship industry is a multi-billion-dollar business worldwide, but with both ships and passenger numbers set to grow in the coming decades,</i> …

Shipping

How to Make Metal Coins Magically Float on Water

Coins are supposed to sink. When you toss ‘em in a fountain, they drop right down to the bottom, right? Not always. There’s a trick that can actually …

Five Emerging Technologies in Science That Will Shape our Lives in the Coming Years

Credit<p>Most of us don't think we are living in a futuristic utopia. But if you look around at many of the exciting advancements in technology, you will see that life is starting to look more and more like science fiction every day.<p>Cool new technologies are emerging constantly in the science world. …

Fall in love with this functioning Fallout Pip-Boy smartwatch

Dogmeat may be the cutest companion in the hit video game Fallout 4, but the Pip-Boy is by far the handiest. It monitors radiation, tracks your health, contains a radio, lets you access maps and stores your inventory list. Never venture out into a post-apocalyptic wasteland without it. At last, you …

Color Schemes

First Click: Microsoft’s beautiful new Xbox shows why modular gadgets are doomed

What is the Xbox One S? It’s an Xbox One streamlined into a prettier, lovelier box that’s 40 percent smaller. Microsoft’s made some internal upgrades as well, but the basic point is that this beautiful new Xbox is the product of the classic cycle of inventing new technology and then innovating by …

Gear & Gadgets

This Wood Turned "Brick" Bowl Took 3 Years to Make

As anyone who works with natural materials will tell you, woodworking isn't like other manufacturing practices. Like horseback riding (as opposed to …

Apple reveals iOS 10, including redesigned Messages and Apple Music apps, with updates to macOS and Watch

Apple has completely overhauled much of the iPhone’s operating system, alongside updates to almost every piece of software it makes.<p>The company …

Check out all the new features coming soon to the Apple TV

This year, it's all about the new software.<p>When Apple released the fourth-generation Apple TV, it came with a new operating system called tvOS, an App Store for tvOS apps, and a host of new ways to connect to your screen using the new Siri remote control, which lets you navigate your Apple TV using …

Incredibly Rare Child Born With Scaled Armor Skin

*Be advised that some readers may find the images below disturbing. A few days ago, a farmer’s wife in Nagpur,...The post Incredibly Rare Child Born …

Six Stupendous New Gadget Projects on Kickstarter This Week

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>New company from Tivoli Audio’s founder is making some beautiful machines for listening.<p>Helps children learn about schedules …

Nanofiber film could lead to electronic skin

If you want electronic skin or other transparent wearable devices, you need to send a current through that skin. However, it's hard to make something that's both conductive <i>and</i> transparent -- and that's where a team of American and Korean researchers might save they day. They've developed a …

The 10 best iOS 10 features: master your new iPhone

By Spencer Hart<p>iOS 10 is now available for millions of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users around the world. Read our thoughts, then go and update your …

The Pentagon Will Test-Fire its New Larger SM-3IIA Interceptor Missile in Space

The Missile Defense Agency and Raytheon plan to fire a new SM-3 missile variant into space to destroy an approaching enemy missile target - as a way …

Military