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D-Wave: Is $15m machine a glimpse of future computing?

<b>A Canadian firm has courted controversy with its claim to have built a practical quantum computer, a feat thought to be decades away. Now, independent researchers are trying to understand whether it really can tap the strange world of quantum physics.</b><p>For the modest sum of $15m (£9m), a start-up …

Quantum Computing

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Carbon Fiber

Google’s Nest products burned in latest CR testing

Consumer Reports has tested a slew of connected home products, and the results may surprise you. Headline grabbers like the Nest or Philips Hue …

How to Set Up a Remote Desktop and Control Your Computer from Anywhere

Desktop computers aren't <i>just</i> antiquated behemoths quietly gathering dust in your parent's house. They also offer an often overlooked processing …

How to Start a Fire Without Matches | The Art of Manliness

There is a primal link between man and fire. Every man should know how to start one. A manly man knows how to start one without matches. It’s an …

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How to Drink Whiskey | The Art of Manliness

While whiskey was first billed as a medicinal substance — aquavitae or “water of vitality” — it soon gained popularity and became one of the most …

Conversational Narcissism: How to Avoid It | The Art of Manliness

Last month I met up with an old friend I hadn’t seen in forever to have lunch. Having both read and written about how to be an effective and …