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Off-roading in Mercedes' crazy E-Class 4x4²

What happens when Merc's most extreme E-Class meets TG's most extreme journalist?<p>Imagine the scene: Jürgen Eberle shows up to work one morning as an …

Let's Play Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Late to the Party

Case Study: Skinny Jeans Cause Nerve And Muscle Damage

The pants caused one patient's legs to stop working<p>Skinny jeans may be all the rage, but those things are <i>really tight</i>--in a physical sense. One woman in Australia found out the downside of her chic-yet-tight-fitting trousers when she had trouble walking until she could no longer feel her feet, …

Skinny Jeans

Controversial Magic: The Gathering card sells for $14,900 on eBay, half goes to charity

A rare and controversial <i>Magic: The Gathering</i> card sold for $14,900 on eBay, and the seller says he'll donate half of the proceeds to charity, according to the auction site's listing for the mythical Tarmogoyf card.<p>"You are bidding for a piece of Magic the Gathering history," the item's description …

Magic: The Gathering

This is a posh mud-loving super tank

A few months ago, we showed you an apocalypse-proof drift tank sliding, jumping and smashing its way through an icy landscape. It is excellent. You …

Injecting Electronics Into Brain Not as Freaky as it Sounds

No need to wait for the cyborg future—it’s already here. Adding to a growing list of electronics that can be implanted in the body, scientists are working to perfect the ultimate merger of mind and machine: devices fused directly to the brain.<p>A new type of flexible electronics can be injected …

Singularity

How a revamped Siri will change iOS

Siri is finally growing up.<p>While iOS 9 doesn't have as many blockbuster new features as iOS 8, improving its voice assistant's abilities was clearly …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Books

Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain

<b>Editor's note, June 10:</b> <i>We have added an acknowledgement of several sources that Esther Gokhale used while developing her theories on back pain. These include physiotherapy methods, such as the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method, and the work of anthropologist Noelle …

Pain

'Borderlands' Triples Legendary Drop Rate Two Years Late

Today Gearbox announced that in response to a recent test, they’re upping the drop rate for legendary items in both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Players will now see a 300% increase in elite drops, and to me, this is a story because I thought I was reading a post from two years …

Borderlands

NASA's Shapeshifting Airplane Wings Pass Flight Tests

From trailing edge to cutting edge<p>It’s not reinventing the wheel, but it’s close. NASA, working together with the Air Force Research Laboratory, announced yesterday that they’ve successfully flown a plane with a new, flexible wing--the kind that could change how all future fixed-wing aircraft …

Aviation

Too many chins? FDA clears a treatment for that

It's not life-threatening, but as many as 7 in 10 Americans say they're bedeviled by double chin, a condition for which the<p>Food and Drug Administrationon Wednesday approved a new treatment: an injectable substance called deoxycholic acid, to be marketed as Kybella.<p>Kybella is the first treatment the …

Medicine

Watch DARPA's 'Magic' Bullet Swerve To Correct Its Course

DARPA’s self-steering bullet is, if acronyms are enough to go by, supposed to have razor-fine precision. Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance, or EXACTO, …

Is This Weird 3-Story Solar Powered Jet The Airliner Of The Future?

Probably not, but check back in 30 years<p>The Progress Eagle is a gigantic concept airliner by designer Oscar Viñals. It's an amazing air transit behemoth, with solar panels and a giant wind turbine, all for a glorious future that may never come to pass.<p>By design the Progress Eagle is a plane that …

Solar Panels

D&D now on Steam, complete with dice and a Dungeon Master

<i>Fantasy Grounds</i>, one of the leading virtual tabletop platforms, now offers officially licensed Dungeons & Dragons content from Wizards of the Coast. Available through Steam, the software can allow players to virtually recreate the 5th edition D&D tabletop experience complete with dice rolling, 2D …

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

3D Bioprinting

Build A High Quality 1080p/60fps Gaming PC For $750 (Benchmarks Included)

In 2015 we’ve explored building your own compact, budget 1080p gaming PC. Now it’s time to lower the difficulty and ramp up the power with a new DIY $750 build, a quiet gaming system that finds Nvidia and AMD joining forces to deliver an awesome balance between performance and price. What kind of …

Computer Hardware

The best PC games

<i>Eurogamer's best games lists aim to guide you to the highest quality, most original, most exciting games around today. Each regularly updated list</i> …

Grand Theft Auto

Revealed: Audi's 724bhp Prologue Allroad concept

Audi Readying Wireless Induction Charging for Q7 e-tron

What’s a plug-in hybrid without the plug? The Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI Quattro, which will offer the option of induction charging, in which the driver simply parks over a charge plate to refill the car’s battery.<p>That’s the word from Audi’s technical boss, Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, who believes plug-in …

Electric Vehicles

Crazy Citroën Aircross Concept: We Want it but Will We Get It?

We miss French cars. Okay, maybe only a few of us are clamoring for their return, but we’re a vocal few. Indeed, for a generation, Citroën, Renault, and Peugeot have denied us their eminently funkalicious products, and while there are inklings that Citroën is eying a return to the states with its …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Cure for thinning hair? Scientists find plucking stimulates huge growth spurt

Pulling out lingering follicles could stimulate the scalp into a burst of regeneration, scientists have found<p>For people with thinning hair the idea of plucking out the few strands that remain may fill them with horror.<p>However a new study suggests that pulling out the lingering follicles could …

hair loss

Apple Leaves 'Rootpipe' Backdoors In 3 Per Cent Of All PCs On The Planet

Tens of millions of Apple Mac users are going to have permanent backdoors on their PCs, thanks to the tech titan’s policy on patching older systems. The company won’t eliminate the so-called “Rootpipe” vulnerability TrueSec security researcher Emil Kvarnhammar found back in October last year in any …

Information Security

A drug-resistant intestinal illness is spreading in the US

The CDC recommends decreasing the use of antibiotics to treat mild forms of Shigellosis<p>A drug-resistant intestinal illness called Shigellosis is spreading in the US for the first time, according to a CDC report released today. The drug-resistant bacteria that causes the illness has infected 243 …

Public Health

An In-depth Look At Energous, Its IPO, And Its Disruptive Approach To Wireless Power

<i>updated on January 28 to provide more detail on Tom Iwanski’s departure from Energous’s management team</i><p>George Holmes had decided he was done with wireless power companies when a friend asked him to check out a little startup based in Pleasanton, CA. “It’s the best wireless power deal on the …

Wireless Charging

When you wish upon a star: nuclear fusion and the promise of a brighter tomorrow

The countryside of Saint-Paul-lez-Durance in Provence is a serene terrain of thickly wooded hills. On chilly January mornings, the air becomes thick with mist and the sky glows red as the sun pokes up above the horizon at dawn. By mid-morning, that haze is usually gone, leaving behind a bright blue …

Energy

DIY PC: How To Source Cheap And Compatible Parts For Your Next Build

Welcome once again to DIY PC, a regular feature customized for PC builders and PC gamers. Ordinarily we examine the week’s hardware news, but this time around we’re going to focus on one thing: finding the most affordable and compatible parts for your next build.<p>For people pondering their first …

Drums

WhatsApp And Snapchat Could Be Banned In The U.K. After Charlie Hebdo Murders

As the world continues to be shocked by the events in Paris last week it’s time for the leaders of the world to prove just how little they understand technology. At an event in Nottingham, England, David Cameron spoke about how Britain has, in the past, been able to get access to any form of …

Privacy

Hands On With Samsung's 110-inch 8K Glasses-Free 3D TV (My Head Hurts)

If there was a CES 2015 award for Craziest TV That Actually Looks Likely To Go On Sale Eventually, it would surely have been won by Samsung for the 110-inch wide, 8K resolution monster posturing away in one corner of the Korean brand’s CES stand.<p>As well as being larger than most households could …

Televisions

The top Kickstarters of 2014

2014 was the year when crowdfunding moved from something that you do to something your parents do. With that change came a huge increase in …