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Dynamite Launches New Mystery! Masks! Dynamite Pulps! Storybundle Promotion

<b>Dynamite Entertainment</b> is once again teaming up with <b>StoryBundle</b> to host an all-new comic book and graphic novel promotion that will allow readers to …

Graphic Novels

Defend Your Cubicle With A Nerf Sentry Gun

You'll be the undefeatable champion with this one<p>Tell workplace pen thieves and pranksters how you really feel with a barrage of foam darts. This project hacks a Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures. Simply replace the toy’s trigger system with a servomotor, wire up a home …

Arduino

Rockstar Giving Away GTA 5-Themed, One-of-a-Kind Desktop PC

After a lengthy wait, Grand Theft Auto V is finally available on PC. To coincide with its release earlier this week, Rockstar is now giving away a one-of-a-kind desktop computer that is... sufficient for running the game.<p>Allow me to be more specific: This thing likely blows what you already have …

Celebrity Gossip

The boy who put a star in a jar

Jamie Edwards made history when he built a working nuclear fusion reactor at school<p>The moment came on 5 March last year, when Jamie Edwards, then 13, flicked the switch and waited with bated breath. “Seeing that purple glow that [was] the best part,” said Edwards. As the neutron detector confirmed …

Physics

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

Breast Cancer

Tango crowdfunds the world’s most portable PC — the size of a smartphone

Joining the trend toward tiny computers, Tango has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to create the “world’s most portable computer.”<p>The company says it can pack a full quad-core Windows PC into a device the size of a smartphone.<p>Much like the Raspberry Pi computer, it is a small system. …

Will This Helicopter Truck Fly?

It could be the future of military rescue.<p>It's a lot easier to "leave no man behind" when the rescue crew is robotic. Advanced Tactics, an El Segundo-based firm, plans to test a remotely operated, transforming, flying, driving evacuation vehicle early this year. It's not quite a drone, but it's not …

Unmanned Aircraft

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Elon Musk

Yota Phone Review: The Android Smartphone From Russia With Two Screens

Last year at CES, Russian manufacturer Yota demonstrated a prototype smartphone with two 4.3 inch displays, an LCD screen on one side and an e-Ink screen on the reverse. Now in production and available to buy in a number of European territories, how does a dual-core dual-screened Android device …

Sony on the PS3's lifespan, first-party games and PlayStation Plus support

This Black Friday, and likely through the holiday season, the PlayStation 3 will be bundled, discounted and generally made available to consumers in the most attractive package its ever been.<p>Fortunately for the console's late adopters, Sony has no intention of ignoring its previous-generation home …

Google Glass Banned From Restaurant After Glasshole Tries To Get Employee Fired

<i>Dramatization.</i><p>The inevitable has occurred. Another restaurant in Seattle, Washington, has banned Google Glass from its establishment due to privacy concerns. The first restaurant to do so earlier this year was the 5 Point Cafe. Now the Lost Lake Cafe And Lounge (co-owned by the owner of the 5 Point …

Android has secret camera features, but Google won't let you use them yet

Buried deep inside Google's mobile operating are hidden two features that would make for a far more refined Android photography experience. Raw image …

New iPads: Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s Next Tablets

It's been about three and a half years now since the first iPad was introduced. It may not seem that long ago, but when you consider that since that …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Back to the Future

Microsoft reportedly plans to return to CES in 2014

After abandoning the tech conference this year, the software giant is "officially back," the CES governing group tells the BBC.<p>Microsoft plans to return to the Consumer Electronics Show in 2014 after taking a year off, the BBC reports.<p>The software giant, which had been a mainstay attraction at the …

Consumer Tech

Dell out-retinas Apple with high-resolution XPS 15 laptop

The Dell XPS 15, with its record-resolution screen.<p>If you're a Windows user but still covet Apple's ultra-sharp "Retina display" screens, Dell has introduced a new laptop with a display that beats those on Apple's MacBooks.<p>The new Dell XPS 15 has a 15.6-inch display with 3200x1800 pixels — which …

MacBook Pro

Five Things 'GTA 5' Could Have Learned From Its Competition

It’s been five years since the release of Grand Theft Auto IV, and during that time, Rockstar was able to sit and think about exactly what they’d want to include in the fifth installment of their game when it premiered at the tail end of this console generation.<p>They largely looked backward to the …

Locket, Which Puts Ads On Your Lock Screen, Asks Users To Vote For The Ads They Want To See

Locket, the startup that pays Android users to engage with ads, is now asking those users to weigh in on the type of ads that they want to see.<p>When users install Locket, they’ll start to see ads on their lock screens, and they can swipe left to claim a deal, watch a movie trailer, or whatever the …

Google Glass Isn’t Coming To Best Buy Next Year, And It Won’t Cost $299

Even though Google Glass is out in the wild and on the heads of around 10,000 people, there are still plenty of questions about it. For a long time now, we’ve heard that Glass would retail for $299. And earlier this week, unofficial Glass evangelist Robert Scoble put a bit more oil on the fire when …

Google tightens Android app rules for device interference and in-game purchases

Google occasionally updates its Play Store rules to weed out inconsistent or shady behavior in Android apps, and we're witnessing one of its larger clean-ups today. The company's new guidelines more explicitly ban device interference: titles in the Play Store can't modify settings or other apps …

Justdelete.me Wants To Help You Pull The Plug On All Those Pesky Online Accounts

It’s tiring, isn’t it? Doing everything online, I mean. Everyday you log into services tailor-made for shopping, searching, sharing, watching, chatting, curating, reading, bragging — that’s a lot of places to keep your personal information, and no one could blame you if you wanted to try to pare …

Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …

Xbox

A Gaming Ultrabook Grudge Match -- Razer Blade Pro Versus MSI GS70 STEALTH

The next-gen marriage of Intel‘s Haswell CPUs and NVIDIA’s GTX 765M mobile graphics card in tandem with some genius design chops has created an entirely new class of product: the gaming ultrabook. In the 17″ class, Razer’s Blade Pro signaled a bold shift away from bulky 2-inch tall monsters, …

BEYOND 2013: What Will Apple Make Next?

We already have a pretty good idea of what's coming from Apple this fall: A new iPhone 5S, a plastic "cheap" iPhone, and a few new iPads.<p>But what about next year and beyond? Well, there's still a lot of talk about a computerized wristwatch and a larger iPhone. And it looks like 2014 will be the …

Elon Musk just started building a real 'Iron Man' laboratory

The SpaceX founder plans to unveil gesture-based system next week<p>SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has often been compared to a real life version of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. Director Jon Favreau has openly said that Musk inspired his depiction of Stark in the first <i>Iron Man</i> film, and both …

Pegatron employee spies a pile of iPhone 5Cs, all warming up for September

When we spotted this photo on French blog <i>NoWhereElse</i>, we were close to dismissing this as just a bunch of iPhone 5C knock-offs (the shanzhai industry works <i>very</i> fast), just as the site also speculates. But after digging around the original poster's Sina Weibo profile, we deduced that this spy shot …

'Prsm' is the social network that knows everything about you, courtesy of the NSA

Social media fragmentation is a real problem in the modern landscape. Foursquare may let you check in at a restaurant, and your Netflix queue may go to Facebook, but who's keeping track of the calls you make from your cellphone or Skype number? What service will give a group of interested strangers …

LG's 55-inch curved OLED TV hits Germany for 8,999 euros this week

Following its availability at several Best Buy locations across the US, LG's 55-inch curved OLED TV is finally making its way to Europe. The company today announced that it'll arrive in Germany this week for 8,999 euros (roughly $12,000), with wider availability and pricing set to be announced in …