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Nvidia Shield Tablet review: the new Nexus 7

It occurred to me while using the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 that I couldn’t think of an Android tablet I’d rather buy.<p>That’s not the conclusion I’d expected to reach. The Shield Tablet K1 is an extremely minor repackaging of the original Shield Tablet, which came out in 2014 before being pulled off …

Gear & Gadgets

How Does Gender Affect One's Willingness To Compete?

New social science research suggests highly competitive settings are likely to dissuade qualified women from tossing their hats in the ring.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>There's competition at nearly every stage in life. We're not just talking about sports. Think school, college, career, and many …

Social Sciences

The Apple and F.B.I. Slugfest Heats Up

The clash between Silicon Valley and the U.S. government has taken an interesting turn.<p>The clash between Apple and the F.B.I. has taken an interesting twist.<p>Last week, the world's most valuable company, with a market capitalization of around $534 billion, refused to cooperate with a federal court …

Privacy

Remains of Largest-Ever Marine Crocodile Found in Desert

Paleontologists have found the remains of a colossal crocodile believed to be the biggest of its kind.<p>The newly discovered “Machimosaurus rex” …

Dinosaurs

Giant squid surfaces in Japanese harbor

Rare encounter with a giant squid. First one caught on camera was in 2012.<p>Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded …

A Human Driver Vs. Robby The Autonomous Racecar

Taking humans out of the equation will transform the car of the future<p>It’s a sunny morning at Sonoma Raceway, north of San Francisco—a great day for a race. My driver, Robby, pulls up to greet me. Robby is not a person. It’s a car—an autonomous racecar, to be precise—and it’s ready for a fight. …

Driverless Cars

2016 Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 officially announced, equipped with fast-charging, Samsung Pay support, OIS cameras, more

It’s not quite the end of the year yet, meaning we still have a few more weeks for companies to squeeze in some product announcements before 2016 rolls in. Samsung has just officially announced its Galaxy A-series of phones for next year and — from the spec sheets alone — they look like decent …

These defiant robots are learning to reject human orders

Robots that we interact with in today’s society are programmed to carry out tasks without deviation. The robots of the future might just be a little more defiant.<p>Researchers at the Tufts University Human-Robot Interaction Lab in Massachusetts are trying something that many-a-science fiction movie …

A nuclear engineer is solving virtual reality’s biggest problem

Justin Krenz is building the future of virtual reality.<p>A former nuclear engineer for the Navy, Krenz has been a big fan of video games his whole life, even building a few PC titles of his own, like "Smashball" or "Empires Mod." But Krenz has also been a VR enthusiast for decades now, and he's …

Virtual Reality

Misfit's Shine 2 Fitness Tracker Becomes A Controller For The Smart Home

Hardware startup Misfit is updating its fitness tracker, Shine, and it’s moving the wearable into becoming more of a controller for the world around you.<p>“We’re still selling hundreds of thousands of Shines, but people are wanting more out of it,” said Misfit founder and CEO Sonny Vu.<p>The $100 Shine …

Wearable Tech

This 1,000 m.p.h. Jet-Powered Car Is Hoping to Break the Land Speed Record

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Enzo Ferrari

Oculus’ New $99 Samsung Gear VR Makes Serious Virtual Reality Affordable

At half the price of its last mobile VR headset, the new $99 Oculus-made Samsung Gear VR is cheap enough to unlock virtual reality for the mainstream. Revealed today at the Oculus Connect conference, it works with the whole 2015 line of Samsung Smartphones including the Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, and S6 …

Virtual Reality

Apple patent victory puts Samsung devices in jeopardy

Apple has won another small victory in its never-ending patent row with Samsung. The war that nobody asked for (and like most wars will have no winners, only losers) rages on with another appeals court decision. This one went in favor of Apple (as all but a few have), ruling that the company could …

Ford's smartwatch apps let drivers unlock their electric car

In recent months, both Hyundai and Volvo have launched smartwatch apps, allowing car owners to control some of their vehicle's functions from the comfort of their wrist. Now Ford wants in on the action. In the latest update to its MyFord app, available on both iOS and Android Wear, the car maker is …

Sony's ​Project Morpheus is now PlayStation VR

The virtual reality headset for gaming has been renamed as it prepares for launch with games such as Final Fantasy XIV.<p>Project Morpheus is now PlayStation VR. Sony's virtual reality headset has been renamed as it gets closer to going on sale.<p>Virtual reality could be the next big thing in …

Virtual Reality
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Mobile

The center of our galaxy might be full of dying vampire stars

A special space telescope has helped scientists gain a much better grasp on what's happening at the crowded center of our galaxy, according to findings published in <i>Nature</i> yesterday.<p>Earth is stuck near the edge of the Milky Way, tucked in a quiet spot just off of one of the galaxy's spiral arms. The …

Universe

Playing 'Scholar Of The First Sin' In The Shadow Of 'Bloodborne'

I’ve forgotten how to use my shield.<p>That’s the first thing I realize when I begin playing <i>Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin</i>.<p>I’ve forgotten that I even have a shield, and I would really rather just slide out of the way or set up a visceral attack with a nicely timed shot from my Hunter’s …

Dark Souls

7 Sex Positions Pretty Much Guaranteed to Help You Orgasm

Reach your peak every time.<p>Sure, wild, crazy, never-knew-my-body-could-bend-that-way sex might keep your love life exciting, but if your goal is to really learn what works for you, keeping it simple to start is key. "Trying to accomplish complicated acrobatics distracts you from the sex itself, …