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Leaked Galaxy S6 Details Hint At Samsung's Plan To Rival Apple Pay

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is going to be one of the most anticipated Android devices this year. The Galaxy S6 is expected to have a glass and metal body, improvements in the TouchWiz interface responsiveness, a major decrease in memory consumption, upgraded cameras and a boost in the chipset, according …

Phones

Here's Why You Want Holes in Your Supercar's Lights

Who wears it best? "It," of course, being a big ol' hole in the lamp<p>The Detroit Auto Show (or <i>takes a deep breath</i> the North American International Auto Show, if you want to be a stickler about it) has come and gone. And now we are left with one very obvious and pressing question: Who wears it best? …

NASA’s Year Long Mission Will Determine if Humans Can Go to Mars and Back

Astronaut Scott Kelly will become the first American to spend a year in space.<p>A “key stepping stone” to human exploration beyond Earth will launch in …

Space Science

NASA takes largest picture ever and it will blow your mind

In case you missed this, NASA released the largest picture it has ever taken — 1.5 billion pixels that takes up 4.3 GB.<p>The amazingly detailed and …

Police Can Now Use Radar to Peek Inside Your Home

At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies are equipped with radar that can see through walls.<p><b>Who doesn't fancy himself</b> a Consitutional expert after a three-day weekend binge-watching <i>The Wire</i>? If nothing else, you know that police need a warrant to justify extreme methods of surveillance, and that a …

This is how Bentley packs a W12 into the Continental

An entire W12 fits in a tiny space ahead of the front wheels.<p>Back in October, Senior Editor Jason Cammisa drove the 2015 Bentley Continental GT Speedfor the first time. He was impressed, mostly, but the important point was that he wrote the following:<p>The prodigious cornering grip is amusingly …

What's Best On Snow And Ice: Four-Wheel Drive Versus All-Wheel Drive

With shoppers flocking to new-car dealers’ at rates not seen since the onset of the Great Recession, and at the most bone-chilling and snow-ridden time of the year, we’d bet many of them are taking a closer look at cars and trucks that fare best under extreme climatic conditions. But what kind of …

Bergeron's knuckler fools Backstrom

The Army Is Finally Selling Decommissioned Humvees to the Public

Prices start at $10K.<p>So you're <i>that</i> guy. The guy who has everything. And by everything, we mean a thousand-acre ranch <i>and</i> your own island. Even so, we bet you don't have one of these: a genuine, Department of Defense–issue Humvee.<p>We're not talking about one of those pansy-ass, chrome-wheeled, …

Beware The Robots, Says Hawking

British physicist Stephen Hawking has warned of the apocalyptic threat artificial intelligence (AI) poses to people, echoing concerns raised by American entrepreneur Elon Musk earlier in the year.<p>“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Professor …

Astronomers solve mystery of the universe’s missing stars

There are not enough stars in the universe and now astronomers think they know why.<p>Using the Hubble space telescope, they have discovered a distant galaxy in which star formation is itself driving the raw materials for more stars out into space at two million miles per hour – and in the process …

Scientists discover Earth’s ‘Star Trek’-style invisible shield

A team of scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible “Star Trek”-style shield that blocks so-called “killer electrons” 7,200 miles above Earth.<p>The electrons, which travel at near light-speed, are capable of damaging space electronics and can put astronauts in …

Patriots send Jonas Gray home from practice for oversleeping

He used the ol' "my cell phone died" line.<p>Just because you break a New England Patriots record doesn't mean you can show up late to Bill Belichick's practice.<p>Jonas Gray, the out-of-nowhere sensation who ran for a franchise-best four touchdowns last week, was a no-show on the practice field on …

TOTD: What Was Your Favorite Vehicle From SEMA 2014?

Anyone who has been to the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas knows there is pretty much only one word to describe it: overwhelming. And this year was no exception, with cars fighting for our attention on every inch of the showroom floor. Take a look at some of the more interesting debuts, and let us …

Interstellar Review: Christopher Nolan's Epic Takes Us Deep Into the Cosmos

It's time to find a new home.<p><i>WARNING! Medium spoilers ahead!</i><p><b>Wormholes. Time dilation. Black holes</b>. Generation ships. The Grand Unified Theory of particle physics. Tesseracts observed from the fifth dimension. Computer AI so humanlike it knows when to lie for efficiency's sake.<p>Did I leave anything …

Science Fiction

Why the One-Way Trip to Mars Is Doomed to Fail

Sydney Do is an aerospace engineer at MIT who specializes in space habitation. He and his colleagues just published new research detailing the many flaws and oversights in the current plans for Mars One—the non-profit devoted to settling a permanent human colony on Mars by 2024.<p>How feasible is the …

2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

When nothing less than second-best will do.<p>If you’re truly wealthy, you’re not visiting your local Rolls-Royce dealership to buy a Ghost, but rather a Phantom, at a price that starts just above $400,000 but can require adding a seventh digit. The Ghost, while still outrageously expensive at …

Rolls-Royce

NASA Has Found a Way to Listen to Space

Yes, planets have sounds, which NASA has devised a way to record despite the vacuum of space.<p><i>Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO</i><p><b>When a spaceship whooshes by</b> in the middle of a sci-fi movie, every nerd worth his salt blurts out, "There is no sound in space!" There isn't. No sound detectable to the …

Motorola Moto G Vs Everything Else: There's No Competition, This Is The Number One Smartphone

Sitting down to do a feature on Motorola’s latest budget handset, the Motorola Moto G (2014), I find myself in a quandary. Is there a handset out there that matches or exceeded the Moto G in value for money, flexibility, and ease of use? Is there a handset that can step into a ring and go for …

How It Works: The Electric Supercharger

<i>(Photo Credit: Volvo)</i><p>When you need a potent engine or a sturdy gearbox for your fantasy supercar, Ricardo should be your first call. This U.K.-based engineering firm has roots reaching back more than a century and branches that cover Europe, Russia, Asia, and the U.S. of A. Ricardo's expertise can …

Top 5 Star Gazing Apps For International Astronomy Day

Calling all astronomers, stargazers, and Neil deGrasse Tysons!<p>Today is International Astronomy Day, so lets celebrate by looking up. Created in 1973, the holiday’s mission involves sharing the joy of astronomy with the general public; astronomy clubs, planetariums, leagues, and observatories will …

Our First Look at the Moon's Far Side

The race to land a man on the Moon in the 1960s dominates narratives of the early space age, but it wasn’t the only time the United States and the Soviet Union were racing to achieve a goal in space. In the late 1950s, both nations were fighting to get spacecraft to the Moon, and among those …

Evidence Found Of A Particle That Is Its Own Antiparticle

In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.<p>There's a particle that physicists theorize exists that acts simultaneously as both matter and antimatter. Whoa! The particle is called the Majorana fermion, and a team of physicists is announcing today that it's seen some evidence …

Physics

Complex organic molecule found in interstellar space

<b>Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy.</b><p>Iso-propyl cyanide has been detected in a star-forming cloud 27,000 light-years from Earth.<p>Its branched carbon structure is closer to the complex organic molecules of life than any previous finding from …

Chemistry

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Living with the phablets

Living with the iPhone 6 Plus, part 1: In our first post-review check-in, Tim examines how the iPhone 6 Plus compares with his current go-to phablet phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.<p>Welcome to the first in a series of regular updates now that our reviews of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are in the …

Phones

2015 Ram 1500 R/T Hemi

Buried deep in Ram's lineup, you can still find a hot pickup.<p>The pickup boom of the 1990s and early 2000s brought an explosion of model configurations and trims, as more and more people began using these once-workhorses as their everyday vehicles. Of course, the most dichotomous new species was the …

Touchscreens

Android Circuit: What Can The iPhone 6 Learn From Android, Samsung Calls Up Nokia To Fight Google, And Two More Smartwatches Are Announced

Taking a look back at the week in news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories, including some 64-bit hardware from HTC, new smartwatches from Samsung and LG, Nokia’s HERE Maps arrives on Android, why Tizen is not an option for Huawei, a plea to stop …

How the Dinosaurs Could Have Survived That Asteroid Impact

A new study suggests that if the timing of the asteroid impact had been a little different, all the dinosaurs might not have died off.<p>Dinosaurs lorded over the Earth for more than 160 million years, and then, about 66 million years ago, poof!<p>What exactly happened? Most laypeople probably think we …