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Kim Dotcom in court for US extradition hearing after three years of delays

Using a specially designed chair brought into the courtroom in Auckland, the internet tycoon finally faced proceedings over his $175m Megaupload empire<p>After more than three years of legal wrangling, two supreme court cases and 10 delays in the proceedings, the extradition hearing for internet …

The 8 Most Charming Places to Stay on Your Cuban Vacation

The U.S. flag is now flying again at the embassy in Cuba, which means that easily traveling there from America is becoming more of a reality. While flights will become more readily available in the near future, hotel options are not so prevalent—a complete Havana itinerary isn’t going to be …

Will Oil Price Collapse Because We're Out Of Room To Store It?

Oil prices have dropped precipitously over the past few months, and while that's led to lower gas prices, it's also creating a somewhat unusual …

Why Twitter Has Its Sights Set on India

Twitter acquired India's ZipDial to help bring in new users.<p>Twitter has planted a flag in India, and the nation’s 1.2-plus billion people are the major reason why.<p>The social network acquired ZipDial on Monday, an Indian startup that uses “missed call” technology as a messaging service for mobile …

India Is Building the World's Largest Magnet to Hunt Neutrinos

It weighs 50,000 tons.<p><i>INO prototype magnet (Photo Credit: INO)</i><p>India is gunning to become a science powerhouse. Last year the country launched a successful Mars orbiter, Mangalyaan, established itself as an interplanetary nation. Now India is taking on the world of particle physics, building the …

Autodesk unveils Project Wire, software that may someday let anyone 3D print electronics

Say goodbye to plastic tchotchkes. Voxel8 is now taking preorders for its electronics-making 3D printer developer kit. The preorder also kicks off availability of Autodesk’s electronics design software, Project Wire.<p>The new device prints PLA and conductive silver ink, the latter of which allows the …

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The 11 biggest hacks and security breaches of 2014

New York Post<p>2014 was a year like no other for technology. Security was on the forefront of many people’s minds, all while Android truly came into its own in the public eye – not just for enthusiasts but for the typical consumer as well. Numerous verticals received the Android treatment, namely in …

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BRW Young Rich 2014

Explore the 2014 edition of the BRW Young Rich, featuring the wealthiest young Australians and how they earned their fortune.<p><i>Rich List editor John</i> …

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 …

11 Crazy-Interesting Facts About Google

A Quora user posed a straightforward question: What are some mind-blowing facts about Google?<p>We've plucked out our favorite facts from that list and other sources to bring you this selection of surprising tidbits.

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MorpHex transforming robot is more than meets the eye

Now this is one cool toy. It's called the MorpHex MKIII, and it's the third generation of a robot designed and created by Norwegian hobbyist Kåre Halvorsen, aka Zenta, a father of three who builds robots in his spare time.<p>Like the name suggests, MorpHex is a hexapod robot -- tucked away inside a …

How to Gain Healthy Weight and Build Muscle the Right Way

Photo: Pond5<p>Whether you want to add muscle mass or simply look a little less like a string bean, gaining weight can be just as much of a challenge …

Adam Savage Has the Coolest Man Cave, Period

Inventor, prop builder, and Mythbuster Adam Savage has the world's most kick-ass man cave/workshop. Take a tour in this new video, just prepare for the envy to consume you.<p>If you've ever watched <i>Mythbusters</i>, you'll know Adam Savage as the zany counterpoint to Jamie Hyneman's stoic mustache. The guy …

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PM/AM: Microchips on their Fingertips

Stories, videos, and our thoughts on big news you might have missed.<p><i>Welcome to PM/AM, Popular Mechanics' morning briefing on the top science and tech stories for today.</i><p>Move over, tattoos, there's a new trend in town: embedding a magnet or microchip under the skin. According to NBC News, there's a …

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Hack Your Brain With A Machine That Reads Minds

Star Wars first planted the idea over 35 years ago that we could move objects with our minds. That idea is now a reality that has come a long way in the last few years. Emotiv is on the cutting edge of that technology with headgear that allows you to do things, such as make a toy car whiz by or …

Watch this Jaguar XJ220 perform a fiery burnout

We like to think that at least some supercar owners drive their exotic machinery the way they're meant to be driven. The reality is more likely that most pamper them in climate-controlled environments and rarely actually drive them. But <i>Tax The Rich</i> seems dedicated to balancing them all out by …

2015 Mustang fastback starts at $24,425, convertible at $29,925

Lots more pricing info, and the full order guide for your perusal.<p>Dealers have been taking orders for the 2015 Ford Mustang for a few weeks already, and now the other show has dropped with regard to pricing: the convertibles. The V6 ragtop starts at $29,925, the EcoBoost Premium convertible starts …

Building the astonishing 1,000 mph Bloodhound SSC rocket car (pictures)