James Browske

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From DARPA, A Virtual Tool To Revolutionize Robotics

The DARPA-funded Gazebo simulation software could make robotics accessible to everyone.<p>The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), the most ambitious robot competition in history, cleared a key milestone yesterday. The Pentagon's research wing announced the results of the Virtual Robotics Challenge, a …

Watch full supermoon in HD here

The perigee full moon, a.k.a the "supermoon" is nearly upon us, to the delight of werewolves and other lunar fanatics everywhere.<p>Despite the many fears that the supermoon brings with it potential apocalyptic powers, NASA reassures us that there's no direct link between natural disasters and the …

Michigan Football: What to Expect from Wolverines RBs in 2013

When analyzing Michigan’s running back, two variables come into play: potential and experience.<p>Which one will outweigh the other?<p>The Wolverines won’t have Denard Robinson or Vincent Smith, forcing them to rely on a young corps of ball-carriers to get the job done in the Big Ten.<p>There's no question …

50 Funniest Movie Deaths

Return Of The Jedi (1983)<p><b>The Funny Death:</b> A blind Han Solo (Harrison Ford) blunders about trying to protect himself from old foe Boba Fett (Jeremy …

Star Trek

Arrested Development Season 4 Cast Interviews

<b>There's a reason Arrested Development has taken so long to return to the small screen.</b><p>Since the original show wrapped back in 2006, the really rather …

Arrested Development

The 25 best horror movies based on true stories

Don't worry: it's just a movie. That's typically what we tell ourselves when watching a particularly pant-browning horror film. It's all well and …

50 Most Embarrassing Movie Moments

Pitch Perfect<p><b>The Embarrassing Moment:</b> Mid-way through a performance that’s like “an elephant dart to the public’s face”, Fat Amy takes over the solo …

Dance Off

Monsters University parties hard in a new trailer: watch now

<i>Monsters University</i> <b>has released a new trailer to show off its music credentials.</b><p>In case you didn’t already know, the Pixar prequel catches up with …

Trailers

10 Classic Movie Car Chases According to Fast & Furious's Stunt Driver

<b>Robert Nagle doesn't watch car chases</b> like the rest of us. A former rally car driver with a degree in mechanical engineering, Nagle is now a heavyweight in the Hollywood stunt world. So while all we popcorn munchers watch movies to "ohh" and "ahh" at things both fast and furious, he's watched for …

The first successful ascent of Everest 60 years ago – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/may/23/mount-everest-first-successful-ascent-in-pictures<p>720<p>A new book published by the Royal …

The 404 1,273: Where overall we think it's necessary (podcast)

How Sony and Nintendo can battle the Xbox One

Microsoft's Xbox One is out of the bag, and the next-gen console war's in full swing. So what happens next? Truthfully, the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U are still big boxes of mystery -- even though one's already been out in stores for months.<p>So, how will this new gaming landscape shake out? …

Forget what you know, next-gen consoles change everything

For the better part of a decade the video game landscape remained mostly unchanged, complacent in a sea of sequels, motion controls, and downloadable content.<p>It's a generation that has lasted longer than any other before it, albeit for generally good reasons. And perhaps most impressive is that …

High-tech rifles let novices hit moving targets at long ranges

While 3D-printed guns have been grabbing most of the headlines lately, other types of firearms that make use of new technology are also hitting the scene.<p>TrackingPoint, a startup based in Austin, Texas, just began selling some of the most high-tech long-range shooting rifles available in the world …

Tesla repays government loan early, a boost for electric cars

In what could be viewed as a shot in the arm for U.S.-made electric cars, Tesla Motors has repaid a government loan nine years early.<p>"Today, Tesla Automotive repaid the entire remaining balance on a $465 million loan from the Department of Energy nine years earlier than originally required," the …

Peek at the best-looking PlayStation 4 mockup yet

When Sony has a secret up its sleeve, the company loves to tease. If you missed last week's video enigma, Sony revealed very brief pictures of the mysterious PlayStation 4 hardware, leaving gamers in the dark about what the highly anticipated gaming console will look like.<p>Luckily, graphics guru …

Solar Impulse flies 957 miles to set world record

The solar-powered Solar Impulse plane has set a world's record, and its journey across America still has a few more legs to go.<p>Flying the second and longest leg of the journey, pilot Andre Borschberg landed the plane in Dallas/Fort Worth on Thursday, achieving a record for the longest distance …

Microsoft to take Bing deeper into Windows Blue, Xbox One

In all the talk about Microsoft's makeover into a devices and services company, one service many forget the company has in its back pocket is Bing.<p>Bing is evolving into more than "just" a Web search engine for Microsoft. It's also gives the company a way to harness and make use of data using …

Power Ranking the Best Tailgating Scenes in the SEC

The SEC features the best college football in the country. Collectively, the 14 member institutions and the communities in which they reside know how to party on game day.<p>In this slideshow, I will rank the SEC schools according to their tailgating scenes. I have placed emphasis on traditions: what …

Michigan Football: Bold Predictions for Wolverines' 2013 Season

Coach Brady Hoke and the Michigan Wolverines enter the 2013 with high expectations.<p>And rightfully so because there's the historical implication of tradition combined with Hoke having made Michigan a strong Big Ten contender since taking over. The Wolverines also have another excellent group of …

Alabama Football: Keys for Nick Saban and Crimson Tide to 3-Peat as BCS Champs

Nick Saban and Alabama have won three BCS National Championships in four years, two of which are consecutive.<p>In other words, the Crimson Tide are an even strong point of emphasis for anyone facing them in 2013.<p>Alabama will once again receive the A-game from its competition regardless of the …

EA Sports used Tim Tebow's name in NCAA Football 10

The use of an active college football player's name contradicts the NCAA's statements in the Ed O'Bannon case.<p>EA Sports used Tim Tebow's name in a playcall in its <i>NCAA Football 10</i> game, which was released in July 2009, prior to Tebow's senior season at Florida. The use of Tebow's name, discovered by …

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'14 4-star LB Dante Booker commits to Ohio State

Urban Meyer and his staff have struck gold again. Going back to the same well that brought them versatile stud athlete Parris Campbell, Ohio State's …

15 best Android Widgets for your home screen!

Widgets have been around for a long time. It used to be one of the features that made Android better than iOS. These days, our reliance on widgets has waned. Between better designed apps, quick settings, Android Nougat’s app shortcuts, and more powerful notifications, there aren’t too many reasons …

Apps

Ohio State Football: National Title Hopes Rest on Urban Meyer's Shoulders

Ohio State isn't the most talented team in the nation.<p>In fact, you could make a case that the Buckeyes aren't even in the top five when it comes to talent on paper, what with the departures of defensive linemen Johnathan Hankins and John Simon, outside linebacker Etienne Sabino, tight end Jake …

Dan on Fire: Why Johnny Manziel will transfer

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel has been both the story of the season and offseason, so Dan Rubenstein looks into the specifics of the events surrounding Johnny Football and how they point to the young QB's inevitable transfer away from College Station.<p>More satire from Dan on Fire:<p>Dan on Fire: Jets …

Peter Jackson resumes production on The Hobbit

<b>Work has restarted once more on The Hobbit , with Peter Jackson taking to Facebook to brief the world on just what remains to be done on the</b> …

Our Favorite Soundbars, Streaming Boxes, Stoves, and More

Winter's slowly winding down, and no doubt, the warm weather is beginning to beckon, what with the birds and the sunshine and the joyful frolicking …

The 9 Best Transport Designs of 2013

The Design Museum has announced the contenders for the sixth annual Designs of the Year. And their shortlist for transport showcases some of the most …