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Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Driverless Cars

Image source: Google.<p>Driverless cars may seem a bit like a futuristic fairy tale, or nightmare, depending on your perspective. These vehicles will move us around where we want to go without assistance from us, and will be much better at driving than we could ever hope to to be.<p>Most of us have heard …

Autonomous Cars

This is the solution to air conditioners we've all been waiting for

There was the Quirky Aros smart air conditioner made in collaboration with General Electric, but it received mixed reviews.<p>But one startup seems to have come up with an overhaul that's way overdue for window air conditioners.<p>Check out the Noria:

Panasonic Lumix GX85 (GX80) review: The GX85 packs a lot of camera for the price - CNET

<b>The Good</b> It delivers excellent photo and video for a Micro Four Thirds camera, especially at its price, plus a great feature set and fast performance.<p><b>The Bad</b> The continuous autofocus occasionally fails to lock at all in burst mode, and the battery life is poor.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> LIke other Panasonic …

Six incredibly beautiful Live Wallpapers for your Android

Here's an easy way to keep your phone screen looking fresh and inviting: install a live wallpaper. Live wallpapers are animated and typically interactive backgrounds that provide ever-changing screens to keep your phone dynamic.<p>A longtime Android feature, live wallpapers can change once in awhile …

Material Design

Court tosses Apple's $120 million patent win over Samsung

A US Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a 2014 jury verdict that had found Samsung Electronics infringed on three of Apple's patents and had awarded the iPhone maker $119.6 million.<p>Apple originally had sought $2.2 billion, claiming Samsung infringed on eight software patents.<p>Apple …

News Industry

Virtual reality's fragile magic ingredient

One moment I'm in a room full of people, the next I'm in the sun-scorched Australian Outback. But it takes more than the fancy graphics of the Samsung Gear VR virtual-reality headset I've just lowered over my head to convince me I'm really hanging out with aborigines.<p>What it takes, says Richard …

Virtual Reality

New 'Superman' crystals can store data for billions of years

Remember the memory crystals in the "Superman" movies? Well, something similar is already a reality here on Earth.<p>Researchers in the U.K. have developed a way of storing digital data inside tiny structures contained in glass.<p>The storage technology is so stable and safe that it can survive for …

Nanotech

How effective is your sleep tracker?

Five sleep trackers, one week. Which tracking option will reign supreme?<p>I'm pretty obsessed with tracking my sleep. Maybe even more than my step count or my exercise or calories -- or any of the other things I have a score of apps installed to help me keep track of. I'm not a good sleeper, which I …

Wearable Tech

Cortana gets annoyed if you're rude, but that's a mistake on Microsoft's part

News that Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana is more than willing to dish out an insult to put you in your place hit headlines a few days ago – and for good reason, who wouldn’t be interested in a virtual assistant that can keep you on your toes?<p>According to CNN, Microsoft has made a few tweaks …

'Sextremist' FEMEN Leader Inna Shevchenko Defies Death Threats

The leader of a notorious "sextremist" group has vowed to keep baring her breasts in the name of feminism despite the fact it puts a target on her back.<p>Inna Shevchenko, who helped to found the FEMEN topless protest movement, was on stage during a freedom of speech event in Copenhagen when a gunman …

VLT black-hole instrument discovers new binary star

The Very Large Telescope's black-hole instrument has been activated, and has already made a stellar discovery.<p>In the years ahead, astronomical research around the world is going to home in on one of the universe's deepest mysteries. While we know that black holes exist, and have some pretty solid …

The Moon’s Reflection Transforms this Awkward Spacecraft into Lovely Art

<b>December 14, 1972</b>: Admire a fleeting moment of scientific poetry: sunlight reflecting off a dusty ball of rock, the moonlight in turn reflecting off …

Spacecraft

Best space photographs of 2015

This stunning nebula is being blasted outwards from the star at its core, WR 124, a Wolf-Rayet star that burns very hot, very bright and very quickly. WR 124 is also a renegade, rocketing through space at a speed of 200 kilometres per second (125 miles per second).<p>Published: 17 December 2015 / …

Why Every Great Bartender Is Obsessed with this 2-Ingredient Syrup

The complex-tasting, easy-to-make elixir behind great high-end cocktails.<p>Oleo-saccharum. To the uninitiated it sounds like an incantation shouted by some wand-wielding fantasy character. But to a new generation of cocktail-obsessed bartenders, it means something else: pure citrus. There’s lots of …

Cocktails

5 rules for buying smart-home devices with no regrets

A no-nonsense guide to buying a smart-home device you're going to love.<p>Having a home that's connected to the Internet can make life a lot easier. You can connect practically anything in your home -- your front door, garage, kitchen, lights, and more -- and control it from just about anywhere in the …

These Are The Foods We'd Lose If Honeybees Die Off

Honeybees are responsible for about a third of all the food we eat.<p>They arrive in the morning, having traveled miles to work all day. They move from one workstation to the next to gather supplies for their commute back to the office and repeat the trip 40 times a day. The newest staff members often …

How to Prepare Your Oven for Roasting and Baking Season

Ovens can be a mystery. Put a turkey in, let it cook for a magic amount of time, and take it out, and it might be perfect—or it might not.<p>Luckily there are a few things we can do to make sure our oven isn’t working against us, to make sure it’s ready to roast a turkey (and pie and vegetables).<p><b>Here</b> …

Don't Be the Person Who Screws Up a Baked Potato—Avoid These Common Mistakes

Sour cream can't fix everything. Avoid these common mistakes, and learn how to make a better baked potato.<p>There are baked potatoes, says Rick Martinez, <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s associate food editor… and then there are <i>baked potatoes</i>. There's a crater-like gap between the revelatory and the "just okay," and …

Cooking

Cured Egg Yolks Are the Best Thing to Happen to Your Pasta Since Grated Parm

Cured egg yolks deliver a unique hit of richness, salt, and umami to anything you grate it over. We'd almost dare to say it's better than Parm.<p>The next time you sip a Ramos Gin Fizz all frothy with egg whites, or shatter a meringue, you may not think about all those egg yolks without a home. But …

Choy

This is what the planet Sullust looks like in Star Wars: Battlefront

It’s almost time to blast the crap outta some Stormtroopers in a galaxy far, far away.<p>The upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront shooter from publisher Electronic Arts looks like it is the most faithful re-creation of that universe yet. Today, developer DICE showed off another planet that it built as a …

Star Wars

The Evacuated Chernobyl Is Now Teeming With Wildlife

Human habitation is more devastating to animals than nuclear fallout<p>On April 26, 1986, reactor four of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, was destroyed by an unexpected surge of power during testing. The explosion was followed by a violent fire that spewed tremendous amounts of …

All About Architecture and Beautiful Buildings

Unless you live way out in the country, the art of architecture can be found everywhere. From big cities to small suburbs, beautiful buildings and modern marvels have become an intrinsic part of contemporary life.<p>But for architects—you know, the people responsible for making buildings come …

Do I Have to Open the Wine My Guest Brought? Your 30-Second Etiquette Guide

Etiquette expert Ben Schott answers your burning questions about dinner party.<p><i>Writer and Bon Appétit contributor Ben Schott knows his manners. In his new (and succinct) column, the author of Schott’s Original Miscellany offers up his essential etiquette for the restaurant enthusiast.</i><p><b>What’s the</b> …

Etiquette

The Big Picture: NASA's 3.2-gigapixel global selfie

"Where are you on Earth Right Now?" That's the question NASA posed the public on Earth Day recently. The twist? NASA wanted you to answer, not with words, but with a selfie. 36,422 of you replied with images that were then stitched together to form the mosaic you see above. To fully enjoy the …

Google said to acquire satellite startup Skybox

Google has been known to wander off its territory, venturing into new markets with <i>lunatic</i> ideas. In fact, their latest venture may very well get them closer to the moon, with rumors of possible satellite company investments coming soon. Google could be acquiring satellite startup Skybox.<p>This deal …

Science Behind the "Global Warming Pause"

The ocean appears to be absorbing excess heat.<p>Although global temperatures have been rising over the past century, a slowdown in the rate of warming in the past few years has left some scratching their heads over a seeming "global warming pause."<p>The suggestion that global warming has stopped is …

Huawei’s ‘phablet’ takes off globally, doesn’t seem so crazy after all

China’s emergence as a global tech player is a continuing trend in consumer electronics, and the rise of China’s Huawei is a prime example.<p>The company wants to be a global brand in tech products and will continue to expand its presence in the U.S. market, Colin Giles, executive vice president at …

More Galaxy S5 rumors: New 2900mAh Li-ion battery with rapid charging

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / koya979<p>When I reported on the latest rumored specs for the Galaxy S5 yesterday, one thought kept going …

Titanfall ‘Alpha’ test: Respawn invites select Battlefield 4 players to try its futuristic shooter

An early version of Titanfall is out in the wild, and a few lucky Battlefield 4 players are receiving invitations to test out the first-person shooter.<p>Developer Respawn Entertainment revealed it’s holding an early test of its upcoming Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC blockbuster. The studio invited a …