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Ain't No Mountain High Enough: 7 Romantic Mountaintop Hotels

We've all heard the song, but these seven gorgeous properties imbue it with new meaning. Rather than traversing mountains, rivers, and valleys to get to your sweetheart, we heartily recommend making that journey <i>together</i> -- because it's really hard to top a romantic getaway snuggled up in a cozy …

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Oculus VR's software development kit for mobile is now available

When Oculus VR hired away legendary programmer John Carmack from id Software, there was a specific intention: Carmack's commitment to virtual reality, specifically as it pertained to mobile VR. The first major fruit of Carmack's work over the past year is now available for you to download, as …

Virtual reality has a future beyond video games, and it's already started

With devices like the Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus driving the public's interest in virtual reality, it's easy assume the future of VR lies in video games. It's a safe prediction, but it isn't right: "It's a broad category," Matterport's Matt Bell said at Engadget Expand. "I think it's …

Genetically modified cells learn to fight mesothelioma

It's been called the "fifth pillar" of cancer treatment: genetically reengineering the human immune system to recognize cancers and fight them.<p>The treatment has shown recent promise in fighting blood cancers such as leukemia. But hard tumors, such as mesothelioma, have proven to be more resistant …

Watch baby geese gliding down a cliffside in the BBC's latest 4K documentary

In the early days of HDTV, BBC's nature docs were the go-to showpieces for your new home theater gear. Some time has passed since then, and <i>Planet Earth</i> on Blu-ray doesn't look quite as good as it used to. With <i>Life Story</i>, however, the outfit's jumped into the world of UHD 4K filming for the first …

Lockheed Martin thinks it can give the world unlimited clean energy in 20 years

Remember back in the '50s, when official-sounding newsreels promised that we'd have new-kew-lur-powered cars by the '70s and no one would ever be unhappy? Probably not, since we've gotten a skewed sense of history from watching too many episodes of <i>Futurama</i>. Still, several decades behind schedule, …

Here's what Google's giant Nexus 6 phone (probably) looks like

You may have already seen concepts and sketchy photos of Google's long-fabled 6-inch Nexus, but it now looks like the final veil of secrecy has been removed from this future Android flagship. Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) has posted an apparent leaked press image for the new smartphone that supports …

Snake robot climbs sand dunes by mimicking sidewinders' slithering

Snakes can pretty much slither anywhere they want, inspiring many (and we mean many) military and educational institutions to try and recreate them in robotic form. Carnegie Mellon University, in particular, has been developing a robotic snake for years -- one that a team of researchers from …

Portal 2 Improves Cognitive Skills More Than Lumosity Does, Study Finds

What does it mean when "entertainment" games improve players' test scores more than brain-training programs?<p>Like many people, Val Shute likes playing video games. But while she's gaming, she doesn't exactly think about the same things the average person does.<p>For example, Shute loved playing the …

This Woman's Revolutionary Idea Made Her A Billionaire — And Could Change Medicine

No more wondering to yourself, "Ah, how much more can they take before I pass out?"<p>Instead you might be able to walk into a Walgreens pharmacy for a reportedly painless fingerprick that will draw just a tiny drop of blood, thanks to Elizabeth Holmes, 30, the youngest woman and third-youngest …

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Here Comes Atlas, Facebook’s Plan To Tackle Google With Its Own Ad Platform

In Atlas, ads are not bought through Facebook. Advertisers can purchase ad campaigns through Atlas, and they can choose whether or not to include it on Facebook, but "using Atlas is not predicated on having a Facebook campaign," according to a Facebook spokesperson.<p>Companies can purchase ads on …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

Alibaba shares open at $92.70 in America's biggest IPO

Alibaba, the Chinese internet giant, made a frenzied debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday ending its first day as a public company valued at over $231bn, more than Facebook or Amazon and eBay combined.<p>The biggest ever share sale in the US got off to a flying – if delayed – start on Friday …

Samsung Offers $200 Trade-in For Any Working Smartphone With Galaxy Note 4 Pre-order

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is up for pre-orders in the US on AT&T and Verizon for $299.99 on-contract. If you’re thinking about pre-ordering the device, …

Philippe Starck's latest project is a fleet of electric bikes for all terrains

We've come across a variety of wares from renowned French designer Philippe Starck. He's tinkered with everything from external hard drives to headphones, and now he's added electric bicycles to the list. Working alongside Moustache Bikes, the M.A.S.S. collection is a set of four powered …

Hands On: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

Samsung recently unveiled two new Galaxy Note phones, one that’s a by-the-book upgrade to last year’s Note 3, and one that does something innovative …

Samsung partners with Montblanc on a chic Galaxy Note 4 stylus

At IFA 2014 Unpacked, Samsung has announced that it's partnering with venerable pen maker Montblanc on two custom styluses for its new Galaxy Note 4. The "Pix" and the "e-StarWalker" are done in the pen maker's classic, chunky style for any Note smartphone or tablet user. Montblanc calls it a …

You can ride to work on this backpack

So you think regular skateboards are boring, eh? If those electric skateboards we've featured before don't do it for you, then here's another alternative: an electric skateboard that's also a backpack. It's called the Movpack, and you don't even need to know how to ride a skateboard to use it, so …

About Martha, the last of the passenger pigeons

It’s caturday once again, which means it’s that one day each week when we take a step back from our busy lives to honour animals and nature and our special relationship with them.<p>Since the centenary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon is only a couple days away, I thought I’d share some video …

Digital Pioneer Decides to Freeze His Body in Hopes of Future ALS Cure

The first person to ever participate in a bitcoin transaction used his stash of cryptocurrency to break another unique barrier: He decided to freeze his body in hopes of being revived in the future when his ailments may have a cure.<p>Fran and Hal Finney both embraced emerging technologies like …

The Big Picture: a heat map of the 'entire' internet

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, though, let's say it's worth millions and millions of internet connections. Thanks to John Matherly, founder of Shodan, a search engine which focuses on helping companies locate internet-connected devices, we are getting a …

Clubbing By The Numbers: The Business Behind Sin City's Marquee

It’s been a record year for DJs and their respective earnings. If you need evidence, look no further than the recently published Forbes Electronic Cash Kings list. In our third year of ranking the world’s highest-earning DJs and producers, FORBES calculated that the top 10 pulled in combined annual …

A Few Helpful Tips on Driving Much, Much Too Fast

High-performance racing instructor Ingrid Steffensen offers a few pointers on taking on the track like a pro.<p>(Photo Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images)<p><b>Here is what I do on weekends: I put on a crash helmet</b> and climb into fast cars with strangers and teach them how to drive on a racetrack. I am a …

Machine that keeps lungs alive outside body tested

DETROIT — Creamy-pink and glistening, they lie on a stainless steel exam table — this pair of lungs inflating and falling in a rhythmic, ghostly pattern.<p>At the University of Michigan, researchers are pushing the limits of medicine, eking out new ways to boost the numbers of organs that are …

Meet Harley Davidson's First Electric Motorcycle

The Livewire can quietly reach 60 mph in under four seconds.<p>For 111 years, the Harley Davidson has been known for many things—freedom, leather, and, most of all, its rumbling V-twin engine. This summer, Harley took a step in a new, quieter direction when it introduced Project Livewire, its first …

Snowden: The NSA's building Skynet to fight wars online

More than a year after Edward Snowden first spilled the beans on the NSA's digital surveillance practices, you wouldn't think that he had much left to reveal. In an interview with <i>Wired</i>, however, the former spy has revealed that the agency is building an autonomous online defense system that will, …

FKA Twigs: LP1 review – barely-there R&B reaches ecstatic new heights

By now, those with their ears pricked up will probably know a little about the artist Formerly Known as Twigs, one of 2014's most eagerly anticipated debutantes. The gossip goes like this: a dancer-turned-singer, Tahliah Barnett, was once, as per her latest track-leak, a Video Girl for artists such …

Indiegogo Goes Mobile With International Launch Of iOS App

Ever since Indiegogo raised that massive $40 million Series B this year, the crowdfunding platform has been laser-focused on building out its mobile presence. In fact, CEO Slava Rubin said in an interview with TechCrunch recently that if Indiegogo were launching today, it would be a mobile-first …