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Secret Air Force Space Plane Gets Darth Vader-Style Engine

For secret reasons, like turning in secret directions<p>The Air Force’s secret robot space plane is going to try out a new engine. The X-37B has so far spent a total of 1367 days tooling around in Earth’s orbit, doing classified things. Yesterday, the Air Force Research Lab announced that on its …

Military

Will Jared Leto's Joker Appear in BATMAN V SUPERMAN?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 introduces co-op campaign and cyber-soldiers

Call of Duty is not going “open world” – not yet. But with Black Ops 3, the third title in the covert war spin-off series, it is taking a small step in that direction.<p>As leaked by Call of Duty (CoD) news site CharlieIntel on Friday, this year’s CoD instalment will feature a four-player co-operative …

Call of Duty

Boeing has patented a ‘Star Wars’-style force field

Boeing has won a patent for a protective force field that could stop vehicles from being harmed by explosions, Popular Science reports.<p>It might sound futuristic — and it is. The patent isn’t about stopping bullets or lasers or anything like that, though. Instead, it detects explosions near a …

Improvised Explosive Devices

New app promises to give your iPhone a 32MP camera

How would you like an app that transforms your regular 8-megapixel iPhone 6 camera into a 32-megapixel one?<p>Okay, so it’s not <i>exactly</i> as miraculous as it sounds, but photography app Hydra is a worthy tool to add to your virtual camera bag. It works by taking a series of up to 60 small images and then …

Best of Late Night TV: Celebrities Read Mean Tweets and One Direction's Adorable Selfie

<i>If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.</i><p>It's our favorite time of year: the time in which Jimmy Kimmel has …

Paranoid Android's Peek feature makes its way to Google Play

<i>Update: Google Play Store link is now back online. The developers have also clarified that the APK downloadable from Github is not from them.</i><p>Custom Android ROMs each have their own highlight characteristics. A prominent feature on Paranoid Android, for example, is Peek, which gives enhanced access …

Android News

9 Ways to Celebrate Star Wars Day (Other Than Watching Star Wars)

Sure, you could spend May the fourth watching The Empire Strikes Back for the 200th time (a worthy use of your day). Or you could take a moment to appreciate the artists, movies, comic books, and legends that inspired a galaxy far, far away.<p>Sure, you could spend May the fourth watching <i>The Empire</i> …

Someone made real Spider-Man web shooters and they’re amazing (video)

The Internet age has brought us many treasures, including a non-lethal version of Thor’s hammer, a non-functional suit of Iron Man armor, and even the beginnings of a full-scale Millennium Falcon of <i>Star Wars</i> fame.<p>So, it’s about time someone made Marvel Comics’ signature character Spider-Man’s web …

10 hidden Galaxy S5 features, according to Samsung

The Galaxy S5 has been on the market for a week now, and with dozens of reviews and hands-on posts hitting the web, fans of the device probably already know about its main features.<p>But Samsung reckons there are some hidden features on the Galaxy S5 that you might not be aware of, and helpfully …

Apps

A Life-Size LEGO Car You Can Actually Drive

We call shotgun.<p>The Super Awesome Micro Project, a full-size car made of 500,000 LEGOs, sprung from an unlikely partnership between Romanian tinkerer Raul Oaida and Australian investor Steve Sammartino. The two met over Skype in 2012, and since then, Sammartino has helped Oaida raise money for his …

Lego

This 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Teaser Is All About Chris Pratt's Abs... and Other Things

It's short but sweet, this new "Guardians of the Galaxy" teaser. You can catch the full trailer tonight during "Jimmy Kimmel Live," if you stay up that late, but for now, let Chris Pratt's abs serve as your morning coffee.<p>"Who are you?" grumbles Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou) at our …

Apple To Infinity: Mobile Payments, Touch ID And All That Sapphire

Forget Gorilla Glass. Apple has its own patented method of affixing a sapphire substrate to a touch screen. According to a report on the Chinese language Apple Daily blog (translated via Google and Apple Insider), Apple’s OEM partner Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group has succeeded in making 100 …

Could Apple be using sapphire glass for a solar-charging iPhone 6 screen?

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>There’s been a lot of talk about sapphire glass since Apple(s aapl) CEO Tim Cook sat down for an interview with ABC News last …

Apple Has A New, Super Serious Ad For The iPad That Premiered During NFL Games And The Golden Globes

During this afternoon's football game, Apple debuted a new iPad ad. (It also aired during the Golden Globes.)<p>The ad has an excerpt of Robin Williams from Dead Poets Society talking about poetry, and life.<p>Here, via Re/Code is the transcript of what Williams says:<p>We don't read and write poetry …

Golden Globes

Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

Shark Nearly Chokes To Death On Moose, Is Saved By Canadian Bystanders (PHOTOS)

In case you were wondering, it is indeed possible for a shark to bite off more than it can chew.<p>As evidence, we submit this Greenland shark, which two good samaritans recently rescued from choking to death on a moose. One of the men, Derrick Chaulk, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation he …

Microwaving Candy: What Your Favorite Candy Looks Like Melted to Oblivion

Disclaimer: Nuking your leftover Halloween candy in the microwave is a bad (see: <i>bad</i>) idea and leads to kitchens that smell like rotting unicorns.<p>Similar to reverse rocket science, the crew gathered all the candy in the office -- from Skittles to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups -- and wondered what would …

Target Accidentally Sold Xbox One Consoles Early So Microsoft Banned Gamers From Using Them

He wasn't the first one to accidentally get an Xbox One early, reports Evan Narcisse from the gamer blog, Kotaku.com. Target also sent one to at least one other gamer, known for his eBay name, priceless228.<p>They weren't supposed to be able to start using the new Xbox right away. Microsoft is making …

Here’s What A 4.8-inch Gold iPhone 6 Might Look Like [Gallery]

We’ve barely had the iPhone 5s in our hands for more than a month, but is it too early to start dreaming up what the next iPhone will look like?<p>Recent rumors have claimed Apple will beef up the screen size on the next iPhone to 5-inch, so one of our favorite concept artist, Martin Hajek has …

Mobile Technology

Bigger, Thinner iOS Devices Could Dominate Apple's 2014 Product Line

Apple has likely unveiled all of its goodies for 2013. With this in mind, attention now turns to next year, which should include the launch of a …

Here's The Official Trailer For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

Holy throbbing nerd boners, comrades. The official trailer for <i>X-Men: Days of Future Past</i> hit the cat tubes this morning, and if the film is even 2/3 as good as this trailer looks, then we should all leave the theater on May 23 feeling more than satisfied. The new trailer reveals that it’s going to …

iPad mini For Content Creation – MacStories

I’ve seen an argument being made in the past week: that the iPad mini is for “consumption”, whereas the iPad Air is for “creation”. This idea has been reinforced by Apple’s announcements: with both iPads now carrying the same hardware, the difference between the mini and the Air comes down to the …

iPad Mini

Samsung Gears Up For The Galaxy S5, But Does It Get Lifestyle Computing?

The rumors are flying thick and fast around the Samsung Galaxy S5, with a possible launch date in January now mooted, which would mean accelerating Samsung’s already warp-speed innovation and underline its paranoia about being left behind by Apple.<p>Will the S5 have fingerprint security? Probably …

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Trailer

Batman: Arkham Origins -- 17 Minutes of Gameplay

Google's iron grip on Android: controlling open source by any means necessary

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: right;"/><p>Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open …

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