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A Crazy Size Comparison Of Sci-Fi's Greatest Ships [Infographic]

The _Star Wars _vessels are puny compared to the ship from _Independence Day. _<p>Being a small child, I often think to myself: <i>What if the _Star Wars _spaceships got into a fight with the ships from _Star Troopers</i>? _Thanks to this infographic from DeviantART user Dirk Loechel, I finally have an …

LG Nexus 5 with LTE makes probable appearance in FCC (update: 5-inch display, Snapdragon 800)

The oft-rumored Nexus 5 is turning into quite a riddle. If you've been following the saga, there has been no shortage of drama in recent memory. Most recently we saw a Google employee snapping pictures with an unknown LG-branded Nexus at HQ in Mountain View -- in an official video, no less, which …

Alcatel OneTouch intros prototype pico projector docking port (hands-on)

Pico projectors are swell, but they're not wildly popular. Very few smartphone manufacturers can find a way to embed them into devices without making them incredibly thick and expensive, and without sucking the battery dry in no time at all -- the Samsung Galaxy Beam comes to mind regarding all of …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Student Edition arrives on heels of Tab 3

Though the full Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 line has only just arrived, Samsung is pushing the Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition, complete with keyboard and dock …

Samsung Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: a top-tier phone in a water-resistant package

After Samsung's latest product push in London, we have nothing short of a Galaxy S 4 franchise on our hands. While the company unveiled its expected Mini version along with a photography-focused variant, it also took a step in the rugged-device direction by announcing the Galaxy S4 Active. With …

PS4 vs. Xbox One: All The Specs & Features (comparison)

With this year’s E3 conference less than a week away, it’s time to evaluate the industry’s newest console frontrunners. While Microsoft hasn’t …

What Games Are: Xbox One Is Microsoft’s Spruce Goose

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>During the 1940s Howard Hughes spent millions developing and building a plane with the largest wingspan in history and …

Kwikset Kevo review: This brainy smart lock just isn't brawny enough - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Kwikset Kevo</b> packs a lot of subtle smarts into a little device. The indoor/outdoor sensor worked flawlessly, never once letting us in when it shouldn't have.<p><b>The Bad</b> The SmartKey deadbolt at the heart of the Kevo is too easy to break for a lock that costs $219. Also, phones that aren't …

Home Automation

If Used Games Die, Will Gamestop Follow?

Until E3 comes around, we’re probably not going to get a very clear picture of the fate of used games, but from what we can tell so far, it’s not looking very good.<p>Microsoft promises that the Xbox One will indeed play used games, and you can buy and sell them in disc form if you so choose. But …

Steam players can now earn coupons for new games by playing old ones | Ars Technica

Trading cards earned by playing games generate goodies for Steam users.<p>Steam will release a new beta feature within its service called Steam Trading …

Take Your Beer To The Next Level With Lime Bomber

For everyone who's been hanging around with a full bottle of Corona, waiting for someone to come up with a way to finally get the wedge of lime …

Alcohol

Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard

Harness the power of greater intelligence with a keyboard for gamers who don’t know what it means to have too much information. A GamePanel color …

Creative Airwave HD Portable Wireless Speaker with NFC

Creative recently released Creative Airwave HD, a new portable <b>wireless speaker</b> with NFC. If you want to freely enjoy your favorite music on the go, …

The Foc.Us Gaming Headset Will Jolt Your Brain Awake

I'm still not terribly certain what to think of Foc.us's first and only product, the foc.us headset. Brainstormed by mechanical engineers Michael …

The Brain

Banished - town simulator for PC

Over at Boing Boing's G+ Community, D.S. Deboer says:<p>Just a heads up on a cool indie game in development right now. It's a village simulator called …

Build Your Own (Mini) Millennium Falcon - Technabob

We would all love to have our own Millenium Falcon, but the truth is, we just don’t have the parking space for it. Or the billions of dollars it …

This Full-Color Desktop 3-D Printer Is Beautiful Inside And Out

The ProDesk3D uses a multi-cartridge system to create full-color objects at home.<p>BotObjects is showing off its newly unveiled ProDesk3D, which they're billing as the first full-color desktop 3-D printer. That's kinda debatable (depends on what you consider "desktop"), but it could certainly be the …

Sun Shot

Beginning in May, a plane will fly across the United States on sunlight alone. In 2015, it will circumnavigate the world.<p>On the morning of March 21, 1999, Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones landed their balloon in the Egyptian desert, completing the first such nonstop flight around the world. Amid …

Watch Live As This Solar-Powered Plane Embarks On A Flight Across The U.S.

Solar Impulse will attempt to fly across the United States using nothing but sunlight for fuel.<p>A solar-powered airplane is set to embark on a historic flight across the United States this morning. Weather permitting, Solar Impulse will leave the Bay Area at 6 a.m. PST, and arrive in New York about …

Wing And A Scare

A record-breaking roller coaster that mimics the thrill of stunt flying.<p>In the competitive world of roller-coaster design, engineers often obsess about smashing records and pushing the limits of human endurance. But records mean little if the ride leaves thrill seekers feeling beat-up. For the …

Duuude, Finally: Drones That Deliver Beer

Nerds and frat boys: brothers in beer drops.<p>This August, drones will drop payloads all over South Africa's OppiKoppi music festival, and there's a good chance no one will mind. Probably because the payload is beer.<p>Customers thirsty for beer will order beer with their phones, then someone will …

Los Alamos Lab Has Had A Secret Quantum Internet For Two Years

Quantum networking could enable the most secure communication possible.<p>The central principle of quantum mechanics--that the act of measuring a quantum object actually changes it--has some pretty amazing potential in the world of cryptography. And Los Alamos National Laboratory just revealed that it …

How The World's First 3-D Printed Gun Works

Defense Distributed creates a fully functional gun, with 3-D printed plastic parts.<p>It started with a crowdfunding project last August. Now, nine months later, the world's first 3-D printed gun is here. Announced via Forbes exclusive on Friday, the design, called the Liberator, is now available for …

The Impossible Dream Of The Hindenburg: How Airships Were Going To Change The World

76 years ago today, the Hindenburg crashed over New Jersey, killing 35 people and ending the era of the airship. From the Popular Science archive, what it would have been like to travel the world in a Zeppelin.<p><i>"Now You Can Fly Around The World," by John E. Lodge and excerpted below, originally</i> …

Buzz Aldrin Wants To Send People On A One-Way Trip To Mars

In a wide-ranging interview with PopularScience.com, Aldrin talks about a mission to Mars, 34 years of sobriety and the future of American leadership in space.<p>With enough money and enough might, humans could probably get to Mars in the next couple of decades. It's a proposition made all the more …

Could We Be Driving/Piloting This Flying Car In A Few Years?

Vertical takeoff. Hybrid power. Automatic landing. See it in action as it flies and drives.<p>We've been following the progress of Terrafugia, the Massachusetts-based creator of several (prototype) flying cars, for a while, despite the company never having actually released one. But that hasn't …

U.S. Navy Spends $37 Billion On A Ship That Barely Works

And Navy brass have known about the problems for a year, according to new revelations.<p>The Littoral Combat Ship was supposed to anchor the Navy of the future. Instead, a report obtained by Bloomberg News reveals a program plagued by problems, high costs, and an inability to meet even simple docking …

Amp Your Ride

Charge electronics on the go with a bike-mounted USB hub.<p>I'm a mechanical engineer who loves bicycling. When gas prices soared through the roof in 2009, I rode my bike to save money. I wanted to charge USB devices, such as my phone, during commutes but didn't want to spend $150 (or more) on a …

Time-Lapse GIFs Show Earth Transforming Over 25 Years

Satellite images from every year since 1984 show the march of human progress—and the retreat of nature.<p>Starting in the 1980s, Alaska's Columbia Glacier began retreating, shrinking from 41 miles long (its originally documented length in 1794) to 36 miles long in 1995. This is what that change …

U.S. State Department Tells Defense Distributed To Take Down 3-D Printed Gun Plans

Defense Distributed, the Texas company that created the plans for the Liberator, a 3-D-printed gun, have received a letter to take the plans down from the internet, reports Betabeat. If you're wondering why the State Department is involved and not the ATF or the larger Justice Department, well, …