Ankur Chaturvedi

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Build a Digital Computer Using Pulleys and Strings

Building a digital computer is as easy as learning string theory (no, not that kind of string theory).<p>Broken down into discrete parts, a digital …

Twitter Is Here To Stay

Rakesh Agrawal’s PayPal-trashing tweet disaster — and the subsequent chicken/egg story of whether he quit or was sacked — was a slightly surreal turn of events for a company whose most explosive story over the last six months has been whether a notorious corporate raider was going to get his way …

Bill Gates no longer Microsoft's largest individual shareholder

Stock sale puts Gates in second, behind fellow former CEO Steve Ballmer.<p>For the first time in Microsoft's history, Bill Gates is no longer the company's largest individual shareholder, and in four years his ownership stake will likely vanish.<p>A stock sale by the software giant's former chief …

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Japan wants to build a space-based solar energy farm

A new proposal from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) lays out a plan that would solve the country’s energy woes for decades to come.<p>The power source? A series of platforms launched into orbit around the planet to collect solar energy. Yeah, that’s right — a space-based solar energy …

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to turn New York City's payphones into wi-fi hot spots.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to take advantage of the existing infrastructure that is the city's 9,903 active public payphones. And he …

Crowdfunded Gadgets That Let You Play Music, Charge, And Wash

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research, a technology, media and telecom advisory firm, and founder of Backerjack. He blogs at Techspressive.</i><p><b>FretPen</b><p>Musicians have trouble spending time away from their instruments. But bulky instruments, especially guitars, aren’t very …

Sleep Test Will Tell You If You Need to Catch More Zs

Everyone can probably benefit from a few extra Zs at night, but is your lack of sleep at the level of sleep deprivation?<p>In a new video from YouTube …

Feedback Loop: phone prices, mobile Chrome extensions, television shows and more!

<i>Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There's so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but you have a lot of great ideas and opinions that need to be shared! Join us every Saturday as we</i> …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Opera Coast Browser and More

5 Can't-Miss Apps<p>Barneys New York<p>Opera Coast<p>Sell on Etsy<p>The Weather Channel<p>Windows Phone Remote Desktop Preview<p>With Nike reportedly laying off most …

Transcendence Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Johnny Depp Sci-Fi Movie HD

Review: 'Transcendence' Can't Transcend Its Narrative Failings

The Box Office:<p>I talk a lot about the concept of “face on the poster” movie stars and how that concept has changed over the years. It is somewhat rare in this day-and-age to have a relatively high-budget star vehicle in the traditional sense. That, above all else, is what makes the box office …

What Does the Discovery of “Another Earth” Mean for Us?

On Thursday, researchers announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting in a “habitable zone.” Could this bring us closer …

The Virtual Reality Renaissance Is Here, But Are We Ready?

<b>I'm flapping my wings. Not hard, but slowly and smoothly.</b> At 25 feet across, my wingspan is so great I don't need to exert much energy to achieve …

Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV opens new line (pictures)

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The telescope big enough to spot signs of alien life on other planets

Engineers are about to blast away the top of a Chilean mountain to create a site for the European Extremely Large Telescope. It will allow us, for the first time, to directly observe planets outside the solar system<p>Cerro Armazones is a crumbling dome of rock that dominates the parched peaks of the …

This Is Why We Don’t Have Google X Hoverboards Yet

Yes, Google X tried to design a hoverboard.<p>If <i>Back to the Future</i> has taught us anything, it’s that hoverboards are amazing, and it is one of 2014’s inexcusable tragedies that they are not yet real.<p>Which isn’t to say that some very smart people haven’t tried to build them. In this month’s inside look …

11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

Beats Music adds in-app purchasing, more free songs

It’s tough being in the digital music streaming business. Beats Music launched in January to take on a host of similar services, from the …

NASA sending Google's Project Tango smartphone to space to improve flying robots

An experimental NASA robot could get a big upgrade thanks to Google. The two parties have been working together to integrate Google's Project Tango smartphone prototype — which can detect and map the world around it using a series of sensors — onto NASA's SPHERES — brightly colored, …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: flexible circuit boards, BMW i3 and the world's first urban algae canopy

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>When you think about transportation innovations, highways probably aren't the first things that come to mind. But Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde recently …

Koenigsegg actually saves money 3D-printing parts of its new hypercar, the One:1

Koenigsegg has gone from sketches on napkins to making some of the fastest most desirable cars money can buy.<p>Just how has it accomplished this in the …

Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky

Dubai, long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive, will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia.<p>Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, could be stripped of its Guinness title if Saudi Arabia succeeds in its plans to construct the even larger …