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8 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

Books

'Fortnite Mobile' Is Going Somewhere No Other Games Can Follow

Tomorrow marks the launch of <i>Fortnite Mobile</i> on iOS, with Android and PC/console cross play soon to follow. But this is a rare case in which “[Insert Game] Mobile” does not mean some half-hearted port, but instead a copy of the fully-fledged version of the game.<p>It’s hard to understate just how big a …

Call of Duty

Scientists found a new type of water in diamonds, holy crap

Scientists have found a new type of water known as Ice-VII from diamonds deep in the Earth's crust. This type of ice is about 1.5 times as dense as …

Hands Down the Best Way to Roast a Sweet Potato

<i>Cookboomarked!</i> <i>is our new series where we review the latest cookbooks from the foodie influencers you follow. Check back often to find out which new releases are worth your hard-earned cash and the recipes you should try first from each.</i><p>I thought I knew how to roast a sweet potato, but I was wrong. …

9 new trailers you should watch this week

I finally saw <i>Black Panther</i> last weekend. While there have been lots of big Marvel movies, this one in particular felt like such a phenomenon that you couldn’t miss out on it (and box office numbers back that up). It’s easily the best Marvel movie I’ve seen.<p>What <i>Black Panther</i> does so well, that so …

Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

Scientists have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.<p>While the battery is just a small-scale prototype, it has the potential to be competitive with currently available lithium-ion batteries.<p>The …

Clean Energy

People Are Attacking Driverless Cars

Both incidents happened in San Francisco.<p>One problem with self-driving cars is people.<p>The Los Angeles Times reports that of six crash reports filed in California so far this year, two involved a person attacking a robot car.<p>Both incidents happened in San Francisco, according to Department of Motor …

11 of the best Google Chrome extensions to make your life easier

Chrome's web store is full of little digital gadgets to help make your web browsing simpler, more productive, and more enjoyable. Here are our top …

Google

Havana: The ultimate guide on where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Cuba's capital

Sun, slinky dancing, icy cocktails in bars fashioned from backyard wrecks and slumping colonial ruins, designer buys, avant-garde art, and a dose of …

Bitcoin crashes to below $6,000 - but you can still make money from it

Ten years ago Bitcoin didn't exist. Five years ago they cost $12 each. 12 months ago they were almost $1,000 and just six weeks ago they were worth …

Cryptocurrency

Avengers: Infinity War: What you need to know about the new Marvel movie

The Avengers are coming back, and Marvel promises this will be a big one. Early reactions are starting to come in now that screenings have begun, and then will come the reviews. (As it stands now, I'm not sure any review could prevent me from seeing this film though!)<p>The super team's third outing, …

Nokia 2 now available for purchase in U.S. for $99

The Nokia brand has been rather prominent in the Android space this year, and this has resulted from the release of the Nokia 8, 6, 5, and 2. The …

You Should Look at The Moon

This weekend, for the several billionth or so time in Earth’s history, the Moon will be in the part of its orbit around Earth where it’s a little …

New quantum machines make first discoveries

Two teams of physicists have built the largest controlled quantum simulators yet, which allowed them to determine how matter can behave at the …

New leaks show us Google’s Pixel 2 phones, and there’s some bad news

Google’s iPhone-inspired Pixel phone has a great design if you ignore the back, which combines glass and metal in a bizarre way. Rumors say the …

2017 Jaguar XF 20d Diesel AWD

Growls more than it leaps.<p>The original Jaguar XF’s character rested largely in its design statement—it established the look that has since spread to the compact XE and the large XJ—more than anything that was happening under the hood. In fact, it seemed Jaguar wasn’t too sure what belonged there, …

Dandelion: an audacious and radical geothermal energy startup?

<b>Alphabet's X moonshot factory spins out a ground source heat pump company.</b><p><i>This post has been edited after receiving comments from Dandelion.</i><p>Move …

The new Audi A8 luxury sedan is a high-tech beast that can drive itself

Audi claims the A8 is the first production car to reach Level 3 autonomy<p>Audi just unveiled its new A8 luxury sedan in Barcelona, and as you would expect from the German automaker, this car is brimming with high-tech features. There’s a brand-new infotainment system, fully active electric …

Luxury Lifestyle

Stranger Things Season Two Gets an Official Premiere Date—And a New Teaser Trailer

Get ready for things to turn upside down. On Tuesday morning, Netflix announced that the second season of their 2016 summer hit <i>Stranger Things</i> finally had an official premiere date: October 27, just in time to scare the bejesus out of all of us on Halloween. Along with their announcement, Netflix …

Dell's latest laptop is the world's first that can charge wirelessly

Dell announced on Tuesday its Latitude 7285 laptop, which the company says is the world's first laptop that can charge wirelessly.<p>To work, you'd need the Latitude 7825's wireless charging keyboard, as well as the wireless charging mat, which are both sold separately in a combo for $550 on top of …

Wireless Charging

These new Android Wear watches start at under $100

Last year, Mobvoi, a Chinese voice assistant company, brought its Ticwatch 2 smartwatch to Kickstarter. For a $99 starting price the watch was a good deal, but the catch was it ran Mobvoi's own version of Android, and Mobvoi's own voice assistant. After polling its users to see what they would …

Screw It, Let's All Go To This Island Where You Can Play With Rescue Puppies

PUPPY. ISLAND.

Space breakthrough: Scientists teleport photon from Earth to orbit

For the first time, scientists have successfully teleported a photon from the ground to a satellite in orbit.<p>It’s been 20 years since quantum scientists successfully teleported a photon over 10 miles, proving that quantum entanglement — a process that Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a …

Introduction to Shooting Video: How to Set Up Your DSLR for the First Time (VIDEO)

Today’s modern DSLRs offer powerful video capabilities and even if your passion is still photography, shooting an occasional video can be a lot of …

Windows Phone dies today

An end of an era<p>Microsoft is killing off Windows Phone 8.1 support today, more than three years after the company first introduced the update. The end of support marks an end to the Windows Phone era, and the millions of devices still running the operating system. While most have accepted that the …

Louis Vuitton is the latest luxury fashion brand to jump on the Android Wear train

It’s become a trend of late for luxury fashion brands to create their own Android Wear watches, taking virtually homogenous hardware and remixing it with their own branded take on things. We’ve already seen it with Tag Heuer, Montblanc, Movado, Hugo Boss, Diesel, Emporio Armani, Michael Kors, and …

Louis Vuitton

Taste Beyond The Tongue

LiquidSky lets you play your PC games on Android devices

Cloud gaming platform LiquidSky has launched its revamped Android app, enabling mobile gamers to play their PC games anytime, anywhere on their mobile devices running the Android operating system.<p>The LiquidSky 2.0 beta on Android fulfills one of the promises of cloud gaming, the company said, by …

Android Apps

Head-up display gives any car a fighter-jet feel [Deals]

Driving comes closest to the feeling of being a pilot that most of us will ever get. Given the way most people handle a car, that’s probably a good thing. But one simple way to safely bring the sense of a cockpit to the driver’s seat is to add a proper head-up display (HUD).<p>HUDWAY Glass is a slim, …

Commuting