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Faraday Future seeks approval to build electric cars in California

Faraday Future, the Gardena-based electric car company, is eager to begin building its battery-electric vehicles in California.<p>Having broken ground only a month ago on a $1-billion car factory in Nevada, Faraday could add a Vallejo facility to its production plans.<p>Pending the outcome of a city …

Mars Close Approach To Earth, Closest In 11 Years

This Memorial Day will be memorable for another reason: a close encounter with Mars, the closest since 2005. Our neighboring red planet will be at a …

Venus and Saturn Will Meet in the Sky This Weekend

Take a look up at those two bright objects as they stand less than a moon's width away.<p>It won't be quite as epic as the Venus / Jupiter conjunction this summer, but this weekend, Saturn and Venus will pass each other in the night sky. At just 5 degrees apart, the pairing may even be close enough to …

Netflix Has 76,000 Secret Movie Categories You Can Access With This Trick

"Cerebral foreign movies from the 1970s?" Yes, please.<p><i>Update: It appears as though Netflix caught on and took down the site hosting all the altgenre codes. Hopefully, someone copied them down while they had a chance!</i><p>You know that horrible, rug-pulled-out-from-under-you, life-spinning-out-of-control …

This Car Is One Giant 'Star Wars' Spoiler

Trolls gonna troll. Spoiler alert,<p>obviously.<p>This is an excellent way to get your car rammed / keyed / slashed / tampered with / egged by both <i>Star Wars</i> fans and regular movie goers alike. Rather than troll people from the safety of the anonymity of the Internet, this person is testing fans as they …

Some Genius Put All the Secret Netflix Genres into a Chrome Extension

Prepare to never leave home again.<p>Last week, we learned that there was a secret list of very specific Netflix sub-genres you could only access if you entered their specific codes into the URL. All the codes were initially compiled and displayed on a Google spreadsheet and a few websites, but were …

Turn off annoying User Account Control pop-ups, but be careful

If you disable the User Account Control in Windows 10, all programs will have same security clearance as the account you're logged in with. However, disabling that feature is a terrible idea.<p>If you frequently run programs in administrator mode, dealing with the User Account Control (UAC) - the …

Security

Is Your Pee The Right Color? [Infographic]

A helpful guide to urine appearance<p>Several times a day, human bodies release a stream of data about internal health. Unfortunately, the data comes analog, and so isn't immediately accessible as useful information. Now an infographic from the Cleveland Clinic offers a helpful breakdown of urine …

Want your children to keep fit? Let them play computer games

A study suggests that video games - often blamed for youngsters' lack of exercise - may in fact provide moderate or intense physical activity<p>Active computer games may actually be a better source of physical activity for kids than playing outside, according to new research.<p>The study, published in …

PC Gaming

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Computer Hardware

Fractal Design's New Fans Promise Silence On A Budget

In the world of case and system fans, it can be very difficult to stand out, so when a manufacturer has the guts to try to compete with existing …

Video Game Trains Eyes To Work Better Together

Maker of "Assassin's Creed" now fighting lazy eye syndrome<p>My mom always used to say that video games were never good for anything, but a new game developed in part by Ubisoft, creator of Assassin's Creed, may prove her wrong. Dig Rush, which was created in conjunction with Amblyotech Inc. and based …

Airplay Hifi Tower Speakers + Subwoofer

Introduction: Airplay Hifi Tower Speakers + Subwoofer<p>Thanks for checking out my instuctable on how I built my 2 living room Hifi Floor standing …

Audiophile

Black Desert is still obscure, still beautiful, and could be headed to a PC near you

Since we first discovered it earlier this year, the beauty has been part of the fun. True to form, the latest video preview of Korean developers Daum Games and Pearl Abyss' action role-playing game <i>Black Desert</i> does not disappoint.<p>Press play above to watch about five minutes of player-versus-enemy …

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is must-own multiplayer … months from now (review)

<i>This review was conducted of the Halo: Master Chief Collection multiplayer suite on multiple networks and Xbox Live accounts over a period of three weeks. GamesBeat previously ran a review of the campaign components upon release. –Ed.</i><p><i>Check out our Reviews Vault for past game reviews.</i><p>Halo: The …

Google may use quantum computing to improve its advertising and web search capabilities

While Google regularly gives futurists talking points by pursuing experimental projects like driverless cars and smart contact lenses, the company’s investment last year in a “quantum” computer from startup D-Wave Systems could well help the tech giant with a few of its core processes.<p>D-Wave’s …

Engineers create very cool material that radiates heat into space

So much for old-fashioned air conditioning: What if you could harness the universe to cool your house?<p>Some Stanford University engineers may have figured out how to do just that.<p>According to a paper in the scientific journal Nature, a team led by Stanford electrical engineer Shanhui Fan has come up …

Lockheed's Fusion Promise: What We Know So Far

Can the company do what's never been done before?<p>Researchers at Lockheed Martin made headlines this week with the announcement that they are on the fast track to building a nuclear fusion reactor. But experts responded with skepticism.<p>Fusion promises unlimited clean, renewable energy without the …

Game reviewer received rape threats from boys, contacted their mothers

An Australian game reviewer got sick and tired of young boys trolling her and threatening to rape her, so she did what any self-respecting adult …

SwiftKey enables Stephen Hawking to communicate twice as fast

SwiftKey announced on Tuesday that it has collaborated with Intel on an ambitious project for the past two years: improving the communication system of Stephen Hawking. The custom keyboard maker makes it easier for the well-known scientist, who has motor neurone disease, to predict full words, …

The 11 Most Important Cats Of Science

I can haz scienz?<p>[Special thanks to materials scientist Joe Spalenka for letting us use his photoshopped image of Watson And Crick Plus Chloe The Cat.]

The problems with capitalism, as explained by a Minecraft hedge fund manager

<i>Minecraft</i> is a video game about placing blocks, but when Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for its developer Mojang, it wasn't just buying virtual Lego. It was buying a tool powerful enough to map entire countries, it was buying a way of involving citizens in public space design, and it was buying a …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Time-lapse Photography

Is joining a tech startup like buying a lottery ticket?

<b>Dear Annie:</b> I don’t usually meddle in my kids’ career decisions, but I think my son is about to do something he’ll regret. He’s been working in IT at …

Tiny circulator in phones could double bandwidth - Futurity

A much smaller, more efficient radio wave circulator has the potential to double the useful bandwidth in wireless communications.

Man on 207-mph bicycle humiliates Ferrari at dragstrip

Rocket-powered bike sets speed record.<p>Which is the more amazing feat: Switzerland's Francois Gissy leaving a Ferrari 430 Scuderia sitting still at the dragstrip as he recorded 3.1gs of inline acceleration on his way to a top speed of 207 mph, or that he did this on a BICYCLE? That bicycle, …

Tour de France

Taking apart Google's modular smartphone

What do you want to know about Project Ara? Does a modular smartphone actually work? Yes. Is it very different from Android phones? In a basic how-a-phone-all-works, yes indeed. Paul Eremenko, Technical Project Lead on Google's modular phone project just called in at Expand NY, and he brought along …

20 Gifs That Explain How Things Work

Sometimes you just need an image to help you understand something. And if that image is in motion and shows you something that you otherwise would …

How to Make Magazine Nunchucks

John Austin, author of Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build and Master Ninja Weapons (out now), tells you how to turn your old issues of Popular Mechanics into an excellent training weapon.