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Apple May Have Finally Figured Out How to Make a Liquidmetal iPhone

The incredibly promising metal alloy from Liquidmetal has been around for a while, but no one's really been able to figure out how to put the …

These Parody Logos of Famous Brands Are More Honest Than the Real Logos

Most company logos usually play it pretty safe: stale stencils or vanilla graphics mixed with a bunch of nothingness to keep uniqueness to a minimum. …

Lego Is Making Two New Minecraft Sets

The official Lego Minecraft set has been such an amazing success that Lego and Swedish game developer Mojang have decided to expand the line with <i>two</i> …

You Won't Believe How Much Netflix Crops Your Movies

Did you know that Netflix is cropping the hell out of movies? I didn't. But even if you had noticed, it's unlikely you realize just how bad it gets. …

Some Brilliant Lunatic Is Posting All of Star Wars to Instagram Video

Oh man oh man oh man oh man. This is the nerdiest, awesomest, best-best way to use Instagram. Some nerd has taken it upon himself to film the …

The Technology You Need to Protect Against Mass Surveillance

In the past several weeks, EFF has received many requests for advice about privacy tools that provide technological shields against mass …

This Samsung SSD Runs at a Blistering 3,000MB/s

If you think your SSD is speedy, think again: this new Samsung SSD is capable of reading data at a frankly obscene <i>3000MB/s</i>.<p>Sadly, there are some …

7 Graphics of Earth's Coolest Phenomena, From Rainbows to Earth Wobble

What's the oldest tree on Earth? What's a rainbow? Is the Earth wobbling? It's fun to ask these questions but trickier to answer them—in simple …

How to Save Offline Maps in the New Google Maps for iOS

Saving offline maps in Google Maps 2.0 is a sneaky 'easter egg' type feature that'll make Google Maps on iOS even better. You won't need to rely on a …

Here's What a Developer's PS4 Looks Like

The cat may already be out of the bag, but for many months we didn't know what the PS4 looked like. Now, we know what the retail version will look, …

Scientists May Have Found a Genomic Off Switch for Down Syndrome

One in every thousand or so babies born today will suffer from Down Syndrome, a genetic disorder caused by the presence of a third copy of chromosome …

A 69-Year-Old Experiment Finally Worked For the First Time

One of the longest standing experiments has finally yielded a result. Started in 1944, it only took 69 years but the tar-like pitch at Trinity …

What Comes After Click: A Crash Course in Tangible User Interfaces

For three decades, most of us have interacted with computers in exactly the same way: We point with a mouse (or a finger!), click, and watch the …

All Those Open Browser Tabs Really Are Killing Your Laptop's Battery

There's a ton of info on the web. You're never going to read it all, but you <i>want</i> to, so your browser has fistfuls of open tabs waiting for that rainy …

Withings Pulse Review: Lots of Data In a Little Package

This year has produced a flood of fitness trackers and, as such, it takes more than it has in the past to stand out from the crowd. The unassuming …

Why Doesn't Skype Protect You Against Eavesdropping?

Skype has long claimed to be "end-to-end encrypted", an architectural category that suggests conversations over the service would be difficult or …

A Revolutionary All-Seeing Camera Lens That Puts the Lytro To Shame

It hasn't exactly been a runaway hit with consumers, but on a technical level the Lytro camera introduced some brilliant innovation to the world of …

How the US government uses information from spying on foreign companies

There’s no longer doubt that the US government spies on foreign multinational corporations as well as governments, thanks to the disclosures by former National Security Agency contractor turned international fugitive Edward Snowden. The NSA vacuums up mountains of classified information from a rich …

Surveillance

New Self-Aiming Rifle Would Outshoot Human Snipers

Thankfully, it's not for sale<p>TrackingPoint, a company that combines gun tech and software to create super-accurate, easy-to-use rifles, announced yesterday it is developing a new system that would give regular people unprecedented sniping powers at distances greater than humans have ever accurately …

Cosmic gas cloud fights supermassive black hole | Stuart Clark

If gas clouds could think, this one would class itself as the luckiest bunch of atoms in the universe. The front portion of a giant gas cloud called …

Bringing internet snooping to book

The internet has transformed our relationship with information – and with the world – in ways that continue to surprise us. That may appear to many …

Can you spend a week without cash?

Is it possible to survive on the host of digital and virtual currency options now available? Frank Swain says goodbye to his wallet and finds out.<p>The crunch point came when I stood outside a cafe in the bucolic Devonshire town of Totnes, pondering the questionable ethics of taking food away from a …

Great Depression

New Nano Structure Is The Thinnest Light-Absorber Ever

Nanosize light-absorbers break records for size and efficiency and could lead to better solar cells.<p>Scientists at Stanford University have managed to build light-absorbers that are thousands of times thinner than a sheet of paper. The nanosize structures are capable of absorbing close to 100 …

Manhattan Inside The Grand Canyon And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Just Like Van Gogh, Ocean Waves Paint Clouds In The Sky

If you can't get to a beach this weekend, you can still see waves. Just look up.<p>Clouds, after all, are sculpted by waves of air. These clouds, in Birmingham, Ala., were formed when two layers of air — one fast, the other slow — collided at just the right speed to create rises and dips that caused …

Video: Ride with the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn

It’s eight years of time and 200,000 images compressed into 4 minutes of video. An awesome way to experience Cassini’s tour of Saturn.<p>This beautiful …

Astronomy

Meet Yuka, the 39,000-year-old mummified woolly mammoth scientists want to clone

Japan took a break from its obsession with the future this week as a new exhibition sent visitors 39,000 years back into the past. That's the estimated age of Yuka, a mummified woolly mammoth that has just been placed on public display for the first time ever. The show runs until September.<p>Yuka was …

Brain insights from daydreaming computer - Futurity

WASHINGTON U. – ST. LOUIS (US) — A virtual model of the brain that daydreams …

The Brain

New discovery about neutrinos

The discovery could ultimately help scientists explain why the universe contains matter but very little antimatter.<p>International research including …

Physics