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The Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Of 2014

This was a crazy good year for books. There was mind-expanding science fiction —including William Gibson's return to the future! — along with …

BlackBerry the surprising savior for hacked Sony

A drawer of old BlackBerry phones unexpectedly helped keep Sony Pictures working, with staff resurrecting cast-aside tech and old-school methods to …

6 Not-So-Obvious Signs He's Cheating On You

<i>By Patti Blue Hayes</i><p>At 2:30AM, sitting in a rental car outside a bar in Cambridge, MA, my husband said, "I don't think we should be married anymore." An hour earlier, I'd grabbed his phone, curious as to whom he kept texting all night. He told me about two casual sex partners he'd had in the past …

The Best DIY Projects Of 2014

From hacked beer cans to drivable fish tanks, these are the coolest, craziest projects of the year<p>Makers enjoyed a particularly fruitful year in 2014. They created projects ranging from the simple to the complex, the small to the large, and the useful to the bat$&*t crazy. In celebration of that …

Holiday reading for a certain sort: If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript

Important lesson: don’t hire Jack Kerouac to code a factorial function.<p>Ah, JavaScript—a scripting language oft abused nearly as much as the masses …

New Regin malware is an incredibly sophisticated spy tool, linked to the US and UK governments (updated) - ExtremeTech

By on November 25, 2014 at 9:20 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p><b>Updated @ 09:20, November 25:</b> …

China's New Stealth Fighter Isn't Great, But It May Not Need To Be

The FC-31 can't match up to America's F-35, but that might not be what China has in mind.<p><i>China's J-31 Stealth Fighter (Credit: All Photos Getty Images)</i><p>The world got its first look at China's concept twin-engine stealth fighter, the Shenyang FC-31, when the plane flew this week at Airshow China 2014 …

Zoom into a computer chip: Watch this video to fully appreciate just how magical modern microchips are - ExtremeTech

By on November 13, 2014 at 2:24 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>I don’t think you appreciate …

An interview with Zoltan Istvan, leader of the Transhumanist Party and 2016 presidential contender - ExtremeTech

By on October 31, 2014 at 12:32 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>ExtremeTech has never been …

One arrow of time to rule them all?

A toy universe that, without any special help, shows time has a direction.<p>Time is something we're all very aware of. On my desk, I have no less than …

From the archive, 29 October 1979: Russian way with the mathematical travelling salesman

A young Soviet mathematician, apparently totally unknown to any of the world’s senior practitioners, has found an answer to one of the most baffling problems in computer calculation.<p>But his obscurity is such that his discovery went unnoticed for 10 months in the mathematical world, although work on …

VISC CPU 'virtual core' design emerges: Could this be the conceptual computing breakthrough we've been waiting for? - ExtremeTech

VISC CPU ‘virtual core’ design emerges: Could this be the conceptual computing breakthrough we’ve been waiting for?<p>By on October 24, 2014 at 1:15 …

Reactionless motor: Needs more evidence.

The ‘Net has been buzzing about a paper published by a team of engineers at NASA claiming that they have built a device that creates thrust without …

Kali NetHunter turns Android device into hacker Swiss Army knife

Open source project, based on Kali Linux, can launch network and USB exploits.<p>One of the tools we've leaned on heavily in some of our lab testing of …

China's supersonic submarine, which could go from Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes, creeps ever closer to reality - ExtremeTech

China’s supersonic submarine, which could go from Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes, creeps ever closer to reality<p>By on August 27, 2014 at …

The first metamaterial superconductor: One step closer to futuristic physics-defying contraptions - ExtremeTech

By on August 22, 2014 at 11:59 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In the realms of electronics, …

The demon core: A scary story of sloppy science from the Manhattan Project - ExtremeTech

By on August 20, 2014 at 1:41 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Depending on your point of view, …

The other strange tale of Facebook’s disputed origins

Two contracts dispute whether 18-year-old Zuck sold half to accused scammer for $1,000.<p>Prosecutors say it took decades for Bernard Madoff to pull off …