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Green Bay Packers 2014 Virtual Program: Depth Chart Analysis and X-Factor

In 2013, the Green Bay Packers were faced with plenty of injuries, netting 15 players in total on the injured reserve list. Despite those losses, and players managing to return from injuries—most notably All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers—the Packers managed to push through the season with a 8-7-1 …

Green Bay Packers: Jerry Kramer Talks About the Book 'Instant Replay'

I do it every summer around training camp. I get out the book <i>Instant Replay</i> and read it. I've been doing this for over 40 years. It's been a ritual for me. Why? The book is that good.<p>In 1967, when Jerry Kramer of the Green Bay Packers was 31 years old, he kept a diary of the season. Kramer would …

Origami robotics: Here's how to fold your own 'metamaterial' at home

Origami: It's not just art anymore. Engineers are harnessing the Japanese art of paper-folding to build in smarter, more efficient ways.<p>A team of researchers designed a self-folding robot that can assemble itself and crawl away in four minutes, described in the journal Science. But in the same …

Robotics

The Alienware 13 is the smallest and lightest gaming laptop in Dell's lineup

Y'all remember the Alienware M11x, right? That compact, netbook-sized gaming laptop with the glowing keyboard that made it look like a spaceship? Anyway, Dell discontinued it back in 2012, only to release several big-screen machines the following year. Well, it looks like someone at the company saw …

Apple Engineers Patent System For Wireless Power

If you like electronic gadgets but hate tangles of chargers and charging cords, you’re not alone. Apple engineers feel your pain.<p>For years, they’ve been trying to figure out better ways to charge portable electronic devices. They’ve experimented with better battery management, solar power and, most …

Wireless charger uses ultrasound to power your phone from across the room

We first came across uBeam's unusual wireless charging technology three years ago, at the <i>All Things D</i> Science Fair, where the fledgling company was only just introducing its creation to the public. Today, the company's finally ready for a big move forward -- uBeam co-founder Meredith Perry just …

Enterprise Mobile Apps Pay The Most Yet Attract Few Developers

A recent survey by Vision Mobile found that just 16% of worldwide developers are building mobile apps for enterprises, despite this market being the most lucrative of all to serve. Their recent global study of 10,000 developers across over 130 nations is the basis of the free downloadable report, …

LAPD tries to ban use of drones over its stations

The latest squabble over the use of drones is coming from the Los Angeles Police Department, which has said that hobbyists should avoid flying …

Rise of the drones has police and regulators scrambling to catch up

Technology and mass production have made unmanned aircraft widely available but some say alarm at their use is exaggerated<p>Wardens at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopsville, South Carolina, were taken aback a few weeks ago when they conducted a routine sweep of the prison grounds. They …

The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home

When I broke into my neighbor’s home earlier this week, I didn’t use any cat burglar skills. I don’t know how to pick locks. I’m not even sure how to …

OS X Yosemite preview: the Mac gets a major makeover

The last time Apple released a new version of OS X, we came away feeling a little... underwhelmed. Don't get us wrong: We'll never say no to a free software upgrade. But despite a handful of new apps and features, last year's Mavericks release still felt like the same old OS X. You can't say that …

Verizon raises FiOS upload speeds to match downloads

Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online.<p>Starting Monday, all new subscribers will get "symmetrical" connections. The cheapest plan will …

To keep 'Hollywood' in Hollywood, tax incentives are key

Sacramento raced this month to approve a $420-million tax break for one company —<p>Lockheed Martin. In almost the same breath, the governor and legislative leaders pledged to give a similar credit to its aerospace rival Northrop Grumman.<p>Their stated reason was to create and retain good jobs in …

Northrop Grumman

Google Adds a Home-Monitoring Startup to Its Creepy Arsenal

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After weeks of speculation, Google is reportedly buying the security camera startup Dropcam, which …

2017 Ford Mustang SVT GT500 Successor Spied

Say hello to the next potential king of the pony car throne. A 2017 Ford Mustang SVT prototype – likely the replacement for the 662-hp Ford Shelby GT500 – has been spotted testing, wearing a wider body than before, more camo, and likely packing a supercharged 5.8-liter V-8 under the hood.<p>Though …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Tesla CEO: “All Our Patent Are Belong to You”

As promised, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk today released details regarding his company’s patents. In a blog titled “All Our Patent Are Belong To You,” Musk explains how his handling of patents has evolved throughout his career, to a point where he’s convinced that open-sourced info is not only good …

This Machine Can Learn About the World Just by Watching It

Islamic militants accused of war crimes in northern Iraq offensive

Fighters from an<p>Al Qaeda-spawned militia now controlling much of northeastern Iraq allegedly committed summary executions, rapes and kidnappings this week while seizing the city of Mosul, theUnited Nations' human rights chief said Friday.<p>Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights in …

Middle East

Iraqi Militants Seize More Towns, Reportedly Execute Civilians

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>ISIS militants, who have seized control of the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Tikrit, captured two …

Islam

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Will PokerStars be dealt out of legalized online poker in California?

In legislative proceedings, the most important words in a debate often are the ones left unmentioned. At a hearing held by a California state assembly committee last month about legalizing online poker, the unspoken term was PokerStars.<p>No hearing witnesses wanted to say outright that they were …

Online Poker

Tunney opposes Ricketts revamp on Wrigley

Ald. Tom Tunney today reiterated his opposition to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts’ effort to beef up his plans for the Wrigley Field renovation.<p>“Tom Ricketts has stated as early as March 2011, ‘We’ve always talked about three goals: winning the World Series championship, preserving Wrigley Field and …

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GM Expediting Production on Ignition Replacement Parts

GM has already been shipping out thousands of kits containing replacement parts for the recalled models, but with an ambitious goal of having enough of them available by October, the automaker has expedited the parts production process.<p>Jeff Boyer, vice president of GM Global Safety, said in a …

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: Dicing at Barber Motorsports Park

Egypt sentences 683 to death in another mass trial

MINYA, Egypt (AP) — The Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader and more than 680 other people were sentenced to death Monday stemming from last year's post-coup violence in the latest mass trial that was denounced in the West and by human rights groups as contrary to the rule of law.<p>In a separate …