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Top 10 forced induction production bikes

<b>IF</b> you drive a car these days there’s a pretty strong chance you’ve already got plenty of experience with forced induction. But you may not have …

The silly icons used to indicate sharing in apps

"Share" is a nearly universal concept in the apps we use daily on our phones and tablets: <i>here's a thing I want to put in an email, a text message, a status update, or a tweet</i>. Yet, as designer Min Ming Lo points out, the icons used to indicate that concept are strange and completely different …

Tech Giants Join Microsoft In Calling For US Gov To End Use Of Warrants To Demand Overseas Data

Microsoft’s case to prevent the United States government from using search warrants to demand data that is not stored in the United States has picked up a number of high-profile backers, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Verizon, AT&T, and, recently, Apple and Cisco.<p>The final two filed …

How Beats conquered the world

Back in the 1970s and 80s, before he helped found Beats Electronics, Jimmy Iovine was a record producer working on albums like Bruce Springsteen’s <i>Born to Run</i> and Tom Petty’s <i>Damn the Torpedoes</i>. To help him craft hits, Iovine had a radio tower built into the A&M studio on the Charlie Chaplin lot. At …

Build Your Own Electric Car: Now All Of Tesla’s Patents Are Open Source

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has never been one to shy away from controversy, or grandiose gestures (see: the Hyperloop project). After hinting at the news this past weekend, Musk announced today that all of Tesla’s patents are now open source.<p>In a blog post on the Tesla website, Musk explained his …

How To Make A New Planet Home

Three simple steps for an intergalactic exit plan<p>The recipe for creating a habitable planet turns out to be surprisingly simple: Just add water—and atmospheric gases. Mars has both, relics from four billion years ago when the planet was warm and wet. “When it comes to Mars, and only Mars, the …

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This Is Facebook's Most Controversial Move Yet

This post is in partnership with Fortune, which offers the latest business and finance news. Read the article below originally published at …

iFind is the world's first battery-free location tag

iFind is a battery-free item location tag. It helps you ease the pain by saving you the time and frustration of trying to locate your misplaced item. Plus, your brain is also liberated from intense thoughts of “where did I last put it?”<p>Item-locating hardware devices like iFind aim to aid you in the …

Singapore Is Planning The World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm

“The vast majority of photovoltaic installations in Singapore will obviously be on rooftops, but even those are limited,” says Thomas Reindl, deputy …

Play an Adorable Pixel Art Recreation of Star Trek

If you love Star Trek, you’ll love Pixel Trek, a recreation of the beloved TV series in adorable, playable pixel art.<p>Pixel Trek is a small web-based game that allows you to explore the Spaceship Enterprise freely. The Pixel Trek website boasts that you can “explore areas and angles that were not …

The Aerodynamics Of The World Cup Soccer Ball, In GIFs

Some demos from NASA's Ames Research Center<p>NASA stuck a World Cup soccer ball into some of its aerodynamics testing chambers because why not. NASA is not involved in developing or testing the ball, so these demonstrations were really just for fun.<p>The demos put some cool visuals to what <i>Popular</i> …

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Uber? Not for me. Let's give London cabbies a fare deal | Victoria Coren Mitchell

Uber might be the coming thing for getting a taxi, but I prefer a black cab any day – or night

Microsoft Believes It Will Sell More Kinects in the Long Run

Phil Spencer says the new Kinect-less Xbox One will eventually lead to more Kinects in gamers' homes.<p>Microsoft's head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, says …

The Golden Curve: Determining Player Value in Freemium Apps

<i>Julian is a heavy-duty number cruncher for Wooga, a mobile games developer based in Berlin.</i><p>There’s one unfortunate truth about mobile game development. You cannot make a great game, offer it for free and depend on the masses downloading it. The app marketplace is packed, with every publisher …

Someone is making a handheld Steam game system

Every Steam Machine shown so far has amounted to a small desktop PC. But what if you want to take that gaming experience on the road? Well, you might get your wish -- meet Steamboy, a handheld take on Valve's platform. On the outside, it's pretty much what you'd expect; it looks like an Steam …

When NASA Paid Researchers To Learn To Talk To Dolphins

Plus, the strange relationship one researcher developed while living with a dolphin for six months<p>In 1965, as a part of a NASA-funded project, a woman lived for six months in rooms flooded with a few feet of seawater. For a roommate, she had an adolescent male dolphin.<p>The project is now old …

Nissan ZEOD RC claims 300 km/h electric speed record at Le Mans

Nissan's ZEOD RC hybrid electric racer has claimed a new record for electric vehicles at Le Mans, hitting 300 km/h (186 mph) down Mulsanne Straight …

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The Internet of Things: it's a really big deal

Good morning! Or evening, if you happen to be reading this on the other side of the world. Our topic for today is the internet. What? You already know about the internet? No, no, I don't mean <i>that</i> internet, the boring old one you use to access YouTube and send Facebook updates, email and tweets and …

Toyota's LED-lit concept car lets your kids customize the hood

If you complained about your family's drab-looking car when you were a kid, you're going to love the latest incarnation of Toyota's Camatte concept. The vehicle lets children (and creative adults) customize the look by translating their drawings to nearly 7,000 LED lights on the hood; you could …

Mobile Developers Face Higher User Acquisition Costs With Facebook's Changes To Mobile App Advertising

Facebook is updating the advertising unit that promotes application installs in Facebook’s mobile app. The Mobile App Ad for Install will take users who click on the advert directly to the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store so they can download and install the advertised app.<p>With the freemium …