Christopher Mc Clure

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Alienware's Steam Machine starts at $549 and launches this holiday season

Alienware is no slouch when it comes to cranking out high-end gaming PCs, but its approach to Valve's Steam Machine project is a bit different. The company is looking to deliver a high-quality PC gaming experience to the living room, but the execution doesn't sound much different from the …

A Brief History of the Chocolate Chip

Celebrating National Chocolate Chip Day—not a federal holiday, at least not <i>yet</i>—should be easy enough for all the classic dessert lovers and cookie …

Shame In Singapore: If Edward Snowden Betrayed America, America Has Betrayed Shane Todd

I can’t stop thinking about the strange circumstances surrounding the tragic death of a promising young American electric engineer in Singapore two years ago.<p>His name was Shane Todd and his story is a cautionary tale for sanctimonious ideologues like Edward Snowden.<p>Unlike Snowden, Todd defended …

Google hires fashion expert to run Glass

Google's $1,500, Android-powered Glass headset might have an image problem thanks to privacy fears and many talk show jokes, but the search giant is slowly trying to change peoples' minds. Google is hiring fashion executive Ivy Ross this week to help market Glass to the masses. Ross is a design and …

Can AOL save the internet?

It may not come as much of a surprise, but the major US telecom companies have significantly outspent supporters of net neutrality when it comes to lobbying on Capitol Hill. And they seem far more intent on getting their way. Between 2005 and 2013, Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast all mentioned the issue …

Is Asimov's first law enough to keep a robot bartender from harming others?

Isaac Asimov's first law of robotics states, "A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm." However, injury mostly corresponds to physical harm, not mental or emotional harm. <i>Sleep Dealer</i> director Alex Rivera plays with human emotions in his latest …

Introducing The Arduino Zero

The Arduino Uno is the old standby of the Arduino world, with the Arduino Due picking up where the Mega left off. The Arduino Tre is a pretty cool …

See how nature has reclaimed New York City's forgotten quarantine island

A tiny island tucked between Queens and the Bronx holds a vision of what New York City could look like after five decades of human absence. According to <i>Smithsonian</i>, North Brother Island was first inhabited in the late 19th century and for decades after held hospitals with patients being quarantine …

France and the UK will run out of fossil fuels within the next five years

The UK will run out of its own gas, coal, and oil within the next five years, according to a report released by the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University. And France, which continues to rely heavily on nuclear energy, could run out of its remaining fossils fuels within the …

Project Ara: Google pieces together the first modular smartphone

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Project Ara: Google pieces together the first modular smartphone<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>While most popular consumer technology has been moving toward simple, seamless objects that are hard to tweak or repair, Google is working on an ambitious …

Mattel’s 3-Year Quest To Make A Better Toy Gun

With a new line of wicked toy guns, Mattel is brandishing arms to protect good old-fashioned toys in the age of apps.<p><b>Scott Derman</b> was pissed.<p>The toy designer, whose colorful tattoos peek from under his sleeves, had asked Mattel’s Chem Lab for a substance that could stick but wasn’t sticky. He’d …

The Kymera Magic Wand Review

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]onsumer electronic devices are cool — flat panel TVs, audio receivers, portable Bluetooth speakers, you name it. But the remotes …

BLOCKS Smartwatch Totally Customizable To Your Needs, Features Detachable Modules (video)

Having the option to create anything yourself is always good. Whether you’re creating your own hamburgers at a burger shop or creating your own …

In the Details: Building a 3D Sketchpad That Lets You Draw Objects in Midair

With the rise of augmented reality (AR) technology, virtual reality headsets like the much buzzed-about Oculus Rift aren't just for playing games in …

Read the Pentagon’s $59 Billion ‘Black Budget’

The U.S. military has billions of dollars’ worth of secret projects it doesn’t want you to know about. Too bad—here they are.<p>President Obama proposed …

Aether's $399 Cone is a speaker that knows exactly what you want to hear next

It's a Saturday night and you're cooking dinner before some friends come over. You hit a button on the speaker in your kitchen and it starts playing Daft Punk. You didn't ask for Daft Punk, and the music isn't coming from your phone, computer, or any other device that's in your house; your speaker …

The Father Of 3D Printing Is Being Inducted Into The National Inventors Hall Of Fame

With all the hubbub surrounding 3D printing as of late, it’s easy to think of it as something new. Something that, before 5 or 6 years ago, only existed in Sci-Fi novels.<p>Surprise! 3D printing has actually been around for decades. In fact, the first kinda-sorta functional 3D printer prototype was …

Project ARA demo offers up new details on the modular smartphone

The tech savvy of you out there are probably pretty interested in Project Ara, I know I am. Fortunately the developers are very forthcoming with details about how the project works and what their future plans are, and now we can take a closer look than ever at some of Project Ara’s finer details.<p>A …