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New catalyst material quickly neutralizes nerve gas

While the Iran-Iraq war of 1981-1988 saw the only large-scale use of chemical weapons since WWII, in a world beset by rogue states, civil wars, and …

Mitsubishi Has Made the Largest Spiral Escalator Ever

Architects of the world, give up now: The world’s largest spiral escalator has already been built in this Shanghai shopping mall.<p>Reaching seven …

Mitsubishi

Hublot Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold Watch

It's not just big, gold, and durable — it's the most durable oversized gold watch around. The Hublot Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold Watch is made …

Scientists fly real beetles by radio remote control

The backpack consists of a commercially-available microcontroller, a wireless transmitter/receiver, and a 3.9-volt micro lithium battery. It also …

Inboard Monolith Skateboard

Most motorized skateboards are easily identifiable, thanks to the large motors strapped to their decks. The Inboard Monolith Skateboard is nearly …

SAP opens coffee shop for those ‘who share a passion for technology’ in Silicon Valley

If the tech world is fueled by anything, it’s caffeine and ideas. So it was only a matter of time until a tech company officially merged the …

Log in with your face: Microsoft unveils ‘Windows Hello’ biometric authentication for Windows 10

Microsoft is putting one more nail in the coffin of the password with the announcement of a new feature in Windows 10, dubbed “Windows Hello,” that …

Diamond-Covered $100,000 Apple Watch Revealed

Looking for something even flashier and more expensive than the 18-karat gold, $10,000 Apple Watch? Brikk, a "couture products and accessories" company, has you covered. The company has announced a new line of diamond-covered Apple Watches, which can run you more than $1`00,000.<p>Brikk, the same …

Battlefield Hardline Review Roundup

Originally slated to launch five months ago in October 2014, Dead Space creator Visceral Games' first-person shooter Battlefield Hardline is now available across consoles and PC.<p>Unlike the core Battlefield series, Hardline takes a cops-and-robbers approach. Its single-player campaign plays out …

The Binary Wristwatch Created For $35 (video)

If you are looking for a very unique wristwatch and enjoying building projects using electronics, you might be interested in this new Binary …

Carbon3D Looks To Speed Up 3D Printing (Video)

Carbon3D is looking to speed up 3D printing and the company has announced a new 3d printing processor that can be up to 100 times faster than current …

Gear & Gadgets

Imperial Speeder Bike Quadcopter Is Awesome (Video)

Adam Woodworth has created one of the coolest quadcopters we have seen, he turned a Star Wars Imperial Speeder Bike into an awesome flying …

Gear & Gadgets

This Wearable Game For Visually Impaired Kids Aims To Help Cognitive Development

<i>Update: The team has relaunched their crowdfunding campaign with a more modest funding goal (£30,000). Their new Kickstarter campaign can be found here. Original story follows below.</i><p>A Mexican educational psychologist duo has teamed up to build toys for blind or visually impaired kids. The first …

NASA Testing Out New LEAPTech Electric Plane

NASA has been working on a new electric plane concept with a number of private companies using their new LEAPTech experimental wing.<p>NASA has now …

Awesome Video Game Light Art is Illuminating - Technabob

If you are building an game room or home theater and you need some cool geek art, check this out. These pieces of light art are of some cool video …

Guy Cooks Bacon by Firing an M16 - Technabob

There are hundreds of ways that you can cook bacon. Some of them are more fun than others. Dustin Ellermann likes to cook bacon on his Gemtech TREK …

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Microsoft Band expanding to Amazon, Target and Best Buy, launching in UK, with increased supply

Microsoft will expand the availability of its Microsoft Band wearable device, boosting inventory at its own online and physical retail stores and …

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Nintendo's next-generation console is codenamed 'NX'

It should come as no surprise to hear that Nintendo is working on a new console. Fresh hardware takes years to develop, so engineers are always working on future systems while the rest of us play on the current generation of consoles. What we didn't expect, however, is for Nintendo to talk about …

Retrogaming

Direct Your Music with iRing, the First Motion Controller for the iPad

Whoever says you can’t use an iPad as a musical instrument has never heard of the iRing by IK Multimedia. This interesting and unique set of touch …

GloW glider/microlight hybrid combines the best of both aircraft

UK-based ProAirsport has developed a hybrid microlight/glider with electrically powered wheels used for taxiing and takeoff, and a jet turbine for …

Top Five Mobile Games You Can't Miss - Parkour Collection

<b>Give It Up!</b> is a rather hard game where you have to assist this cheerful, singing Blob in jumping through 9 different tracks. So far it sounds easy. …

Check out New Elder Scrolls Online Features and Areas Ahead of Relaunch

Starting this week, The Elder Scrolls Online will be rebranded as Tamriel Unlimited. To accompany the update, Zenimax Online Studios released a launch trailer during their weekly ESO Live! Stream last week (starts at 1:33:45). The trailer runs through many of the features and content packs added …

Minecraft Documentary Making TV Debut This Weekend

<i>Minecraft: The Story of Mojang</i>, the well-received documentary about the popular game and its origins, will make its TV debut this weekend. The Fusion network has announced that it will air the documentary on Sunday, March 22 at 8 PM EDT.<p>Immediately following the documentary at 10 PM, Fusion will …

Deal: LG IPS Smart TV under $500, PlayStation Plus 1 yr. only $37

If you don’t care about the newest generation of 4K displays, you can get some stellar deals on 1080p Smart sets. Today a 47-inch LG 47LB5800 IPS …

I caught my husband’s iPhone thief

On the average weekend, my biggest worries normally have to do with how to balance family time with chores.<p>This past Sunday, however, my day became …

Sealz sunglasses become sealed goggles with the push of a button

When someone goes to the beach, chances are great that they'll be wearing a pair of sunglasses to protect their eyes from the UV rays. It's also …

New 12-in MacBook vs. Surface Pro 3

Size<p>Heights are very close, and the Surface Pro 3 is 4 percent longer.<p>At first glance, the Surface looks to be thinner than the MacBook, but this …

Gear & Gadgets

Future soldiers may be wearing fish-inspired body armor

On most fish, their hard, overlapping scales provide considerable protection against pokes and cuts. Because those independently-moving scales are …

Edjing's Crossfader Gives DJs Even Less Reason to Own Turntables

Budding bedroom DJs and wannabe DMC finalists will be getting a new a new tool to add to their arsenal later this year in the form of a wireless crossfader called Mixfader.<p>Launched today by DJIT – the company behind the popular DJ app Edjing – the Mixfader does as you might expect: it let’s you …