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Watch The Mars Rover Curiosity's First Year In Only 2 Minutes

A busy, if slow-moving, year in the life of a robot we crashed onto an alien world.<p>The Mars rover Curiosity has spent the past year driving around the surface of of its new home, drilling and digging and collecting samples and every once in awhile drawing inappropriate body parts for fun.<p>It's not a …

A 3-D Printer Can Pay For Itself In Less Than A Year

Routine questions for the makers of desktop 3-D printers: "what do you do with this thing?" and "why would you want one?" A study from Michigan Technical University answered that with some math: the researchers found that you could recoup the up-front cost of a 3-D printer in less than a year.<p>The …

Saints Row IV developers respond to dildo weapon criticisms

Fans of the upcoming open-world game Saints Row IV participated in an AMA with senior producer Jim Boone and design director Scott Phillip on Reddit earlier today.<p>The discussion covered a range of topics concerning Saints Row IV, including a response to Cliff Bleszinski's previous comments …

Saints Row

Microsoft files patent for head-mounted display

A patent filed by Microsoft on January 30, 2012, and this week made available to the public, outlines a series of head-mounted display devices and their potential gaming applications.<p>The filing (spotted by a NeoGAF user), dubbed "Multiplayer gaming with head-mounted display," describes "a system …

Augmented Reality

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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NSA spy leaks: US denounces Snowden's Russian asylum

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/999000/999385_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524687077_3ecc6a0aab4d949a5c371efc842b37ee<p><b>The US has labelled Russia's decision to grant asylum to fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden as "extremely disappointing".</b><p>The White House is …

Blip, Hulu, Vevo and Devour are coming to Chromecast

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Google’s (s GOOG) new smart TV dongle Chromecast is getting more love from video publishers: Blip, Hulu, Vevo and Devour all …

AT&T to launch international plan exclusively for those studying abroad

If you're a student or teacher looking to expand your horizons in foreign lands this coming semester, the last thing you need is an astronomical phone bill thanks to those nasty roaming charges. AT&T aims to lend a helping hand with a new international roaming plan designed exclusively for those …

Snowden offered job at Russia's top social network

Hours after the fugitive was given temporary asylum in Russia, the country's hugely popular VKontakte site offers him work as a programmer.<p>It's likely that Russia's top social-networking site VKontakte won't be seeking references from previous employers when recruiting U.S. whistleblower Edward …

Edward Snowden

Moto X: Google unveils 'self-driving', always listening smartphone

Google has unveiled an American-built "self-driving" smartphone, the first made from scratch by Motorola since it was acquired by the internet company last year.<p>Using voice control as its standout feature, the Moto X is designed to be in permanent listening mode, able to serve up directions, a …