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Exclusive: Inside the Texas ‘Draw Muhammad’ Event as Shots Rang Out

As two gunmen opened fire on security outside a Dallas-area center hosting a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest, The Daily Beast was barricaded inside …

Watch older folks play Mortal Kombat X: 'This should be illegal!'

The "Elder's React" series of videos are great for a number of reasons, but one of the most interesting aspects of these videos is seeing how older, non-gaming folks deal with things in gaming we take completely for granted. The intricate nature of fighting games moves, for one, or the brutality of …

A Gluten-Free Feast to Feed Any Crowd

I'm not gluten-free, but I have a fair number of gluten-intolerant friends and family members. People with whom I love to socialize but get anxious about having over for dinner. That's not to say I have a problem with accommodating their dietary needs—if anything, I'm just paranoid that I'll …

Don't Look Too Closely At This Photo Of Saturn's Moon If You Have Trypophobia

Fine, but don't say I didn't warn you.<p>(For the uninitiated, trypophobia is the fear of holes and you definitely have it.)<p>It's weirdly shaped (with dimensions 410 x 260 x 220km) and is entirely porous. Scientists think it's mostly made of ice, with some rock thrown in. Hyperion is one of the largest …

Startup behind the Lambo of vaporizers just launched an intelligent e-cigarette

Surprise, it's a rectangle<p>The office for Pax Labs, the San Francisco company behind the stylish and popular Pax loose-leaf vaporizer, is located in the same building as the headquarters for Burning Man. Sometimes the two tenants have joint happy hours and the Burners help out with costumes. It's "a …

5 Superior Alternatives To Apple's New MacBook

Apple describes their New MacBook as “the future of the notebook.” But I’m not buying that prophesy, and neither should you. From an engineering standpoint, Apple’s newest SKU is nothing short of brilliant; its elegant chassis a true evolution in a tech world that measures sexiness in millimeters. …

Forlorn Chappie looks to Asia to salvage box-office short circuit

The winner<p>Improved news for our slightly shopworn fresh prince, as Will Smith and Warner’s con caper Focus jumps to the global top spot, expanding from 32 to 50 territories. A flush of No 1 openings – in Mexico, Italy, Australia and Argentina – bolster the theory that Smith’s primary constituency …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Will Cost Over $1000

<i>Update: The article has been updated to factor in EU tax in the rumoured S6 and S6 Edge prices.</i><p>There was always going to be a catch. You can’t pack <i>that</i> much *alleged* high-end hardware, that many features and throw in a curved display without there being a catch.<p>Citing a source who has apparently …

Mobile

Marines Are Testing Adorable Robot Guard Balls

The few, the proud, the spherical<p>From the sea it emerges, a rolling orb-like object. One large black tire body with two side domes peeking out, GuardBot looks like a two-sided eyeball, straight out of an alien invasion movie. While the Marine Corps tests it as a possible amphibious scout, …

Cute

At CES And Beyond, It's The End Of The Car As We Know It

Apologies to REM for borrowing the band’s song title, but I’ve never been more convinced that the car is undergoing a dramatic transformation courtesy of technology. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas is the prime place to witness this metamorphosis of the …

No, We Can’t Just Leave College Sexual Assault to the Police

To read the news this year, it seems like colleges never get sexual assault cases right. In July, there was the <i>New York Times</i> exposé on Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Then, Emma Sulkowicz, a Columbia student, began carrying her mattress around campus in protest of her rapist’s continued …

The latest contender for your automated kitchen: the $200 smart frying pan

I’m a big fan of home automation gadgets – right down to my kettle – but even I would have thought a smart frying pan was a bit of a stretch. Seems not: a Kickstarter campaign for the $199 Pantelligent pan is almost fully-funded.<p>Frying pans have barely changed in thousands of years, but …

Prizm Plays Music You Like To Transform Your Living Room Into Your Favorite Coffee Shop

Remember the last time you went to the same coffee shop or bar because the staff tends to play music you like and you don’t have to pick the next song? Prizm is a neat little pyramid add-on for your sound system to transform your living room into this coffee shop you like. The French startup is …

Android 5.0 Lollipop Rolling Out Now to Nexus Devices

Available for Wi-Fi Nexus 7s, Nexus 5 and Nexus 10.<p>Over the Air updates for Android Lollipop, version 5.0 of Google's Android operating system, is …

Cocktail Calculus Chart: The Inner Workings Of Recipes

Understanding the interplay of acid, sugar, and alcohol gives essential insight into how a cocktail is structured<p><i>The following is excerpted from</i> Liquid Intelligence, <i>a new book by (friend of Popular Science) Dave Arnold. The book is a canonical manual to a better way of understanding and making</i> …

Man Makes Special Ammunition For 3-D Printed Guns

Time intensive assembly required<p>As police from Germany and Australia will tell you, 3-D printed guns are likely to be as fatal to the person firing as they are to anyone else. This is true primarily for poorly made 3-D printed guns using weaker plastics that can't absorb the explosive shock from …

Marketing company claims responsibility for 'Alex from Target'

They used to send children up chimneys to clear the air during the winter.<p>Now they get children to tweet in order to purge our minds of the realities of existence.<p>Just days ago many were in thrall to the rapture known as Alex from Target. He's a hashtag. He's a Bieberesque beauty. He's the most …

Nixie wearable camera drone wins Intel's $500,000 tech challenge

Wearable camera drone Nixie is the winner of Intel's Make it Wearable competition, scooping a prize of $500,000 (£313,000) at a ceremony held in San …

Autodesk puts up $100M fund for 3D printing companies

Autodesk is gearing up to release its open-source 3D printer and accompanying software, both of which it hopes will spur growth in the 3D printer …

The New GoPro Cameras: Everything You Need to Know

Three ways of looking at the newer GoPro action cameras.<p>Last month GoPro, the best-known maker of “Look at me!” action cameras, introduced a new lineup of products. This includes two new top-of-the-line GoPros and the company’s first entry-level camera.<p>Your <b>Re/code</b> reviews team has been testing all …

Here's Microsoft's £125 all platform fitness band

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: left;"/>After being leaked just a few hours ago, it's now …

Here's Why Thousands of Walruses Are Gathering on Alaska's Shore

Nearly 35,000 walruses were discovered this month on a northwest Alaskan shore as result of being unable to find sea ice to rest upon, a problem …

This New Oxygen-Hoarding Crystal Is the Future of Breathing Underwater

Just a bucket of this stuff can steal all of the oxygen in a room.<p>It only takes about 10 liters of a newly-developed form of crystalline cobalt salt to steal the air from a room, or at least the 21 percent or so of that air comprised of oxygen. Given the right conditions, with the temperature and …

The Devils And The Deep Blue Sky

Evel Knievel crash-landed his most famous jump. Forty years later, stuntmen are racing to succeed where the legend failed.<p>Sporting a star-spangled jumpsuit and clutching a hollow scepter that typically concealed a stash of Wild Turkey, Evel Knievel strode through a crowd of more than 10,000 on the …

Elon Musk Just Got $2.6 Billion To Build His Amazing 'Space Taxi' — Here's How It Works

This week, NASA announced that Elon Musk's SpaceX will receive a $2.6 billion contract to develop the manned iteration of its Dragon capsule, the first version of which is already being used to resupply the International Space Station.<p>(Boeing received a contract to develop its own manned space …

Space Travel

How I plan to use Apple’s HealthKit and other fitness-tracking apps to help save my life

I am morbidly obese.<p>It’s an odd way of phrasing it. Medically, not only am I fat, but, <i>I’m fat enough it could kill me</i>. I’ve written in the past about …

Apple Watch: The net reacts to Apple's first wearable

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1107000/1107105_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534401165_485b52091f8f1676cdaec8a4607cdc05<p><b>It's not often that details of a major tech product can be kept under wraps until it appears on stage, but the Apple Watch managed to dodge the</b> …

Apple Watch

Brain-to-brain verbal communication in humans achieved for the first time

Humans just got a step closer to being able to think a message into someone else's brain on the other side of the world: in a first-of-its-kind study, an international team of researchers has successfully achieved brain-to-brain transmission of information between humans.<p>The team, comprising …

Welcome To Mars. Here's Where You'll Be Staying

In a fun competition to design a 3-D-printed Martian habitat, three designs are finalists.<p>NASA has plans to put humans on Mars in the 2030s or 2040s, and the private company Mars One is already interviewing applicants to for its one-way trip to the Red Planet. But a couple of crucial questions …

ATVs

Parrot MiniDrones get US pricing, August release date

In case you missed it back at CES 2014, Parrot unveiled a new MiniDrone line to go along with its larger AR.Drone models such as the upcoming BeBop .<p>The Rolling Spider (pictured above) and Jumping Sumo (seen below) are the first two in the line and will be available by the end of August.<p>A …