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US Air Force's plan to improve radio communications? Plasma bomb the atmosphere

Radio communication is a weak point for most military operations -- it is often not long enough or strong enough to adequately meet soldiers' needs. The U.S. Air Force's "go big or go home" solution to improve their long-distance calls? Supercharge the atmosphere by detonating aerial plasma bombs …

Xbox One Just Beat PlayStation 4 for the First Time in Almost a Year

The Xbox One outsold the PlayStation 4 in July, says Microsoft, a newsworthy feat because it hasn’t happened in eight months. Microsoft’s flagship …

Deliveroo's UK MD came out to face an angry mob of food delivery couriers — here's what happened

The startup, which has raised $475 million (£367 million) from investors, currently pays its fleet of cyclists and moped riders £7/hour + £1/delivery. But Deliveroo is looking at abandoning the hourly rate and moving to a per delivery payment structure, where drivers would earn …

Google is secretly creating a new OS that's not based on Linux

Here’s a bit of unexpected Friday news: Google is building a completely new operating system. As in, not just an upgrade to Android or Chrome OS, but instead, a new system that’s not derived from the Linux kernel.<p>It’s called Fuchsia. While Google hasn’t officially announced anything about the OS, …

The iPhone 7 might not have stereo speakers after all

The most controversial change on the new iPhone 7 will be the removal of the headphone jack. You'll either love it or hate it. Accept dongle hell, go …

Mobile Technology

Apple Leak Confirms iPhone 7 Serious Problem

We know almost everything about the upcoming iPhone 7: the protruding camera, famously missing headphone jack, upgraded storage options, the lack of a home ‘button’ and now we have a new detailed video comparing the iPhone 7 to the iPhone 6S. But what the video reveals for me is one big problem…<p><i>How</i> …

Mobile Technology

Xbox One S review

There’s no way to talk about the Xbox One S without talking about the console it’s replacing, the Xbox One. So I will just start by saying the really obvious thing: the Xbox One S is what the original Xbox One should have been.<p>That assessment is both totally fair and wildly unfair. It’s unfair …

The 20 best smartphones in the world

You may want to look out for the upcoming phones at the end of this list, as they're looking for a spot in our top 20 smartphone ranking.<p>Here's our ranking of the best phones you can buy.<p><i>Note: All prices below indicate how much the phones typically cost without a carrier contract. Prices may vary</i> …