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15 Quirky Gadgets and Accessories to Buy Today

It’s time for us to take another look at a bunch of quirky, imaginative and downright useful gadgets and accessories that you can buy today. Which one takes your fancy the most?<p>For more inspiration, check out our 2013 holiday gift guide, our previous collection of gadgets and accessories for geeks …

The Numbers Are In: NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet Smokes The Competition

NVIDIA made news last week with the official announcement of its SHIELD Tablet and companion SHIELD Wireless Controller. If you remember, the original SHIELD Portable was an all-in-one type device, powered by NVIDIA’s own Tegra 4 SoC (system on a chip). When it arrived at exactly this time last …

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Tesla and Panasonic said to reach agreement on Gigafactory

Panasonic has reached a basic agreement with electric-car maker Tesla to participate in a large-scale battery plant, or a so-called Gigafactory, according to a Japan-based report.<p>Panasonic is expected to invest between 20 billion yen and 30 billion yen (about $194 million to $291 million) initially …

Could We Ever Build an Artificial World?

In our cosmic megastructures series, PM explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in constructing gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today: the Death Star and replica planets.<p><b>Name:</b> Artificial world<p><b>Selected Science Fiction Portrayals:</b> The two Death Stars from the <i>Star</i> …

New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold

Researchers at Aalborg University, MIT and Caltech have developed a new mathematically-based technique that can boost internet data speeds by up to …

FDA Says More Than 300 More Vials Found Alongside Smallpox

Health news<p>Researchers who found glass vials of live smallpox in a federal government lab also found more than 300 vials labeled as other potentially deadly germs, including dengue fever, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. "The investigation found 12 boxes containing a total of 327 …

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Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away

A drive through the sticky Florida heat into Alton Road in Miami Beach can be an unexpectedly awkward business. Most of the boulevard, which runs north through the heart of the resort's most opulent palm-fringed real estate, has been reduced to a single lane that is hemmed in by bollards, …

iPhone 6 Sapphire display emerges unscathed from brutal scratch test

We got our first taste of the flexibility of the iPhone 6’s new sapphire glass display this morning, but in a new video posted by YouTuber Marques Brownlee, Apple’s super-tough new display is subjected to a brutal scratch test and comes away completely unscathed.<p>To test Sapphire glass’ durability, …

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Russia accuses US of “kidnapping” suspected credit card hack kingpin

The U.S. Secret Service has arrested an alleged Russian hacker by the name of Roman Seleznev who, it turns out, is the son of Russian parliamentarian …

Ángel di María's signature will be expensive

Ángel di María's stock is rising in Brazil, where he is showing the world what he already showed at Madrid towards the end of last season.<p>Ángel di María's signature will be expensive<p>07/03/2014<p>Ángel di María's stock is rising in Brazil, where he is showing the world what he already showed at Madrid …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

This week's #natgeotravelpic was taken by @travisburkephotography in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest of California. http://instagram.com/p/p93KtxIMfa/

U.S. Embassy in Uganda Warns of 'Specific' Terrorist Threat

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to the U.S. Embassy in Kampala, Uganda, Ugandan police have passed along intelligence on a …

Ukraine's president shakes up military leadership

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shook up his faltering military Thursday, appointing a new defense minister and top general …

Gaza hit by Israeli air raids after clashes

Eleven wounded in air raids in Gaza, after worst clashes in East Jerusalem for months following death of Palestinian.<p>Eleven People have been wounded in Israeli air raids in Gaza, as Palestinians prepared for the funeral of a teenager who was killed in occupied East Jerusalem.<p>The air raids in Gaza …

Klinsmann was right: US not ready to win World Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) — Turns out Jurgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn't ready to win the World Cup.<p>The Americans were eliminated in the round …

How to survive a winter in Antarctica – in pictures

Photographer and explorer Dr Alexander Kumar spent nine months at Concordia Station, where temperatures drop to -80C and your nearest neighbours are astronauts orbiting the Earth. Follow his journey through the worst winter in the world<p>• White Mars, Living on Planet Concordia is on at the Royal …

USA vs. Belgium: 3 things to watch for

Want to know how to tell if things are going well for the United States against Belgium, or just figure out what they're trying to do? We can help.<p>There's going to be a lot going on when the United States play Belgium and it's hard to drill the tactical nuances of any game down into a handful of …

The Surprisingly Strong Case for Colonizing Venus

Science fiction writers have come up with a plausible scenario for a floating city above the fiery planet.<p>Why worry about building a colony on Mars when instead you could float one high above the surface of Venus? Science fiction writer Charles Stross recently revived the idea of building a …

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is out: compact design, watered down specs

Samsung just made the Galaxy S5 mini official, and, as expected, it comes with flagship design without flagship specifications. However, to Samsung’s credit, the compact S5 retains many of the hardware features of its bigger sibling.<p>Packing a 4.5-inch HD AMOLED display, the Galaxy S5 mini is …

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This giant robot is designed to let you juggle cars (for real)

Ex-NASA engineer has a dream to let anyone control a robot that throws VW Beetles into the air<p>Science fiction is filled with giant robots that people can control like extensions of their own bodies. Dan Granett wants to build one for real, as <i>Gizmodo</i> originally reported. Granett, a former technician …

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Militants declare Islamic state in Iraq, Syria as Tikrit battle rages

The Iraqi military faltered Sunday in its push to retake the tinderbox city of Tikrit from insurgents who declared that they had established a caliphate, or Islamic state, in the areas they control in Iraq and Syria.<p>The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, announced in an audio recording …

GoPro Stock Spikes More Than 30% On Its Debut

This morning GoPro went public, spiking sharply in early trading. Priced at the upper end of its range, $24 per share, GoPro quickly traded higher, reaching nearly $33 per share, according to a Google Finance chart. As of writing, the company is trading for $31.07, up around 29 percent since its …

Sharp is dedicating an entire LCD plant to Apple

“If you look at just this plant, it certainly presents a high level of volatility risk,” Hoshi says. “But if we make LCD panels for smartphones in large quantities at the No. 2 plant, we can absorb the impact even when the No. 1 plant is not doing so well.”<p>Hoshi says that Sharp’s No. 1 plant uses …

Supreme Court: Google must face lawsuit over 'Street View' privacy invasions

Google argues it didn’t violate the U.S. Wiretap Act when it tapped into unencrypted Wi-Fi networks to collect data for its Street View mapping project. The highest court in the United States disagrees.<p>The Supreme Court today declined to hear Google’s challenge to a federal appeals court ruling …