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BionicOpter dragonfly drone flutters about, blows minds

Festo isn't quite the household name that Boston Dynamics is. (And, really, we're not entirely sure Big Dog is a regular topic of conversation at dinner tables yet.) But, it certainly deserves just as much attention for the work they're doing with robotics. After crafting a machine last year that …

The most incredible pictures of every planet in our solar system

Each and every planet—and one dwarf planet—in our solar system, represented with the single best image ever taken of it. Say hello to our neighbors.<p>Updated:<p>Captured with NASA's Messenger spacecraft in 2011, this image of Mercury shows the tiny, hot planet's many craters, named after writers, …

Apple toys with wraparound screen phones

SAN FRANCISCO -- Design wizards at Apple are exploring the next big "way out there" potential for smartphones.<p>The latest evidence comes from a patent filing for what looks like a phone with a wraparound display, published today at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.<p>Apple's patent filing states …

'Game of Thrones' takes a seat at the pop-culture table

You don't have to be a fan of the HBO fantasy series be aware of its sway.<p>Even if you haven't watched HBO's <i>Game of Thrones</i>, you've probably heard of it.<p>Maybe it was <i>Big Bang Theory</i>'s Sheldon wielding Jon Snow's sword, Longclaw. Or Dwight teaching Erin the Dothraki language on <i>The Office</i>. Or Artie …

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Microsoft adding more content to Xbox Live this week, including Toys R Us movies and a refreshed MLB.tv app

Mo apps, mo couch entertainment, right? Well, in order to boost the attributes of its mature gaming console and Xbox Live, Microsoft today announced it's bringing some additional content to the ever-evolving platform. To go along with the recent inclusion of Redbox Instant, Redmond this week -- and …

Honda Odyssey rolls out with a built-in vacuum, almost makes a minivan sound appealing

It's not quite a minivan fit for a technophile, despite the standard lineup of 2014 in-vehicle gadgets, such as HondaLink with a smartphone interface, HD Radio and an updated center stack. But Honda's 2014 Odyssey does ship with one very practical addition: a built-in HondaVAC, designed with …

Springpad note-taking service gets interface overhaul, now an even worthier rival to Evernote

Springpad may lack Evernote's commercial clout, but it makes up for it in a number of ways -- not least with free-of-charge features like offline access from its mobile apps (which certain rivals charge for) and Pinterest-style sharing options. The interface hasn't been a particular strong point, …

Google search over for pool of 8,000 to test 'Glass'

The Internet-connected spectacles could be the envy of all gadget addicts. But the $1,500 fee the 'winners' must pay for a first look is not so enviable.<p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has picked out 8,000 people who will be given a chance to don a pair of Internet-connected glasses and make a fashion …