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How Mazda's Compression-Ignition Gas Engine Runs Like a Diesel Without Blowing Up

Mazda's Skyactiv-X engine is the first in the world to burn gasoline using diesel-style compression ignition. The result? Amazing power and economy.<p>Yesterday at the Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda released new info on its highly anticipated compression-ignition Skyactiv-X engine. It's all a bit daunting if …

The $95,000 Fake Corpse Training a Generation of Doctors

At the SynDaver factory in Tampa, Florida, mad scientists are bringing bodies to life. Not Frankensteining the dead, but using a library of polymers …

Does the iPhone still matter? Huawei, not Apple, now drives the mobile conversation

Cupertino is a victim of its own success and is fully responsible for creating the Chinese Android monster.<p>Anniversaries are opportunities to reflect …

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Net Neutrality: Netflix Goes Directly to the FCC as Google, Yahoo, and Others May Launch a SOPA-Style Protest

In the wake of leaks about new, weaker, Open Internet rules proposed by the Federal Communications Commission, and soon after Netflix had to pay two …

Programming Isn't Manual Labor, But It Still Sucks

<i>Peter Welch is a writer and programmer. He is the author of the book</i> And Then I Thought I Was a Fish <i>and the blog "Still Drinking"</i>.<p>Every friend I have …

Airline Pilot Hours

Frequent travelers may have had the experience of being delayed because a pilot's monthly hour allotment has been exhausted. I've even heard...

Feds Pulled Someone Out Of A Movie For Wearing Google Glass

It wasn't the FBI involved, as originally reported elsewhere, but turned out to be the Department of Homeland Security.<p>A report first appearing on <i>The Gadgeteer</i> sounded like a hoax: a reader told the site they'd been been approached by the Feds for wearing Google Glass in an Ohio movie theater (and …

Withings Aura uses light, sound, and science to help you sleep better (hands-on)

Withings has a scale, a blood pressure monitor, and an activity bracelet — now it's trying to help us all get a little shut-eye between all that activity. This week at CES it announced the Aura, a $299 device designed to help you fall asleep faster, sleep better, and wake up easier. It comes in two …

This Irate Cookbook Author Represents A Swelling Threat To Facebook's $6 Billion Ad Business

She is the author of a cookbook called "Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese," published by Little, Brown, and Company.<p>She is at the vanguard of a swelling movement against Facebook.<p>Stiavetti knows that as an author and writer, she is a one-woman brand — and that she needs to market her brand as …

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Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever

The Illuminati were amateurs. The second huge financial scandal of the year reveals the real international conspiracy: There's no price the big banks …

Asus announces 4.3-inch PadFone mini, plans to bring PadFone line to US next year

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>After introducing the PadFone Infinity in September, Asus is back at it with the PadFone mini. What’s more, Asus CEO Jerry …