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Implementing the Quintessential Smart Home

Internet of Things (IoT) thinking, where devices are connected over the internet and communicate with one another, is already becoming mainstream. As …

You no longer have to buy a new car or stereo to use Android Auto

Apple, take note<p>During Google’s annual developers conference this past spring, the company teased a version of its Android Auto software that would run entirely on an Android phone and not require a new car or aftermarket dashboard display. Now the company is starting to roll this software out to …

Samsung Plans To Give Galaxy S8 An AI Digital Assistant

All the cool companies have them: digital assistants. Apple has Siri, Microsoft has Cortana, and Google has the cleverly named Google Assistant. Now, Samsung plans to bring its own iteration of a virtual assistant in the Galaxy S8 next spring, according to a new report from Reuters.<p>The assistant …

Electronics Industry

Thanks To This Device, Stealing Your Car Has Never Been Easier

Cyber security in the fast lane<p>Samy Kamkar is a car buff. The cyber security expert enjoys tinkering, particularly in the intersection of automation and the Internet of Things. "I love the new technology that car companies are introducing," he says, "but I worry whether the manufacturers are …

Security

Unorthodox Sprite drone tolerates abuse and actually flies

When you picture a consumer drone, something bulky with four or six props <i>à la</i> DJI probably pops to mind. But the folks behind a new model on Kickstarter think that such UAVs have two big problems -- namely, they're hard to carry and break easily if you mess up. They built The Sprite to overcome …

Quirky releases a slew of new products, but its focus is still on the bulb

Quirky and General Electric are gearing up for the holidays with a new lineup of connected home products. Despite the wow factor of many of the new offerings, Quirky’s signature smart light bulb is still the star of the show.<p>Quirky’s home network products are all compatible with the Wink connected …

3D print your own moving, tracking Portal turret

A 3D-printed Portal turret makes for the perfect watchdog for your very own Enrichment Center.<p>Wouldn't it be ace if you could catch your housemate, coming home from a late night out? They tiptoe across the floor; then, from out of the darkness of the lounge, a red light, and a singsong voice: "I …

Time I

Airdog drone serves as your loyal action sports cameraman

The battle in the skies this week is the autonomous action-sports drone apparently. Why? Because, what if you want to be the star in your as yet un-made aerial epic? With a regular drone that's a tricky one. You <i>could</i> film yourself, as you stand flying the drone, but where's the fun in that? Airdog …

It's Terminator 2 on the streets of Los Santos

A shot-for-shot homage to the famous chase sequence, all shot in-game.<p>Don't underestimate the amount of time it took to shoot this loving, fairly accurate shot-by-shot tribute to the famous L.A. River chase sequence in <i>Terminator 2</i>. The blooper reel at the end shows what's likely a very small sample …

Solar Impulse 2: Plane makes inaugural flight

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1081000/1081204_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524634885_7706dd0fc2cceaf767f898e5e93bf2db<p><b>A solar-powered plane that will be taken on a round-the-world journey in 2015 has made its inaugural flight.</b><p>The Solar Impulse 2 vehicle …

Solar Impulse

ROLI’s Radical Musical Keyboard Attracts A $12.8m Series A Round

The Seaboard GRAND, is a completely new type of keyboard musical instrument. It has soft rubber keys which can bend and shape a tune, the way you can bend the strings on a guitar. It’s a genuinely radical departure from normal keyboards. Check out the video below to see what I mean.<p>That’s all …

US and Britain to boost support to Syrian rebels, says Kerry

Saudi Arabia understood to be playing lead role in co-ordinating efforts to arm carefully vetted rebel units in Syria<p>The US, Britain, and European and Arab states are to increase all aspects of support for the mainstream Syrian opposition fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, John Kerry …

How Sperm Fit Big Things in Small Places

The human body is really great at packing huge things into tiny spaces. Your small intestine, for example, is twenty feet long and squeezed expertly into your gut. Your brain has something like eighty-six billion neurons (depending on which scientist you ask) jammed into 3.3 pounds of tissue. But …

Genetics

Car Buyers Flunking Their Test Drives, Stats Show -- Here's How To Do It Right

With this year’s auto show schedule winding down after a wildly successful year that saw hundreds of thousands of attendees pass through the turnstiles of myriad exhibition halls to “kick the tires” on the latest models, it seems a cursory examination is all a growing number new-car buyers need to …

South Korea deploys British radar to combat drones from the North

North Korea is estimated to have around 300 drones, some of which have crased in the South, and an arsenal of biological and chemical weapons<p>An advanced British radar system is being deployed by the South Korean military amid fears that North Korea could use unmanned aerial vehicles to launch an …

Deadly floods devastate Solomon Islands

Heavy rain and flooding killed at least 16 people and left 10,500 homeless in the Solomon Islands' capital Honiara, with another 30 missing and the death toll expected to rise, aid workers said.<p>Entire communities were swept away as the city's main river, the Matanikau, burst its banks late on …

Own a Harley-Engined Toyota Prius Now!

Do you have—how shall we put this?—<i>unusual</i> requirements for your street and/or track car? Do you love the distinctive “potato-potato-potato” sound of a big Harley-Davidson V-twin engine, yet <i>also</i> insist on genuine Toyota quality? Do you live in California and wish to exploit the loophole that …

Motorcycles

RACER X "Scarified" Cover / Li-sa-X (Japanese 8 year old girl)

Dominate playtime with the Lego Volvo Wheel Loader L350F

Lego and Volvo team up to make the awesome Technic wheel loader.<p>In what is possibly the greatest intra-Scandinavian alliance ever, Volvo and Lego have collaborated to create the Technic Wheel Loader L350F. Weighing in at nearly 4.5 lbs, it's about 1/25,000th the weight of a real L350F, which is …

Modern Art Monday: The Art of Bugatti

Back in 2010, Tim and I trekked to Oxnard to take in the grand opening of The Mullin Automotive Museum. It’s a jaw-dropping collection of art …

Awesome 1/4-Scale V-8-Powered 1934 Ford R/C Car: Video

Small-scale, functioning versions of car engines are all the rage now, but what's the point of a miniature motor that can't drive anything?<p>Fabricator …

Engines

Pangolin Smuggling At "Shocking" Levels

It's not the best time to be a pangolin.<p>Pangolins, scaled mammals that live in Southeast Asia and Africa, are being illegally trafficked on a massive scale, according to a new study--they are now the "most traded wild animal," according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The …

Federal Judge Dismisses FAA Fine Against Drone Operator

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A federal judge dismissed a 2012 fine against a drone photographer on Thursday. The fine was the …

Nasa release images to coincide with Gravity Oscar win

After the film Gravity picked up a handful of Oscars, including for best cinematography and best visual effects, Nasa releases images of the real thing

RC Helicopter Enthusiasts "Get Carried Away" With World's First Human-Payload RC Flight

HeliGraphix is the name of a Germany-based collective of RC helicopter enthusiasts who document their stunts online. The group's latest project, …

The Boneyard of the East – My Retro Planespotting Experience

Noses of a Boeing 747 and 727 – Photo: Caleb Howell | Flickr CC<p><i>This guest post was written by Andrew Vane (@pipelinedrew) for …

Jeff Gordon pulls off the best prank ever

Jalopnik's Travis Okulski gets the ride of his life.<p>So, full disclosure here: Travis Okulski at Jalopnik is my friend. We have lunch. We get coffee. We make fun of ridiculous things. And possibly not ridiculous things. He name-checks Jerry Seinfeld. I love Travis. He's a good dude. Period.<p>A good …