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Real-life 'Iron Man' suit commissioned by US military

The technology in <i>Iron Man</i> is getting a step closer to reality thanks to the United States military. The Army has commissioned a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, which would provide the wearer with superhuman abilities like night vision, enhanced strength, and protection from gunfire.<p>It would …

Free-Floating Planet Without a Star Found 80 Light-Years Away

An international team of astronomers have located a free-floating planet with no star 80 light-years from Earth. The planet, PSO J318.5-22, formed …

The New Chromebook Is Your New Supercheap Laptop

We like cheap.<p>Chromebook is one of the most underrated members of Google's hardware lineup (which also includes the Nexus line of tablets/smartphones and the Chromecast). The original pitch--a laptop that can only run the Chrome browser, no other programs at all--is not all that enticing, but in …

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The National Ignition Facility Just Got Way Closer To Fusion Power

In a major first, an experiment in the California lab got more energy out of its fuel than went into the fuel. We're one step closer to ignition, when the reaction becomes self-sustaining.<p>Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California …

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Samsung Goes First, Google Experiments And Apple Refines

There’s a new rhythm to product releases among the biggest players in mobile tech, and increasingly, Samsung is building a reputation as the most brash and quick-to-act of what I would call the ruling triumvirate, which also includes Google and Apple . Google plays the reasoned experimenter, Apple …

Bend it like … Samsung? Galaxy Round is first curved-display smartphone

Samsung's Galaxy Round is the first curved-screen smartphone<p>Samsung revealed a curved-display smartphone early Wednesday, the first of its kind. Though its name, the Galaxy Round, may suggest something closer to a half cylinder, this smartphone is gently curved, just enough to cup in your hand, and …

Don't Worry Bill Gates, We Still Love Ctrl-Alt-Delete

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>To be clear, Gates is referring to CTRL-Alt-Delete for logging into Windows, not the command for …

iPhone and iPad users report severe motion sickness while using iOS 7

Apple's new design style in iOS 7 has had plenty of detractors, but some may have genuine cause for complaint: the zooming and parallax animations across the new operating system have been giving some users bad cases of motion sickness. "The zoom animations ... are literally making me nauseous and …

Samsung to introduce 'curved display smartphone' in October

At an event today in Seoul, Korea dedicated mainly to showing off the Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 3, Samsung executives said that the company plans to "introduce a curved display smartphone in October," but declined to give any further details — including price, exact release date, or even what …

Hands On With 'Strife'

S2 Games’ <b>Strife</b>is looking to carve out a niche for itself amid a sea of other MOBA titles. We had a chance to sit down for some hands-on with the title at PAX Prime 2013 and chat with S2 Games CEO Marc DeForest. With many developers and publishers looking to get into the lucrative free-to-play MOBA …

European researchers want to send snake robots to Mars

Can snake-like robots do a better job exploring Mars than the wheeled rovers humans have previously sent to the red planet? That's the working theory of researchers at the Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), who believe that such a bot could help tackle the primary challenge …

Watch This Weird, Gelatinous Material Heal Itself

A Jell-O-ey new solution to a major problem in materials science<p>This is a neat trick. After slicing a tube of gelatinous material in half with a razor, researchers stick the two pieces back together again. After they've sat together for two hours at room temperature, the pieces are impossible to …

Google Glass no Longer Requires Tethering Plan

The ‘Explorer Edition’ of Google Glass is very much in beta, as evidenced by a range of recent updates for the wearable device, the latest of which appears to have ended the need for a dedicated tethering plan to equip Glass with Internet access when away from a WiFi connection.<p>Engadget reports …

Garmin's new Forerunner watches can predict your endurance and race times

Many running watches aren't very interesting to... well, watch. You can't say that for Garmin's new Forerunner 220 and 620, both of which carry one-inch color screens that provide clearer visual cues and new run / walk alerts. Either device will sync data to a PC or phone through Bluetooth, and the …

Streaming Music App Rdio Partners With Traditional Radio Station

Rdio, a subscription music service, has signed a deal with Cumulus Media, a U.S. radio station owner that runs about 525 radio stations.<p>The <i>New York Times</i> says the deal will see Rdio buying a big stake in Cumulus’s parent company, and thus gaining access to the radio station’s content so it can …

Rdio and Cumulus will announce deal to create free, ad-supported music

It seems that Rdio, the streaming music service founded by Skype, is making some big plays to overtake its competition. It launched personalized …

AT&T will start taking Galaxy Gear pre-orders tomorrow

You can stop wondering when AT&T will let you plunk down cash for a Galaxy Gear: the carrier has just announced that it will start taking pre-orders for Samsung's smartwatch at 12:01AM ET tomorrow, September 17th.AT&T hasn't detailed pricing or a final release date, although Samsung has previously …