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Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

3D-printed pizza: Here's what it looks like

Feast your eyes on a 3D-printed pizza from Natural Machines. Would you take a bite?<p>I'm guessing you usually make or order a pizza like the cavemen used to do it. That's so yesterday. Start-up company Natural Machines is now tempting our tummies with a 3D-printed pizza made using its working …

3D Printing

An Inflatable Concert Hall And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Art

DARPA Spends $10 Million To Make BigDog Stronger And Stealthier

America's favorite shambling robo-donkey is about to become even more alarming.<p>BigDog is a cinderblock-hurling robot that shambles like a something out of Lovecraftian horror. DARPA and Boston Dynamics are developing the four-legged robot to go anywhere troops can go on foot, while carrying up to …

Robotics

Inside The Largest Simulation Of The Universe Ever Created

A giant supercomputer is making massively detailed models of the cosmos.<p>Imagine being asked to solve a complex algebra problem that is roughly 95 percent variables and only five percent known values. This is a rough analogy perhaps, but it paints a fairly accurate picture of the task faced by …

Google Project Loon Explains Smart Balloon Flocking

Google launched one its most ambitious project to date when it unveiled Project Loon, its long-term project to provide balloon-powered Internet across the world, in June.<p>Loon is one of the Internet giant’s potentially world-changing efforts since it could bring millions of people in remote places …

Meet The Insanely Fast, Flexible Graphene Chips That Will Power Your Future

Graphene is an incredible material. Essentially a honeycomb lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, you rub sheets of it off onto paper every time …

Fliwer Uses Smart Sensors and Technology To Take Care of your Plants

Thanks to new technology and the Kickstarter campaign Fliwer, you can easily take care of your plants! Even if you don’t have a green thumb, plant …

An In-Ear Brain Monitor Could Watch For Seizures Discreetly

The hearing-aid sized device could allow researchers to record EEG data over multiple days, even as patients move around.<p>Measuring the brain's electric signals, a process called electroencephalography (EEG), is a useful way to diagnose seizures and evaluate sleep disorders. Attaching a jumble of …

Xbox One: An Occasional Gamer's Guide

Even if you’re not a gaming fan it will have been hard to completely ignore the fervor surrounding the impending launch of the next major hardware releases from the world’s biggest players in gaming. But just because you’re not a gamer, that doesn’t mean the consoles will have nothing to offer you, …

Windows 8.1 is ready for its October 17th release

Microsoft has finalized its Windows 8.1 update. Sources familiar with the company's Windows plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the software maker completed the development of Windows 8.1 earlier this week — stamped as build 9600 for Release to manufacturing (RTM). The completion of the 8.1 …

5 things you should know about Google’s cloud platform

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / hoperan<p>Funny thing: On last week’s Structure Show podcast, North Bridge Venture Partners’ Paul …

Please, please Samsung: don't screw up the Galaxy Gear!

I'm excited. Really excited. I'm looking at my watch constantly – not because I'm counting down to something, but because I'm trying to get my …

This satellite could be beaming solar power down from space by 2025

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/this-satellite-could-be-beaming-solar-power-down-from-space-by-2025<p>NASA veteran and aerospace …

Apple vs Samsung judge wants no more delays, retrial moving full steam ahead

Despite Samsung's recent attempts to delay a November retrial to resolve two lawsuits with Apple, the federal judge overseeing those cases says …

Patents

Sky+ HD with Wi-Fi box priced, going wireless won't cost the earth

Sky's recently-announced Wi-Fi enabled set-top box will be available to buy outright from £179, according to one third-party retailers pricing of the …

Wi-Fi

Unlocking Moto X with the Motorola Skip (hands-on video)

Motorola's new Skip NFC smartphone key is quite possibly the simplest gadget we've covered at Engadget. But simple as it may be, Skip is a time saver for Moto X users. The tiny device, comprised of an NFC tag, a small piece of fabric and a pair of magnets for securing to an article of clothing, …

Meet the man behind New York’s other billion dollar internet company. This one makes money

Advertisement<p>238 Comments<p>The technology industry these days has taken on the veneer of a glam-rock festival — lots of venture capitalists, founders …

Google reportedly working on its own car, considering autonomous taxi service

It's no secret that Google has been slowly but surely finding its way into the automotive industry, as it's already been working with manufacturers to build self-driving cars for quite some time. However, according to Amir Efrati, a former star reporter for the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the software …

The Daxian N100i is a phone you can literally plug into the wall (video)

Gone are the days of bizarre phones with some special practical use, but not all hope is lost. Earlier today, this author stumbled upon a shanzhai Android 4.0.1 phone with a built-in power plug! It's a bit awkward, though, as you have to take off the back cover to flip up the Type A plug -- we're …

Pocket Spacecraft wants to send tiny personalized spacecraft to the moon in 2016

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Pocket Spacecraft<p>It’s getting easier and easier to own your own spacecraft. Not the giant, fly-to-Mars variety, but …

Why I want Google Now on my wrist: Context is king

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Maybe we have it all wrong about what makes a good smartwatch. Sure, it’s not a stretch to want notifications and caller ID …

Can Google build its own ‘Nexus car’ without the help of automakers?

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Credit: Cisco Systems<p>Google(s goog) is weighing building its own line of self-driving cars independent of the automakers, …

Ready for the future of TV? Too bad the industry is still just talking

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: HarshPatel;Photographer<p>Judging from some of the headlines of the last couple of days, it looks like the future of …

Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Prototype technology that turns any surface -- a wall, table, or floor -- into an interactive touch screen has been years in the making. Now, anyone can get their hands on the software.<p>Turning a wall into a touch-screen computer has many uses -- it could help teachers instruct classes or be used by …

Touchscreens

The Dino Pet: A Living, Bioluminescent Pet | Colossal

<p>Designed by Yonder Biology (“The DNA Art Company”), the Dino Pet is a dinosaur-shaped habitat for a species of bioluminescent marine algae that …

Articles about easy being green 5 incredible sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.<p>Decades after they met as teenagers on a Montauk beach, Manhattanites Victoria and Greg Pryor returned to Long Island to build a...<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by …

Living Rooms

Sleep Comfortably in Your Car's Backseat with This Specially Designed Inflatable Mattress

We’ve all tried and we’ve all failed at it: sleeping in the backseat of our car. Your best bet is reclining the front seat and bracing for an …

This Gadget Automatically Tunes Any Guitar In Seconds

The TronicalTune is your very own pocket roadie<p>Throughout their 23-year history, automatic guitar tuners have remained stubbornly complex systems that cost thousands of dollars and require tedious professional installation. Chris Adams, CEO of Tronical in Hamburg, Germany, has figured out a way …

What’s inside Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch? Here are some key details

Advertisement<p>34 Comments<p>Credit: Moveplayer<p>It was about a week ago when Bloomberg reported that Samsung was getting ready to launch its smart watch …