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What does your smartphone’s IP rating really mean?

Up until last year, the only popular OEM whose devices were water and dust-resistant was Sony. However, this year there has been an uptick in OEMs …

Why Vinyl Is the Only Worthwhile Way to Own Music

On any given Tuesday in the 90s, I would hustle to the record store after school to gawk at the new releases. Occasionally, I would take a CD home, …

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I Want to Move Into All of These Houses Immediately

I mean, who wouldn't want to wake up in this tree house? Architizer's A+ Awards have launched for public voting and they include several gorgeous …

Bose noise cancelling now available for cars without Bose stereos

In 2012, NXP Semiconductor released the SAF775x chip that was the first multi-tuner RFCMOS (radio frequency complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor) single chip embedded with AM, FM and DAB tuners. That story for non-techies is that it could do with one chip what had been previously been done with …

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Japan Display Shows off Their New 5.4-Inch Display of 2560x1440

Apple is still singing the praises of their “Retina Display” even though other companies, like Samsung, LG, and HTC have long since passed Apple’s …

Elon Musk Says A Full Android Emulator And Chrome Browser Could Be Coming To The Tesla Model S

The Tesla line of electric vehicles are marvels of modern transportation technology, but they also come with a healthy does of consumer tech. Tesla's …

Ten Open Source Hardware and Design Projects that are setting New Standards

Everything Open Source Hardware<p>The Open Source hardware and design community is on fire these days. Apart from the projects that eventually already …

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The Acura NSX is the best Honda generator ever

Hey, you can make tea like a normal person. Or you can do it like an awesome person.<p>Honda sells a highly-regarded range of portable generators that can make your life a little more civilized should you lose power, be out camping, or what have you. What they do <i>not</i> sell yet is the new NSX. But in a …

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Enhancing the Feeling of Space: The Cresta Residence Designed by Jonathan Segal FAIA

There are those who say that “Less is more” and then, there are those who express their dissatisfaction and state that “Less is never more—less is …

COMING SOON – Bluefruit EZ-Key – 12 Input Bluetooth HID Keyboard Controller

Beyond Kinect: Is This Controller the Future of Gaming?

If the Oculus Rift is the future virtual reality, then the STEM motion controller is the key to making it an immersive playground.<p>The STEM motion …

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No, the Government Never Asked Linus Torvalds for a Backdoor in Linux

Contrary to some online reports, Linus Torvalds, a founder of Linux, was never asked by the U.S. government to put a backdoor into the popular open …

Autoblog Green

In recent days and weeks, Tesla shares have seen some of their lowest prices in since they first surpassed $300 a year ago. Ahead of the announcement of the company's first-quarter production figures, amidst a Moody's downgrade, the price took a hit. The news of a fatal Autopilot crash in a Model X …

The 2015 Euro-spec Civic Type R tears up the Nurburgring

Honda sets their sights on the front-wheel drive 'Ring record.<p>Honda has set its sights high with the 2015 Euro-spec Civic Type R. So high, in fact, that the company is very quickly chasing down the 8:07.97 front-wheel drive Nurburgring record set by the Renault Megane RS Trophy back in 2011.<p>"We …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

Sony BRAVIA Smart Stick revealed, it's Google TV in a Chromecast-like dongle

The Sony NSZ-GU1 Google TV device we've seen pop up in FCC filings has been at least partially revealed today, and it's called the Sony BRAVIA Smart Stick. The blog post doesn't specifically mention any Chromecast-style features, but it is an MHL dongle that runs both Google TV and Sony's own …

Mercedes Demonstrates Fully Autonomous S-Class, Promises Production Version By 2020: Video

Mercedes-Benz’s new S-Class is the first car in history capable of driving itself, though the car’s current autonomous mode is only suited for …

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'Dexter' Death Rocks Final Season

<b>Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you haven't seen "Dexter" Season 8, Episode 10, titled, "Goodbye Miami."</b><p>The tenth episode of "Dexter's" final season ended with a shocking, gruesome murder, as Dr. Vogel had her throat slashed by her deranged son Oliver Saxon, aka The Brain Surgeon, as Dexter looked …

New ‘Walking Dead’ Season 4 Teasers: Will Walkers Take Over This Year?

While we'll settle for 'Breaking Bad' ripping out our insides for the next few weeks, it's just a matter of time before 'The Walking Dead' season 4 …

Have some fun with the Belkin WeMo Light Switch (pictures)

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NASA is farming lettuce in space

Starting in December, NASA will begin producing its own food in orbit for the first time ever, according to a new report in <i>Modern Farmer</i>. Called the Vegetable Production System (or VEGGIE for short), the minimal rig will accommodate six romaine lettuce plants grown under pink LED lamps, ready for …

[MWC 2013] Samsung Unveils KNOX, A Secure Enterprise Solution For Workplaces With A BYOD Policy

The push for BYOD (bring your own device) policies in workplaces has been on the rise for the last couple of years, but many corporations have …

[IFA 2013] Hands-On With The Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch (Video)

We were lucky enough to spend some time with Qualcomm's upcoming Toq smartwatch this afternoon, and I left impressed. The Toq's primary value comes …

Tech Product Reviews From Delusional Users

When the time comes to purchase a new gadget, it's best to consult a tech journalist, product reviewer or some type of expert for advice. Anyone …