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NASA confirms that liquid water flows on Mars

It's the first direct evidence of a long-suspected theory<p>Liquid water exists on the surface of Mars during the planet's warmer seasons, according to new research published in <i>Nature Geosciences</i><i>.</i> This revelation comes from new spectral data gathered by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), a …

Stingray

Stingray customers with an active subscription license as of January 7, 2018, can continue to use their license until the end date of their …

Acer makes its new all-in-one portable by adding a battery

With the PC market dwindling and Microsoft itself now providing some of the best Windows 10 models (like the powerful Surface Book convertible), third-party OEMs have to do <i>something</i> to stand out. That's perhaps why Acer has decided to put an internal battery in its 17.3-inch Aspire Z3-700 …

Destiny's obsessed players spent three weeks looking for a gun that didn't exist (yet)

Some players get obsessed with the wrong thing<p>Last week, players found a gun in <i>Destiny</i> called the Sleeper Simulant. The Simulant is a heavy fusion rifle, a weapon archetype that has never appeared in the game before. It shoots a laser beam that bounces off of walls and deals damage to any enemies …

The Surface Pro 4 vs. the competition: Tablets for productivity

It's been an up-and-down ride for Microsoft's line of Surface tablets -- but the company finally hit on a formula that worked with the Surface Pro 3. It's a device that has inspired a number of competitors, most recently from Microsoft's long-standing rivals Apple and Google. The newly-announced …

VW pollution test site under scrutiny amid cheating scandal

Microsoft's sleek new Surface Pro 4 is 50% lighter than the last one

Microsoft unveiled the follow-up to its hybrid tablet/ultrabook on Tuesday: the Surface Pro 4, a lightweight alternative to a traditional laptop.<p>The …

Roomba 980 robot smarter, yet still dumb enough to bash into walls

One of the most popular consumer robots on the market these days is the Roomba, with over 14 million units sold in the past decade. iRobot’s …

Can programmable robots Dot and Dash teach your kids to code?

Technology startup Wonder Workshop says its toys aim to fuel children’s imaginations as well as their technical skills<p>My cat is pretty unflappable, given that she shares a house with four children. But when a three-wheeled robot trundles into the living room, even Lola can’t belt out of the …

Kids

Researchers built a robot that can paint as well as Vincent Van Gogh

Researchers from the University of Tubingen have developed an algorithm that allows an artificial neural network of computers to accurately learn how to paint just like famous artists.<p>In June, Google revealed that it had built sophisticated image recognition software that enabled its robots to see …

Buddy the robot wants to be your modern-day Rosie

Personal companion robots have been around for ages, but they've never really been able to live up to our expectations. Everybody wants Rosie from <i>The Jetsons,</i> but we seem to always wind up with Paulie's Robot from Rocky. While previous companion bots like the AIBO or NAO have found moderate …

How it works: Inside the BB-8 Star Wars drone that’s blowing everyone’s mind

The new Star Wars movie isn’t even out yet, and we already have a character that we totally love: the spinning BB-8 drone that’s even cuter than …

Boeing's new spaceship to bring humans into orbit is now called Starliner

Boeing's spacecraft designed to bring humans to and from space over the next two years officially has a name.<p>The private spaceflight company …

Parrot’s pillow-soft Zik 3 headphones never need wires

Trying on Parrot’s new Zik 3 headphones is like being swaddled in expensive upholstery. The wireless headphones’ plush exterior feels soft in your hand and fits snugly over your ears. Then Parrot’s new automatic noise canceling software kicks in and the outside world is muted before you start …

Consumer Tech

Sony's smart home vision is a sci-fi nerd's dream

BERLIN — What does the smart home look like? Right now, it's mostly smartphone-controlled light bulbs, speakers, cameras and other appliances. It's …

Google 'Firsts' From the Company's Early Days

Long ago (in terms of internet history), before Google aspired to design self-driving cars and extend the human lifespan, it was just a search engine …

How the Ferrari 488GTB Makes the Air Its Ally – Feature

From the September 2015 issue<p>The Ferrari 488GTB is as much a study in air management as it is a garage trophy. Twin turbos coax 661 horsepower from just 3.9 liters of V-8, which propels a form that provides 50 percent less drag with 50 percent more downforce than the 458, according to Ferrari. …

Sports Cars

Roasted Chicken with Chorizo and Sweet Potatoes

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Seasoning the chicken with a bit of apple cider vinegar beforehand helps tenderize the chicken before roasting.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 skin on, bone in chicken breasts<p>2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>2 fresh Chorizo, sliced<p>2 …

Sweet Potatoes

Arena of the Planeswalkers—The Battle Begins Now

Magic: The Gathering

Introducing the 2015 Class of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

Dark sector pvp battles

Right so a few players have been asking about solar rails and fighting for them and if we wil be doing that. At the time id say no we are not doing …

Fighting

Revolutionary flying car prototype crashes

Technically Incorrect: A test flight for the AeroMobil 3.0 flying car ends in disaster in Slovakia, though its pilot walks away with only minor injuries.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's not easy to perfect a car that can fly.<p>On …

Flying Car

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

Space Travel

SpaceShipTwo 'Pilot Was Thrown From The Vehicle' High In Atmosphere

The dramatic failure of a test flight by Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket last October cost the co-pilot his life and left the pilot severely injured. New data from investigators suggest that the pilot survived in part because the craft essentially came apart around him.<p>Pilot Peter Siebold …

TestFlight

Ohio State Football: Are Buckeyes Ready for Hostile Virginia Tech Environment?

Since taking over in 2012, Urban Meyer has led Ohio State into some of the most hostile environments in college football.<p>In 2012 and 2014, there were treacherous trips to East Lansing and State College for matchups against Michigan State and Penn State. There was the unpleasant visit to Madison, …

College Football

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones released from hospital

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones has been released from the hospital after being treated for a reported migraine.<p>Cardale Jones has been released …

College Football