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Police used Spotify to find two fugitives in Mexico

If you want to drop off the grid, don't forget to cancel your streaming services. That's the lesson from a new case reported in <i>The Coloradoan</i><i>,</i> which saw one couple's Spotify and Netflix accounts used to track them after they fled to Mexico.<p>The fugitives were Brittany Nunn and her husband Peter …

Subaru BRZ STI Performance Concept Debuts at New York Auto Show

The Subaru STI Performance Concept shown at the 2015 New York auto show hints at what a Subaru BRZ STI coupe could be if the Japanese automaker approves a top-spec model for production –especially if the automaker were to drop a more powerful engine into the rear-drive coupe.<p>Additionally, Subaru is …

This 2014 instruction video that claims Rory has "the most unstable swing in golf history" looks really silly

We don't know much about the Somax Performance Institute, but apparently it created an in-depth video of Rory McIlroy's swing last June. And that video might be one of the most unintentionally funny things on the Internet.<p>Using its RSSSSA system of swing analysis -- that's range, sequence, …

Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields

Aircraft and military manufacturer Boeing has been granted a patent on a system that is designed to prevent explosion shockwaves from harming a target.<p>A new patent granted to aircraft, defense and security company Boeing is taking its cues from science fiction. Just like the glowing energy shields …

Star Wars

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Archiblox prefab home uses "a fraction" of the energy it generates

Archiblox says the house is the "world's first carbon positive prefabricated house," by which it means the first prefab house to be energy positive. …

Prefab Homes

2.8-Second Tesla Killer - Goin' With the Flow - Technologue

Amid all the supercars unveiled at this year’s Geneva show was a gigantic 5100-pound, 912-hp AWD, four-seat gullwing EV hailing from the pocket country of Liechtenstein. It promised a 0-62-mph time of 2.8 seconds and a range of up to 372 miles, which sounded too good to be true — especially when …

Illustris computer simulation creates the first realistic virtual universe

As you might expect, the scale and complexities of the underlying physics means creating a realistic virtual universe would require some hefty …

Galaxies

This Miniature Fishing Rod Catches and Kills Brain Cancer

You won't be able to catch your supper with this fishing rod—because at just 6 millimetres long, it's designed to catch and kill cancers before they …

The year in reviews: 2013's best and worst gadgets scored and scrutinized

Fun fact: Engadget reviewed 176 products in 2013, and that's not even counting the umpteen times we got hands-on with stuff at tradeshows and press events.<p>In general, we try to review just the top-tier gadgets, but even then, some of it ends up being forgettable. (Can you name-check everything we …

Sony Launching Case For Xperia Z Ultra To Accommodate QX10/QX100 Lens Camera

How's that new Google Play Edition Xperia Z Ultra? Pocket-stretchingly good, you say? The Z Ultra's massive frame might be an advantage in some …

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on

Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I'd start with: "How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire missile?" And: "How many men have you seen crawl …

2013 Mac Pro review: Apple's new desktop boasts dramatic redesign, dramatic performance - http://trib.al/hdyaRA2

The Universe in pictures: The best space photos of 2013.

Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of <i>Death from the Skies!</i> Follow him …