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So You Want to Read Cli-Fi: Here’s Where to Start

A Novel<p>Perpetual drought has baked California to a crisp. While most Californians have opted for government relocation to more habitable regions of …

Sea Level

Top 10 2017 Science Fiction Novels I Want Now

2017 is here and, with it, new science fiction!<p>There are some great titles coming out this year. It is an exciting time for science fiction readers, …

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming in 2017

Will 2017 be the year we finally get our mitts on <i>The Winds of Winter</i>? At this point, even Bran Stark’s third eye couldn’t see if the answer is “hell …

19 Science Fiction Debuts We Can't Wait to Read in 2017

Science fiction has always been about showing us the impossible, or depicting the possible in ways no one has imagined before. A debut sci-fi novel …

16 science fiction and fantasy novels you don’t want to miss in January

Curl up this winter with a good book<p>It’s a new year, and just in case you wanted more to read after all the great books that 2016 gave us, prepare yourself. 2017 is going to have a ton of new books to dive into.<p>I always like January for this reason: it’s a good time to take a look at the rest of …

Science Fiction

19 science fiction and fantasy books to pick up this October

It’s October, which means that it’s time to take a look at the next crop of books that are slated to hit your favorite local bookstore in the days ahead.<p>Here’s 19 books to pick up this month:<p>October 4th<p><i>Rise of Io</i><b>, Wesley Chu</b><p>Wesley Chu is returning to the world where he started his career: Tao. <i>Rise</i> …

Books

This is the entire Star Wars canon timeline, from ‘The Phantom Menace’ to ‘Episode IX’

When Lucasfilm decided to reboot the <i>Star Wars</i> film franchise, the Expanded Universe was decimated in its wake. Dozens of books, games and comics that …

Star Wars

Looking for classic gaming fun? Here are 20 of the best emulators for Android

The rise of smartphones has led to a renaissance for a lot of classic games, but ports don’t always live up to the nostalgic glory of the original. …

Retrogaming

Cold War Photos | World War II Database

1,378 items in this album on 69 pages.<p>US Navy destroyer Buck, battleship Wisconsin, and heavy cruiser Saint Paul off Korea, 22 Feb 1952, photo 1 of …

US Marine Corps

Top 12 Dystopian Novels

Literature has been a defining part of culture since the beginning of language. The dangers of modern times have led to the writing of dystopian …

NFL

Pirate Bay unveils ambitious new software scheme to foil anti-piracy measures

The Pirate Bay has announced a surprising new tool to foil copyright enforcers, moving the entire site to a distributed network accessible only through Pirate Bay's own unique software. The new system builds on open source projects like LibTorrent, holding all potentially incriminating data in a …

So you want to fly drones? Here’s what the law says

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Amazon(s amzn) may have big plans to fill the urban air with drones, but many amateurs have already beaten the company to the …

This company brought cell service to the remotest countries on earth—and then it ran out of places to go

How does a company keep growing when it’s reached pretty much all the customers it can? Digicel, a mobile operator with nearly 14 million subscribers, is no behemoth by telecom standards; but having specialized in small countries, it has hit the limits of its expansion. The solutions it has found …

Telecoms

CyanogenMod Installer Removed From Google Play Store

A couple of weeks ago the CyanogenMod team launched CyanogenMod Installer on the Google Play Store, the app allows you to replace you existing …

Navajo Code Talker says Redskins name not derogatory

A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage — not a slur as asserted by critics who want it changed.<p>Roy Hawthorne, 87, of Lupton, Ariz., was one of four Code Talkers honored for their …

Why Graphene Sheets Make Sexier Chips Than Silicon

The innovation from researchers in electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is all about making a complete …

Nanotech

Why do we need new consoles?

When developer Naughty Dog released <i>The Last of Us</i> earlier this year, there was no shortage of people whose jaws dropped at the sight of the quality of its graphics.<p>The game was stunning and achieved a level of visual fidelity that is usually only talked about in relation to what developers might be …

Xbox One and PS4: Why The Best Choice Might Be Neither

<i>It’s November, and that means that next -gen consoles are finally on their way. Both consoles have their strengths and weaknesses, and both consoles are going to appeal to different kinds of gamers. In that spirit, I’m running a mini-series on whether you should by the Xbox One, the PS4, or</i> …

Handie prosthetic uses 3D printing and smartphones for much cheaper bionic hands (video)

The main aim of Handie, already a James Dyson award nominee, was to develop an artificial hand that offered a large degree of functionality without the brutal prices associated with prosthetics. With the latest model, it apparently skirts below a $400 price tag, substituting a smartphone for …

Ring of fire: why our military's toxic burn pits are making soldiers sick

One<p>At the height of the war in Iraq, US forces operated out of 505 bases scattered across the country. Joint Base Balad, a 15-square-mile outpost north of Baghdad, was the second largest. Home to 36,000 military personnel and contractors at its peak, the base was considered a vital hub for …

Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here

After decades of dreams, the idea of flying around on your own machine could soon be upon us, and the first adopters may well use them to save your life.<p>Inside a warehouse in Christchurch, New Zealand, a man is fulfilling a fantasy many of us have had. He is levitating, a few metres above the …

Remote Controls

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

Gamed: Video games and the laws of war

This week’s edition of Gamed will be 100-percent politics free! So sit back, forget all the troubles plaguing the country, and instead let’s discuss …

The Simpsons

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11 Terrifying Childcare Inventions From The Early 20th Century

Enjoy the motorized hanging cradle, the baby gas mask, the UV-ray baby branding prod, and more "infant-friendly" gadgets from the Popular Science archives.<p>Updated:<p>There are certain areas of expertise that came naturally to us over the years: cars, space, aviation, and computers, to name a few. …