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Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

Online Dating Is On The Rise (But There Are Still Haters)

Ask Michael Hofmann how he met his girlfriend, Addi, and he'll tell you, with a laugh, "www.Match.com."<p>He signed up for the online dating site shortly after moving to D.C., last year. He was finding it hard to make connections at bars, he says, and didn't have time to search for more meaningful …

HTC reportedly building an Android smartwatch that will be more than 'just a gimmick'

<i>Bloomberg's</i> gotten word from the perennial "people familiar with the matter" that HTC is building an Android-based smartwatch that's set for release in the latter half of 2014. While other features and a price have yet to be set in stone, the outlet's source says the timepiece will sport a camera. …

MLG Partners With Relativity Media to Turn Its Professional Gamers Into Mainstream Celebrities

The people who really care about e-sports will tell you — sometimes more than once — that professional gamers deserve just as much respect as …

Microsoft’s testing its own answer to Google Glass (but will it ship on time?)

Smartglasses might be the first hardware category in a long time that Microsoft isn’t arriving late to.<p>Echoing Google Glass, Microsoft has already started testing prototypes for its own Internet-connected glasses, sources in the know tell the Wall Street Journal.<p>Microsoft is also rumored to be …

Researchers propose million-year storage disk that could 'outlast the human race'

Under ideal circumstances, traditional magnetic hard disks (and the data you store on them) will last at most a decade. And when it comes to preserving vital information about the human race and all that we've achieved, that's simply not good enough. At least, that's according to researchers at …

Microsoft Tests Eyewear to Rival Google Glass

Microsoft Corp. is testing prototypes for Web-connected eyewear similar to the Google Glass device, people familiar with the matter said, potentially …

Sony Explains Why Its PlayStation 4 Costs $1,845 In Brazil

Sony's new PlayStation 4 won't be on store shelves until next month, but the gaming console has already raised eyebrows in Brazil, after reports that it would cost 3,999 Brazilian real — or about $1,845 at today's exchange rate.<p>The company says the steep cost isn't a case of price gouging, but …

Bitcoin goes boom (again): currency cracks $200, gets Coinbase support on Reddit

Bitcoin, the virtual currency beloved by dreamers, speculators and criminals, is on a new upswing as the popular Mt. Gox exchange showed it trading …

eBay buys Shutl, plans for same-day delivery in 25 cities by the end of 2014

While eBay's same-day shipping is a beautiful thing for impulse buyers, its expansion has been slow. The company is speeding things up today by acquiring Shutl, a British startup focused on quick e-commerce deliveries. The deal will help eBay bring its speedy eBay Now service to a total of 25 …

Tesla's Model S to Get Google Chrome And Third-Party Apps

Tesla Motors will likely be adding Google Chrome and third-party apps to its Model S vehicles by the end of next year, according to comments made by CEO Elon Musk at a reception event in Munich (spotted first by Engadget).<p>Musk says that Tesla needs to settle the electric vehicle’s localization …