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How bright is bright? The difficulty of comparing LCD and AMOLED displays - ExtremeTech

By on December 22, 2014 at 2:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The resolution race continues to …

Google unveils its first built-from-scratch self-driving car - ExtremeTech

By on December 23, 2014 at 10:42 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Google has unveiled the first …

SpaceX will attempt to land a Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform (Updated) - ExtremeTech

By on December 18, 2014 at 11:26 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p><b>Updated @ 10:10am, December 18:</b> …

PS4 is about to get streaming media with an official Plex app - ExtremeTech

By on December 18, 2014 at 3:01 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>If you’re a PS3 or PS4 user, …

Streaming Media

A taste of the future: Double amputee controls two bionic arms at the same time - ExtremeTech

By on December 19, 2014 at 1:39 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Colorado resident Les Baugh has …

'Minecraft' success helps its creator buy a $70 million mansion

It can be difficult for us commoners to fathom just how much money a billion is. So, if you need to see more than just a figure to fully digest the kind of wealth Notch got from selling <i>Minecraft</i> to Microsoft for $2.5 billion (yes, billion with a <i>B</i>), just take a look at his new Beverly Hills mansion. …

When makers festively daydream, they're accompanied by singing LEDs

Amazon brings 4K streaming to Prime Instant Video in the UK

Even though the majority of Britons don't own an 4K TV, that isn't stopping streaming providers from upgrading their video quality before ultra high-definition (UHD) becomes the next big thing. Netflix began delivering pixel-rich versions of <i>House of Cards</i> and <i>Breaking Bad</i> (and charging a little …

Amazon adds Disney and Dora to FreeTime Unlimited kids service

There's a new way to amuse, educate or just distract your offspring while Mommy has a little sippy-poo for the holidays -- Amazon has just dumped a bunch of new content into FreeTime Unlimited. The kid-centric service runs $2.99 a month for Prime subscribers, and includes around 4,000 educational …

Instagram is now worth 49 times what Facebook paid for it

Many baulked when Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg agreed to drop $1 billion on Instagram in April 2012. "That's $33 per user," said some; "there's no business model!" screamed others. Less than three years later and Citigroup now says Instagram is worth $35 billion. That's almost <i>49 times</i> higher than …

Engineers are working for free to make Elon Musk's Hyperloop a reality

Nobody laughs much at Elon Musk anymore, but plenty of people snickered at his Hyperloop idea (okay, also the killer robot thing). To remind you, the Hyperloop is a series of underground trains powered by compressed air that transport folks between cities in tubes at around Mach I. While that may …

The Open Bay: Now you can download and host your own copy of The Pirate Bay - ExtremeTech

By on December 19, 2014 at 11:25 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>If you’re still lamenting the …

Elon Musk's speed-of-sound Hyperloop is actually being built - ExtremeTech

Elon Musk’s speed-of-sound Hyperloop is actually being built<p>By on December 19, 2014 at 9:02 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links …

Watch the beauty of virtual spaceflight in this amazing new Star Citizen trailer

'It's all about feeling like I'm in the world.'<p>Space exploration in video games is starting to look incredible. From <i>No Man's Sky</i> to <i>Elite: Dangerous</i>, there's a new wave of upcoming games that promise to let you explore virtual universes of enormous scope and detail — and few are as ambitious as <i>Star</i> …

Yep, that tablet at bedtime really is messing with your sleep

New study links screen use at night with less REM sleep<p>If you’re reading a book before bed, what do you reach for: a paperback, a tablet, or an e-reader? The choice you make will have an effect on your sleep, and if you answered either of the last two then you probably already know the news isn't …

The 10 games we can't wait to play in 2015

<i>Star Wars</i> mania is in full swing thanks to the new slate of movies. And while games based on the <i>Star Wars</i> universe have been hit or miss, it's hard not to get excited about the potential for the upcoming reboot of <i>Battlefront</i>. We don't know much about the game, but it will have Hoth, speederbikes, …

101touch next-gen keyboard is all touchscreen

Anyone who has ever tried to use a touchscreen keyboard knows immediately the issue with those. The keys lack any tactile feel. Without tactile feel, …

Rothenberg Ventures Opens Virtual Reality Accelerator Offering 10 Startups $100K And A Clubhouse

“2015 will be the year of virtual reality” says investor Mike Rothenberg. But fragmentation in the nascent industry means VR hardware, software, and content startups need to team up for demos. So Rothenberg Ventures today launched a VR accelerator called River to provide a shared office and …

Infuse Your Own Booze with This Decanter

Not satisfied with the litany of flavored alcohols out there? With Infuse, it’s time to make your own. Simply select the booze you want to transform, …

Drinking

We All Have at Least Three Eyes—One Inside the Head

The pineal gland in the human brain has the structure of an eye. It has cells that act as light receptors, as the retina does. It has a structure …

Consciousness

The Techno-Militarization Of America

Remember last year? Edward Snowden! NSA! Shock! Horror! Dismay!<p>Looking back I’m amazed we all seemed so surprised. Over the last decade, pretty much every arm of American authority invoked “homeland security” as an excuse to acquire boatloads of new technology, and used it to help expand their …

Heavy Metal magazine getting rebooted with a focus on film and TV

Print edition will stay alive through a quarterly magazine<p>Much like its contemporary <i>Omni</i>, sci-fi and fantasy magazine <i>Heavy Metal</i> is getting a reboot — but this time it's going to be much more than a print publication. As <i>Variety</i> reports, the magazine has been sold to new owners, among them film …

Under Government Pressure, Mexican Vigilantes Vow To Fight On

<b>Listen · 5:09</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>After a week of fighting between civilian militias, drug traffickers and federal forces, there is a tense calm in the western Mexico state of Michoacan.<p>It's been the site of clashes between civilian militias defending themselves from ruthless drug …

Chandelier Inside a Lightbulb is the Turducken of Lighting

The King Edison Pendant Lamp is a miniature chandelier inside a lightbulb. A mystery wrapped up in an enigma. A ship in a bottle… of lighting. A …