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A Clever Star Wars fan Figured Out How to Build a Tiny Rolling BB-8 Using Only Lego

There is no shortage of fan-built Lego BB-8s across the internet, but Mark Smiley and James Garrett have managed to build a tiny one that actually …

Woojer - Feel the Sound

Woojer's successful Kickstarter campaign has come to an end - A big thanks to all our backers!<p><b>If you missed out - no worries!</b><p><b>We are taking pre-orders</b> …

Snow Chains Made Simple: Thule Easy Fit CU-9

Before the snowy season arrives, get yourself these easy-to-use chains for your tires. You'll thank yourself later.<p><b>Price:</b> $450<p>Snow chains are tough, but so is trying to install them yourself. Thule's Easy Fit CU-9 system changes the game without compromising safety or durability. The rigid arch …

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Apple announces October 22nd iPad event: ‘We still have a lot to cover’

Apple has announced that it will be holding its next media event on October 22nd, which is in line with expectations. The event will take place at 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern Time at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California.<p>The event will likely showcase new versions of the iPad, …

Students Shatter Zero to 60 MPH Record in Homemade EV

The run from zero to 60 MPH is the international unit of measurement for quickness. And a team of students from the Netherlands just shattered the …

This Magic Projection Box Will Melt Your Brain

It can float, combine with other boxes, and make you lose all faith in the rules of physics.<p>San Francisco design studio Bot & Dolly created this demonstration of<p>what is almost certainly sorcerya projection mapping system. The project's simply called "Box," and without ruining too much, the studio …

Hyperkin Retron 5 combines ten consoles into one on December 10 for $99 (updated)

We love what the Hyperkin Retron 5 brings to the table, namely compatibility with <i>ten</i> classic gaming system cartridges: NES, Famicom, Super NES and Famicom, Sega Master System, Genesis and Mega Drive, and Game Boy original, Color and Advance. The problem is, Hyperkin's played coy about it's price …

We Make Driving Safer and Worry Free

For Family<p><b>Turn your family car into a connected car</b><p>Zubie Car Connect is easy to install and easy use. Get connected in just 3 easy steps.<p>LEARN …

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Solar-Powered Drones' Bright Future

New unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with powerful photovoltaic cells can fly for hours, months, or even years at at time.<p><b>What happens when you pair up unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)</b> with the very latest in photovoltaic cells? The result is two new UAV prototypes: an upgraded battlefield …

Carl Icahn Makes a Large Investment in Apple

Shares of Apple are rising by more than four percent on word that Carl Icahn, the billionaire activist investor trying to take over Dell, has made a …

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Volvo Builds a Different Kind of Hybrid

Swedish carmaker Volvo is adapting Formula 1 racing technology to make their cars 25 percent more fuel efficient.<p>KERS stands for kinetic energy recovery system, and if you're a fan of Formula 1 or LeMans series racing you know all about it. The concept is to use a highly developed flywheel to …

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New Grand Theft Auto V trailer highlights gameplay

To date, the footage we've seen from Grand Theft Auto V has been trailers highlighting the cinematic cutscenes. But today, gamers can get their first look at actual GTA V gameplay in this brand new trailer the Rockstar drive-and-crime epic, hitting Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17.<p>See …

American Intern

I live in the Milano building in Crescent Village in North San Jose. As Silicon Valley apartment complexes go, the Crescent Village is fairly normal. It’s got swimming pools, tennis courts, a fitness center, a gaming room, a 23-seat movie theater, and roughly 1,750 apartments spread over five …

Real Racing 3 update brings massive overhaul: new career progression, time trial mode and new cars

The popular Real Racing 3 game has received a new update, which brings major changes, both when it comes to new features but also to the user interface.<p>When looking at the changelog, you’ll think that this is another “regular” Real Racing 3 update that brings new cars to race on new tracks, but …

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18Apr/18<p>As the owner of a retail business, you’ve probably dreamed about getting some extra help. Advertising a retail job for your store(s) can …

Mount Zoomore Optical Illusion

This beautiful painting by Donald Rusty hides more than meets the eye! Check it out and see if you can spot all the animals hidden somewhere inside …

iOS 7’s Moving Background Is Even More Impressive With Panoramas [Video]

One of the neat new features of iOS 7 is that the background moves ever so slightly when you tilt your iPhone up and down. The effect makes it look like your pictures are nearly 3D, but if you want to really be impressed, set your iPhone homescreen picture as a panorama and spin around.<p>Jeff Shin …

iOS 7, And OS X 10.9 Support Game Controllers With New API

Ad By Carbon Ads<p>Phil Poccia | Tuesday, June 11th, 2013<p>Every year at WWDC features fly under the radar because Apple doesn’t have enough time to …

The Deep Space Tourbillon Is A One-Off, Handmade Watch That Will Take You To Infinity And Beyond

As you may well know, the tourbillon is one of the hardest (and most expensive) complications to build and only the very rich and very obsessed can afford them. This watch, however, may be just the ticket if you’re a hardcore Trekkie and you just hit a liquidity event.<p>The Deep Space Tourbillon is …

Japan tests 310mph bullet train

Japan's "floating" trains of the future, designed to travel at speeds of 311mph, have undergone their first test tracks.<p>The new generation L0 Series trains, which employ the latest magnetic levitation technology instead of conventional wheels, will begin commercial services in 2027.<p>The first five …

Exclusive: Nerf’s Newest Gun Fires 100 Feet

How the N-Strike Elite Centurion out-blasts the competition<p>Sniping our fellow editors is a much-beloved and long-standing tradition here at <i>Popular Science</i> HQ. Trouble is: our long hallways leave us no escape from our all too well-armed victims. That won't be the case for much longer; soon, we can …

Microsoft Unveils Xbox One, an All-In-One Entertainment System with Revamped Kinect and Fully Integrated SmartGlass

Microsoft today released details on its next generation console at an event hosted at its Redmond campus in Washington. Called the Xbox One, the new console is designed to be the ultimate all-in-one home entertainment system with a heavy focus on both gaming and interactive television watching.<p>The …

What We Know (And Think We Know) About The New Xbox

Tomorrow, Microsoft will announce the new Xbox. Rumor roundup ahoy.<p>Tomorrow, Microsoft will announce its long-awaited next-gen Xbox. The rumor mill has been churning for months--years, even--and reports with varying credibility have appeared. Here's what to expect.<p>A NEW NAME<p>This is surprisingly up …

Chris Hadfield sings Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in ISS farewell

How do you top months of amazing photos, demos, and tunes done aboard the International Space Station? If you're Chris Hadfield, you cover David Bowie's "Space Oddity" in a showstopping finale.<p>On the eve of his return to Earth, the Canadian astronaut released a beautifully done video of himself …