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Roccat New Kova Gaming Mouse Boasts Smart Cast Buttons and Overdrive Mode

Roccat recently announced all new Kova, their latest gaming mouse. With its two Smart Cast buttons and overdrive mode, the mouse will bring you more …

Gear & Gadgets

20 awesome photos of extreme latte art

Recent surveys have even shown that some people are willing to pay more for an especially creative latte.<p>In August, the Journal of Sensory Studies published the findings of an online survey whose respondents were willing to pay up to 13% more for a cup of coffee with latte art than for a cup that …

Coffee

The MB&F Arachnophobia Tells Time Through Fear

Everyone’s favorite crazy watch maker, MB&F, has just announced a new model, the so-called Arachnophobia. This wild clock hides a L’Epée 1839 movement in the thorax and abdomen of an articulated spider.<p>Based on the famous Louise Bourgeois sculpture Maman, the spider has injection molded legs and a …

Art

Architizer

Artist stunningly colorizes old photos with a whimsical twist

Accomplished photographer and digital artist Jane Long does not simply colorize old photographs, she creates new works of art using old scenes.<p>Her …

Pretty much anyone on Earth with a radio can call the International Space Station and chat with astronauts

The International Space Station orbits more than 200 miles above the Earth, traveling five miles per second. Getting in touch isn’t quite as simple as placing a long-distance call. But if you have a ham radio, used by radio amateurs to chat on public frequencies, it actually isn’t much tougher.<p>Last …

Space Exploration

AMD's R9 Fury X is a beast, but 4K gaming is still a waste

Since the rise of 3D graphics cards, the inexorable trend in PC gaming has been around getting bigger, better and faster. That led to a culture of PC gamers obsessing over frame rates and doing whatever it took to push their hardware as much as possible. But now that even relatively affordable …

Batman: Arkham

Trump on Clinton emails: 'It's a criminal problem'

<b>Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump on Saturday afternoon called Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server at the State Department "a criminal problem," pouncing again on the controversy that was stirred up this weekend with a joke she made about "disappearing" messages.<p>"It was a terrible …

Death toll in Tianjin explosions reaches 112; more than 90 still missing

<b>Tianjin, China (CNN) —</b> Crews searched for an unknown number of civilians and soldiers Saturday who are believed trapped by multiple explosions that killed at least 112 people this week in this eastern Chinese city.<p>As of Sunday morning, more than 50 people have been rescued in Tianjin, city …

America Reflects On The Bomb, 70 Years After Hiroshima

Selected readings on the apocalypse at the end of World War II<p>For America, World War II ended in a dark mirror image of the way our involvement began. The December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor was an unannounced pre-emptive strike by Japan on a military base. America’s August 6th, 1945 atomic …

DJI Phantom 3 review: an aerial photography drone for the masses

Almost a year ago to the day, I wrote about the impact DJI's Phantom 2 Vision+ might have on our skies. Up to that point, drones (or quadcoptors/multirotors, for the purists) had been slowly edging their way into mainstream consciousness. DJI's ready-to-fly Vision series, with their built-in …

Drones

AR mobile game turns your home into a survival horror nightmare

Night Terrors maps the layout of your home, then becomes an augmented reality game in which horrors attack.<p>If you're scared of being home alone at night, this won't be the game for you. Night Terrors is a survival horror that plays out in the real world.<p>The mobile game, currently seeking funding on …

Augmented Reality

The Most Productive Ways To Waste Your Time

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You’re a responsible adult.<p>Like most of us, you want to improve your personal and professional life and think about the things you could do to get there. But (like most of us) rather than working towards those goals the second you get home you post up …

Russian Cyberattackers Used Two Unknown Flaws: Security Company

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A widely reported Russian cyberspying campaign against diplomatic targets in the United States and elsewhere has been using …

Android customization - how to transfer files using ADB push and pull commands

The last couple of weeks on our Android customization series has been a brief look into the world of using the Android developer tool called ADB. We started by using it to identify apps and services that might be eating your battery, then we dove into the exciting ability to make screen recordings …

Android News

Bungie Warns 'Destiny' Players Not To Trust 'House of Wolves' Leaks

Destiny’s next content expansion, House of Wolves, is still months away, but that’s not good enough for players who are so determined for new information about the DLC, they’re now juicing it out of the code of the game itself.<p>One Japanese player managed to unlock a whole vault of information about …

Technology

Raspberry Pi 2 Arrives: 6x Faster, An “Entry-Level PC” For $35

Grab your screwdrivers, makers! There’s a new, more powerful Raspberry Pi in town… The just announced Pi 2, which goes on sale today, adds a quad-core chip and double the memory to support more intensive processing tasks.<p>The Pi Foundation also reckons this sequel takes the Pi microprocessor “firmly …

Raspberry Pi

The Importance Of Exposing Children To Technology

We just got hit with a snowstorm here in the Northeastern U.S. a few days ago. My neck of the woods was spared the worst of it, but we got enough snow for the schools and roads to be shut down, so my kids got to spend a couple of days at home with Dad and Mom. I’ve got two young girls, aged 4 and …

Kids

Pirate Bay back up after December police raid

The torrent site, used to download television shows, movies, games and other files, was shut down for seven weeks.<p>The Pirate Bay made a defiant return Saturday, seven weeks after a police raid shut down the infamous file-sharing website.<p>The site, which allows users to download television shows, …

Internet

Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after …

Google Earth

Epson Home Cinema 3500 Projector Review

Epson’s Home Cinema 3500 is a mid-range home projector that’s designed to provide bright, clear 1080p (and 3D) video without breaking the bank. It’s a big step up in size and embedded tech from the Epson PowerLite 2030, another projector I’ve recently tested, but does it justify the considerable …

Gear & Gadgets

The End of Console Competition and the New Game Development Era in China

The price of the Xbox One, which was released in China in September 2014, got slashed recently in an effort to preempt demand for the globally dominant PlayStation 4 (PS4), which has yet to launch in China due to an unexplained delay. But thanks to some corporate restructuring, once the PS4 does …

The year in reviews: a look back at the worst gadgets of 2014

We've reviewed a lot of great products this year, and we can only hope that our observations helped you pick the device that best suits your needs. However, not every gadget we look at is going to be a winner. We've seen our fair share of disappointments and mediocrity -- as well as a few you …

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand, As Two Oddities Merge Into One

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought.<p>New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious features--the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality--are simply two sides of a …

Happy 35th Birthday, Gaming PC

How a home computer from 1979 pushed electronic entertainment to the bleeding edge.<p>35 years ago, a video game revolution was sweeping through …

Grains Of Sand Magnified x300 Reveal Dazzling Images

A grain of sand is so small and finite that our eyes are unable to render any significant detail.<p>It often just looks like a shiny or dark grain of …

Gamers outshine computers in crowdsourced RNA modeling

Results from the crowdsourced game and experiment, EteRNA, which combines RNA folding puzzles with laboratory synthesis, show that human gamers are …

The Tranquility Pod Provides Much Needed Rest And Relaxation

Power naps are hard to come by as an adult, but they don’t always have to be! The Tranquility Pod will provide you some much needed rest and …

Beautifully Accurate Glass Sculptures of Deadly Viruses

<b>H5N1</b><p>In 2004, artist Luke Jerram began a visually scientific sculpture series entitled <i>Glass Microbiology</i>. With help from both expert virologists and talented glassblowers, Jerram has created a collection of glass sculptures accurately depicting some of the most prevalent viruses out there, including …

Microbiology