Bart Kubiak

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U.S. may act to keep Chinese hackers out of Def Con hacker event | Reuters

DENVER/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Washington is considering using visa restrictions to prevent Chinese nationals from attending popular summer hacking conferences in Las Vegas as part of a broader effort to curb Chinese cyber espionage, a senior administration official said Saturday.<p>A man types on a …

Report: China bans Battlefield 4 on grounds of national security endangerment

The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China has reportedly banned Electronic Arts' <i>Battlefield 4</i> on the grounds that it contains content that endangers national security, according to news outlets like China.com, QQ and an article on PCgames.com.cn that has since been taken down.<p>The …

How To: Launch a Koenigsegg, from the Folks Behind the Need for Speed Movie

It’s a pretty well-known fact—we think—that monkeys fling poo, but it appears as though the makers of the upcoming <i>Need for Speed</i> movie fling . . . Koenigseggs. It could be argued, based on the movie’s trailer, that those behind the <i>NFS</i> flick also are flinging poo, but that’s an assessment we’ll …

Volkswagen Made The World's Most Efficient Car - But Won't Sell It In The United States

The most dangerous thing about Volkswagen’s XL1 is how it affects people <i>outside</i> the car.<p>They take cellphone photos and gesture frantically at highway speeds, looking across the steering wheel at a 90-degree angle from the road in front of them. They jump out in traffic directly in front of the …

This ‘air modem’ could hack your PC or phone via sound waves — without any electronic connection

The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.<p>Not so much, …

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PS4 INTERFACE VIDEO Walkthrough! - Inside Gaming Daily

5 Mysterious Ruins That Predate Known Civilization?

Artifacts and ruins discovered all over the world have made many scientists question whether the currently accepted understanding of prehistoric …

PlayStation 4 Review: A Lot Of The Same

The PS4 feels a little too much like the PS3.<p>Remember: you don't really love your PlayStation. You love the games, and the PlayStation--now on its fourth incarnation--is the boxy black vessel for those games. You don't love the box any more than a toaster that plays Netflix.<p>This is important to …

App Store Update: November 13

The PlayStation App arrives, Don't Shoot Yourself! is self-explanatory and three new freebies are yours in today's ASU.<p>Every day hundreds of new apps …

German automobile club ADAC to buy Nürburgring

Germany's famed Nürburgring racetrack has needed a new owner for some time. Under local government control, the Ring has fallen some 400 million euros into public debt, forcing it into bankruptcy while still keeping its gates open.<p>Last week we reported on the prospect that one of Germany's major …

Editors' Choice Awards 2014: The Best Cars, Trucks, Crossovers, and More

Our editors' recommended vehicles in every market segment.<p>Presenting the 2014 model of our Editors' Choice list—from exotic sports cars to subcompacts, pickup trucks to family sedans, these are the vehicles we'd choose for our own garages. <i>To see our picks for the best cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs</i> …

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Forget LED bulbs—the future of interior lighting is lasers

Steven DenBaars, a research scientist at UC Santa Barbara, has been working on LED lights for 20 years. He has been instrumental in pushing them to the point that they are the true heir to Edison’s electric bulb. But in his own head, and in his lab, DenBaars is already onto the next big thing: …

Stephen Hawking: physics would be 'more interesting' if Higgs boson hadn't been found

Physics would have been "far more interesting" if scientists had been unable to find the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The cosmologist was speaking at an event to mark the launch of a new exhibit about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the Science …

Invention turns traffic lights into a game to ease congestion

Sometimes, we get angry being stuck in traffic. We might be fuming about the person playing on their cellphone that rear-ended someone, or we might blame the person poking along in the left lane. And yes, sometimes, we might just blame the oppressive injustice doled out by traffic lights, …

Watch this: A spellbinding tour of watery Mars during the planet's early days

By now, we've all got a pretty good idea of what we'd see on a tour of Mars: a barren, dusty, exceedingly dry landscape punctuated by the odd crater. But back in the good old days — around 4 billion years ago — the Red Planet may very well have looked much, much different.<p>In a dramatic new video …

Video: How Mars Looked 4 Billion Years Ago

Filled with idyllic lakes and clouds!<p>What would a habitable, watery Mars look like? Four billion years ago, the dry, dusty planet may have had enough of an atmosphere to support bodies of water. Perhaps it looked like this beautiful, cloud-covered lake scene that animators at NASA's Conceptual …

The Physics of Diffusers: How to Make a Car Really Suck

Gettin' down with downforce.<p>Finessing the Flow <br>The diffuser acts as an expansion chamber to manage the air as it exits from underneath the car and reintegrates it with higher-pressure ambient air. Smoothing this transition reduces turbulence and drag in the car's wake and improves airflow under the …

Engineering

Google Glass to get upgrade, will fit prescription glasses

<b>Existing Google Glass Explorers will be able to trade in their Google Glass for an updated model that can fit prescription glasses and shades.</b><p>Google …

How Forced Induction Works

Time for some heavy breathing.

Retrievor: A GPS Device The Size Of A Quarter

We all have things in our lives we’d like to keep track of: Pets, backpacks, children, items owned by children. But GPS tags are expensive, bulky, …

NASA explains mysterious ocean lights seen by satellite

It sounds like the setup for an episode of "The X-Files." A satellite records evidence of a mysterious cluster of lights in the Atlantic ocean, far from human civilization. Could it be the reappearance of all the lost ships from the Bermuda Triangle? Could it be a secret alien headquarters hidden …

Geophysics

TWI reveals handheld 5 kW laser torch

To address the challenges encountered in decommissioning a nuclear facility, the UK-based firm TWI has since 2009 been developing laser tube-cutting …

Project Loon: Google's stratospheric Internet plan

The technology giant is launching another one of its 'moonshot' projects, an attempt to beam down wireless Internet signals to remote and rural communities with poor access to broadband connections

Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Something big and mysterious is rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the middle of San Francisco Bay. And Google's fingerprints are all over it.<p>It's unclear what's inside the structure, which stands about four stories high and was made …

The new Mac Pro: will professionals embrace Apple's brave, expensive vision of the desktop?

For photographers, designers, musicians, and video editors, Apple's musclebound machine is the $3,000 question<p>There’s no doubt that Apple’s brand-new Mac Pro is as much a statement as a computing tool. From its dramatic introduction at WWDC 2013 (marked by SVP Phil Schiller’s bravado) to its …

Knoxville's 'Bad Grandpa' to end box-office reign of 'Gravity'

For three weeks, no film has been able to pull "Gravity" from its No. 1 orbit. But this weekend, Johnny Knoxville's prank flick "Bad Grandpa" will likely pull it off -- no joke.<p>The inexpensive hidden-camera comedy from the "Jackass" creator is poised to debut with a strong $30 million, according to …

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