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Immortalize yourself on a brick in the Nikola Tesla Museum

A new Indiegogo campaign lets you get your name or a short phrase (or even a haiku!) on a brick in the upcoming museum for the storied inventor.<p>The dream of having a museum dedicated to inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla is taking shape -- brick by brick.<p>Thanks to a new Indiegogo campaign that lets …

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Bending an iPhone 6 Plus Is Pretty Darn Hard, Consumer Reports Says

The phone performed well under testing even harsher than Apple's own.<p>Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus doesn’t bend as readily as a brief surge of Internet hype earlier in the week would have had you believe.<p>Consumer Reports, the gold standard when it comes to testing consumer products for failures in the …

Truck Thursday: Long Shots: 1963 Jeep FC150

So last week, this olelongrooffan was trying to stay off of Eisenhower’s Highway System and sticking to surface streets in my attempt to slow my life …

FDA moves toward restricting menthol in cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration has set the stage to restrict — or possibly ban — mentholated cigarettes on the grounds that they are more appealing to new smokers, more addictive to longtime smokers and pose a greater threat to the public's health than does unflavored tobacco.<p>In releasing a …

Creatures Lived On Land 2.2 Billion Years Ago, New Evidence Suggests

South African fossils push the rise of oxygen and life on land to hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought.<p>Researchers at the University of Oregon have recently unearthed fossils in South Africa that present evidence of life on land 2.2 billion years ago—four times older than …

Humble iodized salt gave US a 10-year IQ boost, say researchers

The "iodized" emblazoned on the vast majority of salt sold in the US might go by largely unnoticed by the populace, but it turns out that it may have had such a profound effect on public health that it raised the national IQ.<p>Iodine deficiency is the number one cause of preventable mental …

Motorola Droid Ultra introduced, overshadowed by Droid Maxx with 48-hour battery life

Verizon and Motorola have officially taken the wraps off the Droid Ultra and Droid MAXX, the successors to last year's Droid RAZR HD and HD Maxx. As Motorola said at the event, the Ultra's main selling point is its thinness, while the Maxx yet again promises absurdly strong battery life — up to 48 …

MIT Computer Software Makes The Internet 3 Times Faster

By generating algorithms that prioritize where to send data, the computer outwits human solutions to network congestion.<p>If you're reading this, you're probably using a version of the transmission control protocol, or TCP, a system that regulates internet traffic to prevent congestion. It works, and …

Don't worry, California drivers: you won't have to outrun drone strikes on the highway

Despite official-looking warnings, California highway motorists won't have their speed regulated by armed drones. San Fransisco's local CBS affiliate KPIX 5 reports that several fake signs have appeared on Bay Area highways, depicting a drone firing a missile along with a "speed enforced by drones" …

SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card.<p>Yet after three years of research, German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have finally …

Viral Style: Light-Up Trainers And Invisibility Cloaks

Scouring dashboards and the URL world to bring you a selection of fashion tidbits in digestible weekly portions.<p><i>A weekly roundup of what's happening at the intersection of tech and fashion.</i><p><b>RESORT 2014 COLLECTION OF THE WEEK</b><p><i>Image c/o V Magazine</i><p>Gotta love fashion—with so many new seasons cropping up …

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One Small Step For Man, One Giant Lunar Park For The U.S.?

Can astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's "giant leap for mankind" be permanently preserved? Two House Democrats want to do just that: They proposed a bill to create a national historic park for the Apollo 11 mission — on the moon. The legislation would designate a park on the moon to honor …

Should Automakers Get Out Of The Infotainment Business?

When Apple's App Store debuted in 2008, automakers saw change a-comin'. Since then, they've been scrambling to find ways to integrate apps into dashboards, and many are working hard to build proprietary app environments.<p>But is it a good idea for automakers to micromanage the infotainment …

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WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

After Mobile: Smarter TVs

This week, Microsoft took a $900 million charge against its Surface effort, showing that the idea of merging PCs and tablets has not resonated with consumers. At the same time, growth in mobile phones and tablets is still increasing while PC sales are dwindling. The PC has now moved to a work tool; …

These specs preserve your privacy in a world of cameras (video)

Since surveillance culture is at the top of the news agenda, this new invention from Japan's National Institute of Informatics couldn't be more timely. It's a pair of goggles that blocks facial recognition algorithms and ensures that no one can snap a pic of your mug without your permission. The …

The first 3D-printed battery is as tiny as a grain of sand

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Harvard<p>Imagine a computer so small it could slip through the human bloodstream. At just a millimeter in width, a new …

New magnetic film could make storage technology 10,000 times more efficient - ExtremeTech

By on June 19, 2013 at 7:32 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Magnets, how do they work? …

Recon Jet is Google Glass for athletes and professionals, now available for preorder at $499

Google Glass is for walking around and getting directions to a cafe with perfect espresso. Recon Jet is for kicking your performance into the ultimate high gear and — yes — even saving lives.<p>The Vancouver, B.C.-based Recon Instruments, which created the first-ever heads-up display for sports in …

Commercial Quantum Computer Actually Works, According To New Testing

Spooky stuff is really happening in the world's first commercially available quantum processor.<p>Since the Canadian company D-Wave began selling so-called quantum processors, experts have debated whether they're truly quantum. Now, according to an analysis by academic physicists they really do show …

Faster Forward, Together

What Can a Website Do For Me that Social Media Can't? <i>bookmark_border</i> Kim George<p>It’s a legitimate question and one that I hear all of the time.<p>Featured<p>…

Watch this mobility scooter drag race a Nissan Skyline with surprising results

Okay, so we may not be talking about a classic, all-conquering Nissan Skyline GT-R here. But the sub-Godzilla-trim Nissan Skyline GTS-T is still a <i>car</i>, after all. And, as a car, if someone asked you to lay a bet on it versus a mobility scooter (Hoveround, Rascal, you know the type) in a drag race, …

Last Call- American Beauty Edition

What does America mean to you? For me, it means freedom, craftsmanship, and makin’ do with whatcha’ got. There is perhaps no better example of these …

Reevu motorcycle helmet is first to feature head-up display

Reevu, that company that makes those nifty helmets with the built-in rear viewers has another innovation for those of the two-wheeled persuasion. Expanding on the idea of a rear viewer, Reevu seems to have integrated a display into the top of the visor.<p>The system projects information, according to …

What Is PRISM?

Last night, the Washington Post and Guardian dropped concurrent bombshell reports. Their subject was PRISM, a covert collaboration between the NSA, …

CyanogenMod adds encrypted messaging to help beat the NSA

In light of the recent surveillance scandals that have hit the USA and to some extent the UK, the key developers for the CyanogenMod project have been adding some new privacy features to the alternative Android firmware. First, the Run in Incognito Mode, which limits as apps access to your personal …

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Globally, June 2013 ranked among top 5 warmest Junes on record

Last below-average temps for month of June were in 1976. If you’re younger than 28, you’ve never experienced a June with global temps below the 20th …

The Week In Numbers: New Dinosaur Discovered, The World's Largest Virus, And More

<b>2014</b>: the year this aerodynamic, flying saucer-like research station is set to open in Antarctica<p><b>15 feet</b>: the length of a new cow-like dinosaur discovered in Utah<p><b>1 week</b>: the time it would take Earth's average global surface temperature to drop below 0 degrees Fahrenheit if the sun went out<p><b>$1,350</b>: …

Firefox OS: Quarterly Feature Releases, Security Updates Every 6 Weeks

With Firefox OS version 1.0 out the door, Mozilla has decided that it’s time to unveil its strategy for new versions. The company is planning to make feature releases available to partners every quarter and push out security updates for the previous two feature releases every six weeks.<p>“As far as I …