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Solar panels aren't just for roofs anymore — the world's first road paved with solar panels is working better than expected

Now, six months into the trial, engineers say the system is working even better than expected, with the 70-metre test bike path generating 3,000 kWh, or enough electricity to power a small household for a year.<p>"If we translate this to an annual yield, we expect more than the 70k wh per square metre …

Clean Energy

Woz: Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie gets it right

Technically Incorrect: Even saying that Seth Rogen plays him very well, the Apple co-founder believes the Danny Boyle-directed movie is the real thing.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>This is the time of year when you must finally, finally …

Universal Pictures

Introducing Flickr 3.0 for iPhone and Android | Flickr Blog

Every day at Flickr we share our passion for inspiring photography by building world-class tools and beautiful photo displays you can access …

The gadgets that changed your life

When we asked you to tell us which gadgets changed your life, our goal was to arrive at a simple list of important devices. Instead, we learned how some of the products we talk about on Engadget every day make such a profound impact on your life.<p>Remember when Facebook bought Oculus VR a few weeks …

YouTube for Android now auto-generates playlists of your favorite artists

Making YouTube playlists can be a real pain, especially if you just want to veg out listening to music after a long day at work. If you're using an Android phone or tablet, though, you can now just type in an artist's name and voilà -- YouTube will auto-generate a playlist with the artist's most …

Google Will Be Better Off Minus Google+

Google+ as we know it appears to be finished. Vic Gundotra, the executive in charge, is leaving the company, and TechCrunch says big changes are afoot. The three-year-old social network is being redefined — demoted? — from a product to a platform, and Google will stop trying to infuse it into all …

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 Review: Talking Sense

Although everyone loves a stunning screen and a sleek design, does the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 really offer anything different than the dozens of other tablets from its competitors?<p><b>Price:</b> $449 (16GB), $599 (32GB)<p><b>On sale date:</b> Now<p>From 5.7-inch phablets to the new super-sized 12.2 Note Pro, …

First Earth-Sized, Potentially Habitable Exoplanet Found

Five hundred light years from Earth, Kepler-186f orbits in the habitable zone of its red dwarf star.<p><b>A team of astrophysicists</b> at the SETI Institute and NASA's Ames Research Center has just reached a major milestone in the search for life-supporting planets outside our solar system. For the first …

Which is More Likely: Teleportation or Space Colonies?

A new poll by Pew documents what Americans believe about the tech of the future.<p><i>May 1975 PopMech.</i><p>How do Americans feel about the sci-fi technologies promising to invade their lives? This week, pollsters from the Pew Research Center released the results of a survey of 1001 adults, revealing which …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Follow the Leader

For years Samsung has set the top-tier standard for Android smartphones, and every year they bring a new collection of features to our mobile devices. With the Galaxy S5 does "more is better" formula still work?<p><b>Price:</b> $200-$250 (depending on carrier); $700 off contract<p><b>On Sale Date:</b> Now<p><b>When Samsung</b> …

PM/AM: Welcome to the U.S.S. Voyager

Stories, videos, and our thoughts on big news you might have missed.<p><i>Welcome to PM/AM, PopMech's morning briefing on the top science and tech stories for today.</i><p><b>Read This</b><p>Following in Amazon's footsteps, Netflix will be raising its subscription fees for new members though prices for current members …

How to Resurrect a 35-Year-Old Spacecraft

Launched in the late 1970s, ISEE-3 could become a new platform for citizen science in space—if a couple of enterprising scientists can figure out how to talk to it.<p><b>The ISEE-3 is coming home</b>. And if Dennis Wingo and Keith Cowing have their way, it'll return to find a warm welcome and a new mission. …

Creepy Abandoned Military Sites From Around the World

Training grounds, remote runways, and missile silos are a strange sight now that they've been abandoned.

Watch A Once-Frozen River Move A Canadian Bridge

A long, nightmarish winter ends. Havoc ensues.<p>After the unimaginably terrible winter much of North America suffered through, you'd think the spring melt would be a thing to be celebrated. Turns out, in New Brunswick (that would be Canada, not New Jersey), the melt is just a final parting shot below …

5 Reasons Why Image Noise is Your Friend

Amazing low light capabilities, or so the marketing screams. It seems the mantra of every camera manufacturer these days – the total elimination of …

Photography