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Underwater aviation, flying to the 'edge of darkness'

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. -- "OK, Jschool, if you're comfortable, we'll go exploring."<p>Strapped in with a five-point harness, and crammed into a space hardly bigger than me, I was comfortable, actually, and so off we went. Down, toward the edge of darkness.<p>It was a gorgeous Thursday earlier this month, and …

Portable robot prints documents by driving over paper

Israeli startup Zuta Labs has developed a little printing robot that connects with your mobile and then moves around a piece of paper to draw the …

U.S. Navy Has Found A Way To Turn Seawater Into Fuel

Scientists with the United States Navy say they have successfully developed a way to convert seawater into jet fuel, calling it a potentially revolutionary advancement.<p>Researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed technology to extract carbon dioxide from seawater while …

HP's new DreamColor displays show a billion colors, one is actually affordable

Fun fact: as of this writing, HP is still selling a display that came out back in 2008. That would be the DreamColor LP2480xz, a billion-color monitor that got lots of attention by dint of the fact that DreamWorks (yep, <i>that</i> DreamWorks) helped design it. Also, it cost an obscene $3,499, so that …

Weekly Innovation: Turn A 3-D Printer Into A Tattoo Machine

Behold, the first human to be tattooed by a 3-D printer. The machine tattooed a ring on his forearm.<p>It all started with an idea that came to Pierre Emm, a young student in France, while riding his bike on the way to design school. (Another reason to cycle for your commute — wacky yet innovative …

Blogger Pulls Off $30,000 Sting to Get Her Stolen Site Back

<i>Jordan Reid is the founder and host of the lifestyle site Ramshackle Glam and author of Ramshackle Glam: The New Mom's Haphazard Guide To (Almost)</i> …

Android privacy tool feeds fake data to prying apps

When you install an app on your phone, it often spreads its tentacles into other various parts of the device. Sometimes, it taps into the hardware …

Samsung Announces Gear Fit Fitness Band with Heart Rate Monitor

Alongside its Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and the new Galaxy S5, Samsung has announced the Gear Fit, a fitness band that will take on the likes of Nike, Fitbit and Jawbone when it hits the market on April 11. The device weights 27 grams and includes a heart rate monitor, pedometer, sleep tracker and a …

This Centuries-Old Musical Instrument Sounds Exactly Like Super Mario

Listen to this young girl playing her sheng, a Chinese instrument invented thousands of years ago. The woodwind may be ancient, but the sound is pure …

Retrogaming

The 12 Best Games For 3DS And 2DS

Kids' Headphones Soothe Parents' Headaches, Protect Little Ears

Sometimes a dad just wants quiet. That’s when I ask my little gamer kids to put on headphones.<p>I write this piece with trepidation. I have to put all my idealistic recommendations about active engaged parenting aside for a moment. Sometimes I want to eat breakfast without a soundtrack of beeps and …

Turns out Twitter is even more politically polarized than you thought

This is what Twitter looks like when two groups with different political views talk about the same thing:<p>Marc Smith/Social Media Research Foundation<p>As part of a new study on Twitter’s network structures, the Pew Research Center and the Social Media Research Foundation tracked a single hashtag …

Social Media

What If Apple Bought Tesla?

Rumors about Apple showing interest in buying Tesla have resurfaced after the SF Chronicle reported that Apple’s M&A chief met with Elon Musk last spring. Considering Tesla’s market capitalization of more than $24 billion, such a deal would be unprecedented for Apple, but the two companies do …

Sprint Beemer Motorcycle Showcases Aerodynamic Design

Sprint Beemer is a low profile, high design motorcycle constructed by Sonic Seb of Lucky Cat Garage that was entered into Europe's largest cafe racer event, the Glemseck 101, in Stuttgart, Germany. The sleek bike was built with speed in mind for the event's 1/8th mile sprint races. Assembled out of …

Annie Leibovitz’s Celebrity Disney Dream Portraits

World renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz has been capturing shots of celebrities as popular Disney characters for years, as part of her ongoing collection of Disney Dream Portraits. The latest addition to her portfolio of work is Academy Award nominated actress Jessica Chastain as the …

World's largest toy car collection replicates personal auto show

"You cannot buy the big one so you buy 1,000 of the small ones," says Billy Karam, a Lebanese toy car collector and amateur rally driver who has over 30,000 model cars and 400 dioramas, making it the Guinness Book of World Records largest collection of model toy cars and dioramas.<p>Several of the …

Yukino Ohmura's Dot-Drawn Nighttime Cityscapes

In the You Really Can Draw With Anything Department, we've seen Red Hong draw with coffee cup stains, and Takayo Kiyota draw with sushi; now we've …

Michael Mann

How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower

In late December 2001, someone calling themselves TheTrueHOOHA had a question. He was an 18-year-old American male with impressive IT skills and a sharp intelligence. His real identity was unknown. Everyone who posted on Ars Technica, a popular technology website, did so anonymously.<p>TheTrueHOOHA …

Ass Savers

It's no secret that cyclists are particularly sensitive to the aesthetics of their rides—whether it's a tried and true steel frame commuter or a state-of-the-art carbon fiber racer—yet adding anything to distract from the bike's original form is generally avoided. However when the rain falls, a …

If The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Were A Classic Platformer

<i>The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker</i> in HD has been out for a while now, so we're all pretty clear on how great it looks. But now pixel artist Dean …

How To Build A 4K Gaming PC For Less Than $2500 -- Ultra HD Monitor, SSD, And Windows Included

If you approached me toward the end of 2013 and suggested I could build a 4K gaming PC for about $2500, I would have erupted into laughter. But in this post-CES 2014 world, what once seemed impossibly expensive is now approaching the realm of affordability. Not only does this system clock in at …

Coursera Launches An Online Vocational Mini-Credential Taught By Top Colleges

Online education juggernaut Coursera has unveiled its own version of a college credential. And, unlike traditional college, Coursera’s “Specialization” program track is less than $500, vocationally oriented, taught by faculty from top universities, and takes less than six months to finish. From …

Tesla's toy boat: A drone before its time

<i>Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.</i><p>The military complex has certainly embraced the concept of telerobotics, especially in the use of drones, but luckily the technology has also …

2014 Academy Awards Best Picture Nominees—as Cars! – Feature

The nominees for the Best Picture award at the 2014 Academy Awards were just announced, and, boy, there sure were a lot of them. This naturally got us thinking about cars. (What else?) Having seen at least some of these movies, and seen a poster for almost all of them, we decided to re-imagine each …

Supercharge your Android Device's Abilities with Tasker

Recently, we took a look at five apps to augment your Android experience with the help of a little artificial intelligence and automation.<p>All of those apps were nifty little utilities that targeted a particular area of smartphone usage and added some heuristics to it to make your phone smarter …

The Wonderful 101, Most Underrated Game of 2013, Reveals All That's Wrong With the Industry

<i>[This is the second feature article by the forum\’s head moderator, Matt Costello. If you missed the first one, check why Nintendo, Sony, and</i> …

Our Favorite Video Game Fan Art Of 2013

From time to time, we like to highlight the work of artists on Game Informer who create impressive or innovative art based on the video games we …

You Have to Play This 1,600-Year-Old Viking War Game

Especially if you’re a diplomat, soldier or spy, says one ex-spook<p>by ROBERT BECKHUSEN<p>Viking warriors storm into the torch-lit camp of a rival clan. …

RetroN 5 Spotted on the Show Floor - CES 2014