Michael Thomason

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What to Know Before You Build a Treehouse

There is something magical about the idea of being enveloped by nature. So when those with creative minds live near trees, they often soon start thinking about a treehouse.<p><b>Treehouses can be simple or wonderfully ornate</b>. Whether you yearn for a quiet retreat for yourself and other adults or want to …

Treehouses

Deep-Space Engines

Propulsion systems that could carry astronauts to Mars and beyond.<p>STAR-48<p>The fastest chemical rocket ever, the Star-48 engine was built to launch satellites and was recently incorporated into the New Horizons probe, which took off in 2006. Powered by burning a mixture of ammonium perchlorate and …

A recently discovered 1,300-foot-wide (400 meters) asteroid that passed near Earth last month could pay the planet another close visit in 2032, but there is nothing to fear, NASA officials say. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/f7zt The probability that the asteroid, 2013 TV135, will impact Earth is only one in 63,000. "To put it another way, that puts the current probability of no impact in 2032 at about 99.998 percent," Don Yeomans, manager of the Near-Earth Object Program Office at JPL, said in a statement.

John Carmack says odds of Steam Machines being successful are 'a little bit dicey'

As one of the most respected voices in gaming, John Carmack is quick to point out that he got it wrong when predicting the fate of Steam, Valve's now hugely popular distribution platform for video games. But when asked for his thoughts on the company's SteamOS and Steam Machines, Carmack said he's …

The NSA Hacked Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s Email While He Was In Office

Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden demonstrate that the National Security Agency (NSA) hacked the email of former Mexican President Felipe Calderon while he was in office, according to a report in Der Spiegel.<p>The operation, dubbed “Flatliquid,” exploited a mail server to …

GarageBand for iOS 7 to Become Free with In-App Purchases as Apple Reveals Full Set of New iLife and iWork Icons

Ahead of Tuesday's media event, Apple has revised its Built-in Apps page for the iPhone 5s to reveal the full set of new iOS 7-themed icons for the six iLife and iWork apps offered for iOS. The new GarageBand and iPhoto icons had appeared in the Settings app on some users' devices last week.<p>Aside …

Apple Airs First TV Ad For iPhone 5s, And It’s All Gold [Video]

Aside from some print ads, Apple’s advertising for the iPhone 5s has been quite scare compared to the iPhone 5c. Multiple iPhone 5c ads have aired on TV already, but the 5s hasn’t gotten any TV attention. Today the first ad dedicated to the iPhone 5s was finally released. The title is “Metal …

New iOS iWork & iLife icons/features appear on Apple’s website, GarageBand going free with in-app-purchases

On the ‘Built-in Apps’ page in the iPhone 5s and 5c section of Apple’s website, although the actual app screenshots look the same, Apple is using new (flatter) iOS icons for the iLife and iWork suites designed to match the style of iOS 7. The iPhoto and GarageBand icons are identical to the ones …

It's Hard To Imagine A Classier Ad For Cup Noodles

There's a special place in most of our hearts for instant ramen. Whether you have no time, no money, or no will to live, Cup Noodles is a comforting …

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Weekly Roundup: HTC One Max review, PS Vita review, Apple confirms iPad event and more!

<i>You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click</i> …

Adobe code theft raises its ugly head in PR Newswire breach

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The folks behind the Adobe source code theft uncovered a few weeks ago — or a customer of theirs — breached the PR Newswire …

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If you’re tired of having to watch movies on specific devices, then this Cult of Mac Deals offer is going to set you free! With <b>The MacX DVD Video Converter Pro Pack</b>, you’ll be able to rip and convert movies, DVDs and other videos to a number of platforms. For only $19.99 – a savings of 81% – you …

iPad Art: Child Exploring

It’s Sunday – time for more wonderful art created on the iPad. Today’s featured iPad art is this image of a child that I have called ‘Child Exploring’.<p>This artwork was shared to our iPad Art Community on Google+, and had only this brief description:<p>Doodle using #procreateapp on iPad<p>I find it a very …