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Cobalt Valkyrie Personal Aircraft

Inspired by classic fighter jets and powered by a twin-turbo piston engine creating 350 hp, the Cobalt Valkyrie Personal Aircraft is both an …

The Ten Greatest Concept Cars That Were Never Produced

Concept cars are one of the first steps for an automotive designer to turn their dream from a sketch to something consumers can live with every day. …

Audi 3D-Printed this Half-Scale 1936 Grand Prix Racer

It's a fun size Auto Union Type C.<p>This half-scale 1936 Grand Prix Auto Union Type C sports car isn't some cute kid's toy that you can get out of the Neiman Marcus catalog. It's actually something that Audi made using 3D printing, which kind of makes this even more awesome.<p>To print the car, Audi …

Instagram reportedly testing interactive iPhone ads that use 3D Touch and Apple Pay

Instagram is starting to experiment with the marquee feature of the iPhone 6S — pressure-sensitive 3D Touch presses — to let users interact with advertising and then buy the item using the Apple Pay mobile payments system. The photo-sharing social network first launched a "Shop Now" button in June, …

Microsoft Readies Its Cortana For iOS Beta, Promises Invites In “Weeks”

Microsoft said earlier that its Cortana personal assistant – something of a rival to Google Now and Apple’s Siri – would take on its competition by offering cross-platform support, including via iOS and Android. It then delivered on those promises in August when it rolled out a Cortana for Android …

Instagram Star Quits, Reveals How Photos Are Edited, Contrived, and Paid For

<b>Update</b>: O’Neil has apparently deleted all of her social media content, including the video and photos that were originally in this post.<p>18-year-old …

Google is testing its ad technology on outdoor billboards

Google’s advertising technology is currently powering outdoor billboards in some of London’s most high-traffic areas.<p>The search company is testing the automated selling and buying of digital billboard ads using technology from its DoubleClick subsidiary, reports Business Insider. Google purchased …

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Welcome back, Apple TV. It's been a while.

Channels are dead; the future of TV is apps.<p>After more than three and a half years since it had a major hardware update, the new Apple TV is finally …

This DIY Wireless Keylogger Fits Anywhere, Looks Like a Wall Charger

The “KeySweeper” is a tiny, arduino-powered wireless sniffer that captures data sent by your wireless keyboard to its receiver. That’s right—it’s a …

Apple and the hidden challenge standing in the way of their web TV service

Reinhardt Krause, writing for Investors.com:<p>Some analysts have pushed back the arrival of Apple’s web TV service to the second-half of 2016. Apple’s …

The subtle ways in which Pulp Fiction visually inspired Breaking Bad

I am a huge fan of both. Amazing how many of these shots are strikingly similar. I just can’t imagine this is coincidence.

Here’s what you need to know before Formula E’s second season kicks off tomorrow

New faces, more power, and hopefully the same great racing<p>It seems hard to believe, but we're already staring down the barrel at the second season of Formula E. The all-electric series made its thrilling debut just over a year ago, and what followed was 10 more races of extremely competitive racing.<p>…

Apple Supports Anti-Bullying Campaign With New iOS 9.1 Emoji Symbol

In betas of iOS 9.1 and OS X 10.11.1, Apple added a mysterious emoji symbol consisting of an eye inside of a speech bubble. At the time, it was not clear what purpose the mystery emoji served, but as <i>Wired</i> points out, it's Apple's way of supporting an anti-bullying campaign launched today by the Ad …

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Pimp My Cardboard: Strangers’ Cars Customized Overnight

[ By Steph in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ]Automobile owners in Amsterdam are waking up to find that their cars have been ‘customized’ overnight with …

Urbanism

Support scams that plagued Windows users for years now target Mac customers

Swindlers impersonate Apple service that remotely accesses user desktops.<p>For years, scammers claiming that they're "calling from Windows" have dialed …

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A Huge Gash Just Appeared On The Sun

A rather massive coronal hole was recently spotted on the Sun by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The region -- the size of 50 Earths -- is spewing …

I Can't Believe I'm Addicted to Minecraft

One week ago, my 10-year-old niece turned me into a <i>Minecraft</i> addict.<p>I've known about <i>Minecraft</i> for years, of course. Who hasn't? The creative …

Amy Schumer Perfectly Skewered US Gun Culture In Her First Hosting Gig On 'SNL'

In many ways, Amy Schumer is the perfect host for <i>Saturday Night Live</i>. Her background in stand-up means she’ll always deliver an incredible opening …

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Five Smartphone Battery Myths, Explained

Over just a few years, the batteries in our smartphones have changed a lot. That means those old tips to stretch out your battery life just aren’t as …

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Swiss TV Station Replaces Cameras with iPhones and Selfie Sticks

iPhones may not be very good at photographing lunar eclipses, but apparently they’re just fine for television news broadcasts. A local TV news …

Now that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is finalized, the real fight starts

For most of a decade, government negotiators from around the Pacific Rim have met in utmost secrecy to negotiate a "trade deal" that was kept secret …

Obama asked reporters to do the numbers on terrorism vs. gun violence. And they did.

On Friday, a visibly upset President Obama addressed the nation after yet another mass shooting.<p>A young gunman killed his English professor and eight …

Buy Products That Don’t Normally Ship to Your Country With Parcl

Retailers don’t always ship anywhere in the world. If there’s a product you want to buy that doesn’t normally ship to your country, you can get …

Apple Buys Speech Recognition Startup- VocalIQ

Siri is going to improve soon!<p>Apple has acquired VocalIQ, a startup situated in the United Kingdom according to FT. VocalIQ has designed a natural …

Guns Kill More Americans Than Terrorists Do

President Obama, in a heartfelt response to a mass shooting at a community college in Oregon on October 1, 2015, called on journalists to compare the …

Over 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions are now on Flickr in high resolution

You've seen images from the Apollo missions before, but you've never seen anything like this. More than 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions have been uploaded to Flickr at a resolution of 1800 dpi.<p>NASA didn't just send astronauts to the Moon to do scientific exploration, it also sent them …

How to Kill the New iOS 9 Feature That’s Eating Your Data

Author: Gordon Gottsegen. Gordon Gottsegen Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.02.15.<p>Time of Publication: 12:52 pm. 12:52 pm<p>When iOS 9 was released a few …

The Future Will Be Full Of Mushroom Batteries

The portabello mushroom: Great with grilled onions and ketchup, sure, but this fungus can do a lot more than console vegetarians at barbecues. In the …