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Fighter Pilot Takes Truly Epic Selfie While Firing an Air-to-Air Missile in Training

We’re fully aware that the term ‘epic’ is overused to the point where it means almost nothing. But in this case, we can’t help ourselves… because if …

Jon Ronson is ready for blast-off. Is Richard Branson?

After a 10-year wait, Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic will have lift-off this year: he and his children will be on the first (live televised) flight. What took them so long? Jon Ronson meets him and the 'future astronauts' as they prepare for the ride of their lives<p>It’s dawn at the Mojave Air …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day for February 2014

Author: Wired Science Staff<p>06:30 am<p>Follow Space Photo of the Day on TwitterThe 2013 WIRED Space Photo of the Day GalleryThe 2012 WIRED Space Photo of …

Video: Saturn went behind the moon Saturday morning

Early in the morning on February 22, Saturn happened to lie in the moon’s path, and so the moon covered up Saturn, for a time.<p>Colin Legg in Perth, …

Watch A Robot 3-D Print With Metal

Autodesk teamed up with designer Joris Laarman to create the system.<p>Metal, despite being one of the most ubiquitous building materials, isn't something we see in 3-D printing too often. (Seriously: we've got pizza before small-scale, consumer steel printing.) But software company Autodesk, working …

I Won't Eat, You Can't Make Me! (And They Couldn't)

It was found in Baja California, in the water, scuttling about. It's an isopod — a many legged, many jointed, bottom-crawler, related to prawns and crabs and it happily eats dead things. Scavengers aren't that particular about what's for dinner. When they find it, they eat it.<p>This particular isopod …

Apocalypse NAO: Are Robots Threatening Your Immortal Soul?

Last week, a Christian college in Matthews, North Carolina unveiled something unprecedented: a humanoid robot whose sole mission is to explore the ethical and theological ramifications of robotics.<p>Expectations, however, should be managed. The bot in question isn’t a clattering machine assembled in …

Robotics

Video: Moscow 2014 hyperlapse

Transport yourself to Moscow in winter with this new video from Kirill Neiezhmakov. Worth the trip!<p>Kirill Neiezhmakov posted this video of Moscow at …

Everything You Need To Know About Uterus Transplants

Most women have probably cursed their pain-inflicting uteruses at least once in their menstrual histories. But an increasing number of women who don’t have them—either because they were born without or had them previously removed—are going to great lengths to obtain new ones. In mid-January, the …

Pregnancy

Facebook starts testing Highlights, a feed that shows only important life events

For some people, Facebook's latest iOS update doesn't only come with bug fixes in tow, it also replaces Requests with the experimental People section. According to <i>TechCrunch</i>, three tabs reside within the People section, including Highlights, which displays your friends' birthdays and important life …

Android this week: HTC Desire 8 detailed; Google Now watch in the works; Project Tango launches

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>This coming week should have plenty of Android news from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This past week in the …

ICYMI: Rackspace president on why cloud is important but it’s not everything

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Taylor Rhodes, who’s been Rackspace’s president for about a month,talked to us this week about his vision for the company. …

Apple and Samsung headed for another patent trial in March after failing to reach a settlement

It's back to court for Apple and Samsung. After an attempt at settling their latest patent dispute, the two companies will begin another trial in March, according to a filing with the US district court in San Jose. To be clear, this isn't a re-trial of the case that Apple brought back in 2011 -- …

Engadget's smartphone buyer's guide: winter 2014 edition

You don't need to cast bones or read entrails to know that smartphones arrive in predictable cycles. February, home of Mobile World Congress, is likely to see the launch of new handsets from heavy hitters like HTC, Samsung and LG. Those new flagships will rule the mobile hill until the fall, when …

CCTV hacked to train the next generation

Today an ethical hack aims to penetrate an artificial CCTV network in a bid to identify the cyber-fighting talents of tomorrow, says Dr Mary Haigh<p>The cyber threat to the UK has never been greater. The number of attacks increases on a daily basis and is affecting people in every walk of life. It is …

How to get your family photos onto your iPad

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>With so many people using their iPhone as their primary camera, the focus has been on how to get photos off that device. But …

PassoCorto Hyundai Design Study Set for Geneva

The designs coming out of Korea lately have shown drastic improvement, but everyone can use a little help now and then. Help is exactly what Hyundai got after tapping the European Institute of Design in Turin, Italy to come up with a sports car that’s “extremely compact” and appeals to millennials. …

Sports Cars

Volkswagen has taken the surgical scalpel to its sleek hatchback ahead of the Geneva motor show later next

Volkswagen has taken the surgical scalpel to its sleek hatchback ahead of the Geneva motor show later next month.<p>Only the keenest of eyes will notice …

Beck, Morning Phase, review

Beck's new album is a deliciously dreamy return to his acoustic singer-songwriter style, a collection of sun-dazed songs so direct they almost make you squint<p><b>VIRGIN EMI, £14.99</b><p>Although we don’t know the date or cause of the “severe spinal injuries” that Beck Hansen described in a recent interview …

What Does the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Need to Be the Best?

We absolutely adored the previous generation Cadillac CTS-V, but since its 2009 debut a new generation of super sedans from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz have hit the streets. Audi‘s now sporting a 560-hp RS 7, BMW a 575-hp M5, and Mercedes a 577-hp E63 AMG S. What does the <b>2016 Cadillac CTS-V</b> need …

Automotive Design

Super Mario Kart Ride-On Makes Your Mario Kart Fantasies Real

Most everyone between the ages of six and 40 have played some version of Nintendo’s classic <i>Mario Kart</i> video games. The gameplay has been tweaked over the years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is our collective yearning for a real-life Mario Kart. There have been various life-size Karts created …

Retrogaming

Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman Captured In Mexico

The world’s most notorious and powerful drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, has reportedly been captured in Mexico.<p>According to the Associated Press, Chapo or “Shorty,” the head of the Sinaloa Cartel, was captured last night at a hotel in the resort town of Mazatlan. The operation to grab …

These Bad-Ass 200-hp Lotus Motorcycles Are Mind-Blowing

Thank you, Lotus. Not for creating these motorcycles, because you didn’t, but for lending Kodewa Performance Motorcycles your name, and allowing Kodewa to translate its expertise building your LMP1 cars into one of the hottest motorcycles we’ve ever seen. The move was, frankly, brilliant.<p>The …

Motorcycles

The best escorted tours

Confused by the vast array of escorted tours on offer? We have hand-picked the best itineraries – from opera in Italy and fine food in Spain to coastal rambles in Crete and sailing in Sardinia – offered by the leading cultural specialists and tour operators. We have organised trips by theme, so you …

Boosted Swedes: 2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Drive-E Get Improved Fuel Economy

Volvo’s downsized and partially electrified Drive-E powertrain has done a number on the 2015 S60 and V60. Both cars— including the sexy new wagon—have 25-mpg city and 37-mpg highway ratings from the EPA, the highest fuel economy figures of any Volvo ever sold in the U.S.<p>The S60 and V60 T5 Drive-E, …

Volvo

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Hyundai Intrado Concept Images Slink Out Ahead of Geneva

It’s hard to keep a secret these days. Take Hyundai’s Intrado Concept for instance. Set for a Geneva reveal, the first images slipped out today and began making the rounds almost immediately. We stumbled across them on Carscoops, and thought we’d check in on the matter.<p>The Intrado was styled and …

Nissan

British summer holidays guide

Our guide to planning holidays in Britain, with expert advice on where to go, and what to do, hotel, b & b, cottage and campsite recommendations, heritage and cultural sights, activity holidays, and the best places to eat<p><i>Our team of experts have written comprehensive guides to what's new in</i> …