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The Pacific Ocean is hiding a whole continent

Who knew that finding hidden continents was a trend? Researchers now say they've confirmed the existence of Zealandia, a giant land mass (roughly two thirds the size of Australia) hiding in the Pacific Ocean -- as you might guess, New Zealand is its peak. Academics have long suspected that the mass …

Particle's Electron board lets anyone make 3G internet devices

As sweet as it might be to dream of making your own Internet of Things device, there's one big problem: keeping it online at all times. How do you connect that smart sensor in your backyard when it's nowhere near WiFi? Particle (aka Spark) thinks it can help. It just started shipping the Electron, …

Watch the peppy, neon 'Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem' for Wii U trailer

"Thank you for waiting, everyone." That's how Nintendo capped the new trailer today for <i>Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem</i>, a Wii U game it's developing with Japanese publisher Atlus, announced back in January 2013. While the video is fairly gorgeous and shows off some gameplay, it doesn't offer a …

Shin Megami Tensei

Funimation Licenses Studio Trigger's Ninja Slayer Anime Series

Action series premieres in Japan on Niconico on April 16<p>FUNimation Entertainment announced on Monday that it has acquired the streaming and home …

Manga

7 new anime we are most excited to watch in Spring 2015

With April just around the corner, we have previously taken a look at the <b>7 spin-off and returning anime we are most excited about watching</b> this new …

Anime

New "Cyborg 009" Anime in the Works

Ishimori Production today announced that a new anime adaptation of Shotaro Ishimori/Ishinomori's representative work <i>Cyborg 009</i> is in the works as the …

Anime

How Electric Superchargers Went from Fantasy to Feasibility

Until recently, electric superchargers may as well have been perpetual motion machines. Thanks to motorsport and advancement in power storage technologies, they're now close to hitting the road.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Chris Philpot)</i><p>Until recently, electric superchargers might as well have been perpetual …

The Micro is a $200 3D printer that can make a teacup in an hour

There are more than a couple of reasons why 3D printing hasn't truly hit critical mass, and the team at M3D thinks it's sidestepped them with The Micro, its $200 - $300 3D printer. The Micro is hitting Kickstarter today with the sole intention of becoming the first consumer 3D printer that's at …

Scientists testing an 'acoustic shield' to protect cities from earthquakes

What if you could put a shield around your city to prevent it from being demolished in an earthquake? A group of French scientists think they've created a way to do just that, thanks to refraction (essentially changing the direction of the vibration). In an experiment, the group was able to create …

Yahoo might be building an online video platform, but you won't be able to use it

Yahoo's reportedly planning to launch a web video platform in the next few months, and it intends to fill it with familiar faces and professionally made clips. How? By poaching some of YouTube's biggest stars, at least according to <i>Recode</i>. The website's sources say Mayer and her crew are trying to …

Macro and Micro: The Biggest and Smallest 3D Printers at NY 3D Printshow

3D printers come in many forms, big, small, oblong, plastic, or metal. It seems that for every personality, there's a printer. These two printers, showcased at the New York 3D Printshow, represent two ends of the spectrum.<p>3D printers come in many forms: big, small, oblong, plastic, metal, and more. …

Arduino Alternatives: 5 Microcontrollers You Should Know

If you're growing bored with your Raspberry Pi or Arduino, try working with one of these.<p>If you're growing bored with your Raspberry Pi or Arduino, try working with one of these.

Biggest-ever solar thermal power plant goes online in California

Solar power just hit the big time in the US -- BrightSource Energy has confirmed that the world's largest solar thermal plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California, is up and running. The array, also backed by Google and NRG Energy, produces a total 392MW of power through …

Conan O'Brien: How I would run Microsoft

The late-night talk show host passes on the job as new Microsoft CEO but reveals how he would steer the company.<p>Conan O'Brien as Microsoft CEO? Though Satya Nadella beat him out for the job, the late-night comedian is convinced he could bring the company back to greatness.<p>In a LinkedIn post on …

Scarlett Johansson

Japanese automotive giant Toyota is due to recall 1.9 million Prius vehicles globally due to potential problems with the hybrid system's boost converter software that could lead to a lack of power or cause the car to stop

Japanese automotive giant Toyota is due to recall 1.9 million Prius vehicles globally due to potential problems with the hybrid system's boost …

1321-HP Koenigsegg Agera One:1 Gunning for Bugatti at Geneva

The Koenigsegg Agera R is about to become more insane than ever. The Swedish supercar-maker is teasing the hot new Koenigsegg Agera One: 1 ahead of its Geneva debut, and Koenigsegg promises big power, and even more impressive performance from its ultra-rare exotic.<p>The Koenigsegg Agera One:1 is …

Sports Cars

Worlds Collide: Volvo Combines Turbocharging + Supercharging

The great turbocharger vs supercharger debate has raged for ages, splitting the choice of forced induction between two philosophically opposed setups: the former offering a revvier, higher-strung sort of boost (thanks to exhaust gases), and the latter delivering a gruntier and lower-end power …

17 Bizarre Aircraft We Love, and the Stories Behind Them

Oddball ideas take flight.<p>It's easy to love these funny-looking planes just for their sheer weirdness. But many of them were built to prove a point or to advance the science of aerodynamics.

Lenovo will juggle two-brand strategy with Motorola

analysis Lenovo's CEO vows to protect and build up the Motorola brand. But how does a two-brand strategy fare against Apple and Samsung?<p>To Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing, Motorola is a "treasure," and will be treated as such.<p>"It's our treasure," Yang said during a conference call with reporters …

Mobile Technology

Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Two members of the Norwegian parliament say NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden has made "a critical contribution" to restoring the balance between national security and civil liberties.<p>NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.<p>Two members of Norway's …

Surveillance

Heat-sensitive solar cell could lead to much more on-demand energy

It's tough to build solar cells that capture both heat and light -- most of these multi-talented devices can't trap more than one percent of the energy they receive. However, MIT has just blown past that limitation with a prototype chip that absorbs warmth through an outer layer of carbon …

DoubleTwist's new Android app records songs played on iTunes Radio (updated)

Those clever guys and gals at DoubleTwist have been freeing music from iTunes' grasp for years, so we suppose it was only a matter of time before they figured out how to do the same with songs played on iTunes Radio. The app's called, quite appropriately, iTunes Radio Recorder, and it circumvents …

Nintendo slashes 2014 sales forecast for Wii U from 9 million to 2.8 million

It's not even financials season yet, but Nintendo is trying to lower expectations in advance. In a statement today, it's announced that it's reassessed unit sales for its flagship Wii U console, shaving hacking it down from 9 million for April 2013 - March 2014 to just 2.8 million -- less than a …

Germany'

Germany's second largest city, Hamburg, has made plans to banish cars from the city centre in the next 20 years.<p>The proposal is part of the 'Green …

Maybach to Return as a Mercedes-Benz S-class, Not a Brand

Like this, but longer. And luxurious-er.<p>Maybach is back! Sort of. Our sources in Stuttgart have confirmed that the badge most recently applied to Daimler’s astronomically expensive luxury sedans will next appear on a stretched version of the latest Mercedes-Benz S-class to be called the Mercedes …

Mercedes-Benz

PowerUp's smartphone-controlled paper plane makes us jealous of modern kids

So, it turns out that people really like paper airplanes, and by that we don't mean the M.I.A. song, although that's pretty neat too. No, we're talking about PowerUp's Bluetooth propellor kit for paper planes that enables you to steer your origami aircraft. Creator Shai Goitein had already …

The controversial case of GMO apples that won't turn brown

Sliced apples that never cease looking fresh: that's the promise from a Canadian company behind new apples that have been genetically engineered to retain their alluring color even after being cut open. But the apples, currently being evaluated for approval by the US Department of Agriculture, …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Finally, a light switch so green it doesn't need electricity

It's not very often that a light switch really catches Engadget's eye, so you know it has to be something clever to show up on our virtual pages. This particular lightbulb activation device (as demonstrated by NXP) is not only wireless, it's <i>powerless</i> -- we were able to turn on a wireless lightbulb …

Mercedes-Benz was Best-Selling Luxury Automaker in 2013

BMW‘s reign as the best-selling luxury brand in the U.S. has ended, as Mercedes-Benz has claimed that title for 2013. Mercedes-Benz sales, not including Sprinter or Smart, totaled 312,534 units, compared to BMW’s 309,280 units. If you factor in the brands under each automaker’s umbrella, however, …

Automotive Industry