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Lenovo expands gaming hardware with new PCs, tablet

Amidst the company’s upcoming IFA 2014 unveils is a trio of new devices from Lenovo including two gaming PCs. With these new gadgets come a slew of …

Digital Storm's Vanquish II makes the 'Ultimate' gaming PC affordable

Digital Storm took the wraps off of its new Vanquish II PC today, a desktop gaming rig with a hurricane of features designed to give you a custom-built feel without actually having to assemble your own computer. Prices start at $699 for the"Good" version, which comes with a Core i3 4330 processor, …

The sum of 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + ... until infinity is somehow -1/12

Here's a fun little brain wrinkle pinch for all you non-math people out there (that should be everyone in the world*): the sum of all natural …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

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Big nanotech: an unexpected future

How we deal with atomically precise manufacturing will reframe the future for human life and global society<p>In my initial post in this series, I asked, "What if nanotechnology could deliver on its original promise, not only new, useful, nanoscale products, but a new, transformative production …

How to make a Jedi lightsaber

You will need a vacuum chamber, various lasers, some rubidium atoms and a firm grasp of quantum nonlinear optics<p>It was hard to miss the disturbance in the force when scientists at Harvard and MIT declared they had turned light into molecules last week, prompting a collective air punch from the kind …

You Can Buy Your Own Giant AT-ST Walker on Ebay for Just $16,000

How many of us, at some point or another, have actively fantasized about how cool it would be to own an Imperial AT-ST Scout walker? The answer …

Audi: Carbon Fiber Too Expensive; Future Is In Mixing Materials

Audi is looking beyond carbon fiber for stronger, lighter cars.<p>BMW just yesterday began production of its carbon-fiber-bodied i3—a vehicle that makes some major advances in the way lightweight, mass-produced vehicles are made.<p>But for now, BMW appears to be going it alone. For Audi, which was a …

Build A Powerful 'Battlefield 4' Gaming PC For $750 -- SSD And Windows 8 Included

<i>Updated with alternate graphics card suggestion. Also, be advised that as of 11/13/2013, AMD has released the Radeon R9 270, bundled with Battlefield 4.</i><p>When DICE released the official PC system requirements for <i>Battlefield 4</i>, the techie side of my brain was immediately catapulted into build mode. …

Watch This Weird, Gelatinous Material Heal Itself

A Jell-O-ey new solution to a major problem in materials science<p>This is a neat trick. After slicing a tube of gelatinous material in half with a razor, researchers stick the two pieces back together again. After they've sat together for two hours at room temperature, the pieces are impossible to …

These tiny manmade structures are amazingly strong - Futurity

Engineers have built super small structures with hollow ceramic scaffolds that mimic the lightweight—and very …

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