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Microsoft HoloLens release soon: spark for a platform

Detailing the inner bits of Microsoft HoloLens isn’t going to be especially easy in the next few weeks. Not unless Microsoft makes a big showing …

Motorcycle with airplane engine makes a roaring racket

When motorcycle enthusiasts say "loud pipes save lives," I don't think are imagining the Red Baron, an insane two-wheel machine powered by an actual aircraft engine. It's a beast. A monster. A crazed marriage of sky and land. It's also incredibly loud.<p>German tinkerer Frank Ohle spent 18 months …

Android 4.3 confirmed by a developer website as Google kicks off I/O 2013

We've still got about an hour and 20 minutes until the Google I/O keynote begins, but we're already starting to get hints of what's to come. The company just revealed, in an indirect sort of way, that the next-gen version of Android will be Android 4.3 (as opposed to, say, 5.0). The name popped up …

Watch this: the Google I/O 2013 keynote in three and a half minutes

From Hangouts to Maps, Google announced a host of new features across a variety of products during its 2013 I/O keynote. But if you missed watching it live, combing through all three-and-a-half hours of the event may require a bit more effort than you're willing to put in. Luckily, we've picked out …

The best of Google's I/O 2013 keynote: Hangouts, Google+, a special Galaxy S4, and more

I/O is Google’s biggest event of the year, a three-day soiree for the company and its developers to talk about the present and future of Google’s products. It’s also the week Google tends to make its biggest announcements — from the Nexus 7 to Google TV, Chrome to Glass and everything in between, …

Google's 2013 I/O swag giveaway: Less is more

For Google, less is more.<p>That's the case with the tech giant's latest giveaway at its annual developers conference, which at face value might seem less generous than years past, though that turns out not to be the case when you do the math.<p>This year's haul: a Chromebook Pixel with LTE, the …

Here’s the real theme of Google I/O: Service unification between Chrome and Android

So much for my hardware predictions of what to expect at Google I/O(s goog). Instead of an updated Nexus 7 tablet or a new Chromebook model, Google …

Missed the news-filled Google I/O keynote? Watch it here

<i>The opening keynote of Google I/O was full of news and updates from the Google team. The recording of the full livestream is now available for you to watch.</i><p>From the great additions to the toolkit of Android developers to the groundbreaking Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition and the awesome new Maps …

Today in 1981, @NASA’s first #SpaceShuttle launched to orbit. (@SpaceX now working on updated space suits!) http://t.co/8AQuBSmzpT

#HappyEarthDay! Earth is beautiful – especially from space. http://t.co/GeoTiVc1FC

Grasshopper 250m Test | Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire

The Tesla Model S’ Battery Is Now Covered By A Nearly Unconditional Warranty

Without proper care batteries can wither and die like a delicate tulip roasting in the bright sun from an unseasonably warm spring day — a fact made exponentially worse when the battery in your $60k vehicle no longer functions properly.<p>With that in mind, Tesla just unveiled an impressive new …

Space rock rips through ISS solar panel, gives hull a miss

Space is a dangerous world. Debris is flying around everywhere, including small space rocks (read: bits of asteroid or meteoroid), which means that …

Chris Hadfield

For Five Bucks, Every Screen In Your House Could Be A Touchscreen

Tech hooks into your home's electric system to track touch from afar<p>Touchscreens aren't exactly expensive or rare, but the uTouch project from researchers at the University of Washington is doing something we've never seen before: creating touchscreens by mapping your house's unique electromagnetic …

SpaceX's Grasshopper VTOL rocket triples its previous best with 840-foot hop (video)

If it were in Aesop's fable, SpaceX's Grasshopper would probably be the ant instead, as the reusable rocket's team haven't stopped working since the 10-story craft launched back in September. It just tripled its previous altitude mark of 263 feet by soaring to 840 feet, hovering a tick, then gently …

Sony introduces Cyber-shot HX50V, a small and light 30x superzoom

There exists a type of photographer who can't quite get by with a pocketable compact, but also hesitates to commit to a full-size (and pricey) DSLR rig. This shooter is all too familiar with the superzoom -- and Sony's latest 30x model may just offer the perfect excuse for an upgrade. The 9.6-ounce …

Panasonic's 16-megapixel Lumix G6 unveiled with 7fps burst, NFC, WiFi

Panasonic has just announced a new mid-range Micro Four Thirds camera, the Lumix G6, that brings a solid list of specs for a mid-range camera. The 16-megapixel shooter can fire at a respectable 7fps in burst mode, has a top sensitivity of ISO 25,600 and like the recently launched Lumix GF6, has …

Panasonic launches $500 Lumix DMC-LF1 enthusiast compact with WiFi, NFC

Panasonic's just unveiled the 12-megapixel Lumix DMC-LF1 compact for fans of high-end compacts like Canon's S110 who may not want to snap with a smartphone camera. But the social set will still be able to share images to their handset or tablet thanks to the LF1's built-in WiFi with NFC pairing and …

Alt-week 4.27.13: stargazing, antimatter and a robot turtle

<i>Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.</i><p>As a youngster, you may have been told -- and quite rightly so -- not to stare directly at the sun. This creates a dillema. It's the center of our solar system, but how are we to ever gaze upon it with …

Virgin Galactic's commercial space plane makes first successful test flight

Attention, amateur space cadets! If you've ever wanted to swing on a star or see one up close, consider this proof positive Virgin Galactic's that much closer to making your dreams come true. SpaceShipTwo, its <i>inventively</i> named commercial vehicle designed to take well-moneyed civilians into …