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Did Life on Earth Come From Mars?

Two scientists present new data on great cosmic questions.<p><b>Did life begin on Mars and then travel to Earth for its blossoming?</b><p><b>A long-debated and often-dismissed theory known as "panspermia" got new life in the past week, as two scientists separately proposed that early Earth lacked some chemicals</b> …

The Goods: September 2013's Hottest Gadgets

Drones Are Now Delivering Packages In One Chinese City

Like robot courier pigeons, with about the same carrying capacity<p>After a user on the Chinese social media site Weibo posted about seeing flying robots with the SF Express logo, the delivery company admitted that it has begun trials of package-delivery drones in the city of Dongguan in southeast …

Why Futurama Was The Greatest Show About The Future Ever Aired

R.I.P. Futurama, we'll miss ya<p>The first time I saw <i>Futurama</i>, the long-running (but off-and-on) animated series from <i>Simpsons</i> creator Matt Groening, I was a kid watching it on summer afternoons at my grandmother's house. I don't think I'd ever laughed that hard--not at its colossally influential older …

NSA Has Secretly Been Hacking, Cracking, And Circumventing Encryption For Years

If you're using encryption with an American company, you might as well forget about any actual privacy.<p>Newly disclosed documents from leaker-on-the-run Edward Snowden reveal that the National Security Agency has been fighting a secret war on encryption...and winning.<p>We wrote about secure email …

How to live longer – the experts' guide to ageing

<b>JERRALD RECTOR, 26: Lift weights for better immunity</b><p><b>By the time we reach 80, most of us will be infected with a type of herpes virus which erodes the immune system and takes years off your life without you even knowing it. PhD student Jerrald Rector, at the University of Birmingham, knows he has</b> …

A New iPhone Is Just Like Having A New Girlfriend

Every new relationship begins with that glorious honeymoon period. You spend as much time as you can together. You're constantly holding each other. …

Review: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S

When Lenovo released the IdeaPad Yoga 13 last year, there was plenty to like about the 13-inch hybrid laptop. It had decent battery life, it came …

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Coming to a Wrist Near You

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is real. The slightly bulgy piece of wristwear works in conjunction with Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets so …

A Toyota Yaris You'd Actually Want to Drive

The Toyota Yaris is a perfectly fine car. It's an appliance, pure and simple, designed for shlepping groceries and toiling away a commute. It's not …

Your PC Is Ruining Your Vision. Here's How to Beat Eye Strain

Staring at the computer all day is horrible for your eyes. All those brightly colored pixels clashing with the lighting around you while you stare at …

Airline Passengers Want Wi-Fi So Badly, They'd Trade Legroom for It

Apparently we're not satisfied traveling at nearly 10 miles a minute. Now we expect to be able to communicate at the speed of light all of the time, …

Japan's Levitating Train Hits 310 MPH in Trials

It's currently the world's longest and fastest stretch of maglev train, reaching speeds as high as 310 mph in a demonstration last week. But Japan's …

Richard Branson's Space Machine Flies Higher and Faster Than Ever Before

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completed its second powered flight this morning, flying faster and higher than any previous flights. It's been nearly …

Another Day, Another Nerve-Wracking, Mind-Blowing Gravity Trailer

At this point it seems as though <i>Gravity</i> just cannot be brought back down to Earth.<p>Alfonso Cuarón's space epic has been the recipient of a deluge of …

New Augmented Reality HUD Is a Fighter Jet Display for Your Car

Most head-up displays suck. Pioneer is out to change that. Its NavGate HUD combines augmented reality with smartphone connectivity to provide the …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Newsweek sold to digital news firm IBT Media

The final edition hits shelves on 31 December<p><b>The former US current affairs magazine Newsweek has been sold to a US digital news company.</b><p>IBT Media will buy what is left of the magazine, which published its last ever print edition in December, from owner IAC for an undisclosed price.<p>After 80 years, …

Look Good In Photographs - Five Foolproof Tips For Men

Everyone wants to be photogenic, even us men. We yearn for the one photo that makes us look like we’re 8 times more handsome than we really are. One …

First trailer for the RoboCop remake

There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding Columbia Pictures and MGM’s <b>RoboCop</b> remake over the past year or so, but now we have a much better idea …

Special Features – How Will The RoboCop Remake Differ From The Original..?

<b>Luke Owen on the RoboCop remake…</b><p>It would be fair to say that <b>RoboCop</b> is a stone-cold classic. It would also be fair to say that it’s not only one of …

Qatar’s Floating Hotels for the 2022 World Cup

The small Arab state of Qatar has had to deal with much criticism for being chosen to host the 2022 World Cup. Not only have there been concerns about cooling the large stadiums and guests during the brutal summer months, but questions have risen about where the large influx of spectators will stay …

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10 New Wearable Tech Innovations That Are Blowing Our Minds

Did you know that one of the most popular trends in tech right now is fashion? Crazy, huh? More known in Silicon Valley as “Wearable Tech,” the trend has been exemplified by Google Glass but showing up all over the place, is taking the world by storm. From health, to privacy, to straight-up …

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Xbox One Vs PS4: Xbox One May Have An Early Edge Partly Because Of PS3's Amazing 2013 Lineup

<i>It’s been an amazing year for PlayStation gamers.</i><p><i>This post is a part of a long series discussing the relative merits of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.</i><p>Recently I wrote that Microsoft’s strong Xbox One video game lineup gave them an early edge over the competition.<p>This is partly because Microsoft …

Can Video Games Actually Improve Brain And Cognitive Function?

The cover of <i>Nature</i> this month features a “game changing” study suggesting that video games may improve brain function in certain measurable ways. The games, of course, are specifically designed for this purpose – they’re not off the shelf at the local game shop – and they give the brain’s attention …

Inside Killzone: Mercenary

Out now in Europe and days away from its US launch, Killzone: Mercenary for PlayStation Vita is undoubtedly one of the most technologically …

Retrospective: Grand Theft Auto 4

I'm back in Liberty City again. It doesn't feel like five years since Grand Theft Auto 4, but while other games have been traded in or loaned out, …

New iPhone: Will Apple take on China?

As the iPhone 5S looms, the smartphone giant must look East.<p><b>Apple</b> will unveil its latest iPhones on Tuesday and is expected finally to mount an assault on the massive and booming Chinese smartphone market.<p>The chief executive, Tim Cook, will take to the stage after a week in which the tectonic …