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What happened to the Tesla that Elon Musk shot into space?

There were plenty of spectacular moments during the maiden launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday.<p>But perhaps the most dramatic scene occurred about four minutes after liftoff: The second stage of the rocket, headed deeper into space, discarded the white nose cone at its tip.<p>It revealed …

Roadsters

Top Ten Defensive Shooting Tips That Could Save Your Life When SHTF

Owning a gun is one thing, but knowing how to wield it is something else entirely. If you don’t know how to properly use your firearm in a …

Self Defense

Google’s 'Security Princess' Leads A Team Of Hackers Paid To Think Like Criminals

Tabriz is one of the more than 250 Google security engineers responsible for protecting our user data and the company's infrastructure. In an excellent Elle profile, Tabriz told reporter Clare Malone that she chose the title before a trip to Japan, because she wanted to one-up the "hired hacker" …

Google Chrome

Top Google Engineer Says Computers Will Be Like Humans by 2029

In less than two decades, you won't just use your computers, you will have relationships with them.<p>Because of artificial intelligence, computers will be able to read at human levels by 2029 and will also begin to have different human characteristics, said Ray Kurzweil, the director of engineering …

Singularity

SWAT team threatened after grenade injures toddler in drug raid

Members of a northeast Georgia SWAT team are "devastated" after a drug raid in which a flash-bang grenade landed in a 1-year-old's playpen, seriously injuring the child, the Habersham County sheriff said Friday.<p>The police officers involved have been called baby killers and received threats …

Weirdness: PlayStation Eye Employed to Turn Trees into Orchestral Epics

You can count the number of truly great PlayStation Eye games on one hand, but German composer Bartholomäus Traubeck has achieved something that …

5 companies that excel at screwing over customers

Time Warner Cable, Wal-Mart and others have made treating you like crap part of their basic business model<p>You would think torturing customers is so bad for business that companies would try to avoid it. Isn’t the invisible hand of the market supposed to slap businesses that thumb their nose at the …

The Lost Ancestors of ASCII Art

People will make art with any technology.<p>ASCII art is as much a part of the Internet as emoticons, cats, or <i>lol</i>.<p>We're talking about pictures made from text: letters, numbers, and special characters like # * and \ . They look like this.<p>Sometimes letters are used just to form other, bigger …

KitKat Feature Spotlight: New Storage Access Framework Makes Opening Files A More Consistent And Attractive Experience

Many mobile users who regularly access their files across multiple devices have found that relying on cloud storage just makes life simpler, but many …

Is it easier to pirate movies or stream them? New website aims to find out

Often times the most pirated movies each week can't streamed or rented online to begin with. That's according to piracydata.org, a new website that — simply by pointing out the lack of convenient viewing options — is trying to shift some responsibility for rampant internet piracy back to content …

'The Visitor' Trailer: See the Revived '70s Sci-Fi Mind Trip – /Film

How the hell did <b>John Huston</b> and <b>Sam Peckinpah</b> end up in a ’70s sci-fi mind-bender about an intergalactic warrior and an alien Christ analog and their …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Bang & Olufsen Beolab 18 Speakers

If you're the kind of guy whose deep pockets are matched only by his desire to listen to music exactly as the artist intended, then these Bang & …

Audiophile

Latest Snowden leak: NSA hacked into Google, Yahoo data streams

The Reboot Buggy: art masquerading as a V8 sandrail

Less is more. And more is badass.<p>You know that car you've been driving around in lately? Well, sorry to be the one to tell you, but it's just plain wrong. It doesn't matter what country it's from or who the designer was, it's still wrong. Why? Because it's entirely focused on things that <i>don't …

Driving

XT-IDE Adapter free PCB build

twinpeaks built a free XT-IDE Adapter v1b PCB:<p>I just finished the build of a free XT-IDE (v1b) adapter. I want to use it to replace the broken XT …

Some exercises with the "Caesar cipher" and Arduino Pt.1

Electronics; PIC's, Pinguino, AVR ;Arduino; Dub sirens/sound effects processors; Pro Audio; Robotics

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

These Photos Of Models Wearing Nothing But Milk Are Real And They’re Spectacular

<b>UPDATE:</b> These images are now featured in Coca-Cola’s sexy new ad campaign for… milk?<p>Take a few nude models, add some high-speed photography equipment, and splash a few gallons of milk on top, and what do you get? Well, if you or I tried it, probably an expensive mess and several slaps to the face. …

How to Make Your Own LED Watch with GPS

Becky Stern of Adafruit Industries demonstrates how to make a nifty LED watch, complete with GPS-powered compass and navigation features, in this …

Cosmology

FYI: Can Wireless Electricity Kill People?

Probably not. Even when it's nipping at our toes, wireless electricity is pretty safe. In 1899, Serbian engineer Nikola Tesla built a 142-foot-tall, 12-million-volt electric coil in Colorado Springs and transmitted electricity wirelessly across 25 miles, illuminating 200 lamps with the charge. …

Top 10 debuts at Frankfurt

Nissan

BMW Vision Gran Turismo: One Sexy Bimmer Not for this World

There has been speculation that BMW will release a proper supercar for some time now, and that car is finally here. At least, a car that <i>looks</i> like it could be that car is here, and by here, we mean it soon will appear in a video game. You might have heard of it—it’s called Gran Turismo, and BMW’s …

Automotive Design

Laser-Cut Book Covers

By making a pattern of laser cuts in a flat piece of wood, you can easily create hinges, clamps, and other features. We made wooden booklets, each with a hinge and a notepad holder. The hinge can be fully bent in both directions repeatedly without breaking. How is that possible? First, wood has the …

And When You Lose Control: Drawing by Davit Yukhanyan

The Trippiest Time Lapse Video We've Ever Seen

The night sky + weird dragon sculptures = total mind screw<p>Just in case the cosmos are not fantastic enough for you: This new video shows time lapses of the night sky over enormous metal dragons, dinosaurs and other creatures in Galleta Meadows in the desert town of Borrego Springs, California.<p>The …

I'm learning to code by building 180 websites in 180 days. Today is day 115.

A little over 4 months ago, I decided I was going to learn to code.<p>Ignoring the fact that I had no prior coding experience and had never taken any …