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Alien Life on Mars? NASA Rover Spots Methane, a Possible Sign of Microbes

Unexpected geology, or perhaps even alien life, may explain intriguing gas plumes.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—NASA's Curiosity rover team reported on Tuesday surprising spikes in methane gas, raising the possibility of microbial alien life on the red planet.<p>On Earth, most methane, better known as natural gas, is …

Most ambitious 3D printing projects

As 3D printing technology becomes cheaper and more widely available, the creations being produced are growing ever more ambitious. Here we look at some of the most impressive.<p><b>Print your own ... rocket engine</b><p>The sky may be the limit for some users of 3D printers, but Nasa are trying to go beyond …

Microsoft Secures 'Xbone' Domain Name

What’s a name? Or more specifically, what’s in an abbreviation? Over the years, gamers have adopted common, quick identifiers for their favorites systems like NES, SNES, N64, PS2, PS3, PS4 and 360. But what to do with Xbox One? There’s still no clear front-runner for how the system’s name should be …

Report: 'Cortana' Is Microsoft's Response To Siri

<i>And she will help you fight the Covenant. Sort of.</i><p>Apple basically created the modern smartphone market. Google quickly figured out how to make itself a major player in that market.<p>Microsoft has tried, so far unsuccessfully, to make it a three-horse race.<p>The company was also late to the …

SanDisk's CFast 2.0 card is the world's fastest memory card of any kind

About a year after the CompactFlash Association announced the CFast 2.0 draft spec, SanDisk has revealed its new Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card. The first of its kind, SanDisk says read speeds of up to 450MB/s and write speeds of up to 350MB/s make it the world's fastest memory card, period. …

Gigabyte shows off tiny BRIX gaming PC with Haswell and Iris Pro graphics (hands-on)

While we had an inkling that Gigabyte would be fitting its latest miniature BRIX PCs with Haswell processors, we were pleasantly surprised to learn it had also built a tiny gaming computer with Iris Pro graphics on board. Indeed, the BRIX pocket gaming PC has similar internals to the recently …

The Bloodhound project: five steps to 1,000mph

Andrew English talks to the the team building a car designed to set a new land speed record.<p>In just over 18 months Andy Green will press the starter on Bloodhound, the rocket- and jet-powered 1,000mph Land Speed Record (LSR) car, on Hakskeen Pan in South Africa.<p>To see how the project is going, we …

Nokia Lumia 1520 Headed To AT&T In November

Yesterday we heard that the Nokia Lumia 1520 will be announced on the 26th of September, and now according to a recent report, the handset will …