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Someone made real Spider-Man web shooters and they’re amazing (video)

The Internet age has brought us many treasures, including a non-lethal version of Thor’s hammer, a non-functional suit of Iron Man armor, and even the beginnings of a full-scale Millennium Falcon of <i>Star Wars</i> fame.<p>So, it’s about time someone made Marvel Comics’ signature character Spider-Man’s web …

On the hunt for Google's Easter eggs

Google is renowned for creating Easter eggs, which in the tech world mean coding or features on the Web that either shouldn't be there or that you don't expect to find.<p>Our colleagues at ZDNet gathered up some of Google's Easter eggs currently in circulation. There are more, so happy hunting. Here's …

After massive delays, Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition finally arrives to Android

Back in January of 2013, Beamdog revealed they had run into a snag with the Android version of Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition, leading to a delay. And that was pretty much the last we heard about the whole effort, until today.<p>Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition has finally arrived to Android, priced at …

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Why carry a big power brick when you can tote the world’s smallest laptop adapter?

It’s not unheard of for a laptop review to ding the product for a surprising reason: A bulky power adapter. What’s the point of carrying a light slim …

Samsung's Milk Music will soon cost $4 per month to listen ad-free

You know what they say about all good things in life. Samsung has been offering an ad-free version of its Milk Music service for no charge since launch, but the company has posted a new infographic revealing that Americans will soon have to pay $4 per month for a Premium tier to escape marketers. …

The Simpsons will air an entire episode in Lego

It's always beautiful when two awesome things collide. It's especially beautiful when those two things are <i>The Simpsons</i> and Lego. And that's exactly …

Sony Announces New PlayStation Now-Enabled Bravia 4K TVs

Nine new TV models releasing in June.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Sony Electronics detailed its new line of Bravia 4K Ultra HD television sets yesterday, …

Chromecast Updated to Build 16664, Here are Rooted Alternatives

The world of Google Chromecast users is divided up into the Haves and the Have-Nots. By this, I am of course referring to whether or not a particular …

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Every NBA team's logo reimagined as Pokémon

Last year, someone went to the trouble of designing the logos for all 30 National Hockey League teams around Pokémon. So it seems inevitable that someone would do it with all 32 members of the National Basketball Association.<p>From artist Micah Coles, here are the New Orleans Pidgeys, Boston …

Titanfall's First Map Pack Drops In May, Free Updates Coming Soon

Titanfall is about to see some rather larger content updates for PC and Xbox One, both paid and free. The biggest news is that the first downloadable map pack has been announced for the game. Due out in May, the first offering is called “Expedition” and will be $10 for three new maps.<p>Respawn is …

Navy's future: Electric guns, lasers, water as fuel

Imagine ships that fire missiles at seven times the speed of sound without using explosives, or that use lasers to destroy threats at the cost of about a dollar a shot, and vessels making fuel from the very seawater in which they're floating.<p>That's the glimpse of the high-tech future the U.S. Navy …

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FORTUNE — For years, pundits have asked Google why it needs two computing platforms, Android and Chrome.<p>Usually, Android is not the issue. Google’s mobile OS is one of the most successful operating systems ever, leaving some analysts and investors to question to value of the newer Chrome OS.<p>Sundar …

Google exec: We never copied iPhone features for Android

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Google engineers have never copied Apple's iPhone features for use in Android, an executive from the software giant said Friday during testimony in the Apple v. Samsung patent-infringement trial.<p>Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google vice president of Android, walked the jury through early …

Sony's Project Morpheus 'Validated' By Facebook's Oculus Purchase

The Oculus Rift has grown into a formidable technological force, even before it’s publicly released, now that it’s been acquired by Facebook. It will probably be a direct competitor to Sony’s recently announced “Project Morpheus” VR system, and you would think the whole scenario could turn into a …

Watch_Dogs' Devs Talk Graphics, Immersion, Elegance and the Value of "Release when it's Done"

The graphics of <i>Watch_Dogs</i> have been a relevant topic of discussion between fans, especially since every trailer seems to include some new elements …

Stephen Colbert Is CBS' Top Choice to Succeed Letterman, and He's Into It

<b>UPDATE, April 10, 12:50 p.m. ET:</b> CBS confirmed that Stephen Colbert will take over David Letterman's slot on the <i>Late Show</i>.<p>Stephen Colbert is CBS' top …

Phil Schiller testimony reveals Android marketshare threat and concerns Media Arts Lab wasn’t matching Samsung ads

<i>Evidence presented by Samsung</i><p>Apple SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller took the stand again today in the Samsung Patent Trial v2. Schiller was grilled on a number of emails Samsung came up with in discovery that painted Apple as paranoid about the rise of Android and Samsung’s Galaxy line in particular. …

Internal document shows just how worried Apple is about everyone else

This will make an Apple fanboy’s blood boil. An internal document from Apple’s sales force that shows the company is well aware that iPhone sales may …

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This 1947 Train of Tomorrow Puts Today's Trains to Shame

Here in 21st century America, train travel isn't seen as very futuristic. But in the years after World War II, trains were right up there with …

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Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color

Color photography may not have been widely used until the 1930s but that hasn't stopped an active group of Redditors from looking to change the past. On the Colorized History Subreddit , Redditors use photo manipulation to add color to historical black and white images.<p>Two of the most prolific …

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8 hours of airliners departing from Los Angeles in one single photo

Los Angeles architectural photographer Mike Kelley posted this awesome image of almost all the departures and some of the arrivals at LAX during a …

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ of 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check out …

The 10 Best Cars Designed by Bertone

Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of bankruptcy. Its history includes some of the greatest automotive designs ever committed to sheetmetal. Let's revisit 10 favorites from the company's epic highlight reel.<p>Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of …

A Gigantic Volcano Telescope And Other Amazing Images From This Week

This Dad Makes Awesome CGI Videos Of His Son

Normally, videos of somebody's kid are boring. But when the dad works with Pixar? Way less boring.<p>Daniel Hashimoto appears to be a pretty cool dad. The After Effects artist for DreamWorks Studios does his magic on videos of his 3-year-old son, transforming the little guy into a superhero capable of …

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