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Need For Speed gets the full-length trailer treatment

Does there <i>need</i> to be a <i>Need For Speed</i> movie? Isn't the video game franchise enough? We would submit, no and yes, respectively and respectfully. Need doesn't enter in to the equation however, and it seems as though Hollywood believes that its high time <i>The Fast and the Furious</i> stopped hogging all …

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Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles make some noise at LA Auto Show

Honda FCEV Concept<p>As promised, Honda introduced the FCEV Concept in LA, and as the teaser hinted, it's a much bolder design than the …

World's First Electric Helicopter Takes Flight

The world's first two-seat electric helicopter took its initial test flight this week in Germany.<p>The emissions-free VC200 Volocopter hovered over its …

Motorola no longer voids warranty for those who unlock the bootloader

Imagine the following, I take apart a Moto X Developer Edition with a rusty screwdriver, solder on some new components, modify the circuitry and then put it back together. To my horror the phone no longer works! I call Motorola asking for a replacement under warranty and the company says NO! Fair …

Roadie tunes your guitar for you, tells you when your strings are about to break (hands-on)

Unless you've traded your guitar strings for an axe-shaped MIDI controller, tuning your guitar is probably one of those chores you've just learned to deal with. It's hardly the bane of any guitarist's existence, but sometimes it seems like there could just be a faster, more brainless way to get …

To celebrate 30 years of automotive tuning Saleen announced the SA-30 Series. Only 10 examples of this special 620 Chevrolet Camaro will be made. The price tag? That would be $95,000 not including the donor car. Details --> http://bit.ly/18c7jMG

Samsung Galaxy Round unboxing and first impressions

The company that’s always on the hunt for the <i>next big thing</i> may be responsible for the next big trend. Are curved displays the next step in the evolution of smartphones? Here’s the unboxing and first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Round!<p>Unboxing<p>The Samsung Galaxy Round comes in a large box, …

Water of an ancient sea identified under Chesapeake Bay

Half a mile under Chesapeake Bay is the oldest sizable body of seawater to be identified worldwide. This ancient sea is thought to be 100-145 million …

The man who made robots smarter now wants to disrupt education

Sebastian Thrun made robots smarter, and built “Stanley,” the driverless car that won the 2005 DARPA Challenge. Now he’s making humans smarter with Udacity, the online education company he co-founded in 2011.<p>Udacity is one of several companies leading the charge in offering affordable courses …

Android engineer explains why you shouldn't force over-the-air Nexus KitKat updates

Got a Nexus phone but can't wait for the over-the-air update process to deliver the latest and greatest operating system to your handset? Simple, clear the service framework data and commence mashing the update key. Not so fast, hotshot, says Google's Dan Morrill, who has taken to <i>Reddit</i> to advise …

Apple working to slim its iWatch via intermittent Bluetooth LE connection?

An Apple patent filing filed today suggests that Apple may be working on a way to make its long-rumored iWatch slimmer than existing offerings by reducing the size of the battery required.<p>One of the barriers to widespread adoption of smartwatches is that existing models are not exactly sleek. …