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How to cut the Google cord

When it started, I had no intention of quitting Google.<p>As I described in a post from last June, my generic Gmail address had become more trouble than it was worth, so I switched to another Webmail service. Now the Gmail address is receive-only.<p>Likewise, back in July I tested two free services that …

The difference between diesel- and gasoline-powered cars

What comes to mind when you think of a diesel engine? Dieselgate? Rumbling big rigs spewing twin plumes of black smoke? Clattering old sedans that …

The Death Of Nintendo Has Been Greatly Under-Exaggerated

I love Nintendo . I love Nintendo. I love Nintendo.<p>I feel the need to say that over and over again to begin with because this post will inevitably be read by some as some sort of anti-Nintendo screed. I know that because every single time I write anything <i>mildly</i> critical of Nintendo, groups of folks …

GenShock electricity-generating active suspension is coming to passenger cars, eventually

Levant Power's energy-producing GenShock suspension has been stuck in limbo for a while, but the company has just announced a deal that could finally put the technology in passenger cars. Automotive component firm ZF has agreed to help develop a GenShock-based active suspension that will both …

State of the PS Vita: Sony's portable gets a second lease on life

Consoles don't ever really come back from the dead, they just usually become niche. But the PlayStation Vita, Sony's redheaded portable stepchild, is currently having its Lazarus moment more than a year after release; a solid second chance at relevance. It's a resurrection owed entirely to the …

Google intros Android Device Manager to help you find that missing handset

Frequently lose your phone? Yeah, join the club. Don't worry, Google's got a fix. Android Device Manager will be available later this month for phones with 2.2 or later, letting you ring your phone at maximum volume when you can't find it, even if the handset has been silenced. Should that fail, …

8 distinct Galaxy Note 3 model numbers spotted online

A wild rumor made the rounds through the blogosphere yesterday, sparked by a report in the Korean publication <i>ETNews</i>. According to the report, Samsung is preparing no fewer than four distinct variants of the Galaxy Note 3, including a “limited edition” premium variant with an unbreakable display, an …

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Skunk Works: 70 years of cutting-edge aircraft

Think aerodynamics in the animal world, and your mind may turn to the barn swallow and the peregrine falcon, the shark, and the sailfish, perhaps the greyhound. You probably won't conjure up the image of the zaftig, waddling skunk.<p>But think aerodynamic designs from hands and minds of humankind, and …

US Department of Agriculture probes Oregon Monsanto GM wheat mystery

It is a mystery that could cost the American farmer billions: how rogue genetically modified wheat plants turned up on a farmer's field in Oregon.<p>The …

Your Smartphone Can Photograph You, and Share the Pictures, Without Your Knowledge

Imagine if you discovered that your smartphone had been surreptitiously taking pictures of you at times when you thought the camera was off, and forwarding the resulting photos to some unknown stranger.<p>Sound like science-fiction horror?<p>It is actually possible today via cleverly-crafted malware.<p>One …

Should US companies be allowed to hack China in revenge? New report says yes

Cyber security experts disagree, calling the idea 'remarkably bad'<p>It's no secret that major US companies have been victims of a growing number of hacks from overseas in recent years, allegedly by attackers looking to steal corporate information and intellectual property, such as patented software. …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: the next console war pits living room against cloud

Microsoft and Sony's consoles are alike, but their visions diverge<p>We think of video game consoles as being principally about, well, the games. But when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 went head-to-head in 2006, it wasn't games that truly determined the victor. What eventually drove the Xbox 360 to …

NASA funds 3D food printer, pizza is the first item on the menu

Last week we had lab-grown burgers; this week it's powdered pizza. NASA's gotten in on the synthesized food action by awarding a $125,000 grant to Anjan Contractor, head of Systems & Materials Research Corporation, to develop a 3D food printer. The first device Contractor plans to build under the …

Google's Plan To Take Over The World

Not because it lasted a grueling three hours and fifty minutes, but because of what was announced. With every new product update, every new feature, every new virtual service, it became more and more clear that Google isn't just a search company that makes loads of cash by showing you ads. It's …

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