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3D-printed wind turbine puts 300W of power in your backpack

For the most part, portable energy generators are intended for modest uses. They can charge your phone, but they won't drive high-powered laptops or small appliances. That might change if Omni3D gets its crowdfunded AirEnergy 3D off the ground. The 3D-printed wind turbine should fit into a …

2015 Polaris Slingshot: Three Wheels And A Prayer

Polaris, the powersports giant, moves from off-road, snow and slush directly onto the pavement with its new three-wheeled motorcycle, the Slingshot, and a prayer that enthusiasts will embrace the hot rod two-seater.<p>Polaris makes a wide range of powersports equipment, including Victory and Indian …

2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

2 + 2 = ? appears to be one of the easiest problems in mathematics, and it is probably one of the first you ever encountered. If Kate has 2 apples and Matt gives her 2 more apples, then she has 4 apples. Obviously.<p>But what if we told you that 2 + 2 = ? has stumped even some of the smartest …

Mathematics

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

Interior Design

The World of Japanese Vending Machines

For decades now, Japanese vending machines have served up an array of interesting, mundane, and useful things. Things like manga. Or bread in a can. …

Japan

How 20 popular websites looked when they launched

From Google to youtube, from craigslist to flickr - how some of today's biggest sites looked back in the early days of their existence.<p>Remember the days when the word Google was not interchangeable with internet? Or when every site seemed to have a Netscape icon on it? Or when Flash was still …

Aggression from video games 'linked to incompetence'

Researchers made a modified, non-violent version of Half-Life 2 as part of the study<p><b>Feelings of aggression after playing video games are more likely to be linked to gameplay mechanics rather than violent content, a study suggests.</b><p>Researchers carried out a range of tests, including making a …

Psychology

Flying Cars and Tricorders: How Sci-Fi Invented the Present

From Mary Shelley's <i>Frankenstein</i> to George Orwell's <i>1984</i> to Spike Jonze's Oscar-nominated <i>Her</i>, artists have imagined what the future will look like. In …

Science Fiction

IObit Software

The days of tax-free digital content are numbered

Until recently, click-happy consumers were spared paying a sales tax on Angry Birds, Amazon e-books and music on iTunes. But as more states look to …

Apps

Torrent front end Popcorn Time made streaming movies free and easy, so of course it's gone (update)

For about four days "Popcorn Time" lived, opening an easy-access door to streaming movies via torrents, but now it's gone. Aggregating info from APIs (YIFY for torrents, OpenSubtitles for subs and TheMovieDB for metadata) its developers quickly pushed out open source apps for Linux, OS X and …

Report: NSA Has Plans To Infect “Millions” Of Computers With Malware

The National Security Agency reportedly has plans to control millions of computers by infecting them with malware, according to documents leaked to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>“In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social media site as a …

Extremely Rare Star Wars Movie Posters You've Never Seen

The original Star Wars trilogy was (and remains) a worldwide phenomenon, George Lucas's interstellar tale of good vs evil captured the imagination of …

2014 Daytona 500: The legacy of the No. 3 remains ever strong

While respectful of the legacy, Austin Dillon forges his own identity with one of NASCAR’s most sacred numbers.<p>DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Though it's been 13 years since Dale Earnhardt ruled NASCAR with steely determination and an indiscriminate front bumper, his presence is still imposing.<p>You can see …

‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’ Is Expanding Massively

WinCo Foods is pushing into one of the country’s hottest grocery store markets, Texas—and the competition is quaking in their boots.<p>This week, WinCo …

Android Marches Onto Another Landline Phone (And Marches On)

Looking at this Android-powered landline handset which U.K. telco BT has just started selling — christened with the (relatively) catchy name of Home SmartPhone S — you really have to wonder what took them so long.<p>BT is a broadband provider however its legacy business was copper telephone wires and …

Catch up on the plot of Google's real-world MMO Ingress

A pair of videos recaps the past year of <i>Ingress</i>, a massively multiplayer alternate reality game from Google's Niantic Labs played in the real world on smartphones.<p>The first video, above, catches players up on the basic premise of <i>Ingress</i>: A research project discovers something called "Exotic Matter" …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Western Australia

This ‘air modem’ could hack your PC or phone via sound waves — without any electronic connection

The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.<p>Not so much, …

The Extreme Measures One Man Took To Learn About Online Tracking

Curtis Wallen spent 10 Bitcoin and six months scouring the deep Web for enough details to create an entire new person. His project raises questions about anonymity, identity, and privacy.<p>Aaron Brown has scruffy brown hair, a thin mustache-goatee combo, and one of those mouths that rests in a frown. …

Privacy

A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue

WASHINGTON — As America's road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fitsneatly by the dashboard of your car.<p>The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to …

How We’ll Eat After The Ecopocalypse, When Sushi And Chocolate Are No More

Introducing GhostFood, the no-food food truck that feeds your fears about ecological disaster.<p>Think of some of your favorites foods, the kinds you routinely crave, dream about. Can you feel the unctuous texture of <i>otoro</i> (fatty tuna belly) or taste the complex notes of a dark chocolate truffle? Are …

Chocolate Truffle

Is stealing sun in the Norwegian town of Rjuken playing with fire?

Artist Martin Andersen's giant mirrors have brought light to a dark town in Norway, but our exact need for the sun is enigmatic<p>A group of almost nervous-looking Norwegians gather to greet the sun. It is rising in silver splendour over the mountains that enfold their little town, casting a pool of …

Apple's Entirely Unnecessary But Very Cool Method Of Making The Mac Pro

This is an interesting little tale to me covering as it does two parts of my working life: tech and business and then the wider shores of the metals business which is what I do in my day job. Apple's new Mac Pro uses one particular metals manufacturing technique which is entirely unnecessary in a …