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Howdy, Unidan here with the team of biologists, collaborating on "Great Adaptations," a children's book about evolution! Help us teach kids about evolution, and Ask Us Anything! : IAmA

Once again, I'm humbled to be allowed to collaborate with people much, <i>much</i> greater than myself, and I'm extremely happy to bring this project to …

Samsung Galaxy S5 color comparison

MWC 2014 Coverage brought to you by: Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android.<p>The Samsung Galaxy S5 seems to have been receiving some mixed responses regarding the handset’s appearance, so perhaps a closer look at the handset’s design is in order, to help you make up your mind.<p>The Galaxy …

Google’s Project Ara $50 Modular Smartphone Could Change The Way We Buy Phones Starting Next Year

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects Division just announced its first developer event for Project Ara, a modular smarpthone, yesterday, and a new follow-up profile by TIME indicates we could see the device come to market by next year, with a $50 price tag to start. The key phrase there is “to …

The sheer size of Tesla’s massive battery factory could be a game-changer in many ways

Electric car maker Tesla Motors (s TSLA) hasn’t just blazed its own trail when it comes to designing and building a hot electric car. It’s also made …

Steve Jobs Rejected The First Medical App In 1977

There’s been a lot of speculation that future Apple products will include health-related apps and biometric sensors. Here’s the story of what <i>might</i> have been the first Apple medical app, except for the fact that in 1977 Steve Jobs had absolutely no interest in going in that direction.<p>George Diamond …

2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country (pictures)

We took a spin in the line-topping 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country.<p>Updated:February 26, 2014 Caption:Antuan GoodwinPhoto:Antuan Goodwin/CNET<p>The High Country sits parallel with the sporty Z71 but places its emphasis on luxury.<p>Updated:February 26, 2014 Caption:Antuan GoodwinPhoto:Antuan …

Hands-on with Mohu Channels: Over-the-air TV, streaming apps meet in an Android-powered box - CNET

Matthew Moskovciak/CNET<p>Mohu made its name selling flat antennas for receiving over-the-air TV, but it's now the latest company jockeying to provide the media box in your living room.<p>The Mohu Channels set-top box was announced yesterday via a Kickstarter campaign and it's already nearing its $35,000 …

Hands-on with Mohu Channels: Over-the-air TV, streaming apps meet in an Android-powered box (pictures)

Mohu made its name selling flat antennas for receiving over-the-air TV, but it's now the latest company jockeying to be the media box in your living room. The Mohu Channels set top box was announced yesterday via a Kickstarter campaign and it's already nearing its $35,000 goal. It's part …

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In-home streaming appears in Steam beta update

An update to the beta version of the Steam client adds an early look at the computer-to-computer streaming that will be an integral part of Valve's SteamOS and Steam Machines. The option for in-home streaming, which requires some "tinkering" to access, according to the unofficial Steam Database, …

Tesla's 90 second battery swaps will power EVs faster than gas pumps fill tanks (video)

Tesla founder Elon Musk has mentioned battery swap service stations as an even faster alternative to charging for EV drivers, and tonight the company showed just how efficiently it can be done. In a demonstration at its design studio, it beat what it claims is the fastest gas pump in LA by …

Hack a Day modder builds a custom controller for disabled gamers

Sure, when tinkerer Caleb Kraft found out that pressure switches marketed at the disabled were massively overpriced, he got mad like anybody else. But then he decided to get even the best way he knew how: by building his own, and posting the plans for all to follow on <i>Hack a Day</i>for free. The project …

Meet B, the flying car that'll make it even easier to terrorize local wildlife (video)

Sometimes, when a remote-control car and a remote-control helicopter love each other very much, they come together and produce something like the B. Well, okay, that's not exactly how this small flying car came about, but it's a nice story. Witold Mielniczek, a computational engineering Ph.D. …

Major Nelson takes Xbox One questions, says banned users will 'absolutely not' lose games

E3 is over, but Microsoft still has a long way to go to answer questions from gamers about its new Xbox One console, particularly when it comes to the effects of DRM. Director of Programming of Xbox Live Larry Hryb aka Major Nelson takes on the most upvoted ones from posters in Reddit's games …

Must See HDTV (June 3rd - 9th)

The summer programming schedule has officially arrived, and this week familiar warm weather favorites return including <i>Continuum</i>, <i>Falling Skies</i> and <i>Burn Notice</i>. There are also a few new entire including TNT's <i>The Hero</i> reality show and Sinbad on Syfy, plus a lengthy list of Blu-ray releases including a …

Gigabyte shows four prototype BRIX mini PCs, including models with projectors and wireless charging

Gigabyte said that we'd have at least a few BRIX mini PCs to choose from. At Computex, however, it's showing four new prototypes that could lead to a much larger catalog. Two of them are run-of-the-mill designs with AMD Kabini and Intel Haswell processors -- nice enough, but more evolution than …

NASA creates eye-popping 160-megapixel image of our two nearest galaxies (video)

NASA is determined to bring the final frontier closer than ever -- or at least a small, photographic slice of it. Using NASA's Swift satellite, astrophysicists at Goddard Space Flight Center and Pennsylvania State University were able to create a stunningly detailed survey of the two galaxies …

ASUS PadFone Infinity review: the convertible phone goes full HD and beyond

Almost exactly two years ago, Motorola's Android-in-Webtop-OS solution was kicked off the stage by ASUS' PadFone, the world's first phone that could fully power a tablet module from its own OS. The original concept took a while to materialize, but since then the company has kept up with a …

Invasive crazy ants have a taste for technology

It sounds like an old black-and-white monster movie. Crazy, tech-nesting ants invade America! That would make for a great matinee, but it's oh so very real. Tawny crazy ants, known scientifically as Nylanderia fulva, are marching into territories once dominated by fire ants -- and they're not being …

Photos of a new Samsung Galaxy S 4 emerge, could it be the Active?

A stock GS4 may look virtually indistinguishable from its predecessor, but it looks like Samsung's got a new variant of its flagship phone that'll bring it some much-needed visual flair. The folks at <i>GSM Arena</i> unearthed photos of a GT-I9295 model (allegedly called the GS4 Active) sporting a bright …

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