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Why it's time to go back to the Moon

It's more than a stepping stone to Mars<p>Mars is an extremely popular destination right now. Putting people on the Red Planet has been the big goal for NASA since 2010, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has made it very clear that his company is going to try to start a Martian colony as early as 2024. Mars …

SpaceX chief Elon Musk plans to put people on Mars by 2025

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says if things go according to plan people will be on Mars just nine years from now.<p>During an interview Wednesday at the Code …

Allo is a messaging app with Google built right in

Google sliding into your DMs<p>Google is announcing a new messaging app today. It's called Allo and its main feature is a Google assistant that's built right in. Google says it'll be available later this summer — for free — on both iOS and Android.<p>Allo (pronounced like "Aloe" and not like "'allo, …

Computer science class fails to notice their TA was actually an AI chatbot

With all this talk about chatbots from Facebook and Microsoft, teaching artificial intelligence to be smarter has become a central topic of the tech world. But what about what AI can teach <i>us?</i><p>Ashok Goel, a computer science professor at Georgia Tech, put that question to the test when he added “Jill …

The American Hiking Trails You Must Do Before You Die

Shutterstock<p>Panorama Trail<p><b>Where it is:</b> Yosemite National Park, CA<b><br>Distance:</b> 8.5 miles<br>Have your GoPro ready—you're definitely going to want to capture …

Photographer Reveals How Much Online Images Are Photoshopped (13+ pics)

Taking a good picture isn't easy. Taking an awesome picture is even harder. And taking an impossible picture is, well, impossible. Unless you use …

10 space-saving furniture designs for small homes

City dwellers are adapting to escalating house prices by living in smaller, more flexible spaces, and designers are responding with furniture that …

How expandable astronaut habitats could pave the way for private space hotels

Bigelow's BEAM goes to space on Friday to show if this technology actually works<p>Next week, astronauts on the International Space Station are getting a brand new room. Called the BEAM, short for Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, the room is launching on top of one of SpaceX's rockets on Friday; it …

How to get noticed by Google

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How can an average programmer get their resume noticed by Google? What kind of excellence does Google hope to see on resumes?</i> <i>Answer by Gayle Laakmann McDowell, Founder / CEO of CareerCup and the author of Cracking the * Interview.</i><p>If you’re <i>truly</i> …

5 must-visit destinations in Patagonia for modern explorers

Patagonia's 400,000 square miles are home to some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes on the planet.<p>It's an ideal destination for adventure …

Faraday Future electric SUV teased at Formula E LB

While the world is busy applauding (and ordering) Tesla’s latest Model 3, up and coming company Faraday Future (FF) is making sure its presence is …

Why The Tesla Model 3 Will Succeed In The End

The Chevrolet Bolt. The Hyundai Ioniq. Even the Nissan Leaf. All of these will be remembered as oddball electric also-rans, while the Tesla Model 3 …

Electric Vehicles

18 Cool Camping Gear & Gadgets

With the warm season almost upon us, it’s time to start thinking about packing and preparing for that long awaited […]18 Cool Camping Gear & Gadgets …

Is a new cold war with Russia inevitable or is terrorism the real enemy?

There has been a plethora of articles and commentaries warning Europe about a resurgent Russia. There has not been many on the continuing threat posed by Isis in Europe.<p>Last week’s arrest in Brussels of Salah Abdeslam, a key figure behind last year’s Paris attacks, was greeted triumphantly by the …

Geopolitics

The Workflow App Favored By Designers At Airbnb, Dollar Shave Club, And Snapchat

Lingo not only helps keep designers’ assets organized, it makes syncing them across teams as easy as joining a Slack channel.<p>It’s sometimes hard to remember that iTunes once solved a real problem, given what a bloated mess it has become. Digital music was taking off, and so people had folders upon …

Tesla Will Reveal Model 3 at March 31st

Tesla has been sending invites to the media about the big reveal of the company’s next car, the Model 3. The car that all the automotive industry has …

From Hunger Games to Ender’s Game: The Teen Dystopia Boom, Ranked

To mark the release of Allegiant, we decided to look back at all the recent movies adapted from dystopian Y.A. novels to see how they measure up.<p><i>Allegiant</i>, the third movie in the <i>Divergent</i> series, another dystopia film based on popular young-adult books, opens this week. Watching the film got us …

Clever Packaging Makes Cavatappi Noodles Look Like Gorgeous Hair

Great packaging instantly grabs your attention–especially when it's among a bevy of other competing products. Moscow-based designer Nikita Konkin has made it hard to see any other box of pasta on the shelves with this clever design concept. The shape and texture of the noodles playfully peek out a …

Beautiful, Bewitching Pluto Poses in New Images from New Horizons Probe

And the hits just keep on coming. Another batch of Pluto photos from NASA's New Horizons probe reveals the majesty and mystery of this icy world.<p>The …

Scientists Successfully Manage to Grow Peas, Tomatoes and Radishes in simulated Martian Soil

Moon and Martian soil substitutes have been used to grow crops and recently have had some success. The Dutch-based research centre Wageningen …

Tomatoes

Low-Cost Treadmills With High-Tech Features

It wasn’t so long ago that you had to spend thousands to get a treadmill that could do things like track your workout progress and connect to the …

Best Backpacking Water Filter and Treatment Systems

What are the best water filter and purification options for backpacking? We put that question to 565 backpackers in a recent survey on …

Customize Google Maps on Android With Stickers

Customize your home and work addresses with virtual stickers.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying …

Mountainsmith Scream 55 Backpack Review

With 55 liters of capacity the Mountainsmith Scream can swallow a ton of gearThe Mountainsmith Scream 55 (liters) is a roll top backpack made with …

Google Hasn’t Given Up on Robots - MIT Technology Review

In 2014, Google went on a robot spending spree, buying a handful of companies working on various technologies to help robots see, walk, and grasp …

Batman v Superman Almost Featured These Two Villains

<i>Batman v Superman</i> director Zack Snyder said two well-known Batman villains almost made it into the script of the upcoming movie that pits the two …

The Jungle Book cast, animal photos

While trailers for Jon Favreau’s upcoming take on <i>The Jungle Book</i> largely indicate Neel Sethi’s Mowgli as the only human character on screen, the film …

Apple unveils a smaller iPad Pro, Apple’s vision of the future of computers

Apple just announced the successor to the iPad Air 2 during its press conference in Cupertino. This isn’t a new iPad Air, it’s a smaller iPad Pro. And the company is calling it iPad Pro.<p>“We believe that iPad is the perfect expression of the future of computing,” Tim Cook said on stage before Phil …