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Nokia 3310 review: 6 reasons you’ll love this bare-bones phone - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The new Nokia 3310's stellar battery life, tough build and low price make it a great spare emergency phone.<p><b>The Bad</b> No Wifi or apps means that you won't have access to almost any of the modern features we've come to expect from smartphones.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The Nokia 3310 won't replace your …

Mobile Technology

The $14 million McLaren F1 supercar is now 25 years old

For most, it's hard to believe the iconic marvel of engineering is a full quarter century old.<p>To this day, the F1's modern design and speed demon performance stand up to the test of time.<p>"The F1 is a technological tour de force and a real triumph in terms of packaging and design," Former McLaren …

These fighter jets inspired the aircraft in 'Star Wars'

From WWII to long ago and far, far away.<p>During George Lucas’s childhood in the 1950s, World War II was still very much a part of popular culture despite being safely in the rearview mirror. Action heroes frequented the silver screen in large numbers, and none were more glamorous than fighter …

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Fanboy Review: The Best Since 'Empire Strikes Back'

Spoiler-free<p><i>Popular Science photo director Thomas Payne is a lifelong Star Wars fan, and he was one of the lucky few who saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens last night, before its official release date of December 17, 2015. Read on to discover his initial thoughts and appraisal. We've kept his review</i> …

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How The Original 'Star Wars' Was Covered In 'Popular Science' In 1977

A long time ago...<p>You definitely don't need the Force to know that the staff of <i>Popular Science</i> is a bunch of nerds, and that we've been more excited than most for the arrival of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens.</i> But that wasn't always the case. Here's how we covered the movie that started the whole saga …

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Google WiFi review: A hassle-free router comes at a price

Google's not new to the hardware game, but with its "Made by" range, the company is making a concerted effort to marry its smart software with the gear we run it on. We've already tried the Pixel phones, Daydream View VR headset, Chromecast Ultra and Google Home, but until now, there was one Made …

The Huawei Mate 9 stands out with long battery life and a little AI

Huawei needs new tricks to differentiate its products from the crowd of Chinese phones permeating the US market, and it's turning to artificial intelligence to set it apart. The Mate 9 is a new Android device that offers a "Machine Learning Algorithm" that purports to learn your habits over time …

The Brave New World Of Google’s Industrial Design

The tech juggernaut has announced its first phone, a fabric-covered VR headset, an AI-powered smart home device, and more.<p>Google is, first and foremost, a software company–beyond search, there’s Chrome, Gmail, Google Drive, Maps, its AI projects, and many more. But this week, the company staged a …

These innovative gadgets will change the way you get ready in the morning

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you are a morning person who has time to hit the gym, read the news, and enjoy a cup of coffee all before you need to get ready for …

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Declassified: 18 little-known facts about US Air Force stealth program (pictures)

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Pokemon Go will reward you for catching the same monsters

Your quest to become a Pokemon Master will soon be a tad easier.<p>Pokemon Go players know the game is mostly just catching the same Pokemon over and over. Niantic, its creator, will lean into this and introduce a new feature that rewards you for doing exactly that.<p>Currently, players get medals for …

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The 10 most beautiful bicycles of 2016

The year's most interesting vehicles have pedals, not pistons.<p><b>Beauty comes in many forms.</b> Engineering and craftsmanship can be beautiful. So can user-friendliness, performance, even social significance — and, of course, forms and colours can be beautiful too. In this highly subjective annual list …

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My summer working as an Uber bike messenger

A new recruit plays New York City's 'live-action video game' and lives to tell the tale.<p><i>This essay, written by a New York City public school teacher, was originally published by The Billfold. It is reproduced here with permission.</i><p><b>Day One</b><p>It’s 11:38am and I’m barreling over the Manhattan Bridge on my …

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Where should you sit on a plane?

A former flight attendant reveals the top spots for comfort, safety and service.<p><b>Aeroplane seats have come a long way:</b> The early ones were made of wicker. Yet ask any flight attendant, and he or she will tell you that they hear complaints on a frequent basis. Are some seats better than others? And …

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Flat-out in Britain's fiercest cat

Top Gear's Stephen Dobie drives the 195mph Jaguar F-Type SVR Convertible.<p><b>Jaguar has a storied history</b> of building sporting convertibles of exquisite taste and refinement — lovely motorcars like the 1936 SS100, the 1961 E-Type Roadster, and the 1988 XJS Convertible. But there have been one or two …

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The New Line of Affordable Dress Shirts You Need to Know

The Tie Bar now has your whole upper half covered.<p>For several years now, Chicago-based brand The Tie Bar has been a stalwart in the realm of affordable neckwear, pocket squares, and tie bars. And now, thanks to its never-ending quest to clothe your upper half, you can add dress shirts to that …

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How to Choose a Man's Wristwatch | The Art of Manliness

If you’ve been looking to become a watch wearer yourself, or already are, but know almost nothing about the timepiece you tote around on your wrist, …

The 90-second guide to the Paris motor show

Take a whirlwind tour of the top cars from the 2016 Mondial de l'Automobile.<p>The Paris motor show — or, properly, the Mondial de l’Automobile — alternates years with the Frankfurt show as Europe’s grandest grandstand for the automotive industry. And although the City of Light has a tense …

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Can this odd car make carpooling cool?

How one Danish company is building a from-scratch, on-demand, electric car for groups.<p><b>Corralling a crowd of adults into a single vehicle</b> is not glamourous, comfortable, or easy. But one Copenhagen-based company has brewed up a petrol-free car option that looks more like a superhero's weekend …

Transportation

Rimac's electric bike can go 150 miles on a single charge

Rimac has revealed a new electric bicycle that is just as impressive as its LaFerrari-killing, million-dollar Concept One supercar, in its own way. With a massive 3kWh battery, the Greyp G12H can go up to 240 km (150 miles) on a single charge, making it the longest-range e-bicycle out there. If you …

Roku makes it easy to launch a streaming TV channel

Roku just showed off its latest players upgraded with features like 4K and HDR, and now it's working on getting more stuff for owners to watch. That will come via its new Roku Direct Publisher tool, which lets the people who have videos make a channel for the box, without having to do any coding. …

PlayStation VR review: Great games outweigh limited specs

The PlayStation VR is just what the fledgling virtual reality industry needs today. While the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive made headlines for being the first truly high-end VR headsets on the market, they're held back by their cost, complexity and lack of killer games and experiences. Sony's solution, …

Replacement Note 7 starts smoking on Southwest flight (updated)

A Southwest flight was evacuated in Lousiville, Kentucky when a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 overheated and began smoking on board. Louisville Metro Arson investigators confirmed to <i>WAVE News 3</i> that a Samsung device was the cause of the incident. All passengers and crew members exited the plane safely via …

Nike's self-lacing Mags are hot, won't catch fire

For Nike, yesterday was the culmination of a passion project which began in 2007. It was then that iconic designer Tinker Hatfield, who is behind the most popular Air Jordan models, took on the task of creating an innovative shoe based on the one worn by Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) in <i>Back to the</i> …

Google Pixel vs. iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7

Google's Pixel phone is finally here -- but does it have what it takes to compete against Apple and Samsung's flagships?<p>At a San Francisco press event today, Google finally announced its highly anticipated phone, Pixel. Equipped with a 5-inch display and a 12.3-megapixel camera, the device is also …

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How Google's new Pixel phones compare to the latest iPhone and Android competition

Google’s new Pixel phones are here. After years of overseeing reference Nexus devices running stock Android, Google is finally stepping into the smartphone fray to show what its vision of Android looks like. The Pixel and Pixel XL feature deep software integration to Google’s services, including …

Investors finally realize how bad the situation is for Samsung

Following a flurry of regulatory warnings about the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung Electronics’ shares took a beating today on the Korea Exchange.<p>Samsung’s stock saw its biggest intraday drop since 2012, plummeting 7.6 percent. When the 3.9 percent drop from Friday is taken into account, the loss in market …

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The 7 Pairs of Dress Shoes Hollywood's Top Stylists Think Every Man Should Own

Fall is always a good time to get freaky with your clothes (see: not being drenched in sweat 24/7) but the Marie Kondo minimalist in us wants to argue that it's also the perfect time to clean up your act when it comes to the basics too. Sure, dress shoes aren't quite as fun to acquire as say, a …

How to check your replacement Samsung Note 7 won't blow up

In case you haven’t heard, Samsung has issued an unprecedented recall on the Galaxy Note 7, after isolated cases of phones catching fire during charging.<p>The company was blasted for not working with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission at first, but has now begun the process to make the recall …

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