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How to do the water bottle trick that’s taken the internet by storm

It’s the very definition of a viral internet sensation.<p>Last week a video appeared online showing a US high school student named Mike Senatore taking part in a school talent show.<p>The clip, filmed on Tuesday morning, shows Mike walking up to table (with a decent display of showmanship on the way), …

Pentagon releases secret footage of 3D printed drone swarm launched from fighter jets

Mar 11, 2016 | By Alec<p>Despite all its secrets and classified projects, it’s hardly a secret that the US military is a firm believer in 3D printing. …

3D Printing

'They had to shame you into going back': Marco Rubio and Chris Christie exchange debate burns

Christie and other GOP candidates, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), have spent the last several days highlighting Rubio's supposed inexperience as a first-term senator.<p>Christie attempted to hammer home many of those arguments Saturday night.<p>After Rubio was pressed to name his …

Government

U.S., other nations condemn North Korean launch of long-range rocket

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> North Korea has successfully launched a satellite into space, its state-run TV said, an action immediately condemned by the United States as "destabilizing and provocative."<p>Carrier rocket Kwangmyongsong blasted off from the Sohae Space Center at 9 a.m Sunday local time, …

North Korea

Man crashes drone into Empire State Building and asks security guards for help

A man from New Jersey accidentally crashed his drone into one of New York City's most recognizable skyscrapers.<p>Sean Riddle, a 27-year-old from Jersey …

Tesla Sues German Supplier Over Model X Doors

Tesla Motors is suing German auto parts maker Hoerbiger Automotive Comfort Systems after the supplier allegedly failed to deliver the electric car …

Tesla
Cuba

Valve Admits Mistakes in CS: GO Weapon Changes, Releases New Rollback Patch

Writing on the official Counter-Strike: Global Offensive blog, developer Valve admitted that it made a "few mistakes" regarding the PC shooter's latest patch, which has been somewhat controversial within the Counter-Strike community. Not only was a new pistol overpowered (it's since been nerfed), …

Kia hits the road in Nevada, with no one at the wheel

The Korean automaker has received a permit for autonomous driving in the Silver State, and it hopes to have partially autonomous vehicles on roads by 2020.<p>If an automaker wants to test its self-driving technology out in the real world, it can't just find the nearest street corner and take the …

Autonomous Cars

Hydrogen fuel cells give drones 'several hours' of flight time

If we want drones to deliver packages and generally do much, much more than just fly around for a few minutes, they need to be able to last longer. A company called Intelligent Energy says its hydrogen fuel cell-powered range extender can make that happen and give unmanned aerial vehicles the power …

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Amazon removes all Swagway hoverboards from site

Swagway, one of the most popular hoverboards on the market, has been quietly wiped from Amazon’s website. The action comes just days after Swagway …

America's Top-Secret Airline is Looking for Pilots

The Air Force’s top-secret airline recently published a job listing in search of pilots. Unofficially dubbed Janet (short for Just Another Non …

The $40,000 ‘Bug’ Camera Drone Being Tested by the US Military

The PD-100 Black Hornet 2 is a high-tech camera drone that’s currently being tested by the US military. Unlike consumer drones used by photographers, …

Amazon aims to speed up deliveries with new truck trailers

Don't be surprised if you see an Amazon-branded semi-trailer on the road this holiday season. The shopping giant just announced that it's snapped up "thousands" of trailers (the rear cargo portion of tractor-trailers) to beef up its shipping capabilities in North America, <i>CNET</i> reports. That'll be …

Adobe finally tells developers to stop using Flash

Once the primary means of making animation, browser games and interactive visualisations for the web, Adobe Flash has been ailing for a long time. …

Software

Amazon unveils new Prime Air drone

• The new drone still takes off and lands vertically (like a helicopter), but then once in the air it switches to a horizontal flight mode (like an airplane). This allows the drone to cover over 15 miles of land and fly over 55 mph.<br>• They also include sensors that help it avoid obstructions and land in …

Drones

Kobe Bryant announced his retirement through Derek Jeter's startup — and caused the site to crash

But the biggest spark came on Sunday, when Kobe Bryant announced his retirement exclusively through a post on The Players' Tribune.<p>Bryant's post was the most trafficked story ever on the site, attracting more than a million visits within the first two hours of going live — and causing the Players' …

Retirement

Jeremy Clarkson shows off Amazon’s drone delivery system

It’s been a hot minute or two since Amazon last released any information about its proposed drone-based delivery system, Amazon Prime Air, which may one day be dropping off our new iPhones and iPads in the most gravity-defying way possible.<p>That changed late Sunday when the mega retailer released a …

Tesla wants to make fully self-driving cars happen way ahead of schedule

Tesla was already no slouch in the autonomous-vehicle world, having released its Autopilot feature into the wild just over a month ago.<p>We sampled Autopilot as soon as it hit the streets and were quite impressed, to put it mildly.<p>But evidently, Tesla's CEO isn't impressed enough. So he put out a …

Tesla

FAA Releases New Drone Rules, Including One Fairly Shady Loophole

After a remarkably speedy bureaucratic process, a government task force finally released the details of new rules on hobby drones. The 14-page …

Vikings fans flew burning Aaron Rodgers jersey from drone

How do Minnesota Vikings fans get pumped up for a game against the NFC North rival Green Bay Packers? By using creative means.<p>The Minneapolis Star …

Tesla Recalls 90,000 Model S Cars To Double-Check Seatbelts

After a report that one belt disconnected itself<p>Electric car maker Tesla Motors is recalling its Model S sedan cars. The recall is to check on the seat belt construction, and will affect 90,000 cars. This comes after a report from earlier in November of a faulty front passenger seatbelt. The car in …

Tesla

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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Inventions

Trump on ISIS: 'We've got to take back the internet'

Following the attacks on Paris, Donald Trump this week suggested the United States would have to "take back the internet" from ISIS, which he says has been effectively using the web as a recruitment tool.<p>"They're using the internet, and they're recruiting people," Trump said on a trip to …

Donald Trump

A UK company is launching broadband internet that is 230 times faster than the average — but it costs £399 a month

The average UK broadband speed, according to Ofcom, is around 22MB per second. This means that Gigaclear's connection is 227 times faster for downloads and around 1,000 times faster for uploads.<p>Superfast broadband comes at a cost, however. Gigaclear's 5GB per second option costs £399 a month for …

Telecoms

Russia Confirms Bomb Brought Down Plane, Begins Bombing Syria in Retaliation

Russia on Tuesday joined France in bombing ISIS targets in Syria after confirming for the first time that a jet crash over the Sinai province earlier …

Russia

Anonymous 'at war' with Isis, hacktivist group confirms

#OpIsis, born in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo murders, stepped up following Paris attacks<p>The online collective Anonymous “is at war” with the Islamic State following the attacks in Paris, in a continuation of its “#OpISIS” campaign.<p>One major Anonymous twitter account, @GroupAnon, announced …

Foreign Policy

Anonymous Launches 'Biggest Operation' Against ISIS in Response to Paris Attacks

Responding to the Paris attacks, hacker collective Anonymous has declared war against ISIS by launching what they call their “biggest operation” …

Cyber-attacks

France pounds ISIS stronghold in Syria

"The raid ... including 10 fighter jets, was launched simultaneously from the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Twenty bombs were dropped," the statement said, adding that the mission had taken place this evening.<p>The operation, carried out in coordination with U.S. forces, struck a command center, …

Middle East