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Google Earth Pro Now Available For Free, Previously $399 Per Year

On Friday, Google officially started offering Google Earth Pro as a free download. Previously, the service was aimed at business users and was priced …

Batman Arkham Knight

Blitzkrieg 3 lets you attack or defend in asynchronous multiplayer (hands-on preview)

For the first time in a decade, Russian independent game publisher Nival is launching a new game in the Blitzkrieg series for the PC. The real-time strategy game Blitzkrieg 3 looks beautiful, and if the game truly is as polished as Nival has shown, it could spark a revival in World War II games on …

Everything Microsoft announced at its Windows 10 event, including that crazy HoloLens

Today Microsoft unveiled the future of Windows, from the cross-platform Windows 10 to a brand new virtual reality headset. We’ve summed up the biggest stories from the event below.<p>Many of Microsoft’s announcements simply expanded on what we already knew, but the presentation packed a few surprises, …

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Why BMW's New Laser-Powered High Beams Won't Blind You

They're ten times more powerful than today's headlines while consuming 30 percent less energy<p>Conventional wisdom and legally required safety labels have trained us to understand that we shouldn't look directly at laser lights, lest we become blinded by their eye-searing output. That's still almost …

Everything You Need To Know Before Buying And Playing 'Elite: Dangerous'

To say I’m hooked on Elite: Dangerous would be an understatement. I’m sinking an average of 30 hours per week into the game. I’ve programmed a space-themed Spotify playlist for those long voyages between star systems. When those songs aren’t blaring out of my cockpit speakers, I’m streaming in …

Hard mode is coming to Crota's End in Destiny next week, here's what you get

Bungie is unlocking hard mode in <i>Destiny</i>'s latest raid, Crota's End, next Wednesday, Jan. 21, the developer said in an update today. The new difficulty will not only make Crota and friends more challenging, it will grant access to all manner of new loot.<p><i>Destiny</i> players will soon be able to plunder a …

PlayStation bets on big games and big ideas in 2015

Some of the games coming to PlayStation 4 in 2015 indicate how Sony's computer entertainment division is thinking differently about its dominant console as it enters its third calendar year on store shelves.<p>There were dozens of games featured at the first PlayStation Experience (PSX) in Las Vegas …

Antenna79 Unveils iPhone 6 Case That Claims To Double Cellular Signal Strength [CES 2015]

At CES 2015, Antenna79 announced a new iPhone case called Reach79, which claims to boost signal strength and performance by up to two times.<p>The …

These Destiny resources will help you reduce grind, increase fun

<i>Destiny</i> is one of the best games of the year or one of the worst, depending on which player you're asking and at what time. Either way, it can be an overwhelming game to play, but this list of resources will help see you through as you grind for the best loot.<p>We've already published a guide to help …

LG announces this curved, 34-inch monitor tailor-made for gamers

A new 34-inch UltraWide desktop monitor designed with gamers in mind will be introduced by South Korean gadget company LG during next week's CES 2015 in Las Vegas, The Verge reports.<p>The big 21:9 display monitor integrates support for AMD's FreeSync which gets rid of screen tears that can rear their …

11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014

From groundbreaking new drugs to doctor-assisted suicide, 2o14 was full of historic moments that are bound to play on in a big way throughout 2015 …

This Neuroscientist Is Trying to Upload His Entire Brain to a Computer

Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the The Cloud, making us part-robot and completely immortal.<p>Humans, if you hadn't already noticed, have stopped evolving. As David Attenborough recently reminded us, our species is the first – by our free will – to remove itself from the process of …

Meridian's Explorer2 Portable DAC Amp 2014

We’ve written extensively about the benefits of using small DAC-enabled amplifiers to elevate the quality of sound you play through your laptop. A …

How to Jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 with TaiG on Windows

Today, a team of Chinese developers released a jailbreak that works with iOS 8.1.1. Musclenerd, a developer behind several jailbreak tools, has …

Xbox One’s new digital TV tuner lets you stream TV to a tablet or smartphone

Perfect for keeping everyone in a household happy<p>Microsoft announced its digital TV tuner back in August, and it’s finally going on sale in European countries today. The 29.99 EUR ($40) accessory plugs into a USB port on the Xbox One to pick up channels using free-to-air DVB-T, DVB-T2, and DVB-C …

Destiny: Easy Relic Iron Farming - IGN Video

In one area of Mars it's incredibly easy to farm Relic Iron. We show you the best spot to do this so you can upgrade your gear.

Why People Are Putting Butter In Their Coffee

Lightening up your coffee with a little cream and sugar is <i>so</i> 2013. Those on-trend (from Ed Sheeran to players on the L.A. Lakers) are instead blending their morning cup with a serving of butter.<p>Why? "It makes for the creamiest, most satisfying cup of coffee you’ve ever had," Dave Asprey writes on …

Destiny - New Loot Cave

A new loot cave has been found, after Bungie recently patched the one at the Skywatch. Find this one in the Rocketyard on Earth.<p>by on

10 of the gold-medal-winning beers at the World Beer Cup

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Inventors of Siri Developing a Radically Advanced AI

The founders of a stealth startup called <i>Viv Labs</i> are building a Siri-like digital assistant that can process massive troves of data, teach itself, …

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So I'm not at #baselworld2014 and neither are @urwerkofficial, so here's a bit of EMC (Electro Mechanical Control) love to start the weekend! In-house movement, timing sensor, on-board generator, fold

Meet Lunecase, The First Intelligent iPhone Cover [Kickstarter]

<i>Lunecase</i>, a new Kickstarter project, is an intelligent iPhone case powered by electromagnetic energy, that receives notifications from the iPhone. …

'Not Science Fiction': Navy to Test Futuristic Gun at Sea in 2016

Science News<p>The U.S. Navy is planning sea trials for a weapon that can fire a low-cost, 23-pound (10-kg) projectile at seven times the speed of sound using electromagnetic energy, a "Star Wars" technology that will make enemies think twice, the Navy's research chief said.<p>Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, …

Is this whale-shaped plane the future of airliners?

Airliners have become steadily bigger in an effort to take fit in more passengers and drive down the cost of tickets. Could a new outsized design change the way we fly?<p>Spotting an Airbus A380 at an airport can still create great excitement. The giant, double-decker plane can seat between 500 and …

Aviation

Terahertz laser chip sets new record

Researchers report having exceeded a one-watt output power with a quantum cascade terahertz laser.<p>Terahertz waves, which lie in the part of the …