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7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

2015 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T TSI Automatic

Yep, it's a keeper.<p>If we were to describe the 19 months and 40,000 miles we spent with Volkswagen’s seventh-generation Golf hatchback as a romantic story arc, it would be a crushingly normal courtship. As in, Ward-and-June-Cleaver normal—neither a hot ’n’ heavy tryst nor a glum arranged marriage. …

Ann Arbor

10 Things To Do Before Your Epic Summer Motorcycle Trip

You could say Allan Karl knows a thing or two about adventure travel.<p>Nine years ago Karl quit his marketing job and spent three years riding around the world alone on a motorcycle. He used a 2005 BMW F650GS Dakar with a 21” front wheel and 650cc engine outfitted with anti-lock brakes and cruise …

A Little Startup Called Cruise From The Socialcam, Twitch Founders Is Tackling Self-Driving Cars Too

From mobile-social video apps to self-driving cars?<p>Kyle Vogt, one of the founders behind Justin.tv, Socialcam and Twitch, is getting back to his undergraduate research roots in autonomous vehicles with a new self-driving car startup called Cruise. He’s recruited a team of engineers and roboticists …

Facebook has built its own switch. And it looks a lot like a server

Not content to remake the server, Facebook’s(s fb) engineers have taken on the humble switch, building their own version of the networking box and …

Two-In-One Wires Could Turn Clothes Into Batteries

The wires are able to conduct and store electricity at the same time.<p>A team of materials scientists has created a copper wire that’s able to store electricity as well as transmit it. Two in one! It’s like the shampoo/conditioner of the electronics world. Above, you can see the wire lighting an LED …

Nanotech

Smartphone battery backup that will jump start your car

Since we carry and deal with more and more items that need batteries, we have to figure out better and mobile ways of charging those batteries - at least until John Galt arrives and shows us how to harness electricity from the air. In the meantime, the Jumpr from Juno Power is one of those chargers …

We Hear: 2015 Subaru WRX Hatch Under Consideration

Enthusiasts who’ve decried the lack of a hatchback variant for the 2015 Subaru WRX may just get their wish. According to reports out of Australia, Subaru is seriously considering bringing back the hatchback WRX due to strong demand here in the United States.<p>Speaking with Australia’s <i>Motoring.com.au</i>, …

Subaru

How to build a Dyson sphere in five (relatively) easy steps

Let's build a Dyson sphere!<p>And why wouldn't we want to?<p>By enveloping the sun with a massive array of solar panels, humanity would graduate to a Type …

IBM Watson A.I. XPRIZE Home Page

August 1, 2017<p>June 27, 2016<p>IBM Watson and XPRIZE have linked up to offer millions in prizes for using artificial intelligence to solve a "grand …

Artificial Intelligence

Ready to Go

Could Earth's infrared emissions be a new renewable energy source?

Could it one day be possible to generate electricity from the loss of heat from Earth to outer space? A group of Harvard engineers believe so and …

Petrol vs Electric | Mercedes SLS AMG Battle | Top Gear | Series 20 | BBC

2014: The Year In Science

The 20 ideas, trends, and breakthroughs that will shape our world in 2014<p><b>Lasers Unleash A Flood Of Space Data</b><p>In January 2013, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter received a historic transmission: an image of the <i>Mona Lisa</i>. It was the first time scientists used a laser to send data to the moon, a feat …

Natural Gas

SD Cards Aren’t As Secure As We Think

The hardware hacker Bunnie Huang gave a talk at the Chaos Compute Club Congress where he offered some good news and some bad news. The good news? SD cards contain powerful, handy micro controllers that are useful to hackers and hobbyists. The bad news? SD cards are woefully insecure.<p>In a detailed …

Samsung's 110-inch Ultra HDTV is the world's largest, and it goes on sale Monday

Samsung promised at CES last January that it would deliver a 110-inch UHDTV this year, and with just a couple of days left to spare here it is. Apparently rolling out in China, the Middle East and a few European countries first, there's no word on price (the 85-inch version that launched earlier …

What is Android?

Android has evolved a lot over the years and has quickly become the dominant mobile platform across the globe. While most of us know exactly what Android is, and how to use it, there are still a number of folks that are new to Google’s mobile OS, finally ditching that old-school mobile phone or …

Android News

Samsung, Apple in talks to end patent battle, report says

Samsung and Apple are trying again to come together on a possible patent accord, according to a new report.<p>Despite a two-year legal battle that appeared to have no end in sight, Apple and Samsung have started discussing the possibility of inking a royalties deal and putting an end to all of their …

Mars Curiosity Rover becomes a Lego set, while real rover wheels suffer damage

Here's another use for your newfound holiday cash: On New Year's Day, the Mars Curiosity Rover will become an official Lego set. It's the latest success from the crowdsourced Lego Cuusoo project, which previously brought us the <i>Back to the Future</i> Lego DeLorean and — fittingly — a miniature <i>Minecraft</i> …

Fuel-Efficient Car News

Sipa USA/TNS<p>US President Donald Trump, center, with CEO of General Motors Mary Barra, left, and CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sergio Marchionne, second from right,takes his seat prior to delivering remarks to automobile industry leaders during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House …

Google Glass Explorer Edition teardown reveals hits and misses on repairability

Not since the iPhone or iPad has a gadget generated more buzz than Google Glass. So of course I wanted to take it apart and explore its internal hardware. Unfortunately, as I'll show you, this version of Google Glass wasn't built to be easily dissected or repaired.<p>According to Google Executive …

Google Glass

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …

Gear & Gadgets

3D-printed jet engine parts help increase fuel efficiency by 15 percent

CFM International, the world's largest manufacturer of commercial airline engines, is using some 3D-printed components to help improve the fuel efficiency of its new line of jet engines by 15 percent. Earlier this month, the company — which is co-owned by GE and French aerospace giant Snecma — …

Play-i building educational, programmable robots for kids

We've seen software and even TV shows that teach younger kids about technology, but we haven't really seen ready-made educational robots for that age group -- and no, AIBO and Furby don't count. Play-i, a new startup involving former Apple and Google employees, thinks it's time that the younger set …

An amateurish act of espionage: He arrived at the meeting with two wigs - the blond one on his head held in place by a baseball cap, a brown one in his backpack, which also held a compass, a Moscow street atlas and $US130,000 in cash. Ryan Fogle was an operative for the CIA, Russian officials say, and his goal was to recruit a Russian security officer as a spy. On Tuesday, the American, who had been officially posted in Russia as the third secretary of the political department of the US Embassy, was ordered to leave the country by the Russian government, which officially declared him "persona non grata": http://ow.ly/l2DwU. Pictured is part of the equipment, including wigs and spying gadgets, that Russia says Fogle was carrying. Photo by AP