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Watch the Rosetta probe fall into its death spiral this Friday
On September 30th, the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta probe will cap off its 12-year career surveying Comet 67P (aka Churyumov-Gerasimenko) by slowly descending to its surface. There the spacecraft will join its lander Philae, given up for los...
20-minute 'Gears 4' prologue playthrough looks very familiar
Even the most dedicated Gears of War fan might need a refresher course ahead of the franchise's fourth numbered sequel. And that's precisely what the new video from the developers at The Coalition is all about. What's more, it's direct feed footage o...
Nano-scale mirror could be a breakthrough for optical computing
Using a mere 2,000 atoms of cesium, Professor Julien Laurat and his team at the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris have created the world's smallest mirror. According to postdoctoral fellow Neil Corzo, who is also lead author on the team's re...
Dutch limo company builds a Tesla Model S hearse
While Tesla updates the AutoPilot software to reduce your risk of meeting an untimely demise behind the wheel of one of its vehicles, Netherlands-based builder RemetzCar is taking a different approach. This Tesla Model S isn't the first one to get th...
'Here They Lie' trailer is a frightening glimpse at PlayStation VR
Here They Lie wowed us back at E3 with its virtual reality spin on existential horror. Now its latest trailer offers up plenty more reasons to get excited (or preemptively terrified) ahead of its October 13th release (right alongside PlayStation VR's...
WhatsApp won't comply with India's order to delete user data
WhatsApp's decision to share user data with Facebook has provoked the ire of yet another foreign government. Last week, India's Delhi High Court ordered WhatsApp to delete any data collected from users who opted out of the company's new privacy polic...
FDA approves first automated insulin system for type 1 diabetes
For diabetes patients, managing blood sugar levels through insulin pens, needles or pumps is a necessary hassle -- but it might be far easier to handle going forward. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first automated insulated del...
'No Man's Sky' is being investigated for false advertising
After No Man's Sky hit shelves in early August, complaints arose around bugs and oversights made by its small studio Hello Games. But as the weeks wore on, a new uproar struck out at the differences between concept videos and the released game, which...
Spotify is in 'advanced talks' to buy SoundCloud
Those rumors that SoundCloud is shopping itself around? They just got more substantial. Financial Times sources understand that Spotify is in "advanced talks" to buy SoundCloud. Details of the terms are still scarce at the moment, but it won't sur...
Arduino is making an Internet of Things kit with your help
Arduino boards can certainly be used to create homebrew connected devices, but that doesn't mean it's easy. What if you're a rookie who has yet to master programming or wiring? That's where Arduino's new, crowdfunded ESLOV kit might save the day....
Verizon technician admits he sold customer data for years
A former Verizon Wireless network technician in Alabama has admitted to using company computers to steal and sell private customers' location and call data over a period of five years. As Ars Technica reports, Daniel Traeger of Birmingham faces up to...
Meerkat team confirms it created the mysterious Houseparty app
Those rumors of Meerkat's creators quietly developing a group video chat app, Houseparty, were well-founded. The company (actually called Life on Air) has confirmed to The Verge that it built Houseparty under a pseudonym, Alexander Herzick, for abou...
Uber's trucking plan will connect drivers with cargo
When Uber bought up Otto's self-driving truck platform, the initial reaction was to imagine a future fleet of autonomous trucks traveling coast to coast on America's interstates. According to a new report from Reuters, that reality is still years --...
US regulators warn customers about exploding Samsung washers
Just days after Samsung began replacing defective Galaxy Note 7s due to a risk of exploding batteries, the company faces another major product issue. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning today after multiple reports of to...
How a 3D-printed boat race united a Red Hook community
Last Sunday, nearly 500 people gathered at Valentino Pier in Red Hook, Brooklyn, to cheer on close to 20 radio-controlled boats as they sped towards a target 150 feet away. The boat races were part of the second annual Red Hook Regatta, which was bor...
Periscope's VIP program rewards popular livestreaming users
If you're popular on Periscope, the livestreaming app will soon reward you as part of its new VIP program. The three-tier initiative is designed to incentivize creators who have invested time in using Twitter's live video option with tools that will...
Google Express delivery expands along the East Coast
East coast residents now have a new way to shop online. Google announced on Wednesday that it is expanding its Google Express online delivery service to a dozen states throughout the Northeast. Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania,...
Alphabet's health watch has changed a lot since last year
You know that health-tracking watch Alphabet's X research division showed off more than a year ago, the one you're looking at above? Yeah, you'll want to forget about that design. MIT Technology Review managed to get a peek at a prototype of what s...
Apple logs your iMessage contacts and could share them with police
Apple's iMessage had a few security holes in March and April that potentially leaked photos and contacts, respectively. Though quickly patched, they are a reminder that the company faces a never-ending arms race to shore up its security to keep malic...
We were stealing music way before the internet and millennials
When I was 13, my babysitter showed up with a box of 12 new cassettes. I was amazed that she had been able to afford all this music. I grew up poor and even one new purchase was news; a dozen purchases was cause for celebration. Had she robbed a bank...
Pink, fluffy dining at the 'Kirby' cafe
If you didn't know, Kirby is a squidgy pink ball. With minimal facial features. That's about it. Which is why he's adorable (and popular) enough to warrant a whole bunch of merchandise, as well as temporary pop-up cafes across Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka...
Twitter opens its Moments story-telling feature to all
Twitter debuted Moments as a means of slowing down the news feed almost a year ago. Back in August, the social network announced that all users would soon be able to employ the tool and today the company is keeping its promise. Everyone is now able t...
GoTenna's new communicator crowd sources for a better signal
If you're a fan of exploring the great outdoors, especially in areas of devoid of cell service, you may have already sought out a GoTenna. These walkie-talkie-like enablers pair with your mobile device via Bluetooth so you can send messages and GPS d...
Yahoo reportedly downplayed security for years
That massive Yahoo hack might have been less of a one-off disaster and more a symptom of larger, systemic problems with security at the internet pioneer. New York Times sources claim that Yahoo made security a relatively low priority for years, prior...
Xiaomi hopes to open 1,000 stores by 2020
To date, Xiaomi has focused overwhelmingly on internet sales of its smartphones and media devices in order to keep costs down. Even its tiny retail footprint has largely been limited to service centers and "experiences." However, that's all going to...
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Here Is Every Single Shift From Every Single Fast & Furious Movie
Fun fact: these are all actually from just one quarter-mile drag race.
Donald Trump Casually Accuses Google of Suppressing Negative Clinton News
While discussing polling numbers at a rally in Wisconsin on Wednesday, Donald Trump offhandedly accused Google of manipulating search results in favor of rival Hillary Clinton, because hey, why not?
It Would Cost a Whole Lot To Live on the Moon for One Year
This week Elon Musk announced plans to plans to build
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The Doctor Who Oversaw the Creation of 3-Parent Baby Explains the IVF 'Breakthrough'
Dr. John Zhang of Manhattan’s New Hope Fertility Center has long performed miracles for fertility-challenged couples. In a typical year, his futuristic-looking clinic (its sleek all white-interior looks like something out of a 2001: A Space Odyssey-themed spa) oversees hundreds of births.
That One Time An Old Lady Tried To Get Luke Cage to Murder Somebody
Luke Cage has been around for 44 years
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I'm Not 10 Years Old But I'm Still Going to Try and Squeeze Into These Amazing Superhero Winter Coats
After completely wowing us with its new line of Marvel and DC Comics “secret identity
Wait, Are the New Note 7's Overheating Too?
There’s no nice way to say it. The Galaxy Note 7 launch has been a complete disaster. After initially receiving favorable reviews, the Note 7 made more headlines following reports of spontaneous combustion in pant pockets, cars, airplanes, and homes. Samsung initially bungled the global recall—but now, more bad news is rolling in.
Twenty Years Later, A Furry MMO Fights To Stay Alive
At Furcadia’s September town meeting, a hundred humanoid animals lounged on purple pillows in a lush, 32-bit meadow. Emerald Flame, Executive Producer of the oldest social MMORPG, was explaining Furcadia’s largest update since its 1996 founding to the motley pile of furry avatars, known in-game as “furres.” It was called the “Second Dreaming.”
John Williams' Superman Theme Makes Supergirl Even Better
There’s about to be a new television version of Superman on the CW’s Supergirl show. Inevitably, someone’s thrown the classic 1978 Superman score behind the already released preview footage, but the results are brilliant.
Feds: Beware of Samsung's Exploding Washing Machines
Samsung may have another explosion problem on its hands. Today, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that it was looking into some of Samsung’s top-loading washing machines because of “safety issues.”
Everything You Need to Know to Watch Rosetta Crash Into a Comet This Week
The Rosetta spacecraft has spent three years peering at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from orbit—but this week, its watch will end. Tomorrow, Rosetta begins a controlled descent to its final resting place on the edge of an enormous pit
Preorder Amazon's New Alexa-Enabled Fire TV Stick, Get a Bunch of Free Extras
Amazon just refreshed its Fire TV Stick with a faster processor, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and most importantly, a voice remote that can now summon Amazon’s excellent Alexa voice assistant in all her glory, in addition to searching for content and apps on your TV.
This Old Ass Commodore 64 Is Still Being Used to Run an Auto Shop in Poland
Doom Bot Learns To Play Better Than Humans
Two Carnegie Mellon University students have programmed the ultimate killing machine. If you face off against their AI in Doom’s deathmatch, that is.
Facebook Protects Your Privacy, Just Look
Facebook, the company that collects as much of your intimate information as it can in order to make money from advertisers, wants you think it protects your privacy.
Apple Is Moving Into an Abandoned Power Plant in the Middle of London
You might recognize the four chimneys of London’s iconic Battersea Power Station from Pink Floyd’s Animals album cover or from Christopher Nolan’s 2008 film The Dark Knight—but you may soon begin to associate them with Apple’s brand new London offices.
Watch a Giant Fighting Robot Get Beat Up By a Wrecking Ball
Two robot fighting teams—MegaBots in the US and Suidobashi Heavy Industries in Japan—challenged each other to a duel once upon a time
Dutch Companies Create Tesla Hearse So Your Loved Ones Can Die in Style
Yesterday, Elon Musk warned us that his grand vision to send humans to Mars wouldn’t be without danger—in fact, he said
The United Nations Will Send Its First Mission to Space in 2021
The United Nations just announced a date for its first ever mission to space—and it’s pretty soon.
Movie Shots Side-By-Side With Other Movie Shots That Look Exactly the Same
It’s not an accident when movies look like other movies. Even when it comes to movies that you wouldn’t immediately associate with each other like Pulp Fiction and Moonrise Kingdom or Full Metal Jacket and... Moonrise Kingdom, it’s obvious that the directors are respectfully paying homage to the works that came before.
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New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon
Typhoons are generally associated with mass destruction, but a Japanese engineer has developed a wind turbine that can harness the tremendous power of these storms and turn it into useful energy. If he’s right, a single typhoon could power Japan for 50 years.