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After dropping $18,000 worth of phones, these are the toughest

After dropping $18,000 worth of phones, these are the toughest

At Tom's Guide, we test phones to see which is the fastest, which has the best display, which has the best cam ...
Acura skips the touchscreen for its infotainment system

Acura skips the touchscreen for its infotainment system

Touchpad-type interfaces aren't new to cars but Acura has created a navigation interface it calls "absolute po ...
A personal skyscraper, tech magnate’s mansion, and more of the biggest houses ever

A personal skyscraper, tech magnate’s mansion, and more of the biggest houses ever

The only thing bigger than these 60,000+-square-foot homes are their huge price tags. There's a reason many of the owners are billionaires instead of ...
Great heights and spectacular sights: The 17 coolest buildings on Earth

Great heights and spectacular sights: The 17 coolest buildings on Earth

Since claiming dominion over Earth, humans have built structures large and small across the farthest reaches of our planet. To better showcase our arc ...
Scientists mimic odd leaf structure for potential use in cleaning up oil spills

Scientists mimic odd leaf structure for potential use in cleaning up oil spills

To tackle some of today’s most pressing man-made disasters, a team of researchers from the University of Southern California has now turned to the lea ...
Hyundai’s Kona is ready for almost anything

Hyundai’s Kona is ready for almost anything

First off, Hyundai hit a sweet spot with the design. The look should appeal to the younger crowd while not turning off older buyers. It has aggressiv ...
Fortnite brings out the 10-year-old fort builder in all of us

Fortnite brings out the 10-year-old fort builder in all of us

Enlarge / I'm king of the mountain! Fortnite: Battle Royale hasn’t quite grabbed me. While the game is at least accurately named ...
Your future pair of Levi’s could be made by lasers

Your future pair of Levi’s could be made by lasers

While plenty of people are quick to trash a pair of jeans at the first sign of a bit of wear and tear, lots of fashionistas are after exactly that lo ...
Three Reasons Why It’s a Good Idea to Build a Skyscraper Out of Wood

Three Reasons Why It’s a Good Idea to Build a Skyscraper Out of Wood

In Brief More architects are turning to wood to build their skyscrapers, and there are compelling reasons why they should ditch ...
A green tower is sprouting up in Singapore and features vegetation inside and out

A green tower is sprouting up in Singapore and features vegetation inside and out

We’ve known for years that being in nature, or even having a view of it, can help soothe the soul and make us feel calmer. So it’s little wo ...
‘Star Wars Rebels’ and Marvel’s ‘Runaways’

‘Star Wars Rebels’ and Marvel’s ‘Runaways’

Star Wars RebelsKris NaudusSenior Editor, Buyer's GuideI loved Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This is somehow a ...
The Biggest, Longest, Tallest, and Most Impressive Bridges in the World

The Biggest, Longest, Tallest, and Most Impressive Bridges in the World

You likely use them every day, but have you ever stopped to consider how incredible bridges are? They’re massive spans of concrete, metal, and wires t ...
Crunch Report | CNN shuts down Casey Neistat’s Beme

Crunch Report | CNN shuts down Casey Neistat’s Beme

Hi! You are about to activate our Facebook Messenger news bot. Once subscribed, the bot will send you a digest of trending stories once a day. Y ...
Engineers just built the world’s tallest ice tower in China — here’s how

Engineers just built the world’s tallest ice tower in China — here’s how

A collaboration between researchers in China and the Netherlands has resulted in the world's tallest ice tower being created in the Chinese city of Ha ...
Computers saw Jesus, graffiti, and selfies in this art, and critics were floored

Computers saw Jesus, graffiti, and selfies in this art, and critics were floored

Several different machine learning systems were used to categorize the Barnes Foundation’s digitized collection, and the results were rather surprisin ...
A Robot Can Print This $64,000 House in as Little as 8 Hours

A Robot Can Print This $64,000 House in as Little as 8 Hours

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and expensive. Some homebuilders have chosen to automate part of the ...
Three months in, Destiny 2 has a “quality-of-life” problem

Three months in, Destiny 2 has a “quality-of-life” problem

Enlarge / Just a few more revolutions until that next Powerful Gear.Bungie / Getty / Aurich Destiny 2 isn’t the game its fans want it ...
Instagram is testing a lot of new features, including a repost button

Instagram is testing a lot of new features, including a repost button

Some other tests include a GIF search for stories, a Closest Friends list that lets users share select pos ...
How app developers and designers feel about the iPhone X—and the notch

How app developers and designers feel about the iPhone X—and the notch

The heart of the iPhone X's pitch is third-party apps. From augmented reality features to the TrueDepth sensor, the new features are ...
The surprising Islamic beauty of ‘Engare’

The surprising Islamic beauty of ‘Engare’

"Of course the human body is so interesting, there are so many systems in our body, all of these are working and it's fascinating," Bahrami says ...
This portable charger is solar powered and under $20

This portable charger is solar powered and under $20

Ah, the sun — nature's battery.Image: cotteeBy TEAM COMMERCEMashable Deals2017-11-06 18:39:14 UTC There are many wonderful things about being in ...
Martians may call these massive domed greenhouses “home”

Martians may call these massive domed greenhouses “home”

Designed by researchers at MIT, the immense domed greenhouse are intended to house around 50 people, equipped with open spaces of plants and water har ...
Apple says ‘tears of joy’ face is the most-used emoji

Apple says ‘tears of joy’ face is the most-used emoji

The image is just a simple chart without any real numbers attached, so there's no telling just how popular ...
'Wolfenstein II' is definitely not 'Doom'

'Wolfenstein II' is definitely not 'Doom'

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is experiencing a serious case of opportune timing. It's a game all about shooting Nazis, but that's not ne ...
Jellyfish-inspired e-skin glows when it’s in ‘pain’

Jellyfish-inspired e-skin glows when it’s in ‘pain’

The Atolla jellyfish can sense pressure in its surroundings and emits bright flashes of light when attacke ...
This Table Lamp Only Works When You Put Your Phone In It

This Table Lamp Only Works When You Put Your Phone In It

Image credit – Leonhard HilzensauerOur smartphones are huge distractions and there’s no doubt about that. This is why we can imagine how difficult it ...
Transparent Solar Cells Could One Day Be Installed On Windows

Transparent Solar Cells Could One Day Be Installed On Windows

Image credit – Richard Lunt/Michigan State UniversityIn the future there is a very good chance our homes and offices could be powered by renewable sou ...
Astronomers Just Found the First Interstellar Object From Beyond our Solar System

Astronomers Just Found the First Interstellar Object From Beyond our Solar System

New in the Neighborhood This month, scientists were able to confirm for the first time that a visitor from another part ...
Seven years of strange experiments

Seven years of strange experiments

That's not to say it didn't contribute to some truly wild experiences over the years. Developers quickly a ...
Great, now there’s ‘responsible encryption’

Great, now there’s ‘responsible encryption’

Government officials -- not just in the U.S. but around the world -- have always been cranky that they can ...
You can’t buy a self-driving BMW until 2021 (and that’s a good thing)

You can’t buy a self-driving BMW until 2021 (and that’s a good thing)

The varying degrees of autonomous vehicles the automaker is set to drop in 2021 are nothing new. BMW annou ...
Transparent Solar Panels Are “The Wave of the Future”

Transparent Solar Panels Are “The Wave of the Future”

In Brief Researchers from Michigan State University believe transparent solar panels have the potential ...
Tesla's Solar Roof tiles are out… and OMG

Tesla's Solar Roof tiles are out… and OMG

We've been anticipating the release of Tesla's Solar Roof tiles, and the four sleek styles do not disappoint. Elon Musk shared pictures of the install ...
Tesla makes quick work of Puerto Rico hospital solar power relief project

Tesla makes quick work of Puerto Rico hospital solar power relief project

Tesla CEO Elon Musk noted on Twitter that Tesla’s solar team could indeed outfit Puerto Rico with power facilities that could be used to generate a ...
Former HTC designer Scott Croyle has left Razer’s Nextbit

Former HTC designer Scott Croyle has left Razer’s Nextbit

While it may be easy to assume that Croyle left Nextbit over creative differences post-acquisition, he ins ...
Electricity-Generating Solar Car Gives Back to the Grid

Electricity-Generating Solar Car Gives Back to the Grid

In Brief The team from Eindhoven University of Technology took the grand prize at the bi-annual World Solar Challenge this week ...
Adobe wants to let you draw data visualizations by letting you draw data visualizations

Adobe wants to let you draw data visualizations by letting you draw data visualizations

Every year at its MAX conference, Adobe shows off a couple of interesting prototypes that may or may net end up in one of its products. This year i ...
Astrophysicists want to shield Earth from solar flares with … a giant magnet?

Astrophysicists want to shield Earth from solar flares with … a giant magnet?

A huge solar flare could hit Earth in the next century, and these scientists think a massive loop of conducive wire could save us from destruction. Th ...
Slurp your liquids through the center of this redesigned spoon

Slurp your liquids through the center of this redesigned spoon

The Spootraw has reinvented an age-old utensil to allow spoon scooping and straw slurping all in one 3D printed plastic. Read more...More about Food, ...
Scientists Have Created a Concrete Roof That Generates Solar Power

Scientists Have Created a Concrete Roof That Generates Solar Power

In Brief Researchers in Switzerland have developed a new form of molded roofing capable of harvesting s ...
Adobe’s ‘Cloak’ experiment is a content-aware eraser for video

Adobe’s ‘Cloak’ experiment is a content-aware eraser for video

Engadget got an early look at the tech, including a video demonstration and chance to talk with Adobe rese ...
Adobe Photoshop adds support for Microsoft’s Surface Dial

Adobe Photoshop adds support for Microsoft’s Surface Dial

It's unclear why it's taken Adobe and Microsoft so long to get together on the Surface Dial, nor why the f ...
Adobe remakes Lightroom CC as a hybrid app and 1TB cloud service

Adobe remakes Lightroom CC as a hybrid app and 1TB cloud service

Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CCTo be clear, because Adobe's new naming system is pretty darn confusi ...
Dutch car ‘Nuon’ wins the World Solar Challenge for the third time in a row

Dutch car ‘Nuon’ wins the World Solar Challenge for the third time in a row

Why it matters to you Solar power has come a long way in the last 30 years, as the innovative designs of these race cars ...
Your home could be powered by solar powered batteries in the near future

Your home could be powered by solar powered batteries in the near future

Interested in cutting your electricity bill or ensuring you have power in case of an outage? A solar-powered battery could help cut your electricity b ...
Rooftop Solar Provides a Record-Breaking 48% of South Australia’s Power

Rooftop Solar Provides a Record-Breaking 48% of South Australia’s Power

In Brief South Australia's minimum power demand over the weekend was the lowest in history thanks to ro ...
The Crowbar Offers Crows a Tasty Treat for Cigarette Filters

The Crowbar Offers Crows a Tasty Treat for Cigarette Filters

The world is full of trash. Look around your local park and you’ll spot gum wrappers, plastic bottles, and crinkled up cans tossed carelessly aside. B ...
NASA Press Release Says Our Solar System Has a 9th Planet

NASA Press Release Says Our Solar System Has a 9th Planet

In Brief NASA has stated that it's quite likely that our solar system is home to a massive, distant ninth planet. Its existence ...
An appreciation of 2017’s in-game shopkeepers

An appreciation of 2017’s in-game shopkeepers

Kilton, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildIt's easy to imagine Kilton soaring through the skies of Hy ...
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