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Pok mon Go for iOS and Android brings Pok mon into the real world

The Pok mon Company has announced a new mobile game called Pok mon Go, produced in collaboration with Nintendo and Niantic Labs, the former Google subsidiary behind the Ingress augmented reality...

Ahmed Mohamed says he's going to the White House and then he's transferring schools

Two days after his arrest for bringing a homemade clock to school, Ahmed Mohamed appeared at a press conference today to address his supporters. The 14-year-old student at MacArthur High School in...

Fallout 4 comes with a real Pip-Boy that works with your phone

The Fallout series is known for the Pip-Boy, a chunky smartwatch-style device that lets you check various information on the go. But in Fallout 4 , the latest instalment of the post-apocalyptic RPG...

Adobe Flash just took another step towards death, thanks to Google

Adobe Flash, the world s most hated software, is finally dying. Technically, it s been on its way out for years, but today it received one of its final blows which will go down in history. Google...

VMA 2015: Nicki Minaj called out Miley Cyrus live on the VMA stage

While accepting the award for Best Hip-Hop Video at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards, Nicki Minaj held host Miley Cyrus accountable for comments she made in an interview with The New York Times on...

14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed arrested for bringing homemade clock to school

Police in Texas have arrested a 14-year-old boy for building a clock. Ahmed Mohamed, who lives in Irving and has a keen interest in robotics and engineering, put the device together on Sunday...

You can now buy Star Wars' adorable BB-8 droid and let it patrol your home

As I write this, holed up in a small office, I can hear a quiet whirr going to and fro on the floor. Actually, it s more of a quiet whirr followed by a less quiet thunk as plastic meets plaster...

Disney is building a massive Star Wars world at Disneyland

Today at Disney's D23 Expo, CEO Bob Iger made a huge announcement: the company is creating an enormous Star Wars-themed land for its parks. There will be two different parks, one at Disneyland in...

The Mozilla Story: Making The World You Want

It's easy to forget how powerful Microsoft was only fifteen years ago. In 2000, Microsoft had 97% market share of its operating system in computers and, at its peak in 2004, Internet Explorer...

Facebook is making a 'Dislike' button

People have asked whether Facebook would make a "Dislike" button for years, and for years Facebook has said that it wouldn't. It's kind of obvious why this cycle happens: there's a natural impulse...

A close look at Marshall's gorgeous new London smartphone

From nowhere, Marshall leaked plans this morning for a smartphone called London, which it designed with all of the retro style and texture of one of its classic guitar amps. It's a seriously cool...

Tesla's $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars - very cool cars - but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled 'Tesla Energy' - a new business...

Google is reorganizing and Sundar Pichai will become new CEO

In a blog post today, Google co-founder Larry Page announced a massive restructuring of hte company, instituting Sundar Pichai as CEO and shifting himself and co-founder Sergey Brin to a larger...

Kentucky man shoots down drone hovering over his backyard

The way William Merideth sees it, it s pretty clear-cut: a drone flying over his backyard was a well-defined invasion of privacy, analogous to a physical trespassing. Not knowing who owned it, the...

It's on: Team Japan accepts US challenge to a giant robot duel

The US might have just beaten Japan at soccer in the Women's World Cup, but the Japanese are already moving onto another great sport: giant robot fighting. Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy...

Stephen Colbert just interviewed Eminem on a public access cable show in Monroe, Michigan

I'm going to be honest with you: I don't know what to say here. I almost didn't believe this video was real, except that it's hosted on an official YouTube account. So let's set the stage here. At...

The first new Dragon Ball series in nearly 20 years will debut this July

18 years after the end of Dragon Ball GT, a new Dragon Ball series is set to debut this summer. Titled Dragon Ball Chou (meaning Super), series creator Akira Toriyama will return to run the show....

A comic predicted Apple inventing Microsoft's Surface three years ago

Sometimes people make predictions and they're terribly wrong, but every once in a while an oracle appears with a prophecy that predicts the future. Joel Watson, a cartoonist, is today's oracle....

This hilarious Cisco fail is a network engineer's worst nightmare

In 2013, Cisco issued a field notice warning of a problem with its very expensive 3650 and 3850 Series Switches, used in many datacenters around the world. One of the problematic switches That...

Uber is offering Mad Max rides in Seattle

For all its corporate skullduggery and obnoxious, rules-don't-apply-to-me swagger, it's hard to deny that Uber has some clever promotions at times. In a partnership with Warner Bros, the company is...

London's sky pool will let the super-rich swim through the air

Developers in London are building what they claim is the world's first "sky pool" a 25-meter long swimming pool suspended 10 stories in the air between two blocks of luxury flats. The transparent...

PewDiePie's response to making $7.4 million is exactly why he's so successful

There are a few things commonly accepted about Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie. He screams a lot. He publishes videos himself playing video games. He makes a lot of money doing so. The latest figure...

iPhone 6S announced

Apple is introducing the iPhone 6S, an updated version of its flagship smartphone with an identical design and a bundle of new features. Chief among them is a pressure-sensitive screen, enabling a...

Google has a new logo

Google is introducing a new logo today. Just a month after unveiling a major restructuring of the company, Google is giving itself a new image. The new Google logo is still a wordmark, but it's now...

Sony's Xperia Z5 smartphones will include a fingerprint sensor on the side

Over the last few weeks, we've seen an increasing pace of leaked photos of Sony's next smartphone, the Xperia Z5. Actually, we're expecting three different models: the Z5, the Z5 Compact, and the...

Netflix Announces Its New Unlimited Maternity And Paternity Leave Program

A few hours after hitting its all-time stock price high today, Netflix has announced a new program for all employees. In a blog post, Netflix outlined its unlimited maternity and paternity leave...

GE FirstBuild Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Next Generation Icemaker

It's the biggest innovation in ice in nearly twenty-five years, according to General Electric (a company that knows a thing or two about ice). It's called the Opal, and its a portable ice machine...

Zane Lowe's first Beats 1 interview will be with Eminem

Zane Lowe is well known for his amazing interviews with musicians, and he's already lined up a first guest for Beats 1: Eminem. Lowe will be interviewing Eminem during the radio station's launch...

Samsung makes big trucks transparent in the name of road safety

Back in 2009, Russian design house Art Lebedev introduced the dramatically titled Transparentius concept for improving road safety. It was remarkably simple: put a camera on the front of large,...

Watch two crazy people fly jetpacks over Dubai in 4K

You might not know Yves Rossy by name, but there's a decent chance you've seen him before. He's one of the only people in the world with a working jetpack and he's really good at flying it. We've...

Amazon Prime Memberships Drop To $67 On Friday Only

Amazon is always looking for ways to boost the numbers of Amazon Prime customers, whether that's by holding a Black Friday-like "Prime Day" sales event or bundling in subscriptions alongside Amazon...

A $750 Pill And A Founder Who Doesn't Know When To Stop Tweeting

A Twitter account in the hands of a hothead startup founder can be a dangerous thing. The New York Times ran a piece Sunday looking into why a 62-year-old pill saw its price skyrocket from $13.50...

Texas principal sends awful letter to parents after Ahmed Mohamed was wrongfully arrested

Fourteen-year-old Texas student Ahmed Mohamed was arrested this morning for bringing a clock to school, after his teacher and police confused it for a bomb. While charges were eventually dropped,...

Apple might finally let you delete apps that come with the iPhone

According to Tim Cook, Apple is "looking at" letting consumers get rid of default iPhone apps that are rarely used. These are the ones you almost always hide away in a folder the minute you set up...

Watch Disney Animation legend behind Aladdin and Ariel draw in VR

Chances are Glen Keane has made an impact on you. As an animator at Disney, he brought to life iconic characters like Aladdin, Ariel from The Little Mermaid, and everyone's favorite furry grump,...

Up close with Nintendo's Pok mon Go Plus wearable

Pok mon Go isn't the first Pok mon title to come out on mobile devices, but it's by far the most unusual unusual enough that The Pok mon Company decided to hold a rare press conference in Tokyo...

Inside Facebook's plan to build a better school

Looking back, Mike Sego says, he was always meant to work in education. His dad taught fifth grade for 37 years, three of his older siblings were K-12 teachers, and he spent free time as a kid...

Bill Nye film is now the most funded documentary on Kickstarter

Bill Nye has helped set a new record on Kickstarter. A campaign to fund a documentary profiling Nye and his ongoing work in science has met its goal and pushed on to become the most funded...

Converse finally made a Chuck Taylor that won't destroy my old man feet

One of the less awesome things about getting older is that being on your feet for hours at a time at a concert, walking miles around the city, or any other similar activity ends up taking a...

Amazon says 20th birthday celebration will be bigger than Black Friday

To celebrate its 20th birthday, Amazon is introducing Prime Day, a "global shopping event" that the retail giant says will offer more deals than Black Friday. The deals will become available at...

Michelle Obama lifts the 40-year ban on White House tour photos

The secret service can no longer stop you from taking a selfie, because the White House has lifted the 40-year-old photo and camera ban on its tours. The decision was announced in a memo this...

Warner Bros scraps Dukes of Hazzard car toys over Confederate flag controversy

The Confederate flag may or may not be removed from government buildings in South Carolina, but the outdated relic is definitely being removed from at least one southern icon. Warner Bros. today...

Microsoft's Xbox One Elite Controller could be the ultimate console gamepad

Microsoft just announced what it's calling the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller, described by Xbox boss Phil Spencer as "an elite controller for the elite gamer." It's basically the regular Xbox...

Watch: Stuxnet and the dawn of the era of digital warfare

XPRIZE s competitions touch the furthest reaches of human achievement in fields like healthcare, oceanography, space exploration and now adult literacy. The organization is currently designing a...

The Simpsons loses Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, and Principal Skinner as Harry Shearer quits

Harry Shearer, the voice of Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner, Otto, Smithers, and many more on The Simpsons, has apparently left the show. Shearer used Twitter to indicate that he...

Elon Musk just gave the best tech keynote I've ever seen

I've watched a lot of handsomely paid CEOs get on stages for keynote presentations over the past decade, and none were as good as the one I saw Elon Musk give Thursday night in California as he...

'Star Trek' virtual tour will recreate every deck of the Enterprise

You've probably seen a few attempts at recreating worlds in game engines, but never at this level of detail. Artist Jason B is working on the Enterprise-D Construction Project, an Unreal...

Concorde may fly again by the end of the decade

Concorde, one of only two commercial supersonic jets ever created, may take to the skies again if an ambitious and dedicated crew of enthusiasts is successful in bringing it back from the dead....

Welcome to hell: Apple vs Google vs Facebook and the slow death of the web

So let's talk about ad blocking. You might think the conversation about ad blocking is about the user experience of news, but what we're really talking about is money and power in Silicon Valley....

Mark Zuckerberg invites Ahmed Mohamed to visit Facebook

Ahmed Mohamed is going to have a busy couple of weeks. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has joined the list of high-profile names showing support by extending an invite to meet the 14-year-old Irving,...

Facebook Is Building An Empathy Button, Not Dislike . Here's How It Could Work

The Dislike button has long been the most requested feature from Facebook users. So when Mark Zuckerberg today said in a public Q&A that the company was working on a way to show empathy for victims...

NASA confirms there's a global subsurface ocean on Enceladus

We've known there is water on Enceladus for a while now, but NASA has just confirmed a more recent theory about the icy moon of Saturn: it has a subsurface ocean that spans the entire globe. The...

Porsche Mission E announced, an electric sports sedan that charges faster than a Tesla

Don't call it a 911: Porsche spent much of its presentation at this evening's Volkswagen Group press conference talking about the new 911, yes, but the real news is the Mission E an all-electric...

The LAPD has a Tesla now

At a press conference today, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti announced the lease of 160 battery electric vehicles and 128 plug-in hybrids for the city's vehicle fleet. "Today, we take another step...

Stephen Colbert's interview with Joe Biden is the best he's ever done

A year or two from now, it's unlikely that we'll remember any bits or standout moments from the first episode of Stephen Colbert's Late Show aside from Jon Stewart's cameo, maybe. But last night,...

iOS 9.1 will let you send people the middle finger emoji

Nearly 15 months after approval for Unicode 7, the middle finger emoji appears to be heading to iOS. 9to5Mac's gallery of the new emoji in iOS 9.1 includes many anticipated emoji, namely the...

With Pok mon Go, Nintendo is showing that it takes mobile seriously

Ever since Nintendo announced that it would be getting into mobile games, we've all wondered just what that might look like; would it mean traditional, Nintendo-quality games on a smartphone, or...

iOS 9.1 finally brings new emoji including cheese, burrito and more

That s right, we re getting even more emoji. Apple has included the new emoji from the latest Unicode specification as part of iOS 9.1 beta uploaded for developers today. So many have been added...

The Apple Pencil Is The iPad Pro's Secret Weapon

Apple unveiled the iPad Pro, a bigger, more powerful iPad. While in many ways it looks and feels like a bigger iPad Air, the iPad Pro has a secret weapon - its stylus. Apple calls it the Apple...

Key & Peele proved the internet is leaving traditional TV behind

Key & Peele ends its three-year run tonight, and it s a big deal. When news broke in July that stars Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele were stepping away to do other projects, it hit fans and...

Hipster Barbie Shows Us How Plastic We All Really Are On Social Media

"Could I be any more authentic?!" Socality Barbie is an Instagram account that primarily pokes fun at the social media app's "community" culture, but it also offers a broader commentary on how our...

Disney is selling a Millennium Falcon drone starting tomorrow

Star Wars merchandise is big business. So big, in fact, that the films' stewards are streaming an unboxing marathon for all of the Force Awakens toys coming out on "Force Friday" tomorrow. We...

Panasonic is reviving Technics' legendary DJ turntables

Ask DJs about their favorite turntables and they'll frequently swear by Technics' SL-1200 -- even though it hasn't been made since 2007, the super-reliable deck is still the gold standard for vinyl...

Tesla's $35,000 Model 3 Sedan Goes Into Production In Two Years, Preorders Start Next...

It's happening! You, yes you (and me!), might be able to afford a Tesla sometime soon. On Twitter today, Musk shared that the holy grail of Tesla's, the lower cost Model 3 sedan, will be unveiled...

This morning's Atlas V rocket launch made a beautiful multi-colored trail

This morning, an Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying a US Navy communications satellite into space. It was another smooth take off for the United Launch Alliance, the...

This router will be the last thing you see before the internet consumes you

If you were wondering how Asus would respond to the challenge of Google's OnHub wireless router, wonder no longer. Forged in an off-world colony and teleported here by its own sheer power of will,...

VMA 2015: Kanye West is running for president in 2020? Sure!

Kanye West received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards, and he was handed the Moonman by an unexpected contemporary: reigning pop queen / one-time Kanye...

Rand Paul poses in front of NSA data center that he pledges to shut down

On Saturday, presidential hopeful and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) made an unusual campaign stop. Wearing his usual shades and messy curls, Paul posed with arms crossed in front of a controversial Utah...

Apple iPhone event announced for Wednesday, September 9

Apple has just announced its next iPhone event, sending out invitations to the press for September 9th, as expected. The company is expected to unveil a new pair of smartphones: the iPhone 6S and...

Tesla's Model S P85D is so good it broke Consumer Reports' rating system

How good is Tesla's Model S P85D? Insanely good, says Consumer Reports, with the electric sedan performing better than any other car the magazine has reviewed and breaking its rating system in the...

Windows 95 is 20 years old today

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India reveals world's first 100 percent solar-powered airport

Tesla's Elon Musk has long propagated the idea that solar is the power source of the future, and tech giants like Apple and Amazon have recently been pushing to reduce their dependence on...

The software Stephen Hawking uses to talk to the world is now free

For almost 20 years, Intel has been building technology to help Stephen Hawking communicate with the world -- and now the company is making the same software the world renowned physicist uses to...

Destiny players rejoice: X r is selling Gjallarhorn

Destiny would like you to think it's a game about saving various planets from impending alien doom. Its millions of players will tell you, however, that it's actually about the endless quest for...

Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 is official and will be available on August 21st

Samsung is officially taking the wraps off of the Galaxy Note 5 today, the latest in its flagship line of Note phablets. The Note 5 is best described as a blend of the Galaxy S6 introduced earlier...

Columbia House, the Spotify of the '80s, is dead

There was a time in the not-too-distant past where you couldn't just open Spotify, your favorite torrent client, or iTunes and get hold of a song you wanted to hear. No, you had to obtain actual...

'Haha' has killed 'lol,' says Facebook

If you still "lol" at jokes online then you might be in the minority. A new report from Facebook into how users express laughter shows that "haha" and its variants are by far the most common terms...

Watch Tesla's creepy 'solid metal snake' plug itself into a Model S

Remember when Elon Musk said Tesla was working on a car charger "that automatically moves out from the wall and connects like a solid metal snake. For realz"? Maybe you do, maybe you don't. It...

The next Mission: Impossible is coming way ahead of schedule

There's an inelegant recipe to Mission: Impossible films. First, you get a big-name director (Brian De Palma, John Woo, J.J. Abrams, Brad Bird, and now Christopher McQuarrie have all filled this...

Amazon signs Top Gear's Clarkson, Hammond, and May for new show

Former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May have signed up for a new motoring show on Amazon Prime, set to air in 2016. The news ends months of speculation about the...

Intel's new storage chip is 1,000 times faster than flash memory

Intel and Micron have a new way to store data that they say is denser, tougher, and faster than the competition, and it's already starting production. In a live keynote today, the companies...

Marshall just released the world's most badass Android phone

For reasons we can t explain, Marshall Headphones has released an Android phone. Simply called the London, the phone is pretty standard on the inside with 4G LTE, 720p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of...

CERN's Large Hadron Collider has discovered a new class of particle

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have announced the discovery of the pentaquark, a class of subatomic particle consisting of four quarks and one antiquark bound together. Like the Higgs...

NASA releases the final color image of Pluto taken before the flyby

Just minutes before the long-awaited flyby took place at 7:49AM ET, NASA "teased" the final full-frame color image of Pluto set to be released before the event by publishing it on Instagram. It was...

First Suicide Squad teaser reveals Jared Leto's brutal Joker

There's been a steady stream of images and information coming from the set of Suicide Squad, and after footage from Saturday's Comic-Con presentation leaked, David Ayer just released the preview...

Backed By Tim Draper, DataWallet Pays Users To Share Their Online Data With Businesses

Consciously or not, there's a kind of deal we make when we use many online services - in exchange for free access, we accept ads and give up some of our personal data. Now a startup called...

The US Army is getting hoverbikes

Malloy Aeronautics, a UK-based company, has been slowly and publicly developing a hoverbike over the last few years it even used Kickstarter to raise funds. But it looks like the project is now...

Microsoft officially announces Xbox One with 1TB of storage and new controller

Turns out you won't have to wait until E3 next week to see the newest Xbox One. After an Amazon posting revealed the existence of an Xbox One with more storage and a new controller, today Microsoft...

Google Maps will soon include offline search and navigation

In keeping with Sundar Pichai's grand theme of services available to all, Google is today announcing offline search in its Maps application along with offline turn-by-turn voice navigation...

Watch: The end of privacy If you ve got nothing to hide, you ve got nothing to live for

XPRIZE s competitions touch the furthest reaches of human achievement in fields like healthcare, oceanography and even space exploration. The organization is currently designing a competition in...

The series finale of The Simpsons already happened and it was wonderful

I wrote earlier today about my frustrations with The Simpsons' voice work, which has become the least interesting part of a show that's doing its best to creatively tread water. A number of people...

The NSA named one of its top-secret programs Skynet

Skynet is real. Well, kinda. According to the latest report from Glenn Greenwald's site The Intercept, the NSA has (or had) a secret program called Skynet. Unlike the Terminator version, which was...

Idris Elba broke an 88-year-old land speed record in a Bentley

On top of negotiating for a part in the next Star Trek film, Pacific Rim and The Wire star Idris Elba just happened to break a British land speed record in a Bentley Continental GT Speed recently....