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Samsung's new Gear VR for the Galaxy S6 (and GS6 edge) launches on May 8

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

When Samsung announced the Galaxy S6, it also showed us a new version of the Gear VR virtual reality headset that will play nicely with the GS6 and GS6 edge. At the time, no pricing or release info was announced, but now Samsung has filled us in... Show More Summary

The secret ordeals Apple puts developers through so they can make amazing Watch apps

App developers are Apple’s secret MVPs. Without applications, the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch would be immensely boring devices. Apple knows this, and that’s why it always tries to outshine the competition when it comes to app availability for its products, including the newly launched Apple Watch. Show More Summary

The Army's Testing a Ray Gun to Kill Electronics in Battle

The Army’s M4 assault rifle usually has a singular, deadly purpose: sending 5.56mm chunks of copper at things you don’t like very much. But according to Defense One, the Army is working on an attachment for the M4 that would pretty much turn it into a ray gun. Read more...

Star Trek: The Next Generation Enterprise Lunch Box

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : GeekAlerts

Take your lunch where no man has gone before with Star Trek: The Next Generation Enterprise Lunch Box. It will kick your lunch up a notch into the next generation. Star Trek: The Next Generation fans will enjoy packing a lunch in this good looking tin lunch box! This colorful tin tote shows the U.S.S. […]

Why Senator Ron Wyden Has It Wrong About the Open Internet

Sen. Ron Wyden took to Wired yesterday to argue that the Fast Track bill he co-sponsored to rush approval for trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will help protect the free and open Internet. Sen. Wyden has...Show More Summary

The B-2 Still Looks Like It's From The Future

Briefly: It is almost unbelievable that the B-2 is more than 25 years old — it still looks like it comes from the future. In this photo, a B-2 is refuelled by a KC-10A during a training mission near Whiteman Air Force Base on April 11. [Staff Sgt. Brian Kelly/US Air Force] More »      

Video: Three new Apple Watch ads debut for launch day

Happy Apple Watch launch day, Apple fans! As we discussed in the most recent episode of our podcast, the Apple Watch release is unique in a number of ways. Beyond the fact that most people who want a Watch aren’t going to get one today,...Show More Summary

iFixit Apple Watch Teardown Suggests No Internal Chip Upgrades

Today is Apple Watch D-Day for a speedy few early adopters, with Cupertino finally shipping the first batch of its debut wearable to buyers. That means it’s also the day that serial repairers/tenacious teardowners iFixit get to crack open Apple’s latest sealed box and peer inside so we don’t have to. Read More

Gene manipulation boosts tree growth rate and size

Trees may be a renewable resource, but the rate of this renewal may not meet the increasing demand for plant biomass. But now researchers at the University of Manchester have potentially found a way to boost tree stocks by using gene manipulation to increase the size and growth rate of trees. .. Show More Summary

Apple Watch Teardown Reveals 205mAh Battery

Apple made claims that its Apple Watch would be able to last a day. Whether or not this is possible remains to be seen but so far there have been some initial reviews which expressed their disappointment with its battery life. That being...Show More Summary

Artificial photosynthesis breakthrough turns CO2 emissions into plastics and biofuel

Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley have created a hybrid system of bacteria and semiconducting nanowires that mimics photosynthesis. According to the researchers, theirShow More Summary

Watching realistic CGI giraffes dive into a pool is pure ridiculous fun

This is completely absurd but Nicolas Deveaux’s 5 Mètres 80 is so fun that it doesn’t really matter. A group of giraffes raid a pool and start jumping off the high dive while doing tricks. It’s all CGI but the giraffes look so realistic that I can’t help but imagine the alternate reality that this is happening somewhere in some pool. Read more...

Google Keep Now Supports Note Dictation On Android Wear

Google Keep was one of the first few apps available for Android Wear smartwatches. There might be other note-taking applications for Android Wear but Google would certainly want you to continue using Keep, which is why it has added a new feature to that app to ensure that users don’t jump ship. Show More Summary

The most amazing Hubble Space Telescope fly-through yet defies belief

If space traveling the universe had a scenic route, this would be it. It’s a 3D fly-through of the nebula Gum 29 with the stunning star cluster Westerlund 2 in the middle and it’s absolutely gorgeous. The image was taken by the Hubble and shown off for its 25th anniversary. It’s the stuff of dreams. Read more...

The Lego Movie directors are working on an animated Spider-Man film for Sony

On Wednesday evening at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Sony unveiled the first details of a new animated Spider-Man film, set to be written and produced by 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. There’s no word yet on who will be directing the film, providing Lord and Miller don’t take on that job as well. Show More Summary

A GPS-Equipped Falcon Could Keep Birds From Flying Into Wind Turbines

Birds have a bad habit of flying directly into big machines, like planes or wind turbines. This phenomenon, dubbed “ birdstrike,” usually ends, well... badly for our feathered friends. But the key to saving these doomed birds could be another bird. Read more...

Acer unveils two new fitness wearables: the Liquid Leap Curve and Liquid Leap Fit

At Acer’s global press conference at 4 World Trade Center today, the brand unveiled two new fitness wearables to add to their Liquid Leap line of bracelets: the entry-level Liquid Leap Fit, and the fashion-conscious Liquid Leap Curve. Show More Summary

Scientists Create Clock that Won’t Lose or Gain a Second for 15 Billion Years

When it comes to accuracy in telling time, the atomic clock is at the top of the heap. In fact, an atomic clock is used right now to set the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is…

Watch an angry Robert Downey Jr. walk out of the worst Avengers interview ever

With just over one week left until the premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron, several of the film’s stars have kicked their publicity tours into high gear. We’re not sure how necessary publicity tours are at this point considering how hotly anticipated the movie already is, but we’re looking forward to seeing all of the interviews nonetheless. Show More Summary

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