Despite growing in every direction and packing in more active safety tech, the new Chevrolet Cruze has managed to shed 250 pounds (113 kg) from its predecessor's kerb weight... Continue Reading Chevy Cruze goes on a diet Section: Automotive Tags: Turbo Chevrolet Related...Show More Summary
Solar Impulse 2 has started smashing records even before the longest leg of its round-the-world flight is complete. At around three quarters of the way to its next touch down in Hawaii, the single-pilot aircraft has broken the worldShow More Summary
Having teased us with a swoopy concept in 2013, Infiniti is finally preparing to launch its first compact car, the Q30, at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show... Continue Reading Infiniti to launch compact Q30 at Frankfurt Show Section: Automotive Tags: Frankfurt...Show More Summary
Garmin gave hope to many a floundering tech startup's CEO earlier this year when it purchased Ikubu Ltd in the wake of a crowdfunding campaign that came up short. Though the company failed to capture the imagination of the Dragon Innovation...Show More Summary
With governments looking to wrap their hands tighter around your personal data, getting a phone that can keep your information safe is paramount. Here are our top picks for super-private devices. More »
E-cigarettes are increasingly popular, with weird hipster head shops popping up in towns around the globe. While you can buy this e-juice at gas stations and just about anywhere else analog cigarettes are sold, there are inevitably people who want to mix their own propylene glycol, glycerin, water, and nicotine. Show More Summary
With one hand Apple giveth, and with the other, it rips a long-standing feature away with no warning. Read more...
If you’ve spent any time looking at the average satellite image of Mars, you’d be forgiven for concluding that our nearest planetary neighbour is actually just one gigantic sandy wasteland. But as this close-up image of the Aureum Chaos proves, Martians don’t just hide in the sand. Read more...
Stay calm, citizens: Apple Maps’ sensor-laden minivans, which have been on the road for months in some regions, are expanding to 15 new states. The full list of locations is available in some detail on Apple’s blog. I’m not saying you should start planning your elaborate prank right now, but it’s certainly a possibility. Read more...
Prime Minister David Cameron. David Cameron has signalled that he intends to ban strong encryption — putting the British government on a collision course with some of the biggest tech companies in the world. More »
Last night, time on Earth had a leap second. The planet’s computer systems survived unscathed, thanks to months of careful preparation by engineers. But here’s a concise explanation of why, left to their own devices, a bunch of very expensive computers could’ve thrown a hissy fit. Read more...
In quantum cryptography, encoding entangled photons with particular spin states is a technique that ensures data transmitted over fiber networks arrives at its destination without being intercepted or changed. However, as each entangled...Show More Summary
For iPad users, the new split-view multitasking feature that will be introduced with the release of iOS 9 is easily the most exciting addition that will hit Apple tablets this year. The new feature allows users to display multiple apps side by side on the same screen, similar to the capabilities we’ve seen on Samsung tablets for the past few years. Show More Summary
If you’re a fan of Valve’s DotA 2 MOBA, chances are every year you look forward to The International, which is basically the biggest DotA 2 championship tournament of the year. Last year’s The International saw its prize pool nearly hit the $11 million mark, but it looks like this year’s tournament has surpassed that and with time to spare too. Show More Summary
According to a report from a little over a week ago, it was suggested that Xiaomi had managed to ship 35 million devices in the first half of 2015. Now as we pointed out shipped and sold are two very different things as the latter simply indicates potential demand while the latter actually affects revenue. Show More Summary
Golf balls are really, really weird. Especially the old ones used over a hundred years ago. The dimpled shell can hide things like goose and duck feathers, wound rubber and all other sorts of colorful and bright polymers and rubbers and plastics. The current balls are super fancy, I wish each golf ball still hid the rubber that looks like tobacco leaves. Read more...
[Giorgos] wanted to build a pneumatic solder paste application tool but needed an air compressor to power it. Instead of going out and buying a compressor, he decided to build one himself. It sure is an ugly duckling but we’re impressed with it’s performance. The air tank is an old spent fire extinguisher. Show More Summary
German motorcycle manufacturer Horex has revealed plans to restart production in coming months, promising to have a new model in time for the EICMA show in Italy next November. The company's new owner, 3C Carbon Group, is already inShow More Summary
We suppose out of all the Windows versions that have been released in the past decade or so, Windows XP and Windows 7 are probably some of the favorites. Windows Vista kind of bombed and Windows 8 was met with a rather chilly reception to, no thanks to its redesign which left many users confused on how to use it. Show More Summary
Batman: Arkham Knight showed a lot of promise in terms of storyline, gameplay, and graphics. While gamers on the console are no doubt enjoying the game as we speak, the same cannot be said for a good many PC gamers who found a ton of issue with the game, so much so that the publisher Warner Bros. Show More Summary