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Leak: Unreleased Google Nexus 5 Left in Bar

Leak: Unreleased Google Nexus 5 Left in Bar

Well, we've seen this sort of thing before. You'd think being handed a rare prototype for a major new phone before its unveiling would engender a greater sense of um... responsibility. Turns out that whatever sensibilities it does instill don't necessarily preclude folks from taking these devices to bars, knocking back a ...

World’s Largest Walking Robot Breathes Fire

World’s Largest Walking Robot Breathes Fire

If you're going to make the world's largest walking robot, you might as well go for broke. That's what Zollner Elektronik AG — a firm out of Germany — did when it unveiled "Tradinno," its 11-ton, 51 foot, winged, fire breathing dragon powered by a 2 liter turbo diesel engine. Now the real question is, "Why?" Well, ...

Japan’s Epsilon Rocket Does What Shuttle Couldn’t

Japan’s Epsilon Rocket Does What Shuttle Couldn’t

When The Space Shuttle was conceived, its mission was to make space flight "cheap." (As these things go.) Original estimates had hoped that eventually the program would cost a frugal $50 million per launch. That dream was never realized, and in the end cost a total of $196 billion — an average of $450 million per mission. ...

Intel Atom Makes Big Strides

Intel Atom Makes Big Strides

Intel's Atom-branded CPUs are synonymous with netbook computing — tied to thoughts of pokey, budget-priced notebooks that may be good on your wallet, but do little to impress. Now, the company wants to shake off that image with its latest "Bay Trail," architecture. As Ars reports, the new products will support both ...

Sony PS Vita TV to Steer Clear of US, Europe

Sony PS Vita TV to Steer Clear of US, Europe

When sony announced the PlayStation Vita TV, it seemed like it could very well have become a device to transform the video game and set-top streaming markets both. The diminutive device was going to be a video-streaming, game-playing, PS4-mirroring wonder not quite like anything we've ever seen before. It was going to play ...

iPhone 5s, 5c Release Reveals Apple’s True Direction

iPhone 5s, 5c Release Reveals Apple’s True Direction

Apple’s event on the 10th was teased with the tagline, “This should brighten everyone’s day.” It has already drawn a powerful response.  Everyone was asking the question, “Does Apple still have it?”  The answer is a pretty clear, "No." If you're looking for an iPhone 5 in a colorful new plastic case for ...

Surveying the Best iPad Apps for Special Needs Students

Surveying the Best iPad Apps for Special Needs Students

While iPads and touchscreen devices are impacting virtually every level of educational instruction, apps designed for special needs students are particularly transformative. These five apps for students with autism, dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorders and speech issues are among the best of hundreds of worthy titles ...

15 Career Milestones Everyone Should Reach by Age 30

15 Career Milestones Everyone Should Reach by Age 30

Ever wonder what it’s like to be 80 years old? Oliver Sacks, a neurology professor at NYU, shares the truth about life as an octogenarian in a piece for The New York Times called “The Joy of Old Age. (No Kidding).” In the column, Sacks writes: “I do not think of old age as an ever grimmer time that one must ...

WSJ: Netflix’s Success Has Made TV Networks More Accepting of Serialized Dramas

WSJ: Netflix’s Success Has Made TV Networks More Accepting of Serialized Dramas

Netflix was once a sore spot or afterthought for traditional TV providers, but as its position has solidified, it's also become a way for threatened shows to get enough funding to stay on the air. The Wall Street Journal reports that network executives have become more accepting of serialized dramas that would have been ...

The App Store’s Best Games and Apps Are Free and You Should Get Them Now

The App Store’s Best Games and Apps Are Free and You Should Get Them Now

A host of highly regarded apps for iPhone and iPad have gone free on Monday in what could be a major celebration to mark five years since Apple launched the App Store. So far, games such as Infinity Blade II, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, Where's My Water?, Badland and Tiny Wings (iPhone / iPad) are all on offer for ...