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Sony, Please Make This Android Concept a Reality

Sony’s Z3 is a good phone, handicapped with a skinned version of Android that looks dated, and comes with a dump-truck of superfluous crap. Thanks to this quietly-leaked Sony Android Concept, which strips away all the junk and leaves a experience that looks plain fantastic. » 7/31/15 12:15am 49 minutes ago

Watch These Hyper Rare Vietnam-Era Jets Light Up The Sky Over Oshkosh

It was a hell of a year for Vietnam-era jet aircraft at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Not only did the USAF’s QF-4 perform at sunset, but one of the amazing demonstrations included an A-4, MiG-17 and the world’s only flyable F-100 Super Sabre ripping the skies apart in front of thousands of awestruck… » 7/30/15 11:49pm Yesterday 11:49pm

There's a Rocky Exoplanet Just 21 Light-Years Away

NASA has proven itself to be quite adept at finding planets lately, and this week is no exception: using the Spitzer Space Telescoe, scientists at the Jet Propulsion Lab have found HD 219134b, a rocky exoplanet ‘just’ 21 light-years away. http://gizmodo.com/this-is-the-mo... » 7/30/15 11:10pm Yesterday 11:10pm

A murder mystery unravels as the camera zooms out and changes angles

Since we’re limited by our own perspective, every story can always be told differently. People see things differently. People remember different things. People tell stories differently. Because, well, people are different. We only remember what we can, we need the full picture to see it all. » 7/30/15 10:35pm Yesterday 10:35pm

Just 72 hours after its slightly strange virtual reality launch, the OnePlus 2 has already surpassed a million invite requests. That’s not bad for the self-styled David in the war against Goliath flagships: the Galaxy S6 Edge took nearly two weeks to rack up 5 million pre-orders. But if you haven’t jumped on the… » 7/30/15 10:03pm Yesterday 10:03pm

A sword made of fire is the coolest thing

There are swords that are on fire, swords made in fire and now, swords that are made of fire. The Backyard Scientist created this “fire saber” which is basically a seltzer bottle that spits out a stream of butane which lights on fire with a lighter. The look of the fire stream resembles a light saber, hence the fire… » 7/30/15 8:40pm Yesterday 8:40pm

This ejector bed that launches you to wake up is a real funny nightmare

Waking up is hard. Anybody who can just get straight up in the morning cannot be trusted. For the rest of us, we make do with phones and alarm clocks and snoozing and coffee and showers and jobs that pay us to not be late. Perhaps we’re going to easy on ourselves. Maybe we need a high voltage ejector bed that shoots… » 7/30/15 8:20pm Yesterday 8:20pm

Why Were Old Jet Engines So Much More Smoky Than Newer Ones?

The dawn of the jet age saw the skies near major airports raked with thick black smoke trails. These exhaust plumes have largely disappeared from our atmosphere due to continuous jet engine innovations. Here is the story of the jet engine’s amazing change in visual and ecological signature since its introduction into… » 7/30/15 7:40pm Yesterday 7:40pm

Windows 10 Uses Your Bandwidth to Distribute Updates, Disable It Here

Every time Microsoft releases a new version of Windows, its servers get slammed. To help alleviate this burden, Windows 10 can download updates from other users’ computers. The problem is, it can use up your bandwidth and data caps to do so. Here’s how to turn it off. » 7/30/15 6:40pm Yesterday 6:40pm

How To Survive The Cascadia Tsunami

“Thirteen thousand people will die in the Cascadia earthquake and tsunami,” reads Kathryn Schulz’s now-infamous New Yorker article. “Everything west of Interstate 5 will be toast.” Turns out a very similar event occurred in Chile 55 years ago. What wisdom can its survivors share with residents of the Northwest? » 7/30/15 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm

Apple's Cupertino Campus Will Have an "Observation Deck" For Fans

If you’ve been to a natural history museum lately, you’re familiar with the glass-walled laboratories where paleontologists and archaeologists give the public a glimpse of their work. It sounds as though Apple is banking on the same level of interest in its day-to-day operations. » 7/30/15 6:15pm Yesterday 6:15pm