Well here’s a surprise! After spending years undermining the laptop—or at least trying to—with the Surface, now Microsoft is making its own damn laptop. Oh hell yes folks, here is Surface Book. Yes, it’s beautiful. »
Last month in South Africa, scientists announced the discovery of a new group of early humans called Homo naledi. Now an analysis shows that this hominin had hands capable of both tree climbing and tool use, plus feet that were adapted for walking upright.
Well, this is it. The day all my dreams came true. I started out playing 2D side-scrollers in mall arcades in the 1980s, but I’ll soon be able to fight holographic robots bursting through my living room walls using my handheld blaster that’s a wearable hologram. WTF. »
Today we’re getting our first look at Microsoft’s first Windows 10 Lumia smartphones—the first real attempt by Microsoft to build on the proud, if somewhat under-accomplished tradition of Nokia Windows Phones. »
Last year, the Microsoft dove straight into the wearables market with an ambitious device that unfortunately didn’t live up to its promise. Here’s round 2, the new Microsoft Band. »
Today, Twitter rolls out a new feature called “Moments.” It’s a tab that’ll collect the most buzzworthy news stories in one place. It’s a last-ditch effort to make the app easier to use at a time of changing leadership, plummeting stock prices, and stagnant user growth. »
Windows 10 has been out and about for months now, but Microsoft hasn’t added anything new to the hardware pool—until now. »
It feels like ages since Lego announced that it would be making a set based on Doctor Who—but now we don’t need a time machine to find a future where it’s out. It’s finally happening this December, and it’s looking rather fantastic if you’re a fan of all things wibbly, wobbly, and maybe even timey and wimey too. »
One day, all of the small electronics in our homes will run off built-in batteries and ubiquitous wireless charging, but until then, Eneloops are the best option we have. You named these your favorite rechargeable batteries by a mile in a recent Kinja Co-Op, and they’re by far the best selling batteries we’ve posted. »
Think of all the hardware Microsoft makes that’s not a peripheral. What you’re thinking is probably getting some kind of update on Today. That includes the wonderful Surface Pro laptop/tablet, but also the Microsoft Band and two new Lumias (finally). And maybe even a surprise or two, just to keep us guessing. »
The 2015 Nobel Prize in physics goes to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald for their work on neutrino oscillations. By tracking neutrinos in subterranean water tanks, the researchers watched neutrinos change flavour, in turn proving that the subatomic particles have mass. »
The accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 had a devastating impact on the local population and forced 116,000 people to permanently leave their homes. But now researchers have discovered that, while the people may not have returned, the contaminated area of Belarus is teeming with wild animals,… »
A new court ruling from the European Court of Justice deems invalid a legal framework that has untul now been used to justify the free transfer of data between the European Union and the U.S..