Of all the things your smartphone can do, playing music is one of the least demanding. Listening to a song puts very little strain on the CPU, doesn’t require GPS, and often doesn’t require wi-fi (so long as the music files are stored on your phone). Simple physics says that listening to louder music should use up…
The SAT, the standardized test taken by high school seniors to burnish their college applications, was administered nearly 1.7 million times last year. The test’s popularity within college admissions is based, in part, on the perception of fairness: As any recent test-taker is well aware, it is extremely difficult to…
Back in my day, schools used to recommend bringing a watch into tests so you’d keep track of the time. But now, the rise of smartwatches could lead to a flat-out ban of all timepieces for test-takers, if the latest rule at a major university in Japan is any indication.
A series of tests by EU-funded research group ComplianTV suggest that Samsung TVs use more power in real-life conditions than they do when undergoing efficiency tests.
A group of Twitter users have spotted a "payment and shipping" option within their Android apps. As The Next Web pointed out, this is just one in a series of tests that suggest Jack Dorsey might be able to buy his latest monochromatic designer suit from within the platform he helped build.
To ensure the safety of America's 730 million annual air travelers, all new jet engines must undergo arduous FAA safety testing—including a grueling series of static ground tests subjecting them to everything from gale force winds to simulated bird strikes. But how does one reproduce the identical test conditions…
If you've cheated in school, you've probably scribbled test answers on an eraser, passed notes with a friend, glanced at your classmate's test or even made a cheat sheet. You never, however, cheated like this amazing student. He's taken cheating to an entirely different level: A 35-foot long cheat sheet with 25,000…
Camera tests can be somewhat tedious, and if you're a tried and true camera nerd, you have probably seen experiments and comparisons ad nauseum. But this test, showing the effectiveness if the image stabilization feature of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a personal touch that makes it stand out among the rest.
A new test set to hit the market in Britain in the next year aims to tell patients how long they have to live, and naturally that's not happening without controversy. The test measures a person's telomeres, those structures found on the tips of chromosomes. The length of telomeres apparently correlates with how fast a…
Muscle atrophy, radiation, micro meteorites...the list of maladies that can harm or kill astronauts is a long one. Sadly, it appears as though it just got one item longer.
Earlier this month it was the Internet making people into Satanists. This week it's technology in general that's the problem. We're becoming too god-like, see, and the Pope has predicted eternal damnation for the lot of us if we continue.
Scientists, already adept at using magnets to screw with the brain's ability to generate speech, are now sending direct current into people's brain matter to help them master video games.
Bicycles, huh? When I was younger I found them to be mystical, two-wheeled things that remained upright seemingly by magic. Training wheels were my crutch until one day dad ripped them off and gave me a shove down the street.
These tiny, lightweight knives might make the perfect pocket knife for everyday use, and they're no doubt great for travel. Note: Probably not on planes.
The orange beauty here is one of the crash test cars that Tesla will send into a wall at some future date to judge the car's impact worthiness. It's also an indication of what's next from the electric car company.
Kudos to Verizon for snagging the coveted J.D. Power award for best call quality. The award confirms what many former AT&T customers have probably known for some time now. J.D. Power's testing was done between July and December and found Verizon to have the best/tied for the best scores in categories like customer…
For the second time this year an India Space Research Organizations (ISRO) rocket has failed spectacularly mere moments after launch. This most recent failure, captured for all time in this image, occurred 47 seconds after liftoff on Christmas Day.
Those @aol.com email domain names? With apologies to dad, total jokes! AOL hopes to change that however, and it started today with an attempt to, hrm, freshen up its fledgling brand. Meet Project Phoenix!
In this totally unscientific but reasonably fair test, one man writes a long paragraph on several different devices (including pen and paper) to test speed. The results may surprise and anger you.