Giant Robot Fight: MegaBots Kuratas

The U.S. And Japan Are About to Do Battle In the Most Amazing Way: With Robots

By on July 6, 2015 at 4:05 PM.

The U.S. And Japan Are About to Do Battle In the Most Amazing Way: With Robots

If all goes according to plan, we’ll soon see a giant robot duel between MegaBots (image above) and Kuratas. No, this isn’t a new movie. It’s a real fight challenge from team USA to team Japan, and it has already been accepted. More →

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F-35 F-16 Fighter Dogfight Test

A Trillion Dollars Got the Army an F-35 That’s Worse Than the F-16 It Replaces

By on July 1, 2015 at 2:26 PM.

A Trillion Dollars Got the Army an F-35 That’s Worse Than the F-16 It Replaces

The Army spent more than $1 trillion on the F-35 airplane program, a next-gen fighter that should outclass the F-16 in every way. The stealthy new flagship plane will be used by the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as the militaries of more than a dozen U.S. allies in the future, replacing the F-16. But don’t expect it to perform better than the F-16 that the U.S. Air Force first acquired in the late 1970s, even though it should be superior to the F-16 in every conceivable way. More →

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Lexus Slide Hoverboard Video Real Technology

Lexus Hoverboard: How It Works and Why You Won’t See It in Stores Anytime Soon

By on June 26, 2015 at 5:50 PM.

Lexus Hoverboard: How It Works and Why You Won’t See It in Stores Anytime Soon

A few days ago, a short Lexus video went viral on YouTube, as the luxury carmaker apparently created a real hoverboard called Slide. Thanks to the Back to the Future movies, skateboarding fans have been waiting for years for such a product to be created, and it’s no coincidence that Lexus released the Slide promo video this year.

But is it actually a real, functioning device? More →

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iMac 4k 21.5 Inch

4K 21.5-inch iMac May Be Coming Sooner Than You Think

By on June 25, 2015 at 8:40 PM.

4K 21.5-inch iMac May Be Coming Sooner Than You Think

It’s been a long while since Apple has issued a substantive update to its 21.5-inch iMac, but newly revealed data strings tucked away in the most recent OS X El Capitan beta suggests that that may change soon.

Originally spotted by 9to5Mac, Mark Gurman reports that the second beta of OS X 10.11, released to developers just this week, references Mac support for a varying number of display resolutions, one of which points to an upcoming 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display.

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Russian T-72 Tank Sale Buy

You Can Buy a Fully Functional Russian Tank, but There are Things You Need to Know

By on June 19, 2015 at 2:39 PM.

You Can Buy a Fully Functional Russian Tank, but There are Things You Need to Know

Some people would say that buying functional tanks might be a peculiar hobby, but apparently people buy these machines to drive around their properties all the time. And it turns out that you can indeed buy tanks if you’ve got the cash and patience, including the T-72, a top-of-the-line Russian tank. More →

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Google Project Soli

Try to wrap your mind around the incredible future Google is creating

Try to wrap your mind around the incredible future Google is creating

By on June 15, 2015 at 10:37 AM.

Google’s Advanced Technology And Projects (ATAP) group is easily one of the most exciting divisions we know about at Google. The teams there are working on nothing short of shaping our future, and some of the technologies they’re developing seem like they are straight out of a science fiction movie. In fact, some of them are straight out of a science fiction movie.

Earlier this month at the annual Google I/O conference, the company showed off a number of exciting ATAP projects currently in development, and we discussed a few of the most exciting ones in our earlier coverage (you really have to check it out).

One of them in particular deserves to be revisited, however, because it really is mind-blowing. More →

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Samsung 55 Inch OLED Mirror Transparent

Samsung’s new 55-inch OLED Mirror and Transparent displays are straight out of the future

By on June 10, 2015 at 2:04 PM.

Samsung’s new 55-inch OLED Mirror and Transparent displays are straight out of the future

Samsung yesterday introduced two new eye popping 55-inch OLED displays, one being a mirror and the other a transparent display (seen above).

Seemingly straight out of the future, the displays will initially be positioned for retail use, with Samsung boasting that the displays will help transform personalized shopping with a more visually engaging experience.

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WWDC Announcments

A look back at WWDC product announcements through the years

By on June 3, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

A look back at WWDC product announcements through the years

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, otherwise known as WWDC, has become something of a can’t-miss event in the tech world over the past few years. But if we go back in time to the pre-iPhone era, WWDC was a bit more subdued, a bit more developer oriented, and dare I say, a bit more boring.

Indeed, if you weren’t an avid Apple enthusiast, odds are that WWDC wasn’t even on your radar back in the early 2000s. Back then, WWDC wasn’t anything close to the public spectacle it has since become. So while it’s a safe bet that Apple’s WWDC announcements next week will own the tech news cycle for a few days, such a scenario would have been wholly unheard of back in, say, 2003.

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New Apple TV WWDC 2015

NYT: No new Apple TV hardware at WWDC 2015

By on June 3, 2015 at 4:53 PM.

NYT: No new Apple TV hardware at WWDC 2015

The list of things to get excited about during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference next week appears to be shrinking by the day. In a report on Wednesday, The New York Times revealed that Apple has been forced to postpone its plans to introduce new Apple TV hardware and a toolkit for app developers to go along with it. More →

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iPhone 1984 Macintosh

What the iPhone would have looked like in 1984

By on June 3, 2015 at 12:00 PM.

What the iPhone would have looked like in 1984

The original iPhone introduced by Steve Jobs was a game changer in every respect. In addition to a revolutionary new interface, Apple’s first-gen iPhone also ushered in a new era of smartphone hardware design. Before long, the design aesthetic of the original iPhone — a rectangular device with a large multitouch display — became the blueprint for all other smartphones.

But what if the iPhone had been released in a different era? What if the iPhone wasn’t developed in the mid-2000s, but was instead developed with the design aesthetic of Apple circa 1984?

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Tesla Powerwall Performance iPhone Charges

How many iPhones can Tesla’s home battery recharge during a blizzard?

By on May 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

How many iPhones can Tesla’s home battery recharge during a blizzard?

Tesla’s Powerwall home battery is already a hit, and the device could prove to be quite useful in a variety of instances, including keeping the lights on during a power outage or feeding back energy to the grid. But how how much power can Tesla’s new Powerwall battery store, and how can you quantify it in the context of the devices in your home? More →

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Best PC Gaming Hardware 128GB RAM Kits

A PC gamer’s ultimate fantasy: The world’s fastest 128GB DDR4 RAM kit

By on May 18, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

A PC gamer’s ultimate fantasy: The world’s fastest 128GB DDR4 RAM kit

So you think your gaming PC rig is pretty sweet with its 32GB of RAM? Well get ready to feel envious all over again. FossBytes on Monday wrote up a nice little report on the rise of 128GB DDR4 RAM kits that will make your gaming PC rig as future proof as anything we’ve seen in a long time. More →

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