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Virtual wound will teach medics how to treat soldiers

Engadget - 2 hours 52 min ago
Field medics have ways to practice their craft before they're helping soldiers on the battlefield, but it's hard for them to understand how wounds work until they're involved in a life-or-death rescue. UCLA scientists may have the tool these medics n...

Kobe Bryant decides to announces his retirement online

Engadget - 3 hours 15 min ago
Kobe Bryant announced his retirement at the end of the NBA season through the web and social media — not by press conference. Sure, Twitter retirement announcements aren't a new thing: Shaq did so in 2011, not to mention David Ortiz and Steve N...

Turning sunlight into clean fuel is now cheap and simple

Engadget - Sun, 2015-11-29 23:48
Scientists have already produced artificial photosynthesis, but it has been an exotic process until now. You aren't about to replace the oxygen-giving plants around your home, in other words. However, researchers at Florida State University researc...

Scientists show that gene editing can 'turn off' human diseases

Engadget - Sun, 2015-11-29 21:50
Gene editing has already been used to fight diseases, but there's now hope that it might eliminate the diseases altgether. Researchers have shown that it's possible to eliminate facial muscular dystrophy using a newer editing technique, CRISPR (Clus...

Black hole observed devouring a star - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2015-11-29 21:42
An international team of astronomers has witnessed an "extremely rare" event: a black hole eating a star then ejecting a near light-speed flare.

App turns your writing into trippy 3D images

Engadget - Sun, 2015-11-29 19:53
It's easy to imagine a piece of art in your head, but making it real is another matter if you're not an artist. Wouldn't it be nice if you could simply describe what you wanted? WordsEye is trying just that. Its beta web app lets you describe a scene...

The Pirate Bay won't be blocked on its home turf

Engadget - Sun, 2015-11-29 17:52
Numerous countries order their internet service providers block The Pirate Bay, but its home country of Sweden won't be one of them... at least, for now. A Stockholm court has ruled that Sweden can't make ISPs block the piracy site, since those compa...

Amazon shows off new prototype delivery drone - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2015-11-29 16:41
Video shows "hybrid" drone accepting a small package into its fuselage and then ascending like a helicopter before flying more like an airplane.

Watch cars levitate -- there's a down-to-earth explanation - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2015-11-29 16:00
Technically Incorrect: In China, cars roll up to a junction, lift off the ground and spin bizarrely. A weird magnetic field? Or something more prosaic?

Amazon and Jeremy Clarkson hint at the future of delivery drones

Engadget - Sun, 2015-11-29 15:55
Former Top Gear co-host Jeremy Clarkson isn't just working on a new motoring show for Amazon... he's helping the internet giant pitch its vision for delivery drones, too. Amazon has unveiled a splashy new Prime Air ad where Clarkson shows off a new,...

Ralph McQuarrie's Boba Fett gets new life as a Star Wars collectible - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2015-11-29 14:00
You don't need to be a bounty hunter to track down and acquire valuable merchandise like this highly detailed Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Star Wars statue from Sideshow Collectibles.

VW reportedly knew its fuel economy figures were wrong a year ago

Engadget - Sun, 2015-11-29 13:57
If one report is accurate, Volkswagen execs didn't just know that their cars' emission estimates were fishy -- they knew the fuel efficiency figures were off, too. German newspaper Bild claims that top brass was aware of misleading fuel economy estim...

The AfterMath: A week of excesses

Engadget - Sun, 2015-11-29 12:00
Too much food? Too many bargains? With a handful of antacids nearby, we hope you've enjoyed this Thanksgiving week. Following in tradition of all that indulgence, we're all about size and excess here at TAM. Nuclear-powered data centers, puffy nugget...

Finding clues into the upcoming 'Sherlock' Victorian special - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2015-11-29 11:37
While the "Sherlock" Victorian special, "The Abominable Bride," gets closer to its January 2016 airdate, we present the facts, another trailer and a stockpile of photos to decipher any hints.

New photos reveal more clues from 'Sherlock' Victorian special (pictures) - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2015-11-29 11:35
Take a closer look at these newly-released BBC images of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Inspector Lestrade, Mrs. Hudson, Mary Morstan and the potential bride herself, Emilia Ricoletti, from the upcoming "Sherlock" Victorian special, "The Abominable Bride," airing on PBS and BBC on Jan. 1, 2016.

Caffeinated toothpaste will bring brushing buzz - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2015-11-29 11:08
Forget the potential of mint to wake you up in the morning. Power Energy Toothpaste plans to deliver "the rush while you brush" with straight-up caffeine.

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Tesla Model S recall, and more!

Engadget - Sun, 2015-11-29 10:00
When a problem comes along, you must fix it. This week Tesla noticed a defective seatbelt in one of its Model S sedans, so the automaker immediately issued a recall for all 90,000 vehicles on the road out of "an abundance of caution." In other transp...

Tis the season to be fraud-y: Cyber Monday's a holiday for hackers too - CNET

CNET News - Sun, 2015-11-29 08:00
Don't lose your head amidst all the wonderful deals. Online crooks are counting on you to let your digital guard down on Cyber Monday.

Professor saves home with smart sprinklers from 3,000km away

Engadget - Sun, 2015-11-29 06:20
Deadly bushfires have swept across South Australia this week, destroying countless properties and natural spaces. One ingenious professor was able to save his rural home, however, by remotely activating sprinklers using a smartphone. Simon Maddocks,...

Amazon's new Fire TV can talk to your connected home

Engadget - Sun, 2015-11-29 01:35
Amazon's Echo speaker and 4K Fire TV just got much better at handling around-the-house tasks. The Fire TV now controls smart home devices with a simple voice command -- you can ask it to dim the lights right before you start a movie. It'll search f...