Reddit's new official app is the best way to read AMAs

Sam Byford September 2, 2014 04:59 am3 hours ago 20

Reddit's AMA (Ask Me Anything) section is one of the most popular areas of the site, but the Q&As themselves can be a little difficult to read — not every question gets answered, other users jump in with...

Out on iOS now, Android this week

LG and Samsung keep gluing crystals on their products and we don't know why

Rich McCormick September 2, 2014 02:16 am5 hours ago 32

Curved TVs have already been criticized for being gimmicky and superfluous to user needs, but it seems manufacturer LG has been inspired to go one better in the pursuit of absurdity — it's covered a curved...

the crystal method

NASA is building an air traffic control system for drones

Rich McCormick September 1, 2014 09:04 pm11 hours ago 9

NASA is developing an air traffic control system for drones. The New York Times reports the US space agency is working on creating a management system for vehicles that fly at around 400 to 500 feet off...

pushing tiny tin

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Sony announces adorable 'Dragon Quest' limited edition PS4

Sam Byford September 1, 2014 08:24 pm11 hours ago 22

At a press conference in Tokyo yesterday, Sony and Square Enix announced Dragon Quest Heroes for PlayStation 3 and 4, the first game in the impossibly-big-in-Japan series to hit PlayStation platforms in...

Japan's biggest series returns to the PlayStation

More than one in three wild boar in Germany are too radioactive to eat

Dan Seifert September 1, 2014 06:17 pm13 hours ago 36

If you've going to Germany to experience Oktoberfest for beer and sausages this fall, chances are you might want to stay away from the boar while you're there. A new study from the German government,...

Unsafe sausages

Apple 'actively investigating' and FBI 'addressing' alleged hack that revealed nude celebrity photos

Dan Seifert September 1, 2014 04:14 pm15 hours ago 141

Apple says it is "actively investigating" an alleged exploit to its iCloud service that allowed hackers to post dozens of private celebrity photos to public message boards this weekend. "We take user...

Still many unknowns

NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch

Carl Franzen September 1, 2014 02:15 pm17 hours ago 66

Artist's rendering of NASA's Space Launch System (credit: NASA/MSFC)

NASA has worked on some inspiring interplanetary projects in the last few years, but few have been as ambitious as the simply-named S...

Mars or bust

Celebs are just like us: they take and share nude photos

Ben Popper September 1, 2014 01:26 pm18 hours ago 138

The release of hundreds of nude and intimate pictures from female celebrities has brought attention to the perils of making and safely storing intimate digital images. But the practice of sending and...

We're all alike among the naked and the nude

NASA to reformat Mars rover's memory from 125 million miles away

Jacob Kastrenakes September 1, 2014 12:57 pm19 hours ago 15

NASA's long-running Mars rover Opportunity is going to have its memory reformatted in an attempt to resolve a series of recurring errors that have been interrupting its work for a day or two at a time with...

"The flash reformatting is a low-risk process." John Callas, NASA project manager

Google may reveal first low-cost Android One phones at September 15th event

Jacob Kastrenakes September 1, 2014 12:02 pm20 hours ago 70

Google has begun working with hardware manufacturers to help them easily produce low-cost Android Phones, and the first phones built as part of that effort could see a release soon. Google is holding an...

Android phones for under $100

Asus says it will unveil the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch yet on Wednesday

Jacob Kastrenakes September 1, 2014 10:15 am21 hours ago 82

Asus says that it's built the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch to date and that it plans to fully unveil it just two days from now, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency. Called the ZenWatch, this...

The ZenWatch will reportedly sell for under $199

Watch this Batman-inspired remix of 'The Incredibles' trailer

Vlad Savov September 1, 2014 07:29 am09.01.2014 14

Dark, gritty, and violent, yet thoughtful and thought-provoking — such has been the style of Christopher Nolan's Batman films, and it has now been applied to Pixar's 2004 superhero movie The Incredibles....

Look on the dark side of life

The opening scene to 'Apocalypse Now' started as a piece of trash

Thomas Ricker September 1, 2014 05:48 am09.01.2014 5

Tim Appelo of The Hollywood Reporter quotes Francis Ford Coppola on the unlikely origins of the opening sequence to Apocalypse Now, on the film's 35th anniversary:

"The 'trim' barrels were filled with...

The horror, the horror

Microsoft teases its Lumia 730 ‘selfie phone’ with a selfie

Tom Warren September 1, 2014 04:44 am09.01.2014 57

Microsoft started teasing its Lumia 730 "selfie phone" last month with an invite to a press conference in Berlin on Thursday. While the invite teased "join us for more face time" and a Lumia camera,...

Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 expected on Thursday

AnandTech founder Anand Shimpi retires from journalism to join Apple

Vlad Savov August 31, 2014 08:05 pm08.31.2014 152

If you've built your own PC at any time over the past decade and a half, chances are you'll have come across AnandTech in the course of your research. Founded by a precocious teenager way back in 1997, the...

Moving to the Mac mothership

'Dota 2' is on the front page of today's New York Times

Dante D'Orazio August 31, 2014 05:22 pm08.31.2014 65

If anyone is still questioning the legitimacy of e-sports, today should be a bit of a wake-up call. The lead photo on the front page of today's New York Times is of this July's $10 million Dota 2...

The Gray Lady is taking e-sports seriously

This university's library doesn't have a single paper book

Dante D'Orazio August 31, 2014 03:17 pm08.31.2014 46

Bookless libraries aren't quite so far-fetched as they used to be. Florida Polytechnic University, opening for the first time this fall, features a $60 million, Santiago Calatrava-designed main building...

100 percent bookless

Last night on 'Doctor Who:' journey to the center of a Dalek

Ross Miller August 31, 2014 01:00 pm08.31.2014 26

"Into the Dalek" is Peter Capaldi's first true post-regeneration adventure. Or rather, it's more of a parable: an outrageously weird story that serves to highlight a darker truth of the Doctor's own soul....

"Welcome to the most dangerous place in the universe." The Twelfth Doctor

Apple reportedly reaches agreements with Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for iPhone mobile payments

Dante D'Orazio August 31, 2014 12:31 pm08.31.2014 191

Apple is widely expected to reveal a mobile payments system alongside the iPhone 6 at its press event on September 9th. The system — supposedly designed to take on Google Wallet, Isis, Paypal, and others —...

Can we expect true compatibility with all credit cards?

Apple's new spaceship is looking more like a landing site

Vlad Savov August 31, 2014 11:04 am08.31.2014 132

When it's complete, Apple's Campus 2 will resemble an enormous space disc descended upon the leafy suburbs of Cupertino, but as of today, it's looking more like a dustbowl landing site. Still, just seeing...

A staggeringly vast outline for Apple's grand new HQ

See author Thomas Pynchon's handwritten edits to his 'Simpsons' script

Dante D'Orazio August 31, 2014 10:29 am08.31.2014 8

Famed — and incredibly reclusive — author Thomas Pynchon no less than shocked fans when he came out of hiding to make two separate celebrity appearances on The Simpsons in 2004. As you might have expected,...

"Homer is my role model." Thomas Pynchon

Charlie Shrem to plead guilty to federal charges related to Bitcoin transactions

Dante D'Orazio August 31, 2014 03:51 am08.31.2014 26

One of the most prominent names in Bitcoin will plead guilty to multiple federal charges in a New York court next Thursday, September 4th. According to Reuters, Charlie Shrem, an entrepreneur who's made...

Plea deal reportedly reached

Amazon is resurrecting 'The Tick' with Patrick Warburton for new pilot

Dante D'Orazio August 30, 2014 08:01 pm08.30.2014 32

In 2002, Fox cancelled superhero TV show The Tick just eight episodes in. Now, over a decade later, Amazon Studios is giving the show a second chance. According to The Wrap and People, star Patrick...

"The big blue bug of justice is here!" The Tick

'Dungeons & Dragons' mobile game may let you create a world to battle in

Jacob Kastrenakes August 30, 2014 05:30 pm08.30.2014 11

Here's the thing: you can't really make Dungeons & Dragons into a video game. It's a game that lets players do basically anything that they want to, and that's not something that can be translated to a...

You'll get to be a digital Dungeon Master

Apple reportedly planning multiple wearables, most expensive model might cost $400

Dante D'Orazio August 30, 2014 04:57 pm08.30.2014 240

We're little over a week from Apple's biggest press conference of the year, and rumors surrounding the company's widely-expected entry into the wearable market are reaching fever pitch. Unidentified...

Apple wearable to cost more than the competition?

Alienware just built the Mac Pro of gaming PCs

Dante D'Orazio August 30, 2014 02:28 pm08.30.2014 176

Apple's new "trash can" Mac Pro is pretty wild, but Alienware might have just snatched back the title for craziest desktop PC with its new Area-51. Gone is the rectangular tower desktop of old — in its...

Yes, it's a freaking hexagon

See the visual effects that bring 'Game of Thrones' to life

Dante D'Orazio August 30, 2014 12:41 pm08.30.2014 14

Game of Thrones didn't get much love from the Emmys last week — it only won just four technical awards out of 19 nominations — but there's no denying what an impressive achievement the series is. Its...

Welcome to Meereen

ALS Association abandons its effort to trademark the 'ice bucket challenge'

Josh Lowensohn August 29, 2014 11:03 pm08.29.2014 51

Following backlash, the ALS Association says it's given up on its attempt to trademark both "ice bucket challenge," and the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge." In a note on its Facebook page today, the ALS...

A not so hot idea

Snapchat lets you watch and create group videos of live events with 'Our Story'

Carl Franzen August 29, 2014 05:21 pm08.29.2014 9

Snapchat isn't just for sharing slices of your life with your friends anymore. A new feature called "Our Story" has begun rolling out to all users today, which lets you create and view public collections...

Snap it up

Cable companies want to stop the best internet in America from growing

Jacob Kastrenakes August 29, 2014 04:52 pm08.29.2014 155

A group representing giants in the cable industry is trying to shut down two municipalities' proposals to expand their public broadband networks, arguing that public broadband has a "mixed record" and can...

Scared of a little competition?

Lyft says Uber's recruiting tactics caused drivers to lose money

Russell Brandom August 29, 2014 04:51 pm08.29.2014 32

Earlier this week, The Verge's Casey Newton published exclusive details of Uber's "Operation SLOG," an aggressive campaign aimed at recruiting drivers away from its competitor Lyft. Now the company claims...

Drivers in Orange County saw a 48 percent decline in wages

Check out these insane new bikes from designer Philippe Starck

Vlad Savov August 29, 2014 01:34 pm08.29.2014 26

Industrial designers love to be provocative almost as much as they enjoy being original. Fulfilling both briefs with a furious disregard for common sense, leading French designer Philippe Starck has this...

"This is more than a bike, it's a machine to generate pleasure through hybrid technology." Emmanuel Antonot, Moustache Bikes

The voice of Mario and Luigi has brought Nintendo's plumbers to Instagram

Chris Welch August 29, 2014 01:23 pm08.29.2014 11

There's no telling how Nintendo feels about the whole thing, but voice actor Charles Martinet has brought the iconic characters of Mario and Luigi to life on Instagram. And he's doing it with action...

"Is your mama a llama?" Mario

Ikea's catalog now uses 75 percent computer generated imagery

Jacob Kastrenakes August 29, 2014 01:20 pm08.29.2014 79

Browsing through an Ikea catalog is basically a modern adult's version of playing make-believe, letting you imagine just how gorgeous your apartment will never be. And it turns out, an Ikea catalog is even...

Your apartment will never look this good
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