An Exhilarating First-Person Ride in The McLaren P1

The McLaren P1 is the supercar of the moment, and possibly the first truly excellent hybrid the world has ever seen. Only a few hundred of the cars were made, so driving one is out of reach for most humans. No matter. Thanks to a head-mounted camera on one lucky driver, you too can now experience what it’s like to do 300km/h in a McLaren P1. Read More >>

Dropbox Knows When You're Sharing Copyrighted Files

If you store your important documents on Dropbox, there’s a chance that you might have some copyrighted files up there in the cloud. If those files are copyrighted, they might well not belong to you. If you have those copyrighted files in the cloud, you might want to share them with a friend. That’s when Dropbox steps in and puts a stop to things. Read More >>

The Most Ethical Phone in the World is Back in Production

The most popular phones in the world — the Samsungs, Apples, HTCs and Sonys — aren’t always manufactured in the most ethical ways. Tantalum, for example, is an integral ingredient in the capacitors inside your smartphone; it’s a rare element that is only found in high densities in a few places on the earth’s crust. One of those places is Congo, where armed conflict and civil war means tantalum mining is a deadly, slave-driven process. Read More >>

Formula E's Futuristic Sound Puts F1 to Shame

A lot of people are not happy with the sound of the new engines in this year’s Formula One. As a result of extensive rule changes, the 2014 F1 cars are much quieter than last year’s models, with none of that ear-splitting high-pitched scream that made 2013–and earlier–cars so appealing. And now, a competitor is putting them to shame. Read More >>

The Tech That Australia is Using to Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Australia and New Zealand have today found a new lead in relation to the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 which has now been missing for almost two weeks, and it’s dumping a whole lot of maritime tech on the situation to try and determine whether it’s credible. Read More >>

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Meet the Uncrashable Drone

Quadrotor drones are pretty awesome, but we’re all pretty crappy pilots. What if we had a drone that couldn’t go wrong in mid-air, avoiding that dive back to Earth with a dream-crushing crunch? Well, scientists have invented an algorithm that can compensate a drone in mid-air to make sure it doesn’t crash due to rotor failure. Read More >>

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Christopher Lloyd Has Apologised for Lying About Those Hoverboards

FunnyorDie did a bad thing yesterday. They lied to us about one of the best things ever: hoverboards. You don’t come between geeks and the promise of a floating board from Back To The Future. Now the man who should have known better, Christopher Lloyd — Doc Brown himself — is here to apologise. Read More >>

Brutal Scenes From Game Of Thrones Turned Into 8-Bit GIFs

The cultural explosion that is Game of Thrones has spawned countless passion projects: the Wiki of Ice and Fire, heavy metal covers of the intro music, artisanal hair braiding lessons. But these GIFs from classic scenes in the show’s three series, recreated as 8-bit computer art, would have to top the list. Beware: spoilers abound. Read More >>

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Samsung Really Wants You to Laugh at the iPad Air

Samsung doesn’t like Apple. Samsung doesn’t like Apple’s customers. Judging from these new ads poking fun at the new iPad Air and iPhone 5s, Samsung still doesn’t like Apple's products, too. Read More >>

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This is the Craziest Video You'll Watch All Day

People sure like doing insane stuff in slow motion and uploading it to the web. YouTube user Luc Bergeron has done us all a favour and compiled this jaw-dropping video of some of the wildest clips going. Read More >>

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Tourism via Jet Fighter is a Great Business Idea

Anyone got a jet fighter going spare? Check out this stunning scenery in Norway during a flyover by the Royal Norwegian Air Force. Surely anyone would pay good money to experience this for themselves. Read More >>

Why This Next-Gen Driving Game Wants to Look Worse, to Feel Better

When Forza 5 was released for the Xbox One, there was a huge amount of fanfare about how "real" everything looked. Perving on gorgeously-lit cars in the Forzavista mode made it the must-have launch title for the Xbox One. Driveclub wants to be the next "most-real" driving game on the market, this time for the PlayStation 4, but to achieve that the developers are actively trying to make it look "worse." Read More >>

What Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Technology Looks Like In Real Life

Our use of unmanned drones is well documented, and we know about missiles that trigger before they hit the ground. But some of Black Ops 2′s more, shall we say, "imaginative" technologies are based in reality too -- they'll just need a little pushing along before they get to the hyper-weaponised state they are in Treyarch's imagining of 2025. Read More >>

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John Cleese: 'Most Of the Gadgetry Is Of No Interest To Me At All'

He’s a comedy legend of five decades standing, and a fervent advocate for trying new things. But while he’s a happy iPhone owner and has played Q’s offsider/successor in two Bond flicks, John Cleese is by his own admission not much of a gadget freak. Read More >>


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