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Thursday, October 13, 2016

New Atlas

Camping trailers like the Patriot TH610 and UGOAT Scout carry an ATV or dirt bikes to the trailhead, but what do you do if you prefer tackling the trailer with a full-blown Jeep? You hitch up one of Nuthouse Industries' shiny aluminum trailers and roll that Wrangler right behind your camper.  Read more
This installment of our top 50 scientific documents moves into heavyweight territory with Isaac Newton's "Principia Mathematica", "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium" by Nicolaus Copernicus, the Archimedes Palimpsest, and Einstein's letter to Franklin D Roosevelt that catalyzed nuclear warfare.  Read more
Vivint is a fully serviced home security system that now boasts Amazon Echo integration, allowing parts of the system to be controlled simply by asking Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, for help.​ We've been putting the system through its paces.  Read more
​In the minds of many, the clearest pictures of dinosaurs probably come from a certain movie, but scientists are constantly revising that. A new study has identified the oldest known fossil of a bird's vocal organ, helping uncover how today's diverse birdsong developed.   Read more
Having moved from a heavily modified Subaru WRX to a tuned up Ford Fiesta, Ken Block jumped into the Hoonicorn Mustang. Now, it's has been given an upgrade, with a brand new twin-turbo engine making 1,400 hp.   Read more
Some 2,118 m (6,948 ft) high up in the Triglav National Park in Slovenia's Julian Alps, an aging mountain shelter built in 1936 was recently decommissioned. Its replacement adds some important modern upgrades, including a tough aluminum shell and solar power.   Read more
Mercedes has used the E-Class to show exactly what current radar-guided autonomous driving systems can do. Now, BMW has unveiled its seventh-generation 5 Series, loaded to the gills with semi-autonomous driving systems to make life easier for the driver.   Read more
More and more we're seeing companies step in to offer VR as a theme park or arcade type of experience, and the latest to throw its hat into the ring is Modal VR, with a semi-portable system that can reportedly track the heads and gestures of up to 10 players, without trailing cables everywhere.   Read more
Data from ESA's Herschel Space Observatory indicates that ultraviolet light from stars may be a key factor in turning interstellar gases into complex molecules that are the precursor chemicals of life.  Read more
The Falcon 8+ is the first Intel-branded commercial drone and it's outfitted for industrial inspection, surveying and mapping.​   Read more
It's very important to know if harmful E. coli O157:H7 bacteria is present in foods or liquids. Scientists are now making the detection process quicker and easier, by bioengineering a virus that causes the bacteria to glow when infected. ​   Read more
Sony’s PlayStation VR​ should have a monumental advantage in mainstream consumer adoption. But can the final consumer version overcome the severe limitations we ran into in our pre-release demos? We’ll find out soon – in the meantime, here’s how it stacks up next to the PC-based Oculus Rift​.   Read more
Apart from the easy-to-fake label on the packaging, how can you really know where your seafood is from? Well, thanks to research being carried out at the University of Southampton, you may soon be able to check its chemical signature. ​   Read more
​​If you look at a cicada wing under a microscope, you'll see that it's covered in nanoscale spikes. Now, researchers have replicated those spikes' antireflective properties, and the resulting technology could be used to create more efficient solar cells. ​   Read more
Since Pixel is the first true "phone by Google," many consumers are hoping for a unified software and hardware presentation that can be missing from Android environments, but has long been an Apple mainstay. But what about specs? Here's a nuts-and-bolts comparison of the Pixel and iPhone 7.   Read more
An initiative launched this week called Project Blue has outlined plans for a telescope designed specifically to photograph Earth-like planets, which it plans to launch by the end of this decade.   Read more
Amazon has launched its long-awaited streaming service to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music. Amazon Music Unlimited offers a catalog of songs numbering into the tens of millions that can be voice-controlled using its Alexa personal assistant.   Read more
Having renewed its focus on premium design with what was (briefly) the world's thinnest laptop, HP has given its high-end Spectre lineup a refresh. The new Envy 27 all-in-one, Envy 13.3 laptop and Spectre x360 convertible marry slim, attractive designs​ with high-end performance.   Read more
Korean automaker SsangYong is venturing into the great outdoors with a new camper van. The Tourist gives modern-day explorers and vehicle campers a simple, affordable option for driving into the wilderness and spending a night or few.   Read more
​In what sounds like a sci-fi backstory, AIRC has announced Asgardia, a "space nation" satellite that will operate as its own country, independent of any Earthly nation state. The team outlined the philosophical, legal and scientific goals, and asked Earthlings to apply to be its first citizens.  Read more
Your music will be as durable as you when you have a Braven 705 Bluetooth Speaker. This lightweight, portable speaker comes with custom high-fidelity audio drivers to fill any room or outdoor space with great sound quality. It's completely wireless, so all you have to do is turn on, sync with your phone, and play. You can even pair any two Braven 7-series speakers together for a more complete surround sound with Braven's highly acclaimed TrueWireless Technology.  Read more