A Look at How Mini Helicopters Could Help NASA's Future Rovers

Driving on the surface of Mars pretty much sucks. Even though the Opportunity rover celebrated its 11th anniversary on the Martian surface today, that robust little craft has also ran into tricky sand dunes and other perplexing surface anomalies. It sure would be nice if some aerial reconnaissance could identified… » 1/25/15 7:00pm Sunday 7:00pm

An Artist Created a Stop-Motion Short Film Using 1139 Light Paintings

Light painting is the process of using light and long exposure photography to create almost electric-looking works of art. This bit of light trickery has been used by artists and hobbyists to create stunning visual works as well as recreating the proton streams from GhostBusters. But Darren Pearson, also known as… » 1/25/15 2:25pm Sunday 2:25pm

One Missouri Lawmaker Wants To Make Apple Pay Way Less Convenient

Apple Pay survives on convenience. "Don't worry about getting out your wallet or fishing in your purse. Just point your iPhone 6 at this register thing and be on your way!" Anything that disrupt that simple flow would pretty much doom the technology, such as asking customers for physical IDs every time you buy… » 1/25/15 11:30am Sunday 11:30am

Cyanogen Wants to Wrestle Android Away From Google

Cyanogen, the company behind the popular open source operating system and the OS of choice for last year's OnePlus One, wants to be even more independent from the Google-based software that lies at its foundation. According to Cyanogen's CEO, Kirt McMaster "We're attempting to take Android away from Google." » 1/25/15 10:00am Sunday 10:00am

NASA's Opportunity Has Now Explored the Martian Surface for 11 Years

Eleven years ago today—in fact, at this very minute (12:05 am ET)—NASA's Opportunity rover touched down on Mars for what was supposed to be a 90-day mission. Since then, Opportunity has proven to be an engineering marvel by traveling almost 26 miles on the Martian surface, more than any other off-Earth surface vehicle. » 1/25/15 12:05am Sunday 12:05am

Where Have All the Google Play Edition Devices Gone?

This week, Google polished off the last remaining Google Play edition smartphone in its online store, The HTC One (M8). The device has been scrubbed from the "devices" main page, but you can pull up the smartphone with a direct link...only to be welcomed with "HTC One (M8) Google Play edition is no longer available… » 1/22/15 3:17pm Thursday 3:17pm

Google Is Striking Deals With Sprint and T-Mobile to Become a Carrier

More information regarding Google's plans to become a wireless carrier is leaking out from the reliable tech news spigot The Information. Google is reportedly prepared to enter the wireless carrier business by striking deals with Sprint and T-Mobile for access to mobile voice and data networks. » 1/21/15 5:20pm Wednesday 5:20pm

BlackBerry Classic Review: Good at Being a BlackBerry, and Not Much Else

Let's talk about the word "classic." Classic can mean "timeless," as in an ageless beauty that never fades or a joke with a punchline that always hits. It can also mean "old," like the candy red '57 Chevy you'll probably never see on a modern highway. Which one describes the BlackBerry Classic? Take a guess. » 1/21/15 11:07am Wednesday 11:07am

HP's New 12-Inch Tablet Has a Hybrid Pen-Stylus That Writes on Anything

Tablets are getting bigger. Several rumors have now detailed Apple's intention on getting into the giant tab game with the iPad Pro, and over the weekend, several websites reported that Apple could also be debuting its first stylus. Today, HP's newly announced tablets are hoping to stay ahead of Cupertino's plans. » 1/20/15 11:12am 1/20/15 11:12am