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Nowadays, guns can shoot around corners, aim themselves and even use an iPhone as a scope. But what classifies such weapons as "smart?" Read on as our own Terrence O'Brien discusses the tech and implications surrounding the world's smartest firearms.
This week, Twitter announced a new feature that lets you temporarily mute annoying people in your feed, rather than unfollow them. Don't worry, you can unmute them again once they've stopped ranting.
If there's one thing Motorola knows how to do, it's how to get the best from mediocre components. The company's new Moto E is durable, water-resistant and has only slightly weaker specs than the Moto G. And the best part is that it costs just $129.
What you're looking at is not a mask from Halo, it's part of the US Army's new "soldier of the future" concept. As of now, the helmet is just a render, but this design could one day protect our forces from heat, humidity and even chemical agents.
This week, the Russian government threatened to end cooperation with America on maintaining the GPS network, unless the US promises to house stations supporting the competing GLONASS. Gee, thanks Putin.
Sometimes great things happen by accident. Read on and learn how a Dasani water bottle and laboratory error lead an IBM researcher to develop the tech behind a self-healing and flexible polymer.
Social headphones you say? A company called Wearhaus wants to empower over-ears with the ability to wirelessly share music with anyone. Our own James Trew loves the idea, but fears it won't catch on.
We knew a Halo 4 successor was coming, but this week, Microsoft and 343 Industries announced that Halo 5: Guardians will arrive fall of 2015. What's more, the live-action Halo TV series may debut around the same time. And now, we wait.
Creative Labs has deep roots in the PC market. But as our world becomes increasing mobile, how does such a company adapt? Well, the audio specialist's betting on its new $200 Bluetooth speaker, the Sound Blaster Roar.
No one enjoys the thought of having their online routines tracked by advertisers, but is there really anything you can do about it? Read on as our own Jose Andrade dives into the Do Not Track (DNT) initiative and how it can protect you.