Today, we dive into the world of DARPA, interview two people who cut ties with technology, take a look at the Mercedes Future Truck 2025 and imagine getting paid to watch Netflix. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours.

What you need to know about DARPA, the Pentagon's mad science division

You probably know DARPA for its fleet of super-powered machines, but this agency's reach extends far beyond military robotics. Read on as Mariella Moon breaks down everything you need to know about one of the Department of Defense's most interesting operations.

How to Disappear (almost) Completely: living off the grid

Ditching social media is hard enough, but how about technology itself? In the final installment of How to Disappear, Dan Cooper interviews two people who cut their ties with the modern world and took up meager existences off the grid.

Netflix is looking to pay someone to watch Netflix all day

What's better than binge-watching your favorite shows? Binge-watching them and getting paid for it, that's what. Netflix is looking for "taggers" to view and analyze content all day long, and you could be one of them -- so long as you live in the UK, anyway.

Mercedes' semi-autonomous truck lets its driver relax on the highway

Forget smart cars: Smart trucks are where it's at. With the semi-autonomous Future Truck 2025, Merecedes wants to empower long-haul drivers with tools to make better use of their time. And drive more safely, of course.