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Google’s $300M undersea Internet cable between US and Japan is now live

Back in 2014, Google teamed up with five telecom and communications firms to install an undersea cable network between the US and Japan to help deal with increasing Internet traffic. And now, that cable is live.
Cars

Mercedes-Benz could use rainwater to improve your car’s traction on snow

A patent filed by Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler shows how rainwater can be used to improve traction on snowy roads. Water is collected as it drips down the rear window, and sprayed onto the tires to melt snow and ice.
Mobile

How to choose an iPad: A practical guide to Apple’s tablets

Picking an iPad from Apple's confusing catalog can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be impossible. Our handy guide puts the numbers in specs in practical, easy-to-understand terms.
Gaming

'The Assembly' is like a Whitman's sampler of VR games, but it will fill you up

An immersive, narrative adventure, 'The Assembly' stands out from a field of tech demos as one of the most complete VR gaming experiences yet.
Mobile

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App…
Cars

Volvo has been suspicious of Volkswagen's TDI diesel engine for years

Volvo wanted to sell diesels in the United States, but it couldn't match VW's TDI engine in terms of fuel economy, emissions, and performance, and its engineers couldn't understand why. Now we know.
Virtual Reality

HTC heads up group investing $10 billion in virtual reality

If there was any doubt about the future of virtual reality, put it to rest now. HTC has formed the world's biggest VR venture capital group, with a combined $10 billion of deployable capital which should help fund huge advances in VR…
Gaming

Replay value: 2K Games remasters ‘BioShock’ in high-res

In a press release, publisher 2K games will be releasing 'BioShock: The Collection' later this year. It will include all three BioShock games, remastered, with all DLC. There will also be a director's commentary included with the first…
Mobile

Here’s a high-tech way to find out if your new designer bag is genuine or a fake

Worried your new designer bag isn't genuine, but a convincing fake? One company has had enough, and decided to integrate special smartphone-readable NFC tags into the label to prove authenticity once and for all.
Cool Tech

NASA explains why Jupiter-bound mission is important

Scientists aren’t entirely sure why the Jovian magnetic field is so powerful. One theory states that, deep within Jupiter, a layer of metallic hydrogen is crunched to such a high pressure that it serves as a sort of electrical conductor.
Photography

Need help with image composition? This card lets you apply the Golden Ratio

Use the Golden Section Finder, a pocket-sized, transparent card, to apply the famed Golden Ratio, and locate the proportional perfection in your surroundings ideal for an image.
Photography

Former rival gang members working together to promote peace in gripping documentary

Ad agencies aren’t known for telling community stories unless there’s a paying client attached to the project, but when L.A.-based agency Omelet found itself in a position to tell a powerful story, it jumped at the chance.