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Finding your Mac model number

Not too long ago, we shared how you can find out what version and build of OS X you’re running on your Mac, but another important piece of information you should know is the model number of the Mac you’re using. This is an important piece of information that is used by Apple to identify […]

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Boiling water makes for cooler electronics

The ability to control bubble formation in boiling water could come in handy for a couple ...

Boiling water seems a straightforward enough exercise, you flick on the gas and wait for the bubbles to start popping. But by manipulating how many of those bubbles appear as the temperature rises, scientists have discovered a new way to finely control how much heat and steam is released in the process, a technique they say could lead to advanced cooling systems for more efficient electronic devices.

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Garmin gets fashionable with vivomove analog fitness watch

The vivomove comes in

Garmin has long been a player in the sport and fitness watch market, with current offerings like the vivoactive HR and fēnix 3 preceded by wrist-tops like the Forerunner 201. While diverse in terms of models and supported sports, Garmin's styling is largely limited to various categories of "digital geek" – rectangular digital geek, round digital geek, ginormously awkward digital geek, and so on. The new vivomove offers a much more classic look that you can feel comfortable wearing anywhere.

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The Silver Case, Grasshopper Manufacture’s first game, will be resurrected this fall

The Silver Case, the first game that Goichi "Suda51" Suda's Grasshopper Manufacture ever released, will be reborn as a PC game this fall and receive its first worldwide, localized release.

Part adventure game, part puzzle game, part visual novel, The Silver Case's PC release will include the first official English translation, thanks to a partnership between the developer and Active Gaming Media, proprietor of the Japanese indie-focused Playism distribution platform.

"I am happy to announce that the long-awaited Silver Case HD remastered version will finally be available as promised," Suda said in a statement. "This title was originally released in 1999, but was never released outside of Japan …. The English version will also be...

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Suit up for future of VR

AxonVR aims to let you

Current VR technology can transport your eyes and ears to virtual worlds, but it's always had trouble with the rest of your body. That could be about to change, as AxonVR has developed a prototype virtual reality platform comprising a full body suit and exoskeleton that lets your whole body feel and interact with the virtual world.

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Donkervoort reveals new generation of the Nürburgring-scorching RS

The D8 GTO-RS has an angrier face

Donkervoort builds distinctive, lightweight roadsters and hard-tops that are part race car, part classic car and enough street car to drive legally down highways – at least in some countries. The retro-modern speedsters have gradually evolved from their Lotus Seven-inspired roots, offering aggressive looks and fast, sharp rides on track and road. In 2004, the Donkervoort D8 RS set a Nürburgring record, blowing the previous Porsche Carrera GT record away by close to 15 seconds. And now Donkervoort is launching that model's spiritual successor, the D8 GTO-RS.

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Falcon 9 beats the odds with nighttime barge landing

JCSAT-14 lifting off

SpaceX has nailed a night landing of its Falcon 9 booster. Against all expectations, the rocket not only achieved its second landing on the unmanned "Of Course I Still Love You" droneship, but did so in the dark, at high speed and with little fuel.

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Toyota Shooting Brake concept adds more junk to GT86 trunk

The GT86 was recently updated, but this shooting brake concept is based on the older car

The Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ won plenty of fans with their balanced rear-drive chassis at launch in 2012, but besides a mid-life redesign of the budget sports coupe in New York, very little has changed in the ToyoBaru world – at least very little had changed until Toyota whipped the covers off the GT86 Shooting Brake concept.


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Torque bump for Ford’s 2017 F-150 engine, which pairs with 10 speed transmission

The new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine is a second-generation version of the twin-turbo, high-compression engine that debuted ...

The 2017 Ford F-150 pickup truck will include the latest-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine as an option, adding 30 lb-ft of torque to its output. This will mate to a new 10-speed automatic transmission to aid performance and capitalize on the now best-in-class torque values of the new engine.

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Cloud-seeding drones to bring the rain

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) has gained approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to test its ...

Firing particle-loaded rockets into the sky and spraying chemicals from airplanes are just a couple of ways scientists are already attempting to boost rainfall in drier regions of the world. But they may soon have a new tool at their disposal, with researchers in the US successfully testing a cloud-seeding drone aimed at offering a cheaper and safer alternative.

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Ford’s new system takes wind tunnel testing on tour

Ford's new wind tunnel can be packed up and moved to different manufacturing plants

Ford's engineers may have found a way to cut the cost and development time associated with wind tunnel testing of new vehicles. Made up of two shipping containers, the automaker's new mobile aeroacoustic setup is designed to test in-cabin wind noise at a fraction of the usual cost.

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