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Get a monthly payment estimate with Google's mortgage calculator

Can you afford that house? Use Google's mortgage calculator to find out if you can swing the monthly payment.

By February 6, 2015


'Psychic robot' predicts your intentions

Didn't mean to knock that cup of coffee over on your desk? That's OK. Your robot overlord will understand and maybe even keep you from doing it in the first place.

By October 8, 2015


Appliance Science: How robotic vacuums navigate

Robot vacuums can navigate your home, sweeping up dirt while avoiding falling down stairs. How do they find their way? Appliance Science looks at the science of robot navigation.

By October 6, 2015


El Capitan Maps shows subway lines and shares directions with iPhones

Maps in OS X now has public transit maps for some cities and does it better than Google Maps. It also lets you shoot directions to your iPhone.

By September 30, 2015


Calculating the solar efficiency of Superman

Superman's solar power actually contravenes the laws of physics, according to a team of students at the University of Leicester.

By August 3, 2014


Time Warner Cable told to pay $230,000 after robocalling woman 153 times

Technically Incorrect: A Texas woman becomes exasperated when the cable company's computers keep pestering her. A judge decides it must pay for the annoyance.

By July 9, 2015


Physicist Hawking calculates something serious: World Cup odds

Stephen Hawking gets together with betting chain Paddy Power to offer his brain power in predicting likely winners.

By May 28, 2014


MIT's robo-cheetah can now see and jump over obstacles

The robotic cheetah MIT has been working on can now autonomously detect and jump over obstacles while running at 5 miles per hour.

By May 29, 2015


How many PlayStation 2s would make a Galaxy S6?

A fun new visualization compares old tech with new and finds that computing power has increased a trillionfold since 1956.

By May 15, 2015


Calculate your PC's energy use

Microsoft's free Joulemeter utility gives you a rough estimate of a Windows system's power consumption. Plus: tips for reducing your electronics energy bill.

By April 15, 2014