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Virtual reality wants to rule video games. Here's who will rule VR

Soon you'll don a high-tech headset as easily as you reach for your controller. Watch for blockbuster launches in the year ahead that pave the way to the brave new virtual world. Facebook and Valve lead the charge.

By May 22, 2015

 
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Appliance Science

Appliance Science looks at the physics of today's smart home tech.

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Black & Decker Lithium Vacuum with ORA Technology

Black & Decker's newest stick vacs promise lots of suction and long lasting power.

By November 20, 2014

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Black & Decker 36V Max Lithium Stick Vacuum with ORA Technology

The Black & Decker Lithium Vacuum is mediocre and tedious to use. It needs to be better than that to be worth its $300 price point.

By January 27, 2015

3 stars Editors' rating January 27, 2015
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Roku vs. Apple TV vs. Chromecast vs. Amazon Fire TV

Which has the most apps? Which has the coolest features? Which one is the best? The most popular streamers all have their merits, so we'll help you decide which box is right for you.

By March 9, 2015

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John Nash, 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician, and wife die in car crash

Their marriage, and Nash's Nobel-worthy work on game theory, were at the heart of the 2001 film. At the time of their deaths, John was 86 years old and Alicia was 82.

By May 24, 2015

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Appliance Science: Dishwashers and the physics of water

What do rockets have in common with your dishwasher? How does your dishwasher tell when the dishes are clean? Appliance Science looks at the physics that help get your dishes clean.

By May 12, 2015

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Science now helping to develop better chocolate

Scientists have used X-ray to peer into the sweet brown heart of chocolate to discover what causes it to turn white.

By May 7, 2015

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The most influential pop-music genre? Science makes a ruling

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. A computer analysis of pop hits spanning 1960 to 2010 identifies three turning-point years in the evolution of music. Got any guesses?

By May 7, 2015

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​Appliance Science Experiments: Mapping your microwave hot spots

Do you want to know how good your microwave is? You can see how many hot spots it has with a few bits of buttered bread, and you can measure the speed of light at the same time. Appliance Science looks at mapping your microwave.

By May 6, 2015

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Appliance Science: HEPA filters and the physics of fresh air

HEPA air filters promise to take nasty things out of the air, removing cigarette smoke, pollen and other irritants. How do they do this? Appliance Science looks at how HEPA air filters work, and how to tell the real from the fake.

By April 21, 2015