Venus Williams managed to avenge Serena’s US Open loss to Roberta Vinci with a three-set win on Friday

Roberta Vinci famously spoiled Serena Williams‘ Grand Slam quest last month in the semifinals of the US Open. And on Friday at the Wuhan Open, the Italian did her best to end…

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A new Surface and new Lumia smartphones might be what everyone was waiting to hear…

Next generation gadgets for kids: foam furniture, city turds

This simple, lightweight chair is made by slotting together flat sections of plywood. These are…

Sunset Overdrive Review

Normally, I dislike being an errand boy in open world games, yet I’m happy to engage in fetch quests in Mooil Rig, because each quest is succinctly designed and retains the same kind of comedic storytelling found in the main…

Switzerland book a Euro 2016 spot with a win over

The hosts scored six second-half goals — three from the penalty spot — and the celebrations started when news of Slovenia’s draw with Lithuania filtered through to St. Gallen Michael Lang’s first-half goal was added to from penalties by Gokhan…

Super Mario Maker Review

I am not a good game designer, but I knew that before playing Super Mario Maker. In other games with a built-in «creator» mode, like LittleBigPlanet, I would just ignore the creation aspect and focus on playing. Mod and level…

Gadget Ogling: Pebble Goes Round, VR Hits Movies, and Smart Locks Lose Keypads

The latest Pebble looks a touch different from previous models of the smartwatch. Instead of a square screen with rounded edges, it bears a circular watch face. Prior to last weekend’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, JGR announced Josh…

Israel could send the first privately-funded mission to the Moon on a Falcon 9 rocket

Israel nonprofit competing in the Google Lunar X Prize competition — will use SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket to launch its lunar lander into space, the group announced today in Jerusalem. The rocket will launch the team’s vehicle into lower Earth…

Scientists can draw very different meanings from the same data, study shows

Giving the same information to multiple scientific teams can lead to very different conclusions, a report published today in Nature shows. And that’s exactly why two researchers think scientists should share their data with others — well before they publish.…

OS X El Capitan review: Everyone’s an expert

Starting on September 30th, everybody will be able to install Apple’s latest OS X update, El Capitan, on their Macs. El Capitan is the small one in Apple’s big-then-small OS update cadence, which means that we have just a few…