Chris BrandrickContributor, PCWorld

Chris Brandrick is a freelance writer with an interest in all things tech, gadgets, and gaming.

Get a Mars Rover of Your Own--Sort of--With This Hot Wheels Toy

NASA’s Rover landed on the red planet earlier this week, and next month a replica of the Curiosity machine will be landing in stores.

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Want to Live on Mars? Here's Your Chance

A bold initiative to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars means a handful of brave participants will be able to sign up for a one-way ticket to the red planet.

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This Hack Brings Floppy Drives, Retro Gaming to the Nexus 7

DOS games come to the Nexus 7 by way of a floppy drive hacked to work with the tablet.

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Forget the Olympics: Lego and Twitter Power New Digital Games

Take some Lego and an Arduino board, then mix in some social networking, and you've got yourself a geeky alternative to the Olympics.

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3D Printer Uses Sugar to Create Blood Vessels

University of Pennsylvania and MIT researchers make use of a special sugar mix along with a custom 3D printer to create blood vessels.

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Run a Retina MacBook Pro at Full 2880-by-1800 Resolution, Induce Eye Strain

Are your retinas ready? One avid Apple user reveals how to run the new MacBook Pro at its highest resolution of 2880-by-1800 resolution without any scaling.

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Oven Lets You Send Text to Start It, Won't Keep Your Souffle From Falling

A new high-end oven lets you get things cooking before you get home, thanks to a built-in SIM card.

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Wi-Fi-Blocking Wallpaper Keeps Your Signal In, Intruders Out

Worried about others leaching off of your Wi-Fi network? New wallpaper created by French scientists hopes to solve your problems by blocking Wi-Fi signals.

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This Automated Dorm Room Is Ready For Romance, Parties, and Studying

One UC Berkeley student customized his dorm room so it's ready for any situation at the push of a button.

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Panasonic's Newest TV Prototype Is Too Big for Your Living Room

If you want Panasonic's new 145-inch HDTV, you may need to think about getting a bigger house.

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This Hack Turns Your iPad(s) Into a Tron-Style Keyboard

One Adobe manager took it into his own hands to recreate the virtual keyboards as seen in Tron: Legacy using two iPads.

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Robot Hitches Ride in Hybrid Car, Sets Up Camp on Car Dashboard

Chinese car maker BYD introduced a new hybrid car this week--complete with a friendly robot built into the vehicle's dashboard.

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3D Printer Lets You Print Your Own Prescription

Research being developed at the University of Glasgow could see the creation of medicine simplified, thanks to 3D printing.

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Tupac's Coachella 'Hologram' Performance Explained

A hologram of the late rapper Tupac Shakur played to surprised audiences at Coachella this past weekend, but how was the visual trick achieved?

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Firefighting Robot Saves The Day, Creeps Everyone Out in the Process

The U.S. Navy is developing a robot that can put out a fire, with a little help from voice and gesture inputs.

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