Sebastian Romanet

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Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

Business Development

NASA Tests Engine That Violates The Laws of Physics

NASA has tested an engine that does not use propellant – which violates the laws of physics.<p>Inventor Guiddo Fetta independently created the engine, …

The World's First Desktop 3D Printer for Metal Is Market Ready

The Mini Metal Maker is no longer just a prototype. In this interview, inventor David Hartkop shows off the production version and shares his plans …

13. Luke€™'s Landspeeder In Mos Espa

We've been keen to highlight some of the underrepresented benefits of the Star Wars Prequels before and today we're going to turn our eyes to the …

Star Wars Prequel Trilogy

Five New 2015 Video Game Releases Blast onto the Scene

<b>From big-budget studios to a one-woman team in Japan, next year’s games will be full of surprises.</b><p>The world of video games is flourishing, and 2015 …

'Cities: Skylines' Succeeds Where EA's 'SimCity' Failed

EA saddened everyone this month when they killed the part of Maxis that was still working on the SimCity franchise, adding to a long list of developers they’d purchased and executed over the years. Though there’s a certain irony in the fact that the very same month, a game came out that was more or …

SimCity

10 of the Best Places to Find Free Icons and Image Assets Online

Like many creative types, I tend to get a bit giddy when I find art that inspires and captivates. However, as a web designer, I jump for joy when I …

How an Android user created a hit Apple viral video

The viral video hit “Apple Engineer Talks,” which mocks the new MacBook, is a scream. I nearly died laughing — along with millions of other people.<p>The clever parody was crafted by somebody who clearly has a deep knowledge of Apple, so I was surprised to discover its creator is actually an Android …

Dark side of Japan revealed in film about Internet cafe living

The bleak and unforgiving existence of Japan's salarymen and part-time workers, who often live in Internet cafes to save on rent, is difficult to …

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

Five things 'Chappie' gets right, and wrong, about AI

Take Johnny 5 from <i>Short Circuit</i>, add a dash of Wall-E and a bit of badass swagger from RoboCop and you've got Chappie, the star of Neill Blomkamp's latest film. He's the first robot to achieve consciousness in a near future where other, less smart bots are taking on the grunt work of policing. But …

CIA, NSA and MI5: why our intelligence agencies aren't so smart

In the past year, American and British intelligence agencies have made headlines for some of the world’s most high-stakes and far-reaching security missteps and ethical violations: from the NSA’s surveillance scandal to the CIA torture report to MI5’s botched handling of “Jihadi John”. You would …

Does The US Government Have Fleets Of UFOs? - The Solar Warden Project

There are, and have been for some time, claims by UFO disclosure supporters that there is in existence a fleet or fleets of human spaceships charged …

WATCH: Unidentified Flying Object Captured Outside Flying Aircraft

A UFO has spotted in Brazil by an actor called Rodrigo Andrade during his private jet flight. The UFO was very mysterious and so impressive to look …

That Sugar Film: how 60 days of eating ‘health food’ led to fatty liver disease

Australian documentary maker Damon Gameau cracks open the refined sugars hidden in so-called ‘healthy’ packaged food in a gonzo activist mission to map his own mental and physical disintegration<p>Actor Damon Gameau strapped drugs to Matthew Newton’s stomach in Underbelly and received an AFI …

One of gaming's most used engines is now free

<i>Created in Unreal Engine 4</i><p>Game development is expensive. It's not a question of the tools costing too much; game engines like Unity and GameMaker Studio offer free versions, and paid versions aren't far out of reach. That's a recent development, though. When the last generation of game consoles …

15 Ways To Invite An IRS Audit

There's no reason to pay more tax than is legally required, but there’s also no reason to make yourself a target for an Internal Revenue Service audit or to get your return flagged by the IRS' computers, which match billions of documents each year. So consider what situations might make you more …

With Mesh, Bluetooth Strengthens Case As Key Internet Of Things Technology

Back in the late nineties, it seemed everyone was talking about about a new wireless technology with a funny name.<p>“It’s the name of a medieval King of Denmark!” some would write, but soon it became apparent that it wasn’t the name that made Bluetooth interesting. Instead, it was how the new short …

Magic Leap CEO: Augmented Reality Could Replace Smartphones

Who needs smartphones and screens when you have augmented reality?<p>In an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit Tuesday morning, Magic Leap founder and CEO Rony Abovitz described a future where smartphones are replaced by his company’s technology, which projects a digital light field into a user’s eye …

8 predictions Arthur C. Clarke got right decades ago (pictures)

Speaking at an AT&T/MIT conference in 1976, "2001: A Space Odyssey" author Arthur C. Clarke shared his vision of the future. He described the ability to communicate with the outside world using HD screens attached to keyboards. In other words, he accurately saw where the home computers just being …

Arthur C. Clarke