Alex Porter

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Advanced humanism: A proposal to balance posthumanism

What's on the table isn't "what we will do" in the future, but "what we will be."<p>It’s not easy to navigate a biotechnological society without …

Artificial Intelligence

Most Americans Have No Idea How Genetic Technology Works – It’s About to Change Everything

In 2015, a groundbreaking study authored by several Chinese researchers sparked both imagination and concern in the world of genetic science and …

An aspirin a day keeps many cancers away, study suggests

Long-term aspirin use reduces the risk of developing many cancers, a major study has shown.<p>Chinese researchers followed the progress of more than 600,000 people in the largest study to date looking at the link between cancer and aspirin.<p>They found that people who had taken the drug every day for an …


Paris to banish all but electric cars by 2030

PARIS – Paris authorities plan to banish all petrol- and diesel-fueled cars from the world’s most visited city by 2030, Paris City Hall said on …

City Halls

Uber's former self-driving lead is creating an AI religion

In a development that wouldn't be out of place in a <i>Black Mirror</i> episode, we could soon be worshipping an artificially intelligent god figure. And this isn't a satirical take on our existing roles as disciples of social media, or the transcendental joy we feel when an Uber Eats delivery arrives. …

Artificial Intelligence

New McLaren BP23 hypercar will be the fastest McLaren ever

It's hard to believe that it's already been five years since McLaren unveiled its latest hypercar, the P1. While the car is still amazingly impressive, McLaren has changed its focus to a car that's even more, um, hyper.<p>The next entry in McLaren's top-tier Ultimate Series doesn't yet have a name, …


Elon Musk presents his vision for colonizing Mars by 2024

Elon Musk unveiled exciting changes to his vision of establishing a colony on Mars, and surprised us with a plan to use rockets to transport people …

Elon Musk wants to take us anywhere on Earth in less than 1 hour

Not content to overturn almost every notion we have about transportation, Elon Musk today unveiled an even more insanely transformative vision with the goal of allowing humans to reach any place on Earth in under 60 minutes.<p>Musk offered details of this future while speaking at the 68th …

Elon Musk

Microsoft and Facebook laid a 160Tbps transatlantic undersea cable

Over the past year, Facebook and Microsoft have been working together on an incredible project to add internet connectivity infrastructure to support the ever-expanding population that’s accessing the web.<p>We keep talking about how so much of our data and connected services live in the cloud, but …

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Microsoft's subsea speed monster: A cable 16 million times faster than your broadband

New Marea link gives Microsoft and Facebook enough capacity to stream 71 million HD videos at once.<p>Microsoft, Facebook and Telefonica have hit a key …

Ford is using Microsoft’s HoloLens to design cars in augmented reality

Microsoft’s HoloLens headset has been slowly pivoting towards commercial markets over the past year. NASA, Volvo, Lowe’s, Audi, and Volkswagen are all testing HoloLens for various reasons, and now Ford is expanding its use of Microsoft’s headsets after an initial pilot phase. Ford is using HoloLens …

Who Needs Hard Drives? Scientists Store Film Clip in DNA

It was one of the very first motion pictures ever made: a galloping mare filmed in 1878 by the British photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who was trying to learn whether horses in motion ever become truly airborne.<p>More than a century later, that clip has rejoined the cutting edge. It is now the first …


The Myth of the Skills Gap - MIT Technology Review

The contention that America’s workers lack the skills employers demand is an article of faith among analysts, politicians, and pundits of every …

Femto-Spacecraft Could Travel to Alpha Centauri - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a small team of astronomers announced the discovery of an Earth-like planet orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, one of our …

Proxima Centauri

Microsoft should follow this recipe for 'Surface Phone' success

Microsoft has spent the last two years alienating its phone fan base and developer community on mobile, leaving a tiny handful of third-party …

Windows 10

Microsoft 2014 Super Bowl Commercial: Empowering

OxiClean Archives Billy Mays It's Amazing Classic Commercial


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