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Irish report shows lack of respect in EU for UK's handling of Brexit

Leaked paper says David Davis’s failure to mention Brexit confused French, and Czechs thought Boris Johnson ‘unimpressive’<p>The near contempt felt by European leaders at the British government’s management of the Brexit negotiations, and their concerns over the “unimpressive” and “surprising” …

United Kingdom

Have Scientists Found the Cure for Aging?

Imagine if you could slow the aging process by taking a pill. Wouldn't that be awesome? This fantasy isn't part of some utopian future; it's happening now. Meet nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), which is about to be tested in clinical trials.<p>NMN has been found to slow the aging process in mice, …

All 13 Star Trek Movies Ranked

Live long and start arguments.<p><i>Star Trek</i> is a sci-fi tour de force on television, but when it comes to the movie theater it has a slightly more rocky history. We look back on all 13 films— movies I've plucked off my father's shelf and watched more times than I can remember. (Hat tip to Dad for …

How Controversial Gene Editing Could Lead To Groundbreaking Cures

This technology may change the way we think of some of the world's most challenging diseases.<p>Thanks to the controversial new technology known as CRISPR, scientists are beginning to make headway in understanding and potentially curing some of the world's most intractable diseases.<p>Sickle-cell anemia, …

Genetics

This is the biggest shift going on in artificial intelligence

Machine learning superficially mimics the interconnected structure of the human brain, but beyond that, it looks nothing like how humans think or reason.<p>But when Tech Insider asked 26 AI researchers whether AI has to mimic the human brain to be truly intelligent, many of them flat out said no. Many …

Artificial Intelligence

The Complete Guide to Designing Visually Stunning Content (Even If You’re Not a Graphic Artist)

Beautiful images no longer belong exclusively to graphic design pros. Even though Photoshop is still the best choice for advanced design work, you …

China stocks fall on Fed worries, energy weakness

Markets in Asia were mostly lower Wednesday, after oil prices slid to two-month lows and investors stayed cautious before the Federal Reserve …

Steve Ballmer: 'Microsoft will give Apple a run for their money'

Steve Ballmer is back in the public eye for the first time in a while, appearing on Bloomberg this morning to talk about the technology industry and he had <i>a lot</i> to say about other companies.<p>Ballmer, Microsoft’s ex-CEO, was asked about Apple’s current position and said that “Microsoft will give them …

Steve Ballmer

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

Facebook paid £4,327 corporation tax despite £35m staff bonuses

Staff at Facebook’s UK arm took home an average of more than £210,000 last year in pay and bonuses, while their employer paid just £4,327 in corporation tax.<p>Facebook made an accounting loss of £28.5m in Britain in 2014, after paying out more than £35m to its 362 staff in a share bonus scheme, …

Social Media

Scientists Make The Case For A 6th Taste — But It's Less Than Tasty

To the ranks of sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami, researchers say they are ready to add a sixth taste — and its name is, well, a mouthful: "oleogustus."<p>Announced in the journal Chemical Senses last month, oleogustus is Latin for "a taste for fat."<p>"It is a sensation one would get from eating …

Nutrition

Reservations for first all-liquid metal Turing phone are now open

You can now reserve the anticipated Turing phone, known for being the first all-liquid metal phone.<p>The phone comes in three color schemes: purple and gray (beowulf), blue and red (pharaoh), and red and white (cardinal). Like the iPhone, the Turing offers three storage sizes: 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB, …

Alan Turing

Six reasons why there are two 5Gs … and maybe more

My company, InterDigital, recently sponsored a survey conducted by the Telecom Industry Association on the topic of 5G development and deployment – one of the first of its kind, and necessary reading in these early days of 5G. Necessary reading because, quite frankly, we’re still in the earliest …

Telecoms

Honda looks to developers to make its robotic stool useful

Honda has always been more than a car company. In addition to its car and motorcycle business, it also manufacturers marine vehicles, generators, a weird robot and even planes. To keep that spirit of just making as much stuff as possible alive it introduced the Uni-Cub personal mobility system in …

Disney explains why its 3D animation looks so realistic

Have you watched 3D-animated Disney flicks like <i>Big Hero 6</i> and wondered how some of its scenes manage to look surprisingly realistic? Today's your lucky day: Disney has posted a top-level explanation of how its image rendering engine, Hyperion, works its movie magic. The software revolves around …

German carmakers buy Nokia maps to fend off digital rivals | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmakers BMW (BMWG.DE), Audi (VOWG_p.DE) and Mercedes (DAIGn.DE), will pay around 2.5 billion euros (£1.76 billion) to buy Nokia’s maps business, beating out high-tech rivals for location services seen as key to the future of self-driving cars.<p>Germany’s three premium …

Enterprise Tech

Build your own smart, modular speaker with SparkBlocks

You've seen modular controllers and even modular phones, but here's a new twist: a modular speaker system. Meet SparkBlocks, a crowdfunded audio system that's just as elaborate (or simple) as you want it to be. The basic unit is little more than a portable speaker with a 4-hour battery, but you can …

North Korea Has Found The Cure For AIDS, Ebola, Cancer, And Bird Flu

It’s a miracle! Just kidding, it’s propaganda.<p>Great news, guys. A company in North Korea has developed a cure for everything.<p>North Korea’s state-run news agency is reporting that Kumdang-2, a type of ginseng grown in “rare-earth molecular fertilizer” can “prevent different malignant epidemics.” The …

North Korea

Valve opens applications for free Vive VR development kits

As promised last month, Valve is letting developers apply for an early edition of its Vive virtual reality system. <i>Ars Technica</i> noted this morning that the SteamVR site now includes an application form for a free Vive development kit. Unlike the Oculus Rift DK2, which sells publicly for $350, Vive …

Pioneering 3D touch screens unveiled by Lancaster University

Scientists from Lancaster University are working on a project designed to create responsive 3D computer screens.<p>They have devised a way of making data "come out" of the screen.<p>The technology is being displayed at a major conference in South Korea this week.

South Korea

US Navy's latest diving suit saves helium, space and weight

The US Navy has just unveiled a new diving suit prototype, and aside from being more efficient than older models, it also helps conserve helium. See, the agency's current suit uses Fly-Away Mixed Gas System (FMGS), which releases gases the diver exhales into the sea, including huge amounts of …

Quantum revolution: UK strategy outlines research into 6G smartphones and quantum computers

A new £270m strategy into quantum technology growth has been established, designed to guide research into everything from 6G smartphones to quantum …

3D Printed Apple Watch Bands Unveiled By 3D Systems And FreshFiber

Yesterday Apple announced their new and highly anticipated Apple Watch pricing structure, and if like me you are a little shocked at the price of …

A mathematical model of oppression: the Petrie Multiplier

A simplified mathematical model shows why you don’t need an evil majority to have an oppressed minority<p>I’m oppressed. I have the kind of mind that repeatedly replays any minor slight, insensitivity or insult I suffer, distracting me from my work and undermining my confidence. As I have grown older, …

Demonstration

Lithuania: Europe's Secret Tech Powerhouse?

<i>Edmundas ‘Eddy’ Balcikonis is a co-founder & CEO of TrackDuck startup, which makes simple to use visual feedback tool, ideal for design and web project commenting.</i><p>Lithuania is small. Yet it seems to have one of the most innovative and tech-savvy populations in Europe whose startup ecosystem has …

Startups

Stephen Hawking is working on a new theory of everything

Stephen Hawking is at it again: In a Facebook posting, the wheelchair-riding British physicist says he’s working on a theory of cosmic origins that …

Wearable chief Mike Bell wants Intel inside your jewelry, clothing, watches, and headphones (interview)

Mike Bell, vice president and general manager of Intel’s New Devices Group, is a wearable kind of guy. He is leading the world’s biggest chip maker into the market for wearable devices, as part of a larger bid to become the technology provider for the Internet of Things, or smart and connected …

Elon Musk wants to spend $10 billion building the internet in space

The plan would lay the foundation for internet on Mars<p>Elon Musk's plan for satellite internet is even more ambitious than originally thought. At a SpaceX event in Seattle on Friday, the Tesla CEO told <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>that his unnamed Space Internet venture could one day stretch all the way to …

Hacker's List allows you to hire a hacker anonymously and quickly

Hacker's List, a website that offers to connect customers and "professional" hackers for hire, would have you believe that just about everyone, at …

8 Gadgets That Might Make Your Home Smarter Than You

New smart-home products, as part of the Internet of Things movement, aim to connect phones with just about everything.<p>In the near future, you may no longer need to remember to turn the oven off when the cake's done, switch on lights when you enter a room, or run the clothes dryer when electricity …