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17 Inspiring Images From Beyonce's Brand-New Videos From Her Brand-New Album

At midnight last night, the one and only Beyonce dropped a surprise 14-track, 17-video album on iTunes. I know this mostly because anytime Beyonce does something, my Twitter feed implodes upon itself. Read all about it here.<p>Since there's so much amazing visual material in Queen B's new opus, let's …

The Top 10 Fashion Campaigns of 2013

See the best ads of the year.<p>From Chanel in space to celebrity make-outs and Dior gone Dada, when brands took control of their images in 2013, magic happened. See the best ads of the year.

Top 10

Beyonce Wears Retro Swimwear In 'Angel' Video, Looks Amazing Of Course (PHOTOS)

Christmas came early this year: Last night, without a word of warning, Beyoncé dropped a brand new album called "Beyoncé" featuring a video for <i>every single song of the album</i>, an unheard-of feat. It basically goes without saying that everyone is eternally grateful to Bey for improving what was sure …

Kawasaki's concept cycle can morph into a three-wheeler, comes from your cyberpunk dreams

Does Kawasaki's new electric cycle have two, three wheels or four? Well, it depends. According to the conceptual sketches and a terse explanatory panel, the "J vehicle" concept EV can switch between a lie-down two-wheel Akira / Tron-baiting cycle and a four three-wheel drive mode, with the latter …

Software Is Reorganizing the World

For the first time in memory, adults in the United States under age forty are now expected to be poorer than their parents. This is the kind of grim …

Is Google's Secretive Research Lab Working on Human-Dolphin Communication?

The short answer is "no," but the long answer is much more interesting.<p>It started innocently enough, as rumors do: A friend of a friend and I were chatting about Google and he said that his buddy said that Google's secretive research lab, Google X, was working on communicating with …

This stealth company nestled against (inside?) Google is building flying cars

In late August a patent was published that covered a “personal aircraft.” This would be unremarkable except for one thing: one of the drawings showed the aircraft parked in what could be a grocery store parking lot, in a space between two cars.<p>The patent — which we are first to report — among …

How This Tiny Plastic Box Could Help Humans Inhabit Other Planets [Video]

Launching even small experiments into space can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Most of the money goes toward a spaceship or rocket ride to beat Earth's gravity, but another big chunk is the experimental equipment. Just one 10-centimeter cube in which to cram experiments, for example, can set a …

Coming Monday: A Make-or-Break Launch for SpaceX

A successful launch of a broadcast satellite from Cape Canaveral would put Elon Musk and SpaceX in position to upend the launch industry.<p><b>SpaceX might reach another watershed moment</b> in its young life on Monday if it can successfully launch a satellite to geosynchronous orbit. This would be the first …

Space Travel

Scientists Have Developed A Way For Us To Taste The Internet

If you could lick the Internet, what would it taste like? Researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed a simulator that uses electrodes to fool taste receptors by reproducing salty, sweet, sour, and bitter sensations.<p>Digital Taste Interface works using alternating currents and …

Researchers in Singapore made an electric lollipop that simulates a real one

You know how watching the Food Network sometimes makes you want to lick your TV? No? Anyway. In the future we may be able to experience taste transmitted through television, ads, and our smartphones.<p>A group of researchers in Singapore are building a device that simulates taste by alternating …

Isaac Asimov's 1964 Predictions About 2014 Are Frighteningly Accurate

NAILED it.<p>In 1964, famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov ventured a guess at what you might find if you set foot inside the 2014 World's Fair. Using his gift for envisioning future technology, Asimov's predictions from 50 years out are both stunningly accurate and perhaps a little bit …

How nanotechnology could revolutionise food storage

I'm sure you were thinking the same thing I was when Lady Gaga made her appearance at the 2010 MTV Music Video Awards – beautiful dress, but how is she going to store it? Nanotechnology could have a solution for Gaga's biodegradable wardrobe, and could also answer some other, more pressing …

Boomf makes your Instagram photos edible

Instagram took over the world by recreating the slow, analog process of instant photography in convenient, retro-filtered digital form. But a cottage industry of startups that turn Instagram photos physical has since sprung up — there have been mini photobooks, canvas prints, and even …

Next Google Glass Tricks Include Translating the World From Your Eyes

Imagine you’re traveling in a country whose language you don’t speak. You look up at a sign — say, a caution marker, or a list of directions. Oh, …

Is Innovation Predictable?

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Abhijnan Rej. Abhijnan Rej<p>Like a lot of fellow geopolitics and technology trend spotters, we have maintained a keen interest …

10 Doctor Who Technologies That (Sort of) Exist

TV's longest running sci-fi series, Doctor Who, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. A half-century of the show saw plenty of iconic gadgets and outrageous techsome of which has come to fruition.<p>TV's longest running sci-fi series, <i>Doctor Who,</i> is celebrating its 50th anniversary. A half-century of …

Swimming Pools

The robot that’s facing the future

A new generation of robots can mimic human interaction, says Philip Tranter<p>How can we apply the new technology of robotics to old problems? That’s now an option on offer to engineering students at the University of Central Lancashire, and already this novel subject is inspiring revolutionary …

Robotics

Off the grid: Walgreens opens self-powered pharmacy of the future

It’s been said that sunshine is the best disinfectant, but might it also be good medicine? Walgreens is betting on it with the opening of its solar-powered drugstore of the future — America’s first dedicated retail space that generates all of the energy it needs to operate on-site.<p>Built just north …

Here’s why 2014 will be the year of the ‘Internet of things’

Consumers have been snapping up connected fitness gadgets such as the Fitbit and the Jawbone this year.<p>Next year, we’ll see this kind of ubiquitous sensor technology extend to the enterprise as part of the “Internet of things,” according to an analyst at Frost & Sullivan.<p>In fact, machines will …

Honda Is Working On Hydrogen Technology That Will Generate Power Inside Your Car

Although fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) are rare today, they may have what it takes to be very popular one day.<p>FCEVs run on hydrogen gas and oxygen, which an onboard fuel cell stack converts, via a chemical reaction, into electricity.<p>This version of the electric car offers the same performance …

Google Opens Glass Mirror API To All Developers Even If They Don’t Have Glass

In the early days of Google Glass, everybody who picked up their unit would also be whitelisted for access to the Mirror API, as Google only wanted developers with access to the actual hardware to develop for the device. Well, those days are over. Google announced over the weekend that the …

Are you ready for the 'invisible' bicycle helmet?

If you don't like bicycle helmets but worry about your safety, check this new European innovation out.<p>Swede Terese Alstin came up with the idea of an 'invisible' bike helmet as part of her master's thesis in Sweden. She did a great deal of research, determined what the motion of a bicycle crash is …

Okay, Google, you officially beat Siri

<i>Marcio Cyrillo is the director of marketing at CI&T.</i><p>Over a year and a half ago I was beyond excited with Siri and the possibilities Apple could explore with it. I wrote this article and argued that Siri took a more personal approach to digital personal assistants and thus could engage and learn …

Engineering the Perfect Date

The other day I realized there was something missing in my life, so I set out to find a solution. Online dating is in vogue, which makes sense. The Internet already has no small part in satisfying most of my other needs. I was pleased to learn that the latest popular dating app, Tinder, now has an …

Robots, the 'uncanny valley' and learning to love the alien

Can we rewire our human distrust of robots that look like us?<p>We humans have evolved to relate emotionally to inanimate artefacts, which is strange when you think about it. Children play with dolls and toy soldiers as if they were people. Adults talk to their cars. As long as they are robot-like and …

Robotics

Japanese firm plans 250 mile-wide solar panel belt around Moon

A Japanese firm announces its innovative solution to the nation's energy problems - a 250 mile-wide belt of solar panels on the moon<p>A Japanese construction firm is proposing to solve the well-documented energy problems facing Japan - and ultimately the entire planet - by turning the moon into a …

Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram’s utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm

In 2002 Stephen Wolfram released <i>A New Kind of Science</i> and immediately unleashed a firestorm of wonder, controversy, and criticism as the British-born scientist, programmer, and entrepreneur overturned conventional ideas on how to pursue knowledge. Earlier this month, he teased something with the …

Primo Is An Arduino Robot That Teaches Kids Programming Logic Through Play

[protected-iframe id=”ae8c946f599326f689633dd0b4ee0152-24588526-39990176″ info=”http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1039674461/primo-teaching-programming-logic-to-children-age-4/widget/video.html” width=”640″ height=”480″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”]<p>Dan Shapiro’s Robot Turtles board game …

Visionary--Google Glass Moves From Concept To Clinical Care

Technology is advancing and changing our lives at an incredible pace. The smart phone, nanotechnology and other breath-taking innovatons are being incorporated into a wide variety of industries and activities–and healthcare is at the cutting edge. Google Glass has been identified as important …