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FCC approves first wireless 'power-at-a-distance' charging system

Charging your mobile device wirelessly is certainly less of a hassle than plugging it in, but still requires the device be in physical contact with its station to actually work. That's about to change now that the Federal Communications Commission has approved the first wireless charger that works …

13 most anticipated products of 2018

Most anticipated products of 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9

An AI Tried To Write Christmas Carols And The Lyrics Are Hilarious

It seems that artificial intelligence can’t actually do everything, at least not yet. A research scientist and artificial intelligence aficionado …

Bitcoin and almost every other cryptocurrency crashed hard today

Bitcoin has been on a tear this past with the value of the cryptocurrency jumping from $8,000 to nearly $20,000. Well that run hit an abrupt end today as the price crashed as much as 23 percent on Coinbase. The price briefly dipped below $12,000 on some exchanges at around 7:30 am London time.<p>The …

Cryptocurrency

Evidence suggests UFOs may have reached Earth, says former Pentagon official Luis Elizondo

A former US military intelligence official has claimed there is evidence that could suggest aliens have reached Earth.<p>Luis Elizondo, a former …

Luxury riverfront hotel proposed for Bulimba

A family home could be demolished to make way for a riverfront hotel in an east Brisbane suburb.<p>Brisbane City Council received a development …

Undersea restaurants, tree towers and hanging skyscrapers: The top architecture concepts of 2017

This selection of concepts from the past year includes a variety of insane proposals that obviously will never be actually constructed, but the value …

How to Remotely Delete Data for iPhone and Android Devices

As mobile phones carry a significant amount of private data including message history and details, photos, and other confidential information, losing …

Quiksilver makes waves with takeover bid for Billabong

Two of Australia's most iconic surfing brands look set to hit the waves together, with the American-owners of Quiksilver launching a takeover bid for …

Los Angeles

Ex-CIA Director Hayden blasts Trump's CNN attack

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden criticized President Donald Trump's attack of CNN over the weekend, saying he could not believe a President was capable of "such an outrageous assault" on a free press or the First Amendment.<p>The retired United States …

Donald Trump

The $26,300 Muji Hut

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Design<br>• Home<p>The Muji Hut is a $26,300 (¥ 3,000,000) home designed for those who like the idea of minimalist living, and …

North America

Minimum standards to be enforced for rental properties

There are more than 566,000 privately rented properties in Queensland.<p>"For the first time, more Queenslanders are renting than are paying off a …

Housing

Scot given three-month jail sentence for touching Dubai man's hip

A British man has been sentenced to three months in prison in Dubai for touching a man's hip in a bar, according to campaigners.<p>Jamie Harron, from Stirling, was arrested in July over the incident in which he said he put his hand on a man's hip to avoid spilling a drink in a crowded bar.<p>The …

Dive Australia's Great Barrier Reef with Netflix and Google

Virtual reality travelling is here. So sit back on your couch and visit Australia's amazing reef.<p>You don't have to visit Australia to experience the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef.<p>Google, Netflix and Twitter, as well as the BBC and Australian nonprofit New Horizons, have produced digital …

Virtual Reality

My big gay family changed my mind on same-sex marriage

I’ve always struggled with my sexuality, but my family now sets an example to my son to be proud of who he is<p>My name is Patrick, I am 32 years old and a trainee paramedic who lives a lucky but otherwise unremarkable existence. When I first heard about the idea of gay marriage a few years back, I …

LGBTQI

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 saving fingerprint scanners, Mate 10 leaks & more – Pocketnow Daily

Advertisement<p>Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about KGI’s prediction that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will not let fingerprint scanners die. We …

Can people with diabetes eat peanut butter?

Peanut butter may help people to manage diabetes, a condition that affects blood sugar levels. How exactly does this popular snack help to control …

Diabetes

Are baby, wisdom teeth the next wave in stem cell treatment?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Alison Bassetto's voice is steady and brisk as she explains why her husband's untimely death prompted her to have her 19-year-old son's wisdom teeth banked.<p>The practice of cryopreserving children's baby or wisdom teeth is one that's been around for a decade. Tooth banking is not currently …

Cell Biology

New human rights to protect against 'mind hacking' and brain data theft proposed

A response to advances in neurotechnology that can read or alter brain activity, new human rights would protect people from theft, abuse and hacking<p>New human rights that would protect people from having their thoughts and other brain information stolen, abused or hacked have been proposed by …

The Brain

Designers Propose 1,000 Ft "Sidescraper" Around An Excavated Central Park

New York’s Cental Park is a major world icon, but designers Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu want to dig it all up. Their vision sees the park excavated down …

Skyscrapers
Business Development

Could Vietnam become the next Silicon Valley?

<b>Eddie Thai and Binh Tran are the kind of American entrepreneurs you'd expect to meet in Silicon Valley.</b><p>Binh Tran is the co-founder of a successful tech company, Klout, which he sold for $200m (£140m) in 2014. Eddie Thai, the younger of the two, was educated at Harvard and Yale.<p>But the pair have now …

Silicon Valley

Alphabet earnings shows just how much Google's 'other bets' are losing

The newly-minted Alphabet (made up of Google proper and the variety of ventures that make up the "Other Bets" the company is involved in) has just released its first full quarter of financial data under its new structure. At a high level, Alphabet continued the growth that Google has seen over the …

Netflix is running into a level of censorship it's never seen before

The streaming-video service now covers every country allowed by American embargo policies, except for the politically difficult Chinese market.<p>This week, Netflix started running into some not-terribly-surprising political resistance in some additional regions, including Kenya and Indonesia.<p>Is the …

World Bank

Just Say No To CES

This week will see the almost complete roster of technology focused start-ups, consumer electronics companies, multi-national conglomerates, and the world’s tech press corps descend on Las Vegas for a week of excess, energy and excitement. Actually not every tech reporter. Once more I’ll be sitting …

CES

Mark Zuckerberg's challenge in 2016 is to build a digital butler like in 'Iron Man'

This year, Zuckerberg is clearly envious of Iron Man Tony Stark's futuristic life. He's challenged himself to code his own version of JARVIS from "Iron Man," the digital butler who controlled Stark's life and home.<p>Zuckerberg says he'll start with understanding some basic smart-home technology …

Iron Man

TransferWise did less than £6.5 million in sales last year despite being worth $1 billion

Hot British online money transfer startup TransferWise is officially a "small company."<p>The startup, apparently valued at $1 billion (£680 million) last year, had revenue of less than £6.5 million ($9.5 million) in the year to March 31 2015, according to its latest set out accounts filed with …

Profit

Britain Has Sold £5.6 Billion Of Arms To Saudi Arabia Since David Cameron Came To Power

Campaigners say Britain is prioritising "arms company profits over human rights".<p>David Cameron's governments have overseen the sale of over £5.6 billion of military licences to Saudi Arabia since 2010, according to new research published by Campaign Against Arms Trade.<p>The kingdom is by far the …

Saudi Arabia

Bricklayer Transforms Stone into Hypnotically Detailed Sculptures

Johnny Clasper‘s hypnotic free-form stonework is a swirling spectacle that garners its fair share of attention, and rightly so. The stonemason's passion for his craft is apparent in every detailed design. From drystone sculptures to pebble mosaics and stone balancing acts, Clasper has a skill for …

Art
Boxing