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HP's monster spec Windows 10 smartphone is a brave move

With Mobile World Congress unofficially kicking off already, seeing new smartphones announced isn’t much of a surprise. Seeing a Windows smartphone from HP with a ridiculously impressive spec list was, however.<p>Called the Elite x3, the device offers up a 6-inch Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) …

Mobile Technology

This gun can stop small rogue drones without destroying them

We've seen a couple of brute force anti-drone devices designed to snatch the tiny machines out of the sky, but Battelle's DroneDefender is one of the …

Drones

Prison Phone Company Fights To Keep Profiting Off Inmates And Their Families

Securus Technologies says new regulation could be a "business-ending event."<p>WASHINGTON ― Each month, Cesia Pineda spends between $200 and $250 to talk to her husband on the phone.<p>Normally, the calls would cost a tiny fraction of that, but Pineda’s husband is an immigrant detainee at Stewart …

Twitter CEO Dorsey Apologizes To Developers, Says He Wants To “Reset” Relations

Twitter’s epic bust up with developers several years ago was one of the bigger bumps in the company’s rocky history, so now, as the social media company is working to reboot the business under new CEO Jack Dorsey, it kicked off its big developer event with a key message: an apology for Twitter’s …

Behind This Aged Façade Is The World's Most Beautiful Abandoned Castle

Hidden in the hills of Tuscany, this 16th-century estate will take your breath away.<p>Tuscany is known for its incredible rolling hills, Renaissance-era art, and Castello di Sammezzano. If the latter is unfamiliar, photographer Martino Zegwaard is here to change that.<p>Originally built in the 17th …

Italy

The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

Biomedicine