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The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

1/<p>"The Singularity is Near" by Ray Kurzweil<p>Amazon<p>Futurist Ray Kurzweil has thought deeply about the role computational power and artificial …

Once you learn these 9 brutal truths about life, you'll be much wiser (according to Ancient Sanskrit)

Ever heard of Sanskrit? It’s an ancient language that underpins Hindu and Buddhist thought. It’s had a huge impact on many lives through Central and …

CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna shines hope on the future of genetic modification at SXSW

Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor of CRISPR Cas9 technology, or the ability to program genes using a special enzyme, spoke about the promises of this technology onstage at SXSW this afternoon. In a keynote today, Doudna noted that while this technology is very young (less than five years old), “it’s …

The Big Reason Whites Are Richer Than Blacks in America

The gap between blacks and whites in income is big, but nowhere near as big as the gap in wealth. According to the Federal Reserve’s Survey of …

The Internet Is Freaking Out Over This Spooky Prediction by Carl Sagan About The Future

It's disturbingly accurate.<p>Back in 1995, everyone’s favourite astrophysicist, Carl Sagan, published a book called <i>The Demon-Haunted World</i>, which …

How to Make Good Decisions: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Life would be a lot easier if we just knew how to make good decisions. Research shows we all make a lot of bad ones.<p>With careers:<p>More than half of …

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

BitTorrent launches BitTorrent Live, a multichannel live TV streaming app for Apple TV 4

BitTorrent has launched BitTorrent Live, a multichannel, live and linear video streaming platform spanning news, sports, music, tech, and youth …

Smart TV

Big data out, 'digital humanism' in for Gartner emerging technologies

Forget big data, it’s ‘digital humanism’ which is garnering attention now – at least according to Gartner’s 2015 Hype Cycle for Emerging …

Autonomous Vehicle

What cord cutters? Comcast still has its head in the sand

Netflix-style content streaming is the future of television. The ability to binge-watch new shows the minute they come out is highly addictive, as …

Televisions

FCC sets 4 year terms for AT&T-DirecTV deal: more fiber, cheap internet, net neutrality

It’s official: AT&T can complete its purchase of satellite TV provider Direc-TV (DTV) now that the FCC has now approved the final conditions of the …

Tesla's New Battery For Homes Already Has Competition

Tesla Motors is planning to formally unveil solar-storage batteries that will power homes and businesses -- its first entry into a teeming market.<p>The electric carmaker, known for its luxury Model S sedan, announced in an investor memo on Tuesday that it will unveil the new products at a highly …

How the 1 percent always wins: “We live in a faux democracy, which is why everyone’s so cynical and nobody votes”

The rich get richer, the middle class gets hollowed out. We all stay quiet. Steve Fraser explains why we allow it<p>Why aren’t we getting angry about the steady shifting of treasure from the middle class to the very richest? Why haven’t the few who are vocal and visibly frustrated coalesced into a …

New In Vegas: The Strip Gets Yet Another High-Profile Visitor Attraction

Las Vegas has been frantically and dramatically reinventing its notion of how guests can have fun here, and the new concept is radical – leave the casinos. After years of employing a black hole strategy of trying to suck visitors in off the street and trap them in a windowless world, using tricks …

Travel

How Apple Used iPhone 5S To Sabotage Every 2015 Android Smartphone

On September 10 2013 Apple launched the iPhone 5S. The company also discussed the A7 chip it had designed for the new smartphone, heralding the start of 64-bit mobile computing on iOS. Rival smartphone manufacturers were bounced into rushing out statements that committed them to their own 64-bit …

iPhone

Otterbox announces a protective iPhone 6 case with a built-in backup battery - The Gadgeteer

The new Resurgence Power Case from Otterbox, just like any Otterbox case, is built to be protective, with its fiberglass-filled polycarbonate shell …

Tech Trends

The devious paradox of American inequality: How the rich get richer by staying hidden

In the United States, visions of poverty are much more commonplace than extreme wealth. And that’s an issue<p>The southernmost road from Miami Beach to Miami is called the MacArthur Causeway. In good weather, it’s a blissful drive. Biscayne Bay is so near and bright that you can almost imagine you’re …

Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire Neutral Grey/Dark Grey

Following a showcase of the red iteration (seen here), this time around the Nike Air Max 1 Ultra<p>Following a showcase of the red iteration (seen here), this time around the Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire sees a mixed gray colorway scheme to complement its timeless and versatile design. Featuring a …

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Best iPhone car accessories (2017 edition)