Emily Cantin

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Apple's Indoor Survey App Creates Building Interior Maps Using an iPhone

Apple has quietly released a new iOS app that allows users to map out the interior spaces of a building using just an iPhone.<p>While the apps doesn’t …

Lithium Air Battery Breakthrough Could Lead To Replacement Of Lithium Ion Batteries

Lithium ion batteries have been around for nearly a quarter-century, finding their way from laptops to electric cars. But British scientists say the …

The world just got closer to a 'hypersonic space plane' that will transform 'the economics of space'

BAE Systems, the globetrotting defence and aeronautics giant, just bought 20% of the firm, and it's making a major investment in Reaction Engines' most promising ideas.<p>The idea is an unpiloted and reusable hypersonic space plane. It's called Sabre. Here's how Reaction Engines describes it:<p>A new …

Aviation

Here Are the Top 5 Newest Buzzwords for Tech Jobs

The tech job jargon that attracts top applicants is as subject to changing tastes as the buzzwords found in any industry, perhaps even more so given …

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Globalization

NFL Teams Are Now Practicing Plays in Virtual Reality

It's not just about selling more tickets to fans. The NFL is looking to use VR as a tool in practice to gain a competitive edge.<p>It was only a matter of time before professional sports got into the virtual reality game. Last week, for example, the NBA along with Turner Sports and NextVR broadcast …

Coming soon: Nano-food and tiny memory devices?

<i>This 10-part series looks at key potential growth areas around the world.</i><p>One of the world's smallest technologies is driving big innovations in Japan and South Korea – and creating opportunities for domestic and foreign companies and investors.<p>Nanotechnology, a subfield in advanced manufacturing …

China Unveils Space Robot That Looks Suspiciously Like Iron Man

The new robot from China's space program is painted in Iron Man's signature red and yellow and has a circular emblem in his chest where Tony Stark's …

Google Maps gets offline search and navigation

Google Maps is a ridiculously useful app but that's assuming you've got a stable internet connection. As soon as your signal gets a little wonky, however, you might as well still be printing them out like you did in the dark ages of MapQuest. Sure, you've been able to download small maps for …

Google Maps

We're inching toward being able to print a whole human — here's proof

Advancements in 3-D printing - a machine that can layer materials to create three-dimensional objects - have skyrocketed in recent years. But while many associate the technology with pointless, plastic trinkets, researchers and scientists have been hard at work tinkering with the technology to …

Carnegie Mellon University

Molecular nanoribbons as electronic highways

Physicists at Umeå University have, together with researchers at UC Berkeley, USA, developed a method to synthesize a unique and novel type of …

Awesome Artificial Intelligence (AI)

A curated list of Artificial Intelligence (AI) courses, books, video lectures and papers.<p>Contributions most welcome.<p>Online Courses<p>MIT Artifical …

Artificial Intelligence

This tiny 16-lens camera produces 52 megapixel photos

It's only the size of a smartphone, but Light's L16 "multi-aperture computational camera" houses an array of 16 individual camera units, each with …

The mysterious artificial intelligence company Elon Musk invested in is developing game-changing smart computers

iStock<p>Vicarious , the mysterious company that's been funded by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, and actor Ashton Kutcher, …

To save mobile web, we must destroy JavaScript, HTML and CSS

So say Google and pals as they launch Accelerated Mobile Pages projectAlphabet's ads, search and cloud subsidiary Google has announced an open source …

Mobile Devices

Super-Efficient Graphene Lightbulbs Will Hit Markets This Year

Get ready for graphene to revolutionise lighting.<p>A lightbulb made from wonder-material graphene will reportedly go on sale later this year, and it's …

'Super batteries' to be 3D printed from graphene ink

Manchester Metropolitan University is embarking on a project to 3D print "super batteries" from graphene ink.<p>Wonder material graphene has been widely …

This app tries to stop you from staring at your phone and missing out on life

"Instead of seeing the world with your eyes, you're seeing it through your phone."<p>The premise of YouTuber Casey Neistat's new social sharing app, …

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Happiness

Cisco Offers Free Decryption Tool For Ransomware Victims

Tool decrypts, unlocks files hit by TeslaCrypt ransomware attacks.<p>First the good news: there are now free utilities for decrypting your data after a …

Our Robot Forces Are Coming: A Drone Just Refueled Mid-Air

The pilots of passenger planes aren't leaving the cockpit for the foreseeable future, but in other applications, aircraft that fly themselves are on …

Lexus says its hoverboard really flies, but it won't soar into stores

Lexus unveiled an online ad featuring a hoverboard Wednesday, but "Back to the Future" fans won't be getting their hands on it.<p>The futuristic skateboard that seems to levitate was not invented to be sold, a spokeswoman said after Lexus released a video demonstrating a prototype at a Barcelona …

Hoverboards

18 tips on how to avoid security hazards with the cloud

IT and security pros who are responsible for the management of their organization’s cloud usage encounter numerous obstacles. Cloud apps are ubiquitous and the associated IT challenges are many. More than half of respondents to this Ponemon study say their organization currently transfers sensitive …

Open Sourcing Is No Longer Optional, Not Even for Apple

The biggest round of applause at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote yesterday didn't come when the company announced new versions of iOS …

Liquid droplets create logic circuits

Multiple droplets of a magnetic fluid have been used to create all of the fundamental logic circuits within a computer. Created by researchers in the …

Nanotech

Why Ford is partnering with a hot 3D printing startup

The next time you take your car out for a spin, imagine how much more comfortable it would be if your steering wheel perfectly conformed to the shape …

Google Launches Free, Ad-Supported Version Of Play Music

Fresh on the heels of the Apple Music launch, Google has just announced that Play Music will now offer a free, ad-supported version of the service to users who don’t want to pay $9.99/month.<p>Play Music is Google’s music streaming service, meant to compete with the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, …