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Artificial intelligence will make religion obsolete within our lifetime

After conquering the kitchen, the game show, and outer space, are our machines heading for religion next?<p>The singularity is a hypothesized time in …

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Microsoft Arrow Launcher for Android now in private beta (APK download)

There’s a plethora of great Android launchers out there (here’s a list of our favorite), but very few of them come from large companies like Microsoft. Though the Redmond giant is one of Google’s biggest competitors, they are proving to be much more platform friendly by creating a new Android …

Apps

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Truedialer, Periscope

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found …

The War of the Worlds panic was a myth

<b>The story that mass panic broke out because of an Orson Welles radio show became part of modern folklore. The idea that hysteria swept America on October 30, 1938, when a 62-minute radio dramatisation of The War of the Worlds, remained unchallenged for nearly eight decades. Even those who had never</b> …

Tesla announces low-cost batteries for homes

The electric car company Tesla has announced its entry into the energy market, unveiling a suite of low-cost solar batteries for homes, businesses and utilities, “the missing piece”, it said, in the transition to a sustainable energy world.<p>The batteries, which will retail at $3,500 in the US, were …

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On Software Quality and Building a Better Evernote in 2014

Posted by Phil Libin on 04 Jan 2014<p>I got the wrong sort of birthday present yesterday: a sincerely-written post by Jason Kincaid lamenting a …

Clever Popeye Tattoo

When I was 5, my father told me that if I ate my spinach, I'd grow strong like Popeye. It never happened, but I now tell my kids the same thing. It's …

JK Rowling lawyer fined over Robert Galbraith leak

<b>The lawyer who revealed crime writer Robert Galbraith was actually Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been fined £1,000 for breaching privacy rules.</b><p>Chris Gossage, a partner at Russells Solicitors, has also been issued with a written rebuke from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).<p>He confided …

Books

T-Rex Optical Illusion Will Creep You Out And Blow Your Mind

You won't believe it until you get to the end of the video, but this cardboard Tyrannosaurus rex doesn't <i>actually</i> turn its head to look at you -- it's an optical illusion. As if we needed another reason to have nightmares about being hunted down by nature's greatest monster.<p><i>(via brusspup/Tastefully</i> …

Ancient burial box claimed to have earliest reference to Jesus

Limestone burial box is typical of first century Jerusalem and has chiselled on side "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus'<p>For 2,000 years, pilgrims and archaeologists have hunted for physical evidence of Jesus and his family, without success.<p>But now an ancient burial box claiming to contain the …

Billion Star Sky Surveyor Launches

Changing Planet<p>Europe’s Gaia Space Telescope promises to create the most accurate map of the Milky Way galaxy ever attempted. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab; background: ESO/S. Brunier<p><b>Astronomers plan on rewriting the star-charts with the latest space telescope, which aims at unlocking the secrets behind</b> …

Anti-ageing compound set for human trials after turning clock back for mice

Australian and US researchers hope an anti-ageing compound could be trialled on humans as early as next year, following a key breakthrough that saw the ageing process reversed in mice.<p>The study, involving Harvard University and the University of NSW, discovered a way of restoring the efficiency of …

Artificial intelligence: The machines with alien minds

Our smartest machines look nothing like we predicted – has the field lost its way, or do we need to rethink what AI actually means, asks Tom Chatfield.<p>Would modern artificial intelligence live up to the dreams of the field’s founders? Perhaps not. But in many ways, the smartest machines we have …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists draw up definitive list of genes that make us human

Researchers have drawn up the first definitive list of genetic changes that make modern humans different from our nearest ancient ancestors, who died out tens of thousands of years ago.<p>The list amounts to a series of biological instructions that shape the brains and bodies of living people and …

How to Export Your iPhone Contacts

1. Settings<p>2. iCloud<p>3. iCloud Online<p>4. Contacts<p>5. Export<p>6. Your vCard File<p>7. Gmail<p>8. Importing<p>9. Your New Contacts<p>Looking to export your iPhone …

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Celebrities In Classic Works Of Art

Celebrity fan art is often more creepy than well–crafted, but sometimes, just sometimes, something magical is made. This is one of those times.<p>Worth1000 is a creative contest site that pitches various prompts and asks artists to send in photographs, illustrations, designs, and digital manipulations …

5 Toxic Beliefs That Will Basically Ruin Your Life

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. The article below was …

Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

Oregon Christmas Tree Harvest With Helicopter. Amazing Pilot!

Second DNA Code Discovered Hiding Within DNA: Scientists

A second DNA code has been discovered by a group of scientists, hiding within DNA, or the genetic code.<p>Information within the newly discovered second …

New Book Sheds Light on Prophet Muhammad's Interfaith Views

No other leader in world history has been more scrutinized and ridiculed than Prophet Muhammad. Since the founding of Islam in 632 AD, Christians and Jews have described the Prophet of Allah as a blasphemer, bigot, terrorist, and pedophile, among other slurs. However, according to a new book <i>The</i> …

12 Shoes for 12 Lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz: Part 1

Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has never been one to be afraid of pushing the boundaries and his latest project entitled 12 Shoes for 12 …

How UK wonder substance graphene can't and won't benefit UK

Once a research-rich economy the UK has fallen behind in innovation with UK firms allegedly either incapable or unwilling to exploit inventions<p>To see what's really at stake in this week's autumn statement from George Osborne, do yourself a favour: duck out of the Westminster argy-bargy, hit the M1 …

Google Is Building Robots. These Demos Show Them At Work.

The company that gave us Android is developing androids.<p>Yes, Google is building robots. And not just self-driving cars, which, of course, are technically robots, but humanoids that can walk around and make cow eyes at you.<p>It will probably be a while before anyone sees a Googlebot walking the …

Encounter of the first kind: Rosetta on track for historic comet landing

Hundreds of millions of miles away and 10 years after launch, a European spaceship could be on the brink of discovering how life appeared on Earth<p>At precisely 10am GMT on 20 January next year, a tiny electronic chip inside Europe's Rosetta spacecraft will flicker into life. The robot probe will …

The Access Case Offers Leather Microsuction-Powered Protection For iPhone, iPad

Microsuction cases and stands have impressed me before, and as such it's pleasing to see another case manufacturer take advantage of the technology. …