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NASA has detected a burst of light that might be linked to one of the most monumental space discoveries ever made

Using equipment called the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the researchers detected ripples in the fabric of space-time called gravitational waves, something Einstein's general theory of relativity predicted a century ago.<p>These gravitational waves should allow scientists …

LIGO

The FCC has a plan to save net neutrality, but no one likes it

The FCC has announced its intention to pursue a new version of the Open Internet order that was struck down by a judge last month. In a statement, agency chair Tom Wheeler says that he will begin taking public input on an updated set of net neutrality rules. The FCC will not pursue an appeal in the …

5 companies trying to help you sleep better

The average worker loses 8.5 days of work annually because they can’t catch a decent night’s sleep. That’s probably because your phone is sending you push notifications from all the different services and social networks you’re part of.<p>As a result, we’re suffering at work with loss of focus and …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Netflix has revealed for the first time that it lowers the streaming video quality on Verizon and AT&T.</b> Netflix says that it has been throttling its video on wireless networks like AT&T and Verizon for over five years, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p><b>2. Playboy wants to sell itself, and it</b> …

Startups

The Future of the Web Looks a Lot Like the Bitcoin Blockchain

To most of the world, Joseph Lubin is a leading thinker in the ever-expanding realm of digital currencies. To me, he was the counterparty in my first …

Blockchain

Smartphone Gadget Makes Old Cars Smart

Growing numbers of plug-in gadgets can give drivers information about their vehicle mileage, emissions and other performance parameters. The latest …

Driverless Cars

Apple Busts Myth About Saving iPhone Battery Life

The answer we've all been waiting for.<p>Apple has officially busted a myth about iPhone battery life.<p>Most iPhone users believe that shutting down …

Batteries

Privacy Shield pact would permit Apple, Google and Intel to move EU users’ data to U.S.

<i>(Reuters)</i> – U.S. officials will travel to Brussels this week to drum up support for a transatlantic data transfer pact agreed last month that will facilitate billions of dollars worth of online business but which must overcome European regulators’ concerns over privacy protection.<p>Agreed on Feb. 2 …

Privacy

Sony's prototype projector turns any tabletop into a touch-sensitive display

A step toward holograms<p>Sony's Future Lab is a R&D group responsible for taking crazy ideas into the prototype phase, and one impressive vision shown here at SXSW in Austin this week is a projector that turns any flat surface into a screen for light to play on. The "Interactive Tabletop" concept …

Augmented Reality

Stardock’s newest tech will let you mix AMD and Nvidia video cards in a PC (update)

Stardock is about to revolutionize the video-card market for PCs. Not only will it make high-end gaming more affordable, but it also will put virtual reality within reach of millions of consumers.<p>In an exclusive interview with GamesBeat, CEO Brad Wardell laid out the PC utility and gaming company’s …

ExoMars: 'giant nose' to sniff out life on Mars prepares for launch

Spacecraft’s Trace Gas Orbiter will seek out methane – usually produced by living organisms – in planet’s atmosphere<p>Space engineers are making final preparations for the launch of a robot spacecraft designed to sniff out signs of life on Mars.<p>The probe, ExoMars 2016 – the first of a two-phase …

Methane

Japan’s Nuclear Problem Can be Solved By Toshiba’s Robots

Since the tsunami in Japan five years ago that destroyed the Fukushima nuclear plant the area has been radioactive and cleaning up the area is not an …

Sony on Virtual Reality -- "Its Time Has Come"

Virtual reality is poised to be a big topic next week at the Game Developers Conference, and now one of the key players has spoken up to say the time is right for VR to really take off. Shawn Layden, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment America, discussed the potential of VR on the latest …

Virtual Reality

HTC is bringing 3D Touch-like Features to the Next Nexus Model

Many improvements have been made surrounding display technologies ranging from basic resolution issues up to the process that allows colour …

Hyperloop pens deal that could connect Slovakia, Austria and Hungary

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement with the government of the Slovak Republic to "explore" …

Manus' $250 gloves turn your hands into VR game controllers

I was blown away by how immersive HTC’s Vive VR demos felt when I first tried them at Mobile World Congress a few weeks ago. One of the things that differentiated it from mobile offerings like Google Cardboard was the ability to use handheld controllers to interact with the environment.<p>Hardware …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Commuting