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Google Fiber’s TV Boxes add support for Google Cast

Google Fiber, the company’s steadily expanding gigabit internet service, will now more easily work with Google Cast – the technology that powers Chromecast – the company announced this morning. Instead of requiring subscribers to use a device like Chromecast, Google Cast will actually be integrated …

Remix OS might just make you want to put Android on your laptop

Earlier this year at CES we were introduced to Remix OS — an Android variant from Jide that turns Google's mobile operating system into a desktop OS. Remix takes basic Android and adds all the elements you'd expect on a PC or Mac: there's support for mice and keyboards, a windowed interface, a file …

Thor 3: Director Taika Waititi teases funnier 'Ragnarok'

If you were hoping <i>Thor: The Dark World</i> would have more jokes, Taika Waititi will try to fix that for the sequel. Speaking from the Sundance Film …

Construction

This scientist scanned his brain 2X a week for 18 months - Futurity

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning for a year and a half, Russell Poldrack climbed into an MRI machine and scanned his brain. He explains why.

Finland might pay everyone in the country 800 euros a month

<b>How it would work</b><p>Social benefit systems are complex and more often than not bureaucratic. The Finnish proposal, and others like it, seek to simplify those expenses by doing away with complex benefit systems.<p>The Finnish proposal, slated to be finalized in 2016, will first be rolled out as a hybrid …

Economics

Watch someone play the new 'Halo' game on Microsoft's augmented reality headset HoloLens

Most of the videos, which can be found at #MadeWithHoloLens, are a few seconds long and show Microsoft employees messing around with the headset, usually with their children.<p>Other demos show the more serious side to the headset, which could eventually change how we use computers. HoloLens project …

Augmented Reality

The 20 best deals of Cyber Monday 2015

Cyber Monday is here. Shopping is going to be a lot easier now that you're away from family and sitting in front of a computer — the only tricky part is sorting through all the madness. Every store is running dozens (or hundreds, or thousands) of discounts, but not all of it's worth paying …

Mario Kart

$100 Google Play gift card for under $80 shipped (20% off)

<i>From 9to5Toys.com</i>:<p>As expected from its leaked Black Friday ad, Sam’s Club is now offering a $100 Google Play gift card for <b>$79.64</b> shipped. That’s more than 20% off your next Google Play purchases on games, apps, movies, TV shows and more. While we do see iTunes gift cards go on sale quite often, …

Personal Finance

Microsoft's Xbox One Elite console is worth the extra cash

Microsoft’s Xbox One console hasn’t changed much since its introduction two years ago. It’s still a big black set-top box that will dominate your living room, but Microsoft has a new, slightly more powerful version available this month. The Xbox One Elite console switches out the traditional 512GB …

Gaming Consoles

Loneliness triggers biological changes which cause illness and early death

Danger signals activated in the brain by loneliness ultimately affect the immune system, scientists have found.<p>Loneliness is not just an emotional state of mind, it actually triggers genetic changes which cause illness and early death, a study shows for the first time.<p>Previous studies have found …

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

Intel is investing $500 million in tech firms this year, including a free 'wifi' smartphone maker

Intel Capital highlighted the investment activity at its annual conference in San Diego on Tuesday and announced $22 million in new investments, spread across 10 startups.<p>One of the more interesting new Intel investments Intel is FreedomPop, a wireless service provider that offers free calls and …

Internet of Things

Star-dust, interstellar bumblebees and the secret alien civilisation controlling humankind

The Night Sky in November: The arrival of the winter constellation Orion arouses memories of the eccentric astronomy great Sir Fred Hoyle<p>Is it conceivable that bumblebees could have been originally designed as miniature vehicles for interstellar travel? And if so, could this have been part of an …

Universe

Christian group predicts Doomsday: The end of the world - latest

Chris McCann, leader of the eBible fellowship and all-round God expert, believes the world will be engulfed and destroyed by a great fire on October 7. We are on hand to liveblog the end<p>Latest<p>We will be here all day to update you on the progress of the apocalypse, and why it might be happening.<p><b>The</b> …

Simon Cowell

Teen Invents Headphones That Prevent Hearing Loss

Aegis Acoustics headphones were designed by 16-year-old Kingsley Cheng as a stylish-but-safe way listen to music. “The American Academy of Audiology reports that approximately 12 percent of all children ages 6–19 have noise-induced hearing loss. We’re here to change all that and make listening …

Consumer Tech

Ex-Google employee owned google.com for one minute

Using Google’s new domain buying service, Sanmay Ved purchased world’s most popular website for $12 before transaction was cancelled<p>A man was able to successfully buy google.com, the domain name for the world’s most popular website, for $12 (£7.90), minutes before the company contacted him to say …

AdWords

Google searches for a new identity

Google's new logo has been parodied, criticized as being too childish and subject to numerous thinkpieces explaining the psychological and design …

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Convince People That the Original Apple iPhone Is the New iPhone 6s

“Gotta always have the new one.”<p>After the announcement of new Apple products set to drop in the coming weeks, Jimmy Kimmel created a new installment of <i>First Look</i> where his film crew attempted to convince unwitting people that the original Apple iPhone released in 2007 was actually the new iPhone …

Jimmy Kimmel

Physicists discover ring of exotic 'exceptional points' - Futurity

Physicists have long known about the existence of "exceptional points" where two physical states coalesce. Now they've discovered a continuous ring …

Physics

In overweight couch potatoes, vitamin C supplements mimic some exercise effects

Overweight and obese people who take a high-dose of supplementary Vitamin C daily may get some of the cardiovascular benefits of exercise without the exercise, new research has found.<p>In a small trial that recruited sedentary adults who were overweight or obese, study participants who took 500 …

Alternative Medicine

Wasp study finds sting in the tail for cancer cells

Research has found a Brazilian wasp’s venom could destroy tumours of leukaemia, prostate and bladder cancer without harming healthy tissue<p>The venom of the Brazilian wasp <i>Polybia paulista</i> contains a powerful “smart” drug that selectively targets and destroys tumour cells without harming normal cells, …

These Speakers Use Ultrasonic Waves To Cut Through The Noise

Like lasers for your ears<p>Problem<p>Everyday speakers—whether they’re in a cellphone, TV, or radio—scatter sound waves as soon as they leave the cone. A single wave can bounce off dozens of surfaces, slamming into other signals and degrading along the way, before reaching your ear in a muddled mess. …

This fish 'snoozes' for years without food or water - Futurity

Scientists have taken a closer look at how African lungfish survive in suspended animation for three to five years until water becomes available.

Fish

New Xbox dashboard and backwards compatibility come in November

At E3, Microsoft unveiled a revamped dashboard for the Xbox One that put an emphasis on speed and community. It's now here at Gamescom when the company has revealed when exactly this revamped user interface will be filtering down onto your console: this November. The biggest additional feature is …

Microsoft is making its Siri competitor culturally aware

To further that end, Microsoft today announced in a blog post that Cortana is coming to Japan, Australia, Canada, India, Brazil, and Mexico. Cortana is rolling out first to members of the Windows Insider early testing program by the end of this year, and then to everybody else using Windows 10 …

Cortana

Cortana On Android Is Another Nail In The Microsoft Windows Phone Coffin

No matter how the application got out there, it is out there. Microsoft’s digital personal assistant, Cortana, is running on Android. Currently in beta, it is expected to be released to the public before the end of 2015. This is one more step away from the previous strategy of ‘Microsoft’s platform …

Mobile

There's only one good reason to buy the latest major Android phone

Still, LG is giving that a try with its latest flagship phone, the LG G4. With the classy, subtle fabric-like pattern around the screen, the new G4 is a handsome device at first glance. It also has an incredibly sharp screen and fast internal components.<p>Looks and specs aside, the G4 still suffers …

Phones

Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Escapes Maximum Security Prison for the Second Time

Mexican drug lord Joaquén “El Chapo” Guzmén Loera has for the second time in 15 years escaped a maximum-security prison, triggering a large-scale …

Mexico

The dark side of Google's focus on massive world-changing projects

Instead of improving something by 10%, the company strives to work on projects that are 10 <i>times</i> better than anything else out there.<p>"A big part of my job is to get people focused on things that are not just incremental," CEO Larry Page told Wired in 2013.<p>Getting to chase big ideas instead of simply …

Google Street View

Why the Apple Watch is flopping

<i>By Mark Wilson</i><p>The Apple Watch, despite years of hype before it was even announced, appears to be flopping after all.<p>It wasn't a good sign when Apple announced shortly before the Watch release that they weren't going to be breaking out sales numbers. Now, a new report from third-party analysts Slice …