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Amazon launches new training and certification portal to lure talent to AWS

As cloud services continue to pick up steam, Amazon wants to make sure there is no shortage of talent to maintain your cloud computing operations and take care of your AWS needs.<p>Yesterday, the e-commerce giant announced it is launching its own dedicated training and certification portal to offer …

The 27 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

27 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t …

Guy Finds StarCraft Source Code And Returns It To Blizzard, Gets Free Trip To BlizzCon

Last month, Reddit user Khemist49 made a truly unlikely find: a gold master source code disc of the original <i>StarCraft</i>. From 1998. At first, he didn’t …

Adidas Futurecraft 4D starts a new era of 3D-printed shoes

Adidas is back with another sneaker based on a 3D-printed midsole, but this time the company says it's moving even closer to mass production. The Futurecraft 4D shoe will be the first one using Carbon's "Digital Light Synthesis" process. The Silicon Valley company's tech creates 3D items by …

Shoes

New self-driving electric trucking startup thinks it can replace semis

There's a new player in the autonomous trucking game, and it's coming out of the gate with some big claims.<p>Swedish transportation company Einride …

Trucking

Why connecting all the world's robots will drive 2017's top technology trends

So to work out what shape digital technology will likely take next year, we should look back to the major developments of 2016.<p>And the past year's developments point to a 2017 shaped by the next phase of virtual and augmented reality, the emergence of an internet for artificial intelligence and the …

2016 November 28 - Arp 240: A Bridge between Spiral Galaxies from Hubble

<b>Arp 240: A Bridge between Spiral Galaxies from Hubble</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, Hubble Space Telescope; <i>Processing & Copyright:</i> Chris</b> …

First Justice League Footage Premieres at Comic-Con

Director Zack Snyder premiered the first <i>Justice League</i> footage at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The footage aired after Snyder revealed that Henry …

Incredible photos you won't believe were taken on an iPhone

We know iPhone cameras are pretty handy these days - but you'll still be shocked that the following images were all shot using the ubiquitous handheld device. This week they were all named among the winners of the 9th annual iPhone Photography Awards.<p>The grand prize went to Siyuan Niu for "The Man …

52 Movies That Are So Clever They'll Have You Thinking For Days

All these films will stay with you long after they've finished playing.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Paramount Pictures

How To Beat The Casino – Legally

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Blackjack board. wikimediaIf there’s one thing everybody knows about gambling it’s that the house always wins. And while …

Instagram of the Week: Wildly Beautiful Slow-Motion Videos of Hummingbirds Up Close

Instagram is awash in famous animals, from Marnie the Dog and Grumpy Cat to an adorable assortment of hedgehogs and prairie dogs and everything else …

Birds

Hyperloop undergoes successful test of high-speed propulsion system

Hyperloop, the supersonic transport system proposed by tech billionaire Elon Musk, has taken a tentative step towards reality with the first public test of a prototype propulsion system.<p>One of the companies vying to make the idea a reality, Hyperloop One, which changed its name from Hyperloop …

High-speed Rail

Jeff Bezos plans to send humans into space next year

Amazon billionaire says his space company Blue Origin will focus on selling rocket engines to others planning to launch satellites and spaceships<p>Private space travel company Blue Origin expects to launch its first people in 2017, company founder Jeff Bezos said Tuesday during a tour of the …

Elon Musk says the Falcon 9 rocket SpaceX successfully landed is 'ready to fire again'

SpaceX's reusable Falcon 9 rocket successfully made it back to Earth last month, touching down gently at Cape Canaveral after traveling out of our atmosphere, into space, and back again. Now, SpaceX boss Elon Musk says, the rocket is ready for another mission.<p>In an Instagram picture, posted a few …

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

9 crazy things that could happen after the singularity, when robots become smarter than humans

Futurists say that our destiny will be shaped by the Singularity, the moment when artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence.<p>Scholars don't agree on the details, but they say it will happen between 30 and 1000 years from today, with most predicting it will emerge in the next century.<p>It …

A new space mining law could kick off an extraterrestrial gold rush

In a first, President Barack Obama signed legislation at the end of November that allows commercial extraction of minerals and other materials, including water, from asteroids and the moon.<p>That could kick off an extraterrestrial gold rush, backed by a private aeronautics industry that is growing …

NASA chief: Time to clean up all that space junk

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden warns that too little is being done to remove debris from space, an issue that has drawn plenty of attention this week after an unknown object made a fiery entry into Earth’s atmosphere.<p>Speaking Thursday at the Council on Foreign Relations, Bolden said more …

Elon Musk Wants to Change How (and Where) Humans Live

<i>Making spaceships and electric supercars isn’t enough for Elon Musk. Meghan Daum meets the entrepreneur who wants to save the world.</i><p>The name sounds like a men’s cologne. Or a type of ox. It sounds possibly made up. But then, so much about Elon Musk seems the creation of a fiction writer—and not …

Tesla

A Nebula Illuminated By Its Missing Stars

In a sky so full of stars it’s often difficult to figure out where constellations are, one dark spot stands out: The Coalsack Nebula. Parked near one of the five brightest stars comprising the Southern Cross – perhaps the most easily spotted asterism in the southern sky – the nebula looks like an …

Astronomy

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

University of California

Scientists have made the first fully functional artificial human brain cells

But there is more to the idea behind this synthetic neuron than simply proving that it can be done. The team reckons that in the future, it might be possible to actually use these devices in patients to replace damaged nerves, for example, to help treat injury or disease. They may also have a place …

Philae Wakes Up! Historic Comet Lander Back In Action

Rosetta’s Philae lander has woken up on the surface of the comet after seven months of hibernation.<p>The European Space Agency has been trying to contact the lander as comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko moves closer to its nearest pass by the Sun.<p>The historic lander went dark because its solar cells …

Space

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Oculus mistakenly leaked pictures of the finished Oculus Rift virtual reality device.</b> It looks like there will be a camera on the front of the device, and it will have a "simple input device" to navigate menus.<p><b>2.</b> <b>Spotify has raised $526 million.</b> It's now valued at more than $8 billion.<p><b>3.</b> <b>Payroll</b> …

One Photographer’s Epic Self-Portraits in Front of Vast Landscapes

Nicholas Roemmelt is a landscape and wildlife photographer based in Austria who regularly puts on a backpack and takes his camera deep into the …

Pluto’s Moons Seen in Highest Detail Yet

Much ink has been spilled over Pluto’s reclassification as a dwarf planet. And yet, such discussions have not diminished scientific interest in …

NASA's Next Mars Lander Begins Tests for 2016 Launch

NASA's next robotic Mars explorer has been put together and is now undergoing testing ahead of its launch next year.<p>Engineers at Lockheed Martin …

Space Exploration

Woman tosses $200,000 Apple 1 computer into recycling

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Whenever I see a famous actress waft down the Oscars red carpet wearing $1 million worth of necklace, I think to myself: "Looks like bad taste bits of metal and glass to me."<p>The same essential thought …

Silicon Valley

The Senate Advances NSA Surveillance Reform Legislation As Deadline Approaches

In a rare Sunday session ,the Senate voted 77-to-17 to take up the USA Freedom Act, a bill already passed in the House that would reform the NSA.<p>The procedural vote came just hours before key provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire at midnight. It will likely take until the middle of the …