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BMW's 7 Series lets you park by remote control

If you're looking at a BMW's deluxe 7 Series, the 2016 model will awe your yacht club pals with some Bond-worthy gadgets. The remote control parking appears to be a first for a production vehicle, even though we've seen it demo'd by Volvo, Audi and BMW before. When you use the touchscreen-equipped …

Remote Controls

Not Just The Usual Suspects

Love em or hate em, oil and natural gas companies keep the world running, and will for many years to come. The following 2012 ranking of the world's biggest is based on the combined volumes of oil and natural gas that these companies produce each day. You'll see one individual (arguably the oil …

NHS crisis grows as young Britons turn their backs on family doctors

An alarming new dimension to the NHS crisis has been revealed as data shows young adults are bypassing GPs and heading straight to overstretched A&E departments because they can’t get suitable appointments.<p>A stark generational divide in the way people use the NHS is highlighted in a report by …

How to protect yourself against hackers (or at least make it difficult for them)

There is nothing, hardware or software, that is unhackable.<p>Let’s get that out of the way right off the bat. If a hacker — a real hacker, not someone with a set of easily available hacking tools — really wants your information, they will get it. The same can be said for the NSA or any other …

Sony Unveils The QX1 And QX30 Lens And Camera Sensor Add-Ons For Smartphones

Sony has indeed added to its lineup of camera tech add-ons for smartphone devices today, with not one, but two new devices in the QX series of accessories. The QX1 and QX30 join the existing QX10 and QX100, with the QX1 offering interchangeable lenses as revealed in a leak earlier, and the QX30 …

Sony announces Smartband Talk

The original SmartBand was met with fairly tepid reception when announced and released earlier this year, but Sony isn’t giving up on the idea just yet. At IFA they announced the new SmartBand Talk, a wearable that does many of the same physical activity tracking and life logging functions, but …

Google is building the world's fastest computer

Google is preparing to take computing to warp speed.<p>The internet search company announced a new partnership with researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara to develop "quantum computing" technology.<p>The science behind quantum computing is highly technical and still very theoretical. …

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Wants a Piece of iPad Mini's Pie

BERLIN — When it comes to tablets, Sony has so far kept things relatively simple — the company made fairly large but very thin, waterproof Android …

Innovative Bluetooth Speaker Floats in Mid-Air to Prevent Audio Distortion

It's common to see audio speakers that are sitting on a desk or attached to a wall for surround sound. OM Audio's OM/ONE breaks away from such conventions, however, and looks positively futuristic. It has a very distinctive attribute – it floats! The innovative product features a 3.6 inch …

What jobs will robots take over?

It's very clear by now that technology has automated many of tasks we once had to labour through - but what about your job?<p>According to a survey of 1,900 experts by the Pew Research Center, an overwhelming majority believe artificial intelligence will have a very big part in our lives by 2025.<p>Some …

Artificial Intelligence

The Swash Machine Freshens Your Dirty Clothes In Just 10 Minutes

Described as the “microwave for clothes,” a new machine lets you delay trips to the laundromat by removing odors and wrinkles.<p>Laundry-averse slobs, rejoice: a new machine from Whirlpool in partnership with Procter and Gamble, called Swash, lets you delay trips to the laundromat or dry cleaners by …

Rick Edwards on style: how old is too old to wear trainers? | Rick Edwards

Do trainers have an age limit for men? And what styles should you avoid? Time to do some sole searching

Study: Hookah use up among teens, especially white males with money

Nearly 1 in 5 American high school seniors has used a hookah at least once in the preceding year, and the risk was greater for students from higher-income families, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.<p>Hookahs, a type of water pipe, have become increasingly popular in …

Blood test breakthrough in search for Alzheimer's cure

A blood test to detect which people with failing memories will go on to develop Alzheimer's disease has been developed by British scientists, who hope it may prove a breakthrough in the hunt for a cure.<p>After a decade's work, an international collaboration led by scientists from King's College …

Reflection Photos to get you Motivated

A puddle in the road, plate glass windows, or a shiny car – what do they all have in common? They provide great opportunities to get reflection …

Photography

Facebook's Emotion Study Was All About Keeping Us Addicted To Facebook

Facebook made some errors of judgment in the way it handled its now-infamous, behavioral experiment on users. It only added “research” to its Terms of Service policy four months <i>after</i> it started the study. Then it tinkered with the news feeds of 689,003 people to alter the mood of their own posts, …

How Nintendo is different.

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Nintendo stays Nintendo and that’s what makes them different from other gaming companies. It feels like they’ll never change at their core, but why change what …

8 Foods That Will Make You Less Anxious

When you're feeling anxious, reach for the guacamole.