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Watch Nasa's AI-piloted drone race its human-controlled counterpart

The autonomous drone uses complex algorithms and Google's Tango technology.<p>Demonstrating the power of Artificial Intelligence, Nasa has shown how its …

A mass shooting at a church in Texas has left at least 26 dead

Latest stories<p>Segregation in America<p>Graphic detail2 hours ago<p>Spotify makes its stockmarket debut<p>Business and finance4 hours ago<p>“A Quiet Place” is …

Guns

Mastercard Will Now Let You Pay With Blockchain—But Not Bitcoin

For the first time, Mastercard is offering the ability to send money over a blockchain rather than by swiping a credit card.<p>After developing its own …

Blockchain

Who's Afraid of the Self-Driving Car?

How might our nation's roads and highways, and the driving done by we humans ourselves, need to change as autonomous vehicles become more ubiquitous?<p><i>(This article comes via The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)</i><p>It's been 60 …

Why biggest isn’t fastest in the animal kingdom

FOR 30 years viewers of the Discovery Channel have eagerly tuned in to “Shark Week”, an annual block of programming intended to promote understanding …

Michael Phelps

Sit on This, Geeks: Giant 555 Timer

The 555-timer integrated circuit is one of the most famous and popular chips ever invented. Created in 1971, it’s got a near cult following with books, blogs, newsletters, and devoted fans even today. That’s why Imgur user “<i>surfacetension</i>” built this amazing stool in the form of a giant 555 …

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Google's Chrome Remote Desktop Extension Now Supports Linux

Google has announced that its Chrome plugin, which allows users to remotely access other computers via the Chrome browser or a Chromebook device, now provides access for Linux users too.<p>It’s already supported Windows and Macs for some time – it first launched back in 2012 – and recently launched an …

我们为什么要睡觉?

本文作者:苏木七<p>睡眠这件事儿,耗去了我们的小半生——有1/3的时间我们都在睡觉。然而,为什么要睡觉?人们一直在探索,从未有定论。<p>未解之谜<p>有人会说,睡觉是为了让大脑和身体休息,满血复活——这样显而易见的答案却经不起推敲,为什么不能在我们清醒的时候进行休整,而非得经历一段无意识的昏昏睡眠?<p>睡眠在动物中也很常见,不过它们睡觉的方式各有千秋。蝙蝠把一天内的20个小时都用来睡觉,而马似乎采用了所谓的“达芬奇睡眠法”,一天内打几个盹就够了,加起来才3小时。有些鸟类和水生哺乳动物的睡眠方式更加奇特,左右脑轮流睡觉,可以一边睡觉一边飞翔或游弋。甚至连爬行动物、鱼类、果蝇和线虫有也对外界刺激反应降低的安静的休息 …

Wacom finally shows the iPad its sensitive side

A latecomer to the market, the company finally unveils a pressure-sensitive stylus for the iPad, the $99 Intuos Creative Stylus.<p>It's a bit of a niche, but disconnecting the pressure-sensitive stylus from its dedicated drawing tablet and enabling use with a more mainstream, general purpose tablet …

Electromagnetism

Caramelized Onion, Gruyere + Pepper Bacon Whole Wheat Pizza

In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, honey and olive oil. Mix with a spoon, then let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add in 2 cups flour and …

KeyMe iOS app photographs your keys and stores them in the cloud

We've all been there. Staring forlornly at a locked door, keyless, with Gandalf's rumbling voice echoing in our heads, telling us that we would not pass. It's a sorry sight, and the people behind the iOS app KeyMe are determined to make it a thing of the past. The app (available at the link below) …

MacBook Air 2013 teardown reveals hardware upgrades, no design changes

Bill Detwiler cracks open the 2013 MacBook Air and shows you how Apple improved the machine's performance and nearly doubled the battery life.<p>Apple didn't make any changes to the exterior of the Air. The 11-inch Air is still 11.8 inches wide, 7.56 inches deep, and between 0.11 and 0.68 inch high. …

MacBook Air

Fujitsu supercomputer simulates 1 second of brain activity

Harnessing more than 82,000 processors on the world's fourth-ranked supercomputer, scientists run an experiment that represents 1 percent of human brain activity.<p>Is it really possible to simulate the human brain on a computer? AI researchers have been investigating that question for decades, but …

The Brain

FPSRussia, One Of The Most Popular YouTube Channels Ever, Will Start Blowing Up Stuff Again

Nearly four months after being the subjects of a surprise raid by federal agents, and almost seven months after their co-founder was mysteriously killed in his Georgia office, the makers of one of the most popular YouTube channels of all time are ready to get back in the saddle.<p>"We'll start filming …

Honeycomb Drone Swarm Can Fly In Any Shape

Happily, these drones are for educational (not killer) purposes.<p>These honeycomb-like drones use advanced networking technology to fly smoothly in large formations. Created as a teaching aid by researchers at ETH Zurich, the Distributed Flight Array consists of at least two modules, linked …

I bet you didn't know your iPad could do that

Discover the iPad's hidden keys, set it to read selected text, and get quick access to hundreds of emoticons, plus four other handy iPad customizations.<p>There has never been a "handier" computer than the iPad. Yes, that's a bold statement. Here are seven tips that back it up.<p><b>Use your thumbs to type</b> …

iPad Apps

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

A major breakthrough in storage technology could dramatically change our perception of data preservation.<p>In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as …

Nanotech

Be afraid: DARPA unveils Terminator-like Atlas robot

Atlas looks like the prototype for a future robot infantryman, and it can tackle rough terrain and carry human tools. Can you say "Skynet"?<p>If you're short of nightmare fuel, say hello to Atlas.<p>On Thursday, DARPA unveiled this hulking, 6-foot robot developed by Boston Dynamics, creator of the …

Robotics

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

Beaches

Game of Throne Characters Drawn in the Style of ‘The Simpsons’

For his ongoing <i>Simpsonized</i> series, Brussels-based artist Adrien Noterdaem (aka “ADN“) has drawn characters from HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> in the unique …

Game of Thrones

SolePower charges smartphones by harnessing walking power

Looking to solve the issue of a dead phone battery and no power outlet in sight, a new invention on Kickstarter says it can capture, generate, and store power within a shoe insole.<p>What if people could charge their phones by going for a walk? No electricity, no power outlets, no more dealing with …

Outdoors

Hack your Android like a pro: Rooting and ROMs explained

There are benefits to rooting your Android smartphone, but it can be a tricky world for beginners. Here are some tips.<p>For all of Android's flexibility and customization, carriers and phone makers still manage to lock down plenty of restrictions, skins, and preloaded software that you just don't …

Android Phones

Don't buy a new PC or Mac before you read this

Is the laptop, desktop, or tablet you plan to buy stuck with a last-gen CPU? That may be a reason to wait -- or a way to get a great deal. Here's how to tell.<p><i>Editors' note: This article was originally published June 27, 2013, and was updated August 22, 2013, to reflect that many more systems are</i> …

Computer Hardware

The democratization of the drone

Homegrown electronics manufacturer Parallax is empowering a wave of DIY robotics, from flying quadcopters to programmable robots.<p>ROCKLIN, Calif. -- When a gust of wind picks up your latest design for a radio-controlled drone, flips it into an oncoming car, and shears the paint right off, there's …

Parallax