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NASA observations reshape basic plasma wave physics

Previous multi-spacecraft missions flew at much larger separations, which didn't allow them to see the small scales—much like trying to measure the …

Brilliant Is An Alexa-Enabled Light Switch That Controls Your Smart Home

Remember when universal remote controls came out, and you couldn’t wait to trade in your coffee table full of smart home devices for a single …

Best Unlocked Smartphones That Work With Any Cellular Network

Smartphone reviews often ignore an increasingly important feature: the ability to switch from one cellular carrier to another.<p>Here's why that …

Stephen Hawking Says Human Nature Might Finally 'Destroy Us All'

Stephen Hawking thinks rapid technological advances, coupled with humanity’s naturally aggressive instincts, could ultimately threaten the human race.<p>…

Google's security AI is now so smart it doesn't need to ask if you're "not a robot"

Google’s security AI has become so smart, it can now tell whether you’re a human or a robot without asking you to check a box or solve annoying puzzles… most of the time, anyway.<p>We’ve all come across CAPTCHAs, those challenges that ask you to type in the characters you see in scrambled images (the …

Secure your smart home by changing WiFi, router password - IBTimes India

Make sure to change your router or WiFi password regularly to ensure hackers don't access your smart home.<p>Having a smart home is a wonderful …

These are the 10 skills to learn if you want to advance in a career in tech

Whether you're just starting out, you're angling for a better gig, or you're just trying to thrive right where you are, it's important that you're up-to-date with the latest technologies — or else you may already be behind the curve, as the hot new tech <i>du jour</i> replaces the old and busted.<p>"We see …

Amazon Web Services

Proxima b And The Worlds Around TRAPPIST-1 Might Be Habitable, After All

When it comes to life in the Universe, we only have one confirmed example of success: Earth. The raw ingredients for life, however, are everywhere. This includes both the necessary building blocks for life (the raw elements and organic molecules) and also the necessary conditions for it, too. We …

IBM speech recognition is on the verge of super-human accuracy

Companies that can create software with error rates falling in that ballpark are essentially matching the capabilities of humans, who miss roughly 5% of the words in a given conversation.<p>On March 7, IBM announced it had become the first to home in on that benchmark, having achieved a rate of 5.5%. …

Artificial Intelligence

Raspberry Pi 3 or Raspberry Pi Zero: Which should you get for your Kodi box?

Terrible puns aside it's a legitimate question. We've established before that the Raspberry Pi Zero makes a fine Kodi box, albeit sacrificing …

Raspberry Pi

Elon Musk Has a New Timeline for Humans Living on Mars

Reaching the Red Planet<p>Do we really need to explore Mars? According to tech innovator Elon Musk, it’s not just a choice we have to make, it’s a …

Commercial space travel could be ready as early as 2020

Intrepid travelers could fly to space from a UK space port as soon as 2020 under new laws.<p>Commercial flights for people willing to go to infinity and …

Researchers Have Found a Way to Delay Aging

Focusing on the Cell’s Power House<p>More and more, scientists are becoming convinced that aging is a disease that can be stopped or, at least, slowed. …

Will the Discovery of Time Crystals Change Our Perception of the Space-Time Continuum?

Time crystals are structures that have the ability to move through time. They can change shape without using any energy and always go back to their …

Raspberry Pi Zero Portable Workstation Inside An Altoids Tin

If you would like to create a Raspberry Pi Zero pocket workstation using an old Altoids tin complete with tiny monitor, a project published to the …

Scientists have discovered how to find your bad memories and DELETE them from your mind for good

It is the medical breakthrough which could cheer us up - boffins have found a way to banish bad memories for our brains forever.<p>In news that will be …

Deal: FuelBox Ultimate Charging Solution - Technabob

If you’re a frequent traveler like I am, you know that having access to power for your gadgets can spell the difference between a productive and a …

Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

Targeted, genetic modification in humans is no longer in the realm of science fiction. Both the UK and US governments have approved the use of a …

Quantum computing breakthrough could help 'change life completely', say scientists

Scientists claim to have produced the first-ever blueprint for a large-scale quantum computer in a development that could bring about a technological …

Wink welcomes August to its smart home lineup

August's Smart Lock today joined Wink's lineup of compatible third-party smart home devices.<p>The $229 DIY August Smart Lock ($195 at Amazon.com) -- roughly £150 or AU$315, though it's not widely available outside the US -- retrofits to existing deadbolts. The lock communicates over Bluetooth for …

Home Automation

VOLTA Magnetic Charging Cable Supports iOS, Android And USB-C and Has A Lifetime Guarantee (video)

If you are searching for a tangle free rugged cable that will not let you down and also supports Android, iOS and USB-C devices, you may be …

Gear & Gadgets

Use a Raspberry Pi Zero to Notify You When the Laundry Is Done

Setting up a little notification system to alert you when the laundry is finished is a time-honored DIY electronics project. If you fancy using a …

ASUS Unveils Tinker Board, A Raspberry Pi Competitor With More Horsepower And 4K Video Support

If there’s one thing the passionate and growing DIY single board computer community would ask for from the Raspberry Pi, it’s more performance and connectivity features in the same amazingly tiny package. Tech giant Asus Computer is attempting to answer that call with their own ARM core based mini …

Deal: Learn how to build robots and more with The 2017 Arduino Starter Kit, 84% off

Want to build your own robots? Learn how with The 2017 Arduino Starter Kit and Course Bundle, 84% off the retail price at the Pocketnow Deals …

Scientists Convert Human Skin Cells Into Cancer Killers

Scientists have figured out a way to make skin cells attack brain tumors. A report on their progress has been published in the journal <i>Science</i> …

Bizarre metal conducts electricity without heating up

In an apparent contradiction to textbook physics, a metal has been identified that conducts electricity but produces almost no heat in the process. …

Matter-antimatter asymmetry confirmed in baryons

Baryons seem to prefer matter to antimatter, but we still need more data.<p>Everyone, at some point in their lives, wonders why they are here. …

Scientists have confirmed a brand new phase of matter: time crystals

For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in constant oscillation without energy.<p>Now it's official — researchers have just reported in …

Quantum Physics

Open Your Garage Door With Your Smartphone

The eternal enemy of [James Puderer]’s pockets is anything that isn’t his smartphone. When the apartment building he resides in added a garage door, …

Raspberry Pi