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The Looming Threat of Artificial Unintelligence

Stop fantasizing about super-smart A.I., and start worrying about dumb algorithms<p>Brace yourself. In these crucial weeks before the May release of <i>The Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>, editors and writers are going to unleash an onslaught of think pieces about the real-life threat of artificial intelligence …

These 3D Gifs Will Turn Your Brain Inside Out

We have news for you: The GIFs of old are dead. Like, really, really <i>dead</i>.<p>They've been killed by the unequivocal coolness of split-depth GIFs -- optical illusion creations that use white space as a reference point to create mind-boggling depth within GIF animations. No 3D glasses necessary.<p>With …

Quantum dots, a Ghostbuster backpack & the future of solar technology

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Sometimes, it just takes a Google search to overcome a big technical hurdle in a lab. OK, so it didn’t quite happen that way, …

Better Call Saul debuts February 8 with two-night premiere

The <i>Breaking Bad</i> spinoff “Better Call Saul” featuring lawyer Saul Goodman was announced way back in December 2013, and since then we’ve seen a couple …

Makerclub Helps You Learn 3D-Printed Robotics

Want to make a giant 3D-printed spider robot? A humanoid help-mate? A robotic scorpion with a powerful, electrified tail? Makerclub can probably help. Created as a place for makers to come together and discuss 3D printed robotics, the service is now part commerce site, part repository, and part …

BitTorrent Bleep gets basic offline messaging

BitTorrent’s secure work-in-progress messaging service Bleep has taken its first step toward offline messaging, the company has announced. Formerly …

Apps

SinterIt €12,800 SLS 3D Printer Created By Ex-Google Employees

A new SLS 3D printer has been created by ex-Google employees that will soon be launching over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website looking to …

3D Printing

17 viral pranks that pulled the Internet's leg in 2014

Pranksters took the game to a whole new level in 2014.<p>Back in the old days — you know, before 2006 — a good prank was simple. It used to just involve …

Japan Tests Its Own Hover Train

The Central Japan Railway Company is testing a magnetically levitating train that can go up to 311 mph (500km/h). That’s more than twice the speed of the fastest bullet train currently operating in the United States.<p>The train’s maglev technology reduces friction and helps them go faster than your …

Solus Resin 3D Printer Launches From $1,099 On Indiegogo (video)

Anyone in the market for a resin 3D printer or has been patiently waiting since its unveiling back in October of this year for the Solus 3D Printer …

Gear & Gadgets

Michelin X Tweel Airless Tires To Go Into Production (Video)

Michelin has announced that their new airless tires, the Michelin X Tweel is going into production, the company has been showing off their design for …

Gear & Gadgets

Bose Soundlink Color Bluetooth Speaker

Bose knows a thing or two about delivering full, high-quality sound through small speakers, and now they're taking that knowledge and pioneering …

Audiophile

Elemental, my dear: Audi’s e-fuels project creates diesel from air, water, and electricity

Audi’s e-fuels project hopes to take the fossil out of <i>fossil fuels</i> for good.<p>Last year, the German carmaker developed a new way to synthesize methane, …

Automotive Industry

Google Glass future clouded as some early believers lose faith

(REUTERS) – After two years of popping up at high-profile events sporting Google Glass, the gadget that transforms eyeglasses into spy-movie worthy …

Samsung Simband, Flow, Gear VR and Project Beyond: What you need to know about today's Samsung announcements

A wearable, VR headset and camera, oh my -- here's what you missed at today's Samsung developers conference in San Francisco.<p>Samsung is using its annual developers conference, which kicked off Tuesday at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, to show off interesting new projects. Today, the company …

Virtual Reality

Researchers twist lasers to beam data across Vienna

Twisted laser beams have been used to send up to 2.5 terabits per second of data over fiber-optic cables, but the technique has never been worked very well over the air. Researchers in Vienna managed to use those bizarro quantum laser properties, also known as orbital angular momentum (OAM), to …

Samsung unveils Project Beyond, a 3D-capturing camera for Gear VR

Samsung has just unveiled a sneak preview of a new camera called Project Beyond, which is a 3D-capturing 360-degree camera designed to capture videos and stream them on the Gear VR. Pranav Mistry, Samsung's VP of Research, says that Beyond is a "new kind of camera that gives a new kind of immersive …

Android News

How To Solve A Rubik's Cube

<b>Step 1: White Cross</b> <br>You should be able to complete this step just by playing around with the cube. Make sure that the edges of the cross match the center squares on the adjacent sides.<p><b>Step 2: Finish First Layer</b><p><b>Step 3: Middle Layer</b> <br>You may need to move some middle layer edge pieces from the top …

Sewing
Engineering

Nearly all of new HTC One’s specs revealed in yet another leak

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: @evleaks<p>The upcoming new HTC One might be the company’s worst kept secret. After learning about its camera and other …