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Software companies are leaving the UK because of government’s surveillance plans

The company behind the open-source blogging platform Ghost is moving its paid-for service out of the UK because of government plans to weaken …

Les dérives des espions britanniques

Le GCHQ, une agence de renseignement britannique, a effectué de la surveillance politique et piraté des équipements cruciaux d’Internet.<p>Les agences …

Neutrinos may not be faster than light, but they can shapeshift

About four years ago, CERN made a claim that sent shockwaves through the scientific community. During the course of an experiment, CERN scientists apparently discovered that neutrinos -- tiny subatomic particles that travel near light speed -- could possibly accelerate <i>faster</i> <i>than light</i>. That, …

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Renseignement: comment les politiques ont fermé les yeux

L'Assemblée et le Sénat se sont mis d'accord, mardi 16 juin, sur une version définitive de la loi renseignement. Un texte voté dans une sorte …

Edward Snowden : «Pendant que vous lisez ceci, le gouvernement en prend note»

Deux ans après avoir révélé l’étendue du programme de surveillance massive de la NSA, le lanceur d’alerte américain réfugié en Russie a confié une …

Holiday House in the Jungle of Costa Rica

A holiday house by architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe that overlooks the natural jungle and the ocean of Costa Rica.<p>This beautiful holiday house in Costa …

Renovated House Has the World’s Largest Pivoting Windows

This Antwerp home has a pair of glass doors recognized as “the world's largest pivoting window.” The two-story twin glazings, designed by Belgian studio Sculp IT, are impressive pieces of architectural design–in size, weight, and sleekness. Together, they clock in at nearly four tons and are 20 …

An '80s-era Amiga controls the heating for an entire school district

Think the Windows XP workstation you use at the office is ancient? It doesn't hold a candle next to what the Grand Rapids Public School district is using to control its climate systems. All 19 schools covered by the authority depend on a nearly 30-year-old Commodore Amiga 2000 to automate their air …

Grand Rapids

Historic photographs transformed into surreal animated GIFs by Nicolas Monterrat

The GIF works of Nicolas Monterrat, who uses vintage photographs as a base for his unsettling, trippy, subtle little animations.<p>[thisiscollosal via …

Articles about 5 unexpected additions london on Dwell.com - Dwell

These may not be the first flooring materials that come to mind, but they sure will make a statement.<p>Ready to kick off the weekend with a cocktail? Make happy hour even happier with these bar essentials from our friends at...<p>A modern topper for a brick mews house takes its cues from a fast-changing …

HP abandons futuristic tech for its futuristic supercomputer

HP has abruptly changed course on its 'Machine,' a new type of memory-driven computer it thinks will radically alter large-scale data processing. When the company first launched it last year, the plan was to use a new kind of memory chip called the "memristor," which is as fast as DRAM but can …

Machine Perception

Large Hadron Collider boots back up with supercharged energy levels

Scientists hope restart of particle accelerator at 13 tera-electronvolts will reveal new particles and possibly shed light on dark matter<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is expected on Wednesday to start delivering physics data on its experiments for the first time in 27 months.<p>After nearly two …

Large Hadron Collider

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Disaster droids face off in the Darpa Robotics Challenge

<b>Final preparations are being made by 24 robotics teams about to compete for $3.5m (£2.3m) worth of prizes in a Pentagon-backed competition.</b><p>Their machines are being challenged to carry out a series of disaster-related tasks in the shortest time possible.<p>The US Department of Defence's Darpa research …

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Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent.<p>That's the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google (GOOGL), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York.<p>Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That means our …

Artificial Intelligence

Google, In Search Of More Android Developers, Creates Online 'Nanodegree' With Udacity

Google has a problem, and it’s turning to Sebastian Thrun, the godfather of online higher education, for an answer.<p>“There’s a huge shortage of Android developers,” said Thrun, the cofounder and CEO of online-education company Udacity. “We estimate the number of open jobs in the hundreds of …

Google announces Android M, available later this year

New features and a whole lot of polish are coming this time around<p>Google has just made the next version of Android official. During the Google I/O 2015 keynote address, Google unveiled that Android M will succeed Android Lollipop this year. Google says that Android M, which is debuting as a …

Android News

Jim Sciutto Reddit AMA: U.S. military wants China to know they are losing patience

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> <i>CNN's Jim Sciutto recently got exclusive access</i> <i>to a U.S. Navy surveillance plane on a secret mission near China, where they flew over a string of man-made islands. China's Navy issued eight warnings to the plane and told it to leave the area. On Tuesday, Jim answered questions</i> …

The FIFA arrests show how far Qatar has fallen in the past 5 years

Nevertheless, the accusations don't reflect well on the oil- and gas-rich Persian Gulf monarchy that won the rights to host the 2022 World Cup.<p>If the allegations made by DOJ prosecutors are accurate, the hosting rights for the 2010 World Cup, the 2011 FIFA presidential election, and a number of …

Jawbone: Fitbit Employees Stole Company Secrets

Fitbit is prepping for its upcoming market debut, but its road to going public just got a lot bumpier.<p>Jawbone, Fitbit’s biggest competitor in the …

The New York Times published a shocking proposal to solve America's huge prison problem

In an op-ed for The New York Times, Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, and David Cole, a professor of law and public policy at Georgetown University, write that many liberals and conservatives alike acknowledge the US criminal justice system needs reform. But for the debate …

Intel takes on CoreOS with its own container-based Linux

Once upon a time, it was fair game for most any company to put out a Linux distribution and be described as "committed to Linux." Now the same is …

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Apple could be looking to Microsoft's tablets for inspiration to improve the iPad

Split-screen viewing modes would let iPad owners use two different apps at the same time, or even let two different views of the same app appear side by side. For example, you could search for a restaurant on Safari on one side of the screen and check where it is on Apple Maps on the other, or you …

The longer Apple’s HomeKit takes to arrive, the longer the ‘connected home’ suffers

Apple’s HomeKit, announced last year at WWDC, has yet to find its way into our homes. Citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans, 9to5Mac has some details on what may be taking so long, including work on a new user-facing “Home” app for iOS:<p>The Home application is currently represented by a “house” …

iOS 9 Could Feature 'Home' App For Controlling HomeKit Accessories

Apple is planning a new "Home" app that would enable users to wirelessly discover, securely manage and control HomeKit-based accessories using an iOS device, according to <i>9to5Mac</i>. The report also reiterates that the Apple TV would serve as a hub for all HomeKit connected devices.<p>The report claims …

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Spotify Unveils New Features For Runners, Including Songs That Change Based On Your Tempo

Spotify’s press event today wasn’t just about adding video and other content types. The company also revealed that it’s adding new features to improve the experience for anyone who listens to the app during their runs.<p>To do that, Chief Product Officer Gustav Söderström said Spotify will now use the …

LG Display shows off press-on 'wallpaper' TV under 1mm thick

LG Display, the screen-making subsidiary of LG, is dedicated to OLED panels, and it has unveiled an impossibly thin television to prove it.<p>At a press event in its home country of Korea on Tuesday, LG Display showed off a "wallpaper" proof-of-concept television. The 55-inch OLED (organic …

The founder of 'Russia's Facebook' explains how the Kremlin took his company away

Pavel Durov, 30, seen by many as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg, created the website VKontakte — which had 69 million monthly users — before drawing the ire of Russian FSB agents when political protest pages began sprouting up.<p>When Durov refused to shut down the page of activist Alexei Navalny, the FSB …