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17 useful Google products and services you didn't know existed

Most of us have heard of Google's well-known and much-loved tools — Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps, and many more. Those products and services are used by millions of people around the world every day.<p>What many people don't know, however, is that Google actually has a bunch of other features and …

Apps

How Do We Terraform Mars?

<i>As part of our continuing “Definitive Guide To Terraforming” series, Universe Today is happy to present our guide to terraforming Mars. At present,</i> …

Black Holes

Bad News for Terraforming: Mars' Atmosphere Is Lost in Space

The hopes of turning Mars into a more Earth-like planet have just taken a hit.<p>Science-fiction writers have long dreamed of terraforming Mars — …

Robots 'to take 50% of our jobs by 2050 and outperform humans at almost anything'

Video Loading<p>Half of Brits could be unemployed by 2050 - because jobs will be done by robots , a top scientist predicts.<p>Enjoying a round of golf or a …

The Future

How Libraries -- Yes, Libraries -- Are Helping People Ditch Stuff They Don't Need

Libraries are "the original sharing economy."<p>Have you ever checked out a sewing machine from your local library? What about a guitar or a 3D printer? If you haven't, you might soon.<p>Public libraries across the country are housing so-called “libraries of things," from which people can borrow useful …

The role of virtual reality and technology in the future of museums

Museums are usually considered purveyors of the past, but in Alex Benay's eyes, they might be better off as tech pioneers.<p>"I'm not a traditionalist," said Benay, president and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. "The concept here is using things like virtual reality, open …

Q&A: The Future of Aerospace Engineering

What appealed to you about physics, and motivated you to explore aerospace engineering?<p>I was attracted to physics because it was about discovering …

Prototyping

The Jobs With the Brightest Future

If you want to ride a crest of increasing employment over the next 10 years, get into health care, personal care, social assistance, or construction. That’s the advice you can glean from a report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today.<p>The BLS reports that a projected 20.5 million new …

3 predictions for the future of jobs

As participants at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos contemplate the “new global context”, the emerging global shifts identified by …

Innovation

162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist

Last week I was speaking at an event in Istanbul. As usual, once I landed at the airport, I made my way to the customs area where I was greeted by no …

This Futuristic Ion Engine Could Carry Our Luggage To Mars

But its first stop will likely be an asteroid<p>When the first astronauts get to Mars sometime in the 2030s or 40s, they're going to need more supplies than can fit in a backpack and rolling luggage. Their habitat, food, rovers, and return vehicle will all have to be pre-delivered. To do all that …

Incredible Technology: NASA's Wild Airship Idea for Cloud Cities on Venus

Astronauts could start exploring Venus in the not-too-distant future — as long as they stay high up in the planet's acid-laced skies.<p>NASA researchers …

NASA Wants New Designs For Ways We Could Live In Deep Space

For the moon, Mars, and beyond<p>How will humans live on Mars? Well, NASA's not really sure yet, but if you've got any ideas you can submit them now. The agency has just put out a call for proposals for "deep space habitation prototypes."<p>In the 2016 funding bill, Congress called on NASA to get going …

Underwriters Labs refuses to share new IoT cybersecurity standard

"Too many unhealthy products will pass the bare-minimum certification process."<p>UL, the 122-year-old safety standards organisation whose various marks …

Your Conversation On The Bus Or Train May Be Recorded

When you ride on buses or trains in many parts of the United States, what you say could be recorded. Get on a New Jersey Transit light rail train in Hoboken or Jersey City, for example, and you might notice an inconspicuous sign that says "video and audio systems in use."<p>A lot of riders are not …

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says cyber crime is world's greatest threat

Apple co-founder and engineering genius Steve Wozniak has hit out at the FBI's attempts to force the tech giant to unlock an iPhone that belonged to …

Cybercrime

Why big data and privacy are often at odds

Big data capture and analysis are powerful tools. It is time to consider who these tools benefit and who they may harm.<p>User privacy concerns date …

Data Outliers: 10 Ways To Prevent Big Data Damage

Most business decision-makers aren't trained to understand data outliers, but they can learn the basics. Executives, managers, and employees without …

Can Big Data Deliver on the Huge Expectations of Precision Medicine?

Big data can do a lot of things. But can it allow doctors to create drugs that are tailor-made to your genes, reduce the cost of healthcare for a …

Big Data

Bill Gates: No ‘absolutists’ on privacy and government searches

Bill Gates says there are no “absolutists” when it comes to data privacy and government searches.<p>“I don’t think there are any absolutists who think …

WhatsApp Encryption Ups Privacy Ante | Cybersecurity

WhatsApp on Tuesday told its 1 billion users that their communications would be better protected from prying eyes with end-to-end encryption.<p>The …

Privacy

Hyping vulnerabilities is no longer helping application security awareness

Chris Wysopal Contributor<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>New Federal Regulation Deters Experts On Road To Security<p>It used to be a vulnerability was disclosed, a few people who paid attention to such things blogged about it, patches were made, and we went about our day.<p>During this time, not enough …

Information Security

Study Finds U.S. Universities Failing in Cybersecurity Education

A new study has found that not one of the top 10 U.S. computer science programs (as ranked by the <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> in 2015) requires a single …

EU adopts new data protection law that could mean bigger fines for Silicon Valley companies

After years of deliberation and study, the European Parliament has passed the most significant overhaul of the continent’s data rules in two decades.<p>The sweeping package of reforms has been a source of intense debate in Europe, as well as in the United States, where tech giants will be grappling …

Privacy

Data Breaches Bigger, Worse Than You Think, Report Says

In addition to nine “mega-breaches” of personal data in 2015, tens of millions of personal records were likely exposed or stolen by cyber criminals …

Europeans Don't Trust The U.S. When It Comes To Data Privacy

E.U. regulators are worried about weak privacy standards in the U.S.<p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European privacy regulators said on Wednesday a new commercial data transfer pact between the European Union and the United States needed to provide more reassurance over U.S. surveillance practices and the …

U.S. government data security is an embarrassment

The U.S. spends a lot of money—Congressionally encumbered funds, but also unknown/untold amounts of money on its domestic, international and …

World Trade Center

An Indian city is getting driverless taxi pods that travel above the street

In 2001, Gurgaon, India had 173,000 people. Today, it's nearing one million. All those extra people have made traveling on roadways incredibly difficult, to the point where the government sees leaving the roads altogether as one of the only immediate solutions.<p>That's where the Metrino personal …