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North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists

The sun won’t rise at the North Pole until March 20, and it’s normally close to the coldest time of year, but an extraordinary and possibly historic thaw swelled over the tip of the planet this weekend. Analyses show that the temperature warmed to the melting point as an enormous storm pumped an …

Global Warming

World's fastest EV trounces Tesla Model S and LaFerrari in drag race

When Croatian carmaker Rimac Automobili unveiled its Concept_One, the world's fastest electric vehicle (EV) this spring, we were blown away by both …

Microsoft is bringing Windows Holographic to all Windows 10 PCs

The software that powers Microsoft's HoloLens will soon be able to run on any Windows 10 PC.<p>An upcoming update will allow Windows 10 PCs to run the …

Warner Bros. busted for paying YouTubers for positive game reviews

LOS ANGELES — The Federal Trade Commission called out Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Monday for paying YouTube creators to endorse the …

Google's self-driving car project close to becoming its own business

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>X, formerly Google X, the tech giant's secretive innovation lab, may be ready to "graduate" its self-driving car project into a full-fledged business under the Alphabet …

Autonomous Cars

Google is trying to make smartphones that can solve problems on their own

He called it "transformative," and said that Google was "rethinking everything we're doing" in the context of machine learning.<p>A subset of artificial intelligence, machine learning is an approach in which "neural network" computers use algorithms to sort through large sets of data, discovering …

This chart shows just how badly Microsoft's Windows Phone business is doing

The cloud division, which includes Azure, grew revenue by 5% to $6.3 billion (£4.3 billion) and the company managed to see a smaller decline in its revenue from Windows sales than Wall Street expected.<p>Surface, made up of the tablet line, grew revenue by 29% to $1.4 billion (£970 million), while the …

7 Mental Shifts That Allowed Me to Become a Millionaire at 22

As of this writing, I’m 22. In the last 12 months I’ve generated a million dollars in commissions in one of the most competitive industries on the …

12 science-backed tricks for appearing smarter than you are

But that doesn't mean you can't <i>appear</i> to look more intelligent.<p>In fact, there are plenty of science-backed ways to convince others that you're a modern-day Einstein.<p>We rounded up 12 of them, so you can impress everyone from your beau to your boss with your seeming brainpower.

Google is afraid of something Facebook is doing

According to Nielsen, Facebook and Google own all eight of the most popular apps in the United States. But Facebook likely dominates total engagement compared to the Alphabet company. Facebook management says its apps account for 20% of time spent on mobile.<p>Now, Facebook is encroaching on Google's …

Five fake photos that went viral in 2015

<b>1</b> One bear, two tripods and four men legging it for their lives. This went viral – then was promptly debunked. It was actually taken on a film location scout in Colorado four years ago and Photoshopped with a stock shot of a bear then shared on Facebook to spook their friends.<p><b>2</b> Is this woman saving …

Vladimir Putin

'GOD' for Atheists (and an Expanded, Scientific Definition of God for Everyone Else)

As many celebrate the Christmas season and the coming of a New Year, maybe there's a way we can, indeed, bring atheists and theists and the disparate factions and religions together on our little planet.<p>And, instead of focusing on the old definitions of "God", that many reject, or on how …

Faith

Improve Your Mind, Body And Heart In 25 Minutes Or Less

There’s always time to incorporate these healthful habits.<p>The holidays are here and we’re all wondering the same thing: Where do we find the time to take care of ourselves? The truth is, there's never enough time to do everything, but there's always enough time to do the most important things. Here …

Scientists find 1,500-year-old pre-Viking settlement beneath new airport site

The greatest archaeological treasures come from garbage.<p>When Norway announced plans to expand its Ørland Airport this year, archaeologists got …

Archaeology

Google replaces passwords with your phone itself

Can we permanently get rid of annoying passwords? Google has a solution<p>Passwords are the bane of modern tech - not only are good ones hard to come up with, but they also have to be constantly changed, could be the targets of phishing attacks and have inane rules about letters, characters and …