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Coffee Table Drink Cooler

Bring your living room into the 21st century with the Sobro coffee table drink cooler. Apart from the ample refrigerated compartment, this versatile …

Faraday Future cancels plans to build an assembly factory in California

Faraday Future, the would-be Tesla rival facing well-documented challenges in terms of capitalization and efforts to bring its first production vehicle to market, has scrapped plans to construct an assembly facility and “experience center” (read: showroom) in Vallejo, California on Mare Island. The …

Too many mental health apps put style over substance

We share some of our most intimate data with mental health apps, but there's surprisingly little proof of what they give us in return.<p>Many medical …

Mental Health

FDA approves large-scale trials of ecstasy to treat PTSD

Phase 3 trials of MDMA will involve at least 230 patients<p>The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of MDMA in large-scale clinical trials, <i>The New York Times</i> reports, amid emerging evidence that the illegal party drug could be used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).<p>The …

Ask Carrie Fisher: I'm bipolar – how do you feel at peace with mental illness?

Living with mental illness is tough, Fisher says, and that’s why it’s important to find a community to share experiences and find comfort in the similarities<p><i>Dear Carrie,</i><p><i>As another person with bipolar disorder, I really admire the way that you have spoken candidly about your own mental health and</i> …

The hard thing about deep learning

At the heart of deep learning lies a hard optimization problem. So hard that for several decades after the introduction of neural networks, the …

How to build a gaming PC: a step-by-step guide to building the best PC

Create your perfect PC with these fine ingredients. (Note that prices are approximate and may differ from the time of writing.)<p>CPU<p><b>Intel Core i5-4590</b> …

Leak reveals all of Microsoft’s best Black Friday 2016 deals

If you’re buying a new Windows 10 laptop or desktop this Christmas, then you definitely have to check out Microsoft’s sale later this month. The …

Surface Pro 4

Ukraine Is Using Microsoft's Hololens to 'See' Through Its Tanks

The headsets will allow drivers to see as if their tanks were made of glass.<p>In the latest example of consumer technology adapted for military applications, Microsoft's Hololens is being put to work to allow tank crews to "see" through the walls of their vehicles. The result will be greater …

Check out the most innovative projects from Samsung’s C-Lab

Samsung has unveiled six projects from its Creative Lab Projects (C-Lab) division, an in-house incubator program built to nurture employee projects.<p>The six projects — Ahead, FITT360, Hum on!, ItsyWatch, LiCON, Waffle — may launch on a crowdfunding website or receive investment directly from Samsung.<p>…

Windows 10 updates are about to get a lot smaller to download

Microsoft has been promising smaller updates to Windows 10, through various methods, for what feels like years, but the company is now starting to test a new Unified Update Platform (UUP) that will make a big difference. "One of the biggest community and customer benefits of UUP is the reduction …

These Are Our 7 Must-Have Travel Gadgets

Whether the busy holiday travel season is upon you, an important business trip is looming, or you’re about to embark on a relaxing vacation, one …

Move over Raspberry Pi, here is a $4, coin-sized, open-source Linux computer

Looking for a small, cheap Linux-powered computer to put at the heart of your project? Is "coin-sized" small enough? Is $4 cheap enough?<p>Four bucks …

The Pico Neo headset is a clever take on standalone VR

Stay lightheaded<p>Standalone virtual reality headsets tend to come in only one flavor. Typically, your smartphone slides into a pair of goggles, and from there the headset becomes a single unit relying on the phone’s display. This means there are no cords keeping you tethered to a computer, but it …

The Dark Web: Brought to You by U.S. Taxpayers

Beneath the internet you use every day lies a hidden network of thousands of encrypted sites known as the Dark Web.<p>Unlike the so-called <i>clearnet</i> – where everything is open, indexed and searchable – the <i>darknet</i> offers anonymous access to information, products and services of all kinds, legal and …

Generation Adderall

Have you ever been to Enfield? I had never even heard of it until I was 23 and living in London for graduate school. One afternoon, I received notification that a package whose arrival I had been anticipating for days had been bogged down in customs and was now in a FedEx warehouse in Enfield, an …

Mind

The Scariest Movie Monsters

Happy birthday to monster lover and moviemaker Guillermo del Toro. The Mexican director turns 52 today. Del Toro’s biggest obsession, monsters and …

Horror

Web Developer, Blogger and Technology Enthusiast

I'm a <b>web developer</b>.<p>I'm a <b>blogger</b>.<p>I'm a <b>technology ethusiast</b>.<p>Okay...<p>I'm really just a bit of a nerd.<p>I live in the <b>UK</b>.<p>I spend most of my time doing new …

ASUS ZenBook 3 UX390UA 12.5-Inch Mobile Notebook Unveiled

ASUS has unveiled another 12.5-inch mobile notebook ‘ZenBook 3 UX390UA’ to its range. Adopting a robust aluminum alloy casing (aerospace grade), this …

Gear & Gadgets

Facebook launching Marketplace in Android app, facilitating easier private buying & selling

Facebook has long been a convenient place to sell unwanted items, but the audience for your sales has so far been limited to your friends and followers. With the addition of a Marketplace feature on mobile, Facebook allows you to expand your audience to everyone in your local community.<p>Facebook is …

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Jimmy Savile caught on camera groping a girl in front of her mother

Footage is due to be shown of Jimmy Savile groping a teenage girl in front of and unbeknown to her mother during an interview with Louis Theroux.<p>The documentary maker has released the images which show Savile rubbing himself up against the young girl and touching her bottom at a restaurant in Leeds …

What one non-smoking young mom diagnosed with lung cancer wants Canadians to know

Jessica Steinberg trained for marathons, ate healthily and never smoked a cigarette. But at 39 years old, Steinberg received a diagnosis that changed …

Cancer

Latest Oculus VR update linked to heavy battery drain on Samsung phones

<b>Update, October 3:</b> Oculus told <i>Gizmodo</i> that an update has been pushed to the app that should solve the drain issue.<p>We recently pushed an update to the Oculus app that inadvertently caused some people to experience phone battery drain. The team has issued a fix that prompts people to update the …

Your next DDoS attack, brought to you courtesy of the IoT

The internet is reeling under the onslaught of unprecedented denial-of-service attacks, the sort we normally associate with powerful adversaries like …

Breaking point: America approaching a period of disintegration, argues anthropologist Peter Turchin

<b>Unrest in Charlotte, NC, September 20, 2016. (Reuters/Adam Rhew)</b><p>Anthropologist Peter Turchin’s “Ages of Discord” provides a crucial decoder ring for Trump-era social strife<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>October 1, 2016 2:45pm (UTC)<p>As the 2016 campaign reaches fever pitch, the more heat there is and the less light …