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Tom Brady Says Frosted Flakes and Coca-Cola Are 'Poison'

Tom Brady has called out both Coca-Cola and Frosted Flakes in a rant against junk food.<p>During a weekly sit down with local Massachusetts radio …

Tom Brady

Has Nasa's Kepler Telescope spotted signs of alien life?

Scientists say a swarm of objects around a star look like 'something you would expect an alien civilisation to build'<p>A star with unusual behaviour spotted by the Kepler Telescope could be explained by alien activity, scientists have said.<p>KIC 8462852, a star 1,500 light years away from earth, has …

Vines loop forever, but the founders are now all gone from Twitter

The ax fell at Twitter this week, and the last remaining founder of Vine—the six-second video-sharing service Twitter acquired in 2012—was among the 336 employees who were laid off.<p>The departure of Rus Yusopov, Vine’s creative director, comes after his cofounders, Dom Hofmann and Colin Kroll, left …

Jack Dorsey

A Huge Gash Just Appeared On the Sun

A rather massive coronal hole was recently spotted on the Sun by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The region—the size of 50 Earths—is spewing …

Nintendo halts Game Boy releases for 3DS Virtual Console

Publisher Natsume confirmed that Nintendo is killing off Game Boy releases for the 3DS Virtual Console as it shifts its focus to the portable’s …

Retrogaming

An algorithm might save your life: How the Amazon and Netflix method might someday cure cancer

Algorithms recommend movies, books, dates — even job candidates. In the future, they might cure disease<p>Machine learning plays a part in every stage of your life. If you studied online for the SAT college admission exam, a learning algorithm graded your practice essays. And if you applied to …

Machine Learning

A futuristic razor that shaves hair with a laser has raised nearly $4 million on Kickstarter

But two Swedes think they have a solution: A razor that shaves hair with a laser, not a blade. They call it the Skarp Razor.<p>The project went nuts on Kickstarter but has now been kicked off the crowdfunding site over concerns that it didn't have a working prototype.<p>As we previously reported, in its …

Crowd Funding

The Justice League Says Goodbye to Bruce Wayne and Hello to the New Batman

When he was Batman, Bruce Wayne was the master strategist of the Justice League. No one on DC’s premier superhero team was smarter than him. But …

Comic Books

Here's why a particle that barely exists won this year's Physics Nobel Prize

They're worth it, and the announcement of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics recognizes that, following related prizes in 1988, 1995 and 2002. Ironically, these near-undetectable particles can reveal things that cannot be seen any other way.<p>I could begin by telling you that neutrinos are elementary …

Physics

Astronauts just shot one of their first videos in ultra-high definition, and it's mesmerizing

What do you do when NASA asks you to push the boundaries of human spaceflight by spending more time on board the International Space Station than anyone before you — 377 consecutive days to be exact?<p>You make green, exploding space balls:<p>Next to the 8K UHD, 4K UHD is the highest-resolution viewing …

4K Ultra HD

'Star Wars: Battlefront' Is An Amazing Study In Strategy

Sun Tzu is attributed with writing <i>The Art of War,</i> widely considered to be the greatest handbook for warfare ever devised. It is used to this day by military personnel, sports figures, and business entrepreneurs alike. Well, the art of war is evolving.<p>In the past, multiplayer games have gotten by on …

Star Wars

It's Almost Certain Now That Xbox One Will Never Catch PS4

Xbox Head Phil Spencer made headlines this week where in an interview with VideoGamer, he admitted that he was uncertain if the Xbox One will ever catch up to the PS4 this console generation.<p>“You know, I don’t know. You know, the length of the generation… They have a huge lead and they have a good …

Mad Max

Microsoft just introduced its first-ever laptop and it's insane

Weighing in at a little over three pounds, Surface Book is the fastest 13-inch laptop ever created, and it's two times faster than Apple's MacBook Pro, according to Microsoft.<p>We've tested the computer for a few minutes at Microsoft's launch event, and it definitely feels like a strong competitor to …

Microsoft Surface

Can't use AT&T's Wi-Fi calling with your iPhone? This could be why

For the launch of the iPhone 6S, I elected to buy the T-Mobile version from Apple instead of the AT&T one, because I was planning on paying full price for the phone and the T-Mobile one comes unlocked out of the box. (I don't plan on leaving AT&T, necessarily, but an unlocked phone is easier to use …

Mobile

NASA tracks ‘world-killer’ giant rock

NASA experts believe Asteroid 86666 (2000 FL10), which could be up to 2.6km wide, will miss Earth when it passes by this weekend at 65.7LD (lunar …

Space

No PC maker could escape the lull ahead of Windows 10 and Skylake

The third quarter of 2015, if PC manufacturers have their way, will go down as the nadir preceding a rapid ascent back to prosperity. Everything is in place with Intel's and Microsoft's most significant upgrades in years aligning perfectly this fall to drive a revival in PC sales. And a revival is …

Selling

Google's new Chromecast is still the easiest way to make your TV smart

Sometimes, the best products are the ones that are the simplest. Google's Chromecast, an HDMI dongle that lets you "cast" videos, music and apps to a …

I switched to the iPhone 6 from Samsung's Galaxy S6, but changed my mind after two weeks

I dislike the software layers, or "skins," that Android phone manufacturers like Samsung, LG, and HTC add to their phones, so I normally opt for Google's Nexus phones that run the "pure" version of Android.<p>But the latest Nexus phone, the Nexus 6, is far too large to keep in my pocket and use …

Phones

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

The Brain

Nasa planning ‘Earth Independent’ Mars colony by 2030s

Humans will be living and working on Mars in colonies entirely independent of Earth by the 2030s, Nasa has said.<p>The US space organisation today released its plan for establishing permanent settlements on the red planet, setting out in detail plans to create ‘deep-space habitation facilities’ which …

Xbox One Exec Admits PS4 Has "Huge Lead," Not Sure If Microsoft Can Catch Up

The PlayStation 4 has a "huge lead" over the Xbox One, according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, an advantage that is so large right now that he's unsure if Microsoft's console can ever catch up.<p>Spencer's candid comments came during a panel at the 2015 GeekWire Summit. As reported by Videogamer, when …

Need faster broadband? Try posting your data via Amazon's big box

Company’s Snowball hardware lets developers use postal service to get higher bandwidth than their broadband service<p>Amazon has come up with a new system for getting huge amounts of data from your computers to theirs: send it by post. As computer science pioneer Andy Tanenbaum wrote: “Never …

Cloud Computing

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Xbox One Digital Copies Removed Temporarily

Something strange appears to be going on with digital preorder copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops III for Xbox One. The digital version of this year's shooter has been removed from the Xbox Store and Amazon, a move that Microsoft says is temporary and one that Activision claims it had no hand in …

Call of Duty

Person Builds NES into an NES Cartridge

Nice.<p>A glorious technical wizard has re-created a Nintendo Entertainment System built right into one of the system's cartridges for portability and …

Gaming

You can play the Star Wars: Battlefront beta today

The lucky few that got access to an early version of <i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i> were allowed to battle across the surface of Hoth, Sullust, and Tatooine before the rest of the world. But you don't need to let that anger at those chosen turn into hate (hate leads to the dark side) — as of 1PM ET today, …

Star Wars: Battlefront

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how Batman can really beat Superman

What will happen next year when The Man of Steel goes up against The Dark Knight? Astrophysicist and 'StarTalk Radio' host Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how Batman can compete against Superman.<p><i>Produced by Darren Weaver and Kamelia Angelova. Additional production by Kevin Reilly and Rob</b> …

Man of Steel

How a 3-D-printer changed a 4-year-old's heart and life

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mia Gonzalez spent the first 3½ years of her life missing out. She had to skip day care and dance classes because she constantly had colds and pneumonia. When Mia could go out and play, she was easily winded and took multiple asthma medications to try to help her breathing.<p>After about 10 …

Medicine

Microsoft announces Surface Book laptop and Lumia 950 phones

Microsoft's Windows 10 hardware launch has thrust a wealth of new kit onto the market. New devices include the Surface Book laptop, Lumia 950 phones, …

MacBook Air

Intelligent machines: Will we accept robot revolution?

<b>Would you share your home with a robot or work side by side with one? People are starting to do both, which has put the relationship we have with them under the spotlight and exposed both our love and fear of the machines that are increasingly becoming a crucial part of our lives.</b><p>In Japan they grow …

Robotics