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Barack Obama has a one-question test that proves how good the world is today

At the Goalkeepers 2017 conference, held by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today in New York, Obama gave a keynote address in which he shared a one-question test to demonstrate how humanity is making progress.<p>"If you had to choose one moment in history in which to be born, and you didn't …

Barack Obama

Keep your browsing private for life for $49

It's probably trite and a bit cliché at this point, but we increasingly live our lives online. Our bank information, personal information, likes, …

New 'Deviations' IDW Comic Is 'Logan' Meets 'Star Trek'

A tough guy with a beard makes his way through a desolate desert landscape to make sure Patrick Stewart is safe. It sounds and looks a little like</i> …

Religious Belief and Analytical Thinking Don’t Necessarily Cancel Each Other Out

In 2012, several media headlines touted the narrative of what seemed like a groundbreaking study, which claimed that techniques used to make people …

Replication

Scientists Have a New Explanation For How Life Could Have Evolved on Earth

Metabolism came before RNA.<p>Evolution is full of chicken-and-egg scenarios, but one of the trickiest to solve is whether life existed before there was …

New Research Could Rewrite Physics From the Ground Up

What Do We Know?<p>From the giants in the night sky to the very particles that make us, <i>us —</i> everything involves physics’ theory: The Standard Model. …

Oura Ring Activity and Sleep Tracker - User Review

The Oura Ring ($299) started as a Kickstarter project in 2015 with the final product shipping a year later. It was novel and provided a validated …

Easy Rustic DIYs Joanna Gaines Would Totally Approve Of

If you've spent the past couple years binge watching episode after episode of Fixer Upper—ohh-ing over the house transformations and ahh-ing over the …

Windows 10 ‘Game Mode’ Will Make Your Laptop More Like A Console

In the relentless war of smuggery between PC gamers and console gamers, one argument console gamers undeniably have the advantage on is that their hardware is built, from the ground up, to be used for games. And it’s true that most PCs just don’t handle games as well as they could, since they have …

'Westworld' Premise Refuted: Why the Robots Can't Be Conscious

“Computation is never sufficient for a thought,” U.C. Berkeley professor John Searle tells TheWrap<p>Are androids really thinking?<p>That’s the …

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We are already seeing how computing, sensors, artificial intelligence, and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives.<p>As we undergo this rapid …

Artificial Intelligence

If you owned an Xbox 360, ‘free’ games may be waiting on the Xbox One

Backwards compatibility will only make Xbox better<p>The crisp September air! Nature’s reminder to pillage the basement for the leaf blower and that college moving box you’re still using to store fall clothes.<p>I love this ritual, because every year I leave it a little bit richer. I try on my fall …

These 10 Hard-Cider Cocktails Are Fall's Most Fabulous Drinks (Here's How to Make Your Own!)

These boozy cider concoctions are the apple of our eye this fall.<p>You’ve heard of Comic-Con, but did you know there's a CiderCon? It’s an annual …

Robots judge beauty contest, and it doesn't go well

Can robots be racist? It appears that way, per results from Beauty.AI, a beauty competition designed to take prejudices out of the mix by having algorithms do the judging instead of humans.<p>But results from the competition indicate that even 'bots have biases, the <i>Guardian</i> reports. Forty-four winners …

Fact check: Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention

Donald Trump does not exactly have a record in public office that can be used to assess his likely performance going forward. Nor does he really have a policy platform in a traditional sense.<p>What he does is speak. A lot.<p>Trump’s words — at rallies, on television shows, and in press conferences — …

Immigration

Trade in your crummy old tablet for an Amazon gift card and $100 off Samsung’s best slate

You used to spend so much time each week on your tablet browsing the web and streaming movies, but lately you almost never pick it up. Why? Because …

Creation of an Atmosphere for the Moon.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation paper series. The paper was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 2003 that captured speeches, …

RAND Corporation

3 reasons to believe the singularity is near

When Ray Kurzweil published his book <i>The Singularity Is Near</i> in 2006, many scoffed at his predictions. A year before Apple launched its iPhone, …

Singularity

Think Cry-It-Out Is Cruel? Here's What Scientists Can Now Confirm

For new parents struggling through yet another sleepless night, the cry-it-out method — in which babies are allowed to cry themselves to sleep — might seem alluring . . . until you research it online and read countless testimonials of fellow moms calling it cruel and swearing it causes permanent …

Narcissists and Psychopaths Love to Stay Friends with Their Exes

A new study found that many people who befriend their former lovers are narcissists and psychopaths. We spoke with an expert to understand why your troubled ex-boyfriend has been sliding into your DMs.<p>For anyone who has ever wondered what kind of psychopath stays friends with their ex, a new study …

Build Yourself A Home Bar Without Going Broke

It’s pretty safe to say that craft cocktail culture is spiking worldwide. The upside is that we’re drinking and rediscovering classic drinks and inventing new ones every day. The downside is that going out and getting sloppy on cocktails is expensive, sometimes prohibitively so.<p>Mixing cocktails is …

Smart contact lenses: What's the story so far? - Pocket-lint

Smart contact lenses are coming. They are the part-scary, part-exciting future tech that will bring augmented reality to the fore.<p>Imagine always …

This $6 Piece of Aluminum Will Change the Way You Cook

Meet the simple, chef-y tool that will revolutionize your weeknight dinner.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.</i><p>Sometimes the simplest chef-y tool can …

Steam now discounts bundles when you own some of the games

Every PC gamer loves a Steam sale, however picking up deals can get a little trickier when you already own half of the games. It's a first world problem for sure, but it gets frustrating when you find a brilliantly discounted Steam bundle, only to realise that you'll be paying for some duplicates. …

'Not uncomfortable' Lego dress fashioned from 12,000 pieces

Move over, Oscars red carpet, we've got a dress that blows your designer duds out of the picture. Lego builder Brian D'Agostine spent four months weaving specialty Lego pieces into a wearable dress so his wife could attend a Lego convention in style.<p>The little black dress is made from about 12,000 …

Company cops backlash for confusing Oprah with Whoopi

<b>(CNN) —</b> Who knew that a tattoo could lead to such an embarrassing gaffe?<p>That was the case during the Oscars on Sunday, when a beauty website attempted to pay a compliment -- and it went terribly wrong.<p>In a tweet commenting on celebrity red carpet looks, Total Beauty confused comedian and actress …

Lord Lawson thinktank's report ignores everything we know about climate science | Dana Nuccitelli

Global Warming Policy Foundation publishes report ignoring centuries of physics, drawing criticism and laughs from climate scientists<p>Climate models, and the predictions they make, are based on physics. We know how much more energy is trapped on Earth when we increase the greenhouse effect, and we …

No Cashier Required: To Shop at This Store You Just Need a Phone

At this store in Sweden, customers simply use their cellphones to unlock the door with a swipe of the finger and scan their purchases. All they need to do is to register for the service and download an app. They get charged for their purchases in a monthly invoice.<p>The 24-hour store is the …