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The Latest Hacker Mayhem Tool: Google Dorking

Hackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities they can exploit to gain access to corporate networks, industrial control systems, financial data, …

Hasselblad is first mirrorless medium-format digital camera

<b>Swedish camera-maker Hasselblad has unveiled the world's first mirrorless medium-format digital model.</b><p>By putting a larger-than-normal sensor in a relatively small body, the firm aims to make it easier to take "ultra-high quality" photos than before.<p>Professionals say the X1D should help them to …

Cameras

Inexpensive Prosthetics for the Masses

Daniel Hobbs practices Judo, plays soccer and basketball, rides his bike and swims. He lives in Spain, speaks fluent English and Spanish and is …

Google formulates real-life version of Asimov’s three laws of robotics for safe & reliable AI

Any SF fan will be familiar with Asimov’s famous Three Laws of Robotics, designed to ensure that robots were safe to be around. Scientists at Google, OpenAI, Stanford and Berkeley have just published a paper proposing the real-life equivalent for AI systems.<p>In a blog post summarising the proposal, …

Gene-Editing Tool Approved For Use in Humans

Brace yourself for <i>GATTACA</i> comparisons. A powerful gene-editing tool that could pave the way for genetic engineering has been approved for use in …

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How to Make a Relationship Last: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

Love is wonderful, love is joy, love is the greatest thing in the world… Love is also an enormous pain in the ass. Marriage is hard work.<p>(Older …

Google's Project Fi gets more coverage through US Cellular

Ever since Google launched Project Fi, you've had to hop between just two networks: Sprint and T-Mobile. But what if you're in an area where one or neither is particularly great? You might have an easier time of things after today. US Cellular has signed up as Project Fi's third partner, giving you …

Elon Musk thinks we should insert 'neural laces' into our brains so we can become cyborgs

Elon Musk never seems shy to share his concerns about artificial intelligence. In August 2014, he tweeted that the technology was "potentially more dangerous than nukes." Speaking to students from MIT a few months later, Musk expanded on that view and took it one step further, calling AI "our …

Robots, VR and the future of male masturbators

In my time as a human with a penis, I've penetrated more inanimate objects than I care to admit.<p><b>NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts.</b><p>There were pillows, mattresses, bottles, a couple of cuts of raw meat and even a vacuum. Yes, sometime not …

Hold The Cellphone — That Cancer Study Isn’t What You Think

It didn't prove cellphones are deadly, but maybe take some precautions.<p>Look, the government has not found that your cellphone gives you cancer, as many headlines on Friday would have you believe.<p>A two-year, $25 million study conducted by the National Toxicology Program found an increase in brain …

Cancer

Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Upgrades Have Serious Problems

This week Microsoft <i>finally went too far.</i> The company’s obsession with forcing as many Windows 10 upgrades as possible saw it descend into dirty tricks more typical of malware. The move has been widely condemned and even one of the company’s loyalist long term supporters labelled it a violation of …

ON1 Unveils Photo RAW, the First All-New RAW Processor in a Decade

Sick of Camera RAW and Lightroom? Want a brand-spanking-new RAW photo processor and non-destructive editor to work in that isn’t made by Adobe? Your …

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Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

Quantum Mechanics

Billionaire Yuri Milner And Stephen Hawking Team Up To Send Nanospaceships To Alpha Centauri

Last summer, billionaire technology investor Yuri Milner announced he was investing $100 million into searching for extraterrestrial life.<p>Today, the billionaire science philanthropist has once again teamed up with physicist Stephen Hawking to announce a new investment – $100 million with a goal of …

Water resistant phones: the essential do’s and don’ts

Water resistant phones have become a major selling point for a number of high-end manufacturers. It’s certainly a useful feature to have, offering protection for your expensive gadget against accidental spills. You can even take some wonderful underwater pictures these days.<p>However, much of the …

Gear & Gadgets

What is cache memory – Gary explains

System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designers have a problem, a big problem in fact, Random Access Memory (RAM) is slow, too slow, it just can’t keep up. So they came up with a workaround and it is called cache memory. If you want to know all about cache memory then read on!<p>You may think it strange to hear that …

Computer Hardware

Google just made its $149 professional photo editing software free

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>What was once a $500 package of pro photo editing software is now completely free. The high-end Nik Collection of photo editing tools, which was priced down to $149 after being acquired by Google in 2012, is now available for download by everyone.<p>“As we continue to focus …

Photo Editing

UFO 'found by government' – Convoy carrying flying saucer in shock photo

The convoy carrying the large canvas-covered object was photographed in Holbrook, Arizona, USA, by a stunned passerby.<p>Charlene Yazzie says three cars …

Area 51: Testing facility or nucleus of alien research?

It’s shown up in movies, television shows, comics, novels, video games, and more. This week, we go in depth exploring the one, the only Area 51. If …

These 15 Mesmerizing Underwater Photos Show What's Really Under the Sea

Winners from the Underwater Photographer Awards.<p>The winners of the 2016 Underwater Photographer of the Year Awards have been announced, and the beautiful yet eerie photos are amazing. The awards cover eight areas—wide angle, macro, wrecks, behavior, up & coming, British waters wide angle, British …

Person Writes Hilarious Letter To Neighbors Who Have Really Loud Sex

I heard rumors about people my age who can somehow afford to live in real, actual houses (just like in the movies!), but I spent most of my adult …

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

CRISPR Gene Editing Has Even More Potential Than We Thought, According to a New Study

CRISPR gene editing! It slices! It dices! It's one of the most talked-about biological advances in modern science for its ability to precisely and …

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J.J. Abrams admits he made a mistake in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' that drove fans crazy

In a new interview with SlashFilm's Peter Sciretta, director J.J. Abrams owned up to the mistake.<p><b>Major spoilers ahead.</b><p>Late in the film, when the Resistance fighters return from a brutal battle on Starkiller Base, our heroes depart the ship — save one. Han Solo has died.<p>General Leia Organa greets …

Star Wars

These car keys are so ridiculously high-tech you won't even recognize them

Tesla

The 25 Best Free Android Apps

From bleeding-edge productivity to fun with friends, presenting 25 great, no-cost additions to your home screen.<p>It’s time to load that Android-powered slab of glass and circuitry up with a heaping helping of download-worthy apps.<p>Of course, it’s downright impossible to individually tickle everyone’s …