Timothy Wint

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Artificial intelligence: the companies behind Britain's 'smart' revolution

Google's acquisition of DeepMind has sparked that nation's interest in artificial intelligence. Sophie Curtis takes a look at some of Britain's most promising AI companies.<p>When Google forked out £400m for a British technology start-up this week, a lot of people sat up and took notice. Not only was …

Developer Behind “Flappy Bird,” The Impossible Game Blowing Up The App Store, Says He Just Got Lucky

Flappy Bird, a game you can barely play for more than a few seconds without throwing your phone across the room in frustration, is dominating the App Store and Google Play.<p>In an App Store first, an indie game developer from Hanoi, Vietnam, Nguyen Ha Dong, has 3 apps in the top 10 rankings right …

Genetically modified monkeys created with cut-and-paste DNA

Researchers have created genetically modified monkeys with a revolutionary new procedure that enables scientists to cut and paste DNA in living organisms.<p>The macaques are the first primates to have their genetic makeup altered with the powerful technology which many scientists believe will lead to …

Scientists create stem cells by traumatizing adult cells

Creating stem cells is becoming easier than ever thanks to a new technique being developed by researchers in Boston and Japan. The technique allows for the creation of embryonic-style stem cells by doing little more than applying stress to existing adult cells. Like other stem cells, this new type …

Why scientists sent 600 black ants into space

An unmanned supply rocket delivered 600 small black common pavement ants to the International Space Station. Scientists want to see how they adjust …

Ants

When is the next supermoon?

We’ve just passed a series of 3 full supermoons. The next supermoons of 2018 will be the new moons of June, July and August.<p>A supermoon is a new or …

Astronomy

Largest asteroid Ceres is venting water vapor into space

This is the first unambiguous detection of water vapor around an object in the asteroid belt.<p>Scientists using the Herschel Space Observatory have …

Machine feels: the search for emotionally intelligent software

In Vegas this January, Dan Emodi had an emotional breakthrough.<p>He was showing off a new product at the Consumer Electronics Show, doing back-to-back meetings and demos for days on end, promoting his company Beyond Verbal to anyone who would listen. Beyond Verbal's product is an unusual one, a …

Old Mars Rover Finds New Signs of Life

Just about all the important news from Mars over the past year and a half has come courtesy of the six-wheeled, instrument-laden, SUV-size Mars …

Colossal 'Hole' in Space Could Be Link to Universe Beyond Our Own

Leave this world, travel 6 billion–10 billion light years toward the Eridanus constellation, and you’ll run into a giant cosmic wall of nothingness.<p>A …

Universe

Predicting The Biggest Video Game Disaster Of 2014: The Elder Scrolls Online

As we head into 2014, it’s an exciting year for gaming with a number of huge, potentially fantastic titles on the horizon from Titanfall to Destiny to Watch Dogs to The Division and many, many more.<p>But I have a bad feeling about one upcoming title, one that’s never really made sense to me from the …

The Top Video Games Of 2014

2014 is the first real year of what can now safely be referred to as “current-gen” video games. The era of the Xbox 360 and PS3 is drawing to a close and a new epoch is beginning. Even the Wii U promises to come into its own in the coming year.<p>But it’s still a good year for what we can now start …

InAir Smart HDMI adapter overlays the web atop television content with a custom user interface

Televisions are no longer simply screens for viewing video content: Folks want to have the internet on them, too. SeeSpace is a startup building a device called the InAir Smart HDMI adapter that plugs in-line between your set-top box and TV to deliver web content to your big screen. The system then …

Five Video Games That Need To Be Ported To Next-Gen Consoles

A bevy of current-gen video games were released on Xbox One and PS4 at the launch of those consoles, from <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> to <i>Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag</i>.<p>Even some older games, like the 2013 <i>Tomb Raider</i> reboot, are releasing on next-gen consoles in 2014.<p>But there are a handful of games that …

Google acquires Bitspin, makes its stylish Android alarm app free to celebrate

Bitspin is probably most well known for its swish Timely alarm app on Android, and it seems that Google likes how the Swiss team is doing it, because it's just acquired them. "For new and existing users, Timely will continue to work like it always has," noted the Bitspin team in their announcement …

The apps to look out for in 2014

From digital health apps to ephemeral messaging, 2014 looks like an exciting year for mobile apps, says Frederic Lardieg<p>2013 was a bumper time for mobile apps. It was the year we saw a 17 year-old school boy sell his news summarising app to Yahoo! for £19 million, while conversely Snapchat, which …

FYI: Do Fat People Stay Warmer Than Thin People?

Pack on some extra pounds for winter<p>At the yearly Rottnest Channel Swim in Western Australia, participants often smear their bodies with animal fat for insulation against the 70-degree water. But their own body fat also helps to keep them warm, like an extra layer of clothing beneath the skin. When …

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's James Avery Has Died

James Avery, best known for playing Will Smith‘s Uncle Phil on <i>The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air</i>, died on Tuesday night. He was 68.<p>“I’m deeply saddened to …

Streamz headset with built-in streaming media player

If you are in the market for a shiny new set of headphones and have some Christmas money burning a hole in your stocking, Streamz Media has launched …

3 Things Parents Should Know About Video Games And Kids

If you’re asking whether or not your kids should be allowed to play video games, this post isn’t for you. You live in a different world than I do.<p>From my perspective, video games are the future of storytelling. And, while you might just be imagining they’ll replace movies and romance novels, our …