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Here's what Apple's future Lightning headphones will be able to do that normal headphones can't

The big question is: Why?<p>It's because headphones with a digital connection — like Lightning or USB-C — can do so much more than traditional analog headphones, according to Carl Alberty, VP of marketing at Cirrus Logic.<p>He would know — Cirrus announced this week a developer's kit that will allow any …

People in Sweden are using Duolingo to learn... Swedish

The people behind Duolingo have been trying to discover what the most popular languages are according to what people choose on its app.<p>With a user base of more than 120 million, this dataset can provide significant insights into what language people are most eager to acquire.<p>“75% of European …

The first American in space

On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American to travel into space.

Google's bipedal robot reveals the future of manual labor

Google recently put up its Boston Dynamics robotics unit up for sale, but that doesn't mean that the company is getting out of the automaton business.<p>…

Robotics

A New Smartphone App Promises Help for Schizophrenia

Though pharmaceutical advances have made it easier to treat the delusions and paranoia that are the most visible symptoms of schizophrenia, patients …

Volvo's 'Highway Robbery' stunt turns passing cars into generators

Volvo has a new ultra-luxe SUV on the market — the plug-in hybrid version of the well-received XC90, featuring 400 horsepower generated from a four-cylinder turbo paired to an electric motor. A new model means a new publicity campaign, and Volvo came up with a particularly creative one.<p>Called …

Google Fiber is ending a free-Internet offer in its first city

What the changes in Kansas tell us about Alphabet unit's ambitions.<p>When Google Fiber first arrived, it came with a compelling pitch: Pay a one-time construction fee, and you get Internet access for free after that.<p>Now Fiber is dropping that option for new subscribers in Kansas City, its first …

LG V10 on T-Mobile set to net Android Marshmallow update next week

These days, the mobile market is all about LG’s latest flagship, the metal made (and plastic primer painted) G5. The new phone features an all new design with a modular expansion bay that has a lot of people talking. <i>Also</i> important however, is LG’s late-2015 offering, the V10. Featuring a unique …

T-Mobile

The official Reddit app is already #1 in the US App Store

Yesterday, Reddit released its first apps for iOS and Android, developed in-house — and it’s already at the top of the App Store charts in the US.<p>According to Sensor Tower, the official Reddit app is now top dog in the US App Store. In just 24 hours, it’s left Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook in its …

Would Tesla want a former nuclear plant as a French factory? Government offers it up

What do you do with a decommissioned nuclear power plant?<p>If you’re the French government, you offer the land it sits on to Tesla Motors as a potential new factory site.<p>Tesla has mulled large-scale European production for some time, and French Energy Minister Segolene Royal believes she can get the …

Newspaper giants threaten Brave over its ad-swapping browser

You remember how Brave's web browser pays you to see replacement ads (overriding a site's usual ads) when you don't pay to block promos outright? Yeah, publishers aren't very happy about that. A coalition of 17 news giants, including the <i>New York Times</i> and Dow Jones, has sent Brave a letter claiming …

Internet

Voices clash at first public hearing on self-driving cars

Autonomous vehicles as 'lethal weapons'?<p>"We may be on the cusp of a safety innovation revolution," said Mark Rosekind, who runs the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), kicking off the federal government's first public hearing on self-driving cars. Over 200 people attended the …

SpaceX just landed a rocket on a drone ship for the first time

At 4:43 pm EST, SpaceX successfully launched their next resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). In addition to a seamless launch, SpaceX landed the first stage of their Falcon 9 rocket on an autonomous drone ship for the very first time.<p>This was SpaceX’s fifth landing attempt on …

DOJ still pursuing NY iPhone encryption case in court, suggesting FBI hacking method doesn’t apply

The San Bernardino iPhone case over Apple’s iPhone encryption may be over for now after the FBI managed to break into the iPhone 5c used by one of the shooters, but the same isn’t true for another high-profile case in New York. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that the United States Department of Justice has …

SpaceX finally nails landing on drone ship, one giant step for reusable rockets

There's a lonely Falcon 9 rocket standing proudly by itself atop an autonomous landing pad barge in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean right now. The rocket is the first in history to complete a space mission and then land in one, recoverable piece at sea.<p>SpaceX's four previous attempts to use one of …

Space Exploration