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Google, Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla team up to create faster browsers

Engineers at Google, Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla are partnering to create WebAssembly (a.k.a wasm), a bytecode for use in the browsers of the future that promises up to 20 times faster performance.<p>WebAssembly is a project to create a new bytecode (a machine-readable instruction set that’s quicker …

Inside The Mind That Built Google Brain: On Life, Creativity, And Failure

<i>(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty)</i><p>Here's a list of universities with arguably the greatest computer science programs: Carnegie Mellon, MIT, UC Berkeley, and Stanford. These are the same places, respectively, where Andrew Ng received his bachelor's degree, his master's, his Ph.D., and has taught for 12 …

Young Jupiter wiped out solar system's early inner planets, study says

Before Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars occupied the inner solar system, there may have been a previous generation of planets that were bigger and more numerous – but were ultimately doomed by Jupiter, according to a new study.<p>If indeed the early solar system was crowded with so-called super-Earths, …

Universe

Are humans getting cleverer?

<b>IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents?</b><p>It is not unusual for parents to comment that their children are brainier than they are. In doing so, they hide a boastful remark about their offspring behind a …

The Brain

Is a line of code more like a factory or a painting?

In an interesting new working paper, economists Seth Benzell, Laurence Kotlikoff, and Guillermo LaGarda at Boston University and Jeffrey Sachs of …

Apple Pay: a new frontier for scammers

Criminals in the US are using the new Apple Pay mobile payment system to buy high-value goods – often from Apple Stores – with stolen identities and credit card details.<p>Banks have been caught by surprise by the level of fraud, and the Guardian understands that some are scrambling to ensure that …

Apple Pay

Why Converse Turned Patti Smith’s Chuck Taylors Into A Piece Of Art

The brand’s new “Made by you” campaign uses portraits of famous and everyday Chucks to celebrate creative expression.<p>Sneakers and artistic expression have long been linked but few are the kicks that can cross genre, culture, and style boundaries. Even rarer are those that can do so while remaining …

SpaceX launches electric satellites

<b>US rocket company SpaceX has performed its first dual-satellite mission.</b><p>The firm's Falcon 9 vehicle put up two telecommunications spacecraft on Monday (GMT) - one for Eutelsat and one for the Asia Broadcast Satellite operator.<p>Both spacecraft will use electric engines to get into their final orbital …

Space Travel

The 30 Year-Old Nigerian Mobile Phone Entrepreneur Who Is Challenging Apple In Africa

Michael Akindele, a 30 year-old Nigerian, is a director and a co-founder of SOLO Phone, an experience-driven digital content and smartphone company focused on delivering the best content and services on the mobile platform to African consumers.<p>SOLO Phone, which was established in Nigeria in 2012, …

Emerging Markets

A Review of the Venus 60mm f/2.8, the World’s First 2:1 Macro Lens with Infinity Focus

Last month, a Chinese company called Venus Optics unveiled a 60mm f/2.8 lens, the first 2:1 magnification lens with infinity focus. Thomas Shahan, …

5 Things That Have Almost Destroyed Halloween

Remember when you were a kid and Halloween meant scary costumes, a pantsload of candy and maybe setting a neighbor's car on fire as a prank? Those …

Equations

LeBron falters in emotional return to Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carried onto the floor by an emotional ovation building for years, LeBron James is back where he began.<p>He's home.<p>Introduced to a …

How Bill Gates Thinks

Author Steven Johnson talks to the engineer turned philanthropist about the future, technology, ice, capitalism, and optimism.<p>When interesting people hang out, interesting things tend to happen. So when we found out that Steven Johnson, author of <i>Where Good Ideas Come From</i> and <i>The Ghost Map</i> was going …

KidZania: the mini-city where children are in charge

A mini-city is being built in Britain with its own airport, hospital, police station, newspaper and currency. But is KidZania just a chance for kids to have some role-playing fun while their parents shop – or a way for big business to get its claws into them early? Stuart Jeffries reports<p>KidZania, …

This Photo of China’s President in the Rain Just Won the Country’s Equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize

This photograph of Chinese President Xi Jinping is more than a snapshot captured in the rain: today it was awarded China’s highest photojournalism …

Here's What The Cast Of 'Bob's Burgers' Has to Say About The 'Bob's Burgers' Porn Parody

This month, animated sitcom "Bob's Burgers" received what might just be the highest recognition of a television show's success and pop cultural impact: its own porn parody. Finally, the show's Emmy will have something worthy to share a shelf with.<p>Mobile news site NowThis News caught up with the …

Cursive Announce The Ugly Organ Reissue, Tour

Cursive: "Art Is Hard" (via SoundCloud)<p>Cursive's 2003 album <i>The Ugly Organ</i> is getting an expanded and remastered reissue. It's out November 24 via Saddle Creek, and it comes with eight additional tracks that were originally intended for the album.<p>The Omaha band have also announced a tour, which will …

The Marvel movies are declaring a Civil War

Remember all of those good times The Avengers had in their first movie, like beating up Loki and eating shawarma? Well, the future of the Marvel …

Marvel’s traveling attraction to start augmenting reality this December

In a display of self-promotion that would make Tony Stark blush, Marvel is launching a massive “hyper-reality” traveling attraction to celebrate …

‘Wasco Clowns’ Takeover Town: Terrifying Clowns Lurk The Streets At Night In California Community [Photos]

For those who have a fear of clowns, Wasco, California, may be the most terrifying place on earth. Since October 1, residents of the small town, …

San Francisco moves towards legalizing Airbnb

New law will come with a variety of requirements for potential hosts<p>A new law that legalizes short-term rentals like those seen on Airbnb received initial approval from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, who voted seven-to-four on the legislation that is slated to take effect in February 2015.</i> …

FAKE: Man digs tunnel from bedroom to pub

UPDATE: IT'S A FAKE! TOO BAD.<p>Patsy Kerr of Omagh, Ireland reportedly spent 15 years digging a tunnel from under his bed to a nearby pub so he could …

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Nixie: A Tiny Flying Camera Drone You Wear On Your Wrist

If the idea of a wearable camera drone seems downright strange to you, you’re probably not alone, but a new wrist-mounted flying concept camera …

Is Destiny One of the Worst Games of the Year?

Image Via Bungie<p>Let me start this off by saying I am in-between camps right now when it comes to this game. The following thoughts and feelings on …

Jimmy Fallon Finds People With The Weirdest Friends On Twitter

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the NBC series "Friends," Jimmy Fallon rounded up some hilarious stories of other people's wacky friends.<p>During Thursday's episode of "The Tonight Show," Fallon read off a slew of tweets that were hashtagged #MyWeirdFriend and chronicled friends' bizarre …

The one weird trick Nintendo used to pretty up The Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

<i>Keyboard Geniuses</i> <i>is our weekly glance at a few intriguing, witty, or otherwise notable posts from the</i> Gameological <i>discussion threads. Comments have</i> …

Stephen Colbert Calls On America To Defend Pabst From Russian Brewing Company

Trouble is brewing, nation.<p>Stephen Colbert has learned that Pabst Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee, Schlitz and Colt 45 are all being sold to a Russian brewing company, and he is understandably outraged. PBR is a beer that's enjoyed by both your grandfather and hipsters trying to look like your …