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Where is the world's Wi-Fi?

North America and Europe have considerably more Wi-Fi networks than the rest of the world, according to user-submitted data.<p>More than 150,000 users …

The Outsized Life of Muhammad Ali

What a loss to suffer, even if for years you knew it was coming. Muhammad Ali, who died Friday, in Phoenix, at the age of seventy-four, was the most fantastical American figure of his era, a self-invented character of such physical wit, political defiance, global fame, and sheer originality that no …

Boxing

Google might name and shame slow-to-update Android vendors

Google has tried a few (mostly unsuccessful) strategies to get Android device makers updating their software in a timely fashion. Remember the short-lived Android Update Alliance? However, it might be trying something different: embarrassing those vendors into doing something. <i>Bloomberg</i> tipsters …

Japanese engineers say their flying cars will be in the air by the Tokyo Olympics

A team of young Japanese engineers is developing a flying car with the goal of launching it in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.<p>The futuristic vehicle – dubbed Skydrive – is fitted with three wheels, a motor and four rotors, enabling it to take off and land vertically from public roads without the …

IBM's Big Data University: Free Online Learning With Over 400,000 Students

It is widely forecasted that a shortage of skills in data science and analytics will mean a great deal of money is wasted through missed opportunities in coming years.<p>Traditional academic establishments have begun to move to fill the gap. However, most courses teaching the hot topic skillsets such …

The Impossibility of Reviving American Manufacturing

It’s easy for candidates to talk about bringing jobs back from China, but making factories the centerpiece of the U.S. economy is another matter.<p>Every election has its signature issues, which candidates ignore at their peril. This year, the Republicans have the border; the Democrats are making do …

Black History Month reading list: the best books this February

From rediscovered greats by Octavia Butler to the sixth novel from a prodigious talent, there’s a lot to get excited about this month<p>It’s hard to believe, but What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is Helen Oyeyemi’s sixth book and she is still only 31. The collection features nine stories linked by the …

Books

What the U.S. Can Learn From Canada's New Cable Rules

In March of last year, Canadian regulators announced a huge change in their cable television law. As of March 1 of this year, Canada is requiring that the country's cable companies offer an "a la carte" or "pick-and-pay" option. What this means, essentially, is that Canadian cable providers must …

The Future Of How You Watch TV Could Change This Week

Behind an FCC proposal to lower cable equipment fees is a fight for control of television involving Google, pay-TV services, and Hollywood.<p>Cable and satellite TV companies are not popular, consistently ranking near the bottom of customer satisfaction studies. One of the reasons is that Americans …

Set-Top Boxes

Why male athletes are pulling out of the Olympics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watching the news, Dr. William Schaffner wanted to reach into his television set and give soccer player Hope Solo this message: "You have it all backward!"<p>He heard that Solo said she wouldn't compete at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil if the games were held today because she worried she might …

'Deadpool' Box Office: It's A Record-Crushing $300 Million Worldwide Weekend Debut

<b>The Merc With the Mouth made off with all of the money this Presidents Day holiday weekend, with a record-breaking R-rated debut.</b><p>Now that the updated figures are in for the initial Friday-Sunday opening weekend (with solid estimates for the four-day holiday frame), we can confirm without question …

Film Industry

West Beats East in Kobe Bryant’s Last NBA All-Star Game

In combining for 369 points, the teams broke an All-Star Game record for scoring<p>TORONTO—The NBA’s biggest names held court here Sunday night for the league’s annual All-Star Game, a contest in which the Western Conference outgunned the East, 196-173, propelling Kobe Bryant to victory in his final …

Basketball

George Clooney Speaks Out About Hollywood's Diversity Problem

"We should have been paying attention long before this."<p>Every acting nominee for this year's Academy Awards has one thing in common: They're white. Not a single person of color made the cut, inspiring the viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite and leading Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith to announce they're …

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Globalization

Marijuana use in U.S. adults doubles in decade, surveys show

CHICAGO — Marijuana use among U.S. adults doubled over a decade, rising to almost 10 percent or more than 22 million mostly recreational users, government surveys show.<p>The trend reflects a cultural shift and increasingly permissive views about the drug, the researchers say, noting that other …

Cannabis

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

5 Men's Haircuts That Will Never Go Out of Style

Trends come and go. These cuts last forever.<p>What do the mullet, the ponytail, and the bowl cut have in common? For a while, some men decided they looked good. And they were wrong even then.<p>What do the following five men's haircuts have in common? They have always looked good, and they always …

Nils Frahm – Our Own Roof

Microsoft has quietly released its own Android launcher

Microsoft's relatively new strategy of pushing more apps onto more platforms continues apace with the quiet release of Arrow Launcher Beta: a basic but functional launcher for Android devices. As the name suggests, Arrow Launcher Beta is unfinished, and has been pushed onto the mobile scene with …

What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Universe

Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …

Biodiversity

How City Living May Be Harming Your Mental Health, And What You Can Do About It

City life can take a serious toll on your mental health. Research has shown that urban dwellers are more likely to suffer from chronic stress and mental illness, particularly depression.<p>But according to new research, the antidote to those city blues could be as simple as a walk in the park.<p>A …

Why your smartphone takes better photographs than the Hubble space telescope

Given that we’re living in a golden age for space photography, it’s surprising how antiquated the hardware responsible is…<p>For those who keep up with the latest developments in space exploration, the last couple of years have offered a rich feast of images: from close-up pictures of water-worn …

hubblespace

Rats Taught to Detect Land Mines in Cambodia

Africa

Why Is It So Hard to Track Police Killings?

Two newspapers succeed where the federal government has failed, and new legislation seems unlikely to solve the problem.<p>The recent spate of highly publicized killings of black men by police officers has driven many people to wonder how common such police violence is. Incredibly, no one knows—not …

Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats Manny Pacquiao

Algorithms are like invisible judges that decide our fates | Dave Bry

Companies now use ‘voice analysis’ software to determine whether to hire us. And, once we’re employed, to predict if we’ll stay<p>Imagine that you’re a contestant in an audition round of The Voice, where you belt out your best “I Will Always Love You”. A minute passes. No reaction from the celebrity …