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Force Cortana to use Google instead of Bing

This handy Chrome extension thwarts Microsoft's attempt to make Bing a thing.<p>Windows 10's new search assistant, Cortana, is pretty useful, but she has one big flaw -- all her search results go through Microsoft's search engine Bing. For those of us who live and die by Google, this is pretty …

Google

Action-Packed Trailer For BATMAN: BAD BLOOD Animated Film

The lightest metal ever has been developed by Boeing - it's lighter than Styrofoam

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever to be invented - the structure is 99.99% air<p>Aerospace Boeing has invented the lightest metal ever, called microlattice. The product is 99.99 per cent air and will be used as a primary component in aerospace engineering - it'll be used to make space rockets.<p>By …

Minecraft is being used to seek out cybersecurity talent

The UK government and Cyber Security Challenge UK have launched a new 3D video game platform that’s aiming to seek out the next generation of cybersecurity geniuses.<p>Funded by the Cabinet Office, the browser-based MMO game asks anyone who’s interested to participate by cracking codes and completing …

If They Build It, Will We Come? Meet The Tech Entrepreneurs Trying To Take Back The Porn Industry

Porn has long been a driving force in tech and internet innovation, but the industry now finds itself in unprecedented danger thanks to piracy and free "tube" sites. These are some of the pioneers and entrepreneurs who are trying to fight back.<p><b>It’s a cloudless,</b> mid-January day in Los Angeles, and …

Turn yourself into a virtual Freud, and you just might feel better

When study subjects get advice from a virtual counselor that looks like them and another that looks like the 19th-century doctor, they report that one helps their mood more.<p>What if you could have a virtual Sigmund Freud at the ready to offer you on-the-spot counseling? You might end up with way …

Virtual Reality

NASA designed app aims to shorten commercial flight times

It seems as though NASA's focus as of late has been solely geared towards Mars and the efforts to get there. However the space agency recently made an announcement that hits a little closer to home. NASA has developed software to help reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions and even cut travel …

Buyers of emotional robot must agree not to have sex with it, report says

Technically Incorrect: People who buy Softbank's emotionally-aware Pepper robot must abide by good behavior clauses.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I feel for Pepper the robot.<p>More precisely, I feel for all the Peppers who are about to go …

Robotics

New Bourne Movie Begins Production, Matt Damon Pictured On Set

Production has begun on the the fifth Jason Bourne movie, which will mark Matt Damon's return to the action series.<p>Producer Frank Marshall tweeted the first on-set image from the film on Monday, September 8, revealing that shooting started that day.<p>The as-yet-untitled film also sees the return of …

10 Things Men Don't Understand About Female Orgasms

Including the unfathomable, near-magical ability to have back-to-back orgasms.<p><b>1. Women have been blessed with the near-magical ability to have back-to-back orgasms.</b> Even at our peak, men have to go into the bathroom after an orgasm, splash some water on their penis, and give it a pep talk to get …

itinerary

60,000 Antelope Died in Four Days and No One Knows Why

It started in late May. When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground.<p>"But since there …

Wildlife

Madden 16 Celebrates Tom Brady Suspension Dismissal

The news today about the nullification of Tom Brady's four-game suspension has expectedly extended to the world of EA Sports' Madden franchise. Following the announcement today, the Madden Twitter account posted the tweet you see below, which says "Week 1 Steelers vs. Patriots just got a little …

NFL

Tennis officials eye security after drone crashes at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — A drone crash during a U.S. Open match has tennis officials thinking about whether they can do more to safeguard the sprawling National Tennis Center from such hazards, a spokesman said Friday.<p>"Obviously, it's something we are looking at" after an unmanned aircraft plummeted into …

Drones

Russia Shows Off Concept Drone That Hunts F-35s

An improbable drone to counter an unbelievably expensive fighter<p>For the next 30 years, America’s F-35 is the plane to beat. While it won’t be America’s top dogfighter (that honor goes to the F-22), the Pentagon has ordered more than 2,400 F-35s compared to 187 F-22s, so the F-35 will by sheer …

Aviation

New Jersey Daycare Workers Accused of Staging a 'Fight Club' for Kids

Two 20-something employees face child abuse charges.<p>Two New Jersey daycare workers face time in prison for allegedly staging a "fight club" among young children on the playground and filming it for Snapchat, CBS New York reports.<p>Lightbridge Academy employees Erica Kenny, 22, and Chanese White, 28, …

New Jersey

Can This Game Turn You Vegan?

The creator explains his provocative game where you're a cow who slaughters humans<p>The gaming world’s depiction of human violence is usually characterized as “glorifying,” however the internet definitely has an exception to that rule now with “That Cow Game”--a minimalist slaughterhouse simulator …

New Zealand

Should Mars Be Independent, Or Just A Colony Of Earth?

Astrobiologist wants to make sure the red planet is independent from the start<p>It’s a popular sci-fi plot: Earth sets up colonies on Mars; Mars colonies grow, developing their own technologies and culture; Mars colonies rebel against overbearing Earth government, demanding independence. It happens …

Space

Female-to-male transsexuals 'start to think like men' after hormone treatment

Study finds that testosterone decreased verbal and multitasking abilities whilst boosting spatial awareness<p>It is a commonly held belief, certainly among the fairer sex, that women are better at multitasking than men.<p>And scientists have now discovered that women undergoing a sex change start to …

Auschwitz Caretakers Defend 'Showers' at Museum

The caretakers of the Auschwitz concentration camp museum in Poland have defended their use of a misting hose to keep visitors cool in the intense …

Heat Waves

Motorized Paper Airplanes Are Drones, According To FAA

Get high like paper, make laws about drones<p>Is a paper airplane a drone? For the Federal Aviation Administration, responsible for regulating America’s skies, this is no longer an idle question. The commercial use of drones is currently prohibited in the United States, unless an operator receives an …

Drones

No, North Dakota Isn’t Outfitting Police Drones With Tasers

What Research Compliance Committee would approve that?<p>Judging by headlines flying around the internet, it’d be easy to think that North Dakota is a futuristic cyberpunk wild west, where deputized police robots shoot first and ask questions later. Stories like <i>The Daily Beast</i>’s “First State Legalizes …

North Dakota

A surprising number of psychology studies can’t be reproduced

More than half of 100 tested studies produced different results<p>Researchers ought to be able to duplicate the findings of other scientists’ work, but a new study suggests that many published psychology results can't be recreated.<p>A huge, collaborative research project attempted to recreate 100 …

Psychology

Geronimo: A new email app with almost TOO MANY fresh ideas

From Mailbox to Hop, via Outlook’s mobile apps, there’s been no shortage of fresh takes on email over the past couple of years, and Geronimo – released today on iOS – is one of the most ‘out there’ examples I’ve seen.<p>Just take a look at the promotional video below. The combination of gestures, …