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5 brain technologies that will shape our future

The race to decipher the workings of the human brain, and build new economies around it, is on. Today’s great entrepreneurs – people such as Paul …

A Supermarket Chain Has to Give Michael Jordan $8.9 Million for Improperly Using His Name

Oops.<p>If you're Michael Jordan, you can get millions for doing literally nothing. A supermarket chain is finding this fun fact out the hard way, after the basketball titan's name and likeness were printed in an ad without permission. ESPN reports that Safeway owes MJ roughly $8.9 million because …

U.S. Federal Courts

For $200, Samsung's latest Gear VR headset is a no-brainer

If you're the owner of a new Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, an extra $200 will get you Samsung's Gear VR Innovator Edition, one of the first virtual reality headsets available to the public. Like others following the Oculus Rift story, I assumed that all VR headsets still presented issues like …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Snapchat generated just $3.1 million in revenue last year.</b> That's according to leaked financial documents obtained by Gawker.<p><b>2. Uber allegedly hired a convicted murderer who applied to be a driver with a fake name.</b> A complaint filed by the San Francisco District Attorney's office claims there …

Amazon Web Services

How to install a tablet in your car

One of the best things about the Android OS is that its reach isn’t just limited to our smartphones and tablets. While we’ve seen some unique devices that use the operating system, its capabilities are finding a more mainstream application over the past year or so on our wrists, with Android Wear, …

Arduino

Lifestyle Interventions That Keep Your Mind Young

Most Americans fear getting dementia from Alzheimer's disease more than any other disease, including cancer (based on surveys conducted by MetLife) – …

Human Ancestors May Have Butchered Animals 3.4 Million Years Ago

Cut marks on two 3.4-million-year-old animal bones from Ethiopia were thought to be evidence that the beasts had been trampled by other animals long …

Anthropology

It is during your conversations about black holes that you can easily segue into this next soundbite.<p>People in orbit around the earth, like the …

Andromeda Galaxy

NASA anticipates finding evidence of alien life in 10 to 20 years

If you’re hoping humans will discover other living beings in the universe during your lifetime, you might be in luck. Speaking yesterday at a panel …

YouTube monthly fee will rid users of ads

A new paid offering will be made for users of YouTube this month. YouTube has sent out an email to Partners which suggests that they’ll be building …

Advertising

Xbox One Over-the-Air Tuner Unveiled By Major Nelson (video)

Microsoft has today announced by the Major Nelson website a new Xbox One partnership with Hauppauge, to enable the company to provide its users with …

Smart TV

WonderCube: 8 mobile essentials in One Cubic Inch

Charger+Memory+PhoneStand+EmergencyPower all in a one-inch cube. Take it with you always, on the go. Introducing WonderCube, the world’s smallest …

Scientists close in on computers that work like the human brain

Scientists have been working since 2008 to develop technology based on memristors (short for memory resistors), which promise computers that need …

Nanotech

A distant sea of proto-life molecules could mean we’re not alone

The building blocks of life have been observed for the first time in a fledgling planetary system light-years away from Earth, a thriving sea of …

Three Ultra-lux Apple Watch models you’ve not heard about

Luxury enhancement group Goldgenie have taken it upon themselves to stack even the most expensive models of the Apple Watch with platinum, crystals, …

Smartwatches

Breast tissue provides clues to avoid effects of aging

Our tissue's inability to repair itself as we grow older is thought to correlate with the decline in the presence of stem cells. So it follows that …

New Atlas

Rich Haridy January 22, 2018<p>​Amazon’s hi-tech, cashier-free convenience store has just opened to the public and predictably resulted in torrents of …

Sony Announces Limited Edition 'Batman: Arkham Knight' PS4 Bundle

<i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i> is a video game being developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, which will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. It is the final installment of the <i>Batman: Arkham</i> series by Rocksteady Studios. The release …

Comic Books

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

Scientists building next-generation dark energy probe

University of Michigan scientists and students will build components of a giant camera that will map 30 million galaxies' worth of the universe in …

Scientists Solve Puzzle of Moon's Origin

Astronomy

Rat brains are basically wired up like miniature internets

Drawing on forty years of peer-reviewed research, a team of researchers from the University of Southern California have generated the world's first "wiring diagram" of a rat's central nervous system. And, as it turns out, their brain structures are uncannily similar to the internet's physical …

NASA: We'll Find Alien Life In 10 to 20 Years

Are we alone in the universe? Top NASA scientists say the answer is almost certainly “no.”<p>“I believe we are going to have strong indications of life …

Astronomy

The Rock revealed what he eats each day and it's absolutely obscene

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson — actor, professional wrestler and walking mass of muscle and sinew — recently shed light on his daily "diet."<p>We want to …

Nature's patterns: Golden spirals and branching fractals

Mathematics

Can our DNA turn us into criminals?

New research has found a genetic link between sex offenders in the same family – but the findings are much more complicated than that, says Neil Levy<p>Do we inherit a criminal tendency? Are some of the most reviled offences not the fault of their perpetrators, but the unlucky fruit of their genes? If …

This BMW i3 Coupe lookalike could school EV makers

Electric cars may already be out on the roads around us, but that doesn’t mean the segment isn’t ripe for some innovation, and while Tesla might be …

New Ikea standing desk adjusts with push of a button

Standing desks are one of those mildly polarizing topics. You probably shouldn’t be sitting all day, but standing desks are either really expensive, …

Camera made from one tiny Lego brick actually works

A simple hack turns an itsy-bitsy Lego brick into a working pinhole camera that turns out photos minifigs can enjoy.<p>The inspiration began with a pine nut. Ryan Howerter, a graphic design student at Colorado State University, took a photography class and his teacher shared the story of the Pinholo, …

Lego