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The next generation of Siri-like assistants will be robots living in your home

The Pepper robot built by Japanese companies Aldebaran and Softbank, on the other hand, can be bought online and used at home right now. Except you may have to wait a long time as the first batch of 1000 Peppers was sold out in about a minute, and it's only available in Japan.<p>The buzz around Pepper …

Robotics

It's time for the EU's biggest reform, say France and Germany

French and German economy ministers call for strengthened eurozone with a common budgetary mechanism<p>The French and German economy ministers have called for a strengthened eurozone with a common budgetary mechanism and tools to avoid the kind of debt problems Greece is suffering.<p>"It's time to …

Europe

Google and Apple don't really compete and never have

It makes sense. Apple and Google are widely held to be bitter rivals in the mobile space. Steve Jobs was once so angry about Android allegedly ripping off the iPhone, he vowed to go "thermonuclear" on Google.<p>Everything Google announced this week — and everything that Google has announced in mobile …

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

Ross Ulbricht jailed for life despite pleading for leniency after being found guilty in landmark case over the “Amazon of drug dealing”<p>The mastermind behind Silk Road, the online black market drug bazaar, has been jailed for life without the possibility of parole in a landmark case in New York.<p>Ross …

Biodegradable computer chips made almost entirely from wood

As electronic devices are becoming outdated at an increasingly fast pace, e-waste continues to be a huge problem. That's why scientists from the …

Sky and BT are in their own cup final for football fans’ cash

Sky is trying to sign people up to pay-tv contracts now for one, simple reason: next season Sky Sports will have no live coverage of the Champions League or Europa League<p>The FA Cup final on Saturday will provide football fans with a brief distraction from the battle for the soul of the game being …

Arsenal fan finds FA Cup final tickets that fell from space

Intergalactic VIP passes attached to weather balloon<p>A lucky Arsenal fan will gain entry to the FA Cup final on Saturday by using a pair of VIP tickets which fell 29,000 feet from the sky and landed in a park somewhere near Hastings.<p>The FA decided that a normal competition, or simply offering the …

Soccer

Google pledges funding for 3D-printed prosthetics, other aid technology

It launches a $20 million fund for nonprofits whose emerging tech could help make people living with disabilities become more independent. The first bit goes toward low-cost prosthetics and auditory therapy.<p>Google has promised to pour out $20 million in funding from its nonprofit Google.org arm to …

Finland embarks on 'painful' austerity blitz

Former PM takes finance minister job as Nordic country prepares for five years of belt-tightening<p>Recession-hit Finland is set for five years of painful austerity as the Nordic country finalised the details of its right-leaning coalition government.<p>Following nearly a month of political …

These Brand-Busting “Anti-Logos” Position World Cup Sponsors As Proud Supporters Of Human Rights Abuses

In December of 2010, the FIFA executive committee announced that Qatar would host the World Cup in 2022. Since then, nearly 1,000 migrant workers have lost their lives while constructing stadiums in the country. Although FIFA has reportedly leaned on Qatar’s government to improve working …

This country hasn't suffered a recession in 24 years

Australia hasn't experienced an economic recession since the year Disney first released Beauty and the Beast.<p>The Land Down Under has bragging rights as the only advanced economy not to record a recession since 1991, according to International Monetary Fund data.<p>That means Australia even managed to …

Economics

BASE Jumpers Free-Fall from Dubai's 101-Story Tower

Jumping off a 101-story skyscraper would probably scare most people. For a group of BASE jumpers, it was just something to cross off the bucket list.<p>The jump-off point was the 99th floor of Dubai's Princess Tower, which is the world's second-tallest residential structure, measuring in at over 1,300 …

Arsenal's Theo Walcott and Hector Bellerin challenged to £30,000 race by sprinter Richard Kilty

European 60m champion Kilty claims there is no way Bellerin can run 4.42sec over 40m, as players have claimed and is willing to bet £30,000 he can beat them<p>Great Britain's world and European indoor champion Richard Kilty is willing to bet £30,000 he would beat <b>Arsenal</b> pair Hector Bellerin and Theo …

Soccer

Amazingly Intricate Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama

Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates incredibly intricate, densely layered wood relief sculptures using thin, laser-cut pieces of mahogany plywood. He starts with a vector illustration that is sent to a laser cutter. Lasers carve designs into 1/8-inch sheets of plywood, which are then glued …

Sculpture

21 remarkable new animal species that will freak you out (pictures)

Zoology

Archaeology

Archaeology

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The Insane New Technology Harnessing The Ultimate Green Energy Source: The Human Body

Forget about your smartphone or your Google Glass: The most sophisticated piece of machinery that any of us tote around on a regular basis is the human body. But despite their valiant attempts — we will always have a soft spot for our mood rings and our hypercolor shirts — scientists haven’t <i>always</i> …

'Foodini' machine lets you print edible burgers, pizza, chocolate

<b>(CNN) —</b> As further proof that you can now 3D-print anything, a company called Natural Machines has introduced a 3D printer for food.<p>The "Foodini," as it's called, isn't too different from a regular 3D printer, but instead of printing with plastics, it deploys edible ingredients squeezed out of …

Windowless Planes Could Take To The Skies In 10 Years

The windows would be replaced on the inside by screens projecting footage from cameras on the side of the plane.

Aviation