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On the Art of Mystery.

Louis Shalako<p>What’s neat about writing the Maintenon Mystery series is that I really get into the part.<p>Who knows, I might have made a pretty good …

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

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Skype's newest app will translate your speech in real time

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New arthritis implant hailed as ‘magic’

A new treatment for arthritis sufferers has been hailed as “magic” by a woman who had a pioneering electronic implant fitted.<p>Monique Robroek, who took part in a study at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, told Sky News she had seen a major improvement in her condition, having previously …

Hitler’s Hail Mary

The Battle of the Bulge, the Third Reich’s final major offensive, was a military failure that still managed to surprise the Allies, claim thousands …

Why Teams Trash the Players They Love

The trade sending Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres finally went through late Thursday night, after a rocky process …

Salient Eye (Android) review: Salient Eye is the simplest of home security solutions - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Salient Eye is impressively easy to setup and use. Also, it's free.<p><b>The Bad</b> Salient Eye is for Android users only and about as bare bones as it gets -- you won't find many advanced security camera features here.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> As far as free theft-deterrent and motion-notification systems …

Smart Homes

According to Comcast, consumers get a "real benefit" from helping Comcast

Ever since Comcast announced their merger with Time Warner Cable, they have tried to tell everyone how much they want to improve their atrocious customer service. Comcast’s CEO even admitted to being “embarrassed” by his companies customer service.<p>Yet, ever since they promised to improve, Comcast …

Deadlier than cancer: Antibiotic-resistant superbugs could be one of the world’s top killers by 2050

<b>(Image Wizard/Shutterstock)</b><p>Left unchecked, antibiotic resistance will kill 10 million per year by 2050, a new report finds<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 11, 2014 3:33pm (UTC)<p>An economist crunched the numbers on the rise of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," and what he found foresees crisis in the very near …

How Amazon Became Santa’s Sweatshop

Why the Supreme Court’s decision that Amazon doesn’t have to compensate workers for the time it takes to search them is a slap in the face to …

Next giant leap for mankind should be to moon, not Mars, says Chris Hadfield

The next giant leap for mankind should be back on the moon not Mars, the astronaut Chris Hadfield has said.<p>Famous for sporting a military moustache, tweeting spacewalk selfies and strumming David Bowie songs on board the International Space Station (his hugely popular cover of Space Oddity has …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

A Drug Might Heal Spinal Injuries By Sparking Nerve Growth

A scientist who chose to ignore the mainstream nearly 30 years ago has found a new way to regenerate nerves in the spinal cord, at least in animals. A drug that Jerry Silver, a professor of neuroscience at Case Western Reserve University, helped design a drug that has allowed paralyzed rats to …

Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end humankind

LONDON — Professor Stephen Hawking is warning that artificial intelligence could end mankind as we know it.<p>In an interview with the BBC on Tuesday, …

TZOA is a wearable that tells you where to find clean air

Some mornings, you wake up, walk outside and breathe in a hearty lungful of dirty, smog-heavy air. It's almost tasteless, but it can still wreak havoc on your respiratory conditions. What if you could avoid those nasty, unseen pockets of nasty air? That's sort of the idea behind the TZOA, a …

Earth has its own 'Star Trek'-like force field, study suggests

The University of Colorado Boulder has announced a discovery 7,200 miles above Earth of a protective shield similar to the force fields you might see in "Star Trek."<p>The discovery of this barrier in the Van Allen radiation belts suggests a new explanation for how "killer electrons" are held at bay. …

How will the 5G network change the world?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1127000/1127434_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524625017_35dcab6fc7df78af2e28447142ed0903<p><b>The global race is on to develop 5G, the fifth generation of mobile network. While 5G will follow in the footsteps of 4G and 3G, this time</b> …

10 Things You Might Not Know About J.R.R. Tolkien

There are plenty of things even the most ardent fans don't know about John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, who was born on this day in 1892. Here are 10 of …

Literature

Ohio man claims he was attacked by Johnny Manziel's entourage

A 33-year-old Ohio man said he was attacked by members of Johnny Manziel’s entourage in a hotel lobby early Saturday morning after he tried to approach the football star.<p>Chris Gonos told USA TODAY Sports that he spotted Manziel near the elevators at The 9 condominium and hotel early Saturday …

New Drone Rules May Require Commercial Flyers to Have License

The Federal Aviation Administration is set to restrict use of drones to within 400 feet of the ground and forbid flights beyond the eyesight of the …

Unmanned Aircraft

OnePlus not solving issues with defective devices, ignoring RMA requests [Updated with OnePlus statement]

If you decide to order a OnePlus One, you should hope that you get a flawless device the first time around. According to some comments on Reddit and …

OnePlus

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

<b>Cover detail of "@War" by Shane Harris</b><p>Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>Shane Harris<p>November 16, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s …

Why Did Google Decide To Split Inbox From Gmail?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Marat Ryndin is a UX/visual designer, writer and app/tech/soccer/music junkie. He worked for Google and various startups and climbed to Everest base camp.</i><p>A couple of years ago, right around the time Google’s Gmail team decided to start working on a standalone email app — the recently …

Keyssa's "kiss connectivity" technology could make cords obsolete

A lot of time is often spent debating what the next big breakthrough in smartphones and computing will be, and while some ideas are certainly bold and ambitious, the fact remains that “breakthrough” technology often comes in the forms of “faster,” “bigger,” or “more power efficient” (i.e …

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