The 'Wall-E' of Water The ocean collects garbage. Not in any discerning, connoisseurial way--no, the ocean collects garbage with the enthusiasm of a hoarder, taking all trash put into it and holding on
Because margaritas aren't even Mexican. We’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo all wrong. It isn’t a holiday in Mexico the way it is here. In fact, it’s hardly recognized in Mexico, aside from Puebla (the only
Learning to code can be a daunting task when you’re starting out — and a bit pricey. To help out, Code School — who have classes on all the major languages and disciplines — is free this weekend. From
A star-studded cast—Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton—animates the Coen brothers' sharp new comedy, but relative newcomer Alden Ehrenreich steals the show. Like life, much
Here is a date which should worry you: July 29th 2016. This is the date Microsoft will start charging for Windows 10. Here is another date which should worry you more: July 17th, 2017. Why? Because it
The last man on Earth is a common trope in fiction – but what if it actually happened? How many people would it take to save our species? This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection.
Edwards' most recent call is that if the US economy plunges into a recession led by weak manufacturing output, stocks will be worth about a quarter of what they're priced at now. It's a heavy-duty prediction.
Stockfighter is designed to challenge programmers of all levels. Built in the style of a classic ‘Capture the Flag‘ game, it gives you access to a virtual trading market where you have to write code to
Google is ponying up a million dollars to make its cloud storage safer than your own computer's hard drive
This is an extension of Google's research grant program, where it pays out funding to independent security experts, in return for lending their time and energy towards making sure Google is as safe as
Large investors and financial institutions have started raising warning flags. JPMorgan pegs the chances of a US recession at 76% over the next three years. Citigroup says it's more like 65% over the year.
After the rumblings and grumblings that we’ll get our first look at the Apple Watch 2 in as soon as three months, the Internet is ablaze with all of the great features the update “should” have. But let’s
This one is so plainly obvious it can’t even be classed as a prediction anymore. At the time of writing, Ericsson has also released a report which surveyed 100,000 consumers on their own predictions for
The Fossil Q Founder isn't the highest-tech Android smartwatch, but it may be the best-looking. A company that specializes in designing watches has released an Android Wear model you might actually wear
Google is looking into bringing its gigabit Google Fiber internet service to Chicago and Los Angeles. Today the company announced that it's entered the exploratory phase and, with the help of officials
Netflix alone occupies 37 percent of the Internet that comes into customers homes, while YouTube —which recently began efforts to introduce streaming media with its YouTube Red service — makes up nearly
The facility, which has been in operation for over 25 years, was created by Bill Gates to help create "a new Golden Age of technological advancement," according to Peter Lee, Microsoft Research's corporate
Speedtest.net is something of an institution for checking how quick your internet speed is, but it’s been stuck in the past for years using Adobe Flash to perform the test. Good news: as Ookla, the company
Tesla would be delighted if another new carmaker could make a go of it, especially an all-electric carmaker. For Tesla, it isn't encouraging if Elon Musk and his team are operating in a market of one.
For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong. Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the
Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian The silver ‘S’ is about the only marker that the Blackphone is something special. 84 image/jpeg http://media.guim.co.uk/3035849f71f7e7cc23292b41b9d819856a002663/0_0_2100_1260/140.jpg