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This colonoscopy robot will haunt your dreams

Robots come in all shapes and sizes, but even if your nightmares of an eventual robot takeover of the Earth conjure images of heavily-armed battle …

What do you think of the new features in iOS 11 so far? [Poll]

iOS 11 has been available in beta form for almost two weeks at this point, with Apple having unveiled the new operating system at WWDC 2017. We’ve already told you that there are risks that come with installing a beta operating system, such as poor performance and battery life problems.<p>When you put …

Google Earth Just Launched This Enthralling Virtual Travel Tool

Whether you’d rather dive into shark-filled waters off the coast of Fiji or hover above the frigid Mirny Airport in Siberia, Google Earth’s new …

What's on TV: 'Full Throttle,' 'Fargo,' 'Silicon Valley' and 'Bill Nye'

This week both the NBA and NHL are cranking through early rounds of playoffs, but we're a bit more excited by the latest Telltale game. Otherwise, gamers also have access to remastered editions of <i>Full Throttle</i> and <i>Voodoo Vince</i>, plus a new version of <i>Cities: Skylines</i> on Xbox One. While later this week</i> …

The new Google Earth puts stunning Earth porn right in Chrome

Google Earth has been reborn.<p>Google unveiled a completely redesigned Google Earth and it does away with the single worst thing about the previous …

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

May Cover of Food Magazine 'Bon Appétit' Shot on an iPhone 7

Food magazine <i>Bon Appétit</i> has used an iPhone to shoot the cover photography for its latest travel issue. The Condé Nast-owned publication follows in the footsteps of magazines like <i>Billboard</i> and <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i>, both of which have recently run covers shot on iPhones.<p><i>Bon Appètit</i> has used …

RBC Raises Price Target on Apple Shortly After Dreaming About Benefits of a Merger With Disney

RBC Capital Markets raised its AAPL price target to $157 today, up from $155, as it believes iPhone sales were stable to modestly better than expected in Apple's second quarter, which ended on March 31.<p>The investment bank's lead Apple analyst Amit Daryanani said the company's iPhone mix continues …

This is how the hotel industry plans to take down Airbnb

Once overlooked, hotel executives are now taking notice of Airbnb. The short-term rental company was dismissed by one Marriott executive as recently as December, saying the company was “not really making headway in the corporate environment, which is really our bread-and-butter business.”<p>Things …

Hospitality

The real reason we care so deeply about the Oxford comma

Last week, hundreds of thousands of people around the US were reading and sharing a story about punctuation.<p>On March 13, an appeals court in Maine said a state overtime law came down to a missing comma. In the case between truck drivers and their employer, Oakhurst Dairy, the judges’ decision …

Language

Google’s newest innovation will make your internet feel significantly faster

You might not sense it immediately, but Google just made the internet faster. And you won’t have to upgrade computers or internet subscriptions to …

Rachel Maddow connects the dots between a billionaire Russian oligarch and a bizarre Donald Trump deal

Why would a savvy Russian billionaire buy a tear-down, mold-infested house from Donald Trump for $100 million, and what does it have to do with newly …

Metropolitan Museum of Art Places 375,000 Works Under Creative Commons

Art fans enjoyed a win Thursday morning when the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced it will place 375,000 works of art in its collection under …

A Brief Explanation of Black Hole Physics

Black holes, the Event Horizon, and what happens when you find yourself inside one.<p>What happens when you enter a black hole is the biggest bong-rip question of astrophysics. As you'd expect, the answer is complicated. Here, PBS's Space Time attempts to tackle this confusing topic in as accessible a …

One of The Rarest Crystals on Earth Has Been Found in a Russian Meteorite

Holy crap.<p>Physicists have uncovered an ultra-rare quasicrystal in a piece of Russian meteorite, and it’s only the third time ever that we’ve seen one …

Flexible and Frugal Gift Ideas for People Who Are Difficult to Shop For

Around this time of the year, I get messages and emails from folks who are struggling to figure out gifts for the frugal person in their life. What …

Write Email With Maximum Efficiency Using This Military System

If you’re tired of spending all of your time writing email, or feel like your email requests never get properly fulfilled, give this military-based …

There are now no obstacles that can stand in the way of the robot uprising

Your greatest fear has been confirmed: When the day comes, robots will now have no trouble getting past any obstacle that you put in its way. Your best hope is that their tyranny will be swift and their new world order merciful.<p>What’s the source of our inevitable doom? New research out of the …

Robotics

OWC announces Thunderbolt 3 dock, adds 13 ports of legacy I/O to the new MacBook Pros over a single cable

In the wake of the new Thunderbolt 3 USB-C only MacBook Pro, OWC has announced its first Thunderbolt 3 Dock. The dock features a total of 13 additional ports, including 5 USB-A ports, two additional Thunderbolt 3 ports (which could drive a pair of 4K displays), Ethernet and an SD card reader.<p>Thanks …

MacBook Pro

This letter to Americans has an important message ahead of elections

"What could possibly go wrong?"<p>This is how a message signed "The people of Germany" and addressed to the American people ahead of the presidential …

What to do when you see harassment at the polls on Election Day

All Americans have the legal right to vote without fear of intimidation or threats. The campaign rhetoric this year, however—consistently called …

Maintain Your Lifestyle in Retirement

<b>Updated June 2017</b><p><b>Podcast Transcript</b><p>Host: Chelle Gonzo, Director of Business Strategy, Wells Fargo Private Bank<br>Guest: Evan Anderson, Wealth Planner, …

Retirement

Five Ways Moving Abroad Can Affect Your Finances

Is your company offering you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work in the Tokyo office? Have you always wanted to spend a few years as a Berliner? …

Retirement

How to Deal With the Financially Irresponsible People in Your Life

One of the greatest challenges for people attempting to adopt or maintain a life of financial responsibility is the presence of financially …

Personal Finance

This is the iPhone 7 headphone dongle that Apple should have made

Every iPhone 7 ships with a headphone adapter in the box, as it should. The Apple-designed dongle looks exactly like you’d expect: white, simple, and …

The Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer and Sparkling Mineral Water

Club soda, seltzer (sparkling water), and sparkling mineral water all have bubbles of carbon dioxide gas suspended within their liquidy matrices, but …

The Sleaziness of Donald Trump

And so we have now heard the Republican nominee for president of the United States bragging about repeated sexual assault.<p>Donald Trump — a man who aspires to represent the highest ideals of the nation to his fellow citizens and the world — is heard on a videotape obtained by The Washington Post …

Donald Trump

Science And Poetry Both Depend On Metaphors

1. Science, like poetry, depends on metaphors*. They can hide, sometimes causing mischief.<p>2. Science’s signature moves deploy two or more metaphors. …