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Google v Amazon: YouTube app pulled from Fire TV and Echo Show

Public spat between two of world’s biggest tech companies intensifies as Google uses access to video platform as leverage to force retailer to sell its products<p>Google is using YouTube as leverage over Amazon to try and force the world’s largest retailer to sell its Home smart speakers, Chromecasts …

El Niño this year: What will it bring?

An El Niño is building that’s expected to culminate in the fall and last until the winter and could possibly become a “mega” El Niño.<p>As the summer …

Are You Sold on this Survival Racer That's Coming To PS4? - IGN Access - IGN Video

Distance is a Tron inspired survival racing game that's on PC and coming to PS4. We gave the developer 60 seconds to quickly pitch you on the game. …

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Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

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Coming In 2015: The First Spacecraft Encounter With Pluto

What's on the horizon for the New Horizons spacecraft<p>On Saturday, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft awoke from a very long slumber. The space probe – which has been traveling for nearly nine years and has traversed 3 billion miles of space – has spent much of its life in “hibernation” in order to …

Scientists Achieve Direct Brain-To-Brain Communication Between Humans

Telepathy is the stuff of science fiction. But what if the dystopian futurists were on to something? What if our brains could directly interact with each other, bypassing the need for language? The idea isn't quite so far fetched, according to a recent University of Washington study in which …

Marvel superheroes face a great new villain: creepy naked giants

In the world of superhero comics, it's always important to continue introducing new challenges for the heroes, usually in the form of fresh bad guys. Well, Marvel Comics has a surprising new enemy on the move in what must be one of the weirdest comic book crossovers ever.<p>Marvel Comics talent scout …

Russia statue dismantled after Apple CEO comes out

MOSCOW (AP) — A two-meter (six-foot) statue of an iPhone on a university campus in St. Petersburg has been taken down in response to last week's announcement by the CEO of Apple that he is gay.<p>In a statement, ZEFS, which according to its website owns construction, advertising, and finance …

New Windowless Planes Set to Fly Within a Decade

Over 832 thousand litres of fuel are used and 700 million tonnes of carbon dioxide is released into the environment each year as a result of air …

Scientist slammed for killing puppy-sized spider

When scientist Piotr Naskrecki encountered a puppy-sized spider in Guyana, his photos of the giant arachnid quickly became an Internet sensation.<p>While the huge spider generated massive buzz, however, the Harvard researcher has come in for a firestorm of criticism for killing the creature and …

What is a Wormhole and Will Wormhole Travel Ever be Possible?

Science fiction’s favorite method for exploring the universe, most recently in the movie Interstellar, won't be easy.<p>As a curious species, humans have long dreamed of traveling to the farthest depths of space. That's the major theme of the upcoming science fiction epic <i>Interstellar</i>, which will take …

Israel's Solar-Powered 'Trees': For Smartphones And Community

There are plenty of real trees in Ramat HaNadiv. Oaks, pine and willow line the trails that circle through this nature park near Mount Carmel in northern Israel.<p>And planted in the gravel at the edge of one clearing is a new species, the solar powered tree.<p>Biologically speaking, of course, all trees …

Man In Japan Arrested For 3-D Printing Revolvers

Two years for six shooters.<p>When the first working gun was 3-D printed in the United States, the government responded not through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, but instead through the State Department. Guns, it turns out, aren’t terribly hard to get in the United States, so a 3-D …

Amazon Kindle Voyage: pros and cons, how-to, news and more - CNET

How To<p>​11 ways to get free or discount books for college<p>​Download free e-books from your local library -- here's how<p>Missed the Kindle update deadline? Here's how to update manually<p>What to look for in an e-reader<p>Move everything from an old Kindle to your new Kindle<p>How to change your Amazon Kindle's …

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Microsoft Can Now Turn Any Space Into The Holodeck

Prepare yourself. This is the craziest interactive demo you’ll see all year.<p>Last year, Microsoft Research revealed Illumiroom–which used projectors to stretch the image on your TV to take over a whole wall. Now comes the sequel. Called RoomAlive, this new system can turn every surface in a …

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …

No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

<b>Update on Oct. 8: The Ebola patient in Dallas, the first diagnosed with the virus in the U.S., has died.</b><p>Holy moly! There's a case of Ebola in the U.S.!<p>That first reaction was understandable. There's no question the disease is scary. The World Health Organization now estimates that the virus has …

This is what caffeine does to your brain

Why do regular coffee drinkers seem to need more and more coffee to maintain the buzz? Can coffee actually kill you? An AsapSCIENCE video has answers.<p>If you're an avid coffee drinker like me, you probably need three to five cups in the morning to feel like a normally functioning human being. You …

The Truth About Jet Lag and How to Overcome it

<i>This article originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>In a couple of weeks I’m flying to Europe, so I’ve been thinking about jet lag recently and how to overcome it.<p>I’ve been overseas a few times before and had a mixture of reactions. Occasionally jet lag knocks me out for a couple of days, whereas …

Climate change’s deadly new threat

Scientists say harmful algal blooms like the ones currently affecting Lake Erie could be a sign of things to come<p>Algae have a lot to offer. They feed the world’s marine life, thicken ice cream, and may provide the key to solving the world’s energy crisis. Algae hold your California roll together. …

Can This Mineral Power The Planet?

It may soon be time to say "so long" to silicon solar panels.<p>Solar panels are cheaper than ever before, thanks to government subsidies and a flooded market. But they’re not yet affordable enough to eclipse traditional energy sources. Enter perovskites: crystalline minerals that may emerge as the …

When China stops copying Western tech giants is when they should start worrying

Why do some of China’s biggest tech companies engage in the sincerest form of flattery? This week Lei Jun, the chief executive of Xiaomi—recently rebranded internationally as Mi—stood on stage in a black T-shirt and jeans and announced a new smartphone with a notable resemblance to the iPhone in …

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Who Or What Left This 60,000-Ton Ancient Artifact Under The Sea?

Shall we take bets on how the ancient-alien conspiracy theorists will spin this one?<p>Put on your tin-foil hats and special anti-Illuminati underwear. A recently discovered mysterious ancient rock structure under the Sea of Galilee, possibly built in the same era as Stonehenge, has archaeologists …

The Middle Finger, Coming Soon To An Emoji Keyboard Near You

You can say a whole lot with just a few emoji.<p>Want to ask a friend if they want to go for a bike ride?<p>Bam.<p>Want to ask what you should bring home for dinner?<p>Bam.<p>Want to say that you and Jack are taking the bus to see Prince perform Purple Rain, and you’ll be home by 9:30?<p>Bam. If you have 400 hours …

Scientists discover massive ocean of water 400 miles underground

Researchers at Northwestern University have found evidence for a massive reservoir of water deep within the Earth's mantle. The reservoir, which is said to be three times the volume of the oceans on the surface, is contained within highly-pressurized rock known as ringwoodite. The scientists hope …

12 Things Successful People Do in the First Hour of the Workday

It is crucial that you start your day off right. Here are some ways to make sure you begin your workday with the best mindset possible and boost your productivity.<p>The first hour of the workday is critical, since it can impact your productivity level and mindset for the rest of the day.<p>"Successful …

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17 of Our Favorite Fried Chicken Recipes

These 17 recipes for fried chicken are so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.

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