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HTC wants U back. But is it too little, too late?

Its new strategy emphasizes quality over quantity, but some say the bell may already have sounded for the embattled phone maker.<p>It's no secret: The last few years have been rough for HTC.<p>After paving the way for Android by making the first Android phone years ago, the Taiwanese company lost its …

Virtual Reality

The Privacy Screen on This Laptop is Making Hackers Nervous | Inc.com

It has come to this.<p>The HP EliteBook 1040 G3 is a new 14-inch business-grade laptop (yes, you can drop it at the airport and it will probably survive) with a cool new feature.<p>Built-in to the screen, there's an extra coating that, when you enable it using a function key, automatically obscures the …

Intel Corporation

This battery pack will charge almost any gadget you own

But it’s $300, weighs 1.4 pounds, and has a goddamn fan<p>Battery packs are a dime a dozen these days, and a must for any gadget lover. But while the average Anker on Amazon will let you charge USB-powered gadgets like a smartphone or tablet, they aren't helpful for other types of devices.<p>That’s where …

Samsung Galaxy S7

Google’s Project Fi starts testing Voice over LTE support

Google’s wireless service called Project Fi has rolled out Voice over LTE service for a subset of its users, the company confirmed this week via an announcement in Google’s product forums. Users will be able to tell that they’ve been added to this lucky group of testers because their signal …

Android News

Solving the mystery behind the OP1 processor in the Chromebook Plus

This is going to take a hard left turn into nerdtown<p>When I reviewed the Samsung Chromebook Plus earlier this month, the most surprising thing was how well it performed. It’s based on an ARM System on a Chip (SoC) — and that’s generally a recipe for disappointment when it comes to laptop performance.<p>…

Google

Ford's self-driving cars won't have steering wheels because engineers maybe kept falling asleep

Will self-driving cars have steering wheels? Maybe not, if engineers keep falling asleep.<p>Ford's self-driving cars will skip over Level 3 — where cars …

Alphabet’s Waymo is suing Otto and Uber for allegedly stealing the design of a key self-driving system

The Alphabet subsidiary is accusing its former employee, Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski, of downloading 14,000 confidential files before he left the company.<p>Waymo, formerly Google’s self-driving car unit, is suing Otto — the self-driving trucking company co-founded by former Waymo employee …

Driverless Cars

First Genetic Results From Scott Kelly's Year In Space Reveal DNA Mysteries

After recent events, we’re all ready to hop aboard the next flight to Mars. But before us Earthlings embark on a seven-month journey to the Red …

Genetics

Are We Simulated Beings Living in a Simulated Universe?

Is the universe real? Or are all the stars and planets (including Earth and everything and everyone on it) just simulations in some colossal video game? What sounds like a silly question is actually one that some scientists have begun to take seriously.<p>It’s hard to come up with a way to tell for …

Universe

Elizabeth Blackburn on the telomere effect: ‘It’s about keeping healthier for longer’

The Nobel winner says keeping telomeres – the ends of our chromosomes – in prime condition can stave off diseases associated with ageing<p><b>You won your Nobel prize for medicine for your discoveries concerning telomeres, found at the ends of chromosomes. What are telomeres and what happens to them as</b> …

Telomere

With Trump in the White House, GOP Feels a Heartbeat From Abortion Ban

Donald Trump made economic issues the centerpiece of his campaign, so why is Congress so focused on abortion?<p>Donald Trump made grabbing pussies a …

Republicans

Facebook is taking a clear step to dismantle the Facebook echo chamber

Facebook has bet big on personalization—as part of a March 2013 news feed overall, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his intention was “to give everybody in the world their very own personalized newspaper.<p>By last year, Facebook had clearly accomplished just that. A Pew survey in May found that 66% of …

Fake News

Trump moves ahead with wall, puts stamp on U.S. immigration, security policy | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall and punishment for cities shielding illegal immigrants while mulling restoring a CIA secret detention program as he launched broad but divisive plans to reshape U.S. immigration and …

Immigration

25 Chinese Sayings That Will Rock Your World (and Make You Much Happier)

For a long time, I’ve been fascinated, inspired and awed by the limitless wisdom found in Chinese Proverbs.<p>I’ve found them so simple, yet so profound …

Algorithms 'could wipe out the global economy', experts fear

Professor Edward Tsang, director of the Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents at the University of Essex, said that algorithms should …

Battery Storage Poised to Expand Rapidly

The summer of 2016 was one of dire warnings for Southern California energy consumers.<p>A massive methane leak from the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage …

Clean Energy

Artificial intelligence isn't the scary future. It's the amazing present.

The year 2017 arrives and we humans are still in charge. Whew! The machines haven't taken over yet, but they are gaining on us.<p>Google's DeepMind AlphaGo computer program recently beat the world champ at Go, a complex board game, while Japanese researchers plan to build the world's fastest …

The Great A.I. Awakening

<b>Prologue: You Are What You Have Read</b><p>Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing for a lecture when he began to notice some peculiar posts rolling in on social media. Apparently Google …

Artificial Intelligence

How to make your own holiday light balls

Give your front yard a little more holiday cheer with these light strand balls you can make yourself on the cheap.<p>Decorating for the holidays is an unspoken competition. Everyone wants their own Griswold moment with 25,000 tiny lights covering every square inch of their house. But let's be real, no …

Chemicals

Gene editing will transform cancer treatment

Jennifer Doudna | CRISPR pioneer<p>You may have heard of the gene-editing technique CRISPR-cas9, often simply called CRISPR. Introduced in 2012, CRISPR works like a pair of scissors to cut DNA, inserting or reordering bits of genetic code with remarkable, science-fiction-like results: CRISPR can help …

Genetics

3tags.org

Google Wi-Fi up for pre-order

Various kinds of repeaters and mesh networks are available to patch gaps in Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home, and back in October Google announced …

Wi-Fi

10 Reasons Why The Second Half Of Your Life Is Better Than Your First

<b>1. We are happier.</b><p>The happiest people, of any age, are 58-years-old, according to a <i>Daily Mail</i> survey. That's because they are "the highest percentage of people (who) were happy with the balance of work and leisure, as well as feeling good about their lifestyle."<p>Then, in a recent survey of more than …

Sexual Health

Smoking A Pack Of Cigarettes A Day For A Year Causes 150 Mutations In Every Lung Cell, Gene-Mapping Study Reveals

That cigarette smoke — a deadly cocktail of over 70 known carcinogens — can have a deleterious effect on human health is nothing to write home about. …

Experience Over Matter: The Science Of Happiness

You just received a bonus and you want to reward yourself for all your hard work — What is the usual thought that comes to mind when considering what …

Happiness

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

Artificial Intelligence

Check out the recipe for this genius pizza.

<i>This post originally appeared in Genius Recipes from</i> Food52<i>.</i><p>Taking pizza to the grill is already a certifiably genius idea, universally credited to …

Italian Food

Hungry startup uses robots to grab slice of pizza

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Did robots help make your pizza?<p>If you ordered it from Silicon Valley's Zume Pizza, the answer is yes.<p>The startup, which began delivery in April, is using intelligent machines to grab a slice of the multibillion-dollar pizza delivery market.<p>Zume is one of a growing …

San Francisco

Rewriting the tablet

How Lenovo brought a dream design to life<p>By Dan Seifert | Photography by Sean O'Kane<p><b>Tablets were supposed</b> to be the future. They were supposed to get us off the desk and away from the laptop, and usher us into a touch-enabled world of productivity and entertainment. A dream of computing where our …

Note-Taking