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Behind The “Wheel” Of The Mercedes Driverless Car

LED touchscreens and laser projections promise a safer, more luxurious commute.<p>It's the year 2030 and your daily commute begins with the press of a button. Using a smartphone app, you summon an autonomous car — the Mercedes F015. The car starts, exits a parking garage, and drives itself to your …

Autonomous Cars

Post Modern Skateboard has no board, just two wheels

Two unconnected wheels along with a good sense of balance power a new take on the old skateboard.<p>When a product shows up on the pages of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog, you know it's bound to be entertaining. The Post Modern Skateboard certainly fits that description. You might notice the almost …

China's biggest anti-censorship service is under attack

Someone is trying to wipe China's biggest anti-censorship service off the internet. For the past two days, the mirror websites run by GreatFire.org have been under an unprecedented denial-of-service attack, receiving more than 2 billion requests per hour. "We are not equipped to handle a DDoS …

Google Releases an Android Auto App

While Tesla is busy announcing self-driving features, Google has gone and finally released an Android Auto app.<p>Android Auto was first unveiled in June last year, and essentially brings Google Now and Google Maps to your car’s dashboard with enhanced voice control. Users can set reminders, control …

Are Humans Really Headed To Mars Anytime Soon?

With recent news headlines proclaiming that dozens of people have been selected as finalists for a Martian astronaut corps, it might seem like a trip to this alien world might finally be close at hand.<p>But let's have a little reality check. What are the chances that we really will see people on the …

Space Science

Neptune's Android Smartwatch Will Power a Suite of Devices

Last month, we wrote about the upcoming Neptune Duo, a dual-device offering that included the Hub, a smartwatch capable of running Android Lollipop independently, and a phone-sized display accessory. The company is now offering a bunch of mobile devices to complement the Hub.<p>The Neptune Suite adds …

Circular thinking: Stonehenge's origin is subject of new theory

Whether it was a Druid temple, an astronomical calendar or a centre for healing, the mystery of Stonehenge has long been a source of speculation and debate. Now a dramatic new theory suggests that the prehistoric monument was in fact “an ancient Mecca on stilts”.<p>The megaliths would not have been …

Oxford University

Bloomberg: Microsoft not investing in Cyanogen after all, but a deal is still possible

Microsoft has decided not to invest in Cyanogen at this time, according to a new report from <i>Bloomberg</i>.<p>Back in January, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported that Cyanogen was in the final stages of securing a new investment round worth around $70 million and that Microsoft would be one of the investors …

SXSW fans see late Paul Walker's 'Furious 7' send-off | Reuters

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Paul Walker’s final appearance in the street-racing franchise “Fast & Furious” left a preview audience teary-eyed at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival for the first public screening of the last film the actor made before he died in a car crash.<p>Paul Walker presents a …

Scientists, not poets, can tell you the truth about love

Boffins are poring over brain scans of people in, out of, and never touched by the mysterious force we call love. But what on earth do they hope to learn?<p>"She was filled with a strange, wild, unfamiliar happiness and knew that this was love… Never before, not even in dreams… had she felt anything …

Relationships

Microsoft's Cortana is coming to iOS and Android

Microsoft is planning to bring its Cortana digital assistant to iOS and Android as a standalone app. While the software maker has previously confirmed Cortana would come to additional operating systems, <i>Reuters</i> reports that the standalone app will be available on phones and tablets running iOS and …

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

Did The Future Begin In 1610?

Scientists debate the start date of 'the age of man'<p>Time is a valuable commodity for humans. We like our news up to the minute and our technology up-to-date. But when it comes to some temporal boundaries scientists are still trying to figure out what's up.<p>There is no doubt that humanity is …

Step into the Cube: Virginia Tech's giant virtual reality room

From the outside, I look like the worst stereotype of a VR user as I walk around the Virginia Tech Cube. Not only am I blindfolded by an Oculus Rift as I feel my way around, the headset is sporting a 6-inch-high, slightly wobbly 3D-printed antenna. The Rift isn’t wireless, so I’m tethered to a …

Nasa launches satellites to track 'magnetosphere'

The identical satellites will study the interactions between solar winds and the Earth's magnetic fields for two years<p>Four identical satellites which will study the interactions between solar winds and the <b>Earth</b>'s magnetic fields blasted off into <b>space</b> on Thursday and settled into orbit begin a …

Crave giveaway: Sphero 2.0 app-controlled robotic ball

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>The rules for entering this week's giveaway are different than usual. Please read carefully.</i><p>Last time we gave away a Sphero app-controlled robot, we had a lot of excited readers. We took note of said excitement, and we're back with another free Sphero funbot, a Sphero 2.0 …

Apps

Google Apps WHOIS Error Exposed Private Details

<b>Update</b>: A Google spokesperson says:<p>“A security researcher recently reported a defect via our Vulnerability Rewards Program affecting Google Apps’ integration with the Enom domain registration API. We identified the root cause, made the appropriate fixes, and communicated this with affected Apps …

Microsoft's Digital Assistant Cortana May Be Heading to iOS and Android

Microsoft is beefing up "Cortana", its virtual voice assistant found in its line of Windows Phones, with plans to provide her contextual reminders and various other features on iOS and Android devices later this year, according to <i>Reuters</i>.<p>Announced for Windows 10 desktops earlier this year, …

Oh those were the days. They...

Apple has designed a MacBook that’s almost a tablet

The new MacBook is an iPad with a keyboard.<p>That may be the best description of the new Apple laptop design, based on Apple’s launch event on Monday. At a mere 13 millimeters thick and weighing just two pounds, it approaches the iPad’s portability and is just as spartan, sporting only a solitary …

SMILE

Inside Nasa’s giant rocket factory

It’s been decades since Nasa has had a rocket powerful enough to reach to the Moon – and beyond. But now the agency is building one that could venture even further into space. Richard Hollingham pays it a visit.<p>If you remember one fact from this story, make it this: America’s new rocket will be …

PC makers mock Apple’s new MacBook

Mac vs. PC is always fun. It's a never-ending war of words between Apple fans and Microsoft fans, mixed with tech spec comparisons of GHz, nits, and RAM speed. While Apple was busy unveiling a new 12-inch MacBook without any full-sized USB ports, PC makers took the opportunity to mock the future …

Laser treatment claims to turn brown eyes blue

A clinic in California is testing a laser procedure that eliminates pigment in the patient's eyes, turning them blue.<p>Ever been stymied in a desire to bat your baby blues by the fact that your eyes aren't actually blue? An experimental new procedure could see you permanently change your peepers' hue.<p>…

It's a dog's death: why are so many pups being killed in movies?

There are certain moments in motion picture history when a particular type of animal comes to the fore. Dinosaurs, sharks, gorillas, chimpanzees and dragons have never really gone out of vogue, and over the years, anacondas, bears, lions, tigers, whales, dolphins, condors, pythons, unicorns, …

Mad Max

John Stamos Took A Picture Outside Of The "Full House" House And No One Noticed

TURN AROUND, YOUTHS.

John Stamos

On the importance of being negative

The latest paper from my group, published just over a week ago in the open access journal <i>PeerJ</i>, reports an unusual result. It was not the result we were looking for because it was negative: our experiment failed.<p>Nevertheless I am pleased with the paper – negative results matter. Their value lies in …

Biology