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China plans to ban sales of fossil fuel cars entirely

China’s big electric vehicle push is about to get even bigger: The country is planning to end the sale of fossil fuel-powered vehicles entirely, with regulators working currently on a timetable of when the ban will ultimately take effect, according to Bloomberg.<p>China is the world’s largest auto …

Google acquires popular Job Simulator and Rick and Morty VR developer

Google’s virtual reality ambitions clearly go beyond a little software platform called Daydream and associated hardware like the search giant’s own …

Microsoft to developers: Here's how to add AI to your apps

Microsoft now has 29 Cognitive Services,programming interfaces for adding AI to apps and services. Here's what's new as of this week.<p>Microsoft is …

Speech-imitating algorithm can steal your voice in 60 seconds

Machine learning algorithm can mimic other peoples' voices or create new ones from scratch.<p>A Canadian start-up has developed a voice imitation …

Apple iPhone Fans May Have to Wait for New Models

Apple iPhone fans eager to get their hands on new models may have to wait a month or two longer than usual, according to a new report out of China, …

Family upset that Apple won’t unlock dead son’s iPad

A family whose deceased 18-year-old son left his last wishes on his personal iPad have criticized Apple for not unlocking the device for them.<p>Liam Wright from the U.K. died of bone cancer in December. He reportedly recorded his last wishes on his iPad because he found it too difficult to have the …

Hundreds of millions of Android users at risk, according to CIA docs released by WikiLeaks

Earlier this week, WikiLeaks shocked the world by releasing a treasure trove of alleged classified CIA documents that appear to have pulled back the …

Samsung chief's trial to begin on bribery, embezzling charges

The trial, set to start Thursday, could upend the company and the country, according to Reuters.<p>Samsung's de facto leader, Jay Y. Lee, is set to stand trial this week on charges of embezzlement and of bribing South Korea's embattled president, according to Reuters.<p>Special prosecutor Park Young-soo …

South Korea

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.<p>Located in …

This Stuff Turns Solar, Heat, And Kinetic Energy Into Electricity—At The Same Time

Scientists have discovered a material that might be science's biggest overachiever. This material, which is a type of a mineral called perovskite, …

Scientists Have Grown The World's First Artificial Embryo, And It's Nuts

Building life from scratch.<p>In a world-first experiment, scientists have managed to grow a functional, artificial embryo from scratch, using two types …

Scientists create 'artificial embryos'

Scientists in Cambridge have created a functioning mouse embryo from two types of stem cell and a 3D bio-scaffold. It's the first time anything like this has been done.<p>The researchers hope it will help shed light on human embryo development and why so many pregnancies fail in the early stages. …

Prenatal Development

Get All The Vital Stats On Your Sexual Activity With This ‘Smart Condom’

Being able to track certain statistics during sexual intercourse doesn’t seem like a crucial ability, but in this day and age there is now and product that will allow people to do just that if they so choose. The i.Con condom ring, a smart ‘sex wearable’ that men can put on with a condom that will …

Petition urging Obama to run for president in France gains 42,000 signatures

The slogan in French is, “Oui, on peut,” which translates into “Yes, we can.”<p>Former President Obama is a U.S. citizen, which means he is an ineligible candidate, but that did not stop 42,000 supporters in the country to sign an online petition urging him to run.<p>One of the petition’s organizers told …

Apple is reportedly getting Samsung to make 160M OLED panels for iPhone 8

Apple has long been rumored to be working on a much-anticipated upgrade that will see the iPhone 8 pack a new and improved OLED display – and now it seems it could be Samsung that will supply the panels for the next-generation iPhone.<p>South Korean outlet The Investor reports the Big A has …

IPhone 8

NASA warns that asteroid larger than the Empire State Building could smash into Earth

Earth is potentially at risk from a peanut-shaped asteroid that's larger than New York's Empire State Building.<p>The asteroid, labelled 2015 BN509 by …

A Groundbreaking Gene-Editing Therapy Eliminated Cancer in Two Infants

Two infants diagnosed with an aggressive and previously incurable form of leukemia are now in remission, after British doctors say they cured the …

​Australian National University invention brings sci-fi holograms a step closer

Physicists at the university have created complex holographic images in infrared.<p>A team of physicists from the Australian National University (ANU) …

Germany to Donald Trump: ‘U.S. Needs to Build Better Cars’

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel hit back Monday after President-elect Donald Trump threatened tax hikes for automakers who produce outside the …

Donald Trump

Apple hikes UK App Store prices by 25 percent because Brexit

If you're an iPhone, iPad or Mac user in the UK, prepare yourself: App Store prices are on the rise. As <i>9to5Mac</i> reports, developers are being notified that their software will soon be bumped up in price. Apps worth 79 pence before will soon cost 99 pence, while those priced at £1.49 will rise to …

Leopard shark makes world-first switch from sexual to asexual reproduction

Leonie the shark astounds researchers by producing live hatchlings after being separated from her mate in 2012<p>A leopard shark in an Australian aquarium has reproduced asexually after being separated from her mate.<p>It is the first reported case of a shark switching from sexual to asexual or …

Biology

5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

Scientists bioengineered salmonella that can kill the deadliest brain cancer, observed bacteria in a slime that “communicate with one another like …

Harvard

Two animals from totally different species found having sex by scientists

Scientists may have caught two animals from completely different species having consensual sex for the first time.<p>A new paper, titled ‘Interspecies …

The Developer Perspective: Toolsets which you can use for Android app development

Android is everywhere. With the increasing potential of android, the demand for app developers has also increased manifold. In mid-2013, Android ran …

How to Create a Countdown Widget for your Website

This article will teach you how to add a countdown widget to your website using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Countdown widgets have many uses on the …

A top British cop wants to fit teenage hackers with wearable Wi-Fi jammers

Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas, president of the Police Superintentent's Association, made the suggestion to The Telegraph— immediately attracting the ridicule of more technically minded Twitter users.<p>He argued that sending people to prison for cyber-offenses is ineffective, and Britain should …

An asteroid just flew by Earth about 50% the distance to the moon, and we barely saw it coming

Early Monday morning, while people on the East Coast were making coffee, dropping kids off at school, and cursing in traffic, a space rock as big as a 10-story building slipped past Earth.<p>The asteroid, dubbed 2017 AG13, was discovered on Saturday by the University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey, …

SpaceX is super-cooling its rocket fuel colder than anyone else— and why that could be a problem

For nearly a year, SpaceX has been trying out something new: super-cooling the liquid oxygen (LOX) which is a key ingredient in rocket fuel. It's called deep-cryo LOX, and the idea has been around since NASA began designing rockets over 60 years ago. But no one has had the guts to actually fly …

Razer's triple-screen laptops were so awesome someone stole them from CES

Nobody can accuse gaming company Razer of not bringing its A-game to CES last week.<p>Though only concepts, Razer stunned attendees with Project …

Samsung EV battery offers 500km range with 20 minutes of charge

By the time 2021 rolls around, a number of major car makers will have a varied selection of electric cars available. Developments in battery technology will dictate the range and features that these cars can offer, but Samsung wants to give consumers a brief insight into what will be available at …