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New Surface All-In-One Leaks As Microsoft Challenges Apple

This week has seen chatter of a new Surface device to come from Microsoft. The Surface All-In-One PC. Some believe this could be targeted at the living room and be a commercial version of PixelSense (such as Windows Central’s Daniel Rubino), others believe it’s going to be a more traditional …

Windows 10

China fits final piece on world's largest radio telescope

<b>China has fitted the final piece on what will be the world's largest radio telescope, due to begin operations in September, state media report.</b><p>The 500m-wide Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, is the size of 30 football fields.<p>The $180m (£135m) satellite project will be used to explore space and …

Telescopes

Will robot cars drive traffic congestion off a cliff?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. The problem, say transportation …

University of Washington

Every household told: sign up now to vote in ‘historic’ EU poll

Twenty-eight million UK households will be targeted this week in a mass campaign to encourage people to vote in the EU referendum, after David Cameron warned of “terrible” economic consequences if the country votes for Brexit.<p>As leaders of the four main parties in England hit the streets to make …

Brexit

Hyperloop Project Surges Past 100 MPH

Here's what a hyperloop will look like. Eventually. Image source:Tesla Motors.<p>It's been a busy year for fans of Elon Musk's Hyperloop project. In fact, it's been a pretty busy <i>week</i>.<p>In February, we learned that Elon Musk is revisiting the idea of building a $6 billion, 400-mile, 800-mile-per-hour …

High-speed Rail

Stephen Hawking finds the inner genius in ordinary people

It’s hard to believe that it took reality television this long to get around to dealing with space, time and our place in the cosmos.<p>In PBS’ <i>Genius by</i> …

Dedicated Adventurer Photographs the World From Extreme Vantage Points

Jimmy Chin is both an extreme adventurer and an extremely talented photographer. Combining his passions enables him to capture some absolutely stunning shots from angles most of us would never even dream of. A professional climber, mountaineer, and skier, Chin also works for National Geographic, …

A professional landscape photographer says these are the best places to see star-filled skies in the US

Between the weather, lunar, solar, and milky way conditions, stars can be a difficult thing to capture, but Kaye has become familiar with the best spots to go stargazing and capture the spectacular sights.<p>From Hawaii to Lake Tahoe, Kaye has some serious knowledge on where to head if you want a …

Meet The 23-Year-Old Turning Harlem Into A Startup Hub Without All The Whiteness

John Henry’s Cofound Harlem is an incubator designed to find diverse businesses–and have them help the local economy.<p>African Americans and Latinos make up a shockingly low 2% of senior partners at the nation’s top venture capital firms. So what happens when a self-possessed, 23-year-old who doesn’t …

Startups

This Solar Energy Farm Provides Power Even At The Night

It is obvious that solar energy is becoming more affordable than fossil fuels. But solar energy is expensive to conserve enough for a night use and …

Renewable Energy

Mark Zuckerberg talks about the future of Facebook, virtual reality and artificial intelligence

<b>Mathias Döpfner: Mark, on Facebook we learned that you were jogging at the Brandenburg Gate this morning. How was it?</b><p><b>Mark Zuckerberg:</b> It was good. It was the first time I have gone running in snow in 20 years. Whenever I go to a new city, in order to help get on the right time zone and actually get …

Artificial Intelligence

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Global group to assess human impact on nature over three years | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - A global scientific group on Sunday launched a three-year assessment of mankind’s impact on nature to help protect plants and animals from threats ranging from pollution to climate change.<p>Storm clouds can be seen above a coal ship as it sails near Lady Elliot Island located …

Environmentalism

How Chris Rock Addressed the #OscarsSoWhite Controversy in His Oscars Monologue

“I'm here at the Academy Awards—otherwise known as the White People's Choice Awards.”<p>Ever since the Oscar nominations were announced last month, and the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag was launched (again), the Academy has been bracing for host <b>Chris Rock’s</b> monologue. The comedian had been slated to do press …

Tessa Thompson

The 21 best heist movies ever, ranked

There's something about a good heist movie that makes a moviegoing experience perfect.<p>With the high stakes and the top-shelf actors and directors who seem to gravitate to the genre, when it's done right, it can be a thrilling cinematic experience.<p>With this week's "Triple 9" — about dirty cops …

The next big shift in the global oil market is underway, and it centers on India

Although the oil world continues to watch Saudi Arabia and the US with baited breath, it also should probably be keeping an eye on India.<p>The biggest headline coming out of the International Energy Agency’s latest oil market outlook is that the IEA doesn’t expect oil prices to get back to normal …

Oil

Apple likely to invoke free-speech rights in encryption fight | Reuters

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) will likely seek to invoke the United States’ protections of free speech as one of its key legal arguments in trying to block an order to help unlock the encrypted iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, lawyers with expertise in the …

Privacy

Instagram and Pinterest are killing Gap, Abercrombie, & J. Crew

And the problem might be signaling something even more troublesome than dowdy apparel. Instead, it is a total shift in how teen consumers think.<p>Young people want to purchase experiences rather than actual stuff, and when they do buy clothing or shoes they want to be able to showcase purchases on …