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Stephen Hawking summed up the thinking of many of the researchers and funders behind artificial intelligence this week when he launched the new Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at Cambridge by claiming that AI is "either the best or worst thing to happen to humanity."<p>His statement …

Become an Ethical Hacker Bundle | Popular Science Shop

<b>Build an Advanced Keylogger Using C++ for Ethical Hacking</b><p>Add a Powerful Tool to Your Ethical Hacking Repertoire by Building an Advanced Keylogger<p>Keylogging is the action of recording keys struck on a keyboard and mouse clicks so that the user is unaware that their actions are being monitored. It's …

The World’s Tallest Solar Tower Hopes To Be Completed By 2017

Not primarily recognized for being one of the leaders in renewable energy, but Israel will soon be flying past everyone’s expectations with the …

Who Builds the Most Expensive Spaceships?

Boeing's Delta IV is a very big rocket -- with a price tag to match. Image source: Michael Seeley via Wikimedia Commons.<p>Our voyage of discovery (of potential investments) in the space industry continues.<p>In recent weeks, we've examined the rates that various space companies -- <b>Boeing</b> and<b>Lockheed</b> …

SunPower Touts World's Most Efficient Silicon Solar Panel

American solar panel maker SunPower says it’s got another world record on its hands. On Monday the Richmond, Calif-based company announced that it …

Search for alien laser pulses from a strange star system reports back

Decades of space exploration have produced no definitive proof of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. But one of the most intriguing places we've looked so far is a distant star named KIC 8462852 (sometimes called "Boyajian's Star" or "Tabby's Star"). Some scientists were interested enough …

China on schedule for launch this year of 2nd space station

BEIJING (AP) — China on Sunday recovered an experimental probe launched aboard a new generation rocket, marking another milestone in its increasingly ambitious space program that envisions a mission to Mars by the end of the decade.<p>Space program authorities said the spaceship's landing on the vast …

Space Exploration

Watch the intense movie-style trailer for NASA's Jupiter mission

NASA's Juno spacecraft launched back in 2011 for a Star Trek-style five-year mission to Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. Jupiter may also be the roughest, toughest planet around. The space agency released a movie-style trailer highlighting Jupiter's many intimidating features and …

Astronomy

A Comparative Roundup: Artificial Intelligence vs. Machine Learning vs. Deep Learning

A 1969 McKinsey article claimed that computers were so dumb that they were not capable of making any decisions. In fact they said, it was human …

Artificial Intelligence

What if Apple had followed Steve Jobs’ model?

When I bought my first shares of Apple in March 2003, it was in large part because I believed in Steve Jobs and his vision for the company, their …

buybacks

Energy Sales: A Catalyst for Tesla Motors, Inc. in 2016?

It was just over a year ago when electric-car maker <b>Tesla Motors</b> launched its energy storage business, bringing Tesla into a whole new segment. With its Powerwall and Powerpacks, Tesla set out with a big mission: to "wean the world off fossil fuels." While Tesla Energy is still undoubtedly in its …

The Forrest Gump of the Internet

Ev Williams became a billionaire by helping to create the free and open web. Now, he’s betting against it.<p>To a certain kind of nerd, Ev Williams is the Forrest Gump of internet media. Williams helped write the software that made us call blogs <i>blogs</i>. He founded a podcast company years before most …

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Google: Public Clouds Are the Future of Business

Google cloud exec Diane Greene says public cloud infrastructure and machine learning is redefining business processes.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Machine Learning

Rolls-Royce's 103EX Is a Luxurious Monstrosity

Rolls-Royce's first 'pure vision vehicle' is an autonomous blast from the days of future past.<p>Remember BMW's Vision Next 100, the i8 sedan from 2116? Well, this is Rolls-Royce going down the same route. No sharp turns with this one, please.<p>Long before we could lay our eyes on the next, all-aluminum …

Surprise! Newfound Asteroid Is 'Quasi-Moon' of Earth

It seems the moon is not Earth's only cosmic companion.<p>The newly discovered asteroid 2016 HO3 orbits the sun in such a way that the space rock never …

Falcon 9 landing ends in "rapid unscheduled disassembly" (Translation: it crashed)

The latest attempt by SpaceX to land a Falcon 9 booster on a sea barge ended in what founder and CEO Elon Musk called a "rapid unscheduled …

Space Travel

This Old Mac Pro Part 2: RAM, SSDs, and El Capitan

This is where we really start. Right now, in this article, we stop just talking about boosting that Mac Pro in the back of the closet to something …

We may soon finally know what a black hole actually looks like

<b>(CNN) —</b> Despite what Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" and fancy NASA visualizations may have led you to believe, we've never actually seen a black hole.<p>We know they're there. There's one at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, Sagittarius A*, for that matter.<p>But while Sagittarius A* is around 24 …

Universe

This Is the Biggest Battle in Tech Right Now

A major battle is brewing between four behemoths of the technology industry. You may not be aware of the fight, but the winner will have a major …

Artificial Intelligence

Want To Be An Astronaut? Your Chariots Await

7 vehicles that will carry humanity into orbit and beyond very soon<p>The human race is quickly becoming a spacefaring civilization. During the Cold War, aggression and technological rivalry between two superpowers led to humanity’s first journey into space and to those first footsteps on the Moon. …

Coding While Black: Hacking The Future Of The Tech Industry

At Tech Square Labs in midtown Atlanta, you'll find glass walls and high ceilings. It follows the typical design trends of today's "hip" innovation centers and co-working office spaces. It's also where 14 low-income African-American students are learning Java as part of the Code Start program.<p>Code …

The Next Solar Shakeup: Death of the Solar Lease

Image source: SolarCity.<p>Solar leases, or power purchase agreements, have been the dominant financing method for years now in the residential solar market. And they were a great idea when the cost of a solar system could run $30,000, $40,000, or more -- few consumers had the cash to pay for a system …

Kepler-62f could be best prospect for harbouring life

A planet 1,200 light years away known as Kepler-62f could be one of the best prospects for a hospitable planet for life, according to a new study …

Universe

Deep, old water explains why Antarctic Ocean hasn't warmed

The water around Antarctica has not seen the atmosphere for centuries, since long before the machine age. New observations and model simulations …

Climate Change

Solar Panel Leasing Decreases as More Customers Look to Buy

Falling equipment prices and more availability of loans are making purchasing increasingly cost effective<p>Companies such as SolarCity Corp. and Sunrun Inc. that rapidly expanded by leasing solar panels to U.S. homeowners now face stiff competition from smaller upstarts that sell the units to …

Solar Power

Asus Just Announced a MacBook Clone and Adorable Home Robot

Asus has had a busy morning announcing a slew of new products at the Computex 2016 technology expo in Taiwan. Here are some of the …

The strongest gravitational show in the Universe

When you get enough mass together, Einstein’s theory of gravity causes space to act like a lens. Here are the results.<p><i>“The first amazing fact about</i> …

Apple is working on an AI system that wipes the floor with Google and everyone else

Apple now has the tech in place to give its digital assistant a big boost thanks to a UK-based company called VocalIQ it bought last year.<p>According to a source familiar with VocalIQ's product, it's much more robust and capable than Siri's biggest competitors like Google Now, Amazon's Alexa, and …