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George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a revival theater that he owns in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he …

This machine makes drinking water from thin air

Water. A vital nutrient, yet one that is inaccessible to many worldwide.<p>The World Health Organization reports that 780 million people don't have access to clean water, and 3.4 million die each year due to water-borne diseases. But an Israeli company thinks it can play a part in alleviating the …

Graphene transparent memory take us closer to transparent smartphones

Futuristic looking transparent electronics took one step closer to reality this week when a Korean research team announced that they had developed a way to manufacture transparent memory modules for use in transparent electronic devices, such as notebook computers and perhaps even smartphones.<p>The …

DARPA is turning drones into wireless hotspots

Google and Facebook aren't the only ones trying to beam down connectivity from the sky: DARPA, the US Defense Department's advanced research agency, is trying to turn drones into hotspots for high-speed wireless networks, and it recently completed an initial testing and development phase on a …

Google embeds camera in smart contact lens

Earlier this year, Wired.co.uk wrote about Google's invention of a smart contact lens that could monitor blood glucose levels through tear fluid. …

African-American Music Museum to Be Built in Nashville

A museum honoring the musical and cultural contributions of artists from Otis Redding to Marvin Gaye is set to be built in Nashville. The planned …

Why is Samsung's breakthrough in graphene research so promising for next generation electronics?

Allianz<p>Samsung has announced some great news, they’ve made a breakthrough in graphene manufacturing. Graphene is that magical carbon substance that is destined to provide the world with next generation efficiency and flexibility for electronic components, such as flexible displays and wearable …

Nanotech

To Chill for Infinity: A Flipboard Story on a Hip-Hop Classic

Inside Flipboard / March 13, 2014<p>Tajai Massey had a choice: sell crack or find an escape. This was around 30 years ago, and Massey, a kid growing up …

House to vote on marijuana decriminalization

The House of Delegates is poised to vote Saturday afternoon on whether to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, a significant …

Cannabis

Quitting Smoking Costs More If You’re Poor

Most Amer­ic­ans get help quit­ting smoking for free. The poorest Amer­ic­ans don’t.<p>That’s be­cause the Af­ford­able Care Act re­quired all private …

This 'Wonder Material' Could Make Your Next Phone Super Thin With Internet That's 100x Faster

They've found a technique that could help the company make your future smartphone thinner, more durable, and even a deliver Internet 100 times faster.<p>The "wonder material" is called graphene— a substance that's stronger than steel and so thin it's considered to be two dimensional.<p>In fact, it's 1 …

Judge denies warrant application because he thinks the government doesn’t need a warrant

In the last two weeks, Magistrate Judge John Facciola of the District of Columbia has issued five remarkable decisions involving computer search and seizure law. In each case, Magistrate Judge Facciola denied applications for search warrants on Fourth Amendment grounds and issued published opinions …

The Domestic Spying of Hoover’s FBI Is an Eerie Prequel to the NSA’s Snooping Today

In the ’70s Americans learned the hard way that intelligence agencies hate to tell the public what they’re doing. Recent revelations about the NSA …

Americans agree: legal weed is coming

How Americans think about weed is changing. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 75 percent of Americans believe selling and using marijuana will eventually be legalized. Of the people surveyed, both the majority of people for and against legalized weed agree that it is coming.<p>The …

'Cesar Chavez' & 6 Other Movies About the Power of Activism

Diego Luna’s “Cesar Chavez,” a biopic about the great Mexican-American labor leader and human rights activist, opens in theaters Friday, March 28, …

On Bringing The Harlem Hellfighters to Screen: A Q&A With Max Brooks

Max Brooks is the wildly creative imagination behind World War Z, and is now publishing a new book - a graphic novel called <i>The Harlem Hellfighters</i>. …

Why Wu-Tang Will Release Just One Copy Of Its Secret Album

Somewhere on the outskirts of Marrakech, Morocco, inside a vault housed beneath the shadow of the Atlas Mountains, there sits an engraved silver-and-nickel box with the potential to spawn a shift in the way music is consumed and monetized.<p>The lustrous container was handcrafted over the course of …

This African Mobile Brand Made Black Emoji For More Digital Diversity

The debate around digital diversity and, specifically, the racial make-up of much-loved emoji has been brewing for a while. Last summer, <i>Fast Company</i> asked if emoji are racist, there was a petition started to urge Apple to diversify its emoji set, and by December Miley Cyrus was tweeting for an …

Scientists find treatment to kill every kind of cancer tumor

Researchers might have found the Holy Grail in the war against cancer, a miracle drug that has killed every kind of cancer tumor it has come in contact with, the New York Post reported.<p>The drug works by blocking a protein called CD47 that is essentially a "do not eat" signal to the body's immune …

Medical First: 3-D Printed Skull Successfully Implanted in Woman

Another day, another advance in 3-D printing technology.<p>Doctors in the Netherlands report that they have for the first time successfully replaced most of a human’s skull with a 3-D printed plastic one — and likely saved a woman's life in the process.<p>The 23-hour surgery took place three months ago …

3D

How to Add an Image URL Link in Gmail Signatures

How to create a Gmail signature with an image located on your computer but uploading the image to web and copying the images URL link.<p><i>How can I add</i> …

Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts

People selected to live on the Red Planet will train inside an earthbound outpost. If they don't go crazy, they just might make the real trip.<p>Creating a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025 will require serious training. To prepare its future astronauts for the task, the Netherlands-based …

Docs to Test Suspended Animation

Dolphin-Squeak-To-English Translator Works In Real Time

You had me at "seaweed."<p>For the first time ever, a device has enabled people to translate a dolphin whistle in real time. The dolphin's first word was "sargassum," a type of seaweed.<p>"I was like whoa! We have a match. I was stunned," researcher Denise Herzing told New Scientist. At the time, in …

Google Cracks Down On Deceptive Ads And Other Shady Behaviors Found In Android Apps

Android apps are about to get cleaned up. That is, if the recently added changes to the Google Play Developer Program Policy are actually enforced. Google this week updated its policy that dictates to app developers what sort of content their apps are permitted to display, with a number of rules …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Incremental Is The New Cool

Apple is under siege. Samsung is moving from strength to strength with every new version of its flagship Galaxy phones and this year is likely to be no exception, with the S5 on the horizon.<p>What started out as a poor alternative to the iPhone is quickly becoming a powerful adversary; Samsung is …

Why Solid State Drives Are Your Best Performance Upgrade And They're Getting Cheaper Too

Nothing and I mean literally nothing, has done more for general computing performance in the past 3 – 5 years, than the SSD or Solid State Drive. Faster processors, more memory, and even faster graphics cards don’t offer the kind of instantaneous and observable boost in system responsiveness, …