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Good luck in making Google reveal its algorithm | John Naughton

Angela Merkel’s desire to make search-engine algorithms transparent is laudable, but controlling the power of Google et al will be more complex than that<p>On 25 October, the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, wandered into unfamiliar territory – at least for a major politician. Addressing a media …

Angela Merkel

Latest Samsung Galaxy S7 leak suggests flagship will come in sizes up to 5.7 inches

It's widely expected that Samsung will unveil its Galaxy S7 this February during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and that means that the rumors are starting to stream in. A photo posted online purportedly shows the full specifications for one of the handful of variants that Samsung appears to …

Startup Afero Wants To Own The Net-Connected Gadget World

Apple, Google, and Microsoft vets have a plan to connect fitness bands, smart lights, online fridges, and other “Internet of Things” devices.<p>Fitness bands, smart door locks, “learning” thermostats, connected refrigerators, smart TVs—they’re all part of the Internet of Things (IoT). But bringing …

Unexplained Sounds Highlight The World's Most Intriguing Soundscapes (VIDEO)

From secret Russian signals, to bizarre marine soundtracks, to sonic booms and intriguing interference, our world is plagued by unexplained …

Paranormal

Best Car Roof Racks and Cargo Boxes

Load up and hit the great outdoors with these new roof racks and storage solutions.<p>As cities grow more dense, and the need for compact vehicles becomes more prevalent, the need for clever storage rapidly becomes essential. Over the years, many YouTube fail videos have shown us what can go wrong …

Phase One launches a true 100MP medium format camera

Taking medium format photos above 60 megapixels has typically required some trickery, like shooting multiple pictures at a time. However, you won't have to 'cheat' with Phase One's new XF 100MP camera system. As the name suggests, the hardware uses a full-fledged 100-megapixel CMOS sensor …

Cameras

A Monolithic Gathering

Gray Scott #1: Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

According to IEET readers, what were the most stimulating stories of 2015? This month we’re answering that question by posting a countdown of the top …

Emerging Technology

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has the third best smartphone camera according to DxOMark

While it’s no secret that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a pretty stellar camera, its quality has now been made official. DxOMark has declared that everyone’s ‘phavorite phablet’ has the third best smartphone camera currently on the market.<p>DxOMark is something of a touchstone resource for image …

Phones

Buying a house in Britain's insane property market might be the cheapest thing to do

House costs exceed salaries by more than ever before, and in London, to buy a bog standard home, people need to earn £140,000 a year, more than four times the £30,338 average salary in the capital.<p>But despite seeming out of reach for lots of people, it's actually the best way to go about saving …

Housing

Flooding continues in England as new storm hits Scotland

LONDON (AP) — Heavy rains and gusty winds are causing more problems for residents in large swaths of Britain. Officials say 5,500 homes in Scotland …

Weather

NASA Needs Lander To Find Life On Ceres

Ceres — the dwarf planet that has kept the world on tenterhooks with each new image from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft — is still an odds-on favorite to harbor past or even present microbial life, says the mission’s principle investigator.<p>The mysterious bright spots in its Occator crater, however, are now …

Apple's Terrible Plan To Ditch The Headphone Jack Would Make iPhones Even More Expensive

My colleague, Gordon Kelly wrote about Apple’s possible plans to abandon the standard 3.5mm headphone jack recently. There are some plus points here of course, both for Apple and iPhone owners before I start my dishing out my scathing criticisms. Firstly, as Gordon rightly pointed out, the removal …

Mobile Technology

Geodesic Dome Hotel Offers Luxury and Adventure in the Idyllic Swiss Alps

If you're interested in a wintry wonderland getaway, the Whitepod Hotel in the Swiss Alps might be exactly what you're looking for. The property, which features a series of 15 geodesic domes, overlooks an idyllic mountain landscape. While enjoying the gorgeous view, guests can partake in luxurious …

Gliders

Buy a Samsung Smartphone, Get a Free HDTV

Best Buy (BBY) is really getting into the holiday spirit.<p>After it offered a $1 iPhone 6s over the weekend, the big-box retailer has responded by …

Dell Inspiron Micro Desktop PC With Wireless Keyboard, Mouse Just $130

Since a wireless keyboard and mouse combo come along for free, all you'll need is a display to hit the ground running.<p>PCMag reviews products …

This ornate concept skyscraper was inspired by 'Game of Thrones'

Gage, principal and founder of Mark Foster Gage Architects, recently released his plans for a mammoth 102-story building at 41 W. 57th St., right below New York's Central Park.<p>Inspired by the hit HBO show "Game of Thrones," Gage and his colleagues have taken to calling the regal building "The …

Skyscrapers

Bentley's EXP 10 Sports Car Concept Is One Step Closer to Production

The coupe that wowed at this year's Geneva Motor Show is all but a done deal.<p>Technically, the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 shown at this year's Geneva Motor Show was just a concept, but considering the overwhelmingly-positive reception it received, we had a feeling it might be headed for production. In …

Stone-Cold Remarkable

UK government cuts home solar rewards by 65 percent

As part of its commitment to renewable energy, the UK government offers financial contributions to those who have solar panels installed at their home. This "Feed-in Tariff" pays homeowners to generate their own power, which not only feeds the appliances in their home, but can also then be sold …

The world's best cities for good-value hotels

Photo of the Day: Best of 2015

Nature

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21 photos that show why a small town in Tennessee was just named America's next hot travel destination

The results were based on increases in positive traveler feedback as well as increased interest in accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.<p>This year, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was ranked as the top US destination travelers should have on their radar. It also came in fourth place on TripAdvisor's …

People are saying that Google's new tablet computer isn't a good device

The hardware is made by Google which is unusual as the company usually licenses its Android operating system to third-parties, such as Samsung or HTC, that then make the hardware.<p>Reviews of the device are not positive, however.<p>Walt Mossberg, a long-time and well-respected technology columnist, …

Android News

Google Pixel C: The best Android tablet is here (pictures)

Samsung Internet for Gear VR is a browser made for 3D headsets

Why should VR headset be limited to their own apps and specialized software? There’s a world of information out there, waiting to be found by curious users surfing the web. Remember. The internet has evolved, so someone had to come up with a good browser made for virtual reality; that someone seems …

Virtual Reality

Sylvester Stallone's Rambo returns with TV series 'New Blood'

The greatest soldier of the 1980s -- Sylvester Stallone's John Rambo, in case you were in any doubt -- is making a comeback, with a new television …

Film Industry