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Google, NASA's quantum computer is 100 million times faster than yours

Unless you too own a quantum computer, Google and NASA likely have you beat, but there is a caveat.<p>Google and NASA announced at an event at NASA's …

Quantum Computing

Review: M. Night Shyamalan's 'The Visit' Is A Glorious Return To Form

<b>M. Night Shyamalan</b> <b></b><b>roars back to life with this deliciously creepy and funny little triumph.</b><p><b>The</b> <b></b><b>Box</b> <b></b><b>Office:</b><p><i>The Visit</i> comes courtesy of Universal/Comcast Corp. and is yet another micro-budget Blumhouse production. The film, which cost just $5 million to produce, drops Thursday night at 7:00 pm. The …

Horror

The 'king of cocaine' once torched $2 million to keep his family warm

As the child of one of the wealthiest drug lords in history, Juan Pablo Escobar, 38, who has since changed his name to Sebastián Marroquí­n, grew up amid immense luxury and narco-trafficking violence.<p>In a 2009 interview with Don Juan magazine, Marroquí­n described what life was like on the run with …

This Is What It Feels Like to Treat Depression with Magic Mushrooms

We spoke to a woman who's been trialling a psilocybin micro-dose treatment for a month, and the doctor who devised the method.<p>When Sue* greets me, she's all sparkly eyes and smiles. Beaming, she shakes my hand firmly and, as she sits, talks animatedly about her dash from the office to our meeting. …

Hacker drops zero-day, opens FireEye fire sale

US security consultants Kristian Hermansen and Ron Perris have dropped a zero day remote file disclosure vulnerability affecting FireEye kit and say …

This girl got an amazing tattoo to start a conversation about her mental health

Millions of people all over the world suffer from a mental illness. In fact, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five …

Mental Health

Netflix's 'Beasts of No Nation' hints at hazy hybrid future

Ever since Netflix acquired Cary Fukunaga's new movie "Beasts of No Nation" a few months back, questions have hovered above its release.<p>The child-soldier drama had plenty of awards-season buzz given both its topic and directorial pedigree. It also stars Idris Elba. But Netflix was new to the …

How spyware peddler Hacking Team was publicly dismantled

Early Monday morning, around 400GB of stolen internal company files belonging to Italian surveillance and intrusion software firm Hacking Team were distributed online through its freshly hacked Twitter account (changed to "Hacked Team").<p>They were hacked by a hacker, or hackers. It was …

Human Rights

Music piracy is down but still very much in play

Apple's biggest rival when it launches its $10-a-month streaming music service on Tuesday might not be Spotify or Tidal, but piracy.<p>About a fifth of Internet users around the world continue to regularly access sites offering copyright infringing music, according to the International Federation of …

Bands

Star Athlete Dies One Day After 16th Birthday From Rare Form of the Plague

A 16-year-old star athlete died earlier this month in Colorado, one day after his birthday, after he contracted a rare form of the plague, health …

This talented parrot thinks he's a songbird | @GrrlScientist

This charming video features a pet cockatiel who whistles a lovely song whilst being accompanied on piano by his human<p>Today is “Caturday” -- that wonderful day of the week when we stop thinking only about ourselves and take a few minutes to celebrate animals. Today, I had to share this wonderful …

Birds

Dell Venue 10 7000 hands-on

One of the biggest Android tablet surprises of 2015 has been the Venue 8 7000 series, the super-thin tablet with a depth-sensing camera and a …

Extra-amorous Bond and a freaky Waltz: what we've learned about Spectre

Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA<p>Bad, he? ... Christoph Waltz films a scene as Franz Oberhauser<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/10/1433934990763/4537fd43-8b84-4e71-874a-538fed46c442-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA<p>Bad, he? ... Christoph Waltz films a scene …

Windows 10, with Cortana, Edge and Xbox gaming, is coming July 29

The newest version of Microsoft Windows arrives July 29.<p>Microsoft announced the launch date for Windows 10 on Monday. Upgrading to the major new edition of its operating system will be free for most consumers with a Windows 8 or Windows 7 machine. (Microsoft skipped a version 9.)<p>Highlights include …