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Robots at Work and Play

Advancements in robotics are continually taking place in the fields of space exploration, health care, public safety, entertainment, defense, and more. These machines -- some fully autonomous, some requiring human input -- extend our grasp, enhance our capabilities, and travel as our surrogates to …

Samsung cites antitrust concerns in bid to end Android patent deal with Microsoft

Samsung today defended its attempt to back out of a disputed patent deal with Microsoft, citing antitrust concerns over the Redmond company’s …

Ancient Stone Circles in Mideast Baffle Archaeologists

Huge stone circles in the Middle East have been imaged from above, revealing details of structures that have been shrouded in mystery for decades.<p>Archaeologists in Jordan have taken high-resolution aerial images of 11 ancient "Big Circles," all but one of which are around 400 meters (1,312 feet) in …

Archaeology

Movie Theaters Ban Google Glass

Sorry, Glass, no popcorn or giant sodas for you<p>One of the selling points of Google Glass is its ability to take pictures and video of anything within your field of vision, but when that field of vision is occupied by the latest major motion picture, your Google Glass now needs to be far, far …

Google Glass

The 20 Scariest Google Street View Sightings

The 20 Scariest Google Street View Images<p>1. The Aliens Have Landed<p>2. Pigeon People in Japan<p>3. An Angel Ascending to Heaven<p>4. These Creepy Masked …

Stormscapes 2: An Amazing Severe Weather Time-Lapse by Nicolaus Wegner | Colossal

<p>Filmed last month by Nicolaus Wegner in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado, Stormscapes 2 is a gorgeous timelapse of severe …

Ozone hole layer remains size of North America, Nasa data shows

Antarctic hole in protective layer of gas stands around same level as 2010, 2012 and 2013, but scientists say recovery is on track<p>The Antarctic ozone hole, which was expected to reduce in size swiftly when manmade chlorine emissions were outlawed 27 years ago, is stubbornly remaining the size of …

Apple involved in another infringement suit over iPhone name, this time in India

Back in June Apple faced off against a Mexican telecom over the trademarked word “iFone.” In that case, the iFone telecommunications company argued that Apple had infringed its trademark with the iPhone. A court ruled that because telecom services and telephone hardware aren’t the same product, …

5 steps to keep your accounts safe from hackers and scammers

Throughout the flood of hacks and data breaches at retailers, restaurants, health care providers and online companies this year — Home Depot, Target, Subway, Adobe and eBay were just a handful — the one safe haven was the banks. Unlike other companies, banks had a long history of keeping bad guys …

Scientists Finally Crack The Code Of The Ancient 'Phaistos Disk'

Scientists have been trying to decipher the mysterious "Phaistos Disk" ever since the 4,000-year-old clay disk was discovered in 1908 on the Greek island of Crete.<p>But no one seems to have been able to translate the mysterious language inscribed on the disk, which dates back to 1700 B.C. and the …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Here's our monthly list of the best smartphones you can buy.<p>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available …

Mobile Technology

Google CEO: Computers Are Going To Take Our Jobs, And 'There's No Way Around That'

Today, Google is much more than a search engine. The company appears to be involved in every type of new technology ranging from self-driving cars to contact lenses that can test for disease.<p>In a recent interview with the Financial Times, CEO Larry Page provided some insight as to why the company …

Artificial Intelligence

Asteroids Offer Stepping-Stones to Mars, Expert Says

Rather than lassoing asteroids, NASA could use the space rocks to prepare for a visit to Mars.<p>Nearby asteroids are humanity's ticket to Mars, says a planetary scientist who's calling for an ambitious survey to map ones that could serve as stepping-stones to the red planet. (Video: "Would You Go to …

Huh? Mini phone attaches to the phone you already have

One company thinks you need a small phone that hitches a ride on your larger phone -- and the idea actually might not be as crazy as it sounds.<p>Do you find yourself reaching for your smartphone mostly to look stuff up on Google, watch videos, snap pictures and play games? If so, it seems you might …

Gear & Gadgets

Scientists Create Coldest Cubic Meter In The Universe, Claim New World Record

<i>Brrr!</i> An international team of scientists claims to have set a world record by cooling an 880-pound block of copper to a temperature of six milliKelvins (or -459.659 degrees Fahrenheit).<p>That's just a smidge above absolute zero, which is roughly -460 Fahrenheit.<p>"This is a major technological …

Sunlight glints off Saturn moon's seas in dazzling NASA image

Saturn's captivating moon Titan once again draws the eye as NASA releases a color mosaic showing the sun shining on its polar seas.<p>Cassini has seen some things, man. NASA's intrepid spacecraft left to investigate Saturn way back in 1997 and it's still surprising us back here on Earth with …

Astronomy

Google appears to be working on an AirDrop competitor codenamed 'Copresence'

There may soon be a new way to share files, messages, directions, music, and more between devices. A new leak suggests that Google is working on a service codenamed "Copresence" that will be some sort of cross between Apple's AirDrop local file transfer service and the NFC-based Android Beam …

iPhone 6 vs Xperia Z3 Compact Review: Sony The iPhone Slayer

For a long time, Apple had the small-screen high-power handset space to itself. The last year or two has seen a tendency from Android manufacturers to move away from a linear ‘screen size to power’ relationship with a handful of ‘mini’ handsets that look to deliver the same power and functionality …

'Ghost light' of long-dead stars haunt NASA's Hubble Telescope

NASA is adding a cosmic twist to Halloween with an unexpected find by the Hubble Space Telescope: eerie "ghost light" from the remains of a multi-galaxy massacre.<p>As many as six galaxies roughly the size of our own Milky Way met their grisly deaths at the hands of gravity. The celestial bloodbath …

Windows 10: Touch ado about apps

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>The past year has been a tough one for Microsoft in terms of scaling back and reversals. There have been …

Discoverer of Lucy skeleton hopes to find what made us human

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the discovery of Lucy, the partial skeleton of an ape-like creature that walked upright 3.5 million years ago. The 1974 find would forever change humanity's understanding of where our species came from and how <i>Homo sapiens</i> evolved.<p>Donald Johanson is the …