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Doctors find a way to deliver drugs straight to your brain

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a marvelous piece of evolutionary engineering designed to keep the inside of your skull pristinely clean by segregating the nervous and circulatory systems. The downside to this nearly impermeable membrane is that it is as adept at blocking therapeutic molecules as …

Atoms

IBM demos first fully integrated monolithic silicon photonics chip

Electro-optical chips could bring big bandwidth gains and lower power consumption.<p>At a conference in the US, IBM has demonstrated what it claims to …

Watch the Night Sky This Week for Eerie Light, a Giant Moon

With a little help, and an early morning rise, the rings of Saturn may be seen.<p>Late winter stars and planets take center stage this week, giving plenty of celestial reasons to go outside in both evening and morning.<p><b>Pyramid of Light.</b> The next couple of weeks will provide ample opportunity to catch …

Apple will make it easier for schools to use iPads by dropping Apple ID requirement

Everyone with an iPhone or iPad has to put up with the mild annoyance of entering their password when downloading apps or content from iTunes. But for teachers and IT administrators at schools, the situation is far worse. Imagine having to generate and manage hundreds of unique Apple IDs for each …

Huawei rumored as Google's next Nexus partner

In an unprecedented move, Google may tap the Chinese hardware manufacturer for its next-gen smartphone.<p>Google could turn to Huawei for an upcoming Nexus device, or so says Kevin Yang, director of China research at iSuppli.<p>According to Yang, Google has already signed the deal with Huawei to …

A card game called Exploding Kittens just made Kickstarter history

A card game about exploding kittens has officially become one of the most successful crowdsourced projects in Internet history with over 200,000 fans and just over $8 million pledged.<p>Popular comic writer Matthew Inman, who ordinarily publishes comics at The Oatmeal, is one of the creators of the …

Exploding Kittens

The NSA and its allies stole the keys to your phone's security

It's some real Ocean's Eleven s***<p>A new report by <i>The Intercept</i> details a stunning heist made by US and UK spies that has given intelligence agencies the ability to break through the privacy of smartphone communications. The report claims that the NSA and GCHQ successfully hacked the network of …

How to downgrade iTunes 12.1 to 12.0.1 for TaiG jailbreak or iOS 8.1.2 downgrade [Windows/Mac]

Apple has announced a new update to iTunes through version 12.1, featuring new iTunes widgets for Notification Center in OS X Yosemite and …

A high-tech hotel opening in Japan will be staffed by multilingual robots

The Henn-na Hotel will open this summer in the Huis Ten Bosch theme park<p>This summer, a hotel will open in the Netherlands-themed Huis Ten Bosch amusement park in Nagasaki, Japan. It will have 72 rooms. Room fees will start at $60 per night. And it will be staffed by 10 humanoid robots.<p>The Henn-na …

It will soon be a lot easier to unlock a phone from America's top carriers — here's what you need to know

The top five carriers in the United States will on Feb. 11 implement new unlocking procedures for smartphones, tablets, and other cellular devices …

What is this mystery sea creature found in tin of tuna?

Suggestions about what the tiny tuna monster might be include the foetus of a blowfish, a tadpole, or the head of a soft-shelled turtle.<p>When you open a tin of tuna the last thing you expect to see is a little head staring back at you.<p>So Zoe Butler, of Nottingham, was more than a little perturbed to …

Fish

Google paying hackers to help secure your Android experience

It is no secret that Google has been offering huge bounties to researchers and hackers for finding bugs in the Chrome browser and other Google software. Indeed, Google has recently announced that over $4 million has been awarded in the last five years, and they are now opening things up to include …

Comcast is sorry that it changed one customer’s name to ‘Asshole’

The hits just keep coming from the customer-service geniuses at Comcast.<p><i>The Consumerist</i> brings us a story today from consumer advocate Chris Elliott in which a Comcast agent, after having some trouble with a customer on the phone, decided to change the person’s first name to “Asshole” in the …

Sennheiser module shows how Project Ara could be great

Project Ara recently held its second dedicated developer’s conference and modular component development looks to be making strides outside of Google’s R&D department, as is the aim. The latest example comes from a collaboration between Sennheiser, a popular German audio company, and Phonebloks, an …

A cheap solution for multi-color desktop 3D printing is coming

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Spectrom<p>The biggest hurdle to bringing full-color desktop 3D printing to all is really a software problem, and a …

3D Printing

This USB wall charger secretly logs keystrokes from Microsoft wireless keyboards nearby

Privacy and security researcher Samy Kamkar has released a keylogger for Microsoft wireless keyboards cleverly hidden in what appears to be a rather large, but functioning USB wall charger. Called KeySweeper, the stealthy Arduino-based device can sniff, decrypt, log, and report back all keystrokes …

Samsung's absurdly fast SSD uses virtually no standby power

Samsung has started manufacturing a PCIe (M.2) SSD that pulls off a rare trick -- it'll be the fastest drive your laptop has ever seen, while consuming almost no power in standby mode. The new SM951 SSD succeeds the Korean company's XP941, a drive that can already read data at a mind-melting 1.4 …

Gear & Gadgets

Adult Swim Wants to Stuff Your Stocking With Relaxation This Holiday

If you love ambient and almost-ambient music, then you know the name Ghostly International. For 15 years now, the label has attracted some of the …

Carriers Can Now Install Apps on Android Phones Even After Sale

If you thought finding bloatware on your brand-new carrier-subsidised phone was annoying, this will drive you up the wall: a new service will soon allow carriers and manufacturers to ‘post-load’ apps on your Android device, reports Forbes.<p>Dubbed ‘Ignite‘, mobile solutions provider Digital Turbine’s …

Zano Is A Sky Selfie Micro-Drone That Flies Itself

Holy autonomous micro-drones batman! Wondering how you’re going to line up your next dronie? Aka a selfie taken from up high by a passing UAV so you don’t get a photo of yourself remote controlling a drone… Well, never fear: a U.K.-based firm is building a micro-drone that flies itself so you can …

Don't panic, Tor is still safe and here's why

Tor has called for calm after new academic research into traffic analysis showed that it was possible to identity 81 per cent of users on the …

AT&T Nexus 6 carrier branded, and reportedly SIM locked too

What makes a Nexus a “Nexus”? Some of the answers that come to mind include quick updates, the lack of carrier bloat, stock Android, lack of carrier branding and less control from the carriers. It seems that the Nexus 6 is challenging at least some of these assumptions, however.<p>Just the other day …

Flip phones are hip again

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hipsters, rejoice. Next time you ride your fixed-gear bicycle to the the thrift store, where you find a vintage, grease-stained mechanic's shirt that matches your Rollie Fingers mustache and Grizzly Adams beard, there's an edgy, if technologically sub-optimal, way to tell your friends about …

Finally, Science Explains Why No One Can Lift Thor's Hammer

These are exciting days for physics, with several recent experimental observations providing important information on some of the most important …

[Leak] Download Lollipop LRX21P Factory Image for 2012 Nexus 7 WiFi

Sometimes late nights lead to interesting tips finding their way into our inbox. Tonight was just such a night. If you've been waiting to get a taste …

Chinese Programmer Sticks Windows 95 On An iPhone 6 Plus

Today in “putting stuff onto things on which they don’t belong,” we present a user, xyq058775, and his exciting admission that he installed Windows 95 on a brand new iPhone. He used a tool called iDos, an open source DOSBox-like app to install the OS. He found that most of it worked fine but he was …

An enormous bitcoin mine went up in flames, affecting the entire network

A large bitcoin mining facility in Thailand went up in flames this week, destroying the five-megawatt operation and disrupting the crypto-currency’s entire network.<p>Bitcoin is a digital currency that has no central bank or government backing it. Without any authority to print money, bitcoins are …

Bitcoin

What's killing your battery? Android's top 10 performance-sapping apps

Is your phone or tablet battery constantly reduced to a sliver of red on the screen? New research has found the worst performance-draining apps on Android devices, and Facebook is the biggest culprit.<p>It may seem to consume every spare moment of our lives, but the world's most famous social …