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The $5 Billion Battle For The American Dinner Plate

Investors in startups like Blue Apron, HelloFresh, and Plated are wagering hundreds of millions of dollars on the idea that dinnertime is just too hard to manage. As meal-kit startups spring up like so many mushrooms, Fast Company investigates the boxed-meal phenomenon and how it will change the …

Elon Musk's plan to put the Internet in space moves to launch pad

Elon Musk's SpaceX has asked the FCC to let it start testing a new Internet service, delivered to customers from space.<p>Last month, Musk petitioned the government to launch up to eight prototype satellites into space. They would be equipped with antennas that would send an Internet signal back down …

Self-Aware Robot Shows Progress of AI

A Small Self-Aware Robot Showed Minimal Intelligence During a Test<p>We’re a long way off from having a self-aware robot with an artificial intelligence close to what is seen in movies such as <i>Her</i> or <i>Ex Machina</i>. But for the first time, three humanoid robots showed a glimmer of self-consciousness by …

Robotics

Why do we intuitively believe we have free will?

Free will experiments may not explain whether we are in charge of our destinies – but they can nevertheless reveal just how little we know about our own minds, says Tom Stafford.<p>It is perhaps the most famous experiment in neuroscience. In 1983, Benjamin Libet sparked controversy with his …

The Brain

How to stop to-do lists ruining your life

Photograph: PhotoAlto/Alamy<p>“Unless you set your phone to chime for every task, you must independently remember that you have something to do, then go into the device to find out what that …

First almost fully-formed human brain grown in lab, researchers claim

An almost fully-formed human brain has been grown in a lab for the first time, claim scientists from Ohio State University. The team behind the feat hope the brain could transform our understanding of neurological disease.<p>Though not conscious the miniature brain, which resembles that of a …

Xbox One exec: We're doing things that 'can't be done' on PS4

According to Xbox executive Kudo Tsunoda, the Xbox One has "a lot more going on" than the PlayStation 4 and other competing platforms. In a new interview, Tsunoda talks about how Xbox One features like backward compatibility, as well as cross-play and cross-buy with PC, give the Xbox One the upper …

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus available beginning September 18?

German blog Macerkopf.de is reporting that Apple’s upcoming ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ smartphones will hit store shelves on Friday, September …

Mobile Technology

Huge iPhone 6s leak reveals new specs, big performance improvements

A leak last week suggested last week that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus might only have 1GB of RAM, which might be a major disappointment for some …

Windows 10 may send Microsoft data even when you tell it not to

Several key Windows 10 features, including Cortana, could be sending identifiable information to Microsoft, according to tests by <i>Ars Technica</i>.<p>Windows …

Microsoft's Windows 10 privacy headache extends into gaming

Is Windows 10 going to disable pirated games? Probably not<p>Windows 10 launched nearly three weeks ago, and while millions of people are upgrading there have been a number of privacy concerns around the new OS. Default settings send information to Microsoft, enable bandwidth sharing to distribute …

Windows 10

'iPhone 6s' Materials Analysis Confirms Stronger, Less Bendable Aluminum Alloy

Back in April, we first heard rumors about Apple planning to use 7000 Series aluminum alloys for the upcoming "iPhone 6s," taking advantage of some of the expertise gained in using the material for the Apple Watch Sport to make for a stronger iPhone body compared to the 6000 Series aluminum used on …

Mobile Technology