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Robots are set to take the jobs of millions of Asian workers in the coming years

In the next few decades, about 56% of all salaried workers in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam could be displaced by automation and advanced technologies, such as 3D printing. That’s the conclusion of an extensive series of new studies by the International Labour …

VR porn festival cancelled, too many people wanted to come

With VR technology rapidly evolving and becoming a mainstay in the consumer market, naturally the adult entertainment industry wants to get their hands on it — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.<p>In the past, the mainstream adoption of technologies like VHS, DVD and online video were lead by …

10 tasks for Twitter’s new VR and AR team

Last week, UploadVR broke the news that Twitter has started an AR and VR team and pegged ex-Apple designer, Alessandro Sabatelli, as its director of VR and AR to “[empower] us all in the spatial computing revolution.” Beyond that, Twitter is remaining mum on where it is going with the new medium — …

Scientists discovered a new shade of blue and it's totally gorgeous

Sometimes, the best things happen by pure accident. Such is the case with a brand new gorgeous shade of blue, which Oregon State University (OSU) …

Chemistry

The future of 3D-printed prosthetics

The recent ubiquity of 3D printers and innovations in prosthetic design, manufacturing and distribution offer a viable solution for the millions of people living with limb loss around the world. In the United States alone, close to 200,000 amputations are performed each year, yet, with prosthetics …

Google rolls out new tools for teachers: Quizzes, Cast for Education

The internet giant is expanding its presence in classrooms, where Chromebooks are already the go-to PCs.<p>Google on Monday announced a series of new …

Is Unregulated Biohacking the Future of Science?

AI-written film 'Sunspring' a surreal delight, upchucked eyeball included

All bets are off when you fill a neural network with sci-fi scripts and then ask it to write a movie for you. "Sunspring" is chaotic, super weird and still worth watching.<p>Filmmaker Oscar Sharp pulled together a cast and crew for a day of filming. He had actors, including Thomas Middleditch from …

30 years ago scientists warned Congress on global warming. What they said sounds eerily familiar

It was such a different time — and yet, the message was so similar.<p>Thirty years ago, on June 10 and 11 of 1986, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works commenced two days of hearings, convened by Sen. John H. Chafee (R-R.I.), on the subject of “Ozone Depletion, the Greenhouse …

Climate Change

Europe will make publicly funded scientific research public

European Union (EU) ministers have agreed to make a huge amount of scientific research in the region available free of charge by 2020. The move will open up publicly funded papers and articles to a wide audience, helping individuals and businesses to make use of scientific insight. It'll also make …

The data France seized from Google in Paris tax raid could take years to analyze

<i>(Reuters) –</i> Analysis of data seized by investigators in last week’s raid of Google’s Paris headquarters could possibly take years, French financial prosecutor Eliane Houlette said on Sunday.<p>Dozens of French police raided Google’s offices on Tuesday, escalating an investigation over suspected tax …

Foxconn replaces 60,000 human workers with robots

According to reports, the world's largest electronics manufacturer Foxconn has replaced around 60,000 human factory workers with machines. Or, as a government publicist for the city of Kunshan told the <i>South China Morning Post</i>, the factory "reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to …

Google's new app lets users conduct scientific research on their phones

Google's new Android app revamps the clipboard for scientific field experiments. The app, called Science Journal, measures and records data in real time, and then converts that data into easily readable graphs and charts.<p>Users can store several projects in the app, and use tools like an …

Historian: When Computers and Biology Converge, Organisms Become Algorithms

<i>On May 11, 2016, the Berggruen Philosophy and Culture Center invited Yuval Noah Harari, a professor of history at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and author of the international bestseller "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind," to deliver a talk on "The New Inequalities" at Tsinghua University in</i> …

Google's latest app, Spaces, aims to simplify group sharing

Even before kicking off its I/O 2016 conference, Google is introducing a new app. Today the company announced Spaces, an app for Android, iOS, and the web that's designed to make it easier to share, well, <i>stuff</i> from the web in group conversations. "Sharing things typically involves hopping between …

8 Incredible Prototypes That Show The Future Of Human-Computer Interaction

Holographic smartphones and exoskeleton gloves for feeling in VR? Just a few of the breakthroughs presented this year at CHI 2016.<p>Every year, the Association for Computing Machinery–the world’s largest scientific and educational computing society–gathers to explore the future of computer …

The inside story of Facebook’s biggest setback

Until Mark Zuckerberg arrived in a bright orange helicopter in October 2014, Chandauli had never seen a celebrity visitor. One of 44,795 villages in the state of Rajasthan, Chandauli is only three or four hours’ drive from Delhi, but it exists alone and forgotten, tucked away, a kilometre off a …

Internet

50 essential free resources for your graphic design projects

When it comes to being a designer, you’ll always need to stock up on graphics, stock photography and fonts as well as rely on other helpful tools to …

Graphic Design

If your ex wants to be friends with you, science says they might be a psychopath

It’s the question that will haunt us until the day we die: Should we stay friends with an ex? It’s not an easy feat to accomplish, but it can be …

Dyn raises $50M more to help your favorite websites stay fast and secure

Internet performance management company Dyn has raised $50 million in Series B funding.<p>Dyn was founded back in 2001, with its first product being a DNS service called DynDNS. Over time, it’s expanded into a broader suite of products that allow companies including Pfizer, Visa, Netflix and Twitter …

The Story of God: Morgan Freeman talks creation, evil, and science

Morgan Freeman has wowed as God onscreen — remember that glorious white suit in <i>Bruce Almighty</i>? — but now his focus has shifted to understanding his …

Morgan Freeman

Creating graffiti in VR looks so real, you can almost smell the fumes

If virtual reality has taught us anything in its short time as a consumer product, it's that painting in thin air is magical. Now here comes <i>Kingspray</i> …

Virtual Reality

Bitcoin will pay for public services in a small Swiss town

Most experiments in paying with digital currencies have come from private companies, but the Swiss town of Zug is trying something different. As of July 1st, the community is launching a trial that will let you pay for public services using Bitcoin -- as long as you're shelling out the equivalent …

Bitcoin

PayPal stops protecting you when crowdfunding goes bust (updated)

PayPal won't be so crowdfunding-friendly in the future. The payment giant is dropping Purchase Protection for crowdfunding projects as of a user agreement change coming June 25th. From then on, you back efforts at your own risk -- if a campaign goes bust or otherwise doesn't deliver what you were …

Crowd Funding

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

New Robot Surgeon Works on Its Own

A new type of robot can perform tricky surgery at least as well as — and in some cases better than — human surgeons, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>Their new robot system isn’t quite ready for prime time, but they say it could be operated with minimal human supervision, performing predictable but …

Robotics

Google created a virtual reality paint brush lets you walk through your own artwork

Google's new Tilt Brush is a tool that allows people to paint and design in virtual reality. People are already creating incredible artwork, and the possibilities seem limitless.<p><i>Written and produced by Stephen Parkhurst</i><p><b>Follow INSIDER design</b> on Facebook<p><b>Follow INSIDER</b> on YouTube

IBM Just Made a Powerful Research Tool Available to Everyone for Free

IBM has a powerful new research project that anyone can use for free.<p>The business technology company’s research arm said on Wednesday that it’s …

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …