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Amazon Sitting On $83 Million Worth of Fire Phones No One Wants

Time to hit the Mayday button.<p>Amazon has reportedly struggled to sell its Fire Phone smartphone since its release in July.<p>The online retailer is …

Exoskeleton for your hand lets you feel virtual objects and control robots

Chinese company Dexta Robotics set out to develop a hand motion-capturing device last year, but instead of creating a glove like everybody else, they designed an impressively affordable exoskeleton. This device called Dexmo -- available in classic and F2 variants -- can be used as a virtual reality …

10 Incredible Works of Art Made in Microsoft Excel

While most see Microsoft Excel as endless blank rows and columns, others view it as a platform to bring their artwork to life.<p>Many have managed to …

Hackers Are Exploiting Microsoft PowerPoint to Hijack Computers

Hackers are exploiting a security flaw in Microsoft Office by using PowerPoint to attack Windows users and gain control of computer …

Ebola: Liberia deaths ‘far higher than reported’ as officials downplay epidemic

The true death toll from the Ebola epidemic is being masked by chaotic data collection and people’s reluctance to admit that their loved ones had the virus, according to one of west Africa’s most celebrated film-makers.<p>Sorious Samura, who has just returned from making a documentary on the crisis in …

Humiliation replaces fear for the women kidnapped by Isis

Islamic State,Iraq,Middle East and North Africa,World news,Syria,Slavery,Human rights,Law,Islam,Religion,Forced marriage,Society<p>Widow with child sold for marriage after raiding Isis militants shot her husband and took them into captivity<p>They sold Amsha for $12. Other girls and women went for more, …

2050 and the Future of Infrastructure

Much of the world around us has been formed around key pieces of infrastructure. Most see this as a testament to who we are as a society, and part of …

The Future Television Will Be Paper Thin and Rollable, LG Says

Perhaps in a few years we'll see people carrying around their rolled-up televisions the way they used to carry newspapers.<p>LG Display unveiled a paper …

Injection Of Brain Nerve Cells Into Spine Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Again

Derek Fidyka was paralyzed from the chest down<p>Four years ago, Darek Fidyka was stabbed in the back , leaving his spinal cord severed, and his body from the chest down paralyzed. Now, after an experimental treatment, Fidyka has regained some feeling in his lower body and is learning to walk …

Apple to grow retail stores in China from 15 to 40 within two years, says Cook

Tim Cook noted during Monday’s earnings call that Apple was “investing like crazy” in China, but he took the opportunity of his current visit to the country to put a specific number on the company’s retail expansion plans: it will open 25 new Apple Stores in Greater China within the next two years. …

Civilization: Beyond Earth Review

Experimental 4X<p>Because it’s based on the outstanding turn-based strategy mechanics of Civilization V, Civilization: Beyond Earth starts from a …