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Obama on the Gender Wage Gap: ‘If Men Were Having Babies, We’d Have Different Policies’

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>President Obama kicked off a press tour today in an attempt to garner support for raising the …

Samsung files patent for a transparent camera display

<b>First came OLED, then came curved. Now, Samsung has filed a patent for a see-through screen on a digital camera so you can stare into your subject's</b> …

Titanfall, the game that will ruin all other shooters and win over customers for the Xbox One

Titanfall launched earlier this week with a year’s worth of hype behind it and was received with much excitement from the gaming community. Gamers flooded online as it launched at midnight in the US, taking the game’s dedicated servers offline seemingly immediately.<p>Call of Duty changed the way we …

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim<p>Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.<p>Philosopher …

Colossal 'Hole' in Space Could Be Link to Universe Beyond Our Own

Leave this world, travel 6 billion–10 billion light years toward the Eridanus constellation, and you’ll run into a giant cosmic wall of nothingness.<p>A …

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Palin mocks Obama's 'Yes you can'

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Sarah Palin offered a tour of the past year of anti-establishment Republican politics in a speech that stirred activists here on the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference.<p>The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee contrasted her current optimism with the …

Advantage PS4: Why Sony is winning the console war

Just in case you're someone who's inclined to read the title of this opinion piece, skim the first paragraph, and then jump straight to the comments section, this is not a doom-and-gloom message for Microsoft. The Xbox One is selling really well, the Microsoft games division isn't about to go out …

Could The Obscenely Powerful Koenigsegg One:1 Be The World's Fastest Production Car?

Electric cars and autonomous driving might grab headlines, but 2014 is shaping up to be the year of the supercar—or, as obscure Swedish automaker Koenigsegg calls it, the “mega car.”<p>That’s how it refers to the new Koenigsegg One:1, debuting at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.<p>Previous Koenigseggs, such …

Twitch Plays Pokemon conquers Elite Four, beating game after 390 hours

In a stunning display of sheer perseverance and impressive strategizing, the players participating in the endlessly strange and wondrous Twitch Plays Pokemon have, after more than 390 hours, reached the end of the game's main plot and bested the final frontier, the Elite Four. It's surely a sign …

A computer made a math proof the size of Wikipedia, and humans can't check it

If you thought the mathematical proofs you did in high school were long, you haven't seen the newest one out of the University of Liverpool — computer scientists Alexei Lisitsa and Boris Konev came up with a math proof that takes up a huge 13-gigabyte file, greater than all of Wikipedia's pages …

Fiat Finalizes Its Purchase Of Remaining Chrysler Shares

Fiat has completed its planned acquisition of the remaining Chrysler shares it announced earlier this month, making the U.S. automaker a wholly-owned …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

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With Felicia Day and Freddie Wong, game awards show finally gets hosts who won’t make fun of gaming all night long

Game awards shows have been singularly bad because the hosts are celebrities who don’t play games and proceed to make fun of gaming all night long at events that are the equivalent of the Oscars.<p>But the game industry has finally wised up and named two co-hosts, Felicia Day and Freddie Wong, who are …

Still Texting? OMG, That's Already So Old-School

<b>Listen · 3:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>If you have teenagers in your house, you may find this hard to believe, but texting is on the decline.<p>For the first time ever, traditional texting — the kind you do through your cell phone provider — has dropped in Britain. That's according to the …

IBM to Invest Over $1 Billion Super Computer Watson

IBM is planning to invest more than $1 billion into Watson, its super computing platform. The company announced that the investment program will see a new business unit created for the technology, alongside a $100 million VC fund that will be used to encourage developers to create apps on the …

Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs [Update: Confirmed]

Apple has acquired the one-man photo technology startup SnappyLabs, maker of SnappyCam, sources tell me. [Update 1/5/2014 9:15am PST: Apple confirms the acquisition.] The startup was founded and run solely by John Papandriopoulos, an electrical engineering PhD from the University Of Melbourne who …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

PS4 And Xbox One Pose Major Problems For Internet Providers

As the Sony's Playstation 4 launched midnight today in the UK, there are some potential pitfalls that mean consumers might not get the most out of their systems unless they carefully consider their home network.<p>Consoles used to be the easy option. They were plug and play devices that worked …

Samsung Galaxy S5 'to launch in early 2014'

Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S5 could be launched as early as February.<p>Samsung is reportedly planning to release the successor to its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone in early 2014, amid speculation that the device could come in two versions – one metal and one plastic.<p>According to Korean news website</i> …

Out of the picture: why the world's best photo startup is going out of business

One day last month, the seven employees of Everpix gathered at their co-working space in San Francisco to discuss the company's impending shutdown. Wayne Fan, one of the co-founders, opened a mock-up of the screen that the photo storage service’s customers would see once the company announced the …

Astronauts point to next frontier: Stopping killer asteroids

For most people, going into outer space would be enough of a claim to fame — but the way astronaut Rusty Schweickart sees it, saving the world from killer asteroids is far more significant.<p>"Apollo and Skylab were great experiences for me personally, but my NEO [near-Earth object] work may really …

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Farthest-Ever Confirmed Galaxy Offers Glimpse Of Early Universe

Astronomers have found and confirmed the distance of a galaxy that's so far away, it shows us light from just 700 million years after the Big Bang.<p>The farther away something is in space, the longer its light takes to reach Earth and Earth-orbiting space telescopes… which means super-far galaxies …

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Neuro-enhancement in the military: far-fetched or an inevitable future?

About five years ago, not long after I started up my research group at Cardiff University, something rather strange happened. One morning I came down to my lab to find the door wide open and a suited man standing in the middle of the room, peering around and scribbling on a clipboard. He told me he …

This Water Droplet Maze Is Mesmerizing

Watch it in action. Plus: learn something about the Leidenfrost effect.<p>Have you heard of the Leidenfrost effect? If not, it's about to be your favorite effect. If yes, same.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot--about twice as hot as the liquid's boiling point, …

Obama: 'Congress has not fulfilled its responsibility'

The White House called it at 11:30 p.m.<p>The administration issued the order late Monday to begin shutting down the government — the first in 17 years — following a day of brinkmanship, blame and failed efforts by President Barack Obama, the House and the Senate to break the impasse.<p>At midnight, …

Stand up and fight, Mr. President!

<b>(Reuters/Andrew Burton)</b><p>The moment requires courage, conviction — and presidential leadership. How will President Obama respond?<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>September 28, 2013 10:30am (UTC)<p>Remarkable doings at the U.N. this week. Remember these days. They are going to change the way we understand the dynamic in …