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10 Things We Learned About Stephen Colbert From His 'Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee' Episode - PAPER

In the midst of getting ready to take over <i>The Late Show</i> from David Letterman in September, Stephen Colbert found some time to appear in the season 6 finale of Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee." Here's what we learned about Colbert from the conversation that filled his and …

Comedy
Rio De Janeiro

India’s air force has grounded smartphones made by Chinese high-flyer Xiaomi

No matter what is said on the high-tables of diplomacy about cross-border trade and investment, India hasn’t always been entirely comfortable with the activities of high-profile Chinese technology companies.<p>The latest suspect is China’s number one—and the world’s fifth largest—smartphone maker, …

India

Japan’s richest man just became a major player in India’s internet economy

Founded in September 1981 as a distributor of packaged software, Japan’s Softbank has a singular aim: It wants to become Asia’s number one internet company.<p>For India, that intent could translate into $10 billion worth of investments in the next few years. The first tranche of its ambitions in India …

Venture Capital

Think you might be sensitive to gluten? Here’s the first thing you shouldn’t do.

The typical American diet, to say nothing of many others around the world, is full of gluten, a protein composite that exists in wheat and some other grains like rye and barley. It’s in bread, cereals, pasta, desserts, and even soy sauce. An increasing number of Americans are now avoiding those …

Gluten-Free

How Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra plans to conquer India

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Xiaomi has broken out of the pack to become China’s biggest smartphone manufacturer, surpassing Samsung and Apple and drawing ahead of domestic rivals like Lenovo. And the company, which is reportedly raising new funds that will give it a $50 billion valuation, isn’t …

Mobile

Eight charts that show how Pakistan’s view of India has changed over 30 years

India and Pakistan have been at loggerheads for over half-a-century now, resulting in four wars, countless skirmishes, tenuous negotiations, occasional displays of trust and everything in between.<p>Despite the endless cycle of aggression and finger-pointing, there has been a fascinating change in how …

Pakistan

Watch physicists explain why time travel is actually possible

From H.G. Wells to Marty McFly, time travel has made for quintessential science fiction.<p>But it turns out that time travel is possible in the real universe, too. To see why, watch this video, produced by Minute Physics:<p>The video starts out by redefining what time travel actually means. After all, as …

Physics

Virtual reality movies are coming—and they’re going to be crazy

LOS ANGELES—Virtual reality is going through a renaissance, and Hollywood is taking notice. In Los Angeles, the entertainment industry is starting to try out the technology—led by Facebook’s Oculus VR, Sony, Google, and Samsung—and is beginning to create VR content.<p>One such company, New Deal …

Virtual Reality

How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions

He just needs to get it to them<p>At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a slum outside Johannesburg doesn’t look like something that could transform hundreds of lives. Two sliding doors open to reveal a small shop counter, behind which sit rows of …

This Band Of Small Robots Could Build Entire Skyscrapers Without Human Help

The Minibuilders could take on tall tasks, including automating another frontier of human labor: the construction industry.<p>Even though most buildings are designed using the latest digital tools, actual construction is stuck in the past; building is messy, slow, and inefficient. 3-D printing might …

How public spaces make cities work

More than 8 million people are crowded together to live in New York City. What makes it possible? In part, it’s the city’s great public spaces — from …

Here’s a startup that wants to be an OpenStack for the internet of things

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Yodit Stanton<p>The co-founders of OpenSensors believe that while connecting billions of devices to the internet will be …

Why Office for iPad Took 4 Years to Get Here

Microsoft just unveiled Office for iPad. The move makes complete sense. The iPad, after all, is by far the strongest and most popular tablet platform …

Seiki's U-Vision HDMI cable arrives today to transform your HD video into 4K

We saw a brief demo of Seiki's U-Vision HDMI cable back in January at CES, and now the $50 cable is officially on the market. When connected to your fancy 4K TV, the chord promises to up-convert HD content from your cable box or Blu-ray player to Technicolor-certified 4K Ultra HD. It's also capable …

Sharp's near-4K TVs are now available, starting at $2,500

Even though CES 2014 is long gone, some of the stuff announced there is just now starting to become available for purchase. Case in point: Sharp's Q+ lineup (originally known as Quattron+), a series of 2014 AQUOS televisions featuring the latest and greatest, including a revamped SmartCentral …

Bye Bye Second Screen? The InAIR Lets You Browse The Web And Watch TV All In One Place

Nowadays, many people browse the web at the same time that they’re watching TV — the phenomenon is called the “second screen.” But a new gadget called InAIR from a startup called SeeSpace wants to bring our attention back to just one screen by putting the best of the laptop, the smart phone, and …

Terreform ONE Brooklyn New York Project Is An Incredible Vision Of The Near Future

This is one man's vision of Brooklyn, New York a century from now...<p>Have a look at the Terreform ONE project. Founded by Mitchell Joachim it …

Kimono Transforms Websites Into Structured APIs In Seconds (video)

A new service has been unveiled called Kimono which has been created to allow users to turn any website into an API from your browser in …

Voxeet goes WebRTC with major sound improvements for conference calls

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Tired of not being able to hear everyone, or even knowing who is trying to speak, on a conference call? So are the folks who …

OnLive creator's next project could put an end to cellular reception woes

Remember Steve Perlman? The serial entrepreneur has moved on from OnLive's messy transition and launched an enterprise called Artemis, with the lofty goal of fixing the cellular congestion plaguing modern carriers. Called pCell, it works by forcing frequencies that normally interfere and bog down a …

More AI for developers as Expect Labs releases the MindMeld API

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / agsandrew<p>Expect Labs, makers of the MindMeld app for dynamically suggesting content in response to the …

T3

Artemis pCell is a new wireless technology that promises perfect 4G signal all the time...<p>http://bit.ly/1bLMERl

Two small manufacturers will release Ubuntu phones this year, Canonical says

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Ubuntu handsets will be appearing this year after all, Canonical announced on Wednesday. There are two small manufacturers …

Forget Solar Panels: This Sun-Powered Light Doesn’t Need Electricity

A simple coating to a building’s windows can redirect incoming sunlight to where it’s needed–say, on a ceiling for an ambient glow or to a desk fixture so you can get to work.<p>Picture a dark, windowless office–the sort of depressing scene where telemarketers sit in cubicles or Peggy Olson first …

Off the grid: Walgreens opens self-powered pharmacy of the future

It’s been said that sunshine is the best disinfectant, but might it also be good medicine? Walgreens is betting on it with the opening of its solar-powered drugstore of the future — America’s first dedicated retail space that generates all of the energy it needs to operate on-site.<p>Built just north …