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VAGA HandEnergy – Energy is in your hands!

HandEnergy is a generator of endless energy. Produce, accumulate and use! HandEnergy is your personal generator of endless energy. It means that you …

Renewable Energy

Archaeologists Have Unearthed a Series of 2,000-Year-Old Magic Spells in Serbia

Spooky.<p>Researchers in eastern Serbia have discovered a series of magic spells etched onto tiny rolls of gold and silver, buried alongside the remains …

China, Russia offer plan for easing North Korea tensions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and China on Tuesday proposed a plan for defusing tensions over North Korea, suggesting that Pyongyang declare a moratorium on …

North Korea

Android can bring the world closer together by ditching headphone jack for USB-C

If you’ve picked up a Lenovo Moto Z, HTC Bolt or HTC U recently, you probably noticed the 3.5mm headphone jack has disappeared. Yes, just like in the iPhone 7, the venerable headphone jack has been replaced.<p>We’ll soon see more Android OEMs follow suit, and on Android devices, the replacement won’t …

What happens after you quit smoking?

Cigarette smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States, but quitting can be daunting.<p>Many fear it will take a long …

Drift Is An Entirely New Type Of Power Utility That Lets You Take Control Of Your Electric Bill

In New York, the new startup lets you pick your power sources directly–and makes it cheaper.<p>Power utilities generally live in a world divorced from their customers. Yes, they might answer your call when there’s a billing issue, or the line outside is down. But they answer more to regulators and …

Google’s AlphaGo AI defeats the world’s best human Go player

Google's AI star, AlphaGo, wins again. It bested Ke Jie, the world's best Go player, by just half a point -- the closest margin possible. After the match, Google's DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis explained that this was how AlphaGo was programmed: to maximise its winning chances, rather than the …

Microsoft's newest video tech can ID emotions, and see into your soul

What if you could understand everything about a video without ever having to watch it?<p>That may sound contradictory, but Microsoft has created a tool …

Software

MIT teaches machines to learn from each other

There are two typical ways to train a robot today: you can have it watch repeated demonstrations of what you want it to do or you can program its movements directly using motion-planning techniques. But a team of researchers from MIT's CSAIL lab have developed a hybridized third option that will …

A single autonomous car could greatly reduce man-made traffic

Traffic. We all hate it, but what can honestly be done to significantly reduce it? Well, according to an experiment conducted by the university of Illinois, simply introducing a few self-driving cars to roads could be the answer. Conducting experiments in Tucson, Arizona the team discovered that …

SeaBubbles: milieuvriendelijke, vliegende watertaxi's komen eraan

Op dit moment zijn er nauwelijks ecovriendelijke vervoersmiddelen waarmee je je in een grote stad van A naar B kunt verplaatsen zonder last te hebben …

Is Google is tracking you? Find out here

With location reporting, Google can track your whereabouts, which you may find useful, interesting or invasive. Learn how to check if Google is tracking you and how to stop it if it is.<p>I had location history enabled for Google Maps and didn't know it. I found it interesting to see which spots …

Maps

LiFi: supersnelle draadloze verbinding met LEDS

LiFi is heel anders dan WiFi. Die ene letter maakt namelijk het verschil tussen gegevens versturen via radiofrequenties en het versturen van data via …

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

Windows 10 Continuum but for Android: Jide aims to turn your phone into a PC

Can Jide's Remix OS on Mobile deliver the dream of one device to power all your computing needs, from mobile to desktop, and the TV?<p>Jide, the maker …

Your TV is probably tracking you -- here's how to stop it

Internet-connected smart TVs and streaming devices from Vizio, LG, Samsung, Sony, Roku, Google and others can all spy on your viewing habits. Here's how to stop them.<p>When you unpacked your new TV or streamer for the first time, you probably couldn't wait to start watching it. In the excitement to …

Smart TV

This Quaint English House Can Jack Itself Up On Stilts To Avoid Floods

If climate change is going to bring the deluge to England, there’s not need to rethink how to build houses: just make sure they can rise high enough to stay dry.<p>A house that rises up on stilts to escape flooding seems like a fine idea. After all, permanently raised homes exist all over the world, …

Floods

Facebook's new mobile AI can process video in real time

Facebook has started rolling out its "Caffe2Go" AI platform that does advanced style transfer video effects in real time using only your iOS or Android smartphone's horsepower. While the painterly effects are cool (see the video, below), the tech behind it is much more interesting. Deep learning …

Panasonic's home of the future will blow your mind

Kitchens are still a ways off from cooking and cleaning by themselves, but perhaps these few innovations might just make the home a little bit closer to the world of tomorrow.<p>The high-tech home of the Jetsons just got a little closer to reality.<p>Demonstrated at this year's CEATEC 2016, Panasonic …

Dining Rooms

Facebook Live broadcasting up 4X since May, gets TV and outdoor promo

Facebook wants you to know Live broadcasting isn’t just for celebrities. Facebook has bought a new series of US and UK TV, web, billboard, bus, and baggage claim ads that suggest you go Live when you see something cool, want to show off a talent, or just have something important to say.<p>The campaign …

Amazon's Echo Dot 2 is the cheap, voice-controlled smart home hub all your rooms need

It hasn't even been six months since I reviewed the Echo Dot, the smaller companion to the full-sized Echo, and I already have the second-generation …

Creator of chatbot that beat 160,000 parking fines now tackling homelessness

The chatbot lawyer that overturned hundreds and thousands of parking tickets is now tackling another problem: homelessness.<p>London-born Stanford student Joshua Browder created DoNotPay initially to help people appeal against fines for unpaid parking tickets. Dubbed “the world’s first robot lawyer”, …

Homelessness

Pasta salad

Simple storecupboard pasta salad with sunny Mediterranean flavours<p>This pasta salad makes a quick and healthy lunch, or is perfect prepared ahead for …

The Wisdom Of Lao Tzu

Source: http://www.poetseers.org/the-poetseers/lao-tzu<p><i>Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness.</i> …

Internaut day: The world's first public website went online 25 years ago today

On this day 25 years ago the world's first website went live to the public. The site, created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was a basic text page with hyperlinked words that connected to other pages.<p>Berners-Lee used the public launch to outline his plan for the service, which would come to dominate life …

Tim Berners Lee

Neuroscientist Shows What Fasting Does To Your Brain & Why Big Pharma Won’t Study It

I'm in!<p>Below is a TEDx talk given by Mark Mattson, the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging. He is also …

How eco homes can cut your energy bills – or even make money

If there’s one type of housing that really has a buzz around it right now, it is eco homes. They help the planet, they help your pocket, and they can be incredibly stylish when designed by architects who know how to deploy energy-efficient techniques with verve.<p>The Oscars of the eco homes world …

Architecture

Couple Build Stunningly Beautiful House Truck in Hungary

This house truck, known as Csepellina is simply incredible. It’s not often that you come across the kind of craftsmanship that constructed this home …

Tiny House Movement