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This Is The Vehicle That Will Replace The Humvee

Now all it needs is a catchier nickname than 'LATV'<p>This side of a tank, there is no more iconic U.S. Army vehicle that the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMVV), or as it’s better known, the Humvee. Design on them started in the late 1970s, with the Jeep-like vehicles first delivered …

Military

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? The rise of mind control

Mind control still sounds like the stuff of sci-fi movies. But it’s coming closer, with implants that can help people with paralysis and, further off, devices to send thoughts between humans<p>Ahundred electrodes are pressed tightly against my scalp and a mixture of salt water and baby shampoo is …

Neurophilosophy

Inside Stephen Hawking's Voice Software, Now Available For Free

The technology that's given an artificial voice to renowned physicist Stephen Hawking could soon be helping others with disabilities.<p>The software -- called the Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit (ACAT) -- was developed over three years by Intel Labs for Hawking, who has suffered from amyotrophic …

Disability

Verizon is still 'evaluating' support for Samsung Pay

We hope you weren't planning to use your Verizon-badged Galaxy S6 or Note 5 with Samsung Pay on September 28th... you might be disappointed. Big Red notes that it's still in the "process of evaluating" Samsung Pay while AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular have already pledged support. This …

Taylor Swift 1989 tour: Kobe Bryant surprises singer with Staples Center banner

Taylor Swift brought her <i>1989</i> tour to Los Angeles on Friday for the first of a five-night stop at the Staples Center, and this time one of her …

Surprise! National Zoo’s Panda Mei Xiang Gives Birth to Second Cub

Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a second cub Saturday night, hours after having the first cub, the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., said.<p>The second panda was born at 10:07 p.m., the zoo said in a statement. One of the cubs has been taken by specialists and placed in an incubator, and "it …

Ornithology

Asus is making a snazzy special edition of the ZenFone 2 with 256GB of storage

That's a lot of storage!<p>The competitive $300 Android smartphone market is more about good performance than good design, and Asus' ZenFone 2 is no exception. But the company is trying to make progress on both fronts: today it announced the ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition, which contains a whopping …

Mobile Technology