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The Man Who Said Einstein Was Wrong (and Was Right)

It takes a brave man to reject a scientific paper by Albert Einstein. But that’s what the physicist Howard Percy Robertson did in 1936, as editor of …

Facebook reportedly testing a human-powered digital assistant named Moneypenny

Service uses 'real people' to 'order products and services' on Messenger<p>Facebook is reportedly testing a personal assistant service built into its Messenger app and referred to internally as "Moneypenny" — the name of the secretary from the <i>James Bond</i> franchise. According to a report from <i>The</i> …

3D Systems Releases New Filament That Dissolves In Water

Moisture, as they say, is the essence of wetness. It’s now also a great way to remove support material from 3D-printed objects.<p>Printing complex objects requires rafts and supports. These hold the pieces in place and, in theory, are supposed be easily removable with a little tugging. In reality, …

IBM’s Watson supercomputer learns Arabic

At this stage, what can’t IBM’s Watson computer do? It has won “Jeopardy,” been used for cancer genomics research, and some of its culinary creations have made their way to the kitchens of everyone from the casual cook to the most experienced chef. Now, IBM’s cognitive computing system is learning …

CERN's Large Hadron Collider has discovered a new class of particle

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have announced the discovery of the pentaquark, a class of subatomic particle consisting of four quarks and one antiquark bound together. Like the Higgs boson before it, the pentaquark's existence has been theorized for years, but experiments in the …

Snapchat redesign promotes Discover – but some users are unhappy

Move bolsters instant messaging and photo-sharing app’s ambitions to be a major media organisation, and potentially boost its advertising revenues<p>Snapchat has tweaked its design to give more priority to its Discover section, sparking anger from some users.<p>Discover offers videos and news stories …

Windows Server On Google Compute Engine Hits General Availability

It still feels like an odd combination, but Google today announced that Windows Server support on Google’s Compute Engine platform has now hit general availability. With this, Cloud Engine users are now covered by Google’s Compute Engine SLA when they run their applications on Windows Server 2012 …

Pew: Twitter And Facebook Users Being Exposed To More News

U.S. users of Twitter and Facebook are increasingly getting external news via the two services, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.<p>“The share of Americans for whom Twitter and Facebook serve as a source of news is continuing to rise. This rise comes primarily from more current …

Google’s reopening Map Maker in August with users as moderators

After taking down Map Maker back in May, Google is getting ready to reopen the map editing tool in August.<p>You may recall the prank on Google Maps in April that displayed an Android bot urinating on the Apple logo in Pakistan after someone managed to get around the Map Maker approval process.<p>It …

Twitter co-founder Ev Williams wants developers to come back to the flock

Good news (maybe), developers — Twitter wants you back. At the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colorado, Twitter co-founder Ev Williams said it was time Twitter re-engage with software developers.<p>“Twitter should be more of a platform than it is,” said Williams, who also said …

Google Drive now lets you prevent others from downloading, printing and copying shared files

Google wants to help keep your files a little more secure thanks to new Information Rights Management tools in Drive.<p>Simply put, you can now disable the ability to download, print, or copy a file through the advanced sharing menu. Developers can also implement the functionality in their apps with …

Here's how to instantly figure out when your air quality is getting dangerously bad

A Fitbit can tell you if you're getting enough steps during the day. But it can't warn you when the smog outside is so heavy that those steps might do more harm than good.<p>The Tzoa tracker, a small wearable device that can be attached to clothing and bags, wants to be the personal health you never …

Why Mark Zuckerberg is the last to know about cool new Facebook features

You know Google's vaunted 20% time, where engineers get a dedicated portion of their workday for side-projects? It's "kind of like that, but on steroids," says Facebook developer advocate James Pearce in an interview with Business Insider. "I've never seen anything like this."<p>It's well-known that …

On Thursday we'll find out if Reddit's leaders have any courage

Will the company ban hateful communities or keep making money off of them?<p>Will Reddit ever change? We're going to find out on Thursday, when the company's new CEO Steve Huffman hosts an Ask Me Anything session to discuss his "current thinking" on the topic of deciding whether the site's hateful …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: Why Windows Phone has a future

Microsoft may have just shut down most of its handset manufacturing business — but Windows Phone is far from dead, according to CEO Satya Nadella.<p>In …

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I got Holo-briefed on 'Halo 5'

Typically E3's vision of the future is pretty shortsighted. But this year when I stepped into a war room for a <i>Halo 5: Guardians</i> mission briefing, that's when I knew that the gaming trade show's look at what's ahead extended beyond just games that are months or sometimes years off.<p>The space's middle …