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Why so many scientists are so ignorant

Science has enormous cachet and authority in our culture — for very understandable reasons! And that has led scientists (and non-scientists who claim …

Broken bones and torn cartilage could be regrown in simple operation

The new discovery offers hope of a new treatment for skeletal disorders such as bone fractures, brittle bones, osteosarcoma or damaged cartilage<p>Broken bones and torn cartilage could be fixed in a simple operation which injects skeleton stem cells into damaged areas, scientists believe.<p>Researchers …

The Morality Of A/B Testing

We don’t use the “real” Facebook. Or Twitter. Or Google, Yahoo, or LinkedIn. We are almost all part of experiments they quietly run to see if different versions with little changes make us use more, visit more, click more, or buy more. By signing up for these services, we technically give consent …

Tom Chatfield on video games: difficulty is the point, not the problem

Difficulty is built into video games in a different way than for any other medium.<p>A movie may be difficult, conceptually or in terms of subject …

BT begins testing network for the 'Internet of Things'

Using new technology from Neul, BT hopes to create a network that can support the Internet of Things<p>BT has started testing a new networking technology that could eventually carry large volumes of machine-to-machine data over the internet, helping to support the so-called 'Internet of …

Here’s why Nokia’s version of Android looks just like Windows Phone

More details leaked online about Nokia’s(s nok) Normandy handset, a reported Android(s goog) phone the company is working on. A pair of home screen …

Internet of Things explained: Your complete guide to understanding IoT - Pocket-lint

If you own an Amazon Echo or a Ring video doorbell or a Nest Learning Thermostat, then you are an active IoT user.<p>IoT is short for Internet of …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Scientists exploring computers that can learn and adapt

For six or seven decades, computers have been based on processing electronic 1s and 0s.<p>Now, computer scientists are breaking out of that paradigm in strange new directions, as they seek new ways to tackle problems that digital computers can’t easily solve.<p>One approach is quantum computing, in which …

When Parrot AR.Drone meets Myo armband, magic ensues (video)

Ah, Las Vegas, the perfect location for a spontaneous wedding. Earlier today, we witnessed a quick and dirty collaboration between Parrot and Thalmic Labs at CES, where they paired an AR.Drone 2.0 with a Myo gesture-control armband. The demonstrator was able to control the drone's tilt direction by …

CES 2014: Steambox reviewed

Steambox is potentially a serious competitor to Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox.<p>Its creator Valve made its name creating games and distributing them. Now the company has moved into manufacturing the hardware to play its games and allowing other manufacturers to come up with their own …

PowerUp's smartphone-controlled paper plane makes us jealous of modern kids

So, it turns out that people really like paper airplanes, and by that we don't mean the M.I.A. song, although that's pretty neat too. No, we're talking about PowerUp's Bluetooth propellor kit for paper planes that enables you to steer your origami aircraft. Creator Shai Goitein had already …

Here's how to stop anyone on Google+ from emailing your Gmail account - Pocket-lint

Google announced deeper integration between Gmail and Google+ on Thursday, confirming your Google+ connections will now auto-appear as potential …

Beats Music is launching January 21st -- here's a sneak peek

That's Beats' new streaming service. No surprise, of course. Seems like the Jimmy Iovine / Dr. Dre's red headphone-pushing company has been eyeing the space since the World Class Wreckin' Cru days. Last month, the company offered up a bit of information in the form of an online teaser, noting that …

As sites and services become product aware, the age of pervasive commerce begins

Innovations in e-commerce, supply chain and logistics technologies have transformed the way we buy and sell products today. As a result of these …

SmartThings shows off the ridiculous possibilities of its connected home system

Sure, we had to hop in a cab and take a rather expensive ride out into the boonies. But we had no option -- SmartThings had no <i>official</i> presence on the CES floor. Thankfully, the 45 minutes we spent in transit were not wasted. The company rented a rather opulent McMansion far from the strip and …

Hands-on with Sennheiser's HD6, HD7 and HD8 DJ series headsets

Sennheiser, long a staple at CES with its stellar audio goods didn't disappoint this year by launching a new line of DJ headsets. The HD6 MIX, HD7 DJ, and HD8 DJ sets priced from $280 for the low end, $329 for the HD7 DJ and $389 for the HD8 DJ. Sennheiser's HD25 model has become something of a …

Google developing new travel price comparison service, according to Ryanair boss

Google(s goog) is working on a major upgrade for its Flight Search service — in Europe at least — judging by a Sunday interview with Ryanair CEO …

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CES 2014: Household roundup

Alongside the TVs and tablets, CES is also home to the future of... homes. LG had smarter washing machines and robot vacuums that you can turn on by texting with everyday language, while Samsung introduced an entirely new ecosystem: one it's inviting third-party hardware companies to join. Qualcomm …