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7 Nelson Mandela Quotes You Probably Won't See In The U.S. Media

The former South African president, who died Thursday, was a revolutionary and a deep skeptic of American power.<p><b>"If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don't care for human beings."</b><p><b>"Israel should withdraw from all the</b> …

Cuba

GCW-ZERO - Open Source Gaming Console

Full control gaming<p>Open source handheld gaming device<p>Choose from black or white<p>CPU: Ingenic JZ4770 1 GHz MIPS processor<p>GPU: Vivante GC860, capable of …

The renaissance of Android's Google OEM: The Motorola story

Exciting things are happening at Motorola. It’s been a tumultuous few years for the company that produced the first cell phone, but it has once again found the cutting edge. The Moto X is the first smartphone that’s always listening for its master’s voice, hinting at the largely untapped potential …

Mobile Technology

Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped, study says

Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped sharply in the last 25 years, according to a new study.<p>The percentage of the U.S. workforce testing positive for drugs such as cocaine and marijuana dropped to 3.5% last year, from 13.6% in 1988, according to the analysis from medical testing …

Why pressing ‘upload’ means losing your rights

If you store your precious photos and documents online, then you may be disturbed to discover the rights you give away, says Tom Chatfield.<p>“The cloud” is one of my least favourite internet neologisms. It suggests something fluffy, white and weightless: a global atmosphere within which our email, …

Online

Google jabs at US in latest report on government data demands

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Requests by governments around the world for user account have doubled in the last three years, according to a new …

This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google

For most of us, Google shutting down Reader was annoying. For Jacob Cook, it was a call to arms.<p>He’s now building an operating system that anyone can use to replace all of the services that Google provides — or any other cloud company, for that matter. Email, chat, file sharing, web hosting: With …

Teaching Science Through Hip Hop

Science and technology are often hard sells for students, and young people of color are under-represented in those fields. But self-styled Urban Scientist Danielle Lee says hip-hop might be the way to build a diverse new generation of scientists.<p>She spoke with <i>Tell Me More</i> guest host Celeste Headlee …

New Phonebloks video talks about Motorola collaboration

Motorola recently unveiled Project Ara, a modular handset that will allow users to switch out old components for new. In it’s current form, the project is merely an experiment, but it could someday lead to a level of phone customization that will make even the Moto Maker seem laughable.<p>In order to …

Mobile Technology

Transporter Sync turns your external hard drive into a personal, secure cloud locker

The folks at Connected Data made a splash back in May with Transporter v2.0, and they've just announced their second foray into the wonderful world of cloud storage with the Transporter Sync. Like its slightly larger predecessor, Sync offers Dropbox-like functionality without users having to …

Meet Ara, Motorola's open and modular smartphone project

Joining forces with Phonebloks and developing a platform in the open<p>Building off of a project it called "MAKEwithMOTO," Motorola is ready to unveil …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

The End Of Antibiotics

Perhaps we should start paying attention again to the scientists and their science-y science stuff.<p>"We're in the post-antibiotic era," he continued. "There are patients for whom we have no therapy, and we are literally in a position of having a patient in a bed who has an infection, something that …

Health Care

Must-know privacy tips for Google, Facebook and other online services

Recent headlines about shadowy government agencies, high-profile hack attacks, and your face in Google ads drive home a crucial point: Your online privacy is best protected when you keep an iron grip on the information you're handing out. If your info is on a server somewhere, it's not truly …

Report: Iran may be month from a bomb

Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb in as little as a month, according to a new estimate by one of the USA's top nuclear experts.<p>Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb in as little as a month, according to a new estimate by one of …

What is LTE?

Social media, video streaming, online gaming, you name it, our smartphones are better connected than ever and we’re consuming more and more data as a result. 4G LTE is the current generation of wireless technology making all of this a reality, and at much faster speeds than the older 3G and 2G …

4G LTE

Gene Machine

A pipe that copies DNA using the heat of a lightbulb.<p>Biology's equivalent of an office copier is a PCR machine. PCR, short for polymerase chain reaction, is now a staple in crime-scene forensics, heredity tests, and organism hijacking. It's a mind-boggling feat. Among billions of base pairs that …

Wall Street Analyst Crams 700 Years Of Data Into 12 Charts 'You Can't Ignore'

"The starting point of any financial analysis must surely be a consideration of the economic cycle: not just where we stand within the current cycle, but more importantly, where that cycle fits within broader economic history," writes Paul Jackson in his final note to clients in his role as an …

Stock Markets

We Are Working Less And Sleeping Less Due To The Internet

We are working less and sleeping less, according to a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research.<p>According to the study conducted by Scott Wallsten of the Technology PolicyInstitute, we spend sixteen fewer seconds working for every minute we spend online. Similarly, we spend seven fewer …

First child 'functionally cured' of HIV remains in remission, scientists announce

In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked the second documented case of HIV remission, and was the first such case involving a …

Money doesn't grow on trees, but there's gold in eucalyptus leaves

Eucalyptus could become a prospector's best friend: a team of researchers say they've proven once and for all that some trees' leaves contain tiny gold particles drawn from deep underground. In a study published in <i>Nature Communications</i>, a group led by Melvyn Lintern of Australia's national science …

China creates 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year—and it plans to quintuple that

Back in 2150 BC, Emperor Yu sealed his place in China’s history of eminent rulers by controlling the Yellow River’s annual flood, saving waterlogged crops. Today China’s rulers face the opposite problem: It’s water scarcity that threatens farms. So instead of the Yellow River, the Chinese …

China

Are Oreos really as addictive as cocaine?

A recent study claims that the biscuits are as addicting as cocaine. But tasty though they are, can Oreos really be that dangerous?<p>No. No, they're not.<p>It seems like everything can make us addicted these days. Our iPhones. The internet. Oreos. But just because something is pleasurable and causes a …

Vaccine deniers: inside the dumb, dangerous new fad

In San Francisco’s upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood, some 200 students from kindergarten to the eighth grade attend classes at the private San Francisco Waldorf School. On any given afternoon outside of the cheerful, modern white building, parents congregate to wait for their kids. Chit-chat …

Love Olatunjiojo Lawsuit Says NYPD Mistook Jolly Ranchers For Meth Rocks

Hard candy shouldn't get you hard time.<p>A New York City man arrested for allegedly possessing meth rocks claims he was actually just carrying some Jolly Ranchers in his pocket, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week and obtained by The Smoking Gun.<p>Love Olatunjiojo was 25 in June, when he and …

50 Incredible Stats About The Tech Scene

The Internet can be a difficult space for entrepreneurs to maneuver considering the many facets to it. Should I start with a mobile presence first? Do I need an app or can I just optimize my website for mobile viewing? Should I advertise via Facebook or YouTube? All these are questions that …

TEDDY SAVED JFK's BRAIN

A shocking treasure trove of <b>Kennedy</b> documents, photos – and even a human brain fragment believed to belong to former president <b>John F. Kennedy</b> – have …

Scientists discover DNA body clock

Newly discovered mechanism could help researchers understand ageing process and lead to ways of slowing it down<p>A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same …