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A Guide to the Rio Olympic Venues: Pictures

Brazilian Football

How Google and Facebook Are Battling Terrorist Groups Online

For years, Islamic terror groups like ISIS and their followers have used the Internet and social media to recruit and spread propaganda, but now the …

Social Media

California Engineer Is Building A Gyrocopter-Inspired Flying Car

Escape from the desert into the sky<p>What will it take to get flying cars off the ground? Not a lack of interest: as long as there have been cars and flying machines, people have been interested in combining the two. Last month, the FAA even approved a flying car prototype as a light airplane, …

Amazon patents noise-canceling headphones that let you hear your name

Noise-canceling headphones are one of the greatest technological wonders of the modern world, letting you shut out all of the annoying people, background noise, blaring sirens, and annoying people.<p>But sometimes, living in a perfect sonic bubble isn’t a great idea. Anyone who uses particularly …

Consumer Tech

Man Booker prize judges reveal 2016 longlist

Two-time winner JM Coetzee’s latest book is on list along with little-reviewed crime thriller by Graeme Macrae Burnet<p>Man Booker longlist 2016 – in pictures<p>A psychological crime thriller will compete with the latest novel from the Nobel prize winner JM Coetzee for this year’s Man Booker prize, the …

Books

'Cyborg' robot built out of sea slug muscle and 3D printing

A team taps muscle and collagen from the sea slug to create a robot that could be used in environmental surveillance and search missions in places such as the ocean.<p>Watch out for our new roboslug overlords. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have created a robot made from the muscle of …

Robotics
Televisions

Facebook open sources Surround 360 camera with Ikea-style instructions

Facebook needs you to fill its News Feed, Oculus Rift, and Gear VR with 360 content. So today it put all the hardware and software designs of its Surround 360 camera on Github, after announcing the plan in April. Thanks to cheeky instruction manual inspired by Ikea’s manuals, you can learn how to …

Virtual Reality

Foods to Avoid - Poor Breakfast Choices

When attempting weight loss, a lot of folks think that skipping breakfast will save them some calories. They would rather save them so later in the …

Suspect in fatal stabbing of 19 wrote to a Japanese official about his plan to kill the disabled

The man accused of fatally stabbing 19 people and injuring 20 more in an attack at a home for the disabled may have forecast the massacre in a rambling letter that was given to police in mid-February.<p>Satoshi Uematsu, 26, who surrendered at a local police station after Tuesday's attack, was a former …

How many suns can a planet have?

A strange alien world with three suns in its sky has just been discovered, but it didn't break any records.<p>There are a handful of other known exoplanets with three host stars, and quite a few out there with two suns. (This latter group is sometimes nicknamed "Tatooine" planets, after Luke …

Kano inks deal with Toys R Us and Barnes & Noble to sell DIY computer kit

Kano's DIY computer kit for kids started out on Kickstarter, and will soon be available in retail stores.<p>In 2013, Kano debuted its Raspberry Pi-powered DIY computer kit on Kickstarter, with an aim to get kids pumped about coding and computing. Since then, it has raised more than $1.5 million from …

Raspberry Pi