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Recommended Reading: Should we be concerned robots will take our jobs?

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>Robots Will Steal Our Jobs, But They'll Give Us New Ones</b><br>by Cade Metz<br>Wired<p>With …

Sony just unveiled a gigantic remote control with a full-sized built-in speaker

Sony this past week took the wraps off a crazy and new TV remote control with a full-sized built-in speaker. Needless to say, this is likely the …

Gear & Gadgets

Five best third-party Android launchers to customize your device experience

One of Android’s best features is the ability to download and install custom third-party launchers. Don’t like the way your phone home screen looks or how the apps are organized? Fine. Change it. But finding the best one, or a good one for that matter, can sometimes be a daunting challenge. And …

Apps

Boldr Voyage smartwatch looks like a normal watch, has a 6-month battery

The smartwatch's biggest turnoff is that it looks like a smartwatch. It's clear as day to everyone you have a tiny computer strapped to your …

Samsung's upcoming smartwatch sounds better than the Apple Watch in almost every way

Indeed, ever since the Apple Watch's release, interest in smartwatches as a category is declining because people realized they're really not "the next big thing."<p>Instead, smartwatches seem to make better accessories than an essential gadget like a smartphone. They're nice to have, but you don't …

Smartwatches

Scientists seeking cause of mysterious heart attack plaguing young women

In August 2014, Danville, Ohio, resident Mandy Holt went to an auction for a coworker, who was selling her household items. Holt, a surgical nurse at Knox Community Hospital, had a cookie and shortly afterward began having what she first thought was ordinary heartburn. But when the pain began …

Medicine

14 Ways Women Still Aren't Equal to Men

On National Women's Equality Day, it's clear there's still a lot of work to be done.<p>The feminist movement has made gigantic strides over the years — but nearly a century since women were given the right to vote, the sad fact of the matter is there's still lots of work to do. Here, the ways women …

Demographics

Guilty of being black in a white world: The ludicrous reason these women were thrown off of a train last weekend

The Napa Valley Wine Train left a 10-woman book club on the side of the train tracks… and for what?<p>Over the weekend, the Sistahs on the Reading Edge Book Club, composed of 10 Black women and one white woman, were kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train for laughing and talking too loudly on their way …

Twitter promises to hire, promote more women while fighting gender discrimination suit

Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.<p>The hiring targets were released Friday along with data showing that Twitter primarily employs white and Asian …

Class Action

Google's self-driving cars might be too good at braking for cyclists

Google's self-driving cars are cautious by design, but in at least one instance, it may be a bit too much. A cyclist posting on a road bike forum says that an encounter between themself and a self-driving car ended up with neither moving more than a few inches for a good two minutes. The cyclist …

Brazil

Cancer tumours 'reprogrammed' back into healthy tissue

Cancer researchers have demonstrated a method to reprogram tumour cells into benign cells in what could be a dramatic breakthrough in the fight …

New Sugar Substitute: Nanoparticles Of Sand Coated In Sugar

Same taste, fewer calories<p>Sugar is dietary enemy number one at the moment. The delicious compound can be found in many foods and beverages (even those that don’t taste sweet) and has been blamed for the obesity epidemic in the U.S. and beyond. Now an Israeli startup, DouxMatok, has devised a way to …

Dinosaur foot found on beach in Wales could be mini T-Rex ancestor

A fossilised dinosaur foot found by a student on a Welsh beach could be from the earliest known ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex, experts say<p>A dinosaur foot found by chance on a Welsh beach could be from the earliest known ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex.<p>Palaeontology student Sam Davies made the …

Stephen Hawking's fantastic vision of black holes may solve 40-year paradox

<b>(CNN) —</b> Want to know what happens after you pass through a black hole? Just look around you. You might land in another universe that is similar to our own, if Stephen Hawking is right. Or in a very different one.<p>The iconic astrophysicist joked about it this week as he unveiled a proposed solution …

Astrophysics

Stephen Hawking's New Black Hole Theory Will Blow Your Mind

Maybe you could survive the universe's ultimate calamity.<p>In last year's <i>Interstellar</i>, Matthew McConaughey's character floats past a black hole's event horizon (i.e. the point of no return) and winds up in, ostensibly, a fourth-dimensional observational tower constructed by our future selves. Heady. …

Christopher Nolan

Has Stephen Hawking solved a huge black hole mystery?

Stephen Hawking may have just solved one of the most vexing mysteries in physics — the "information paradox."<p>Einstein's theory of general relativity …

Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking

Humans could escape from black holes, rather than getting stuck in them, according to a new theory proposed by Stephen Hawking.<p>Unfortunate space …

Hawking: Info Can Escape Black Holes

Stephen Hawking

Does Alien Life Exist? 'Independence Day: Resurgence' Stars Share Their Views

Just last month astrophysicist Stephen Hawking announced that he was supporting a $100 million program to investigate extraterrestrial life. Russian venture capitalist and physicist, Yuri Milner, is funding the project. The initiative will utilize two of the biggest radio telescopes on earth -- the …

Pesticides Killing Bees: Study Shows What 'Everybody's Suspected'

Expert Scott Black explains why bees are the canaries in the ecological coal mine<p>It's no secret that bees are in trouble. What's causing bee …

Insects