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India launches record-breaking 104 satellites from single rocket

India’s space agency has announced the successful launch of a record-breaking 104 nano satellites into orbit, all onboard a single rocket.<p>The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) said the milestone launch, from the Sriharikota space centre in the country’s south, overtook the 2014 Russian …

Space Exploration

Crazy CarTube concept puts vehicles in tunnels under cities

You're sitting in a self-driving electric car, crawling through the busy streets of London. Ahead on the road, you see a curved tunnel entrance. You car rolls into it, down a long ramp, and you disappear beneath the city with a line of other smart cars all working together to get you to Heathrow …

Transportation

Shipping Containers Are Becoming 'Home, Sweet Home' All Over the World

An old steel box might not sound like the coziest place to live, but for many people around the world, a humble shipping container means "home, …

Design Zen: How Drawing Can Boost Your Creativity & Happiness

On the heels of the Presidential election and with major holidays approaching, many of us are stressed out. To make things worse, access to the 24/7 …

Some Audi cars can now tell you when the traffic light will change — and its a big move for the auto industry

Audi just become the first automaker to successfully launch a vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication system.<p>Select Audi cars — the A4, Q7, and A4 allroad models built after June 1, 2016 — now come with a timer that will tell you when the light will change when driving in Las Vegas. Audi …

Hyperloop Technologies in talks with government for trial runs in India

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies may have found a new place to perform trial runs: India.<p>Top executive at the American research company says …

India

North Korea 'hacks South's military cyber command'

<b>South Korea's military cyber command, set up to guard against hacking, appears to have been breached by North Korea, the military has said.</b><p>A spokesman told the BBC that classified information was thought to have been stolen, although it is not clear exactly what data was accessed.<p>The North has …

Google helps humans evade CAPTCHA in update

Google is trying to do away with CAPTCHA. Well, not quite. It's trying to make CAPTCHA an undetectable user experience with a new system called Invisible ReCAPTCHA, which uses algorithms to determine whether you're human or not, without any interaction required from you at all.<p>This isn't the tech …

Artificial Intelligence

JLR’s investment will boost green technology and increase take-up of battery-run cars as environmental costs of gas guzzlers rise<p>The technology predated the internal combustion engine, but has never really been in the running since the birth of the Model T. It might not, then, be immediately …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla is powering an entire island with solar energy

The Ta'u microgrid— an energy system with distributed sources, in this case solar and battery — is powered by a 1.4-megawatt solar array, coupled with a six-megawatt hour energy storage system of 60 Tesla Powerpacks. Supposedly, it can continually power the city for three days even when the sun …

Meet The World's Fastest Electric Car

NextEV's 1360 horsepower NIO EP9 electric supercar went around the Nürburgring in 7 minutes and 5 seconds, beating the former EV record by a whopping 17 seconds.<p>Are you ready for a huge number rollercoaster? Because having as many horses as a Koenigsegg One:1 paired with instant torque delivery is …

Sports Cars

Daimler to invest 10 billion euros in electric vehicles - paper | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Luxury carmaker Daimler (DAIGn.DE) is planning to invest up to 10 billion euros (8.83 billion pound) in developing electric vehicles, its research and development head told a German daily.<p>Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler and Head of Mercedes-Benz, attends a news conference in …

Will Trump Unplug the Electric Vehicle Market?

Pretty much everywhere you look in the automotive world, manufacturers are plugging into battery drive technology.<p>One of the key factors driving the push into electrification has been the tough fuel economy mandates adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: 54.5 mpg by 2025. But what if …

This week, a Chinese startup unveiled the world's fastest electric supercar

This week on Dezeen, a Chinese company launched the world's fastest electric car, while Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson teamed up to create a Christmas …

Black Friday Madness in Pictures

England

Inspired by uncle’s death, Kenyan teen develops organ-matching app

Intel’s involvement went deeper, however, with staff volunteering to teach a coding workshop at Caroline’s school, where the pupils were introduced to Intel XDK. Intel XDK is a unified development environment that enables users to design, create, test and deploy HTML5 apps.<p>This proved the …

Review: Honeywell Lyric T5 brings HomeKit and touchscreen control to an entry-level smart thermostat

Honeywell Lyric T5 is the company’s second take at a Wi-Fi thermostat with support for Apple’s HomeKit framework for smart homes. The latest member of Honeywell’s Lyric family of smart thermostats introduces a new design that now includes a touchscreen.<p>Priced at $149.99, Lyric T5 is currently $50 …

Belkin's Valet Charger Power Pack delivers on-the-go juice to your iPhone and Apple Watch simulataneously

Belkin's got another Valet dual charging accessory for iPhones and Apple Watches, but this one's a portable.<p>Earlier this year Belkin launched a new, more affordable dual-charging dock, the Powerhouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone ($100). Now it's got a new portable dual-charging that will …

10 Incredible Gmail Hacks to Make You a Power User

Hey, remember when social media started to get really popular and people kept saying it would be the death of email?<p>Yeah, about that…<p>Email definitely …

Paula’s son wants to try making YouTube videos. Should she find a good camera now, or start with a laptop or a smartphone?<p><i>My son wants to start posting YouTube videos. Can you recommend a decent camera? It will be used for taking videos of himself talking.</i> <b>Paula</b><p>You can use any of a vast range of …

Videography

Car industry shows off cooperation as way to rival technology firms | Reuters

PARIS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Alarmed by the threat posed by Silicon Valley firms developing autonomous driving systems, carmakers at this week’s Paris Motor Show showed signs they are ready to hit back by cooperating in areas where they might have been expected to compete.<p>“This is how the automotive …

Watch 12 Cars Throw Down in World’s Greatest Drag Race 6

11 BDC contenders plus one surprise guest<p>We’ve arrived at the end of Best Driver’s Car Week 2016, and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for the sixth installment of the World’s Greatest Drag Race. By now you already know which car we named Best Driver’s Car, but you don’t know which of the 12 …

In pictures: Photographer captures stunning portraits of women as they orgasm

Lithuanian photographer Albert Pocej has been taking photographs professionally for a decade now. But one night, he had a dream which pointed to what …

A company you've never heard of is quietly leading the driverless-car revolution

NVIDIA (pronounced en-vid-eya) has been around for 23 years, but you may not have heard of it.<p>That's because it's a company working on big projects behind the scenes. It's first foray into the tech world was as a 3D-graphics company, primarily designing the graphics used in video-gaming. But that …

Here's the First Trailer for the Old "Top Gear" Crew's New Show

Mark your calendars. Clarkson, Hammond, and May are back.<p>The return of former <i>Top Gear</i> hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the automotive world. Their new Amazon-backed show, <i>The Grand Tour</i>, has been teased endlessly for months, and …

Top Gear

BMW M2 wins "Best new design of 2016"

The BMW M2 Coupe was voted the “Best new design of 2016” in the compact cars category of the “autonis” poll conducted by “auto motor und sport” in …

Mercedes-Benz shows off the first fully electric heavy urban transport truck

Daimler isn’t about to let Tesla own any more ‘firsts’ in electric transportation; the German company revealed the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck today in Stuttgart, an all-electric truck with a total admissible weight capacity of 26 tonnes (29 U.S. tons), which makes it the first clean energy big rig …

ARM's $31 billion takeover shows that information is king

SoftBank is getting a bargain<p>ARM Holdings, a chip design firm that doesn’t manufacture or sell any chips, has just been bought by SoftBank for a cool $31.4 billion. That’s four times as much as Microsoft paid for Nokia, close to three times Google’s expenditure on Motorola, and an order of …

Elon Musk will be up all night finishing his newest ‘master plan’

It’s definitely, maybe, probably coming.<p>Elon Musk has spent the better part of the last few weeks teasing the public with promises of publishing the second part of his "master plan." But Elon Musk is a busy man! Elon Musk has two (maybe almost three, if you count Solar City) companies to run. He …

10 Places to Find Design Inspiration Online

Creativity is magical, not magic.<p>I wish I could say I came up with that clever adage, but I have the deep dark corners of the Internet to thank for …