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'The Last Jedi' will be the best-reviewed Star Wars film of all time

I have a <i>good</i> feeling about this.<p><i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> will screen for the first time, anywhere, at Saturday night's premiere at the cavernous …

Lamborghini and MIT team up on battery-free electric supercar

Lamborghini is working with engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a new all-electric supercar that won't have batteries.<p>Instead, the body of the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept car, made from exotic carbon nanotubes, would be used as a supercapacitor. Supercapacitors store …

Lamborghini

Avast reckons CCleaner malware infected 2.27M users

Users of a free software tool designed to optimize system performance on Windows PCs and Android mobile devices got a nasty shock this morning when Piriform, the company which makes the CCleaner tool, revealed in a blog post that certain versions of the software had been compromised by hackers — …

Disability

'Star Wars: Episode IX' and the New 'Indiana Jones' Movie Just Got Release Dates

There has been an awakening in the Force.<p>Disney on Tuesday announced the release date for <i>Star Wars: Episode IX</i> — plus the fifth installment of the</i> …

Star Wars

Dutch man sleeps with Rembrandt's The Night Watch

<b>A Dutch teacher has won the chance of a lifetime - to sleep under the gaze of The Night Watch.</b><p>Stefan Kasper became the first person, apart from the odd security guard, to spend a night alone with Rembrandt's masterpiece at Amsterdam's world famous Rijksmuseum this week.<p>And all Mr Kasper had to do …

Museums

Universities finally realize that Java is a bad introductory programming language

CS 106A is Stanford University’s introductory programming course. The module – which is also available to view on YouTube – introduces the fundamentals of coding in an accessible way, and lays the foundations for future growth.<p>Throughout its existence, the course was taught using the Java …

The Failed Experiment That Changed The World

In science, we don’t simply perform experiments willy-nilly. We don’t put things together at random and ask, “what happens if I do this?” We examine the phenomena that exist, the predictions our theories make, and look for ways to test them in ever-greater detail. Sometimes, they give extraordinary …

Physics

Our Universe is too vast for even the most imaginative sci-fi

As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly human in character. No …

Universe

Best mobile games of 2017

Dungeons and Dragons

Trump Intensifies His Attacks on Journalists and Condemns F.B.I. ‘Leakers’

WASHINGTON — President Trump turned the power of the White House against the news media on Friday, escalating his attacks on journalists as “the enemy of the people” and berating members of his own F.B.I. as “leakers” who he said were putting the nation at risk.<p>In a speech to the Conservative …

Donald Trump

Potentially 'undefeatable' ad blocker looks at content, not code

Facebook may have just lost its war on ad blockers. That is, if a new method developed by Princeton and Stanford researchers is implemented into a widely available blocker. Computer scientist Arvind Narayanan and his colleagues detailed unveiled a tool that detects ads the same way humans would, by …

Digital Advertising

Engineers on Google's self-driving car project were paid so much that they quit

Google has spent a lot of money on its self-driving car project, now spun off into a new entity called Waymo. Much of that money has gone to engineers and other staff, according to a new report from <i>Bloomberg</i>. In order to keep self-driving staffers happy — and, presumably, from leaving the company …

Autonomous Cars

This Is Not Normal

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Kristen Stewart co-wrote an academic paper about artificial intelligence

The paper outlines the use of neural style transfer in Stewart's directorial debut, "Come Swim", which is about to premiere at Sundance Film Festival. Neural style transfer turns normal images into impressionist art, and is used by popular photo app Prisma.<p>The paper, first spotted by Quartz, is …

Artificial Intelligence

These Are All the Ways Alton Brown Makes (Perfect) Eggs

It's no secret that Alton Brown has amazing recipes. And when it comes to cooking eggs, he's your go-to source for mastering the perfect techniques for scrambled, poached, over easy — you name it. If you've long been searching for a comprehensive guide to all things eggs, consider this breakdown of …

Japan’s tsunami warning system worked well in today’s major earthquake

The quake was an aftershock of the massive 2011 temblor<p>At 5:59AM local time Tuesday morning, a magnitude 7.4 earthquake shook the east coast of Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued tsunami warnings and evacuation orders soon after the quake hit, warning of possible 10-foot waves. The quake …

Meteorology

Libya's government faces forced currency devaluation

Fayez al-Serraj’s administration faces credibility crisis over row with central bank on how to revive the economy<p>The government of near-bankrupt Libya faces the threat of a forced devaluation of the country’s currency and an end to fuel subsidies, in a move that could spark a wave of popular anger …

Africa
Flying

Funny Google Search Tricks and Secrets(Best Collections-2016)

Unless you’re living a life without technology, <b>Google</b> is used by almost everyone. Last month around 12 billion searches was made through Google by …

Microsoft is closing its Skype offices in London and shedding 400 jobs

Microsoft has announced it is closing Skype's offices in London.<p>The tech giant, which paid $8.5 billion (£6.5bn) for Skype in 2011, will shut down …

European Union

The iPhone 7 Plus is reportedly "hissing" at owners

Reports have surfaced that the iPhone 7 Plus makes an audible hissing noise whenever under intense strain.<p>The first person to point out the defect was Stephen Hackett, of the blog 512 Pixels. He first noticed the defect while restoring his phone from iCloud. Hackett eventually realized that the …

A Coca-Cola 9/11 Tribute Is Getting Slammed on Twitter

<i>This story has been updated to reflect a response from Coca-Cola.</i><p>On September 11, 2001, the Twin Towers in New York City were destroyed. 15 years …

Coca-Cola

It's a mewsical: First ever album aimed at cats set to be released by major label

A leading music label is set to release a new album created specifically for cats.<p>Music for Cats will be released by Universal Music in October, and will be the first time a leading label has produced an album not designed for human listening.<p>It contains five combinations of sounds and classical …

Pets

Stop what you’re doing and buy these $38 headphones

The Carbo Tenore could cost ten times as much and they’d still be a steal<p>Words fail me. I’ve seen — or, more accurately put, <i>heard</i> — the audio price-performance curve shattered into tiny little pieces and I’m still reeling from it. The Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT earphones from Japan’s Zero Audio are …

Consumer Tech

A Bolt of Lightning Has Killed 323 Reindeer in Norway

A single lightning strike is believed to have killed more than 300 reindeer in Norway.<p>A total of 323 reindeer were found dead in the southern part of …

Paragliding

US parents largely unaware of what their children do online, research finds

New study points to a ‘digital disconnect’ between children and adults, with only 13% of teens thinking their parents understood the extent of their internet use<p>The parents of America’s digitally literate teenagers are largely in the dark about their children’s internet activity, new research has …

Teens

Found: An Earth-sized planet 4.2 light years away that could have conditions for life

Pale blue dot, meet pale red dot.<p>Astronomers have spent decades scouring the skies looking for Earth-sized planets around distant stars. And now they've found one, sitting smack in the habitable zone of our nearest stellar neighbor.<p>Proxima b, described Wednesday in the journal Nature, could be one …

Michigan Couple Sues Creators of Pokémon Go, Says It Turned Their Neighborhood Into a 'Nightmare'

A Michigan couple filed a class action lawsuit last week against Pokémon Go creator Niantic, along with the Pokémon Company and Nintendo, alleging …

Pokémon

Stephen Hawking: Donald Trump Appeals to ‘Lowest Common Denominator’

LONDON — Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking said Tuesday that the popularity of Donald Trump is beyond even his understanding.<p>The author of “A Brief History of Time” was asked in an interview whether his knowledge of the universe meant he could explain the presumptive Republican nominee's appeal.<p>…

Donald Trump

America's nuclear missiles are still controlled by floppy disk

Thankfully, the Department of Defense is slowly updating their systems. “The floppy drives are scheduled to be replaced with secure digital devices by the end of 2017,” said Henderson.<p>The report said that the Pentagon was planning to fully replace the system by the end of 2020. But, there are …