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Sony says goodbye to battery business, cuts profit forecast

The company is relying on the PlayStation 4 game console and the PlayStation VR headset to rake in money this year.<p>Sony announced the sale of its battery business on Monday and, at the same time, reduced its profit estimate for the fiscal year.<p>The Japanese tech titan is still looking at the …

Virtual Reality

Earthquakes May Improve The Possibility Of Extraterrestrial Life

In the <i>Star Trek</i> episode “The Devil in the Dark,” the crew of the Enterprise discovered a lifeform living deep within a rocky planetoid. Recent biological discoveries, geological and astronomical observations, and some mathematical calculations suggest that this fiction might be be science.<p>The …

Star Trek

Did a memory experiment really show evidence for psychic abilities?

Here’s a Halloween-themed Mind Game for you. A 2011 psychology study claimed to show evidence for precognition - but had more to say about the state of psychology research than anything paranormal<p>As the great Carl Sagan once put it, “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”*. And as far …

Consciousness

The Venom From This Snake Will Make Your Life a Living Hell

The menacingly beautiful blue coral snake preys on other fast moving, venomous snakes. To immobilize its prey, this reptile employs a particularly …

How Many Planets Can Fit Inside a Star's Habitable Zone?

How many planets can fit into the habitable zone around a star? A group of scientists saw this question posed by a non-scientist on Reddit and …

Universe

3tags.org

Bree Olson describes hardships after leaving adult film industry

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former adult film star Bree Olson has a message for young girls: Don't get into porn.<p>Olson was one of Charlie Sheen's live-in "goddesses" who shared his home with other women during his 2011 meltdown.<p>Olson estimates she was making $30,000 to $60,000 a month in the adult film industry before …

Hair Color

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Oxford University

2016 game release-date calendar

It’s hard to keep track of everything in your life like doctors appointments, anniversaries, and birth days. But, most importantly, you need to know when new video games are coming out. Let us help.<p>This is where we’ll keep track of every game coming out in 2016. We’ll update this post as needed. If …

Even now, with it finally being released, the amount of attention that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has gotten is hard to comprehend. The film is …

Star Wars

You Probably Haven't Heard of This Year's 'Model of the Year'

She's 22, German, and not Kendall Jenner or Gigi Hadid.<p>Today, Models.com Model of the Year Industry Awards–which determines winners with votes from 250 top designers, photographers, hair and makeup artists, casting directors, and editors–announced that this year's highest honor went not to modeling …

Kendall Jenner

The 25 Greatest Moments Of Female Nudity In Hollywood MoviesDesperado

9. Salma Hayek in <i>Desperado</i> (1995)<p>If there’s one thing that putting this list together reminded us, it’s this: Antonio Banderas is a certified pimp. …

NVIDIA's 'mobile supercomputer' can make machines smarter

Hardware developers looking for a quick way to add machine learning to their devices just got some help from Nvidia. The GPU-centric company announced the Jetson TX1 developer module with an emphasis on machine learning. The device could lower the lead time needed to create machines that rely the …

Selena Gomez Is White Hot in Ulyana Sergeenko

<b>Who:</b> Selena Gomez<p><b>Where:</b> The City of Hope’s 2015 Spirit of Life Gala in Santa Monica, California.<p><b>When:</b> Thursday, November 5th<p><b>What:</b> A white Ulyana Sergeenko dress and bold David Webb rings.<p><b>Why:</b> Gomez is skilled at toeing the line between sexy and over the top. This collared number is just one more …

15 Gorgeous Unseen Pictures From India By The Photojournalist Behind “Afghan Girl”

The man behind the famous "Afghan Girl" photo has released a new set of pictures of life in India, spanning three decades.<p>Thirty-seven pictures by American photographer Steve McCurry of everyday life in India are to go on display at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York in November, including many …

India

Solu: the Finnish pocket computer that wants to take over the world

Three ambitious engineers from Finland are bidding to change personal computing with a new portable computer and operating system<p>Personal computers, says entrepreneur Kristoffer Lawson, haven’t changed much in 20 years. It’s still a box, a screen and, if you’re using a desktop, a keyboard.<p>But …

San Francisco

Outcry forces India to amend legislation that would ban deletion of emails, IMs

A draft of the country's encryption policy would have made it mandatory for residents to keep all encrypted data, which includes Gmail and WhatsApp, for 90 days.<p>A wave of outrage over clauses in a draft of its new National Encryption Policy, which seeks to improve India's cybersecurity, has led the …

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Top 10

Ultrathin 'invisibility cloak' can match any background

In the movie "Predator," an alien uses a cloaking device to hide in plain sight, but the effect is far from perfect: The alien's attempt to conceal itself is thwarted by distortions of light bending around it. Now, researchers have built an ultrathin "invisibility cloak" that gets around this …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple's rumored car project is having a "big impact" on Tesla.</b> Apple has reportedly hired many employees from Tesla.<p><b>2. HP intends to cut between 25,000 and 30,000 jobs.</b> It has already let around 51,000 people go.<p><b>3. Google says that it does not want to start producing cars.</b> The company's managing …

Startups

IBM And Chip Designer ARM Want To Monitor Every Device They Can

Cloud computing and mobile chip giants aim to master the Internet of things by crunching data from fitness gear, smart TVs, cars and more.<p>The term “Internet of things” is a bit like “Web 2.0” was a decade ago—a buzzword for some big change in the Internet that no one can clearly describe. But as …

Sensors, Insects, Drones And Sustainable Nitrogen Define Innovation In European AgTech Start Ups

If you can’t digest the whole unicorn concept of $1 billion dollar companies you’ve never heard of, or you’re tired of all those wearable or social robot projects on crowdfunding platforms that never see the light of day, there’s hope. Agtech.<p>Agtech investment is on the rise, nearly doubling in one …

Farming

The New Chip-Equipped Credit Cards: Safer, And (For Now) More Confusing

Credit-card issuers are racing to get new cards with embedded chips into customers’ hands. But merchants aren’t ready for the shift.<p>If you live in the U.S. and have a credit card, you’ve almost certainly received a replacement card out of the blue in the last three months, often paired with an …