Van Forsman

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Analysis: Risk of conflict in East China Sea

<b>China's declaration of an "air-defence identification zone" that extends over disputed islands in the East China Sea is just the latest step in Beijing's effort to assert its claims over the islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.</b><p>US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel described the move …

What Happens To Your Data After You're Dead?

The only things certain in life are death and data.<p>Every year, Facebook cheerfully suggests I reconnect with some friends on their birthdays. I’d certainly like to, but there’s a glaring complication: these particular friends are dead.<p>The grieving process being one of the most human of them all, it …

Clean 1983 Bertone X1/9

This 1983 Bertone X1/9 has been completely restored in its great looking original color scheme, and despite the ugly DOT bumpers is one of the nicest …

'Peak Car' and the Beginning of the End of the Commute

Traffic is one of those things, like sea levels and our working memory, that we just assume are getting worse with time. Unless we live in a …

New, Massive Solar Power Plant Goes Online in Japan

Japan was once colloquially known as the Land of the Rising Sun, and it can't be only environmentalists hoping that a country with such a moniker …

Chefs Feed wants to become the hottest online hub for chefs and food lovers (exclusive)

When eating in restaurants, the ambiance matters, the service matters, your dining companions matter, but the single most important thing is the food.<p>Chefs Feed launched a web version of its food guide today, which features a tantalizing array of local dishes recommended by the city’s top chefs.<p>“We …

9 Reasons the Xbox One Is Better Than The PS4 (list)

Both Next Gen consoles are on their way to market and with what we know of their specs, there isn’t much outside of brand name and chassis design to …

SkyRunner Is The Ultimate Recreational Sports Vehicle (video)

Get ready to head out on the open road (and air) for lots of adventures when you’re riding around in the SkyRunner! Part all-terrain buggy, part …

5 Reasons to Upgrade to the New MacBook Pros with Retina Display (list)

Apple just released two new MacBook Pro models with 13-inch and 15-inch Retina displays that improve upon their predecessors in several notable ways …

Here are all the rumors about how Apple might bridge the gap between tablets and laptops

As everyone knows by now, a storm is raging in the world of personal computing. PC sales are down and mobile devices like phones and tablets are the culprit. PC makers are trying to regain lost territory by offering “convertibles”—Frankenstein’s monsters that combine the worst traits of the laptop …

How IBM is making computers more like your brain. For real

ZURICH, Switzerland -- Despite a strong philosophical connection, computers and brains inhabit separate realms in research. IBM, though, believes the time is ripe to bring them together.<p>Through research projects expected to take a decade, Big Blue is using biological and manufactured forms of …

Graphics Chips Help Process Big Data Sets in Milliseconds - MIT Technology Review

New software can use the graphics processors found on everyday computers to process torrents of data more quickly than is normally possible, opening …

A plan to turn every lightbulb into an ultra-fast alternative to Wi-Fi

Current wireless networks have a problem: The more popular they become, the slower they are. Researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai have just become the latest to demonstrate a technology that transmits data as light instead of radio waves, which gets around the congestion issue and could be …

10 awesome OS X design concepts you have to see

Apple’s newest version of OS X is just around the corner, with many placing bets that it will be released to consumers next week at the company’s October 22 media event.<p>All signs point to it: OS X Mavericks was upgraded to Gold Master status earlier this month and released to developers, which …

IBM's Watson is better at diagnosing cancer than human doctors

IBM's Watson -- the language-fluent computer that beat the best human champions at a game of the US TV show <i>Jeopardy!</i> -- is being turned into a tool …

Amazing Inventors You've Never Heard Of

Seventy-five years ago this week, Xerography was born. Most of us have taken this technology for granted all our lives, but in the late 1930s, it was a truly radical invention that had no relation to anything that had come before it, including photography. Xerography’s inventor, Chester Carlson, …

Nearly 75 Percent of the UK Can Now Access 30Mbps+ Broadband Speeds

The UK telecoms watchdog Ofcom has revealed that nearly three quarters (73 percent) of the UK can now access ‘superfast’ broadband speeds of 30Mbps or above, marking a nearly 10 percent increase since 2012.<p>Revealed today in Ofcom’s annual Infrastructure Report update, which used data collected up …

Mac hardware VP heads to Tesla to develop new vehicles

Tesla has grabbed top talent from Apple's Mac hardware team to help lead the development of new high-tech vehicles. Doug Field, who served as Apple's vice president of Mac hardware engineering, will now be Tesla's vice president of vehicle programs. Though he may not be one of the big faces at …

If US states want to really put 3.3 million electric cars on the road, they should listen to Elon Musk

California, New York and six other US states announced yesterday they would collaborate to put 3.3 million electric cars on the road by 2025, by promoting the installation of charging stations and encouraging ownership of zero-emission vehicles. (Separately, the federal government has set a target …

Data Shows Google’s Robot Cars Are Smoother, Safer Drivers Than You or I - MIT Technology Review

Data gathered from Google’s self-driving Prius and Lexus cars shows that they are safer and smoother when steering themselves than when a human takes …

World View Wants To Take You To Space Without Rockets

For private citizens who want to go into space, the options are pretty limited right now. In the near future, though, that’s bound to change, as a number of companies are actively working on offering manned commercial space flight. Among those companies, though, probably one of the most intriguing …

Project Loon: Google's stratospheric Internet plan

The technology giant is launching another one of its 'moonshot' projects, an attempt to beam down wireless Internet signals to remote and rural communities with poor access to broadband connections

How IBM's Watson Will Change The Way We Work

General Chuck Yeager is a living legend—a flying ace in World War II, the first man to break the sound barrier and a pioneer of the Space Program. Yet, to achieve what he did, he needed not just skill and courage, but also to evolve and adapt to a new era.<p>When Yeager started out pilots were macho …

How Researchers Map The Future Of Innovation

<i>This article is part of ReadWrite Future Tech, an annual series where we explore how technologies that will shape our lives in the years and decades to come are grounded in the innovation and research of today.</i><p>In 1991, the United States Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, the research arm of …

Now There’s A Google Glass Store

Just ahead of the arrival of its first redesign, Google Glass has an online shop. Not that you will be able to buy the glasses there, however, merely the accessories that go with it. And to that end, the site is only accessible to early adopters of the headset, that rare sub-species of <i>homo sapiens</i> …

Elon Musk Just Made It FREE For Tesla Owners To Drive From San Diego To Vancouver

Tesla has placed super fast electric vehicle chargers up and down the coast. Owners of its Model S cars can use them for free.<p>These superchargers work 20-times faster than the typical EV charger, Tesla says. So a half-charge of a battery takes about 20 minutes, it says. Presumably that means it …

The Top 7 Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2014

Strap yourself in, it’s going to be a wild ride. In considering the changes we’ve seen in technology over the past year, I’m bracing myself for unprecedented growth when it comes to anytime, anywhere, on-demand information and entertainment.<p>Based on the trends we’ve seen so far in 2013, I predict …