Vlad Prykhodko

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Tesla’s latest Autopilot demo shows us what a Model S ‘sees’ in real time

Tesla over the weekend released a pair of videos which demonstrate, in real time, what the company’s Autopilot software ‘sees’ when it’s driving …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

Anti-Muslim activists in the United States were operating in a “post-truth era” and putting out “alternative facts” long before...<p>On July 8, 2018, …

Salisbury District Hospital

5 under-the-radar movies to watch on Netflix

When you think of Netflix these days, you probably think of awesome original series such as <i>House of Cards, Stranger Things</i> and <i>Narcos</i>. But Netflix is …

World’s First Artificial Neuron: IBM’s Breakthrough Uses Phase-Change Material

For computer scientists, creation of neuromorphic systems — those inspired by and modeled after the way neurons in the human brain are structured — …

Stocks Edge Lower as Oil Prices Fall and Fed Meeting Looms

Federal Reserve’s statement will be parsed for clues about future action on interest rates<p>A drop in oil prices weighed on energy shares, though moves in major stock indexes were muted as investors waited for hints from the Federal Reserve on when it will begin to raise interest rates.<p>The U.S. …

Stock Markets

Want to watch a film on a plane? Bring your tablet, say airlines

A transatlantic service from Gatwick is launching without seatback screens, with content to be streamed directly to passengers’ devices<p>Grab your iPads, travellers. The in-flight TV screen is set to become a thing of the past on long-haul flights from the UK, with airlines claiming that passengers …

Long Haul

The force awakens (in Ukraine): Darth Vader statue replaces Lenin monument

Artist converts Vladimir Lenin statue in Odessa into a monument to the Star Wars villain and it’s not the first time the George Lucas film has invaded politics<p>In Odessa, Ukraine, the force really has been awakened with a statue of Vladimir Lenin being converted into one of the dark lord himself, …

Three Words: Self. Destructing. Drone.

Imagine a team of commandos, cut off in rugged terrain. The futuristic drone ICARUS drops them their supplies, then pulls a disappearing act. This is …

Hong Kong Investor Buys 65% Of Russia’s Yota, Maker Of Dual-Screen Android Phones, For $100M

Yota Devices, the Russian company that sells two-screened Android smartphones, has a new owner after shareholder Telconet Capital sold its majority 64.9 percent holding to Hong Kong-listed REX Global Entertainment for $100 million, according to a regulatory filing.<p>Yota caught the attention with a …

Hong Kong

How the Cutting Edge of Virtual Reality Is Making the Real World Seem Boring

In the television series <i>Star Trek</i>, virtual reality-chambers called "holodecks" take humans into computer-generated worlds where they interact with avatars -- and with each other. Imagine being able to visit a distant planet or Tahiti during your lunch break. In <i>Star Trek</i>, holodecks come into …

London's future black cabs are going green

In a few years, the familiar hum of diesel engines powering London's black cabs will begin to be replaced by the whirring motors of more efficient vehicles. The London Taxi Company, which for time immemorial has built the overwhelming majority of the capital's Hackney carriages, today unveiled its …

Games for Change 2015 award finalists include Never Alone, This War of Mine, Bounden

Games for Change, the non-profit group that "facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts," announced the finalists for this year's Games for Change Awards, recognizing eight digital games.<p>Those eight games …

Researchers assemble comprehensive map of human epigenome

Virtually every cell in the body carries an identical genome. But how is it possible that each of the body's 200 different types of specialized cells …

DNA

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

'The Order: 1886' Review: Good Knight, Good Luck

I’m deeply ambivalent about <i>The Order: 1886.</i><p>Some people will say you’ll either love or you’ll hate this game—but it’s not at all that simple.<p>This is a game I both loved and hated.<p>On the one hand, <i>The Order: 1886</i> is something of a classic single-player video game. There is no tacked-on multiplayer. …

Large Hadron Collider Quiz: Are you ready for Run 2?

CERN will restart its physics rollercoaster in May, at higher energies than ever before. But are you ready for it? Have you learned the lessons of Run 1? What the hell is that thing in the picture? Take this quiz to find out!

Physics

An In-depth Look At Energous, Its IPO, And Its Disruptive Approach To Wireless Power

<i>updated on January 28 to provide more detail on Tom Iwanski’s departure from Energous’s management team</i><p>George Holmes had decided he was done with wireless power companies when a friend asked him to check out a little startup based in Pleasanton, CA. “It’s the best wireless power deal on the …

Wireless Charging

What India Will and Won't Allow for Air Force One

<b>New Delhi:</b> When President Barack Obama arrives in India on January 25, it will be in Air Force One- that jetliner so advanced and iconic that it has …

Firefox is getting VR features that work with Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift developers can now just use Firefox Nightly instead of downloading a completely separate build, as its newest version comes with web VR capabilities. Mozilla's been developing virtual reality features for the web for quite some time now, but it initially decided to load APIs onto a …

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …