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7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

This Video About The Scale of Black Holes Will Crush Your Poor, Tiny Brain

We were not prepared for this.<p>Black holes are vast, matter-annihilating objects that seem to defy physics by their very existence. They're so weird, …

blackholes

Cloudflare makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history

If you're privacy-minded, you probably aren't thrilled that governments seem hell-bent on giving internet providers free rein over your browsing data. Cloudflare just gave you a tool to fight back, however. It launched 1.1.1.1, a free Domain Name System service (the technology that translates IP …

Privacy

AT&T to launch 5G in U.S. by late 2018

(Reuters) - AT&T Inc (T.N), the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier, said it would launch fifth-generation (5G) mobile network service in a dozen cities in the United States by late 2018, after international wireless standards for the network were finalised last month.<p>FILE PHOTO: An AT&T logo and …

Los Angeles

U.S. Passport Changes Are Coming in 2018

The little book will stay blue, don't worry.<p>Americans have applied for passports en masse this year—more than 21 million new little blue books were projected, says the State Department—and the number is expected to match that in 2018.<p>Why the rush? A lot of passports were up for renewal: Remember in …

Bitcoin Storms Wall Street

Bitcoin traders have no time to pop the champagne anymore.<p>The crypto-rocket shot past $11,000 last week just hours after eclipsing $10,000, which …

Wall Street

Flipboard Accounts

Jeff Bezos built a huge rocket engine and now Elon Musk has real competition

Behold six glorious seconds of the most powerful natural-gas powered rocket engine you’ve ever seen:<p>This engine was built by Blue Origin, the space company owned and funded by Amazon founder and drone video enthusiast Jeff Bezos. This represents a triumph for Blue Origin: Rocket engines that use …

Space Travel

A bunch of supercars gather for a drag race, Tesla destroys them all

No matter how hard the gas guzzlers try, they still cannot win against a Tesla in a quarter mile drag race.<p>Need proof? Check out the latest edition …

Tesla

A former US Navy SEAL tweeted his solution to the North Korean crisis — and it just might work

When Jocko Willink‏, a former US Navy SEAL who is now an author and occasional Business Insider contributor, was asked on Twitter how he would handle the North Korean crisis, he gave an unexpected answer that one expert said just might work.<p>Willink's proposal didn't involve any covert special …

Astronomers detect 15 signals from mysterious object in distant galaxy

While looking for signs of intelligent life in the universe, astronomers have detected 15 fast radio bursts from a distant galaxy.<p>These poorly …

Google Lens turns your phone into a super-intelligent camera

Google's image-recognition AI just got way smarter.<p>The company announced a new computer-vision platform, Google Lens, which could give our smartphone …

Google Lens

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Samsung unveils CHG90, its 49-inch ultrawide curved monitor

Ultrawide really means ultrawide.<p>Samsung came out with a new 49-inch QLED gaming monitor on Friday — and it's basically like an actual TV.<p>The CHG90 …

Two Physicists Say Time Travel Is Mathematically Possible

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Physics

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Communication without particle transmission.<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called …

Quantum Physics

Microsoft makes three more cognitive services generally available

Microsoft is rolling out more of its Cognitive Services programming interfaces, which provide developers with a way to add face recognition, computer …

A Nexus 5X user upgraded his device to 4GB of RAM and everything still works

Google and LG’s Nexus 5X was never meant to be the best Android device on the market when it launched in 2015, but it accomplished its goal of being a spiritual successor to the popular Nexus 5. However, it wasn’t without shortcomings. Most were easy to look past, but LG’s decision to limit RAM to …

NASA Just Unveiled Plans For Its Moon-Orbiting Spaceport: Deep Space Gateway

Stargate is real.<p>NASA's goal of getting humanity to Mars has been developing for years, but while the space agency has been busily building and …

Space Exploration

The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion. That makes it a "unicorn" in Silicon Valley terms.<p>Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round. Fortune previously reported that the startup was looking …

SpaceX, In Another First, Recovers $6 Million Nose Cone From Reused Falcon 9

On Thursday, SpaceX successfully launched a previously-used rocket, a historic first that puts the company firmly on the path towards its promise of …

You Can Actually Use Samsung's New Phone Like a Desktop. It Will Be Huge for Travelers

The brand new Samsung Galaxy S8 will work like a desktop. Here's why that matters.<p>It's a brilliant new phone with an edge-to-edge screen (almost).<p>There's an A.I. assistant on-board called Bixby that can identify objects when you use the camera--say, if you want to find out about local places to eat.<p>…

newphone

May triggers article 50 with warning of consequence for UK

Theresa May has told parliament that she accepts Brexit will carry consequences for the UK, as a letter delivered to Brussels began a two-year countdown to Britain’s departure from the EU.<p>The prime minister made a speech on triggering article 50 minutes after the European council president, Donald …

Great Britain

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

SpaceX may be about to drastically cut the cost of launching stuff into orbit

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by tech mogul Elon Musk, is poised to make good on its promise to slash the cost of launching things into space.<p>In December 2015, SpaceX did something no commercial aerospace company had done before: It launched a satellite into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, …

Trump renews NASA mission for human space travel, deep space exploration

President Trump put NASA on course for a mission to Mars and beyond Tuesday, signing a bill that authorized boosting the agency’s current year budget …

Trump Signs Bill Authorizing NASA Funding, Mars Exploration

Just under $20 billion for NASA.<p>President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Tuesday that updates NASA's mission to add exploration of Mars and authorizes $19.5 billion in spending for the U.S. space agency for the current budget year.<p>It's the first time in seven years that there has been an …

Synaptics CEO believes the human-machine interface isn’t perfected yet

Synaptics likes to stay in touch with the way that people interact with devices. The company makes touchscreen, touchpad, display components, and fingerprint identification technologies.<p>Because of that, it likes to stay on the leading edge of thinking around how humans interact with machines. For …

Nissan is placing Cortana in the passenger seat

At the CES consumer electronics conference in Las Vegas today, Nissan announced that, as part of Microsoft’s existing partnership with the Renault-Nissan Alliance, it’s working with Microsoft around the use of the Cortana virtual assistant and other services that are part of a new Connected Vehicle …

EmDrive: Has the 'impossible' technology started a new space race between US and China? - IBTimes India

The controversial EmDrive space propulsion engine technology is said to function without any rocket fuel and aid astronomers in space travel much …