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Scientists are raising important questions about the discovery of a new human ancestor

On September 10, scientists announced the truly remarkable discovery of thousands of bones belonging to a previously unknown species of human ancestor.<p>They gave the new species the name <i>Homo naledi</i>, after the Dinaledi chamber of the Rising Star cave where the bones were found.<p>The finding is already …

Billionaire who sold Minecraft to Microsoft is sad and lonely

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Being rich is wonderful.<p>At least that's the assumption the whole world seems to make.<p>The wealthy are today's so-called rock stars, even though the music that emerges from their mouths can sometimes feel …

Loneliness

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This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.<p>"The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state …

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A Marine explains which state would win if the US declared war on itself

<i>We've published the full answer from Quora user Jon Davis, a Marine veteran who is now a writer and blogger on military, veterans, and Middle Eastern affairs. In Oct. 2014, Davis' answer was optioned by a Hollywood producer for a potential television series.</i><p>These are the accounts of the Second …

Del Toro And Kojima Still Want To Work Together

In a recent interview, Guillermo del Toro has said that both he and Hideo Kojima are still in contact and have plans to work together again someday.<p>While this may sound great for fans of the aborted <i>Silent Hills</i>, don’t get too excited just yet as Del Toro explains, “I love working with Kojima-san. …

Get your questions ready for Stephen Hawking's Reddit AMA next week

If you’ve ever wanted to ask Stephen Hawking anything this is your chance. He’ll be taking questions next week on his first-ever Reddit AMA.<p>As …

iOS jailbreakers warned: Lock Saver Free jailbreak tweak installs malicious Trojan files and steals UDIDs

The popular Lock Saver Free jailbreak tweak from ModMyi repo, which is created by developer Dimitar Marinov (aka dmarinov), has reportedly been …

San Francisco introduces pee-repelling walls to reward public urinators with golden showers

Forget the pay wall, San Franciscans have got a lot more to worry about when it comes to technology infiltrating their daily lives.<p>To combat public urinators, SF’s Department of Public Works has announced that it has coated nine different walls around the city with hydrophobic paint so those who …

Ikea is selling a placemat with an unsettling new feature

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Your butt-dials aren't private, appeals court rules

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's a recipe for modern tragedy.<p>As clothes got tighter, phones got bigger. This increased the likelihood that you might make an unknowing call to someone who might like to know exactly what you say to …

U.S. cable networks court YouTube personalities

ANAHEIM, California (Lisa Richwine, Reuters) — For the first time, cable TV network Nickelodeon staged a casting call at VidCon, a convention that draws stars of YouTube and social media like Vine, Instagram and Snapchat and their passionate followers.<p>The Viacom-owned channel’s talent search is one …

Sydney gets world's first e-ink traffic signs

Sydney is now using the world's first outdoor e-ink traffic signs to guide motorists during special events. The city's Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) agency was apparently fed up with the constant chore of changing signs, and developed the tech with a company called Visionect. Like your Kindle, …

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This Pulsar Is Shotgunning Part Of Its Neighbor Out Into Space

Pulsars are kind of like the action stars (pun very much intended) of the universe, bringing crazy force and wild maneuvers to their galaxies and even sometimes hanging out with a blinged-out white dwarf sidekick. Take the star of the latest summer blockbuster featuring the double star system PSR …

Dmail Makes Your Gmail Messages Self-Destruct

Have you ever regretted sending an email, and wished you could take it back? Or maybe you’ve worried about sending confidential information over email – especially after seeing the damage a large-scale email hack can cause, like the one that hit Sony Pictures last year? A new “self-destructing” …

Kepler Telescope Introduces Earth To A Very Distant Cousin

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler Telescope has spotted the first roughly Earth-sized world orbiting in the "Goldilocks zone" of another star – offering perhaps the best bet so far for life elsewhere in the universe.<p>A year on Kepler-452b, which is about 1,400 light years from us in the constellation …

Telescopes

Keep asking Google Maps ‘Are we there yet?’ and just see what happens

Google Maps is one of the most useful apps on your smartphone, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. It turns out Google thinks about Google …

Maps

Get ready, 360-degree video ads are coming to YouTube

We knew these were well on their way, and the time has come. Google is ready to take YouTube video advertising to the next level by introducing support for 360-degree video ads.<p>This peculiar interactive videos were introduced to the most popular video streaming service in the world just last March. …

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You think the Fallout train hack was bad? YOUR GAMES ARE MADE OF LIES

If you have't seen the Fallout 3 train hack in the Broken Steel DLC, then here's a quick primer.<p>That image up there? That's how you add trains to a …

NASA photos of Earth: Comparing the planet 1972 to 2015

The 1972 "Blue Marble" photo of Earth offered a previously unseen view of the world: A single image of the planet lit by the sun. In an instant, the image became iconic.<p>Since that time, many satellite photos of Earth have been taken in different ways and from different views. Usually, because the …

How Does BB-8 Work?

So, how does BB-8 work? What kind of black magic powers it? Well, what we know for sure is that it's not driven by a hamster as some theories …

Xbox One Mouse And Keyboard Support Could Be Gamechanging Or Pointless

Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed yesterday that Microsoft will continue its plan of slowly transforming the Xbox One into a literal living room PC by adding native mouse and keyboard support. On Twitter, he was responding to a query about PC to Xbox One streaming for games (currently only Xbox One …

Satellite Eye on Earth: June 2015 – in pictures

Storms gathering over the Pacific Ocean, the Great Barrier Reef from the space and the sleeping volcanoes of Sahara are among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month<p>On 26 May Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Islands erupted for the first time in 33 …

I used this crazy alternative 'Ubuntu' phone for a month and ended up liking it more than Android

And almost certainly none of them would <i>own</i> an Ubuntu phone, because everyone uses iPhone or Android.<p>Ubuntu is an open-source operating system that only really has a name in IT and developer communities. "Open source" is a special category of software that is free for anyone to use and/or develop, …

Apple blocks users on beta versions of iOS from writing App Store reviews

In a move that will certainly please iOS developers, Apple has finally disabled the ability to write app reviews on the latest beta version of iOS 9. When attempting to review applications in the store, beta users will now be met with a message informing them that the feature is unavailable. The …

Man who survived lightning strike wins $1M jackpot with co-worker

The odds of getting struck by lightning in Canada are less than one in a million.<p>The odds of winning the Atlantic Lotto 6/49 are even worse -- one in …

Meet The Memcomputer: The Brain-Like Alternative to Quantum Computing

This computer works like the brain: It stores and processes info simultaneously.<p>They underpin our economy, all mass communication, and at this point, even most of our government. But make no mistake, scientists are quickly learning that our traditional computers—from your laptop to our most …