Alexandre Ferreira

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Google Launches Street View App

The world in the palm of your hand.<p>Google has launched a handy app version of its groundbreaking Street View service. Through an announcement this weekend by Charles Armstrong, Product Manager at Google Maps, the company revealed that iOS and Android users will now be able to “tour immersive …

Google Maps

Future phones could zap motion sickness away with electricity

Motion sickness can make road trips and carnival rides less fun or even, in really bad cases, turn them into an absolute nightmare. The solution to that, according to a group of researchers at Imperial College London? A zap of electricity to the brain. The team strapped subjects during their …

Artificially Intelligent Robot Tells Creator It Will Keep Humans "In a People Zoo"

<b>Android Dick is a robot created in the likeness of the science fiction writer, Philip K. Dick.</b> Android Dick is an attempt to create thinking and …

YotaPhone 2 gets whiter, cheaper and Lollipopier

The YotaPhone 2, with AMOLED on the front and E Ink on the back, is already quite a striking handset thanks to its dual-screen design. Though not striking enough, apparently, or at least not as openly eccentric as the new, white version of the device launching today. And a different color scheme …

Google Says Its Self-Driving Cars Drive Better Than You

Google has been testing self-driving cars for years. Six years in fact, with a fleet of 20+ self-driving cars, which have self-driven almost a million miles over that period — and are now averaging around 10,000 self-driven miles per week.<p>So how many accidents have Google’s autonomous rides got …

BitTorrent's messaging service goes wide, adds ephemeral options

Last we heard of BitTorrent's chat client, Bleep, it was just debuting. Today the news is that the secure messaging client is moving from open alpha to a release aimed at the general Android and iOS owning public. With it comes peer-to-peer messaging with the ability to communicate -- even sending …

Graphene produces a working 3D holographic display

A wide viewing angle, full-colour, holographic 3D display has been built using graphene-based materials.<p>Since "Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only hope" hit the big screens in 1977's "Star Wars," we've been dreaming of a full-3D holographic display. Mastering the technology isn't easy, though. We've …

Graphene

Inside Nasa’s giant rocket factory

It’s been decades since Nasa has had a rocket powerful enough to reach to the Moon – and beyond. But now the agency is building one that could venture even further into space. Richard Hollingham pays it a visit.<p>If you remember one fact from this story, make it this: America’s new rocket will be …

Space Exploration

Forget Solar Panels: This Sun-Powered Light Doesn’t Need Electricity

A simple coating to a building’s windows can redirect incoming sunlight to where it’s needed–say, on a ceiling for an ambient glow or to a desk fixture so you can get to work.<p>Picture a dark, windowless office–the sort of depressing scene where telemarketers sit in cubicles or Peggy Olson first …

Google wins book-scanning case: judge finds “fair use,” cites many benefits

Advertisement<p>39 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Google(s goog) has won a resounding victory in its eight-year copyright battle with the Authors Guild over the …