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How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Drugs Better and Faster

Existing genetic analyses just aren’t powerful enough<p>When researchers used to try to diagnose and treat diseases, they would often search for one mutation on a single gene that was causing the problem. Or maybe they would look for average effects of a mutation that led to a disease across the …

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

3 investing tips from a Vanguard expert

When it comes to investing, my message to Millennials is simple: get your investment priorities straight.<p>My parents told me that when I started investing, and it's served me well. Even though the markets and economy were quite different 25 years ago when I started my career, the message is enduring.<p>…

Small Friends

Large Hadron Collider captures incredibly rare particle decay for the first time

Experts say findings will help guide the quest to explain what physics cannot<p>For the first time, scientists at CERN have observed extremely rare leftovers from subatomic particles. The observations support a fundamental theory of particle physics, according to a paper published today in the journal</i> …

Gmail’s New Login Screens Hints At A Future Beyond Passwords

Google quietly rolled out a new login screen for Gmail this week, and not everyone is happy with the update.<p>Where before, Gmail users would enter their username and password on the same page, the new login flow separates this process. Now, you’ll first enter your username, then be directed to a …

Yes, 10-core smartphones will be a thing in 2016

When MediaTek first launched an octa-core mobile processor back in late 2013, many folks -- including Qualcomm -- called it a gimmick, but said feature has since become quite popular amongst device manufacturers, to the point where Qualcomm eventually had to come up with its very own octa-core …

Google's self-driving cars have been in 11 accidents, but none were the car's fault

Shortly after the release of an AP report asserting that Google's self-driving cars have been involved in four accidents since last September, the company published a post on <i>Backchannel</i> today — the Medium-based publication from former <i>Wired</i> writer Steven Levy — to dive into more detail on all the …

CHIP is a $9 Raspberry Pi killer

The Raspberry Pi was definitely a game changer when it hit shelves at only $35. But CHIP is hoping to make the Pi look positively pricey by comparison. The Kickstarter campaign has already blown way past its $50,000 goal. In fact, at the time of this writing its approaching $500,000. Like the Pi, …

Here's what Google looks for in job candidates to see if they'll fit in

Google has a reputation for being a laid-back company that operates more like a network of startups than a corporation.<p>But, according to Google's human resources chief Laszlo Bock, you don't need to stress out about fitting in too much during your job interview with Google.<p>Just make sure you're …

Employment

99 problems: Why Jay Z's Tidal streaming service became a train wreck

Tidal, the music streaming service bought for $56 million and relaunched by Jay Z earlier this year, seemed like it had everything going for it in …

Alicia Keys

Google could launch its wireless service on Wednesday

Google is close to launching its own wireless service and may officially reveal it on Wednesday, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. As previously leaked, the service is said to run on Sprint and T-Mobile's networks, and only work on the Nexus 6 (above) at first; the phone is expected to be able …

The 10 most beautiful cars money can buy

Cars are more than just a means to get from point a to point b. They can be works of rolling automotive art. Legendary designers such as Marcello Gandini, Giorgetto Giugiaro, and more recently Ian Callum are artistic geniuses as much as they're "car guys."<p>While beauty is without a doubt purely in …

Vector smartwatches promise a 30-day battery life

Tag Heuer's Android Wear device wasn't the only smartwatch at this year's Baselworld. Other devices were also shown and launched during the annual luxury watch fair in Switzerland, including the new Vector Watch. It's slated to come out in two different shapes -- Luna with a round face and Meridian …

Wearable Tech

Racing, from a drone’s point of a view: a day with UAV advocate Raphael Pirker

There is a zen moment when you are flying a drone in the first-person perspective when the ground drops away and the camera stabilizes. There is a …

Why deep learning is at least inspired by biology, if not the brain

As deep learning continues gathering steam among researchers, entrepreneurs and the press, there’s a loud-and-getting-louder debate about whether its …

Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil a new kind of battery to power your home

The eccentric CEO said the product will be ready for production in a matter of months<p>Tesla didn't ship nearly as many cars this quarter as it had projected, but CEO Elon Musk remained upbeat during today's earnings call as he let some details slip about a brand new product. According to Musk, the …

Google's 3D-sensing Project Tango is no longer an experiment

Yet another project is graduating from experiment to proper part of Google. Only two weeks ago, Glass left the confines of the Skunk Works-like Google X and became its own division headed up by Nest co-founder Tony Fadell. Now Project Tango, the 3D-sensing and -mapping concept, is moving on from …

Swyp is yet another one-card wallet vying for your attention

High-tech cards that store all your credit, gift and loyalty card info haven't exactly made it big yet, but the competition's already heating up. The newest entry in the race is called Swyp: a metallic device with a screen that transforms into the card you want to use when you need it, so long as …

Sling TV preview: Does this $20-a-month cord-cutter service work as promised?

Sling TV, a $20-a-month service for cord-cutters, made quite the debut earlier this month, winning our Best of CES award amid a flood of attention from press and customers alike. But can the app really live up to its promise to "Take Back TV"? I've had access to the beta for a few days, allowing me …

Secret US cybersecurity report: encryption vital to protect private data

The NSA files,Encryption,UK security and counter-terrorism,Technology,Espionage,World news,Surveillance,GCHQ,UK news,NSA,US news,MI5,MI6,David Cameron,Politics<p>Newly uncovered Snowden document contrasts with British PM’s vow to crack down on encrypted messaging after Paris attacks<p>A secret US …

What Is It Like To Work As A Programmer For Riot?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is it like to work as a programmer for a company like Blizzard or Riot?</i><p><i>Answer by Michael Shao, software engineer, gamer, nerd, on Quora</i><p>I was a “Software Engineering Intern” for Riot Games this past summer (May to August 2014), so hopefully my post …

Poker program Cepheus is unbeatable, claim scientists

Cepheus learned poker by playing over a billion billion hands – more than have been played in the entirety of human history<p>It may not win every hand it is dealt, but over time, no one can beat Cepheus, a computer program that scientists claim plays a near-perfect game of poker.<p>Unveiled in Canada on …

Poker

Google to FCC: if the internet is a Title II utility, let us expand Fiber

Verizon famously said that if the FCC heeds President Obama's urging and declares the internet a Title II utility, it would cause "great harm to an open Internet, competition and innovation." But exactly the opposite of that may happen, according to a letter from Google to the FCC. Mountain View …

Telecoms

Leaked NSA Documents Reveal How To Hide From The NSA

If you want a truly anonymous life, then maybe it's time you learned about Tor, CSpace and ZRTP.<p>These three technologies could help people hide their activities from the National Security Agency, according to NSA documents newly obtained from the archive of former contractor Edward Snowden by the …

With Cortana on Windows 10, Microsoft's bringing its virtual assistant full circle

After watching early footage of Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana in Windows 10 (below), its impending takeover of the Microsoft Borg seems inevitable. There's a lot riding on Cortana, after all. After being released in the U.S. earlier this year, it's now slowly rolling out across the globe. …

HP's newest laptop is sexy, but you can't buy it until next year

Last week we ran our review of the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, a 13-inch laptop that weighs a scant 2.6 pounds and measures just half an inch thick. It was impressive, to be sure, but it won't be the last: Thanks to Intel's new Core M chips, we're about to see a ton of impossibly thin notebooks. The latest …

DNA smeared on a rocket survives re-entry and tells of life's origins

Well, would you look at that: scientists have discovered that DNA can make it through the hellish ordeal of atmospheric re-entry after all. German and Swiss researchers dotted a rocket's grooves and screw heads with fragments of genetic blueprints to see how they'd fare in situations that could've …

Plant-based gel can stop traumatic bleeding in seconds

When bleeding from a traumatic injury begins, time is of the essence. VetiGel, a new plant-based gel that can be applied either to skin or soft organs, halts bleeding rapidly and could thus save lives on the battlefield and elsewhere. For now, it's starting to roll out to veterinary clinics.<p>Joe …

New Details On The Next Version Of Windows Are Coming Soon

The company reportedly plans to hold an event towards the end of January that will focus on Windows 10's everyday consumer features rather than enterprise functionality.<p>Microsoft initially previewed Windows 10 at an event in San Fransisco in September, where it said the Consumer Preview would …