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Smart cities are the future—and Tel Aviv is showing the world how it's done

Smart cities, digital cities, virtual cities, connected cities. Are these just trendy buzzwords? Perhaps. But these types of cities are supported by infrastructure that is more than bricks and mortar.<p>These cities are smart (thoughtful, people-centric), digital (driven by data acquisition, measured, …

Smart Cities

This YouTuber Fixes Ugly Websites and It's Really Satisfying

Refactoring UI is a YouTube series which takes poorly designed UI and gives it the fairy godmother treatment.<p>For me, the difference between a good user interface and a bad user interface makes and breaks a product or a service. It’s the difference between a clean, pleasant interface that welcomes …

UI Design

'You Are the Product.' Why This Apple Co-Founder Is Closing His Facebook Account

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he’s quitting Facebook as the social media giant faces a series of high-profile controversies over the misuse of …

Steve Wozniak

Elon Musk warns A.I. could create an ‘immortal dictator from which we can never escape’

Superintelligence — a form of artificial intelligence (AI) smarter than humans — could create an "immortal dictator," billionaire entrepreneur Elon …

Artificial Intelligence

Wayward Belgian prince’s endowment cut despite plea to MPs

Prince Laurent’s emotional three-page appeal for clemency rejected by parliament after series of embarrassing incidents<p>An emotional letter to parliament from the Belgian king’s wayward brother, in which he claimed he was the most exploited man in the country, has been dismissed by MPs who have …

Self-Pity

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Time I

Married couple discover photo of them both from 11 years before they met

Two strangers pose for a photo at the exact same spot, in front of a towering red sculpture in a town square in China. By mere chance they appear in the same photo, their respective gazes trained on the two separate cameras taking their picture. But in a little more than a decade they will be …

China

Plastic-fishing group in Amsterdam turns trash into contemporary furniture

If we remove plastic from the world’s waterways, what happens to it next? Amsterdam-based Plastic Whale – the “first professional plastic-fishing …

This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter

Printed by Vulcans on planet Earth<p>Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Today at SXSW, an Austin-based startup will unveil its …

3D Printing

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color in the U.S. and abroad. Here’s what he found.<p>It is November 2, 1930, and <i>National Geographic</i> has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of …

Travel Photography

Sony’s wild AR hologram tech continues to get better and better

A closer and more realized AR alternative to smart glasses<p>Sony has made it a point to come to SXSW, the annual Austin-based tech and culture meet-up, every year with a warehouse full of weird gadgets, demos, games, and other interactive experiences. This year was no different, as Sony opened the …

Augmented Reality

This wooden home can withstand a Category 3 hurricane and be assembled in 2 days

T ropical storms are becoming more common along the Dutch Coast When winds are particularly strong, they can wreak havoc on homes and other structures.<p>In preparation for future storms, local firm Borren Staalenhoef Architecten BV bna designed a house that can resist Category 3 hurricanes. The …

Architecture

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Cortana for iPad takes full advantage of the larger screen

Microsoft updated its Cortana app and it now features native iPad support. The interface makes use of the bigger iPad screen, but otherwise it's largely similar to the iPhone version. The update, spotted by <i>MacRumors</i>, also notes that the app now opens 20 percent faster. "Introducing a brand-new …

This Wildlife Photographer Waits Over a Week for the ‘Perfect Shot’

Wildlife photography often requires a great deal of patience, and one photographer who has mastered the art of waiting is Belgian wildlife …

Nature Photography

Is this the future? Dutch plan vast windfarm island in North Sea

Advanced plans by Dutch power grid aims to build power hub possibly at Dogger Bank whose scale would dwarf current offshore sites<p>Britain’s homes could be lit and powered by windfarms surrounding an artificial island deep out in the North Sea, under advanced plans by a Dutch energy network.<p>The …

Hydroelectric Power

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

<b>FB Recruiting</b> VIP 3 hours ago<p><b>College Football</b> 6 hours ago<p><b>College Football</b> 22 hours ago<p><b>College Football</b> 24 hours ago<p><b>College Football</b> Mar 18, 5:51 …

Thousands in China watch as 10 people sentenced to death in sport stadium

Residents in Guangdong invited to see group sentenced before they are taken away for summary execution in wake of drugs crackdown<p>A court in China has sentenced 10 people to death, mostly for drug-related crimes, in front of thousands of onlookers before taking them away for execution.<p>The 10 people …

Crime

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

Apple's Alleged Throttling of Older iPhones With Degraded Batteries Causes Controversy

A Reddit post over the weekend has drawn a flurry of interest after an iPhone 6s owner reported that a battery replacement significantly increased the device's performance running iOS 11. The ensuing discussion thread, also picked up by readers in the MacRumors forum, has led to speculation that …

Mobile Technology

Mercedes is quietly becoming Tesla’s biggest rival

Tesla has had a meteoric rise as an underdog company, but the next five years could be its biggest challenge yet.<p>Major automakers from across the globe are preparing massive electric-car rollouts, perhaps none as large as Daimler, Mercedes' parent company. The German automaker plans to electrify …

Tesla

Bose's new Noise-Masking Sleepbuds may change your life

In an unusual move for Bose, the company launches an Indiegogo campaign looking for testers for its upcoming totally wireless sleep-aid earphones.<p>Bose has been quietly introducing some unconventional products over the last few months, including its Hearphones and Soundwear Companion Speaker, but …

Consumer Tech
Cancer

This GIF nails how the iPhone X could be the foundation for Apple's rumored smart glasses

In case you haven't noticed, Apple is slowly but surely pushing augmented reality into the mainstream.<p>But if you're wondering how Apple can make the jump from something like the new iPhone X to a pair of smart glasses, this GIF nails how that evolution could take place:<p>This GIF was a concept made …

Augmented Reality

Pope Francis’s ominous, emotional message about a world preparing to go ‘forcefully into war’

Like the recent pontiffs before him, Pope Francis traveled to Nettuno, Italy, on Thursday to visit the burial ground of the 7,860 American soldiers who died liberating southern Italy and Rome during World War II.<p>There, he told several thousand people at Mass that he believed the world was heading …

North Korea

Apple CEO Tim Cook says social media is being used to manipulate and divide us

Cook says that social media companies have ‘learned along the way a lot’<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn’t have a high opinion of platform-owning social media and advertising companies, most of which are now embroiled in an ongoing controversy about Russian interference in the 2016 US election. Cook, in an …

Social Media

Obama’s four rules for persuading people and effecting real change

Former president Barack Obama addressed 500 young leaders, entrepreneurs, and artists from 60 nations and 27 states at the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago yesterday.<p>During his welcome speech, “in true dad fashion,” Obama presented a set of four rules he encouraged everyone to follow …

From Factory to Boneyard: The Life Cycle of Planes, as Told in Stunning Aerial Photos

An airplane's lifespan isn't something most passengers think about until something annoying or unnerving happens—maybe an air vent starts dripping, …

Photo Enhancement is Starting to Get Crazy

As the worlds of artificial intelligence and digital photography collide, we’re starting to see some mind-blowing technology emerge. The latest …

U.K. Contribution to EU Was About Half What Brexit Supporters Claimed

<i>Follow</i> <i>@Brexit for all the latest news, and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter.</i><p>New figures appear set to reignite the dispute over one of …

United Kingdom