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We may have just found 20 habitable worlds

Habitable Worlds<p>Common sense may find it strange that Earth-sized habitable exoplanets are a fairly common phenomenon. However, one study asserts …

Universe

Razer Phone is here, with smooth screen and powerful speakers

It's the gaming lifestyle company's first phone.<p>"You use this for a week and then go to any other phone, you're going to be upset," says Tom Moss, Razer's head of mobile.<p>He's talking about the Razer Phone. (From Razer, the company you might know from mice, headsets or laptops.)<p>It's real. It's …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple open-sourced the kernel of iOS and macOS for ARM processors

Apple has always shared the kernel of macOS after each major release. This kernel also runs on iOS devices as both macOS and iOS are built on the same foundation. This year, Apple also shared the most recent version of the kernel on GitHub. And you can also find ARM versions of the kernel for the …

Catalonian referendum violence plunges EU into crisis as '90pc of voters back independence'

Catalonia's government said 90 percent of those who voted in an unauthorised independence referendum chose to split from Spain.<p>On a day marred by clashes between police and voters, 2.26 million people took part in the referendum, regional government spokesman Jordi Turull said. That represents a …

Europe

Sex robot creator claims 'five minute orgasms' with his lifelike android has 'improved his marriage'

The creator of an artificial intelligence sex doll claims having regular orgasms with his creation has spiced up his marriage.<p>Dr Sergi Santos is one …

Robotics

Thousands of Macs and PCs may be vulnerable to a sophisticated kind of computer attack

An analysis of more than 70,000 Mac computers being used in businesses and organizations has revealed a firmware vulnerability that could be exploited by a determined, well-resourced attacker such as a foreign government, according to security researchers. Thousands of computers, if not more, are …

What to expect from Tesla this month: electric semi truck, Model 3 deliveries, and more

The third quarter has ended and Tesla is now expected to end the year strong with a busy fourth quarter on many fronts.<p>Here’s what to expect from the company this month.<p><b>Deliveries</b><p>First off, Tesla is expected to release its third quarter delivery numbers within the next 2 days.<p>Tesla didn’t guide …

Forget AI -- IA Could Make You More Money

What investors need to know about the sibling of artificial intelligence -- intelligence augmentation.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is all the rage. …

Artificial Intelligence

Understanding Ethereum, Bitcoin’s Virtual Cousin

Bitcoin has many cousins and competitors. None have grown more popular than Ethereum, a global computer network with its own virtual currency, called Ether.<p><b>What is Ethereum?</b><p>Ethereum is a global computing network operating according to rules defined by Ethereum software.<p>Those rules allow the …

Cryptocurrency

It’s one rule for big data, another for its victims

The massive – and avoidable – data breach at credit agency Equifax has left millions of consumers at risk, but don’t expect anyone to be held to account<p>Last week, much of the tech world was temporarily unhinged by a circus in Cupertino, where a group of ageing hipster billionaires unveiled some …

Hackers have already started to weaponise artificial intelligence

Last year, two data scientists from security firm ZeroFOX conducted an experiment to see who was better at getting Twitter users to click on …

Stop Leaving Your Smartphone's Bluetooth On

If you always leave Bluetooth on your phone on, you might want to rethink things.<p>A vulnerability known as BlueBorne was discovered this week by …

Pirate Bay 'borrows' visitor CPUs to mine virtual coins

Piracy websites can't really depend on ads, so how do they make money? By using your PC's processor cycles, apparently -- whether you want to or not. Visitors to The Pirate Bay have discovered JavaScript code in the website that 'borrows' your processor for the sake of mining Monero digital coins. …

Freaked out about artificial intelligence? Remember what's in your pocket

In reality, we don’t need to welcome our robot overlords for our private information to be made public.<p>When the iPhone X was unveiled this week, its …

The incredible story of Elon Musk: from getting bullied in school to the most interesting man in tech

What can't Elon Musk do?<p>As CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, founder of The Boring Company, and cofounder of OpenAI, Musk seems to be everywhere all at once, …

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever

No matter what you want to know and remember, the same basic methods and principles apply.<p>You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But …

The Brain

13 gorgeous car-free cities around the world

Ditch the rental car and get ready to explore<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in May 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Some of the world’s most popular cities are facing a manmade crisis: Cars are wreaking havoc, snarling streets, and contributing to …

3 Little Things You Should Do Every Day Before Noon

<i>A good morning, and thus a good day, aren’t just experiences that magically happen—they are created consciously.</i>Most of us—of all ages and …

Time Management

Love, quantum physics and 'entanglement'

Love. Quantum physics. Completely unrelated, and yet strangely parallel.<p>For one thing, they're both mysterious — we don’t really understand how either one of them works. But they share something else — what scientists call "entanglement."<p>People get entangled with each other when they fall in love, …

12 Millionaire Habits to Start Making Serious Money Soon and Build Wealth in a Hurry

Get-rich-quick schemes rarely work but doing the right things every day rarely fails.<p>There's a mindset that's prevalent these days. It's one of instant gratification in an on-demand society that looks for quick results with very little effort. Entrepreneurs know that life doesn't work that way. You …

Game of Thrones: Every Death Graphic Guide

Unraveling Death in <i>Game of Thrones</i><p>Graphic by <b>HEATHER JONES</b> |Text by <b>MEGAN McCLUSKEY</b><p><b>Warning:</b> This post contains spoilers for all six seasons of <i>Game of</i> …

Dark Web drug marketplace AlphaBay was shut down by law enforcement

AlphaBay, a Dark Web marketplace for illegal drugs and other underground goods, has been down since early last week. Now, it appears the cause of the shutdown was an international effort from law enforcement that nabbed one of the site’s operators, a Canadian citizen named Alexandre Cazes, while he …

Donald Trump

Rock64 Quad Core 4K Mini PC Unveiled From $25

Offering a similar form factor to the Raspberry Pi mini PC a new SoC has been unveiled this week in the form of the Rock64 which is available to …

China starts 200-day simulation of living on another planet

The US definitely doesn't have a monopoly on long-term simulations of living on another planet. Four university students in Beijing have begun a 200-day isolation experiment, Lunar Palace 365 (why not Lunar Palace 200?), where they'll live solely on the resources they would have on the Moon or …

Poised to overtake bitcoin this year, Ethereum is changing the way we think about cryptocurrency

<i>Alex Tapscott is chief executive of NextBlock Global</i><p>Bitcoin is the mother of all cryptocurrencies, and the most famous of them. Created by a person or people using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, it defined the algorithms that enable the transfer of assets from one party to another without an …

Ransomware attack is cover for something far more destructive

The GoldenEye attack wasn’t aiming at your wallet. It was trying to destroy your data.<p>As odd as it sounds, the ransomware attack that swept across the world over the past few days wasn't about the money.<p>GoldenEye, also known as NotPetya, swarmed computers on Tuesday, locking up devices at …

This 150-inch projector makes ‘cinema-quality’ images—and it’s cheaper than you think

The price of 4K TVs has plummeted in recent years, but you might want to look at home laser projectors before springing for one.<p>The Xiaomi Mi Laser …

Chinese 'Fireball' Malware Infects 250 Million Computers

The security firm Check Point says it has found a malware infection of staggering scope and destructive potential. Originating in China, the …

How to build your own VPN if you’re (rightfully) wary of commercial options | Ars Technica

While not perfect, either, cloud hosting providers have a better customer data record.<p>In the wake of this spring's Senate ruling nixing FCC privacy …