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Dell Smart Desk Concept Could be Desktop of the Future

Dell has unveiled their vision of the workspace of the future. Along with a large monitor in front of the user, an equally large touchscreen takes …

Swipe File: Days Of Futures End Past

The classic cover to <b>Uncanny X-Men</b> by <b>John Byrne</b>.<p>And from today’s <b>New 52: Future End</b>…<p>Whoa indeed.<p><i>In Swipe File we present two or more images that</i> …

Why Amazon's Echo is the computer of the future

<b>(CNN) —</b> What if, instead of picking up a smartphone or touching a mouse, you could just say, "Remind me to buy shampoo," "Play some bluegrass music," or "How many moons does Saturn have?" in the middle of your living room?<p>Last week, Amazon unveiled an unusual product, Echo. It's a $199 stand-alone …

Wearable Devices of the Future: What to Expect by 2015

With major brands like Apple, Google, Nike, and Samsung heavily investing in wearable tech, it is unquestionable that the style and functionality of …

This is what the web looks like without ads

For about one hour today, web users noticed two odd things on most major news sites. First, the pages loaded faster. Second, there were no ads.<p>That’s because Doubleclick for Publishers (DFP), a Google advertising service, was hit by intermittent outages.<p>DFP is a service that allows publishers to …

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Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have pushed quantum computers a step closer to reality, which one former NSA technical director says calls for a rethink in how the whole security of the internet is managed.<p>The Australian researchers claim to have developed two new types of quantum …

‘Shark Tank’ Investor Says This Is The One Thing You Need To Master Before Going On The Show

The contestants need to show the "sharks," or the panel of investors, that they have a great product and strategy that can sell to the market. And then they need to prove their team knows how to execute. On top of that, they need to have a great leader with the desire and passion to succeed.<p>But …

3D printing creates film without film

As our technologies increasingly move towards digitisation, perhaps the old techniques are becoming lost to younger generations. Take film. Although we still refer to motion pictures as "films", it is not often that we see film any more: we shoot moving images on our smartphones, watch films on …

Should we engineer animals to be smart like humans?

What if it were possible to engineer animals to be as intelligent as us? As Tim Maughan discovers, we may have already started.<p>Human beings have long believed that it is our unique level of intelligence that separates us from other animals. Our ability for higher learning, creative thought, and – …

Is Mars One ready to colonize the Red Planet? MIT engineers say no

A team of engineers at MIT that studies the technology needed for humans to live on other planets has determined that the Mars One plan to send four people to colonize the Red Planet by 2025 is not possible.<p>"The claim they make is that no new technology is required for their mission," said Sydney …

North Korea says leader has reappeared

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korean state media has attempted to end the international speculation about the whereabouts of leader Kim Jong Un by publishing the first photos of him in more than a month.<p>The North Korean leader gave "field guidance" to a newly built residential district and visited the Natural …

Three of The Best: Watches Under £500 - Ape to Gentleman

A serious, high-quality luxury watch is often perceived to be a costly affair – something purchased only once in a lifetime, and to be passed down to …

Body upgrades may be nearing reality, but only for the rich

Homo sapiens were not always so special. In the ancient past, other human forms lived beside us. The Neanderthals in Eurasia. Small, hobbit-like humans in Indonesia. The mysterious Denisovans in the Ural mountains.<p>But our time alone may be nearing its end. Through the power of technology, humans …

Mideast Romeo & Juliet? Arab-Jewish couple married amid turmoil in Israel

Sunday brought a different kind of pre-wedding jitters for one Israeli couple.<p>Instead of fretting over hairdos and guest arrangements, Morel Malka and Mahmoud Mansour spent the morning of their wedding in court, trying to keep extremists from ruining their special night.<p>More than 50,000 couples get …

Protesters Blocked From Israeli Wedding of Jewish Woman to Muslim

RISHON LEZION Israel - Israeli police on Sunday blocked more than 200 far-right Israeli protesters from rushing guests at a wedding of a Jewish woman and Muslim man as they shouted "death to the Arabs" in a sign of tensions stoked by the Gaza war. Several dozen police formed human chains to keep …

Saudi prince's motorcade held up at gunpoint in Paris

French detectives are investigating whether a group of heavily armed gunmen who attacked a convoy of vehicles carrying a Saudi prince and his entourage in the north of Paris wanted money or important diplomatic documents.<p>The attackers, who police said were clearly well informed, struck on Sunday …

Fitle Will Let You Try Clothes On A 3D Avatar Of Yourself

When Charles Nouboue was in business school, he found he had little time to shop during regular store hours. But shopping online proved to be hard.<p>“It’s difficult to find exactly what you want to buy,” Nouboue said. “It’s very complicated to find the right size.”<p>That’s why he and his partner, …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

Science Fiction

You Won't Recognize Your Dinner In 50 Years (But Don't Worry, It's Still Food)

A new project from designer Johanna Schmeer imagines what that food might look like in the future. She designed seven different products to provide …

UC Berkeley

Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

The Coming Human Body On A Chip That Will Change How We Make Drugs

By Jessica Leber6 minute Read<p>Over the last century, animal welfare advocates have protested the rising use of animals in biomedical research and, …

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

This Company Is Turning The Desert Green — And It Could Radically Change the Future Of Food

To meet the needs of a rapidly growing population, the oil-rich country must rely on imports for about 90% of its food. But there's a radical idea that's growing — against all odds — in the middle of Qatar's vast Arabian Desert.<p>It's called the Sahara Forest Project (SFP for short).<p>SFP was created …

Seawater

These Floating Vertical Farms Are Designed To Bring Local Food To The Densest Urban Areas

A system of floating towers could provide more room for agriculture in places where farms won’t fit.<p>As one of the densest countries in the world, with nearly 20,000 people per square mile, Singapore doesn’t really have room for farms. Almost all of the food there is imported from …

Russia begins implementing food embargo against U.S. and allies

Russia on Thursday began rolling out a sweeping embargo on food imports from the United States, members of the European Union and allied nations in response to those countries' economic sanctions for Moscow's aggressiveness in Ukraine.<p>Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed an order banning imports …

This colorful tree is designed to grow 40 types of fruit

Even the most beautiful trees tend to bloom in only a single color, but artist Sam Van Aken is growing trees that turn into a kaleidoscopic array of flowers come spring. A project of his, the "Tree of 40 Fruit," has Van Aken grafting 40 different stone fruit branches onto a single tree, ultimately …

The Bionic Age Is Here — Helping People Walk, See, Hear, Breathe — And Creating The First "Superhumans"

It's no longer a distant dream or a sci-fi fantasy. The bionic age is here.<p>So many firsts:<p>The first bionic eye, from California's Second Sight.<br>• The first bionic body suits, for consumers and soldiers, from companies like ReWalk and Ekso Bionics.<br>• Even those trapped inside bodies that can't move or …

Singularity

Ebola virus victim left lying in Guinea street for hours over infection fears

Residents of Guinea's capital Conakry criticise emergency services for their slow response to help a man who collapsed in the street and was left for nearly five hours because of fears he might be suffering from Ebola<p>A man lay helpless in the street for almost five hours without medical assistance …

Obama announces airstrikes in Iraq

President Barack Obama said Thursday night he has authorized “targeted airstrikes” in northern Iraq and the delivery of humanitarian assistance to religious minorities trapped there by Sunni extremists.<p>“Several military aircraft” dropped the supplies to a group of Iraqis near the town of Sinjar, a …

A weakened Hamas clings on to the people's support in Gaza

Amid the glass, twisted metal and shattered concrete lie exercise books and exam papers. An entire wall appears to have been flung 100 metres across a lawn. To one side, someone has placed twisted metal shards – the remains of the Israeli missile which removed almost the entire front of the …

Why Latin American diplomats are pulling out of Israel

<b>(Reuters/Baz Ratner)</b><p>More and more of the region’s governments are yanking their ambassadors out of the country in protest<p>Simeon Tegel • Alex Leff • Noga Tarnopolsky<p>August 2, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>LIMA, Peru and JERUSALEM — Latin American nations are …