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Dell's new XPS 13 has a stunning edge-to-edge display

Dell is claiming the new XPS 13 is the "smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet," thanks primarily to the 13.3-inch borderless display that’s squeezed into an 11-inch size laptop. That doesn’t affect the keyboard though, you’re still getting a full size backlit chiclet keyboard. Alongside that, Dell …

CES 2015: Toyota Releases Fuel Cell Patents To Spur Development

Toyota believes so passionately in a future "hydrogen society" that it's allowing competitors royalty-free use of its fuel cell technologies<p>Toyota picked the right person to warm up a packed house at its press conference during the Consumer Electronics Show.<p>Charismatic futurist and theoretical …

Energy

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

Land Rover

Indiegogo Life: A Crowdfunding Site For Personal Causes

Crowdfunding giant Indiegogo has just launched a new service, Indiegogo Life, dedicated to campaigns raising money for emergencies, medical expenses, celebrations and other life events.<p>While successfully funded campaigns on Indiegogo are charged a fee of 4 percent if they use PayPal or 9 percent if …

An Open Letter To Tim Cook About Game Censorship

<i>Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog What Games Are. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>Tim,<p>I’m a huge fan of Apple’s products including my new iPhone 6 Plus. It’s gorgeous. I’m even more of a fan of what Apple has done …

There are just five northern white rhinos left in the world

Male northern white rhino dies of old age in San Diego, pushing the animal one step closer to extinction<p>A northern white rhinoceros has died at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, leaving just five of the animals in the world. The 44-year-old male rhino, named Angalifu, apparently died of old age …

Stretchy Artificial Skin Lets Prosthetic Hand Sense Heat, Humidity, and Pressure

It's so sophisticated, it can even tell the difference between a dry and soggy diaper<p>Prosthetic limbs that can be controlled by an amputee’s thoughts or muscle movements already exist. But what if they could also sense the environment and then send that information back to the amputee’s nervous …

Nature Communications

Greenpeace activists damage Peruvian heritage site to send environmental message

The future might be renewable, but the 1,500-year-old hummingbird next to Greenpeace's banner isn't<p>Greenpeace apologized to Peru today for placing a gigantic banner promoting renewable energy on the site of the Nazca Lines, an ancient heritage site, reports the <i>BBC</i>. The damage caused by the …

Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015

Does a cross between Brussels sprouts and kale sound like your vegetable dream come true? Maybe so, if you're someone who's crazy for cruciferous vegetables and all the fiber and nutrients they pack in.<p>Meet Kalettes, a hybrid of the two that looks like a small head of purple kale. It arrived in …

Adobe Acquires Stock Content Marketplace Fotolia For $800M In Cash

Adobe today announced that it has acquired Fotolia, a popular marketplace for stock photography and video, for approximately $800 million in cash. The idea is to integrate the service into Adobe’s Creative Cloud and make it easier for Creative Cloud members to use (and purchase) the over 34 million …

Scientists create 'feel fuller' food ingredient

LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have developed an ingredient that makes foods more filling, and say initial tests in overweight people showed that it helped prevent them gaining more weight.<p>The ingredient, developed by researchers at London’s Imperial College and at the University of Glasgow, …

Every State Should Have Iowa's Driver's License App

The Hawkeye State lets its drivers carry a digital copy of their license or ID.<p>Many states now allow digital proof of insurance for motorists. Iowa is taking the next step, launching an app that will store a digital copy of a driver's license or state-issued ID.<p>The free app is set to launch …

BitTorrent Launches New Browser, Hopes to Change the Web

A new browser from BitTorrent hopes to change the way the web works and bring a more distributed internet than ever before.<p>The browser, dubbed “Project Maelstrom,” is in invite-only alpha right now and uses peer-to-peer technology to make the internet more open by giving the control back to users, …

Facebook Relaunches Slingshot As A Snapchat Stories-Style Lifecasting App

Reply to unlock didn’t work. Neither did dropping the requirement and just letting people freely send photos and videos to each other. So today Facebook took yet another swipe at Snapchat with the re-release of its ephemeral sharing app Slingshot for iOS and Android.<p>Now you follow people like on …

Construction has been approved for the world's largest telescope

The world's largest telescope is finally going to see the light of day. The European Southern Observatory's Council announced earlier today that it had greenlit the planned construction project in Chile, which means that humans will have access to the aptly named "European Extremely Large …

Apple deleted music from users’ iPods purchased from rivals, court told

Apple scanned for music purchased from rival services such as Amazon and forced users to delete all music from their iPods, it is claimed<p>Apple intentionally deleted music not bought from iTunes from users’ iPods between 2007 and 2009, a court was told in a antitrust suit against Apple.<p>Attorneys …

Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s Plan to Wire the World

handauli is a tiny town in rural India about a four-hour drive southwest of New Delhi. India’s a big country, and there are several Chandaulis. This …

Qatar bids £2.6bn for Canary Wharf

Qatar has made a last-ditch attempt to buy the Canary Wharf business district in east London with a new cash bid of £2.6bn.<p>Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund and its Canadian partners, Brookfield Property Partners, increased their bid for Songbird Estates, the company that owns the Canary Wharf …

Asteroids could wipe out humanity, warn Richard Dawkins and Brian Cox

More than 100 scientists and astronauts have come together to call for a huge asteroid detection system<p>Asteroids could wipe out humanity unless more effort is made to track and destroy them, a leading body of scientists and astronauts has warned.<p>Lord Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, Brian Cox, …

'Wanderers' Is A Fantastic Vision Of Humanity's Interplanetary Future

This short sci-fi film, narrated by Carl Sagan, inspires us to explore the solar system<p>Having a hard time getting motivated after a lazy, turkey-filled Thanksgiving break? We’ve got the perfect remedy for you. Take just five minutes from your workday to watch <i>Wanderers</i>, a short science-fiction film …

Science Fiction

How to live longer – the experts' guide to ageing

<b>JERRALD RECTOR, 26: Lift weights for better immunity</b><p><b>By the time we reach 80, most of us will be infected with a type of herpes virus which erodes the immune system and takes years off your life without you even knowing it. PhD student Jerrald Rector, at the University of Birmingham, knows he has</b> …