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See the first "complete prototype" of Google's self-driving car

Google has finished building the first complete prototype of its self-driving car. This latest prototype is said to have all of the parts that a self-driving car needs in order to hit the road, whereas the prototype that Google originally unveiled back in May was just an "early mockup" that even …

People Don't Buy Products, They Buy Better Versions of Themselves

There is the famous story about Steve Jobs when he invented the iPod and everyone in the news and the rest of the tech industry scratched their head …

Four 2015 Energy Ideas 'Back to the Future' Got (Almost) Right

Hoverboards, flying cars, and auto-fueling are closer than you think, and garbage energy is here.<p>Energy is so cheap and easy in 2015 that we all have flying cars and robot gas attendants. That's not the reality as of New Year's Day, of course, but rather the "future" depicted in the hit 1989 movie</i> …

The year in ideas: TED Talks of 2014

Forty strange facts about the English language

English is awesome and weird and full of words and rules that make absolutely no sense. And that’s why we love it.<p>No one loves it more than Paul …

Mapping The Most Influential Languages On Earth

An MIT Media Lab project maps the links that spread information from people who speak Urdu to Italian to Swahili.<p>The most influential language on the planet is English, as you could probably guess. But why? Chinese has the most native speakers worldwide. A new interactive graphic from researchers …

10 Daily Struggles of Learning a Third Language and Beyond

<i>Guest Post by Jakob Gibbons</i><p>On my blog <i>Globalect</i>, I share thoughts and stories about language, travel, and the many places where the two intersect. …

This iWatch Design Concept is Sexy as Hell

Apple still hasn’t announced made any sort of official iWatch smartwatch product announcement but that doesn’t stop the world salivating at the prospect, and knocking up design concepts to give Apple something to think about along the way.<p>This time around, Berlin-based engineer Thomas Bogner, is …