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How to Survive a Robot Apocalypse: Just Close the Door

Robots are mastering math, but hand-eye coordination continues to elude them<p>Robots may enslave us all someday. In the meantime, if one of them goes berserk, here’s a useful tactic: Shut the door behind you.<p>One after another, robots in a government-sponsored contest were stumped by an unlocked door …

Doorhandle

How relegation could work in the NFL

There is no more entertaining nor more lucrative professional sports league in the world than the NFL. It monopolizes fall Sundays in the United …

A Mesmerizing Look at Hummingbirds in Flight

What Happens When Spotify and Netflix Promote Their Own Content First?

Analysis: Streaming services often push high-margin music and movies that they commissioned<p>In ancient times, when readers bought actual books in outposts known as stores, one always had to be a little skeptical of the titles stacked on tables by the front door.<p>Some were the newest and most popular …

Streaming

The three-team dream trade for the Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns have been amidst the flurry of trade rumors this offseason, especially once Kyrie Irving demanded a trade from the Cleveland …

Astronomers Might Have Found the First Alien Moon

If confirmed later this year, the find could reshape our understanding of how moons form.<p>Close to the swirling depths of a huge alien world, a new moon may be on the rise.<p>This week, astronomers released tantalizing early results that a humongous moon the size of Neptune orbits a giant planet …

Astronomy

Exclusive: CNN witnesses US Navy's drone-killing laser

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the sometimes hostile waters of the Persian Gulf looms the US Navy's first -- in fact, the world's first -- active laser weapon.<p>The LaWS, an acronym for Laser Weapons System, is not science fiction. It is not experimental. It is deployed on board the USS Ponce amphibious transport ship, …

Beam me up? Scientists teleport first object ever from Earth into space

Chinese scientists successfully teleported an object from the Earth's surface to an orbiting satellite for the first time ever.<p>A photon — a tiny sub-atomic particle — was "transported" from the Gobi Desert to China's Micius satellite some 310 miles above the surface.<p>The <i>Guardian</i> reported it's a new …

Quantum Physics

Yikes! These 7 brand-name retailers are closing at least 250 stores this year

It's been a horrible year for retailers so far. Here's the list of the biggest store closures.<p>Every week, it seems a new retailer is shuttering stores.<p>According to an estimate from <b>Credit Suisse</b>, U.S. retailers are on track for more than 8,000 store closings this year, even more than in 2008, at the …

In 10 Years, Your iPhone Won’t Be a Phone Anymore

Siri will be the conductor of a suite of devices, all tracking your interactions and anticipating your next moves<p>By<p>Christopher Mims<p>Christopher Mims<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@mims<p>christophermims<p>christopher.mims@wsj.com<p>It’s 2027, and you’re walking down the street, confident you’ll arrive at …

Artificial Intelligence

Among the iPhone’s Biggest Transformations: Apple Itself

Ten years later, the iPhone has altered the way people work and play—and remade Apple<p>By<p>Tripp Mickle<p>Tripp Mickle<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@trippmickle<p>tripp.mickle@wsj.com<p>SAN FRANCISCO—Since Apple Inc. AAPL -1.03% launched the iPhone in June 2007, the smartphone revolution it unleashed has …

Innovation

Apple's 12 best apps of 2017

LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of thousands of new apps are released to the Apple app store every year.<p>And every June, Apple selects a handful of them as the best of the best, as part of its Design Awards, handed out to app makers at the Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>This year's winners are dominated by …

The 25 Best Apps of the Year So Far

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The History of Video Gaming Consoles - Full

The full series on the history of gaming consoles

If giant dinosaur-destroying asteroid had hit elsewhere, they could still be roaming the Earth

If it had hit the Earth a matter of seconds earlier or later, dinosaurs could well still be doing their dinosaur thing and we would probably not exist.<p>That’s the finding of scientists who have been digging around the massive Chicxulub Crater just off the coast of Mexico, which was created when a …

Two-for-One Vacations: How to Game the Layover System

LAST YEAR, I flew from New York to Berlin for a conference, but cleverly squeezed in an en-route day in Oslo, taking in the delightfully gloomy Edvard Munch paintings at a national art museum and savoring a leisurely lunch at an outdoor cafe. I not only sneaked in a side trip to a city I’d never …

The Internet of Things Needs a Code of Ethics

Technology is evolving faster than the legal and moral frameworks needed to manage it.<p>In October, when malware called Mirai took over poorly secured webcams and DVRs, and used them to disrupt internet access across the United States, I wondered who was responsible. Not who actually coded the …

Smart Cities

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Opening story…<p>Click here if the story doesn't open after a few seconds.<p>Learn more about Apple News<p>article<p>Certain apps rise above the rest. They’re …

What Makes a Genius? — National Geographic

Some minds are so exceptional they change the world. We don’t know exactly why these people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues.

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How the Internet of Things Is Transforming Industries You Would Never Think Of | Inc.com

I was eleven years old when my family got its first computer in 1981. It didn't do much. Mostly, I used it for writing reports for school and playing video games. My dad also ran some spreadsheets to help him run his business, but for the most part, the family computer was something us kids spent …

Construction Industry

The Profound Connection Between Easter and Passover

It’s not just that the Last Supper was a Passover Seder. Both holidays are about the dead rising to new life<p>Easter stalks Passover. They arrive together every spring, like the daffodils and magnolia blossoms. This year, Easter Sunday falls as the eight-day Jewish festival nears its end. Over the …

Christianity

How to tell if your phone or tablet has a virus

Long before ransomware and large-scale hacks became everyday problems, viruses were crawling into our desktops and infecting our screens. Somewhere in the world, there’s a cynical coder with an ax to grind or bills to pay who can’t wait to ruin your day.<p>These days, smartphones and tablets are just …

Apps

How Would The Universe Change If We Grew An Extra Dimension?

Imagine, if you can, the ability to move in an extra direction: one beyond up-and-down, north-and-south, or east-and-west. That there’s an independent direction beyond our conventional notions of x, y, and z-axes. And let’s make it more interesting for you: imagine that you’re the only one in the …

Physics

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How the 'Real Housewives' Reveal Race, Culture and Wealth Issues in L.A. and N.Y.

New York is the city of "self-made hustlers," while Los Angeles is the final destination for the "rich and famous," writes the NBA Hall of Famer.<p>Were …

NASA: Nearby ocean worlds could be best bet for life beyond Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA has new evidence that the most likely places to find life beyond Earth are Jupiter's moon Europa or Saturn's moon Enceladus. In terms of potential habitability, Enceladus particularly has almost all of the key ingredients for life as we know it, researchers said.<p>New observations of …

Know your rights: What to do if your flight is overbooked

http://ht3.cdn.turner.com/money/big/news/2017/04/10/united-airlines-passenger-dragged-off-flight.cnnmoney_2043424_1024x576.mp4<p>Imagine the next time you're flying. You arrive at the gate. There's a big mob. It's going to be a crowded flight.<p>A gate attendant announces that your flight is overbooked …

Flying

Here's How to Watch a Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse and Comet Light Up the Sky on Friday

February blues got you down? This time of year can seem dreary when temperatures drop and the sun sets early. But this Friday, nature is giving …

3 Ways to Build A Mobile App With No Tech Skills

The challenge may sound insurmountable, but here are paths forward for even the least tech savvy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With mobile being one of the most lucrative industries today, many startups are launching their own applications despite having no background …