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AI leaders: Machines will quickly outsmart us when they achieve human-level intelligence

A YouTube video released by the Future of Humanity Institute this week shows Elon Musk, the billionaire cofounder of Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal, talking on a panel earlier this month alongside the likes of DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, who sold his company to Google for £400 million in 2014, and …

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Should we give up on the dream of space elevators?

Elevators that can whisk people and cargo up from the planet’s surface into space could spell an end to polluting rockets. But making them reality is a challenge. Nic Fleming investigates.<p>Elon Musk is considered by many to be visionary – a pioneer of private exploration, and the man behind the …

Engineering

Could Apple really be about to make cars?

Speculation that computing giant Apple is to start building cars has been one of this week’s biggest tech stories. But how likely is it – and what challenges does Apple face to become a carmaker? Jack Stewart investigates.<p>At the moment it is all just speculation – a sea of rumour and what-ifs, all …

Intel is betting $25 million on smart eyewear-maker Vuzix

Intel clearly sees big potential in the smart eyewear market. In addition to putting its processors in Google Glass and teaming up with Luxottica to create high-tech glasses, it has now invested major cash in internet-connected eyewear-maker Vuzix. According to Vuzix, Intel has just bought $24.8 …

Wearable Tech

World First: Man Controls Two Prosthetic Arms With His Mind

Doctors wired them right into his nerves<p>Until recently, losing both arms in an accident would probably have meant the end of a patient's two-fisted grip. Not so for Leslie Baugh, the first shoulder-level double amputee to wear and control two complex, mind-controlled prosthetic limbs.<p>Baugh isn't …

Ugly Christmas Sweater Suits Are a Thing

Now that Thanksgiving is done and dusted, it's time to <i>really</i> get into the swing of the holiday season—and if one of your guy's favorite things about December is the opportunity to wear his favorite ugly Christmas sweater, well, then you've come to the right blog today.<p>How many times have you gotten …

Twitter invests $10M in MIT Media Lab program to fund new discussion platforms

Today the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab announced a new program, the “Laboratory for Social Machines,” which aims to build new tools that analyze and enable communication on social platforms like Twitter. Interestingly, Twitter is funding the entire experiment with a massive $10 …

NSA working to repair relationships with US tech firms

The National Security Agency is working to repair its fractured relationship with major tech companies following disclosures by former agency contractor Edward Snowden that the NSA had been secretly pulling data from company servers for surveillance purposes.<p>“The outreach is happening. It’s …

A trip down the River Styx makes good virtual reality and better performance art

The Oculus Rift is a thing. Adding physical effects in virtual reality is a thing. Sending people on dark, otherworldly journeys on boats is a very successful thing. But it's rare to see a video that pulls these elements together so perfectly and dramatically. Above is <i>The Styx</i>, a VR experience …

To combat fragmentation, ARM built a new type of OS for the internet of things

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>ARM may be a chip design firm, but like its rival Intel, it also spends a lot of time and money on building software. And to …

Apple to offer next iPad in gold -- report

The company is expected to announce new tablets this month and add a gold version to its current silver and gray models.<p>Apple is expected to unveil a new iPad this month -- and it may come in a new color this time around.<p>Apple plans to launch a gold version of its 9.7-inch iPad, Bloomberg reported …

How to fix this annoying Family Share bug in iOS 8

If you're unable to download random apps after upgrading to iOS 8 and setting up Family Sharing, read this.<p>Family Sharing launched with iOS 8, permitting family members to share iTunes and App Store purchases without having to share the same account. Shortly after setting up my family, with me as …

14 Niche Netflix Alternatives

For TV shows and <i>some</i> movies, there’s Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video. For the latest release blockbusters, there’s Google Play Movies & TV, Amazon Instant Video or Blinkbox, depending on where you live in the world. But the video-on-demand (VoD) realm extends far beyond the well-established, …

The Extreme Micro Drone: Just $74.99

If you’ve wanted to get into aerial videos with a drone but have been put off by the price, we’ve got just the deal for you.<p>The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 is a tiny, remote-controlled device that features a camera for videography and photography, with a swiveling lens to capture all angles. Charging …

Report: Roku had $190 million in revenue last year

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Roku generated $190 million in revenue in 2013, according to a report from The Information, which got Roku CEO Anthony Wood to …

The 'Angry Birds' movie is going to sound a lot like 'Saturday Night Live'

Peter Dinklage will join former 'SNL' stars Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, and Maya Rudolph<p>It feels like we're well past the point of <i>Angry Birds</i> being a driving force in pop culture, but that isn't stopping the questionable film based on the franchise from going ahead — in fact, it has a pretty …

Vuzix's smart glasses now talk to your iPhone

Vuzix's M100 Smart Glasses may be Android-powered, but that doesn't mean you have to use its hands-free features with other Android devices. The company has rolled out an OS 2.0 update that lets you use the wearable with most iOS gear. So long as you have the companion app (due very shortly), you …

StoreDot grabs $42M for its bio-organic, ultrafast charging batteries

StoreDot, a company that uses bio-organic technology to make ultrafast charging batteries, has just raised $42 million in new funding.<p>StoreDot has discovered self-assembling nanodots from organic materials that can be used to make a new kind of batteries. The company first showed off its prototype …

European regulators approve Facebook's $19 billion deal for WhatsApp

<i>Update October 6: Following approval from EU regulators, Facebook officially closed its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp.</i><p>After months of scrutiny, European Union antitrust regulators on Friday approved Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp.<p>In a statement explaining the decision, …

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'Simpsons' writers give epic marathon survival guide

On Thursday at the strike of 10 a.m. ET, FXX will drop an absurdly daunting challenge into the laps of channel surfers by airing all 552 episodes of</i> …

Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.<p><i>Photographs by F. Scott Schafer</i><p>Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell,” Bill Nye said. He was prepping for a Super Bowl party and making pizza dough from a recipe given …

The 55 Essential Movies Your Child Must See (Before Turning 13)

20th Century Fox[/caption]<p>There are people out there who have never seen <i>The Princess Bride</i>. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to …

How An Emmy Statuette Is Made

Last year, the organization behind the Emmys gave the brand a facelift. But the Emmy statuette itself? Like the Oscar, it’s meant to be timeless. The manufacturing process is explained in this video posted by the Television Academy.<p>To construct the hundreds of statuettes of atom-hefting angels …