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This Technology Could Replace the Keyboard and Mouse

For the early part of my technology career, keyboards were the only user interface available. Even with early machines like the Apple II and the …

Mixed Reality

Long-lasting sound waves in glass could lead to better tech

Sound lasts for a long time when traveling through glass (just hit a wine glass with your cutlery if you need proof), but controlling the lifetime of that sound? Not so easy. Yale scientists, however, have discovered a way to extend the lifespan of sound waves that could be tremendously helpful for …

Uber delivers: taxi app zeroes in on food service market with UberEats

Uber, the fast-growing and controversial taxi app, has its eyes on your pizza. As the company looks to expand beyond cabs – and shore up its $40bn valuation – Uber is getting into the delivery business.<p>The San Francisco-based company has just launched UberEats which it promises “gets you the best …

Transportation

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

DJI's Phantom 2 Vision takes a stabilized camera to the sky, we go hands-on (video)

You may not have come across DJI before, but this brand is no stranger in the world of hobbyist drones. Even production studios use the company's gear for aerial videography, but that involves a lot more money than the average consumer can stomach -- DJI's three-axis camera gimbal alone can cost up …

India Seeks to Balance China's Power in Asia

NEW DELHI -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who swept to power in May with a thumping electoral mandate, faces a major test in diplomacy in the form of bilateral summits this month with three powers central to Indian foreign policy: Japan, China, and the United States. Modi met with Japanese …

Oculus: Facebook buys virtual reality gaming firm for $2bn

Facebook has bought the virtual reality technology firm Oculus VR for $2bn [£1.2bn], it revealed on Tuesday.<p>In a surprise announcement, the social networking company said it had paid $400m in cash and the rest in more than 23m shares, currently worth $1.6bn [£970m], plus an additional $300m pegged …

LiFi: Internet connection powered by light

Imagine a future where your internet connection is beamed across your office from the overhead lights.<p>Using a standard light fitting attached to an internet connection, LiFi sends data to a receiver attached to a computer by means of rapid, invisible, flickering of the light source.<p>Professor Harald …

How to compose classical music with your brainwaves

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Amazing macro-photography of individual snowflakes [10 Pictures]

Photographer Alexey Kljatov takes incredible close-up photos of snowflakes in his backyard in Moscow.<p>"I capture snowflakes on the open balcony of my …

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Ed Sheeran "I See Fire" [HD]

45 Cafes in Singapore to visit at least once in your lifetime

<b>"WHO LOVES CAFÉS KEE CHIU!"</b><p><i>*frantically raises up both my hands (and legs)*</i><p><i>*oh yes my toes too*</i><p>I love cafes for their casual atmosphere, relaxing …

Breakfast

Smart meters to give UK consumers power to control energy bills

LONDON (Reuters) - As rising energy bills anger British consumers, a government-led infrastructure project is sparking hopes that the public will soon be able to take more control over costs - by using smart meters.<p>In a 12 billion pound ($20 billion) project, 53 million smart meters will be …

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DHL Delivery Drones Announced

First we had Amazon’s new delivery drones, then UPS ann0unced that they were working on drones to deliver their parcels, and now DHL has announced …

Uncovering a More Useful Android Lock Screen

Nowadays, there’s a smartphone app for just about everything. Need to hail a ride? There’s an app for that. Need a game for your cat? There’s an app …

Court documents reveal DOE-backed Envia isn’t the breakthrough battery startup it appeared

Silicon Valley battery startup Envia Systems once claimed that its next-generation lithium ion battery tech was such a breakthrough that it could …

Large-scale trial of driverless cars to begin on public roads

The world’s first large-scale test of driverless cars will involve 100 Volvos taking to the streets of Gothenburg in 2017<p>Volvo is to introduce 100 <b>driverless cars</b> on to public roads as part of the world’s first large-scale autonomous driving pilot.<p>The cars will drive in normal, everyday road …

Roads

How life in the digital fast lane has made us lose touch with our senses

Once self-driving cars become the norm, what will we do with all that extra time? When we can sit back and let the car take the strain, what will we do during that three-hour drive to the grandparents, or the 30-minute drive to work? The reality will be that, rather than seizing those precious …

Amazon testing drones for deliveries

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Why is Sweden closing its prisons?

Sweden's prison population has dropped so dramatically that the country plans to close four of its prisons. What lessons can the UK learn?<p>Swedish prisons have long had a reputation around the world as being liberal and progressive. So much so that in 2005 even Saddam Hussein requested to be …

Saab to resume making cars in Sweden

<b>Saab will restart production on Monday as the firm's new owners look to get the carmaker back on track.</b><p>Saab went bankrupt in December 2011 and was bought by a Chinese-Swedish investment group, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs), last year.<p>The carmaker will restart production of its 9-3 sedan …

James Howells searches for hard drive with £4m-worth of bitcoins stored

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Self-Driving Cars Not Ready Until At Least 2020, Says Nissan To Congress

Humans will still be driving cars “for the foreseeable future,” said a Senior General Motors official at a congressional hearing on robotic cars. Nissan has vowed to put them on the road in 2020, but Carnegie Mellon’s Raj Rajkumar says humans will still need to assist the car for probably another …

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How can I stop my wireless router getting hacked?

Set up a longer passkey and change or hide the SSID, suggests Rick Maybury<p><i>One of my neighbours has been boasting about a program that sends millions of password permutations to wireless routers, with the intention of using their Internet connection and hacking into local computers, without the</i> …