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Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

Sending humans to Mars: Nice idea, but fraught with risks - Quirks and Quarks

<i>By Bob McDonald, Quirks & Quarks</i><p>A three-day conference in Washington, D.C., this week brought together nearly 500 scientists, entrepreneurs and NASA …

Belkin beefs up its WeMo app with improvements to Light Switch

Belkin has updated its WeMo app with lots of new features for its excellent Light Switch module as the company expands its reach into the blossoming …

Ancient "Giant Virus" Revived From Siberian Permafrost

Climate change could release more ancient viruses. Is there a risk to humans?<p>Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost and untouched for over 30,000 years, researchers have discovered what is thought to be the newest representative of what are loosely known as "giant viruses."<p>A team led by Jean-Michel …

Japan Mulls Nuclear Revival Not Even 3 Years After Fukushima

If there was one thing that seemed certain in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown in 2011—the worst atomic accident since Chernobyl—it was …

Forecasting The 'Future' By Tapping Into Human Consciousness

Now more than ever before, we have the tools to study the mysteries of consciousness. Memory, dreams, the self are now being examined using high-tech brain scans developed by physicists on the cutting edge of their field.<p>Dr. Michio Kaku, professor at the City College of New York, is among them. In</i> …

The Sixth Extinction: The world has endured five mass extinctions. Can we survive a next one of our own making?

In 1739, a company of French soldiers together with a few hundred of their Native American allies were heading down the Ohio Valley en route from New France to Louisiana when they came across a sort of natural time capsule.<p>When the troops stopped to camp downriver from present day Cincinnati, some …

Puff pastry tart with smoked bacon, onion and potato

To make this vegetarian just leave out the bacon. Put some sautéed mushrooms on top, or slices of a melting cheese, such as taleggio.<p>SERVES<p>4-6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>500g ready-made puff pastry, butter puff is best<br>• 2 large onions, thinly sliced<br>• 25g butter<br>• 500g waxy potatoes<br>• 300g smoked bacon lardons<br>• 125g crème …

Caribbean hot chocolate recipe

Rich, thick and boozy, with a touch of spice, this is the ultimate chocolate drink<p><i>Serves four</i><p>800ml (1½ pints) full-fat milk<br>200ml (7fl oz) double cream<br>125g (4½oz) chocolate, broken into pieces<br>3 tbsp soft dark-brown sugar<br>1 vanilla pod<br>1 cinnamon stick<br>approx ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg, or to taste<br>3 …

Inside Coin's techie vision for the all-in-one credit card

In a compact San Francisco office suite equipped with soldering stations and swipe-testing machines, Coin's team of seven has been working furiously to perfect the final prototype of an unlimited credit card. No, not one that will let you charge with abandon. Rather, a device as slim as a standard …

Jim Flaherty projects $3.7B surplus for 2015-16

The federal government is not only on track to balance the budget by 2014-15, it will also end seven years of deficits to emerge with a surplus by …

Apple Set to Win 2nd Largest Patent Infringement Award in History?

Back in March, Judge Lucy Koh struck down roughly $450 million from the $1.05 billion damages awarded to Apple by a jury last year in a patent …

U.S. eavesdropping threatens cloud computing security, says Wikipedia founder

The U.S.'s alleged large-scale surveillance of global communications networks will badly harm the American cloud computing industry, the founder of …

Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary

From the archives: Android is open—except for all the good parts.<p>In light of the $5 billion EU antitrust ruling against Google this week, we started …

After listing Nexus 5 at an outrageous $799, Best Buy settles for $100 markup

Buying a Nexus 5 without a contract at Best Buy is going to be expensive. Very expensive. The massive US retail chain has priced off-contract purchases at an eye-popping $799.99 according to a new Sprint listing on its website. That's for the 16GB model, which sells for $349 at Google Play. Even …

The Rise Of A Giant Solar Power Plant In California's Central Plain

A 250-megawatt solar power plant has risen from the beautiful Carrizo Plain in central California, a project that relied on a hefty federal loan guarantee and will help the state meet its renewable energy mandate.<p>The project’s builder, SunPower, announced Thursday the completion of the California …

NASA explains mysterious ocean lights seen by satellite

It sounds like the setup for an episode of "The X-Files." A satellite records evidence of a mysterious cluster of lights in the Atlantic ocean, far from human civilization. Could it be the reappearance of all the lost ships from the Bermuda Triangle? Could it be a secret alien headquarters hidden …

Tech Companies Write Congress Begging For Surveillance Reform

A day after the Washington Post reported that the NSA has infiltrated the links between Yahoo’s and Google’s data centers where data travels unencrypted, six tech heavyweights wrote a letter to Congress begging for surveillance reform. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Facebook and AOL signed their …

Google Employees Confess The Worst Things About Working At Google

Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being used by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for Big G.<p>We've edited some of the standout comments into this excerpt.<p><b>Everyone is awesome, so they can hire the very best people to do even the most mundane jobs.</b><p>"The …

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Android 4.4 KitKat and Google's quest to take over the world

Can a low-end Android phone be any good? For Mountain View, a billion users are at stake<p><i>"As we get on our journey to reach the next billion people, we want to do it on the latest version of Android." — Sundar Pichai</i><p>At its root, Google’s Android platform has always been about growing the audience …

Samsung W2014 is world's first Snapdragon 800 flip phone, costs over $1,640

China Telecom's obsession with Samsung's luxury clamshells isn't dwindling any time soon. In fact, the two companies have just launched a new model, the SCH-W2014, at their annual "Heart Of The World" charity concert in Nanjing last night. While it shares a similar appearance with the W2013 and the …

Fight Night in Philly: Why Flyers, Caps brawl should trouble NHL

The problem with Friday night's line brawl in Philadelphia isn't that it happened, it's why.<p><b>More NHL: Scores | Standings | League Leaders | Odds |</b> …

The Wolf of Wall Street Official Trailer #2 (2013) - Leonardo DiCaprio Movie HD

15 best Android apps of 2018!

Here it is ladies and gentlemen. The crème de la crème. The Android apps that stand alone at the top of the pantheon. These apps have become ubiquitous with Android and if you’re looking for good stuff it’s assumed that you have some of this stuff already. There are a ton of amazing Android apps …

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