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Brits can now pass their Facebook profile on after they die

When a loved one passes away, their Facebook profile page can become an important place for friends and family to remember them by. The company already offers memorialized accounts, which shows the word "remembering" next to their name and stops anyone from logging in, but now it's going a step …

Here’s what you’re entitled to if you get bumped off a flight

Chances are pretty high that you have, as overbooking has become standard practice thanks to airlines scrambling to post revenue, and no-shows being a common occurrence.<p>Luckily, the US Department of Transportation has been tightening requirements on what airlines need to do when overbooking a …

Flying

Bobby Wood underlines United States hero status after scoring winner against world champions Germany

Hawaiian-born forward, who plays for third division German club Erzgebirge Aue, ensures dramatic victory for Jurgen Klinsmann against former side<p>Jurgen Klinsmann called Bobby Wood a "work in progress" and one salivates at the thought at what the finished article will look like.<p>The United States …

SoundHound launches a voice-controlled personal assistant called Hound

SoundHound, the company behind the music recognition app with the same name, has unexpectedly launched a mobile personal assistant called Hound today.<p>Just like Siri on iOS or Cortana on Windows, Hound lets you do things like make a call, send a message, search for flights or hotels, navigate to …

Google I/O Developers Conference

Mobile Photography

Astronomers see supernova crash into star

When dense stars called white dwarfs explode they produce one of the most dazzling displays in the universe: a Type Ia supernova.<p>At their peak, these …

Liverpool Transfer News: Latest on Raheem Sterling and Javier Pastore Rumours

Liverpool co-owners John W. Henry and Tom Werner won't sell want-away winger Raheem Sterling this summer "unless there is a massive offer that is too good to turn down."<p>That's the line according to David Maddock of the <i>Mirror</i>, who suggests the Reds are yet to receive a bid from any potential suitor. …

June 2015

The Director Telling One Amazonian Tribe's Story of Survival

<b>While staying with the remote Bameno tribe, photographer and director Cedric Houin discovers the cultural transition of an indigenous community entering the modern world.</b><p>It was in 2010 that photographer and director Cedric Houin, also known by his pseudonym Varial*, decided to devote himself to …

Ethnology

UVM breaks ground on $104 million STEM complex

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont has broken ground on a $104 million STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — complex that …

Luis Suarez Injury: Updates on Barcelona Star's Hamstring and Return

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez failed to feature in the club's final match of the La Liga season due to discomfort in his left hamstring, picked up in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final with Bayern Munich.<p>However, the Uruguay international is now set to start in the Copa del Rey final …

Associated Press News

Samsung reveals a few facts about its round Gear smartwatch

Samsung hasn't exactly been <i>coy</i> about its new Gear watch having a round screen -- it confirmed as much in an SDK announcement the day the Apple Watch launched -- but we're finally getting a better sense of what it brings to the table. The company released development tools for its new Gear watches …

When should you buy an airline ticket?

When is the best time to buy airline tickets? It all comes down to timing. According to a report by Expedia and ARC analyzing over 5 billion airfare searches, there really is a day of the week and a time period when fares are the lowest.<p>That magic moment is Tuesday at 3 p.m. EST, 50-100 days before …

Skype's live translation feature is open for anyone to use

Today Microsoft removed the sign up process required to beta test its Skype Translator app. Now if you want to use the almost real-time translation service, you can just download it without filling out a form. The service closes the communication gap between individuals speaking different languages …

Self-driving cars involved minor accidents, but don't blame the tech

Since California began issuing permits for self-driving car tests on public roads last fall, four out of nearly 50 vehicles had minor accidents. According to an <i>Associated Press</i> report, three of the four were Google's Lexus SUVs outfitted with Delphi's autonomous technology. The fourth was a test …

French visit to Cuba eyes trade ties

For Cubans the visit of the French President is not merely a sign of diplomatic detente, but also an opportunity for business.<p>The EU represents the island’s second largest economic partner, something which Europe hopes Cuba won’t forget as Washington moves to normalise relations with Havana. …

Add Graphene To Spider Silk To Create The Strongest Fiber Yet

Web slingers get a high-tech upgrade<p>Your move, limpets. Earlier this year, the long-reigning champion of the Strongest Biological Material Competition, spider silk, was usurped by the upstart limpet teeth. But we all knew that the arachnids would not go quietly into the night.<p>In an unorthodox move, …

Graphene

iOS slips to 72% enterprise share in Q1 2015, Android hits 26%, and Windows Phone stays flat at 1%

Entering into 2015, Apple continues to rule the mobile enterprise space. iOS lost just 1 percentage point over the past quarter, dipping to 72 percent of global device activations in Q1 2015. Android device activations, meanwhile, gained the same amount to hit 26 percent of total activations last …

Google's self-driving cars have been in 11 accidents, but none were the car's fault

Shortly after the release of an AP report asserting that Google's self-driving cars have been involved in four accidents since last September, the company published a post on <i>Backchannel</i> today — the Medium-based publication from former <i>Wired</i> writer Steven Levy — to dive into more detail on all the …

Autonomous Cars

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

How Many People Actually Use Their Fitbits?

Fitbit sells millions of devices a year — but it'll have to keep customers actually using its product if it wants to edge out the competition.<p>In its 200-page IPO filing Thursday, Fitbit confirmed its leading edge in the fitness-tracker industry: It sold nearly 11 million devices and generated …

The first 13 things Americans learn upon moving to Spain

1. The Spanish you learned in high school is nothing like the language spoken here.<p>The first time I heard two Spanish brothers call each other “<i>tío</i>“, …

Spectacular Milky Way Awes Photographers

Facebook opens up Internet.org in wake of net neutrality concerns

Led by Facebook but with backing from a number of other prominent tech companies, Internet.org has made slow but steady progress in a bid to connect underserved countries around the globe. However, despite its altruistic approach, the project has come under fire in India for allegedly violating net …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Willow Garage interns were ‘the vectors spreading’ Robot Operating System to the world

For more than two decades, people in the robotics industry had been trying to come up with a set of common tools that others could use on any robot they were designing or building. Tools that could help people avoid reinventing the wheel on every new project.<p>“I’ve been in robotics for 25 years,” …

18 things I learned from my Mexican mother

<b>1. No sacar los trapitos en el sol.</b><p>The number one thing every child of a Mexican mother should never do is publicize the family’s business. So, this …

Josh Trank departs 'Star Wars' stand-alone film

The Force was not strong with this one …<p>Josh Trank, director of the upcoming <i>Fantastic Four</i> reboot, was attached to direct the second <i>Star Wars</i> …