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Experimental drug likely saved Ebola patients

On Thursday, Dr. Kent Brantly thought he was going to die.<p>It was the ninth day since the American missionary worker came down sick with Ebola in Liberia.<p>His condition worsening by the minute, Brantly called his wife to say goodbye.<p>Thankfully, the call was premature.<p>Brantly is back on his feet -- …

Pink Floyd To Release First New Album in 20 Years

<b>UPDATE: On Monday, Columbia Records confirmed the album’s October release date and noted that “it is an album of mainly ambient and instrumental</b> …

Are You Ready for Self-Driving Cars?

You may not be, but they're still on their way.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)</i><p>Self-driving cars sound wonderful: A computer program can ferry you to work while you kick back and read a book. But are they safe? Many Americans have mixed feelings and don't entirely trust software to take …

Zotac ZBox EN760 Mini PC Review -- Tiny Footprint, Powerful Gaming Performance

Until recently the mini-PC form factor has suffered a bad rap, albeit a justified one. Diminutive boxes like the Zotac ZBox line and the Xi3 Piston are necessarily confined to embedded graphics solutions like AMD’s APUs or Intel's HD and Iris graphics platforms, simply due to restrictions on size …

U.S. official: Spy plane flees Russian jet, radar; ends up over Sweden

The Cold War aerial games of chicken portrayed in the movie "Top Gun" are happening in real life again nearly 30 years later.<p>A U.S. Air Force spy plane evaded an encounter with the Russian military on July 18, just a day after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed by a suspected surface-to-air …

Hosts with the most: Thanks Brazil, you were a World Cup winner too

We drove off in search of the real Neymar and stumbled on the real Brazil.<p>The trip took us an hour out of Sao Paulo to Santos, a place and a club …

Hands On With Meta's Amazing 3-D Glasses, Which Are Poised To Take The World By Storm

The glasses aren't just for entertainment, and they're not just a smartphone for your face. This is a whole other segment of computing that enhances how you interact with the world around you.<p>A team of fewer than 50 people lives in a huge rented mansion on a 20-acre estate overlooking the …

Augmented Reality

6 Portuguese Terms We Wish Existed in English

Sometimes we’re at a loss for words, not because we’re speechless, but because no English term lends itself to the situation (or snack) at hand. At …

Uber London: Black cab drivers to bring capital to a standstill in protest at app driving them out of business

A group of tech wizards in an office in San Francisco will bring London’s traffic to a total standstill on Wednesday, using nothing more than an …

Street food: From falafels and burritos to burgers and curries, it's fresh, you can meet the chef AND get change from a tenner

Through the side hatch of a 1970s Citroën H van, a man stands tongs at the ready to flip a pile of greens over an electric griddle, pre-charred …

So the young feel defeated and trapped. Guess what? So do their parents

Having been bumped off my usual perch in G2, here I am among the grown-ups! Finally. This week this paper's G2 section has been handed over to Generation Y. Always down with the youth, I had never heard of Generation Y, but then I am not good with numbers. Indeed, I hail from before the actual …

Is niche internet television broadcasting the future?

<b>December in Mallorca is a relatively quiet time. While the sun still glitters on the deep blue waters of Palma harbour, the tourists who throng the island's resorts in summer are nowhere to be seen.</b><p>Yet the marina here is still busy, its piers teeming with hundreds of motor cruisers and yachts that …

Boating

UK economy expanding faster than first thought, GDP revision shows

Britain's recession-scarred economy clocked up growth of 0.7% in the second quarter of the year, faster than previously thought, stoking hopes that a solid recovery is finally taking hold.<p>The Office for National Statistics upgraded its initial 0.6% estimate, putting the pace of growth at 0.7%, its …

Omate Truesmart watch secures Kickstarter funds

<b>Omate Truesmart - a smartwatch with a built-in five megapixel camera - is set to go into production after hitting its crowdfunding target.</b><p>The device raised more than $100,000 (£63,760) of pledges on fundraising site Kickstarter, guaranteeing it will get the cash.<p>Another watch, Pebble, secured a …

Google Glass

Moto X 'always listening' phone launched by Google's Motorola

<b>Google-owned Motorola has announced a phone that is "always listening" for the owner's voice commands.</b><p>Saying "OK Google now..." will prompt the Moto X's Touchless Control system to listen for instructions.<p>The phone will be manufactured in the US, with customers given extensive customisation options.<p>…

Mobile

Ex-Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre liable in $1bn fraud

<b>A New York jury has found former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre liable for fraud in a complex mortgage deal that cost investors $1bn (£661m).</b><p>Jurors concluded that the trader, who nicknamed himself "Fabulous Fab", had misled investors in the run up to the global financial crisis in 2008.<p>Complex …

Selfish traits not favoured by evolution, study shows

<b>Evolution does not favour selfish people, according to new research.</b><p>This challenges a previous theory which suggested it was preferable to put yourself first.<p>Instead, it pays to be co-operative, shown in a model of "the prisoner's dilemma", a scenario of game theory - the study of strategic …

Biology

San Francisco cyclist guilty of manslaughter in legal first

A cyclist has pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter after running down a 71-year-old pedestrian in what San Francisco's top prosecutor said …