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Brain's Memory Capacity Rivals World Wide Web

Neuroscientists say the human brain can store 10 times more information than previously thought.<p>The researchers calculated the amount of storage by measuring connections between brain cells, then translated that number into bytes, the units of computer memory. One byte consists of 8 bits (each with …

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Now's Your Last Chance to See Comet Catalina in Your Lifetime

New Year's Day brings a once-in-a-lifetime cosmic event.<p>Over the next few weeks, one of the most beautiful comets we’ve ever discovered, Comet …

Apple's electric-car project speeds ahead

Apple appears to be driving ahead with plans to build its first car.<p>The electric-car project, code-named Titan, is now targeting a ship date of 2019, and Apple gave leaders of the project approval to triple their 600-person team, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing people familiar with …

Infosys wins Rs1,380 crore contract to build GST technology network

<b>New Delhi/Bengaluru:</b> India has awarded a contract worth Rs.1,380 crore to Infosys Ltd to build and maintain the technology network crucial for …

New research tool can improve battery life by 16%

Battery life is among the biggest concerns for smartphone users ever since screens started growing and technology within our cellphones evolved. So far our best solution is providing a larger battery, but until a new type of energy source shows up there are also plenty of software improvements that …

The secrets of living to 200 years old

Ageing is not an inevitable fact of life – many animals have already found ways to delay death. Their clues might help us all enjoy longer and healthier lives.<p>Just 30 years after the publication of Moby Dick, a group of Alaskan whalers attempted to tame their own ocean giant. Their target was a …

Robust Android ransomware spreading across American devices

Malware developers have been forced to code more advanced software as security measures evolve and people become more educated. They need to be a little more tricky now, and the bad news is these attackers are not really falling behind the big corporations that try to protect us. Ransomware has …

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How Sanskrit came to be considered the most suitable language for computer software

Misreading of a 1995 paper in 'AI Magazine' and the sheer power of assertion repeated so often that it's never questioned seem to be …

No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day

If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day.<p>It’s just not true. There is no science behind it.<p>And yet every summer we are inundated with news media reports warning that dehydration is dangerous and also ubiquitous.<p>These reports work up a …

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Swatch CEO: Apple Watch is ‘interesting toy’ that can't last more than 24 hours

Chief executive of Swiss watchmaking group says its smartwatches will last nine months per battery and not collect user data<p>The chief executive of watchmaking corporation Swatch has dismissed the Apple Watch as an “interesting toy”, as he set out the company’s smartwatch plans.<p>Nick Hayek Jr said …

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The Oppo R7 Plus has what the Galaxy Note 5 lacks

4,100mAh battery, microSD expansion, all-metal construction<p>In spite of being one of Samsung's best smartphones to date, the Galaxy Note 5 left a few people disappointed with its move to a smaller battery and away from microSD storage expansion. Oppo is now stepping in to fill the void left by the …

The Future Of The Internet, According To Its Father

Geeking out with Vint Cerf<p>The Internet has changed a lot over its 30-something years. That terrible dial-up noise is gone; the Ethernet cord has been cut; Tinder happened. What’s next? If anyone knows, it’s Vint Cerf, Google’s vice president and chief Internet evangelist. He is considered a “father …

Here’s Samsung’s Answer To The Apple Watch

Last week, Samsung held a big conference in New York. While many anticipated the announcements of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+, the company also teased a new upcoming device — the Samsung Gear S2. This new smartwatch looks nothing like the Samsung Gear S. It’s a smaller, more …

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How Windows 10 Makes It Harder For You To Use Non-Microsoft Apps

Web browsing. Email. Calendar. Microsoft’s Windows 10 defaults to Microsoft’s own choices, and makes it harder for non-Microsoft apps to compete.<p>Most Windows users don’t use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser (or “Edge,” in Windows 10), which means at some point they checked a little box to use …

‘Stagefright’ Android Text Message Vulnerability May Affect 950M Devices

- Jul 29, 2015<p>A newly discovered security flaw in the Android mobile operating system has been dubbed one of the worst vulnerabilities to date. …

Nike’s Medieval Ice Helmet Keeps Hot Heads Cool

It’s like dumping water on your head, without soaking yourself.<p>If it were crafted in metal, you’d swear Nike’s unnamed new helmet was straight out of Sparta. Instead, it’s sewn from some of the most complicated fabrics ever devised to offer a different sort of competitive advantage: keeping an …

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