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The BMW i3 electric car has finally been unveiled, and it's an interesting mixture of traits and capabilities. But will it set the new benchmark for urban motoring when it hits the streets in 2014? More -> http://bit.ly/1aSHqyq

Hack Takes Over Your Car's Steering While You're Driving

Baby, you can drive my car -- whether I like it or not.<p>A pair of researchers have demonstrated they're able to take over the steering and braking of two popular models of cars while someone is driving them, the BBC reported.<p>Cars have incorporated more and more sophisticated computing since the …

Android 4.3 may breathe new life in your bogged down Nexus 7

For all its qualities, the original Nexus 7 had a problem – it got slower the longer you used it. At least that’s what many users reported in righteous outrage.<p>The problem was related to low-level software, specifically to the way information was written on the flash storage of the tablet. As long …

Android News

Bradley Manning's verdict will be announced on Tuesday: here's what you need to know

After 1,000 days already spent in prison, Manning faces life behind bars<p>Before there was PRISM, there was the largest national security leak in US history.<p>Right now, a military judge is deliberating the fate of Bradley Manning: a US Army intelligence analyst who confessed to leaking around 700,000 …

CyanogenMod Unleashes Its Own Camera App Called Focal

CyanogenMod, the popular Android firmware replacement installed on over 5.6 million devices, has announced a powerful new camera app to replace the …

Google Asks Glass Developers To Start Working On Android-Based Apps Ahead Of Glass Development Kit Launch

It looks like Google is about to unleash a new wave of more powerful applications for Google Glass. Currently, Glass developers can only build apps that are essentially web-based services that talk to the user’s hardware through a set of relatively limited APIs. At its I/O developer conference …

How To Make a Quantum Bit

Bendy e-skin to make robots ‘touchy feely’

<b>UC BERKELEY (US) —</b> New electronic skin responds to touch by lighting up instantly—and the more intense the pressure, the brighter the light.<p>A …

Nanotech

Dolphins parallel human communication with use of distinct names

Dolphins are known to use complex, human-like communication, and new research has pushed our understanding of that even further with the finding that some can even respond to individual names. Biologists at the University of St Andrews found that bottlenose dolphins create "signature whistles" for …

Search the skies for pulsars while your Android device charges

Researchers from UC Berkeley are searching for pulsars and more effective AIDS therapies, and you can help by offering the university access to your idle Android smartphone. Like Stanford University's famous Folding@Home project, the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) has …

‘Shifty’ neutrinos hint at anti-matter mystery

<b>U. ROCHESTER / STONY BROOK (US) —</b> Scientists have announced the first definitive observation of the transformation of muon neutrinos to electron …

Physics

A Space Laser Designed To Vaporize Dangerous Asteroids

DE-STAR could vaporize asteroids that threaten Earth in less than an hour.<p>DE-STAR is designed to vaporize or divert asteroids that threaten Earth. This isn't science fiction—I build things that have to work in practice. DE-STAR stands for Directed Energy Solar Targeting of Asteroids and …

This Is The Molecule Responsible For Stress

Now scientists can create drugs to fit inside its structure precisely.<p>This little molecule is what stress looks like.<p>Researchers from Heptares Therapeutics, a drug company, have discovered the 3-D structure of a protein receptor that mediates our response to stress, according to a new study in …

Does Cadillac need a Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series competitor? More -> http://bit.ly/15e8hTp

A$AP Rocky and Skrillex Drop Bass All Over The DR

The opening caption says everything viewers need to know about what they’re about to watch:<p>Directed by Chris Robinson and A$AP Rocky himself, the video for “Wild For the Night” kicks off with the fast-rising rapper quizzing a youngster on the sheer dominance of his crew–the A$AP Mob. As soon as the …

YouTube kicks off first-ever Geek Week in August

If you're a fan of "Game of Thrones," "Harry Potter," or "Marvel," you might not want to miss YouTube's upcoming Geek Week.<p>A weeklong showcase of everything that stereotypically brands us as geeky, following the success of Comedy Week, YouTube will launch the virtual event where fans can check out …

Google’s New Phone: A Lesson In The Dangers Of Gesture-Heavy UIs

In building a minimalist UI for its much-anticipated Moto X, Google has gone too far, replacing traditional navigation tools with a host of overly complicated gestures.<p>Interacting with touch-screen devices is a process already flooded with gestures. We spend so much time swiping, pinching, poking, …

A new reason to use fuel cells for data centers: fire prevention

Data center operators have been experimenting with using fuel cells to increase the use of off-grid energy and cleaner power. But at least one data …

For Some Fledgling Connected Gadgets, Privacy Considerations Come After the Fact

Fledgling hardware startups are often pushing the envelope when it comes to innovations in a “connected” world. Ever-present Wi-Fi and new, …

Walmart Labs buys Torbit to make its sites faster on all devices

Walmart Labs wants to improve Walmart’s website, but instead of buying a product to watch for site-hiccups, it bought a company. Torbit officially joined the Walmart team today, though terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>The company noticed Torbit because of its capability to look at a webpage and …

Calient raises $27M to move more photonics switches into data centers

Calient, an optical-switch vendor, said Wednesday it has picked up $27 million in new funding. The money will help the company extend its product …

German police to begin making 3D-printed guns to test effectiveness

The 3D-printed gun may find its most robust testing program in the German police force.<p>When asked by Germany's Left Party in parliament whether 3D-printed weapons were a legitimate concern, the Federal Criminal Police, known as the Bundeskriminalamt, or the BKA, said it had purchased a 3D printer …

Wales

Blueprints Of NSA's Ridiculously Expensive Data Center In Utah Suggest It Holds Less Info Than Thought

For the last two months, we’ve been bombarded with stories about the<p>spyinginformation-collection practices of the NSA thanks to documents leaked by the agency’s most regretted contract employee, Edward Snowden. The degree of forced exposure has gotten to the point that once secret information …

Meet Helpouts, Google’s Secret Project That Turns Hangouts Into A Commerce Platform

While its roots lie in search, today, Google wears many hats. From self-driving cars and wearable technology to social networking and mobile operating systems, there are few industries where the search and advertising giant has yet to make its presence felt. Lately, however, Google’s expansion has …

Google announces thinner, lighter Nexus 7 with higher-res screen, arrives July 30th for $230

When we reviewed the Nexus 7 last summer, we said it was the best tablet $200 could buy. A year later, that still might be true if it weren't for the fact that there's a <i>new</i> Nexus 7 in town. One that's a bit better specced and a bit more expensive than the OG model. Today Google took the wraps off …

What Google's Chromecast Has That All the Other Web-to-TV Devices Don't

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google today announced a new Internet-to-television device, a well-developed area of technology that …