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Animals are much smarter than people realize, scientist says

Frans de Waal, a primatologist at Emory University, has a new book out called "Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?" and in it he gives hundreds of examples of surprising intelligence from non-human species, including many instances where other animals appear to be smarter than we are.<p>…

Apple Maps might be getting one of the best Google Maps features

iPhone users can still install Google Maps on their devices but more iPhone owners these days actually use Apple Maps. In Apple’s defense, Apple Maps …

CurrentC Is The Big Retailers’ Clunky Attempt To Kill Apple Pay And Credit Card Fees

Long before Apple Pay, big brick-and-mortar retail chains were conspiring to sidestep the typical 2% to 3% fees they’re charged by credit card companies when consumers pay with credit. A company called MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), spearheaded by Walmart, was started to build a mobile payment …

WiFi Is Getting Even More Public -- Don't Make Yourself A Target

Flight delayed and you need to get work done? Airport public WiFi is a tempting solution and lets you work on the marketing plan stored on your Google Drive. With 5.8 million hotspots expected to be available by 2015, it’s becoming easier to work remotely from anywhere.<p>The danger with using public …

Cloud Computing Increases Business Agility, Whatever That Means

Is cloud computing finally a bona fide business strategy, versus an IT optimization strategy? It may well be, a new survey suggests. But this new second phase of cloud means things are going to be tougher to measure, define and conceptualize in the big picture.<p>Business agility has become the …

Uber Erases 'The Knowledge' In London, All The While Enhancing Driver And Passenger Knowledge

In London, taxicab drivers are required to pass what is widely viewed as the most demanding of examinations in order to achieve licensed certification. Known as ‘the Knowledge’, this test of London’s streets and the correct routes from Point A to Point B is notoriously difficult, and often requires …

Facebook tests 'buy' button on ads

The social network makes another attempt to get users shopping through their feeds.<p>Facebook is testing out a new feature that lets users purchase items through the advertising they see on their feeds, the social network announced Thursday.<p>The company says it expects this new effort to not only help …

eCommerce

The GoTenna Will Let You Communicate Without Any Connectivity

By this point, most of us are fully addicted to our smartphones. And when we find ourselves without Wifi or data service, our most direct connection to everything becomes almost useless. That’s where GoTenna comes in.<p>The device is launching into pre-order today, and lets users create their own …

Cyberbullies Can’t Be Stopped. But They Could Be Quarantined.

Tracking when bullying happens on the Internet<p>In March, a new blog called the Vancouver Taddler popped up on Tumblr. Reportedly inspired by TV’s <i>Gossip Girl</i>, it was billed as a tool for teens to exact revenge on one another. The blogger posted pictures of teens defaced with scribbled genitals, …

R.I.P. CAPTCHA

Say hello to two-step verification and more.<p>Say good-bye to CAPTCHA, the boxes of warped text that separate humans from bots online. AI company Vicarious claims to have developed an algorithm that can pass the test about 90 percent of the time. What will save us from spam now? These alternatives …

Behind the NSA's mysterious coded tweet

When the National Security Agency sent a tweet Monday filled with garbled nonwords like "tpfccdlfdtte," the Internet was confused, and intrigued.<p>Was the NSA drunk? Had a cat skittered across someone's keyboard?<p>Or maybe the spy agency, under fire for eavesdropping on Americans, had accidentally …

Hackers can 'un-brick' stolen iPhones

Two hackers have figured out a way to unlock lost Apple devices -- a boon for criminals with stolen iPhones and iPads.<p>The hackers have discovered a method for bypassing a protective feature on Apple (AAPL) devices. Lost your iPhone? No worries. Something called "Activation Lock" turns it into a …

Google testing super-secure email

Google is working on the ultimate security and privacy feature.<p>It's called "End-to-End" encryption, and it's the best way to stop anyone from snooping on your emails. Google would turn your emails into jumbled code, and the only person who can see the email in plain text is the trusted person on …

How the NSA can 'turn on' your phone remotely

Even if you power off your cell phone, the U.S. government can turn it back on.<p>That's what ex-spy Edward Snowden revealed in last week's interview with NBC's Brian Williams. It sounds like sorcery. Can someone truly bring your phone back to life without touching it?<p>No. But government spies can get …

The dream and the myth of the paperless city

When Rahm Emanuel took office as Mayor of Chicago in 2011, he asked his constituents for advice. What should he change about Chicago’s notoriously opaque government? How should he balance the budget? Which technologies should he embrace? He would take suggestions on a free, public website so that …

DARPA To Scientists: Find A Better Way To Study Chemical Weapons

The agency wants researchers to invent a technology that can determine, in just 30 days, how a new chemical or biological attack works.<p>The U.S. Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency has set a new challenge for scientists: Invent a method that can figure out, on a molecular level, how new …

Curiosity Wakes Up To Drill This Bumpy Rock

The Mars rover will drill a new rock to double-check for signs the planet could once have been hospitable to life.<p>After a few weeks off because of the pesky sun, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is awake and back to work, and scientists are about to give it a new assignment. In the coming days, …

Abandoned Star Wars Sets And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Burning Liquid Hydrogen For Fuel, Navy Drone Flies For 48 Hours Straight

This long-range spy-bot is also nearly silent.<p>In drone design, there's a trade-off between flying quietly and staying airborne for a long time. The Ion Tiger drone, which just completed a continuous 48 hour 1 minute flight, might be the breakthrough that changes this.<p>The reason for the trade-off …

The Week In Numbers: The Brightest Explosion Ever, A Ticket To The Moon, And More

<b>3.6 billion light-years</b>: the distance from Earth of a recently observed gamma-ray burst, the brightest explosion NASA scientists have ever seen<p><b>$25,000</b>: the fine internet providers face per day if they refuse to spy for the FBI<p><b>200 horsepower</b>: the oomph in the turbodiesel engine of this …

Making New Elements

How scientists create superheavy atoms.<p>Last year, scientists in Germany set out to create the heaviest known element in the universe: element 119. For five months, they attempted to fuse the atoms of two lighter elements to form one large atom with 119 protons in its nucleus. Like other …

Watch Astronaut Chris Hadfield Cover David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'... In Space

A seriously beautiful video marks the end of a seriously entertaining ISS expedition.<p>International Space Station Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield has taught us so much about space. He's shown us how to make sandwiches in zero gravity (with tortillas, because bread crumbs--like potato chip …

Big Pic: Watch The Moon Swallow The Sun In X-Ray

The Hinode telescope captures some amazing views of last week's annular solar eclipse.<p><i>SAO/NASA/JAXA/NAOJ</i><br>Last week's annular solar eclipse was only visible from cruises in the Pacific Ocean, but the international fleet of solar-observing spacecraft had a great view. The Hinode telescope, which …

Cooler spring weather does not equal a cooling climate

It’s not uncommon to see pockets of unusually cold air in a warming world. Why? Because weather does not equal climate.<p>Here we go again! We’re in the …

Climate Change

They're watching: why city-wide surveillance failed to stop the Boston bombing

All day Sunday, police directed traffic around a blocked-off section of Boylston Street in downtown Boston where bombs had gone off nearly a week earlier, killing three and wounding hundreds. A makeshift memorial had been set up to honor the dead with personal messages and flowers, and old running …

Freakstarter: Kickstarter's Weirdest Campaigns in One Place

Kickstarter is a great place for getting all sorts of weird and wonderful projects off the ground, and Freakstarter is a new blog that focuses very much on the ‘weird’ part of that equation.<p>Accurately describing itself as “a selection of freaky Kickstarter projects,” the site collects together some …

Sketching Instagram: co-founder Mike Krieger reveals the photo app's humble beginnings

On Facebook, creating filters, and why the web version took so long<p>Mike Krieger is a co-founder of Instagram. Having built the first version of the app years ago, he has been called the “soul” of the company and leads its engineering team today. Before Instagram, Krieger was a user experience …

The truth about driving under the influence of Google Glass

CNET contributor Ben Parr argues that using Google Glass shouldn't be banned from our highways.<p>I drove from Los Angeles to San Francisco while wearing Google Glass, and I did not get into an accident.<p>That's the first thing you should know about using Glass while driving. The second thing you should …

Google Glass

Your Gmail, Drive, and Google+ Storage Is Now One Big 15 GB Chunk

It used to be that you'd have 10 GB of storage for your Gmail account, and 5 GB to share between your Google Drive and your Google+ pictures. Not …

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