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iPhone beats Samsung in court, but Apple has to pay you $50

The iPhone won a huge -- and lucrative -- legal battle against Samsung Galaxy phones, but will wind up giving some of it back to pissed-off iPhone owners, and next-gen iPhone chips might already be underway. Here's what happened in the world of iPhone this week.<p>After a major seven-year litigation …

NASA CAL to create temperatures 10 billion times colder than space

NASA wants to make some very cold temperatures and to do this it is sending a laser to the International Space Station (ISS). That laser will be used …

Lung cancer destroyed with tea leaf nanoparticles

A new study has shown that lung cancer cells can be destroyed using nanoparticles derived from tea leaves. These tiny particles, called "quantum …

Brains Change With Chronic Fatigue

An estimated 1 million Americans suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, a cluster of symptoms that includes lethargy and weakness, especially after …

I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes.

When I downloaded a copy of my Facebook data last week, I didn’t expect to see much. My profile is sparse, I rarely post anything on the site, and I seldom click on ads. (I’m what some call a Facebook “lurker.”)<p>But when I opened my file, it was like opening Pandora’s box.<p>With a few clicks, I …

Social Media

Eight of the smartest-looking new phones from MWC 2018

The biggest mobile phone convention took to the floor in Barcelona this week – here are some of the best new smartphones coming out of MWC.<p>Every year …

World Trade Organization warns that Trump risks trade war

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization warned Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump is risking an economically damaging trade war if he goes …

‘Time traveller’ claims he’s from the year 5,000 and he has photographic evidence

<b>A ‘time traveller’ who claims he visited the year 5,000 has issued a chilling warning to humanity.</b><p>The traveller, who is only known as ‘Edward’ and …

Explainer: Quantum physics

This might surprise you, but there may be literally thousands, or even tens of thousands, of devices and components surrounding you right now that …

Quantum Physics

A giant float at this German carnival didn't hold back in mocking Trump's Russia problem

A carnival held in the German city of Düsseldorf played host to an array of eye-catching parade floats — including one attempting to visualise Donald Trump's relationship with Russia.<p>The float, which was paraded through the streets on Monday, showed a naked representation of the US president being …

Europe

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

What Is Kombucha And Does Its Hype Stand Up to Scientific Scrutiny?

Not everybody's cup of tea.<p>The drink kombucha was previously only popular in hipster cafes, but is now vying for space on the supermarket …

Donald Trump's refrigerator upgrade for Air Force One set to cost $24m

• Officials sign deal with Boeing to replace two food chilling systems<br>• Plane’s fridges must be equipped to handle 3,000 meals per day<p>What hums, flies above 30,000ft, and costs about as much as Donald Trump’s upstate New York manor?<p>Trump’s new airplane refrigerators.

Donald Trump

Google Clips quietly goes on sale, shipping February 27th [Update: Out of stock]

After passing through the FCC last week, Google Clips is now available for purchase on the Google Store. The AI-powered smart camera will begin shipping at the end of next month for $249.<p><b>Update:</b> As of this afternoon, Google Clips has sold out. You can now join a waitlist if you’re interested in …

Spotify's Unusual IPO Model Will Test The Company's Strength

Spotify, the popular music streaming service, will officially take the company public this spring and is planning a very unconventional IPO — short for "initial public offering" — that has investors talking.<p>With Spotify's IPO, the narrative so far has been that this is yet another tech company …

Investing

Someone just created a site to make browsing Netflix easier

Here's some great news just in time for the weekend: someone's created a site that makes browsing through Netflix so much easier.<p>Reddit user …

Nearly all new US electricity capacity was renewable in 2017

Renewable energy played an important role in the US last year... although you might not want to cheer too loudly. Data from both the Rhodium Group and the Energy Information Administration shows that solar and wind power represented 94.7 percent of the net new electricity capacity (15.8GW out of …

Fossil Fuels

The best tech of CES 2018

Best Tech of CES 2018<p>Best Tech of CES 2018<p>The new year may start on Jan. 1, but for the tech world it doesn't really begin until CES, the world's …

Gear & Gadgets

Awake Under Anesthesia

One day in the nineteen-eighties, a woman went to the hospital for cancer surgery. The procedure was a success, and all of the cancer was removed. In the weeks afterward, though, she felt that something was wrong. She went back to her surgeon, who reassured her that the cancer was gone; she …

Apple faces questions from the US Senate about slowing down iPhones

Apple has previously said it slows down ageing iPhones to mitigate the effects of failing batteries<p>Apple is to be questioned by the US Senate over …

Detective by Charlie is an AI tool that's like having your own personal CIA

Imagine having a button that can instantly tell you (virtually) everything there is to know about something or someone. That, in a nutshell, is Detective by Charlie, which uses natural language processing (NLP) and AI to unearth and collate information about a particular subject in a couple of …

The stock market's robot revolution is here

The long-awaited rise of the machines is here, at least in the stock market.<p>A new artificial intelligence-powered exchange-traded fund launched on October 18. Called the AI Powered Equity ETF (ticker: AIEQ), it uses IBM's Watson supercomputing technology to analyze more data than humanly possible, …

Time Travel Isn't Possible ... or Is It?

The speed at which you move through space determines the speed at which you move through time.<p>Special relativity teaches us that the three dimensions of space and the solitary dimension of time are woven together like a fabric. It's impossible to think of them as separate entities, only a singular …

Physics

An Exciting New Cancer Treatment Has Just Been Endorsed by FDA

We can reprogram immune cells!<p>Food and Drug Administration advisers on Wednesday enthusiastically endorsed a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment that …

Analyst: ARKit will be the basis of ‘iGlass’ smart glasses accessory from Apple

Apple earlier this month unveiled its new ARKit developer platform for building augmented reality applications for iPhone and iPad. Echoing previous reports, UBS analyst Steven Milunovich issued an investor note today in which he claims Apple will release a pair of smart glasses, perhaps called …

Google's mysterious new operating system looks completely different from Android

Based on Ars Technica's findings, Fuchsia is designed to work on "modern phones and modern personal computers with fast processors" with "non-trivial amounts of RAM." That seems like an odd move for Google, as Android runs perfectly well on budget devices with lesser specs. It's usually third-party …

Scientists capture first ever image of dark matter web that connects galaxies

For the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a dark matter bridge, confirming the theory that galaxies are held together by a cosmic …

The Cancer-Seeing Eyes Of The Mantis Shrimp

Because of their compound eyes, the bizarre mantis shrimp can actually see cancer. Where the human eye is only able to detect four different visual …

Nature

Elon Musk is changing the rules of space travel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Space exploration is a rich person's game. Every time you see a rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center, thunderously clawing its way above the Earth's atmosphere, this represents an expenditure of tens of millions or even hundreds of millions of dollars. The cash equivalent of each …

Space Travel