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Theranos hit by another setback as it withdraws request for Zika test approval

The company collected data without necessary safeguards, reports The Wall Street Journal<p>Troubled diagnostic company Theranos suffered another blow as it withdrew its request for federal approval of a new Zika virus blood test, <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports. The Food and Drug Administration is said …

Genetic Engineering

Singapore gets world's first driverless taxis

SINGAPORE — The world's first self-driving taxis started picking up passengers in Singapore on Thursday, says nuTonomy, the vehicle startup here …

Students can use the dark web to cheat their way through school

Today, students are hiring hackers on the darknet to attack their school servers with a Distributed Denial of Service. Kids these days.<p>"In the new digital era, students are looking to cheat the system just like those of the past," Daniel Smith, a security researcher at the cybersecurity company …

Cybersecurity

China's futuristic elevated bus allows traffic to pass under it

Buses are cool, except for the fact that they’re huge and take up way more space on the road than other vehicles. Wouldn’t it be great if we could transport just as many people in something with a smaller footprint?<p>That’s exactly what China has done. It’s currently testing a futuristic elevated bus …

Transportation

'Zombie Survival' Opens In Tokyo: The World's Most Advanced Free-Roam VR Experience

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Zombies have infiltrated Sega’s Joypolis theme park in Tokyo’s Odaiba district, and it’s your job to crossover into their virtual world and stop the apocalypse of the undead.<p>Sounds a little intense? It should be as this VR experience is a mind-bending look into the …

Virtual Reality

Watch the Hyperloop's first public test, but don't blink or you'll miss it

You blinked, didn't you?<p>It only lasted about two seconds, but wow, what a sort of thrilling two seconds it was! Hyperloop One, the LA-based startup striving to realize Elon Musk's pipe dream, conducted its first public open-air test in the Nevada desert Wednesday.<p>A crowd of wealthy investors, …

High-speed Rail

Donald Trump advocates 'punishment' for women who have abortions - but retracts hours later

Republican front-runner says the US should ban abortion and enforce "some form of punishment" for women who have one<p>Donald Trump yesterday advocated "some form of punishment" for women who have abortions if he gets his way and the practise is outlawed.<p>The Republican front-runner says he has …

Keyless entry systems are still vulnerable to simple hack

ADAC, the German Automobile Club, is sort of the AAA of Germany. Recently, the group revealed the findings of some auto security tests they'd run to bring attention to how easy it is for thieves to exploit keyless entry systems and steal cars, despite the fact that the vulnerability has been known …

Google plans to beam 5G internet from solar drones

Google has a new top secret project by the same team that brought us Project Loon, according to <i>The Guardian</i>. It's called Project Skybender, and it aims to deliver 5G internet from solar drones. Mountain View has reportedly begun experimenting with millimeter wave-based internet in Virgin Galactic's …

Project Loon

Google is trying to make smartphones that can solve problems on their own

He called it "transformative," and said that Google was "rethinking everything we're doing" in the context of machine learning.<p>A subset of artificial intelligence, machine learning is an approach in which "neural network" computers use algorithms to sort through large sets of data, discovering …

Machine Learning

Google reveals how much it paid the guy who bought Google.com last year

Is this a dad joke? This is a dad joke<p>Last October, ex-Google employee Sanmay Ved somehow managed to purchase "google.com" from Google Domain when the company apparently forgot to renew its domain name. Although he only owned it for about a minute before Google reversed the transaction, Ved …

Android News

The world's wealth is going to just 62 people

And since 2010, wealth has become more and more concentrated in favor of the richest of the rich while those on the lower rungs of the economic ladder have seen their positions worsen, according to a new report from Oxfam International.<p>The wealth of the richest 62 people grew by more than half a …

Income Inequality

Heartbreaking pictures show mother kangaroo reaching for joey one last time before dying in male companion's arms

A mother kangaroo has been captured reaching out to cuddle her joey one last time before she died.<p>The photographer, Evan Switzer, captured the moment on a bushland property in River Heads, Queensland, Australia.<p>He noticed what was going on while he was on a walk on the property on Monday …

Kangaroo

Japan’s Dentsu Ventures invests in health tracking lab-in-a-box developer Cue

<i>(The Bridge) –</i> Dentsu Ventures, the corporate venture capital of Japanese ad agency Dentsu, announced today that it has invested an undisclosed sum in San Diego-based Cue, the startup developing a health tracking device under the same name. Financial details have not been disclosed. For Dentsu …

Everything coming to Netflix and Amazon Prime this December

Sure, you haven’t even started to recover from the joy and terror of Thanksgiving yet, but it’s already time to look ahead to the winter holiday season — and streaming video services want you to know that <i>they have your back</i>. Netflix will finally release its much-trailered Bill Murray holiday …

Entertainment