Carl Menapace

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Ferrari Flaunts Its 1.6-Liter Turbo V-6 Ahead of 2014 Formula 1 Season

Ferrari’s 2014 Formula 1 race car may not have a name yet—the Italians soon will allow its fans to vote for the racer’s moniker online—but that hasn’t stopped the crew in Maranello from revealing some of the forthcoming car’s secrets. The firm has published a video explaining some of the car’s …

Nasa astronauts complete ISS Christmas Eve spacewalk

Astronauts have completed an eventful Christmas Eve spacewalk during which they replaced a critically damaged coolant pump module aboard the International Space Station.<p>Nasa's mission managers are hopeful that the seemingly successful installation of the new pump has restored the orbiting outpost …

Snowden warns of loss of privacy in Christmas message

LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed details of electronic surveillance by American and British spy services, warned of the dangers posed by a loss of privacy in a message broadcast to Britain on Christmas Day.<p>In a two-minute video recorded …

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Opposition rallies in Mali and wildfires from space: World in Photos, Aug. 8<p>Inside US longest war as it rages on in the Afghan mountains<p>Europe …

Indonesia

'We had so many hopes' - Pakistan's bereaved Christians

It has been a particularly difficult year for Pakistan's Christians, as the community tries to recover from the bloodiest attack on it in the country's history.<p>The BBC's Aleem Maqbool returns to Peshawar, where a double suicide bombing at a church in late September killed more than 80 worshippers, …

Suicide Bombing

Virtuix’s Jan Goetgeluk sees big things for virtual reality in wake of Oculus VR funding (interview)

After years in the wilderness, interest is growing in virtual reality. The turnaround has happened with the rising popularity of the Oculus Rift headset from Oculus VR, which raised $75 million from Netscape founder Marc Andreessen’s venture capital fund.<p>Jan Goetgeluk is the chief executive of …

Curious about the Steam Controller? Check out these videos.

Right now, 300 lucky participants have a Steam Machine connected to their televisions. But the first hybrid PC/console effort from developer Valve — …

DARPA Contest Lets Robots Compete to Save Humanity from Itself

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This weekend, Google-acquired Schaft bested 15 others teams competing in a robotics challenge …

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

Bill Gates

Only 4 In 10 Americans Are Aware Of The Incandescent Lightbulb Phase-Out

<i>From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman:</i><p>Consumer lighting giant Osram Sylvania has just released the 2013 edition of its Socket Survey — considered “an industry benchmark” and “the only nationwide measure of public attitudes about energy-efficient lighting and awareness of lighting legislation — …

MIT engineers have invented a JARVIS-style home automation system

The home automation systems of tomorrow won’t look anything like they do right now. In the future, you wont have to whip out your smartphone and fire …

Home Automation

Google’s Schaft robot takes top spot at DARPA Robotics Challenge

Leave it to DARPA to turn disaster relief into a competitive sport for robots, and for Google to walk away with the prize. On Saturday, 16 robotics …

Robotics

Wispy designs from Microsoft partners breeze past Apple

<b>commentary</b> Psst...Microsoft laptop partners are ahead of Apple on critical design metrics like weight.<p>So, how will that play out in 2014? A snapshot of today's lightest, edgiest designs should give us an idea (I'll put aside a discussion of competing operating systems and pricing for this</b> …

Security Blogger Brian Krebs Is Trying To Track Down The Target Hacker By Talking To Suspected Credit Card Thieves

He's been revealing the underground black markets where the Target hackers are allegedly selling the stolen credit cards. (Interestingly, one thing he discovered is that credit cards from non-U.S. banks are priced higher, from $23.62 per card to as high as $135 per card, he says.)<p>On top of that, he …

Credit Cards

Another report points to imminent launch of Samsung’s monster 12.2-inch tablet

For the second time in just a few days, a report out of South Korea claims to confirm that Samsung will launch its largest tablet yet in the coming …

Edward Snowden delivers 'alternative Christmas message' on UK's Channel 4

Channel 4 has a reputation for delivering an "alternative Christmas message" every year as a counterpoint to the Queen's annual Christmas address, and 2013 is no different: it tapped NSA leaker Edward Snowden to speak directly to UK citizens about privacy issues and, according to Channel 4, "why he …