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USA Builds Giant Piloted Robot, Challenges Japan to a Robot Duel

"We have a duty to the science fiction lovers of this world."<p>The U.S.-based MegaBots have challenged Japan-based Suidobashi Heavy Industries from …

Robotics

Thanks to data, in the future, everyone will be anonymous 15 minutes

Forget Andy Warhol. "In the future," his spiritual heir Banksy noted in an <i>objet d'art</i>, "everyone will be anonymous for 15 minutes."<p>Virtually no one and nothing today is completely under the radar or off the grid, no matter what they think, thanks to the growing data trails that shine a light on us …

Our massive new monopolies: Amazon, Google and Facebook have the power to move entire economies

Tech companies have amassed frightening economic power — and we handed over our data to make it possible<p>The world of data has its own economics. If you know one thing about one person, you don’t have much. If you know one thing about nearly everyone or nearly everything about one person, you have a …

The new scientific revolution: Reproducibility at last

Diederik Stapel, a professor of social psychology in the Netherlands, had been a rock-star scientist — regularly appearing on television and publishing in top journals. Among his striking discoveries was that people exposed to litter and abandoned objects are more likely to be bigoted.<p>And yet there …

Science

Smart Fixed Navigation

Since we coded this nugget starting from mobile, we set a position: fixed for the unordered list inside the navigation #cd-nav. We want it to be at …

jQuery

A Beginner’s Introduction to CSS Animation

Nowadays, more and more websites are using animations, whether that be in the form of GIFs, SVGs, WebGL, background videos and so on. When used …

Microsoft's Nadella is on a mission to make Windows matter again

The CEO of the world's largest software maker, who celebrates one year on the job today, is changing Microsoft from the inside out -- because he has to.<p>"Ballmer didn't have a sense of where Microsoft should go."<p>Roger Kay, analyst, Endpoint Technologies

Tesla’s souped-up Model S has an “insane mode” and it’s as ridiculous as it sounds

It’s true: Tesla’s high performance Model S P85D has an option to switch acceleration modes from “Sport” to “Insane.”<p>And yes, insane mode is powerful. On Jan. 28 CEO Elon Musk tweeted a link to one owner’s dash-cam video that captured his passengers’ reactions when they were shocked by the full …

Tesla

SpaceX Reveals Stunning Video Showing Its Totally Futuristic New Rockets

The idea is to create reusable rockets that can safely return to Earth and land intact. But SpaceX is still in the testing phase of the new landing maneuver. On Jan. 10, SpaceX semi-successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket on a platform in the ocean after the rocket launched the Dragon spacecraft full …

Space Travel

WhatsApp messenger makes move to the web

New web-based app finally allows users to send messages from a computer to contacts using smartphones<p>WhatsApp can finally be used on something other than a smartphone: a desktop web app.<p>The new platform allows WhatsApp’s 700m users to send and receive free text, picture and voice messages through …

Apps

Why Google’s Plan To Sell Wireless Probably Doesn’t Scare Network Providers

Google is gearing up to sell wireless service directly to customers as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), by acquiring excess network capacity from Sprint and T-Mobile and reselling it to customers under its own brand. This is the same approach used by Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, Pure Talk, …

Telecoms

Microsoft Announces Standalone Office 2016 for Later this Year

In Microsoft’s eternal quest to make you more productive, the company played up its new suite of universal Office for Windows 10 apps during the event for its new operating system yesterday. But in a blog post detailing new features today, the company snuck in an announcement: Office 2016 is being …

Software

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Business (Canada)

Microsoft's Surface RT tablets won't get Windows 10

Windows RT is finally dead<p>Microsoft unveiled its plans for a free copy of Windows 10 for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users yesterday, but it looks like Windows RT is being left out in the cold. In a statement provided to <i>The Verge</i>, Microsoft confirms the Surface Pro 3 and "entire Surface Pro lineup" …

Microsoft is turning Skype into its own version of iMessage in Windows 10

Microsoft is integrating Skype directly into Windows 10, and the result looks a lot like Apple's iMessage service. While the company unveiled some of its Skype integration at a special Windows 10 press event in Redmond yesterday, the software maker didn’t show its new Messaging app on the PC …

Amazon Kindle Textbook Creator turns authors into teachers (and vice versa)

While e-books are everywhere, electronic textbooks never really caught on, despite their potential to bring immersive learning at a lower cost. Amazon is trying to change that with the Kindle Textbook Creator, a free app from its newly formed Kindle Direct Publishing EDU division (KDP EDU). It …