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What you need to know about Intel’s new mobile chips

Intel announced its plans for 2015 at Mobile World Congress on Monday and one of its bigger announcements is that its long-awaited mobile-focused …

Batteries

The Internet Of Things Will Transform Retail As We Know It

The number of smart devices in your home, on your body and around your office is increasing everyday. By 2020, there could be as many as 30 billion devices hooked up to the Internet of Things (IoT).<p>Presumably, this massive network of gadgets, household appliances and even jewelry, will know a lot …

Internet of Things

The AI Revolution Will Humanize Businesses

In the last decade, technology has made it cheaper and easier to start new businesses, finance them, realize operational efficiencies and scale geographically. It has also empowered customers and employees through social media, which has created opportunities for competitors. While these changes …

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

Beautiful Short Film Shows Off the Impressive Video Capabilities of the iPhone 6 Plus

Ben Canales, an Oregon-based photographer and filmmaker, wasted no time putting his new iPhone 6 Plus to the test once he had it in hand.<p>As soon as …

Mouldy food detector invented by 22-year-old engineer wins Dyson acclaim

The Bump Mark, which could help Britain's families save £700 a year on food waste, has won the national Dyson engineering prize<p>Bio-reactive food expiry label, The Bump Mark, has won the UK leg of James Dyson’s annual engineering awards.<p>The label, designed by 22-year-old Solveiga Pakstaite from …

Engineering

Record-breaking magnet crams three tons of force into the size of a golf ball

University of Cambridge scientists have broken a decade-old superconducting record by packing a 17.6 Tesla magnetic field into a golf ball-sized hunk of crystal -- equivalent to about three tons of force. The team used high-temperature superconductors that work at minus 320 degrees F or so -- not …

Code On vows to dramatically speed up Wi-Fi, cell, satellite transmissions — with math

Who wouldn’t want to watch streamed video over a Wi-Fi connection without the dread “wheel of waiting?” Or 20-times faster satellite data throughput? …

This marketing platform helped Samsung beat Apple … and predicts the future with 78% accuracy

Facebook wants to be the social layer for the web. Google wants to be the discovery layer, and PayPal wants to be the financial layer.<p>Networked Insights, however, wants to be the consumer intent layer.<p>In other words, a crystal ball — that works — for marketers.<p>Google knows a lot about the world, …

'Cool' London is dead, and the rich kids are to blame

The cool, creative class has been priced out of London, which means the capital is becoming more bland and boring by the minute, says Alex Proud<p>I have seen the future – and the future is Paris and Geneva.<p>The future is a clean, dull city populated by clean, dull rich people and clean, dull old …

TeselaGen Is Building A Platform For Rapid Prototyping in Synthetic Biology

As the costs of DNA sequencing and synthesis drop precipitously, a host of computer science-meets-biotech startups are cropping up in Silicon Valley.<p>TeselaGen, which makes middleware for biotech labs that want to quickly design and iterate on new DNA constructs, is building tools that will help …

A UK Surgeon Successfully 3D Printed And Implanted A Pelvis

It was the first transplant of its kind.<p>The patient, who is in his sixties and has remained unnamed, suffered from a rare type of bone cancer called chondrosarcoma. It affected the entire right side of his pelvis.<p>Often leaving patients appearing completely healthy, chondrosarcoma often goes …

3D Bioprinting

We're one step closer to nuclear fusion energy

Scientists with the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced today that they have achieved a critical …

MIT builds intelligent programs for robots that could help with the smart home

Researchers at MIT have figured out how to make multiple robots talk to each other and collaborate in real time — a task equivalent to telling a …

A New Report Warns That America May Lose The Nanotechnology Race

And last month, when Rafael Nadal lost the final of the 2014 Australian Open to Stanislas Wawrinka, his opponent's $240 racquet was strengthened with nano-materials. Mr Nadal, meanwhile, was wearing a watch reinforced with carbon nanotubes—and costing almost $700,000.<p>It is this breadth of …

Nanotech

Beaconic Releases An iOS App For Its iBeacon Retail Kits

Beaconic has published the accompanying consumer-focused iOS app for its iBeacon-based retail platform. The company began shipping its first retail kits to customers throughout Europe and the US last week.<p>Apple introduced the iBeacon standard for indoor Bluetooth transmitters at WWDC last year. …

Yahoo Hacked And How To Protect Your Passwords

Yahoo yesterday announced that Yahoo mail has been the focus of a co-ordinated hack and that at this time it has confirmed a number of users e-mail accounts have been compromised – you may be one of them (and if you are see below for my top tips on how to secure your passwords going forward). It is …

Eric Schmidt says encryption will help Google crack Chinese censorship and stop the NSA

Eric Schmidt thinks encryption is the answer to many of the internet's problems. Google's executive chairman said last November that "encrypting everything" could "end government censorship in a decade." Now Schmidt says that in that same decade, encryption could "open up countries with strict …

Functioning biological cell created from plastic

A team of chemists at Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands have built the world's first eukaryotic cell using polymers.<p>A eukaryotic cell is …

Microsoft stopped Tor running automatically on botnet-infected systems

<i>Microsoft has since been in touch with Wired.co.uk to clarify that when it removed Sefnit from computers it did not also remove Tor. Instead, it</i> …

Map of vaccine-preventable diseases shows prevalence of measles in the UK

An interactive visualisation mapping outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases around the globe shows a high prevalence of measles cases in the UK …

Why Nest will be bigger for Google than Android

Nest is a company that makes smart smoke detectors and smart thermostats. That’s neat, but that gadget business alone is not worth $3.2 billion, the price Google just paid for Nest. There are a bunch of reasons Google was willing to give Nest’s investors a 20x return on their investment, including …

Internet of Things

Is it possible to levitate and move objects in mid air using only sound? These scientists seem to think so... Watch: http://fw.to/U0xqoBc

China's military presence is growing. Does a superpower collision loom?

Generally speaking, Japanese bureaucrats are not much given to exaggeration. So when a senior government insider in Tokyo, speaking off the record, recently compared the deteriorating security situation in East Asia to Europe in the 1930s amid the rise of fascism, it was time to sit up and take …

The NSA Can Reportedly Gain Backdoor Access To A Slew Of Tech Products

The National Security Agency knows no boundaries — and has tools for spying that span computers, keyboards, firewalls and servers, or nearly all the security architecture created by major tech companies. That’s according to German news magazine Der Spiegel, which got its hands on an internal NSA …

73-Year-Old Man Creates Magnificent Paintings Using Nothing But Excel

Tatsuo Horiuchi is a 73-year-old artist, who found his passion in digital art 13 years ago, right before his retirement. However, as graphics …

Teens In The UK Are Calling It: Facebook Is Dead And Buried

In a European Union-funded study on social media, the Department of Anthropology at University College London is running nine simultaneous 15-month ethnographic studies in seven countries to find out how teens were perceiving Facebook.<p>We read about what U.K. teens think on The Conversation:<p>What …

Social Media

NameTag releases first face recognition app for Google Glass, recognizes 450K sex offenders

Sex offender? Gotcha. Ego-driven international music superstar? Got you too. Nameless nobody? This new technology on Google Glass might just have you too.<p>Especially if you have a criminal record.<p>The new technology isn’t coming from Google, or from Facebook — although it is powered by their …

CRASH: Bitcoin Collapses After Major Blow From China

Recent days have brought headlines about Chinese authorities clamping down on Bitcoin — not wanting various institutions to deal in the digital currency.<p>The latest is that BTC China, the big Bitcoin startup there, announced that it could no longer accept deposits in the local currency .<p>This makes …

Cryptocurrency