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Microsoft just slammed Google Chrome's biggest problem

The ubiquitous Google Chrome web browser is great, but it has long been known to be a battery hog. Now, Microsoft is taking aim at Chrome's weak spot.<p>In a blog post published today, Microsoft boasts that the Edge browser that comes with every copy of the new Windows 10 operating system gets you as …

China Just Built The World's Most Powerful Computer

Early on Monday during the International Supercomputer Conference in Germany, the Sunway TaihuLight, a newly built Chinese supercomputer, was crowned as the world’s fastest computer.<p>The supercomputer, which is being run out of the National Supercomputing Center in the city of Wuxi, is capable of a …

Bill Henson brings to life Greek gods, myths and mortals – in pictures

The Australian artist Bill Henson finds vitality and power in ancient Greek treasures from the Hellenic Museum with his new series of photographs, ONEIROI. The items are part of an exhibition called Gods, Myths & Mortals and were lent by the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece. They span 8,000 years of …

Athens

MIT develops a smarter web browser that loads pages 34% faster

Scientists think they've pwned your browser experience.<p>We live online and literally spend hours a day in web browsers, and a good chunk of that …

Airbnb's most popular rental: a tiny cabin in the California woods

Kitty Mrache’s ‘geodesic dome loft’ has appeared on the site for seven years and is so busy her own children have to wait in line<p>It started life as DIY kit assembled in a spare patch of land for a newly homeless friend. Now this tiny wooden cabin sheltering in the oaks and redwoods of Aptos, …

Airbnb

Is this the future of work? Scientists predict which jobs will still be open to humans in 2035

Australian science agency CSIRO says workplaces will be increasingly digitally focused and automated. Who wants to be an ‘online chaperone’?<p>Workers looking for jobs in 2035 might consider retraining as remote-controlled vehicle operators or online chaperones.<p>Those are two of the jobs of the future …

Artificial Intelligence

Is Being A Data Scientist Really The Best Job In America?

It’s official – data scientist is the best job in America, according to users of online employment analysts Glassdoor.<p>Glassdoor’s service allows employees to anonymously rate their jobs and their employers, awarding scores for how well they are paid, treated, and helped to advance in their …

Microsoft officially gives up on its ambitious plan to bring Android apps to Windows

It's an abrupt setback to Microsoft's effort to juice up its struggling mobile platform by building various "Windows Bridges."<p>The idea was to make it easy for developers to bring their wares into the Microsoft Windows Store app market, helping alleviate its poor selection compared to the Android …

Is the iPad Pro worth your money?

The iPad Pro is finally here, and there's a lot to discuss about Apple's new device. How does it stack up against Microsoft's Surface Pro 4? Is it …

IPad Pro

Snow camping up a mountain – and up all night

Can camping on a snowy plateau really be as cool as it looks on Instagram? Our writer pitches high up in the Austrian Alps and finds the experience eye-opening – though not in a good way<b><br>Plus</b>: more places to camp in the snow<p>I’ve never fancied a hardcore snow expedition. I’ve never wanted to climb …

Skiing

How smart luggage could transform air travel

Using GPS tracking and messaging, your suitcases will soon be able to send you a text about where they are<p>Do you get anxious waiting at the baggage carousel in the airport? I do. And the longer it takes for my luggage to appear, the edgier I get. It is= a fear of that moment when only a handful of …

Luggage

Get out of bed with Apple Watch’s new Nightstand mode

Every day, it’s the same thing. Wake up to my iPhone blaring OK Go’s “I Won’t Let You Down” at me, then fumble the Tap to Snooze function (which never seems to work for me in the morning). It’s not as simple as an alarm clock, and the distraction of having your iPhone with you when you go to sleep …

Smartwatches

Computer models reveal how the Universe's biggest and brightest galaxies formed

It all has to do with a big buildup of gas<p>In the far-off depths of our Universe, there are giant, luminous galaxies that are, essentially, star farms. Our home, the Milky Way, produces one to two new stars every year, but these galaxies create more than 1,000 new stars annually. How they do this …

Gigi Hadid's Butt Stole the Show at New York Fashion Week

Thank you, fashion gods, whoever you are.<p>Gigi Hadid, the in-demand swimsuit model who eats burgers when she feels like it, stunned New York Fashion Week on Monday with a walk at Tommy Hilfiger's show. Hadid and her sister Bella splashed around in some Caribbean-inspired bathing suits that did …

Adventurers Relax in Hammocks Hanging Hundreds of Feet Above Ground

One century ago, fierce battles broke out in the shadow of Monte Piana in the Italian Dolomites as WWI began. The 18,000 young soldiers who lost their lives at that site were honored this past week at the 2015 Highline Meeting Monte Piana, an annual event that unites young people from all over the …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple's rumored car project is having a "big impact" on Tesla.</b> Apple has reportedly hired many employees from Tesla.<p><b>2. HP intends to cut between 25,000 and 30,000 jobs.</b> It has already let around 51,000 people go.<p><b>3. Google says that it does not want to start producing cars.</b> The company's managing …

The Largest Continental Chain Of Volcanoes Ever Has Just Been Discovered In Australia

It's off the chain<p>Australia is known for a lot of dangers. Fires, floods, horrific temperatures, apocalyptic hellscapes...<p>One of the few natural disasters that they've largely managed to avoid is volcanoes. There are no active volcanoes on the Australian mainland, but go a few million years back in …

Smart Masking in Photoshop - How to Combine Masks

Editing images in Photoshop involves a lot of masking. For example, you’ll have to create layer masks for adjustments that you want to confine to a …

TomTom's RoadDNA system helps anyone build a self-driving car

TomTom has launched RoadDNA, a product aimed at bringing self-driving car tech to more potential developers. The system captures 3D roadside data from depth sensing cameras and compares it to a database of images, letting vehicles know their exact position on the road, even at high speeds. The …

I used Apple's new '3D Touch' feature on the iPhone 6s, and now I'm convinced it's going to be a big deal

It's become a joke in the tech world. The iPhone gets better every year, but even the Weather icon can't show you the current temperature unless you open the app.<p>Former Bloomberg editor Josh Topolsky summed it up pretty well in a tweet on Wednesday:<p>But Apple has an answer with a new feature coming …

U.K. Rate Increase Could End Property Boom

Real-estate companies’ share prices may decline amid higher rates<p>LONDON—The specter of an interest-rate increase by the Bank of England early next year has property companies braced for an abrupt end to the boom times.<p>Some analysts warn that higher rates could spark a decline in real-estate …

Real Estate

Mesmerizing Bedroom Mural Beams with New Life Once the Lights are Out

When the lights go off in Keti Sidamonidze's bedroom, a cleverly-painted mural makes her walls beam with life. Under daytime brightness, her wall appears to display a conventional piece of artwork, one that depicts a cat sitting on a crescent moon, overlooking a city below. Only in the dark does …

Portraits of Refugees and the Few Things They Fled Home With

Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing their war torn countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, bringing very few possessions …

Report: flexible displays will dominate the future with foldable, rollable and even stretchable panels

Flexible displays are not only here to stay, but they are an important part in the future of mobile technology and other types of electronics. IHS Technology estimates that over half of all display shipments will consist of flexible screens by 2024.<p>The most interesting part of this research’s …

Stunning Macro Photos of Delicate Butterfly Wings Look Like Shimmering Petals

Butterflies are exceptionally beautiful insects with wings covered in unique patterns and brilliant colors. On their own, these delicate creatures already stand out—but what happens when you look up-close? Artist Linden Gledhill utilizes the art of macro photography to capture the petal-like …

Artificial intelligence will make religion obsolete within our lifetime

After conquering the kitchen, the game show, and outer space, are our machines heading for religion next?<p>The singularity is a hypothesized time in …

Google uses Search as a secret job interview tool

Shutterstock<p>Google is well known for its love of puzzles and leaving little hidden secrets dotted around and it turns out that the company applies similar techniques while it is on the hunt for new employees too.<p>Max Rosett, a new Google employee, blogged about his recent recruitment experience at …

Employment

Facebook unveils M, an AI-powered personal digital assistant inside Messenger

It appears that Facebook is getting into the personal assistant space. In a post on the social network, vice president of messaging products David Marcus revealed that the company is testing M, a personal digital assistant inside of Messenger. There’s no specific timetable on when (or even <i>if</i>) the …

Computers Can Predict Schizophrenia Based on How a Person Talks

A new study finds an algorithmic word analysis is flawless at determining whether a person will have a psychotic episode.<p>Although the language of thinking is deliberate—<i>let me think, I have to do some thinking</i>—the actual experience of having thoughts is often passive. Ideas pop up like dandelions; …