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Tim Cook Just Ripped Android To Shreds

Apple CEO Tim Cook just ripped Android to shreds at the company's big developers' conference, WWDC. Android is the free operating system distributed by Google and used by most competing mobile-phone companies, such as Samsung.<p>Cook told attendees that 130 million Apple customers who bought one of …

The pope has said that he would baptise a Martian – but would they want our religions?

Pope Francis has speculated as to what would happen if an expedition of aliens wanted to convert to Christianity, but they're probably closer to God than we are anyway<p>Do aliens believe in God? Did aliens create God? Did God create aliens? Is God, in fact, an alien? Religion and extraterrestrial …

NASA is getting ready to communicate with aliens (Update 4)

"We can say little, if anything, about what these patterns [above] signify, why they were cut into rocks, or who created them. For all intents and …

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Microsoft's Futuristic New Tool Translates Skype Calls in Real Time

In the <i>Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy</i> books, characters from across the universe can communicate using something called the Babel Fish, a small …

A $250 3-D Printer With Breakthrough Software

Automobiles had been around for decades when the first Model T arrived in 1908. The reason we remember Henry Ford's creation is because it was the …

Guy jumps over huge gap to hang 490-feet above London with one hand

Watch free climber James Kingston beat another London landmark plus the crane that sits on top of it. All this with absolutely no safety equipment, …

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7 Signs Someone May Be Smarter Than You - Lifespan - Extending Your Mind and Body into the Future

There is always someone out there who is smarter than you are. You may think that you are on top of your game and smarter than the average person, …

Thailand coup leaders hold ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra

Ousted members of Thailand's former government turned themselves in to the country's new military junta Friday, as soldiers forcefully dispersed …

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Google Glass: Why the gadget faces its biggest test

Will Google Glass catch on? With a backlash in full swing, there may be one thing that threatens the technology’s adoption more than anything else, argues Chris Baraniuk. And in the video above, BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly takes a look at how one airline is embracing the technology while some other …

Would you accept a pig’s heart?

If animal organs could be used to save our lives, will it mean we become a bit less human? Frank Swain speculates<p>Imagine that your heart is failing. You desperately need a replacement. Every day, your family waits nervously for a call from the hospital to say they’ve found a donor. Then one day, …

Why we need to make good processed food

Can we create meals that are both satisfying and enjoyable but more convenient and better tailored to our physical needs? Glenn Zorpette thinks so.<p>Processed food has a bad reputation: nutritionally bankrupt, and loaded with sugar, fat and salt. But it doesn’t have to be unhealthy, says Zorpette, …

How to cook the perfect hard-boiled egg

Our picks of the week from around the web, including achieving culinary perfection, life as a telepresence robot, and neuroscience’s most famous patient.<p>Glassholes at work<br>Ned Resnikoff | The Baffler | 14 May 2014<br>Google Glass is marketed as a tool for self-empowerment; but it can function equally …

The best way to win an argument

How do you change someone’s mind if you think you are right and they are wrong? Psychology reveals the last thing to do is the tactic we usually resort to.<p>You are, I'm afraid to say, mistaken. The position you are taking makes no logical sense. Just listen up and I'll be more than happy to …

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Facebook wants to 'listen' to your music and TV

<b>Facebook is to release a new feature on its mobile app that "listens" to your music and TV shows.</b><p>If the song or show is recognised by the app, users can publish the information on their profile or to selected friends.<p>The service hopes to take advantage of the "second screen" trend, which sees fans …

Thailand coup: Yingluck meets military leaders

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1079000/1079091_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1531706855_5efbf5def8ecb0e9c135908ba67d8c47<p><b>Ousted Thai leader Yingluck Shinawatra has appeared at a military facility in Bangkok, a day after the army took power in a coup.</b><p>Ms Yingluck is one of …

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This enormous fog bank looks like a cotton wool tsunami

This enormous fog bank—which embraced Lake Michigan—looks like a beautiful cotton wool tsunami moving slowly across the water. Fog banks are usually …

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Sony develops tech for 185TB tapes: 3,700 times more storage than a Blu-ray disc - ExtremeTech

By on May 5, 2014 at 10:40 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>There was a time, in computing’s …

Up in the Air: Using Tethered Balloons to Photograph the Future City

Sometimes even the most visionary architects need a little perspective—a way to see what's just over the horizon. To show them what's coming, …

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You Can Watch Hulu For Free on Your Phone This Summer

Even if you're not a Hulu Plus subscriber, you'll be able to watch select shows on its mobile app for free this summer, the company just …

Want to learn quicker? Use your body

Waving your arms, wriggling your fingers and striding around a room can help you learn faster, says Colin Barras. How does it work?<p>Ever got to grips with a problem? Picked up a new skill? Grasped a difficult concept? The language of learning is full of references to parts of the body outside the …

Time to forget your online passwords?

The Heartbleed security bug causing havoc online this week has allowed criminals to access our passwords for common websites for more than two years. Is it time to give up the idea of passwords? As this BBC Future article from last year highlighted, various technologies are poised to replace the …