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Here’s How the GOP Would Fill A Vacancy on the Presidential Ticket

Amid a flurry of Republican concerns stemming from a series of controversies this week, GOP nominee Donald Trump sought to reassure the party he now leads, telling a rally in Florida Wednesday evening that "the campaign is doing really well" and "it's never been so well united."<p>But between Trump's …

Future technology: 22 ideas about to change our world

Floating farms, brain wave passwords, and coffee-powered cars are just some of the incredible inventions and innovations that will shape our</i> …

2014: An amazing year in space exploration

The last 12 months saw some out-of-this-world achievements and incredible firsts – from explorations on Mars to landing on a comet. But there was tragedy too.<p>More amazing image galleries of the year:<p>The year in aviation<br>Weird and wonderful images seen in 2014<p>... and more of our favourite space …

9 weird ways to turn your iPhone or iPad into a music machine

If there’s one thing we humans like to do, it’s make music. Seriously, we’ve been doing it since prehistoric times, so it’s no big surprise that we’d find many ways to bring music to our latest tool: the iPhone and iPad.<p>While there are a ton of different ways to play or make music on your iOS …

How NASA Will Send Humans To Mars

NASA scientists are tackling a big challenge: building capsules that will take humanity to Mars.<p>It’s official: NASA’s Orion project, which will send humans to Mars, is a success. A test flight on Friday morning was successful; NASA’s command center called it “the most perfect flight you could ever …

Study: Most Americans Don’t Understand How the Internet Works

Most American Internet users aren’t familiar with the concepts underpinning the Internet and common technology, a survey released Tuesday found.<p>Pew …

Microsoft increases OneDrive storage from 1TB to unlimited for Office 365 subscribers

Microsoft today announced it is increasing OneDrive storage from 1TB to unlimited for all its Office 365 customers, at no additional cost. In short, this means storage limits are becoming a thing of the past for both Office 365 business and consumer subscribers.<p>Microsoft says the gradual rollout …

Microsoft adds stream processing and pipeline tools to Azure

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>Microsoft continued its rollout of new Azure cloud services on Wednesday, with a trio of features to help …

Bill Gates explains how he thinks about tech's biggest problem: inequality (in 4 quotes)

America is becoming a very unequal place, with the top 1 percent of earners controlling more than one-third of the wealth. As the increasingly powerful billionaires create software that automates middle-class jobs out of existence, the technology industry is struggling with how to deal with rising …

This Is Withings’ Vision For The Future Of The Home

Slowly but surely, Withings has been building up its product portfolio to provide a truly holistic approach to gadgets and digital services. Recently, the French company brought over its latest products, outfitted a snazzy New York city hotel room, and gave us a sweet little tour of what the …

20 ways gigabit-speed internet access might change our lives by 2025

If you want to know the future of technology, should you ask a technological futurologist? On the one hand, it’s their job to think about What Comes Next and What It All Means in regards to devices, connectivity and the digital services that they enable.<p>On the other hand, you might just get back a …

Elon Musk Just Got $2.6 Billion To Build His Amazing 'Space Taxi' — Here's How It Works

This week, NASA announced that Elon Musk's SpaceX will receive a $2.6 billion contract to develop the manned iteration of its Dragon capsule, the first version of which is already being used to resupply the International Space Station.<p>(Boeing received a contract to develop its own manned space …

Kurzweil: Solar Energy Will Be Unlimited And Free In 20 Years

At present, solar power accounts for a scant 0.23% of US energy consumption, and about 1% of energy consumption worldwide.<p>However, the artificial-intelligence pioneer points out that solar power use has been doubling every two years over the past three decades, as well as consistently dropping in …

Japanese company plans to have working space elevator by 2050

Who does want to go to space? No less, in an elevator. While NASA's been working hard for years trying to find the necessary tools to do just that, other firms are doing the same across different parts of the world. Japanese construction company Obayashi, for instance, is one of those, and today it …

4 DARPA Projects That Could Be Bigger Than the Internet

Forty years ago, a group of re­search­ers with mil­it­ary money set out to test the wacky idea of mak­ing com­puters talk to one an­oth­er in a new …

Nadella's Bid To Fix Microsoft: What Ballmer Didn't Dare

When Satya Nadella settled into the U.S. at age 20, he had a problem. The Indian emigre wanted a master’s in computer science as fast as possible, so he could dash into America’s booming tech sector. But cash was tight and his undergraduate preparation, back in Mangalore, was patchy. In 1988 …

14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging digital and communications technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions …

What The Future Of Connected Homes Really Looks Like

We’ve all heard about the connected home: a home that knows exactly how much energy it’s using, how much milk is left in the fridge and when to turn off the lights or turn up the heat based on your personal preferences. But the future of the connected home is so much more than a smart TV or …

The Dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Reasons to cheer the rise of the machines<p>The advances we’ve seen in the past few years—cars that drive themselves, useful humanoid robots, speech recognition and synthesis systems, 3D printers, <i>Jeopardy!</i>-champion computers—are not the crowning achievements of the computer era. They’re the warm-up …

Hewlett Packard faces off against Microsoft

Could it be that the most interesting battle in technology is not Apple versus Google, but rather Microsoft versus its long-standing hardware partners?<p>Yesterday at the company's analyst meeting, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman acknowledged the growing heat with Microsoft, saying, "Current, …

The 2020 network: How our communications infrastructure will evolve

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Ericsson<p>Let’s start with two basic questions: In the year 2020, what will the network look like? What are the …

Chromecast, Two Months Later: Where Are The Apps? [Updated]

<i>Update October 2, 2013: A new Chromecast source has joined the lineup: Hulu Plus now officially supports streaming to Google’s device. For more, visit this link.</i><p>When Google took the wraps off its little Chromecast TV streaming stick this summer, it was cute, dirt-cheap and full of promise. And now… …

iMotion kickstarts motion controllers inspired by 'Minority Report' and Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift has ignited a new round of excitement in virtual reality — but a major issue with the device is that its reliance on keyboards, mice, and traditional gaming controllers holds back just how immersive the headset can be. However, a small Singapore-based company says it has an answer …

Tomorrow's cities: Do you want to live in a smart city?

<b>How do you fancy living in a city with which you can interact? A city that acts more like a living organism, a city that can respond to your needs.</b><p>Around the world such cities are already being built, from Masdar in Abu Dhabi to Songdo in South Korea. Now the chaotic city near you may be in line …

Kitchens Of The Future Will Really Know How To Cook

Kitchens are getting smarter.<p>Some refrigerators can let you know when the door is open, or if the milk is past its sell-by date. They make ice at night during less expensive, off-peak energy hours. There are dishwashers that can contact a repairman.<p>It probably won't be long before you can become …

George Clooney’s Ad Bride Continues Getting Lucky In Latest For DNB

As though in an effort to remind pretty boy Brad Pitt that he’s not the only one on the A-list who can be prevailed upon to appear in commercials, George Clooney is back for the continuing saga of Norwegian bank DnB.<p>Created as ever by hot two-in-one agency Try/Apt Oslo, the new ad maintains the …

Google: Motorola's tattoos could replace passwords

Motorola’s forthcoming phones could use electronic tattoos or pills to identify users, it has been announced.<p>The technology, which aims to remove the need to enter passwords and replace them simply with a phone being close to a user’s body, was one of the suggestions Dennis Woodside, Motorola’s …

BILL GATES IS THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD AGAIN

Bill Gates is once again the world's richest man, according to Bloomberg News.<p>It says Gates has taken the lead from Mexican magnate Carlos Slim thanks to Microsoft's rising stock price. It's at a 5-year high trading at ~$34 a share.<p>Bloomberg's Billionaire Index hasn't yet updated to reflect Gates' …