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Motor Authority

Beautifully Accurate Glass Sculptures of Deadly Viruses

<b>H5N1</b><p>In 2004, artist Luke Jerram began a visually scientific sculpture series entitled <i>Glass Microbiology</i>. With help from both expert virologists and talented glassblowers, Jerram has created a collection of glass sculptures accurately depicting some of the most prevalent viruses out there, including …

What to expect for Android in 2014 & beyond

In 2007, Android was revealed with an air of skepticism. It was marketed as an open standard which would take on Apple and iOS. Six years and nine sweet-related names later, Android is at the pinnacle of mobile technology and it’s only going to get better in 2014.<p>Wearables 2.0<p>Whether you prefer …

Google Glass

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

A gorgeous, colorful look at the cellphone signals we never see

Invisible signals are all around us, and now we can finally see what we've been missing. Data visualization artist Nickolay Lamm created psychedelic images of the cellphone signals that live in the air, but are invisible to us.<p>At first glance, the visualizations look like tiny mountains illuminated …

The End Of Subsidized Phones Could Be Near

For almost a decade and a half, mobile customers – and Americans in particular – have enjoyed a certain economic perk: phone subsidies from the major carriers. This meant you could, on sign-up, get a very expensive phone for at most a few hundred dollars and, as an incentive to hang around, upgrade …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

Straight Up

Could posture be the secret to your total health?<p>Sandra Lanshin Chiu, a former investment banker who once worked 100-hour work weeks, knows firsthand that sitting hunched over at a desk all day can wreak havoc on the body. After constant bouts of sickness and muscle aches, she left her high profile …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Console Wars Are Just Getting Started

It’s quite possible that all that momentum Sony's had leading up to the launch of the PS4 will dry up now that the machine is in the wild. System issues, faulty HDMI ports, and a real lack of compelling first-party games all work against the next-gen console.<p>Meanwhile, the Xbox One is still out of …

Report claims Stephen Elop’s Microsoft could kill Bing, sell Xbox, and put Office everywhere

Could Microsoft one day sell its Xbox business and kill Bing? As CEO, Stephen Elop apparently wouldn’t be opposed to either idea. As odd as that sounds.<p>Microsoft is entering the final stages of its new CEO search, and Stephen Elop is already thinking out loud about how he would change the company, …

Android 4.4 KitKat Continues To Reduce Fragmentation Of The Platform Thanks To Google Play

With the release of Android 4.4 (codename KitKat, in an interesting marketing move with Nestle), Google has taken more control of the software stack of the mobile operating system, leaving less control in the hands of the networks and addressing the issue of fragmentation in Android.<p>This is not a …

Sampling the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-class’s Hugely Upgraded Interior, Tech

We recently brought you news of Mercedes-Benz’s redesigned-for-2015 C-class sedan’s all-new interior and host of new technologies, but since then, we actually had the opportunity to get our butts in the new car’s seats. Now, before you get too excited, no, we didn’t drive the 2015 C-class. Instead, …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Kids

Robert De Niro just keeps making crap movies

So let's ask ourselves, since his supposed "return to form" a year ago in David O Russell's Silver Linings Playbook: how's Robert De Niro been doing? Was that movie the harbinger of some late-flowering, crepuscular blaze of glory, mirroring in old age the sunburst that was his rise to stardom in …

What your Facebook friends list reveals about your love life

Facebook can isolate your spouse or partner based on your network of friends. In a fascinating paper to be published next year, Facebook social scientist Lars Backstrom and Cornell University professor Jon Kleinberg reveal just how much insight can be gleaned from the structure of a network, …

Social Research

Why The Lego-Style 'Phonebloks' Concept Will Fall Apart

The idea of a modular smartphone with individually swappable pieces is genius. Too bad it's impossible.<p>The Phonebloks concept, an idea for a block-based "modular" smartphone, is a borderline-brilliant, environmentally conscious, I-should've-thought-of-that victory of design. If you aren't familiar, …

World's first bitcoin ATM to launch this week

A Robocoin ATM that trades hard cash for digital bitcoins launches in Canada<p>The world's first bitcoin ATM will go live in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday.<p>Built by company Robocoin, the ATM will trade the digital currency for cash and vice versa.<p>Bitcoin is the world's most popular electronic currency …

New York slaughter of mom, 4 kids: 'It's a scene you'll never forget,' cops say

When relatives of a Chinese immigrant mother of four young children banged on the family's door, it opened to a grisly sight: a man dripping with human blood who is now charged with stabbing the five to death with a butcher knife.<p>Mingdong Chen, 25, faced five counts of murder Sunday, a day after …

Phablets: Should Your Next Phone Be Bigger Than Your Hand or Face?

They can be about the same size as a 6-inch Subway sandwich, pickles and honey mustard included, of course. Samsung's Galaxy Mega, in particular, is …

Carl Icahn urges $150B Apple buyback in letter to Tim Cook, increases investment to $2.5B

Following an announcement yesterday from billionaire investor Carl Icahn that he had sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and would post the full letter online today, Icahn’s new website has now officially launched with the full text of the letter. In the letter on Icahn’s new website called the …

Nikon Teases New Retro-Styled Full-Frame in Mysterious ‘Pure Photography’ Ad

Shortly after Sony announced the mirrorless a7 and a7R full-frames, rumors broke that Nikon had a new full-frame of its own coming in short order. As …

Spies like us: Donovan Wylie captures the impact of surveillance

Born in Belfast in 1971, Donovan Wylie grew up during the Troubles – and his experience of living in a province where military surveillance was the norm has informed his work ever since. As his current exhibition, Vision as Power at the Imperial War Museum shows, the use of surveillance in the …

South Africa apologises for Jacob Zuma's Malawi jibe

<b>South Africa has apologised for controversial remarks President Jacob Zuma made on Monday about Malawi.</b><p>Mr Zuma was widely quoted in the media as saying that "this is Johannesburg. It's not some national road in Malawi".<p>He made the comment as he tried to convince people to accept plans to impose …

South Africa

China trying to stop patients from killing doctors

China plans to beef up security in its hospitals to prevent the deaths of doctors and nurses in attacks by patients' relatives who become violent in their anger over the cost and quality of care.<p>BEIJING – China plans to beef up security in its hospitals to prevent the deaths of doctors and nurses …

UK soccer fan gets year in jail for punching police horse

A British soccer fan has been jailed for 12 months for punching a police horse in the head after his team lost a derby match.<p>Barry Rogerson was one of several fans arrested after violence erupted following Newcastle United's 3-0 loss to Sunderland on April 14. Clashes between their fans aren't …

In Almost Every European Country, Bikes Are Outselling New Cars

We know that Europeans love their bicycles — think Amsterdam or Paris. Denmark even has highways specifically for cyclists.<p>Indeed, earlier this month, NPR's Lauren Frayer reported that Spain, which has long had a love affair with cars, is embracing the bicycle: For the first time on record, Lauren …

NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders after US official handed over contacts

The National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another US government department, according to a classified document provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>The confidential memo reveals that the NSA encourages …