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Kelley Blue Book: 60 percent of Americans don't really know what an autonomous car is

Self-driving cars are already here, but a recent study by Kelley Blue Book revealed that many Americans know little about what an autonomous vehicle is -- as many as 60 percent of those polled for the study. The survey included 2,200 respondents aged 12 through 64.<p>Despite the fact that big-name …

Autonomous Vehicle

Elon Musk's Mars metropolis: Insane but not impossible

"The big issue with all missions to Mars is we don't want to create a situation where we are impacting future life-detection science."<p>Professor Peter Doran

NASA

BlackBerry is done making smartphones

In BlackBerry's latest quarterly financials released today, the company revealed it's getting out of the hardware business once and for all, choosing instead to "outsource that function to partners." It's not a huge shock given BlackBerry CEO John Chen has foreshadowed the cut and run several …

OnePlus 3 gets its first UK carrier partnership in O2

Over the past few years, OnePlus has made a name for itself by releasing powerful flagship smartphones at lower-than-expected prices. The unlocked model lets people buy their devices outright, enabling them to get a better deal on a SIM-only contract. But as the company has moved away from its …

Google India debuts offline YouTube app, public WiFi expansion

At an event in New Delhi, India, Google laid out plans to better serve users in the country. These efforts broadly focus on two areas: data usage and language support.<p>The company highlighted the work it has done so far to reduce the need for high-speed data. Rahul Ro-Chowdhury, Google's VP of …

Hive takes on Hue with colour-changing light bulbs

In its bid to kit out Britain's homes with tech-centric appliances, British Gas' Hive has launched a wide range of internet-ready products. There's the all-important smart thermostat, plugs, home sensors and, more recently, Hive Active Lights. These smart bulbs can be controlled via the Hive app …

Lineup

Germany orders Facebook to stop collecting WhatsApp data

Germany has ordered Facebook to stop collecting WhatsApp data from users and delete all the information it has already collected. The Hamburg regulator said the social network hadn't properly notified the nation's 35 million WhatsApp users that it recently started gathering their data. "Facebook …

Ofcom wants your help mapping Britain's mobile networks

Ofcom already has a handy online tool for checking mobile and broadband coverage across the UK, but sometimes the bigger picture can hide the little differences. In addition to the regulator's own data and that supplied by providers, Ofcom wants to build a more detailed map of mobile network and …

OFCOM

Scientists watch an immune system fight the flu in real time

To date, biologists have typically had to study the progress of a virus through indirect means, such as studying the antibodies -- actually tracking the viruses themselves has been difficult. However, researchers say they've found a way to follow the progress of a virus in real time. By using …

Elon Musk's grand plan to colonize Mars

Elon Musk is the man with a vision for a human mission to Mars, and on Tuesday he shared his plans at the International Astronautical Conference in Mexico, with a talk titled "Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species." On-stage, Musk said that there are two paths ahead of humanity: Either stay on …

Best Buy's new project highlights tech startups' creations

You'll soon see curious spots in Best Buy stores that aren't hawking any big-brand company's products. Instead, they will be stocked with electronics from companies you probably never heard of before. See, the big-box store has launched a new initiative dubbed "Ignite," and it takes a leaf out of …

Startups

Roller coasters might help you pass a kidney stone

According to an new study from Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, roller coasters can, in fact, do more than just give you a temporary thrill. Specifically, study author David Wartinger and his co-author Marc Mitchell set out to test the experience of one patient who …

BBC iPlayer will require an account starting 'early 2017'

Starting "early" next year, Brits will need a BBC account in order to access iPlayer. The broadcaster says the move is designed to make its services more "tailored" and "personalised," presumably through better curation and recommendations. The BBC already offers an account system, called BBC iD, …

Microsoft's Edge browser stays secure by acting as a virtual PC

Microsoft has unveiled Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge, a new system that will isolate the browser on Windows 10 Enterprise PCs, making them harder to hack. In a blog, the company wrote that it's "the first operating system to ship this type of technology alongside a browser." …

Infant is world's first to have three biological parents

It sounds like the setup of a wacky science fiction comedy, but this is actually real life. A five-month old baby boy was just revealed to be the first kid in the world with three biological parents, according to <i>New Scientist</i>. The infant was created by a technique that has only been legally …

Genetics

Sainsbury's expands one-hour deliveries in London

Sainsbury's will begin quietly bowing out of the digital entertainment game next month, shutting down its video streaming service and music, e-book and magazine stores. But while the supermarket is admitting defeat in one area, it's doubling efforts in another. Having trialed one-hour grocery …

onehour

Body scanners are coming to your gym

Sure, you may feel like you're in better shape after a trip to the gym, but how do you quantify it besides stepping on a scale or breaking out calipers? Australian outfit mPort thinks it can do better. It's rolling out 3D body scanners at LA Fitness gyms and shopping malls across the US, giving you …

You'll Never Complain Of Not Having Enough Time If You Can Apply This Rule

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

Six folding electric bikes that fit practically anywhere

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Imagine being able to carry a clean energy vehicle with you, just about wherever you go. Enter the folding electric bike. Battery-powered bicycles are on the rise as two-wheeled commuting gains popularity in places with heavy traffic and limited parking. Having the ability to fold up …

How to Search the Deep Web Safely

The deep web and its inner recess, the dark web—those less well-trodden parts of the internet beyond the reach of Google and Bing—are not for the …

5 Reasons Not to Use Google for Search

Google is pretty much everywhere. It’s in your smartphone, car, and maybe even your watch— but there’s still nothing like searching Google on a …

Online Life

Uncommon Ways To Largely Improve Your Sleep Quality

4 Unusual Probiotics You Need To Try

Vegetarianism has been around for a long time, finding favor with many people, including Pythagoras clear back around 580 B.C. It’s been presented as …

Nutrition

Tech news veteran Josh Topolsky wants to show you his Outline

After being the editor-in-chief of Engadget, co-founding The Verge, and serving as the editor of Bloomberg Digital, Josh Topolsky is prepping a new media brand.<p>The new website is called The Outline. It has raised $5 million in funding with a plan to launch in the fall of 2016, according to The Wall …

Wall Street