Lisa Nguyen

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Ford's Smart Brakes Light Up Dashboard Of Car Behind You

The system would alert drivers even if they couldn't actually see the car ahead, preventing pileups.<p>Say you're taking a romantic, winding drive through the mountains. The car in front of you at some point might disappear around a corner. It might also encounter a family of adorable baby quail …

France defends surveillance program, denies “massive spying”

French officials downplayed reports of a large-scale surveillance program that blends phone and internet data, and claimed that a story in the <i>Le …

Google reportedly paid Adblock Plus not to block its ads

Google has reportedly paid the makers of Adblock Plus, the single most popular browser extension on Chrome and Firefox, to look the other way when it comes to its web advertisements. According to the German news site <i>Horizont</i>, Google and other unnamed companies are paying to be included on a …

New Technology Sends Ads Directly Into Your Brain

To promote Sky TV’s new TV streaming app, Sky Go, BBDO Dusseldorf affixed transmitters to train windows, which sent out high frequency vibrations. …

Asimo's AI disappoints in latest performance as it confuses smartphones for hands

Honda's adorable Asimo humanoid robot stumbled this week at the worst possible time. Asimo was demonstrating some of its new abilities in front of a set of reporters gathered at Tokyo's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (known as Miraikan) when things didn't go as planned. During …

Apple makes boffo battery life new killer tech spec

Apple hasn't lost its touch yet. Not if it can take a two-and-half-year-old design and turn it into one of today's hottest laptops.<p>That would be the 2013 MacBook Air, of course. CNET Reviews' take on the Air's battery life bears repeating.<p>While the previous 13-inch Air ran for 7 hours and 27 …

Creating Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

From character customization to single-player philosophy, Masahiro Sakurai updates us on Nintendo’s blockbuster.<p>Masahiro Sakurai is Nintendo’s rock …

The first arrest filmed on Google Glass?

"No, officer! Don't arrest me, arrest him! The weirdo with the strange glasses! He's far more dangerous than I could ever be!"<p>Had one New Jersey reveler been slightly more mentally alert on July 4, he might have used this dialogue to divert the police's attention.<p>Instead, his arrest was filmed …

Almost every major consumer electronics manufacturer is now working on a smart watch

Something about the ailing PC industry, competition among makers of smartphones and the endless quest for the next big thing has nearly every major consumer electronics manufacturer working on a smart watch or at least contemplating it. The latest is Dell, whose global VP of personal computing just …

FYI: Does The Komodo Dragon Really Kill With A Bacteria-Filled Bite?

Surprising facts about the world's largest lizard.<p>Based on a single observational study from the 1970s, published in 1981 by biologist Walter Auffenberg, we've long assumed that Komodo dragons cause fatal infections in their prey by gifting prey with scary bacteria that lives in the mouths of the …

What Happens When Stars Collide?

In this case, you get a newly observed kind of pulsating star.<p>It sure would be interesting to watch two stars run into each other — from a safe distance, of course. One can imagine there would be quite the titanic battle going on between their competing gravitational forces, throwing off gas and …

Why must childbirth be such hard labour?

Anyone who has given birth to a baby, or watched someone else doing it, knows that it's a tight squeeze. The birth canal, framed by the bones of the …

New to nature No 108: Carlia decora

With nearly 400 recorded species, skinks are the largest family of lizards in Australia. They are widespread, common and spectacularly diverse. From …

Human behaviour: is it all in the brain – or the mind?

You've seen the headlines: This is your brain on love. Or God. Or envy. Or happiness. And they're reliably accompanied by pictures of colour-drenched …

Cheap Handheld Device Lets You See Through Walls

It's an experimental "x-ray vision" device that's designed with everyday users in mind.<p>Ever wished for X-ray vision? In the future, you could get something like it from a handheld device.<p>Engineers at MIT have made a prototype of a portable device that users can point at walls to get data on …

8 Most Beautiful Water Landscapes in the World

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

Basics of Aerial Photography from an Airplane or Helicopter

Aerial photography presents unique challenges. It requires much more than just shooting from a high elevation, and it can be very mundane if not done …

Nighttime Scenes Illuminated with the Soft Glow of LED Lights

Photographer Harold Ross is a practitioner of “light sculpting.” Visiting various outdoor landscapes at night, he uses LED flashlights and other …

HIV/Aids drugs: WHO to recommend earlier treatment

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/990000/990842_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534429753_aa71a57452a535452cf7d54031f41931<p><b>New guidelines for HIV treatment could see millions more people in developing countries getting life-saving medicine.</b><p>The World Health Organization …

Google’s other plan to connect the unconnected: satellites

There’s a lot of attention focused on Project Loon, Google’s ambitious and bureaucracy-defying plan to blanket the Earth with internet signals from …

You Have No Control Over Security on the Feudal Internet

Facebook regularly abuses the privacy of its users. Google has stopped supporting its popular RSS feeder. Apple prohibits all iPhone apps that are political or sexual. Microsoft might be cooperating with some governments to spy on Skype calls, but we don’t know which ones. Both Twitter and LinkedIn …