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The best stats you've ever seen - Hans Rosling

The beauty of data visualization - David McCandless

David McCandless turns complex data sets, like worldwide military spending, media buzz, and Facebook status updates, into beautiful, simple diagrams …

Toshiba cares not for 4K, has an ultra-wide 5K TV ready for CES

4K? Pah, Toshiba's already working on something, you know, <i>one better</i>. One of our eagle-eyed readers sent in this picture of a "5K" extra-wide UHD TV on the show floor. Of course, like LG's 5K model, this is really just a 4K TV with a thousand extra pixels tacked on at the edges, but the plain …

A Russian Company Just Released This Two-Sided Smartphone

Oil-rich Russia is a major market for foreign handset makers such as Apple and Samsung Electronics, but it has so far not been successful in designing handsets.<p>Moscow-based Yota Devices plans to sell the phone in 20 countries next year after making its 2013 debut in Russia, Austria, France, Germany …

Mobile

Here's That Amazon Delivery Drone That You Won't Actually See For A Long Time

If Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos has anything to say about it, the world’s largest online retailer will be flying your packages to your house by aerial drone in a few years, according to a well-orchestrated story Sunday night on <i>60 Minutes</i>. No, this is not a joke, unlike that Tacocopter last year. “One …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

Amazon clone Lazada raises jaw-dropping $250M to mainstream e-commerce in Southeast Asia

“Super-incubator” Rocket Internet has directed more than half a billion dollars into Southeast Asian e-commerce in just over six months.<p>Today, its “Amazon of Asia” clone Lazada announced raising a massive $250 million in funding.<p>This closely follows Lazada’s $100 million round from earlier this …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

Amazon PrimeAir Could Deliver Your Stuff On Drones

In a US <i>60 Minutes</i> interview, Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon is working on delivery that's even faster than Prime. The company wants to use …

The best stats you've ever seen | Hans Rosling

The Joy of Stats with Hans Rosling

The Joy of Stats, a one-hour documentary, hosted by none other than the charismatic Hans Rosling, explores the growing importance of …

EX1 prints circuits on paper, cloth, almost anything you can imagine

Printing a circuit isn't exactly a new idea. In fact, researchers have been putting down silver nano particles using a process similar to ink-jet printing for years. Heck, you can even hack your existing desktop unit to do the same thing with about $300 in components. Still, a retail-ready circuit …

The City of Tomorrow Exists Today—in South Korea

Twenty miles west of 2000-year-old Seoul, South Korea, lies a brand-new city built on algorithms and LEED certifications. Already populated by more than 25,000 people and set to be completed by 2015, Songdo International Business District is a rare exampl<p>Twenty miles west of 2000-year-old Seoul, …

South Korea

How This Tiny Plastic Box Could Help Humans Inhabit Other Planets [Video]

Launching even small experiments into space can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Most of the money goes toward a spaceship or rocket ride to beat Earth's gravity, but another big chunk is the experimental equipment. Just one 10-centimeter cube in which to cram experiments, for example, can set a …

Isaac Asimov's 1964 Predictions About 2014 Are Frighteningly Accurate

NAILED it.<p>In 1964, famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov ventured a guess at what you might find if you set foot inside the 2014 World's Fair. Using his gift for envisioning future technology, Asimov's predictions from 50 years out are both stunningly accurate and perhaps a little bit …

The Telegraph

Tor infinity, and beyond: everything you need to know about the Dark Web

In November, the UK government announced the formation of a specialist cybercrime unit. Its mission: to tackle the Dark Web, where all kinds of …

Dark Web

Neiman Marcus offers $1.5 million outdoor entertainment system

A massive LED TV hides in the ground in your backyard if you're wealthy enough to buy Neiman Marcus' high-end entertainment system.<p>Every year, high-end department store Neiman Marcus releases its Christmas Book, a gift guide for people with deep pockets. Within that book are a series of "fantasy …

DirecTV

Bend it like … Samsung? Galaxy Round is first curved-display smartphone

Samsung's Galaxy Round is the first curved-screen smartphone<p>Samsung revealed a curved-display smartphone early Wednesday, the first of its kind. Though its name, the Galaxy Round, may suggest something closer to a half cylinder, this smartphone is gently curved, just enough to cup in your hand, and …

Phones

Plane passenger forced to make emergency landing after pilot becomes ill

A plane passenger with no flying experience was forced to make an emergency landing after the pilot became ill and unable to operate the controls.<p>The passenger was helped from the ground by two flight instructors, who guided him safely into Humberside Airport.<p>One of the instructors, Roy Murray, …

Emergency Medicine

16 Useful Things You Can Make With A 3D Printer

While they've come down in price immensely ($400 versus tens of thousands of dollars), there's still the problem of making them appealing to the Average Joe. We have this once-exclusive technology shrunken down to fit on our kitchen counters, and we don't know what to do with them.<p>CGTrader, a …

3D Printing

Future Spacecraft Will Be 3-D Printed–In Space, By Robots

In a sci-fi dream come true, a new NASA-funded project engages 3-D printers and robots to build the space systems of tomorrow.<p>Space exploration has always been restricted by the fact that all technology is to-go. Everything we put into the great beyond must first be fabricated on Earth and then …

Space Exploration