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Facebook Sleuths Unearth a '70s-Era Bug That Was Crashing Their App

Just before midnight one night last February, Nicolas Spiegelberg's engineering team was getting close to finding the bug. It was a nasty …

Review 18: Big Trouble in Little China

Review is like app or game coverage but for movie series, television shows, comic books, and other geeky entertainment. It's great stuff you can …

Forget Google Glass, Meta SpaceGlasses Look Like They Were Made By Tony Stark (Video)

Forget Google Glass, Meta Pro have developed a new type of interactive glasses which look like they were designed by Tony Stark, and they come with a …

Google Glass

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Qatar's Reportedly Using Slave Labor to Prepare for the 2022 World Cup

Grim news has emerged from Qatar, where preparations for the 2022 World Cup are underway. Even though construction on the stadiums has yet to begin,</i> …

Boeing F-16 jet takes first flight without a pilot

A Boeing F-16 plane takes its first flight without a pilot in the cockpit at an air force base in Florida, US.<p>The planes have been adapted to <b>fly without pilot</b> in the cockpit, giving the military an adversary to train against.<p>Two pilots controlled the Boeing F-16 from the ground as it flew from a …

Aviation

The antimatter factory: inside the project that could power fusion and annihilation lasers

Physicists have been chasing antimatter technology for more than 80 years now — driven by the promise of oppositely oriented particles that explode in a burst of energy whenever they make contact with their more common counterpart. If we could tame antimatter, those explosions could be used to …

Scanadu Scout 'medical tricorder' for smartphones breaks crowdfunding record

Scanadu, the health startup aiming to arm consumers with a smartphone accessory capable of reading vital signs on their body, has taken another step forward in making its "medical tricorder" a reality. Having met its $100,000 crowdfunding goal on Indiegogo in one day, the Scanadu Scout went on to …

Back for another bite: 'Sharknado' encore airing July 18th amid sequel talks

Looking to capitalize on an unforeseen Twitter sensation, Syfy has announced that television audiences will have a second chance to see <i>Sharknado</i> on July 18th at 7PM EST. The made-for-TV movie prompted a flurry of Twitter activity when it originally aired last night, at one point topping out at …

Blankfein Blames Economy's Problems On America's Negative Media, Culture

Americans' negative attitudes about the economy are holding back growth, according to Lloyd Blankfein.<p>"[The] economy is not a science, it's a social science," the Goldman Sachs chief executive told Politico reporter Ben White in a live-streamed interview Thursday. When people are gloomy about the …

Watch philosopher Daniel Dennett explain how to reprogram your brain

Drawing from the recently published <i>Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking</i>, philosopher and scientist Daniel Dennett breaks down the rhetorical signals that can indicate a shifty argument ("surely" and "rather" among them), the mental "programs" that can help people better dissect the world …

Amazon launches virtual currency Coins

Amazon has just debuted its own virtual currency, Amazon Coins, allowing customers to pay for apps on its Amazon Appstore for Android, as well as some in-app items. Kindle Fire customers in the US are the first to get their hands on Amazon Coins, as the company is giving all of them $5-worth of the …

Netflix’s Arrested Development season four trailer hits the Web

Over the last several years, it’s been very common for television networks to cancel shows even though the shows are popular with critics and have …

iTunes profits continue to grow as users spend more

No one can deny the fact that Apple is doing impressively well with its App Store and iTunes. ITunes certainly revolutionized the music industry, …

Smart TV

Samsung next gen 5G wireless service hits 1 Gbps in testing

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has been testing next-generation 5G wireless service in one of its in-house testing centers. Samsung …

Streaming Media

California Community Slowly Sinking Into Ground

Cases Of Mysterious Valley Fever Rise In American Southwest

When she was just 6, Emily Gorospe became very tired and sick. The spunky girl, now 8, developed a fever that wouldn't go away, and red blotches appeared across her body.<p>"She's got so much energy usually," says Emily's mother, Valerie Gorospe. "Just walking from one part of the house ... she was …

After Leaving Senate, Snowe Is Still 'Fighting For Common Ground'

As a Republican senator from Maine, Olympia Snowe was known for her willingness to stand alone. A moderate with independent views, she had substantial influence in the health care debate as both sides vied for her vote. Earlier this year she left the Senate, out of frustration, she says, with the …

First 'unmanned' flight over British airspace

The first unmanned flight over British airspace has been successfully completed.<p>Aerospace company BAE Systems flew a Jetstream 31 – dubbed the "flying test bed" – from Warton in Lancashire to Inverness in Scotland.<p>Strictly speaking, the flight was not an unmanned one, in that two pilots were in the …

BAE Systems

The Military Isn't Going to Change Anytime Soon

Jobs, reputations, and institutional memory are just some of the reasons why the armed forces are hard to restructure, regardless of what Hagel might promise.<p>In his first major policy address as Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel called for a radical overhaul of our armed forces -- "not just …

Deadly new bird flu vindicates mutant virus research, experts say

Scientists in the Dutch city of Rotterdam know precisely what it takes for a bird flu to mutate into a potential human pandemic strain -- because they've created just such mutant viruses in the laboratory.<p>So as they watch with some trepidation the emergence in China of a strain of bird flu …

Researchers Use Brain Scans To Reveal Hidden Dreamscape

Scientists say they have found a way to get a glimpse of people's dreams.<p>"Our results show that we can predict what a person's seeing during dreams," says Yukiyasu Kamitani, a researcher at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan.<p>Philosophers, poets and psychologists have …

The genie is out of the bottle: Aereo’s court victory and what it means for the TV business

A federal appeals court has ruled that Aereo’s TV-anywhere service doesn’t violate copyright law, opening the door for the startup to expand a …

Bill Gates, investors, back sodium battery startup Aquion Energy

Bill Gates is continuing to fund next-generation battery startups. On Tuesday, battery startup Aquion Energy announced that it is working on raising …

TipSense’s Brilliant Algorithm Reveals Best Dishes At Restaurants, Worst Features In Apps

No one wants to read thousands of reviews. You just want answers. Luckily there’s TipSense, a new startup whose algorithm sorts big messy data sets. TipSense’s site DishTip tells you what to order at restaurants, for example, while its AppCrawlr deduces an app’s best and worst features and lays …

Google releases free Quickoffice iPhone app for Google Apps for Business customers

After releasing a free version of the Quickoffice iPad app for its Google Apps for Business customers in December, Google today announced free iPhone and Android versions of the app exclusively for its Apps for Business customers.<p>Google Apps for Business can already edit Microsoft Office files …