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Life After Death 'Chatbot' Mines Personal Data To Recreate You When You're Gone

Remember that episode of Charlie Brooker's dark sci-fi show 'Black Mirror', in which unnervingly realistic digital personalities of the dead were …

Consumer tech prepares to invade the operating room

Much like enterprises are using more consumer technology (or consumer-like) technology, hospitals are also trying to figure out how shifts in user …

Are you right-brained or left-brained?

Follow these instructions to find out which side of your brain is dominant and how it may explain your personality.<p>In no particular order, I am visual, outspoken, artistic, impulsive, intuitive, a daydreamer and disorganised. I am right-brained, according to this uncannily accurate guide to …

One-Way, Manned Mission To Mars Just Got Closer To Reality

Mars One announces deals with Lockheed Martin and SSTL to develop technology to colonize the Red Planet by 2025.<p>Yesterday, Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced the companies it hopes will build the technology necessary for the first private mission to Mars. Lockheed …

Raspberry Pi hack creates a smart TV from a not-so-bright set

Many of us only wish we could upgrade our less-than-smart TVs. Carnivore at <i>DroidBuild</i>, however, has taken matters into his own hands -- he recently finished installing a Raspberry Pi-based media center into his own 40-inch Hisense screen. The hack replaces the TV's built-in speaker with a Raspbmc …

Gift Guide: Gadgets For Budding 3D Printing Fans

3D printing is all the rage and it’s hard to know just where to start. If you have a budding manufacturing magnate on your Christmas list we’ve got a few fun things for them to check out. One word of advice? Don’t buy cheap 3D printers. I’ve tested a few so far and a number of the “cheap” open …

Notch Is A Wearable Sensor & App For Tracking And Capturing Body Movements

This embed is invalid<p>Movement tracking could get a whole lot more granular if the New York-based startup behind this wearable sensor gets its way. Notch, currently being shown off in prototype form on Kickstarter, is a wearable sensor designed to be concealed within clothing at natural hinge points …

Microsoft Releases a 3D Printing App for Windows 8.1

Microsoft made a big stink about the 3D printer support it gave Windows 8.1, and now it’s gone even further and released a 3D printing app that’s …

Researchers create self-healing batteries inspired by artificial robot skin

In the race to create a better battery, scientists have gazed longingly at silicon, prized for its ability to hold copious energy during charging. The material has a significant drawback, however: it likes to expand during said charging, causing it to eventually crack and become useless. However, …

Plastic may not be fantastic for much longer – so prepare to pay via your mobile phone

The challenge for the banks is that the fees on the digital payments of the future will inevitably be much lower than on plastic card transactions.<p>If plastic cards did not already exist, no one would dream of inventing them today.<p>Although most retail banking customers still walk around with a …

Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

Securing your private messages with cryptography apps and services for iOS and OS X

Sending secure messages, know also as cryptography, has been a part of our collective history for thousands of years. At its most basic, a key is …

Personal circuit printer surpasses Kickstarter goal in one day

You’re playing a game on an obscure old gaming system when the controller breaks. What do you do? The obvious answer could soon be “print a new …

Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 Tablet Spotted At The FCC

We’ve been hearing rumors from the past few months that Samsung is working on a massive 12.2-inch tablet running Android. Not too long ago, the …

Next gen NoSQL: The demise of eventual consistency?

The vast selection of NoSQL solutions today share qualities that have set them apart from their relational counterparts including shared-nothing, …

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

Five things Netflix is going to disrupt next

Netflix (s NFLX) has made binge viewing mainstream, and demonstrated that you don’t need to be a traditional TV networks to make great TV shows. But …

OmniVision template could lead to more Glass-like wearable displays

Not every tech company can afford to build a head-mounted display from scratch; thanks to OmniVision's new OmniGlass reference design, they won't have to. The template combines a 0.26-inch, 720p liquid crystal on silicon display with a 4-megapixel camera and an imaging chip, giving firms most of …

PhoneHalo’s tracking tags are shrinking and getting embedded in luggage

Phone Halo has come a long way since it introduced its first personal tracking tag in 2011. The Cobra Tag, built by Cobra Electronics(s cobr) and …

How to pick up women (with science)

It's a sad fact, but women lack free will. Although they appear as complex and individual as any male (often much more so), it seems women are slaves to inherent biological "programming" which means they will be physically intimate with any man who employs a specific set of behaviours and phrases. …

Assassin’s Creed Pirates Mobile Game Launches This Fall (video)

Ubisoft have today announced that a new mobile games based on the Assassin’s Creed world called Assassin’s Creed Pirates will be launching on mobile …

Stargate to get a Film Trilogy Reboot

<i>Stargate</i>, a cult classic sci-fi film from 1994, might get a film trilogy reboot. Roland Emmerich, a famous director who co-wrote and directed the …

ASUS first to arrive with motherboard packing Intel's 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2

The ink is still fresh on Intel's formal blessing of Thunderbolt 2, and as promised, there's already a product on the market from perennial early bird ASUS. The Z87-Deluxe/Quad ATX is the first motherboard to pack the tech, which combines four of the original 10Gbps Thunderbolt channels into two …

More details about the Samsung Galaxy Gear have emerged, just weeks before it is due to be officially unveiled. http://www.t3.com/news/samsung-galaxy-gear-detailed

Sony ‘to release attachable smartphone lenses’

Sony is to release lenses that would attach to smartphones and allow users to take higher-quality photographs, according to reports.<p>The company is planning to bring out lenses with built-in sensors, Bionz processors, Wi-Fi/NFC wireless connections and SD card slots, according to the site …

Teleportation: Behind the Science of Quantum Computing

Researchers were able to reliably teleport information between quantum bits.<p><b>It might seem like something straight from the Star Trek universe, but two new research experiments—one involving a photon and the other involving a super-conducting circuit—have successfully demonstrated the teleportation</b> …

The First Affordable Home Security System That Can Think For Itself

"Your cat is just chasing a reflection. Maybe I shouldn't alert the homeowner about this. Or, wait...maybe I should."<p>Canary, a new networked home security system, was posted on Indiegogo this morning. There are lots of similar inexpensive systems out there--most notably the Dropcam--but we're …

How would you change Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1?

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 promised plenty, but when we reviewed it, it didn't quite hit all of its marks. Maybe it was the high price when judged against its plastic chassis, or perhaps that our reviewer really wanted a better display than the 1,280 x 800 LCD that was provided. On the upside, the …

NYTTJA Elastic whiteboard

<b>Materials:</b> <br>Nyttja frame<br>White A2 size paperboard/paper<br>Normal stapler<br>Elastic band (6 meters)<p><b>Description:</b> I had a spare Nyttja frame and was missing a …