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Immerge is a ball of Lytro cameras for VR video

Lytro first made a name for itself with a small rectangular camera that did one magical thing: It allowed you to refocus photos <i>after</i> you've taken …

Nothing Escapes From A Black Hole, And Now Astronomers Have Proof

If you collect more and more matter in a small enough volume of space, it gets harder and harder to escape from its gravitational pull. Gather enough mass there, and you’ll find that the speed you’d need to reach in order to escape is greater than the speed of light! From within that region, escape …

Black Holes

Android to form the base for next-gen Audi and Volvo infotainment

Apple and Google have worked hard to get their feet in the car door with CarPlay and Android Auto, respectively, leveraging their smartphone …

Car Tech

Exclusive: Upcoming Apple Watch to include game-changing health features

There’s no doubt about it — the Apple Watch is a hit. While Apple has not disclosed sales numbers, smart money has the device, now in its second …

Smartwatches

Why Linux-powered “World’s Safest Drone” Fleye Is Better Than Google Glass?

With the growing realm of robots in our day-to-day life, it’s time to say hello to the future of autonomous flying robots with Fleye. Fleye is a …

‘Play’ Is World’s First Torrent Website On ZeroNet That’s Impossible To Shutdown

<i>A new movie hosting website Play has popped up on</i> <b>ZeroNet</b><i>, a network which utilizes crowd-sourcing in order to host websites in a Peer-to-Peer style</i> …

These are the 10 most expensive cars to insure

And like their hoofed predecessors, cars are plagued by bills far beyond the buy-in price — especially the expensive, fast ones.<p>These are the 10 most costly cars to insure annually, according to website Worthly.

Land Rover

These are the 5 most frequently ticketed cars in America

"It's the driver that gets tickets, not the car," Penny Gusner, consumer analyst for Insurance.com said.<p>"But it is interesting to see what vehicle makes and models attract drivers who are prone to traffic violations."<p>Either way, certain cars do get a disproportionate number of tickets.<p>Car insurance …

There's only one Chinese-made car you can buy in the US — and we drove it

I was a broken record. For years, I said that it would be <i>impossible</i> for Chinese carmakers to crack into the US market, following the example of the Japanese and the South Koreans.<p>I had good justification for this extreme view: there's no room.<p>Simply put, there's was no market share to take in the …

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

This private New York City club lets its members drive whatever supercar they want

BMW is first carmaker to integrate with IFTTT service

BMW Labs portal now lets customers test new services still under development such as connecting with IFTTT.<p>Want to turn your house lights off by turning on your car? BMW's new integration with the IFTTT service could allow personalized connections just like that.<p>Like many automakers, BMW is hard at …

Automotive Industry

13 Of the Best Apps to Manage Your Stress | Inc.com

Managing stress is a skill that everyone needs to develop. Whether it's a daily battle or an occasional flare, the effects of stress take a toll on our productivity and, more important, our health. Fortunately, new tools can bring stress management within easy reach.<p>Here are some of the best apps …

Apps

Tesla had problems with its Falcon Wing doors — but crazy car doors have a long history

Not only are they they electronic — they're packed with a variety of sensors that can detect how much room there is around the car to prevent dings and dents.<p>From the get-go, people recognized that there would be engineering challenges associated with putting together doors as complex as those …

U.S. Federal Courts

Detached From Reality: Proposal For Detachable Airplane Passenger Cabin Is Laughable

When the plane on which you’re flying shudders violently, drops hundreds of feet instantly or rolls over on its back at 30,000 feet would you want some way to get out of there fast, and back on the ground safely?<p>Ukrainian aviation engineer Vladimir Tatarenko is so convinced that hundreds of …

Aviation

50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

Chances are good that most folks are still a little hungover from all the lightsaber fights, superhero flights of fancy, Western revivals and "bear …

Movies

3D printing and horology meet in an actual working watch

We’ve seen 3D printing applied to many wondrous, and sometimes absurd, things, from toys, to confectionery, to replacement dog limbs, and even to car …

Striking views of our Solar System

<b>Fog on Mars, storms on Jupiter and fiery flares on the Sun - stunning close up images of our nearest planetary neighbours are going on show at London's Natural History Museum.</b><p>What would you see if you travelled to the surface of Mars? Or were able to drift in and out of Saturn's rings?<p>A new …

Astronomy

Diesel is dead — here's what could replace it

Until recently, Audi and parent company Volkswagen have focused much of their attention on the company's TDI diesel technology.<p>But with much of the sales of many of the VW Group's TDI models suspended because of the ongoing emissions scandal, Audi has taken to showing off new forms of …

Fuel Cell

CES 2016: Are humans ready for the technology of tomorrow?

The future is here, whether we want it or not. But will anyone buy it?<p>On May 1, 1851, Hyde Park in London hosted the first ever Crystal Palace exhibition – a giant shimmering plate-glass structure, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, housing more than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world in its …

Virtual Reality

Real Madrid Transfer News: Gareth Bale and David De Gea Deals Expected

Link to Media<p>Manchester United will reportedly make a world-record offer in an attempt to land Real Madrid star Gareth Bale this summer, with sources close to the Spanish giants said to be confident a deal will go through.<p>Jonathan Northcroft of the <i>Sunday Times</i> wrote that United are willing to pay a …

Soccer

Cool Electric Cars And The Vinyl Revival

General Motors’ new electric car gets 200 miles on a single charge, has full access to both Google and Apple infotainment and navigation systems and can be a giant WiFi hub. Pretty great, right? It’s no wonder GM’s CEO is calling Volt a platform, not just a car … Curie – Intel’s revolutionary, …

Electric Vehicles

Check out the coolest cars we saw at CES

Car manufacturers flooded the program with current and future technology, all pointing to an automotive industry transformed by new ideas, from cars that will drive themselves to cars that run on electricity to cars that jettison rear- and side-view mirrors.<p>Electric-car startup Faraday Future, just …

Electric Vehicles

GM is surpassing its rivals in one very important area

But GM has recovered nicely from the financial crisis, when it was bailed out by the federal government and declared bankruptcy.<p>With less debt, more cash, and a solid lineup of cars and trucks, the General is well positioned to hold on to its 17% to 18% market share.<p>But there is one area in which …

This promising Tesla rival imagines a future where you never have to own a car again

"Initially, more vehicles will be sold, that is the current practice at the moment. More cars are sold than are going into these other forms of use," Nick Sampson, Faraday's head of research and development and a former Tesla exec, told Tech Insider.<p>"But over time, we believe the industry will …

Making These 5 Choices Today Could Lead to a Happy Life

As we come to the end of another year, we thinking about the New Year and the goals we want to accomplish. New Year's resolutions have gotten a bad rap because most people lose focus after the first few months of the year. They are, however, important because we should have constant growth in our …

This JPMorgan memo shows the bank is 'aggressively' investing in blockchain tech and robotics

A note sent to employees by Daniel Pinto, head of JPMorgan's Corporate and Investment Bank, shows that the lender wants to ensure its $9 billion (£6 billion) investment in technology continues in 2016.<p>Blockchain, big data, and robotics are the focus for JPM. Working groups are also being pushed to …

Humility, a Monastery and the Mysticism of Einstein

Today at Suburban Hermit I posted A picture of Quarr Abbey church with a selection from T.S.Eliot’s Four Quartets From the Old, Red Book, a quotation …

Occult

These are 12 of the strangest patents ever created for airplanes

Squeezed into a big metal tube, shoulder to shoulder with a stranger, flying isn't most people's cup of tea.<p>But, though you might not think it, airplane manufacturers are always trying to make flying more comfortable and efficient, and are constantly creating patents for potential new …

Researchers discover a universal law of superconductivity

The immutable laws that govern our universe – such as those that reign over the observable world in classical mechanics and those that rule the …