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What if the iPad ran iPad OS?

The original iPad was famously dismissed as being "just a big iPhone," yet that was its genius. It gave everyone for whom traditional computing was …

Prostate cancer breakthrough as scientists crack genetic code behind nine in 10 tumours

Nine out of 10 cases of late stage prostate cancer can now be linked to changes in the DNA of sufferers, the Institute of Cancer Research<p>Thousands of men suffering from advanced prostate cancer have been offered new hope of a cure after scientists discovered the genetic cause behind 90 per cent of …

Cancer

Biologists Discover The Key Mechanism That Triggers Human Ageing

And they could use it to help slow or reverse the process.<p>Scientists have discovered that the deteorioration of the tightly-packed bundles of DNA …

Tesla Energy is Elon Musk's battery system that can power homes, businesses, and the world

The Powerwall can be used to create smart microgrids or supply back-up power<p>Tesla has finally taken the wraps off Tesla Energy, its ambitious battery system that can work for homes, businesses, and even utilities. The system breaks down into two separate products: the Powerwall is a home battery …

Tesla

Twitter Needs New Leadership

Yesterday Twitter released very disappointing quarterly results, with misses on both user and revenue growth. From the Wall Street Journal:<p>Twitter …

Social Media

Ford uses VR to design cars in its Palo Alto R&D center

How Elf Rights Activists Are Influencing Iceland’s Infrastructure

Concern for the “hidden people” is stalling construction projects around Iceland. After an 8-year battle, a sacred elf rock has been moved.<p>Moving a large rock out of the path of a construction site isn’t usually a newsworthy event. But the the relocation of a 50-ton boulder in the barren Gálgahraun …

Facebook’s 10-Year Plan To Become The Matrix

Facebook doesn’t want to live in your analog world. It wants you to move farther into its digital one.<p>In 10 years, Facebook would like anyone, anywhere, to be able to strap on a virtual reality headset and share moments with friends and family across the world. It’s the vision of a digital utopia …

The Real Revolution Of The Ellen Pao Trial

Regardless of who prevails in the case, it may prove to be a milestone event: the moment at which Silicon Valley's female press corps came together.<p>The Ellen Pao-Kleiner Perkins trial, which went to jury deliberations yesterday, is a milestone case and it may well be a milestone verdict. Not just …

Really, Rupert?

Last year Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp, accused Google of creating a "less informed, more vexatious level of dialogue in our society." Given the …

Wall Street

Scatological science: oldest human poop fossils no laughing matter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Don’t laugh, but the discovery of the oldest known human poop is offering valuable scientific insight into the life of Neanderthals who lived in Spain some 50,000 years ago.<p>The El Salt archeological site, a known site of Neanderthal occupation in southern Spain that dates …

Bugatti Veyron is latest addition to Dubai Police supercar fleet

DUBAI // The emirate’s police chief has tweeted a picture of yet another supercar to join the force, kitted out in its white and green livery.<p>The car …