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Everything You Need To Know About The Law The EU Just Passed That Could Change The Internet As We Know It

Frederick Florin / AFP / Getty Images<p>The European Parliament voted to adopt an extremely controversial copyright reform on Wednesday that could have …

Copyright Directive

Revolut announces a Robinhood-like trading product

Fintech startup Revolut likes to announce new things all the time. Even though nothing is going live today, it’s interesting to see where the startup is heading. The company is working on a trading platform for traditional shares without any commission.<p>You’ll find stock from public companies from …

ETFs

Fintech startup Glint de-cloaks to offer a multi-currency account and card that supports spending gold

London-based Glint has been pretty stealthy about what it planned to offer, despite several funding rounds and a vague description that it wanted to a create new “global currency” based on gold. Well, today the fintech startup is finally de-cloaking with a staggered launch of its multi-currency …

An Ex-Google Exec Is Founding a Religion Where People Worship an AI God

So this is a thing now.<p>Anthony Levandowski, the former Google and Uber executive currently at the centre of a bombshell lawsuit filed by Waymo, says …

Surgeon Claims He's Done The First Human Head Transplant, But There Are Huge Red Flags

Unbelievable.<p>Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero claimed on Friday that he had completed the world's first human head transplant between two corpses …

Superhuman in making: Biohacker edits his own DNA to boost his strength - IBTimes India

Josiah Zayner said: "This is the first time in history that we are no longer slaves to our genetics."<p>What if someone told you that you can be a …

Disorganized techies will love this device

The 'Side Winder' is designed to keep your bulky and fragile 'MacBook' charger from fraying. It could also help to keep your electronics more …

MacBook

Brave passengers board last ever Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th

Fearless flyers laughed in the face of superstition when they boarded the last ever Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th.<p>Travelling on the “unluckiest day of the year” could save you some pounds, but a journey straight to HEL on the 13th hour of the superstitious date is one flight most would …

Microsoft makes play for next wave of computing with quantum computing toolkit

Microsoft wants to be ready for a quantum computing world.<p>At its Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced its moves to embrace the next big thing …

EU paid for a report that concluded piracy isn’t harmful — and tried to hide the findings

Back in 2014, the European Commission paid the Dutch consulting firm Ecorys 360,000 euros (about $428,000) to research the effect piracy had on sales of copyrighted content. The final report was finished in May 2015, but for some reason it was never published– according to Julia Reda’s blog, the …

Blockbusters

The hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips is worse than anyone thought

Patch for severe authentication bypass bug won’t be available until next week.<p>A remote hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips for seven years was …

Castle Dracula opens its doors for Halloween

If you’re looking to terrify yourself to death this Halloween, then Bran castle in Transylvania is probably the perfect choice.<p>The popular tourist attraction nestled in the foothills of the Carpathian mountains in Romania is said to be the home of Dracula.<p>It is opening its doors to two brave souls …

Mimo’s new app teaches you how to code on your iPhone

Apple’s new iPad app Swift Playgrounds is popularizing the idea of learning to code on mobile devices, not desktop computers. But its focus is only on teaching kids to code in Swift. A new application called Mimo goes beyond that, with mini-lessons for not only Swift, but also HTML, CSS, …

This portable 200W “laser bazooka” is terrifying and unnecessary — and I want one

Have you ever played with a laser pointer? Those usually cap out at around 0.005 watts.<p>This guy built a “laser bazooka” that, at 200 watts, comes in at about 40,000 times stronger than that.<p>While YouTuber styropyro built his bazooka out of materials torn from a bunch of broken DLP projectors and “a …

Estonia's Only Black Politician Is Considering His Options Post-Brexit

Abdul Turay, a British citizen, has used his own story to show how successful the European Union has been. Now he may have to give up his British citizenship to stay in Estonian politics.<p>Abdul Turay stands out in Estonia's political scene. He's the country's only black politician, and has been the …

Einstein predicted gravitational waves 100 years ago. Here’s what it took to prove him right.

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The “chirp” is bright and bird-like, its pitch rising at the end as though it’s asking a question. To an untrained ear, it resembles a sound effect from a video game more than the faint, billion-year-old echo of the …

Gravitational Waves

Holographic assistant brings us one step closer to AI butlers

Mark Zuckerberg made headlines earlier this month when he said he hoped to build an artificial intelligence assistant that can help him around the house and at the office. He's not the only one though, with Japanese company Vinclu bringing personality to the AI game.<p>Its product, Gatebox, is set to …

New smartphone battery can charge to 48% in five minutes

Huawei’s quick-charging lithium-ion batteries power up 10 times faster than regular batteries by using new technique<p>A smartphone battery that lasts longer than a day might be out of reach of most people for the moment, but a large one that charges to 48% in five minutes is on the way.<p>Huawei’s new …

4 questions to ask before Dockerizing your applications

Docker is famously easy to experiment with. But for enterprises with monolithic applications that are interested in Docker, there is little information about how to actually use Docker. And significant debate — even among Agile enthusiasts — about whether or not the microservices model is even …

Internet firms 'should retain users' data'

<b>New security laws should force internet firms to keep users' data, former head of GCHQ Sir David Omand has said.</b><p>He said keeping web browsing data was not for spying on the public but to see "for example, whether a suspect has downloaded a terrorist manual".<p>The government is due to publish new laws …

EU Parliament Votes To Drop Charges Against Snowden

They also encouraged members to block his extradition "in recognition of his status as a whistleblower and human rights defender."<p>A big win for Edward Snowden came with the narrowest of margins.<p>By a vote of 285 to 281, Members of European Parliament (MEP) passed a resolution Thursday calling for EU …

Consumer 3D printer used to create human tissue

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in the US, have adapted a low cost MakerBot 3D printer to print with biological materials. The team hope their work could one day lead to a world in which transplants are no longer necessary to repair damaged organs.<p>Traditional 3D printers build hard …

Computing at the Speed of Light

Today’s computers use electrons to shuffle information around, but this might change soon. Tomorrow’s computers might do the same with light, …

Nanotech

Tired of sexism, this woman called out a lawyer for his LinkedIn message

LONDON — A British barrister who received a message from a male lawyer complimenting her "stunning picture" on LinkedIn has criticised him publicly …

Feminism

New 15TB SSD fits world’s highest-capacity hard drive in compact, 2.5-inch package

Continuing its push to make solid-state drives (SSDs) the dominant storage medium of next-generation computers, Samsung has revealed the PM1633a, a 15.36TB SSD that is believed to be the world’s highest-capacity hard drive. More amazingly, notes an Ars Technica report, that incredible capacity — …

8i debuts 3D Video file format based on light field tech for rich, realistic interaction

8i, a startup based in New Zealand, has unveiled a new 3D Video format based on light field technology. Its mission is to offer a more realistic take on virtual reality and augmented reality, particularly in its portrayal of humans.<p>3D Video is an alternative to computer graphics in that it converts …

Scientists make a transistor from a single molecule

You're looking at what could be not just one of the smallest semiconductor parts ever, but one of the smallest semiconductor parts <i>possible</i>. A worldwide research team has built a transistor that consists of a single copper phthalocyanine molecule, a dozen indium atoms and an indium arsenide backing …

Ocean Exploration

Researchers create super-fast Tor-style anonymity network

The price of making sure that the feds aren't reading your emails is download speeds that can be measured in weeks rather than seconds. A group of academics are hoping to change that, however, by taking the basic idea of the Tor anonymity network and slapping on more than a few go-faster-stripe …

Woman who sneaks on planes caught again without a ticket at Chicago airport

A woman who has repeatedly tried to sneak aboard airplanes has been arrested in Chicago twice in as many days, the latest incident while trying to get through security without a ticket at O’Hare international airport.<p>Chicago police said 63-year-old Marilyn Hartman did not have a ticket on Saturday …

11 apps that will make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …