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Could Bitcoin ease the pain of Africa's migrant workforce?

<b>Over 30 million Africans live in the diaspora. They sent almost $40bn (£26.5bn) home in 2014, a figure that is likely to grow significantly in the coming years.</b><p>While north African countries such as Morocco, Algeria and Egypt receive the most, east African countries are particularly dependent on …

Scientists Have Caught A Laser Beam In Flight On Video For The First Time

While light appears to show up instantaneously when you flick a switch, it actually takes time to get to your eyes. It just moves so fast we don't notice. This is why it's been so hard to catch light on the move in a video — it's moving so fast even regular high-speed cameras can't catch it.<p>To …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

CES 2015: Benebot Is An Ultra-Cute Robotic Shopping Assistant [Video]

Persuading you to buy products in a cheerful, chipmunk voice<p>One of our favorite booths at CES was by Ecovacs Robotics, a company known for their innovative cleaning robots. The company won a CES Innovation Award for RAYBOT, an automated bot that cleans solar panels, and Winbot, their famous …

U.S. Navy Wants Mobile Microgrids. Meet The Energy Magazine.

Even before microgrids attracted attention in the mainstream media for keeping the lights on in the wake Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Navy was kicking around the concept of a mobile microgrid.<p>Called an “energy magazine,” this new breed of mobile microgrid is a distributed system of power generating …

Military

Las Vegas airport preps for tech-savvy travelers

LAS VEGAS (AP) — While the gadgets of the future are only just arriving in Las Vegas for the annual International CES show, officials at the city's …

Las Vegas

SnapCam is iON's new $150 wearable lifelogging camera

What's the opposite of a selfie? Not sure? Well, we'd argue any photo from the SnapCam by iON (of Air Pro action camera fame) would fit that description. SnapCam is the latest entrant into the wearable lifelogging market (you may know Autographer, or Narrative already). The 1.5-inch square device …

Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks Of 2014

The highest performing cloud computing stocks of 2014 when measured by share price gains are Zendesk (NYSE:ZEN) up 82.95%, Qualys (NASDAQ:QYLS) up 50.75%, F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) up 48.05%, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) up 43.79%, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) up 41.99%, and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) up …

Investing

Fortune.com

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The Smithsonian now lets you see 40,000 pieces of art online

The Smithsonian vowed that it would open up its digital collection by early 2015, and it's clearly not wasting time as it delivers on that promise. Both the institution's Freer and Sackler galleries have posted over 40,000 pieces of global art online, all of which can be used for non-commercial …

Want fewer highway deaths? Build the animals some bridges

Bridges

Intel is betting $25 million on smart eyewear-maker Vuzix (updated)

Intel clearly sees big potential in the smart eyewear market. In addition to putting its processors in Google Glass and teaming up with Luxottica to create high-tech glasses, it has now invested major cash in internet-connected eyewear-maker Vuzix. According to Vuzix, Intel has just bought $24.8 …

7 top stocks to buy for 2015

Need a reason to invest in stocks? How about the beginning of a new year.<p>To help you find solid stock ideas we asked Motley Fool contributors covering technology and consumer goods stocks to talk about top stocks for 2015.<p><b>1. Ashraf Eassa likes Qualcomm</b>: It's hard not to be pleased with the …

Top Tech Jobs 2015 - Engineering - Portfolio | siliconrepublic.com - Ireland's Technology News Service

Silicon Republic is looking to the future, establishing which jobs will be most in demand in Ireland in 2015. In the fourth part of this series, we …

HearingAmp for iPhone & iPad

HearingAmp allows you to amplify and filter the sounds in your environment. It uses the microphone in your phone to tune sound in real-time, …

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

Meat

Chaos Computer Club claims it can reproduce fingerprints from people’s public photos

Chaos Computer Club, Europe’s largest association of hackers, claims it can reproduce your fingerprints from a couple of photos that show your fingers. At the 31st annual Chaos Computer Club convention in Hamburg, Germany, Jan Krissler, also known by his alias “Starbug,” explained how he copied the …

NASA Is 3-D Printing Tools In Space Like Crazy

Wrenches, and sample containers, and extruders, oh my<p>Astronauts on the ISS began printing objects on a specially-designed 3-D printer last month. They started small; the first object printed was a component of the printer itself, emblazoned with the logos of NASA and Made in Space, the company that …

3D

Huge Electric Field Found in Ice-Cold Laughing Gas

A brand new electrical phenomenon has been discovered - a huge electric field in a thin film of laughing gas. The discovery is so bizarre, the …

These Pedal-Powered Pod Cars Travel Above City Streets, So You Can Avoid Traffic

They’ve already been installed in an amusement park. Next up: Google’s main campus.<p>Why drive to work when you can arrive in your own pedal-powered pod car, far above traffic? That’s the vision of a Canadian company called Shweeb, which hopes to soon begin installing what it calls the “most …

Transportation

Flickr Launches Wall Art Printing Globally

One month after Flickr introduced a new offering letting users to create wall prints from their own photos, the Yahoo-owned company has opened up the service globally.<p>Flickr offers both wood-mounted and gallery-style canvas prints, in five sizes ranging from 8″ x 10″ to 20″ x 30″. However, prints …

Google Play Music, you’re looking pretty fine with your new visualizer

While Spotify and Taylor Swift continue to duke it out, Google Play Music is surprised and delighted its users by releasing a new music visualizer today.<p>The new “Particles” visualizers makes a beautiful colored smoke dance around on your screen to the rhythm of the song playing at the moment.<p>To …

The New Flipboard Gets Personal with Over 30,000 Topics to Follow

We’re on a quest to create the world’s best personal magazine, and today’s update—the third generation of Flipboard—builds on our core tenets. The …