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Harley-Davidson unveils its first electric hog

Harley-Davidson unveiled its first electric motorcycle Thursday, and promised it will still sound really cool.<p>"The sound is a distinct part of the thrill," chief marketing officer Mark-Hans Richer said in a news release. "Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier."<p>The electric Harley, dubbed Project …

Tesla Wants To Open Its Supercharger Standard To Other Electric Car Makers

Elon Musk is willing to share the technology behind his Tesla Superchargers, the fast-charging plug-in stations for his company’s electric cars, the CEO revealed at the UK launch of the Model S this past weekend (via Engadget).<p>Musk said he’d be willing to open up the designs in order to build a …

Turing test: this little Eugene Goostman was much brighter than I imagined

When Professor Kevin Warwick invited me to take part in last weekend's Turing test I was prepared to move heaven and Earth to get there.<p>My keen interest in this technology not only precedes my involvement in Red Dwarf but many ways it led to it.<p>In the mid-1980s I read a sentence written, if memory …

How To Make Data Services Scale Like Google

One of the biggest mysteries in computing is how Google achieves such massive scale in its operations so efficiently. Many would argue that Google’s leading competitive advantage today is how well it runs its datacenters, allowing it to create and iterate innovative services at a pace other vendors …

Upsurge in hacking makes customer data a corporate time bomb | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With hackers stealing tens of millions of customer details in recent months, firms across the globe are ratcheting up IT security and nervously wondering which of them is next.<p>A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in …

Shrinking Arctic Ice Prompts Drastic Change in National Geographic Atlas

Warming oceans have caused a drastic reduction in sea ice.<p><b>The shrinking of the Arctic ice sheet in the upcoming 10th edition of the National Geographic Atlas of the World is one of the most striking changes in the publication's history, geographers say.</b><p>The reduction in multiyear ice—commonly …

Cameron hails all-party support against Juncker bid

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1083000/1083263_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529842518_96443c582e9e3c8f5b53b0cddfdbdd56<p><b>David Cameron says there is a political consensus in Westminster against Jean-Claude Juncker becoming president of the European Commission.</b><p>The prime …

Europe

How the inventor of strobe photography gave D-Day the go-ahead

How do you convince a World War Two pilot to take an aerial photo rather than drop a bomb? You demonstrate the powerful flash they will be using by …

French president addresses veterans and leaders at D-Day ceremony

French President Francois Hollande has addressed World War II veterans and world leaders commemorating the 70th anniversary of the start of the liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany.<p>D-Day was a turning point in the war, driving towards Hitler’s stronghold in Berlin as Soviet troops swept in from …

'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered

<b>A new species of titanosaur unearthed in Argentina is the largest animal ever to walk the Earth, palaeontologists say.</b><p><b>Fossilised bones of a dinosaur believed to be the largest creature ever to walk the Earth have been unearthed in Argentina, palaeontologists say.</b><p>Based on its huge thigh bones, it …

With half the planet up for grabs, a call for deep-ocean stewardship

(Phys.org) —The world's deep ocean spans more than half the planet and untold quantities of untapped energy resources, precious metals, and minerals …

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

Comparing 6 Cameras: Imagine Quality Showdown – DSLR vs. Mirrorless vs. iPhone

The iPhone and iPad, oh how we love them! We use them for business, to surf the net, read books, play games, watch movies, and all too often, we use …

Cameras

Chilcot inquiry: MPs demand explanation for four year delay of report on Iraq war

Bernard Jenkin, chair of the Public Administration Committee, says it is "very serious" that the Chilcot report is now four years overdue<p>Delays in publishing the official report into the Iraq War have been described as "very serious" by the head of a powerful Commons committee.<p>Sir John Chilcot's …

Exclusive - Iran pursues ballistic missile work, complicating nuclear talks | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - Despite apparently reducing illicit purchases that breach U.N. sanctions, Iran is pursuing development of ballistic missiles, a confidential U.N. report says, posing an acute challenge to six powers negotiating with Tehran to rein in its nuclear programme.<p>Iran's Supreme Leader …

Is Beats a mistake for Apple? No diggity!

Apple is in talks to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, according to several news reports. But if the deal does actually happen, Apple soon may be singing Dr. Dre's "I Need A Doctor."<p>The <i>Financial Times</i> first reported Thursday that Apple is closing in on a purchase of the high-end headphones …

First poster for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

We’ve literally just brought you five character featurettes introducing the Guardians of the Galaxy (including the first dialogue from Rocket …

St. Petersburg From Above

Recently, photographer Amos Chapple spent some time in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city. He used a small drone to lift his camera high above the cathedrals and fortresses, capturing some amazing aerial photos. Chapple: "There's a legend in Russia that Saint Petersburg was constructed …

Drivers face petrol excise hit as cabinet searches for budget savings

Federal cabinet is considering a controversial move to increase petrol excise as it searches for budget savings.<p>Several sources have told Guardian Australia that the tax on fuel – frozen since 2001 – has been discussed in the budget process.<p>But with fuel prices over $1.60 a litre in parts of the …

On the rocks - a picture from the past

Deadly Tornadoes in Pictures

Fatal Superbugs: Antibiotics Losing Effectiveness, WHO Says

"Genetics is working against us, almost like a science-fiction story."<p>The spread of superbugs—bacteria that have changed in ways that render antibiotics ineffective against them—is a serious and growing threat around the world, according to the World Health Organization's first global report on …

Spiderland by Slint: the album that reinvented rock

In March 1991, Melody Maker printed an album review written by Steve Albini – at the time best known as the former frontman of Chicago noise trio Big Black, though gaining recognition for his work recording other bands. He was writing about the second album by a little known band from Louisville, …

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle review – an impressive 3D beat 'em up

<i>JoJo's Bizarre Adventure</i> will come as a somewhat alien property to most; even among anime and manga fans, Hirohiko Araki's long-running series following generations of martial artists with special powers is largely overlooked. A shame, since this impressive 3D beat 'em up adaptation deserves …