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Sphero’s BB-8 will now watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens with you

The plucky little BB-8 rolling droid was a hit with fans when the much anticipated <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> came out late last year. Like the …

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People feel weird about touching robot butts, researchers find

How would you feel if a robot asked you to touch its butt? Maybe it sounds like a silly question (actually, there’s no maybe about it), but as robots proliferate and anthropomorphize, it’s actually something that needs to be considered. So scientists at Stanford considered it.<p>The study, to be …

Vivaldi browser hits 1.0

After more than a year of public alpha and beta releases, the Vivaldi browser is hitting its 1.0 release today.<p>Vivaldi, which was founded by Opera co-founder and former CEO Jon von Tetzchner, prides itself as a browser for power users — a group of users, von Tetzchner and his team believe, that has …

Tesla Model S, The Biggest Selling Luxury Car In Europe

Tesla Motors all-electric Model S is the best selling luxury car in Western Europe, accelerating past traditional high-status and internal combustion engine powered favorites like the Mercedes S class, BMW 7 Series, Audi A8 and Porsche Panamera.<p>In 2015, according to British-based newsletter …

The world’s brightest X-ray laser is going to get 10,000 times brighter

By Jenny Starrs<p>, Video editor<p>Six years ago, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory debuted the most powerful laser the world had ever seen. Now, it wants to make an even brighter one.<p>The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) is the current X-ray laser at the Stanford-based laboratory. It is housed …

The UK wants to make an olympics for eSports

The UK is throwing its weight behind a plan to launch an international sporting event that'll mirror the olympics, but for eSports. The eGames is a tournament backed by the government which will invite players from around the world to compete at various challenges. The successful eAthlete (or …

Android cumple ocho años de haber sido anunciado

El 5 de noviembre de 2007 el grupo <b>Open Handset Alliance</b> - integrado por Google, T-Mobile, HTC, Qualcomm y Motorola - anunció el desarrollo del …

The 25 Most Important Zombie Movies Ever Made

From the living dead to the walking dead to the <i>typing</i> dead, zombies have completely and utterly suffused 21st century culture. And that’s a pretty …

Zombie Stress

Time for my annual week of Halloween comics!

Chickens

Gobierno del Reino Unido adoptará LibreOffice

El Gobierno del Reino Unido, al igual que el ejército italiano, adoptará LibreOffice como suite de productividad “oficial”, dejando de lado el …

Este termo se controla con tu smartphone y mantendrá caliente tu café durante más tiempo

El café frío o destemplado suele arruinarnos la experiencia cafetera, pero desde hace tiempo <b>existen termos</b> que tratan de mantenerlos a buena …

11 70s sci-fi movies better than Star Wars

When the grand history of American cinema is written, the 1970s will be seen as one of the most important decades in the timeline. Filmmakers started …

Western Digital To Aquire SanDisk For $19 Billion

Western Digital just bought a bunch of memory cards. The storage giant just announced that it has agreed to buy SanDisk Corp for about $19 billion. This comes after speculation that SanDisk was shopping for a buyer.<p>The deal values SanDisk at $86.50 a share, which is a 15% premium on the previous …

Hackers Can Use Radio-waves to Control Your Smartphone From 16 Feet Away

What if your phone starts making calls, sending text messages and browsing Internet itself without even asking you?<p>No imaginations, because hackers …

13 Apple Products You Probably Never Knew Existed

While Apple’s product line is now pretty consolidated, it wasn’t always that way. There was once a younger, riskier Apple which had no problem rolling out a new product, only to shelf it just a few years later. Here are 13 Apple products that for one reason or another, are no longer with us today.

Quantum Teleportation Beyond The Starship Enterprise

Shawn Hunt Contributor<p>Shawn Hunt is the managing director of Satellite Broadband UK.<p>Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have now managed a significant breakthrough by ‘teleporting,’ or transferring, quantum information from one photon to another over a distance …

Watch 14 minutes of Terry Gilliam animation cut from Monty Python and the Holy Grail

There’s going to be a 40th anniversary edition of <i>Monty Python and the Holy Grail</i> coming out on Blu-ray this October 27th, and as with most …

El primer teléfono para gatos es una realidad

El primer teléfono para gatos ha llegado, y no es una mala broma. Weenect es una empresa que fabrica localizadores GPS para niños y perros, los …

WhatsApp para Android permite previsualizacion de Links

La aplicación móvil de mensajería instantánea WhatsApp sigue presentando novedades en su App, podríamos decir que esta es la forma en cómo sus …

How the brain controls sleep

This circuit originates in a brain structure known as the thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN), which relays signals to the thalamus and then the brain’s …

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Why Ada Lovelace Day matters

Ada Lovelace Day celebrates women in science, highlighting role models to inspire the next generation<p>Happy Ada Lovelace Day everyone! Today is a day to celebrate inspirational women in science, technology, maths and engineering, in the hope that by shining a light on such people and increasing …

Robot Chicken returns to Adult Swim, and Breckin Meyer now knows what ‘clopping’ is

<i>Robot Chicken</i> is coming back to Adult Swim later this month. The <i>Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Friendship is Magic</i> premieres Sunday, October 18 …

USB Killer promete destruir PCs y mucho más

¿Se imaginan insertar una unidad USB a su computadora y, segundos después, ver como se apaga para no encender jamás? Pues de eso se trata el USB …

Rinspeed imagina un coche autónomo con un helipuerto para drones en la parte trasera

A Rinspeed muchos le conoceréis por sus trabajos de restauración en vehículos clásicos y porque, de vez en cuando, presentan conceptos de <b>coches de</b> …

Google recompensa al hombre que tomó su dominio web por un minuto

Sanmay Ved, el ex empleado de Google que logró <b>apropiarse del dominio web</b> de su antigua compañía por un minuto, pasará a la historia como el autor de …

Esta startup dice poder eliminar el CO2 del aire mientras crea combustibles ecológicos

La startup canadiense <i>Carbon Engineering</i>, financiada por el propio Bill Gates, ha construido una planta en Vancouver <b>capaz de extraer el CO2 del aire</b>. …

The largest body of water we know of is circling a black hole

The largest reservoir of water isn’t on this planet. Imagine all the water on Earth and multiply that by 140 trillion times—it’s hard to comprehend. …

Han creado el metal más ligero del planeta; una nueva generación de vehículos se acerca

La tecnologia sigue avanzando de una forma increíble, pero la mayoría de los avances se enfocan en mejorar el actual desempeño de lo que ya existe, …