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Self-driving cars may already be obsolete before they get here

In 10 years, there's no question that driverless systems will be ubiquitous, but self-driving cars will not be, Ian Pearson, a futurologist, told …

Autonomous Cars

Facebook explains its recent battery drain issues, turns out to be bugs they didn't squash

Recently, people began noticing the Facebook iOS app was draining battery life at a rapid clip. An engineer for the company just explained it was basically a big mistake on their end.<p>Some sleuthing led many to discover there were issues with audio sessions, which some attributed to Facebook toying …

Facebook

Five ways to maintain a long-term relationship

What does it take to make a long-term relationship work? We spoke to relationship professionals about the science behind matching systems on dating websites for their top tips<p>Just what does it take to have a long-term relationship? After dating website eHarmony.co.uk carried out a psychological …

EHarmony

The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon and Amy's Heartbreaking Moment That Got It Just Right

A few days ago on the set of <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>, Mayim Bialik revealed that the show will start examining the stakes for Sheldon and Amy. "It all starts unraveling," Bialik said in reference to not only Shamy's break-up in the season eight finale, but Sheldon's decision to eventually propose to his …

Familiar names Messi and Ronaldo head Fifa Ballon d'Or shortlist

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are once again expected to be the main contenders in this year’s prestigious Ballon d’Or award.<p>Portuguese forward Ronaldo, who has won the last two awards, and four-times winner Messi, have been named on the Fifa’s 23-man shortlist and will go head-to-head for the …

Soccer

Facebook's data transfers to be investigated in Ireland

Following a ruling that the European Safe Harbor agreement is invalid earlier this month, Irish authorities plan to investigate the company’s data transfers under the act.<p>According to the BBC, Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner has told Dublin’s High Court that she plans to perform a “quick” …

Privacy

How smartphones can worsen blue feelings - Futurity

A new study suggests that depressed people who turn to their smartphones for relief may only be making things worse.

Research

PhotoMath Brings Its Awesome Math Equation Solving App To Android

PhotoMath is a nifty little app. You point your phone camera at a math equation, and it will give you the answer and show you all the steps to solve this particular equation. Following its huge success in the App Store, the app is coming to Android.<p>When I first played with PhotoMath before the team …

The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.<p>The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many …