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NASA team hacks Opportunity to treat Mars rover's amnesia

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has been working well into its golden years – after nearly 11 years roaming the Red Planet, it has survived more than 40 times past its warranty. But now, this trusty veteran explorer is experiencing some worrisome memory loss.<p>The long-lived rover has been having some …

Leaked NSA Documents Reveal How To Hide From The NSA

If you want a truly anonymous life, then maybe it's time you learned about Tor, CSpace and ZRTP.<p>These three technologies could help people hide their activities from the National Security Agency, according to NSA documents newly obtained from the archive of former contractor Edward Snowden by the …

Deep learning startup MetaMind launches with $8M and a star team

A Palo Alto startup called MetaMind launched on Friday promising to help enterprises use deep learning to analyze their images, text and other data. …

With Assembly, anyone can contribute to open-source software and actually get paid

A new startup wants to evolve open-source methods, adding a wide range of skills and profit sharing<p>The open-source movement has produced some of the most widely utilized software in the world, a huge economic value driven by a widely dispersed community who believe contributing good work is often …

0xdata takes $8.9M and becomes H2O to match its open-source machine-learning project

0xdata, the startup behind the H2O open-source machine-learning project, has secured a new funding round to the tune of $8.9 million. And as it looks to grow, the startup is ditching its original name and going with H2O instead.<p>Other open-source companies have made that change — look at Chef, …

15 Must-Have Apps For Your New iPad

That's a lot to choose from. And, of course, some apps are better and more useful than others.<p>Whether you're planning on buying a new iPad soon or are just looking for something different for your current iPad, this list will help you sort through the hundreds of thousands of apps Apple has to …

13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable.<p>From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.<p>We’ve collected the best of the best in this …

Your App Is About To Get Smarter: IBM Opens Watson To Developers

Today, IBM made good on its promise from nearly a year ago to open up its famous Watson AI platform in the form of a set of APIs. Eight of them, to …

Cognitive Computing

Sony cuts the price of its 'Digital Paper' and now it's only $1,000

If the only thing keeping you from Sony's electronic paper replacement was the price, you're in luck. According to <i>The eBook Reader</i>, these days anyone can grab the flexible 13.3-inch E Ink display from Sony's online store (previously it was restricted to legal or banking professionals), and the …

21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Whenever I dream up a home improvement project for my place, I end up working smartest and fastest when I have the right tools at my disposal. It’s amazing the difference a good tool can make – and the extra time it takes to get work done without a …

High school students can now design and run experiments on satellites

Unless they’re a member of Mrs. Frizzle’s class, most students don’t get to touch space in any meaningful way. But that hasn’t stopped it from …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> …

Stack Overflow

TrueCrypt, An Open-Source Whole-Disk Encryption System, Leaves Users High And Dry

Users of TrueCrypt, the open-source whole-disk encryption solution for Windows and Mac, should probably find something else ASAP. Ostensibly attributed to Microsoft’s decision to stop supporting Windows XP, the app and website have been pulled from the Internet leaving thousands of users in a lurch.<p>…

Windy: A Stereoscopic 3D Soundscape of Wind

Who would’ve thought that weather-themed audio apps would prove such a hit?<p>Way back in July last year, we brought you news on Taptanium’s Thunderspace, a stereoscopic 3D soundscape of thundery weather for iOS, from the creators of popular weather app Haze. Similar to Raining.fm, Thunderspace serves …

The Weird Effects You Can Get Out Of The HTC One And Its 3D Camera

The beautiful all-metal design has only been slightly tweaked, the screen is just a hair larger than the previous version's display, and the new One's processor is only a bit faster than the last. But there's one area that's seen a drastic improvement: its camera.<p>HTC has not only added a second …

Intel Releases $99 “Minnowboard Max,” An Open-Source Single-Board Computer

Not to be outflanked by rivals, Intel has released the $99 Minnowboard Max, a tiny single-board computer that runs Linux and Android. It is completely open source – you can check out the firmware and software here – and runs a 1.91GHz Atom E3845 processor.<p>The board’s schematics are also available …

More Project Tango Specs Revealed, Showing Two Wide-Angle And One Depth-Sensing Camera

Google’s Project Tango smartphone is a 3D environment sensing hardware experiment, which the company is hoping to ship to developers soon (today is the anticipated ship date Google stated, in fact) had some of its specs revealed in a Chrome issue tracker spotted by Myce this morning. The new specs …

DARPA publishes all its open source code in one place

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, sponsors a lot of technology through grants to universities and private labs, with projects running the gamut from robots to electroencephalography caps, to software and new programming languages. A lot of that knowledge is open source, but …

Robot city: how the machines are driving Pittsburgh's future

After more than a century, steel production in Pittsburgh is all but over, leaving in its wake industries based on higher education, health care, academic research, and robots. Lots of robots. And when it comes to robots, the goal is more focused on building a framework for the future than an …

Seene Uses Computer Vision To Create Unique And Eerie 3D Images On iPhone

It’s not often that I use a new ‘photo capture’ app and impressed by it within seconds. It’s not that there’s not a lot of cool stuff being built out there, it’s just that the frontiers are getting closer and easier to predict.<p>That’s not true with Seene, an app by computer vision company Obvious …

Boston Dynamics puts AlphaDog through more field training, teaches Atlas robot to hike over rocks

Boston Dynamics' sprinting WildCat robot isn't the only autonomous machine it's letting roam the great outdoors: AlphaDog is still trudging through the wilderness too. A flurry of updates to the firm's YouTube channel reveal that the four-legged robot (officially known as the LS3) has been …

Microsoft explains how it built a better Kinect, boosted accuracy without sacrificing performance (video)

The Xbox One's improved Kinect device is looking like an enormous leap ahead of its predecessor, but getting it there wasn't easy. Designing it took a joint-effort between Microsoft's research division and the Architecture and Silicon Management (ASM) shop, according to Redmond's <i>TechNet</i> blog. It …

3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson on the future of drones

In 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson’s future vision of the world, drones will collect detailed data for industrial applications and fly above an …

Toshiba's new dual camera module brings 'deep focus' imaging to smartphones

Remember when dual camera modules on smartphones were all the rage? Toshiba is bringing them back -- only this time with technology that you're much more likely to use. Its new module uses two 5-megapixel cameras to record depth and images at the same time, producing a "deep focus" picture where …

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FYI: What Would It Feel Like To Travel At Warp Speed?

It wouldn’t feel like much of anything.<p>If it were really possible to build a warp drive, using it wouldn't make you fly back into your seat as in a science-fiction movie. "Inside the spaceship, it would feel absolutely normal," says physicist Dave Goldberg of Drexel University. "You would be …