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Apple Patent Reveals New AR Headset Details, and It Looks Incredible

Tim Cook's vision of an augmented future is coming to life.<p>Apple’s augmented reality vision is coming into focus. On Thursday, the United States …

Augmented Reality

Inside AMD's Quest to Build Chips That Can Beat Intel

There are few gambles in the tech world as big as spending billions to build a new computer processor from scratch. <b></b>Former AMD board member Robert …

'Gene map for depression' sparks hopes of new generation of treatments

Scientists have raised hopes for more effective treatments for depression, a condition that affects over 300 million people globally, after mapping out the genetic foundations of the mental disorder in unprecedented detail.<p>In the world’s largest investigation into the impact of DNA on the mental …

Depression

A quick look at the git object store

Let's talk about some of the internals of git and how it stores and tracks objects within the .git directory.<p>If you're unaware of what the .git …

Exploring the Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Twenty-seven years ago, a group of physicists made an accidental discovery that flipped mathematics on its head. The physicists were trying to work …

Hundreds of ex-DOJ officials now urging Congress to ‘forcefully respond’ if Trump fires Mueller

Hundreds of former Justice Department employees are now urging Congress to “swiftly and forcefully respond” should President Trump fire Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, or Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who …

Donald Trump

Key moments from Mark Zuckerberg's Senate testimony

Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Facebook, appeared before lawmakers for the first time on Tuesday to answer questions about how his social networking juggernaut handles its 2.2 billion users’ private data, as well as the role the company played in Russia’s meddling in the 2016 …

Internet

Fast, efficient optoelectronic chips to hit market next year

MIT spin off company Ayar Labs is combining light and electronics to create faster, more efficient computers. The new optoelectronic chips are …

Salesforce is working on a blockchain product

Salesforce has always been a company that is looking ahead to the next big technology, whether that was mobile, social, internet of things or artificial intelligence. In an interview with Business Insider’s Julie Bort at the end of March, Salesforce co-founders Marc Benioff and Parker Harris talked …

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Dell's new laptops are for gamers who don't want to pay the Alienware premium

There are two types of laptop gamers: those who are willing to pay a premium for design and features, and those who simply want the cheapest laptops that can run modern games. Dell has long had its Alienware series for the former crowd, but today it’s launching a new ‘G Series’ for the latter.<p>There …

Microsoft now offers AI courses as a skill for your CV

Here’s something every tech company agrees on: the world needs more AI engineers. Microsoft is the latest firm to try to answer this demand, and this week, it launched a new course on its tech accreditation scheme (known as the Microsoft Professional Program) dedicated to artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Expands its Little-Known But All-Important Undersea Empire

Google’s little-known but vast deep-sea empire is expanding.<p>The search giant said Tuesday that it has started installing a 6,000-mile undersea cable …

Apple Hires Google’s A.I. Chief

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has hired Google’s chief of search and artificial intelligence, John Giannandrea, a major coup in its bid to catch up to the artificial intelligence technology of its rivals.<p>Apple said on Tuesday that Mr. Giannandrea will run Apple’s “machine learning and A.I. strategy,” and …

Artificial Intelligence

The big shift: How Atlassian moved 78,000 customers to Amazon’s cloud in a year

Back in 2010, Australian enterprise software company Atlassian Corp. Plc had the usual problem of fast-growing companies: too many customers — or …

This Cancer 'Vaccine' Cured Tumours in Mice, And Human Trials Have Now Started

Yes!<p>An injectable "vaccine" delivered directly to tumours in mice has been found to eliminate all traces of those tumours, cancer researchers have …

Immunotherapy

How blockchain will disrupt Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook

In the eyes of “experts,” when it comes to blockchain, there is often no middle ground — it will either be boom or bust, nothing in between.<p>I for one have become a big proponent of blockchain technology, especially the crypto-economics used to jumpstart powerful network effects.<p>But with so many …

Blockchain

Science Is Getting Us Closer to the End of Infertility

About 40 years ago, Louise Brown, the first human created using in vitro fertilization, was conceived in a petri dish. Not long after her birth, Leon …

Want to Get Smarter? Read Something on This List

There’s a lot of hope today that playing mindless brain training games will make you smarter. But instead of trying a quick fix, why not read …

Physicist Michio Kaku has some powerful predictions for the future

by Jolene Creighton March 26, 2018 Future Society 53759<p>No one knows more about the world of tomorrow than Michio Kaku.<p>Equal parts theoretical …

Physics

Arizona halts Uber self-driving tests; supplier says Uber disabled Volvo safety system before fatality

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey suspended Uber Technologies Inc.'s self-driving car tests on Monday, after the death of a pedestrian who was hit by one of the company's vehicles while crossing a road in Tempe.<p>"Improving public safety has always been the emphasis of Arizona's approach to autonomous vehicle …

Automotive Industry

The pressure on Donald Trump is reaching crushing proportions

<b>(CNN) —</b> The White House has canceled all public events on Wednesday due to the spring snowstorm hitting the nation's capitol. Which means that President Donald Trump has nothing but time on his hands -- time to stew on the current morass (or, more accurately, morasses) in which he currently finds …

Donald Trump

Marco Rubio outlined a terrifying 'hypothetical' scenario that could trigger a constitutional crisis in the US — and national security officials said part of it is already reality

During a hearing the Senate Intelligence Committee held on election security Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio described a "hypothetical" scenario that he says could call into question the legitimacy of a new president and potentially trigger a constitutional crisis.<p>"Let's assume for a moment that the …

Spot the Fake: Artificial Intelligence Can Produce Lifelike Photographs

By pitting AIs against one another, tech companies are creating realistic computer-generated images

Artificial Intelligence

New IBM report predicts 5 technologies that will change the world in the next 5 years

At IBM’s inaugural THINK conference which kicks off today in Las Vegas, the company will be announcing what it describes as the world’s smallest …

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

IBM

Apple Is Secretly Developing Its Own Screens for the First Time

Apple Inc. is designing and producing its own device displays for the first time, using a secret manufacturing facility near its California …

Finland is world's happiest country, U.S. discontent grows: U.N. report

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Finland is the world's happiest country, according to an annual survey issued on Wednesday that found Americans were getting less happy even as their country became richer.<p>Burundi came bottom in the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network's (SDSN) 2018 World …

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Apple Watch KardiaBand can detect high potassium levels without a needle

AliveCor’s KardiaBand is a watchband designed for the Apple Watch that can read the electrical activity of the heart and produce an electrocardiogram …

This year, India will surpass the UK to be the fifth largest economy – but we shouldn’t worry too much

Let’s look long-term for a change. This year will in all probability see two seismic shifts in the global economic league table. China will pass the …

One Billion Users And Counting -- What's Behind WeChat's Success?

It’s no exaggeration to say that life in modern China without WeChat is pretty much unthinkable. Tencent’s blockbuster super-app is the poster child for China’s mobile lifestyle, embedding itself into all aspects of daily life in ways that are sometimes hard for people based outside of mainland …

WeChat