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Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner launch $100m star voyage

Project to aim for sending a featherweight robotic spacecraft to the nearest star at one-fifth of the speed of light<p>In an unprecedented boost for interstellar travel, the Silicon Valley philanthropist Yuri Milner and the world’s most famous cosmologist Stephen Hawking have announced $100m (£70m) …

Space

No, Disney is not buying Netflix or Snapchat

He feels that the media giant is in a pickle after overspending on content for ESPN, and the cloudy succession strategy following this week's abrupt departure of its COO isn't making things any clearer.<p>Greenfield feels that an acquihire could be in order to help Disney find a new successor for CEO …

Media Industry

NASA's Kepler spacecraft is in 'emergency mode'

NASA's Kepler space telescope was supposed to be continuing its K2 extended mission to hunt down hidden exoplanets, but now scientists say the spacecraft is in trouble (again). While trying to make regularly scheduled contact on Thursday engineers found that it is operating in "emergency mode" and …

6 ways to stop Facebook app from draining your iPhone battery

Every day I hear at least one complaint about the Facebook app wreaking havoc on iPhone battery life. Unfortunately, this isn’t breaking news — it seems to re-surface, with a new level of severity, every couple of months. Not only does Facebook use tons of battery when left unchecked, it can also …

Facebook

We should be more afraid of computers than we are – video

As sophisticated algorithms can complete tasks we once thought impossible, computers are seeming to become a real threat to humanity. Whether they decide to pulp us into human meat paste, or simply make our work completely unnecessary, argues technology reporter Alex Hern, we should be afraid of …

Artificial Intelligence

The Rolling Stones play to thousands in Cuba in historic concert – in pictures

The free concert by one of the planet’s richest bands is expected to attract more than 200,000 diehard fans and curious spectators to a field outside the Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana baseball stadium for an event that may go on record as the biggest concert ever seen on the island<p>Watch: Rolling …

Cuba

We Could Have a Moon Base for As Little as $10 Billion

A big increase in a NASA budget could put a permanent base on the moon in six years.<p>Everything has a price, and the one for getting a moon base going might not be as much as you'd think. A group of NASA researchers, Google Lunar X Prize foundation leads, and other stakeholders assembled in secret …

Facebook is watching and tracking you more than you know

When you’re on Facebook, do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched? An ad pops up that’s right up your alley, or three new articles show up in your feed that are similar to something you’ve just clicked on.<p>If it sometimes seems like Facebook knows you personally, that’s because it does. It …

16 things we just learned about 'Batman v Superman'

Recently, both Entertainment Weekly and Empire Magazine released huge cover stories on the upcoming movie which reveal a lot about the upcoming showdown between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel.<p>While both articles are worth a read for fans, they're only available in print. If you're unable to …

Here's how Samsung made a waterproof phone that looks better than the iPhone

That's because there's no sign of its water-resistance <i>anywhere</i> on its body.<p>Water resistance protects phones from <i>that one time</i> it finds itself in water. And yet, it's one of the most underrated features in a smartphone.<p>It's what set apart the Samsung Galaxy S5 from the rest back in 2014. The S5 …

Phones

Formula One's board of directors to be told to prepare for life without enigmatic chief executive Bernie Ecclestone

Formula One’s board of directors will be told to prepare for life after Bernie Ecclestone in a landmark report on the crisis-ridden sport presented on Tuesday.<p>At a meeting of Delta Topco this morning, the board of F1’s parent company will be shown a dossier on the state of the business amid a …

Motorsport

GCHQ boss calls for new relationship with tech firms over encryption

Robert Hannigan says he wants dialogue in a less ‘highly charged atmosphere’ and denies he wants mandatory backdoors<p>The director of GCHQ has said it is time for a new relationship between US and British intelligence agencies and tech companies, which have been at odds over encryption.<p>In a speech to …

Privacy

How Mercedes F1's Genius Split Turbo Came To Be

We’ve covered the numerous benefits of the Mercedes Formula One team’s revolutionary split turbo before, but how did the team come up with the idea? …

Glasgow Subway reveals new driverless trains for 2020

<b>Driverless trains will be introduced on Glasgow's Subway from 2020 as part of a £288m modernisation.</b><p>Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) …

Trains

Virgin Galactic unveils new spaceship

<b>(CNN) —</b> Virgin Galactic's race to become the first major private space tourism company just got closer to reality.<p>After more than three years of construction, Richard Branson's company unveiled a new spaceship Friday at the Mojave Air & Space Port in California. It is a replacement for the one that …

Space Travel

Google's new robot is now even more human

Google has given its most famous robot a major update. Now it acts even more human.<p>Atlas, the humanoid robot created by Alphabet (GOOGL) company Boston Dynamics, can open doors, balance while walking through the snow, place objects on a shelf and pick itself up after being knocked down.<p>The new …

Robotics

Oppo can fully charge a smartphone in 15 minutes

Most people might not drool over Oppo phones, but they're going to get a feature that might get those salivary glands pumping. This morning at Mobile World Congress, the company showed off its new SuperVOOC quick-charging technology. If real-world results are as promising as they say, Oppo fans …

Drone Squad Will Guard the Set of Star Wars Episode VIII

Lock S-foils in attack position.<p>The producers of <i>Star Wars: Episode VIII</i> have decided to use a squadron of drones to defend their outdoor filming location in Dubrovnik, Croatia, according to the blog Making Star Wars. During filming of <i>The Force Awakens</i> in 2014, enthusiastic fans used drones to …

‘Star Wars Episode VIII’ Gets A Working Title That Should Likely Be Its Own Movie

Big news, <i>Star Wars</i> nuts!<p><i>Episode VIII</i> has a working title. And it’s bound to stick. Want to know what it is?<p>That’s right, Carrie Fisher and her cute, little dog Gary — which is a fantastic name for a dog, by the way — have revealed to the world that the next Star Wars flick, which began shooting …

Our Solar System May Have Had A Fifth 'Giant' Planet

The missing planet bumped into Neptune before disappearing into the abyss of space, according to a new study.<p>The four gas giant planets in our solar system -- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune -- may have a long-lost relative. According to a new study, our system was once home to a fifth gas …

Astronomy

Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rockets into space, why not simply build a huge lift.<p>Now a Canadian firm has been granted a patent for a ‘space elevator’ which will shoot cargo 12.4 miles into the stratosphere from where it can be launched more …

Space Travel

A giraffe telling a joke wins Australia's Vine film festival

It turns out you only need six seconds to make a bizarre, funny or even touching film.<p>That's been proven this year by the finalists in 2015's …

Star Wars Episode 7, Movies, Characters, Rebels, Battlefront, and more

Saturn Ring Riddle Finally Solved

This is about much more than the planet's rings, too.<p>Why do Saturn's rings look like <i>that</i>?<p>New research from the University of Leicester finally confirms why the planet's iconic rings look the way they do -- and the answer might allow us to make predictions about other planetary rings in the universe.<p>…

Astronomy

Weekend fun: 5 webcomics you should be reading

While the Internet is a great place to learn stuff and a handy tool you can use for work or school, it's also filled with random fun. This weekend …

Comics

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It's what you don't expect in Scotland that makes it a must for your next adventure

I am not what you would call an unprepared traveler. I scour guidebooks, investigate websites, talk to friends. Forewarned, as they say, is forearmed.<p>But Scotland still surprised me.<p>Because this trip included a stop in Edinburgh for a film festival and a visit to the Inverness/Nairn area of …

Scotland