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6 Scientific Advances Bringing Us Closer to a Real Terminator

After four movies and a TV series—and 31 years after Ahnold first told us he'd be back—Terminators are returning to theaters in a fifth installment:</i> …

Kristen Bell

Cape Town's top activities

Cape Town's reputation as a rather laid back place, is reflected in its nickname ‘Slaapstad’ which means ‘sleepy town’ in Afrikaans, the local lingo. All very strange as the Mother City and its surrounds are stacked with opportunities to stay awake and get active. Indeed, adventure sports operators …

South Africa

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says humans will be robots' pets

Humans will be taken care of like pets should robots take over because AI will want to preserve us as part of nature<p>Apple’s early-adopting, outspoken co-founder Steve Wozniak thinks humans will be fine if robots take over the world because we’ll just become their pets.<p>After previously stating that …

Artificial Intelligence

33 travel tips every man should know

There is just something about waking up in a new setting, seeing views you've only read about, and finding yourself in a crowd that speaks a foreign language that helps you understand how amazing this world is.<p>It was during one of these trips - living with a family in Kyiv, Ukraine - that I met my …

The ultimate guide: How to become a UX Designer

But a formalized university education certainly doesn’t hurt. Unfortunately, you won’t find a huge selection of formal UX university programs, but you can certainly break into the field with a related degree in psychology, human-computer interaction, graphic design, visual design, UI design, and …

2015 Rugby World Cup: Focus on foul play as World Rugby reveals crackdown

LRG identifies three areas – foul play, the scrum and the maul – that require a stricter interpretation by referees, assistant referees and television match officials at the tournament<p>World Rugby issued a crackdown on foul play that could endanger player safety during the World Cup this year with a …

How FIFA 16 Is Fixing The Things You Hated

That thing you hated in FIFA 15? It’s been fixed! Probably. Unless that thing was the failure of Tottenham’s scattershot transfer strategy to replace Gareth Bale, in which case you and I are still in lonely mourning. Everyone else, though, can be cheered by the news that, judging by a few hours of …

Larry Page and Elon Musk attended the most important robotics event of the year — here's what it was like

There's also spot-the-billionaire.<p>The first one I clock is Larry Page, co-founder of Google, who walks right in front of me leading his young son by the hand.<p>"Larry!" I say, but then hesitate. I'm not sure how this question will end. "Is Google planning to build a race of superbots that will take …

Astronauts on Earth say the funniest things

"Doing great, but gravity is tough!"<p>More than television and more than the web, social media has given us an insight into the work and everyday experiences of astronauts. But just as fun as watching them cavort in low gravity, is looking on as they get used to Earth all over again. Over the past …

Teenage North Korean soldier defects to the south across land border

South Korea confirmed ‘will to defect’ of soldier who made a rare crossing directly through one of the world’s most fortified frontiers<p>A teenage North Korean soldier surrendered himself to South Korean border guards about 8am after walking across the border into Hwacheon, north-east of Seoul.<p>“We’ve …

North Korea

Moore's Law in action: making our machines ever more micro

Over the past few decades, engineers have leveraged Moore's Law to the fullest, resulting in powerful ultrathin laptops and feature-rich miniature wearables. Back in 1981, a 23-pound Osborne 1 computer was considered portable, with 64KB of onboard memory. Today, smartphones weigh just a few ounces …

Moore's Law

Behind the scenes at the final DARPA Robotics Challenge

The robot CHIMP weighs 443 pounds and has tank treads for elbows, but it’s the little things that give it trouble. At a recent DARPA competition, it drove a cart around a course, but then spent 15 minutes unhooking its elbow from the steering wheel. It opened a door, but promptly fell through it. …

Robotics

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

Programming