Stéphane Brais

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Jared Leto shows off his new androids in Blade Runner 2049 prequel clip

While the world of Denis Villeneuve’s <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> looks a lot like the old <i>Blade Runner</i>—right down to the giant Atari logos—a lot has probably …

Use standard Mac OS X apps to optimize your home Wi-Fi network

Some time ago I visited my parents, and as these things tend to go, they had a list of things that bothered them about their computers, iPhones and iPads and the Internet connection. I like helping them, so tried optimizing their Wi-Fi network first. That was frustrating at first because I didn’t …

Apps

The 9 best indie sci-fi and fantasy movies on Netflix

Sometimes it can be hard to choose from Netflix‘s enormous archive of available movies. So, if you’re a sci-fi/fantasy fan in search of something new …

Dead could be brought 'back to life' in groundbreaking project

A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs.<p>Indian specialist Dr Himanshu Bansal, working with Biotech companies Revita Life Sciences and Bioquark Inc, has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who …

Brain Imaging

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

New App Can Control Your Entire Smart Home, No Hardware Needed

A solution for those who already have a slew of devices<p>Two-and-a-half-year-old home tech company Yonomi (a slant-homonym of sorts for "you know me") wants to accomplish an elusive goal: getting all the smart home gadgetry homeowners have purchased, from WiFi-enabled audio systems to lights and …

This Is The Latest Front In The War For Control Of Your TV–And It’s Going To Get Ugly

The FCC chairman wants to let people watch TV without renting a pricey cable box. Here’s why television providers are freaking out.<p>Are you sitting down (in front of your TV)? The government might just make it easier for you to finally get rid of that big clunky cable box–and those annoying monthly …

3D Printing Is About To Change The World Forever

I believe, along with a growing number of leaders around the world, that 3D printing will change the way things are produced more in this century than the industrial revolution did over the last 300 years.<p>Consider these two recent events:<p>A little over a year ago, a young Indonesian man named Arie …

3D Printing

Vivint Launches A New Home Automation System Complete With A Tiny Doorbell Camera

Home security and automation starts and ends with the front door. It needs to keep the bad guys out yet let the good guys in without hassle. Either a system gets it right or it doesn’t, and, until now, I had yet to see a system that’s truly impressive. Meet the Vivint Sky Smart Home — a home …

Broadcom’s SDK is first to support HomeKit for WiFi & Bluetooth accessories, hardware bridges for non-HomeKit products

Broadcom today announced that its new SDK for the Internet of Things (IoT) now officially supports Apple’s home automation HomeKit platform, bringing us a step closer to widespread availability of Siri-controlled smart home devices.<p>Broadcom notes that its SDK is the first to officially support …

Home Automation

Mode takes $775K for cloud IoT platform

The day before the start of the Internet of Things World conference in San Francisco, Mode is unveiling its cloud-based IoT platform and announcing a new $775,000 seed funding round.<p>Mode says it serves as a virtual backend team for IoT companies. Through the cloud platform, it handles all backend …

San Francisco

'Thinking cap' controls prosthetic arm with thoughts, not surgery

The ability to control prosthetics with only the power of your mind has been around for a while, but it typically requires control electronics implanted directly into the patient. With this new, non-invasive method developed at the University of Houston, however, amputees can command their robotic …

Obama to push for cheaper, speedier broadband in the US

President Obama today outlined an upcoming executive action to increase US broadband speeds and reduce its cost, something he intends to announce at a speech tomorrow in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and again in his sixth State of the Union address next week.<p>In order to do that, The White House today said …

Watch a robot tear apart and rebuild Super Mario World and Pokémon

Awesome Games Done Quick, the incredible charity event happening all week, is mostly about speedrunning, as its name suggests. But over the years, the folks behind AGDQ have created a tradition of taking a break from the speedruns to show off something a little more ... strange.<p>There's a subsection …

Dish's Sling TV Lures Sports-Loving Cord Cutters With ESPN Package

Dish Network trumpeted its plans today to bestow a new product on the populace in early 2015, namely Sling TV.<p>Sling TV will offer a selection of streaming TV channels for $20 per month. This includes ESPN, which as TV contracts for pretty much every sport to some degree or another. That’s why …

Wearable tech can be implanted in brains, thanks to new power technique

A breakthrough in wireless technology could allow a new wave of health tracking tools that can be embedded inside our bodies – in our livers, hearts and even in our brains.<p>A new wireless charging technique known as “mid-field wireless transfer” can deliver power to tiny electronic devices such as …

Stretchy Artificial Skin Lets Prosthetic Hand Sense Heat, Humidity, and Pressure

It's so sophisticated, it can even tell the difference between a dry and soggy diaper<p>Prosthetic limbs that can be controlled by an amputee’s thoughts or muscle movements already exist. But what if they could also sense the environment and then send that information back to the amputee’s nervous …

Nature Communications

Seeking The Secrets Of A Super-Long Life, Scientists Sequence The Genes Of The Oldest Americans

Supercentenarians have somehow managed to live past 110–and are often surprisingly healthy. How do they do it? Scientists are searching their genomes for clues.<p>The secret of an incredibly long, incredibly healthy life eludes us still.<p>That’s the main finding of a major multi-year effort, led at …

Genetics

Cocoon Is A Smart Home Security Device That Uses Infrasonic Sound To Detect An Intruder

There’s currently no shortage of ‘smart’ security devices for your home, due to the ascendancy of the smart home market as a whole, coupled with a hardware renaissance driven by the rise of crowdfunding. These consumer home security devices usually consist simply of an Internet-connected camera of …

"Solid" light reveals new insights about quantum mechanics

Scientists have been observing the wave-particle duality of light for centuries, but never has light been seen to behave like matter. Until now, that …

Brain stimulation: The military’s mind-zapping project

Shocking the brain with mild electrical current was once a controversial treatment for the mentally ill. Now evidence is emerging that it could quicken learning and improve attention, and as Emma Young discovers, the US military is very interested in its potential.<p>An unusual trial is underway at …

The Brain

Man and Robot: where will the story end?

They can already perform operations, provide companionship and fight wars. But should robots be given the power of thought? And rights? Will Storr reports.<p>There are three of us in the laboratory: Jules, me and Dr Ute Leonards. Leonards asks me to sit in front of Jules. As I do, he looks me in the …

Robotics

Cablevision bid to end Viacom’s forced channel bundling survives challenge

Cablevision says it had to buy less popular networks to get Comedy Central.<p>A federal judge rejected Viacom's motion to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit …

Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley: Lloyd Braun Has Some Things He'd Like to Say

"You go to a traditional studio, and it's almost like they're proper. They're trying to stop a wave with a broom."<p>Breaking the hearts of Hollywood executives is exhausting to Lloyd Braun, the longtime media chief turned tech entrepreneur.<p>He does this often?<p>“You have no idea how many times I have to …

Net neutrality advocates target mobile TV

Canada's telecom regulator must soon decide whether to restrict billing practices associated with a handful of apps that let users stream live and on-demand television stations on their mobile devices.<p>For a fee of about $5 per month, the apps typically let subscribers stream up to 10 hours of …

Comcast Is Turning The US Into Its Own Private Hotspot

On paper it looks like a win-win: in the next few days, Comcast is quietly turning on public hotspots in its customers’ routers, essentially turning private homes into public hotspots. Comcast customers get free Wi-Fi wherever there is a Comcast box and the company gets to build out a private …

FCC takes aim at local laws that limit broadband, but faces states’ rights pushback from Republicans

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images<p>The cable industry and telcos regularly pour money into lobbying campaigns that aim to persuade …