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These 10 Smart Sci-Fi Films Set the Table for 'Arrival'

Because science fiction doesn't all have to be huge explosions and distracting CGI.<p>Every summer is filled with big, schlocky, popcorn sci-fi films. …

Dark energy will slowly tear universe apart millions of years from now

Cosmological models indicate 'Little Rip' end of universe scenario, where galaxies are slowly torn to bits.<p>The universe is going to be slowly torn …

No, The Universe Is Not Expanding at an Accelerated Rate, Say Physicists

This could change everything.<p>Back in 2011, three astronomers were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery that the Universe wasn't …

This Weird Galaxy Is 99.99 Percent Dark Matter

Astronomers have discovered a galaxy as big as the Milky Way that consists almost entirely of dark matter, a mysterious and invisible substance that …

How-To: jailbreak iOS 9.2 – 9.3.3 with the Chinese Pangu tool [Video]

Pangu today released a jailbreak tool that allows users to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 on eligible 64-bit iPhones and iPads. As of now, the tool is only available in Chinese and is Windows-only. An English version should be arriving shortly.<p>The jailbreak will also work with older iOS versions all the way …

Cydia

A Molecule In Space Could Help Us Understand The Origin Of Life On Earth

Are your molecules lefties or righties?<p>There are a lot of concepts that help life exist here on Earth. One is as simple as whether a molecule is right handed or left handed. As straightforward as it is, we still don't know how the molecules got that way. But a recent discovery of a molecule in …

Cyberterrorism and the role of Silicon Valley

For the moment, at least, cyberterrorists have not harnessed the technology they would need to destroy Western civilization from a basement lab in some remote corner of the world.<p>Although Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said a “cyber-Armageddon” scenario is unlikely any time …

Silicon Valley

Microsoft Windows 10: Is it worth upgrading?

Gabriele is sceptical about Windows 10 and still misses XP. With a new version due in a few days, is it worth taking the free upgrade, and when?<p>I know you can’t answer, but what do you really think about Windows 10?<p>I was sceptical from the start. When I started reading about how a lot of people in …

Astronomers discovered a new component of the Milky Way galaxy that they never expected to find

And now, a recent study shows that even our own cosmic neighborhood can surprise us at times.<p>Reporting in this month's Astrophysical Journal Letters, a team of astronomers identified a band of special, young stars residing in one of the last spots they expected: near the heart of the Milky Way.<p>The …

Universe

None Of Us Will Ever Find Out How ‘Star Wars’ Ends

As of today, Marvel has movies scheduled for as far off as Nov. 6, 2020. (Right now, some kid in junior high won’t see this movie, whatever it is, until he or she is in college.) And these are just the movies that have been publicly scheduled: Marvel <i>says</i> they have an internal schedule set until …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Germany will release an additional €3 billion ($3.35 billion) for federal states and municipalities to help deal with this year's record influx of refugees, while also agreeing to speed up asylum procedures and build more shelters.<p><b>2.</b> An independent report published Sunday shreds the Mexican …

Film Festivals

Google Shares Spike 6% After ‘Alphabet’ Restructuring

Google just announced a big restructuring of the company, sending shares up about 6 percent in extended trading. After the announcement, shares of Google rose 5 percent, but have since risen even further.<p>As part of the restructuring, Larry page is now the new CEO of a parent company called …

Investing

Canonical’s Ubuntu Phones Now On Sale Globally

Mobile market latecomer Canonical claims “latent demand” for its tardy but alternative smartphone OS has encouraged its OEM partner, BQ, to open up availability of its handsets to buyers anywhere in the world, not just in Europe.<p>The first Ubuntu-based smartphone launched in Europe this February, …

Ubuntu

Google Launches First Beta Of Its Zync Visual Effects Renderer On Google Cloud Platform

Google, the largest subsidiary corporation of Alphabet, wants movie studios to use its cloud to render their special effects.<p>Last August, Google acquired Zync, a visual effects rendering service that allows studios and independent artists to render their works in the cloud. Today, the company …

Checking In On Windows 10

A few points, dear reader, to get ourselves acclimated:<p>Windows 10 landed in the market at the beginning of this month to moderately strong reviews<br>• Microsoft is hellbent on attracting a user base for its new operating system quickly<br>• A large Windows 10 user install base implies higher rates of app …

Seeing like a computer: What neuroscience can learn from computer science

<b>By</b> <b>Marta Kryven</b>What do computers and brains have in common? Computers are made to solve the same problems that brains solve. Computers, however, rely …

Going beyond data scientists: What is machine teaching?

Machines that can learn and adapt marks a massive step forward for computing, but who's teaching them? Computer systems only get smarter when they …

Microsoft Outlook Apple Watch App Launches

Microsoft has today launched their new Microsoft Outlook Apple Watch app that allows users to access their Outlook email account directly from their …

Destiny The Taken King Prologue Cinematic Trailer Released (video)

Ahead of its lunch on September 15th 2015 a new cinematic trailer has been released for the upcoming Destiny The Taken King expansion for the Destiny …

Gear & Gadgets

Minim Smartphone Instrument Designed For Mobile Music Creation (video)

Livid Instruments has created a new and unique smartphone instrument called Minim, that is the size of an Apple iPhone 6 Plus and provides an …

Xbox One Elite Controller Customisation And Setup Explained (video)

During Gamescon 2015 this week Microsoft has revealed more information about their new Xbox One Elite Controller that is now available to preorder …

Apple iOS 9 Public Beta 3 Now Available

Apple has released the next iOS 9 Public Beta 3 that brings with it a number of enhancements tweaks and additional support in the form of AT&T Wi-Fi …

Adafruit Bluefruit LE Micro Bluetooth Low Energy ATmega32u4 Board

Anyone who would like to be able to add powerful and easy-to-use Bluetooth Low Energy support to a project might be interested in the new Adafruit …

Nvidia SHIELD TV hardware Receives New Apps And PLEX Updates

Nvidia has this week announced the release of new entertainment applications for their Nvidia SHIELD TV service as well as a limited time saving on …

OnePlus 2 shipments delayed until late August for US customers

Canadian customers are in the same, delayed boat<p>OnePlus has announced a shipping delay of two to three weeks for customers buying the new OnePlus 2 in America and Canada. The smartphone is still available to purchase (starting today) for those with an invitation, but North American customers …

Smartphones overtake laptops as UK's internet addiction grows

Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most popular device for accessing the internet in the UK, according to regulator Ofcom. The amount of time …

Shazam update adds songs to Spotify and Rdio playlists

Shazam is great for discovering new music and settling a friendly bet. While you could already listen to full-length songs from Rdio or Spotify inside the app, now you can add identified tunes to your playlists parked at those two streaming services, too. Without leaving Shazam, simply hit the plus …

Apple Music Clocks More Than 11 Million Trial Customers

Apple has gone public with the first figures for its debut music-streaming service — Apple Music — after senior VP Eddie Cue told USA Today that it had garnered over 11 million users in its first five weeks of life. The company had previously only revealed that Apple Music had “millions and …

15 Breathtaking Astronomy Images Highlighting the Cosmic Beauty of Our Universe

Since 1995, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has been serving up daily doses of cosmic beauty through breathtaking photos of our fascinating universe. Maintained by Robert Nemiroff (MTU) and Jerry Bonnell (UMCP), two professional astronomers who met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the …