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Three ex-Google engineers have created a Microsoft Surface clone

Naturally, it runs Android<p>Microsoft’s Surface tablet has inspired a few clones during its short history, but the latest rip off comes from three ex-Google engineers. Jeremy Zhou, David Ko, and Ben Luk used to work on products like Google Maps and search at the web giant, and formed Jide Technology …

Android News

NASA and Nissan team up to develop self-driving cars and space rovers

NASA and Nissan believe they've got a lot to learn from each other when it comes to autonomous vehicle technology. So, the two have decided to team up for the next five years and develop a self-driving system that they can use not just on Earth, but also in space. A team of scientists from both …

Toshiba Unveils the World’s First SD Card with Built-In NFC: Preview Contents with Your Phone

Toshiba has announced the world’s first SDHC card that has near field communication (NFC) baked right in. The technology allows you to see what’s on …

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving Luxury Vehicle Concept at CES 2015

Only weeks after Google officially unveiled their self-driving car prototype, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz chose this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut the F 015 Luxury in Motion, a concept vehicle that can operate entirely without a driver behind the wheel.<p>Futuristic in …

CES

The Last Living People Born in the 1800s are These 5 Women

We're always amazed when people live to see their 100s, and these five women have gone well beyond that. They've seemingly found the key to longevity and were all born in the late 1800s, making them 115 and 116 years old! Hailing from the United States, Italy, and Japan, these ladies have lived …

United States

What 100 Million Stars Looks Like: NASA Releases a 1.5 Gigapixel Photo of the Andromeda Galaxy

NASA has released the largest and sharpest photograph ever made of the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to ours that contains an estimated …

Universe

Hubble Captures New Images of Breathtaking "Pillars of Creation"

20 years after the iconic <i>Pillars of Creation</i> image was captured in 1995, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revisited the site to bring us a brand-new view of the breathtakingly beautiful structures. Formed of gas and dust that is seared by intense radiation from young stars and eroded by …

Universe

A Hacker Reveals How Your Fingerprint Could Be Easier To Hack Than A Traditional Password

At the 31st annual Chaos Computer Club conference in Hamburg, Germany, Popular Science reports a hacker named Jan "Starbug" Krissler pointed out the flaws in biometric password technology, like the fingerprint sensor found on an iPhone 6.<p>Krissler said pictures of people's hands and fingers can be …

Hamburg

The most beautiful tablet you'll ever own comes with an Audi Q7

Audi teased its tablet at last year's CES, but then went completely quiet until its press event at this year's show. The quick demo we were treated to focused on how well the tablet is integrated into the Q7; the specs were clearly an afterthought. Audi has this dead right: Sure it's a 10.1-inch …

Why Mercedes’s Self-Driving Car Is So Much More Tempting Than Google’s

Mercedes-Benz just dreamed up the first tempting self-driving car. And in the process, they show us all what Google was missing.<p>A man pulls his cellphone out of his pocket and hits a button. A glowing vehicle pulls up that looks like it was carved from a single block of silver. The door opens …

Driverless Cars

Stunningly Elaborate Scenes Created Without Photoshop by Jee Young Lee

Seoul-based artist Jee Young Lee devotes weeks and months to building incredibly elaborate scenes by hand for the sake of taking a single photograph—all without the use of digital manipulation. Confined to the small space of her 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio, she painstakingly constructs every last …

Digital Art

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Eight habitable planets found orbiting distant suns in 'Goldilocks zone'

Astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, US, have found eight new planets which could support life<p>Eight new ‘Earths’ which may hold liquid water and could sustain life has been spotted orbiting a distant sun in our galaxy.<p>The new worlds double the number of …