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What’s the prime of your life?

Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.<p>Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead?<p>They say that life begins at 40, or that 60 is …

Harvard

Sphero Ollie review: the remote control car reimagined

Ollie is a little smartphone-controlled rolling robot cylinder that can race, jump and pull mid-air tricks like a cylindrical Tony Hawk<p>Christmas is coming, and no Christmas is really complete without a novelty gadget toy making beeping noises under the tree. The Sphero Ollie promises to be <i>the</i> …

Why does my battery suck?

Phones, tablets and watches continue to improve. Their batteries? Not so much.<p><i>Editor's note: Apple's recent acknowledgment that it slows some older iPhones because of battery issues has spurred reader interest in battery technology. This story from our archives explains the science of …

Clean Energy

Why Apple Pay may be the gateway drug bitcoin needs

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Pond5/stevanovicigor<p>When Apple released Apple Pay to the masses, it became a “moment.” Social media was flooded with …

Watch these adorable robots dance better than you

We're used to seeing robots like MIT's Cheetah that are <i>absolutely terrifying</i>, so starting day two of Expand New York with an android dance party was a welcome change of pace. It came, of course, by way of the folks at Aldebaran Robotics who brought a trio of their fifth-generation Nao bi-peds to …

Mozilla attacks 'lack of transparency' for iPhone and Android smartphones

‘A choice between one phone where you can’t tell what goes on inside it and another phone where you can’t tell what goes on inside it’<p>Mozilla is celebrating the Firefox browser’s 10th birthday, but it’s going on the offensive in the mobile market rather than resting on its laurels.<p>Chief technology …

Floods and famines may have helped spark belief in gods, study suggests

Humans more likely to believe in powerful and judgmental gods during times of hardship and extremes of weather<p>Plagues, floods and famines often play a central role in religious stories. Research suggests they may have also helped start the belief in some gods in the first place.<p>A study of 583 …

From Ted Cruz to Tim Wu: What the web is saying about Obama’s net neutrality plan

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: White House<p>President Obama issued a strong and specific statement Monday morning calling for the Federal …

Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality

A research team from Australia has pushed quantum computers closer to fruition, but a former NSA director warns that the technology could break encryption<p>Researchers at the University of New South Wales have pushed quantum computers a step closer to reality, which one former NSA technical director …

FBI director continues push against Apple & Google on smartphone encryption (Video)

FBI Director James Comey isn’t backing down from his position that Apple and Google are wrong to encrypt customer smartphone data preventing law enforcement agencies the possibility of access if requested. After last month sharing that the FBI was in talks with the two companies to discuss concerns …

Working With Steve Jobs, Summed Up By A Former Apple Employee

According to one former NeXT and Apple employee that worked with Jobs, his reputation doesn't do it justice. Ken Rosen, a managing partner at consulting agency Performance Works, summed up his experience working with Jobs in one quote:<p>"Steve Jobs was not just everything you heard, he's everything …

Steve Jobs

Apple slaps suppliers with a $50 million fine for leaking secrets

Apple’s bankrupt sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies might have stayed quiet about its reasons for the bankruptcy, but a few details are nonetheless starting to emerge.<p>Two of the most intriguing tidbits concerning the case regard the cost of sapphire production for GT Advanced Technologies, …

25 Devastating Effects Of Climate Change

The world is getting warmer and that's already causing disasters that will devastate lives and cost hundreds of billions of dollars.<p>Those problems are only getting worse, as shown by recent reports from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) and the White House, among …

Climate Change

Apple's bankrupt sapphire glass supplier plans to shut down its plant

890 employees will be laid off<p>Apple's sapphire glass supplier has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with plans to shut down two production plants and lay off 890 workers. The supplier, GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), says that it's burning through an unsustainable amount of money at the Arizona …

Steve Jobs Thought The Area Amazon Picked For Its New Store Wasn't Fancy Enough For Apple

Apple once eyed the same area for a store of its own, but Steve Jobs put a kibosh on the plans because he didn't like the location.<p>In 2008, the New York Post said Apple ditched plans to open a store on 34th Street, diagonally across from the Empire State Building, because Jobs didn't think it was …

Wall Street

For better or worse, Twitter and Facebook are the guardians of free speech now

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock/Photodisc<p>One of the most famous free-speech cases in U.S. history, the one that allowed publishers to live …

This device lets you charge your phone just by walking around or working out

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Ampy<p>Yesterday I noted a portable battery charger that needs only 5 minutes to get enough juice for a full iPhone 5 …

Get ready for 'Drone Nation'

We’re taking the drone out for a spin. It’s a sun-drenched Friday in Indianapolis’s Broad Ripple neighborhood, and though it’s late afternoon the …

Why The Microsoft Surface Just Died Last Week

Would I purchase the Microsoft Surface? Not anymore. And I’m not sure that you should either.<p>I’m looking for a new laptop and the Surface has been one of the top contenders. I like it a lot. And although a slow seller for Microsoft it’s been gaining in popularity and many reviewers have given it …

Pi Day: pi transformed into incredible art – in pictures

The number 3.14159 … as you have never seen it before. Striking computer-generated images of the most famous number in maths

Former Apple Engineer Recalls Steve Jobs' Great Displeasure with Multi-Button Mouse Concepts

Steve Jobs' great displeasure about the the idea of a multi-button mouse was apparently the driving force behind Apple's push to greatly innovate in the area of input devices, according to a new interview with Apple's former Senior Mechanical Engineer of Product Design Abraham Farag (via <i>Cult of …

A Solar-Powered Drone Designed To Fly For Five Years Nonstop

Titan Aerospace will test a drone that could track hurricanes, spot pirates, and more.<p>If a drone never had to land, it could track hurricanes, spot pirates and smugglers, follow animal migrations, and even act as an auxiliary GPS. In essence, it would be a geostationary satellite without the …

Light Graffiti Made With The Wave Of A Magic Wand

Get your tickets to this light show.<p>After bright lights fade in the dark, our eyes can still see them as streaks, smears, and dots. Engineer Phillip Burgess drew inspiration from this “bug” of human vision to build the NeoPixel Painter: a meter-long strip of multicolor LEDs controlled by a …

Art

This Is Why It Feels Like Apple Stopped Innovating Three Years Ago

He'd say that once, when he was a kid, he was reading a science magazine and he found an article ranking animals by the efficiency of their movements.<p>At the top of the list, there were cheetahs and hawks. Way down at the bottom, there were humans — relatively slow on their two legs.<p>But then Jobs …

InterAct

Kickstarter Is About To Crowdfund Its $1 Billionth Dollar

How much money would you guess the Internet has collectively thrown at Kickstarter?<p>Don’t bother whipping out the ol’ graphing calculator — Kickstarter actually shares that number regularly. Sometime quite soon, Kickstarter will surpass <b>$1 billion dollars pledged</b>.<p>This comes from Kickstarter’s own …

Why it’s time to stop worshipping coders

Software developers are the superheroes of the startup world, and Silicon Valley can’t seem to get enough of them. With the number of coding jobs in America exploding twice as fast as standard job growth, it’s no surprise that everyone wants to learn to code. It’s a “hot” profession, one that comes …

Watch: A Captivating Time-Lapse Of Snowflakes Forming In Midair

What does a snowfall look like? Not as it floats down from a gray sky to land upon an outstretched tongue, but as it grows from a single molecule? It looks like some kind of crystal flower, blossoming from a singularity in space-time.<p>Backed by a soft piano nocturne taken from Aphex Twin, Russian …

Time-lapse Photography

Samsung Galaxy S5 to Include Home Button with Integrated Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung's upcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S5, will indeed ship with a fingerprint sensor, reports Samsung-focused blog <i>SamMobile</i>. Contrary to earlier reports which hinted at a fingerprint sensor embedded into the display, however, this latest report claims the Galaxy S5 will adopt Apple's model …

What If Apple Bought Tesla?

Rumors about Apple showing interest in buying Tesla have resurfaced after the SF Chronicle reported that Apple’s M&A chief met with Elon Musk last spring. Considering Tesla’s market capitalization of more than $24 billion, such a deal would be unprecedented for Apple, but the two companies do …