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Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

'Racing Extinction' Sounds Alarm on Ocean's Endangered Creatures

"Racing Extinction," a documentary by director Louie Psihoyos, premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday. Like his previous Oscar-winning film "The Cove," the new movie focuses on the damage humankind is doing to the wild animals around us. This time the director is hoping to shine a …

10 Most Anticipated Films at Sundance 2015

This week, The Sundance Film Festival returns once again to take over Park City, Utah, from January 22nd to February 1st. As one of the largest …

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig Interviews Karen O for GQ

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O and Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig have collaborated in the past—the two performed Karen's "Moon Song" from <i>Her</i> at the Oscars together. Now, <i>GQ</i> has shared a conversation between the two New York rock'n'roll luminaries. Read the whole thing here.<p>Most of their discussion reveals …

MasterCard Speeds London Transport With Contactless Cards

MasterCard doesn’t think you should have to convert your dollars, pounds or euros into transit currency to catch a train from the airport into town.<p>Now in London, a person can use a contactless card or a mobile phone to pay for tube, subway, bus and some rail travel without having to load an Oyster …

Top 10 Essential iPhone 6 Apps

<b>For an updated list, check out the video above.</b><p>Attempting to get to grips with the sheer volume of apps on Apple's iOS App store can be bewildering at best. Fortunately I’ve been putting together guides that break down the essential and latest apps available on both iOS and Android. You can read my …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

How to fix adware problems on your Mac

Part of my weekend job at the computer store involves supporting the customers who come with Macs that aren't working right. And more and more of …

Why Google Glass Flopped

With customer service, production and supply chain management, companies are constantly being told that they have to get it right first time. In new technology, however, that mantra is turned on its head.<p>Try to think of a truly great product that realised anything like its full potential in its …

Google Glass

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