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How To Succeed In ShondaLand

How to Get Away with Murder creator Pete Nowalk reveals the invaluable lessons he’s learned from working closely with Shonda Rhimes.<p>Pete Nowalk, the creator of the soapy ABC drama <i>How to Get Away with Murder</i>, knows a thing or two about working for Shonda Rhimes, the über producer behind some of the …

Wearable tech will soon be under your skin

Now that the Apple Watch has been released, wearables are indisputably mainstream. But one of the designers at the heart of the wearable tech …

Genomics

Audi just created diesel fuel from air and water

The company's pilot plant, which is operated by German startup Sunfire in Dresden, produced its first batches of the "e-diesel" this month. German …

Does the digital era herald the end of history?

<b>Has the digital transformation of our society put the future of recorded history in jeopardy? Many internet observers fear so. But why, and what do they mean?</b><p>Since the 1980s our lives have grown increasingly digital, and with dizzying speed.<p>Most of our photos, videos, conversations, research and …

Humanities

Hello?! Nokia Releases Official Statement Denying Reports It Will Return To Mobile Handsets

Nokia sold its handset business to Microsoft last year, but since then rumours have bubbled up now and again that the firm is planning to return to the mobile space. Citing anonymous sources, Re/code recently lit the touch-paper on a round of new stories floating this idea. It reported that the …

Mobile

Software that helps power Siri is named after Iron Man's AI, JARVIS

Remember JARVIS, the hyper-intelligent AI from the <i>Iron Man</i> movies? Well, it seems Apple's engineers used that sci-fi software for some inspiration when building the backbone that powers Siri.<p>At an engineer meet-up last week in Cupertino, Apple revealed that the servers that run Siri use Apache …

Iron Man

Hubble, the telescope that revolutionized our view of space

"Hubble absolutely has changed the way humans look at the universe and our place in it," said astronomer Jennifer Wiseman, one of the telescope's senior scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.<p>"It shows us that the universe has been changing over time, that stars in …

Telescopes

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

This Is a Baby’s Brain on Pain

In a first, researchers at Oxford University have watched infants as young as a day old as their brains process a light prodding of their feet. The …

Oxford University

Apple, Google helping terrorists with encryption – Manhattan DA

Allowing users to take advantage of advanced encryption in order to keep their messages and mobile communication out of the government’s hands will …

Google Joins the Search for the Loch Ness Monster

Now anyone with an Internet connection can search for Nessie using Street View imaging of murky Scottish waters.<p>The tale of the Loch Ness monster has always been, in a funny way, a story about technology. More specifically, it is a story about how machines can bump up against the edge of a mystery, …

Scotland

YouTube will stop working on the older Apple TV and other aging devices soon

New features and architecture mean burning down the old<p>Like burning down a forest to make sweet nutrients for new growth, YouTube is winding down its service to myriad older devices today. All in the name of progress, of course. In a notice, spotted by <i>MacRumors</i>, YouTube notes that "select" devices …

Smart TV

Disney’s Lab Builds Buttons That Work By Manipulating Soundwaves Rather Than Electricity

I’m a fan of Disney’s research labs. Meant largely to help Disney discover new ways to innovate in their parks and products, it’s a seemingly endless stream of crazy thinking.<p>Much of what they build and share is really, really cool, but hard to imagine being used by anyone <i>outside</i> of Disney. This …

Walt Disney Company