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Smart watches: what are Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft up to?

With the Galaxy Gear expected to be unveiled this week, Samsung's rivals are thought to be working on their own wrist-worn devices<p>"The wrist is interesting," said Apple chief executive Tim Cook at the All Things Digital D11 conference in May 2013, when being quizzed about his company's potential …

Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria

Britain is planning to join forces with America and launch military action against Syria within days in response to the gas attack believed to have been carried out by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces against his own people.<p>Royal Navy vessels are being readied to take part in a possible series of …

Scientists Achieve On-Demand Quantum Teleportation For The First Time

Quantum teleportation, more reliable than ever before, at greater distances than ever before.<p>Quantum teleportation has taken another step forward, thanks to two complimentary experiments, one from ETH Zurich and one from the University of Tokyo. The researchers have demonstrated the most reliable …

Banksy Mural Ripped From L.A. Gas Station Could Be Worth $300K

But the genesis of "Flower Girl" goes further back, to a time when Angelenos didn't seem to know who Banksy was. It went up at a gas station at …

Free Wi-Fi For All of Los Angeles?

Blumenfield said in a statement sent to the <i>Weekly</i> and other outlets late yesterday:<p>Expanding access to WiFi will benefit our City in numerous ways, …

Hyperactive Brain May Create "Near Death" Visions

A new study shows that even after cardiac arrest, the brain keeps on going.<p><b>Can a new study lay the basis for the scientific understanding of mystical-sounding near-death recollections, filled with vivid light and vibrant meetings with deceased loved ones?</b><p>When researchers recorded and analyzed …

With 3D Chips, Samsung Leaves Moore's Law Behind

Moore’s Law is over, at least for one segment of the market.<p>Samsung Electronics earlier this month began to commercially produce three-dimensional V-NAND flash memory chips capable of holding 128 gigabits of memory. And today the company showed off the first solid-state drives made with the chips …

IBM researchers get closer to brain-like computing

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: DARPA<p>IBM (s ibm) researchers say they have whipped up a programming language, algorithms and applications to deploy on …

Bitcoin Clampdown Continues As Federal Judge Says It’s A Currency

Wikipedia calls Bitcoin a cryptocurrency (a currency that relies on cryptography), but now it’s official. A federal judge in Texas has declared that Bitcoin is a currency and should therefore be regulated just like U.S. dollars or gold. The ruling represents yet another attempt to regulate Bitcoin …

Developer Demo - TMNT: Out of the Shadows

Applicants for One-Way Mars Trip to Descend on Washington

A coterie of aspiring Martians will descend on Washington, D.C. on Saturday (Aug. 3) for the first Million Martian Meeting.<p>The group consists of …

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Two-headed turtle hatches in San Antonio

A two-headed turtle born last month at San Antonio zoo has become so popular that it has its own Facebook page.<p>Zoo officials say the animal, named …

Why Batman and Superman Mashup is a Bad Idea–And Reveals Warner Bros. Weakness

Why Batman and Superman Mashup is a Bad Idea--And Reveals Warner Bros. Weakness<p>You know Malcolm Gladwell’s “Blink”? That moment when you look at …

Tesla CTO hopes to reduce EV charging times to 10 minutes or less

Charging time is the bane of every EV driver; even the half-hour for a partial fuel-up at a Tesla Supercharger station can feel like an eternity next to the few minutes required for gasoline. Tesla CTO JB Straubel sees this as just a temporary obstacle, however -- he tells <i>MIT Technology Review</i> that …

Oakland's Zimmerman protest turns tense

OAKLAND -- The first several hours of peaceful protest at Frank Ogawa Plaza near Oakland City Hall got testy at around 10 p.m., as demonstrators began shouting “Justice for Trayvon” and the police presence intensified.<p>Officers at 14th and Broadway faced off with demonstrators, one of whom shouted: …

George Zimmerman unlikely to face federal charges

Justice Department officials say they are unlikely to prosecute George Zimmerman because it would be hard to prove he acted out of racial bias.<p>July 16, 2013|By David G. Savage and Richard A. Serrano<p>National Black United Front member Kofi Taharka argues with a police officer… (Johnny Hanson / …

Zimmerman protests: Oakland residents stand up against violence

OAKLAND — Business owners and staff members at downtown nonprofits here have spent the past several mornings sweeping up broken glass — a reminder of the destructive protests over<p>George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death ofTrayvon Martin.<p>But overriding their sense of frustration has been a …

Zimmerman verdict protests in L.A. calm after tense nights

After demonstrations were marred by rogue groups of vandals, the most recent protests Tuesday night in Los Angeles against the<p>George Zimmermanverdict remained peaceful.<p>The crowd was smaller and the mood noticeably different at Leimert Park in South L.A., where demonstrators made it clear they …

T-Mobile's new Jump plan gives customers a new phone every few months

Want a new smartphone every few months for a fairly low price?<p>T-Mobile’s making it possible. Although Verizon and AT&T recently lengthened the amount of time that subscribers have to wait before upgrading their phones at discounted prices, T-Mobile is moving in the opposite direction.<p>The …

Dota 2 Released! | Neutral Creeps - Dota 2 News From Around The World

<b>Dota 2 Launch</b><p>The most awaited game of 2013 has been released!<p>There are two words to remember the biggest Valve release in history - Dota 2. <br>What is …

First arrest captured on Google Glass points to a “Little Brother” future | Ars Technica

Filmmaker says "99 percent" of those filmed "did not know what I was wearing."<p>On the evening of July 4, Chris Barrett went out along the Jersey Shore …

If you can’t beat ’em, support ’em: Garmin launches a smartphone HUD for cars

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Facing the rise of smartphones that can take the place of dedicated navigation systems, Garmin’s(s grmn) got a new device: and …

Russia hopes to have a floating nuclear power plant in operation by 2016

Russia has been hard at work on a floating nuclear power plant for years, but the project is finally getting closer to completion. According to RT.com, one of Russia's biggest shipbuilders revealed that the country's first floating nuclear power plant is expected to be in operation by 2016. While …

Samsung's Ativ Q is a Windows laptop and an Android tablet in one insanely high-res package

Samsung's famous for launching every type of device under the sun, but this time it's crammed them all into a single package. The company's just announced the Ativ Q, a dual-booting device that runs both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 inside a 13.3-inch convertible laptop package. The most impressive …

Raves Should Be Able to Return to L.A. Coliseum, Garcetti Says

He's all for it.<p>Garcetti told a questioner during last night's AMA ("ask me anything") on Reddit that he will support having "music festivals" at the …