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Apple workers may rebel against FBI's demands to crack the iPhone

Apple, as a company, might eventually be forced by the court to help FBI crack open the iPhone that once belonged to one of the San Bernardino …

Why Reading Becomes Second Nature To The Human Brain

<i>What are some things that neuroscientists know but most people don’t? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Lidia Stanton, psychologist, on Quora:</b><p>Neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists joke …

The Brain

How the Wild Alfa Romeo Carabo Concept Predicted the Future in 1968

Pointy, wedge-shaped, with scissor doors and a louvered rear window, this late-'60s concept set the tone for two decades of concept cars.<p>Since the dawn of the automobile—or at the very least, the birth of the Curved-Dash Oldsmobile in 1901—the industry has drifted toward non-rectilinear shapes. …

CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …

Computer Science

A Fallout 4 guide to getting rich, getting high, and blowing everything up (without cheating)

The fastest path to riches is farming<p><i>Fallout 4</i> is a Bethesda game, and that means it has an interesting and complicated in-game economy. Your vault survivor can scavenge for numerous resources — some common, and some scarce — which you can use to craft upgrades for your settlements and …

Ford Never Considered an Automatic Gearbox for the New Focus RS

We rode in the Focus RS with Ford Performance engineers. We learned many things. Here are those things.<p>We were able to join Ford in a 2016 Focus RS ride along at Willow Springs International Raceway this week. That's right, ride. Not drive. There isn't too much you can learn from just riding in the …

2016 Ford Focus RS: We Sit Shotgun in the Hotly Anticipated Megahatch

So close to the steering wheel, we can taste it.<p>Although it has long since become one of the more predictable clichés of automotive PR, the prelaunch passenger ride rarely teaches us more beyond what a new car sounds like and some indication of the raw g-forces that it can generate.<p>Which is why …

The Most Egregious Fake Flourishes on Cars Today

Vinyl landau tops? Wire-wheel hubcaps? Hood scoops that don't actually take in air? Get rid of them all, says Peter Egan.<p><i>This originally appeared in the October 2004 issue of Road & Track</i><p>We were bombing eastward across Nebraska on I-80, my friend Jim Wagula and I, returning to Wisconsin from a …

Ford Focus RS: Everything You Must Know

We dig deep to bring you all the nerdy details on the chassis, the drivetrain, and yes, Drift Mode.<p>When considered against the wait we've already gone through for an RS-fettled Ford product in the U.S.—an eternity, by our estimates—the time remaining until the new Ford Focus RS arrives on our …

This Super Glass Material Is Almost As Strong As Steel

A cracked cell phone screen could become a thing of the past<p>As engineers continue to push what is possible for our buildings and gadgets, so too do they find new ways to tweak the properties of glass. Typically, glass is produced by heating minerals to a high temperature then letting them cool, but …

The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR Is a Brash Sledgehammer With a Magnificent Wing

If you get it, you get it.<p><b>YOU EITHER LIKE THE DODGE VIPER OR YOU DON'T.</b> No electronically controlled chassis. No forced induction. Seats so far aft, drifting is like driving a derailed train from the caboose. The car appeals to your vestigial animal core, the one that believes the world would be …

This Dutch startup is designing a plan to beat Dropbox — and it's already profitable

His company, WeTransfer, is still small, but biting at the ankles of companies like Box and Dropbox. Further down the road, his competitors are Apple, Google, and the email attachment.<p>But along the way, Nalden wants to be distracted by the view.<p>The key to the Dutch startup's success are large, …

Childish Gambino

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Genetics

A Quick Run Through the History of the Porsche 911

This VW Diesel Scandal Is Much Worse Than a Recall

This isn't cost-cutting. This is outright cynical deceit.<p>Most of the time, media test cars are distinguished only by a license plate that might bear a discreet "manufacturer" tag. Audi diesels, though, are a different matter. Whether a Q7 or an A3, the diesel press cars from Audi (which is part of …

Your home could become one giant iPhone, courtesy of Apple

It's called HomeKit. And if Apple's plans work out, it will turn your home into one giant computer — like the iPhone, but everywhere.<p>The iPhone, like any other computer, is a piece of hardware built by a certain company that can run apps and games built by other companies and developers all over …

Home Automation

The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is the Next Veyron, Unhinged

Remove any semblance of comfort or the needs of the driver from the equation, and you have the ultimate Bugatti track car. And it's real. Sort of.<p>You know the Vision Gran Turismo drill by now: it's a safe environment for a car company (and it's designers and engineers) to play around with whatever …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

Report: You Will Have to Apply to Own a New Ford GT

Order process starts next year.<p>The new GT will be a supercar unlike anything that has ever been built by Ford. The last Ford GT was a $150,000 car. That's not cheap, but it's also not at the level where buyers are looking for an individualized experience.<p>But this Ford GT is supposed to be priced …

Qualcomm says your next smartphone will look sharper and last longer

The company hopes its latest mobile chip will win back Samsung, which eschewed Qualcomm in favor of its own chip for the Galaxy S6.<p>Qualcomm promises its new chip will improve your next smartphone's camera while keeping it alive longer.<p>Qualcomm, the world's largest maker of chips for smartphones, …

Security researchers hack a car and apply the brakes via text

Vulnerability revealed in diagnostic dongles used for vehicle tracking and insurance that lets them take control using just an SMS<p>Researchers have hacked a car, remotely activated its windscreen wipers, applied its brakes and even disabled them, all via simple text messages.<p>A group of researchers …

Why Google's Alphabet shakeup makes sense

Yesterday, Google caught the tech world off-guard with a major reorganization. In the months to come, what we now know as Google will become Alphabet, with "Google" now referring to just the core businesses of Search, Android, YouTube, and a handful of others, overseen by new Google CEO Sundar …

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We can eliminate HIV by 2030. Regular testing is a crucial part of the solution

By 2020, 90% of all HIV-positive people must get tested, 90% of those who test positive must get treated and 90% of those treated must have effective response<p>The big announcement out of the Aids conference in Vancouver last month was that early treatment of HIV is better than delayed treatment, …

Here's how Tesla will win the coming hacking wars in the auto industry

It will never end. The arms race is officially on. The hacks that have occurred were undertaken by benevolent hackers who in some cases have been working with the automakers to refine security, reveal flaws, and develop patches.<p>But it's possible that more malevolent hackers will enter the game. In …

Tesla

Microsoft's Edge beats Internet Explorer, but it's not the perfect Windows 10 browser -- yet

Worlds better than Internet Explorer, Edge is the newest way to go online with your Windows 10 computer. But can it beat Firefox and Chrome?<p>With the launch of Windows 10 comes Edge , Microsoft's new built-in browser that's meant to replace Internet Explorer. Though IE will still come with Windows, …

OnePlus has (overly?) ambitious plans to be a platform that 'follows us'

The OnePlus 2 is almost here, and to get us hyped up, Carl Pei spoke to <i>The Guardian</i> on what to expect from the company not just with its next handset, but in the years to come. The biggest goal for OnePlus? Turning its brand into a platform that keeps users coming back for more.<p>Android users tend …

Mobile Technology