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Airline: 'Emotional support' pig kicked off flight for being disruptive

When US Airways passenger Robert Phelps first saw the woman coming down the aisle of the plane, he thought she had a "really big dog" or a stuffed animal thrown over her shoulder.<p>It was about 6:10 a.m. the day before Thanksgiving, and Phelps was waiting to take off from Connecticut's Bradley …

A Polaroid-style phone case can print selfies in under a minute

The allure of instant photo printing may have passed for most folks, despite some semblance of Polaroid hanging around, but a French startup is looking to rekindle the habit. The company is working on Prynt: a phone case that packs a compact printer inside a frame that resembles a point-and-shoot …

Back to School 2014: The 13 best accessories

Once you've figured out your laptop and smartphone situation, chances are you'll want to invest in a nice backpack or a few extras to make the dorm room feel like home. Our back-to-school accessories picks are a perfect mix of necessities and extravagant nice-to-haves. Check them out below, and …

U.S. official says 1,000 Russian troops have entered Ukraine

A top Ukrainian army officer said a "full-scale invasion" of his country was under way Thursday, as a U.S. official said up to 1,000 Russian troops had crossed Ukraine's southern border to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels.<p>U.S. officials said Russian troops were directly involved in the latest …

PonoMusic Raises More Than $6M In Equity Crowdfunding In One Week

Neil Young’s startup PonoMusic became the fourth-most funded project on Kickstarter back in April, when it raised $6.2 million on a goal of $800,000.<p>The project now has raked in an additional $6 million in equity funding from a Crowdfunder campaign.<p>Pono Music is building a music download service …

Record drought saps California honey production

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey …

Mom creates app so kids can't ignore her calls

Sharon Standifird served in the Gulf War. She's climbed mountains.<p>So how hard could it be to get her kids to show a little respect?<p>Her teens, you see, tended to do what teens do. So when she called them on their cell phones, their natural instinct was to press "ignore."<p>What's a mom to do? Get mad? …

Study: Keystone carbon pollution more than figured

WASHINGTON (AP) — The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated …

Google Offers A Free Crash Course In Android Development

Google has teamed up with Udacity to make available a free course in Android development available to all – complete with videos, quizzes, course materials and forums. The course is called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals,” and it provides everything you need to learn how to make an …

How To Make Your Own #Cardboard VR Goggles

Google really spoiled developers attending its I/O conference yesterday by handing out a piece of cardboard. Not just any piece of cardboard, though. Pull the tab on this Amazon-esque package, reconfigure its pieces, slot in your phone and viola, your very own cardboard VR Goggles.<p>Out of the box, …

Everything Google announced at Google I/O 2014 in one handy list

For those who didn’t get the chance to tune in to Google I/O 2014 today, here’s a quick recap of everything the company announced.<p>Google began the announcement the same way it does every year – by talking about Android’s growth over the past year. Senior Vice President at Google Sundar Pichai said …

Boehner Predicts Bergdahl Swap Will Cost US Lives

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You won't need roads with this $85,000 hoverbike

With Hyperloop still a twinkle in Elon Musk's eye, we've got to look elsewhere for our futuristic transport. Thankfully, Aerofex has stepped up with its Aero-X, a hoverbike that is finally scheduled to launch in 2017. Two users can ride this motorbike-like vehicle, where the wheels have been …

Researcher creates 'holodeck' with Oculus and Kinect

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1077000/1077333_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534442506_7d1b341f640e8183b0765bccc12ab8d3<p><b>Oliver Kreylos has combined three Kinects with an Oculus Rift to import a 3D representation of himself into virtual reality.</b><p>The Kinects' video …

Virtual Reality

Germs in the Gut May Affect Autism, Study Finds

Bacteria living in the intestines and colon may affect symptoms of autism by breaking down important message-carrying chemicals, researchers reported Monday.<p>They found that children with autism have a very different make-up when it comes to gut germs, compared to children without autism. More …

Supreme Court: We’re not hearing an antitrust case about Microsoft’s Windows 95

Novell’s decade-long antitrust case against Microsoft has finally come to a close — and Microsoft’s stock is up.<p>The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear Novell’s appeal, upholding an appeals court’s Sept. 2013 decision and handing a decisive victory to Microsoft.<p>Novell had sought more than $3 …

Blue Angels Commander Tolerated Hostile Work Environment: Navy

An investigation into alleged misconduct by the former commander of the Navy’s elite flying show squadron — the Blue Angels — reveals he tolerated potential violations of sexual harassment, hazing and equal opportunity policies, the Navy said.<p>The commander, Capt. Gregory McWherter, was relieved of …

NSA Knew About And 'Exploited' Heartbleed For Years: Bloomberg

The Heartbleed bug just went from bad to worse to truly, utterly terrifying.<p>The National Security Agency knew of the existence of the catastrophic bug for at least two years and kept it a secret from the public and the cybersecurity community in order to exploit it, according to a bombshell report …

House Panel Votes to Halt Obama’s Internet Power Transfer

A House pan­el voted along party lines on Thursday to delay the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion’s plan to give up over­sight over cer­tain tech­nic­al …

Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

“What is a printer?” asked Zuta Labs, then reimagined it as the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, as small as your hand.<p>Designed by Zuta Labs and now on Kickstarter, the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer is one for the mobile age. It cleverly sheds the bulk of consumer printing by re-imagining what a printer …

Jury slaps $41M copyright verdict on MP3Tunes founder

Michael Robertson, an early innovator in cloud-based music services, can’t catch a break in court. A jury last week found that Robertson had ignored …

Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb

The symptoms of autism may not be obvious until a child is a toddler, but the disorder itself appears to begin well before birth.<p>Brain tissue taken from children who died and also happened to have autism revealed patches of disorganization in the cortex, a thin sheet of cells that's critical for …

Elephant Trunk Robot Learns Like A Child

You know, like a child with mechanical tentacles.<p>Four years ago, German engineering firm Festo came up with a concept for a robotic arm. Somewhere between an iron snake, a mechanical claw, and a sci-fi tentacle, the Bionic Handling Assistant is functionally most similar to an elephant's trunk.<p>But …

Robotics

Cubli cube robot demonstrates incredible balance

Some robots do something useful, like ordnance disposal. Some robots do something artistic, like produce music. Some are more interactive. And some …

Think Music Heals? Trombone Player Begs To Differ

Each day, thousands of music students head to band practice with their trumpets, trombones and saxophones. But they may want to pay a bit more attention to the way they clean out their instruments when rehearsal is over. One musician in Connecticut learned the hard way about the dangers of not …

Why Is Google Building A Robot Army?

In short: robotics world domination<p>Looking back, Google’s emergence as a robotics powerhouse seems obvious—and inevitable. First came the scattered hires of roboticists and the release of self-driving cars into Bay Area traffic. Then, the search giant reportedly bought two humanoid HUBO robots from …

Robotics