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Solar-powered 'family car' of the future prepares to race across the Outback

It's not quite a stylish sedan, but a team of students from the Netherlands' Eindhoven University of Technology have put together what they believe is the world's first solar-powered car that can tote around the whole family. The team debuted the "Stella" solar car today, which they intend to race …

Sars-like illness kills man in London

A man infected with a Sars-like respiratory illness has died in London, officials say.<p>The Qatari man, who was being treated in an intensive care unit …

Laser Nanosensor Can Detect Bacteria In Minutes

This tiny device could eventually measure tumor cells, too.<p>A new matchbox-sized nanosensor can scan for the presence of bacteria and tell if an antibiotic is effective within a few minutes, rather than the days or weeks that conventional testing methods require.<p>Researchers at EPFL, the Swiss …

Why we created The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome

I am often lucky enough to be the biggest idiot in the room. In the past few years, I have found myself meeting particle physicists of repute, …

Samsung bolsters streaming TV plans with Boxee buyout

Samsung has dipped into its rather large pockets and bought up streaming stalwart Boxee.<p>Famed for its Boxee Box, and being one of the original …

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Vine adds new features like “re-vining” and protected posts

Vine announced on Wednesday that it’s added some spiffy new features to the video-sharing app, like the ability to re-share someone else’s video …

Sony's crazy 'The Playroom' PlayStation 4 demo comes pre-loaded on the system

Even though Sony's offering a few free PlayStation 4 games at launch to PlayStation Plus members, the company apparently wants to extend its philanthropy to the entire PS4 consumer base. Every PlayStation 4 comes pre-loaded with a copy of <i>The Playroom</i>, which you may remember from E3 2013 as "that …

Nokia Lumia 1020 for AT&T possibly spied with Pro Cam app

Wondering what the Nokia EOS (aka Lumia 1020) will look like in US trim? This may be your first glimpse: @evleaks has posted a press image of the device in its AT&T form. If accurate, it represents our first proper view of the flagship Windows Phone's front side, and it suggests that we're looking …

Contact lenses could zoom, thanks to leftover 3DTV technology

A DARPA-funded project has built contact lenses that can zoom in and out in to aid those with degrading eyesight. A group of researchers — from the UC San Diego and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) — said in a report that it has built a 2.8x zoom contact lens that could eventually …

Commercial Quantum Computer Actually Works, According To New Testing

Spooky stuff is really happening in the world's first commercially available quantum processor.<p>Since the Canadian company D-Wave began selling so-called quantum processors, experts have debated whether they're truly quantum. Now, according to an analysis by academic physicists they really do show …

Spiderweb-like tower would harvest air pollution in London and turn it into biofuel

Giant spiders haven't invaded London (as far as we know). But that's how it would look if one architecture masters student's vision came to fruition. Chang-Yeob Lee of the Royal College of Art wants to radically transform London's BT Tower at some point in the future, equipping it with exterior …

Little or no increased risk of autism in IVF treatments, study finds

IVF treatments that require the direct injection of sperm into the egg are associated with a small increased risk of intellectual disability in the …

These Contact Lenses Give You Telescopic Vision

The lenses magnify stuff up to 3X. Finally, the future we've been waiting for.<p>So this is pretty much one of those things you've always wanted from the future, right? Researchers have created a prototype contact lens-and-glasses system that lets you zoom in on something to 2.8X magnification. The …

Samsung sells 20 million Galaxy S 4 handsets, according to Korean media

So, JK Shin hasn't emerged from Samsung's HQ declaring that his company has sold 20 million Galaxy S 4s, but the day (and week) is still young. Korea's news media is quoting the CEO as saying that Samsung's flagship Jay-Z player / handset has seen its sales double from the 10 million that was …

Microsoft Xbox One Wont Launch In Japan Until 2014

When Microsoft announced the new Xbox One at E3, the company said that the console would go on sale in the US. At the time of the announcement there …

Minecraft Played Using Oculus Rift VR Headset and Omni Treadmill (video)

Minecraft fans looking for a little extra immersion in their game might be interested in the is new video which shows Minecraft being played using a …

Apple TV Close To Getting Time Warner Cable App

It looks like more TV content could soon be headed to the Apple TV. According to a recent report, Apple are close to signing a deal with Time Warner …

Google Glass FAQ Published By Google To Answer Your Questions

Now that Google is finally coming to the end of the roll-out of its Google Glass eyewear to its Explorer Program members, the search giant has this …

Samsung Smartwatch GEAR Trademark Hints At New Smartwatch Name

Back in May of this year Samsung Executive Vice President Lee Young Hee confirmed that the company was creating a new Samsung smartwatch device which …

Will The Budget Apple iPhone Look Like This?

There have been a number of rumors that Apple will release a new budget Apple iPhone along with the new iPhone 5S later this year. On Monday we saw …

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Apple has signed a deal with Time Warner according to Bloomberg. It suggests it could be the first of many as Apple looks to secure content for its upcoming Apple TV product. http://www.t3.com/news/apple-signs-apple-tv-deal-with-time-warner

First Mozilla Firefox OS Powered Smartphones Launch

The first smartphones to be powered by Mozilla’s new Firefox OS have been launched in Spain as expected. The new Firefox smartphones were first …