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Musk, Hawking warn of 'inevitable' killer robot arms race

A global robotic arms race "is virtually inevitable" unless a ban is imposed on autonomous weapons, Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and 1,000 academics, …

Samsung's next big Galaxy phone is coming on August 13

The company just sent out invites for an upcoming Unpacked event that takes place on that day.<p>Samsung typically unveils its new flagship products at these events. In the past, it's introduced gadgets such as the Note 4, Galaxy S6, and other high-profile products at Unpacked events.<p>We're expecting …

Why Kotlin is my next programming language

An ode to the language you’ve never heard of<p>Kotlin is a new programming language from JetBrains, the maker of the world’s best IDEs. After much …

Mathematics

French renewables power grid pilot reveals limits of batteries in Europe

"The economic model of the batteries is not mature yet," Philippe Monloubou, chief executive of French grid operator ERDF utility told Reuters.<p>A …

Now, an app to know solar-power potential of your location

Knowing the potential of generating solar power at your location is now much easier. By using an android app, developed by the Gujarat Energy …

The Ridiculously Simple Secret to a Perfect Night's Sleep

It's all about your feet.<p>Every night's a gamble. You do whatever you can to sleep tight, power up, and prepare for the next day. But sometimes the balance is off. You're too hot. You're restless. Insomnia haunts you like a ghost. And then, when you're up, you're up. The zzzzs are behind you. …

Sleep

There's a lot more solar power in the US than we thought

How much solar photovoltaic (PV) power is generated in the United States? According to a new report, official government figures may be understating the total by as much as a third. That's a pretty big deal!<p>Here's the problem: the Energy Information Administration (EIA) and other energy agencies …

Tesla sets a new record for car deliveries in second quarter

In the second quarter, the company delivered 11,507 vehicles. "This was a new company record for the most cars delivered in a quarter and represents an approximate 52% increase over Q2 last year," Tesla said in a statement.<p>Tesla added that "[t]here may be small changes to this delivery count …

GM Might Have Found A Way To Make Money Off Used Batteries

Earlier this year General Motors unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt, a 200 mile-range electric vehicle that will reportedly go on sale sometime in 2017. The business press was quick to call the car a challenge to Tesla Motors’ Gen III electric vehicle, another high-range EV expected to go on the market …

Electric Vehicles

Europe will be 50% powered by renewable energy by 2030

As a whole, the European Union has some of the boldest renewable energy goals out there; their current commitment is to source at least 27 percent of …

China is building the most extensive global commercial-military empire in history

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the sun famously never set on the British empire. A commanding navy enforced its will, yet all would have been lost if it were not for ports, roads, and railroads. The infrastructure that the British built everywhere they went embedded and enabled their power like …

China

Tesla's massive new battery factory benefits more than just Tesla

Electric-car maker Tesla hopes that producing battery cells on such a massive scale will allow it to achieve a $35,000 base price for its planned 200-mile Model 3 electric car, and supply cells for energy storage as well.<p>But building lithium-ion cells in heretofore unknown numbers will require more …

30 Ways Evernote Can Improve Your Life | One App to Rule Them All | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: This article is NOT a sponsored post. We received absolutely nothing from Evernote in exchange for this post and have never communicated with</i> …