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Terminal Cancer Patients See Total Remission After Single New Treatment

CAR-T therapy trains your body's immune system to attack cancer cells.<p>Cell therapy specialists at the Kite Pharma’s manufacturing facility.<p>An …

Immunotherapy

Chicago Records No Snow in January and February for the First Time in 146 Years

Chicago—a city well known for its windy and snowy winters—is experiencing some unusually warm weather. For the first time in 146 years, there was no …

A guided tour of the cybercrime underground

<b>One of the strange features of cybercrime is how much of it is public.</b><p>A quick search will turn up forums and sites where stolen goods, credit cards and data are openly traded.<p>But a glance into those places may not give you much idea about what is going on.<p>"Everyone can join as long as you speak …

Cybersecurity

Tesla Powerwall 2 now ready to ship after strong pre-orders, early Gigafactory battery production went to Powerpacks

When unveiling its second generation home energy storage system, Powerwall 2, last October, Tesla announced that production would start at the Gigafactory in December 2016 for the first deliveries in the US in January 2017. Other markets were set to follow soon after. Tesla later updated its …

A 25-Minute TRX Workout for When You Have No Idea What to Do at the Gym

In order to see results, you have to switch up your usual routine. This 25-minute workout utilizes a suspension trainer like TRX to transform the …

This technology is keeping Internet of Things data secure

<i>Getty Image By Harriet Green, general manager, IBM Watson IoT, cognitive engagement and education</i><p>The world will soon be buzzing with tens of billions of networked devices. They could be anywhere, owned by anyone, and yet connected to a company's system through the open Internet.<p>How can we make that …

Internet of Things

The world's first flying car is finally available for pre-order

The future is finally here: pre-orders just began for the world’s first flying car. After years of development, Netherlands-based PAL-V has launched …

Drones

5 Features to Watch in Visual Studio 2017

The Visual Studio (VS) engineering teams have shifted into overdrive as they curate the next major release of their flagship IDE. Rather than resting …

Software Development

Blame the US, not China, for the recent surge in massive cyberattacks

The internet’s new scourge is hugely damaging global attacks that harness armies of routers, cameras, and other connected gadgets—the so-called Internet of Things (IoT)—to direct floods of traffic that can take down swaths of the network.<p>The blame so far has largely fallen on the Chinese …

Cybersecurity

JavaScript Unary Operators: Simple and Useful

You might have come across things like <b>i++</b>, <b>--i</b> in loops or <b> !</b> when writing conditions. Ever wondered how these operations work? Well, these are unary …

JavaScript

4 fun toys to get your kids into coding

Whether you’re a tech geek who wants to pass your interests on to your offspring, or a tech-challenged individual desperate to end the technical illiteracy cycle with you, toys are a great way to trick your kids into learning.<p>There’s a huge trend in STEM toys meant to spark children’s interest in …

Kids

Woolly mammoth will be back from extinction within two years, say Harvard scientists

"Woolly mammoths" could be brought back from extinction within two years, the scientists behind a groundbreaking resurrection project have said.<p>World-renowned geneticist Prof George Church and his team at Harvard University have been working for the past two years on recreating the DNA blueprint of …

Genetics

Earth Has a New Continent Called 'Zealandia', Study Reveals

It was hiding in plain sight.<p>Kids are frequently taught that seven continents exist: Africa, Asia, Antarctica, Australia, Europe, North America, and …

Hacker Breached Dozens of Universities and Government Agencies, Report Says

A hacker has reportedly obtained access to the computer systems of prominent universities, including Cornell and New York University, and is …

India launches record-breaking 104 satellites from single rocket

Indian PM Narendra Modi hails ‘exceptional achievement’ that overtakes Russian record of 37 in single launch<p>India’s space agency has announced the successful launch of a record-breaking 104 nano satellites into orbit, all onboard a single rocket.<p>The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) said …

Lego’s New Coding Kit Lets You Program Your Toys To Fart

Educational toys are, for the most part, horrible. Coding toys are, perhaps, even worse.<p>Video: You Can Program This Lego Toy To Fart<p>But Lego’s recently announced Boost platform–coming later this year for $160–is a beautifully executed marriage of bits and bricks. Boost is a kit of Lego and …

Living On Mars: First City On Red Planet Planned By United Arab Emirates In ‘Mars 2117’ Project

The world has set its sights on Mars — not just to visit, but to stay. Private organizations and governments have made it their mission to get to the …

How to Secure Your Home From Corporate Snoopers

Looks like corporate Big Brother might be watching your every move. Last week Vizio was forced to pay millions for secretly snooping on customers, …

Get Ready For Your Computer To Be Taken Hostage

Ransomware attacks have more than doubled in the past year, and small businesses are especially at risk.<p><i>Your computer has been locked. To unlock it, you are obliged to pay a fine of $500.</i><p>A day-ruining phrase like this is coming to a screen near you, and sooner than you might expect. One recent …

Raspberry Pi Zero Aluminium Keychain Case (video)

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts looking for a way to protect their Raspberry Pi Zero from damage, may be interested in a new aluminium case complete with …

Microcontroller

IoT And Big Data At Caterpillar: How Predictive Maintenance Saves Millions Of Dollars

When it comes to big data and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives most companies are still in the design or early adoption phases which make it hard to get a solid return on investment (ROI) figures. So it’s refreshing to share a story of an organization delivering real-world ROI for their …

Big Data

3 common jobs AI will augment or displace

It’s clear artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will dramatically affect the job market, but there’s conflicting ideas on just how soon this will happen. Some believe it’s imminent — possibly fueled by developments like the Japanese insurance company replacing over 30 employees with robots — …

Artificial Intelligence

The Next Big Encryption Fight - MIT Technology Review

How much power should the U.S. government have to compel technology companies to help it access their users' encrypted information? Last year’s …

Suspended – Medium

Your Vizio TV has been spying on you—here’s how to stop it

If you own a Vizio television that can connect to the internet, chances are it’s been recording every movie, show, and documentary that you’ve ever watched on it, and selling that information to advertisers.<p>While many internet-connected services sell aggregated, anonymous information about what …

Televisions

Oh the humanity! Poker computer trounces humans in big step for AI

Libratus, an artificial intelligence robot, has won chips worth $1.5m from four of the world’s top poker players in a three-week challenge at a Pittsburgh casino<p>An artificial intelligence called Libratus has beaten four of the world’s best poker players in a gruelling 20-day tournament that …

Artificial intelligence and the law

Laws govern the conduct of humans, and sometimes the machines that humans use, such as cars. But what happens when those cars become human-like, as in artificial intelligence that can drive cars? Who is responsible for any laws that are violated by the AI?<p>This article, written by a technologist and …

Put People on Mars by 2033—for the Good of the Nation

Could America be the first country to put humans on Mars? Should it be? And is it a race we can win?<p>WIRED OPINION<p>About<p>Norm Augustine is the former …

Space Science

The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, BARBG and other torrent sites you can use in 2017

Among the torrent sites you can use in 2017, the Pirate Bay tops the list with Alexa ranking of 116, followed by ExtraTorrent.<p>Anti-piracy …