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Meet the AI startup that wants to make a digital copy of every person in the world

“Oben,” in German means “above,” or to be on top. That, in a nutshell, is also the vision Nikhil Jain has for the AI startup ObEN, of which he’s CEO …

Soon, You Will Have A Digital Twin

AI company ObEN has created a technology that could create copies of yourself.<p>In September, Apple stunned the world when it flaunted its newfangled …

Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human

See if you hear a difference between Tacotron 2 and human speech.<p>Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an …

Apple’s $29 iPhone battery swap is now available, sooner than promised

Cheaper battery replacements for all of 2018<p>Earlier this week, Apple published a letter to its customers, apologizing for slowing older iPhones as their batteries aged, and said that it would reduce the price of batteries of the affected phones to from $79 to $29. Apple says that that customers can …

What 2016 Will Hold for Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Other Tech Giants

The world's most successful technology companies use the platform business model. Here are 5 trends we see impacting both established and new platform companies in 2016.<p><i>This is a guest post by Applico Principal Greg Battle.</i><p><b>1. Facebook Famous</b><p>Facebook's app constellation strategy has gotten a lot of …

Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs only $5

When Raspberry Pi first arrived in 2012, it was revolutionary not because of its computing power — although, for a credit card-sized PC, it was …

Product Camera is a Camera App That Creates Photos of Objects on White Backdrops

The developers behind the popular Android camera app Camera51 have just announced a new app for helping people shoot the photos they need. This time …

11 Things Everyone Who Hates Waking Up In The Mornings Understands

No matter how late you sleep in, it's never enough.<p><b>1. You cringe every time your alarm goes off.</b> Morning already?!<p><b>2. Like, an actual physical cringe.</b> Your face freezes up. Your shoulders creep towards your ears. Your eyes pinch shut. It's bad. (It also disrupts your highly comfortable sleeping …

Extreme Sports

Surprise! Scientists discover that sperm cells can slither

Scientists have discovered that sperm have a previously unrecognized skill – they can swim in a "slither" mode when they are close to the wall of their environment.<p>The motion of a slithering sperm cell resembles that of a snake wriggling across the desert floor – the head of the sperm points in one …

Banks Should Prepare For The Internet Of Things

Christoffer O. Hernæs Contributor<p>Christoffer O. Hernæs is chief digital officer of Skandiabanken, Norway's first pure internet bank and leading challenger bank.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Is technology contributing to increased inequality?<br>• Cash is no longer king<p>It is widely acknowledged that the …

Internet of Things

Hi-Tech Indoor Garden Uses Aquaponics to Grow a Salad a Day

In recent years, indoor gardening has become more accessible and easier to cultivate, even if you lack a green thumb. Smart designers are finding clever and useful new ways to bring gardening indoors. Unlike most other indoor gardens, however, the Grove Ecosystem–the world's first intelligent, …

Aquaponics

Beautiful Portraits of Old Shelter Dogs Who Have a Lot of Love Left to Give

Photographer and animal lover Stacey Gammon‘s landlord wouldn't allow her to adopt a pit bull, so she found the perfect solution to satiate her yearning for a pet: she began volunteering at local animal shelters. Gammon also offered to take portraits of the animals to help more dogs get adopted. …

Euthanasia

6 reasons you may want to buy a new smartphone in 2016

Should you buy a new smartphone next year? That depends on what it can do better than the one in your pocket now. And if Qualcomm has anything to say …

Apple has learned nothing from Microsoft's Surface

The iPad Pro won't replace a PC just yet<p>Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro goes on sale tomorrow, and that means CEO Tim Cook is ready to drum up interest in his company's giant tablet. In a series of interviews with UK publications, Cook has been discussing how a bigger iPad will change the world, but one …

What It's Really Like To 'Walk' In Space

Astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren left the International Space Station on Friday for their second spacewalk in less than two weeks. Their assignment was to configure a vent door on the port side ammonia tank. That meant they were outside the space station, tied only with a tether, floating …

The Critical Mass Of Virtual Reality

Sasa Marinkovic Contributor<p>Sasa Marinkovic leads virtual reality for AMD.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>First Rule Of VR: Don’t Break The Presence<br>• The Dawning Virtual Age<p>The concept of virtual reality (VR) has been around for several decades. Largely ignored by mainstream computing until about four …

Virtual Reality

Humans 2.0

A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before.<p>At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. He is also among the most accomplished. In 1999, while still a high-school student, in Des …

Genetics

2015 NBA scores: The Warriors aren't allowing any Pistons comebacks, and 3 other things we learned

The NBA champs had no problems holding off the upstart Pistons, plus three other things we learned Monday night.<p>The Detroit Pistons weren't playing against the Portland Trail Blazers again. A night after their ridiculous comeback win against the Blazers, they faced an overwhelming deficit late in …

Tihar Festival Celebrates Dogs in Nepal: Pictures

Dog Training

Google Maps gets offline search and navigation

Google Maps is a ridiculously useful app but that's assuming you've got a stable internet connection. As soon as your signal gets a little wonky, however, you might as well still be printing them out like you did in the dark ages of MapQuest. Sure, you've been able to download small maps for …

Nitpicking the Nexus 5X: Gosh the grievances!

Now that the LG Nexus 5X has hit the hands of some of the more hardcore haves, I thought it would be a good time to sound off on some of the sour spots. Make no mistake, the <i>device is a fantastic product</i> and <i>a worthy upgrade</i> from the original Nexus 5. Still, I tend to test out a <i>lot</i> of phones for …

Deal: Walmart has the Fitbit Charge HR for just $104

If you have been looking to make the jump into fitness wearables then you’ll struggle to find a better time than now. Walmart is selling the Fitbit Charge HR wristband for just $104, including free in-store pick up.<p>This deal saves $46 off Walmart’s regular retail price and is also notably cheaper …

Selling

The Philippines government will limit coastal rebuilding after Typhoon Haiyan

Philippines President Benigno Aquino will restrict construction on some of the country’s coastline after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed half a million homes and killed thousands, a move that could dramatically improve the country’s resilience to the next major storm. “Part of the President’s orders is to …

‘Business as Usual, Without Our Roof’: Rebuilding After Haiyan

<b>Correction appended: Nov. 26, 2013, 11:55 p.m. E.T.</b><p>The wind thundered in Annabell Coyoca’s ears. It shook the walls and stripped sheets of metal from …

USA vs. Lithuania: FIBA World Cup 2014 Semifinal Score and Twitter Reaction

A day after co-favorite Spain was sent packing in one of the biggest upsets in recent international basketball history, the United States sent a loud and decisive statement that it would not share the same fate.<p>Kyrie Irving scored 18 points, and Klay Thompson and James Harden each scored 16 as the …

Are You Brave Enough To Move Into A House That Hangs Off A Cliff?

This home is sure to put your bravery —and vertigo— to the test.<p>Australian housing firm Modscape is letting it all hang out with their newest home design, a house that hangs off the side of a cliff. And while the proposed home will offer unparalleled views of the ocean, it is not for the faint of …

Could You Live In the World's Tiniest Home?

In this diminutive London home, the toilet is in the shower and you have to climb on the counter to get to the bed. But hey, it's in a great neighborhood.<p><i>ZOOPLA</i><p>If "cozy" is real estate agent speak for "tiny," then everything about this north London home is unbelievably cozy. Well, except for the …

20+ Toys & Crafts You Can Make from Recyclables

Save money, save the Earth and entertain your kids simultaneously — sounds like winners all around to me! If there's one thing I hear frequently from …

Roads

Android alternatives to the Apple iPhone 6

As the dust begins to settle from Apple's event earlier this week, and preorders for the iPhone 6 (as well as its larger counterpart the iPhone 6 Plus ) kick off this Friday, it may appear as if the tech giant's new marquee handsets are the only phones worth considering.<p>But for those who are on the …

Massive solar flare erupts towards Earth

An X1.6 solar flare has erupted from the sun, peaking at 1:48 p.m. EDT on September 10 -- sending radiation barrelling directly towards the Earth at a speed of 2.5 million miles per hour. The resulting geomagnetic, or "solar", storms are expected to hit by September 12 -- the most severe we've seen …

Astronomy