The "magic" of Science & Technology!

By Ramesh Prabhu | "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." ~ Arthur C. Clarke

Scientists Store One Bit of Data on a Single Atom — Future of Data Storage

Imagine a pocket-sized hard drive capable of storing the entire list of 35 Million Songs?<p>This isn't yet practical, but IBM has just taken a big step …

10 Kit Home Companies to Watch

In the past, talk of a kit-built house would sometimes conjure images of a tumble-down, rustic timber cabin. However, today you can create an ultra-modern look with natural materials by going the route of a prefabricated kit home.<p>Many companies will deliver all the materials necessary for …

Houses

Amazon's Alexa escapes the Echo and gets into cars

Amazon’s smart voice assistant takes to the road with new accessory for anything from music and audiobooks to shopping and smarthome control<p>Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is making its way into cars in the UK, bringing voice controlled music and even the ability to remotely control smart home …

Amazon Echo

Over half of the world's internet traffic isn't coming from humans

When you think of the web, you often imagine people on the other end of a power button. Mobile phones, laptop computers, and large pipes bridge us with each of the corner globe, but humans aren’t all that the internet serves to connect.<p>According to a new report from Imperva, more than half of all …

Twitter

Netflix engineers developed a hack that turns your mind into a remote control

Netflix’s engineers have found the ultimate solution for the ultra-lazy.<p>During the Los Gatos, California-based company’s most recent “hack day,” the folks at Netflix put their minds to work on a tool that means never having to lift a finger to watch TV again: a remote control that you can operate …

Netflix

Is it time to swap your Mac for a Windows laptop?

Over a decade ago Alex Hern switched from PC to Mac and never looked back. But the new MacBook Pro’s very expensive so could he finally be tempted to switch again?<p>I’ve been an Apple user for over a decade, ever since I picked up a refurbished 17in PowerBook back in 2005 to replace my ailing Windows …

Microsoft

Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that uses nanoparticles to identify 17 different diseases, including lung cancer and Parkinson's …

Cancer

Here are some of the self-driving startups to watch in 2017

2016 was a big year for self-driving startups; 2017 will be bigger.<p>2016 was the year of many things. For the auto and tech industries, it was the year the companies that already placed their bets on self-driving technology began showing their hands.<p>Auto giants — some of which were increasingly …

Startups

Amazon Go is a grocery store with no checkout lines

It looks like those rumors of Amazon convenience stores were true. The online shopping giant unveiled Amazon Go today, its spin on brick and mortar retail. It uses computer vision, a whole bunch of sensors and deep learning to let you walk into a store, sign in with an Amazon Go app, fill up your …

Amazon

16 high-tech features you need in your next car

Self-driving cars may not be available for the masses yet, but automakers are already decking out their newer vehicles with some pretty innovative technologies.<p>We've compiled a list of some of the most high-tech features to look for next time you are in the market for a new car. It should be noted …

Transportation

T3 Smackdown: Microsoft Surface Studio vs Apple iMac

You're after a sleek, all-in-one desktop machine with a huge, dazzling display - so do you opt for the brand new model just launched by Microsoft or …

Microsoft

An MIT Scientist Claims That This Pill Is the Fountain of Youth

I recently received in the mail a small cardboard box, solidly constructed and colored a subtle metallic gray, from the future. ELYSIUM HEALTH was …

Longevity

Nvidia taught a self-driving car to drive like a human without telling it how

We’re inching closer to a reality where our cars drive themselves and we just relax in the back as they ferry us to our destinations. But we’re not quite there yet: Many of the automakers and Silicon Valley companies striving to get self-driving cars onto the road have said the technology is still …

Driverless Cars

Microsoft Has a Whole New Kind of Computer Chip—and It’ll Change Everything

It was December 2012, and Doug Burger was standing in front of Steve Ballmer, trying to predict the future.<p>Ballmer, the big, bald, boisterous CEO of …

16 high-tech features you need in your next car

Self-driving cars may not be available for the masses yet, but automakers are already decking out their newer vehicles with some pretty innovative technologies.<p>We've compiled a list of some of the most high-tech features to look for next time you are in the market for a new car. It should be noted …

Transportation

Google and Amazon are slowly killing the gadget as we know it

This week, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced that people are keeping their PCs a lot longer before upgrading: The average has increased from four years to as many as six.<p>The tablet-refresh cycle isn't much shorter than that, to Apple's eternal chagrin. Even iPhone sales have started to taper off, …

Google

Virtual reality and Netflix: The future of in-flight entertainment is coming

Virtual reality and streaming content from sites like Netflix is the future of in-flight entertainment, replacing tiny screens in the back of chairs …

17 ways technology will change our lives by 2050

New forms of technology are bound to change how we live.<p>We asked Ian Pearson, a futurist with an 85% accuracy record, what new technology we can expect to see by 2050 and how it will change the way we live.<p>Scroll down to see Pearson's biggest predictions about the future:

Robots

In the Future, Robots Will Unobtrusively Clean Our Homes and Fold Our Clothes

<i>This interview is the second in VC to VC, a monthly series that features conversations between veteran venture capitalist Phil Wickham and other</i> …

Internet of Things

You Might Never Need Another Root Canal With This New Kind of Filling

There’s lots of fun things you could be doing this weekend, barring unexpected misfortune—like needing an emergency root canal. It’s arguably the …

Science

AI Achieves Near-Human Detection of Breast Cancer

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Cool Stuff

Google says machine learning is the future. So I tried it myself

If deep learning will be as big as the internet, it’s time for everyone to start looking closely at it<p>The world is quietly being reshaped by machine learning. We no longer need to teach computers how to perform complex tasks like image recognition or text translation: instead, we build systems that …

Machine Learning

Hyper-Reality: Artist envisions our near-future existence submerged in augmented reality

<i>"Our physical and virtual realities are becoming increasingly intertwined. Technologies such as VR, augmented reality, wearables, and the internet of</i> …

Soon, You’ll Be Able to Make Money Owning an Electric Car

EV owners could earn cash while they sleep<p>First, they said electric cars didn’t go far enough. Now, they reach hundreds of miles. Then, they said electric cars were too expensive. Soon, owners will be able to make money while they sleep.<p>Electric cars are starting to generate income by storing power …

Renewable Energy

Artificial gut mimics microbiome reaction to drugs

A new model of the human gastrointestinal tract mimics the conditions of the intestine, including its microbial ecosystems. Could it replace animal …

The amazing artificial intelligence we were promised is coming, finally

We have been hearing predictions for decades of a takeover of the world by artificial intelligence. In 1957, Herbert A. Simon predicted that within 10 years a digital computer would be the world’s chess champion. That didn’t happen until 1996. And despite Marvin Minsky’s 1970 prediction that “in …

Artificial Intelligence

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

Once we're cyborgs, he says, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving.<p>Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers.<p>“We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. …

Singularity

8 Ways Apple Is Adding Artificial Intelligence to Your iPhone

New automated features like routing you around traffic and recognizing people at events to create a photo album are turning the iPhone into an even smarter accessory for your life.<p>Chatbots can order flowers for you on Facebook. An intelligent assistant can schedule a meeting. Now, a new update for …

iOS