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19 Feb 08:01

No, the wooly mammoth won't actually be resurrected by 2019

by Mary Beth Griggs
Wooly Mammoth

Contrary to many reports

If you had dreams of riding a wooly mammoth in 2019 after reading headlines this week that said; ‘Wooly mammoth will be back from extinction within two years’, you might…
17 Feb 07:05

Military helicopter lands on road to ask trucker for directions

by Laura Thomson
It's not uncommon to be stopped by another driver and asked for directions, but when it's a military helicopter pilot and you're on a snowswept road in rural Kazakstan, things start...

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16 Feb 12:25

NASA wants to put astronauts on the very first launch of its new mega-rocket

by Sarah Fecht

The Space Launch System could carry astronauts as soon as 2019

NASA may change the SLS launch schedule in order to but humans onboard.
16 Feb 12:21

Jason Momoa Talks Aquaman's World

by Alex Osborn

Aquaman star Jason Momoa has shared a few new details about Warner Bros.' upcoming DC solo film, saying he's "extremely happy" with the underwater world the studio has created.

In an interview with Digital Trends, Momoa highlighted an aspect of the film that he thinks is "cool," namely how Aquaman "taps into the native culture and that’s something that we're only taught a little about, so there’s a lot of interesting things."

He also said he's read the film's script and expressed his excitement in the DCEU exploring the depths of the sea. "I’ve never seen a movie that's anything like this. It's going to be a world that you’ve never seen before," he said, noting how prior DC films have ventured to other planets, but never underwater. "So it’s just a really cool spin on what’s below and it uses a lot of great movies that I already love," he added, specifically mentioning The Lord of the Rings, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Romancing the Stone and Star Wars.

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15 Feb 12:20

HP Launches Web Series about Security Starring Christian Slater

Is there any connection between Slater's character here and his role in Mr. Robot? I still haven't watched that show yet, but they seem related. Anyway, this is basically just a slick commercial for HP's printers and PCs—it is boldly proclaimed that the company's devices are the most secure in the world. I don't know about that, but it's fun to see advertising budgets being flaunted. HP Inc. today introduced the first of a series of global initiatives to elevate awareness of the security risks facing businesses and consumers. It kicks off with award-winning actor Christian Slater and the premiere of the newly launched HP Studios' web series, The Wolf, highlighting how corporate networks can be hacked and what companies must do to protect themselves. In the series, Slater systematically hacks a company - from the mailroom to the boardroom - through overlooked vulnerabilities and poorly secured printers and PCs. This first installment reinforces that security is no longer just the responsibility of the network or something at the perimeter, but it's a concern for everyone. Discussion
15 Feb 12:10

NBC Renews SUPERSTORE for Season 3

by Clarissa
NBC has dished out an early season 3 renewal for comedy series SUPERSTORE. “We are extremely proud of SUPERSTORE, which is one of the smartest and funniest comedies on television today,” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “Through the show’s expertly drawn characters, our producers and cast do a remarkable job touching on many issues […]
15 Feb 06:46

AI is learning to speed read

by Jon Fingas
As clever as machine learning is, there's one common problem: you frequently have to train the AI on thousands or even millions of examples to make it effective. What if you don't have weeks to spare? If Gamalon has its way, you could put AI to wor...
15 Feb 06:45

Daimler is going all-electric with 'Smart' cars in North America

by Andrew Tarantola
Smart, a subsidiary of Daimlerchrysler, announced on Tuesday that starting in 2018 all of its vehicles sold in North America will be of the electric variety. The company plans to stop selling the gas-powered Fortwo and Fortwo Cabrio in the US and Can...
14 Feb 16:20

Dubai tests autonomous hover-taxi

by Laura Thomson
Dubai is trying to ease the stress of commuting on its congested roads with the introduction of a self-driving hover-taxi. While only a concept at the moment, the taxi has been tested within the...

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12 Feb 21:44

Insane holographic Lamborghini Aventador

by Laura Thomson
A test drive for most of us takes place down the local car dealership, but supercar enthusiast Steve Feldman got to get behind the wheel of this incredible holographic Lamborghini. This model is...

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12 Feb 21:43

Vandals smash car because it ruined picturesque view

by Darren Cassey
Vandals have written off a yellow car that tourists have claimed ruins the view of one of Britain's most picturesque villages. Pensioner Peter Maddox parks his Vauxhall Corsa outside the...

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12 Feb 18:50

Exactly how bad is antibiotic resistance right now?

by Kate Baggaley

A woman in the US recently died from a superbug that no antibiotics could treat

Antibiotic resistance is stealthily creeping closer, spreading among disease-causing bacteria, sickening people, and making life-saving drugs less effective.
12 Feb 16:32

Delightful pictures of zoo animals playing in the snow

by Sarah Fecht

Because it's Friday

A snowstorm hammered the Northeast yesterday, dumping as much as a foot of snow in some places.
12 Feb 11:38

The First Footage of Avengers: Infinity War Filming

by Jim Vejvoda

Filming may have only just begun in Atlanta on Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, but you can already see some of your favorite superheroes assembled courtesy of two new, official behind-the-scenes videos.

Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr., conducted a Facebook Live on Friday, during which time he interacted with Tom Holland's Spider-Man, Chris Pratt's Star-Lord, and directors Joe and Anthony Russo:

Marvel Studios also released the official commencement of principal photography featurette seen below, which includes new images and concept art of the movie's characters, including the villain Thanos:

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12 Feb 11:31

X-Men’s Legion Explained

ICYMI: The X-Men character David Haller now has his own TV series on FX, so let's delve into the history of the Marvel Comics character.
12 Feb 11:29

Philips 55POS901F/12 OLED TV TV - Review

by John Archer

4K OLED prices are getting there

Philips 901F OLED OLED meets Ambilight to glorious effect.
11 Feb 13:00

Fukushima reactor's radiation levels killed a cleaning robot

by Mariella Moon
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) wasn't kidding when it said the radiation levels inside Fukushima's nuclear reactor are the highest they've been since its meltdown in 2011. It had to pull out the robot it sent in to find the exact location of melted...
11 Feb 12:59

NBC: Russia 'considers' sending Snowden back to US

by Richard Lawler
A report by NBC News cites unnamed US intelligence sources claiming that Russian officials are deliberating a handover of Edward Snowden as a "gift" to the Trump administration. Since leaking information on the NSA's "PRISM" surveillance, the former...
10 Feb 16:29

Keybase's encrypted chat works with accounts you already have

by Andrew Dalton


With their first release, Keybase simplified encrypted file sharing, allowing anyone to securely send data without the need for additional third-party software. Now the company wants to bring that same security and simplicity to encrypted messaging w...
09 Feb 13:22

DHS could demand social media passwords of US visitors

by David Lumb

..Aand we'll not be visiting the US anytime soon

Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments from the State of Washington v. Donald Trump lawsuit that suspended the President's controversial executive order preventing entry of anyone traveling from seven Muslim-majority countries....
08 Feb 16:37

Elon Musk says he put immigration ban on Trump council agenda

by Jon Fingas

I like what Musk is doing. It does not seem that he agrees with Trump, but attempts to promote his point of view at the highest level

Elon Musk said he wasn't about to join Uber's CEO in quitting President Trump's economic advisory council, and he's sticking to his guns in the wake of a meeting on February 3rd. The Tesla founder claims that he managed to get the immigration ban dis...
08 Feb 16:23

US Navy decommissions the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

by Jon Fingas

50 years is an amazing service time

It's the end of an era for the US sea power, in more ways than one: the Navy has decommissioned the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The vessel launched in 1961 and is mainly known for playing a pivotal rol...
08 Feb 16:21

97 tech firms team up against Trump's immigration ban

by Steve Dent
As expected, Intel, Google, Microsoft, Apple and 93 other tech firms have filed an amicus brief in support of lawsuits against President Donald Trump's executive order barring immigrants from seven countries. "The Executive Order abandons these princ...
08 Feb 16:20

Moto Z hackathons create more interesting Mods than Motorola

by Rob LeFebvre

why has noone come up with an attachable keyboard?

The modular Moto Z was the tool of choice at the latest Motorola hackathon in San Francisco this past weekend. Developers and entrepreneurs took on the task of hacking the mobile phone with a variety of other hardware to come up with innovative add-o...
08 Feb 16:17

California Republicans want to block high-speed rail funding

by Andrew Tarantola

Oil industry lobby strikes again

A 14-member contingent of the California GOP have sent a letter to newly-installed Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao, asking that the DOT halt approval of a $650 million dollar grant for a proposed bullet train running between San Francisco and S...
01 Feb 14:20

EU takes final step to ending roaming charges in June 2017

Early Wednesday morning the European Union reached historic deal. Starting June 15 2017, all mobile phone users from the 28 EU members will not pay roaming charges when traveling to fellow EU country. Negotiations ended right after midnight with a pact between the European Parliament, European Council and European Comission representatives. Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, a Finnish member of the Socialists & Democrats EU parliament group, said: People all over the EU have waited for us to drop roaming charges in June 2017. Now all the negotiations are ready and we can deliver what was...

01 Feb 13:29

Ocean's 8: First Photo Revealed

by Alex Osborn

Ahead of the film's release next year, Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures have unveiled the first official photo from Ocean's 8.

Check out the image below to see Sandra Bullock's Debbie Ocean and company aboard the New York City subway.

Ocean's 8 photo, courtesy of Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow

In addition to Bullock, Ocean's 8 stars Cate Blanchett as Lou, Rihanna as Nine Ball, Mindy Kaling as Amita, Awkwafina as Constance, Helena Bonham Carter as Rose, Anne Hathaway as Daphne Kluger, and Sarah Paulson as Tammy.

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01 Feb 13:27

The Good Place Renewed for Season 2 by NBC

by Alex Gilyadov

NBC has officially renewed its hit comedy The Good Place for Season 2.

The second season, similar to the first, will consist of 13 half-hour episodes. NBC believes what series creator Mike Schur "brought us with the first season of ‘The Good Place’ was just extraordinary."

"A big thank you to Mike, the writers and cast for delivering a series in which we all take such enormous pride," NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said in a statement.

The Good Place follows Kristen Bell's character Eleanor Shellstrop, who wakes up to discover she has entered the afterlife after being struck and killed by a tractor-trailer. She finds out from Michael (Ted Danson), her facilitator, that because of her desire to help others and do humanitarian work while she was alive, Eleanor has been able to enter a utopia called "The Good Place." However, she finds out she has been mistaken with someone with the same name, and must hide her past in order to remain in this utopia.

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01 Feb 13:21

Vespa's creators just unveiled a personal cargo robot

by Jon Fingas
The Vespa brand's owner, the Piaggio Group, doesn't have a reputation for cutting edge tech (it only just started making an electric scooter). However, it's making up for that in style. It's establishing a robot-focused company, Piaggio Fast Forwar...
01 Feb 13:21

SpaceX's Hyperloop competition finally puts pods in the tube

by Roberto Baldwin
"I almost cried the first time it went 50 kilometers per hour." Marleen van de Kerkhof is part of the Delft Hyperloop team from the Netherlands. It's been an eventful 12 months for the crew. After qualifying as finalists at the Hyperloop Pod Competi...