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The $50 earthquake alarm that could save thousands of lives updated 2 days ago

Mexico has long owned one of the most advanced seismic warning systems in the world. Now, a tech entrepreneur is taking this technology to the masses.

From ice to fire: after hopping on a comet, ESA now looks at Mercury updated 2 days ago

After landing a probe on an icy comet, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now heading to scorching-hot Mercury with its BepiColombo spacecraft.

No bank required: how peer-to-peer is changing the lending landscape updated 2 days ago

It's said that lending to friends is a good way to lose them, but how about lending to a complete stranger?

Africa's mobile money makes its way to Europe with M-Pesa updated 2 days ago

Snapchat may be the latest application to offer a mobile payment feature, but the idea that made it possible was spawned more than 7 years ago in Africa.

Facebook shuttle drivers vote to unionize updated 2 days ago

The drivers who ferry Facebook employees to and from work are unionizing.

Facebook releases new app just for Groups updated 4 days ago

One of Facebook's more popular, less attractive features is getting its very own app.

Rosetta and the Philae Lander: A love affair 300 million miles away updated 4 days ago

When Rosetta separated from its lander last week, it was the start of a cute, surreal and occasionally touching Twitter conversation between them.

Songwriters: Spotify doesn't pay off ... unless you're a Taylor Swift updated 4 days ago

The Taylor Swifts of the world can make out well on streaming sites, but many songwriters and musicians say music streaming isn't paying the bills.

Humans on Mars by 2035? NASA's sci-fi dream could be reality updated 5 days ago

NASA's chief scientist wants to land humans on Mars by 2035.

Rosetta comet landing: 'We can do amazing things, if we dream big' updated 6 days ago

The Rosetta mission will reach its climax on Wednesday when scientists attempt to land a spacecraft on a moving comet. Here's why we should all be excited.

11 really cool space missions updated 7 days ago

It's hard to top the tricky, first-ever landing on a comet, broadcast live on the Internet.

Can Scandinavia cool the internet's appetite for power? updated 8 days ago

The sub-zero climes of northern Sweden are an unlikely outpost for the world's hippest tech firms, but that's where the likes of Facebook are setting up.

Bitcoin: One year on from peak price, what does the future hold? updated 8 days ago

Bitcoin used to be the future. Are its best days in the past?

Your chance of being struck by lightning is climbing, climate scientist says updated 8 days ago

Thanks to climate change, you'll be more likely to get struck by lightning as the years pass, scientists say.

The race is on for flying car start ups updated 8 days ago

The technology that can give us the world's first affordable and easily pilotable flying car is almost here.

There's an app that needs you: the rise of mobile crowdsourcing updated 9 days ago

From avoiding traffic jams to finding the best public toilet in town, crowdsourcing apps are showing that many smartphones make for light work.

Why Amazon's Echo is the computer of the future updated 10 days ago

Amazon's Echo is a new smart speaker with a Siri-like smart assistant, and it's always listening.

Google Glass goes to work updated 11 days ago

Google Glass is teaming up with companies to bring the wearable to operating rooms, oil rigs, and commercial kitchens.

Pentagon wants ideas for flying aircraft carrier updated 11 days ago

Got an idea on how to make a flying aircraft carrier? The Defense Department wants to know about it.

Apple thinks iPad photography is here to stay updated 11 days ago

It's the most controversial issue since people started filming videos in portrait mode. Should tablets be used as cameras?

Guess who's coming for your job updated 12 days ago

Martin Ford says the risk that you'll lose your job to machines is more immediate than you realize.

Blizzard debuts shooter game 'Overwatch' updated 14 days ago

Gamers rejoice over debut of "Overwatch," the first new franchise in 17 years from "World of Warcraft" creator Blizzard Entertainment.

Facebook makes it easier to ignore people and pages updated 14 days ago

Facebook is giving its users more control over the posts and people they see most in their news feeds.

Dazed and confused, the music industry still hasn't found what it's looking for updated 15 days ago

Album sales are struggling, vinyl sales are rising -- what does the future hold for music?

This guy's quest to track every shot in the NBA changed basketball forever updated 16 days ago

In his new book, Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes--and What We Can Learn from Them, Mark McClusky looks at how science and technology is revolutionizing sport

'Foodini' machine lets you print edible burgers, pizza, chocolate updated 16 days ago

A new device lets you 3D print real food -- just load the ingredients.

Amazon extending Prime benefits to other sites updated 17 days ago

Could an Amazon Prime membership become a first-class ticket to shopping across the Web? That seems to be what Amazon hopes.

Oculus 'many months away,' but virtual reality sunglasses will take a little longer updated 17 days ago

The Oculus Rift isn't just for games -- it could revolutionize the way we communicate.

Cute or creepy? This toy lets babies post selfies on Facebook updated 17 days ago

A soft toy for cribs lets babies post pictures of themselves to social media.

Project brings more than 900 vintage arcade games to Web updated 17 days ago

Lovers of vintage arcade games just got an early holiday present. The Internet Archive has released more than 900 games from the '70s through the '90s.

Facebook, phones now part of election decisions updated 18 days ago

When you go to the polls for midterm elections on Tuesday, there will be a chance that your Facebook feed, and your phone, helped you decide how to vote.

Today's Internet star: Alex from Target updated 19 days ago

If you woke up this morning, looked at Twitter and wondered, "Who the hell is Alex from Target?" you're not alone.

Is the Internet broken, and can it even be fixed? updated 19 days ago

The Internet's infrastructure is based on the same principles as when it began in the 1960s. And that's not good.

Facebook's $19 billion move you might not notice updated 22 days ago

What if Facebook spent $19 billion on something and most people never noticed?

The 7 quirkiest Kickstarter gadgets updated 23 days ago

The weirdest Kickstarter projects ever? You decide. These gadgets were successful on the crowdfunding site, but Apple probably won't be calling.

Industrial art: Inside Volkswagen's beautiful 'transparent factory' updated 23 days ago

At Volkswagen's Dresden plant, car manufacture becomes a public performance.

The customer is NOT always right: Business strikes back with user reviews updated 23 days ago

In business, it might pay to keep the customer happy, but how far should you go just to keep the peace?

Police vs cartels in the high-tech battle to stop cybercrime updated 23 days ago

Cybercrime costs the global economy $400 billion a year, and as it grows more sophisticated, law enforcement is having to do the same.

The last thing we ever build? The machines that make machines updated 23 days ago

A supercar that builds itself? See how MIT's 4D printing programme could make autonomous robots that don't need people.

Twitch bans nude, suggestive gaming updated 24 days ago

Twitch, a service that lets users broadcast themselves playing games, has banned "wearing no clothing or sexually suggestive clothing" in posts on the site.

New app helps flag suicidal tweets updated 24 days ago

Suicide prevention organization Samaritans has launched a free app that flags disturbing tweets and sends an alert to friends.

Ginger the robot wants to make you LOL updated 24 days ago

Robots can be many things -- knowledgeable, dexterous, strong. But can they ever be genuinely laugh-out-loud hilarious?

Judge dismisses ex-dictator Manuel Noriega's 'Call of Duty' lawsuit updated 24 days ago

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega's lawsuit against the creators of the "Call of Duty" video game franchise has been dismissed.

Are obese crash test dummies the key to preventing road deaths? updated 25 days ago

To accommodate the increasing numbers of overweight drivers, car safety experts are developing an obese dummy.

Prepaid smart meters outwit Africa's power thieves updated 26 days ago

In the narrow winding lanes of Old Delhi, the knotted masses of electrical wiring hanging across the streets are sometimes so thickly entwined they blot out the sun.

SpaceX's Dragon splashes down with critical research on human spaceflight updated 27 days ago

SpaceX's Dragon splashed down Saturday after a resupply mission to the International Space Station. It brought back potentially groundbreaking experiments.

Facebook wants to bring back the anonymous chatroom updated 29 days ago

Facebook releases a free app that lets you anonymously create or join chatrooms based on shared interests.

Moon blotted out some of the sun during Thursday's partial solar eclipse updated 29 days ago

Maybe your mother told you it's not polite to stare. It's not safe either, NASA says, if you're looking at Thursday's partial solar eclipse.

Wearable tech to hack your brain updated 30 days ago

New tech: Strap on a headset, send targeted electrical currents into your brain for about 15 minutes to get more energy, improve your focus or calm down.

Google unveils Inbox, a new app to fix email updated 31 days ago

How do you solve a problem like email?

40% of Web users have been harassed, says survey updated 31 days ago

From GamerGate to Zelda Williams, he vast majority of us have seen the Web being used to harass, intimidate or threaten women, others.

Can the web predict the future? The strange world of long-term betting updated 31 days ago

From drones to dry spells, takes the long view and places odds on the shape of the future.

It's here! The hoverboard (Well, sort of) updated 31 days ago

If you're looking for that cool gift to get your tech-savvy significant other this Christmas, here's a pretty attractive contender: a hoverboard.

Comet Siding Spring buzzes Mars, but NASA orbiters and rovers are safe updated 33 days ago

The comet Siding Spring whizzed within 87,000 miles of Mars, close enough for NASA to force its fleet of spacecraft orbiting Mars to "duck" for cover.

Close call in space -- comet Siding Spring buzzes Mars updated 33 days ago

The comet Siding Spring whizzed within 87,000 miles of Mars -- close enough to the Red Planet that the fleet of spacecraft orbiting Mars "ducked" for cover.

What is the mysterious Magic Leap? updated 36 days ago

It may have more than $500 million in the bank and backing from tech titans like Google. So, what is Magic Leap?

Duck-and-cover time for Mars spacecraft as comet nears updated 36 days ago

Comet Siding Spring is expected to come within 87,000 miles of Mars at about 2:27 p.m. ET on October 19.

Taking a cue from science fiction, Microsoft demos 'universal translator' updated 37 days ago

Skype users will soon be able to conduct voice and video calls supported by real time language translation.

Apple leaks new iPad details updated 37 days ago

Apple tries very hard to keep its big announcements secret. The latest culprit responsible for ruining one of the tech company's surprises is -- Apple.

FireChat in Hong Kong: How an app tapped its way into the protests updated 37 days ago

The revolution will not be televised but it will be tweeted, instant messaged or, in the case of Hong Kong, broadcast on mesh networks like FireChat.

Bono apologizes for free iTunes album updated 38 days ago

U2's Bono apologizes to iTunes users angry over a free download of the band's new album.

Anita Sarkeesian forced to cancel Utah State speech after mass shooting threat updated 38 days ago

Anita Sarkeesian is no stranger to graphic threats.

This NASA picture of a Jack-o'-Lantern sun is no Halloween trick updated 38 days ago

It wasn't a trick. But for space geeks, it sure was a treat.

Navy's exoskeleton could make workers 20 times more productive updated 38 days ago

The FORTIS makes physically demanding jobs a lot easier, by rendering heavy tools weightless.

113-year-old woman had to fake her age to get on Facebook updated 39 days ago

Anna Stoehr, soon to turn 114, claimed to be 99 to sign up for Facebook, a CNN affiliate says.

Skype has a new Snapchat competitor: Qik updated 39 days ago

Skype's ephemeral messaging app, Qik, sticks to Skype's video roots while borrowing heavily from the Snapchat playbook.

10 female scientists you should know: Test yourself updated 39 days ago

Chances are you've heard of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Marie Curie.

Google test provides live chats with doctors updated 40 days ago

People using Google to search for information about their medical problems may soon get another source of information: a real-time chat with a doctor.

Beyond Pistorius: Rise of 'cyberathletes' could change sport as we know it updated 40 days ago

A revolution in prosthetics is transforming lives and sporting competition.

Starting a business? Here are the 10 best emerging cities to launch your startup updated 40 days ago

It's no longer necessary to launch your startup in Silicon Valley -- thanks to the internet, you can do it anywhere.

What happens after you click 'buy'? Betty-Bot gets to work updated 40 days ago

These robots are less than a meter tall, but they can lift a ton.

Hackers put data of U.S. government workers at risk updated 40 days ago

USIS, which provides background checks for the U.S. government, said hackers breached its computer systems.

Send your name into space, maybe to Mars updated 40 days ago

NASA is inviting the public to send their John and Jane Does to destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars.

Is demoted planet Pluto making a comeback? updated 40 days ago

Poor Pluto. Is it or isn't it a planet?

World Space Week: Nine coolest Twitter accounts for space fans updated 40 days ago

Love all things space? These are the Twitter accounts you need to follow.

New cassette tape could hold 47 million songs updated 40 days ago

Sony has created a cassette tape with massive data storage. It hold 180 terabytes, more than 1,100 iPod Classics.

Sensors let Alzheimer's patients stay at home, safely updated 40 days ago

How caregivers are using smart-home technology and wearable devices to monitor family members with memory problems, helping them live independently..

Going up! Cosmic elevator could reach space on a cable made of diamonds updated 40 days ago

Want to ride an elevator into space? An old idea, reinvented with nanotechnology and a 'diamond necklace'.

Meet the virtual patients training real doctors updated 40 days ago

Like a flight simulator for doctors, virtual patients are used to train medical students how to make a diagnosis.

U.S. Navy could 'swarm' foes with robot boats updated 40 days ago

The U.S. Navy is getting ready to "swarm" its adversaries.

Superbooks: High-tech reading puts you inside the story updated 40 days ago

The times are changing for the stubbornly progress-proof novel: fully immersive literature is drawing closer.

Instagram gets time-lapse videos moving with Hyperlapse app updated 40 days ago

Instagram's new free app Hyperlapse uses the iPhone's gyroscope to capture steady time-lapse videos.

Is Facebook horning in on the anonymous app wave? updated 40 days ago

Facebook developers work on app like Secret or Whisper, after buying Instagram and WhatsApp.

The 5 biggest Facebook hoaxes updated 40 days ago

Seriously, don't believe everything you read on the Internet. Here's a quick guide to some of the most viral fake stories this week.

Five iOS 8 features you'll love updated 40 days ago

New features abound in iOS 8, Apple's new mobile operating system. Here's a look at some of the most popular.

You want answers? Just ask Ethan updated 42 days ago

Everyone wants answers. And, for some strange reason, they think Ethan has them. Ethan, in this case, is the creator of the TextEthan app.

Apparently This Matters: Book It turns 30 updated 42 days ago

CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini celebrates the personal pan pizza as Pizza Hut's Book It program turns 30.

Twitter chat as it happened: 'How can we get girls into STEM?' updated 43 days ago

Blindness? Gone in the next 10 years, says laser eye surgery pioneer updated 44 days ago

Over a quarter of a billion people suffer from blindness, but almost all cases are avoidable. Dr. Josef Bille thinks he can wipe it out in a decade.

Leading Women celebrates girls in STEM: Twitter Chat updated 44 days ago

Leading Women launches STEM month -- and we want YOU to get involved.

HTC gets playful with quirky Re camera updated 44 days ago

HTC is dipping its toes in the camera market with the new Re: a supersimple handheld action camera that pairs with a smartphone.

Apple announces Oct. 16 event updated 45 days ago

Looks like your iPads and Mac will be getting freshened up in time for the holiday shopping season.

Blood moon the sequel had millions gazing at the skies updated 45 days ago

Most of the U.S. had a front-row seat for this morning's lunar eclipse, which turned the moon reddish-orange.

'NBA 2K15' face scans create mutant horrors updated 45 days ago

With Halloween just a few weeks away, "NBA 2K15" is here with a whole new set of mutant horrors to populate your nightmares.

Your phone is your next credit card updated 46 days ago

You already have your next credit card. It's sitting in your front pocket.

Sleeper spaceship could carry first humans to Mars in hibernation state updated 46 days ago

Sleeper spaceship could carry first humans to Mars in hibernation state.

From 3D-printed airplanes to robot explorers: Nine TED talks on the future of tomorrow updated 46 days ago

From 3D-printed airplanes to robot explorers: our selection of the most thought-provoking TED talks on what the transformation of tomorrow will entail.

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