The Bride vertical city will marry ambition and innovation

The Bride will cover an area of 1,550,000 sq m (16,700,000 sq ft)

Basra, Iraq, is known as "the bride of the gulf," after its life-supporting fertile lands. Building vertically instead of outwards is one way to protect those lands and the new Bride vertical city does just that. It h READ MORE

Steve Wildstrom, Tech Journalist, Dies After Battle With Brain Cancer
nevin_for_homepage Steve Wildstrom, a long time Business Week columnist and one of the first journalists to focus primarily on technology, died on November 24 of brain cancer. Wildstrom wrote the Technology & You for Business Week from 1994 to 2009. He was a larger-than-life figure in the wor READ MORE
Google’s Plan To Accelerate The Mobile Web Will Go Live Early Next Year
google-amp-ex Google has plans to accelerate your web browsing on mobile devices, and we’ll start seeing the results of those efforts as early as next year, the company says. According to a new update regarding Google’s “AMP” project – or the “Accelerated Mobile Page READ MORE
Infinity modular laptop inches closer to classroom reality

The pre-production Infinity prototype features Core, Camera, Battery and Screen modules

Back in February, Sydney, Australia-based One Laptop Per Child spin-off, One Education, READ MORE

What’s the value of an API?


We've seen a big expansion in the use of APIs recently with big companies like IBM keen to stake their claim to a slice of the revenue opportunity they provide.

But what's a READ MORE

Hilton Hotels answers allegations of card-stealing malware

Faceless cyber criminal hacker

We heard earlier this week that Hilton Hotels had been hit with malware designed to steal personal data and, even worse, credit card information. The breach affected point-of-sale systems. Sounds familiar? This same sort of beach happened to a n READ MORE

Doomed Phobos will become a ring around Mars

Mars could gain a ring when its moon Phobos is torn to shreds by the Red ...

According to NASA, the larger Martian moon, Phobos, is spiraling in toward the Red Planet and will eventually be destro READ MORE

After Falling Through The Series A Gap, Restaurant Delivery Startup Dine In Shutters
Dine In Not only was he confident of closing an imminent Series A round, but his company, which launched a year before better-known and much better-funded Deliveroo, had just acquired MyDeliveryCab, serving as the purpose for our call. He was also bullish about the startup’ READ MORE
Sony Says It Has Now Sold More Than 30 Million PlayStation 4s
PlayStation 4 With the U.S. holidays incoming, Sony has picked today to reveal that it has now sold more than 30 million PlayStation 4 consoles to date — over 30.2 million to be precise — putting it well ahead of its rivals in the video games race. READ MORE
China Punishes VPN Users In Its Rural Northwest By Cutting Their Mobile Service
china China’s crackdown on VPNs, software that enables Internet users circumvent the country’s web censorship, continues unabated after the New York Times reported that VPN users in one part of the country had their mobile service cut entirely. READ MORE
This Gadget Can Tell What’s Wrong with Your Air Conditioner by Listening to It

Augury’s gadget and iPhone app pay attention to ultrasonic sounds and vibrations to figure out what’s wrong with air conditioners and other big machines.

If you’ve ever tried to diagnose a car problem just by listening to it run, you’ve got a sense of what a startup called Augury is doing. Only instead of having human ears pay attention, it’s analyzing vibrations and ultrasonic sounds to figure out what’s ailing bulky machines.

uCella upsizes the connected mailbox for online shoppers

uCella's is intended to receive your packages when you're not home

In the last few years we've seen a succession of connected letterboxes designed to modernize your mail by tracking incomin READ MORE

Dear Prudence Live Chat

Need help getting along with partners, relatives, co-workers, and people in general? Ask Dear Prudence! Mallory Ortberg takes your questions on manners, morals, and more. Please keep your questions succinct (recommended max. length is around 150 words). Submit yours ahead of time below:

Scaling Shock Electrodialysis for Desalination
A team at MIT has come up with an innovative desalination approach that, unlike most traditional desalination systems, does not separate ions or water molecules with filters, which can become clogged, or boiling, which consumes great amounts of energy.Instead, the system uses an electrically driven shockwave within a stream of flowing water, which pushes salty water to one side of the flow and READ MORE
AMD kills support for many popular graphics cards — is yours on the death list?


Time moves forward, not backwards. Try as we may, we all get older, and eventually, die. Yeah, it is sad, but such is life. This same concept applies to technology. As time marches on, both hardware and software will become obsolete eventually; this leads the way for the latest and greatest. READ MORE

Apple Has Acquired Faceshift, Maker Of Motion Capture Tech Used In Star Wars
Screen Shot 2015-11-25 at 01.25.18 As the market for virtual reality technology continues to grow, Apple has made an interesting acquisition that could further its role in the space. TechCrunch has confirmed that Apple has snapped up Faceshift, a startup based in Zurich that has READ MORE
The Making-Of eleVR’s Virtual Reality Puzzle Game “Float” Is Fascinating
Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 5.30.55 PM A company called eleVR, which does research in virtual reality and isn’t a gaming company at all, just shared a video for a virtual reality game they’re working on called ‘Float.” It’s a puzzle game and platform w READ MORE
The Facts About Terrorism

On Monday, I posted a long piece about how we perceive acts of terrorism in the age of social media. Today, prompted by the publication of a new report by the London-based Institute for Economics and Peace (and by READ MORE

Pussycat! Helen Gurley Brown’s Still Swinging Beresford Pad Hits the Market for $20M
After three years of estate limbo, Helen Gurley Brown's exuberantly-decorated Beresford quadruplex has been listed with Sotheby's for $20M. READ MORE
2015 Robot Gift Guide
Photo collage: IEEE Spectrum + Fotor; Images: 3D Robotics; Robotis; Sphero; Ecovacs; iRobot; Suitable Technologies; Robomow; Trossen Robotics

The holidays are just around the corner, and that can mean only one thing: it’s time to step back and reflect about what robot READ MORE

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