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Is There a Slippery Slope from Prosthetics to Cyborgs?

An android (Shutterstock)
An android (Shutterstock)

Plastic surgery, broadly defined, has a long history. The earliest records of going under the knife date back to 600 B.C. in India, where the...

  • A quadcopter drone arrives with a small delivery at Deutsche Post headquarters on December 9, 2013 in Bonn, Germany. (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

    Another European Country Is Experimenting With Drone Delivery

    Swiss Post, Switzerland’s official postal system, plans to test package delivery by drones for the first time, employing the services of Matternet, a company that... Read more

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    How a Mindful Approach to Computer and Smartphone Use Might Just Make You Happier

    Computing today is perverse. Information technology may have freed up our time through computerization and automation, but it has also encroached on our ability to... Read more

  • Charles Whiting, a helicopter pilot, flies his drone in Montvale, New Jersey on January 11, 2015. (Amelia Pang/Epoch Times)

    Why Every Farmer Needs a Drone

    Drones are not just being used in warfare. Increasingly, remotely controlled aircraft are being adopted for commercial use: for Amazon to deliver customer packages, for... Read more

  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 is presented during the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on March 1, 2015. ( Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images)

    How Much Will It Cost to Replace Your Galaxy S6 Battery?

    The brand new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are arguably the best Android smartphones the world has ever seen at this point, but nothing... Read more

  • For Google, the map is not the end product. (Masato Ohta, CC BY)

    Here Is What You Can Do If Google Maps Publish Your Image or Personal Info

    It finally happened. You decided to check out the Google Maps Street View of your home address or an area you frequent, and you were... Read more

  • Motorola Moto X smartphone, using Google's Android software, is shown at a media preview in New York on Aug. 1, 2013. (Mark Lennihan/AP Photo)

    Wireless Carrier, Republic Wireless, Will Pay You for Your Unused Data

    Did the Uncarrier just get Uncarrier’d? T-Mobile is often the first wireless carrier in the United States that comes to mind when discussing innovative mobile... Read more

  • This March 20, 2012 photo shows Netfilx headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    This Is How Netflix Determines Subscription Rates in Each Country

    History has shown that any effort aimed at eradicating piracy via brute force is destined to fail. Arguably, the only way to truly stem piracy is... Read more

  • Yasukazu Endo, general manager of JR Central's Yamanashi Maglev Test Line Test Center, answers a reporter's question after a Japanese maglev train that is the fastest passenger train in the world broke its own speed record in Tsuru, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Tokyo Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Operator JR Central said the train reached 603 kilometers per hour (375 miles per hour) in the test run on Tuesday, surpassing its previous record of 361 mph (581 kph) set in 2003. (Katsuya Miyagawa/Kyodo News via AP)

    Japan’s Maglev Train Breaks Own Speed Record at 603 Kph (+Video)

    TOKYO—The Japanese train that magnetically levitates has broken a world record as well as its own, making it’s bullet train counterparts look sluggish. Operator JR Central said the... Read more

  • BAODING, CHINA - DECEMBER 4: A Technician from Yingli Solar checks a solar panel in the final stage of production at the company's headquarters on December 4, 2014 in Baoding, Hebei Province. China is the largest energy consumer in the world with the main source of its electricity generated by coal, but in moves to reduce carbon emissions China is also setting records for installing solar panels and generating solar power. (Photo by

    Apple Invests in China Solar Project, US Forest Conservation

    PALO ALTO, Calif.—Apple is expanding its environmental efforts by investing in a new Chinese solar power project and preserving 36,000 acres of “sustainable” timberland in... Read more


    TechBits: Analyzing Medical Data, Breaking Smartphones

    SAN FRANCISCO—Your smartphone could be a valuable tool for medical research—and for treating a variety of ailments. IBM wants to use the power of its... Read more

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    Internet of Things Devices Meant to Simplify Our Lives May End up Ruling Them Instead

    Technology’s promise of wonderful things in the future stretches from science fiction to science fact: self-driving cars, virtual reality, smart devices such as Google Glass,... Read more

  • "Our study shows that this positive perception and experience of an interface can translate into more positive attitudes toward the message itself," says Jeeyun Oh. (N i c o l a/CC BY)

    Fun Websites Can Be More Persuasive

    Interactive websites are more effective at conveying a message, such as persuading people not to smoke, report researchers. In a study, participants who visited an... Read more

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    This Year’s Fight for the Tech Industry: Patent Trolls

    WASHINGTON—The same week that Alex Haro and Chris Hulls raised $50 million for their mobile app, Life360, the business partners got a letter. It said... Read more

  • The designated President and Chief Executive Officer of Finnish telecom giant Nokia Indian Rajeev Suri speaks during the press conference announcing the company's first quarter results in Espoo, Finland on April 29, 2014. Nokia announced a revenue in the green in the first quarter with a net profit of 108 million euros. AFP PHOTO / Lehtikuva/ HEIKKI SAUKKOMAA FINLAND OUT (Photo credit should read HEIKKI SAUKKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Nokia in Advanced Talks to Buy Alcatel-Lucent

    HELSINKI—Nokia revealed Tuesday it’s in advanced talks to buy the ailing French telecom company Alcatel-Lucent, an apparent bid to become a leading global networks operator... Read more

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    Windows Vulnerability Could Allow Compromise, but Microsoft Says Not Very Likely

    A new security flaw has been discovered in Windows that could potentially compromise the safety of millions of PCs. This is according to security firm... Read more

  • US software giant Microsoft pre-installed Windows 8.1 personal computers and tablets are displayed at a Windows 8.1 launching event in Tokyo on Oct. 18, 2013. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

    First Look at Windows 10 for Small Devices

    When Windows 10 was announced, we were promised a unified experience and app ecosystem. Today, we get our first glimpse of how Windows 10 will... Read more

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