Google will bring free Internet to low-income Americans

It started in coffee shops, and now it’s moving to low-income homes. In a joint effort by the White House and Google, a new program known as ConnectHome will bring free Internet to around 275,000 homes in 28 cities across the United States. A growing number of influencers in tech, politics, […]

Another Stick PC: Pipo Shows Off the X1

In recent months, it’s started to seem like the idea of a stick PC is really starting to build traction. Thanks to components getting smaller and a prevalence of monitors and other displays with the appropriate input ports, a host of manufacturers have announced and unveiled devices that house a full […]

Now our computers can forge our letters and checks

The steady march to create computers that can do everything we can continues, with a development by Alex Graves, a Junior Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, making it possible for them to write as if with a human’s virtual hand. Given enough text to […]

Spider silk, Strong fibers

Spider silk is arguably one of the most amazing materials known to man. Despite being extremely lightweight and ductile, it’s also ridiculously strong, with tensile strength that rivals that of alloy steel. It’s already one of the strongest fibers found in nature — but believe it or not, a team of […]

Cyborg cockroaches

Cockroaches are pesky and downright disgusting creatures, there’s no doubt about it. But what if we told you someone figured out a way to make these annoying insects incredibly useful after an earthquake hits? You’d think twice before sending one to its maker with the heel of your boot next […]


Titan is the second-most-powerful supercomputer in the world. Supercomputers may be awfully powerful, but in recent years, they haven’t been gaining much strength. For the fifth consecutive time, China’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer has led the Top500 List of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Tianhe-2, which means Milky Way-2 in English, has […]


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