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Can the web predict the future? The strange world of long-term betting updated 20 hours 21 minutes ago

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

Prepaid smart meters outwit Africa's power thieves updated 23 hours 13 minutes 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.

It's here! The hoverboard (Well, sort of) updated 1 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.

The sun will set looking like a fingernail during partial eclipse updated 1 days ago

The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a partial solar eclipse.

Comet Siding Spring buzzes Mars, but NASA orbiters and rovers are safe updated 2 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.

What is the mysterious Magic Leap? updated 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 days ago

Anita Sarkeesian is no stranger to graphic threats.

This NASA picture of a Jack-o'-Lantern sun is no Halloween trick updated 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 days ago

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

Google test provides live chats with doctors updated 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 days ago

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

You want answers? Just ask Ethan updated 11 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 12 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 12 days ago

Going up! Cosmic elevator could reach space on a cable made of diamonds updated 12 days ago

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

Blindness? Gone in the next 10 years, says laser eye surgery pioneer updated 13 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 13 days ago

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

HTC gets playful with quirky Re camera updated 14 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.

Meet the virtual patients training real doctors updated 14 days ago

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

Apple announces Oct. 16 event updated 14 days ago

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

Is Facebook horning in on the anonymous app wave? updated 14 days ago

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

Send your name into space, maybe to Mars updated 14 days ago

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

Blood moon the sequel had millions gazing at the skies updated 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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.

U.S. Navy could 'swarm' foes with robot boats updated 16 days ago

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

Is demoted planet Pluto making a comeback? updated 19 days ago

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

Intel pulls ads over sexism in video game drama updated 19 days ago

On Thursday, a major tech company stepped into the middle of a vicious two-month-long battle among video game fans, scholars, developers and journalists over the representation of women in games.

Finally, a flying car for everybody? It's the idiot-proof aerial commuter updated 19 days ago

There may be plenty of idiots on the road, but is putting them in the skies taking it, quite literally, to the next dimension?

Why Google's next big thing could be a warp-speed supercomputer updated 20 days ago

Quantum machines could bring about a computing revolution -- and Google is looking to lead the way.

Blood moon returns early Wednesday, and this time it's bigger updated 20 days ago

Blood moon, Act II, opens soon in the heavens near you. And it will be bigger than Act I.

West coast alarmed by false tsunami alert updated 20 days ago

Some mobile and Web users got a disconcerting warning on Wednesday when digital alerts incorrectly showed a tsunami may be headed toward the coast.

A new photography drone for drone newbies updated 20 days ago

Even when a drone's small, turned off, unarmed and resting on a table in a coffee shop, it can make people uneasy.

The 5 biggest Facebook hoaxes updated 20 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.

World Space Week: Nine coolest Twitter accounts for space fans updated 20 days ago

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

Feeling sick? Cyber doctor is just a click away updated 20 days ago

A Chinese smartphone app lets patients consult with doctors remotely to diagnose their ailments.

12 inspirational quotes from women who rock STEM updated 21 days ago

International Day of the Girl is focusing on STEM this year. To celebrate, CNN have compiled a list of some inspiring quotes from women in the field.

New airport scanner could make going through security a breeze updated 21 days ago

Imagine if going through airport security was just a matter of walking past a stretch of wall.

Luxy -- it's the Tinder app for snobs updated 22 days ago

Luxy may be the app for you, if you're looking to hook up via your smartphone, and aren't overly concerned about looking like a snob while doing so.

Can this one-wheeled wonder change the way you commute to work? updated 22 days ago

One-wheeled transport has had a patchy history, but new electric unicycles may change urban commuting.

The "green man" in your traffic lights just got new super powers updated 22 days ago

Fed up with waiting at crossings? This technology will make your life as a pedestrian a lot more bearable.

Creator of spying app arrested updated 22 days ago

The man behind StealthGenie, a mobile app marketed as a tool for spying on cheating spouses, has been arrested, according to federal authorities.

Crowdfunding propels potato salad joke into a charity concert bash updated 23 days ago

How Kickstarter crowdfunding boosted a joke about potato salad to a charity campaign and the jokester to global fame.

Superbooks: High-tech reading puts you inside the story updated 23 days ago

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

Apparently This Matters: Amputated leg lamp updated 26 days ago

CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini explains how a man turned his amputated leg into a lamp.

Trying to build a better breast pump updated 27 days ago

An eclectic group came together at MIT over the weekend to improve a necessary, unpopular device: the breast pump.

How do you make the 'world's most aerodynamic bike'? Bake it like bread updated 28 days ago

Want to make a super-light, super-fast bike? Stitch it from carbon fibers and bake to perfection.

'Call of Duty' creators seek to dismiss suit by ex-Panama leader Manuel Noriega updated 29 days ago

The creators of the "Call of Duty" video game franchise on Monday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega.

'Huge explosions shook the city' : Twitter user breaks news of Raqqa airstrikes updated 29 days ago

If anyone doubted Twitter's power to lead the news, Tuesday's raids by U.S. forces in Syria offered a new lesson.

6 must-have apps for the iPhone 6 updated 30 days ago

With the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus out today, here's a look at six must-have apps for the new phones.

MAVEN spacecraft enters Mars orbit to explore its climate change updated 31 days ago

MAVEN has arrived in Mars's orbit after traveling 442 million miles in the course of 10 months to get there.

MAVEN spacecraft close to entering Mars orbit -- and it won't be alone updated 31 days ago

NASA says its latest Mars-exploring spacecraft MAVEN is on track to fire up thrusters and enter orbit Sunday night.

Launch brings new technology that could change life in space updated 31 days ago

A spacecraft that launched early Sunday is transporting a 3-D printer that could change life on the International Space Station.

Dark matter? Scientists closer to seeing a vast, invisible universe updated 32 days ago

Scientists are closer to seeing a vast, invisible universe as a spectrometer in Earth orbit picks up possible clues of dark matter.

Apparently This Matters: Slipping on banana peels updated 33 days ago

CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini explains why an award was given for research about slipping on banana peels.

NASA tech finds disaster survivors updated 33 days ago

Researchers at NASA have developed a device to help rescue crews on Earth find survivors quickly in a disaster.

Joan Rivers' Facebook page plugs iPhone 6 updated 33 days ago

Something tells us Joan Rivers would laugh about this.

Magical organ gives 'musical taste' a new meaning updated 33 days ago

Meet the 'Flavour Conductor', a magical instrument that took 10,000 hours to build and can change the taste of your drink through the power of sound.

Solar-powered roads: Coming to a highway near you? updated 35 days ago

What if you could power your car with the road? A pair of Idaho natives have prototyped a solar-powered roadway made of durable textured glass.

Skypods: Are gondolas the next big thing in urban transport? updated 35 days ago

Gondolas are most commonly associated with ski-resorts but could they also offer an effective urban transport solution?

High-tech scanners and car park pods: Step inside the airport of tomorrow updated 35 days ago

What will the airport of the future look like? Find out with our interactive feature.

A brighter future: five ideas that will change solar energy updated 35 days ago

Transparent solar cells and a wonder material called perovskite are among a few innovative technologies that will put solar energy in a new light.

Five iOS 8 features you'll love updated 35 days ago

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

Sensors let Alzheimer's patients stay at home, safely updated 35 days ago

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

This robot valet will park your car updated 36 days ago

In Germany, high tech has come to airport parking.

Apple offers a way to 'return' that free U2 album updated 36 days ago

Apple has put up instructions to help customers to get rid of the free U2 album it put in their iCloud accounts.

Facebook -- for rich people (for just $9,000) updated 36 days ago

Netropolitan is a social media country club, where members pay $9,000 to join and another $3,000 per year.

Big solar storm hitting Earth updated 36 days ago

Experts say a solar storm could arrive at Earth on Saturday -- an event that could disrupt power grids, radios and satellites.

Realistic 'robo-hawks' designed to fly around and terrorize real birds updated 36 days ago

These robotic birds trick lingering critters into thinking they're about to get snacked on.

Enter India's amazing world of frugal innovation updated 37 days ago

In 2001 a huge earthquake shook the state of Gujarat in India.

Filming the fantastical fluorescent light show beneath the waves updated 37 days ago

Some sea creatures emit a neon glow known as bioluminescence. This remarkable camera lets it be seen on film like never before.

Can the Apple Watch take off as a fashion accessory? updated 37 days ago

To succeed, the Apple Watch will also have to appeal to non-techies as a fashion accessory, and take on the 100-year-old traditional watch industry.

Apparently This Matters: Coffee naps updated 40 days ago

CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini explains the awesome energy of coffee naps.

Meteorite makes big crater in Nicaragua, government says updated 40 days ago

A meteorite crashed down in Managua, Nicaragua, late Saturday, causing a loud explosion and leaving a crater 39 feet (12 meters) across, officials told AP.

Yelp without fear, says new California law updated 40 days ago

Ready to rip apart that dirty restaurant? California lawmakers want to make sure you don't get in financial, or legal, trouble because of it.

The submarine that found a lost H-bomb: 'Alvin' reveals the mysteries of the deep updated 41 days ago

For half a century, "Alvin" has quietly traveled through the seven seas, uncovering the ocean's mysteries.

Mars rover Curiosity reaches key destination; 'new science ahead!' updated 41 days ago

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has reached its primary destination: the base of a Martian mountain.

Facebook testing disappearing posts updated 41 days ago

If you want to use Facebook a little more like Snapchat, you might soon get your chance.

T-Mobile offers free cell spots to all customers updated 42 days ago

T-Mobile wants to beef up its cell coverage by thinking small and piggybacking on your Internet service.

Goodbye, iPod Classic updated 42 days ago

As the tech world watched the birth of the Apple Watch on Tuesday the iPod Classic was being discontinued.

Is the Apple Watch a game changer? updated 42 days ago

Apple Watch may change the wearable tech market in a way that other smartwatches haven't, analysts say.

Hands-on with the new Apple Watch updated 42 days ago

Here are our early impressions after some hands-on time with the new Apple Watch.

Apparently This Matters: Billionaire uses flip phone updated 42 days ago

CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini looks at why a billionaire still uses an old-school flip phone.

Digital wallets and vein scanners: How we'll pay for things in the future updated 43 days ago

Whether it's via contactless cards and mobile phones, or even biometrics, new ways of paying and spending are increasingly muscling their way into the mix.

Netflix will show perpetual 'loading' symbol Wednesday updated 43 days ago

Your Internet won't be slower on Wednesday, but it might look like it. And Internet Slowdown Day wants you to know it could happen, with no net neutrality.

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