New human ancestor discovered near fossil of 'Lucy'

Australopithecus deyiremeda lived about 3.4 million years ago in northern Ethiopia, around the same time and place as Australopithecus afarensis .

5 hours ago from Nature News

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CSI Stone Age: was 430,000-year-old hominin murdered?

Forensic scientists have identified the earliest clear case of human-on-human violence. The victim, found in northern Spain, died after blows to the head

6 hours ago from Newscientist

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iOS bug lets people crash others' iPhones by sending them one line of text

iPhones can be crashed if they receive a text containing one specific line of Arabic characters and symbols.

15 hours ago from The Independent

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An Algorithm That Can Help Robots Walk Off Injuries

Robots can now keep moving after an injury without human intervention.Robots like the Mars Rover can operate on their own in harsh environments, and new research shows they could get even more ...

5 hours ago from MIT Technology Review

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More than a dozen 2016 Chevy models will support Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

More than a dozen of Chevrolet’s upcoming 2016 model cars and trucks will support Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto in-vehicle infotainment systems. The first Chevy ...

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Oculus buys Surreal Vision, letting company make virtual reality worlds out of the real one

Oculus Rift has bought British company Surreal Vision, leading to hopes that the two companies might develop kit that allows for virtual reality versions of the real world.

11 hours ago from The Independent

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AP sources: IRS believes identity thieves from Russia

IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based ...

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CBS would join Apple's TV service, if price is right

CEO Les Moonves says his broadcast network would "probably" be part of Internet-delivered TV from Apple. The deciding factor? Cold hard cash.

6 hours ago from CNET

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Live broadcasting app Periscope pops up on Android

Following the much-hyped iOS launch back in March, Twitter's live broadcasting app Periscope has now landed on Android. Unveiled on Tuesday, the app carries the same functionality as ...

21 hours ago from Gizmag

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Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant is coming to iPhone and Android

Microsoft has announced that it intends to bring Cortana to iOS and Android devices later this year. Up until now the digital assistant app has been restricted to Windows Phone devices, ...

Tue 26 May 15 from Gizmag

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