The stunt double suing News Corp. in the United States says that a U.K. compensation scheme set up by the company has been "unfair" to victims and that U.S. courts have an opportunity to address the "increasing threat to privacy."read more
An asset management company accused Paramount of cheating profit participants on its 1990s blockbusters. In response, Paramount blamed JPMorgan for making a secret deal to get out of "risk-free" loans. read more
Vorig jaar overleden 8,2 miljoen mensen aan kanker
In 2012 zijn er wereldwijd 8,2 miljoen mensen overleden aan de gevolgen van kanker. Dat aantal ligt acht procent hoger dan in 2008, de laatste keer dat het kankerinstituut IARC van de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie cijfers bekendmaakte.
Langdurige blootstelling aan fijnstof verhoogt de kans op vroegtijdig overlijden, zelfs bij concentraties beneden de officiële Europese norm. Tot die conclusie komt een Europees consortium van onderzoekers na het analyseren van 22 studies onder 367.251 Europeanen. Vandaag verschijnen hun result
Was hij nou wel of niet verwoest, was vorige week even de vraag. Maar volgens astronoom Tony Phillips is komeet ISON inmiddels al bijna niet meer waarneembaar. Hij is niet meer dan "een wolk van stof", aldus Phillips op SpaceWeather.com, een website waarachter ruimtevaartorganisatie NASA schuilt.
Nederlandse universiteiten moeten af van hun "te grote focus op productie in de wetenschap”. Dat zegt Karl Dittrich, voorzitter van de Vereniging van Samenwerkende Nederlandse Universiteiten (VSNU) in een interview met NRC Handelsblad.
Gamification Will Drive Billions In Economic Value, But What Consumers Expect From It Is Changing Quickly
Gamification, the use of game elements to promote desired behaviors among customers and employees, has been a popular business strategy for decades.
But the always-on digital and smartphone age has vastly expanded opportunities for gamification, and now it's used in digital services and apps a
Wal-Mart's well-oiled assembly line of conveyer belts and machines that pick, pack and sort items at its massive warehouses is mesmerizing to watch.
The company has more than 130 distribution centers in the U.S. in addition to its 4,100 stores, both of which ship millions of items every ye
Spacesuits are sometimes called the world's smallest spacecraft, but they are anything but small for the astronauts wearing them.
MIT Aeronautics researcher Dava Newman has been working for more than a decade on a revolutionary space suit that could change all that.
At last week's TEDWomen event in
The hilarious Lewis Black took to The Daily Show last night to rail against technology. It seems that our present isn't the future he was promised growing up. Plus he has a great take on Amazon's proposed delivery drones.
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BitTorrent Client Devs Work on Bitcoin Integration
The people behind FrostWire are working hard to implement Bitcoin support in their BitTorrent client. In addition to letting users donate to content creators and tracker owners from within the client, they are also integrating a Bitcoin wallet into the BitTorrent client. The FrostWire team hopes oth
Authorities in South Africa have made their first ever arrest of an online movie pirate. The individual, said to have been identified by a hacker employed by an anti-piracy company, is reported to have uploaded a "high profile" local movie to The Pirate Bay. But with the anti-piracy outfit currently
The Pirate Bay was forced to switch domains earlier this week but today the torrent site reached its final destination for now. A few moments ago TPB landed in Peru with words of caution for its adversaries. Speaking with TorrentFreak, a Pirate Bay spokesman said a new system currently under develop
To address the rights of victimized copyright holders, the U.S. Government has recently obtained a secret court order. The sealed order allows it to share Megaupload evidence with industry trade groups who may want to take legal action. At the same time, however, the Government refuses to assist fo