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Your Own Video Game Cloud: Steam Home Streaming Service Now In Beta

As Valve's Steam Developer Days conference kicks into full gear in Seattle, the studio began sending out the first invites for Steam's in-home streaming beta. Pretty soon, Steam gamers will be able to play games in their library on other systems, even if said games aren't installed.

Innovators Gather In Abu Dhabi To Address Sustainability

In what will be the largest gathering on sustainability ever to be held in the Middle East, innovators from many sectors will gather in Abu Dhabi on January 18 - 25. Abu Dabai Sustainability Week features the World Future Energy Summit and brings together leaders from the worlds of politics, science, business, and academia to discuss and address the energy challenges of the future. Read on to learn more about the event.

Valve's SteamVR Beta Shows Why 2014 Is A Big Year For Virtual Reality

Although Valve's Developer Days conference doesn't kick into full swing until tomorrow, the studio's already given us a glimpse into one of the innovations they're going to debut there - SteamVR. It's pretty much just what it sounds like: you can now use Steam with the Oculus Rift.

Scientists Are Now Testing An Internet Made For Robots: RoboEarth

I've got three words for you, ladies and gentlemen: robotic hive mind. That's what scientists at Eindhoven University have spent the last four years creating; an invention they refer to as "RoboEarth," a "world wide web for robots."

Chinese Tourists May Soon Set Out For The Final Frontier

When you have all the money in the world, what is there left to do? Go into space, apparently. A Netherlands-based tourism firm by the name of Space Exploration Corporation today signed a deal with Dexo Travel which will see it taking rich tourists into space at a premium.

EA Finally Admits That Always-On DRM Doesn't Work With SimCity

When SimCity first launched, it came with DRM that effectively crippled the game. Things only got worse when it came to light that this wasn't even necessary - and now EA is finally admitting as much. Today, they announced that they're finally bringing offline single-player to SimCity.

Meet Your New Home Medical Laboratory: Scanadu

The ease of access to medical information has increased our health IQs greatly from pre-Internet days. But if doctors aren't exasperated with their know-it-all patients just yet, a Silicon Valley startup called Scanadu is about to change the practice of medicine altogether with smart gadgets that give you the tools to test and analyze your own vitals and body fluids.  And you don't need a prescription, or a fortune, to buy them!  

Bibliotech: World's First Bookless Library

When you think about paying a visit to a library, you think about shelves upon shelves of books, a library catalog, and sometimes even a male or female librarian dressed in tweed and glasses so nerdy that they're the coolest fashion statements ever. What you do not expect to find is a business that is chock full of emptiness. But that's exactly what the world's newest library offers to patrons.

Meet ColorADD, A Revolutionary Code To Help Colorblind People

Color blindness is an inability or decreased ability to see and/or perceive colors. It mostly affects males, which is easily explained by Genetics, and around 10% of males are somehow affected by it. While color blindness is not a disease or a life-threatening problem, it can sometimes play a major role in one's life. Portuguese designer Miguel Neiva developed a truly revolutionary visual code to help these people surpass their deficiency and deal with colors in the most normal way as possible.

Christie's Scapegoat [Bridget Anne Kelly] Faced Light Traffic On Twitter Trail

It's been said that in today's socially connected world, it's almost impossible to completely remove your digital footprint from the Web. As hard as you try, traces of your bon mots, bio clips and tweets seem to remain sticky enough for others to find.

Southern Hemisphere's Largest Windpod System Has Been Installed In The City Of Cockburn

Today's society is turning more and more to renewable sources of energy, due to an improved awareness about the environmental problems surrounding the other energy sources. Also, we try to utilize and not waste as much energy as possible. Following this line of thought, the Australian city of Cockburn has installed a system of windpods in order to generate power from wind - that is the biggest system in the Southern Hemisphere.

How Many Times Have You Checked Your Phone Today?

Mother is a device by Sen.se launched at 2014 International CES, that turns objects into smart and understanding things that enrich your life. She comes with Motion Cookie sensors to attach to your toothbrush, your keys, your shoes, your pill bottle, or your child - anything that you want to monitor throughout the day using temperature, geolocation and accelerometer capabilities, even your phone. How many times do you check yours per day?

Video Game Consoles Are Now Legal In China; That Doesn't Mean Much Yet

Last September, the Chinese government announced plans to lift a long-standing ban on foreign video game consoles. Good news, everyone: today, they've finally realized those plans. Well...at least for a little while. And there are a few strings attached.

CES 2014: Say Hello To The World's First Working Security Robot

At this year's Consumer Electronics show, the science fiction concept of robot security guards has just blasted its way into the real world. Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the Knightscope K5: the world's first true security drone.

Wearable Tech Goes To The Dogs: The VOYCE Dog Health & Fitness Monitoring Collar

Radar and wi-fi have been a part of wearable technology for dogs for some years now; you might even say that dogs have had a 'paw up' on wearable technology.  Of the new dog tech products being introduced at the 2014 Computer Electronics Show (CES),  I particularly like prospects for the Voyce dog-wearable collar that monitors and reports your dog's health and fitness levels 24/7.

Never Forget To Take Your Meds: Cell Phone In Your Pill Bottle

AdhereTech have released a patented pill bottle with an embedded sensor to detect when you've removed a pill, instead of simply monitoring if you have opened or closed the bottle, like GlowCaps. Their sensor hooked up to 3G means better adherence to medication, but more exciting than that - their pill bottles can integrate with other data tracking devices, like glucose monitors, so you can see how your medication is interacting with your body.

At CES 2014, Even The Journalists Are Robots

In the future, we might be able to start attending conferences through robots. A company known as Suitable Technologies has recently made their telepresence robot, Beam, available to the general public. Using Beam, a Forbes journalist attended CES 2014 without ever leaving her kitchen.

The Oculus Crystal Cove Prototype Makes VR Better Than Reality

At today's Consumer Electronics Show, Oculus unveiled a new prototype of its Rift virtual reality headset. The new device, dubbed "Crystal Cove," adds positional tracking and a new OLED display. What that basically means is that Crystal Cove blows the old Rift out of the water.

Freshness Burger's Peanut Butter Burger Is Jammed With Asparagus

Freshness Burger's limited edition Peanut Butter Burger picks up where Elvis Presley's favorite sandwich left off. Unfortunately, the Japanese fast food chain left off the bananas and added onions, bacon, lettuce and (shudder) asparagus.

Don't Waste Time Sleeping: Fight Dragons In Your Dreams

Lucid dream masks work by flashing a series of light patterns when you are in REM sleep. The Remee Mask, the Aurora Mask, the REM Dreamer as well as apps like DreamZ, or Lucid Dreaming, claim they can make you aware you are dreaming, and have some control over the events that occur. Can we regain hours of our lives, in our imaginative worlds where anything is possible? Can we fight dragons in our dreams?

Google Wants To Bring Android Into Our Cars

Google is a company that sets itself apart from the others mostly due to the broad spectrum of activities and enterprises it invests on. Google's investment in cars is not new, with the development of a self-driving car as one of the most well-known projects by the company, but recently it has been announced that Google wants to move Android into our cars, with something called "Open Automotive Alliance".

Happiness Ahead: FROM Software Opens Up A Dark Souls Themed Cafe

Some of you might remember that last December, FROM Software announced plans to roll out a video game cafe themed after its Dark Souls franchise. Yesterday, that cafe finally opened up in Tokyo, to a great deal of fanfare. Let's have a look, shall we?

NASA Is Using A Lake In Chile To Prepare For An Exploration Of Titan

Over in Chile, a team of scientists from NASA's Intelligent Robotics Group are testing something very, very cool. The Planetary Lake Lander is an early prototype of an autonomous, floating space probe which the team believes can be used to explore the surface of Titan.

A Handheld Gym And Trainer: The Tao WellShell

More... more... more.  Hold... hold.... The words, somewhat garbled, are those of your computerized trainer in the newest invention for those who currently waste too much time social networking. Now, while you're waiting in grocery lines, traffic, or even watching TV, you can be flexing various muscle groups and having your strength measured and pushed to the rythms of more... more... more... hold... hold...instead of tweeting, googling, or facing the book. The Tao WellShell is here.  Well, almost....

 

A New Greenhouse Gas Has Been Found, 7,100 Times More Powerful Than CO2

Global warming, a consequence of the Greenhouse Effect, is one of the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced. It may provoke massive changes to our planet, such as the melting of glaciers and the consequent raise of sea levels, which will flood many regions. Scientists thought that carbon dioxide (CO2) was the most dangerous Greenhouse gas, but turns out there is a bigger bully in town.