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Hitchhiking Robot Lasts Just Two Weeks in US Because Humans Are Terrible

When hitchBOT the hitchhiking robot started his journey in Boston two weeks ago he wanted to see the entire country. Unfortunately, he never made it out of the Northeast. The researchers who built hitchBOT announced today that they need to stop the experiment because hitchBOT was vandalized in Philadelphia. » 8/03/15 9:58am Today 9:58am

Build or Upgrade Your PC With Today's Amazon Gold Box

If you’re planning to build a new PC, or even just upgrade your existing rig, Amazon just posted great deals on a variety or peripherals, PC parts, storage, and networking gear to get you started. Just remember that this is a Gold Box deal, so these prices are only valid today, or until sold out. [Amazon] » 8/03/15 8:35am Today 8:35am

New Graphene-Based Material May Transform Night Vision and Cameras

When physicists Swastik Kar and Srinivas Sridhar were tasked by DARPA to modify graphene so that it provided thermal sensitivity like that of infrared imaging devices, they didn’t know what they’d end up with. Now, through hard work and a little luck, they have a new kind of super material on their hands. » 8/03/15 7:15am Today 7:15am

Greener, Not Cleaner: How Trees Can Worsen Urban Air Pollution

No one enjoys choking on smog, but are more trees really the answer for polluted city air? It’s not as clear-cut as you might think. Air pollution is clearly a problem for health and well-being – and as more and more people across the world move to live in megacities, they could miss out on the fresh air associated… » 8/03/15 3:45am Today 3:45am

Interpol Is Now Training Police to Fight Crime on "The Darknet"

The arrest, trial and conviction of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht — and his sentence of life in prison — was a stark reminder that 21st century policing is a different game. And judging by the shitshow that was the Silk Road investigation, it’s one that the police need to get better at. » 8/02/15 11:01pm Yesterday 11:01pm

Amazon Prime Will Now Only Allow Sharing Between Two Adults, Four Kids

Before August 1st, you could share the cheap shipping benefits of Amazon Prime with up to four other adults. Now, the company will limit sharing Prime benefits to two adults and four children—unless you already signed up—in a new feature called Amazon Household that shares all Prime benefits, and even payment methods. » 8/02/15 7:40pm Yesterday 7:40pm