Mashable |WhatsApp hits 200 million active users in India

WhatsApp has hit 200 million monthly active users in India as the Facebook-owned service continues its dominance in developing markets. India remains the biggest market for WhatsApp, which had 160 million active users in the country last November. Moving forward, Brian Acton, a founder of WhatsApp, said the company will explore ways to contribute to…

Science Daily |Ball-rolling bees reveal complex learning

Date: February 23, 2017 Source:Queen Mary University of LondonSummary: Bumblebees can be trained to score goals using a mini-ball, revealing unprecedented learning abilities. Bumblebees can be trained to score goals using a mini-ball, revealing unprecedented learning abilities, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Their study, published in the journal Science, suggests…

WIRED |Google Accuses Uber of Stealing Its Self-Driving Car Tech

Until today, the race to build a self-driving car seemed to hinge on who had the best technology. Now it’s become a case of full-blown corporate intrigue. Alphabet’s self-driving startup, Waymo, is suing Uber, accusing the ridesharing giant of stealing critical autonomous driving technology. If the suit goes to trial, Apple’s legal battle with Samsung…

WIRED |Android Can’t Compete With iMessage. Google Is Changing That

When text messaging was simple, SMS worked beautifully. You could send 160 characters to anyone with a cellphone, and they’d receive it the same way they would a phone call. In the age of flip phones and nine-key texting, that was all anyone needed. But when texting gave way to group messaging, video calls, and…

Futurism |Tesla Is on Track to Deliver Us Into the Next Age in Energy

In Brief Production of Tesla’s $35,000 electric vehicle, the Model 3, is expected to begin on schedule in July, with the first deliveries coming in late-2017. This vehicle will allow Tesla to compete with other affordable electric cars, such as the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Bolt, bringing the company’s EV brand to a new market….

Futurism |Norway Just Added 50,000 More Seeds to Its “Doomsday Vault”

In Brief A shipment of 50,000 seeds have made their way to a vault in a mountainous area of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago. The vault serves as the Global Seed Vault and stores virtually every kind of seed to ensure biodiversity. Buried in the side of a mountain in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway…

Futurism |See NASA’s Posters For The Landmark Earth-Like Planet Discovery

In Brief In order to celebrate the discovery of a seven planet system that holds a plethora of Earth-like worlds, NASA made stunning a poster advertising life on the planet and showcasing the respective orbits of the alien worlds. In case you missed it, the science world was abuzz yesterday. NASA announced their latest exoplanet…