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Japanese researchers created holograms you can touch

The touchable holograms, called Fairy Lights, could serve as the beginning to developing technology where humans could interact with the hologram.<p>This could particularly come in handy in medicine, where hologram technology is used to demonstrate certain procedures.<p>The holograms were made using …

NASA releases clearest images of Pluto world might see for decades

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black and white images beamed to Earth could be some of the clearest close-ups of Pluto's surface humans see for decades, NASA says.<p>The images, taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, show craters, mountains and glacial terrain along a strip 50 miles (80 kilometers) wide.<p>The spacecraft …

Solar System

Back to School, the A-List Way: Angelina Jolie Pitt, Kim Kardashian West, and Kate Moss Do Mummy-and-Me Style

While the first day of school might be a few weeks away—or even sooner for those headed to college—the clearest rite of passage for students around the world is the school run. Whether in the morning or afternoon, the drop-off and pickup lanes have become the new runway for the mommy mafia. In …

20 best new Android apps and games this week

Ninja Jamm, Microsoft Translator, Dreamify, MSTY, Fallout Shelter, Down The Mountain, March of Empires and more<p>Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, covering smartphones and tablets.<p>All these apps have been released for the first time – ie not updates – …

Apps

A beginner’s guide to understanding UX design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we write a lot about the user, the single visitor that arrives on your site or landing page and needs to be triggered and helped around. UX design helps …

HitchBOT Gets Mugged in 'City of Brotherly Love' En Route to San Francisco

The little robot's stated goal: To see whether robots could trust humans.<p>Sometimes bad things happen to good robots.<p>A child-sized robot called HitchBOT saw its hitchhiking journey across the United States come to an abrupt end in the city of Philadelphia, just two weeks into its travels. The robot, …

San Francisco

Electronic Arts smashes analyst expectations with strong Q1 2016 earnings

Publisher Electronic Arts has repositioned itself as one of the top game makers in the world, and it has had another strong quarter to prove it deserves that reputation.<p>EA reported the results of the first quarter of its fiscal 2016 today, and the company revealed that it generated more than $693 …

Electronics

Michelle Obama And Jimmy Fallon Bring Us "The Evolution Of Mom Dancing Part 2"

She truly is the coolest first lady.

Michelle Obama

React Native Now Available, Build Native Apps In Javascript

Facebook announced today that its React Native library is now available on Github. The library allows you to build native iOS and Android applications with JavaScript and Facebook’s React library.<p>React Native compiles apps written in Javascript into native views, providing the platform-specific …

Software Engineering

Google Will Now Pay You to Kill Bugs Year-Round

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Why 2015 is the year of encryption

Image copyright Brian A Jackson/Shutterstock.During a visit to Silicon Valley earlier this month, President Obama described himself as “a strong …

Privacy

5 amazing apps for business travelers

As much as I love traveling, I know how stressful it can be to book flights, reserve hotels, arrive on time and drive in unfamiliar cities. And that's just when I'm going on a relaxing vacation. On a business trip, where a big contract or your job is on the line, the stress skyrockets.<p>What happens …

MediaTek's standard lets your devices share their hardware

There are plenty of standards for sharing your media collection between devices, but what if you want to borrow a device's camera or display? MediaTek thinks it has an answer. Its new CrossMount standard lets devices share their hardware and software when they're on the same WiFi network, letting …

A Security Expert Just Published 10 Million Passwords And Usernames

Here’s what you can do to keep yours from making any future lists<p>Yesterday, security consultant Mark Burnett released 10 million passwords and corresponding usernames in a data set he made using existing information. And he promises it's for the greater good.<p>Burnett says he had to write a blog post …

Information Systems

How to AirDrop Photos & Other Files from iPhone to Mac (or Transfer Them via iTunes

As a writer, I appreciate being able to bring my work with me wherever I go. I can write an article on my Mac, and then transfer it to my iPhone to polish it up while I’m waiting to pick the kids up from school. While there are many ways in which to save files between devices, I’ve found that using …

Apps

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Silk Road founder allegedly admitted site origins to friend

A college friend of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht testifies against him during the trial's second week.<p>Does somebody engaged in a harmless "economic experiment" swear a friend to secrecy about how the experiment was conducted? And does he also keep a detailed digital journal of the experience on …

Silk Road

The Internet will vanish, says Google's Eric Schmidt

Technically Incorrect: Speaking at Davos, Google's executive chairman explains that we'll all be experiencing our digital connections as a seamless part of our everyday world.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Digitally speaking, we're not …

Computer Science

The Dos and Don'ts of LinkedIn

Because, really, what ARE the rules?<p>You rely on LinkedIn a lot, right? Us too, but here's an arresting professional thought: We're doing it wrong.<p>Like, <i>are</i> you supposed to accept all the invitations you get, or does that mess with the algorithm of your network (or something)? Is there a way to …

Media Streaming App Allcast Is Finally Available For iOS Devices

Impressive mobile streaming service Allcast has been an Android-only affair for some time, much to the delight of those that use the Google mobile platform, but at last it has finally made its way to iOS — as Engadget first spotted.<p>Allcast for iOS, which had been in beta since October and available …

How One Olympian's Failure Helped Her Land a Job at Google

Nine years ago, Emily Hughes was at the 2006 Olympic games in Turin, Italy, skating before millions of TV viewers. Today, Hughes is in the trenches …

How To Make Sure Your Gmail Is As Secure As Possible

No one wants to deal with the stress and potential damages of having an email account hacked.<p>To decrease the likelihood of hacks, as well as the time it takes account holders to find suspicious activity that could be a precursor, Gmail has created a handy check list that all users should take the …

Setting Up Google Analytics and Heatmap to Track Conversion

<i>Sean Kim is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared on AccelBlog.</i><p>Many of you have probably heard of Google Analytics already. It tracks the basic website activities of your blog/website, such as unique traffic, traffic …

Analytics

How To Discover Everything Facebook Knows About You

You can't opt out of ads on Facebook without opting out of Facebook itself. But you can do a lot to control the ads you see.<p>Facebook shows you ads based on what it knows about you and what it thinks you like. It has two ways to figure this out:<p>1. What you tell it directly ( name, age, marital …

5 Ways to Make Your Workspace More Productive

<i>This article originally appeared on Live in the Grey.</i><p>It feels great to <i>just be in</i> New York’s Grand Central Station. The high, vaulted ceilings, …

50 Universal Truths That Will Make You More Successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from billionaires to entrepreneurs launching startups (one while fighting brain cancer).<p>All of that has led me to conclude that there …