Adam Knowlan

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Lenovo unveils camera-focused VIBE Shot and A7000 smartphones at MWC 2015

Lenovo has recently become the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and for good reason. Just recently the company released multiple phones at CES 2015 and put out some awesome kickstand-equipped tablets. Now at MWC 2015, Lenovo is announcing two new smartphones, the camera-centric …

I tried a brain-altering wearable that allows users to change their moods on demand

The ambiance of the luxury suite on the 14th floor of the Wynn Hotel is at once both sybaritic—the remains of a generous lunch are visible piled on a large tray as I enter the door—and clinical, with an array of wires, patches, electrodes in evidence scattered on tables and other flat surfaces. It …

Google Domains opens to all in the U.S., gets Blogger and Dynamic DNS integration

Google today announced that Google Domains, the company’s domain registration service, is now available to all in the U.S. While the invitation restriction has been lifted in the company’s home country, other countries still have to wait – you can sign up here to be notified when the service …

The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

Light-bending silicon strips are the key to super-fast computers

No, that's not a barcode you're looking at -- instead, it's the likely future of computing. Stanford University researchers have developed an optical link that uses silicon strips to bend light at right angles, which future processors will likely need to transmit data at super-fast speeds. The key, …

Rare Anglerfish Caught On Video

An underwater drone recorded the nightmare swimmer.<p>Earlier this month, scientists observed the black seadevil species of anglerfish alive in its natural habitat for the first time.<p>You might recognize this sort of bony monster from <i>Finding Nemo</i>. One of them nearly swallows Marlin and Dory after …

New Google Research Project Can Auto-Caption Complex Images

Image recognition has come a long way over the last few years and maybe more so than anybody else, Google has brought some of those advances to end users. To see how far we’ve come, just try searching through your own images on Google Photos, for example. But recognizing objects (and maybe basic …

Airbus seeks patent for 'flying doughnut'

European aircraft manufacturer seeks patent for futuristic plane design that resembles a polo mint<p>Forget the sleek pencil shaped jet airliner, the future is the flying doughnut.<p>Airbus, the company which created the stubby cigar-shaped Airbus A380 superjumbo, has come up with an even more radical …

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014