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Kyoto: One Perfect Walk

<i>Photo courtesy Shu Nakada.</i><p><i>See the best of old Kyoto in one picture-perfect stroll.</i><p>This hillside walk lets you taste, touch, and see the historical Kyoto of stone-paved streets, traditional architecture, and tiled roofs you traveled so far to find. Three narrow streets by famous Kiyomizu Temple …

This Technology Could Replace the Keyboard and Mouse

For the early part of my technology career, keyboards were the only user interface available. Even with early machines like the Apple II and the …

Mixed Reality

12 Things That Surprised Me About Traveling in Hokkaido

Hokkaido is a place that’s all about going into the wild. So what better way to experience my first time there than to go as spectacularly wild as it …

3 Great Board Games You Can Play With Three Players

Three can sometimes be an awkward number with board games. Sure, lots of titles accommodate three players, but sometimes they do so only with special …

How Breaking One of the Most Basic Physical Laws Might Explain Dark Energy

Fudging the law of conservation of energy offers a new perspective on dark energy.<p>A group of theoretical physicists from France and Mexico has offered a fun new what-if for dark energy, one of physics' most profound outstanding mysteries. As described in the current <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, this …

This Smart Lock Will Make You Actually Want a Smart Lock

Smart locks are mostly a gamble: They promise the ability to unlock your home with only your smartphone, but it’s hard to shake the feeling that …

Home Automation

South Korea unveils plan for near-supersonic hyper-tube train

Transportation that moves close to the speed of sound could be a reality in South Korea before too long. The country’s government-run Korea Railroad …

South Korea

10 things you might not know about Apple's AirPods

Apple fans, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that if you want to get your hands on Apple's hot new truly wireless earbuds anytime soon, it's the same old story. You can either keep your eyes glued to one of several available AirPods inventory tracking websites, or you can pay a bit …

3 Hidden Gems of Board Gaming You Should Be Playing

Every year, there are tons of great games that make a tremendous splash in the board game community. Last year we saw huge hits like <i>Scythe</i> and</i> …

Superb Resin and Wood Jewellery

Discover a collection of pendants launched by the Norwegian designer Tor Johansson, from the store ArtfulResin. A blend of wood and resin, that …

The Star Wars Prequels Have Never Looked as Good as On These Posters

The <i>Star Wars</i> prequels will forever be a point of contention. Some love them as their <i>Star Wars</i> trilogy. Others find them mindless and painful. But …

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Building The Greatest Space Telescope Of All

So, you want to see farther back into the Universe than ever before? To discover how it grew up; to measure the first stars and galaxies; to view it in a new way and to higher precision than ever before? In principle, it’s a straightforward challenge. Just build a larger primary mirror to gather …

Universe

AI Software Learns to Make AI Software - MIT Technology Review

Progress in artificial intelligence causes some people to worry that software will take jobs such as driving trucks away from humans. Now leading …

What is the Fermi Paradox? - ExtremeTech

By on January 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Ever since scientists began to …

5 of the most bizarre homes of 2016!

If you think that you've seen some of the wackiest and most unusual architecture out there in the world, prepare to be totally schooled by this …

WATCH: SpaceX Just Nailed a Rocket Landing, And Is Officially Back in Business

Its first launch since the September explosion.<p>SpaceX successfully launched its first rocket in almost five months on Saturday, deploying 10 …

Space Travel

Report Finds 47% of U.S. Jobs at ‘High-Risk’ of Being Automated in 10-20 Years

The concept of “robots taking our jobs” is the epitome of a trite realization. Bring up robots taking jobs from humanity and there’s maybe a quick …

The Future

Alexa Shenanigans And How To Avoid Them [Updated]

Amazon makes hardware that’s all about easing the way to buying stuff from Amazon. Their Echo digital assistant is a case in point. You can order anything from the Amazon website just by saying “Alexa, order me a . . .” That can be very convenient – or not.<p>Early this month a CBS affiliate in Dallas …

Apocalyptic and Enchanting Photomontages by Suzanne Moxhay

Artist Suzanne Moxhay imagines settings that are apocalyptiques at enchantés by using a technic used in cinema in the 20th century : the matte …

Twelve things you need to know about driverless cars

By 2025 most of today’s drivers are unlikely to even want to own a car. But will we still have gridlock? Will you need to pass a test? We asked the experts<p>From forecourt to scrapyard, a new car in the UK lasts an average of 13.9 years, which is why if you got one today, it might very well be the …

Automotive Industry

Laundroid Laundry Folding Robot

Ranking just below "cleaning the bathroom" on the list of annoying household chores, folding laundry is no one's idea of a good time. The Laundroid …

Cleaning

Your kid’s video game addiction may be perfectly normal

While heavy gaming, particularly in boys, can be a warning signal for parents, not everyone who plays many hours a day is at risk for problems, …

Teens

4 Possible Futures For The Global Food System

From a world where only the rich can afford nutritious food to hyper-local food production, what’s next?<p>Somehow, despite the fact that the global food system produces so many calories that 2.1 billion people are overweight or obese, it also leaves 800 million people without enough to eat. The …

How to talk to teens about computer games

Our son spent the long weeks of last year’s summer holidays bunkered in his room — mastering foreign domains, roaming landscapes full of gunfire and …

The Alien Style of Deep Learning Generative Design

What happens when you have Deep Learning begin to generate your designs? The commons misconception would be that a machine’s design would look …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Quantum Mechanics

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