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Macster App – UI/UX Design by m—2—h

Complete mobile app design by the Russian team of m—2—h for the Macster App.<p>Macster is a company that offers a periodic online edition for Apple …

UX Design

Twitter's new 'Mobile App Playbook' is a series of blog posts on how to build apps

Twitter’s Fabric toolkit for developers is often shown off via two apps, Cannonball and Furni. Now, the company is releasing a series of blog posts showing exactly how it made those two apps, which can also be appreciated as best practices for making your own apps.<p>The first post covers prototyping, …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden movie categories

Ever find yourself spending what seems like eons looking for the perfect Netflix movie or TV series to binge on next? That’s certainly understandable …

8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

You want paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free? We’ve got paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Yesterday’s post packed 10 premium apps on …

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

We survived CES 2016! To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of 10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time. These sales could …

The Rokos Core OS Turns Your Raspberry Pi Into A Bitcoin Node

The Rokos Core, now in its fourth version, is a disk image for Raspberry Pis that can turn your single-board computer into a full bitcoin node. The system will allow you to hold a bitcoin wallet and mine, send, and receive bitcoin over the network.<p>Understand that without specialized hardware this …

Bitcoin

New privacy-focused search engine promises to never sell or store your data

With an increasing number of people concerned by infringements of online privacy and how personal data is stored and used, a new UK-based search engine has launched with the promise that your privacy will never be compromised.<p>Oscobo, founded by Fred Cornell (ex-Yahoo) and Rob Perin (ex-BlackBerry), …

9 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

CES 2016 might be the talk of the town today, but not everyone wants all of their tech news occupied by a bunch of nifty gadgets that might never …

Samsung confirms its Gear S2 watch will support iPhone

Samsung is making its Gear S2 smartwatch compatible with iPhone to give it an even great chance at competing with Apple Watch and Android Wear. Its …

Look at These Bacteria Moving Like Electrons Around an Atom

A team of researchers from MIT and Cambridge University has discovered that when bacteria are made to flow through a lattice, they synchronize and …

Teslasuit does full-body haptic feedback for VR

Smartphone-powered headsets like Google Cardboard and Samsung's Gear VR have been worthy stop-gaps for introducing the medium of modern virtual reality. But this year, more resource-intensive VR experiences, games especially, will finally make it into consumers' homes. Pre-orders for the final …

Why learning to code should be on your list of New Year's resolutions

Programming a computer from scratch is difficult for the average American to conceptualize, let alone accomplish. But as computing is now an integral part of industries from communication to health care, the skills of a programmer are more important than ever before.<p>Whether you have an idea for the …

Computer Science

Scientists Just Discovered a Weird New Shark That Glows in The Dark

Its official name: Ninja Lanternshark.<p>Say hello to the ninja lanternshark, a species of shark that has only just been discovered. It's really weird. …

Zoology

Team reprograms social behavior in carpenter ants using epigenetic drugs

In Florida carpenter ant colonies, distinct worker castes called minors and majors exhibit pronounced differences in social behavior throughout their …

Elon Musk Says SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket 'Ready to Fire Again'

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the Falcon 9 rocket that successfully landed back on Earth after launching a payload of satellites into orbit is in good shape and "ready to fire again."<p>Musk on Thursday posted a photo of the rocket back at its hangar at Cape Canaveral in Florida. He said the rocket didn’t …

Windows 95 on a Nintendo 3DS is as strange as you'd think

The trend of putting PC software on wholly impractical devices isn't stopping with the new year, folks. <i>GBATemp</i> fan Shutterbug2000 has managed to get Windows 95 running on a New Nintendo 3DS XL thanks to both DOSbox emulation and some ingenuity. You won't be doing a whole lot with this right now -- …

Some people would like Apple to run the government -- if given little choice

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The headline was enticing.<p>It was from a press release that read: "Trump? Clinton? Carson? None of the Above. Apple's Leadership Team Should Be Running U.S. Government, Says New Study."<p>Could it be, then, …

AirConsole Is A Browser-Based Gaming Platform Where Your Smartphone Is The Controller

Gamers with a penchant for old school gaming have another platform to add to their entertainment mix: AirConsole is a recently launched browser-based games platform that repurposes players’ smartphones as controllers.<p>There’s no need to download any games or apps — or indeed, hunt out your Nintendo …

Retrogaming

You can now view interactive, 360-degree videos on the new Apple TV

Thanks to apps, the new Apple TV is thriving as more than just a video streaming box, but also as a casual game console, place to shop for products …

The US just forged 1.8 ounces of this ultra-rare radioactive element for NASA

Plutonium-238 is the fuel that is driving the Mars rover Curiosity across the Martian landscape. It flew the New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto and …

60 of the best Android apps from 2015

This year was full of excellent app releases for Android and we found tons of tools to trick out your device for work and play.<p>If you’re looking for some quality apps for your new phone or want to breathe new life into your old one, our list of the best apps from this year has you covered.<p><i>Prefer</i> …

9 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

Apps go on sale all the time, but how do you find the best ones out there and cut through the junk? You tun into our daily posts on paid iPhone and …

Music in the Brain

<b>For the first time, scientists identify a neural population highly selective for music.</b><p>Scientists have long wondered if the human brain contains …

Do the Robot! NASA's Valkyrie Gets Down in New Video

Maybe it's time to rethink the stiff, mechanical movements of the popular "robot" dance: A new NASA video features the agency's humanoid R5 robot …

Robotics

9 Facts About People Who Remember Everything About Their Lives

For most of us, our memories are filled with the minutiae of our personal lives. We tend to remember that relatively unimportant time we went to …

Alice In Wonderland

Report from Zimbabwe: Double sunset

A photo of rare sunset, only seen when the sun is low in the sky and likely a result of reflection by ice crystals.<p>On December 11, 2015, Zimbabwe was …

China launches satellite to unlock dark matter's secrets

Dark matter is that pesky, hidden material that keeps foiling scientists' efforts to come up with a grand unified theory of physics. China's space agency has set about to find it with the launch of DAMPE, the Dark Matter Particle Explorer. It successfully made it into a 500 km (300 mile) high …

5 Mobile Games That Continued to Wow Us in 2015

When people talk about the best games of the year, they tend to focus exclusively on the games of <i>that</i> year. This used to make a lot of sense. After …

Mobile Gaming