Arjun Jayachandra

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Raspberry Pi's latest computer costs just $5

Raspberry Pi's new educational micro-computer is its cheapest yet -- a pocket-sized device designed to teach kids coding for just $5 (about £3.30 or AU$7).<p>The Raspberry Pi Zero, unveiled on Thursday, is the latest computer from the British company that has for the last few years made its mission to …

Raspberry Pi

City Guide: New York City

The capital of the United States for a very short time, New York City would become the cultural capital of the world by the 20th century. Like Paris, it established that position by harboring artists of all stripes: writers, painters, dancers and musicians who carved out “scenes” that would change …

The Best All-Inclusive Resorts In The World For 2015

They literally do it all.<p>Many savvy travelers will tell you that all-inclusive resorts are THE way to travel -- not only because all-inclusives handle the room, food, drinks and fun for one (typically) low price, but also because they're also located in some of the most stunning places on Earth.<p>As …

The inside story of why Marissa Mayer's most trusted executives have given up on Yahoo

Some even felt it was dishonest.<p>Mayer's executive bench has been bolting as Mayer struggles to grow revenue or develop new hit products. The two most recent departures were Jackie Reses and Kathy Savitt. Both were handpicked by Mayer. Reses ran mergers and acquisitions and human resources and was …

Boeing says its metal microlattice is the 'lightest metal ever' (Tomorrow Daily 256)

Ashley discusses a new metal with walls 1,000 times thinner than a human hair, plus a robot that may someday become a handy helper for ISS astronauts and a biodegradable "water bottle" you can eat.

A new service will sell all your old stuff for you and take a cut of the profits

When you want to sell your old smartphone, where do you go? There's eBay, Craiglist, or a gadget re-seller like Gazelle. What about a chair you don't want anymore? Or a game console?<p>In a sea of online marketplaces for selling everything imaginable, a new startup called Sell It Easy wants to make …

IBM unlocks the secret to carbon nanotube transistors

Following Moore's law is getting harder and harder, especially as existing components reach their physical size limitations. Parts like silicon transistor contacts -- the "valves" within a transistor that allow electrons to flow -- simply can't be shrunken any further. However, IBM announced a …

Nanotech

15 Gorgeously Designed Henna Tattoos with Unbelievably Intricate Patterns

Photo source: Bubble<p>For thousands of years, the art of henna (called <i>mehndi</i> in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced in India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East. The henna plant is crushed and mixed with other ingredients into a paste, which can then be applied to the skin in dazzlingly intricate …

Microsoft's Windows 10 privacy headache extends into gaming

Is Windows 10 going to disable pirated games? Probably not<p>Windows 10 launched nearly three weeks ago, and while millions of people are upgrading there have been a number of privacy concerns around the new OS. Default settings send information to Microsoft, enable bandwidth sharing to distribute …

The secrets of extraordinary survivors

When faced with trauma, some people manage to emerge stronger than ever. How do they manage it? Michael Bond investigates.<p>Eugenie is telling me the story of the end of her life. At least, it is the end of the life she used to know.<p>Three years ago, government soldiers came to her home in Kinshasa in …

Circle Medical Brings A Full Service Medical Practice To You

Circle Medical, launching from this summer’s Y Combinator batch, is a full service medical practice that will come to you.<p>While other doctor-on-demand startups have existed for a while, Circle Medical’s goal is to provide a service that can used as a regular part of your life, not just in …

Digital pen is better dementia-prediction tool than a doctor

A new dementia-prediction tool could diagnose conditions earlier, and with greater accuracy by using digital pen technology.<p>Alzheimer's disease and …

Dementia

Sprint's new 'iPhone Forever' plan ensures you'll always have the latest iPhone as soon as it comes out

The carrier's new iPhone Forever plan requires that you pay $22 per month on top of your existing data plan for the option to always get the latest iPhone.<p>Sprint is introducing the program just as Apple is rumored to be unveiling its next iPhone next month.<p>Here's how it works. If you sign up for …

Switzerland begins postal delivery by drone

Switzerland’s postal service said on Tuesday it had begun testing parcel deliveries by unmanned drones, although widespread use of the flying postmen is not likely to kick in for another five years.<p>Postal service executives showed off the drones for the first time on Tuesday and said initial tests …

Unmanned Aircraft

Ambitious new tech aims to revolutionize touchscreens

The ambitious GHOST (Generic, Highly-Organic Shape-Changing Interfaces) research project is building technology that will let consumers use their fingertips to literally drag data out of touchscreen displays, bringing it into the 3D world.<p>GHOST is the brainchild of four universities in the U.K., …

Tax office wins luxury car tax case against surgeon

The tax office won a claim against a surgeon who tried to avoid luxury car tax by setting up a car dealership of one vehicle.<p>The Administrative …

Luxury Cars

Why do we keep expecting robots to kill us?

A man died in an industrial accident at a Volkswagen factory in Germany Wednesday. Normally, this would have been little noted — industrial accidents …

James Cameron

16 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Your Independence Day Grill

Can't decide what to make for the biggest cook-out holiday of the year? We've got you covered. From smoky ribs to spiced kebabs, juicy pork chops, and spicy chicken wings, we have 16 great excuses to fire up your grill this Fourth of July.<p>Before you get started, make sure you know how to these …

Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade: seven more questions answered

If I upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, will I lose Office 2010 – which I paid for and installed – and other programs? <b>Wolf</b><p>In most cases, Windows 10 will be installed as an “in place” upgrade via Windows Update, which is usually used to install security patches. All your existing software should …

Windows 10

6 Things You Didn't Know About French Fries

There are few foods that have been eaten at some point by just about everyone in the Western world, but French fries are one of them. Call them fries, call them chips, call them frites -- whatever you call them, fried potato sticks are one of the most universally beloved junk foods on earth. Here …

RBA says tighter lending controls on banks could drive home loans underground

The Reserve Bank warns lending controls on banks to reduce the heat in Australia's property market could just drive buyers elsewhere for their …

New Zealand

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You can now use an iPad as a monitor for a Windows PC

Duet Display has been transforming old iPads into fast MacBook displays for months now, but it’s turning its attention to the Windows world today. For just $9.99 you can download Duet and use an iPad as a monitor on a Windows PC. There’s no complex setup, and it’s really just plug and play to turn …

Lily Isn't a Drone — It's A GoPro That Follows You Around

Meet the friendliest drone on the market.<p>That's because the drone is made to follow around its user completely automatically — no controller necessary — tracking a GPS wristband and following commands issued from a smartphone app.<p>The camera is built right into the drone, and shoots video at up to …

How New Technologies Push Us Toward the Past

Reading all the stories and hearing the rumors about Apple’s autonomous vehicles, Google’s drones, and Amazon’s experiments with new delivery systems, it’s easy to imagine looking out your window in a few short years and seeing a world that is positively Jetsons-like. Think through the implications …

How to become Mexican in 25 easy steps

<b>1.</b> Start every casual encounter with a “<i>buenos días</i>” (good day), “<i>buenas tardes</i>” (good afternoon), or “<i>buenas noches</i>” (good night). If in doubt, just …

This easy recipe for baked eggs in ramekins will transform your breakfast

Omelets? So over them. Fried eggs? Forget about it. When it comes to breakfast, baked eggs are the best invention since, well, sliced bread. These individual ramekins are filled with a deluxe blend of savory vegetables and rich, creamy eggs; give them 20 minutes in the oven and get your spoons …

Tesla's Powerwall Battery is Already Sold Out until Mid-2016

Just days after the Tesla Powerwall was announced, the company has reported that it has sold out of the hot new product until mid-2016. Yowza.<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated today in its first quarter earnings call that the company received more than 38,000 reservations for the Powerwall, which includes …