Arran Macdonald

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Why Laptop-Tablet Hybrids Aren't the Future of Computers

I’ve long used type of portable computer for work, starting with the early so-called “luggables” that weighed as much as 10 pounds. Portable …

What we're learning about the teenage brain

Adolescence is full of emotional roller coasters, non-stop drama, self-hating, self-loathing, and a hearty dose of self-aggrandizement.<p>But adolescents can do things that change the world — if we arm them with the right tools.<p>Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook before he was even 20. Taylor Swift left …

CES 2013: Wrap This Goop Around Your Fingers Then Smash Them With A Hammer

A super weird, rubbery non-Newtonian fluid that could be the next great material to protect your gadgets.<p>We were strolling through one of CES's auxiliary events, actually on our way to the bar, when we noticed a big clear tub of orange goo. Curious! Then we saw the rep for that company grab a …

Every Apple iPhone Compared On Video

Apple recently announced their new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, the first iPhone was announced back in 2007, since then there have been a total of eight …

iPhone

Can an audiophile find joy in a full-size $40 headphone?

JVC's HA-RX700 not only sounds better than a lot of $100 headphones, it's remarkably comfortable and ruggedly built.<p>I'm always on the lookout for great sounding products in all price ranges, so when an Audiophiliac reader suggested the almost too good to be true JVC HA-RX700 full-size headphones, I …

Audiophile

3-D Cosmic Map Helps You Wrap Your Brain Around the Universe's Weirdness

As someone who writes about astronomy, I know that figuring out the universe is tough. There's all these weird things — dark matter, quasars, …

Everyone is an Asshole

Xkcd “Time”: The astronomy of the epic comic.

If you read my blog (and I enjoy self-evident statements like that) then you either already know about Randall Munroe’s amazing Web comic <i>xkcd</i> (and …

Jake and Amir: Swag

DEVIL SHARK DISCOVERED!

Your Pee is Pollution

Death happens more slowly than thought

Jennifer Viegas<p>Related Stories<p>Stem cells viable long after death, Science Online, 26 Jun 2012<br>• Scientists 'switch off' brain cell death, Science …

Razer Blade 14 review: Slim gaming powerhouse brings great battery life - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Razer Blade 14</b> has a slim design with a powerful combination of fourth-gen quad-core Intel processor and Nvidia graphics; battery life is strong, too.<p><b>The Bad</b> A lackluster low-resolution, nontouch display doesn't fit the high-end design. The baseline 128GB SSD for $1,800 isn’t sufficient …

Computer Hardware

Solar-powered phone screen could boost battery life

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: SunPartner Group<p>A French startup is testing a transparent panel that would use solar energy to increase cell phone …

High-tech, $20,000 TrackingPoint ‘smart rifle’ turns anyone into a sniper

Hitting a target at 1,000 yards is a skill only possessed by a few elite snipers. But all that is about to change, thanks to a high-tech bullet …

Intel formalizes Thunderbolt 2, promises products this year

While Intel gave us the technical rundown on its next iteration of Thunderbolt two months earlier, it's now announced that it will officially be known as the not-particularly-original Thunderbolt 2. Promising 20 Gbps throughput and support for 4K video, Intel is now vowing to bring the port to …

Hard Evidence for the Multiverse Found, but String Theory Limits the Space Brain Threat | Not Even Wrong

In recent years there have been many claims made for “evidence” of a multiverse, supposedly found in the CMB data (see for example here). Such claims …

Columbia University

Visualized: Intel's Haswell Core i7 overclocked to 6.88GHz on an ASUS motherboard

After winning yesterday's Corsair Overclocking competition at Computex, the same folks were brought over to ASUS' ROG event earlier today, where they overclocked an Intel Haswell Core i7-4770K from its typical 3.5GHz to a staggering 6.88GHz -- just a tad less than yesterday's 6.98GHz -- on an ASUS …

Yes, nanoscience can enhance humans – but ethical guidelines must be agreed

Engineers are trained to try to figure out how to achieve things that humans cannot and in nanoscience and nanotechnology that challenge is no …

8 web apps that are better than their desktop equivalents

Just a few years ago, even hinting that a web app could compete with a desktop equivalent would be ludicrous. There's no comparison in processing …

Graphene camera sensors said to be 1,000 times more sensitive to light

While we're still scratching around with Ultrapixels and OIS, scientists in Singapore claim they're working on something that could change the entire field of photography. Researchers at the Nanyang Technological University have developed an image sensor made out of graphene that's 1,000 times …

This DIY super laser can cut through a ping pong ball. Lasers! - http://tcrn.ch/1726xiW

Student Science Experiment Shows Plants Won't Grow Near Wi-Fi Router

Five ninth grade students from Hjallerup School in Denmark conducted a science experiment that elicited profound and shocking results about the …

Cydia Tweak: Restore Your iOS Device And Keep Its Jailbreak With iLEX RAT

Recently, we told you about an upcoming restore tool called Semi-Restore. With this tool, you have the ability to restore your device and return to a …