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Evidence mounts that laptops are terrible for students at lectures

Time to reconsider the notebook and pen<p>Do you use a laptop or tablet to take notes during school lectures or meetings? If so, you might want to reconsider pen and paper; there’s increasing evidence that using laptops during lectures decreases learning, which can result in lower grades, reports <i>The</i> …

Laptops

One picture shows why self-driving cars are loaded with all kinds of sensors

You're looking at what's known in the autonomous-car industry as an "edge case"—a situation where a vehicle might have behaved unpredictably because its software processed an unusual scenario differently from the way a human would.<p>In this example, image-recognition software applied to data from a …

Autonomous Cars

Know Yourself: How Corporate Identity Should Dictate Strategy

<b>Image: Harvard.edu</b><p><i>“WASHINGTON TECHNOLOGY”</i><p>“Some useful questions to consider as part of this planning process.<p>It is extremely important for companies …

These Netflix Socks Will Pause Your TV When You've Fallen Asleep

Grab your needles.<p>Netflix recognizes that it's easy to fall asleep during a long binge-watching session. The streaming service has developed a pair …

Everything we know about the Galaxy S7, Samsung's next flagship phone

The South Korean electronics giant used to be the undisputed king of the smartphone world. But over the last few years, it has come under a sustained assault from Apple. Starting with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the Cupertino company's larger-screened devices stole away Samsung customers and cratered …

Gear & Gadgets

Tesla’s license plate mystery is no mystery at all

That level of attention is an indicator that the Tesla investment story is not over yet and in a world where true revenue growth is so hard to come by, Tesla is very unusual indeed. A strange story out of Denmark illustrates this point.<p>The Danish government recently accused Tesla of trying to …

Tesla

Leaked Apple Support app could lead to shorter lines at the Genius Bar

Apple is taking its support services to its customers. Years after its business has come to rely almost entirely on iPhone sales, the company appears to be giving its support site a home on iOS devices.<p>The company has yet to confirm the app, but a series of screenshots from Sonny Dickson, a source …

Here's what James Bond's résumé would look like if he had one

Ever wonder how you would stack up to James Bond in a job search?<p>Sure, he's survived 4,662 shots and has the ability to romance the most beautiful women in the world — but MI6, the British secret intelligence service, has gone on record saying they wouldn't hire the fictional Secret Service agent …

James Bond

How to connect the Magic Keyboard to your Mac

If you buy a new Retina 4K iMac or Retina 5K iMac it'll come with a Magic Keyboard pre-paired and ready to go. If you have an existing Mac, though, …

Do University Technology Patents Pay Off? Ask Apple, Which Was Ordered to Pay $234 Million.

Some researchers, including the Brookings Institute, have argued that universities should abandon the old approach of licensing their technology to the highest bidder.<p>The prevailing wisdom states that when universities try to cash in on their research — be it chip design or gene splicing — they …

Apple Launches Quality Program for MacBook Pro Anti-Reflective Coating Issues

Apple has issued an internal notice about a new Quality Program that addresses anti-reflective coating issues on MacBook and MacBook Pro models with Retina displays, as confirmed by multiple sources. These issues include the anti-reflective coating on displays wearing off or delaminating under …

MacBook Pro

ANALYSTS: Walmart is finally paying the price

Walmart is paying back.<p>On Wednesday, at its annual investor day, the company cut its outlook for profits over the next two years and forecast a drop of 6% to 12% in 2017.<p>After the news, shares fell by as much as 10%. This wiped out about $18 billion of the company's market value and was the worst …

Markets

Programming Hate Into AI Will Be Controversial, But Possibly Necessary

Zoltan Istvan Contributor<p>Zoltan Istvan is a futurist and 2018 California gubernatorial candidate of the Libertarian Party.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Is monetizing federal land the way to pay for basic income?<br>• Will the coming robot nanny era turn us into technophiles?<p>In the last few years, the …

Consciousness

George Boole: how a Victorian mathematics don became a digital pioneer

George Boole’s home city of Lincoln, 200 years after his birth, is set to celebrate his achievements as part of a digital arts festival<p>With a steely glare, a starched collar and a pair of truly prodigious sideburns, he is the digital pioneer you have almost certainly never heard of. Now, 200 years …

Mathematics

DARPA Wants Drones That Vanish Into Air

Wings that melt are a feature, not a bug<p>Sometimes, the best things are those that can be easily left behind. For rescue missions, whether battlefield or natural disaster, DARPA envisions using lightweight, cheap, and expendable single-use drones that can carry supplies to those in need and, once …

DARPA

Dell's $67 billion EMC deal will transform it into an enterprise giant

Just as rivals like Hewlett-Packard are getting smaller<p>Dell has announced that it plans to buy data storage company EMC for $67 billion. The deal will be the largest ever in the history of the tech industry, reports <i>The Financial Times</i>, with EMC agreeing to a sale price worth roughly $33.15 a share. …

uBiome Teams Up With Apple To Study Your Gut

The biotech startup wants everyone to explore gut bacteria and health<p>From asthma and acne to obesity and schizophrenia, the microbiome—the billions of bacteria that take up residence in and on our body—plays a crucial role in human health. However scientists are only just beginning to understand …

iPhone 6s with TSMC chip shown to run cooler, offer better battery performance than Samsung A9 processor models [Videos]

We’ve heard and read a lot about Apple going with two different manufacturers for the A9 chip in its iPhone 6s. Some models ship with a processor made by TSMC while others come with a Samsung-made component. While you’d expect that Apple would ensure both are built to offer comparable performance, …

iPhones 6S battery life 'varies by up to two hours depending on chip supplier'

TSMC and Samsung make chips for iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, but power consumption varies markedly, according to user reports<p>Two seemingly identical, brand new, iPhones 6S may have a battery life that differs by up to two hours depending on which of two companies manufactured their processor, according …

Batteries

With Gene Editing, Pigs Could Be The Perfect Organ Donor

And they would contain at least ten times more edited genes than any other animal yet<p>For years, scientists have been trying to manipulate pig organs so that they could be transplanted into the 8,000 humans waiting for a life saving transplant. So far, that hasn’t worked. But George Church, a …

Flying Robot Bees Can Now Swim, Too

It's a bird! It's a fish! It's a Super Robot Bee!<p>When given the choice between sinking and swimming, these RoboBees will swim every time.<p>We first wrote about Harvard scientists' invention of robotic bees back in 2013. In some ways, not much has changed. The bees are still leashed to their power …

Yahoo!

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Hypnotic 3D Canvas Sculptures Play with Vibrant Colors and Swirling Textures

Partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, collectively known as Stallman, marry their individual talent and vision to create mesmerizing three dimensional sculptures out of canvas and paint. Their newest collection of work, titled <i>Canvas on the Edge</i>, aims to highlight the nature of the materials by …

Sculpture

Google and NASA Have A New Quantum Computer

Meet the D-Wave 2X<p>It looks like the holiday season came early for Google’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab.<p>Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association announced today that they’re getting the D-Wave 2X, the newest and most powerful quantum computer on the market. The 2X …

Quantum Computing

Google is copying two features advertisers love about Facebook

The new products are quite similar to a service and a format already available from Facebook. And they're two of the advertising products marketers love most about the social network.<p>First up, Google has announced a new product called "Customer Match." It works in a similar way to Facebook's …

Digital Advertising

iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6 – Full comparison [Video]

If you haven’t heard, Apple’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are finally here, but should you upgrade? Well today we’re comparing the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus…<p>Design and hardware<p>Starting out with design, it’ll be hard to tell the difference between any of these phones. Being an …

Mobile Technology

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than an Uzbek in 3D?

This geometric woodblock puzzle will twist and draw your brain into another dimension – but in a good way!<p>Hello guzzlers!<p>I do my best to bring you the best puzzles I can source from around the world. So far I have brought you puzzles from Japan, Vietnam, Israel and the US.

Kinetic sculpture SeeMore is "a visual representation" of algorithms, has "a lot of nuts and bolts." #WMF15 http://t.co/STSP19Y5ss

Netflix isn't going to rely on Hollywood to make its TV shows

Netflix nearly single-handedly proved that original programming could work for subscription streaming services, and now it's looking to take the next step by producing new shows completely in-house. According to a report from <i>Bloomberg Business</i>, the company may shoot its new Chelsea Handler talk …