Christopher Brant

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Someone has destroyed Sphero's BB-8 droid to see what's inside

If you’re still saving up for your very own Sphero BB-8 – the adorable app-controlled mini robot, based on the equally adorable orange and white rollerball droid from JJ Abrams’s forthcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens – you might want to look away now.<p>The must-have robot , unveiled last week as …

What Steve Jobs was missing about innovation

In 2007, at the D5 Conference, Steve Jobs sat with Bill Gates and talked about the importance of passion when it comes to innovation. While I agree with Steve, I think he was missing a very important piece that is an absolute necessity for igniting passion, and I didn't quite understand what that …

Innovation

Everything Is Made Of Waves; Also, Particles

Everything in the universe has both particle and wave nature, at the same time.They’re really just different language describing the same mathematical object.

Shop For Authentic Walt Disney World Resort Merchandise with New Shop Disney Parks Mobile App

One of the most popular questions I’ve received during my time with Disney Theme Park Merchandise is, “Can I buy this item online?” I’m delighted to …

Looking Back at D23 EXPO 2015 Disney Theme Park Merchandise

I know that many of you, our Disney fans, were with us all weekend long at D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. I mean what an experience, am I right? …

Check out all the amazing ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ toys from Hasbro

Sept. 4 will be a huge day. Declared “Force Friday,” it will be when Lucasfilm and Disney release all the toys for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, …

The Dad Of The Year Built His Daughter A Custom Speeder Bike Rocking Horse

It looks like the 2015 Best Parent of the Year Award is all but a lock for Australian Instructables user 'Tez_Gelmir' who built this custom <i>Return of</i> …

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Pixar to offer yet another in-house animation tool absolutely free

Pixar Animation Studios recently revealed plans to release one of its brand new filmmaking tools as an open-source project next year.<p>Universal Scene …

First Items from Twenty Eight & Main Collection Coming to Disney Parks Online Store Starting August 28

A few months ago I shared details about Twenty Eight & Main, a new apparel and accessories line for distinguished gentlemen who love Disney Parks. …

WalkCar Portable Electric Transport Launching From $800 (video)

Cocoa Motors has unveiled pricing for their portable electric vehicle called the WalkCar that is compact yet includes plenty of power and traction to …

Biff! Pow! Mac! Steve Jobs gets the comic book treatment

New graphic novel <i>Steve Jobs: Insanely Great</i> recounts the late Apple leader’s life through 225 pages of gorgeously geeky illustrations, taking readers through his work at Apple, Pixar and NeXT as well as his time away from business.<p>Written and drawn by commercial illustrator Jessie Hartland, the …

What Steve Jobs Said About Creativity

In a beautiful article for The Atlantic, Nancy Andreasen, a neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity, writes:<p>[C]reative people are …

Creativity

China's Winter Olympics 2022 theme sounds way too much like Frozen's 'Let It Go'

Beijing has released the new theme song for the 2022 Winter Olympics, and critics are pointing out it sounds like a blatant rip-off of "Let it Go" …

What 'Ant-Man' Gets Wrong About The Real Quantum Realm

Last week, I was at my graduate alma mater, the University of Maryland, College Park, to help run The Schrödinger Sessions, a workshop giving science fiction writers a “crash course” on quantum physics. The workshop was held at the Joint Quantum Institute, a collaboration between UMD and the …

Turn your smartphone into a hologram projector using everyday items

Using cheap items you may already have in your home, you can build your own 3D smartphone projector.<p>Technically, this simple DIY project doesn’t …

Augmented Reality

The Top 3 Mind-Boggling Quantum Experiments That Will Drop Your Jaw

I'm in!<p>Quantum physics has revealed that the true nature of our reality is much “weirder” than we previously thought. Findings in this realm …

Crowdfunding vs VC Money - an entrepreneur's perspective

Equity crowdfunding is growing, and fast becoming a real alternative to raising Venture Capital. Crowdcube have just claimed their first crowdfunded exit. After closing our own £2M crowdfunding round in June, we’ve been bombarded by founders and VCs asking us to share our story and hear what we …

The uniquely powerful reason why Pixar movies are so good

The first reaction test audiences had to "Monsters, Inc." wasn't the bottomless sense of wonder drummed up by most Pixar movies: It was boredom.<p>"I thought, <i>Oh, a film about monsters who scare kids for a living. That hook should be enough to make people engaged,"</i> director Pete Docter told Tech …

Disney Introduces New Tour - Escape to Walt's Wilderness

Are you a fan of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort? Or do you really enjoy the outdoors? Well, then I have the tour for you with the brand new, Escape …

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering) - Alien UFO Sightings

To understand the delayed choice experiment, you have to understand the quantum double slit experiment.<p>In this experiment, tiny bits of matter …

Time-traveling photons connect general relativity to quantum mechanics

Scientists have simulated time travel by using particles of light acting as quantum particles sent away and then brought back to their original …

Google cofounder Sergey Brin says these 2 books changed his life

Today, Google is one of the world's largest companies, with a market cap of more than $450 billion. Brin oversees GoogleX and Special Projects, divisions responsible for developing world-changing technology like driverless cars.<p>In a 2000 interview with the Academy of Achievement nonprofit, …

Black Holes Get Even Weirder with New Stephen Hawking Theory

Black holes may be even weirder than scientists had thought, according to a new paper by famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.<p>The paper, which …

Physics

This amazing video of the Magnus effect in action will make you love science even more

Science can just be so cool. If you want further evidence of this, you should watch an incredible new video of a basketball being dropped from the …

POWER RANKINGS: Here's who has the best chance at being our next president

There have been surprises (Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump) and the expected (Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush).<p>But with less than three weeks to go before the first officially sanctioned Republican primary debate, it's a complete free-for-all to determine the eventual GOP nominee.<p>Our rankings are based on …

How NASA beamed data over billions of miles from Pluto to Earth

It took roughly ten years and three billion miles, but NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft finally reached Pluto on Tuesday.<p>It’s no surprise that NASA is …

Apple Watch review: A new convert

I thought the Apple Watch was pointless. I was wrong.<p>Though I’ve been writing about the Apple Watch for some time and have tested it repeatedly at the Apple Store since its April release, I had always thought the wearable device was a gimmick. That is, I thought it was redundant: just one more …

Notorious Murdering Mexican Drug Lord Endorses Donald Trump for President. Gracias!

Mexico’s most notorious bloodthirsty murdering drug lord “El Chapo” just threatened the life of Donald Trump. Perfecto.<p>That’s the greatest campaign endorsement any U.S. presidential candidate could ever hope for. “El Chapo” just put Trump on the map. He may have just put Trump in the White House. …