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This is One of the Funniest Puzzle Games I've Ever Played

'Zip-Zap' is a mobile game of mechanical humor.<p>The central conceit for <i>Zip-Zap,</i> a tactile puzzle game for iOS and Android, is so perfectly conveyed in the thirteen words of its App Store description that I'm just going to copy it in its entirety:<p>Touch to contract.<p>Release to let go.<p>Bring the clumsy …

Gaming

Automate Your Coral Reef Tank with Raspberry Pi

Many people dream of having a beautiful salt water aquarium with living coral in it. These tiny ecosystems, commonly referred to as reef tanks, are a bit more complex to set up than their fresh water cousins. There’s a whole lot more to it than simply dumping some water in an aquarium. Each one is …

Singapore's jaw-dropping new airport has the world's largest indoor waterfall

Air travel is usually a nightmare, but Singapore’s new Jewel Changi Airport extension is taking the sting out of the experience with a lush jungle …

An End to Fossil Fuels: India Commits to Sell Only Electric Cars by 2030

Doubling Their Efforts<p>Yesterday was a particularly glum day for climate scientists, with President Donald Trump withdrawing U.S. support for the …

An IBM Breakthrough Ensures Silicon Will Keep Shrinking

The limits of silicon have not been reached quite yet.<p>Today, an IBM-led group of researchers have detailed a breakthrough transistor design, one that …

Engineering

Man who mowed lawn with tornado behind him says he 'was keeping an eye on it'

'It looks much closer if you look in the photo, but it was really far away'<p>A photo of a man in Alberta mowing a lawn with a tornado swirling behind …

Twitch plays the stock market using $50,000 of actual money

Twitch played <i>Pokémon</i>. Twitch played <i>Dark Souls</i>. And now, Twitch is playing... the stock market.<p>StockStream gives Twitch users a chance to move actual money around every day on the New York Stock Exchange. It's funded — to start with, at least — by $50,000 provided by the stream's owner.<p>"This is all …

Forget augmented reality glasses—AR windows are here today

We hear a lot of talk about the possibility of augmented reality glasses in the future, but it turns out there's another way engage the technology that might be more social: through an interactive window.<p>That's the idea behind a new prototype device called DeepFrame from Denmark-based RealFiction. …

Hack the Planet With This Gift Guide for Coders

If you’re trying to learn how to code or know somehow who is, there are some very valuable pieces of media out there you can use on your own or give …

Off-grid modern house is a ring-shaped forest escape

The Spanish home is a loop consisting almost entirely of outdoor patio space<p>This is what happens when you let architects run wild. Years ago, French developer Christian Bourdais enlisted a handful of architects to each design a vacation home on a plot in the Spanish forest. The rules were simple: …

Architecture

Adventurous Typography Design & Calligraphy

Let's finish off the week with a typography design and calligraphy project that totally defines a genre and style. Overall, It kind of reminds me of …

Typography

National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2017: Stunning entries from the People category

National Geographic has launched the 2017 Travel Photographer of the Year contest. Photographers of all levels are invited to submit their most …

Is the US really going to ban laptops on flights from Europe?

US government is acting on intelligence suggesting terrorists may convert electronic devices aboard flights into bombs.<p>Reports suggest US will …

UK startup Improbable just raised half a billion dollars to build the Matrix

A UK company wants to build massive-scale simulations of reality, and they just raised $502 million to do it.<p>The Series B funding round, led by Softbank, values the company at over $1 billion. The money will be used to develop Improbable's technology, in particular its SpatialOS cloud-based …

UK Hospitals Apparently Hit With Major Cyberattack

(LONDON) — A large cyberattack crippled computer systems at hospitals across England on Friday, with appointments canceled, phone lines down and …

Midcentury meets mountain lodge in this Colorado pad asking $739K

It’s located in Golden, just 20 minutes outside of Denver<p>Although this home in Golden, Colorado, was built in 1927, it’s being billed as midcentury modern—and it’s not difficult to see why. Measuring just over 3,000 square feet, the renovated four-bedroom features walls of glass and soaring …

Houses

Apple’s Watch can detect an abnormal heart rhythm with 97% accuracy, UCSF study says

According to a study conducted through heartbeat measurement app Cardiogram and the University of California, San Francisco, the Apple Watch is 97 percent accurate in detecting the most common abnormal heart rhythm when paired with an AI-based algorithm.<p>The study involved 6,158 participants …

Digital Health

Microsoft launches the Fluent Design System, its take on Google’s Material Design

At its Build developer conference in Seattle, Microsoft today announced Fluent Design, its design system for building user interfaces across devices. In many ways, the ideas behind Fluent resemble those of Google’s Material Design language. The main purpose here is to give developers access to a …

We’ve reached over 1 million UK students with Google Expeditions

For the past eight months, we’ve been on a mission to bring virtual reality experiences into classrooms all across the UK. Launched in September …

Star Citizen Might Take Up At Least 100GB

As video games become more and more complex, the game sizes are getting bigger and bigger, too. <i>Star Citizen</i> might set a new record, though, as the …

Gaming

Assassin's Creed Rogue PC Review

Assassin’s Creed Rogue released on last gen systems at the end of 2014 and provided a rather neat addition to the long running series fusing elements …

If you’ve been keeping up with Valve, then you know that the Steam Controller prototype was leaked a while back. Now, several years later, the final …

Gaming