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This Telescoping Macro Lens Looks Completely Insane

A good photographer will do anything for a photo—and now that can even mean wielding a super long lens that looks like a teeny telescope. As …

Google Maps picks up mapping analytics and visualization startup Urban Engines

This isn’t so much an acquisition as a welcoming back into the fold. Urban Engines was formed in 2014 by a bunch of former Google employees, with backing from Google Ventures and Eric Schmidt. The startup was formed to help deal with urban congestion and improve user commutes.<p>Last February, the …

Dear Google, the future is fewer people writing code

Adam LaGreca Contributor<p>Adam LaGreca is the head of communications at Datadog.<p>Google recently launched Project Bloks — a “platform” that will enable developers, educators and designers to work together in order to build “physical programming experiences” for children.<p>This actually has the potential …

Middle School

Marie Kondo's popular organizing tips can also help your relationship

Could a little decluttering be the secret to a happy marriage?<p>Marie Kondo, author of bestselling <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i>, explores the idea in her most recent book <i>Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up.</i><p><b>Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on</b> …

Minimalism

12 Amazing Interior Designs Will Blow You Away

In recent years, not only does interior design offer new ways to express a space, new technologies are bringing truly amazing interior design ideas …

Interior Design

Faroe Islands fit cameras to sheep to create Google Street View

Tired of waiting for Google to map the archipelago, Faroe Islanders have launched Sheep View 360, enlisting their ovine population to do the leg work<p>Living across 18 tiny sub-polar islands in the north Atlantic, Faroe islanders are used to working in difficult conditions. So tired of waiting for …

Faroe Islands

Scientists Create Successful Biohybrid for 3-D Printing, Genetic Engineering

Scientists genetically engineered and 3-D-printed a biohybrid being, opening the door further for lifelike robots and artificial intelligence.<p>If you met this lab-created critter over your beach vacation, you'd swear you saw a baby ray. In fact, the tiny, flexible swimmer is the product of a team of …

10 best CrossFit workouts for weight loss

A level-with-you fact: If you do CrossFit, you will almost certainly drop fat. “High-intensity interval training, common to CrossFit, is very …

Workouts

Five Technologies That Will Disrupt Healthcare By 2020

<i>Frost & Sullivan’s Transformational Health program provides insight on the growth opportunities driven by innovative healthcare technology</i><p>The healthcare landscape is changing exponentially and the following technologies are expected to have far-reaching implications in terms of diagnostics, …

Digital Health

5 Ways a Flipboard Magazine Can Help Boost Your School’s Clubs

Straight A’s aren’t enough these days. Extracurricular activities, community service and even work experiences are all important considerations for college and scholarship reviewers. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, extracurricular “activities offer opportunities for …

Josh Allen

The Best Laptop Bags for Carrying Your Tech in Style

Because tech needs lugging around, too!<p>Whether it's a backpack, a messenger bag, or a slim travel case, there are many ways to carry your laptop and the rest of the essential tech in your life in style. Check out some of the coolest laptop bags available on the market today.

Google takes quantum leap into artificial intelligence | The Star

Ever since the 1980s, researchers have been working on the development of a quantum computer that would be exponentially more powerful than any of …

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA. He created the image below that shows the observable …

Universe

10 unique decor websites that will make your apartment feel like home

Finding unique decor for your home doesn't have to be difficult.<p>The websites listed below are a curation of hidden gems and vintage treasures that …

How too much medicine can kill you | Aseem Malhotra

It’s patients who lose out if doctors and professional journals stop asking the right questions<p>During a recent clinic consultation, I saw Mary, in her early 60s, with type 2 diabetes. She was concerned that the muscle pains in her legs may have been a result of the cholesterol-lowering statin drug …

Medicine

Dare you cross China's new glass-bottomed suspension bridge?

Known as the ‘brave men’s bridge’, the dizzying transparent walkway sits 180 metres above a valley in the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park in China’s Hunan province.<p>Stretched 300 metres between two canyons, the bridge, which was frightening enough to cross when it was made of wood, was partly …

4 Personality Types That Predict You're an Emerging Success

You know you shouldn't. But you can't help telling yourself, can you? That somehow you failed. You didn't fulfill your potential with your college degree. You mangled your retirement savings. Or you're not with the person you wish you could be with.<p>The Graduate School of Stanford Business published …

Motivation

Pixar animators rave about iPad Pro test drive

Apple’s gigantic new tablet just got a huge endorsement from some of the best animators and graphic artists in the world.<p>Pixar’s animation team got an early hands-on look with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil yesterday, and according to Pixar’s R&D pre-production architect, Michael Johnson, the palm …

IPad Pro

London Tube trains recover enough energy to power stations

According to Transport for London (TfL), the city's Underground carries 1.2 billion passengers a year over 402 km (250 mi) of track, with some …

Reminder – The Notebook/Planner for Life

Price: $25The Reminder notebook is beautifully designed to organize your life and help you gain freedom, find purpose, discover passions and grow in …

Now anybody can be a blogger using Facebook Notes

Facebook announced a host of changes to its Notes feature on Friday. Notes originally appeared on the site as a means for users to write extended entries (not unlike Engadget's own Public Access) though it never really caught on with the user base. However, the update transforms Notes into a tiny …