Dick van Nierop

17 Flips | 2 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Following | @DickvanNierop | Keep up with Dick van Nierop on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Dick van Nierop”

Investigators Say 'Explosive Device' Caused St. Petersburg Metro Train Blast

<b>Updated at 3:50 p.m. ET</b><p>Russian investigators say an "explosive device" ignited and ripped through a train car as it was traveling in between metro stations in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Monday afternoon. A second, unexploded device was found at a different metro stop.<p>At least 10 people were killed …

Extremism

Clapper Resigns As Director Of National Intelligence

Saying that "it felt really good" to step down, U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, 75, says he has submitted his letter of resignation. Clapper revealed the news as he testified Thursday before the House Select Committee on Intelligence.<p>Clapper's resignation "was expected and …

MoboMarket: The iTunes for Your Android Phone

While owning a smartphone is pretty common nowadays, keeping the resources on those phones managed might be the trickiest part for many of us. On …

VW TDI ads star four 'salty' ladies and a stinky dog named Tuna

The Kim Kardashian sex tape just keeps on giving: it brought the Three Golden Sisters to our attention, and now Volkswagen has used their comedic, Bronx grandmother schtick to promote its TDI engines. The ads are another round in the fight against the malicious perceptions of diesel – like how …

Supermassive Black Hole Found Farting A Trillion Suns' Worth Of Energy

Scientists zero in on the size, shape, and speed of the gas that reconfigures galaxies<p>At the center of any massive galaxy, you’ll most likely find one daunting portion of space-time: a supermassive black hole. These gigantic gravity wells are so enormous, they have a mass that’s equal to millions …

Your Guide To The 3-D Printed Universe

Additive manufacturing can make almost anything, from fun experiments to paradigm-shifters. Here's how the innovations stack up.<p>What was a niche prototyping tool 25 years ago is fast becoming a globally competitive manufacturing method. Today’s 3-D printing industry is worth well over $2 billion, …

Watch Mapmaking Drones In Action

Two new videos show of drones mapping ruins and protecting endangered species<p>Drones are made of existing technologies: cameras, remote controls, flight, mapping software, and waypoint navigation -- but it’s the way drones incorporate all the parts into a fusion that’s makes them new, and it’s the …

Drones

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is going to run a public beta program for its mobile operating system.</b> That means customers will be able to try out the software before it's released.<p><b>2. Samsung has hinted that its new Galaxy phone will be made of metal.</b> A teaser video spoke of "liquid metal."<p><b>3. Apple is finally going to</b> …

Samsung makes a big play for electric cars by nabbing a battery pack firm

Samsung wants to ensure it's as integral to the electric car world as it is to the mobile arena. The Korean electronics giant is acquiring Magna International's battery pack arm, Magna Steyr, which will fit nicely inside of Samsung SDI, its component division. SDI has already scored a major deal …

Electric Vehicles

Toyota further backtracks on CarPlay plans in statement to NY Times

Toyota, listed by Apple as an official CarPlay partner, has told the <i>NY Times</i> that it “currently has no plans” to offer the system in the USA.<p>John Hanson, the national manager of Toyota’s advanced technology communications, said while the company talked frequently with both Google and Apple, it …

Portable Travel Drones: Forget The Selfie, Welcome To The Dronie

The luxury traveler is now adding a new toy to their luggage, the portable and packable personal drone. Gadget lovers and selfie fans are quickly making the Drone market explode and by the end of this year it will have replaced the prehistoric selfie stick with something breathtaking and …

Drones

Siri Will Speak Seven New Languages Later This Year

Apple released a beta of iOS 8.3 this morning which confirms that Siri will be able to speak a whole bunch of new languages starting later this year.<p>The new build shows that Siri will soon be able to speak Russian, Danish, Dutch, Thai, Turkish, Swedish and Portuguese. It also will gain support for …

Bang & Olufsen’s New Stereo Can Read Your Mind

Bang & Olufsen’s latest music system has a two-side controller designed by the same team that helped create Windows’ Metro UI.<p>Thanks to companies like Spotify, Rdio, and more, a nearly endless succession of music flows from our devices like tap water. So while the design problem of the last 50 …

Now You Can Sign Up To Keep Drones Away From Your Property

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing regulations for the drone industry, but they don't include prohibitions against flying over your house. Polls show that's the kind of privacy invasion that worries Americans.<p>A new company has set up a way to let drone users know you don't want them …

‘Intelligent clothing’ will employ artificial muscles to assist people with reduced mobility, and could even replace stairlifts and wheelchairs<p>A real-life version of The Wrong Trousers immortalised by Wallace and Gromit is being developed by a British team of robotic experts.<p>The close-fitting …

Robotics

Google Is Making A New Chromebook Pixel “Soon”

Were you a fan of Google’s Chromebook Pixel? The Chromebook with the super high-res touch screen built-in, meant largely to show what a Chromebook could be if it cost $1,300 instead of two or three hundred bucks?<p>Good news! It looks like Google is making a sequel.<p>There’s no official announcement …

Ford accelerates tech efforts with new Silicon Valley lab

Ford wants you to know that it's more than just trucks and cars. It wants to be seen as a technology innovator too. Of course, the Detroit automaker has long had a friendly relationship with technology, what with its Sync infotainment platform, its support for third-party apps and, obviously, its …

Silicon Valley