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30SP Brand Identity Design by STUDIOJQ

The 30 secondpromos.co.uk brand identity design by STUDIOJQ.<p>STUDIOJQ is an independent design consultancy based in Bristol, UK. They specialize in …

Secret Wants To Be The Stream Of Consciousness For Live Events, Starting With CES

Which panel at this conference isn’t boring? Where’s the after-party? Your friends and followers around the world probably don’t know or care. But people nearby might, and Secret wants to connect you to them. Today Secret launches a CES feed that only people at the conference can share to. While …

Kim Dotcom Launches Encrypted Video Chat Service

Kim Dotcom is making good on his promise to take on Skype with MegaChat, a new browser-based end-to-end encrypted audio and video chat service that has just launched today.<p>The service is still in beta but open to all registered users to try for free on the company’s new Mega.nz domain. Dotcom said …

The Pirx One Printer Mixes High Design And 3D Tech

Poland is a hotbed (get it?) for 3D printing and now up-and-comer Pirx is entering the fray. Their printer, the Pirx One, is a $1,199 PLA printer with some seriously classy looks and optional heated bed for ABS support.<p>The printer is a standard FDM device that prints layers of plastic into a …

English soccer fans chanting 'we're racist' block black man from train

Police in Britain and France are searching Wednesday for a group of English soccer fans who blocked a black man from boarding the Paris Metro and chanted: "We're racist, we're racist, and that's the way we like it."<p>The disturbing video was made by a commuter during Tuesday evening rush hour as fans …

The Dream of Delivery Drones Is Alive (And On A Truck)

There's hope for robotic parcel delivery, with or without Amazon<p>Amazon's drone delivery service was never going to work. Not in the United States, at least, and not in the near-future timeframe announced by CEO Jeff Bezos in a credulous <i>60 Minutes</i> segment in December 2013. When Bezos made the …

Drones

Big growth, but also losses, for solar company SolarCity

By the end of 2014, solar installer and financier (and soon to be solar panel manufacturer) SolarCity had installed about 1 GW worth of solar panels …

Solar Power

Close brush between our solar system and a star reported

Less than 100,000 years ago, a cool, small star flew within 0.8 light years of our sun, brushing past the icy Oort cloud that lies at the outer edges of our solar system, according to research published this week.<p>Scientists say it is the closest a known star has ever come to our planet in the …

Marijuana munchies are all in the brain, U.S. study finds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If recent laws legalizing marijuana in more U.S. states also boost sales of potato chips and brownies, scientists will know why: A study in mice published on Wednesday found, unexpectedly, that the active ingredients in pot essentially make appetite-curbing regions of the brain …

Cannabis

Marines Are Testing Adorable Robot Guard Balls

The few, the proud, the spherical<p>From the sea it emerges, a rolling orb-like object. One large black tire body with two side domes peeking out, GuardBot looks like a two-sided eyeball, straight out of an alien invasion movie. While the Marine Corps tests it as a possible amphibious scout, …

Cute

Nokia is paving the way for driverless cars

A fleet of 300 cars is methodically criss-crossing major cities around the world, documenting our streets in painstaking detail.<p>They aren't Google's Street View cars, but Nokia's Here True cars, similar vehicles with a slightly different goal. Nokia wants to create the next generation of …

Maps

Watching Mesmerizing Drip Paintings Will Never Get Old

Holton Rower's pour painting timelapse breaks the internet one drip at a time.<p><b>This article was originally published on February 17, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>It's unlikely that watching paint drip has ever been as transfixing as it is in the video below. Which is likely why the old clip of …

Alabama governor apologizes after cops slam Indian man to ground

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley apologized to the Indian government for the treatment of an Indian man who was roughed-up by police, calling the case one of "excessive force" in a letter made public Tuesday.<p>Bentley's office released a letter to Indian general consul Ajit Kumar a day after the two men …

The black hole imagery of 'Interstellar' is helping astrophysics

You may have heard that the representation of a black hole in <i>Interstellar</i> was not only based on real science, but might tackle researchers' problems depicting these gravitational points. Well, that just happened -- physicist Kip Thorne and visual effects outfit Double Negative have published papers …

Rare Earth Metal Balls Found Beneath The Atlantic Ocean

The ancient deposit could be good news for tech companies<p>Scientists looking for deep sea organisms on a research cruise last month got a surprise when, instead of deep sea life, they pulled up metal balls the size of softballs. The German researchers stumbled inadvertently onto the discovery of the …

Rare Earth

Report: US carriers are still making it difficult to unlock phones

Inquisitr<p>It used to be illegal to unlock your phones through wireless carriers, but that all changed last week. The FCC and CTIA came to an agreement on February 11th, 2015 that forced carriers to unlock smartphones and tablets upon the user’s request. But according to a new analysis, unlocking …

Mobile

3D printing produces a perfect replica of a sixth-century sword

After hundreds of years as a great power, the Roman Empire finally crumbled, seeing its final days in the fifth century. Of course, the destruction of something so vast could only be achieved by a perfect storm of exacerbating factors -- but one of the largest was the Germanic unrest. For …

Nestle to remove artificial flavours in US chocolate

<b>Swiss food giant Nestle will be removing all artificial flavours and colours from its chocolate products in the US, the firm said on Tuesday.</b><p>Its US unit has promised to get rid of artificial flavours and government certified colours in more than 250 chocolates by the end of this year.<p>The move was …

"Missouri Farm Boy"-Turned-DOT-Engineer Invents a Better Snow-Clearing Vehicle

As we saw in the rooftop snow removal post, getting rid of the white stuff provides unique design challenges for individual snow-clearers. And those …

In another brilliant move, IBM just budgeted $1 billion to take down EMC

This is important and interesting for a whole bunch of reasons — and shows that CEO Ginni Rometty has her competitive game on.<p>She's got a plan to move her massive 400,000-ish strong workforce from shrinking businesses and towards growth areas, even though it's painful, with a number of quiet …

EMC

Spotlight: Pocket Marketing Manager Simran Thadani

MagMaker / February 17, 2015<p>(Photo credit: Christopher Stark)<p><b>My name is</b> Simran Thadani, and I’m part of the team at Pocket. My work in Marketing …