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Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

Self-improvement

A 'bionic pancreas' might transform how diabetes is managed

Scientists have successfully tested a "bionic pancreas" on 20 adults and 32 teenagers with Type 1 diabetes for five days, reports the Associated Press. The pancreas is a wearable device that continuously monitors a patient's blood sugar levels and administers insulin automatically, when needed. …

Hands-on: Ubiquiti’s Amplifi covers the whole house in a Wi-Fi mesh

New 802.11ac home gear trades off enterprise-like features for ease of use.<p>Back in May, networking OEM Ubiquiti announced its new Ubiquiti Labs …

Google a step closer to developing machines with human-like intelligence

Algorithms developed by Google designed to encode thoughts, could lead to computers with ‘common sense’ within a decade, says leading AI scientist<p>Computers will have developed “common sense” within a decade and we could be counting them among our friends not long afterwards, one of the world’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Whitman College decides to drop Missionary mascot

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Whitman College, a private, liberal arts school located in the rolling hills of Walla Walla, Washington, has dumped its …

Frozen Birthday Party "Let it Go" - Anna & Elsa Singing

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1949 Studebaker 2R5 1/2 Ton Pick-Up

This 1949 Studebaker 2R5 pick-up is described as being 99% original and benefits from recent work that included $2k in parts such as brakes, …

Classic Cars

Two self-driving cars avoid each other on Californian roads

A self-driving Audi owned by Delphi Automotive took “appropriate action” to avoid one of Google’s self-driving Lexus cars after it cut it off on a Californian road in a rare meeting of driverless vehicles.<p>John Absmeier, who was travelling in his company’s car at the time, said the Delphi Audi was …

Autonomous Cars

Galaxy S6 ranks first in a “real world” speed test

Knowing all about your future smartphone’s potential performance is a useful bit of purchasing information. However synthetic benchmarks have their issues, so perhaps it’s best to look to some real world speed tests to get a feel for how a handset performs in its day-to-day tasks.<p><i>Tom’s Guide</i> has …

SoftBank's adorable Pepper robot goes on sale this Saturday

Japanese robot Pepper is ready to unthaw the hearts of any consumer who wants one. Maker Softbank said that it'll go on sale June 20th through a partnership with China's Alibaba and Foxconn Technology. As a reminder, the 4-foot humanoid 'bot is designed communicate realistically and even read your …

Get an Acer Iconia 8-inch tablet for $59.99

It's not Tuesday, but when a good tablet deal comes around, alliteration be damned! (Sorry, "Tablet Tuesday"...)<p>Continuing the discussion from earlier this month -- can a $37.99 tablet possibly be any good? -- Acer's eBay outlet store is offering the refurbished Acer Iconia Tab A1-840-131U 8-inch …

Gear & Gadgets

FDA Approves Device That Lets Blind 'See' With Tongue

Innovation<p>The BrainPort V100, a gadget that claims to help blind people "see" with their tongues, was approved Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration.<p>Developed by Wisconsin-based Wicab, the device translates visual information from a video camera into gentle electrical stimuli for the tongue. …

FDA

Windows 10 testers will receive the final build as a standard software update

Windows 10 Insiders – what Microsoft calls its public beta testers – have gotten early access to a lot of the upcoming operating system’s features, but with the July 29th release date approaching, many have wondered how the upgrade process to the final build of Windows 10 will happen.<p>Microsoft took …

Google Project Fi - The Future is Calling

Apple Launches 27" iMac 3TB Hard Drive Replacement Program

Apple has determined that a small number of 3TB hard drives used in late 2012 27-inch iMacs sold between December 2012 and September 2013 may fail under certain conditions. The company has initiated a replacement program to replace affected hard drives free of charge through Apple or an Apple …

3D printing has been taken to a whole new level: Color

3D printing is driving a huge revolution in the world of design and technology. In the process, it is changing the way we think about the design, …

3D Printing

Foodini is a 3D printer for everything from burgers to gnocchi

Who wants a 3D printer for just candy when you can have one that prints a five-course dinner instead? That's the idea behind Foodini, a new 3D printer that takes fresh ingredients and turns them into a culinary masterpiece. The device can do things like make custom ravioli, your own unique crackers …

How A Chinese Company 3-D Printed 10 Houses In A Day

A Chinese company 3-D printed 10 houses in 24 hours in Shanghai's Qingpu district using recycled construction materials.<p>The WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. (link in Chinese) designed the printer that made the walls. The buildings' roofs weren't printed because of technological</b> …

Smile! Meet the 3D printer churning out teeth, nerves and gums for dentists

3D printing firm Stratasys’ latest device makes realistic models for the dental industry, rather than people’s mouths<p>Will.i.am thinks we will be 3D printing human beings in the future, although his comments were met with scepticism from biology experts. Perhaps a better starting point would be …

This 3-D Printed Bioplastic Windpipe Saved A Baby's Life

The infant's 3-D printed trachea will fully absorb into his body in two to three years.<p>We've seen plenty of 3-D printed medical implants for patients that require replacement tissues, but this use of 3-D printed biopolymer to augment and correct an existing tissue highlights just how amazing the …

Listening To The Future With A 3D-Printed Ear

The campus of Washington State University in Southeast Washington’s agricultural region looks like a typical land-grant university. The connected mix of art-deco, modern, and post-modern buildings that collectively house the College of Engineering and Architecture hide a strange and incredible …

One-of-a-kind 3D-printed prosthetics bring beauty to amputees

<i>(Credit: Bespoke Innovations)</i><p><b>A San Francisco company is creating stylish, 3D-printed covers to jazz up prosthetic limbs.</b><p>As we have seen before with the work of Sophia de Oliveira Barata, simply adding a personal touch to a prosthetic limb can go a long way to helping amputees find confidence.<p>A …

San Francisco

3D Printer Manufacturer Stratasys In Acquisition Talks With Makerbot

Makerbot, the Brooklyn-based 3D printing company, is in talks with Minneapolis/Israel-based Stratasys regarding a possible acquisition by the latter, according to a source close to the matter. While Makerbot founder and CEO Bre Pettis refused to comment on speculation, and in fact told reporters …

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

The 10 Coolest Things You Can 3-D Print Right Now

Cameras, guitars, RC aircraft and more!<p>One survey of the 3-D printing landscape will quickly show you that it's brimming with novelty items and useless junk. But don't let that overwhelm you! We sorted through the clutter to create this list of 10 projects that are both awesome and practical.<p>Don't …

We’re Obsessed: 3D Printed Jewelry by Hot Pop

Every so often we come across something new in the 3D printed world that is so our jam, we just have to write an entire post about it! Today’s case in point? Hot Pop 3D Printed Jewelry.<p>Sure, we’ve seen 3D printed jewelry before. Shapeways has a ton of makers who are peddling their wares on a daily …

Jewelry

Lumifold's low-cost portable 3D printer exceeds crowdfunding target

Most desktop 3D printers aren't small or portable, but a new LumiFold claims to be both – a compact and affordable crowdfunded 3D printer available for $400 (£247).<p>3D printers, such as the Makerbot and Ultimaker cost upwards of $1,000 and operate similar to inkjet printers laying down each layer by …