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The Weirdest Tech Predictions for the Next 50 Years

Hope you like windowless airplanes and vibrating pillows<p>As 2015 comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to daydream about the future, and the technological wonders that will become commonplace in the coming years.<p>We reached out Ian Pearson, a senior futurologist at the U.K.-based company Futurizon. …

CES

100 Lessons to Help You Live an Amazing Life

Over the last 31 years of my life, I’ve learned a lot through my experiences.<p>These experiences include:<p>1. Having my articles featured on Forbes, …

Motivation

What Your Social Media Picture Says About You

Can someone tell how successful you are by just looking at your picture?<p>The answer is <b>yes</b>!<p>For one of our Citizen Science Projects here in our human behavior research lab we wanted to know what makes someone look popular. Here's what we did:<p>First, we found an amazing study done by Nalini Ambady that …

2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV

Even Lamborghini thinks it's crazy.<p>“Crazy acceleration.”<p>That’s what we were promised by, of all things, a PowerPoint slide during the presentation of the new 2016 Lamborghini Aventador SV as we geared up for some lap time at Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. It’s not often we see “crazy,” …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

You may be missing out on some of the iPhone's most powerful features.<p><b>1. Take Siri to School</b>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another try, and offer you a few options …

Batteries

First look at Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

We’ve already seen a few teasers, posters and a trailer for <b>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1</b>, and now we have our first official image of …

Physicist concocts ice cream that changes color when you lick it

What happens when a physicist decides to become a chef? If they're anything like Manuel Linares, then you can expect a fusion of food and science to come out of their kitchen. For instance, one of the Spaniard's masterpieces is an ice cream that changes colors when you lick it. He calls it the …

Why is the speed of darkness faster than the speed of light?

Michael Stevens explains why darkness moves faster than light in this new episode of Vsauce. I usually find these explainers interesting because they …

Speed Of Light

Report: iPhone 6 will use new display tech for thinner design, could cause yield issues

According to a new report from China Times (translated by GforGames), Apple will make the next-gen iPhone even thinner by moving from two brightness enhancement films in the iPhone’s display to just one. The move will reportedly allow Apple to have an overall thinner design for the iPhone 6, but …

Hack Your Brain With A Machine That Reads Minds

Star Wars first planted the idea over 35 years ago that we could move objects with our minds. That idea is now a reality that has come a long way in the last few years. Emotiv is on the cutting edge of that technology with headgear that allows you to do things, such as make a toy car whiz by or …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

This Surfboard From The Beats Designers Was Built To Help You Forget About Technology

The San Francisco-based company does design work for tech giants like Adobe and Beats all the time, Wired reports, though now it's branching out. Thanks to Ammunition's spinoff brand Octovo, you can now pick up a travel-friendly surfboard made by the crew that designs the world's most popular …

iWatch may be make or break for wearable tech

As the first new product line launched under Tim Cook, most people realize how significant the iWatch is going to be for Apple. But research firm ABI Research thinks it’s also going to be make or break for the wearables market.<p>Crunching figures, ABI points out that “smartwatch” shipments for the …

The UK wants to start testing robots in public

Roads, airports, hospitals, and beyond<p>A group in the United Kingdom wants to start testing robots in public, and it wants to do it soon. Called RAS 2020 — short for Robotics Autonomous Systems — the group is operated by the UK's Technology Strategy Board, and its broad aim is to advance robotics in …

Siri May Get a Whole Lot Smarter, Very Soon

Apple's voice assistant Siri isn't exactly known for accuracy, but the company is reportedly looking to make her much smarter. And soon.<p>Apple is …

Engineers use LEGOs for cheaper plant research - Futurity

Engineers have discovered that LEGO bricks make good environments for studying plants and their roots.

Researchers Now Able To 3D Print Working Blood Vessels

One of the biggest problems with printing human meat was the creation of blood vessels and ventricles. Making a solid mass of flesh was easy but adding a way to pump blood and other nutrients through the flesh was more difficult. Now researchers at the University of Sydney, Harvard, Stanford and …

On the man trying to treat cancer with scorpion venom

Cancer research has seen a boom in the last several months. From modifying the measles virus to fight cancer cells to blowing up malignant cells with new drugs, multiple exciting avenues of treatment are currently being evaluated. Brain cancer researcher Jim Olson wants to add to this body of …

Tandem-Duct Aerial Demonstrator

Aviation