Gareth Maynard

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Kiteboarding: How to really (no, really) get started

Sensi Graves checks her kiteboarding equipment. Photo: Vincent BergeronIt was during a vacation in Puerto Rico when I first thought to myself, …

Kiteboarding

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

EVERSPACE Early Access Preview - Roguelike Space Sim Looking Good

EVERSPACE Early Access Preview<p><i>EVERSPACE</i> has recently released via the Xbox Game Preview, and I was able to get my hands on it to see what all the …

Are you smart enough to understand this physicist explain string theory?

Renowned theoretical physicist, Brian Greene, explains string theory as if he's talking to a graduate student of physics and then he boils it down for the rest of us.<p>Greene is the co-founder of the World Science Festival, which has a new initiative called "City of Science" which is a 5-event series …

Only Samsung Can Save Android From iPhone Domination

Sometimes numbers hide the true story. In the world of smartphones, the volume of Android sales tower over the rival iOS platform. Android accounts for over eighty percent of the market, with iOS a distant second (Kantar Worldpanel). With that measure Android is ‘winning’ but that’s not …

Mobile

Science says these 13 tricks will make you a better sleeper

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

KickAss takedown: How a simple Apple purchase brought down Torrent king

One would expect news of the arrest of the owner of the world’s leading Torrent site, a person who authorities have been hunting for a while, to be a …

BitTorrent

IoT and waste management: Revolutionizing an old industry

Experts estimate 50 billion connected devices by 2020. We typically think of the Internet of Things (IoT) in terms of autonomous cars, fitness wearables and smart homes, but some of the best applications of IoT technology are in fields that are industrial and intensely practical. One such example …

Google to teach students to code with Coding with Chrome app

Google is all set to teach coding to students and all those interested, with its new app called Coding with Chrome. The app, which is still in the …

London’s Chelsea Flower Show in Pictures

England

Someone help Tony Stark

The Marvel cinematic universe relies on the neglect of Iron Man<p>Tony Stark should have died at the end of the first Avengers film.<p>The final scene saw Iron Man take a nuclear weapon through an alien wormhole, detonate it in the middle of a pan-dimensional army and then, by luck, fall back down to …

The complete list of Cortana commands

(Almost) everything you can say to Cortana.<p>If you don't use Cortana, Microsoft's voice-activated personal assistant, you're missing out on some handy, hands-free functionality -- especially now that she's fully integrated into Windows 10, and Windows 10 is <i>everywhere</i>.<p>Like Apple's Siri and Google's …

Smart Homes

This cute little robot can teach your kid (and you) how to code

Teaching kids to code is probably something that will be part of school curriculum in the not-so-distant future or at least it should be. Being able to code is an invaluable skill and learning at a young age leaves time for ample discovery and exploration.<p>However, as anyone who has ever tried to …

The Week in Movies - new Suicide Squad trailer, first Doctor Strange teaser, who will play Darth Vader in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? and more...

<i>The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, like the first teaser for Doctor Strange, a new Suicide Squad trailer, a Flickering Myth</i> …

Watch Marbles Race (With Pro Commentary)

Twelve marbles enter a sandy race track, 750 feet long. Driven by gravity, this is a horse race of pure physics, as the marbles bounce and roll their …

Pop Culture

New Suicide Squad trailer features Batman, The Joker and general craziness

As was promised, a brand new trailer for DC’s <b>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</b> follow-up, <b>Suicide Squad</b>, was unveiled at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. …

One year later, Microsoft's HoloLens is ready to shine

It’s amazing what a difference a year makes.<p>That’s the sentiment I hear from almost every other journalist leaving the HoloLens hands-on session I …

Watch: The Seven-Minute Workout To Get Into Shape Efficiently, Backed By Science

<b>Keen to</b> get into shape but tight on time?<p><b>This seven-minute</b> workout, termed high intensity circuit training (HICT), is designed to improve one’s …

Swedish student builds steam-powered Raspberry Pi

Steampunk isn't just for enthusiastic live-action role players with a fondness for Victorian aesthetics - it's a viable way of powering a Raspberry …

The tragic tale of Saddam Hussein's 'supergun'

The biggest gun ever designed could have put Iraq at the centre of space exploration, but its story is one of unfulfilled genius, military secrets and murder.<p>On permanent display in the Royal Armouries’ collection at Fort Nelson, Hampshire are two huge, steel pipes bolted together and projecting …

McGill University

Science has given us 46 new excuses to eat Parmesan cheese

Like every Italian-Canadian kid growing up, I thought my grandmother was the best cook in the world. Eventually, I learned that one of her kitchen secrets involvedthrowing Parmesan cheese into just about everything she made. She'd stir fat granules of the salty cow's cheese into the potato dough …

AR and VR-mixing headset is too awesome to exist

We’d play this game in a heartbeat, especially if it can bust video games into our living rooms in such a realistic way.<p>Putting on a typical virtual reality (VR) headset like an Oculus Rift can be disorienting at first, as VR tends to shut you out of the real world and into a, well, virtual one. …

Virtual Reality

The rise of Bill Gates, from Harvard dropout to richest man in the world

It wasn't dumb luck that got him that spot - Gates is a smart, aggressive business mind who was never afraid to make enemies in his drive to take Microsoft to the top.<p>From Harvard dropout to an Albuquerque rental office to the top of the world, here's how Bill Gates turned Microsoft into a global …