Gary Boyd

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Now You Can Manage Your Magazines at Flipboard.com

It’s a small change with big impact for MagMakers: the Web tools for organizing your Flipboard magazines have moved from editor.flipboard.com to right inside your profile at flipboard.com. There’s no need to go to a separate destination to spiff up your magazines anymore—you can do it all from …

#FlipboardChat Summary: Using the Flipboard Editor

Every Wednesday evening, members of the Flipboard Club—an unofficial group of passionate evangelists—hold a Twitter chat about a Flipboard-centric topic. We share the tips and ideas discussed there each week and let you know what the next topic is going to be. (Tomorrow’s topic “Making Compelling …

Sign in to Flipboard with Your Google Account

There’s a convenient new way for iOS users to sign in to—and sign up for—Flipboard: through their Google account. (This feature is already live on Android.)<p>Signing in through Google Single Sign On (SSO) gets you going on Flipboard with the tap of one button. The SSO feature takes care of “filling …

Android News

The Week in Review: Cameron Wins in Surprise UK General Election

After two months of hard fought campaigning, Britain’s Conservative Party won the UK General Election today with a majority vote. Incumbent David Cameron will lead Britain for another five years.<p>It was a strong night for the Conservatives; eventually winning 331 seats, five above the 326 minimum …

Deep Flip: The Washington Post Comes to Flipboard

Few publications can claim that their articles led to the impeachment of a U.S. President. In fact, only one comes to mind: The Washington Post, whose shoe-leather reporting during the Watergate scandal made the newspaper (as well as reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein) a household name.<p>Since …

A Global Museum: How Flipboard Can Help Bring a World of Ancient Wonders to Classrooms Half a World Away

Being born and raised in Australia, it was easy for me to feel isolated from the rest of the world, especially as I developed a love of history as a child. I recall my disappointment when I learnt that the lands of the Romans, Incas and Medieval Europe were on the other side of the world from where …

In Another Boon For EVs, Ford Follows Tesla And Toyota In Releasing Patents

Ford is now the third automaker to release patents related to electric vehicle technology for anyone to use, in an effort to accelerate research and development of hybrid and electric cars. Tesla and Toyota have already done so for the same reason.<p>Ford has more than 650 patents on electric vehicle …

Electric Vehicles

Abercrombie & Fitch Needs New Customers

Abercrombie is changing its pace. The millennial customer is now the target with redesigned fashions. Change is clearly needed given the sharp decline in business. Total company first quarter sales sank 14% to $709 million and comparable sales dropped 8%. Sales for Abercrombie dropped 12% to $349 …

Southern California
eCommerce
Economy

New Hope for Weight Loss May Grow on a Chinese Vine

Thunder god vine (<i>Tripterygium wilfordii</i>), a deciduous and largely poisonous climbing vine native to China, Taiwan, and Myanmar, may hold the secret to getting skinny, at least in mice.<p>A study published this past week in the journal <i>Cell</i> found that a compound called Celastrol, extracted from thunder …

Could computers send data with light, not electrons? - Futurity

Light can transmit more data while consuming less power than electricity. A new engineering feat brings optical data transport closer to replacing …

Particle Physics

Cheap 3D printed robotic arm controlled by the mind | Reuters

For Easton LaChappelle, a 19-year-old from Colorado in the United States (U.S.), the difficulty with robotics has never been the technology itself - something he says he managed to master in a matter of months from his bedroom in his parent’s house - but the cost.<p>The technology used by most robotic …

3D Printing

A Cosmic Ray Brought Bill Nye's Solar Sail Back Online

Yay for rays!<p>After suffering a worrying software glitch last week in lower Earth orbit, the ambitious solar sail spacecraft launched by Bill Nye and the Planetary Society is back online, and once again sending data to its scientist overlords.<p>On May 20, the non-profit organization helmed by “Science …

Space

Your Doctor Could Grow A Tiny Version Of Your Brain In A Dish

Perfect for testing customized brain drugs<p>Prescribing medications for psychological conditions is notoriously tricky—one drug works differently for individuals with the same condition and can even change over time in the same person. Now researchers have been able to create tiny versions of …

Neuroscience
Space Exploration

‘Suit Up’: Watch NASA’s New Documentary Celebrating 50 Years of Spacewalks

It’s been almost 50 years since astronaut Ed White became the first American to take the plunge into space. On June 3, 1965, White completed NASA’s …

Immunotherapy: the big new hope for cancer treatment

Analysis: A combination therapy – helping the body’s own defences fight cancer cells – has shown impressive results for terminally ill melanoma patients<p>Immunotherapy is the most exciting development in cancer treatment in years, beginning to take off at a time when much cancer drug research seems …

Immunotherapy

British sports journal touts the benefits of having workers stand

In the United Kingdom, desk-bound workers may soon be following the advice of reggae master Bob Marley, who urged people everywhere to "Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight!"<p>In a consensus statement published Monday in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, a panel convened by England's …

Two ex-Google execs just gave negative assessments of the state of Android

Current Google executives aren't likely to run down Android publicly for obvious reasons. But even among ex-Googlers, you rarely hear people saying negative things about Android. The platform is one of Google's crowning achievements; it's the most popular computing platform on Earth, ever. And it's …

Thought Leadership

How Google Finally Got Design

Google’s transformation into a company that creates beautiful software is the story of how tech itself has evolved in the mobile era.<p>It would have been crazy to say just a few years ago. But today, Google produces better-designed software than any other tech behemoth. If you don’t believe that, …

Design

Microsoft Wraps Its Windows 10 Pitch, Here’s What You Need To Know

Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 will be available on July 29. The date matches prior leaks and promises from the company regarding when the new operating system will touch down. The release schedule also puts Windows 10 into the market before the back-to-school PC sales cycle, and, of …

Windows 10

Get Your Geek On with These 5 Magazines

The term “geek” used to be a teenage insult, but nowadays many claim it as a badge to signify expertise or obsessiveness over a subject. Popular examples of areas where geeks thrive include the worlds of gaming, math and sub-genres of music.<p>Here are five magazines to get your geek on:<p>Nerd Cul7ure …