Grayson Gilliland

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The women with superhuman vision

A tiny group of people can see ‘invisible’ colours that no-one else can perceive, discovers David Robson. How do they do it?<p>As Concetta Antico took her pupils to the park for an art lesson, she would often question them about the many shades she saw flashing before her eyes. “I’d say, ‘Look at the …

University of Cambridge

Here's what it's like to use a watch as a phone

No one wants the smartwatch category to succeed more than I do. As a kid, I dreamed of enjoying TV on my watch, or video calling "HQ" (or more likely, my mum), just like Penny in <i>Inspector Gadget</i>. Most smartwatches offer a taste of this experience, but not the whole enchilada. Enter Neptune Pine. …

Dell's crazy 27-inch monitor has nearly twice as many pixels as a 4K display

4K displays might not be the pinnacle of desktop monitors for much longer. Dell is working on a new UltraSharp monitor with a truly ridiculous 5,120 x 2,880 display. That's precisely twice the resolution of the 27-inch iMac, meaning this is the type of display that Apple would have to use if it …

'Anti-router' stops drones, cameras, and Google Glass from connecting to Wi-Fi networks

Are you paranoid that strangers are using drones, security cameras, hidden microphones, or even Google Glass to spy on you? If so, you might be interested in a little device called Cyborg Unplug. Just stick it into a power outlet and watch as it sounds an alarm whenever such a surveillance device …

The Government Could Build You Faster Internet, But Cable Companies Won’t Let It

The telecom industry is putting many cities in a double bind: They won’t improve Internet service and are doing their very best to block a city’s right to do it themselves.<p>With Hollywood credits to its name such as <i>Black Swan</i> and <i>Captain America</i>, the film visual effects firm Exodus FX is an unlikely …

New iPhone 6 images appear to show a working device with mobile payments

There's been a steady stream of leaks leading up to this Tuesday's Apple press conference, but now it appears we're getting our best look yet at the next iPhone. A user on Chinese social media site Weibohas posted a series of photos (via <i>cnBeta</i>) that purport to show a fully-functional, activated …

How Sapphire, The Nearly Indestructible Material Now Being Used For Smartphones, Is Made

There's been a lot of buzz around sapphire, an extremely hard material that smartphone makers are using to produce scratch-proof screen displays. Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone maker, unveiled the Ascend P7 with a sapphire display on Friday. The announcement follows rumors that …

Protons

Holiday Rental Service HouseTrip Launches an iOS App for Guests

HouseTrip, an Airbnb-style platform for renting or letting apartments on a short-term basis, has officially announced the launch of its iOS app for guests.<p>The new app, which joins its existing iOS app for hosts, promises a slick overall experience in allowing guests to research, plan and manage …

Can't wait for the iPhone 6? Check out this $145 knockoff sold in China (photos)

While it’ll still be a few more months before we hear anything official about the forthcoming iPhone 6 from Apple, at least one person decided they couldn’t wait that long.<p>Reddit user lawrence_uber_alles asked his brother to buy a knockoff version of the iPhone 6 during his visit to Shenzhen, …

World-record 43 Tbps data transfer speed set by Danish researchers

Using a new type of optical fiber, researchers at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have transmitted data over a single optical fiber at a …

Comcast Is Boosting Speeds So You'll Forget About Google Fiber

Kansas City is the latest metropolis to see enhanced internet speeds at no additional cost to customers. Those paying for 25 megabit service will get 50 megabits, those paying for 50 megabits will get 105, and those paying for 105 will get a whopping 150 megabits, enough for all but the most …

Google Fiber

After fixing '250 bugs,' Fisker electric cars will resume production — in Finland

The new owners of the Fisker luxury car brand will resume production of the Karma range-extended electric sedan initially at a contractor’s factory in Finland–but not until the company has fixed “about 250 bugs” in the vehicle.<p>The news came as executives of Wanxiang, China’s largest auto parts …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 To Come With A 5.5-inch Display (Rumor)

Previously, we heard Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is rumored to launch on September 3rd next month at an event a few days before IFA 2014 in Berlin.<p>With the …

A Short List of Effective Actions to Conserve Water at Home

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Conserving at home can help keep water in your local river, reservoir or aquifer. Photo: S. Postel<p>With droughts and water shortages slated to affect ever-larger portions of the United States, more and more people wonder how they can meaningfully make a difference.<p>Lots of …

Smart car faces off with S-class in a crash test

The newest versions of the smart fortwo and the smart forfour are just around the corner, and Daimler is set to reassure potential buyers that the …

North America

A Common Virus Is Eating Your Gut Bacteria

The only time you’re completely human is before you’re born. For the rest of your life, microbes from the environment colonize ecosystems around your body, outnumbering your 37 trillion human cells by about 10 to one.<p>Over the past decade, scientists have been exploring how the microbes living on …

Norway's Floating Snowflake Hotel Is A Five-Star Fjord Paradise

Norway is the greatest, and soon there will be a whole new way to see it: from the glass windowed wall of the world's first floating snowflake hotel.<p>The Krystall will feature 86 five-star hotel rooms, a spa and a conference center, all in a snowflake-shaped community in the middle of a picturesque …

Airstream makes trailers for the modern traveler

The iconic Airstream trailer, despite its age, features amenities to keep the modern traveler entertained and comfortable.<p>The iconic silvery shell of the Airstream trailer evokes the 1950s, but the company goes back further, producing its first trailers in 1932 from a factory in Southern …

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HP Taps Fashion's Elite to Create a Luxury Smartwatch With Gilt

If you've browsed the current crop of smartwatches, you've probably found the array of rectangular slabs available to be a little lacking in the …

Italians enraged at rise of Sicily's new Facebook mafia

Detectives are poring over social media for details that might help them arrest new generation of mobsters who have turned their back on traditional code of discretion<p>Just when police thought they had finally loosened the Mafia's historical stranglehold over Sicily, a new generation of brash …

Average Internet of Things device has 25 security flaws

In a study of ten devices including home thermostats, remote power outlets and door locks, HP found 250 potentially dangerous security vulnerabilities<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) has connected everything from smoke alarms to fridges and cars, making life easier and safer – but it has also given …

This Plug-And-Play Utility Bike Lets You Gear Up As Needed

The EVO, an entry in the urban utility bike design contest, lets you attach different cargo-carrying components easily, depending on what you need that ride.<p>Our team–composed of Huge Design, 4130 and PCH Lime Lab–came together to create the quintessential commuter bike. From the beginning, the …

India's Flipkart Raises $1 Billion, Among The Largest In Single Funding Round In Global E-Commerce

India’s biggest online retailer Flipkart has raised $1 billion in fresh capital from new as well as existing investors with a goal to become the “mobile e-commerce company of the future.” The amount is the single largest round by any Indian internet company and is among the largest in a single …

Apple's latest ad shows people saving the world with the iPhone

The "Powerful" series continues<p>Apple's "You're more powerful than you think" series of ads continues with a new one, dubbed "Dreams." While the first one featured the Pixies and creativity, the latest shows the iPhone's humanitarian uses. Doctors, veterinarians, environmentalists, and fireman all …

Microsoft and Intel put Windows on a microcomputer

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: left;"/>Even Microsoft wants a piece of the development board …

Unlocking phones in the US will soon be legal

Congress passes unlocking bill, and Obama plans to sign<p>Consumers in the US will soon be able to legally unlock their phones for use on other wireless networks. The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill this afternoon legalizing cell phone unlocking, following the lead of the US Senate …

Verizon to Begin Spot Throttling of High-Usage Customers on Unlimited LTE Plans

Following a report by <i>Droid Life</i> yesterday, Verizon has now confirmed to <i>Gigaom</i> that starting October 1 the carrier will begin spot throttling of certain high-usage customers connecting to carrier's LTE network. The policy affects users on grandfathered unlimited data plans that are no longer offered …

Leaked iPhone 6 Parts Suggest A Much Bigger iPhone Is Coming

A new leak claims to show some of the internal components Apple will use in its iPhone 6. The photos, which were published by French blog Nowhereelse.fr (via MacRumors), show iPhone parts that seem larger than those in the iPhone 5s —adding to rumors that Apple's next smartphone will come with a …

Mobile Technology

Kwikset's Kevo Smart Door Lock Adds Free Guest eKeys, Scheduling for Standard eKeys

While several high-profile smart deadbolt systems such as Lockitron and August have experienced significant delays, Kwikset has been shipping its Kevo Bluetooth deadbolt for some time now, and today the system is receiving a software update to provide new access options for users.<p>Similar in …