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Inspired By Bauhaus Design, ShapeKit Lets Kids Create Gorgeous Animations

Being a child is awesome because every little thing is an adventure. Rolling over, sitting up, eating solids, making letters, telling time–life is one milestone after another. As a jaded adult, it’s hard for me to remember the overwhelming wonders of growing up. ShapeKit, however, recaptures a …

Logitech extends its 'artisan craftsmanship’ series with MX Anywhere 2 mouse

Earlier this year, Logitech unveiled its MX Master Wireless Mouse with some excitable marketing emphasizing the device's artisan craftsmanship and hand-sculpted precision. Now, the company is bringing some of the Master's same design notes — without the accompanying fanfare — to a far less flashy …

Dell's latest thin-bezel laptop fronts a wave of new Windows 10 devices

After Microsoft recapped all of the major themes from the Build conference at its Computex keynote today, it tried another tactic to promote Windows 10: showing off sexy new devices. Microsoft Corporate Vice President Nick Parker revealed for the first time a 15-inch version of Dell's XPS with its …

This tiny robot head replaces your mouse with a laser-projected one

If you don't want to be reliant on (or still don't really like using) a trackpad, and tire of dragging a full-sized mouse around, then the Odin, a laser-projected mouse, might be worth a look. You've seen (even very recently) laser projected interfaces that cover keyboards, but the team that made …

The USB drive of the future is already here

Take a close look at this Dual USB Flash Drive from SanDisk. The company name doesn't matter so much as the shape and function of the thing: we're about to see every USB stick transform into such a dual-plug peripheral very soon indeed. USB-C, the thin connector on the right, is the hot new port …

Computer Hardware

Kingston takes the wraps off its USB-C flash drive lineup

In case you hadn’t heard, USB-C is here to stay, with the news coming this week that Intel is backing it with the next generation of Thunderbolt. It has been a busy few weeks for storage announcements with SanDisk detailing new USB-C storage options and internal solid-state drives. Now Kingston is …

Computer Hardware

Solar Impulse plane stuck in Japan one week for repairs

The plane was en route from China to Hawaii, in the most ambitious leg of a record-breaking attempt to circumnavigate the globe using only the power of the sun.<p>But mission controllers forced the high-tech aircraft to land in Nagoya on Monday, as a burgeoning cold front over the Pacific was blocking …

For the first time, scientists create a lab-grown limb

A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital has grown a rat limb in a lab -- paving the way forward for bioengineered human transplants.<p>Mind-controlled robotic limbs for amputees are growing more sophisticated all the time -- but a challenger has appeared. Human limb transplant surgery …

Biotechnology

20-Year-Old Inventor Designs the World's First Ocean-Cleaning System

Boyan Slat is a 20-year-old inventor who is planning to significantly help the environment with an ingenious device. Instead of traveling around the globe to collect the 8 million tons of plastic debris that is dumped into the ocean every year, Slat has come up with an idea that will allow the …

Pollution

Chrome add-on helps you see the web if you're color-blind

The web isn't always a great a place to visit if you're color-blind -- in fact, you may not properly see the Chrome logo above. Thankfully, Google may have a way to fill in some of that missing picture. It recently released a Chrome extension, Color Enhancer, that tweaks the browser's colors to …

Cyprus pins hopes on Australian solar technology to make shift away from oil

Australian scientists have designed and installed solar energy technology in Cyprus to help the island nation shift away from fossil fuels and also tackle its chronic water shortages.<p>A team from the CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, took five weeks to construct a “solar thermal field” …

Renewable Energy

Here's Microsoft's Hidden Secret Message About Windows 10

Microsoft staffers arrived at last week’s Build developer’s conference wearing mysterious blue t-shirts emblazoned with the company’s four-paned …

Los Angeles is hiring an advisor for ridesharing and robotic cars

Los Angeles might be opening up to next-generation transportation between its loosening stance on ridesharing and its deal with Waze, but it's still looking for someone who can shed more light on the subject. Mayor Eric Garcetti has revealed that the city is hiring an advisor who'll create a …

How Chrome Won the War of the Browsers

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Google keeps on winning the internet. In less than a decade, Google Chrome has become the web browser with the biggest market share. Its features appeal casual web surfers and businesses alike. How did it do …

This Is The First Baby Conceived With Controversial Mitochondrial Method

One of several due to be born this summer<p>Zain Rajani was born 22 days ago in Toronto, Canada. To say he was much anticipated would be an understatement—his parents, Natasha and Omar Rajani, had been trying for four years to get pregnant. Finally, they turned to in vitro fertilization, but Natasha’s …

Genetics

Fitbit IPO: plans to raise $100m to pursue 'corporate health' services

Technology firm Fitbit is taking advantage of the rapidly expanding market for connected health and fitness by launching its business on the New York Stock Exchange, it announced on Thursday night.<p>Planning to sell shares worth up to $100m (£64m), the San Francisco-based fitness band maker will list …

Wall Street

Could electric biorocks save coral reefs?

In Indonesia, ecologists have created ‘biological rocks’ on the ocean floor using an ingeniously simple technology. Katie Silver investigates.<p>Just metres off the beach, beneath the clear water, is a giant motorbike, sitting atop a big steel structure in the shape of a speedbump. It is covered in …

Seafloor

Now You Can Download Pixar’s Rendering Software For Free

RenderMan, Pixar’s fabled software that can simulate extremely realistic lighting on 3-D objects, is now free to download for non-commercial use on Mac, Windows, and Linux. There are no time limits, watermarks, or other restrictions on the software, but if you want to release your Toy Story fan …

The Hybrid, 3D Printed Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept Pushes Luxury Forward

Bentley’s connection with top tier opulence and handmade craftsmanship on four wheels is well established and storied, with models like their Flying …

Touching Video Captures the Powerful Moment When Colorblind People See Color for the First Time

It's estimated that nearly 300 million people across the globe are affected by colorblindness. Valspar Paint, in partnership with EnChroma, is helping individuals experience color for the first time through their campaign #ColorForAll. In the touching short documentary <i>Color for the Colorblind</i>, …

Color Blindness

Old Books Transformed into Imaginative 3D Illustrations of Fairy Tale Scenes | Colossal

<p>Seattle-based artist Isobelle Ouzman creates 3D illustrations from discarded books found in dumpsters, recycling bins, and local thrift stores. She …

Elderly Blind Man and His Armless Friend Plant Over 10,000 Trees in China

Looking at the lush, green, tree-filled stretch of land north of the Yeli Village in Sunzhuang Township, Jingxing County, Hebei, China, it's hard to imagine that just 12 years ago, those plains were filled with nothing but rocks and weeds. This miraculous transformation is all thanks to the hard …

Senior Citizen

Autodesk's new app lets kids design their own toys

3D printers can build anything from prosthetics and musical instruments to Hershey chocolates. But, even as the technology continues to make strides with materials (metal, concrete, etc.) and takes on full-fledged architectural projects, it seems to move further away from the reach of children. …

LED smart shoes turn your dance into a light show

A pair of shoes is fitted with around 100 individual LEDs and advanced motion sensors for a light show that responds to your movements as you dance.<p>They're like those light-up shoes that you had when you were a kid -- the ones that blink and flash, activated by the pressure of your tread -- but …

Arduino

Finally! A Flying Car Could Go On Sale As Soon As 2017

It’s the future promised to us by the Jetsons, “Back To The Future” and even as far back as Jules Verne: Finally after decades of dreaming and waiting, a company has plans to make a flying car commercially available to the public within 24 months.<p>Last year, Slovakian company AeroMobil unveiled its …

Flying Car

A Place to Showcase Your Precious Objects

Everyone has things they hold dear, but oftentimes, we have nowhere to display them. Set them on a table and they’ll get dusty or knocked over, place …

Design

Shylights: Beautiful Unfolding Kinetic Lights That Bloom like Flowers | Colossal

<p>Several types of flowers are known to open and close for reasons of defense or energy conservation. This evolutionary mechanism, called nyctinasty, …

Art

Amazon wants to fit trucks with 3D printers to speed up deliveries

Amazon has been experimenting with new shipping methods lately, but one day soon it might not have to worry about sending items at all, and use 3D printers to produce them on the curbs outside customers' homes instead. The e-commerce giant has filed several patent applications for a system that …

Here are the renderings of Google's futuristic new headquarters

Google just revealed a wild proposal for remaking its main office space in Mountain View, California — rather than simply build more modern office buildings, Google is seeking to build some giant glass "canopies" with insides that can be rebuilt and repurposed easily depending on what the company …

Google's future campuses are as flexible as its technology

Hey, Apple and NVIDIA: you aren't going to be the only Silicon Valley giants with outlandish office space. Google has revealed a proposed redesign of its Mountain View campuses (specifically, four sites) that not only doesn't resemble a traditional workplace, but mirrors the company's open, …