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Can synaesthesia be learnt?

Many people see words as colours, smells or sounds, and they swear it boosts their creativity. So could we all tweak our senses to see the world in this way?<p>Olympia Colizoli doesn’t see the world like you. “To me, all time and numbers are arranged in physical space. Days, weeks, months, years, …

Apple Patents A 3D Hologram Display System With Gesture Input

Apple has patented a 3D display system (via AppleInsider) that uses a familiar mirror box-type design, but that works with digital images instead of physical objects like those you might find in novelty stores, and that also incorporates 3D gesture-based input from a user for control.<p>The 3D display …

Gareth Evans Listed His Top 5 Action Scenes Of All-Time (Minus His Own)

Between <i>The Raid: Redemption</i> and <i>The Raid 2: Berandal</i>, it’s safe to say that director Gareth Evans knows what he’s talking about when it comes to great action and fight scenes throughout movie history. Evans recently took some time to chat with David Chen about his personal list of “Top 5 Action …

The Periodic Table Of How Kids Play

It used to be that play was just play. There wasn’t a whole lot to say about it. Kids climbed trees, hit balls, and did experiments on insects. But by the mid-20th century, children’s play was being extensively studied, classified, and taxonomied by pioneering psychologists such as Melanie Klein …

Heartbleed Bug: Here Are the Passwords You Should Change

When it comes to changing your passwords, the Heartbleed Bug is a better-safe-than-sorry bug.<p>This is not a case of hackers breaking into a bunch of …

Harvard students learn about Apple's history through manga

There's no doubt that Harvard's Business School is serious business, but its students are surprisingly learning about the history of Apple's two Steves through a non-traditional medium: manga. Professor Noam Wasserman has been teaching about Wozniak's and Jobs' friendship and eventual falling out …

Sony Online Entertainment Revealing Major Project Tonight

What is H1Z1?<p>Sony Online Entertainment, the studio behind EverQuest and Planetside 2, has launched a teaser site for it's next major project, ahead …

Is Anti-Gravity Possible? Brian Greene's WSU Has The Answer

By now you've probably heard about Neil deGrasse Tyson's reboot of <i>Cosmos</i>, running every Sunday night on FOX (yes, that FOX) for the last few weeks. It was a controversial step to take Carl Sagan's beloved early 1980s-era tour of the universe and revamp it for the modern era. According to most …

Speedy Human Tricks: The Magical Things We Can Do Without Machines

Machines have more than proven their self-worth among manufacturers of the modern age. While I may not be old enough to remember a time where …

How To Wean Yourself From Your Smartphone, At Least Temporarily

We have been exploring our increasingly smartphone-aided interactions and what they're doing to the old-fashioned ways of being together, like talking face to face. Hundreds of you wrote in with your thoughts, which tend to be a variation on a theme <i>All Tech</i> reader Cassie Anderson laid out:<p>"I want …

Nanoparticle Temporarily Violates the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Artistic impressions of the nanoparticle in a laser trap. (Image credits: Iñaki Gonzalez and Jan Gieseler)<p><i>In a newly published study, an</i> …

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The Germans Have Figured Out How to 3-D Print Cars

Author: Alexander George. Alexander George Gear<p>Date of Publication: 03.19.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>The assembly line isn’t going away, …

CircleMe: Interest-Based Social Network Hits Android

We first took a peek at CircleMe way back in October 2011 when it launched in private beta. In a nutshell, the app makes it easy to create an online profile to showcase all your favorite things – this could be websites, films, magazines, books, music, hobbies – you name it.<p>The previously Web-only …

Ben Heck hacks Cubify Sense 3D scanner (video)

Dec.22, 2013<p>Hacker and engineer Ben Heck tackles new projects each week. This week Ben takes his use of 3D printers to the next level and tries 3D …

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FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?

You probably know that you can't tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your brain also strongly discourages you from doing something so socially awkward. These facts offer insight into tickling's evolutionary purpose, says Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at …

It May Be Time For Nintendo To Make Games, Not Consoles

It’s a little worrisome, writing this post. The opinion I’m about to put forth is one that can get you laughed out of game journalism, and one few people in the industry will even entertain. It’s the idea that Nintendo has lost their way when it comes to the home console game, and they should pivot …

'The Hobbit' Sequel Reviews: 'Smaug' Is Better Than The First Film

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) returns on his journey with Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and a pack of 13 dwarves to reclaim their treasure from the dragon Smaug.<p>Despite the groans of turning a singular book that doesn't cross 300 pages into a three-part film, "The Hobbit" is a cash cow for MGM and Warner …

Make An LED Holiday Light Out Of Pennies

And a lemon, and some other stuff. But mostly pennies.<p>Skip the tangled strings of holiday lights this year and go wireless using a few copper-coated cents. U.S. pennies minted since 1982 conceal a zinc core. If exposed to acid, the zinc dissolves and frees electrons for use in a circuit. The …

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

Infinitlar Autonomous Futuristic Vehicle for The Year of 2040

<b>Infinitlar</b> is an autonomous futuristic vehicle concept targeted for 2040 to resolve the increasing population around the globe. The idea behind this …

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes eyes-on: Snake has changed

During a visit to Kojima Productions' new Los Angeles-based studio, Kojima Productions West Coast, we got a peek at a new gameplay demonstration of <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes</i>, the so-called prologue to <i>The Phantom Pain</i>. Fortunately for us, that gameplay demo didn't quite go as planned and the …

Hideo Kojima clarifies his 'sexy' approach to Metal Gear Solid 5's characters

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima garnered some (perhaps unwanted) attention earlier this week for a handful of tweets he made about the character design for his upcoming games, <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes</i> and <i>The Phantom Pain</i>.<p>According to Kojima, he'd requested that designer Yoji Shinkawa make …

Does MGSV's Snake Still Have What It Takes?

Kojima Productions presented the first live demo of Ground Zeroes at its new studio in Los Angeles yesterday, and despite the fact that most of the content was recycled from previous presentations, a few critical gameplay components made their debut: traversal, stealth, and combat. Metal Gear Solid …

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