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How Nvidia used global illumination to prove we really did land men on the moon

To kick off the launch of its new high-end Maxwell graphics chip, Nvidia used 3D imagery to debunk the moon-landing conspiracy. The graphics chip maker’s researchers did that by reconstructing the moon landing using a “globally illuminated” 3D model of the lunar lander, the moon’s surface, and the …

How Smart Devices Can Be Disruptive without Being Intrusive

<i>Gilles Bouchard is the CEO and Chairman of Livescribe, Inc.</i><p>The tech industry is obsessed with innovation – there’s a reason “disruption” is such a big buzzword. When it comes to wearables, the gadgets that are winning are not only innovative, they also integrate into people’s lives without being …

Disney Has Figured Out A Way To Get More Girls To Play Console Video Games

There's been a lot of chatter lately about female video gamers.<p>A game industry critic was forced out of her home after receiving rape threats on Twitter. At the E3 press conference in June, severed heads outnumbered women presenters.<p>The game industry has long been considered a boys club, although …

The Week In Numbers: Origami Microscopes, Laser Turrets, And A Bit More Than One Texas

It's been a bumper week for algae.<p><b>50:</b> number of cameras researchers are using to study penguin populations in the Antarctic. You can help researchers identify penguins in adorable photographs, all while helping to train their artificial penguin-spotting intelligence.<p><b>1/2 millimeter:</b> width of a huge …

How a Rare Vision Condition Helps One Artist See Colors Like Few Can

Concetta Antico of San Diego lives in a world only a small percentage of humanity can see -- she is a tetrachromat. Tetrachromats have a fourth, extra cone class for color vision and while normal people see one million colors, Ms. Antico and a small handful of other women like her identified …

China plans world's largest supercollider

Chinese scientists are designing a particle-smashing collider so massive it could encircle a city.<p><b>Beijing, China -</b> Chinese scientists are racing to complete plans for a supergiant particle collider that, when built, will dwarf every other accelerator on the planet.<p>The underground particle-smashing …

What to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas, Not Enough Time

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>What do you do when you have too many ideas and not enough time? Or …

​Google for iOS updated with TV suggestions, better transit cards

We know, all your friends rushing out to buy new iPhones and you're stuck with that 'outdated' iPhone 5s you just bought. That's what happens when you go swimming without checking your pockets first. Still, it's not <i>all</i> bad: there's a Google for iOS update available, and it's completely free! In …

5 amazing gadgets you won't believe exist

If you haven't noticed, the "Age of Technology" is upon us. Real versions of yesterday's dreams are popping up like Orville Redenbacher kernels in a 3,000 watt microwave. Not a day goes by, it seems, that we are not blown away by a new technology product or service that would have seemed stranger …

How 3D Printing Will Impact Your Future

<i>Rudy de Waele is a Technology Innovation Strategist and Author/Curator of Shift 2020.</i><p>The first time I saw a 3D-printer in action was when I participated to the Singularity University Executive Program in the spring of 2011. It was a place that offered corporate executives and entrepreneurs the …

iCloud Drive comes to Windows before the Mac

Steve Jobs once said that iTunes on Windows was like giving someone ice water in hell. Now Windows users are getting the latest version of iCloud before the Mac faithful.<p>Apple has already rolled out iCloud Drive, its new cloud filesystem for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, on Windows. Mac users won’t get …

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AI expert predicts half of web searches will soon be speech and images

SAN FRANCISCO — Here in the U.S., we like our Google search box. We type into it almost without thinking, and we revise our searches again and again. It feels natural.<p>But in the future, we might depend on additional interfaces to find information on the Internet, namely by speaking and by taking …

Ex-NBA star arrested for allegedly stealing from Apple store

Stars fall.<p>60 percent of NBA stars are said to go bankrupt within 5 years of retirement. But the accusations leveled against former Kentucky Wildcats and NBA star Rex Chapman make for troubling reading.<p>The Arizona Republic reports that Chapman, also a former director of basketball operations with …

Look out, iCloud. Microsoft buffs up OneDrive with more free storage

Amid all the fresh interest in Apple’s iCloud cloud-storage option following the company’s rollout of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Microsoft doesn’t want you to forget about its cloud-storage service, OneDrive. Late yesterday the company announced a promotion that bumps up OneDrive’s free …

Exclusive: Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession

BOSTON (Reuters) - The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.<p>A girl holds a U.S. flag next to a sculpture after a …

Kid gets detention for sharing his lunch at school

(NEWSER) – A 13-year-old kid ended up with a detention slip at school for the heinous crime of sharing his chicken burrito with a pal.<p>AsKRCR-TV reports, Kyle Bradford of Weaverville Elementary in California shared his school-bought lunch with a friend because the other kid wasn't crazy about his …

Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.<p>More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday for a U.N. summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015.<p>Environmentalists will …

Observant NYPD Cop Notices Woman Choking In Her Car, Saves Her Life

Getting pulled over by the cops doesn't have to be a bad thing. Sometimes it can be lifesaving -- like when you're choking on a cough drop, for instance, and an observant officer follows your car, performs the Heimlich maneuver when you stop in the middle of the lane and then directs traffic around …

Recent storms prove being flood smart saves lives

If there is one weather event that you can and should prepare for far in advance, it's a flood.<p>Almost everyone is at risk: Over the past five years all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods, according to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). There is even evidence that massive, …