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15 Ideas That Will Make You Reconsider Virtual Reality

What can virtual reality be when you forget about video game cliches? These experimental apps ponder that question.<p>We’ve heard a lot of talk about virtual reality, but what will people actually do with it, other than make a more immersive <i>Call of Duty</i> sequel? Right now, Oculus and Samsung are …

As Mobile Grabs Over Half Of All Searches, Google Hits Refresh Button On Its Ads

More than half of all Google searches now happen on mobile devices. Since you’re probably reading this on your smartphone, that may not surprise you.<p>But it’s still a milestone that Google has just reached in the U.S., Japan, and eight other unnamed countries. And today, the search giant today is …

Google Play

Future cities may harvest energy from human footsteps

<b>(CNN) —</b> From footfalls to climbing stairs, to opening doors, the cities of the future will look at ways of tapping energy from all the mechanical energy we expend going about our daily lives.<p>When looking at the amount of kinetic energy produced in the average metro station at rush hour, or even on …

Watch Japanese Artists Paint Dragons With A Single Brushstroke

The delicate movement is called <i>hitofude ryuu</i>, which roughly translates to "dragon with one stroke." The men in this shop have been drawing <i>hitofude ryuuu</i> for four generations, according to Japanese culture blog Iromegane.<p>To create these impressive works of art, the artist first paints an intricate …

Art

It’s 2014, and Android fragmentation is no longer a problem

Advertisement<p>28 Comments<p>Credit: Skakerman<p>Let’s be honest: As app developers, we’ve always defended the beauty and polish of iOS(s AAPL) (and have …

This Glove Makes You Beethoven

“Have you ever seen the Matrix?” Thad Starner excitedly asks me over the phone. “There’s that scene where they need to fly a helicopter and Trinity just says, “hang on” and then uploads the instructions to her brain. That’s the future of what I’m doing.”<p>What started as a wearable experiment for the …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

StoreDot’s Bio-Organic Battery Tech Can Charge From Flat To Full In 30 Seconds

Want to charge your phone from flat to full in 30 seconds? Who doesn’t. But don’t get too excited yet — Israeli startup StoreDot‘s bio-organic fast-charging battery tech, which utilizes quantum dot technology, is only a prototype right now.<p>It’s not a full capacity battery yet either. And they …