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The new Roku does 4K and finds the remote for you

It's clearly video-streaming box season. Apple finally dropped an updated Apple TV, the Chromecast got all colorful and the Fire TV upped its resolution to 4K. Now it's Roku's turn with the new Roku 4. The flatter and wider set-top box sports 4K, has a remote locator (YES!), an updated OS and a …

Smart TV

Acciaio Shelves

<b>Max Lipsey</b> designed these geometric shelves that are even more beautiful when they’re empty. Made of lacquered steel, they’re produced by</b> …

Architizer

Learn How Neurons Work Through An Autobiographical, Interactive Story

Nicky Case’s Neurotic Neurons is one of the best infographics we’ve ever seen, but it’s so much more than that.<p>Falling somewhere between an infographic, a web comic, and an animated TED talk, Neurotic Neurons, an interactive graphic by artist Nicky Case, is charming, educational, funny, sad, and …

Google voice search is now faster, more accurate on mobile

Google says it’s improved its voice search tool on Android and iOS, bringing faster and more accurate results even when used in noisy surroundings.<p>The company explains that it’s now built “better neural network acoustic models using Connectionist Temporal Classification and sequence discriminative …

Google Voice

Milky Way’s black hole is more active!

The black hole at the Milky Way’s heart recently blasted out 10 times its normal rate of X-ray flares. Is it due to the close passage of a …

Black Holes

Simulation suits teach medical students empathy

Lublin, Poland (Reuters) - Medical student Ludwika Wodyk fumbles her way slowly down the stairs, her movements encumbered by heavy strapping around her limbs and body, her vision distorted by special goggles. She is one of a group of medical students in Poland being given the chance to experience …

We all want revenge — whether you're Lord Ashcroft, David Tepper, or a hungry chimpanzee

Our natural urge to take an eye for eye may be the basis of human civilisation<p>Pity the billionaires. Yes, they have all that money, but really, they’re no happier than the rest of us. They also suffer problems we don’t need to worry much about.<p>If you could have basically anything in the world, any …

California air regulators readopt fuel standard to fight climate change

California air quality officials on Friday approved updates to a key climate change rule that will force reductions in carbon pollution from gasoline and diesel fuel over the next five years.<p>The vote Friday by the Air Resources Board to readopt its low-carbon fuel standard will require California …

Oil & Gas Industry

Starwatch: The July night sky

Britain’s night-long summer twilight begins to subside in July so that lucky starwatchers under a dark sky may be able to glimpse the Milky Way as it arches high across the E at our map times from the Scorpius-Sagittarius region in the S towards Cassiopeia and Auriga in the NNE. On the way, it …

Something to watch for in the new data from the Large Hadron Collider

A new result released by the ATLAS experiment at CERN shows an intriguing anomaly, which could be evidence for a new particle with a mass of about two thousand times the mass of a proton. How excited should be we be?<p>I’m going to try to walk a line here, between hyping a result and being overly …

Marketing has discovered neuroscience, but the results are more glitter than gold

The idea behind neuromarketing is that the brain can reveal hidden and profitable truths, but this is misleading<p>Marketing has discovered neuroscience and the shiny new product has plenty of style but very little substance. “Neuromarketing” is lighting up the eyes of advertising executives and …

See 5 bright planets at once

First time we can see 5 planets at once since 2005. All 5 are up before dawn, still, and all 5 will remain visible until Mercury disappears in the …

Threat from Artificial Intelligence not just Hollywood fantasy

Oxford academic Dr Stuart Armstrong warns humanity runs the risk of creating super intelligent computers that eventually destroy us all<p>From the dystopian writings of Aldous Huxley and HG Wells to the sinister and apocalyptic vision of modern Hollywood blockbusters, the rise of the machines has long …

Otis Redding’s last week: The tragic story of “Dock of the Bay” and a fateful final flight

<b>Otis Redding (Wikimedia/Volt Records)</b><p>The soul icon recorded the song he might be best known for — then left Nashville on the plane that’d take his life<p>Mark Ribowsky<p>June 21, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Dreams to Remember: Otis Redding, Stax Records and the Transformation of Southern Soul”<p>Back …

AM - Wealthy parents paying for kids to go to public schools? Opposition and education union say no 22/06/2015

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: The Opposition and the Australian Education Union have come out fighting against a suggestion wealthy parents might be made to …

Waffling and wind-sniffing, the hollowness of Bill Shorten

Nine years later, his opportunism could make Shorten unelectable as Prime Minister.<p>Although the polls say that if an election were held next …

Reddit Users Turn on Interim CEO Ellen Pao

Ellen Pao, the lawyer-turned-entrepreneur who recently lost a closely-watched discrimination suit against her former employers, now faces new challenges, this time from the same user base that she’s supposed to be shepherding towards a new digital era of inclusiveness.<p>Pao was made interim CEO of …

Light-based battery makes its own power

Sure, you can make solar-powered devices that store their excess energy in a battery, but what about the battery itself? Unfortunately, it's still behind the times -- the lithium-ion cells you see today have to be connected to another device to charge, and they're occasionally very dangerous thanks …

Lying children make better thinkers, research finds

It takes a lot of thought and memory skills to keep track of lies, psychologists at the University of Sheffield found<p>Parents who worry that their children are lying to them should not be too concerned, because it shows they have excellent memories and thinking skills, researchers have …

University of Sheffield

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

He fused the atom at 14, has advised the US government on counter-terrorism and plans to beat cancer – and he’s still only 21. What scares Taylor Wilson? Asking a girl for her number ...<p>Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in …

Genius

Joost Bakker’s Vertical Gardens

From Australia, eco-designer Joost Bakker offers home gardeners small-scale versions of the massive steel and terracotta vertical gardens that cover …

Pinterest

Yulli’s Rooftop and Wall Garden Project: Part 3: Let’s get vertical

Karl called one day and said, “Steve-o, we need something on the walls. I’m not sure about your aquaponics ideas but we need something on the wall.” …

What is a dynamic accumulator sock? (And how to make one)

One of the things I love about my job is being able to indulge my creative urges and get into some product design from time to time. This idea came …

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