Kelley Cole

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Clever Machines Learn How to Be Curious

Computer scientists are finding ways to code curiosity into intelligent machines.<p>You probably can’t remember what it feels like to play Super Mario …

Machine Learning

How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …

It happened: Grand Theft Auto V is running in VR

It took less than a week. It took less than a <i>business</i> week. Just a day or two, really. Someone got the PC version of <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> running in …

Ex Machina - Clip - Meeting Ava

A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a …

Ex Machina Explores the Thrill (and Horror) of Romantic Uncertainty

Alex Garland's remarkable debut seeds a story about relationship anxiety within a Fincheresque artificial-intelligence parable.<p><i>Ex Machina</i> is a science-fiction horror film that, like so many others, plays on fears of the future: of artificial intelligence, of the blurred line between human life and …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's New Chromebit Computer Is Ridiculously Small

An inch or two longer than the typical USB drive.<p>Google's newest computer is about the size of an inhaler and could easily be mistaken for one were it not for its Chrome branding. It's called the Chromebit and it will be one of the smallest computers on the market when it ships this …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

Hackaball turns to Kickstarter to fund programmable ball for kids

“Kids should be outside kicking balls around, not inside staring at more screens!” is a regular complaint about children’s apps. But what if they’re outside kicking a ball around that they’ve programmed using an iPad app?<p>That’s the pitch for Hackaball, a project trying to raise $100k on …

How we made the Wolfie piano app

Named after Mozart himself, Wolfie is a music education tool that speaks the language of today’s children: technology<p>We at music tech company Tonara are a relatively small setup – 15 people to be precise. But together we have more than 250 years of music playing, composing and teaching between us. …

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

Nest's smart thermostat now shows much more info at a glance

For all of the things Nest's smart thermostat has learned to do, its interface hasn't made a lot of progress; you frequently have to dig to see more than just the basics. You'll have a much easier time of it after today, though. Nest is now rolling out a version 4.3 update that includes Quick View, …

Nextbit is bringing iOS-like app continuity and 'limitless' storage to Android

You may just about recall that Nextbit, a startup formed by ex-Googlers, has been collaborating with Cyanogen on a "really cool" secret project. As it turns out, this is all about the continuity experience across Android devices -- very timely given the recent launch of OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1, …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: big, powerful and Samsung's best yet

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is all the phablet anyone could ever need, and while it might be a stretch to operate with one hand, it does promise to be a device to do everything you could ever need - at least on a mobile device.<p>After stretching the screen from 5.3in in its first Galaxy Note phablet, …

The MOD Duo Wants to be the Last Guitar Pedal You Own

Digital guitar pedals can be great. They offer a huge range of sounds via various pedals and that’s sort of the problem. They’re digital, but you’re only getting (if you’re lucky) a few effects. The MOD Duo digital pedal uses an open platform to offer you as many effects as the community can …

VArmour Comes Out of Stealth With Plan to Secure Data Centers

First, assume the hackers are going to get in. Then watch for them inside your network.<p>Barely a day goes by without a news report about a hacker attack, or the revelation of a new security vulnerability to worry about. The rise in computer breaches has sparked a new generation of startups that are …

Seatylock Turns Your Seaty Into A Locky

Do you value your bikey? Seatylock wantsy to helpy. This Brooklyn-based Kickstarter aims to help cyclists solve two perennial problems: the lack of solid, heavy-duty bike locks that are also portable and the tendency of snarfers to sniff and even steal bicycle seats.<p>The lock itself folds into the …

Shazam now lets you buy or stream tagged music via Google Play

Hey, we love Shazam; it's been propping up our spotty musical knowledge for years. But, until now, if you wanted to grab that rare In Flagrante groove for your personal collection direct from the app, you had to go with Amazon's music store. No bad thing per se, but we're all about options. Today …

“OK, Google, take that!”: Microsoft puts OneNote dictation on Android Wear watches

Microsoft’s strategy to support non-Windows devices is on a roll. Early on Tuesday, the company announced a Bluetooth keyboard that works with …

LittleBits Announces BitLab, An App Store For Hardware

Have you ever wanted to build a banana piano? Or make a robotic cockroach brain out of LEGO? With LittleBits now you (potentially) can. The company has just announced something called the BitLab, a contest merged with a crowd sourced technology system that allows inventors to create new LittleBits …

Facebook Expands Analytics Tools for App Developers

Facebook today announced improved analytics tools for app developers. The company is introducing options for measuring the performance of apps among specific groups of people as well as ways to track retention of users.<p>Label cohorts let developers categorize groups of people who use their app. They …

A New 'Radar Gun' May Spot Drivers Who Text Behind The Wheel

It works by detecting the radio waves used to send SMS messages.<p>ComSonics, a company specializing in cable leakage detection, is working on a device that would sense when drivers are texting, the <i>Virginian-Pilot</i> reports. The Virginia newspaper suggests the final product, designed for police to use, …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Codenamed “Moments”, Facebook Has Built An App For Super-Private Sharing

Facebook has failed repeatedly to get us to use complicated lists and privacy settings to share intimate moments with just our closest friends and family. It’s clumsy and confusing doing that with the same composer for blasting News Feed updates to everyone. But now Facebook is polishing off a new …

The Rise Of Open Source Hardware

Hardware has always lagged behind software in the open source movement. But one website is beginning to change that.<p>Emile Petrone founded Tindie for selfish reasons. “The basic idea was that there wasn’t a marketplace for the things I was interested in,” he says. At the time, those things were his …

Open Source Movement

This Spaceship Selfie Was Taken 250 Million Miles from Earth and Features a Comet Photobomb

Here’s an amazing “selfie” photograph that’s literally out of this world. It was captured a couple of days ago by the Rosetta mission, which is …

High School Senior Petitions to Have Studio Portrait with Cat and Lasers as His Yearbook Photo

More often than not, when we look back at old yearbook photos, we cringe at the outfits we wore, the poses we’re in and even the hairstyle that …

What life with autism feels like

Rosie Barnes was lying on the grass, looking up at the sky with her 18-month-old son when a 747 flew overhead. “Tiny plane,” said Stanley, an early and often eloquent speaker. Though Rosie did not know it at the time, the comment – an accurate description of what the little boy could see – …

18-Year-Old Retrofits an Old Konica Rangefinder with a Sony NEX APS-C Sensor, and It Works

There are only a small number of cameras on the market these days that allow you to shoot digital photos while manually focusing with a working …

I lost a decade of photographs

I remember my grandmother used to keep all her family photographs in a box by the front door so that if there was a house fire she could save them. The cat could fend for itself but, in the days before digital cameras and hard drives, if you lost a photograph, it was gone for ever.<p>As a member of …

Light Paint the Proton Streams from ‘Ghostbusters’ Using an LED and a String

We’ve featured the incredible visual effects work of Joey Shanks of Shanks FX before when he created homemade holograms . And today we’re back with …