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Microsoft lets you build apps for Windows 10 in less than 10 minutes

Microsoft has made tweaks to App Studio that allows users who don’t have prior knowledge of code to submit an app in less than 10 minutes.<p>Traditionally, users would need to install Visual Studio and tap out reams of code, but with Microsoft’s new step-by-step process, you can build an app using a …

Apps

Microsoft’s claim that Surface Book is twice as fast as 13-inch MacBook Pro misleading, show benchmarks

When Microsoft launched its first full-on laptop, the Surface Book, it made a big point of claiming that the machine was twice as fast as a 13-inch MacBook Pro. Benchmark tests by <i>PCWorld</i> show that this claiming is misleading, though the dedicated graphics card available in certain models does pay …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

How sleeping 6 times a day helped the founder of WordPress build a billion-dollar company

Matt Mullenweg’s WordPress content management platform is one of the most influential pieces of software on the Internet, running more than 19 percent of websites (including VentureBeat).<p>But before Automattic, the parent company of WordPress, was on the path to being a billion-dollar company, …

Multiple-Star Birth Revealed in Stellar Nursery

Quadruple-star system will emerge in 40,000 years.<p>Astronomers have have gotten their first good look at the beginnings of a quadruple-star system.<p>The discovery could lead to a better understanding of why some stars, such as our sun, are loners, while many others are born into systems with two, …

Here's the real difference between Google Now, Siri, and Cortana

<b>Wait, what? Voice recognition engines</b><p>Yeah, that's where we'll start, because guess what -- if your virtual assistant is unable to understand what you're saying to it with a very high degree of success, then the frustration alone will drive you away from using it and turn it into a useless product. …

24 Place Names You’ve Probably Been Mispronouncing Your Whole Life

When travelling, a great faux-pas to avoid if you want to get in good with the locals is mispronouncing the name of the place you’re in. Luckily, …

The Masterful Lighting Of Architect David Adjaye

The biggest exhibition of the British architect’s work is on display in Munich.<p>David Adjaye is one of architecture’s leading lights. From luxury houses to museums, master plans, and even furniture, he is a master of context who draws upon art, history, and geography for his inspiration.<p>His …

This electronic bike raised $3.2 million on Indiegogo in just 10 days

The bike has raised $3.16 million on Indiegogo since the campaign started on February 1. They blew by their $75,000 goal.<p>There's several reasons why people are going so nuts for this bike. The great design of the bike. The very low cost of the bike. The amazing story of bike's creator. The pledge …

Apple would take a bite out of GoPro with this action cam concept

It’s no secret that Apple has given some thought to wearable cameras. The company already has a patent that would crush GoPro if it ever decided to make sports cameras, but there’s not enough money in the market for Apple to even bother.<p>We’ll probably never get to see what Jony Ive’s perfectly …

Microsoft Software Recognizes Images Better Than Humans Do

And it’s a foundational step in the next wave of interaction.<p>It’s not the most gorgeous photography you’ve ever seen. ImageNet features 1.2 million pictures of mundane items–a photocopier shoved in the corner of an office, a bowl of oatmeal on a table, a pile of logs, a giant sign shaped like an …

Hello, World! Flipboard Launches on the Web

We smile when we think of 2015 as the year of our <i>Web</i> launch, but it’s here: a beautiful version of Flipboard for the desktop and a major new frontier …

Thermodynamics

Weird Facts Behind 6 Famous Star Wars Costumes

The little-known stories of clothing from a galaxy far, far away, from Darth Vader’s helmet to Padme’s wedding dress to Han Solo’s vest.<p>From Princess Leia’s cinnamon buns and white robes to Darth Vader’s shiny black helmet and billowing cape, the costumes in the seven episodes of <i>Star Wars</i> are among …

Samsung bets on OLED as smartphone sales decline

It's easy to forget that Samsung is a multi-tentacled company that builds much more than TVs and phones. For instance, it manufactures CPUs for arch-foe Apple and makes small-to-medium OLED panels for various companies, not just its own mobile division. According to <i>Reuters</i>, Samsung will invest …

Galaxy Note

Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea

I have read two books more than a 100 times, for different motives and with different consequences. Hamlet I read a 100 times for my dissertation, The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse a 100 times for comfort. The experience is distinct from all other kinds of reading. I’m calling it centireading.<p>I …

Literature

5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

Inspired by a water hose, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget’s UI.<p>Bending your lamp cord to turn off the light? Pinching your headphone cable to mute your music? A new project out of MIT is looking to change the way you look at cords by …

From Touchdowns To Takeoff: Engineer-Athlete Soared To Space

<i>As part of a series called "My Big Break,"</i> All Things Considered <i>is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers</i><i>.</i><p>You may recognize retired astronaut Leland Melvin from his famous 2009 NASA portrait with …

Space Science

Google to speed up Chrome with the next version of HTTP, not its own tech

Google is giving up on its homegrown SPDY protocol, which aimed to deliver a faster web browsing experience in Chrome than tried and true HTTP. Instead, it's adopting HTTP/2 -- an upgraded version of the protocol that's close to being standardized -- in Chrome 40 in the next few weeks. All of that …

Android News

Forgotten Apollo moon artifacts found in Neil Armstrong's closet

Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon when he traveled 240,000 miles on NASA's Apollo 11 mission in 1969. He passed away in 2012, but left behind a legacy full of space, adventure and scientific inspiration. He also left behind a wealth of physical materials …

Space Science