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How to build a prefab smart home from scratch

Constructing our Home of the Future starts in a prefab factory in Austin, Texas<p><i>Welcome to season two of</i> <i>Home of the Future</i><i>, a six-part video series co-produced by Curbed and</i> <i>The Verge</i> <i>that chronicles the buildout of a prefab home in Austin, Texas—designed with cutting-edge technology, sustainability,</i> …

Prefab Homes

Google debuts AI that actually sounds like people

<b>Chairman Wow. Google has just debuted their AI technology that they hope will be the personal assistants of tomorrow. The demonstrations will blow</b> …

The reMarkable E Ink Tablet Is Way Too Good For Its Software (and Price)

Do you remember when everyone thought the arrival of the iPad heralded the demise of E Ink-based devices? Even yours truly far prefers the experience …

10 bed styles we know you secretly dream of!

So many of us are busy looking for the ultimate sofa that we overlook the fact that our beds can be something really special too! Interior designers …

This 1 Piece of Advice Won't Be Popular, But It May Save Your Career

"A moment of patience in a moment of doubt can save you a million moments of regret."<p>During this time of year, my social media feeds get flooded with new years resolution advice. Everywhere I look, there's another tip or life hack. Although I've read hundreds, I'm always curious to see if someone …

Vivo phone shows off first in-screen fingerprint scanner

Using the world's first phone with a fingerprint scanner built into the display was as awesome as I hoped it would be.<p>There's no home button breaking up your screen space, and no fumbling for a reader on the phone's back. I simply pressed my index finger on the phone screen in the place where the …

Fisker's luxury electric car hits Tesla where it hurts

Picture the Distracted Boyfriend internet meme, where the boyfriend is a Tesla owner and the girlfriend is the Model S.<p>The other woman? That's gotta …

Electric Vehicles

Japanese scientists just created an AI that can “read” human minds

Nope, this isn’t just fodder for the new series of Black Mirror<p>As computer scientists attempt to make machines think and learn like humans, the …

The Brain

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Save America

There’s a reason some people laugh when I say that mindfulness meditation can save the United States—that it can dampen the political polarization …

Mindfulness

Sleeping in a Cold Room Is Better for Your Health, Says Science

Who else loves to sleep in a cold room?<p>Those who prefer to keep bedroom temperatures chilly while catching some shut eye may be on to something. According to an article written by Dr. Christopher Winter, Medical Director at Charlottesville Neurology & Sleep Medicine, and published by the Huffington …

23 Nerve-Wrecking Horror Films You Shouldn’t Miss If You Don’t Mind Being Scared To Death

Who doesn't like getting scared, right?<p>The supernatural has always fascinated humans. And while some of us would certainly shut our eyes at the …

People who hear voices in their head can also pick up on hidden speech

The secret to both might lie in how our brains experience the world<p>Serial killer David Berkowitz, also known as the “Son of Sam,” famously claimed that he heard voices in the form of a dog telling him to commit murder. But hearing voices isn’t necessarily a sign of psychosis. In fact, according to …

The Brain

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point of one? What’s it even supposed to accomplish?<p>No, …

First Object Teleported from Earth to Orbit - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a Long March 2D rocket took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert carrying a satellite called Micius, named …

Quantum Physics

Scientists Have Uncovered The Atomic Structure of a Key Alzheimer's Protein For The First Time

This is huge.<p>For the first time, scientists have revealed the chemical structure of one of the key markers of Alzheimer's disease, capturing …

AI can predict if you'll die soon by examining your organs

When not stealing blue collar jobs, robots are becoming Dr. House, diagnosing maladies like breast and skin cancer with aplomb. Scientists at the University of Adelaide have pushed it to a morbid new level, however, with an AI system that can tell if you're going to die. By analyzing CT scans from …

The Brain Tricks Heavy Drinkers Into Thinking They're Just Fine

Heavy drinkers tend to think that they’ve attained some sort of practice and are better able to handle themselves while drunk. But previous research …

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the Amazon Fire TV -- you might find yourself talking to her more …

A 15-minute quiz can give you a scientifically accurate assessment of your personality

But there are indeed differences between people that can be tested.<p>One of the most common, preferred ways psychologists use to measure personality is what's called the "Big Five": extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience.<p><b>Want to skip to the quiz?</b> …

Psychology

Comment on 5 Big Tech Trends That Will Make This Election Look Tame by Gerbert Dorlhac

Note for Eric SchmidtDear Eric,You should have an headache since yesterday. The Hillary’s defeat is also yours. It’s going to be maybe a little more …

Trends

9 Signs of Dissatisfaction and How to Overcome Them

Feeling dissatisfied or super unmotivated? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. No matter whether it involves a job, spouse or even your own life, we’ve …

What It's Like to Have Borderline Personality Disorder

"I keep seeing my neighbor's pool in winter, just an empty bowl of dusty blue tiles. Imagine standing in the middle of that, when suddenly, the pool fills up. In an instant, you're drowning."<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Australia.</i><p>It's Mental Health Week across Australia. Each state starts …

Space-faring survival game Osiris: New Dawn tops the Steam charts

Survival games: folks still aren't tired of 'em, particularly when they let people venture off into space. That's when we start getting into "dream …

Solar System

The Psychology of People Who “Hate People”

<i>You’ve most likely met someone who says that they “hate people,” “don’t like people,” “think people are stupid,” or some variant of that. Humans are</i> …

Beautiful & refreshingly different: Tokyo 42 is heading to PS4, Xbox One & PC

The gaming media is always focused on what’s next for new consoles and how well games run on existing hardware. What’s the frames per second? Is it …

The rise of VHS horror games

The introduction of VHS cassettes in the 1970s was a revolution in bringing horror closer to people. Two decades before, television became the …

Horror

How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Kids' Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict," says Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of 'Glow Kids.'<p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. …

Neuron Regeneration: How Your Brain Fixes Itself After Damage

Damage to your brain can have a lasting impact on every facet of life, since the organ controls all bodily functions. A new study suggests that the …