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How video games stave off dementia

Playing a difficult game for the first time can feel like ‘stretching’ your brain, similar to exercising a muscle<p>Travellers stuck in traffic jams this bank holiday weekend, especially with children in tow, may resort to handheld video games when every I Spy answer has been guessed.<p>Luckily, playing …

Borsch: a neural-network based food app from Russian programmers

After Prisma, the much-hyped mobile app that instantly transforms pictures into artwork, and Artisto, a similar app for videos, Russian programmers are affirming their particular talent in developing technologies inspired by neural networks.<p>This time, this approach is being applied to food …

Apps

This totally redesigned condom just raised $1 million

Condoms haven't gotten a meaningful upgrade in decades. So what might one be worth?<p>According to Indiegogo backers, it's $1 million.<p>Future …

Sony enters the aftermarket CarPlay scene with sleek 6.4-inch screen

CarPlay is showing up in plenty of new car models this year, but it’s much cheaper to replace the radio in the car you already own to get CarPlay for yourself. Sony is joining the aftermarket CarPlay scene this fall with its new and relatively affordable XAV-AX100 receiver.<p>Aftermarket CarPlay …

Gear & Gadgets

Intel explains how USB-C could be far better than the headphone jack

New specs pave the way for powerful features<p>The impending death of the 3.5mm audio port is one of the more contentious tech industry narratives this year. With Apple rumored to remove the jack with the iPhone 7 and devices like the Moto Z already having ditched the port altogether, consumers are …

Why Intel's new Kaby Lake processors won't make your computer much faster

Analysis: Intel's seventh-generation Core processors are here -- but they're not a significant upgrade.<p>Apple's new MacBook Pro is an eye-catching new computer. So are Microsoft's new Surface Studio and upgraded Surface Book. But none of them use Intel's latest processors.<p>Is that a big deal? Not as …

Facebook is launching its own PC gaming platform

Facebook's gaming aspirations didn't stop with <i>Farmville</i> and its $2 billion Oculus VR acquisition. Nope, the social network is also launching a dedicated PC gaming platform today. Said platform will lean heavily on developers using the ubiquitous Unity game engine, according to a release from the …

T-Mobile, Sprint Vie For New Customers With Unlimited-Data Plans

Henry Ford would be proud of T-Mobile, says telecom analyst Roger Entner.<p>One of the most famous quotes by the legendary Ford Motor founder was on the availability of the Model T in only one color: "Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black."<p>And so with …

Cellular Networks

This breakthrough could help double the battery life of future phones

SolidEnergy, a company that started out life at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, is developing a lithium metal battery which can offer double the capacity of a lithium-ion battery, the standard used to power many devices today.<p>While lithium-ion batteries have improved, they …

Clean Energy

This Virtual Reality Video Platform Could Be the Next Billion-Dollar Company. Here's Why

The next member of the $1 billion unicorn club could be this tech company.<p>Originally published by <b>Sramana Mitra</b> on LinkedIn: Billion Dollar Unicorn - Unity Technologies Is A Strong VR Gaming Bet<p>According to Gartner, the worldwide video game market, which includes video game console hardware and …

Now’s your chance to get Zelda, Animal Crossing, and more for under $20

Brace your wallets, Nintendo fans. Discounts are coming. And we’re not talking about amiibo deals, we’re talking $20 games. Oh yeah, and another …

How Genetic Engineering Via CRISPR Will Change Our Lives

If you were told just a couple of decades ago that you would be one day carrying in your pocket a small device more powerful than any computational …

Genetics

There’s actually a crazy simple way to boost your happiness—fast

What if you had a built-in “mood ring” in your body, an observable physical symptom that could accurately assess your current emotional state? (And …

Happiness

14 Google Maps tips and tricks

Google Maps is pretty straightforward. Search for a place, get directions and navigate. But if you dig beneath the surface, there are many overlooked and useful features that can help you navigate like a pro.<p>If you use Google Maps on your phone, a lot has changed recently -- especially so over the …

The brilliant mechanics of Pokémon Go

If you haven’t seen it already, you will soon when you are walking down the street. Every person you pass who is fervently looking at their phone is likely playing the No. 1 game in the country right now: Pokémon Go.<p>You might think it’s popular because of the brand. Nintendo, which refused to make …

MIT’s anonymous online communications protocol Riffle could beat Tor at its own game

Tor has been the go-to for anonymous communication online for years now — and that has made it one of the juiciest targets possible to the likes of the NSA and FBI. A new anonymizing protocol from MIT may prove more resilient against such determined and deep-pocketed attackers.<p>The potential problem …

3Doodler’s CEO talks about what comes after the crowdfunding

“You don’t just hand over a prototype to manufacturing and say, ‘make this,’ ” Maxwell Bogue explains, offering some off-hand advice to hardware startups. “Whatever you made is wrong. It’s just not mass producible, as much you think it is.”<p>He speaks from experience. The first time I met …

The new Glif smartphone mount is the smartest of its kind

Launched just 18 months after Kickstarter itself, the original Glif was an early beacon of what was to come for the crowdfunding platform, with an innovative tripod mount for smartphones unlike any other. Studio Neat has taken its sweet time to launch the sequel, but the new Glif was worth the …

The future is a smarter world of dumber devices

With smartphones in all of our pockets, it’s easy to laugh at Thomas Watson’s reputed remark that “there is a world market for about five computers.” But what if he was off by only four computers instead of four billion?<p>In the early 2000s, we lived in an era of expensive storage and slow …

Nintendo NX said to be a portable console with removable controllers and a TV dock

Nintendo’s upcoming NX console is slowly taking shape, but a new report provides a lot more specificity than we’ve seen in the past, claiming the still-secret gaming hardware is actually primarily a portable console – albeit with some modular features that could make it more versatile than most …

Facebook open sources Surround 360 camera with Ikea-style instructions

Facebook needs you to fill its News Feed, Oculus Rift, and Gear VR with 360 content. So today it put all the hardware and software designs of its Surround 360 camera on Github, after announcing the plan in April. Thanks to cheeky instruction manual inspired by Ikea’s manuals, you can learn how to …

Security experts have cloned all seven TSA master keys

Key escrow — the process of keeping a set of keys for yourself “just in case” — has always been the U.S. government’s modus operandi when it comes to security. From the disastrous Clipper chip to today, the government has always wanted a back door into encryption and security. That plan backfired …

PlayStation VR play area requirements detailed, seated play recommended

PlayStation VR is set to arrive on October 13, but a new official pamphlet being distributed by the company (via Polygon) sheds some light on what players can expect in terms of space requirements and gameplay style. The document shows that the ideal space is about 6′ x 10′ big, with the player …

Ticwatch 2 is a slick smartwatch that raised $500K on Kickstarter in just 3 days

If you haven’t been tempted to buy a smartwatch yet, or have been disappointed by your purchase of an Apple Watch, one of Samsung’s (many) Gear wearables or others, there may be another option to consider.<p>Last year we shot a video story about Ticwatch, a Chinese smartwatch that really stood out …

Microsoft awards hardware startup ENTy the 2016 Imagine Cup

The festivities have wrapped for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a global competition among students and young people to create new software and devices. The winner this year was ENTy, a polished and highly practical hardware solution for tracking posture, helping with diagnosis and possibly treatment of …

Olympus Cameras

Glowforge raises $22 million to popularize its 3-D laser printers, catalog of materials

Of all the ways to make a 3-dimensional object, 3D printing is still the freshest, whether what’s involved is plastic extrusion, milling away wood or metal, or the spinning of cells into functional living tissues.<p>Now, a company that makes a desktop laser cutter and engraver for home or office use, …

Samsung’s Gear 360 VR camera gets wide release in the US on August 19th

Samsung’s Gear 360 has only been available in drips and drabs. The company first introduced the VR camera back at Mobile World Congress in February and has made it available outside of the U.S. Here in the U.S., however, this have been a little more touch and go.<p>Eager early adopters got the …

This former Amazon manager is behind the breakout IPO of 2016 — and he says Amazon made it all possible

After pricing above its range at $15 a share, Twilio kept soaring and didn't stop for several days.<p>Now with the dust all settled, Twilio is trading at around a market cap of over $3.5 billion, just about three times its last private valuation.<p>And to hear Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson tell it, none of it …

Amazon Web Services