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Futuristic eyeglasses adjust your prescription on the fly (Tomorrow Daily 331)

VR developers use photogrammetry to create ultra-realistic location renders; also, an Israeli startup shows off a concept for high-tech "omnifocal" eyewear.<p>Virtual reality is already impressive in some instances, and now, it's looking even more realistic with German developer Realities.io and its …

Augmented Reality

As he sees it, it'll be Michigan State over Kansas for the NCAA title

East Lansing police, start preparing now.<p>This tournament has a going-green feel to it.<p>Michigan Statehas one of the two best teams in the nation —Kansasis the other — and the top coach in Tom Izzo. So says me, a recovering baseball beat reporter, forced into action because college basketball …

College Sports

Private school pupils 'two years ahead' of state educated peers by the age of 16

A new study has found private school students outperformed state pupils in every subject at GCSE on average<p>Privately educated children are two years ahead of pupils in the state sector by the time they reach the age of 16, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from Durham University compared early …

Education

100 best hikes in America's national parks revealed in new book from Backpacker magazine

Three great things about hiking in a national park: fresh air and your own two feet. Now a new book from Backpacker magazine can guide you to finding the best trails.<p>"Backpacker: The National Parks Coast to Coast: 100 Best Hikes," a new book by Ted Alvarez, the magazine's Northwest editor, offers …

National Parks

Amazon updates its terms of service to cover the zombie apocalypse

Updated terms of use ban game engine from use for anything ‘life or safety-critical’ except in advent of reanimated human corpses<p>If the world ever ends via a virus that “causes human corpses to reanimate” – a zombie apocalypse by any other name - then Amazon’s got your back, sort of.<p>Amazon’s web …

Infographic: 8 ways to improve your brain power

Where’s that sharpness you once had? It’s time to get back in the game and improve that brain of yours. How? Simple, just follow these simple …

Super Bowl 50: Captain America Civil War trailer

It’s a day of choosing teams and fighting it out until the bitter end, so naturally Super Bowl 50 kicked off with a promo for another upcoming …

Google reportedly plans to release a Gear VR competitor later this year

New Nexus-style headset would likely rely on Android VR<p>It looks like Google Cardboard is just the beginning of the company's virtual reality push. A new report from <i>The Financial Times</i> indicates that Google is planning to release a more substantial virtual reality product akin to Samsung's Gear …

Google Cardboard

French supermarkets banned from binning unsold food

Legislation makes shops donate unspoiled food to charities as part of an effort to stem waste<p>French supermarkets have become the first in the world to be banned from throwing away unsold food by a new law that requires them to donate it to charities.<p>The move has been welcomed by food banks and …

Antiabortion activist charged in Planned Parenthood video case turns herself in

One of two antiabortion activists charged by a grand jury last month in connection with filming covert videos at a local Planned Parenthood surrendered Wednesday and appeared outside court to applause from supporters who clutched homemade signs calling her a "pro-life hero."<p>"She has broken no …

Corruption

The Most Beautiful College Campuses in America

<i>by Laura Vogel, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Photo: Courtesy Southern Methodist University<p>To achieve "higher learning" requires a bit of inspiration--consider the looming spires and manicured quads of Oxford and Cambridge. Overseas, some of America's oldest colleges, such as Princeton and Yale, employed the …

Google Play’s Podcast Platform Launch Appears Imminent

Google announced its plans to support podcasts in Google Play last October, and now it appears that the feature is ready to launch. A handful of users are reporting they’re seeing the new Podcasts section pop up in their Google Play Music app’s left-side navigation menu, underneath the section for …

Google's latest data-squeezing algorithm is coming to Chrome

Google is no Silicon Valley startup, but it's just as intent on creating compression algorithms as the fictional "Pied Piper." The search giant is about to unleash its latest algorithm, called "Brotli," onto the Chrome browser. The software compression team first revealed the algorithm in …

Designing Durable Housing for Refugees

<b>By Joni Blecher</b><p>Better housing for the world's refugees is coming from a surprising source: IKEA. Yes, that IKEA -- the flat-pack furniture kings of Sweden. The company has designed a metal housing structure that's much more durable than the tents that millions of refugees all over the globe …

90 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Business Leadership

Let this be the year you become the leader you want to be--in your business, and in life.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the First 90 Days count by joining the conversation on social</i> …

Leadership

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will feature microSD, water resistance, and larger batteries

Samsung is endowing its first two 2016 flagships with a pair of features that were conspicuously missing from 2015’s Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, according to a person briefed on the company’s plans. Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will offer microSD slots (compatible with cards up to 200GB) and …

Electronics Industry

Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumor Roundup: 10 Leaked Features Reveal Spectacular Changes

When Samsung revealed the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge flagship smartphones in April 2015, the designs and features were drastically different from the Galaxy S5. Samsung did away with expandable storage, the removable battery and water resistance from the Galaxy S5 to the Galaxy S6 in favor of …

Phones

World's Largest McDonald's Shuts to Make Way for Even Larger McDonald's

The biggest McDonald’s in the world closed this week to make room for an even larger McDonald’s.<p>McDonald’s shut down the 12,000-square-foot location …

39 Organizing Ideas That Will Actually Make Your Home Look Spotless

Who else is <i>so</i> ready for a blank slate? It's a new year, which means it's time to say goodbye to any chaotic or messy spaces and take on some killer organizing habits - ones that will leave you with a spotless, gleaming home. Looking for some ideas to get you started? Here are some brilliant …

Valve apologizes for Christmas breach, citing denial-of-service attack

This Christmas, Steam users got an unexpected surprise Now, Valve is giving new details on how that data leak happened and exactly how much information was revealed. According to an announcement today, the problem stemmed from a denial-of-service attack executed on Christmas morning, increasing …

This photo of Jerry Seinfeld and President Obama is real, and it’s spectacular

"Hello... Obama."<p>White House photographer Pete Souza gave America a belated Festivus surprise on Wednesday: An epic photo of comedian Jerry Seinfeld …

The most exciting science books of 2016 (possibly)

2015 was a great year for books, science books in particular. 2016 looks set to improve on this with many titles that promise to be exciting and illuminating, as well as non-existent<p>Books. Everybody loves books, and this includes science books. As yet another year winds down, it’s traditional to …

Giant squid surfaces in Japanese harbor

Rare encounter with a giant squid. First one caught on camera was in 2012.<p>Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded …

Zoology

Google Glass 2.0: first pictures emerge

The new version of Google’s head-mounted computer has been revealed in a US government filing.<p>Despite killing it off at the beginning of this year, Google has revealed a new version of its Glass wearable computer, aimed squarely at enterprise businesses such as healthcare and manufacturing.<p>In …

SpaceX’s reusable rockets will make space cheaper — but how much?

The company can land its rockets. Now it has to get them back into space<p>Now that SpaceX has landed a rocket after launching it into space, the possibility of reusing rockets isn’t as fantastic of an idea as it once was. But is it really that much more affordable?<p>SpaceX has promoted reusability as a …

Space Travel

Everything Tesla promises to accomplish by 2020

Among other things, Musk has promised to dramatically increase car production, launch one (or possibly two) completely new cars, and conquer self-driving vehicles.<p>Here's a closer look at what exactly Musk has promised Tesla will accomplish by 2020.

Tesla

Steam had a major glitch that gave users access to each other's accounts

Steam, the online market for PC games, experienced a major glitch on Friday.<p>Steam users who logged in were getting access to other users' accounts. We've also seen reports on social media that some people were able to make purchases with other users' credit cards.<p>In fact, simply visiting the Steam …

App Store

ShiftWear sneakers use flexible displays to showcase custom artwork on your shoes

It’s no secret that the sneaker industry has blown up over the last ten years. Estimates show that Michael Jordan’s brand brings in well over two billion dollars per year. LeBron James just inked a lifetime contract with Nike that “easily surpasses Kevin Durant’s 10-year 300 million dollar deal.” …

Shoes
Space Travel

Pirate Bay co-founder builds a perpetual piracy machine

Pirate Pay co-founder Peter Sunde has created a device that'll duplicate a single MP3 in perpetuity, as long as it's plugged in. Sunde, who spent five months in jail for his involvement with the torrenting site, has built Kopimashin, a Raspberry Pi with a screen that creates 100 copies of <i>Crazy</i> by …