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Inside Virgin Galactic's newest passenger spaceship

When I first poked my head inside Virgin Galactic's newest spaceship, I felt a little like I was getting a front-row seat to space history.<p>The company, led by billionaire Richard Branson, allowed CNN unprecedented access to a "SpaceShipTwo, Serial Two" spacecraft which was being carefully assembled …

Sonar sticks use ultrasound to guide blind people - CNN.com

The "SmartCane" has been developed in India as a low-cost smart technology to provide independent mobility for blind people.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>SmartCane<p>SmartCane<p>SmartCane<p>SmartCane<p>Ultracane<p>Ultracane<p>UltraBike<p><i>Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- "On …

Barbie Just Got A Brand New Job, And It Could Be Her Toughest Yet

Barbie has over 150 jobs on her resume. She’s been a football coach, a doctor and even president. But her latest gig might be her toughest challenge yet.<p>Entrepreneur Barbie's "'smartphone,' tablet and briefcase are the tools of her trade and always by her side."<p>Mattel, all-powerful Barbie maker, …

How to take an email back, leave conversations and set up automatic responses<p>Email is both a miracle and a curse. At no other time in human history and we been able to exchange messages instantly globally; but at the same time, our ancestors didn't spend hours each day sifting through memos, …

Ambient glasses put smartphone notifications right in front of your eyes

Still not sold on smartwatches, but want to know what's going on with your phone without taking it out of your pocket? Maybe Matilde's Fun-iki glasses, spotted at CNET Japan's Live 2014 event, will do the trick. Connecting to smartphones through WiFi, a trio of LEDs above each lens will glow (or …

Mobile video watching up 532 percent in two years, study says

Smartphones and tablets are playing a key role in the consumption of online videos, a new study from video technology company Ooyala shows.<p>During the first quarter of 2014, 21 percent of all online video-plays around the world were completed through mobile devices or tablets, Ooyala reported …

Mobile

It's Time To Admit The Amount Of Information Google Gathers About Us Is Terrifying

Google has the largest search engine in the world, biggest video platform (YouTube), biggest web browser (Chrome), most-used email service (Gmail,) and the largest mobile operating system (Android).<p>What that all means is that Google essentially knows everything about us — be that what we search …

This iPhone app could cut costs & save lives, & major hospitals are already using it

It’s the phone call everyone dreads: Mom had a stroke and was rushed to a nearby hospital. A nurse performs an EKG and other diagnostic tests, then contacts your mother’s cardiologist — who is at a medical conference and unable to review the test results.<p>Someone has to decide what happens next. If …

Ink and Slide: Hands On With Adobe's New iPad Drawing Tools (Updated)

Last year, Adobe took its first foray into the hardware world with two cutely named digital drawing devices, projects Mighty and Napoleon. The …

Color Management

Net congestion no problem, except for one big 'but': Netflix

Washington, DC -- Early data compiled by one of the country's premier technology universities indicates that the points where US Internet service providers link up their networks are generally free of abnormal congestion -- except when Netflix becomes part of the equation.<p>The preliminary report …

Telecoms

The Dark Hedges: Ireland's Beautifully Eerie Tree-Lined Road

It's hard to believe that up until 15 years ago, only locals knew about that spectacular road. The Dark Hedges in County Antrim, Ireland is a beautifully eerie avenue of beech trees that were planted by the Stuart family back in the 1750s. That makes these gnarly trees almost 300 years old! The …

Ireland

Bob Mazzer's Revealing London Underground Photos Taken Over Four Decades

For the past 45 years, photographer Bob Mazzer has been capturing spontaneous and unpredictable scenes from the London Underground. He received his first camera at the age of 13, but it wasn't until he began working as a projectionist at a porn cinema in the 1970s that he began conscientiously …

Largest Underground Trampoline Suspended 180 Feet High Inside a Cave

This underground labyrinth of netting is a giant trampoline playground set inside a slate quarry cavern in the Welsh mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Developed by Zip World, Bounce Below will open in just a few weeks and will offer visitors a playful experience deep beneath the surface of the …

11 unwritten rules of design

From grid theory to the Golden Ratio, there are a set of fundamental principles that are passed down from generation to generation of designers. …

UX Design

Type on Air With This Futuristic Keyboard

We’ve come a long way since the typewriter, yet so many things about the keyboard have remained the same. Sure, we’ve gotten our fingers on futuristic laser projection keys, solar powered keys and other quirky varieties but they’re largely the same when it comes to use. Now AirType just might be …

How to Make a Light-Up Father’s Day Card

Father’s Day is just around the corner and we created this project with pop’s day in mind, but we think it’s perfect for any occasion where a dash of DIY is just the right ingredient. So check it out — the Light-Up, Pop-Up Greeting Card! All you’ll need is a few craft supplies like paper, glue and …

Ad Agency Uses Mannequins To Raise Money For The Homeless

(Video Link)<p>Homelessness is a problem affecting more and more people every day, and providing shelter for every homeless person, no matter how …

Vessyl, A Smart Beverage Container That Recognizes and Tracks Everything You Drink

Vessyl is a beverage container by Mark One that recognizes and tracks everything you drink so as to better understand things like calorie and sugar …

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards

After looking at these award-winning iPhone photos, we'll guarantee that you'll be inspired to start snapping pictures using your smartphone! Started back in 2007, the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is the first and longest running photography competition dedicated to the iPhone. Ever since …

Pikkpack: Like IKEA but for Your Feet

Pikkpack is a pair of flat-packed leather shoes that you assemble yourself. They’re cut from only one piece of leather, have hand-sewn soles, and …

12 Swoon-Worthy Beach Houses

New York City based Steven Harris Architects takes advantage of the drop-dead stunning views and tucked Casa Finisterra into the cliff right above …

Brazil v Croatia, World Cup 2014: in pictures - Telegraph

Soccer

Banksy's Street Art Reimagined in LEGO

What would it look like if Banksy's most famous street art pieces were reimagined in LEGO? What would the balloon girl look like and how would the rat on the wire appear? These are the questions photographer Jeff Friesen asked himself when he created his original series <i>Bricksy</i>. As he tells …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Painting the light fantastic: Photos show eerie hybrid art form

Some painters use oils. Others use pastels or charcoal. And still others use light. That's right, light.<p>Janne Parviainen from Helsinki, Finland, is one such artist. With experience in both photography and painting, he uses long camera exposures and a variety of lights to create images that straddle …

Art

Michael Jackson: Intimate Photos From the King of Pop's Teenage Years

13<p>Jim Britt had just signed as Motown's art director and photographer in 1972 when started shooting photos of Michael Jackson and his brothers. "I …

Michael Jackson

Nevada Experimenting with Using Drones to Control the Weather

When you think of drones, you probably think of military ones, and viewers of the current season of <i>24</i> have watched Army drones targeting innocent …

Grovemade’s Desktop Collection Is Made from Vegetable Tanned Leather and Domestic Hardwoods

<b>Grovemade’s Desktop Collection</b> is a unique, handcrafted set of desk accessories made from domestic hardwoods and vegetable tanned leather. Bringing …

Internet ad revenues hit $11.6B in Q1, proving we're addicted to our gadgets

Companies know that we’re more glued to our devices than ever, and they’re capitalizing on it.<p>In the first quarter of 2014, Internet advertising hit an all-time high of $11.6 billion, according the Internet Advertising Bureau and PwC report released today. That’s two billion dollars ahead of last …