Nicholas Newton

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Genius, As A Tot

She learned to read, then for a challenge she taught herself Spanish – at the tender age of 2. Her parents took her to the doctor, where IQ tests put her in the top 2% of test-takers, with an IQ of 160 – the same as Albert Einstein’s. Her doctors told a reporter that her IQ was “off the scale."<p>This …

Business (Canada)

How To Create Your Own Custom URL Shortener

<b>Updated with new information in August 2014</b><p>If you follow TNW on social media sites like Twitter, Google+ or Facebook, you’ll have noticed that rather than use the full, ugly ol’ URL found in the address bar, we use a nice friendly shortened one like tnw.to/c0buZ. If you don’t follow us in these …

Wise.io raises $2.5M for machine learning, simplified

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sebastian Kaulitzki<p>Wise.io, a Berkeley, Calif.-based startup that claims to make machine learning easy, …

Beware this big iOS flaw -- and it's not alone

Mobile security remains a struggle: CanSecWest calls attention to flaws in Android and BlackBerry 10, while a newly discovered encryption weakness in iOS 7 could put iPad and iPhone owners at risk.<p>"In terms of security, [Apple's iOS 7 is] much worse than iOS 6." <br />--Tarjei Mandet, Azimuth …

BlackBerry

How the LG G2 looked to 'Gangnam Style' for inspiration

One of the creators of the G2 tells CNET how the smartphone maker looked to the example of pop star Psy for its flagship smartphone.<p>BARCELONA, Spain -- Ramchan Woo is a big fan of Korean pop superstar Psy.<p>OK, with nearly 2 billion views on YouTube, who didn't at one time bob to the rhythm of the …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple Now Selling Refurbished iPad Airs at Close to $100 Off

The Apple online store currently has iPad Air refurbished models available at nearly $100 off. Here’s the details:<p>— The iPad Air 16GB WiFi refurbished model is available at $419 – $80 less than the new price.<p>— The iPad Air 32GB WiFi refurb model is an even better deal. It’s priced at $509, which is …

Stanford University develops $90 iPhone accessory to replace ophthalmology kit costing tens of thousands

Researchers at Stanford University’s School of Medicine have developed two low-cost iPhone adapters that provide images of the eye that usually require specialist ophthalmology equipment costing tens of thousands of dollars. The university hopes that it will be useful both for primary care …

The team behind the Android watch phone, the Pine, plans a line of wearables

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The startup behind the world’s first Android(s goog) watch phone, the Neptune Pine, is partnering up with the designers of …

Forget text messaging, the 'oPhone' lets you send smells

Holiday albums could be less forgettable when pictures of a Mediterranean meal carry the scent of olives; a selfie on the beach contains a trace of salt spray or a rainy London scene conveys the distinctive aroma of freshly wet concrete.<p>If the digital age has increased the volume of communication, …

Apple reportedly launching a cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c on March 18th (updated)

Apple doesn't talk about how many iPhone 5c devices it sells, but the rumors are that it's not doing as well as its two siblings. According to leaked documents from O2 Germany, Cupertino is looking to boost its middle child by launching an 8GB version that'll retail for 60 euros less than the …

Crowdsourced School Homework: Brainly Plans to Teach the US

“We divide the development of a market into two stages,” Borkowski explained. “The first is market validation, and the second is initial traction. The goal of the first stage is to ensure liquidity of the market. Then we buy some ads, put some paid sources of traffic; we want people to register and …

Lego robot crushes Rubik's Cube world record with superhuman speed

And you thought that Lego castle you built as a kid was impressive. Two engineers in England have set the world record for completing a Rubik's Cube with a robot made from the ubiquitous plastic blocks. The (somewhat) cleverly named Cubestormer 3 robot accomplished the impressive feat in just 3.253 …

Microsoft Launches Free OneNote for Mac and Windows

Microsoft today revealed three major announcements regarding its OneNote offering: a free version of OneNote for Mac, a freemium version of OneNote for Windows, and a new cloud API for first- and third-party apps to communicate directly with OneNote.<p>With the launch of OneNote for Mac, Microsoft …

The Comprehensive Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings

The first thing you have to realize about Facebook: Nothing you put there is truly private. Yes, you can control how users see or don’t see your …

Social Media

ACC Sports joins Apple TV channel lineup just in time for March Madness

Just in time for March Madness, Apple has added a new channel dedicated to ACC Sports to the Apple TV. The channel, called ACC Sports, features sections dedicated to many of the ACC colleges (Atlantic Coast Conference). It is unclear if the application will be able to live stream games from the …

Is it time for a standard 3D printer spool size?

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>The short answer is yes; yes it is. But not everyone, including some of the leading companies in the …