Nicholas Smith

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DJI's Spark drone is tiny and fast, but will leave you wanting more

DJI’s Spark drone is an exquisitely-built, incredibly easy-to-fly drone, but 16 minutes of flight time is not enough, especially when the reality is …

Drones

10 Free Tools to Improve Your Life in Less Than a Day (Yes, Really)

Most will even take you less than an hour.<p>After what felt like endless years of school, I can imagine it's tough to force yourself to sit down and learn <i>more</i> things. Without the assistance of a scary-looking teacher peeking over your shoulder, that is.<p>How about I make it a bit easier for you?<p>These …

Learning

The Amazing Ways Your Brain Determines What You See

Perception underpins everything we think, do, believe, know, or love, says neuroscientist Beau Lotto.<p>Terms like “deviant” and “misfit” are normally freighted with negative connotations. But neuroscientist Beau Lotto explains in his new book, <i>Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently</i>, that it is our …

This Object Has Been Sprayed With The World's Blackest Material, And It's Freaking Us Out

Seriously, that's not Photoshopped.<p>Well, we've finally cracked it. Scientists have finally figured out how to paint a portal to another dimension, as …

Chemistry

The Next Mobile Computing Platform: A Pair Of Sunglasses

<b>Within the next several years, wearable, lightweight smartglasses will replace your smartphone, your monitor, even your television.</b><p>Osterhout Design Group (ODG), just raised $58 million to turn its successful R-7 Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) for enterprise into a $1,000 consumer product (the R-8) …

Augmented Reality

Sony’s crazy projector that turns any surface into a touchscreen is going on sale this year

It’s called the Xperia Touch, is powered by Android, and will cost around $1,600<p>Over the past couple of years, Sony has shown off a number of experimental products designed for the home. Now, though, one of them is actually going on sale: the newly christened Xperia Touch — an Android projector …

Google Play

BlackBerry tries again

Remember when Research in Motion’s BlackBerry smartphones set the bar?<p>My first smartphone was a BlackBerry 7130e. I loved the phone. And then my son gave it a bath in a ginger ale. The 7130e had it all: A scroll wheel, Java apps, a keyboard and a swappable battery that would last for days. That …

BlackBerry

Peanut is a platonic Tinder for mothers

Michelle Kennedy is an experienced entrepreneur with a long and impressive record when it comes to building successful technology companies. She was instrumental in building Bumble – the dating app with a pronounced emphasis on female empowerment.<p>And Michelle is also a mother. This is a demographic …

Give a Robot Mouse an IQ Test...

It takes supreme intelligence to consider how a different type of being thinks.<p>Dr. Jose Hernandez-Orallo is smart. The Technical University of …

Artificial Intelligence

Unreal Engine 4 Tutorial for Beginners

Unreal Engine 4 is a collection of game development tools capable of producing everything from 2D mobile games to AAA console titles. It is the …

Exhilarating Aerial Drone Footage of a Man Freerunning Through Town in 2D

Diffraction, Astro Kit, and LEAP worked together to create “2D Run,” a video featuring exhilarating aerial drone footage of Ilko Iliev freerunning …

Woman with drone stuck in her hair triggers tech-apocalypse

Sex robots may be fucking us to death by 2050, but if you’re looking for some sweet metallic release from the clutches of life before that, it looks like this drone could cause some serious damage.<p>Sheena, the woman in the video, managed to get her long hair caught in the drone when her partner was …

Microsoft CEO says AI should help, not replace, workers

Artificial intelligence has gone from being something relegated to science fiction, to a buzzword every tech company is eager to slap onto their latest innovations. When it comes to the implementation of AI, though, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is urging for companies to take a considerate approach. …

Mars Curiosity Rolls Up to Potential New Meteorite

This peculiar rock, photographed on Jan. 12 (Sol 1577) by NASA’s Curiosity rover, appears to be a metal meteorite. When confirmed, this would be the …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Time Management

Why People Shut Down When Their Political Beliefs Are Challenged

Certain brain areas go into overdrive, treating opposing evidence like an existential threat.<p>When it comes to politics, why can’t we all just get along? New brain imaging research offers a rather alarming neurological explanation.<p>As we’ve repeatedly seen in this divisive post-election season, …

Nokia's new owner launches its first Android smartphone

The first Nokia Android smartphone from the brand's exclusive licensee for mobile devices has finally arrived. Sadly, comes with bad news for folks who want to try it out: It will only be available in China. Finnish company HMD Global, which acquired the rights to release Nokia-branded phones and …

This photographer creates surrealistic images without Photoshop manipulation

The battle between those who support photo manipulation and those who don’t is probably never-ending. I believe both are right, and I think …

DIY Exercise Equipment, Laura's Shop Tour, Turning Pipes Into Lighting & More

Part 2 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>LP Frame with Removability</b><p>For vinyl lovers who want to display their records, but be able to easily listen to …

Power Tools