Noah Moor

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Parallels App Aims To Let Your Fingers Do The Tapping On Remote Desktops

Sure, it can be convenient to use a tablet or smartphone to log into a remote computer. But it can also be a huge pain, not least because you still have to manipulate your Windows or Mac OS X software using a Frankensteinian hybrid of poke, drag, and swipe gestures. The release of Parallels Access …

Get a monthly mystery care package for nerds

Do you like presents? Of course you do -- and a new service lets you send geeky surprise gifts to yourself.<p>Nerd Block is a subscription-based nerd care package service which, for $19.99 a month (plus shipping), sends out a monthly package of geeky goodies. Partners so far for the fledgling service …

Geek

3DS owners get tired of searching for StreetPasses, build their own Nintendo Zone relays

Unless you live in a densely populated city, you probably struggle to make the most of the 3DS' StreetPass feature -- it's why Nintendo implemented a StreetPass Relay program earlier this month. Now, less than a week after the Mii-sharing setup launched, the gaming community has found a way to …

Eye-Fi Mobi: Finally, Eye-Fi Gets It Right [Review]

<b>Mobi</b> byEye-Fi <b><br>Category:</b> SD cards <b><br>Works With:</b> iPhone, iPad, iPod touch <b><br>Price:</b> $50<p>I have used a variety of Eye-Fi cards in the past, both top-end, RAW-compatible Eye-Fi branded cards, and SanDisk’s licensed versions. And all of them have sucked. But the folks at Photojojo insisted I try out the new 8GB …

The 6 Ways Apple Should Copy Google

It feels like Apple is falling way behind. But I don’t think that’s true.<p>I believe Apple puts enormous brain power and good judgement into envisioning the Next Big Thing. It takes them a long time to get it to market. But once it’s there, they iterate to perfect the original vision.<p>In the year or …

New to nature no 110: Sandalolitha boucheti

The family <i>Fungiidae</i> are commonly known as mushroom corals because of a strong resemblance to the underside of the cap of a gilled mushroom. They are …

Humans tame light, stop it from moving for a full minute

Beams of light are usually speeding along at around 186,000 miles per second, but for one minute, researchers in Germany brought some to a screeching halt. Using a crystal frozen to temperatures below negative 450 degrees Fahrenheit, a research team managed to hold light in place for a full minute …

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BBC ditches 3D after 'Doctor Who' special

The BBC is taking a break from 3D, with the 50th anniversary episode of "Doctor Who" set to be the last three-dimensional event for the foreseeable future.<p>Speaking to British TV guide Radio Times, the boss of 3D at the BBC admitted that watching 3D at home is a bit troublesome.<p>"Watching 3D is quite …

Televisions

You Can Now Enjoy Cole Sprouse In Comics Form Thanks To Riverdale

Comics<p>Comic Book News, Reviews, Previews, and Commentary. Get info on well-known characters and comic movies for real comic book fans.<p>Comics<p>An …

<i>Doctor Who</i> has almost no boundaries. A show with an unprecedented premise has almost no set rules, excepts for the ones that it sets for itself. And …

Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor was an icon. Voted the number one Doctor in numerous polls, there is something truly magical about his performance on …

FYI: Why Do Kids Hate Brussels Sprouts?

Because Brussels sprouts are bitter, and kids generally don't like bitter tastes. It's not their fault. Researchers say that an aversion to bitter and sour (generally a heightened gag reflex) is a survival instinct, since most toxins taste that way too. On the other hand, sweetness typically …

An iPhone Chill-Out App Powered By Surprising Visuals

Thunderspace’s designers use clever visual effects–including your phone’s flash–to augment an otherwise ho-hum aural experience.<p>It’s hard to be a “relaxation” app in the iTunes store. If all you want is some looped nature sounds on your iPhone, one might be hard-pressed to justify paying $0.99 or …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

“I try to make poetry. Not minimalism. Not purism. Just poetry.”<p>NeoCon 2018 showcased some of the boldest brands in commercial design.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>The Office for Metropolitan Architecture designs the perfect library for the digital …

Architecture

The Anatomy Of A Successful Logo Redesign

Here, Jessica Hische diagrams every move she made in updating Mail Chimp’s identity–with graphic design tricks for making sure a newcomer is actually welcomed.<p>Familiar logos are like overly attentive suitors: They’re so naggingly present that their charms are lost to you–until, one day, they’re …

HIV used to treat deadly genetic diseases in children

Italian researchers say it's too early to say whether their technique offers a full cure, but early signs are encouraging<p>HIV kills nearly two million people every year, but scientists in Italy say they've found a way to use the virus to actually save lives. In a pair of studies published today in …

Baby cries offer 'window into the brain' - Futurity

BROWN (US) — A new tool that analyzes babies’ cries is a noninvasive way to …

Cute Animals

Secrets behind the sophisticated spam scams

A recent poll called them one of modern life’s top irritants, but how do spam messages work? And in a world of constantly streaming information online, should you act like a scammer yourself if you want to win attention?<p>I woke recently to find a panicked email from an old colleague at the top of my …

A beautiful end to a star’s life

X-rays from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (pink) shows superheated gas around the dense, hot core of an aging star.<p>This is composite image of …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

This week's most stunning images in science and technology, including ventures in space, extreme conditions on earth, and what to do if you are a hot elephant.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>Flying aces, challenging swims and confused robots<p>Supermoon, Tesla coils and medical clowns<p>World’s biggest …

Photos

Can Mammal Mothers Choose The Sex Of Their Offspring?

"Hmm, it seems to be a tough year for food. I believe I will have a litter of...females."<p>There's been speculation for decades about whether gender splits among offspring are truly random. Is it really just complete chance whether you'll end up with a male or female? A new study led by a Stanford …

Why The Amazing New Flagship Windows Phone Will Fail

Nokia's new Lumia smartphone has amazing hardware (especially its unprecedented 41-megapixel camera). And it doesn't matter at all, because its software lags so far behind its hardware.<p>When HTC released a gorgeous, powerful, innovative, distinctive Android phone a few weeks ago, we realized Android …

Next Mars mission should search for past microbial life: science panel | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA’s next mission to Mars should look for past microbial life and collect samples to eventually bring back to Earth, a science advisory group said on Tuesday.<p>The lower slopes of Mount Sharp appear at the top of this picture taken by the right Navigation Camera …

Not-So-Sweet Side Effects of Artificial Sweeteners

People are turning to artificial sweeteners as a lower-calorie alternative to sugar. Writing in <i>Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism</i>, researcher Susan Swithers argues that artificial sweeteners may negatively affect our metabolism and brain — and even lead to weight gain.<p>Transcript<p>IRA FLATOW, …

Surf's Up for Pathogenic Viruses and Bacteria, Too

A day at the shore can leave beachgoers with more than a sunburn — a gulp of seawater can expose swimmers to disease-causing microbes like norovirus, salmonella, and adenovirus. Marine scientist Rachel Noble and environmental medicine researcher Samuel Dorevitch discuss the risk, and what's being …

The Hardest Thing To Find In The Universe?

What is rarer than a shooting star?<p>Rarer than a diamond?<p>Rarer than any metal, any mineral, so rare that if you scan the entire earth, all six million billion billion kilos or 13,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pounds of our planet, you would find only one ounce of it?<p>What is so rare it has never …