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Watch how hard a pilot works to land a 737 in high winds

Commentary: A pilot posts an inside-the-cockpit video of himself grappling with the controls as his plane comes in to land.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Would you feel safer if you knew the pilot of your 737 enjoys aerobatics?<p>I ask only …

Raspberry Pi releases an OS to breathe new life into old PCs

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released an experimental version of its Linux-based Pixel OS for Windows and Mac PCs. The OS, originally designed to run only on the Raspberry Pi hobby board, comes with the Chromium web browser and a suite of productivity and coding tools. "We asked ourselves one …

These 5 Kits Can Teach Kids About Computers and Coding

As adults and parents, we’re quick to point out how much simpler—and therefore better—things were when we were young. Instead of iPads, we had books. …

Google Streetview Takes Viewers Into A Miniature Train 'Wunderland'

Now you can feel like Alice, without eating any strange mushrooms<p>Google Street View is downsizing. They've taken us deep into the seven seas and up perilous rock faces but now, they're taking us somewhere very small: Hamburg's Miniatur Wunderland, a huge model train set.<p>The best part is, you can …

Tim Cook

This museum is a shrine to Apple’s greatest designs

Apple doesn't have a museum dedicated to its storied product history, but that hasn't stopped a private collector from establishing one in the capital city of the Czech Republic. The Prague museum, which opened last week, contains the biggest private collection of Apple products and company …

I've owned an Amazon Echo for less than a day and I'm blown away

For those unfamiliar, Amazon's Echo is a tall black cylindrical WiFi speaker that can sit anywhere in your home and answer questions, set timers, play music, keep you up to date with sports and the news, and much more.<p>All you have to do is address the speaker — it responds to "Alexa" or "Amazon" — …

Smart Homes

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The secret messaging app getting millions of downloads

Harvard classmates Lei Guo and Oliver Hayen created what could have been just another messaging app. They knew they had something unique, as every app development team claims, so they put it in the hands of 2,000 people and hit launch.<p>Within 30 days, their app SOMA Messenger had 10 million users …

Apps

Why iPads And Chromebooks Won’t Save the Classroom

The founder of Kano, a kid’s computer, says DIY is better than off-the-shelf.<p>Alex Klein is the co-founder and CEO of Kano, which creates computer and coding kits for all ages, all over the world. His reporting and writing has appeared in <i>Newsweek</i>, the <i>New Republic</i>, <i>New York Magazine</i>, the <i>Nation</i>, the</i> …

Major drug tunnel found on US-Mexico border in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities seized 12 tons of marijuana and arrested 22 people after discovering one of the longest cross-border tunnels between the U.S. and Mexico, officials said Thursday.<p>The passage connecting warehouses in San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, was about 2,400 feet long and 30 feet …

Mexico

FoxType wants to help you write more polite emails

The trouble with communicating via text, whether it’s an SMS, IM or email, is that the tone of your message may not always come through as you expect. It’s especially difficult when you’re conversing with a business associate or someone you’ve never met before.<p>FoxType tries to help you write more …

Apps

REPORT: One of BMW's cars doesn't pass European emissions tests

Carmakers around the world have seen their share prices plunge as investors worry whether the scandal, revealed by US regulators on Friday, spreads beyond VW, and beyond the United States.<p>Now one German media report has given us the first suggestion that it does, on both counts.<p>The BMW X3 Xdrive …

Volkswagen

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Crucial

Iron-Man-Like Mountain Climber Shield Could Save Lives

Climbing mountains isn't for the faint of heart. This is a physically grueling, sometimes life-threatening activity enjoyed by some of the world's …

Climbing

MYNT: Smart Button & Tracker, multi-functional and world’s thinnest

Price: $20MYNT is a smart button that can control smartphones and laptops by default. It may be used as a music remote or presentation clicker. It …

Crowd Funding

Joby Action Suction Cup With GorillaPod Arm

Price: $30Mount your action camera to any kind of smooth or flat surface with the help of Joby Action Suction Cup. This cup will make sure your …

Videography

Bose SoundTrue Headphones Around-Ear Style

Video<p>$179 USD<p>By<p>Editor's Rating:<p>5<p>Listening to music will be a stylish encounter if you have the Bose SoundTrue Headphones Around-Ear Style. These …

Crowd Funding

Ily Is A Modern Family Phone To Stay Connected With Your Family

Meet Ily, a brand new take on personal communication between family members. Ily is a new connected device for your home as well as a smartphone app. Developed by New York-based startup Insensi, Ily doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel. This all-in-one communication box does a few things really well, …

Charge Your iPhone With...Your Furniture?

Apple is just getting in to wireless charging, if you consider the Apple Watch's magnetic charger to be wireless. Other technologies, like inductive charging have been around and thanks to the Android's diverse set of manufacturers, this is an area where Apple lags behind.<p>However, companies like …

Mobile Technology

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Digital Art

Asteroid swings very near Earth: Are you up for a midnight viewing?

An asteroid five football fields wide will make a near-Earth flyby on Monday, and you may be able to see it at the witching hour with a pair of strong binoculars.<p>Late Monday -- particularly at midnight -- will be prime time for trying to catch a glimpse of asteroid 2004 BL86, said the<p>Jet Propulsion …

Astronomy

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Crossing The Bridge - Top Gear - Series 21 Burma Special - BBC

Bridges

An extra screen for your iPhone? Check out the popSLATE

Earlier today I wrote about the The Trick Cover which is an hilarious, but not too useful, iPhone cover. Check the video on that one to see what I mean.<p>Since then I’ve stumbled upon another iPhone case (first introduced in 2012, now available for the iPhone 6) that is a lot more useful. Check out …

iOS

Audi's latest Q7 supports Android Auto and CarPlay

It seems Audi's Q7 is brand agnostic, at least in the Android vs. Apple battle: It hasn't yet chosen between Android Auto or CarPlay. The demos at CES this week are set shoulder to shoulder with Audi's HMI (Human Machine Interface) connected to either an Android device or an iPhone. Using the MMI …

Photographer captures the beautiful chaos of parenting

Parenting is filled with precious moments. Of course, sometimes it's hard to appreciate those moments when you're scraping gum out of your kid's hair.<p>…

5 can't-miss apps: 'Squares,' Reuk, MoneyWiz 2 and more

'Ace Ferrara and The Dino Menace'<p>MoneyWiz 2<p>Reuk<p>'Squares'<p>'WRC The Official Game'<p>Between kicking off the New Year and fighting off your first hangover …

Stop Starting, Start Finishing – slides from Aggro Pekuliar

Hi! Here are my slides Stop Starting, Start Finishing from Aggro Pekuliar. Thanks for attending! And what a cool conference, nice to hang out with a …

Montblanc has an 'e-Strap' to make its luxury watches smarter

Smartwatches continue to grow in popularity, but if you prefer a high-end mechanical timepiece instead, Montblanc has a way to still get the tech, too. <i>A Blog to Watch</i> reports the luxury watchmaker announced an optional e-Strap that'll equip its Timewalker Urban Speed Collection. The add-on brings …