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Why can't you remember being a baby? Science explains.

Why don't you remember being a baby? How come you barely remember being a young child? How come a three-year-old can remember things that happened — but will then have no memories of that day a few years later?<p>THE NEW BRAIN CELLS OF YOUNG ANIMALS MAY BE MESSING UP THEIR MEMORIES<p>These questions have …

Six Flags Unveils Tallest, Fastest and Steepest Wooden Roller Coaster

After much anticipation from thrill seekers and coaster enthusiasts, Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois has finally unveiled its newest …

FCC proposal would fund WiFi networks in schools

The FCC's E-rate program has been funding classroom internet access for a while, but it's focused on wired connections; that's a bit short-sighted in an era where many laptops and tablets are WiFi-only. Agency officials are keenly aware of this need to catch up, as they've proposed a plan that uses …

New tests question if current quantum computing is really, you know, a quantum leap

If you’re a conventional computer worried about being laid off — along with thousands of your fellow silicon units — by those new quantum computers, you may be able to rest easier.<p>A new study published yesterday in <i>Science</i> magazine could not verify that the D-Wave Two — the only brand name so far …

How to get your DS and Wii back online, and the people who made it possible

Fans of Nintendo Wii and DS games may still have a haven for their online favorites.<p>Shortly after revealing plans to bring Nintendo DS games to the Wii U Virtual Console in January, Nintendo announced it would pull the plug on the DS and Wii Wi-Fi Connection services on May 20. The global …

'Computerworld' ends its print run, becomes a digital-only magazine

After nearly half a century <i>Computerworld</i> is ending its existence as a print magazine. Next Monday the final issue of the stalwart publication will be circulated on processed wood pulp. <i>Computerworld</i> won't be going away completely, however, an online version will continue to exist. It's a story that …

Google search now launches music apps on mobile devices

Google’s search engine just got a lot more useful when seeking out songs, artists, or other music-related content.<p>Yesterday, the company rolled out the ability to open up music apps automatically when you tap a link from a search for music content on smartphones and tablets.<p>While this is a tiny …

Wrong! Deconstructing 5 Famous History Stories

Here are five stories we tell ourselves — five famous history stories that you have heard all your life — that aren't true. Not only are they not true, but historians have known they aren't true, said they aren't true, insisted they aren't true, and the stories don't change. We like them the way …

Can You Learn To Spot A Liar?

<i>Part 2</i> <i>of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Why We Lie.<p><b>About Pamela Meyer's TEDTalk</b><p>We're surrounded by deception: in politics and pop culture, in the workplace and on social media. Pamela Meyer points out mannerisms and cues that can help us suss out a lie.<p><b>About Pamela Meyer</b><p>Pamela Meyer is author of the …

Want to Fool a Kid? Put It In Writing

Imagine you’re in an unfamiliar city trying to find a building. You ask someone on the street, and follow their instructions until you see a sign that points another way. Do you obey the sign, or follow the person’s instructions? Most adults would choose to trust written words over oral …

Kids

MIT can now track a heart rate through a wall with Wi-Fi signals

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Lee Martin / Flickr<p>Parents could watch their baby’s heart rate from another room without using any kind of wearable …

Poachers kill beloved Kenyan elephant known for giant tusks

Poachers killed one of Kenya's most beloved elephants -- a behemoth animal with tusks so large, they touched the ground.<p>Satao was shot with poisoned arrows in the sprawling Tsavo National Park in the country's southeast.<p>Wildlife officials found his carcass with two massive holes where his tusks …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

​Why Is Binge-Viewing So Popular in a Short Attention Span Age?

Still groggy from spending the weekend watching an entire new season of "Orange Is the New Black"? You're not alone.<p>Netflix says the women-in-prison series, whose second season premiered on the streaming service over the weekend, is its most popular show, even more popular than "House of Cards," …

Toshiba Kira ultrabook review

Pros<p>Sleek good looks, fine screen, fast processor, Solidly built, good battery life<p>Cons<p>Expensive, noisy fan, not significantly better than rivals<p>Price<p>…

Study finds weird magic ingredient for quantum computing

A form of quantum weirdness is a key ingredient for building quantum computers according to new research from a team at the University of Waterloo's …

Handheld terahertz cameras could replace MRI - Futurity

Thin sensors that use carbon nanotubes to detect terahertz waves could offer a less intrusive way to screen passengers at airports or to scan for …

Toyota is investigating cars that hover above the road

Toyota today said it's investigated the possibility of vehicles that are capable of hovering just above the road, technology designed to improve efficiency. In an interview at Bloomberg's Next Big Thing Summit in San Francisco, Hiroyoshi Yoshiki — the managing officer with Toyota's technical …

Suicide Rate In U.S. And Europe Climbed During Great Recession

When trying to tease out the painful effects of the Great Recession, economists often point to the unemployment rate. The global economic crisis, which first took hold in 2007, left thousands jobless and financially insecure.<p>But unemployment numbers don't tell the whole story. The recession also …

How to Record Streaming Audio with Audacity

Would you like to record streaming music from Internet radio stations like Pandora or iTunes? Are you looking for a simple way to save the audio from …

Wide-open sound: AKG K812 headphones

AKG takes its time developing high-end headphones so new models are rarely introduced, but the new K812s are a doozy!<p>Even before I listened to the AKG K812 headphones I knew they were pretty special. First, they're so incredibly comfortable that after a few minutes it was easy to forget I was …

Audiophile

Can a tiny $39 amp make your headphones sound a lot better?

The Audiophiliac listens to two outrageously fine Firestone products: the $199 Fireye DA USB headphone amp and the $39 Fireye Mini portable headphone amp.<p>Some "portable" headphone amplifiers aren't all that small, but the Firestone Audio Fireye Mini is downright tiny.<p>It's just 1.5 inches by 1 inch …

Audiophile

Supercharge your laptop's sound with the ALO Island headphone amplifier

The Audiophiliac spends some quality time with this portable digital converter/headphone amp, and loves the sound!<p>The ALO Island is a USB-powered digital audio converter/headphone amplifier, and it's a honey! Functionally, it's not so different than many of the other USB digital converter/amps I've …

Audiophile

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x review: The best-sounding headphones under $200 get (slightly) better - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones offer excellent build quality and very detailed, balanced sound with tight bass. They're also very comfortable and have slightly more cushiony earcups along with a detachable-cord design (three cords are included).<p><b>The Bad</b> …

Consumer Tech

Turning highways ... into power plants? - CNN Video

The best storage mediums of all time - ExtremeTech

By on June 6, 2014 at 12:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A few weeks back, we reflected on …

Magnetism

New supercapacitor technology could store, conduct power on the same copper wires - ExtremeTech

By on June 6, 2014 at 3:14 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>One of the fundamental challenges of …

A Spiky Outdoor Speaker That Charges Your Gadgets

It’s pretty hard for a Bluetooth speaker to stand out these days, but Outdoor Tech’s Big Turtle Shell commands attention for a few reasons. It's …

Brinell Drive SSD review: Impressive performance from a drive as expensive as it feels - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The sleek Brinell Drive SSD is made of premium materials and delivers very fast performance. The drive is thin, light, easy to use, and bundled with helpful software.<p><b>The Bad</b> The drive's write performance, though fast, is slower than other SSD-based portable drives. It's very expensive and …

Computer Hardware