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Why I Let My Students Cheat On Their Game Theory Exam

Teaching people game theory is good. Making them live it is even better, says UCLA professor Peter Nonacs.<p>On test day for my Behavioral Ecology class at UCLA, I walked into the classroom bearing an impossibly difficult exam. Rather than being neatly arranged in alternate rows with pen or pencil in …

Helix portable battery has 11,000 mAh of power

If you travel with a lot of gadgets, you know that can be a challenge to keep them powered up. If you’re roaming using something like an iPhone and …

Advances in prosthetics aside, Boston amputees face challenges

We have some incredible technologies that allow these patients to get back to what they were, but there is a cost to it, and I think the insurance companies need to see the benefit. <br>--Prosthetist James Wynne, CPO, Boston Brace

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Northrop Grumman unveils latest generation of its CUTLASS unmanned ground vehicle

Northrop Grumman is one of the largest defense contractors in the United States and the company works on a wide variety of projects for the US …

iPhone-controlled bionic hands allow father to hold daughter’s hand for first time since accident

A new type of prosthetic hand partly controlled by an iPhone app has allowed a father to hold his daughter’s hand for the first time since an accident four years ago in which both hands had to be amputated …<p>Conventional prosthetic hands have a limited range of movements, typically with all four …

PC Sales Shrink, Tablets and Phones Dominate in Four-Year Tech Forecast

As if we needed any more data pointing to the rise of mobile devices and the decline of traditional PCs, market research firm Gartner is out today …

Apple aims to outdo Google's Street View

Apple may be eyeing its own "Street View" type navigation system and one that offers a key benefit over Google's version.<p>Published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple's "3D Position Tracking for Panoramic Imagery Navigation" patent filing describes a navigation technology that …

Analyst: Apple HDTV coming this year with ‘iRing’ motion controller & ‘mini iTV’ second screen experience

We’ve seen predictions for an Apple HDTV and a revamped Apple TV experience come and go over the last couple of years. Analysts have predicted several times since as far back as 2011 that we’d see Apple introduce its own full-fledged TV set by the end of the year, and the most vocal analyst, Piper …

Deep-Space Engines

Propulsion systems that could carry astronauts to Mars and beyond.<p>STAR-48<p>The fastest chemical rocket ever, the Star-48 engine was built to launch satellites and was recently incorporated into the New Horizons probe, which took off in 2006. Powered by burning a mixture of ammonium perchlorate and …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

Backup 100GB of Your Music, Photos, & Files | Cult of Mac Deals

Don't be an April Fool. Securely Backup Your Digital World.<p>Have TOO much stuff on your computer and don't know what to do with all of it? Problem stored. Now you can backup 100GB of your files for <b>THREE YEARS</b> right in a secure online backup application so you can share, access, and maintain all of …

AluFrame, The Classiest Bumper Case, Like, Ever

Just Mobile, the folks behind many handy aluminum Mac and iOS accessories (like the pencil-impersonating AluPen stylus, and the AluRack laptop mount) has just busted out three new gadgets. There’s the AluCup – a plastic and aluminum desk-tidy in the shape of a cup; the HeadStand, which is a …

Move The Screenshot Selection Area From Its Original Position [OS X Tips]

One of the big things I do here in OS X tips is take screenshots. A quick Command-Shift-3 will get me a picture of my entire screen, while a Command-Shift-4 will get me a crosshair which I can use to click and drag around any area of my screen to get a more specific area of my Mac’s screen to …

Funny Or Die Releases Trailer For iSteve, The First Steve Jobs Movie [Video]

We’ve been excited for <i>iSteve,</i> Funny or Die’s upcoming Steve Jobs movie, since it was announced on March 18, and with just under two weeks to go until its release, we’ve got its first teaser trailer. Check it out below.<p>The short clip doesn’t give away too much — it only shows Justin Long, who will …