Ryan Ong

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How One Startup Is Elevating Camping With A Tree House You Carry With You

After a design theft in China and amid a growing market, how the tree-tent company Tentsile is making waves in camping and ecotourism.<p>Alex Shirley-Smith was a tree house architect. In 2013, fed up with designing custom-made suspended abodes that bordered on the extravagant for his wealthy …

Bulletproof Coffee: The Buttery Caffeine of Champions

Forget cream and sugar. Add butter to your morning brew to kickstart your day and feel invincible when you ride.<p>In his new book, <i>The Bulletproof Diet</i>, author and cyclist Dave Asprey says, "When you mix coffee with the right fats, you get a drink that stomps on hunger, and helps you lose weight, …

The Dream of Delivery Drones Is Alive (And On A Truck)

There's hope for robotic parcel delivery, with or without Amazon<p>Amazon's drone delivery service was never going to work. Not in the United States, at least, and not in the near-future timeframe announced by CEO Jeff Bezos in a credulous <i>60 Minutes</i> segment in December 2013. When Bezos made the …

Engineers have discovered that these molluscs’ teeth are made of the strongest biological material in the world. But instead of trying to exploit them, we should leave the limpets to cling to their rocky homes<p>Pity the poor limpet. Evolutionary aeons pass it by as it remains clamped tight to the …

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Everything we know about the Big Bang could be wrong

A radical new theory developed by researchers in Egypt and Canada argues the universe has no single point of origin<p>Could the Big Bang theory be wrong? A proposed new model of the universe argues yes—the universe has no origin point at all.<p>In science, the theories with the most staying power are the …

Play Destiny on unsupported Android devices, thanks to this unofficial app

Android users can use their smartphones to play PlayStation 4 games like <i>Destiny</i>, thanks to an unofficial port of Sony’s official PS4 Remote Play app.<p>The official PS4 Remote Play app on Google Play lets users connect to their consoles and PS4 games on several Sony Xperia smartphones and tablets. As …

Tweaking Bacteria, Scientists Turn Sunlight Into Liquid Fuel

Daniel Nocera's "artificial leaf" might get a boost from new research.<p>A few years ago, Daniel Nocera pioneered an "artificial leaf" that—just like the real thing—uses only the sun and water to produce energy. He touted the silicon cell as a breakthrough that could allow every home to become its own …

Augmented Reality Without The Glasses

The term Augmented Reality is typically defined as an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device. This device is almost always thought to be Google Glass or some variant. So now that Google Glass …

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Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of robots is just the latest in a series of advances and predictions that at times appear to suggest we will all be replaced, …

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Extreme body modifications: Piercings, tattoos and implants on show in Caracas - Telegraph

How 40,000 Tons of Cosmic Dust Falling to Earth Affects You and Me

Our bodies are made of remnants of stars and massive explosions in the galaxies, authors say.<p>Astrophysics and medical pathology don't, at first sight, appear to have much in common. What do sunspots have to do with liver spots? How does the big bang connect with cystic fibrosis?<p>Astrophysicist Karel …

Much Ado About 'Hatred'

Ostensibly the best, or very nearly best, video game of 2014 includes a mechanic called Brutalize.<p>In <i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i>, a surprisingly fun and innovative open-world action game that came out last year, you play as Talion, a cursed ranger out for revenge.<p>The core gameplay element is …

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'Hatred' Lands Rare 'Adults Only' Rating In North America

Color me unsurprised, but Hatred has come back from the ESRB with a very rare “Adults Only” (AO) rating, something the industry rarely ever sees in favor of the far more common “M for Mature,” that most violent titles receive, including the likes of Grand Theft Auto. It’s similar to the also-rare …

There's a functional $1 million mech robot for sale on Amazon

<i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> journalist Brad Stone billed Amazon as "The Everything Store" in his 2013 book about the company. Now, here's irrefutable proof: if you have ¥120,000,000 (about $1,020,000) handy, you can currently buy a rideable mech robot through Amazon Japan.<p>The robot is Kuratas, a passion …

AirAsia jet's submerged fuselage found; divers to search for bodies

The fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jet has been found, officials said Wednesday, ending a difficult 19-day search in the waters off Indonesia and likely paving the way for the recovery of many more bodies of passengers and crew members.<p>A Singaporean navy ship located the Airbus A320 fuselage, its …

Woz to FCC: You're supposed to be on the people's side

You could never call Steve Wozniak closed.<p>He's often offering his opinions, feelings, and quirks for all to see.<p>Recently, he's been musing a lot about the Web and government. He declared that Edward Snowden is a hero and that he, Steve Wozniak, feels guilty about NSA surveillance.<p>Now he has opened …

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