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3D printing hair is as easy as using a hot glue gun

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have devised an ingenious method for creating lifelike hair fibers the only requires a common, inexpensive fused deposition modeling (FDM) printer. The technique is surprisingly simple: the printer squeezes out a small dollop of molten plastic and then …

A Map Of Every Patent Steve Jobs Touched

You might never be able to get inside the enigmatic Apple founder’s head, but this could be the next best thing.<p>People are always trying to put themselves into the head of Apple founder Steve Jobs, to figure out how he thought. Unfortunately, Jobs was pretty inscrutable, but here’s one fun way to …

Mobile Devices

Digital life hack: Turn your old phone into a security camera

In these days of nonstop hacking, phishing and data breaches, it's easy to forget that regular old burglars are still lurking around to steal from your home. That's why I'm a big fan of home security systems, especially ones that let you watch your home from a distance and alert you when someone …

Samsung launches its first ever Tizen smartphone in India

After several delays since 2013, Samsung has finally unveiled the Z1, its first Tizen OS-powered smartphone, in India today. The device will go on sale for roughly $90 (Rs. 5,700).<p>Samsung says that Tizen makes for quick boot times and smooth performance on the 3G dual-SIM Z1, which is powered by a …

How to find your Wi-Fi password in Windows 8.1

This happens to me often, especially when I'm visiting relatives' houses: My computer knows the Wi-Fi password from when I last connected to the network -- two years ago -- but I've completely forgotten it, though my mother is about 65 percent sure she wrote it down on a Post-it note seven months …

Up close with Google's new and improved Project Ara prototype

Google has come a long way since it first publicly demoed a "working" Ara Prototype during Google I/O last summer. That device was big and didn't …

Delhi woman who said she was raped by Uber driver to sue company in US

A woman who says she was raped by an Uber taxi driver in Delhi plans to sue the smartphone taxi service for negligence in the US courts. The unidentified woman has instructed Douglas Wigdor, one of New York’s most high-profile litigators, to represent her.<p>Wigdor said he was examining the …

India

Apple’s new Swift language experiences ‘meteoric’ growth

Apple surprised developers with its new programming language, Swift, at WWDC 2014 but it hasn’t taken long for the developer community to get behind what will soon be the replacement for Objective-C.<p>In the latest programming language popularity rankings from RedMonk, Swift has shot up from the 68th …

Apple’s Swift exploded in popularity in 2014, Javascript still top language overall

Redmonk’s programming language rankings for 2015 are out and show a huge growth in popularity for Apple’s new Swift development language.<p>According to the results, Swift went from the 68th most popular language last quarter (when it launched) to the 22nd, a jump of 46 spots which is “unprecedented …

How My 98-Year-Old Grandfather Embraced The Internet

And what I've learned as a result.<p>That was the email I received on the afternoon of Sept. 14 from my grandfather. He was forwarding a message he'd gotten from Twitter, where he has an account that he doesn't often use. But he wasn't content to let the email sit there filed away. He demanded to …

23 Seldom-Used Ideas for Utilizing Twitter Lists

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you’ve read any lists on Twitter tips, whether for beginners or for experts, you’ve likely come across the common advice to use Twitter lists.<p>Twitter lists are useful, helpful, and effective for managing and optimizing your Twitter experience. …

Your social networks discourage you from speaking out on politics

The internet is supposed to be a bastion of self-expression, where you're free to speak your mind knowing that someone, somewhere shares your feelings. However, Pew Research and Rutgers University have published a study showing that many social network users feel compelled to keep their mouths shut …

Why Google wants to give you 101 alternatives to .com

Hundreds of new top-level domain names (the last bit of a web address, like .com) will hit the web this year. Of nearly 2,000 proposed domains, 101 belong to Google, one of the largest single applicants. That’s odd, for Google has worked hard to make domain names as irrelevant as possible.<p>Google’s …

Domain Names