Stuart Oliphant

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Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever

The hottest ticket in tech is an invitation to a banal South Florida business park, indistinguishable on the outside from countless other office buildings that dot America’s suburban landscape. Inside, it’s a whole different story. A different reality, in fact. Humanoid robots walk down the halls, …

Augmented Reality

The Minecraft Generation

Jordan wanted to build an unpredictable trap.<p>An 11-year-old in dark horn-­rimmed glasses, Jordan is a devotee of Minecraft, the computer game in which you make things out of virtual blocks, from dizzying towers to entire cities. He recently read “The Maze Runner,” a sci-fi thriller in which …

Japanese researchers created holograms you can touch

The touchable holograms, called Fairy Lights, could serve as the beginning to developing technology where humans could interact with the hologram.<p>This could particularly come in handy in medicine, where hologram technology is used to demonstrate certain procedures.<p>The holograms were made using …

Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

<b>Kim Scott,</b> co-founder of Candor, Inc., has built her career around a simple goal: Creating bullshit-free zones where people love their work and …

The Serial Swatter

Early one weekend morning in January 2014, Janet was sleeping fitfully in her parents’ home in Toronto. A junior studying elementary education at a nearby college, she had gone home for the weekend in a state of nervous collapse. For months, someone going by the name ‘‘Obnoxious’’ had been …

The cult of productivity is preventing you from being productive

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past couple of years thinking about how to be more productive. As a graduate student and freelancer, there’s no one telling me what to do, and no (immediate) consequences if I spend all day procrastinating. But gradually, through trying different techniques, …

Time Management

The Planet-Saving, Capitalism-Subverting, Surprisingly Lucrative Investment Secrets of Al Gore

The former vice president has led his firm to financial success. But what he really wants to do is create a whole new version of capitalism.<p>“When i left the White House in 2001, I really didn’t know what I was going to do with my life,” Al Gore told me this summer, at his office in the Green Hills …

New Research on Overcoming Loneliness

New research finds the brains of lonely people respond more negatively to social stimuli<p>I was feeling lonely one recent weekend. I craved company, but friends and family all seemed to be on vacation or busy. So I arranged to chat with a friend who lives in another city, signed up for a group kayak …

Loneliness

Have These Divers Found the World's Deepest Underwater Cave?

Polish diver describes dangers and allure of extreme cave diving.<p>Explorers in the Czech Republic may soon announce a new record for the world’s deepest underwater cave. Since July a team of cave divers from Poland has been probing the contours of Hranická Propast, located in eastern Czech Republic, …

Liv Ullmann: Films should be fantasies, not pornography

Ingmar Bergman’s muse talks about ever-more explicit mainstream movies and her new version of Miss Julie<p>Sex scenes in some of today’s films are so graphic that they are little more than “porno” movies, according to Liv Ullmann, one of cinema’s most revered actor-directors.<p>“It has gone too far,” the …

Shades of Grey

'The Diary of a Teenage Girl' is a rare film that explores female sexuality without judgment

Looking at someone else's diary is deeply personal, a bit shocking and charged with the feeling of seeing something for the first time. "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" generates a similar response as it opens the book on adolescent female sexuality with a raw, intimate, emotional candor rarely …

A Visual Guide To All Of Those Unpronounceable Ingredients In Processed Food

What do those mystery chemicals actually do? Take a tour of the most common additives to find out how food scientists modify what you eat.<p>If you’ve ever perused an ingredient list and wondered why there’s polyglycerol polyricinoleate in your candy bar or tertiary-butylhydroquinone in your cereal–or …

Lego is creating its own version of 'Minecraft'

<i>This story was updated at 11:36 a.m. ET.</i><p>It seems Lego may have taken all those comparisons to <i>Minecraft</i> to heart.<p><i>Lego Worlds</i>, a open-world game …

Public photos mined to create beautiful time-lapses

In many ways, the internet is simply an extremely badly coordinated attempt to document our planet. Hundreds of millions of photos are uploaded online every day, depicting ourselves, our cities, our landscape, and our food. However, they're also isolated and disparate: it's difficult to sieve …

Blueprint for a Better Human Body

People who wear and design prosthetics are rethinking the form of our species.<p>When Elizabeth Wright smacks her right leg on a table, she says “ow.” That’s only interesting if you know one more thing: that her right leg is made out of carbon fiber and metal. It’s also part of her. “It is my right …

Long-Range Iris Scanning Is Here

An engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon says he’s invented technology that can identify someone from across the room with the precision of a fingerprint.<p>An officer pulls someone over on the side of the highway. The cop sits in the car a moment, runs the plates—they’re fine—and gets out of the …

4 Types of Running Workouts (and Why You Should Be Doing Them All)

Reinvigorate your workouts to go longer, run faster, and drop pounds<p>If you’re like most guys, you’re a creature of habit: You go to bed at 11 p.m., hit the john after your morning joe, and run the same loop at the same speed.<p>That’s great for sleeping and pooping, but not so good for your fitness or …

SurveyMonkey chief David Goldberg died of head injury due to treadmill fall

SurveyMonkey chief executive David Goldberg died from a head injury sustained after falling off a treadmill at a private resort in Mexico on Friday, according to a spokesman for the local prosecutor’s office.<p>The 47-year-old, who became head of the online survey company in 2009, was found on the …

New aluminum battery for smartphones can be charged in a minute

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. scientists said they have invented a cheap, long-lasting and flexible battery made of aluminum for use in smartphones that can be charged in as little as one minute.<p>The researchers, who detailed their discovery in the journal Nature, said the new aluminum-ion battery has the …

Clean Energy

Can't Kick a Bad Habit? You're Doing It Wrong

What to do when you just can't quit--no matter how many times you've tried.<p>I had just finished giving a speech on building habits when a woman in the audience exclaimed, "You teach how to create habits, but that's not my problem. I'm fat!" The frustration in her voice echoed throughout the room. …

Self-improvement

A Modern Guide to the Love Letter

From the right kind of stationery to the wrong kind of metaphor, a how-to on the art of epistolary wooing<p>When it comes to the greatest love letters ever written, many like to credit those extraordinary intellects of the 12th century, Peter Abelard and his gifted pupil and lover, Heloise. The …

Get a buzz out of helping bees. All you need are some broad beans

A new citizen science project called Bees and Beans aims to map the activity of wild bees in our gardens<p>Britain’s bees need you. With habitat loss, agricultural practices and changes to land use taking their toll on many wild species of pollinator, the impact on plants, from fruit crops to garden …

Ecology

10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …