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ASI refuses to allow excavator of Tamil Nadu’s Sangam-era Keezhadi site to lecture in USA

Last year, Amarnath Ramakrishna was abruptly transferred to Assam, sparking a political storm in Tamil Nadu.<p>After leading two potentially …

Apple's geographically limited India app accelerator hampering iOS development growth

By<p>Though Apple featured the India-developed Froggipedia at its March 27 iPad event, the company may need to ramp up its outreach to foster more …

Google’s Grasshopper app teaches you how to code

Learn how to program in Javascript, no experience required.<p>Google's incubator for employees' "20 percent time" side projects, Area 120, typically produces fun things like an app to make YouTube more social and expanding Smart Replies. Now the workshop has released an app to help beginners learn to …

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Music can seriously improve your workout. Here's how to create the perfect playlist.

And choose the right headphones to go with it.<p>In these days of wireless headphones, when we carry thousands of songs in our pockets, it feels impossible to exercise without “Eye of the Tiger” playing in the background. But music isn’t just a cure for boredom while you run. Countless studies have …

Headphones

Conserve the Sound is an archive of noises from old tape players, projectors and other dying tech

All of us grew up around tech different from what we have today, and many of us look back on those devices with fondness. But can you recall the exact sound your first Casio keyboard made, or the cadence of a rotary phone’s clicks? Conserve the Sound aims to, well, conserve the sound of gadgets …

AI stuntpeople could lead to more realistic video games

Why use motion capture when characters can learn for themselves?<p>Video game developers often turn to motion capture when they want realistic character animations. Mocap isn't very flexible, though, as it's hard to adapt a canned animation to different body shapes, unusual terrain or an interruption …

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The Xcode cliff: is Apple teaching kids to code, or just about code?

Is Apple teaching kids to code, or just teaching them about code?<p>Swift Playgrounds is a wonderful introduction to programming. It introduces imperative logic, functions, methods, loops, and many of the marvelous APIs that are available to iOS developers.<p>But it’s called a “playground” for a reason: …

Animatron lets you create awesome videos with little know-how

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access to this animation studio for $49.99.<p>When you have something to sell or a message to get across, video is your friend. Animatron Studio Pro is an innovative platform that lets you create captivating animations without any special design skills. Used by the likes of …

Xiaomi’s first gaming laptop brandishes a GeForce GTX 1060 GPU

Xiaomi has made a living selling smartphones, but starting next month, it will release its first gaming laptop—the aptly-put Mi Gaming Laptop, its …

Gaming

The Best Point And Shoot Cameras For Any Budget

Technology has advanced to the point that you can have the same powerful capabilities you find in DSLRs in modern point and shoot cameras. These …

Recipe: lemon tart

Sweet? Check! Tangy? Check! Undeniably delicious? Check! This zesty tart is everything you could want in a refreshing spring …

Mac and Cheese Recipes You’ll Want to Bookmark ASAP

We rounded up our all-time favorite recipes, because few things are better than a bowl of homemade mac and cheese.

Reddit's fancy new redesign is out now

On Monday roughly 1 percent of users will get access to Reddit's new redesign.<p>The new changes have been in the works for over a year now and represent the first serious upgrade to the site in over a decade. Today's rollout is something of a load bearing test. The current plan is to make an "opt-in" …

The upgraded plasma lighter that never blows out or needs fuel is under $20 on Amazon

There’s no question that the Sparkr Mini Plasma Lighter 2.0 is one of the coolest lighters you’ll ever come across. First of all, it’s windproof. You …

Tech Trends

Amazon’s new iPhone dongle is now cheaper than Belkin’s

Charge your phone and listen to music at the same time for $30, instead of $35<p>With Google’s recent decision to remove the 3.5mm jack on its Pixel 2 devices, we’re going to have to all come to terms with the fact that most phones in the future will not have a standard headphone port. That means …

Sennheiser made an all-black version of its 3D audio headphones for Apple Stores

‘Immersive 3D sound’ for $299.95<p>Sennheiser has made an all-black version of its 3D audio Ambeo smart headset exclusively for Apple, available both online and in stores. The Ambeo headset connects to Apple devices via a Lightning connector, which Sennheiser says allows you to create videos with an …

SonarPen is a $30 iPad stylus that connects to the headphone jack

An affordable alternative to the Apple Pencil<p>When the Apple Pencil was released, I was briefly outraged by the fact that it wasn’t supported by older iPads, then sucked it up and bought an iPad Pro. Hong Kong-based company Greenbulb is setting out to minimize this dilemma by crowdfunding SonarPen, …

This affordable Apple Pencil rival works with any iPad

If you do any kind of writing or sketching on your iPad, you should use a stylus. But you don’t need to spend $99 on an Apple Pencil. SonarPen is the affordable “smart pen” every iPad owner needs. It’s accurate, practical, and it never needs charging.<p>Apple Pencil gets rave reviews — and rightly so; …

Apple Pencil

The Go Mic Mobile Is a Powerful Recording Studio on the Go

At this year's CES in Las Vegas, I recorded videos live from the show floor, using the <b>Go Mic Mobile ($249.99)</b> from Samson. It was a great way to feel like I had a full mobile recording studio with me, when I was really all alone!<p>The kit includes a professional quality microphone that connects …

Videography

Akitio Thunder3 10G network adapter adds 10 gigabit ethernet connection to MacBook Pro, iMac using Thunderbolt 3

By<p>Enclosure manufacturer Akitio has started to ship the Thunder3 10G Network Adapter, an accessory for an iMac or MacBook Pro offering connectivity …

Apple

Facebook’s Quill app gets key update for VR creators

Facebook’s VR app Quill is getting a major update with animation tools that can bring hand-made creations to life.<p>Quill was born during the development of Dear Angelica, an immersive story which puts you in a series of 3D scenes sketched in VR by hand. You can move through these scenes listening to …

Every version of this PNY SSD is on sale, including 480GB for $125

The PNY CS900 480GB internal solid state drive is down to $124.99 on Amazon. This is the lowest price we've seen on PNY's CS900 series of solid state …

Apple files patent for stylus that works without a screen

A new Apple patent details a stylus that can be used without a screen. It specifically mentions “force sensors” which leads us to believe that this could be used with future versions of the Mac that have Force Touch trackpads.<p>Apple patents don’t typically translate to real products, however, it is …

Apple

Leonardo Da Vinci's mysterious 'invisible' drawings on display for first time

To the untrained eye, they look like little more than blank, if rather old, sheets of paper.<p>In fact, Leonardo Da Vinci’s empty pages hold a secret few could imagine: more than a dozen studies of hands drawn in a metal substance turned to invisible ink over time.<p>The two pieces of paper, now known to …

Samsung Galaxy S9 images leak ahead of next month’s unveiling

Samsung is planning to unveil its Galaxy S9 handset at Mobile World Congress next month. While the Galaxy S8 successor has been teased with camera improvements, the design of the Galaxy S9 is rumoured to be almost identical to the S8. <i>VentureBeat</i> has now published what it claims are images of the …

Sensel is shopping around its Morph trackpad tech for use in other devices

It took two years, but Sensel finally managed to start shipping the Morph to backers. The company apparently ran into every potential pitfall for a brand new hardware manufacturer, including a microscopic design flaw that forced it to scrap an entire run, resulting in around $60,000 in costs. …

SanDisk's tiny 1TB USB-C stick is the perfect smartphone upgrade

The world's smallest... prototype. For now.<p>There's a kind of weird pleasure to be derived from the ever-shrinking size of data storage. Sandisk's latest prototype at CES 2018 continues the company's tradition of space crunching, with a one-terabyte USB-C dongle for your next laptop, tablet or …

Google Home and Assistant now work with more than 1500 smart home devices from 200+ brands

The list of supported smart home partners on Google Assistant and Home continues to grow and that growth even seems to be accelerating as time …

Google Home

This MacBook case is strong enough to stop bullets

Who says a MacBook isn’t fit for the battlefield? The C6SHELL case made from real carbon fiber is all you need to keep your beloved notebook protected in a war zone.<p>It’s strong enough to stop bullets, but light enough to carry anywhere.<p>You can buy lots of laptop sleeves and cases that look good. …

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