Vijay Lalwani

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7 games with interesting hacking mechanics all devs should study

Games have immense capacity to make us feel cool or smart or highly capable — or all three at the same time. And few things can pull that off quite …

E-waste recycler gets 15 month prison sentence for creating worthless backup discs

You may recognize the name Eric Lundgren. In 2017, he was all over the news for creating a $13,000 DIY electric car with a 380-plus mile range, easily besting a Tesla. Today he’s on his way to jail.<p>Lundgren has always been a tinkerer. His LA-based company specialized in managing e-waste from common …

Pilot's spectacular photos taken from an airplane cockpit

<b>(CNN) —</b> Purple lightning, psychedelic sunsets, glowing clouds and swirling Northern Lights -- when it comes to crazily beautiful natural phenomena, airplane pilots have a front row seat.<p>For the rest of us wanting a glimpse of what life is like in the cockpit 30,000 feet above the planet, there are …

Landscape Photography

Theresa May wants to ban crypto: here's what that would cost, and here's why it won't work anyway

This is a golden oldie, a classic piece of foolish political grandstanding. May's predecessor, David Cameron, repeatedly campaigned on this one, and …

British Airways

12 Must-See Documentaries About Current World Politics

World politics have taken some unexpected and, arguably, unwelcome turns in recent times and the world of film and TV is beginning to reflect this …

World Politics

Indian engineers need to stop being so afraid of the term “artificial intelligence”

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being counted (pdf) among the hottest startup sectors in India this year, but the highly specialised space is struggling to grow due to the lack of a primary input: engineers.<p>“Forget getting people of our choice, we don’t even get applications when we advertise for …

Artificial Intelligence

Intel's made a tinier, longer-range depth camera for phones

Intel's been a huge backer of gesture control plus 3D scanning, and so far it's managed to integrate its RealSense technology into select desktops, laptops, tablets and even drones. The missing piece of the puzzle? Smartphones. But that's no longer the case with Intel's latest RealSense camera, as …

'Guardians of the Galaxy' director explains why Snapchat is so successful

Gunn's currently active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other mediums including Periscope and Snapchat. For those who tune in, it provides an unprecedented look at what Gunn's daily routine is like day in and day out.<p>Recently, Gunn took to Periscope to do about a 30-minute Q&A off-the-cuff …

YouTube: Hank Green tells fellow creators to aim for '$1 per view'

Online video veteran sees crowdfunding as the answer to his peers’ complaints about YouTube’s low advertising rates<p>Good news: online video star Hank Green has made around $2m of advertising revenue from the billion views of his videos over the last eight years. Bad news: he spent more than $4m …

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Aluminum-Ion Batteries Are Flexible, Fast-Charging, And Won't Catch On Fire

But don't expect to find them in Costco just yet<p>Almost all of the electronic devices that we carry around with us all day now rely on one key, but increasingly antiquated, technology: the lithium-ion battery. A mainstay of rechargeable power for the last couple decades, this battery technology has …

This Camera Survived Three Months at the Bottom of the Ocean

Underwater photographer John Ng was diving off the coast of the Maldives last month when he noticed something stuck among the rocks and coral reef at …

Lumix

6 Mind-Blowing Substances That Laugh in the Face of Physics

We can laugh at our ancestors who thought gunpowder was sorcery, or rappers who don't understand what magnets are. But we're telling you right now, …

Researchers develop molecular backbone of super-slim, bendable digital displays

For the purpose of the study, a part of Berger's Ph.D. thesis, the researchers tested different combinations of peptides: short protein fragments, …

Graphene's First Commercial Application To Shed A Little Light

A bulb more efficient than an LED? Now there's a bright idea<p>Graphene is a material with marvelous properties: It can be used to make square ice and night vision contact lenses. It can even be made from your leftover dinner. And soon this form of pure carbon--which boasts a super-strong hexagonal …

Ian Knight: International Street Photography and Zooming With Your Legs

<i>All images by Ian Robert Knight. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Ian Knight has travelled around to many places in Asia and as a trained …

Street Photography

New DNA Tech: Creating Unicorns and Curing Cancer for Real?

We have the earth-shattering technology in our hands—but even its inventors worry about its awesome power to alter our genetic future.<p><i>“We have within</i> …

How long to fall through earth? Quicker than thought

It's a common hypothetical in physics classrooms: How long would it take to fall through a tunnel from one side of the Earth to the other? The new answer: 38 minutes and 11 seconds, reports <i>Science</i>.<p>The result is courtesy of McGill University graduate student Alexander Klotz, whose calculations take …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

The Brave New World of DNA Synthesis

Over the last several decades, DNA - the genetic material of life as we know it - has completed a remarkable scientific cycle. In 1953, it was a …

'Spooky' experiment proves quantum entanglement is real

Einstein was wrong -- about the quantum mechanical phenomena known as superpositioning and wave form collapse, at least. A team from Australia's Griffith University and Japan's University of Tokyo, have proven that both are tangible phenomena, not simply mathematical paradoxes. See, back when he …

We Accidentally Created A Super Termite Hybrid In Florida

Oops<p>You know all those stories where humans accidentally create a monster that eventually runs amok and destroys everything? That cautionary tale is playing out in real-time in Florida right now. With termites.<p>In a new study published in <i>PLOS One</i> scientists found that two incredibly invasive species …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

How LEDs Are Going To Replace Our Lights

Decades-old technology, now making streets brighter for less<p>In December, the Nobel Prize for physics went to the team behind a significant invention: the blue light-emitting diode (LED). While red and green LEDs have been around since the 1960s, figuring out how to make blue diodes bright enough …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

Gear & Gadgets

Photo highlights of the day: D-day anniversary, Normandy, France

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Skydiving with the Nikon D5300

<b>Skydiving photography is a specialised field that only a few can master.</b><p>Juan Mayer is one of those masters, who was a photographer before he took to the skies. It took him several years to integrate his photo skills with his love for skydiving. "It's more exciting, more challenging," he said. "It …

Cameras