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Wally Pfister on Cinematography in the Digital Age

7 ineffective habits of scientists who communicate with public audiences

I wasn't surprised when one scientist decided to pick my brain about his own presentations this weekend, while we were both at the annual meeting of …

OK, Glass: Show me what's next for Google

Google Glass is expected to reach store shelves sometime in 2014. When it does, the connected headset could do more than change the wearables market: it could change Google, too.<p>December 2014 is a year away. Barring unforeseen complications, Google Glass will have gone public by then and just might …

Google Glass

US income inequality at record high

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/850000/850410_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524634007_4b6d3126ea602e95fd1688aa3668e3a2<p><b>The income gap between the richest 1% of Americans and the other 99% widened to a record margin in 2012, according to an analysis of tax filings.</b><p>The top …

Demographics

Roadie tunes your guitar for you, tells you when your strings are about to break (hands-on)

Unless you've traded your guitar strings for an axe-shaped MIDI controller, tuning your guitar is probably one of those chores you've just learned to deal with. It's hardly the bane of any guitarist's existence, but sometimes it seems like there could just be a faster, more brainless way to get …

Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere

- Albert Einstein<p>Genius is a rising stock market.<p>- John Kenneth Galbraith<p>Any plan conceived in moderation must fail when circumstances are set in extremes.<p>- Prince Metternich<p>You can almost feel it in the fall air (unless you are in the Southern Hemisphere). The froth and foam on markets of all …

Stock Markets

The Planet's 24 Largest Social Media Sites, And Where Their Next Wave Of Growth Will Come From

It's no longer all about Facebook. Instead, users in some of the biggest countries are gravitating to regional sites. Others are heading en masse to U.S.-based networks, meaning that some of the largest social sites are global communities first and foremost.<p>In a new report from BI Intelligence, we …

Top 10

Minority Report Is Here: Screens Scan Your Face, Target Ads

The technology comes from Amscreen, who says that it is the first national rollout of the firm’s OptimEyes audience measurement technlogy. The BBC reports,<p>Tesco says the screens will be rolled out across all of its 450 forecourts in the UK.“It’s like something out of Minority Report,” said …

Nasa's Curiosity rover finds water in Martian soil

Dirt sample reveals two pints of liquid water per cubic feet, not freely accessible but bound to other minerals in the soil<p>Water has been discovered in the fine-grained soil on the surface of Mars, which could be a useful resource for future human missions to the red planet, according to …

Let This Gorgeous Chart From 1944 Teach You About Electromagnetic Radiation

Everything you need to know about electromagnetic waves in one poster<p>Reflection, refraction, diffraction, oh my! Dive into the wonderful world of electromagnetic radiation--i.e., the energy that travels through space in waves, like x-rays, microwaves and good old visible light.<p>Lawrence Livermore …

26 Twisted Moments from GTA 5 in Slow Motion - IGN Video

The twisted beauty of GTA 5 in stunning slow motion.

Rockstar Expecting A Buggy Start To 'GTA Online'

GTA 5 has been out for two weeks now, but for me the main event doesn’t come until October 1st, when GTA Online officially activates. Rockstar just released a whole bunch of info on its upcoming online crime sandbox in preparation for the launch, including a notable word of caution to the hordes of …

Grand Theft Auto V bags a record $800 million in first-day sales

Grand Theft Auto V sales added up to more than $800 million during its first 24 hours, making it the best-selling video game of all time for first-day sales. [And more than $1 billion after three days.]<p>Take-Two Interactive Software, parent of game developer Rockstar Games, said today that the title …

Another Nude Painting of Vladimir Putin Seized

The 20 big questions in science

From the nature of the universe (that's if there is only one) to the purpose of dreams, there are lots of things we still don't know – but we might do soon. A new book seeks some answers<p>1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don't know what 95% of the …

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Just A Cat, Dressed As A Shark, Riding A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

You'll be glad you watched this.<p>Delightful. Watch the clip in full.

Domestic Technology

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …