James Kuhn

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The Surface Studio Story: How Microsoft Reimagined The Desktop PC For Creativity

A 28-inch screen, a very special hinge, and a new type of input device add up to an experience conceived with artists and designers in mind.<p>“Lean on it!”<p>Panos Panay, Microsoft’s hardware chief, is gesturing toward the company’s newest Surface device. Confused, I ask him what he means. “Lean on …

Acer’s 17 pound, curved-screen temple to gaming excess

Where to start? There’s the weight: 17 pounds. The screen: 21 inches, 2560 x 1080, curved. The power supplies: two. The fans: five. Rear ports: 21. Or how about the gaming pad that flips over, trap door style to reveal a number pad?<p>Most ridiculous of all is the fact that, in spite of everything, …

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A closer look at the NSO Group, the organization behind the most advanced iPhone spyware ever released

Late last week, security researchers uncovered what may very well be the most advanced mobile hacking tool we’ve seen to date. Dubbed <i>Pegasus</i>, and …

Surface Book Somewhat Different From Other Notebook

<i>Surface Book: Somewhat Different From Other Notebook:</i> It has been around 10 month to Microsoft to enter Notebook market as their Surface Pro is also …

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Moto Z Play ditches metal for glass in new leaked images [Gallery]

After the fairly well-received launch of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, Motorola/Lenovo are rumored to bring yet another Moto Z variant to the table with the Moto Z Play. This third, mid-range option would allegedly downgrade the specifications just a bit while retaining the same premium materials …

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New Snowden documents confirm leaked NSA tools are real

Newly released documents from the Edward Snowden archive, published today by <i>The Intercept</i>, confirm what was already suspected this week: some of the NSA's secret malware is out in the open.<p>16-character string matches up<p>On Saturday, a group going by the name "the Shadow Brokers" began leaking what …

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These 5 Crazy Thought Experiments Show How Einstein Formed His Revolutionary Hypotheses

They're not easy.<p>Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, forever changed the landscape of science by introducing …

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The Double-Slit Experiment That Blew Open Quantum Mechanics

Is light a wave or a particle? Yes.<p>The physics equations you learned in school don't work on the atomic scale. We have Newtonian physics to explain the world we can see and feel, and we have Einsteinian physics to explain the behavior of matter and light in the universe, but we observe a bunch of …

Want to Raise Really Smart Kids? Science Says Do This

If you've ever wondered what the real secret is for raising smarter children, there's something you can do about that.<p>Parents are always trying to find the next big trend in parenting--and for good reason, too. They want to know how to be better parents, how to raise healthier and more successful …

New Evidence Could Break The Standard View of Quantum Mechanics

Just as we were beginning to understand it...<p>Quantum mechanics is difficult to understand at the best of times, but new evidence suggests that the …

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Is Dawn of Justice turning into a Batman origins story?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,Superhero movies,Film,Culture,Frank Miller,Batman,Action and adventure,Marvel,Warner Bros<p>Reports from Batman v Superman suggest Zack Snyder is shooting the iconic Wayne parents’ murder scene. Why?

We Might Totally Misunderstand Galaxies, NASA Experiment Finds

The dark spaces in between the massive but often far-flung galaxies of the universe are not as dark as they seem, and that has scientists redefining what a galaxy actually is.<p>An experiment involving NASA sounding rockets has detected an unexpected amount of infrared light in those dark spaces, …

Good ol' future boys: Interstellar and sci-fi's obsession with Americana

Before Interstellar got anywhere near the CGI labs, Christopher Nolan went back to the land. Maize is the Earth’s last viable crop in the film’s near-future, and before filming began the director decided his team would go the full Jolly Green Giant. After consultation with respected agricultural …

Christopher Nolan: the man who rebooted the blockbuster

In early spring of 2013, Christopher Nolan and his crew were scouting for locations in Iceland – looking for glaciers that could stand in for the icy wastes of a distant planet in Nolan’s new film, Interstellar. They were on foot, the terrain proving inaccessible by car through freezing rain. The …

Phase transitions: steam engines, Dark Matter and the Higgs | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

How the physics of the industrial revolution now connects cosmology and particle physics<p>We had a particle physics seminar at UCL on Friday; we usually do. This one was from Malcolm Fairbairn and was mainly about Dark Matter.<p>“Dark Matter” is the mysterious stuff which we postulate to explain several …

Apple Retail SVP Angela Ahrendts: Apple Watch launching in “Spring,” after Chinese New Year

The Apple Watch’s launch is scheduled to occur in the “spring,” according to Apple Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts, later in 2015 than some had originally anticipated. Ahrendts stated the timeframe to retail employees in a video message, a transcript of which was …

Microsoft Launches New Ad Comparing MacBook Air to Lenovo's Convertible Yoga 3 Pro Laptop

Microsoft today launched a new ad targeting the MacBook Air and comparing the notebook to Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro convertible laptop. The latest spot, which is titled "Let's Dance", features both laptops side-by-side and highlights the differences between the form and functionality of both.<p>Microsoft …

Android Circuit: Motorola's Superior Android, Xiaomi Fights For Third, Note 4 Defeats iPhone 6 Plus

Taking a look back at the week in news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including the Note 4 vs the iPhone 6 Plus, the Droid Turbo’s confirmed specs, Lenovo completes its Motorola purchase, Samsung confirms drastic drop in profits, Android …

Four reasons I switched to Safari after years of using Chrome and why I’ll probably switch back

After upgrading to OS X Yosemite last week, I got an interesting notification when booting up Chrome for the first time. Apple wanted me to give …

The greatest myth about phones is that you are in control

In the human-machine relationship, you, fellow <i>Homo sapiens</i>, are commonly designated as the owner, operator, or otherwise dictator of the subservient device in your possession.<p>Consider, however, the reality of your relationship with your phone. First of all, it knows everything about you. It reads …

Apple Watch spotted on display at Colette ahead of Paris fashion week

Several users on Instagram and Twitter have captured photos of the Apple Watch on display at French retailer Colette just ahead of Paris fashion week, where members of Apple’s design team have been spotted in the past few days. The Colette store, located at 213 rue Saint-Honoré in the 1st …

More Nexus 6 details reportedly leak, alongside a mock-up image of the device

TechCocktail/Flickr<p>Like or not, more evidence keeps coming suggesting that if a new Nexus phone is arriving this year, it’s going to be the 5.9-inch Shamu. While Google and Motorola have yet to confirm or deny the device’s existence, there have been plenty of rumors and leaks pointing to a Nexus …

Apple is already working on the next three major updates to iOS 8

In an odd break from tradition, Apple appears to already be hard at work on the next three major upgrades to its iOS 8 operating system for iPhones and iPads.<p>After recently releasing iOS 8 and iOS 8.0.2, Apple is simultaneously working on the next three major updates, iOS 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3, …

iOS 8.1 Carries Hidden Settings for Apple Pay, References Touch ID Support for iPad

The first beta of iOS 8.1 seeded earlier today has not yet revealed a significant number of changes visible to regular users, but developer Hamza Sood has managed to uncover several interesting hidden settings and strings from the new version.<p>First, Sood shares a screenshot of a hidden Settings …

Apple updates OS X to protect 'advanced UNIX users' from Shellshock exploits

Although OS X is among the systems listed as vulnerable to the recently-uncovered Shellshock / Bash security flaw (still not sure what that is? Let us explain.), Apple has said it isn't a problem for most users. For those potentially vulnerable due to enabling certain UNIX services, <i>9to5Mac</i> reveals …

iMac with Retina display reportedly in 'late' testing at Apple, may launch soon

An all-in-one desktop built to showcase OS X Yosemite<p>Apple's OS X Yosemite was clearly designed with high-resolution Retina displays in mind. Everywhere you look, Apple's upcoming operating system is cleaner, brighter, sharper, and just nicer to look at. But right now, only Apple's laptops would be …

Apple clears regulatory approval to sell iPhone 6 in China

Apple has received regulatory approval that will allow the company sell its latest smartphone in China.<p>The company received a license for the iPhone6 to be used on China's wireless networks, according to a statement on the website of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Apple this …