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Build a gaming PC in 2017

<b>Building a gaming PC</b> has several benefits over purchasing one from a gaming PC shop. Many people think that it’s a complicated process, but even if …

Computer Hardware

Your cat knows you’re upset — he just won’t comfort you

Cats have long been one of our most mercurial pets. Only now are we starting to understand what makes them tick<p>Felicity Muth<p>April 6, 2016 6:05pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>In my last post I introduced the topic of cat cognition and what we broadly know about …

A programming language for living cells

MIT biological engineers have created a programming language that allows them to rapidly design complex, DNA-encoded circuits that give new functions …

10 studies that show the advantages of feeling sad

We usually think of this as an unpleasant state, and for those of us who want to minimise our miserable moods as much as possible, the internet is bursting with tips on how to be happier.<p>But with this post, I wanted to take a different approach, to explore the benefits, if any, of embracing your …

Psychology

Machines are becoming more creative than humans

Can machines be creative? Recent successes in AI have shown that machines can now perform at human levels in many tasks that, just a few years ago, were considered to be decades away, like driving cars, understanding spoken language, and recognizing objects. But these are all tasks where we know …

Artificial Intelligence

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Debugging Code

There's a reason corporations pay big money for bugs.<p>Until a week ago, I was pretty much buried up to my eyeballs in software testing—bug hunting, really. This was part of coursework for school, but the prey was real enough, with the stalking grounds including a popular open-source database …

Review: Jump Start Your Car & Charge Your Laptop With WeeGo’s 18k mAh Battery

- Feb 3, 2016<p>You are stranded somewhere after trying to start your car. The battery is dead and your cell phone is too. What do you do? Smile, …

Scientists Have Discovered That Your Brain Logs A Timestamp At The Moment Of Your Death

Scientists researching circadian rhythms and the brain’s internal clock have stumbled on a fascinating, if morbid discovery. It turns out that when you die, your brain logs a timestamp of sorts for your passing.<p>Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, following up on a 2013 study, looked at the …

13 Super Tasty Recipes That Will Satisfy Your Life In 2016

From BuzzFeedTasty to your belly.

The first 15 apps you should download for your new iPhone

We've rounded up 15 of the best apps you should download first on your iPhone. There are the obvious apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, but we chose a few hidden gems.<p>Check them out:

Apps

Everything coming to Netflix and Amazon Prime in January

2016 is just around the corner, and while you’re undoubtedly focused on the holidays, resolutions, and the benevolent promise of a brand new year, we know there’s also something else you’re thinking about: what you’re going to be watching on January 1st while you nurse the inevitable New Year’s Day …

Entertainment

Experiment records extreme quantum weirdness

An experiment in Singapore has pushed quantum weirdness close to its absolute limit.<p>Researchers from the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the …

Tor Wars: The Signal Awakens

The long arm of the law wants ever more eyes, if you’ll pardon the gruesome metaphor. The UK government recently unveiled an attempt to legalize “draconian state surveillance powers.” US voices keep calling for a mythical “secure golden key” for government access to encrypted messages. Canadian …

How to Frame Your Subject (Part Two..... In Post Processing)

We reviewed ideas and tips on framing our subjects while in the field here. We'll now explore framing our subject in post processing. There are times …

TextMe Up will let you create burner phones to divert your calls

If you’re the type of person who regrets having your phone number in your email signature or that you didn’t get a second SIM, then TextMe Up is for you.<p>Dual-SIM phones aren’t the norm in Europe and aren’t enough for people who need multiple numbers to keep everything on track, without compromising …

UK 'hoverboard' crackdown: all you need to know

Are self-balancing mini scooters banned from footpaths? If so, why are mobility vehicles allowed? Key questions answered<p>Quite a lot, though this is mainly dependent on the observational powers of your local police. While it’s not unknown to see such self-balancing mini scooters on the pavement, …

Instacart And Allrecipes Now Let You Add A Meal’s Ingredients To Your Grocery List With A Click

Services that deliver the ingredients and recipes you need to make fresh, home-cooked meals, like Blue Apron, HelloFresh, and Plated, have grown in popularity as people are turning away from low-cost, fast food in favor of healthier alternatives. But those subscription services are still something …

eCommerce

Pepsi might be making an Android phone

A brand-new brand phone<p>If I told you that there was a new Android phone with a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, 2GB of RAM, a 1.7GHz processor, a 3,000 mAh battery, and a 13-megapixel camera, would any of that information turn your head? Possibly. But what if it only cost $200, and it was being sold by Pepsi?<p>…

Google Street View just got full Cardboard VR support on iOS and Android

Google Cardboard just became a lot more fun for the geographically inclined. Today Google announced that its Cardboard virtual reality headset now lets you look at any Street View images through the dedicated Street View app for iOS and Android.<p>“Finally, to help bring you to more places, you can …

Google Street View

Popmotion – A 12kb JavaScript Motion Engine

Advertise here via BSAPopmotion is a 12kb JavaScript motion engine. Make it pop with animation, physics, and input tracking. In the browser, on Node, …

JavaScript