Aaron Sandoval

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Weird, water-oozing material could help quench thirst

After their nanorods were accidentally created when an experiment didn't go as planned, the researchers gave the microscopic, unplanned spawns of …

The funny things happening on the way to singularity

John Hauer Contributor<p>John Hauer is the CEO of Get3DSmart.com<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The diagnosis and the cure of automation<br>• Inventors, Entrepreneurs And The Space In Between<p>People often ask me about the impact of 3D printing on jobs. Will the technology be a job creator or destroyer? The …

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Turning Reality Into A Video Game

<b>Startup</b>: LyteShot<p><b>Location</b>: Chicago<p><b>Employees</b>: Six<p><b>Founder</b>: Mark Ladd<p><b>Launched</b>: 2013<p><b>What it is:</b> LyteShot is an interactive augmented reality gaming platform.<p><b>The pitch:</b> The next big thing on the horizon for gaming is what’s known as augmented reality and virtual reality, or AR/VR. Virtual reality …

Life hack: What’s the best programming language to learn first?

So, you heard that some developers make a lot of money with iPhone and Android apps, and you’re thinking about getting a mobile development gig for …

Apps

This Is What You’ll Be Eating In 2020

In the future, fat and bacteria are good, soil is smarter, and healthy convenience is king.<p>Today’s food landscape looks a lot different than it did 10 years ago. Fast casual–not fast food–dominates. Your next meal is just a tap of the iPhone away. McDonald’s is toying with the idea of kale. These …

This Futuristic Concrete Heals Itself With Built-In Bacteria

A solid idea<p>Concrete has been a go-to building material since Roman times. It’s durable, easy to make, and relatively inexpensive. There’s just one problem: It has a tendency to crack.<p>There are a lot of different reasons that concrete cracks, but in general, it gets stressed either from the load …

Humans could download brains on to a computer and live forever

The brain works like a complex circuit board which could be recreated on a computer<p>Humans could download their brain on to a computer and live forever inside a machine, a Cambridge neuroscientist has claimed.<p>Dr Hannah Critchlow said that if a computer could be built to recreate the 100 trillion …

The real best souvenirs to bring home from 19 countries around the world

Travelers always want to bring home something that will remind them of their trip — but many often get stuck buying cheap knick knacks from tourist traps.<p>To avoid getting something you'll only throw away in a few months, we've rounded up a list of some authentic items you should buy when …

Southern Africa

Microsoft’s mind-blowing vision of the future: 3D holograms, smart surfaces, next-gen wearables, and ‘fluid mobility’

What will the world be like in another 5 to 10 years? Microsoft is answering that question with a new installment in its “Productivity Future Vision” …

The lightMac is a Futuristic Apple iMac

The futuristic iMac comes with an easy-to-adjust projected screen that allows you to enjoy various apps for iMac, MacBook and iPad. If you like the …

Apple

This Tiny Cardboard Battery Is Like A Vitamin For Your Smartphone

Having trouble keeping your smartphone charged throughout the day? Designer Tsung Chih-Hsien has created a Red Dot Design Award-winning concept for a tiny cardboard capsule that could juice up your phone. It’s called the Mini Power. You just choose how much battery time you need–two, four, or six …

Year Ahead in Tech: Expect Smarter Homes, Trackers and Hackers in 2015

Gadgets<p>This year brought us a host of new gadgets, from the Apple Watch to fitness-tracking devices. But 2015 will be the year our wearables, smart home gadgets, and phones will all begin talking to each other.<p>Some advances this past year were substantial -– others, not so much. Apple Pay wants to …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

Mr. Incredibeard Continues to Impress with Bizarre Facial Hair Designs

With an impressive crop of facial hair, Isaiah Webb creates fantastically peculiar beard sculptures. Known as Mr. Incredibeard online, the beard artist has gained quite an online following since he started practicing in 2012.<p>In his latest photo sequence, Webb uses his beard to spell words, create …

Apple Says These Are the Best iPhone, iPad Apps of 2014

Here are the 24 new apps Apple says are its favorites of the year.<p>Apple's handpicked list of best new apps of the year has arrived just in time for the holidays, but unlike every gift guide you're likely to find, the vast majority of products on this list are free.<p>Best app of 2014 went to "brain …

Here's How Visa Plans To Keep Your Credit Cards Safe In Apple Pay

With the recent JP Morgan breach and Target hack that resulted in millions of stolen credit card numbers last year, you may be reluctant to use your phone as a payment method. Visa, however, assures that your information will remain safe thanks to the new Token Service it launched last month.<p>So …

In-depth review aims to see just how good the iPhone 6 Plus is for gaming

Apple’s recently released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been thoroughly reviewed so far, with various publications closely looking at their design …

Samsung's new induction stovetop projects 'virtual flames' onto pots and pans

Since the dawn of man, we've associated flames with heat. But since induction stovetops don't emit any flames, it seems like they're just waiting to roast your hand. That's why Samsung's latest induction range has "Virtual Flame Technology." A set of blue LEDs around the edge of each burner …

Check Out The Amazing Buildings Designed By Foster + Partners, The Firm Designing Apple's New HQ

Apple is working on a new headquarters in Cupertino, California, with Foster + Partners, a British design firm.<p>In fact, we got a construction update on Apple Campus 2 on Monday. Apple anticipates the new building to be ready by the end of 2016.<p>As you might expect, Apple doesn't partner with a …

Architecture

6 Far-Out Tech Innovations to Watch

Small business will change dramatically in 20 to 30 years. Will you be ready?<p>In the future, small business will change beyond recognition. One of the main drivers for this shift? The one we already know about today: advances in technology. In the past 13 years writing about small business, I've …

From The Designers Of Fitbit, A Digital Tattoo Implanted Under Your Skin

For Co.Design’s Wearables Week, NewDealDesign created a concept for a digital tattoo. But they think they can actually build the thing.<p>From the Jawbone Up to the Apple Watch, wrist-based designs have become the de facto form factor for wearable technology. But we’re already wrist-banded out. So …

New Apple Ad Shows Your iPhone Can Measure a Horse's Heart Rate

Apple has a new commercial for the iPhone 5s that touts the device’s usefulness for medicine, science and creativity.<p>In the ad, people are using the …

Ageing: The girls who never grow older

A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Virginia Hughes reports on the families wrestling with a condition they can’t explain, and the scientist who believes that these children could hold the key to immortality.<p>Richard Walker has been trying to conquer …

Gallery: Beats’ exotic 105,000 sq ft office in California

Early last year, Beats announced it would be renovating an abandoned warehouse in Southern California to become its newest office. Located in Culver City, just minutes from Los Angeles, the area purchased measures in at a whopping 105,000 square feet and reportedly sold for upwards of $20 …

As She Pulled Out Her Hair, BeckieO Took 6 Years Of Selfies

Rebecca Brown has a selfie obsession. But, instead of showing off her manicures or iced coffee orders, Brown takes photos to record her struggle with …

This is what London's Heathrow airport would look like as a futuristic city

Do Laundry While You Run

We usually don't encourage multitasking while running, but a treadmill that lets you wash clothes while you work out might change that.<p>Si Hyeing Ryu, a student designer in South Korea, created the Wheel treadmill design concept for the Electrolux Design Lab 2014 design competition. The washing …

Sooner Than You Think, We Will Connect To The Cloud Directly From Our Brains

In his TED talk, Google’s Ray Kurzweil announces that 20 years from now, “thinking will grow exponentially” as human brains interface with computers.<p>Have you ever approached someone important, but only had three seconds to think of something clever to say? Today, companies tout the ability to …

Design This Chair By Finding Your Most Comfortable Way of Sitting

Helsinki-born, London-based designer Kirsi Enkovaara sought out to explore the psychology of sitting when working on her final project while …