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Get Lost in These Captivating Natural Light Portraits by Cristina Hoch

Spain-based photographer Cristina Hoch has a knack for shooting portraiture. Also a Biology major at the University of Granada, Hoch has been taking …

Step-by-step Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Unfortunately often it happens that the result we get is far from our expectations, and we end up classifying the long exposure as a demoniacal …

BTS: See How This Scary Short Film was Lit Entirely Using a Creative IKEA Trashcan Rig

You wouldn’t know it if you just watched the video, but filmmaker David F. Sandberg‘s scary short film <i>Not So Fast</i> is a testament to DIY creativity. …

The Weight-Loss Pill That Turns Into a Balloon to Fill One's Stomach

A novel treatment in clinical trials<p>This is the Obalon system. It is a pill that has a balloon inside. Obalon is a weight-loss device, marketed as an alternative to bariatric surgery, that claims to help people eat less and "push back from the table sooner."<p>Obalon begins to work when you swallow …

iPhone case makes Star Trek's tricorder a reality

An iPhone case which monitors your blood pressure, heart rate and lung function - just by holding your phone with both hands for a few seconds - will go on sale in the UK this summer<p>An iPhone case designed to help you keep track of your health by monitoring blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen …

Apple’s New CarPlay System Will Turn Tens Of Millions Of Cars Into iPhone Accessories

Apple’s newly announced CarPlay, which is the rebranded version of iOS in the Car, a system for converting your vehicle’s in-car entertainment system into an iOS-powered dashboard fed content and brains by your phone, is a play that could massively expand the Apple mobile ecosystem – by turning …

Lego mulls letting customers 3D print their own bricks

With the toy industry stagnating due to competition from digital games, Lego is among the companies looking at 3D printing as a potential fix. The …

Engineered 'Glue' Helps Wounds Heal Faster

By Jesse Emspak, Contributing writer<p>Published: 02/20/2014 03:58 PM EST on LiveScience<p>In the movies, superheroes' and vampires' wounds heal so quickly that life-threatening cuts and gashes close up in minutes. These super healing abilities may be out of reach, but researchers in Switzerland have now …

Microsoft Research creates 3D browser to beam content to every wall of your room - Pocket-lint

Microsoft's research division has created a 3D browser prototype called SurroundWeb that beams content to every wall of your room.<p>The prototype …

Why Your Mouse Cursor Looks The Way It Does

Have you ever wondered why the arrow-shaped mouse cursor on your computer is tilted instead of vertical? Is it trying to look laid back, like it’s leaning? Why do designers make this little guy so slanty?<p>Well, it turns out that in 2014, there’s no longer a good reason for the mouse cursor to be …

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12 tips for improving your broadband connection speed

There is nothing more annoying then your broadband suddenly slowing down while you're streaming your favorite TV show. Here's how you can bring things back up to speed.<p>Average fixed broadband speeds have risen dramatically over the last five years, with the UK's average download speed hitting …

Tesla Launches Chinese Site As It Prepares To Sell Its Electric Cars In China

Tesla Motors has launched its Chinese site, Tousule.cn, as it prepares to sell its electric cars, the Model S and Model X, in China (h/t TechNode). The site is currently taking pre-orders with with a reservation fee of RMB 250,000, or about USD $41,000 USD. The company hopes to start delivering the …

Minecraft creeps to PlayStation 3 on December 17th

The extensive console exclusivity period Microsoft enjoyed with <i>Minecaft</i> on Xbox 360 is coming to a close, as the first-person world-building game digs in on PlayStation 3 tomorrow. Like its 360 brethren, <i>Minecraft</i> on PS3 is limited by the console's minuscule RAM -- the procedurally-generated worlds …

$10,000 and a bout of madness nets you this gold-plated Xbox One

What does one get for the eccentric billionaire who has it all? A gold-plated Xbox One from famed retailer Harrods of London is a start, and it turns out that Harrods is selling <i>just that</i> in its London store right now. Of course, that kind of bespoke game console experience comes with a hefty price …

Cornell 3D prints a working speaker -- coils, magnets and all

From the sound of it, it's not a very good speaker. But then, that's not quite the point. What's particularly cool there is that a team of Cornell researchers created the whole thing using 3D printers -- the plastic shell and conductive and magnetic pieces. The speaker marks a step toward a larger …

Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), has been in use by the electrical industry since the mid-20th century.<p>The chemical, that does not …

This Pen 3-D Prints Live Cells On A Damaged Bone

Everyone from McDonald’s to Apple is jumping on the 3-D printing bandwagon. But it’s only when you see live cells being printed right onto a damaged bone that you finally start to grasp what this technology is capable of.<p>A new “bio pen” will allow surgeons to “draw” layers of cells on damaged bones …

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Facebook’s “Donate” button allows users to give money to nonprofits

Social media and activism have a tenuous relationship at best. While it’s no secret that people love sharing news about injustice, it’s hard to do so …

San Francisco gets free hotspot Wi-Fi up and down Market Street

San Francisco’s hopes of getting citywide Wi-Fi were dashed long ago, but the city is starting to enact pieces of that former dream. On Monday, it …

Programmer uses Pebble smartwatch app to propose to his girlfriend - Pocket-lint

Programmer Rick Ucker created an app for the Pebble, a smartwatch that started on Kickstarter, in hopes of kickstarting his marriage.<p>Ucker programmed …

Google lets users create own Street View

<b>Google has unveiled a new tool that allows users to create a Street View - a 360 degree virtual tour - of any place and share it using Google Maps.</b><p>These can be created by using photos taken by an Android phone or DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera.<p>The tool lets users connect various photos …

Hubble senses water on five planets, bodes well for finding new Earths

There's water in them thar planets – five massive "hot Jupiters" spied by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.<p>But if you just thought "Life?!" think again. Despite the presence of water molecules in their atmospheres, none of these five planets is suitable to life as we know it. They are all gas giants, …

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A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Instantly Identify Any Species With Your Cell Phone, Using The Barcode Of Life

As a group of scientists completes a database of every living creature’s DNA, everyone–from conservationists to border agents and homeowners battling insects–will be able to have their own easy mobile biology lab.<p>There are 1.8 million species in danger of extinction. You probably wouldn’t be able …

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The TSA Is No Match For This Mad Scientist And His Gun Made With Junk From Airport Stores

Evan Booth hacks together working weapons–like a shotgun, a grenade, and a crossbow–with purchases anyone can make after they go through security, to show that the TSA is more spectacle than real protection. And the FBI is taking notice.<p>Things you can’t bring on a plane: Scissors, gel candles, …

Computer uses images to teach itself common sense

<b>A computer program is trying to learn common sense by analysing images 24 hours a day.</b><p>The aim is to see if computers can learn, in the same way a human would, what links images, to help them better understand the visual world.<p>The Never Ending Image Learner (NEIL) program is being run at Carnegie …

RIP Fail Whale

There was a time when the sight of the Fail Whale was common on Twitter, back when the growing startup struggled to keep pace with its users and the sheer volume of tweets. Much has changed since then — including many more users and, of course, Twitter’s recent IPO — and now the company has …