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Ex-Googler Shares His Big-Data Secrets With the Masses

Google's search engine makes it wonderfully easy to locate stuff on the web, whether it's in a news article, a corporate website, or a video on …

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

When a lightbulb suddenly goes off in your mind, what process led to that “aha!” moment?<p>French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to come up with great ideas.<p>More than a century later, scientists are …

Raspberry Pi Model A+ Revealed: Smaller and Just $20

<i>Update: We’ve got them in the Maker Shed!</i><p>This morning, the Raspberry Pi Foundation took the wraps off of their newest creation, the Raspberry Pi Model A+. Just as the original Model A was a stripped-down version of the Model B, the new A+ inherits the many improvements from the Model B+, but in a …

25 billion connected devices by 2020 to build the Internet of Things

Analysts estimate there will be 4.9bn connected devices by the end of next year and that this will increase four-fold in the following five …

Modern Apartment Takes Openness To A Whole New Level

The Oh!dessa Apartment was designed by 2Bgroup who turned it into the perfect setting for having parties and entertaining guests. Featuring a modern …

Interior Design

Google Genomics is a cloud service just for DNA data

Google is approaching hospitals and universities with a new pitch: Have genomes? Store them with us.<p>The search giant's first product for the DNA age …

5 Ways The Amazon Echo Could Become An Essential Part Of Your Life

Don’t dismiss Amazon’s new Siri-in-a-can just yet. One day, ambient computers just like it will be as common as toasters. Here’s why.<p>Last week, Amazon unveiled the Echo, a strange robot speaker that works something like Siri in a can. You can tell it to play music, set alarms, look up answers to …