Amir Shinawi

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Reusable Rockets Could Open Up Space To Everyone

Jeff Bezos’ spaceship company, Blue Origin, hit a new milestone in January, successfully landing the rocket that sent its <i>New Shepard</i> capsule into suborbital space–the same rocket the company had launched and landed in November. Not to be outdone, Elon Musk’s SpaceX in December successfully landed …

PBS Doc “Memory Hackers” Shows The Future Of Memory Manipulation

Once the realm of science fiction, advances in technology, neurochemistry, and cognitive science are redefining what memory is, enabling us to erase …

Google's Driverless Cars Will Be Legally Treated Like Human Drivers

The NHTSA says autonomous cars will be considered human, for legal purposes<p>The automation of cars has been a long time coming. Mechanized functions like anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, and even automated parallel parking have been mainstays in modern cars for decades.<p>But in the case …

Autonomous Cars

The computer in Google’s self-driving car can be considered the driver, US says

In a major milestone for Google's self-driving car efforts — and the entire autonomous car industry — the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has said in a letter that the computer inside Google's self-driving car can be considered the "driver" of the vehicle.<p>This has the …

Google computers qualify as drivers in automated cars, US government says

Alphabet convinces federal transportation safety board that the software in its self-driving cars is considered the driver, not the human inside<p>Google has managed to persuade the US government that the tech company’s computers – rather than humans – should be defined as the “drivers” of a growing …

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New 'twisting' ergonomic seats could change air travel forever

The "Twister" seat rotates with the passenger to follow the movements of the human spine in an attempt to make long flights more bearable<p>Fourteen hours on a long-haul flight to Japan inspired an aviation expert to design an economy class seat that twists to protect fliers' backs.<p>The "Twister" …

Long Haul

Review: SwitchEasy's CoverBuddy Protects Your iPad Pro and Holds an Apple Pencil [Updated]

Apple offers protection for the iPad Pro in the form of a Smart Cover and a Silicone Case for the back of the device, but Apple's products are priced rather high at $59 and $79 respectively, for a total price of $138 for complete iPad Pro coverage.<p>Luckily, third-party manufacturers have already …

IPad Pro

These apps are illuminating the real potential of the iPad Pro

Apps are starting to take advantage of the iPad Pro's giant, 12.9-inch screen and powerful specs.<p>Three apps were released this week that really shine on the iPad Pro. They're all good examples of apps that make sense on a bigger screen.<p>Here they are:

IPad Pro

Mischievous Programmers Simulate Barack Obama Giving a George W. Bush Speech

In the world of computer graphics, anything seems possible these days. It is possible, for instance, to make Barack Obama’s face deliver a George W. …

Want to be more charismatic? Science finds out how

It doesn't matter how smart you are - as long as you're quick<p>Want people to think you're charismatic? Then think fast - and don't worry too much about accuracy.<p>According to a new study by researchers at the University of Queensland, an ability to think, and act, quickly plays a vital part in …

Airpocalypse Now: Toxic Smog Cloaks Beijing During Climate Talks

Air pollution is now at hazardous levels in the Chinese capital.<p>BEIJING -- As world leaders tussled over the fate of the climate in Paris, Beijing residents struggled to make out the silhouettes of buildings. The multi-day pollution emergency -- dubbed “Airpocalypse” by English-language media -- …

China

Plane makes emergency landing when tyres BURST shortly after take-off with debris left scattered on runway

This shocking picture shows the damage a plane suffered shortly after take-off when its tyres burst.<p>The scare was immediately reported by the Loong …

Awesome cat-packs allow cats to travel like tough tiny astronauts

Most cats would make great astronauts. They’re low-maintenance pets and partners who seemingly defy the laws of gravity.<p>While the average cat will …

The craziest and most interesting questions Apple asks during job interviews

Working at Apple is incredibly fast-paced and challenging, and if you happen to be an engineer or designer at Apple, this dynamic is undoubtedly …

Anonymous has published a 'noob's' guide on how to fight ISIS online

Three guides were posted to an IRC channel used by Anonymous to share information on OpParis, encouraging anyone to get involved regardless of their computer skills. They include a "NoobGuide" for anyone wanting to learn how to hack, a "Reporter" guide that explains how to set up a Twitter bot for …

Cyber-attacks

Former Apple designers say the company has lost 'the fundamental principles of good design'

Bruce Tognazzini was Apple's first interface designer<p>Two early Apple designers have written a piece on <i>Co.Design</i> chastising Apple's new design direction, which they claim puts elegance and visual simplicity over understandability and ease of use. Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini, who was Apple's 66th employee …

UI Design

This Guy's iPhone Passcode Is Too Damn Long

It really is. How does he even remember it? I have no idea!<p>Japanese Twitter user yossy1999116, it seems, originally uploaded the clip, writing, …

This Video Explains Everything That is Wrong With Kickstarter

Kickstarter has made countless dreams come true and changed the way many companies do business. But over the past few years, it’s also become bloated …

Lytro just unveiled an insanely sophisticated camera for virtual reality

Lytro has clear ambitions to be a leader in virtual reality. Now it has the hardware to prove it.<p>The company just took the wraps off of an entirely …

5 amazing iOS apps you won't hear people talking about

Today we are checking out five hidden gems that we love here at AppAdvice, but they aren’t as popular as they should be, so let’s change that. Grab …

Download Videos from YouTube, Save Photos from Instagram, and More with Workflow on iOS

Workflow is one of those amazing apps that really shouldn’t exist on iOS. With it, you can do all sorts of automation things. Over on One Tap Less, …

Groomed For War: What Was The Beardiest Battle Of The Civil War?

Researchers compare the facial hair of Confederate and Union officers<p>Civil War generals are as known for their beards as they are for their tactical ineptitude. While reenactors devote great attention to recreating this facial fur, the beardiness of generals is an understudied field. Fortunately …

War

Controversial $9 billion health startup Theranos fires back again at the scathing WSJ report that questioned its technology

The rebuttal is a response to an explosive story published in the Journal last week.<p>The Journal's report alleged that Theranos is struggling to make its 'revolutionary' in-house technology actually work, and reports that only about 10% of Theranos' blood tests use its technology, with the rest of …

Genetic Engineering

5 iPhone tricks you need to know

With the recent release of iOS 9, we’ve already covered an incredible number of new iOS OS features that both iPhone and iPad users alike can take …

See Earth every day from a million miles away, thanks to NASA’s EPIC website

Today NASA paid off on its promise to launch a website featuring daily images from the Deep Space Climate Observatory – and it’s spectacular.<p>The …

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

Creative dudes went to IKEA to snap the perfect Tinder photo

Snapping the ideal Tinder profile photo is a difficult art. Luckily, your local Swedish furniture retailer is available for a tasteful backdrop.<p>Imgur …

Tinder

HugeDomains.com - TotalWellnessToday.com is for sale (Total Wellness Today)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

The exact pitch deck strategy I’ve used to raise $125M since 2011

The right way to create a killer pitch deck and get funded — from someone who has raised $125M since 2011.<p>Creating a pitch deck is hard, especially …