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Evidence mounts that laptops are terrible for students at lectures

Time to reconsider the notebook and pen<p>Do you use a laptop or tablet to take notes during school lectures or meetings? If so, you might want to reconsider pen and paper; there’s increasing evidence that using laptops during lectures decreases learning, which can result in lower grades, reports <i>The</i> …

Blog collects clips of anime floppy disks

Anime floppy disks is dedicated to collecting depictions of floppy disks in anime, but offers occasional special treats such as magneto-optical disks …

Google Glass 2.0 Is a Startling Second Act

<b>Don’t call Heather Erickson</b> a glasshole.<p>Yes, that’s Google Glass on her frames. But she’s not using it to check her Facebook, dictate messages, or …

The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple

Forget the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.<p>RED, the company that makes professional digital cameras for shooting Hollywood movies, is making a …

Tiny keychain-sized Game Boy is infinitely better than the SNES Classic

The thirst for <i>anything</i> Nintendois too real.<p>The company can't keep the Switch in stock and people are hyped AF for the SNES Classic dropping in …

Driver attempts to parallel park in generously-sized space for 6 minutes

The music, as selected by uploader pokedude104, is from <i>Spongebob Squarepants.</i> This is a YouTube microgenre.

Samsung’s 49-inch ultrawide curved display is basically just half a TV at this point

Curved ultrawide monitors are having a bit of a moment these days in the desktop computer world, and the Samsung CHG90, at an eye-dropping 49-inches wide, might just be the wildest one yet.<p>The CHG90 is, to the best of my knowledge, the widest curved laptop monitor on the market. It is …

Web Development

Super Nintendo World theme park trailer is pure joy

Universal Studios Japan released a trailer for its upcoming Super Nintendo World theme park, showing off Super Mario staples like Peach's and …

A vending machine in a Moscow shopping mall sells Instagram likes

Journalist Alexey Kovalev is in Moscow, whence tweeted this picture of "a vending machine in a mall for buying Likes for your Instagram pics."<p>He …

Shopping

Massive ransomware attack hits 74 countries

Hospitals, major companies and government offices have been hit by a massive wave of cyberattacks across the globe that seize control of computers until the victims pay a ransom.<p>Cybersecurity firm Avast said it had identified more than 75,000 ransomware attacks in 99 countries, making it one of the …

Cybersecurity

That big Amazon S3 outage was caused by a typo, company admits

On Monday, many websites, news services, publishing platforms, and other internet-connected things that use Amazons AWS platform went dark. The cause …

Why the internet was so screwed up today

Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3, the cloud computing service that backs many major sites and services, including Netflix, Airbnb, Giphy and 148,213 …

Apple’s new campus ‘Apple Park’ will open in April

This grand opening has been years in the making. Apple’s new campus now has a name and an opening date. It’ll be called Apple Park and the first employees will move in April 2017.<p>As 12,000 Apple employees are going to work there, the move isn’t going to be an easy task. It’s going to take roughly …

Apple Park

Sketch a cat and edges2cats will create a deep dreaming catrocity that fits

The machine knows what cat parts are and knows where they go, and can glue them together to fit drawings of cats that you provide. Whether the …

Spin Me Right Round: Company Presses Cremated Ashes into Playable Vinyl Records

[ Filed under Vintage & Retro & in the Retrofuturistic category ]Like an eternal tattoo, if you plan on getting yourself turned into a record when …

Vinyl Records

Spanner, the Google Database That Mastered Time, Is Now Open to Everyone

About a decade ago, a handful of Google's most talented engineers started building a system that seems to defy logic.<p>Called Spanner, it was the first …

Touchscreen Car Windows Turn Back Back-Seat Views into Interactive Games

[ Filed under Gadgets & in the Computers category ]A wonderful way to keep kids interested in the outside world rather than glued to a small screen …

Gear & Gadgets

Scientists invent thin, inexpensive material that acts as an air conditioner

Scientists have developed a thin, inexpensive material with extraordinary properties not found in nature - to act as a kind of air conditioning …

Clean Energy

Want to travel and save money in 2017? Consider taking a year-long cruise

It’s a new year and that means it’s time for new travel plans. But if the exorbitant cost of living in your city looks like it may eat into your 2017 travel budget, why not consider spending the year at sea?<p>If you live in one of the world’s more expensive cities, it could be much cheaper to take a …

Microsoft reveals secret HoloLens processor specs

Microsoft has finally revealed exactly what's inside its HoloLens headset. While <i>The Verge</i> got exclusive access to a deconstructed HoloLens developer edition back in April, Microsoft has been keeping the details of its special Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) very secret. Microsoft revealed most of …

Magnetic Floating Phone Charger Hovers Devices in Midair

[ Filed under Phones & Mobile & in the Gadgets category ]From floating bonsai trees to levitating gadgets, hovering household items is all the rage, …

Gear & Gadgets

The Air Conditioner That Makes Electricity

The energy startup scene is awash with companies claiming their new widget or software platform will fundamentally change the way we use energy. Too …

A Tiny Weasel Just Shut Down The Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is arguably the largest, most complicated machine humanity has ever built. Housed at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, the …

Scientists at Fermilab Are About to Start Shooting Neutrinos Through the Earth

Fermilab outside Chicago will soon begin its Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), and what it hopes to accomplish is as brilliant and …

5D Nanodot Data Storage Discs Can Last Billions of Years

[ Filed under Science & in the Quantum Leaps category ]Analog tape disks degrade, digital storage media is temperature-sensitive, and books (print on …

Wearable Tech

Christmas Beach: Donated Trees Help Stabilize Shorelines

[ Filed under Science & in the Earth & Nature category ]Every year, people around the world toss their Christmas trees without a thought as to where …

Ecology

A Science Journal Published An Article Mentioning "The Creator" And People Are Not Happy

The paper's authors wrote that hands show "the proper design of the Creator."<p>The paper, titled "Biomechanical Characteristics of Hand Coordination in Grasping Activities of Daily Living", was published in the journal <i>PLOS ONE</i> on 5 January this year. The work was done by three academics from Huazhong …

Journalism