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Business cards grow a brain with SwivelCard

SwivelCard, a business card that folds into a USB drive, directs recipients to a Web page and can be updated, even after you've handed it out.<p>Most business cards end up in the recycle bin or tucked away in a drawer, discarded and forgotten. That's why there have been some creative attempts at …

Computer Hardware

The 20 Most Beautiful And Clever Tech Logos

We've put together this list of the best, most beautiful tech company and product logos, spanning from startups to more-established companies.<p>Let us know in the comments if we skipped any other great ones.

Should online accounts die when you die?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Should your emails, web albums and other online accounts die when you do? Or should you be able to pass them down to a family …

Technology Is Bringing Jewelry Making (And Other Manufacturing) Back to the States

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many jewelry products for sale in the United States are manufactured abroad, mainly because American production became costly. Thus custom jewelry seems to be another example in a long list of items (cars, microchips, apparel and consumer …

The buried Mac setting that can save your inkjet's color ink

The grayscale print option is hidden in Preview. I'll show you where to find it for Canon printers.<p>It feels like my Canon Pixma inkjet is perpetually low on ink -- color ink, in particular. One of the three color ink tanks seems to be always low or out of ink.<p>I often print a document in color when …

3D Printing

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Engineering

THIS is Graffiti Done Right! 25 Designs That Interact With Their Surroundings

When you mix imagination with creativity, you get some amazing street art. Here are 25 fun designs from around the world that use their surroundings …

InterAct

This Nigerian College Student Built a Wind- And Solar-Powered Car From Scraps

Segun Oyeyiola took a Volkswagen Beetle and turned it into a fully renewable off-road vehicle. He’s not going to stop working on it until it becomes the future of driving in Nigeria.<p>When it comes to the success of the electric car, billionaire Elon Musk is viewed as nothing short of a miracle …

Popcorn Time Is Now On Android

Hollywood’s worst nightmare just went mobile.<p>A popular fork of Popcorn Time just launched its Android app. Time4Popcorn’s Popcorn Time app is now available for consumption on the developer’s website and brings all of the program’s pirating tools to the mobile ecosystem.<p>The Android app looks and …

The Drinkable Book provides safe drinking water

The Drinkable Book is a guide to safe drinking water -- and the pages can be torn out and used as water filters.<p>One of the biggest problems in the developing world is access to safe, reliable drinking water. The charity organisation Water is Life dedicates its energies to providing this most basic …

This Simple Device Harvests Sunshine And Beams It Down To Dark City Streets

A skyscraper building boom is blocking out more and more natural light in cities around the world. Engineers have designed a solution to pull sunlight down to where the people are.<p>As cities run out of buildable space, they keep getting taller: A record number of skyscrapers are planned in London, …

Skyscrapers

Sitting all day is bad for your brain, too

We know that spending all day hunched over laptops is shortening our lifespan and expanding our waistlines. Still, the threat of never growing up to be an Anderson Cooper-caliber silver fox may not be enough to motivate young tech workers to switch to a treadmill desk and sign up for some daily …

Lego Ideas unleashes user-designed playsets

Lego's open platform for user-designed playsets is stepping out of its beta phase and fully launching as Lego Ideas.<p>In a statement released on the …

This Chrome add-on lets you copy and erase text inside any image on the web

What would you say if we told you that it's possible to copy, translate, edit and even erase the text inside any image you find on the internet? Well, you can, and it's a lot easier than you might think. All it requires is a new browser extension, called Project Naptha, made by developer Kevin …

Gustavo Lin

OnePlus One sketch leaked, gives away design details

OnePlus’ One has been one among the most elusive phones this year. However, today seems like a day when even the most elusive of devices are getting …

New 'Exosuit' To Take Ocean Divers To Stupendous Depths (PHOTO, VIDEO, INFOGRAPHIC)

Talk about taking the plunge. A new submersible body suit will take ocean divers to a depth of 1,000 feet and let them spend hours there observing and collecting marine species that are hard to get at with conventional diving gear or submersibles.<p>If all goes according to plan, the metal Exosuit …

A Growing Army Of Women Are Taking On Wikipedia's Sexism Problem

For instance, there's a growing army of women who are trying to end Wikipedia's well-documented gender gap - fewer than 15% of Wikipedia editors around the world, it acknowledges - which has given the crowdsourced information site an arguably sexist bent.<p>Instead of complaining about it, various …

This iPhone-Sized Device Can Hack A Car, Researchers Plan To Demonstrate

Auto makers have long downplayed the threat of hacker attacks on their cars and trucks, arguing that their vehicles’ increasingly-networked systems are protected from rogue wireless intrusion. Now two researchers plan to show that a few minutes alone with a car and a tiny, cheap device can give …

You can build whatever you like

Think back: you’ve just dumped a bin of LEGO ® bricks onto the floor with a satisfying crash, and you have the whole day ahead of you to bu...

Apple awarded stocking full of patents, including heart monitor

US Patent and Trademark Office grants Apple 23 patents on Christmas Eve, perhaps most interestingly one for an embedded heart-rate monitor. That's for you, iWatch watchers.<p>The US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple 23 patents, including one for an embedded heart-rate monitor that …

Christmas Eve

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Listen To The Water

Put your story on the map.

See how people are using Tour Builder<p>From a nonprofit documenting its global missions, to a teacher transforming American history - check out the …

A Beautiful Visual on The Importance of Games in Learning | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech

by Med Kharbach "Games are very important for learning and James Paul Gee has empirically proved this in his wonderful book " What Video Games Have …

Google Online Courses (MOOCs) Looking to expand your knowledge of Google's c...

<b>Google Online Courses (MOOCs)</b><p>Looking to expand your knowledge of Google's consumer, business, and developer products? Google Online Courses are here …

Firefox plugin reveals how your internet browsing is being monitored

If someone screams "they're watching you!" into your face, then you're either starring in a horror movie or living in these surveillance-conscious times. Still, if it's the latter, at least now you can put a name to the faceless entities observing your every move. Mozilla has released Lightbeam, a …

Software turns 2D objects 3D; lets you 'reach into' photos; bends your mind

With 3-Sweep, you can "grab" an object in a photo and turn it around to see what it looks like from different angles. Check out the demo video.<p>Modeling products in three dimensions can be a time-consuming process. It's easy enough for humans to identify the presence of 3D objects in 2D scenes, but …

Printing

With 'Ingress,' the world is Google's game board

Your Android smartphone becomes your entry into a new dimension of video games with 'Ingress,' a sci-fi game that is played in the real world, in real-time, around the globe.<p>Want a glimpse into the future of video games? Tap into <i>Ingress</i>.<p>The real-world augmented reality game was launched quietly in …