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You can now design a $250,000 tiny house on an app and get it delivered in months

Becoming a tiny house homeowner is now as easy as tapping away at an iPad.<p>Blu Homes, a California-based prefab home manufacturer, just launched a new line of micro houses that shoppers can customize on an app and get delivered to their property in a matter of months.<p>The cost starts at $250,000, …

Flexible spinal cord implants will let paralyzed people walk

Doctors dream of helping the paralzyed walk through implants that stimulate their spinal cords, but current technology makes that impossible; these stiff, unnatural gadgets usually end up damaging or inflaming nervous tissue over time. Swiss researchers may have just solved this problem once and …

Spinal Cords

Cable-free elevator moves you in any direction

Elevators are absolutely vital in tall buildings, but they have their limits -- they can only move so quickly, and they can't usually move sideways to fetch you from the far side of a building. Both of those problems should be solved at once if German firm ThyssenKrupp has its way. Its new Multi …

5 best find my phone apps and other find my phone methods too!

Losing your smartphone is one of the most frightening experiences in the modern age. You have your contact information, your personal information, your personal pictures, and possibly even financial data on there. It’s a treasure trove for thieves and other malcontents. Thankfully, there are some …

Apps

The latest wave of Android Wear smartwatches to go on sale focuses on style

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Good news for fans of round (and almost-round) Android Wear smartwatches: Starting today, you’ve got a few new stylish options.<p>…

Highfive: A new device and cloud service that will fix your meetings and video conferences

Even with technological advances in other aspects of our lives, business meetings have remained frustratingly antiquated. Conference calls, which often still take place over traditional landlines, are spent talking over each other, while the first chunk of in-person meetings is wasted trying to get …

The art of misdirection

Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. In a hilarious …

Amazon’s latest patent is sillier than the peanut butter sandwich patent

Groundbreaking process includes angled lights, elevated platform, white backdrop.<p>Thought the peanut butter sandwich patent was a joke? That one …

The Simple iPhone Accessory Every Game Boy Lover Needs

Let’s face it, touchscreen controls just aren’t the same as old fashioned, plastic buttons. Free emulators on the iPhone make it easy to play classic games, but the D-pad doesn’t translate very well to a touchscreen.<p>If you’re feeling particularly nostalgic for the days of the Game Boy, an iPhone …

INKredible: Tablet Handwriting App That’s As Good or Better than Paper?

It’s impossible to ignore an approach that’s as good as this one from the folks behind the <b>INKredible</b> app. This a free handwriting app, from the team that created Notes Plus, that claims to offer a handwriting experience that is ‘as good as, if not greater than, pen on paper’.<p>That’s a lofty claim, …

Here are 5 ways iOS 7 can help the enterprise

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Since the release of the first beta release to developers in June 2013, iOS 7 has been making news in the tech world. With the …

It's Official

It’s Official: The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) Now on Flipboard<p>Inside Flipboard / October 22, 2013<p>Victor Agreda Jr. remembers his first Apple …

FAA panel: Wi-Fi is safe on planes even during takeoff and landing

Committee goes even further than expected in lifting restrictions on device use.<p>A Federal Aviation Administration advisory committee "has concluded …

From Deep Space Our Pale Blue Dot Is Just This Tiny Speck

When you look up at the sky, on a clear dark night, you're sometimes lucky enough to catch glimpses of other planets. They seem small, insignificant, …

Astronomy

Using Wood As Biofuel May Be Worse For The Planet Than We Thought

New data suggests logging could release large amounts of previously ignored carbon into the atmosphere.<p>Timber harvesting may release significant amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, according to a new study. This challenges a longstanding belief that using wood for energy is a green alternative …

How A Black Hole Sleeps

It ate a bunch of stellar gas and now it needs a nap.<p>Think of black holes as bottomless devouring machines? Not so much, it turns out: the black hole at the center of the Sculptor galaxy, about 13 million light years away, is currently taking a wee little napsy.<p>We first spied this black hole about …

The Beginner’s Guide to Glamping

Glamping is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A portmanteau of "glamorous" and "camping," glamping brings the comfort of a hotel into the …

Quick Thoughts on iOS 7 and the iPad

As expected, Apple previewed iOS 7 at yesterday’s WWDC 2013 keynote event and announced that it will be released to the public this fall. iOS 7 is of course the next generation of the operating system for iPad and iPhone.<p>I watched the entire keynote via Apple’s live stream, and looked on most …

Where Are All The Curse Words In iTunes Radio?

Apple finally announced its long-rumored iTunes Radio service yesterday at WWDC, and even though it doesn’t officially launch until this fall, we’ve been taking it for a spin in the iOS 7 beta. Initially, iTunes Radio has left us fairly impressed, except for one huge omission: all the curse words …

iTunes Radio vs. the competition: Which one should you use?

Yesterday at WWDC 2013 Apple announced the long rumored iTunes Radio service which will come bundled as part of the default Music app in iOS 7.<p>iTunes …

Smart TV

DIY: How to Make a Wallet Out of an Old Cowboy Boot!

14 Comments<p>We are thrilled today to share with you another lovely tutorial from the talented Alicia Jepsen of Jepsen LeatherGoods LLC. Last month she …

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What Salamanders Could Teach Scientists About Growing Human Limbs

Regeneration, salamander-style<p>In an attempt to recreate the plot of multiple recent superhero movies, a team of Australian scientists is looking into the regenerative properties of salamanders--and into how humans can pull off the same trick.<p>Salamanders, specifically the axolotl, are vertebrates …

'The Egoist' Is Proof Lamborghini Has Lost Its Mind

The crew from Sant'Agata has lost its collective mind. There's no other explanation for the Lamborghini Egoist concept.<p>Only Lamborghini, a company …

Gas-Masked, Camouflaged Robot Passes For A Menacing Human

PETMAN tries on some new duds.<p>The robot-makers over at Boston Dynamics make some consistently amazing robots, and consistently amazing videos of said robots. Another of their 'bots, BigDog, took runner-up in our drones vs. robots bracket, and the robot you see here, Petman, didn't do too bad either.<p>…