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​8 Surprising Things That Prove You’re Super Smart

These subtle factors are actually signaling your brilliance<p>You don’t need a Mensa membership or a million letters after your name to be a smart dude. In fact, markers of real intelligence may be more subtle—and easy to miss, if you’re not sure how to spot them.<p>But don’t worry: There are certain …

World History

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Best media players and streamers

The battle for what, or should I say who, controls your TV has been raging for several years now. This battle isn’t about your actual TV, it is about who gets to put content on your TV. In the Android ecosystem there are several important services that allow you to buy, rent or stream media. The …

Televisions

Microsoft's HoloLens explained: How it works and why it's different

Has Microsoft suddenly pushed us into the age of "Star Trek" and "Minority Report"? For those confused about what's actually going on with the company's new head-mounted gadget, here's the rundown.<p>Microsoft has a vision for the future, and it involves terms and technology straight out of science …

You'll be able to buy your next box of Girl Scout cookies online

Buying Girl Scout cookies is about to become much easier. For the first time ever, the Girl Scouts of the USA will accept online orders of Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Savannah Smiles, and other cookies during the upcoming selling season. After nearly 100 years of requiring purchases to be made in …

Don’t toss that old Android: Turn it into a Chromecast receiver!

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Robert Fruehauf/Shutterstock<p>For its $35 price tag, Google’s Chromecast is already fairly inexpensive. Still, you might …

Chromecast

New App Lets You Get Instant Healthcare Through Your Smartphone

Need a doctor on demand? There's an app for that<p>A new app is giving American consumers a new way to get healthcare -- via their smartphones.<p>The "Doctor on Demand" app, which launched in 15 states this week, allows patients to skip the traditional visit to the doctor's office for a video chat …

Asus launches the PadFone S and ZenFone 5 LTE

We’ve known for a little while that Asus was getting ready to release a PadFone S and an LTE-capable version of the ZenFone 5 smartphone. And today, …

Google’s Project Tango Tablet Is A $1,024 7-Inch Tegra K1-Powered Device With Depth Sensing

Google has added some new development hardware to its Project Tango 3D-depth sensing mobile project – a table development kit made its debut today, boasting a new NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 1080p display, stock Android 4.4, WiFi, Bluetooth LE and 4G LTE alongside its …