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3D-printed dress lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve

The Synapse dress integrates Intel's Edison chip and a range of sensors to show on the outside what the wearer is feeling within.<p>Anouk Wipprecht's creations aren't your ordinary, run-of-the-mill couture; instead, they blend fashion and technology in fascinating ways to create some truly innovative …

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How to fix Apple's iMessage bug

Switching from an iPhone to an Android device or Windows Phone? Read this first.<p>Apple recently has been under fire for a bug that is preventing users from receiving text messages when they switch from an iPhone to an Android or Windows Phone device and keep the same phone number. The problem has …

Windows Phone

Publishing your first app in the Play Store: what you need to know

The easiest way to distribute an Android app is via the Google Play store. It isn’t the only distribution method, but it is the simplest way to reach millions of potential users. Publishing your first app in the Play Store isn’t hard, with a few tips and pointers you can have your app ready for …

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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 …

Tinitell straps a mobile phone on kids' wrists

With Tinitell, Mats Horn and his team have created a simple mobile phone designed to be worn on the wrist. The design is minimal, with features …

Making the 3D model of Tim Dowling, the model husband

Tim Dowling has written the ultimate guide to being a perfect husband. So what happened when we decided to turn him into a real model? He explains how he met his mini-me with the help of 3D printers iMakr<p>• How to be a husband, by Tim Dowling

10 great uses for old Android phones/tablets

There’s so much that your Android device is capable of and you just haven’t realized it yet. So, with a little bit of effort, you can help your old Android device break free from the depths of your cupboard.<p>Here are some of the best examples.<p>1. Alarm clock<p>People still buy dedicated alarm clocks? …

Gear & Gadgets

Robotiky Is (Yet) Another Cute Way To Teach Kids Coding Using Robots

Say hey to Robotiky: a robot designed to be programmed by kids using a simplified drag-and-drop software interface on their computer.<p>It’s getting hard to keep track of all the startups looking for cute ways to crack a hard problem: teaching kids how to code without boring them to death.<p>There are …

Study Shows Why It’s Worth Your Employer’s Money To Buy Everyone Walking Desks

Desk jobs are slowly killing us. Perhaps even worse than dying early, our office-potato lives are making us more susceptible to joint pain, fatigue, and illness. To fight off these modern diseases, I use a treadmill desk, which keeps me in motion all day long. Unfortunately, treadmill desks are …

This Hilarious Photo Shows Why Twitter Is Amazing

It's not a secret that Twitter is pretty great.<p>News, networking, socializing, promoting, sharing — you name it, and Twitter has been a platform for all of it.<p>It has also been a way to break the wall between celebrities and government officials and the masses. Anyone can tweet, anyone can reply, and …

If LG Was Trying To Make The Worst Commercial Ever, They’ve Succeeded

Posted without comment. Because there is really nothing to say to justify or explain this commercial for the LG G Flex.

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Where Do Baby Turtles Go During Their Lost Years?

Never agree to write a turtle’s biography. You will, at one crucial point, run out of material.<p>Every sea turtle begins life in the same way. It hatches within its buried nest, forces its way to the surface, and sprints towards the water past a gauntlet of crabs, birds and other predators. Many die, …

Don't Confuse Me With Facts: When Misinformation Kills

More bad news from the loopy world of the anti-vaccine folks. As TIME reported yesterday, a new study published in Pediatrics found that when parents …

Screws Made From Silk Could Be Used In Surgical Implants

Home-spun medicine<p>We've mentioned this before, but one of the coolest candidates for Material of the Future is silk. It's insanely tough, and in the human body, doesn't put the same strain on tissue that metal does. It can also harmlessly degrade in the body over time, which it makes it handy for …

Medical Technology

Bad brains: some people are physically incapable of enjoying music

Research shows that people who say "I don't like music" aren't just trying to sound cool<p>For most people, the mere suggestion that a favorite song fails to evoke an emotional response in another human being sounds preposterous. Sure, that person might not like that song as much as you do, but …

How Men Learn (Or Don't) About Menstruation

<b>When I was in high school</b>, two friends of mine got into a prank war — the kind of stupid, friendly one-upmanship waged when you’re a bored teenager. It started innocuously enough with some chewed-up gum in a locker. Then, in response, smelly gym clothes. It escalated: an old lunch, a moldy sandwich.<p>…

Play-i Is Building An Ecosystem For Its Robots To Teach Coding

Play-i, a company behind two robots called Bo and Yana that aim to teach programming to children as young as five years old, is keen on building up a robust ecosystem that covers software and even educational material for schools.<p>This means other than building the hardware, the company is also …

Shannon Studstill is helping lead female charge in video game field

As a child, Shannon Studstill sold gum to her classmates to finance her weekly trips to the video game arcade.<p>That early investment in "Pac-Man" and "Defender" would pay huge dividends.<p>Studstill, one of the most powerful women in the male-dominated world of video games, now runs<p>SonySanta Monica …

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This App Can Help You Read Up to 1,000 Words a Minute

Who says the Internet is making us less effective readers? Spritz, a new app that’s being released on Samsung devices, is devoted to turning you into …

Project Ara: Inside Google's Bold Gambit to Make Smartphones Modular

On January 29, Google announced that it had agreed to sell Motorola, its phone-manufacturing business, to Chinese electronics giant Lenovo. Thus …

Coding in Nunavut: A game-design boot camp in Canada’s North

When one thinks of hot Canadian video game development hubs, Montreal and Vancouver and possibly even Toronto come to mind. Could Nunavut be added to the list some day?<p>A new program from local company Pinnquaq and gaming giant Electronic Arts is looking to get that ball rolling.<p>"We're taking these …

Keep Learning Linux—It's The Future

Everyone’s a tech company these days. From new-school video streaming services like Netflix to old-school grocery businesses and government agencies, technology increasingly drives business productivity. At the heart of this movement is Linux, resulting in exceptional, highly paid job opportunities …

This supersonic jet is too fast for windows

Spike Aerospace is in the midst of building the first supersonic private jet. And when the $80 million (£47.9 million) S-512 takes off in December …

A Push To Boost Computer Science Learning, Even At An Early Age

A handful of nonprofit and for-profit groups are working to address what they see as a national education crisis: Too few of America's K-12 public schools actually teach computer science basics and fewer still offer it for credit.<p>It's projected that in the next decade there will be about 1 million …

Seventh grader builds a braille printer with $350 worth of Legos

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: Niloy Banerjee<p>When Lego revealed its line of EV3 Mindstorms robots last year, Bay Area tech companies came up with …

iPhone-Connected Jewelry: Wireless Security Alerts, High Fashion

Truly practical wearable technology, the kind that seamlessly disappears into your everyday life, is rare at the moment. You're more likely to see …

Americans surveyed: misunderstood, misrepresented or ignorant?

Following the results of the poll suggesting a quarter of Americans do not know the Earth circles the Sun, we look at some other examples of surprising US survey results<p>When <b>Newsweek</b>set 1,000 <b>Americans</b> the challenge of completing their country’s citizenship test, 29 percent could not name the current …

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GitHub Wants Schools to Collaborate Around code

GitHub is encouraging all the schools of the world to jump on board its coding community platform.<p>The new Education portal on GitHub is designed to encourage students, teachers, and educational establishments to collaborate around code. “We want to help the next generation of developers build the …