Carl Ward

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Apple should definitely copy Microsoft's incredible finger-sensing smartphone technology

Apple could learn a thing or two from this very cool Microsoft Research project, showing a design for "precognitive touch screens."<p>Basically, Microsoft built a "self-capacitive touch screen," which is fancy-pants science talk for a phone that can sense when your fingers are nearby and display the …

Windows 10

Microsoft has created Star Wars-style holographic communication

Microsoft knows how to make a cool demo<p>Microsoft sure seems to be having a ton of fun with HoloLens while the rest of us wait for it to stop being a research project and become a real thing that we can purchase and use. But in the meanwhile, those research projects are bonkers. The latest is called …

La Sagrada Familia Under Construction in Barcelona: Pictures

Spain

10 Surprising Facts About LEGO

You're never going to look at your favorite toy the same way again.<p>Like Easy-Bake Ovens and Troll dolls, you probably remember these famous plastic bricks fondly from your childhood. But did you know the first one was made in 1932 and out of wood? Didn't think so. Here are a few more facts you …

Visiting Rome with kids: gladiators, gardens and gelato

Rome's top attractions offer much to fire children’s imaginations, from the Colosseum with its past of blood-curdling spectacle to spooky underground catacombs where the early Christians buried their dead. The city’s historic centre is kid-friendly too, dotted with spacious piazzas, foaming …

The Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Europe

Europe has its fair share of famous attractions, but only one can be crowned "most popular." At the 22nd annual World Travel Awards (a.k.a. the "Oscars of the travel industry") this weekend, one place came out on top: Dublin's Guinness Storehouse, which has served a pint of the Black Stuff to more …

European Travel

10 dream trips every traveler should experience | CNN Travel

Tourism

Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo

<i>(Reuters)</i> — A Japanese engineer has developed a portable transporter small enough to be carried in a backpack that he says is the world’s first ‘car in a bag’.<p>Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered “WalkCar” transporter, which is …

Portable

THE SELECTS: Landscapes by Jay Patel

Olympic National Park

Archaeology

Archaeology

10 Most Romantic Islands in the World

Yes, you CAN afford gorgeous beaches, secluded lodgings, and bragging rights to one of the top 10 hot-and-heavy island getaways on the planet.

Beaches

The secret weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's might just be an iPod

A growing body of evidence indicates that giving Alzheimer’s patients an iPod filled with their favorite music can benefit them in profound ways.<p>A new documentary, called Alive Inside, highlights this fascinating and often very moving phenomenon.<p>”Music can be a powerful tool for connecting elders …

The bike that some kids can learn to ride in 15 minutes

Give a kid a bicycle that won’t fall over and you’ll get a happy cyclist as early as tomorrow. That’s the idea behind Jyrobike, a self-balancing bicycle that its creators claim dramatically shortens the time it takes to master one of early childhood’s most difficult, time-consuming challenges.<p>When …

Jyrobike Is As Easy As... Well, You Know

True confession time: As a kid, learning to ride a bike was the worst. I eventually got it, but a tendency towards being a bit timid and afraid of …

'Roll-up' television: coming soon to your living room

LG unveils flexible screen that can be rolled into a tube just 3cm in diameter, paving the way for new types of portable devices with large displays and space-saving televisions<p>LG has demonstrated an 18 inch screen which is so flexible that it can be rolled into a tight tube just 3cm in diameter, …

Gear & Gadgets

Domobio’s QT33 Can Dramatically Improve Sleep Apnea Patients’ Quality Of Life

More than 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, a condition that affects their breathing while they are asleep. Not only does sleep apnea impact their sleep quality, but it can also increase the risk of strokes, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and hypertension.<p>To treat the condition …

CoeLux skylight brings "sunlight" to windowless spaces

Professor Paolo Di Trapani of Italy’s University of Insubria spent over 10 years working on a sunlight emulation device called the CoeLux system. The …

Northern Europe

DigitalOcean

Introduction<p>When deciding which server architecture to use for your environment, there are many factors to consider, such as performance, …

Would you do it? I know I wouldn't.

A Simple, Elegant Invention That Draws Water From Air

When Italian designer Arturo Vittori and Swiss architect Andreas Vogler first visited Ethiopia in 2012, they were shocked to see women and children forced to walk miles for water.<p>Only 34 percent of Ethiopians have access to a reliable water supply. Some travel up to six hours a day to fetch some …

You won't need roads with this $85,000 hoverbike

With Hyperloop still a twinkle in Elon Musk's eye, we've got to look elsewhere for our futuristic transport. Thankfully, Aerofex has stepped up with its Aero-X, a hoverbike that is finally scheduled to launch in 2017. Two users can ride this motorbike-like vehicle, where the wheels have been …

Aerofex Hover Bike Launching In 2017 For $85,000

The first Aerofex Hover Bike prototype was unveiled back in 2012 and since then the team responsible for its design and construction have been busy …

Drones

Use the Galaxy S5’s secret service mode to test its hardware features

Worried your Galaxy S5 might have a dead pixel on its display, or that its accelerometer isn’t working properly? You could take it to a Samsung …

Secret Service

Lit Motors' C-1: A 2-wheel car? Or untippable motorcycle?

A Motorcycle that Can Change the Industry !

Edge of a Volcano

Photographer Denis Budkov has made a series of images of great beauty during an expedition to the volcanic complex Plosky Tolbatchik. Located in the …

Panasonic intros CF-MX3 convertible laptop with Yoga-like design, built-in DVD drive

The category of laptop/tablet hybrids is one of the favorites among Windows PC manufacturers, including the Japan-based Panasonic. Accordingly, the Toughbook maker hosted a conference in the <i>Land of the Rising Sun</i> recently, where it took the time to reveal its new CF-MX3 convertible laptop. This …