Chris Castro

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Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously, Leatherman President Ben Rivera is quite fond of his, but it caused a bit of a problem when he tried to pass through the gates at …

Wearable Tech

Lamborghini Huracán Driver Hits 208 MPH Before Crash: Video

Back in September, we saw the brutal images of a very violent Lamborghini Huracán crash. At the time, it wasn't exactly clear what led to the …

Wreck

Looking past numbers, Raiders’ young QB Carr making progress

LONDON - The anticipation builds here, between golf highlights and soccer debates, for Sunday’s Raiders-Dolphins tilt. Still, most fans have no idea who Derek Carr or Ryan Tannehill are — which might be a good thing if you look at their sleep-inducing statistics.<p>Carr, Oakland’s rookie quarterback, …

NFL

15 Ways Video Games Make You Smarter And Healthier

Video games are a huge industry and a big part of our society — take a look at Microsoft's recent purchase of a game studio for $2.5 billion — but games get a bad rap.<p>They're often portrayed as antisocial, violent, and as an addictive waste of time that encourages obesity.<p>But that's not necessarily …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

FlightPath 3D Is The First Interactive Flight Map You'll Actually Love

What if you took something like Google Earth, then ramped it up and installed it as an app you can use on planes — giving passengers a virtual view …

7 Questions That Will Give Your Ego a Reality Check

Are you confident or cocky? Leaders need confidence to run a business, but sometimes that confidence can translate into arrogance with or without your knowledge. Find out if your leadership ego could use an attitude adjustment.<p>You need confidence to run a company--that's obvious. But without …

Leadership

GT-R owner finds going 200 mph on a public freeway is asking for trouble

We are going to start with the disclaimer: do not try this at home. Ever.<p>That covered, we've been intrigued with a video that is making its rounds on the enthusiast forums. Shot from a dash cam, with a full performance overlay, it shows a modified 800 horsepower Nissan GT-R (with its …

Diving into truck storage with DECKED

The bed of a pickup is a holy area for folks that worship at the altar of truck. It’s a functional zone that requires the ability to adapt to the job …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

5 Cool Ways to Become a Citizen Scientist

The rise of modern hacker culture is putting science back in the hands of curious laypeople.<p><b>It's easier than ever for creative types to perform serious science as a hobby.</b> You don't need a doctorate or the backing of a federal agency to ask a novel, worthwhile scientific question. You just need …

Surgeon livestreams operation using Google Glass

Google Glass has made its way to the OR. A surgeon from Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center donned the new headset during a routine surgery last week, and streamed point-of-view footage live to a group of students on the other side of town. "I can start to appreciate the connectivity it …

Scientists grow miniature human brain in a lab

'Cerebral organoids' model development of the mind in human embryo<p>Scientists have long been taunted by the human brain. After all, the very organ that gives us knowledge remains largely unmastered — something President Obama has set to rectify, in part, with an ambitious effort to map the brain. An …

How We’ll Grow The Next Generation Of Buildings With Bacteria

Biology, rather than machining, is now emerging as a leading contender to assemble our future environment. Medicine and biofuels have tapped biology …

Cambridge University

Not Science Fiction: A Brain In A Box To Let People Live On After Death

Scientists believe it may be possible in the future for human brains to survive death in robotic bodies. but would we want to?<p>I recently had the unusual experience of seeing three renowned scientists discuss whether it’s possible to remove a human brain from a body, put it in a tank, and give it a …

How Gestural Control Could Change Everything

DARPA Wants To Build A Computer That Mimics The Human Brain

The research group wants to develop machines with the capability for higher brain function.<p>The Department of Defense's research arm, DARPA, already has a lot of things on its wish list this year, but go ahead and add one more: a computer with the same brain capabilities as a mammal.<p>DARPA wants to …

Invisibility cloak made from simple mirrors can stop time indefinitely - ExtremeTech

By on August 14, 2013 at 11:16 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at Northwestern …

Temporal

Lyme Disease Far More Common Than Previously Known

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 300,000 Americans are getting Lyme disease every year, and the toll is growing.<p>"It confirms what we've thought for a long time: This is a large problem," Dr. Paul Mead tells Shots. "The bottom line is that by defining how big the problem is we …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>Windows/Web: …

Grilling a sausage may be the best use for a Lambo yet

The flames shooting out the back of an Aventador put even the chromiest of Webers to shame.<p>The mechanical joy of an engine comes from its purity: It doesn't have to take pictures, check email, or julienne fries. All it has to do is make the car move. But the monstrous 6.5-liter V12 in the …

Garage Banned: Three Racing Ideas So Good, They Were Outlawed

When it comes to motorsports, if you’re not innovating, you’re not winning. Or, to liberally paraphrase NASCAR’s finest rule-bender, the late Smokey Yunick, to compete is to cheat. But when new ideas are too bleeding-edge, they often get banned. Here are a few of our favorites.<p><b>Active …

Tomorrow's cities: Do you want to live in a smart city?

<b>How do you fancy living in a city with which you can interact? A city that acts more like a living organism, a city that can respond to your needs.</b><p>Around the world such cities are already being built, from Masdar in Abu Dhabi to Songdo in South Korea. Now the chaotic city near you may be in line …

Smart Cities

CHART OF THE DAY: iPhone Buyers Are Younger, Richer, And Better Educated Than Samsung Smartphone Buyers

For the past couple of years, Samsung has been mocking Apple in its advertising.<p>One of the overt messages delivered repeatedly is that Apple's iPhone is no longer hip. It is for old dorks. Samsung is for the hipsters, says the advertising.<p>Well, the latest data from Consumer Intelligence Research …

Samsung

How One Plus One Became Everything: A Puzzle of Life

It's one of life's great mysteries ...<p>Four billion years ago, or thereabouts, organic chemicals in the sea somehow spun themselves into little homes, with insides and outsides. We call them cells.<p>They did this in different ways, but always keeping their insides in, protected from the outside world …