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Sweden by drone: Stunning landscapes photographed from above

National Parks

How to Create a Portal Into Another World in Photoshop

<i>Robert Cornelius originally attended film school with the intention of creating movies, but over time realized that his passion was in still</i> …

Tutorials

Here's How a 4D Video Game Actually Works

Math-puzzler 'Miegakure' is a thought experiment made real, and it's confusing as hell.<p>Your mind wasn't designed to handle the video game world of designer Marc ten Bosch's 4D adventure puzzler, <i>Miegakure</i>. You read right, that's 4D: four-dimensional action in the crazy beautiful world Bosch has …

Inventions

Why Google X killed its vertical farms -- and flying cargo ships

Google's secret research lab has quietly shut down projects building lighter-than-air floating cargo ships and automatic vertical farms, according to …

5 powerful email apps to use instead of Mailbox, now that it's gone

The day has finally arrived: Mailbox, the once red-hot email startup, is no more. After nearly three years of helping us in our (often futile) quest …

Why battery technology is still one of the biggest challenges for engineers

Intel innovation strategist Steve Brown explains how advances in battery technology have lagged behind the tenants of Moore's Law, a theory which states that every two years, processing power increases two-fold.<p><i>Produced by Kevin Reilly. Additional camera by Graham Flanagan.</i><p><b>Follow TI Video:</b>On …

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

MacTrast Deals: Learn Swift – Apple’s New iOS Programming Language

Apple’s latest and greatest mobile operating system, iOS 8 will soon hit the streets, and here’s your chance to learn how to develop for Apple’s …

The Man Who Steve Jobs Considered For Apple’s CEO Is Back With A Startup That Lights Google's Buildings

Joe Costello was one of the people interviewed for that position in 1997.<p>Costello had a lengthy conversation with Jobs, but their talks only led to Jobs realizing there was no one else in the world that wanted the Apple CEO position more than himself. Jobs finally dropped the "interim" from his …

The Hum Dev Reveals The Hum Universe

It appears as if the Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible title <i>The Hum</i> isn’t going to end well. While the …

To Maximize Your Website, Use 'Psychological Distance' to Your Advantage

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the primary aims of consumer psychology is to understand the way individuals evaluate objects and events. Numerous studies have led to an understanding that evaluations and choices are driven not only by the quality and value of an …

Minecraft players build working hard drives

Players of the pixelated building block game have taken its virtual simulation tools to an unprecedented level: building functioning hard drives that can read and write data.<p>Players of the popular open-world building game Minecraft, created by Markus "Notch" Persson in 2009, continue to push the …

Computer Science

Speedrunner beats Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 faster than you can microwave popcorn

If you're going for a jaw-dropping speedrun time in <i>Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2</i>, it'll take more than skill at pulling off tricks in the game. You'll need to be absolutely flawless navigating its menus between challenges.<p>This video, by GeorgeThePlushie, finishes the game in a total time of 3:26.41, …

Disney Research's latest tech will accurately 3D print your mullet

Printing in three dimensions allows for a ton of really cool (and life-saving) stuff, but one area it apparently hasn't conquered just yet is realistically reproducing human hair. The masterminds at Disney Research think they have a solution for that conundrum. Instead of trying to capture …

Leak, The Website That Lets You Send Anonymous Emails With Clues, Shuts Down After Getting Kicked Off Its Own Email Server

In a new turn, Leak has shut down after getting kicked off of the email service that enabled Leak to work, SendGrid, according to TechCrunch.<p>Leak detailed the issues in a blog post titled "Why we are forced to suspend Leak ... for a while," which explains that this is actually the second time the …

Back to the Basics: ISO and Noise Explained

As photography technology continues to improve year in and year out, the ISO ranges we’re capable of pulling quality images from are getting truly …

See Thanos plus Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver from Avengers 2 in this Marvel highlight reel

Marvel has released a look back at the first two phases of its cinematic plan, and there's many good scenes from many good movies. They've hidden a few surprises in there as well, including quick looks at both Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, two characters who will be appearing in the upcoming</i> …

You can play Game Boy Advance games on your iPhone right now

The original Game Boy turns 25 today. But short of owning an original device or buying the games again on the 3DS eShop, your best bet for reliving <i>Super Mario Land</i> or <i>Pokémon Red</i> is to use emulators. The portable nature of the games and the relatively low hardware requirements needed to emulate …

Bravely Second looks beautiful, but what's up with the bondage?

Unfortunately I've yet to get around to playing <i>Bravely Default</i>, so I'm not entirely sure what the deal is with the bondage. Is it a thematic thing or …

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Timely Turns Your Calendar Into A Time Tracker

One of the most important things a small business manager can do is make sure that everyone is taking on a fair share of the workload. If some are taking on a bigger share of the work than others, it can lead to hurt feelings and inefficiency. Timely is an app that hopes to make that task easier to …

Here's Warner Bros.' plan to make a lot more Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Entertainment is ensuring we will see more of Harry Potter, according to Variety — a lot more.<p>The studio has assembled a creative and business strike squad called the Harry Potter Global Franchise Development team. Based in London and Burbank, the group will control the vision for …

What it's like to attend Girls Make Games, the all-girls game dev summer camp

<i>Yesterday we met Laila Shabir, the founder of</i> Girls Make Games<i>, the girls-only game development summer camp. It's a three week experience that, since its April inception, has taken off with 14 international locations from Los Angeles to Dubai.</i><p><i>Today we'll talk with one of the members of The</i> …

This Is The Physics Lesson Of The Future, And It Looks Insanely Fun

Local Projects teams up with the New York Hall of Science to build an app that reveals the physics of the playground.<p>On a breezy spring afternoon at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, designer Jake Barton is watching a pair of middle schoolers chuck an iPod across a playground while another …

Solar cells cool themselves to produce more power

Solar power cells need to stay relatively cool for the sake of both efficiency and longevity, but active cooling (like ventilation) isn't practical; it's expensive, and may block the very rays the cells are supposed to collect. To tackle this problem, Stanford University researchers have created a …

The Mac Never Looked So Good: OS X Yosemite Beta

This fall, Apple will release OS X Yosemite, the latest version of its operating system for the Mac. OS X Yosemite features a brand-new look, tons of …

Google Will Address Battery Problems Raised By My Recent Story

Google has said it will look into the battery issues that affect its Chrome web browser on Windows. The company told PC World that the bug was now “top of the list to be fixed”. This is thanks for the publicity we gave it, but more importantly, thanks to those who have been reporting the problem …

Google and IEEE Offer $1 Million Prize for Smaller Power Inverter

Bigger isn’t necessarily better, especially when it comes to power inverters, which are devices that convert electricity from direct current (such as solar panels and batteries) into alternating current for use in homes, businesses and electric cars. That’s why Google and the Institute of …

Engineering

Artist uses over-sized pixels to keep an eye on London's pedestrians

Folks strolling past the Welcome Collection's venue in London may have an eery feeling that they're being watched. Well, that's because they are. And not just by a government's prying eyes, but with 650 over-sized pixels that render their own set of gazing peepers. Peter Hudson's <i>Eye Contact</i> is on …

How I Learned Link's 'Real' Name

"Link isn't even his real name," a friend told me recently. We were talking about <i>Zelda</i>, and the way people reacted to the new trailer for the next …