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One company is trying to sell a smartwatch that powers phones, tablets, TVs, and more

In the middle of it all is a wrap-around, water-resistant smartwatch called "the hub," which has a 2.4-inch capacitive touchscreen, a 3G/LTE modem that works with nano-SIM cards, and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop. Joining it are a "pocket screen" and "tab screen," which expand the screen on the hub …

Batteries

Genomes project produces first diagnoses of rare diseases

Three men and their families will be eligible for personalised treatment designed to target their genetic defects<p>Three men from two families are the first patients to be diagnosed with rare diseases after volunteering to have their complete genetic codes mapped as part of the groundbreaking 100,000 …

Volunteering

The secrets of color-changing chameleons revealed

Scientists studying chameleon skin have discovered the secret to the lizards' color-changing prowess: Rather than relying purely on pigments, the animals use photonic nanocrystals in their skin to manipulate light with exquisite precision.<p>The findings, described in the journal Nature …

Joint birthday party for NY couple married 82 years

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays — and their …

United States

Startup founder: I want to be a horse, not a unicorn so I won't take VC money

It was 2011 and I was at a roundtable event at Grow Conference, an annual gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, and wantrepreneurs alike. I'd just finished telling my table that I didn't want to raise venture money and had decided to bootstrap Flow, which we had launched a couple months …

Venture Capital

CastAR made a video imagining the future of augmented reality

The company sees its headset as a part of everyday life<p>It's been almost two years since we got to try out an early version of CastAR's mixed reality glasses. They were a crude prototype back then, specked with hot glue and bare chips that took one engineer 40 hours to solder. Since then, its …

Augmented Reality

Engineers have created a smartphone HIV test that costs $35 to make

Let’s be honest: Smartphones aren’t necessarily thought of as devices that help to slow the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. In fact, …

This Week On: Designers Round-up

This week we’ve rounded up a cool list of resources, tool, and websites for graphic and web designers alike. This week we’ve got tools to help you …

20 Awesome Chrome Extensions for Web Designers

Chrome Extensions is probably a great reason as to why Chrome is now the world’s most popular browser. And for web designers Chrome extensions is now …

Are You A Chromecast User? Google Has Given You A $6 Google Play Credit

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Google is offering a $6 credit to the Google Play store for Google Chromecast owners. The credit can go towards movies, music or apps. The Google Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port of your TV. The Chromecast streams content …

Google Play

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

This Chrome extension turns YouTube into a serious music service

YouTube launched its music platform late last year to little fanfare, offering all you can eat music for $7.99/month on the site, with no ads.<p>While many of us use YouTube to listen to the occasional song, it’s no match for a real music service like Spotify or Google Music since it doesn’t offer …

YouTube Music

The Most Highly Anticipated Films At The 2015 Sundance Film Festival

There are all kinds of movies for all kinds of people at this year's premier Park City-set independent film fest. Here they are, grouped by recurring themes.

Stay Calm, But Radiation From Fukushima Has Crossed The Ocean To North America

Researchers have found that Fukushima’s radioactive plume has indeed made its way across the Pacific–but the radiation is negligible. According to …

Nuclear Energy

4 Tech Trends That Will Define 2015, Selected By Frog

The death of the pedometer, 3-D printers in the kitchen, and wearable fitness AIs: here’s how four Frog designers see 2015 playing out.<p><i>Update</i>: Frog Design has just unveiled their complete list of Tech Trends for 2015. Make sure to check it out for 11 other trends Frog thinks will hit big this …

How To Watch The Quadrantid Meteor Shower, The First Shooting Star Show Of 2015

Skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere can celebrate the start of 2015 with the year’s very first meteor shower, set to peak this weekend.<p>The Quadrantid meteor shower, always the first of the year, is expected to peak on the night of Saturday, Jan. 3, at 9 p.m. EST (0200 GMT). The best viewing …

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

Breakfast

Alberto Salazar's 10 Golden Running Rules

ALBERTO SALAZAR knows a thing or two about his sport. A former world-record holder in the marathon, and three-time winner of the New York City event, Salazar was the face of American distance running's last golden age, which peaked during the Reagan administration. Salazar also learned his lessons …

From the Moon to mongooses, crowdfunding rescues science research

Online donors have pledged more than £3bn to help science studies<p>You can take a role in testing the effect of warming skin on memory. Or you can involve yourself in Britain’s first bid to land a spaceship on the Moon. Or you can help researchers understand the social behaviour of the dwarf mongoose.<p>…

18-Year-Old Artist’s Amazingly Realistic Drawings of Celebrities

Although these images may look like snapshots of celebrities, they're actually the handiwork of Jack Ede, an 18-year-old artist who creates amazingly photorealistic portraits. Using graphite, colored pencils, and rubber erasers for blending, the UK-based teen crafts extraordinarily lifelike …

Morgan Freeman

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Destiny Ekaragha: ‘I’ve got to break two glass ceilings’

When Destiny Ekaragha was pitching her first feature film, the comedy <i>Gone Too Far</i>, investors were baffled. “I don’t understand why the two main characters don’t kill each other,” one of them said to her. “It’s set in Peckham, it’s got black kids in it – where is the knife and gun crime?”<p>Based on …

Mary J. Blige, Disclosure, and Sam Smith Collaborate on "Right Now"

Earlier this week, Mary J. Blige announced <i>The London Sessions</i>, a new album featuring collaborations with Disclosure and Sam Smith. Now, the R&B singer has shared "Right Now", which was produced by Disclosure and co-written by Disclosure, Smith, and Jimmy Napes. Check it out below. <i>The London …

Hootsuite Buys Brightkit For Gamefied Social Marketing Campaigns, Passes 10M Users

Hootsuite, a platform for businesses and individuals to manage social media campaigns across different networks that now has 10 million users in 175 countries, has made another acquisition to build out its platform. It has acquired BrightKit, a service that lets people customize social marketing …

An Oral History of Burning Man, the Biggest, Weirdest, Most Clothing-Optional Desert Carnival on the Planet | Events

<i>"This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words. And indeed in thought." —T.E. Lawrence,</i> The Seven Pillars of Wisdom<p>It took some convincing to get me to Burning Man, even though—or because—friends couldn’t shut up about it. Their pictures were intriguing, sure, but the camp back then …

Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media

<b>“Beautifully, unapologetically plastic.”</b><p><b>“Feature for feature, it’s identical to iPad Air in every way.”</b><p><b>“Just avoid holding it in that way.”</b><p>Apple’s public relations (PR) department is probably the best in the world — certainly more impressive at shaping and controlling the discussion of its products …

The Black Entrepreneur Trying to End Startup Racism Is Almost Out of Cash

<b>Bill Cunningham is wearing the requisite hipster uniform</b> of thick black-framed glasses, a spring-tone plaid shirt and blue jeans. He’s sitting in a …