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The Best Way to Get People to Tell the Truth, According to Science

“You’ve never lied on your résumé, right?”<p>“Did your campaign coordinate with the Russian government during the 2016 election?”<p>“Will you sign with the …

Psychology

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Consciousness

Waze on iPhone just landed on your Ford’s infotainment screen

If you have both an iPhone and a Ford, you’ve been out of luck when it comes to Google’s Waze navigation app. Ford’s SYNC connectivity system …

6 surprising tips for properly doing the laundry

Even if you're a laundry pro, these tips might surprise you. They'll solve some of your biggest laundry woes and even save you money, from nixing the need to buy dryer sheets to making your whites whiter.<p>Make your laundry smell great without dryer sheets<p>Dryer sheets are the go-to if you want …

Cleaning

A Couple Convert An Old School Bus Into A Light and Efficient Family Home

The Mayes family transformed a Thomas High Top into a well-organized and airy humble abode, using thoughtful storage and a minimalist color palette.<p>When Gabriel and Debbie Mayes decided to embrace the tiny house movement, they knew the transition would be anything but easy. For starters, they—along …

Apple’s next AirPods may pack health sensors

Your next set of Apple earbuds might be about to get some serious health upgrades.<p>Tracking your heart rate while jogging soon may only require using earbuds, as a new patent filing show that Apple seems very serious about adding biometric sensing to its AirPods.<p>Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark …

Bitcoin heist: 600 powerful computers stolen in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Some 600 computers used to "mine" bitcoin and other virtual currencies have been stolen from data centers in Iceland in …

The culture of crypto mining is changing: here’s how

Cryptocurrencies have become a major topic of interest in the United States, in part due to the extreme volatility of the flagship cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. Bitcoin rose from a modest value (under $1,000) to more than $15,000 in the span of a year, and now hovers between $6,000 and $12,000, with …

Creative's new Super X-Fi audio tech is frigging mind-blowing

When Creative called me up to ask if I was interested in hearing something incredible, I was skeptical but curious.<p>After all, this was Creative we were talking about, the creator of the SoundBlaster, the default standard for audio in PCs in the '90s and early '00s, but the company as a whole hadn't …

Audiophile

How to Use the Hidden Camera Level Tool in iOS 11

Apple's native Camera app in iOS 11 has plenty of tools for helping you get the right shot, but some are more hidden than others. The camera level is the perfect example of a really handy tool that many users don't even know exists, mainly because it's part of a feature that's turned off by default.<p>…

APFS Bug in macOS High Sierra Can Cause Data Loss When Writing to Disk Images

Apple's APFS file system included in macOS High Sierra suffers from a disk image vulnerability that in certain circumstances can lead to data loss, according to the creator of Carbon Copy Cloner.<p>In a blog post last Thursday, software developer Mike Bombich explained that he had uncovered the data …

Nissan GT-R: Refined to perfection

Unless you're a serious Nissan fan, the sort of person who knows what NISMO stands for (NISsan MOtorsports, for the record), you might have a hard time spotting the visual changes made to the 2017 GT-R from a distance. But plenty of tweaks have been made, mostly around the edges. Taking a cue from …

Editors' picks: $25,000 used luxury sedans (pictures)

10 Of The Coolest Gadgets We Saw At CES 2016

We met tons of brand new tech startups at CES this year and saw gadgets ranging from health-focused wearables, drones, 3D printers, and AR/VR headsets. We even got views of the Las Vegas strip from 1,000 feet off the ground in the UberCHOPPER. These were the hottest hardware startups and most …

Gear & Gadgets

See the radio waves constantly bathing you with this app

Whether or not you realize it, there are radio waves constantly washing over you. Thanks to the countless WiFi routers, cellular towers, and GPS satellites (not to mention all the Bluetooth and other smaller wireless devices) the air is literally just a sea of energy. <i>Architecture of Radio</i> is an app …

Scientists build atom-scale sub that moves at 'breakneck' speeds

There are still no nanobots plying our bloodstreams, seeking and destroying cancer and other diseases. However, scientists at Rice University have just built a molecule-scale "submarine," so that's a pretty positive step towards "Fantastic Voyage." Mades at the same lab that developed "nanocars," …

A Tiny Pill Monitors Vital Signs From Deep Inside The Body

After testing all the pieces of a tiny pill-size device, Albert Swiston sent it on a unique journey: through the guts of six live Yorkshire pigs.<p>Pig bodies are a lot like human bodies, and Swiston wanted to know whether the device would be able to monitor vital signs from inside a body. It did.<p>It's …

U.S. Army

Dyson Brings Its High-End 360 Eye Robot Vacuum to the U.S. Next Year

Robot vacuums are still a fairly rare sight these days, but it's not for want of selection — and Dyson is getting into the game by bringing its ultra-fancy 360 Eye to the U.S.<p>The 360 Eye has been available in Japan for a short time, though at ¥138,000, or about $1,150, even the robot aficionados …

Apple Watch success could take years, says Apple designer

The fate of the Apple Watch — be it retail success or Apple's first post-Steve Jobs blunder — is still being determined.<p>Apple design guru Marc Newson …

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

Engineering

How one startup connects farmers and restaurants in Japan to eliminate food waste

<i>(By Takeshi Hirano, The Bridge) –</i> Tokyo-based startup Planet Table launched an online food ordering platform called Send in August, aiming to connect food producers and restaurant chefs directly.<p>When crop, dairy and livestock farmers register their data into the platform, consumers such as …

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

An app you've probably never heard of is the most important social network in China

You may have never heard of WeChat, but it's the most important app in China right now.<p>WeChat users can do just about anything, including play games, send money to people, make video calls, order food, read the news, book a doctor appointment, and more. It's basically China's version of …

'​Human' robot Pepper proves popular again and sells out in less than a minute in Japan

Pepper, one of the world’s first personal robots to understand human emotion, has flown off shelves in Japan<p>Japan’s first life-size personal robot with the ability to understand feelings has again sold out within a minute of going on sale.<p>‘Pepper’, which can live autonomously in a person's home, …

Robotics

High-power sound waves used to blast cancer cells

British doctors develop revolutionary new therapy that can precisely target tumours without surgery<p>British doctors are developing a revolutionary new therapy for cancer and associated conditions based on the use of high-powered beams of ultrasound.<p>The researchers – working at the Institute of …

Cancer

Watch Tesla's autopilot stop an Uber driver's head-on collision

How do you narrowly avoid a nasty car crash without even touching the steering wheel or the brakes? Lucky for one Uber driver, his ride is a Tesla.<p>On …

EA CEO sees strong momentum heading into holidays for Star Wars Battlefront

Electronic Arts chief executive Andrew Wilson said that the video game publisher has “strong momentum” moving into the holiday season as it prepares to launch its big Star Wars Battlefront and Need for Speed titles in November.<p>EA has seen a turnaround in recent quarters, as have other video game …

The Next Higgs Boson: Made In China?

China plans to build a superior collider<p>Super colliders are already massive. The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland features a circular track over 16 miles long. Today, Chinese state media announced the nation’s plan to construct a super collider <i>twice as large</i>, with construction beginning in …

Physics

TarDisk Pear creates a Fusion Drive for your MacBook via the SD Card slot

Wishing your MacBook had a Fusion Drive? Now it can! A company named TarDisk is using a small drive that fits into an SD Card slot to bring Fusion to your mobile device.<p>The Pear works by immediately executing commands at the root level to “logically allocate files” between your existing drive and …

Anki's new robot car racing game totally blew me away by bridging the digital and real world

Try as I might, it’s hard to keep up with <i>every single</i> gadget/device/connected toy released, and Anki’s Drive racing game totally passed me by first time around.<p>However, the company has just released its second robot racing game in the form of Anki Overdrive, which is partially compatible with the …