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Could an updated Feynman experiment finally lead to a Theory of Everything?

Measuring quantum gravity has proven extremely challenging, stymying some of the greatest minds in physics for generations.<br>Read More

Quantum Mechanics

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It

A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.<p>Undoubtedly, Apple cofounder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer …

Steve Jobs

Want More Courage? Follow Elon Musk's 3 Rules Every Day

Elon Musk shows that the biggest risk you can take in life and business is not taking a risk.<p>Throughout history we tend to remember bold thinkers. Try changing the world while being un-bold. Elon Musk revels in thinking big, from inventing the most exciting car company of the 21st century (Tesla) …

Kodi Update: New version of notorious streaming software released | Trusted Reviews

<b>There’s a major new software update to the Kodi media streamer, which is good news for content-hungry users of the notorious platform.</b><p>Kodi is a …

Raspberry Pi

Quantum computing will change everything, and sooner than you expect

When we say an emerging technology represents a “paradigm shift,” it’s often hyperbole. In the case of quantum computers, it’s an understatement.<p>In …

The 10 essential tracks to listen to with new headphones

10 essential tracks to try when sampling a new pair of cans<p>As <i>The Verge</i>’s resident headphones obsessive, I hear a few questions quite often: what are the best Bluetooth headphones, where can I find those $1,000 cans for less than $100, and what music do you use for testing in your reviews? The first …

This Blockchain-Based Energy Platform Is Building A Peer-To-Peer Grid

WePower is creating a new cryptocurrency to help facilitate a more democratic system of funding and buying renewable energy.<p>Residential solar customers are already used to selling power back to the grid. When their rooftop panels produce more electricity than is needed at any time, they can send …

Ben Bernanke Is Worried, Maybe We Should Be

Ben Bernanke is worried — and perhaps we should be, too.<p>As chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014, it was Bernanke, along with others, who …

These Six Clever Gmail Add-Ons Will Make You Infinitely More Productive

Feel like your inbox could use an upgrade? Give Gmail new productivity powers with practical, efficiency-enhancing add-ons.<p>Gmail may be the de facto standard for web-based email—but sometimes, the service can start to feel a teensy bit stale.<p>After all, Google’s younger Inbox app is the where the …

How to Live Warren Buffett's Life in Its Entirety

Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, has made himself into a household name through legendary investing techniques that have amassed him a $77 …

Researchers identify distant source of ultra-high energy cosmic rays

Researchers have found that some ultra-high energy cosmic rays that occasionally hit Earth come from a distant source outside the Milky Way. Cosmic …

How Much It Costs to Take an Epic 2,400 Mile Road Trip on Route 66

"If you ever plan to motor West, take the highway that is best."<p>Day 1: Touch down in Chicago<p>For your first day of the trip, fly into one of Chicago’s …

Lessons From a Female Founder Who Reached Millions in Sales in Just 12 Months- Part 2

Julia Cheek, founder and CEO of EverlyWell, shares 6 secrets to navigating the ups and downs of your early startup journey.<p>In Part 1 of this blog, I touched on the importance of timing, early hires, and dedication when it comes to your early startup journey. Below are 3 more tips for navigating the …

Clayton Christensen

Apple has started blogging to draw attention to its AI work

Sorry, it’s a ‘Journal’<p>After years of near-silence, Apple is slowly starting to make a bit of noise about its work on artificial intelligence. Last December the iPhone maker shared its first public research paper on the topic; this June it announced new tools to speed up machine learning on the …

Artificial Intelligence

Ethereum Co-Founder Says Crypto Coin Market Is a Time-Bomb

Initial coin offerings, a means of crowdfunding for blockchain-technology companies, have caught so much attention that even the co-founder of the …

Cryptocurrency

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Self-improvement

Kotlin: the Upstart Coding Language Conquering Silicon Valley

You'll find millions of apps in the Google Play store, many of them written using the powerful, stable, workhorse programming language Java. If it …

Price Breakthrough Makes Planar Headphone Technology Available To Everyone

There are three types of headphone technologies: dynamic, planar and electrostatic. The overwhelmingly popular headphone technology is dynamic because it’s a simple voice coil surrounded by a magnet. The advantages are its energy efficiency, smallish size and affordability. However, the main …

Audiophile

Watch: 6 Beginner Mountain Bike Skills that You Can Learn Anywhere!

As a beginner, learning to ride mountain bikes can be frustrating when you don’t know basic skills. So here are 6 skills and drills you can learn …

Mountain Biking

Tesla's future is completely inhuman — and we shouldn't be surprised

Its market cap, at around $50 billion, passed Ford's and now rivals General Motors. If all goes according to schedule, the Model 3 mass-market car will launch in about a month.<p>But not all is well in Tesla land. There's been chatter about a union-organizing effort at the company's Fremont, Calif. …

Tesla

India cancels plans for huge coal power stations as solar energy prices hit record low

India has cancelled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – with the price …

Land Before Time

Tutorials

Employers Are Paying Freelancers Big Bucks for These 25 In-Demand Skills

With the right skills and some hustle, freelancing pays like a full time job.<p>Want to join the freelancer revolution? Did you know that there are thousands of freelancer jobs that pay six figures?<p>Over the past ten years, I've both worked as a freelancer and hired countless freelancers, some for …

Lithium metal battery prototype boasts 3 times the capacity of lithium-ions

The high energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries has led to them powering everything from tiny mobile devices to huge trucks. But current …

Clean Energy

Europe's RoboEarth - sort of a Wikipedia for robots

<b>Eindhoven, Netherlands</b> --<p>Let the robot race begin.<p>Expectations are high for RoboEarth, a new European-funded system to speed the development of human-serving robots. Scientists from five major European technical universities gathered in the Netherlands last week for its launch and to demonstrate …

Best iPad accessories

Air, Mini, or otherwise, these are the most useful accessories for your Apple tablet.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> <i>Updated December 16, 2013, with three new accessories.</i><p>The iPad, while being astonishingly versatile, can't do everything. That's where peripherals come in. Maybe you want to connect a camera, stream …

Scientists discover a naturally occurring hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A group of scientists from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research may have discovered the buzzkill in hormone form. It's called Pregnenolone, and a new study suggests it may be released as a natural response to counteract the mental effects of marijuana. Researchers discovered the …

Getting Started With Google Chromecast: The Unofficial Manual

As the new year arrives, many of us are greeting it with shiny new gadgets, courtesy of the holiday season. And one in particular has been a noteworthy hit—Google’s Chromecast streaming device, which is still holding strong as Amazon’s bestselling electronic.<p>Unlike many other new gadgets this year, …

A photographer's year in review: 2013 Edition

Motorsports of moments ago.<p>2013 had me shipping myself all over the globe. Starting in Barcelona with Formula 1 testing, I made a slight detour in Geneva with the <i>Road & Track</i> crew. I watched the unveiling of the stunningly wild Lamborghini Aventador at the VW Group gathering, and I watched Luca …