Dustin Thomason

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The story of Elon Musk and GM’s race to build the first mass-market electric car

One of the hottest clashes in technology pits two pathmakers in the new era of electric cars—Tesla and General Motors. Both are developing pure electrics that cost roughly $35,000, travel 200 miles on a single charge, and appeal to the mass luxury market.<p>The stakes are enormous. Most electrics have …

Electric Vehicles

Star Trek Communicator Pin “OnBeep” nabs $6.25M in funding

It’s become clear that in our speedily expanding “wearables” world there’s cash for the best ideas. Or the simplest to explain, at least. Today we’re …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

This Tiny Chip Could Give Doctors a 3D View From Inside The Heart

Remember that great episode of The Magic Schoolbus, where the class took a field trip through the human body? This little chip could be as close as …

Apple's New Patent Could Bring A Stereoscopic Camera Mode To iOS Devices

On Dec. 3, 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office revealed a new Apple patent. First reported by AppleInsider (via 9to5Mac), this patent could …

Forget Solar Panels: This Sun-Powered Light Doesn’t Need Electricity

A simple coating to a building’s windows can redirect incoming sunlight to where it’s needed–say, on a ceiling for an ambient glow or to a desk fixture so you can get to work.<p>Picture a dark, windowless office–the sort of depressing scene where telemarketers sit in cubicles or Peggy Olson first …

Typhoon Haiyan in Pictures

Surprise! ABC Family and Fox Are the Gayest Networks on TV

The networks with the most LGBT are ABC Family and Fox—once considered the most conservative channels on television. Here's how they became out and …

There's a Pandora for Porn Because of Course There Is

PornIQ, a new website billing itself as the Pandora of streaming smut, has done for self-love what a dozen other services have done for music. It was …

The Only Population Map You Need to Understand the World

Which countries are emerging superpowers? Which countries are in decline? This excellent infographic of population change, country by country, …

Why We're Afraid of the Dark (and Why It's Good That We Are)

Most kids go through a stage in which they're afraid of the dark. Any creaking floorboard, rustling shutter, or random bump in the night fill them …

It's Easy To Clean Under This Levitating Bed

Scientists claim there are no black holes close enough to harm our solar system. But they're clearly not acknowledging the black holes that exist …

Creative Mom Turns Her Baby’s Naptime Into Dream Adventures (Updated)

Do babies dream when they sleep, or they simply rest peacefully? Queenie Liao, a free-lance artist and mother of three boys living in California, has …

Fairy Tales

America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF

An infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob"<p>Call it Jacob's ladder.<p>When it comes to the most popular names for baby boys in the United States, "Michael" long held sway. For most of the 1960s, and then on throughout the '70s and '80s (and almost all of the '90s!), the …

Columbus Day: Biggest Misconceptions and Exploring the Era of First Contact

Wildlife<p>Famed painter and illustrator N.C. Wyeth created a series of murals in 1927 for National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., including this one showing the ships of Christopher Columbus’s voyage of discovery. (Photo courtesy NGS)<p>Christopher Columbus’s landfall in the Western …

These images show just how differently cats and humans see the world

Cats and humans have very different perspectives on the world, both literally and figuratively. Indeed, as these visualizations beautifully …

Pets

Small animals perceive the world in slow-motion

A new study suggests that small animals like birds and flies can observe movement on a finer timescale than larger creatures. Compared to us, many of …

Temporal

Enhancing the Feeling of Space: The Cresta Residence Designed by Jonathan Segal FAIA

There are those who say that “Less is more” and then, there are those who express their dissatisfaction and state that “Less is never more—less is …

Artistic Mom Turns Meals into Masterpieces

When Lee Samantha was pregnant with her second child, she began making food art in an effort to encourage her elder daughter to eat independently. If …

Canada wants to force cable companies to unbundle TV

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/13/canada-politics-idUSL1N0I30BW20131013<p>Canada’s cable TV subscribers could soon have …

MyCheck's investor tab: $6.1M for waiter-less checkout

We’ve all been trapped at a busy restaurant, desperately trying to flag down a waiter, pay, and escape. MyCheck thinks there’s an easier way.<p>MyCheck has raised $6.1 million from investors to enable waiter-less checkout at more than 3,000 venues worldwide, the company will announce Tuesday. …

There Are 480GB-Worth Of Photos In This Epic Time Lapse Of Barcelona

There are tons of great city time lapses. When you combine beautiful, weird or iconic architecture with changing light at different times of day, and …

White House plans to release Obamacare data monthly

The Obama administration plans to release data on health insurange signups through Obamacare exchanges on a monthly basis, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday.<p>"We will release data on regular monthly intervals, just like was done in Massachusetts, and just like what was done and is …

Autonomous Driving Tech Package Will Be An Option On Mercedes Vehicles By 2020

Mercedes-Benz will start selling cars that can fully drive themselves by 2020. But it won’t launch a special vehicle just for that purpose. Rather, it looks to incorporate autonomous driving technology into its regular lineup, most likely starting with its flagship model, the S-Class.<p>“Our approach …

AT&T Begins Spreading Its Gigabit Fiber in Austin, Taking On Google

AT&T said Monday night that it has begun its gigabit-per-second fiber deployment in Austin, Texas — a move that rivals Google’s own fiber plans for …

Goldman Sachs

Deals: Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard, 1TB Portables Under $60

The Logitech K810 Bluetooth Keyboard works with any PC, Mac, Tablet, or Smartphone, is light and portable, USB rechargeable, backlit, and switches …

Researchers Bioengineer Bacteria That Poops Out Gasoline

Korean researchers have engineered a new strain of <i>E. coli</i> that can produce a suitable substitute for gasoline. And as they quite rightly point out, …

IKEA's Going to Sell Solar Panels Now (No Assembly Required)

Get excited, Earthlings who like the Earth: IKEA just announced a new program to sell energy-saving solar panels in each of its 17 UK stores. This …