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Research study: understanding hearing through music

© Eckbert Schulz-FotoliaSTUDYA study that examines how musicians process speech in noisy environments with the aim of applying this knowledge to …

Eyeglasses

10 overrated tourist attractions in the US — and where to go instead

Knowing which tourist attractions are worth seeing and which aren't can help you save valuable time and leave you feeling like you saw the best of the area on a trip.<p>Inspired by this Reddit list of overrated tourist destinations, we wanted to round up some of the most disappointing tourist traps in …

National Parks

The truth about growing potatoes on Mars

In the bestselling sci-fi novel and upcoming movie "The Martian," astronaut and botanist Mark Watney survives on Mars for over a year, largely thanks to his ingenious potato crop.<p>But is it possible to actually grow food in Martian soil? Yes, and not just potatoes, says Bruce Bugbee, a real-life …

Carbon Dioxide

These Incredible Saltwater Batteries Are Designed To Store Renewable Energy

Now we can clean power even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.<p>If we’re going to use renewable power in a big way, we’re going to need better battery storage. Because solar and wind are intermittent sources of energy, they need to be backed up for when they’re not there, because, …

Smart Little Suckers: Next-Gen Robot Vacuums

Robot vacuums are no longer high-tech klutzes that bump their way around your room. New models from iRobot, Neato and Samsung adroitly keep things spick-and-span<p>By<p>Nathan Olivarez-Giles<p>Nathan Olivarez-Giles<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@nateog<p>nateog<p>Google+<p><b>ROBOT VACUUMS</b> have been roaming living …

Robotics

A former Apple executive is selling his incredible $35 million California smart home

He started designing the contemporary home with a bevy of automated features in 2005, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>But by the time it was completed — just a few weeks ago — he no longer needed the 10,000-square-foot mansion, as his kids are all grown up.<p>Located in Santa Barbara, California, …

Dining Rooms

Apple didn’t “blow it” with the stylus, it did what was right

Apple announced a giant new iPad Pro yesterday that comes in at a gargantuan 12.9 inches along with a new accessory called the Apple Pencil which just happens to be a stylus made for graphic designers or document editing.<p>Naturally, the world went crazy citing the two times Steve Jobs famously said …

Melbourne school uses neuroscience to boost grades and improve wellbeing of students

A Melbourne school is using an Australian-first approach based on neuroscience to revolutionise its learning and boost its students' …

Self-improvement

Now You Can Make Diamonds in a Microwave

Diamonds really are forever, now that we can manufacture them.<p>There’s a growing market for man-made jewels grown in science labs, Bloomberg reports. …

Jewels

Innovative Device Makes it Easier Than Ever to Find a Patient's Veins

As anyone who's ever felt the pain of a needle prick can attest to, the last thing a patient wants is for a medical professional to miss the vein and have to try to stick the needle in again. Memphis-based company Christie Medical Holdings seeks to take the guesswork out of the equation with the …

Near-Infrared

Game of (Porcelain) Thrones: The Latest on Smart Toilets

Smart toilets aren’t a new concept, but while they’ve been enjoying popularity abroad, they haven’t made a splash — no pun intended — stateside until more recently. “The majority of Americans just haven’t grown up using smart toilets and bidets like in Japan, where 78 percent of households have …

Remote Controls

Watch Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart (Hilariously) Join Taylor Swift Squad

No bad blood here -- it's all mad love!<p>Ian McKellen sat down with Yahoo to promote his new movie "Mr. Holmes," and what better way to do that than to read off lyrics to Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars songs? Because Sir Ian can make anything and everything sound important and *Dramatic* -- even when …

Celebrity News

'Cowboy Adventure' Game Infects Up To 1 Million Android Users With Malware

Innocent souls who wanted nothing more than to enjoy a game called "Cowboy Adventure" may have found their personal information compromised thanks to malware contained within the app.<p>Antivirus service ESET published a post Thursday detailing how an app available on Google Play, the company's app …

Google Play

Adorable Panda "Daycare" Committed to Saving the Endangered Species

Pandas, especially the babies, are some of the cutest animals on Earth. Unfortunately, their adorable population is also deeply endangered, with approximately 1,864 giant pandas left in the wild. The Chengdu Research Base in China is doing their part to help this diminishing species–they've created …

Endangered Species

Stunning Modern Home for a Family of Five with Unique Details

The Wolseley Residence, designed by mckimm, is a unique property located in one of Melbourne’s premier neighborhoods, Brighton. Specifically designed …

Architecture

Turning Kickstarter into Kickcontinuer

These guys have built a successful product design business via serial crowdfunding—15 campaigns and counting!<p>The company's name might be BigIdesign, …

Crowd Funding

5 Reasons To Install a Home Webcam

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Virtual Reality

The 14 most exciting new tech products that will launch before the end of the year

Although most of these companies haven't spoken publicly about their new products yet, leaks have given us an idea of what's to come.<p>From new iPhones to the next version of Windows, here's a look at the products we can expect to see before the year's end.

Galaxy Note

The 6 Books Shark Tank's Daymond John Wants You to Read

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on September 26, 2015.</i><p>When Daymond John was in elementary school in Queens, N.Y., he had to read books four times over to retain what they said. Now, at 46, he says he still has to …

Entrepreneurship

Actor BD Wong blames 'racial exclusion in Hollywood' for his small role in 'Jurassic Park'

Lowery's vintage T-shirt with the original logo; the kids riding around in one of the old jeeps from the first film, and the return of Dr. Henry Wu are just some of the goodies you can find in the new movie that reference the original.<p>But the actor who plays Dr. Wu, BD Wong, says there's one thing …

Movies

The online tool that helps you find your shopping pen pal

The constant fluctuation in retail store sizes has turned shopping into a frustrating and time-consuming vortex, full of return labels and gift …

With $13 Million From Maveron, Eargo Is The Hearing Aid Of The Future

After five years of research and $13 million in venture funding, Eargo has created a hearing device that people actually want to wear.<p>Launching out of beta today, Eargo’s invisible, rechargeable hearing aid is modeled after the fishing fly, of all things. It’s made out of flexi fibers — small …

Medical Technology

Every Episode of Seinfeld, Ranked

All 180 episodes and nine seasons are now available for your binge-watching pleasure.<p>For the first time in the history of the Internet, you can now watch all 180 episodes of <i>Seinfeld</i> (legally) through Hulu. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we have put together an exhaustive ranking of all those …

TV

Switchmate Lets You Control Your Light Switches From Your Phone, No Rewiring Required

From scrappy startups to mega giants like Philips and GE, it seems like everyone wants to build a smart lightbulb. After all, who <i>wouldn’t</i> want to be able to flip off that light they left on downstairs from the comfort of their bed?<p>Smart lightbulbs have one massive, glaring fault though: as soon as …

Home Automation

A tank veteran on Fury: 'Very realistic, but it can't show the full horror of war

Bill Betts, now 91, was a radio operator on Sherman tanks during the second world war. He talks about the memories reignited by Fury, which stars Brad Pitt as a Sherman tank commander leading his team through Germany in 1945<p>This article contains mild spoilers<p>I first met Bill about five years ago in …

Apple Loop: Will The iPhone 6 Be Available To Pre-Order On September 12th, With Up To 128 GB Of Storage, And A New USB Cable?

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers when you can pre-order your iPhone 6, the memory options for new smartphone, Apple’s quest for a thinner backlight, monetizing both ends of the USB cable, Parallels is updated to version ten, OSX Yosemite gets …

Is the Oculus Rift sexist?

In the fall of 1997, my university built a CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) to help scientists, artists, and archeologists embrace 3D immersion to advance the state of those fields. Ecstatic at seeing a real-life instantiation of the Metaverse, the virtual world imagined in Neal …

Virtual Reality

Computer Use May Improve Fine-Motor Skills In The Brain, Scientists Say

Don’t worry about watching all those cat videos on the Internet. You’re not wasting time when you are at your computer—you’re honing your fine-motor skills. A study of people’s ability to translate training that involves clicking and twiddling a computer mouse reveals that the brain can apply that …

The Commuter Suit by Parker Dusseau

Biking to work no longer means looking like a triathlete in training. From casual and functional collections like Levi's Commuter Series and Giro's New Road to cyclist specific bags of all styles, cycling apparel has improved drastically in recent years, but few—if any—have approached the suit …

The Commuter