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0 0 0 0<p>La lecture de la semaine est un post du blog techno publié sur le site du <i>Guardian</i>, par Charles Arthur (@charlesarthur), journaliste. Son titre …

Using the Delete Key on a Mac & Adding a Forward Delete Button

The delete key on a Mac keyboard functions like a backspace key on a Windows/PC keyboard, deleting a character a time backwards from where the cursor …

How To Retrieve Forgotten Web Site & Browser Passwords in Mac OS X

How many times have you forgotten the password to a website? Don’t feel bad because it happens to the best of us. The good news is that if you use …

iPad or iPhone Freezes Up? Frozen on the Spinning Wheel? 3 Ways to Fix iOS Crashes

The iPad and iPhone don’t freeze or crash often, but when they do it can be an epic freeze-up, where the device can either get stuck in an app or, …

Enable HDMI Audio & Toggle Sound Output from Mac OS X Quickly

If you’ve ever connected a Mac to something else like a TV through HDMI, you’ve probably noticed that, unlike the video source, sound output does not …

How to Save Web Pages as PDF Files on the iPad & iPhone

One little feature that iOS really needs is the ability to natively “print to PDF” directly on the iPad and iPhone, a popular trick on the Mac and in …

6 Tips to Extend iPhone Battery Life That Actually Work

Just about every iPhone user loves the iPhone, but if there is one thing to complain about it’s almost always about the devices battery life, or …

Use FileVault to Get Full Disk Encryption in Mac OS X

FileVault is an amazing disk level encryption feature that comes with Mac OS X. When it has been enabled, it encrypts <i>everything</i>, all disk contents, …

The New Science of Giving

A young Houston couple is planning to give away $4 billion—but only to projects that prove they are worth it. Can they redefine the world of philanthropy?<p>LIKE ANY POPULAR food writer, Gary Taubes gets more than his share of e-mails about his work. So he didn't give it much thought one day two years …

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Teach Emotional Intelligence in Schools

A Chinese friend writes that last week President Xi, the new national leader, told a graduating class that Emotional Intelligence is “more important …

The 10 best physicists

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

Why Barcelona's Startup Ecosystem Is Much Like The Sagrada Família

I had it all figured out.<p>I was going to write a solid feature on the Barcelona startup ecosystem, how it has so many things going for it and yet would probably never become a thriving tech hub like London, Berlin or even Paris or Moscow.<p>I’ve spent the past few months living and working in the city, …

Imagine A Flying Pig: How Words Take Shape In The Brain

This is a story about a duck. More precisely, it's a story about what your brain just did when you read the word "duck."<p>Chances are, your brain created an image of a web-footed waterfowl. It also may have recalled the sound of quacking or the feel of feathers. And new research suggests that these …

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

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European and Asian languages traced back to single mother tongue

Languages spoken by billions of people across Europe and Asia are descended from an ancient tongue uttered in southern Europe at the end of the last …

Why 3D Printing Is Overhyped (I Should Know, I Do It For a Living)

Everyone's now aware of 3D printing — they’ve read about it in the papers, on blogs or seen it on TV. The mentality now seems to be that, in the …

BlackBerry software chief on updates and BB10 for healthcare and financial services

During BlackBerry Live this week we got to speak with Vivek Bhardwaj, BlackBerry's Head of Software, about the future of BB10. In light of the the platform's first major software update rolling out to its devices, we asked about the plans for future releases. Bhardwaj told us that the plan is for …

In Tomorrow's Wars, Battles Will Be Fought With a 3-D Printer

A 3-D printed drone is shot down by insurgents near a far-flung base manned by the U.S. military. Within hours, a small lab dropped onto the base by …

Big Data: It's Hyped, but Here's How it will Change the World

Is there too much hype around ‘big data’? Kenneth Cukier thinks so, and yet he remains passionate about what we can achieve with it.<p>Cukier is the Data Editor at The Economist and co-author of the book Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think. At The Next Web …

Is computing speed set to make a quantum leap?

Our imagination is stretched to the utmost," wrote Richard Feynman, the greatest physicist of his day, "not, as in fiction, to imagine things which …

Cancer victim's face restored with 3D-printed prosthesis

When surgeons removed a tennis ball-sized tumor from Eric Moger's face, he also lost an eye and large parts of his cheek, jawbone, and skull. Using 3D printing, doctors have created a life-like prosthesis that covers the gaping hole left in Moger's face. The prosthesis not only helps Moger feel at …

Is there life on Mars? Why the question still eludes us after years of discovery

NASA is slowly learning where to look for microbes on the Red Planet, but there are no answers yet<p>"Is there life on Mars?" David Bowie crooned in the 1971 glam rock hit of the same name. Four years later, NASA launched the twin Viking missions to the Red Planet in part to help answer that very …

3D printer produces synthetic tissue capable of transmitting signals like nerves

Scientists have used a custom-made 3D printer to make a synthetic tissue that could have a variety of applications — including the ability to transmit long-distance electric signals much like nerves. The process, published in <i>Science</i> by an Oxford University team led by Hagan Bayley, prints a network …

Where did we come from? Prehistoric fossils may rewrite human evolution

New studies on a curious prehuman species raise doubts about our own ancestry<p>Painting by John Gurche, courtesy of Lee Berger and the University of the Witwatersrand<p>A collection of prehuman skeletons has sparked intrigue and debate in the scientific community, eliciting calls to redraw — or at least …

I think, therefore I heal: the weird science of neurofeedback

It's been dismissed as bunk science for decades. But does neurofeedback deserve a second look?<p>Imagine if treating a mental illness was as simple as playing a video game — except your mind is the controller. That idea isn’t only real, it’s a therapy gaining traction in the medical community and …

As superbugs gain ground, antibiotic development slows to a crawl

Antibiotic resistance is rapidly becoming a critical public health risk, with a growing number of bacteria developing resistance to a wide swath of drugs. Despite the threat posed by these so-called "superbugs," however, a new report warns that the number of antibiotics being created to thwart them …

Virtual Rx: how Oculus Rift could revolutionize mental health

The headsets are already being called 'a game changer' for treating PTSD and other psychiatric conditions<p>It's been hailed as the holy grail of virtual reality gaming, but Oculus Rift might soon be much more than that. Though they've yet to reach the hands of regular consumers, the headsets have …

Dangerous minds: new research unravels the brains of psychopaths

Can an inside look at grey matter help explain unsettling behavior?<p>What goes on inside the brain of a psychopath? One new study, the latest in a line of controversial recent research tackling that question, offers yet another clue about how the grey matter of individuals diagnosed with psychopathy …

3D printed 'bionic' ear combines cartilage with an antenna

A strange combination of tissue and electronics could help us repair — or someday even replace — human ears. Researchers led by Michael McAlpine, an assistant engineering professor at Princeton, have created a prototype artificial ear from an antenna and 3D printed cells. McAlpine has worked for …