Ethan Nasiff

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What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

AT&T lowers Next device pricing, just happens to trump Verizon

Competition can be a beautiful thing. AT&T's Next upgrade pricing hasn't looked good when compared against Verizon Edge in the weeks since launch, but today is a different story: the carrier has quietly lowered the monthly payments for some devices. While the company hasn't said which hardware is …

MSI's GS70 Gaming Laptop is Thinner and Lighter than the Razer Blade Pro

Touted as the "world’s thinnest and lightest 17-inch gaming laptop."<p>MSI has unveiled the GS70, which the company touts as the "world’s thinnest and …

Made You Look by Shari Graydon | Book Review

Advertising: we all love to hate it. As American humourist, actor and cowboy Will Rogers wryly observed long ago: "Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need."<p>But I wonder if Mr Rogers might have been astonished -- ok, maybe just a …

Outstanding Art By 9 of the Best Street Artists

The term <b>street-art</b>, or post-graffiti is used to distinguish public space artwork from territorial graffiti, and/or vandalism, and street-art usually …

15 Creative & Multi-Functional Desks

You spend a good portion of your day at your desk. Why not make it a creative space that reflects your personality? We’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite creative and beautiful desks to make your home office a space you actually want to spend time in. And if these aren’t your speed we have DIY …

Don't Believe Your Eyes

No 2G required: TextNow launches the U.S.’s first VoIP-only mobile phone

Don’t let the name fool you. TextNow aims to be a lot more than just another over-the-top texting app, and on Tuesday its demonstrated its true …

Big Shot self-assembly digital camera kit finally shipping to curious kids

​<p>While we were growing up, you had to take things apart to find out how they broke worked. Big Shot camera sets about things the other way around, coming in kit form to help kids learn exactly what goes into making a camera tick. It's been in the prototype stage long enough for its initial audience …

Vdio, the online video service run by Rdio, is expanding to Canada

Vdio, the online video service founded by Skype co-founder Janus Friis and run by the team that also brought us Rdio, is expanding internationally. …

First hamburger made from lab-grown meat to be served at press conference

Over the weekend, scientists at Dr Mark Post's laboratory in Maastricht University made their final preparations for an event they hope will change the way we see food. On Monday, Dr Post will cook the world's most expensive hamburger, made from meat grown in Petri dishes in his lab.<p>Starting with …

Italy bus crash: at least 39 dead

At least 39 people, many of them children, have died when the bus they were travelling on careered through a concrete barrier on a flyover in southern Italy and plummeted 98 feet.<p><b>39 dead after coach plunges off flyover <br>Cause of accident unclear - driver thought to be dead <br>Several children feared to</b> …

Nvidia’s Project Logan Aims to Bring High-End Desktop Graphics to Mobile Devices

In recent years, mobile devices have come a long way in being able to pull off the kind of computing feats once reserved for desktops and …

Mobile Devices

Blueprints Of NSA's Ridiculously Expensive Data Center In Utah Suggest It Holds Less Info Than Thought

For the last two months, we’ve been bombarded with stories about the<p>spyinginformation-collection practices of the NSA thanks to documents leaked by the agency’s most regretted contract employee, Edward Snowden. The degree of forced exposure has gotten to the point that once secret information …

DAQRI and the Playful Future of Augmented Reality

Augmented reality (AR) is a mixed bag. Early implementations have been gimmicky without adding much value to the experience, but when it’s done right, AR can be a wondrous experience.<p>DAQRI is taking strides to legitimize the medium by partnering with big-name brands like Maxim and Target, and the …

Wow! Google’s Chromecast Is Amazingly Hackable

Google’s documentation is so far geared towards developers who want to stream media from their sites or apps, but because the device uses a stock …

Nokia Lumia 520 now available through AT&T's GoPhone

AT&T subscribers looking for a prepaid, contract-free Windows Phone handset now have a shot at the Lumia 520.<p>On Monday, the carrier announced that it would begin selling the 520 on Friday, but it beat that by one day. As of Thursday, the phone is listed on AT&T's Web site as selling for $99.99 with …

RHex robot uses leaping ability to do 'Parkour' (video)

It's easy for a robot to perform in a sterile lab environment, but only a select few devices -- like Boston Dynamics notorious AlphaDog -- have proven themselves in the wild. However, the University of Pennsylvania's X-RHex Lite has also made that leap, as it were, and a new video shows just how …

A Classically Modern House in Krakow by PERA studio

With a young family and their two small children in mind, the interior of this house in Krakow, Poland was designed by Joanna Pera of PERA studio. …

O’Clock: Wood & Cork Clocks by Okum Made | Colossal

<p>Designers David Okum and Javier Palomares joined together earlier this year to form a little design studio called Okum Made. The duo are releasing a …

The Wild Effect of Centrifugal Force on Toys Soaked with Paint by Peter Schafrick | Colossal

<p>Anytime you dump gobs of colorful paint on toys and add liberal amounts of centrifugal force, I’m in. Such is the case with these high speed images …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>“I like to create environments that tantalize and excite as many of the senses as possible."<p>Natural light …

Architecture

Google lets developers try building applications with on-premise version of App Engine

Google (s goog) is looking to help more companies develop applications in the Google App Engine way — except on companies’ own servers, not on Google …

3D-printed pinhead battery could power robots

We've seen some very sophisticated 3D-printed objects recently, but never a tiny 3D-printed battery -- one that's as small as a grain of sand, no less.<p>A group of U.S. and Korean researchers has managed to print a lithium-ion microbattery that can fit on the head of a pin.<p>Although it weighs less …

Huawei Ascend P6 solves 4 x 4 Rubik's Cube in 50 moves, considers meaning of life (video)

Okay, it might not be the fastest phone-cubing you've ever seen (or the funkiest,) but it's likely some of the shrewdest. Using an Ascend P6 at its heart, "MultiCuber 3" is the latest contraption from serial cube-coder (and ARM Engineer) David Gilday which combines Lego Mindstorms, algorithms and …

Virtuix Omni Takes Virtual Reality In Every Direction

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin.</i><p>Now that there are enough wearable sensors on the market to track one activity per day each week, we’ve seen some sensor-based products turn their attention to chilling out …