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CSSReference.io is a gorgeous visual guide to CSS

The best way to learn CSS is through trial-and-error. <i>You’ve got to write code in order to learn to be a coder</i>. That’s the simple truth of the matter. But it’s always nice to have a helping hand guide you through the often confusing and contradictory technology used to style and illustrate webpages, …

The Lightank W100 Is A Smart Projector With A Fully Functional PC Inside

As technology advances, gadgets do more and more, eventually eliminating the need for other devices. Case in point: the smartphone has eliminated the need to lug around a portable camera for casual use; or the need for a physical notebook or calculator for most.<p>Chinese tech company Lightank is …

Gear & Gadgets

Neural net photography tweaks go mobile with Prisma on iOS

We've seen DeepMind's acid trip photo creations and what it looks like when algorithms colorize black and white photos. But you need to be near a computer for the former, and do some pretty heavy lifting, scientifically speaking, to set up the latter. But an iOS app is putting algorithm-based photo …

Researchers build a 1,000-core processor

You may have heard of many-core processors before, but you probably haven't seen anything like this. UC Davis has developed the KiloCore, a CPU that (as the name suggests) packs a whopping 1,000 cores -- extremely handy for very parallel tasks like encryption, crunching scientific data and encoding …

Watch Google's AI master the infamously difficult Atari game Montezuma's Revenge

If we want to create artificial intelligence that can teach itself how the world works, it needs to be curious. This has been a recurring theme in the world of AI in recent years, and newly published research from Google's DeepMind division shows exactly why this quintessentially human quality is …

Artificial Intelligence

Larry Ellison: Steve Jobs shot down my Apple takeover plans

Oracle Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison gave the commencement speech at the University of Southern California late last week, and among other things he talked about a plan with his best friend, Steve Jobs, concerning a mid-1990s bid to stage a takeover of Apple.<p>And how Steve talked him out of …

Mozilla is bringing back 'Test Pilot' for Firefox

Mozilla is re-introducing Test Pilot for Firefox, a plugin that allows anyone to try out experimental features and provide feedback.<p>First introduced for Firefox 3.5, the revamped program has three main components: Activity Stream, Tab Center and Universal Search.<p>Activity Stream aims to make …

iPhone tops TIME’s list of most influential gadgets of all time

TIME Magazine today released its list of the 50 most influential gadgets of all time and Apple appears on the list more than once. At the top of the list, however, is the iPhone. TIME says the iPhone is the most influential gadget of all time because of it “fundamentally changed our relationship to …

Fujifilm X-Pro2 review: my favorite camera

Fujifilm’s new X-Pro2 is a tough camera to review by any ordinary metric — it’s an exotic tool that defies rational purchasing decisions. There are cameras in its price range that will give you better image quality, and there are cheaper cameras — even from Fujifilm — that offer more features.<p>But I …

Cameras

This billboard kills mosquitos by mimicking human sweat

The Mosquito Killer aims to help curb the spread of the Zika virus, but one expert says it could backfire<p>A new billboard in Brazil aims to attract and kill mosquitos, as part of a campaign launched by two advertising agencies. The "Mosquito Killer" billboard, created by the agencies Posterscope and …

Public Health

Mercedes-Benz SL Bounces its Way to the Top!

R107-generation droptop bounces, boings, and springs merrily in this vintage footage.<p>The R107-generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL, built from 1971 to 1989, was like any new Mercedes at its introduction: a technological tour de force. Yes, even when festooned with leering quad headlights. Yes, even …

Archives

10 Oddball Cars You Can't Help But Love

We wouldn't go so far as to call these cars ugly, but they certainly don't look normal. Then again, that's actually a good thing.<p>They might not have the most conventionally attractive looks, but these are all still cool cars.

Antique Photos Were Used to Make This Realistic Footage That Looks 85 Years Old

Instead of rebuilding cities like New York, Boston, Detroit, and Washington, D.C. like a CG dinosaur, Alexey Zakharov used a technique where he …

YouTube

Watch 9 Cars Morph From Concept to Production

See precisely what changed from the show floor to the showroom.<p>The folks at EveryCarListed.com bring us a second installment of fantastic morphing GIFs, showing how nine different cars made the transition from show cars to production cars. Some barely changed, others are nearly unrecognizable.

Arduino Releases MKR1000, IoT Development Environment, and Community Project Platform

With today’s Arduino Day festivities, the co-founders made three announcements for their users: First, the Arduino MKR1000, a tiny, feature-packed board initially introduced at the tail end of last year, is now shipping. But alongside that, and potentially much more significant, Arduino announced …

Run Windows 98 entirely in your browser

I’m a sucker for old-school operating systems running in ways that feel impossible and now there’s a way to run Windows 98 or a bunch of Linux distributions in your browser, no plugin required.<p>With browser-based Windows 98 you can relive the glory days of the past by playing Minesweeper, changing …

Google's latest AI doesn't need geotags to figure out a photo's location

The new deep-learning program churns through millions of photos to determine the best match.<p>Google's latest deep-learning program can figure out where a photo was taken just by looking at it. The program, called PlaNet, was trained to recognize locations based on details in a photo by looking at …

Machine Learning

Remix OS might just make you want to put Android on your laptop

Earlier this year at CES we were introduced to Remix OS — an Android variant from Jide that turns Google's mobile operating system into a desktop OS. Remix takes basic Android and adds all the elements you'd expect on a PC or Mac: there's support for mice and keyboards, a windowed interface, a file …

Google Play

Google Cardboard helps a woman see for the first time in 8 years

Cardboard is built on very basic optic principles and with simple materials. It has been used to provide various virtual reality experiences, games, and has even been used in hospitals to provide 3D analysis without the need for expensive equipment. Now, Cardboard has helped a blind woman see for …

56,224 hard drives later, Western Digital fails most often

Backblaze offers a great cloud backup service for $5 a month, but you might not know it’s one of few large companies that refuses to use “enterprise grade” hard drives in its datacenters — instead opting for the kind of drives you or I might buy.<p>The company provides regular detailed reports on the …

Super Bowl 50: Every Car Ad from the Big Game!

Last year’s Super Bowl saw a decline in automotive advertising, with only nine scheduled for the Big Game. In hindsight, that doesn’t seem like a misstep. Given how 2015 shattered car-sales records, the automakers made out okay avoiding big-budget ads and expensive airtime. Of course, we car fans …

Autos

If You've Ever Wanted a Peel P50, You'll Soon Have a Chance

Much rarer than a LaFerrari<p>If you've ever looked at a modern car and thought "this is vastly too large and too safe," the Peel P50 is the car for you. However, the tiny Peel has a big problem in that it is incredibly rare: Only 26 are believed to survive. That makes this P50, which will cross the …

Classic Cars

Turn your dog into Dug from 'Up' using this Snapchat filter

Remember Dug from Disney Pixar's <i>Up</i>?<p>Of course you do. Because when you met him, you loved him.<p>Now, thanks to a discovery by some Snapchat pro-users, …

Snapchat

2017 Chevrolet Volt vs. 2017 Toyota Prius: Compare Cars

Going green has never been easier. Some of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the road are brand-new this year, and by our ratings, they're scoring …

Ocean is an amazing pocket-sized battery powered server

Today the wraps came off Ocean, a full server that’s the size of a mobile phone, with a built-in battery, so it can fit in your pocket and go where you do.<p>It’s a tiny computer that’s powerful enough to run a server — Node.js, to be precise — pre-loaded with Linux, a 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM, …

PixelSquid turns boring stock photos into incredible images

As technology progresses, 3D image rendering has allowed designers and artists to make incredible imagery. PixelSquid, the premier site for photoreal spinnable 3D objects, wants to put that power into everyone’s hands… literally.<p>Enter PixelSquid – Add 3D Objects to Your Photos.<p>This free app allows …

Meet ESP32, New Big Brother to IoT Board ESP8266

The ESP8266 chip, and the boards based around it, have been the new hot new thing this past year. Overnight it became — almost by stealth — one of the leading platforms for the Internet of Things. This runaway success quickly gathered a community, and it’s possible Espressif Systems may repeat that …

The $15 PINE64 Just Launched on Kickstarter, and it’s Already Funded

The PINE64 board is a $15 quad-core 64-bit 1.2GHz computer with 512MB of RAM, which is quite a bit of power at a very low price. The project has already met (and exceeded by a factor of nearly four) its crowdfunding financial goal, and it only launched today.<p>It is pretty easy to understand the …

4 Upcoming 3D Printers We Can’t Wait to Get Our Hands On

During this year’s 3D printer shootout, where our group of experts compared a whole bunch of 3D printers (See the results here!), there were many conversations about what we were all excited to see. Sure, we all enjoy seeing a few iterative improvements here and there, but what really brought …