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Samsung Galaxy S8: remap the Bixby button (Updated: new root method)

<i>Update May 5:</i> We’ve now added a non-app method for remapping the Galaxy S8’s Bixby button on a rooted device. If rooting isn’t your style, we’ve also listed the pros and cons of some of the better Bixby remapping apps in Google Play.<p>As the saying goes, when the world gives you lemons, make …

Here’s the final design for Light’s insane 16-lens camera

The Light L16, a DSLR-quality device that crams 16 cameras into one body, is nearing its ship date and today we’re getting a look at some final production photos, via <i>Petapixel</i><i>.</i> The 52-megapixel camera looks mostly similar to when we last saw it in 2015, but it appears the lens moved around a bit to …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

This Blue Alien Planet Is Not at All Earth-Like

The alien planet HD 189733b is a beautiful blue dot in a sea of inky blackness, just like Earth. But that's where the similarities between the two …

Volcano in southern Japan erupts; no injuries

TOKYO (AP) — Mount Aso in southern Japan sent huge plumes of gray smoke as high as 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) into the air on Saturday in one of the …

DEA Set to Ban Chemicals Contained in Kratom

The Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday announced its intention to temporarily ban the chemicals contained in kratom, a popular herbal …

Lyme Disease

This reversible Micro USB cable is impossible to plug in wrong

I have never nerded out so hard over a USB cable the way I am over Winnergear's MicFlip reversible Micro USB-to-USB Type-A cable.<p>Charging cables …

Prof Brian Cox: ‘Being anti-expert – that’s the way back to the cave’

He says anyone can understand his shows, but he quite likes it when they can’t. As he moves to BBC1, TV’s favourite particle physicist talks about his deep belief in public service broadcasting – and why fame doesn’t make him less of a scientist<p>You can guess how Professor Brian Cox feels about our …

Study Skills

Want to learn a new language? Get a partner and play this video game - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

ITHACA, N.Y. – Games are usually more fun when you play with other people, but if you're playing an educational game, interacting with other players …

Four utilities to optimize your Steam client

In the last decade, Steam has gone from ‘Half-Life 2 DRM’ to being the unofficial frontend of a massive gaming platform. Many gamers see it as an …

Hack Your Shower to Reuse Heat and Water

Imagine taking a deliciously long hot shower… Sounds great, except for all that fresh water and heat energy pouring down the drain! Well now you can enjoy long showers without the waste. Recover and recycle the water and heat, cutting your shower’s environmental footprint by about 90% with …

22 Raspberry Pi Media Servers from Vintage to Modern

Raspberry Pi computers have been used for many things, but one of the most common “everyday” uses is as a media server. If you’ve been on the fence about making one yourself, here’s a giant list of ways to accomplish this, including software tutorials, and lots of vintage and modern enclosures to …

Richard Dawkins interview: 'It must be possible to construct life chemically, or in a computer'

Photograph: Terry Smith/The Life Images Collection/Getty<p>Richard Dawkins at Oxford in 1976, pictured right, studying insect behaviour with student Ted …

Mark Twain

6 Slick Solutions for Your Garage, Storage, and Tools

Maker ingenuity extends pretty far in all directions and interests. Many makers would agree that the garage or workshop is one of the biggest hubs of those activities. Here are 6 projects to improve your workshop and storage.<p><b>Japanese Toolbox</b><p>Where better to start with your storage projects than an …

Plan B Uses Old Printer Parts To Create Detailed 3D Models

If you’re bored this weekend, go ahead and tear apart your old inkjet printer and grab a few pieces of aluminum. Then head over to Yvo de Haas’ website and get cracking. His new project, called Plan B, is an open source 3D printer that lets you print solid plastic objects by binding a thin layer of …

Kenu Airframe+: One of our favorite smartphone accessories just got even better

Kenu’s Airframe is my favorite in-car phone mount, but for those of you with phablets or bulky cases, it’s a bit small. The company is seemingly well …

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Weekend Project: Make (or buy) your own Google cardboard VR headset

Missing Google I/O doesn't mean you miss out on all the fun<p>One of the developer gifts handed out at Google I/O was – initially, at least – a …

A Smart Shelf for Smart Devices

<i>Stage</i> is an elegant meeting place for all your rechargeable handheld devices. Designed for tablets and smartphones, it keeps power cords, …

Android L includes new display modes for color blind users

The colors used in a gadget UI often seem like an aesthetic choice alone. But for those with color blindness, it can mean the difference between …

Author Neil Gaiman's ghost game Wayward Manor set to haunt PCs in July

Best-selling author Neil Gaiman's <i>Wayward Manor</i> will launch July 15 on Windows PC and Mac via Steam and the Humble Store, developer The Odd Gentlemen announced today.<p>"We've been working day and night to make sure <i>Wayward Manor</i> is the best game it can be. This ultimately meant making the tough …

Student-Led 'Time Capsule to Mars' Funding $25M Mission by Flying Photos

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The team behind a student-led, private mission to Mars wants to send you to the Red Planet — for just 99 cents.<p>Time Capsule to …

Top 10 Ways to Turn Your Retired Gadgetry into the Technology of the Future

With the rapid progression of technology each year, it's easy to accumulate a pile of obsolete gadgets that you just can't bear to get rid of. So …

Gear & Gadgets

Kotoba Miners uses Minecraft to teach Japanese

I’ve seen Minecraft used for all sorts of different purposes. Recreating Westeros from Game of Thrones. Taking a tour through Apple’s Infinite Loop headquarters. Teaching Japanese? That’s a new one.<p>James York is an English teacher at a Japanese university, as well as a PhD student researching …

Filtering A New Idea: A Book That's Educational And 'Drinkable'

From the outside, "The Drinkable Book" looks like a normal book. It's about an inch or two thick, with 20 pages. But these pages do a lot more than convey information. Each page also serves as a water filter, a valuable tool for preventing waterborne illness in the developing world. Globally, about …

What's in the new Google Play Store, aside from PayPal support?

Google’s new update was all the rage this morning. The ability to pay for apps and other Google Play content via PayPal has been long requested, making today’s improvements as amazing as a frosty lemonade in the desert. We now know there is much more to this upgrade than meets the eye, though.<p>The …

Clothespin Pocket Pistol

When my father was a child he used to sit on the kitchen floor with my grandmother and they would modify matchsticks to become tiny rockets. They would shoot them inside and leave tiny scorch marks on the walls. Grant Thompson, the self-proclaimed “King of Random,” has compiled a fantastic project …

Test-driving Acompli: Could an email app be reason enough to go back to the iPhone?

Is a particular email experience reason enough to switch smartphones, or even platforms? For me, the answer was yes. I recently retired my iPhone 4s and began using the native Android Gmail app on an HTC One. Why? Here are just two reasons: I can archive or respond to emails from the lock screen …

General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis Email About Being 'Too Busy To Read' Is A Must-Read

His response went viral over email.<p>Security Blog "Strife" out of Kings College in London recently published Mattis' words with a short description from the person who found it in her email.<p>Their title for the post:<p><b>With Rifle and Bibliography: General Mattis on Professional Reading</b><p>[Dear, "Bill"]<p>The …