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Gel-filled touchscreen creates real buttons on demand

There's just something about the feeling of physical keys that haptic feedback simply can't replicate on touchscreens. It's part of the reason people buy keyboard accessories for tablets, or Ryan Seacrest's strange iPhone case. It's also inspired some to try to figure out a happy medium between the …

Exploring the Hacker Tools of Mr Robot

Over the years the most famous hacking tool <i></i> that has made it into the movies is Nmap. When producers of a movie actually try to put a dose of reality …

Information Security

Here are nine big changes coming to Destiny: The Taken King

Bungie revealed new information in a Twitch session this afternoon<p>Bungie detailed many of the changes and gameplay improvements coming to its addicting interplanetary MMOFPSRPG <i>Destiny</i> in a Twitch stream this afternoon. It was the first of three scheduled livestreams exploring the world of <i>The Taken</i> …

How (and Why) to Convert WordPress Tags from ‘Flat’ to ‘Hierarchical’ | CSS-Tricks

By Thomas McGee On July 21, 2015<p><i>The following is a guest post by Thomas McGee (@ThomasEMcGee) from Writely Designed. Thomas has found that having the</i> …

Trick commenters into talking to themselves with this code

Comment threads can become the toilets of the internet. A number of prominent websites have ditched them entirely – including Recode, Reuters and Fox News – often because dealing with them has become too much trouble.<p>If you’ve considered killing them on your own site, but haven’t yet, here’s a …

Internet

WebAssembly and the Future of JavaScript

Nerval's Lobster writes: <i>WebAssembly is the next stage in the evolution of client-side scripting. In theory, it will improve on JavaScript's speed.</i> …

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the box—things like …

Chemistry

Live and direct

The definitive oral history of 1980s digital icon Max Headroom<p>On Thursday, April 4th, 1985, a blast of dystopian satire hit the UK airwaves. <i>Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future</i> was a snarky take on media and corporate greed, told through the eyes of investigative journalist Edison Carter (Matt …

TV

Giant Alien Planet Has 4 Suns in Its Sky

Planets with four suns in their sky may be more common than previously thought, a new study suggests.<p>Astronomers have spotted a fourth star in a …

A Star in a Bottle

An audacious plan to create a new energy source could save the planet from catastrophe. But time is running out.<p>Years from now—maybe in a decade, maybe sooner—if all goes according to plan, the most complex machine ever built will be switched on in an Alpine forest in the South of France. The …

FTC report reveals how Google manipulated its search results (update)

A few years ago, the FTC decided not to pursue an antitrust lawsuit against Google despite finding that its search algorithm really was biased. Now, we finally know the details of that lengthy investigation, thanks to a report written by FTC staffers that recently surfaced due to an open-records …

Google Filed A Patent For A Wearable To Zap Cancer

A closer look at Google's plan to attack diseases by putting tiny particles into your body.<p>Google's plans for a wearable that would zap harmful particles in the body are shaping up.<p>In a recently issued patent application, Google provided details on a novel medical treatment that would involve …

Wearable Tech

How Spotify is ahead of the pack in using containers

In late December, CoreOS CEO and container guru Alex Polvi proclaimed in a tweet that he believes 2015 will be the year of the production-ready …

Microservices

Engineers have created a smartphone HIV test that costs $35 to make

Image copyright Samiksha Nayak for Columbia Engineering.Let’s be honest: Smartphones aren’t necessarily thought of as devices that help to slow the …

Pew Research Center

Teenage NASA Employee Creates Mind-Control Bionic Arm

It’s always great to hear about young people doing good things for humanity. Easton LaChappelle not only blows my mind but is a huge inspiration. The 19 year old recently accepted a job with NASA after creating a 3D printed prosthetic arm that is controlled by your mind.<p>LaChappelle become …

3D Printing

Watch Jon Stewart's very first Daily Show episode

The news broke earlier this evening, with little warning: Jon Stewart will be stepping down from <i>The Daily Show</i> later this year. He's been such an integral part of the media landscape, it's almost hard to remember there was a time when the comedian wasn't on our TVs every night, but it's true. At …

Everything You Know About Passwords Is Wrong

Why “The fretful porpenpine” is an easily broken password, but “stepped forest squirrel” is not.<p>If you’re like most sophisticated Internet aficionados, you probably have a very clear idea of what a good password is, and have had to follow the formula to create one over and over again. And, admit …

'The Queen of Code' Gives The Lowdown On Grace Hopper

Considering the scandalous lack of women entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, and the debased treatment some receive in the industry, it can be hard to remember that women helped form the backbone of computing when it mattered most.<p>‘The Queen of Code,’ a brand new 16-minute film from actress Gillian …

Grace Hopper

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered revives Quantic Dream's game for PC, mobile

Quantic Dream's interactive narrative action game <i>Indigo Prophecy</i> — known as <i>Fahrenheit</i> outside of North America — has been re-released for modern PCs and mobile platforms by publisher Aspyr under the name <i>Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered</i>.<p>Built for iOS, Linux, Mac and Windows PC, <i>Fahrenheit:</i> …

Pioneering App Mag, The Magazine, Is Shutting Down In December

The Magazine, an app magazine founded by Marco Arment, is shutting down in December. The magazine, which carried tech stories from prominent authors, is now owned by writer Glenn Fleishman who explained that the title, while profitable from day one, just wasn’t picking up subscribers fast enough to …

Facebook unveils Hydrabase, a next-generation HBase

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: dolphfyn/Shutterstock<p>Facebook announced in a blog post on Thursday that it has upgraded the Apache HBase database with …

Docker hopes its container platform will ease the lives of developers

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: AlexKol Photography/Shutterstock<p>Docker, the company that manages the open source Docker container project, unveiled …

Twitter Acquires Cover, an Android Mobile Startup

The microblogging company wants to play around more with Google's mobile platform.<p>Twitter on Monday announced it had acquired Cover, a small startup focused on smart suggestions of Android apps for users.<p>The startup, which launched just six months ago, will join the microblogging company at its San …

Watery ocean discovered within small moon of Saturn

On a small moon of Saturn, hidden beneath nearly 25 miles of ice, researchers say they have identified an underground ocean of water that's at least as large as Lake Superior, the largest of North America's Great Lakes. The ocean was found at the south pole of Enceladus, a tiny moon about as wide …

Satellite Reign's first gameplay video shows a gun battle in a real-time world

Australia-based developer 5 Lives Studios has released the first gameplay video of <i>Satellite Reign</i>, the spiritual successor to the Syndicate series that was successfully funded on Kickstarter last year.<p>In <i>Satellite Reign</i>, players control a team of four battling it out in a "fully simulated, living, …

'Queen of GitHub' who quit over gender harassment offers details of alleged bullying

Julie Ann Horvath, the designer and developer who publicly quit the popular programming platform GitHub over claims of gender harassment, has given <i>TechCrunch</i> more details about what she describes as a bizarre and abusive work environment.<p>The story is convoluted and stretches back over months. …

Check Out Some Awesome Art from 'The Art of Thief' - Unbound Worlds

The first <i>Thief</i> video game (<i>Thief: The Dark Project</i>) released in 1998, and made major ripples in the serious PC gaming community. In the dawn of the …

Tech gives strugglers the confidence to read more

A new survey shows how ebooks and Kindles are re-shaping – and increasing – reading habits<p>For the one in six UK adults who struggles with reading, and for those learning English as a foreign language, Quick Reads provides an invaluable service. Before it was set up in 2006, unconfident readers were …

First video of Syndicate Wars successor Satellite Reign

This is what Syndicate Wars spiritual successor Satellite Reign looks like in action.<p>It was successfully Kickstarter last summer and is in …

Your bank will pay Microsoft to keep running its ATMs

Believe it or not, roughly 95 percent of ATMs in the world are still running Windows XP -- and that's about to become an expensive problem. Machine designer NCR says that only a third of banks will upgrade their ATMs to a newer OS before official XP support ends on April 8th, leaving many …