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Why Windows 10 is the 'last' version of Windows

Microsoft just said in plain English what it's been talking about for months: Windows 10 will be the last major launch for the Windows …

15 Things Not to Do in New York City

No matter how many times you've been to New York, the city can overwhelm you with its plethora of sights, museums, restaurants, activities and more. Unfortunately, many visitors make the mistake of spending their precious vacation time on the wrong things, or go about seeing the city in the wrong …

The good son

If Nick Cave were not kept busy by his multiple artistic careers – musician, actor, novelist, all-purpose avant-garde icon – he might have made the …

Homeboy Review: A Motion-Detecting Home Security Camera

Cameras that clip to your body, cameras you strap to your face, cameras for your own personal flying machines, cameras for just about every occasion. Cameras are everywhere, and it seems you can’t do anything without your actions being captured for posterity.<p>While some may argue that the ubiquity …

New nano-dots could mean cheap, paint-on solar cells

They're too tiny to see, but a new form of light-sensitive nanoparticles could flood the world with solar power.<p>Colloidal quantum dots sound like something that young Jedi might use for training in a starfighter flight simulator, but they're actually a new form of solid nanoparticles that could …

Clean Energy

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

18th century drawings brought to life with 3D printing

Furniture and other objects designed by 18th century Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi have been given form thanks to 3D printing.<p>Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) worked primarily in the medium of etching, and became famous for his highly detailed and beautiful pictures of Rome and …

3D Printing

'Tile,' The Gadget That Makes Sure You Never Lose Anything Ever Again, Is Now On Sale To The Public

Imagine tapping into a large group of strangers to help you track down a stolen bike.<p>After months of hype, a company called Tile has this week started shipping a device that can help you do just that. (You can buy Tiles here.)<p>Just attach the $25 device to an object, and your smartphone will find it …

Soviet Fashion of the 1960’s and 1970’s

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<b>Steve Waters</b> Lonely Planet author<p>Leave the bright lights and tourist delights of Esfahan and Shiraz far behind to track down these astonishing millennia-old relics among the dusty wilds of ancient Persia. From snow-tipped northern crags to scorching southern deserts, you’ll traverse eroded volcanic …

Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature upgraded flash technology

Earlier today, Samsung revealed that they are planning a new line-up of LED component solutions for tablets and smartphones. Samsung will be demonstrating the new flash line next week at MWC 2014. Even more interesting is Samsung’s revelation that component 3432 1.8t will be <i>“used in the next Galaxy</i> …

Phones

Right-wingers are less intelligent than left wingers, says controversial study - and conservative politics can lead people to be racist

Right-wingers are less intelligent than left wingers, says study<p>Children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced<br>• Right-wing views make the less …

Critical Thinking

South Korea fines Google over Street View data-scoop

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Flickr / Sancho McCann<p>Google(s goog)’s collection of passwords and other bits of data from people’s Wi-Fi routers is an …

Dark Sky Is Ready To Be The Default Weather App On Your iPhone’s Homescreen

Dark Sky, easily one of the better weather applications on iOS, rolled out an update today that expands its focus beyond rain predictions to become a more comprehensive weather app which offers both 24-hour and 7-day forecasts, global maps, and more. The app was also rewritten from scratch for iOS …

30-Second Tech Trick: How to Extend Your iPhone Battery

Whether you know it or not, you have a bunch up apps pulling down new content all day long. That creates a strain on your battery. Here’s how to fix …

Paul Bishop

Researchers Are Totes Studying How Ppl Shorten Words On Twitter

Credit: Mean Girls, NPR<p>Shortening words, swapping them out, giving them different meanings — that's not new. Remember in <i>Mean Girls</i> when the queen bee character, Regina George, berated one of her underlings for trying to make the word "fetch" catch on?<p>Women lead the adoption of clipped words. In …

Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

European Travel

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Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Paul Robeson: the singer who fought for justice and paid with his life

<i>The incredible story the legendary bass-baritone Paul Robeson begins with worldwide success, and a bold gambit to end racism in America and abroad.</i> …

Full-body virtual reality is here, but try not to puke

The latest version of the Virtuix Omni is sickeningly immersive<p>When a Combine Soldier throws a grenade at you, your instinct is to run. In the Virtuix Omni, you can.<p>At CES 2014, Virtuix showed off the latest version of its virtual reality rig, which features 40 capacitive sensors in its base to …

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