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Google-backed Lost My Name has sold 1m children's books in two years

British startup has shipped to 160 countries, based on its mantra of being ‘a technology company that happens to make physical books’<p>British startup Lost My Name has sold more than 1m of its personalised picture books for children since launching its first title two years ago.<p>The company’s The …

Startups

An '80s-era Amiga controls the heating for an entire school district

Think the Windows XP workstation you use at the office is ancient? It doesn't hold a candle next to what the Grand Rapids Public School district is using to control its climate systems. All 19 schools covered by the authority depend on a nearly 30-year-old Commodore Amiga 2000 to automate their air …

Clockwork Twenty2

Introducing the latest from Montreal-based Clockwork Motorcycles: the Clockwork Twenty2. Beginning with 1978 Honda CB750—one of the most iconic …

Fan Builds Radical Life-Size Hulkbuster Armor

iOS slips to 72% enterprise share in Q1 2015, Android hits 26%, and Windows Phone stays flat at 1%

Entering into 2015, Apple continues to rule the mobile enterprise space. iOS lost just 1 percentage point over the past quarter, dipping to 72 percent of global device activations in Q1 2015. Android device activations, meanwhile, gained the same amount to hit 26 percent of total activations last …

Supercut: Every Death-Defying Stunt of Jackie Chan's Career

Watch the Transformation of NYC's Skyline Unfold in an Elevator to the Top of the World Trade Center

Visitors to the One World Trade Center can now watch the evolution of New York City unfold before their eyes. The elevators to the observatory at the top of the building show an animated timelapse depicting the development of the city's skyline from the 1500s to today, as is seen in this video by …

Disney video-dubbing software makes people speak gibberish

<b>Disney has developed software that automatically redubs video clips with new words that fit the speaker's lip movements.</b><p>The program works by tracking variations in the shape of a subject's mouth and jaw, and then searching a pronunciation dictionary to find alternative words that match the …

Flying Your Geek Flag High: The Ultimate Geek Clock

This is the Geek Nerd Clock available from Etsy seller LetterThings ($23). The numbers have been replaced with geeky references to the number that …

Hulu Launches Its Own GIF Search Engine

Streaming video service Hulu is today launching its own tool for fans of GIFs, with the debut of its own GIF search engine powered by Tumblr. The new site, dubbed “The Perfect GIF,” isn’t just a standard Tumblr blog, however, but more of customized Tumblr experience where you can search for and …

GIF Animations

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

PocketLab Is Simplified Wireless Sensing For Science Class

Here’s a neat crowdfunding project that’s aiming to repackage wireless sensor technology as a multi-faceted educational tool that plugs into existing mobile devices and services to encourage kids to engage with science experiments — and even devise and conduct their own experiments. Just add …

Mobile Devices

Apple planning iPad in education improvements, removing Apple ID requirement for apps & books

<b>Update</b>: Here’s the full letter, which we received following the original report and confirmed is legit. It appears to be an email sent out to Apple’s education partners:<p><i>In iPad one-to-one environments, schools are seeing more engaged students, better attendance, and higher test results. You can see</i> …

This innocent looking T-shirt is actually really rude

<b>Buyer beware: This T-shirt will make your grandma blush.</b><p>Even before you know the full story this shirt is obviously pretty flirty, but just wait …

Microsoft launches OneNote Staff Notebook for Education

Microsoft has launched a free tool to help teachers and school staff to collaborate more effectively on curriculum development, administrative duties and internal policies.<p>OneNote Staff Notebook for Education lets education staff leaders — like principals or faculty heads — set up shared workspaces …

GoPro cameras capture daredevil’s stunning flight over Swiss Alps

Want to know what it’s like to fly over mountains like Superman? Ask Seattle-based daredevil Brandon Mikesell, who soared over the Swiss Alps in a wingsuit last year, capturing stunning footage of his flight on GoPro cameras strapped to his helmet and suit.<p>Zooming past sheer cliff faces and over …

Star Wars Theme Wedding Is as Elegant As Geeky

For a while Game of Thrones weddings have been in vogue, before that Harry Potter weddings ruled the roost and there one with a McDonalds theme too; …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Virtual Schools Bring Real Concerns About Quality

At the end of Angela Kohtala's leadership skills course, her high school students have to plan and carry out a community service project. Maybe it's fixing up their school courtyard, or tutoring younger students in an afterschool program.<p>Afterwards, they create a PowerPoint with pictures of the …

Acer's latest Chromebooks are built to survive the classroom

Chromebooks are a big deal for schools because they're cheap and relatively easy to lock down. However, not just <i>any</i> Chromebook will do -- ideally, you want a laptop that can survive bumps and drops from less-than-careful students. Acer thinks it can handle that unforgiving audience, so it's …

STAR WARS Inspired Lightsaber Engagement Ring

Watch a Full Semi-Truck Jump Over a Formula 1 Race Car

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

A power user’s guide to OS X Server, Yosemite edition

Apple's server hardware is all gone, but its software is still going strong.<p>OS X Server is in maintenance mode. That much was clear when Mavericks …

Watch man trounce a Ferrari on his 207 mph rocket bike

French cyclist François Gissy (aka "rocketman340" on YouTube) likes to go fast.<p>In 2013, he strapped a rocket to a bicycle and achieved a speed of 285 kilometers per hour (about 177 mph) in 6.7 seconds. Now, he's broken his own record by hitting a speed of 333 kph (about 207 mph), on the Circuit …

Ferrari

Google's Chromebooks Have Officially Taken Over The Education Market

The search giant's low-cost laptops were the best-selling devices in the K-12 market last quarter.<p>For the first time, Google Chromebooks were the best-selling device in the education market this quarter, beating out Apple's iPad in the K-12 sphere, according to data from market research firm …

WATCH: How to remove a ring stuck on a finger with dental floss

Everyone should know how to do this.

Mold for producing skull-shaped hard-boiled eggs

Thinkgeek's Egg-o-matic Skull Egg Mold, $10, will take your boiled eggs and mold them into skulls as they cool, so that you can serve them as ghastly …

A Massive Outdoor Sculpture of a Man Bursting From the Ground in a Public Square

] <i><br>photo by László Balkányi/We Love Budapest</i><p>A gigantic man bursts from the ground in Széchenyi Square in Budapest, Hungary in the massive outdoor …

Art