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Nixie wearable brings a personal drone to your wrist

Earlier this year, Intel kicked off its Make it Wearable challenge, a mission to take wearable technology and do things with it that haven’t yet been …

HP Labs is working on a glass 3D printer

HP isn’t content to just 3D print in plastic. A job ad for a “robotics scientist for 3D printing” sounds normal enough until you dive into the text …

Summer Buyer's Guide: The Best Tents of 2014

Sierra Designs Flash 3UL<p><b>BEST FOR</b>: Backpacking any time rain is in the forecast.<p><b>THE TEST</b>: At first it might seem crazy that the Flash ($499) doesn’t have vestibules over its two waterproof doors. But testers quickly realized that this apparent weakness is actually the three-person tent’s most …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

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What Are the Best Phone Apps for My Summer Camping Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>Before you go off the grid camping and hiking, tap the latest apps that will help you plan your trip, your trails, and where to pitch your tent. Even if you don’t have service, many of these apps will remain handy.<p>AllTrails<p>(AllTrails, Inc.)<p>A catalog of hiking routes in the U.S. and Canada, …

What Can We Do About Grid Loss?

<b>Published on</b> April 28th, 2014 | <i>by Roy L Hales</i><p>35<p>April 28th, 2014 by <b>Roy L Hales</b><p>A high-power electrical tower.<br>Image Credit: FASTILY, CC-BY 3.0 …

5 fantastic free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

When it comes to smartphone platforms, there’s plenty to enjoy on iOS and Android alike. The “iPhone vs. Android” debate is obviously a heated one …

Can you make gasoline that slows down global warming? Google Ventures thinks so

Cool Planet's tailpipe dream nets $100 million in funding<p>Cool Planet, a startup headquartered in Colorado, announced a major $100 million round of financing today. Investors include a roster of big names including Google Ventures, BP, General Electric, and ConocoPhillips. Last month the company …

Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood

Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Nairobi, foreign residents had a simple way of obtaining Kenyan shillings.<p>They'd write a check in, say, U.S. dollars on their U.S. bank accounts to the Indian man who owned the ice cream store down the block. He'd pay over shillings at the current black market …

Capture 360-degree panoramas with the throwable Panono ball

Two years ago, Jonas Pfeil posted a video to YouTube about a funny-looking ball he’d created that was filled with cameras and could capture panoramas of the entire world around it. Three and a half million people have watched that video in the time since, and with all the attention, Pfeil has been …

Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …

America’s Long-Simmering, Semi-Civil Civil War

Lloyd Green on the old, old factions that just won’t die.<p>Welcome to the latest installment in America’s long-simmering, semi-civil, civil war. Just …

Apple prepping iOS 7.0.3 for launch, says report

Apple pushed out iOS 7.0.2 last Thursday, but version 7.0.3 is already being tested for release, at least according to blog site Boy Genius Report.<p>Citing information from unidentified sources, BGR said on Tuesday that Apple has already seeded iOS 7.0.3 to employees and partners for final testing. …

Steam Controller in use: game developers sound off on the beta version's highs and lows, how it feels

We've only known about the Steam Controller for 24 hours, but it turns out a variety of developers already got a chance to put the controller to use ahead of the lucky 300 beta participants later this year. The devs we spoke with didn't use the final format of the controller, but instead used the …

Elon Musk's New Project: Iron Man's Gesture-Based Interface

Tuck away inside the SpaceX labs, Elon Musk has been building his version of Tony Stark's design tech.<p>Elon Musk is just toying with us now. The geek superstar already has his hands and calendar full running a private space company that's traveling to the International Space Station and a car …

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