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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

Ikea Kitchen Upgrade: 9 Custom Cabinet Companies for the Ultimate Kitchen Hack

Love the price and functionality of Ikea kitchen components but not the cabinet front choices? An array of new companies is offering custom cabinet …

Kitchens

This Illusion Lets You 'Feel' The Invisible Force Field Around Your Body

Whoa.<p>If you’ve ever caught yourself instinctively dodging an over-hanging branch or an uneven surface on the road based only on what your peripheral …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Tropical retreat: surfing and yoga in Sri Lanka

Lush tropical scenery, healthy but delicious food, gorgeous beaches … Gavin McOwan finds his comfort zone in Sri Lanka. But trying to teach his creaking body to surf and do yoga brings him back out of it<p>When I asked Ed Templeton, co-founder of Soul & Surf, why there’s a growing trend for healthy …

Review: TarDisk Pear increases your MacBook’s storage in one-click with an SD card fusion drive

Adding extra storage to a MacBook using an SD card is easy, but it works like a thumb drive or external hard drive and not like your permanent, built-in storage. That means you’ll have to manually manage the storage, dragging files to and from the drive. But TarDisk Pear lets you add extra flash …

MacBook Pro

First-person view drone racing is taking off

<i>This article was first published in the December 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

How to Improve Your Long Exposure Photography with Photo Stacking

Recently long exposure photography has been quite popular, mainly in the landscape photography arena. One of the reasons (among the others) is that …

Nasa planning ‘Earth Independent’ Mars colony by 2030s

Humans will be living and working on Mars in colonies entirely independent of Earth by the 2030s, Nasa has said.<p>The US space organisation today released its plan for establishing permanent settlements on the red planet, setting out in detail plans to create ‘deep-space habitation facilities’ which …

Philips Goes Epic Again With New Glow-In-The-Dark Mountain Bike Film

The brand, once again, teamed with Swedish agency Ahlstrand & Wållgren and Sweetgrass Films to shine a different kind of light on the action to …

Cool Stuff

Hyperloop’s intro video claims the future is now

Hyperloop, dubbed “the fifth mode of transport,” is real. At least, that’s what the introductory video released this week on YouTube is trying to communicate.<p>Hyperloop is a project envisioned by engineer and inventor Elon Musk. In short, the goal is to build a high-speed transportation system using …

Turn your iPhone into a Super 8 camera

The iPhone is the gold standard for modern design – and that sometimes gets in the way of some of its amazing functions.<p>Take photo and video. Even the most serious photographers and filmmakers can create high art with an iPhone, but conventional cameras, no matter how clunky they seem today, were …

In Japan, this rolling R2-D2 fridge will soon be a reality

Forget those hacky mini-fridges you have next to your favorite TV-marathon-watching seat. Soon, your tasty beverages may be delivered by …

The 3D-Printed Peek Camera Helps Diagnose Eye Disease In Developing Areas

The Peek, or Portable Eye Examination Kit app, is a smartphone based system for diagnosing eye problems. It uses a 3D-printed add-on that can allow ophthalmologists to give detailed and complete eye exams in the field using an app and a small camera overlay. Created by British ophthalmologists, the …

Medical Technology

What's My Starbucks Name?

​Unlock the secret Spock emoji in iOS 8.3

Copy the emoji from this tweet on your iPhone or iPad. This can be done with a long press on the icon and selecting <b>Copy</b>.<p>Note that it won't be visible to those on a Windows or Android device.<p>Head over to the <b>Settings</b> menu on your device.<p>Click <b>General</b>, followed by <b>Keyboards</b>, and select <b>Shortcuts</b>.<p>Tap the <b>+</b> …

Volvo's glowing bike spray lights up nighttime cyclists

For thousands of cyclists, navigating the roads at night requires an almost prescient sense of awareness.<p>To tackle the problem, Volvo has come up …

Cycling

Biohackers Just Used Eyedrops To Give This Guy The Power Of Night Vision

Imagine being able to see in the dark without having to wear any clunky nightvision goggles? Well, a group of biohackers called Science for the Masses have just achieved such a scientific breakthrough using droplets of Chlorin e6 (or Ce6), a chlorophyll-like substance which can be extracted from …

First ever public jetpack company zooms onto Australian Stock Exchange

A New Zealand man has made millions of childhood dreams come true, after taking a massive leap in the world of personalised jetpacks.<p>Glenn Martin …

Stock Markets

Astropad turns your iPad into a graphics tablet for your Mac

For years there have been options to add a drawing pad and stylus to a computer, a way for graphic artists to create digital media and drawings. …

iPad Apps

10 Famous Comic Strip Characters Drawn In The Style Of 10 Different Cartoonists

Have you ever thought of what your favorite comic character would look like if it was drawn by another cartoonist? Finish artist Jaako Seppala …

Comic Strips

Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car

Gallery: Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car<p>Gallery: Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>Architecture firm Snøhetta …

A Gecko-Inspired Invention Lets Humans Scale Walls Like Spider-Man

Using gecko-inspired hand pads created by these scientists, a person can now walk up a glass wall.<p>"This is one of the most exciting things I've seen in years," Kellar Autumn, a biomechanist at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, who wasn't involved with the study, told Science Magazine.<p>Gecko …

Startup working to turn hoverboards into reality

LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — The more your knees quiver, the more the 90 pound board you're perched on, floating above a pillow of air, seems about to …

15 Must-Have Apps For Your New iPad

That's a lot to choose from. And, of course, some apps are better and more useful than others.<p>Whether you're planning on buying a new iPad soon or are just looking for something different for your current iPad, this list will help you sort through the hundreds of thousands of apps Apple has to …

Apps

We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too

It's impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we're not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>? It's one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard. Arx Pax is attempting to …

13 Apps For Transforming Your Phone Into The Ultimate Toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.

Apps

Clever Smartphone Animation Enabled Halloween Masks

This is a video highlighting a bunch of Halloween masks ($45 - $60) and t-shirts ($25 - $30) made to slip a smartphone (or tablet) into while playing …