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NASA: We'll find alien life in 10 to 20 years

Are we alone in the universe? Top NASA scientists say the answer is almost certainly "no."<p>"I believe we are going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth in the next decade and definitive evidence in the next 10 to 20 years," Ellen Stofan, chief scientist for NASA, said at a public panel …

Norway's Central Bank Announces New Sea-Themed Banknote Designs

Earlier this year, the central bank of Norway, Norges Bank, held a competition to identify the best design concept for a new series of banknotes. Designers submitted ideas based on the theme of “the sea” and eight participants were selected for the final round. The expert judges initially selected</i> …

Gorgeous Traditional Temari, Embroiedered By a 92 Year Old Woman

Temari (meaning handball), is a Japanese folk art form of embroidering balls for handball games or just plain decoration. Back in the day (around 7th century AD), the spheres were made from old kimono remnants that were wadded up into a ball and then wrapped with strips of fabric. Over time, the …

Microsoft Launches 'Office 365 Personal' Plan for One Mac and One iPad at $69/Year

Microsoft today started selling its Office 365 Personal subscription, a less expensive version of Office 365 that targets individual users. The cloud-based subscription service provides access to online versions of Microsoft's Office productivity suite, online storage in OneDrive and a block of …

iBeacons Turn Apple Store Into Seamless Spam Machine

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Apple touts its new iBeacon technology as a boon for retailers, but my first experience with the sensor system left me asking, “Is that it?”<p>The company activated its iBeacon tech, which uses Bluetooth low-energy, to track users’ iPhones as they roam an indoor space, at 254 U.S. …

Apple Offering 32-Inch 4K Sharp Displays in European Online Apple Stores [Updated]

In its European Apple Online Stores, Apple has begun offering a 32-inch Sharp "4K" Ultra HD LED monitor. Retailing for £3,499.00 or approximately $5,700, the monitor has been available in the U.K. and other European countries since on or before November 30.<p>The 32-inch IGZO display, which has a …

24-Inch 4K Display from Dell Priced at $1399, 28-Inch 4K Model Coming at Under $1000

Following the initial revelation of some details on a new 24-inch 3840 x 2160 "4K" Ultra HD display from Dell yesterday, the company has now officially announced that the display launches today in the Americas with a $1399 price tag. A 32-inch model at the same resolution is also available for …

Paper app creators 53 design launches the $60 Bluetooth stylus that thinks it’s a carpenter’s pencil

FiftyThree, the company behind the drawing and painting iPad app Paper, has launched a Bluetooth stylus which appears to have all the style and simplicity you’d expect from the people behind the iPad App of the Year 2012.<p>Great tools inspire great ideas. Pencil is the most natural and expressive …

This iPad Case Lets You Instantly Digitize Written Notes + Sketches

Every so often we come across a simple concept and invention that makes us do a double take. Sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Yanko Design are often responsible for turning our heads, and today’s Kickstarter treasure is no exception. Like our recent portable darkroom find, this product is all …

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Wacom Announces Pressure-Sensitive Intuos Creative Stylus for iPad

Wacom today debuted its Intuos Creative Stylus (via <i>Engadget</i>), which uses Bluetooth 4.0, integrated shortcut buttons, and 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity to create "a realistic pen-on-paper feel" when drawing on an iPad. It's designed for sketching, drawing, and painting and aims to deliver …