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Want To Know What Your Brain Does When It Hears A Question?

Questions hijack the brain. The moment you hear one, you literally can’t think of anything else. And that can be a powerful tool.<p>What color is your house?<p>After reading that question, what were you thinking about? The obvious answer is the color of your house. Though this exercise may seem ordinary, …

The Brain

Jeff West

Alienware Area 51 (2014): pros and cons, how-to, news and more - CNET

Upcoming Desktops<p>Acer Predator Orion 9000, Cestus 500 and Galea 500<p>Acer's Predator rollouts include a funky new flagship gaming desktop, 3D sound and a mouse that may save you some...<p>Acer U27 All-in-one<p>You can't tell the U27 and Z4 are computers rather than monitors, but they don't stand out …

Computer Hardware

HP gets into blended reality: Sprout, hands-on

Take a look at virtual desktops in Windows 10

10 great uses for old Android phones/tablets

There’s so much that your Android device is capable of and you just haven’t realized it yet. So, with a little bit of effort, you can help your old Android device break free from the depths of your cupboard.<p>Here are some of the best examples.<p>1. Alarm clock<p>People still buy dedicated alarm clocks? …

Gear & Gadgets

You won't need roads with this $85,000 hoverbike

With Hyperloop still a twinkle in Elon Musk's eye, we've got to look elsewhere for our futuristic transport. Thankfully, Aerofex has stepped up with its Aero-X, a hoverbike that is finally scheduled to launch in 2017. Two users can ride this motorbike-like vehicle, where the wheels have been …

This Human ‘Transformer’ Might Be The Greatest Street Performer You’ll See Today

We brought you that fantastic impromptu street performance yesterday and hopefully it highlighted that there are a lot of people pounding the pavement to make something work, have an outlet, or bring a smile to someone’s face. This <i>Transformers</i> inspired street performer is no different and might be …

13 phones that changed the world

Today's fancy phones: They all came from somewhere

Mobile Technology

3D-printed Braille phone created by London business

OwnFone can create customised mobile phones for just £60 using new 3D printing techniques<p>A London-based company has begun selling a Braille mobile phone to help blind people stay in touch with friends and family for just £60, thanks to cheap and easily adaptable 3D printing techniques.<p>The company …

3D Printing

Samsung sold an estimated 500,000 smartwatches in Q1

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>U.K.-based research firm Strategy Analytics figures that Samsung took 71 percent of the smartwatch market in …

Whistle Camera for Android: Take Photos with Your Mouth

The term “hands-free” will never be the same. Imagine that you don’t have to fiddle with the touchscreen to take a picture on your Android device. Imagine that you don’t even have to hit a physical button to take a selfie. Imagine just whistling.<p>Okay, now stop imagining and check out Whistle Camera …

Freescale vision chip makes self-driving cars a bit more ordinary

The company's partnership with software companies will yield an electronics package that can see pedestrians, tell if a driver is dozing off, and initiate emergency-stop decisions.<p>Self-driving cars today are exotic. But with a partnership between chipmaker Freescale and software companies Neusoft …

Autonomous Vehicle