Joel Aguilera

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11 apps that will make you smarter

Despite the constant hand-wringing that smartphones will lead to the downfall of society, there’s mounting evidence that your phone habit may not be so bad after all.<p>In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We’ve compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your …

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Clinton Totally Dominates The 2016 Facebook Conversation

And the conversation is much more positive, too, after hitting a rough patch during news about foreign donations and personal email. Rubio, meanwhile, gets a big boost.

Government

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Solar-powered yachts, windmills and Apple car rumors

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>Tesla has owned the electric car space in recent years, but another major Silicon Valley company could be nipping at its heels -- rumor has it that Apple is …

The World’s Most Overrated Architecture And Urban Design

What do two of New York’s most famous skyscrapers have to do with with vertical gardens, design competitions, and Frank Gehry’s uber-reflective L.A. concert hall?<p>You thought they were some of the world’s most overrated designs in the field of architecture and urbanism. 1 World Trade Center? Ugh, …

Android Phones Are Leaking Valuable Information, Here's How To Stop Them

In a Reddit post a user called Gooz announces his new Android app. Its goal is simple: to stop Google's Android leaking information to anyone who cares to probe for it. Gooz’s real name is Bram Bonné and he’s given a TEDx talk about the problems with Android giving over data that enables almost …

Information Systems

Pixie's new Bluetooth beacons make it harder for you to lose your stuff

Whether you've left a wallet in a cab or misplaced something at home, losing your things is a real annoyance. What's worse is that it feels like a problem we shouldn't have to deal with in the age of smart devices. Sure, sometimes you can use Find my iPhone, but what about objects that don't have …

Physicists Have Built A Time Machine Simulator

This would create a paradox since you never would have been born if your grandparents never met. You've prevented your later birth, so you shouldn't exist anymore.<p>This is called the "Grandfather Paradox," and it's an infamous one among physicists.<p>Even though Einstein's famous theory of general …

The Best Laptops You Can Buy

Maybe it's a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your liking when you're watching Netflix. And worst of all, what if the battery life is much shorter than you expected?<p>We've researched some of the best laptops on …

We have to build much smarter cities if we want to fight climate change

If we can develop better cities, we can make a big dent in future greenhouse gas emissions. That’s the gist of a new study published in the</i> …

Reddit user decrypts The Pirate Bay secret code, unveils Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘I’ll be back’ video

The Pirate Bay, once the most popular file-sharing website on the planet, went down on December 9 after police raided its data center in Sweden. Since then, however, it has been dropping hints left right and center, most recently to reveal that February 1 will be a big day.<p>One such hint, a mystery …

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Naughty Dog talks Uncharted 4 combat, stealth and more

<i>Uncharted 4: A Thief's End</i>'s creative director Neil Druckmann says he want to create a Nathan Drake adventure that thinks big and takes advantage of all the lessons Naughty Dog has learned from working on the series, and on <i>The Last of Us</i>.<p>Interviewed in a Game Informer video released today, …

A Super Smash Bros-style Hunger Games makes a lot of sense

Super Smash Bros. is about fighting your foes to the death. Or wait, maybe that was the Hunger Games?<p>A parody video from MachinimaPrime mixes the two flawlessly. After Wii Fit Trainer and Mega Man are selected as fan service tributes, they find themselves thrown into the Annual Super Smash Games …

These 20 companies achieved $1B+ valuations in 2014 (updated)

<i>Update 12/29: We’ve added AdYen.</i><p><i>Update 12/30: We’ve added IronSource.</i><p><i>Update 1/6/2015: We’ve added Credit Karma.</i><p>It is really, really difficult to create a company and grow it to the point where investors believe it is worth $1 billion or more. That milestone is so difficult to achieve, in fact, that …

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

The icebound crew of the Akademik Shokalskiy made headlines but, a year on, the fruits of their expedition are revealed<p>Rescue from Antarctic - the full story<p>The voyage was meant to retrace the steps of Douglas Mawson, the great polar explorer and scientist who led the Australasian Antarctic …

11 Tiny Design Features That Show Apple's Insane Attention To Detail

Many of these details go unnoticed by the average Apple user, or are only useful to a relative handful of people using the product.<p>Some features are handy while others are purely cosmetic, but Apple included them anyway.<p>Here are the best of these little design flourishes.

Gaming cartography: 24 beautiful gaming maps

When you think of design in gaming, you might think of the look of characters or the overall style of a world. But developers often put more thought into designing levels than just about anything else. And it’s something that is hard to appreciate when those stages are surrounding you in 3D.<p>To help …

The Lord of the Rings Mythology Explained (Part 1)

'Bloodborne' Is A Dark And Brutal Successor To 'Dark Souls'

I finally had a chance to play <i>Bloodborne,</i> and to wander into the dark and bloody nightmare that is the imagination of Hidetaka Miyazaki.<p>I’ve walked this path before. First into the fog-shrouded land of Boletaria, where I hunted demons and took their souls as trophies, until finally I found the Old …

6 ways to prevent ID theft and fraud on Android

The big PlayStation Experience games worth getting hyped for

Sony isn’t letting 2014 fizzle out just because November is over.<p>It’s the second and final day of the PlayStation Experience (PSX) fan event in Las Vegas. We’ve seen Sony’s keynote, and I walked the floor. Now, it’s time to figure out if this event has any games worth getting excited about.<p>You …

See all 48 shiny mega-evolutions in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

<i>Pokémon Omega Ruby</i> and <i>Alpha Sapphire</i> launched last Friday, promising new Shiny Mega-Evolutions for its bestiary. This 20-minute video shows off all of their animations.<p>Players are already entitled to a Shiny Beldum holding a Mega Stone, thanks to an in-game distribution that began with the game's …

This history of video game graphics is a walk down memory lane

This video (above) from Ahoy is the third in a series of five covering the history of graphics in games. Each video is eight or nine minutes long and tackles a specific period of innovation: in this case, the coming of 3D graphics. It's both a smart and informative documentary and a pleasant walk …

Will upgrading to Yosemite break my computer? Your tech questions answered

Q I have an iPhone 5, and want to update to iOS 8, but it tells me that I don’t have enough space. I don’t really want to have to delete everything on my phone, so do I have any other options? asks Brian<p>A When Apple released the update to iOS 8, it left many people seemingly unable to update due to …

The Internet Archive Now Lets You Play 900+ Classic Arcade Games In Your Browser

Looking for a nice little burst of nostalgia on this fine Saturday evening? Don’t feel like going through the process of installing MAME and lurking for ROMs, but still want to get your classic arcade on?<p>Back in December of last year, the Internet Archive (in their effort to backup the entire …

The Last of Us has an epilogue, and here it is (correction)

<i>The Last of Us</i> developer Naughty Dog created one final closing scene for the game, and during <i>The Last of Us: One Night Live</i>, yesterday's one-off live performance based on the game's story, the studio presented the epilogue for those in attendance.<p>(<b>Warning:</b> Spoilers for <i>The Last of Us</i> follow.)<p>NeoGAF …

The 9 Fiercest Modern Car Rivalries

Great cars and trucks will never go unchallenged. Here are nine fierce rivalries between some of the best modern production automobiles today.<p>Great cars and trucks will never go unchallenged. Here are nine fierce rivalries between some of the best modern production automobiles today.

9 years later, developers weigh in on making games for the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 generation

Think back to where you were in 2005 and 2006. iPhones and iPads didn’t exist, artist Kanye West called former U.S. President George W. Bush a racist on live TV, and I was a senior in high school scrambling to figure out what I wanted to study in college.<p>It was a simpler time.<p>That was the state of …

Roguelikes: The Rebirth of the Counterculture

Challenge is back. If you want it.<p>There are no checkpoints. There is no certainty. In a roguelike there is only progress, and the looming threat of …

Facebook conducted secret psychology experiment on users' emotions

Facebook has conducted a secret massive psychology experiment on its users to find out how they respond to positive and negative messages - without telling participants<p>Over 600,000 Facebook users have taken part in a psychological experiment organised by the social media company, without their …

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