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Deadmau5 Has Big Plans for 2014

EDM superstar releasing two new songs this November, signs to Astralwerks<p>By EDM standards, Deadmau5 has had a quiet 2013 but that's about to change. …

EDM

Shelter From The Storm: Why Brainswarming Is The Future Of Collaboration

Brainstorming has been around since, well, forever. But many folks believe it’s no longer effective. That’s where brainswarming comes in.<p>Creative thinkers don’t like the word “brainstorming” anymore. It relies on a thunderstorm metaphor–a sudden swirl of energy that gets everybody’s attention for a …

Why Some Great Ideas Catch On And Others Don’t

Anesthesia caught on overnight, while antiseptic took decades. Why?<p>In 1846, a Boston dentist named William Morton demonstrated anesthesia for the first time. Within the year, it had been tested in hospitals and published in the medical community. Within seven years, anesthesia was a standard in …

Heartbeats to replace traditional passwords

Our heartbeats could be used instead of traditional passwords to unlock smartphones, tablets and cars using a new device being developed by Canadian company Bionym.<p>Passwords scrawled on a scrap of paper are easily lost, jumbled letters and numbers are quickly forgotten and, with “password” still …

Information Systems

Creativity Is Really Just Persistence, And Science Can Prove It

We already knew that, as Woody Allen has pointed out, success is overwhelmingly about showing up. Now fresh studies help us understand why that is.<p>If we want to be super creative, we have to learn to be super dedicated. It’s a hardworking thing, as <i>War of Art</i> scribe Steven Pressfield has …

Time Travel Is Possible But Only To The Future, English Physicist Says

We may be able to book our ticket to the future someday -- it'll just be a one-way trip.<p>In a presentation at the British Science Festival, particle physicist Brian Cox said that time travel is possible but only in one direction.<p>"The central question is, can you build a time machine? The answer is …

Free Apps Roundup For October 11, 2013

This week on the Free Apps Roundup: Developers are updating their apps for iOS 7 and they look great. App in the Air can help you make the most of …

RoboRoach Lets Kids Turn Real Cockroaches Into iPhone-Controlled Cyborgs

Robots are pretty cool, but have you ever wanted to create your own iPhone controlled cyborg? Backyard Brains is banking that a lot of kids are interested in cyborg technology and neuroscience (ethical dilemmas be damned), so after three years of R&D they’ve come up with the RoboRoach – a small …

Robotics

How to Make FaceTime Audio Calls in iOS 7

Among the more useful new features in iOS 7 is the ability to make audio-only FaceTime calls over WiFi or 4G – which can be extremely handy if you …

Wallpaper Weekends: Mavericks Smooth

Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, and/or iPod Touch.<p>This week, we …

Create artsy movies with Spark Camera for iPhone, complete with live filters

Spark Camera is a new and unique way to capture and create short videos. Once you're done, flick through live filters to add a special touch and then …

Merlin CEO: major labels are setting new music services up to fail

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Abe Novy<p>Merlin CEO Charles Caldas loves subscription music. But he is not so sure about some of the services slated to …

Google is working on a top-secret successor to Google Glass

Mary Lou Jepsen has done everything from leading the One Laptop Per Child project to inventing a new kind of computer display, and now she’s sleeping just three hours a night as she races to build a top-secret successor to Google Glass. That’s what she told an audience at MIT’s EmTech conference on …

Wearable Tech

iPhone 5s Users Reporting 'Blue Screen of Death' Error with iWork Apps

Several threads on the Apple Support Communities forum are reporting random reboots on the iPhone 5s while using Apple's iWork apps, with the issue being signaled by the brief appearance of an all-blue screen naturally being compared to the famous Windows "Blue Screen of Death" (BSOD). The issue …

What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations

Helloooooo China!<p>The Internet we each see every day is an infinitesimally tiny sliver of the whole—the parts we have curated for ourselves, the parts our network of friends and family sends to us, and the sites that we have made parts of our routines.<p>But beyond this micro-level editing, there are …

Facebook Is Making It Impossible To Hide In Search

It might be hard to believe now, in the age where every social connection and Facebook comment can be surfaced instantly, but it's true: Once upon a time, Facebook members could be invisible when people searched for their name. Users could have normal profiles, and friends could tag them in photos, …

THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 Promo - Prey For the Dead

The Fifth Estate – review

Benedict Cumberbatch is brilliant as Julian Assange in a flashy but essentially hollow account of the rise and fall of WikiLeaks<p>"He's not a source, he's the head of a huge media empire, accountable to no one. And we put him there." The story of Julian Assange's relationship with the world at large, …

Review: Why Spike Jonze’s Weird And Wonderful Technological Romance ‘Her’ Is One of the Best Studio Movies of the Year

Review: Why Spike Jonze's Weird And Wonderful Technological Romance 'Her' Is One of the Best Studio Movies of the Year<p>The only truly predictable …

Rooney Mara

David Byrne: The Rich Are Destroying New York Culture

City becoming 'pleasure domes for the rich,' singer writes in op-ed<p>New York is in danger of losing what remains of its creative soul as the …

David Byrne

Check out Grimes' Incredible, Eco-Friendly Rider, in Which She Requests the Presence of Cute Animals

<i>Photo by Chris Tuite</i><p>Typically it's through leaks that fans get a glimpse at a band's backstage rider– their list of requested items when playing a show, like a fruit platter, alcohol, bottled water, etc. Riders can be entertaining and revealing of an artist's personality. But Grimes' Claire Boucher …

Cute Animals

Arcade Fire's Punk-Funk Odyssey

Montreal crew ranges from New York to Jamaica and Haiti for epic fourth LP<p>Two years ago, toward the end of Arcade Fire's world tour behind their …

Indie Music

Album Review: Anna Calvi – One Breath

B<p>The pressure of a successful sophomore release has crushed a veritable legion of artists. Suffice it to say that the tepid waters of the sophomore …

Watch: Arcade Fire Tease "Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice)"

<i>Reflektor</i>, the new album from Arcade Fire, is out October 29 via Merge. While the band shared four new tracks on NBC a couple weeks ago (plus the album's title track), there's still more. Below, check out a 30-second snippet of their track "Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice)".

Arcade Fire

Anna Calvi: One Breath – review

(Domino)<p>With a voice as fabulously stentorian as hers, it would be so easy for Calvi's gothic pop bombast to balloon into melodrama. But she's too smart and stylish for that, and there's nothing hammy about this, her exquisitely sweet and savage second record. Each song is coloured with a knowing …

See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

It’s a Google Earth after all. At least according to a new map detailing each country’s most visited websites.<p>An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global Internet Empires–but we already kind of …

Maps

What's so weird about beards?

A school has barred two Muslim pupils from classes for sporting facial hair. Its justification looks a little fuzzy<p>In attempting to justify barring two Muslim boys from Mount Carmel Roman Catholic high school in Accrington on account of their beards last week, the headteacher stated: "It is a …

E-readers tried and tested: gadget size v library range

Comedian and writer Natalie Haynes samples five e-readers. Which one fits in your pocket and which has the best selection of books?<p>Over the past couple of years, I've read more books than my flat can hold. I judged the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2012 and the Man Booker Prize in 2013 and the latter …