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Self-healing fluid could help tiny satellites travel through space

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Sarah Bird<p>Like a squid shooting a jet of water to propel itself forward, tiny satellites known as nanosatellites could …

Android 4.3 for Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 should arrive next month

The Galaxy Gear smartwatch and Galaxy Note 3 may have gotten most of the attention today, but there is good news on the way for owners of older …

Rimac unveils greyp G12 electric bike with 75 mile range, 40mph top speed

Rimac's Concept One has been something of an enigma, but there's no doubting that the EV maker has just taken the veil off its latest product -- the greyp G12 electric bike. If you're not sure if looks like a motorbike, or regular bicycle, that's okay, because Rimac claims it's both. It can do …

November pain? BlackBerry reportedly chasing a quick and easy sale

BlackBerry looks like it may be the next former smartphone kingpin to admit defeat in its battle to rejoin the mobile elite, with the ailing Canadian …

Gigaom | BuzzFeed is the media industry’s worst nightmare — profitable, growing and investing in news

Advertisement<p>You may know it mostly for its “listicles” about funny-looking cats and dogs, or posts that use animated GIFs from Jurassic Park to …

UCSF study shows gaming makes you cognitively younger (video)

A slew of negatives plague video games -- Peter Pan Syndrome, hyper-violence, camping -- but their youthfulness could do just what Nintendo's <i>Brain Age</i> promised: improve elderly brain function. Over four years, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco had a group play a custom game …

Ofcom explains how broadband providers manage web traffic

The communications regulator Ofcom has published a new guide to help consumers understand the ways in which fixed-line and mobile internet service providers (ISPs) manage their broadband services during busy peak periods.<p>With 46 million people in the UK having access to broadband and many using it …

Toshiba's 11-inch Satellite NB15t laptop offers touch and 802.11ac WiFi for $380 (hands-on)

Toshiba probably doesn't appreciate us calling its new 11-inch laptop a netbook. But it's the same size as a netbook, and with an MSRP of $380, it's priced like one too. Heck, the Satellite NB15t, as it's called, even follows the same <i>naming convention</i> as the netbooks Toshiba sold back in 2010. The …

Toshiba Encore is the company's first 8-inch Windows tablet; coming November for $330 (hands-on)

Acer may have beaten everybody to market with the first 8-inch Windows tablet, but we knew it wouldn't be long before the other guys started catching up. Toshiba just entered the fray with the Encore, an 8-inch tablet that manages to be even cheaper than Acer's W3. Like the W3, it runs on an Atom …

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

150 Million People Have Decided That Standard Web Browsers Aren't Safe Enough

When FORBES last spoke to AnchorFree in August 2012, CEO David Gorodyansky put forth a modest goal for his 7 year-old company: “We want to be the way the whole world browses the Web,” he boasted. In the last year, the company’s trajectory has matched its lofty ambitions. A year ago 70 million …

Want To Get Ahead? Stop Talking And Listen

Yes, you have tons of exciting things to say. But you can’t learn something new without listening.<p>You can hear the prejudice in our idiotic idioms: It’s best, we’re told, to get the <i>first word</i>, the <i>last word</i>, and the <i>last laugh</i>–clearly, silence is not something we generally cherish.<p>“People abhor …

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Is the price too high to keep Greece in the euro?

How do you solve a problem like Greece? Don’t ask Angela Merkel.<p>Greece “should not have been allowed into the euro”, the German Chancellor declared at an election rally on Tuesday evening. The decision to admit the country was “fundamentally wrong”, she said.<p>She sounded resolute, particularly to …

Mark Carney may have to prescribe the medicine for housing bubble

Given that he is the latest hip thing in pop music, Jake Bugg is unlikely to be overly worried about housing bubbles and whether mortgage rates will stay low until 2016. If he continues at his present rate of success, Mr Bugg will probably be able to buy his houses with cash.<p>Mark Carney, the Bank …

How to Do Bokeh

Creative photography often involves using a variety of techniques to add dramatic effects to a photograph. One such technique is referred to as …

10 Amazing Light Painting Photographers You Should Start Following Right Now

Light Painting goes as far back as Pablo Picasso, and since the true formation of the medium with pioneers such as Dean Chamberlain, Eric Staller and …

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5 More Creative Ways to Beat Photographer's Block

I’m sure this is hardly the first article you’ve read on this topic, but it’s worth revisiting from time to time because, at some point, we all …

SMI launches Eye Tracking Glasses 2.0 with smartphone-based recorder (video)

Remember SMI's Eye Tracking Glasses? They use a pair of small cameras on the rim to follow your gaze, allowing corporate and academic types to to see exactly what consumers and other subjects are focused on. Now the German company has launched Eye Tracking Glasses 2.0, an update that brings a …

The antimatter factory: inside the project that could power fusion and annihilation lasers

Physicists have been chasing antimatter technology for more than 80 years now — driven by the promise of oppositely oriented particles that explode in a burst of energy whenever they make contact with their more common counterpart. If we could tame antimatter, those explosions could be used to …

Miniature brains grown in test tubes – a new path for neuroscience?

Scientists have grown miniature human brains in test tubes, creating a "tool" that will allow them to watch how the organs develop in the womb and, they hope, increase their understanding of neurological and mental problems.<p>Just a few millimetres across, the "cerebral organoids" are built up of …

Google Nexus 7 4G in O2 exclusive

The 4G version of the new Nexus 7, Google's answer to the iPad Mini, is now on sale in the UK, exclusively on O2.<p>The tablet has also been released in the US, Canada, France, Germany and Japan, but the 4G version is set to be a major marketing tool for O2 4G network, which launches tomorrow.<p>The …

Engadget's back to school guide 2013: portable audio

<i>Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! Today, we're talking portable audio. Head to the back to school hub to see the rest of the product guides as we add them throughout the month. Be sure to keep checking back; in early September, we'll be giving away a ton of gear.</i><p>College isn't cheap -- …

AVM FRITZ!WLAN Repeater 310 review

Wireless repeaters such as the AVM FRITZ!WLAN Repeater 310 are in danger of becoming something of an archaic oddity. Where once we used to need them …

How one man turns annoying cold calls into cash

<b>A man targeted by marketing companies is making money from cold calls with his own higher-rate phone number.</b><p>In November 2011 Lee Beaumont paid £10 plus VAT to set up his personal 0871 line - so to call him now costs 10p, from which he receives 7p.<p>The Leeds businessman told BBC Radio 4's You and …

Mio Cyclo 505 HC review

GPS navigation devices are now pretty commonplace in our cars, but as the name suggests, the Mio Cyclo 505 HC Western Europe has been specially …