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The first all-Liquid Metal phone, the Turing, opens for preorders July 31

The Turing phone will be the first phone on the market with a complete Liquid Metal shell. The phone goes into preorder July 31 for customers in the U.S. and China.<p>While the iPhone 6 and other phones use shell materials (like aluminum) that can bend, good luck bending the Liquidmorphium Turing …

Alan Turing

The simple idea that could transform US criminal justice

Municipal court in the US works like this: the accused stands with his attorney in front of the bench, looking up at the judge on high. The accused is effectively invisible, a bystander to the back-and-forth between judge, prosecutor and defence attorney, who speak in jargon that ordinary people do …

Crime

Which US wireless carrier offers the best customer support?

While we may have some of the most draconian wireless carriers in the world, we can’t deny these US corporations sure do know how to handle competition. This war is not limited to device availability, data speeds and network coverage, either. Us Americans tend to be quite picky about the small …

Mobile

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

Udacity's Sebastian Thrun: How Nanodegrees can democratize tech education

The obvious question was staring me right in the face. When discussing the online learning platform Udacity with its founder Sebastian Thrun — who co-founded Google X — there was one thing I just had to know.<p>I asked Thrun if Udacity’s new Nanodegree program was his personal moonshot.<p>“Europe's …

Online Education

How Being Unprofessional Increases Employee Engagement

<i>David Hassell is Founder & CEO of 15Five.</i> <i>This post originally appeared on the 15Five Blog.</i><p>A recent <i>Forbes</i> article asked the question, “Does Crying Kill Your Career?” This sparks an important conversation about the necessity for an authentic human experience in the workplace. Crying is viewed by many …

Emotional Intelligence

Toddlers pose a serious risk to smartphones and tablets

It’s been said repeatedly that tablets and smartphones are “bad” for children’s brains. This happened again just last weekend, and as ever the evidence for these claims is incredibly flimsy. The criticisms and analyses of these claims are constant, but they always fail to address the elephant in …

Parenting

Sum of Natural Numbers (second proof and extra footage)

Elite: Dangerous Is The Ultimate 'Water Cooler' PC Game

Probably the highest praise I can pay Elite: Dangerous is that it’s been a genuine struggle forcing myself to stop playing long enough to write about it. That’s because of the limitless stories that happen so organically while pirating/space trucking/Han Solo’ing your way through Frontier …

Fanfiction

5 Ways To Be A Better Parent

Some days, when I’m tired, overworked, and confronting compounding deadlines, my children feel like just another responsibility, a burden even. I imagine most parents feel this way sometimes. It’s okay; take it from me. I speak with authority. My job is to think and write about kids, and sometimes …

Mysterious moons and alien life: the 42 best space movies ever made

Science Fiction

The best Android apps of 2014

1. Mailbox<p>What we say: Mailbox is one of the better ways to attain the fabled Inbox Zero – or at least try to – by swiping unwanted emails aside like they’re unwanted matches in Tinder. Slick design, its integration with Gmail and the ability to “snooze” non-urgent emails made it a useful …

Losing your smartphone: the five stages of grief

In the past, I’ve often scoffed at people who seem to live entirely through their smartphone. I have openly mocked the people who queue through the night to get the latest versions. I have smugly rolled my eyes at people who constantly check their phones for updates and alerts in social situations. …