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Gift Guide: A Few Of Our Favorite Things

Friends, the moments are ticking away and it won’t be long at all before your tranquil living rooms turn into wrapping paper-strewn war zones. What’s that? You haven’t done your shopping yet?<p>Well, we’ve decided to take a quick break from our more thematic gift guides and give you the straight dope …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

How Tesla batteries are powering an energy revolution

Those Tesla Motors lithium-ion battery packs aren’t just powering electric luxury sports sedans for the 1% any more.<p>They’ve started appearing in a small number of California homes to store electricity generated by rooftop solar panels, and beginning today SolarCity, the Silicon Valley solar …

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Violinist pays tribute to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Taylor Davis, a violinist well-known for her musical renditions of famous video game tracks, released a new video featuring the "Song of Time" and "Song of Storms" from <i>The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time</i>.<p>Davis performs in full costume in the video above. "Song of Time" and "Song of Storms" are two …

Eyewear shopping app turns your headshot into 3D image

The last time I picked out new eyeglasses, I spent about an hour trying out different pairs in the store. Of course I had to drive there, find and pay for parking, and get soaked in the rain.<p>I would have much rather used Smart Vision, an Australian technology that can create an augmented-reality 3D …

Google Glass competitor ships 50K devices, takes Intel investment, hints at Apple connection

Google Glass competitor Recon, which sells the Recon Jet heads-up display and bills itself as the Google Glass for athletes and professionals, has secured an investment from Intel Capital.<p>In perhaps bigger news, the company announced that it has already shipped 50,000 units worldwide of its Snow …

Watch a parkour expert make Mirror's Edge a reality

Although his trainers aren't red, parkour athlete Neil Cointe took to the rooftops of Cambridge to show viewers what a real-life run in <i>Mirror's Edge</i> looks like.<p>Cointe, dressed as closely as possible to protagonist Faith, positions the camera in a way that mimics the game's camera view. Watch as he …

Zoo In China Swaps Dog For Lion, Hopes No One Notices

Visitors to a zoo in China got a rude surprise when the lion started barking.<p>Turns out it was no lion, but just a Tibetan mastiff, a large, hairy breed of dog — which, for what it's worth, more closely resembles the king of the jungle than does perhaps any other domestic canine.<p>Apparently, …

10 tricks for using the Google Maps app

Do you use Google Maps on your phone or tablet? Of course you do. But if you're anything like me, you probably install the updates, skip over the details, and continue to use the app like nothing ever happened. That's bad. You see, Google Maps is constantly changing, and keeping up with the latest …

Watch: 70-Minute Animation Masterclass With Tim Burton

Way back in 2010, just a few months removed from the wild success of his post-converted 3D take on “<b>Alice In Wonderland</b>,” <b>Tim Burton</b> visited the Bell …

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3 simple steps to create a home media server

Streaming video and audio from the Web is now commonplace. Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, Spotify and other services make it simple to watch or listen to what you want when you want.<p>You don't even need a computer. Most services have apps for smartphones and tablets. Many newer TVs are Internet enabled, so …

Mini-apartments are the next big thing in U.S. cities

Could you live in a single-car garage? That's about the size of tiny apartments popping up in major U.S. cities where many residents live alone. Inhabitants say the key is keeping only stuff you use.<p>NEW YORK — When Gil Blattner hired a housekeeper for his elegant apartment with 12-foot ceilings, …

Move Over Google Glass — GlassUp Is A Less Creepy And Much Cheaper Pair Of AR Specs

Right now Google Glass sits at the apogee of geeky, wearable technology. Last month, interviewing a Glass-wearing Robert Scoble, Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman memorably debunked it in his opening question as “that thing on your head. ” Getting non-techie people to view Glass as anything other than …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: Why Sony Is Still The Best Choice For Gamers

<i>The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are increasingly difficult to tell apart, but Sony’s system is still the better pick for gamers.</i><p>Microsoft has backtracked on almost every issue that upset consumers since the company revealed the Xbox One earlier this year.<p>Gone is the noxious online DRM. Gone are the …

Watch Photoshop Genius Bring Retro Snapshot Back To Life (VIDEO)

Now <i>this</i> is how you use photoshop.<p>Thanks to a redditor named TheHaterSalad we just spent the last seven odd minutes with our eyes glued to the computer screen. To be fair, our eyes are often glued to the computer screen, but the video above -- which shows how one might transform a vintage, …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Cool short: 'The Flying Man'

A short film has been receiving attention over the last few days for its sharp visual effects and interesting take on the superhero genre.<p><i>The Flying Man</i>, co-written, directed and financed by Marcus Alqueres, tells the story of a mysterious flying man/being who is taking out unsuspecting citizens. …