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Do Scientist Doubt The Detection Of Gravitational Waves?

<i>These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answers by Leo C. Stein, Ph.D., researcher in gravitational waves, general relativity, and beyond, on Quora.</b><p>Q: Do you have any doubts about the …

Physics

Marc Newson designs the Apple Watch of fountain pens

Apple’s Marc Newson is one of the best designers in the industry. His plane-inspired Lockheed Lounge chair was reflective, smooth and looked incredibly uncomfortable. And we’re still enjoying the look and feel of our Apple Watches, even if the other night a drunk girl at a bar made fun of me for …

Alphabet spins the life sciences division of Google X into standalone company

Google’s Life Sciences team has graduated into a standalone entity. Previously part of Google X, it will now be a wholly owned subsidiary of Alphabet.<p>Via a Google+ post, Alphabet President Sergey Brin said Andy Conrad would act as Life Sciences CEO. Day to day, nothing will change:<p>While the …

Microsoft wants to shock you when you get an email

Technically Incorrect: A patent application filed by Microsoft describes giving your skin a little buzz when you get a notification.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The ultimate goal of wearable tech is to make you the gadget.<p>You know …

Wearable Tech

We Can Now 3D-Print Glass And It Is Entrancing

That glass is so hot right now<p>The process of making glass was already amazing. Take tiny grains of sand, melt them at staggering temperatures with other chemicals, then carefully cool it into a brand new solid, ready to be a vase, window, bottle, or bead. It's possible to make glass on your grill …

Intel CEO wants its technology in every device (even golf clubs)

With spider robots and BMX bike stunts taking the stage at the opening keynote for this year's Intel Developer Forum (and hardly any details about actual chips) it's clear Intel wants to be known for more than just computer CPUs. It's a wise move, especially if you consider the dwindling PC market. …

Brian Krzanich

NVIDIA is testing online game sharing for GeForce Experience

You know that awesome PlayStation 4 feature that lets you digitally "pass" your controller to a friend over the internet? Soon you'll be able do that on a PC, too. The next big update to NVIDIA's GeForce Experience software includes something called GameStream Co-op -- a feature that pipes your …

Note 5 Active Details and Surface Pro 4 Changes

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

The Fin Puts Gesture Control On A Ring

Gesture control is still a work in progress. Just ask anybody who spent a little too much time messing around with the Kinect. But it’s still a good …

Myo Jedi-armbands hooked up to Oculus Rift, robots and more

Motion-tracking startup Thalmic Labs has been showing off what its early developers can do with a muscle-reading Myo armband and a little …

Popcord Is A Stylish iPhone Cable That Just Surpassed Its Kickstarter Target

Yes of course you need another handy little iPhone charger cable. Okay, so there are one or two iPhone charger cables out there. One we like is the Nomad. But a new entrant has just popped on Kickstarter — Popcord.<p>With five days to go before it ends its Kickstarter campaign, it surpassed its target …

Nokia kinetic phone charging made real: dancing for power

There’s a fellow by the name of Markku at Nokia’s Sensors and Energy department – the Principal Researcher of that department. He’s working on a …

Roku Challenges Google's Chromecast With Tiny New TV Streamer

The Roku set-top box is one of our favorite streamers. Now it's shrinking down and moving to the back of your TV.<p>The new Roku Streaming Stick, like …

Surface Wireless Display Adapter hits FCC for tablet screen sharing

Microsoft is preparing a Wireless Display Adapter for Surface, an HDMI dongle that appears to be designed to help Surface tablet owners to expand …

"Stained glass" photovoltaics fuse form and function

Many existing options for colored solar cells depend upon dyes, which scatter light and blur the background, or plasmonic or photonic filters, which …

Apple adding hundreds of new engineers and operations staff in China to speed development of larger iPhones

Apple is on a mass hiring spree for Asian staff, beginning in the middle of last year, as noted by the Wall Street Journal. The Journal says that Apple is trying to speed up product development in China and Taiwan to help launch a larger lineup of devices. Apparently, the company is aggressively …

The $150 Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard Is A Keyboard For Your Living Room

Meet the Smart Keyboard. If you’ve ever wanted a full size QWERTY keyboard for your TV, this is for you. It packs all the goods of a Harmony Remote into a wireless keyboard that will be rather tough to lose between the couch cushions.<p>The Smart Keyboard is designed to work with the Xbox, …

Reflektion Raises $8M From Intel, Nike To Help Retailers Predict What Shoppers Will Buy Next

Reflektion, a predictive analytics startup that helps retailers such as O’Neill improve customer conversion rates, has raised $8 million in Series B funding led by Intel Capital and Nike. The startup plans to use this additional funding in beefing up sales, marketing and also launch its e-commerce …

Google and Samsung just unveiled the first Chromebook you might actually want to buy

Google has slowly but very deliberately encroached on territory previously claimed by Windows PCs: low-cost notebooks. Now its latest Chromebook may pose a threat to Apple’s dominance of the higher-end market.<p>Previously, Google’s Chrome operating system has mostly been confined to sub-$300, …

Consumer Tech

Disney deal blazes trail for a Dish without the dish

analysis Dish Network's deal with Disney sacrifices AutoHop, but it does more than just keep ESPN and gain access to more mobile-video apps: It slings Dish into the lead for full-on Web TV.<p>Dish Network just took the lead in turning Internet TV into reality.<p>Long have the biggest names in technology …

Televisions

Facebook Looking Into Buying Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Facebook, one of the primary backers of the Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people in the world who still lack connectivity, is in talks with a company that could help further that agenda. TechCrunch is hearing that Facebook is buying Titan …

WD My Cloud EX2 review: Everything a connected home needs - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>WD My Cloud EX2</b> is speedy, easy to use and affordable. The server's mobile-enabled personal cloud feature is a bonus for frequent travelers.<p><b>The Bad</b> The mobile app supports a limited number of file formats for playback, has no search function, and doesn't allow you to sort by content …

Wi-Fi

Image Recognition Startup Slyce Raises $10.75M To Be The Amazon Flow For Everyone Else

Toronto-based startup Slyce has raised a new round of $10.75 million in funding, led by Beacon Securities, and including PI Financial, Salman Partners, Harrington Global and more. The company builds image recognition tech, and wants to be the Amazon Flow for every other retailer on the planet, …