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This $30 reusable smart notebook may have gotten rejected on 'Shark Tank' — but I swear by it in my everyday life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Rocketbook</i><p>If you're an old soul who prefers pen and paper notes (they're just more <i>personal,</i> you know?<i>)</i>, or you just get how obnoxious it is …

Here’s How to Use ND and Polarizing Filters to Shoot Better Photographs (VIDEO)

While many photographers think nothing about spending big bucks on high-end cameras and premium glass, these same shooters often ignore inexpensive …

New MIT Media Lab Tool Lets Anyone Visualize Unwieldy Government Data

DataViva, a project developed in part by Media Lab professor César Hidalgo, aims to make a wide swath of government economic data usable with a series of visualization apps.<p>In the four years since the U.S. government created data.gov, the first national repository for open data, more than 400,000 …

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285,000 Finger-Painting Strokes on iPad Forms Realistic Portrait of Morgan Freeman

Technology is improving every day and with those changes come exciting new ways to produce art, like Procreate, an app that allows artists to create detailed, digital finger-paintings. This image of Morgan Freeman is the result of that ever-improving technology. The piece was created by UK-based …

One of the Year's Most Addictive Mobile Games Doesn't Seem Like a Game at All

When I tell people I write about videogames, someone almost always asks, “What should I play?”I’m not a reviewer, and there are plenty of games I …

5 pieces of advice for those who want to buy a connected device

Look, the internet of things is hot right now. We even put out a connected gift guide that showcased a variety of connected products and home …

Formula 1 teams worried about 'ugly' 2014 cars

Formula 1 teams are concerned that the 2014 technical regulations are forcing them into 'ugly' designs with hooked nose sections, as shown by this …

November 2013

Intel Is Investing Billions Of Dollars Into This Unproven Technology

Moore's Law, named after Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, predicts that the number of transistors that can be cost-effectively packed into a chip will double every two years.<p>The more transistors on a chip, the more powerful the chip becomes without using more space or energy. That's why computers …

Coast Guard visits mysterious 'Google barge'

Agency mum on trip and San Francisco vessel's purpose, citing "commercial confidentiality."<p>SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard on Wednesday visited the mysterious "Google barge" floating in San Francisco Bay, but the agency would not reveal anything about the tech giant's hush-hush vessel.<p>Google has …

thingCHARGER Is A Clutter-Free Charger For Multiple Devices

A lack of power outlets, messy wires and multiple kinds of charging accessories — the woes of charging multiple devices at once present a headache that is familiar to many.<p>In steps thingCHARGER, a new charging solution that transforms any regular US power outlet into a charging station for up to …

CottonTracks: Bring Order to Your Browsing History

You’re probably already well-versed in perusing your browsing history, but CottonTracks for Chrome and Opera delivers a slightly different experience on this front.<p>Once you’ve installed the extension in your browser, anything you search for on the Web will be aggregated automatically, with …

Google Fonts now lets you experiment with typefaces in a free app

Google has a lot of free fonts on offer, but it's hard to know how they'll look on a website without putting them into HTML code or buying a preview tool. It's now much easier to experiment with typefaces, however, as Google Fonts has just integrated a typography app. Designers can click a link to …

The Internet Archive puts Atari games and obsolete software directly in your browser

The Internet Archive has officially released a tool that will let decades-old software run in your browser, along with a catalog of noteworthy, fun, or notorious games and applications. The Archive team has spent two years creating and troubleshooting a JavaScript port of the MESS computer software …

It's Official

It’s Official: The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) Now on Flipboard<p>Inside Flipboard / October 22, 2013<p>Victor Agreda Jr. remembers his first Apple …

GuitarExtended - Real-time guitar effects on Raspberry Pi with Pure Data and Arduino

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OWL Programmable Effects Pedal

With some coding and DSP knowledge, the OWL can become any kind of audio effect that you can imagine. Effects can be combined in any number of ways …

Guitar Riffs Chords Tab at Interactive Guitar Lesson Site Access Rock

Artists web sites: Heavenly Here With You – Almeda Bradshaw<p>This Bill Evans Jim Hall Tribute Video was taken on Feb. 9th, 2016 at Dazzle Jazz Club in …

‘Tonight I Strike’: bringing sci-fi to life with a $1,200 laptop

Visit a world-class facility like Industrial Light & Magic, and alongside legions of brilliant artists you’ll find racks upon racks of servers, all devoted to one task: making the impossible come to life. But as computers have become cheaper and more powerful, technological bottlenecks have opened …

New 'Calvin & Hobbes' documentary is a love letter from fans and cartoonists to its creator

Bill Watterson, the creator of the beloved comic strip <i>Calvin & Hobbes</i> is notoriously private — in the nearly 20 years since he retired from writing and drawing his strip on December 31st, 1995, he's made precious few public statements about his work. That hasn't stopped both fans and journalists …

Stanley Kubrick reportedly considered a 'Dr. Strangelove' sequel directed by Terry Gilliam

Stanley Kubrick was far from a prolific filmmaker, but if he had a bit more time he may have worked on a sequel to <i>Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb</i>. Documents discovered after writer Terry Southern's death in 1995 revealed that Kubrick asked him to pen a script …

Best New Apps: Frax HD

Frax HD is intimidating at first. It's all about fractals; visualizations of complex mathematical equations that twist and turn to create beautifully strange images. The technical explanation is enough to make your head hurt, but thankfully you don't really need to understand any of that. All you …

Skimbox Goes Beyond Email Triage With A “Priority Inbox” App For Consumers & Enterprise

A new application called Skimbox is attempting to take on the heady challenge of fighting email overload in a way that makes sense for both consumers and the enterprise. The app, launching first on iOS, uses the concepts popularized by Mailbox – with its various swipes and gestures – as a way to …

Report: Google smartwatch “heavy into” Google Now functionality

Google is putting the finishing touches on a smartwatch built around its Google Now service, reports 9to5 Google. Seth Weintraub notes his source …

Elon Musk's Grasshopper rocket makes its highest leap to date

Elon Musk's quest to build a rocket that can be reused after delivering its cargo is getting closer to the atmosphere's upper reaches. A new video from SpaceX shows the Grasshopper rocket reaching its highest point to date: 744 meters. The test flight comes a month after Musk demonstrated the …

Research provides new insight into how the Earth's core was formed

"A complex, multi-stage process."<p>Scientists have long puzzled over just how the core of our planet was formed, and new research out of Stanford University suggests that it could have been a long and complicated process. The research shows that the core could have been formed through a process …