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10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Samsung launches redesigned Gamepad, available now in Europe

It took a while, but Samsung finally launched the Gamepad Bluetooth controller that it first teased at the launch of the Galaxy S4 back in March.<p>The long delay might have to do with the complete makeover that the Gamepad received. Moving away from the white Xbox-like design and layout of the …

Rechargeable Batteries

Newest rumors say Galaxy S5 will feature iris scanner, 2560x1440 display

The time for speculating about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 is starting, and the first rumors to come are pretty damn crazy. <i>ZDNet Korea</i> says that …

Obad was the nastiest piece of Android malware discovered in 2013

In a recent end of year summary published by antivirus company Kaspersky Labs, the firm officially named Obad as its Villain of the Year 2013.<p>Obad was discovered during the summer and it was quickly recognized as a sophisticated piece of malware. The technical name for the Trojan is …

Google Play

Samsung counters iPhone 5S with a golden Galaxy S4

Two weeks after Apple's September 10th reveal of a champagne-colored iPhone, Samsung is launching its own golden phone in the shape of a new Gold Edition Galaxy S4. There are two options, Gold Pink or Gold Brown, which Samsung is proudly showing off on its United Arab Emirates social media outlets. …

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Hiking

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

Photography

Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Slow Cooker Recipes > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40 <i>Comments »</i><p>As far as I’m …

Light Paintings by Janne Parviainen

Lorne Michaels on The 1970s and The Birth of Saturday Night Live

The 70s began for me in 1975—on April 1, 1975, to be exact. That was the day I signed on to move to New York and begin work on a new late-night comedy/variety series for NBC. And it was going to be live. As it turns out, April Fools’ Day is the right day to start work on something like that.<p>The …

The audacious plan to end hunger with 3-D printed food

Anjan Contractor’s 3D food printer might evoke visions of the “replicator” popularized in <i>Star Trek</i>, from which Captain Picard was constantly interrupting himself to order tea. And indeed Contractor’s company, Systems & Materials Research Corporation, just got a six month, $125,000 grant from NASA …

3D Printing

Artificial intelligence 'will take the place of humans within five years’

Salespeople, call centre staff and customer service personnel could all be replaced by computers within the next few years, claims one technology entrepreneur.<p>Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) specialist Dmitry Aksenov has been working on building computers that “think like human beings” …

Heartbeats to replace traditional passwords

Our heartbeats could be used instead of traditional passwords to unlock smartphones, tablets and cars using a new device being developed by Canadian company Bionym.<p>Passwords scrawled on a scrap of paper are easily lost, jumbled letters and numbers are quickly forgotten and, with “password” still …

Your next phone could have a solar panel for a screen

The news a few weeks back that TCL communication, the world’s seventh largest phone manufacturer, paid €2.1 million ($2.78 million) to test a new technology (link in French) in their devices from an unknown startup, SunPartner, didn’t turn many heads. But if integrating SunPartner’s technology …

Clean Energy

Why you should not trust emails sent from Google

As you might know, Google is running a vulnerability reward program, where they award researchers monetary awards or a place in their Hall of Fame …

On-demand on-chip teleportation of qubits performed for first time - ExtremeTech

By on August 15, 2013 at 9:21 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It’s going to be a while before …

Quantum Mechanics

Back to the future: Microsoft develops acoustic P2P file transfer tech for smartphones - ExtremeTech

By on August 15, 2013 at 2:05 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In a bold, technologically …

Points Electronic Sign

Made by Breakfast NY – the studio that came up with Instaprint – Points is a versatile sign. Aside from pointing out nearby landmarks, it can also …

Samsung Galaxy NX brings Android to interchangeable lens cameras

The arrival of an Android-totting mirrorless camera or DSLR has been almost inevitable since the release of point-and-shoots running Google's mobile …

DNA 3D Printed Shoe System Creates Shoes that Fit You and Your Body Movement

Introducing <b>DNA 3D Printed Shoe System</b> from Pensar Development, this project aims to design and create footwear based on individual anatomy and …

Game designer Jason Rohrer designs a game meant to be played 2,000 years from now, hides it in desert

The designer of <i>Passage</i>, <i>The Castle Doctrine</i> and <i>Diamond Trust of London</i>, Jason Rohrer, has developed a game designed to be played by people he'll never know. Rohrer hasn't played it himself, he says, and has buried the game — designed to survive thousands of years — in the Nevada desert, making it …

Student creates 30-second cellphone battery charge, tapped by Google

This year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair has named its three winners, picking 18-year-old Eesha Khare for her invention of a …

Best apps of the week: Moldiv, Lime Light, Frozen Synapse, and more

All of the happenings out at Google I/O 2013 dominated the news cycle this week, and for good reason: There was a ton of to talk about, especially in …

Apps

MIT constructs synthetic analog computers inside living cells - ExtremeTech

By on May 16, 2013 at 10:06 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Early computers could perform fairly …

Google Glass for prescription eyewear seen at I/O

Credit: Engadget<p>When Google Glass was first unveiled to the public at Google I/O, the lack of support for prescription eyewear was a notable limitation. 75 percent of American adults use some sort of vision correction, with the majority of them being glasses, and Google obviously had a major market …

Google Glass

3D photography: Is there still hope for 3D TV's stillborn cousin? - ExtremeTech

3D photography: Is there still hope for 3D TV’s stillborn cousin?<p>By on May 17, 2013 at 1:29 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links …

Wi-Fi Network Breaks Speed Record

Think your network is fast? Getting a gigagbyte-sized movie over your local wireless network to your hard drive in a few seconds is old hat. Now …

This Week at 148Apps: May 13-17, 2013

We Are Your App Review Source<p>Need to know the latest and greatest apps each and every week? Look no further than 148Apps. Our reviewers comb through …

Star Trek