Judah Narh

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11 default iPhone apps you can replace with much better ones

Delete Maps, Mail and Safari and never look back — there are much better versions of the default apps you get when you first get a new iPhone.<p>You …

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

Graphic Design

20 uses for Evernote that you probably haven’t thought of yet

When it comes to getting organized, Evernote can be a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. In fact, it’s our favorite note-taking platform—by …

Productivity

20 Tricks That Can Make Anyone An Excel Expert

After Microsoft developed Excel to the 2010 version, it offered more surprises than ever. In order to deal with tons of big data, you can’t ignore …

5 Facebook tricks you never knew existed

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. Sure, it’s an easy way to keep in touch with family and friends, but it’s also a major time drain and privacy killer.<p>There is more to Facebook than status updates, photos and comments. Here are five little-known Facebook chills and thrills.<p><b>1.</b> …

Notifications Are The Next Platform

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Anish Acharya is the co-founder and CEO of Snowball.</i><p>As the world moves from web to mobile, we’ve been thinking deeply about how people will discover mobile products and services and how we will find and access all the things we need in our digital lives.<p>Search (largely Google) has …

Apps

When We Weren't Looking, A Star Passed Within 0.8 Lightyears Of Earth

Close encounters of the stellar kind<p>70,000 years ago, earth was a pretty bleak place. <i>Homo erectus</i> had just gone extinct, and we were all in mourning. But while we were distracted by things like the near-extinction of our own species, some fantastic stuff was going on in the furthest reaches of our …

Astronomy

The Forgotten Artifacts Of Communist East Germany

A new book explores design behind the Iron Curtain.<p>In 1990, in the thick of the political and social upheaval that reunited East and West Germany, the citizens of East Germany were busy throwing out their things. Over the course of the year, East Germans tossed an average 1.2 tons of trash per …

History

Cannabis 'munchies' explained by new research

Scientists have shown the urge to eat after smoking is caused by cannabinoids hijacking brain cells that normally suppress appetite<p>Besides making a bongo drum sound inexplicably magical and enhancing a person’s ability to talk nonsense for extended periods of time, generations of cannabis smokers …

Neuroscience

Beehive Picture Hangers May Revolutionize the Way We Hang Frames on Walls

Hanging a picture frame up on a wall often isn’t the simplest of tasks, at least if you’re a perfectionist, but a new product has arrived to change …

Ray wants to be the last remote control you’ll ever buy

David Skokna wants to simplify TV, one button at a time. That’s why Skokna and his team at Ray Ventures are introducing a remote control to replace …

Remote Controls

Mophie launches Juice Pack for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Mophie<p>The popular line of iPhone battery packs from Mophie is getting bigger. On Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics …

Facebook now lets you designate a contact to manage your account when you’ve died

If you’ve wondered what will happen to your digital presence after your die, Facebook now has answers. The social network will soon allow you to nominate someone to manage your profile when you’re gone.<p>Your Legacy Contact will be able to add a pinned post with a final message or notification about …

The Phorm iPad mini case gives you an on-demand physical keyboard

Touchscreens have changed the way we type on our mobile devices since the original iPhone, providing dynamic keyboards that only show up when you need them and useful corrections. Still, not everyone likes tapping on a flat touchscreen, instead preferrring physical keyboards. But what if you could …

Google to put health information directly into search results

Addition to Knowledge Graph will present medical facts for searches on health conditions, verified by the Mayo Clinic<p>Google is changing the way it displays search queries to pull medical facts directly into its results.<p>The medical information is being added to the company’s Knowledge Graph, which …

Health Information

Dazzling Star Trails Captured from Space by an Astronaut

If you happen to be 240 miles up in space traveling at 17,000 miles per hour, it would be difficult to imagine botching up an image shot from such a …

Find your pals in a crowd with this flashing phone app

We've likely all been there: you're at a concert or some other crowded public space and maybe it's too loud to talk on the phone or you don't have cell reception to send a text. How're your friends supposed to find you? Well, if you use LookFor, all they'd have to, erm, look for, would be your …

Apple provides ‘sneak peek’ of its new campus as construction continues

Apple has continued to make steady progress on its new headquarters, and this week provided KQED News with a special “sneak peek” at the construction site. The news outlet has released several photos of some of the major structures on the upcoming campus, and has promised additional photos from the …

New 'App Pins' Allow Users to Install iOS Apps Right From Pinterest's App

Pinterest today announced a new partnership with Apple to launch "App Pins" that will allow users to install iOS apps on their devices without ever needing to leave the Pinterest app.<p>Let’s say you’re Pinning workout inspiration to your Marathon Training board. If you see a fitness app that helps …

Clot-removal device paired with drug shows benefits for stroke patients

In most patients suffering a potentially devastating stroke triggered by a blood clot, retrieval of the clot with a medical device along with the standard drug therapy restored blood flow to the brain and reduced rates of death and disability, four new clinical trials have demonstrated.<p>The latest …

Britain Launches First Driverless Car—And It’s Precious

Google's self-driving cars face some cute competition<p>Britain’s first driverless car doesn’t look like a car at all. The electric-powered LUTZ Pathfinder launched Wednesday, wandering the sidewalks of London’s Greenwich neighborhood, and it’s closer in appearance to a runaway cockpit of a small …

Driverless Cars

Now you can download iPhone apps directly within Pinterest

Apple curates its App Store with the intention of pushing its best software to the top, but with more than 1.4 million apps available on iOS, it's not always easy to know what to look for. Pinterest wants to change that. The social networking site has today launched App Pins, a feature by which …

Apps

Police in Washington state fatally shoot man who threw rocks at them

(Reuters) - Police in Washington state shot a man to death who threw rocks at them, officials said on Wednesday, as a video published online appearing to show the incident drew criticism of the officers’ actions.<p>The police shooting in Pasco, Washington comes amid heightened tension across the …

Law Enforcement

Tom Blachford's New "Midnight Modern" Photos

Debuting during Palm Springs Modernism Week 2015 (a 10-day cultural event celebrating mid-century modern design, architecture, fashion and culture), photography exhibition "Midnight Modern" captures the sublime essence of lunar illumination. Melbourne, Australia-based photographer Tom Blachford …

Palm Springs

US carriers make it (somewhat) easier to unlock your phone

If you've struggled with getting your carrier to unlock your phone so that you can easily travel abroad -- or, gasp, <i>switch providers</i> -- today is an important day. As promised, seven US networks (AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellcom, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon) are now honoring a …

Ukraine crisis: Poroshenko declares Russia conditions 'unacceptable'

Ceasefire will come into force on Sunday, but Hollande and Merkel say much work still to be done after marathon overnight negotiations<p>The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have reached a ceasefire deal after 17 hours of talks in Minsk, Belarus, on the Ukrainian conflict.<p>The ceasefire …

Russia

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

National Academy of Sciences

Three tickets confirmed as winners of $564M Powerball jackpot

Tickets in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico had the winning numbers in Wednesday's drawing for a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot.<p>Sue Dooley, senior drawing manager for the Multi-State Lottery Association, told the Associated Press that the Puerto Rico ticket was the first Powerball jackpot …