Matthew Quattrocchi

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Science Explains Why You're Not a Morning Person

Can't get out of bed in the morning? Allow science to tell you why—and whether or not you can change that.<p>I’m awful in the mornings. Can science fix …

Imaging

Like 'hugging a warm cloud': meet the Nebia shower that has caught the eye of Tim Cook

It's priced like an Apple product too: each one will go for $US400 ($562), which is around 28 times what you'd pay for your standard shower head at …

Can This Game Turn You Vegan?

The creator explains his provocative game where you're a cow who slaughters humans<p>The gaming world’s depiction of human violence is usually characterized as “glorifying,” however the internet definitely has an exception to that rule now with “That Cow Game”--a minimalist slaughterhouse simulator …

How to make your Bluetooth speaker sound better

One great thing about Bluetooth speakers is you can use them to learn about how room size and acoustics affect a given speaker's sound quality. Experiment with placement and you'll quickly learn that where you put a speaker in a room can make a big difference in the sound, for better or worse. …

Audiophile

At long last, Jason Jones admits tweaking firepower of Halo’s pistol

Jason Jones did his first interview in more than a decade with IGN, and the conversations revealed some long-kept secrets.<p>Jones is the co-founder of Bungie, maker of the Halo and Destiny video game franchises. While his games have sold tens of millions of units over time, Jones has been shy about …

The Biggest Bang: A Dazzling View On the World’s Largest Fireworks Festival

As popular as Mexican bottles of Coke among certain purists are Mexican bottle rockets–crown king of fireworks and hailing from Tultepec, about an hour outside of Mexico City. Tultepec, otherwise not known for its look-at-me displays, is the hub of the Mexican pyrotechnics industry, producing more …

Festivals

The Easy Profit Game Ends In Smartphones, So Apple Plays A New One

It seems Samsung and Apple at last have something in common. As the Korean giant forecast its profits would be massive, but slightly below expectations, its stock price took a tumble. It appears the industry has crossed through a level some call “peak smartphone” — the point of maximum profit. This …

APOD: NGC 2170: Still Life with Reflecting Dust (2013 Jul 07) Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, U. Arizona http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130707.html Explanation: In this beautiful celestial still life composed with a cosmic brush, dusty nebula NGC 2170 shines at the upper left. Reflecting the light of nearby hot stars, NGC 2170 is joined by other bluish reflection nebulae, a compact red emission region, and streamers of obscuring dust against a backdrop of stars. Like the common household items still life painters often choose for their subjects, the clouds of gas, dust, and hot stars pictured here are also commonly found in this setting - a massive, star-forming molecular cloud in the constellation of the Unicorn (Monoceros). The giant molecular cloud, Mon R2, is impressively close, estimated to be only 2,400 light-years or so away. At that distance, this canvas would be about 15 light-years across. http://www.caelumobservatory.com/ http://skycenter.arizona.edu/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130707 #APOD

Milky Way over boat launch at Lake St. George, Maine

Notice the reflections of the stars and the Milky Way next to the dock in this shot by Mike Taylor.<p>Mike Taylor wrote:<p>Hello Earthsky!<p>Milky Way at Lake …

Alleged 'budget' iPhone revealed in photos and video by company selling Android knock-offs

Photos and video of what’s purported to be the new low-cost iPhone popped up online overnight, possibly giving us the closest look yet at Apple’s newest device. The images even look identical to photos published last week by Nowhere Else of alleged plastic iPhone cases. But there’s a twist. The …

The Future Of Flight: Planes That Never Need To Land

Perpetual flight is going, so get ready for planes that just keep going and going and going...<p>In 1883, Nobel laureate John Strutt, a physicist and the third Baron Rayleigh, put forward a radical idea. He had been studying the mechanics of pelican flight and proposed that the birds drew energy from …

This iPhone App Reports The Weather As A Daily Infographic

Through a series of clever graphs, Weathertron tells the day’s forecast without dumbing it down.<p>Weather apps tend to tell you too much information or too little. They either reskin superficial information you could glean by sticking your arm out the window or offer an absurdly deep dive that only a …

No more filthy smartphone screens with Corning's new Gorilla Glass

Corning’s new generation (Gorilla Glass 4?) of thin and durable glass is expected to pack new features that may make Dragontrail and even the superbly durable sapphire glass appear inferior. This time, it’s not just a solution similar to oleophobic coating, Nokia’s ClearBlack display polarizer …

The Visual Signature of Your City

How to Use Google Plus

While Google Plus isn't quite in the same league as Facebook, it's growing fast—in May 2013, Time reported that Google Plus had approximately 190 million active members. Ready to sign up? Learning how to use Google Plus is easy, especially if you already have a Google account.<p><b>Adding Yourself to</b> …

iOS 7 Is Designed To Be Easy To Understand But Hard To Copy

Jony Ive explained in the video that introduced iOS 7 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that the new design was both familiar to existing users and yet a totally new experience of the iPhone. There has been criticism of both the familiarity (nothing really new here) and the ad hoc nature …

The Week In Numbers: The Most Expensive Experiment Ever, 700,000-Year-Old DNA, And More

<b>233 degrees Fahrenheit</b>: the temperature at which NASA sterilized the Viking landers before they went to Mars (turns out that was probably unnecessary—if Earth microorganisms could survive on Mars, they're probably already living there…)<p><b>€13 billion to €16 billion</b>: the cost of the International …

Here’s The Next iPad, According To A Mess Of Leaked Images

Yet again, third-party accessory makers have revealed an upcoming iPad design. Alibaba.com is awash in cases for a redesigned iPad. Nearly every case is for a device that has a thinner bezel and slimmer profile. In short, the next iPad will look like the iPad mini — except, you know, just not …