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Artist’s brilliant National Park posters advertise a grim future

<b>Drawing upon the WPA’s classic National Parks posters, Hannah Rothstein’s new series envisions our natural treasures ravaged by climate change.</b><p>With a …

I want this credit card-sized dumbphone more than I want the Galaxy S8

Somebody hold me because my obsession with credit card-sized gadgets is getting just a little out of control.<p>Days after discovering the Kado Wallet …

Microsoft drone simulator helps you prevent real-world crashes

It's relatively easy to develop a drone that can fly on its own, but it's another matter developing one that can navigate the many obstacles of real life. That's where Microsoft thinks it can help. It just published an open source simulator, the Aerial Informatics and Robotics Platform, that helps …

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Every message in WhatsApp is completely encrypted

Surprise! WhatsApp, one of the most popular online communication services in the world, now uses end-to-end encryption on every device and for every message, whether it's voice, text, photo, video, group or one-on-one. Open Whisper Systems, an organization that aims to advance secure communication …

Play This: Sonically Pleasing Puzzler 'Monument Valley' Will Break Your Brain

Mobile games often can be described as quick, addictive, frenetic. They don't take a lot of time, and you can play them in line at the grocery …

The Making Of Tesla: Invention, Betrayal, And The Birth Of The Roadster

Mike Nudelman/Business Insider<p>Tesla Motors probably shouldn't exist.<p>The last successful American car startup was founded 111 years ago. It's called Ford.<p>Barely a decade old, Tesla is already gigantic and adored. Its market capitalization hovers around $28 billion. Morgan Stanley calls it "the …

Kickstarter has a new king: Coolest, an all-in-one cooler

Back when it introduced its first smartwatch, there's no doubt that Pebble took the crowdfunding world by storm. But, more than two years after Pebble broke <i>and</i> set new records on Kickstarter, a cooler is now doing the same. As of today, Coolest is the most successful Kickstarter ever, at least in …

Here's a look at ThinkGeek's 2014 April Fools' products

Those of you with the appropriate geek cred know the score by now. Every year on April 1st, ThinkGeek, purveyor of nerdy novelty delights, takes part in the "I fooled you, internets" game. But unlike other April Fools' pranksters, ThinkGeek's products have a shot at becoming more than just joke …

Appmethod lets you code native Android, iOS and desktop apps simultaneously (hands-on)

With different requirements and countless other incompatibilities, building applications for multiple platforms can be a tremendous chore. Embarcadero Technologies is setting out to simplify that process a bit with Appmethod, a multi-device development platform that lets you create apps for …

The best alternatives to Google's own Android apps

As Android has evolved, Google's worked increasingly hard to keep users locked into its ecosystem. The search giant creates new apps, retains users by giving them a thoroughly decent out-of-the-box experience and then charges device makers for a license to embed them on their phones and tablets. …

Meet 'The Dash': smart headphones that let you listen, train and talk (video)

Got a feature list for your dream in-ear headphones? Get ready to screw it up in a ball and be ashamed at how short it was. Enter "The Dash," the name given to a pair of wireless smart headphones currently making waves on Kickstarter. The project is only a few days old, has already smashed through …

DARPA gives the public a one-stop shop for its open-source code

Ever wish you could help DARPA build our future robot overlords? Wish no more, friends, because DARPA's new open-source program will let you in on the action.<p>DARPA's making the DARPA Open Catalog, a collection of the publically releasable elements from its findings over the years, available to …

More than a Dozen New Drone Products in the Maker Shed

<i>The Micro UFO Quad, now only $49.99!</i><p>No category has ever expanded more rapidly in Maker Shed history than the recently added Drones and Flight category. We’ll continue adding items to the category in anticipation of the launch of Volume 37 of MAKE magazine, which will focus on Drones, but I’m most …

Drunk Dial Congress website thrives as government shutdown drags on

"Mad at Congress over the shutdown? Have a drink and tell them."<p>This is the simple recommendation put forward by the website Drunk Dial Congress, which provides a service to connect frustrated citizens and furloughed employees with a random member of Congress.<p>Enter your phone number on the website …

Qualcomm's brain-like processor is almost as smart as your dog

Biological brains are sometimes overrated, but they're still orders of magnitude quicker and more power-efficient than traditional computer chips. That's why Qualcomm has been quietly funneling some of its prodigious income into a project called "Zeroth," which it hopes will one day give it a …

Google Has Created A Programming Language That Thumbs Its Nose At Oracle

Ellison thinks Android copies a programming language owned by Oracle called Java.<p>Google is working on the ultimate come-back: It has created a programming language called Golang, or Go, that some people say can replace Java altogether.<p>Java was developed 20 years ago at Sun Microsystems and has …

Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Turning a wall into a touch-screen computer has many uses -- it could help teachers instruct classes or be used by shops to display product information. It could even be used for fun to play interactive active games.<p>Once just a prototype created by the startup Ubi with a Microsoft Kinect for …

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Meta and Steve Mann want to mediate your reality for $667

"Demo or die." That's the unofficial motto of Meta and it's a bedrock principle espoused by Raymond Lo, the company's CTO. Lo spent a decade under the tutelage of Professor Steve Mann (known to many as the father of wearable computing), and is one of the few to make it through Mann's Ph.D. program …

Google open sources two Web Lab experiments ahead of shutdown this Sunday (video)

Google's Web Lab exhibition has had a decent run at London's Science Museum, but all of that web-linked hardware is being packed up for good after the doors are closed this Sunday. Google's hoping that at least some of it will live on, though, and has teamed up with research and design firm Tellart …

The world’s new largest building is four times the size of Vatican City

China just cut the ribbon on the world’s new largest building.<p>The New Century Global Center, which recently opened in Chendgu, China, is 328 feet high, 1,640 feet long, and 1,312 feet wide. That’s roughly 20 times the size of Sydney’s legendary Opera House, four times the size of Vatican City, and …

How Life is Different For Left-Handed People

In this video, <i>BuzzFeed</i> shows six ways that the world is harder for lefties, but reminds everyone that lefties are also better at sports, have …

Oh Joy Sex Toy: dildo funnies

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly webcomic that features reviews of sex toys, porn, pinups, sex clubs -- basically, the whole pervy gamut. It is written and …