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A robot has solved a Rubik's Cube in under a second

Just last month, we told you about a robot that managed to solve a Rubik's cube in less than a second, a feat that is already pretty damn impressive. But in today's world, records are broken every day, and it looks like the bot created by software engineers Jay Flatland and Paul Rose already has …

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Elon Musk To Test Hyperloop Before Big Crowds This Summer

Almost two dozen teams who entered their “pod” designs in a competition decided at Texas A&M University this Saturday will go on to test their creations on Elon Musk’s futuristic hyperloop transport system. In the end, it was a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology taking top honors, …

iPad Pro to feature 2732×2048 resolution according to iOS 9 code

Earlier today, a keyboard with much better support for the supposed iPad Pro, a device that has been rumored for some time now, was shown off thanks to the iOS 9 code. Steve Troughton Smith and Hiraku Wang now suggest that the iPad Pro will feature a resolution of 2732×2048, which at 12.9-inches, …

Instamic packs big recording power into a tiny form factor

Calling itself the “GoPro of microphones,” Instamic wants to assert itself as the new standard for audio recording. If its Indiegogo campaign goes as planned, it just might achieve that goal.<p>Instamic is a tiny clip-on (there are also magnetic or adhesives mounts) microphone that wants to replace …

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Rubik's Cube world record is now 5.25 seconds

A new Rubik's Cube world record of 5.25 has been set by an American teenager. Collin Burns was competing at a high school competition on Saturday …

Mystery No More: How the Sliding Stones of Death Valley Do Their Trick

Oh how I love nature and science! The former sets up mysteries that baffle us, and then the latter equips us with tools with which to solve them.<p>Phil …

Disney’s Lab Builds Buttons That Work By Manipulating Soundwaves Rather Than Electricity

I’m a fan of Disney’s research labs. Meant largely to help Disney discover new ways to innovate in their parks and products, it’s a seemingly endless stream of crazy thinking.<p>Much of what they build and share is really, really cool, but hard to imagine being used by anyone <i>outside</i> of Disney. This …

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This remote-controlled robot can run faster than you (video)

RC cars and helicopters are cool and all, but if you want a combo breaker in your collection, here's something different: a multi-legged robot that <i>runs</i>. At the moment, you can only get this remote-controlled sprinter called the OutRunner through Kickstarter, where its creators are trying to raise …

Forever™ Launches Free 90-Day Intro Memberships

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 12, 2014–<p>Forever, Inc. today announced the launch of its free Intro Member Program. Forever.com is the world’s first permanent digital storage and sharing service. The company guarantees that it will save and enable sharing of photos (and soon documents and videos) in …

Roadie tunes your guitar for you, tells you when your strings are about to break (hands-on)

Unless you've traded your guitar strings for an axe-shaped MIDI controller, tuning your guitar is probably one of those chores you've just learned to deal with. It's hardly the bane of any guitarist's existence, but sometimes it seems like there could just be a faster, more brainless way to get …

The secret company behind Twitter's TV takeover

Twitter enters millions of homes on a nightly basis with the help of a secret weapon: Mass Relevance, the most important company at the intersection of social media and television that you've never heard of.<p>Founded in December 2010, the Austin-based startup is responsible for nearly every tweet …

Implementing a Turing machine in Excel

Felienne describes how she, Daan van Berkel and some other friends went away for a weekend to hack a Turing machine out of Excel formulas. Lacking an …

Tardis street view: Google Maps goes inside Doctor's blue box

Doctor Who's Tardis has been making cameo appearances on Google Street View for quite some time. Not content to just sit there and gaze at the exterior, Google Street View now goes inside the time and space machine.<p>You start at the police telephone box Street View location at Earl's Court in …

Artist pranks LA Best Buy stores with 'useless' gadget

Consumers visiting five select Los Angeles-area Best Buy stores last Friday encountered a "useless" gadget unlike any other.<p>Intending to inspire people to think twice about having the latest and greatest piece of tech, street artist Plastic Jesus secretly placed empty black plastic boxes, complete …

Best apps for first-time iPhone owners

Getting started with your first iPhone is an amazing experience, especially when you have all the right apps.If you or someone you know has just …

How a simple three-digit number helps websites stick it to online censorship

Last week, the American gossip site Gawker published a piece about Rebekah Brooks, former CEO of Rupert Murdoch’s News International. Lawyers for Brooks, who is facing criminal charges in the UK relating to alleged phone hacking by the News of the World newspaper, quickly slapped Gawker with a …

You Can Now Enjoy Cole Sprouse In Comics Form Thanks To Riverdale

Comics<p>Comic Book News, Reviews, Previews, and Commentary. Get info on well-known characters and comic movies for real comic book fans.<p>Comics<p>An …

The NSA's Own Leaked Slide Shows How Absurd Its Surveillance Is

To understand the absurdity of the NSA surveillance system, just look at this slide from the today's Guardian report about the agency's supposed comprehensive internet surveillance apparatus:<p>Do you see it? The naiveté?<p>It's that single sentence there in the middle, containing the phrase "typical …

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TV Station Slammed on Facebook for Stanley Cup Gaffe

Wednesday night's Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final featured 11 total goals. It went into overtime. It ended with a thrilling game-winning goal from …

Holy Crap These Four Images Are Actually Just One Single Picture

On first glance, you probably thought these images were four different pictures stitched together with Pic Stitch for Instagram or something. I don't …

The Hilarious Difference Between Google and Bing in One Picture

You use Google. Or maybe, just maybe you use Bing. Sometimes one is better. Sometimes the other is prettier. Sometimes it's the other way around. …

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Facebook loses millions of users as biggest markets peak

Facebook has lost millions of users per month in its biggest markets, independent data suggests, as alternative social networks attract the attention …

The Matasano Crypto Challenges (Pinboard Blog)

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Pick of the Day: Soundworks Collection

Inside Flipboard / March 6, 2013<p>The secret behind any great film or documentary is not what you see, but what you hear. Whether it’s in the art of …

Flipping Out at SXSW

Inside Flipboard / March 8, 2013<p>If you can’t make it to this year’s South By Southwest, a two-week long festival converging tech, film and music, …

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We've Got Your RSS Covered! Save Your Google Reader Feeds Now

We’ve Got Your RSS Covered! Save Your Google Reader Feeds Now<p>Inside Flipboard / March 14, 2013<p>Today, Google announced it’s going to retire Google …