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Apple design chief Jony Ive 'really' wants you to buy that damn book

When Apple's head of design speaks, Apple fans and design pros alike listen closely. Which is why a video promoting Apple's new book and starring …

How to get Apple’s beautiful Apple TV screensavers on your Mac

• Download the Aerial project from GitHub. (It should automatically download from that link, but if it doesn’t, try reading this.)<br>• Open the .zip file and double-click the file “Aerial.saver” to install it.<br>• If your system’s setup doesn’t automatically allow downloads from untrusted developers, open …

Smart TV

Google's DeepMind AI gives robots the ability to dream - ExtremeTech

Google’s DeepMind AI gives robots the ability to dream<p>By on November 28, 2016 at 10:05 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

How to make computer coding child’s play

With programming lessons now part of the school day, can parents help their offspring get top marks? Fear not – toys, gadgets and apps are all available to make coding a fun part of growing up<p>Coding kids aren’t a new trend. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Usborne Publishing was releasing books …

Kids

Prototyping Just Went to the Next Level With Framer

Advertise here with BSA<br>The latest version of Framer brings closure (well, that’s my opinion anyway) to the ‘should designers code’ argument. Never …

Web Development

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

This Turing machine should run forever unless maths is wrong

One hundred and fifty years of mathematics will be proved wrong if a new computer program stops running. Thankfully, it’s unlikely to happen, but the …

This guy sold his last startup to Yahoo for $40 million — now he's trying to make everyone a better programmer

Today, almost six years later, Smith introduces his next venture, Kite: A new tool that makes everybody a better programmer, no matter your skill level, at a time when the market for software continues to explode.<p>"I think programming is one of the most exciting things in the world right now," says …

Startups

Google Is Teaching a Free Online Course

Google engineers are sharing their knowledge through a new online course.<p>The class, on education website Udacity, will focus on deep learning, a …

Ruby on Rails-style development comes to Apple's Swift

Apple's trendy Swift language is getting a Web framework inspired by the popular Ruby on Rails MVC framework.<p>Open source Swifton, running on Mac OS X …

How To Become An Astronaut

Becoming an astronaut doesn't just happen overnight. It takes many years of education and experience to meet the basic qualifications. Many people …

Space Science

Where Will the 1st Astronauts on Mars Land?

HOUSTON — Where should humanity set up its first-ever outpost on Mars?<p>The ideal Red Planet crewed site should be of high scientific value — allowing …

Blue Origin Plans to Begin Commercial Suborbital Research Flights in 2016

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin expects to start launching commercial payloads on its New Shepard suborbital vehicle by the middle of next year, hoping to …

Space Travel

VideoFromSpace

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20+ Most Useful CSS, HTML Cheat Sheets

A list of the most useful css, html cheat sheets to help you get all the functions, attributes, elements and tags in one place.<p>Whether you’re …

Handy

US triumphs in ‘hardest ever’ maths Olympiad

This was the final question at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), an annual “maths World Cup” for secondary school-age students, held this year in Thailand, which ended on Wednesday with the US as winners:<p>Don’t panic if it left you bewildered. Some of the world’s best mathematical …

Planning to Build Your Own Website?

At TNW Academy, we’ve recently teamed up with Ryan Bonhardt, who’s mainly known for his enthusiastic and effective teaching tactics. Students simply love the way he makes building websites so easy and engaging. But you can go see for yourself! You can now find Ryan’s online course at TNW …

Google hired this 'brilliant' kid at 18 — now his startup serves more than 1,000 businesses and just scored $15 million

But for Larry Gadea, founder of visitor-registration software Envoy, a job at Google just kind of came naturally right after high school, at the age of 18.<p>Gadea started programming when he was 8 years old. He loved computers and was already writing games by high school.<p>But it was a plug-in he …

Startups

I just moved to San Francisco and now I'm convinced it's the 'city of the future'

A little over two weeks ago, I moved from New York City to San Francisco. I expected some level of culture shock: Here, the people wear Birkenstock sandals without risking fashion suicide, housing costs an arm and a leg, and the smell of marijuana hangs like a low cloud over the Bay.<p>Still, I was …

Here's what Bill Gates thinks it means to be human

What does it mean to be human? It's a simple question, really -- after all, we <i>are</i> human, so we surely know what being human is all about -- but it's one that has been asked, answered and re-answered by philosophers and scholars for thousands of years.<p>In a video posted to the Gates Notes YouTube …

Watch A Tiny Origami Robot Crawl, Climb, Swim, and Dissolve

Magnets, that's how it works<p>In just under two minutes, this tiny metallic square will, in sequence: fold itself into a robot, roll away, keep a trajectory as it does a figure eight around two columns, crawl up an arm, push a foam block into a bin, swim, carry a load that weighs twice as much as it …

Robotics

Google’s Tone Chrome Extension Lets You Share URLs By Sound

Google launched an experimental Chrome extension today that lets you share the URL from your current browser tab with anybody within earshot. Tone, which is now available in the Chrome Web Store, uses sound to transmit the information and uses the speakers and microphones now typically available on …

Google

Should this be the flag for planet Earth?

What's going to happen when astronauts finally land on Mars? In all likelihood, the expedition will be a joint effort between multiple nations and space agencies. So when a perilous explorer steps out onto the red planet, we might need a new flag. One that represents Earth. Such a mission is …

Here's how to download the code NASA uses in its rockets

For the second year in a row, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has released its public software catalogue, a list of over 1,000 selected programs and codes available for download via the agency's website.<p>With only a few restrictions, the release allows US coders and programmers to …

Obama Administration

Here are the 7 books that Bill Gates says you need to read this summer

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, and hopefully the sunnier days and warmer weather are inspiring enough to slow down and take a book …

Tiny robots pull objects up to 2,000 times their own weight

The equivalent of a human dragging a blue whale<p>Engineers from Stanford University have created miniature robots named "MicroTugs" capable of pulling and lifting objects more than 100 times their own weight. The strongest of the bots weighs just 12 grams but can pull objects 2,000 times heavier than …

This Is What a $7,900 Set of Bike Wheels Looks Like

Only 30 people have purchased a set<p>Kondo Machine, a company known for making specialized parts for high-end carmakers such as Rolls-Royce, has entered the two-wheel market with the same flair. These are some of the most advanced bike wheels in the world, and for the $7,900 price tag, they'd better …

This iPad Mini case has keyboard buttons that rise on demand

Although most of us have been using software keyboards to type on phones and tablets for the past few years, there’s something to be said for …

Don’t Spend Money On An Arduino – Build Your Own For Much Less

Advertisement<p>I love my Arduinos. At any point, I have quite a few projects on the go – prototyping is just so easy with them. But sometimes, I want …

Raspberry Pi Unveils Newer, Faster $35 Computer

Technology and bargain lovers alike are in for some good news: The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the release of a newer and faster model Monday …