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Google's new tools let anyone create art using AI

Google doesn't just want to dabble in using AI to create art -- it wants you to make that art yourself. As promised, the search giant has launched its Magenta project to give artists tools for bringing machine learning to their creations. The initial effort focuses around an open source …

You Can Finally Get Rid Of Your iPhone's Dumb Default Apps

For everyone who's never actually used the Stocks app.<p>If you never turn off your phone (which isn't necessarily a bad thing), then it's not a problem!

Apps

What It Takes To Lead An Extraordinary Life

<i>Originally appeared on my self-improvement</i> <i>blog</i><i>.</i><p>Who doesn’t like adventure and sense of exceptionality in life? If an average existence of a typical …

Motivation

‘Voxiebox’ turns your images into holographic 3D projections

For the past 30 years, Alan Jackson has been tinkering and building volumetric displays in his garage and basement.<p>His current project, called the …

This little battery keychain recharges your dead Apple Watch on the go

A dead Apple Watch is a useless Apple Watch.<p>This little battery power bank that fits on your keys can recharge your Apple Watch wirelessly on the …

185 Extraordinary Photo Manipulation Tutorials | Web & Graphic Design

Unlimited Downloads : 400,000+ Design Assets<p>Photoshop is mostly used for Photo Manipulation and its popularity and craze is still a rage. In this …

This desktop app lets you search for GIFs without opening your browser

Finding the perfect GIF just got easier.<p>PopKey, the creators of GIF keyboard, released Send GIFs on Wednesday, a new desktop app for Mac and Windows …

Acer Hits A High Note, Releases 34" Curved IPS Display With AMD FreeSync Support

If you were to ask a PC enthusiast or hardcore gamer what they look for in a monitor, you’re likely to get a handful of consistent answers. A large, high resolution panel for ultra-sharp imagery is one. An IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel with wide viewing angles and consistent color reproduction …

Acer

360Fly could do for VR what GoPro did for action cameras

"GoPro's done a good job," 360fly's CEO Peter Adderton told <i>Mashable</i>. "They own the [action camera] space. No one owns the 360-degree video …

Philips says HomeKit coming to Hue in the fall, existing lights will be compatible

Philips has confirmed on Facebook that it will be adding HomeKit support to its iPhone-controlled Hue lighting system – and that existing lights will be compatible.<p>The post gives no specific details, but in response to a customer question about whether existing Hue lights will work with HomeKit, …

Home Automation

Learn to code iOS 8 apps in Swift for just $89

One of the biggest pieces of tech news of last year was Apple’s new Swift programming language. If you’d like to get to grips with iOS 8 development and this new way of creating apps, we’ve got just the course for you.<p>The course is suitable for beginners and includes 350 videos and 36.5 hours of …

Tesla wants to power your home with a battery

Tesla will introduce a battery for your home during its highly anticipated April 30 event.<p>In a letter sent to investors and analysts on Tuesday, the electric car company said it will announce a "home battery" and a "very large utility scale battery." Similar products already exist on the market, …

Tesla

Your Next Prescription Could Be A Genome Sequence

At Advances in Genome Biology and Technology, a conference for genomic scientists held earlier this year, one speaker told attendees that the use of genome sequencing to improve patient care is no longer a far-off goal—it’s happening today. While you won’t encounter genome sequencing on an average …

Genetics

The Couchlet Puts Your Power Where Your Posterior Is

Ready to get your mind blown? You better sit down. So Chris Hawker, creator of the Power Squid is back and he wants to put power… near your butt. His new product, the Couchlet, is a foldable USB power system that peeks up between your couch cushions or mattresses and lets you plug in while seated …

Djay for Apple Watch puts decks on your wrist

Desktop, laptop, tablet, phone and (now) watch. That's a list of things you can DJ (or rather, <i>djay</i>) on, thanks to a multi-platform update to the eponymous(ish) app from Algoriddim. As Apple Watch (kinda) hits stores this week, you'll be able to update Djay 2 for iOS (the Watch version isn't a …

Edjing Pro Brings New Effects and More Control for Your Mixes

DJIT, the company behind the DJ mixing app Edjing, has announced a ‘Pro’ version of the app aimed at users who want more granular control over their mixes.<p>The new version has a variety of different audio effects – as you’d hope – and will automatically synchronize them with the rhythm of the track. …

Apps

Knock App Updated, Now Lets You Tap On Apple Watch To Unlock Your Mac

Remember Knock, the cool little app that allowed you to unlock your Mac by knocking on your iPhone? Well today, it has been dealt quite a major …

Science Fairs Just Got A Lot More Fun: This Company Will Let Kids Send Experiments To Space

Satellite technology is becoming so accessible that even kids are doing it.<p>Consider this: Tiny satellites are becoming so ubiquitous that there is now a startup dedicated to giving students access to these satellites so they can conduct space experiments. This company, Ardusat, has a partnership …

Space Exploration

A Compact Solar And Power Storage System Gets Off-Grid Communities Their Own Minigrid

Power to dozens of households, no annoying electric company.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEFlpqpE8NE<p>More than a billion people don’t have electricity, and a billion more live with unreliable electricity. Getting power to these people is key to economic development, but it’s a big challenge: …

Renewable Energy

Light Up The Room With Your Dance Moves In These LED Shoes

Time for a little dancing in the dark? A new shoe design by Tokyo-based studio No New Folk takes light-up soles from mid-’90s kids’ wear to hip accessory for the 21st century. Almost 100 LED lights wrap around the sole of the all-white shoes. The colors and patterns can be adjusted with a …

Light-Up Fabric Could Make Glowing Clothing An Everyday Reality

Flashy threads? That's an understatement<p>The stylish glowing jumpsuits of the Tron-like future have just come a step closer, with the creation of a weavable fabric that lights up. Huisheng Peng and colleagues from Fundan University in Shanghai and UCLA created 1-millimeter thin fibers made from …

Yarn

The Coding Language Course Roundup

Whether you’re a first-time coder or a seasoned programmer, we’ve got several great courses on coding languages for you to learn and improve your skills with. Follow along with our quality tutorials at your own pace, and<p>Oh, and did we mention that we have amazing offers on all these courses at TNW …

How to Play Music from iPhone on Apple TV Using Airplay

You can stream music from your iPhone to your Apple TV using Airplay. This wireless option makes listening to your music collection on your TV easy to do. It’s nice to Airplay your music to your Apple TV when you’re having a party or cleaning the house and you want music to serenade you. A college …

Smart TV

The UK Is Building 6 Electric Lagoons To Generate Electricity From The Tides

The tides are always rising and falling. It’s time to use that energy.<p>Few things are more dependable than the tides. As long as the moon is in the sky and gravity rules the earth, the ocean will always run in and run out. So, it’s perhaps not crazy to think of harnessing tidal movements for energy …

Hydroelectric Power

Design Lab Workshop merges 3D printing with solar energy for glowing architecture

Jan 13, 2015 | By Simon<p>As more architects look into ways of using additive manufacturing as a way of constructing their buildings, we’ve been seeing …

Leatherman’s New Wearable Multitool Is TSA-Approved

Since 1983, Leatherman has made a mint selling men increasingly elaborate multitools, under the rather fanciful notion that they will someday be in a position where instantaneous access to, say, a torx wrench the size of a pencil eraser will somehow save the day. For that man, we write this post: …

Apple's 'Communicating Stylus' for Capturing Digital Versions of Handwritten Notes Wins Patent

Apple today was awarded a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that concerns a new type of digital stylus that translates a user's handwritten note into a digital version when connected to a smartphone, tablet, or any "digital computing device" (via <i>Apple Insider</i>).<p>The patent also …

How to run Windows 10 on your Mac for free

One of the selling points of a Mac these days is the ability to run Windows software on it, via virtualization or Apple’s own Boot Camp. Running Windows lets you play PC games that haven’t been ported to the Mac, or stay completely compatible with your documents from a PC-centric …

VirtualBox

Here's How Zen Meditation Changed Steve Jobs' Life And Sparked A Design Revolution

Jobs, a Reed College dropout, had just spent a few months in India.<p>He had gone to meet the region's contemplative traditions — Hinduism, Buddhism — and the Indian sun had darkened his skin a few shades.<p>The trip changed him in less obvious ways, too.<p>Although you couldn't predict it then, his travels …