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Microsoft just released a video-capture hack for HoloLens

A way to show not just holograms, but people interacting with them<p>Virtual reality and augmented reality headsets can offer mind-blowing digital experiences, but they are, by design, singular experiences. Trying to describe it to someone without a headset — who sees nothing but real-life objects and …

Six maxims for structuring a legally sound startup

Starting a business is challenging, especially for new entrepreneurs. But a few simple maxims can help any startup set down legally sound foundations to support future growth.<p><b>1. Know your responsibilities.</b> Before starting a new venture, entrepreneurs should ascertain their duties to current and …

How to Make Battery Power More Powerful

The lithium-ion batteries powering our lives are in need of a major innovation—or a full-on replacement. But decades of research have produced few viable solutions. Until now.<p><b>At first Amy Prieto didn't know what she was</b> looking at. The video on the laptop screen showed a pair of hands attaching a …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Medisas (YC W13) is hiring engineers to revolutionize hospital care

Medisas is revolutionizing hospital healthcare. Technology in hospitals is outdated, slow and difficult to use. We are on a mission to change this …

Get those software patents fast: take advantage of special U.S. patent programs

Obtaining a patent has traditionally been a long process, which is particularly burdensome for software patents. But it doesn’t have to be that way.<p>As of March 2014, the average time between filing of a patent application and having that application examined by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office …

E.W.Dijkstra Archive: Interview Prof. Dr. Edsger W. Dijkstra, Austin, 04-03-1985

Interview Prof. Dr. Edsger W. Dijkstra, Austin, 04–03–1985<br>©Rogier F. van Vlissingen<p>Biographical Details<p>1930: Born in Rotterdam, Holland<br>• 1948–1956: …

Top 10 Uses for Linux (Even If Your Main PC Runs Windows)

Even if you're a Windows (or Mac) user, knowing how to use Linux is a valuable skill, and it can run a bunch of awesome things in your home—even if …

How to make sex 'more awesome' using Google Glass

Would you wear a pair of Google glasses while having sex? Would being able to see what your partner is seeing make you more or less likely to? Sex with Glass, a new app in development for Google Glass, hopes the answer is yes.<p>The project started off with the question "how can we make sex more …

Coder defeats Snapchat's anti-bot system in less than an hour

Apparently, Snapchat's spot-the-ghost human verification tool isn't all <i>that</i> clever -- Steven Hickson has already written software that circumvents the anti-bot feature. His technique simply finds the best matches between Snapchat's sample pictures and a reference image. It's not flawless, but it's …

Google's ready to give away over $2.7 million to folks that hack Chrome OS successfully

But not if you hack from the comfort of your own home. Instead, you'll have to travel to the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver this March to showcase your skills at Google's Pwnium 4 competition. For those who aren't familiar, Google's been holding these Pwnium contests for years as a …

Why I’m Betting on Julia

<i>January 23, 2014</i><p>Translations: Japanese<p>The problem with most programming languages is they’re designed by language geeks, who tend to worry about …

Programming

AutoDesk Releases An Electronics Simulator Called 123D Circuits

Hardware hacking often seems like black magic to the uninitiated, which is why 123D Circuits is so cool: it allows you to learn electronics using a virtual Arduino board and breadboard without blowing up capacitors or burning yourself with solder on your work table.<p>Created by AutoDesk, 123D …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

Internet

Announcing the Web Developer's SEO Cheat Sheet 3.0

Today we're excited to make freely available the new <b>Web Developer's SEO Cheat Sheet 3.0</b>.<p>Ever since the indelible Danny Dover created the original …

Pure

A set of small, responsive CSS modules that you can use in every web project.<p>CSS with a minimal footprint.<p>Pure is ridiculously tiny. The entire set …

Sitting at computers all day is killing us. This video could help save your life.

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re heading toward an early grave. I know, that sounds extreme, but we’re only just starting to …

Hackermeter Wants To Kill Your Résumé And Replace It With A High Score

If you’re looking to hire a bad-ass programmer, fielding résumés can start to feel like an exercise in futility. They’re good for quickly filtering out folks who are clearly applying to <i>everything</i> — but when everyone in the industry has some crazy made-up senior ninja/rockstar/space cadet title, …

Student Left In DEA Cell For Days Reaches $4.1 Million Settlement

Daniel Chong, the San Diego college student who spent more than four days in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell without food or water, has reached a $4.1 million settlement with the U.S. government. The DEA apologized to Chong last year and instituted a review of its practices.<p>The …

13 Refreshing and Fruity Sangria Recipes

What’s one of the best ways to celebrate summer? If you ask us, it’s with a glass of sangria in hand. First introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the punch has been around for centuries. And with all that history (you can read more about it here), come hundreds of …

Discovering Sketch

“the designer’s toolbox”<p>During my last trip to San Francisco for the WWDC 2013, I have been lucky enough to meet great people from all over the world …

Opt out of global data surveillance programs like PRISM, XKeyscore, and Tempora - PRISM Break - PRISM Break

<b>Opt out of global data surveillance programs like PRISM, XKeyscore and Tempora.</b> Help make mass surveillance of entire populations uneconomical! We …

Privacy

YouCompleteMe by Valloric

Help, Advice, Support<p>Looking for help, advice or support? Having problems getting YCM to work?<p>First carefully read the installation instructions for …

Programming

Leap Fund offers $25 million for Leap Motion developers

Highland Capital Partners, which led Leap Motion's Series A round, wants to boost the ecosystem for apps built for the Leap 3D gesture-control system, which ships next month.<p>Leap Motion won't ship its cutting-edge 3D gesture-control technology until July 22, but the company and one of its main …

Venture Capital

Cloudflare: 150B pageviews/month, 30GB of log data/minute, and more surfers than Facebook

“Life is awful; it just sucks,” CloudFlare chief executive officer Matthew Prince jokes.<p>His company is now processing 150 billion page views every month. Every minute, it generates 30 gigabytes of server log files — records of pages and images that have been sent to web-surfers around the globe. …

GEAK Ring puts NFC on your finger, unlocks phones and shares your contact card

Some say NFC is dead, but GEAK from Shanghai wants to prove them wrong. Announced alongside the GEAK Watch earlier today was this GEAK Ring, a tiny NFC-enabled wearable device that stores your identity. The ring's pitched as an intuitive way to unlock your phone -- just hold it with the hand that's …