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Docker at Lyst | Lyst Engineering Blog

<i>Discuss this post on Hacker News</i><p>We don’t have a long history of using Docker at Lyst. On June 9th 2014 Docker 1.0 was released. On June 16th we …

Big changes ahead for Windows: ‘We’ve got to monetize it differently,’ says Microsoft exec

Microsoft Windows has made headway in the market for low-end laptops and tablets this year by reducing the price it charges device manufacturers, …

Is Earth Actually Flat?

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Researchers force 3D-printed robots to adapt to their environment

Robots will need to pave the way to Mars before we humans go, but what if they fall apart? Researchers from the University of Oslo have designed bots that can adapt to unforeseen problems and even 3D-print new parts for themselves. For instance, the crawler shown above actually used to have four …

The Truth About 'Truth Serum'

Scientists are making incredible movies of molecules using X-rays

If you thought you knew what high-res slow-motion video looks like, think again.<p>Researchers have recently captured images of biomolecular activity so …

Paralyzed man walks again after surgeons transplant cells from his nose to his spine - ExtremeTech

By on October 22, 2014 at 1:41 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Darek Fidyka was stabbed in the …

Central Nervous System

Robotic through-the-cheek brain surgery now possible inside the all-seeing eye of an MRI - ExtremeTech

By on October 24, 2014 at 11:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Perhaps the biggest constraint …

Robot hand uses static electricity to pick up almost anything - with no moving parts - ExtremeTech

Robot hand uses static electricity to pick up almost anything – with no moving parts<p>By on October 28, 2014 at 10:25 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Engineering

Haptic holographic display turns thin air into a touchscreen - ExtremeTech

By on October 28, 2014 at 2:45 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Touchscreens have become a normal …

Augmented Reality

DARPA creates first 1THz computer chip, earns Guinness World Record - ExtremeTech

By on October 31, 2014 at 10:50 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>DARPA, the US military’s R&D …

SkylinkNet Alarm System Starter Kit review: Skylink's DIY security kit is basic but dependable - CNET

<b>The Good</b> SkylinkNet's kit was a reliable performer in our tests, with responsive sensors and an easy-to-use app.<p><b>The Bad</b> Skylink won't call the police for you if the alarm goes off, and its system won't integrate into a larger connected-home setup.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> There's nothing groundbreaking about …

Skype Opens Registration For Early Live Translator Preview

Microsoft’s research department has been building some incredible things of late, and one of them comes from the Skype team and was demoed on stage at Re/code’s Code conference back in May: Skype Translator lets users talk via voice and video in real-time even if they don’t speak the same language, …

China is shooting down drones with lasers

Today, China revealed its first anti-drone laser weapon, on the heels of a similar deployment by the US military earlier this year. According to state media, the system can bring down a drone within five seconds of locating the target, and is operable within a 1.2 mile radius of the installation. …

Intel paying up after allegedly 'manipulating' benchmarks 15 years ago

Once upon a time, Intel's processors didn't dominate AMD. In fact, AMD's Athlon processors were mighty competitive, enough so that Intel allegedly "manipulated" its Pentium 4 benchmark scores in the early 2000s to mask the performance gap. Intel denies those claims, but nevertheless, you're …

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

A decade after mapping the genome, scientists scramble for more imaging data to unravel its mysteries

When the human genome was first sequenced over a decade ago, it was widely hailed as one of the greatest scientific achievements of all time. With …

The rise of the super-fast industrial 3D printer

3D printers are slow; so slow that in the time it would take to print a screwdriver, you could just drive to the store and pick one up with a half …

These startups are eeking out extra energy for everything from cars to fridges to wearable gadgets

When you work with your laptop on your lap, you can feel it. When you touch the hood of an idling car, it’s clearly there. What is it? Waste heat — a …

Researchers tie social behavior to activity in specific brain circuit

A team of Stanford University investigators has linked a particular brain circuit to mammals' tendency to interact socially. Stimulating this …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

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Bluetooth 4, the internet of things, and low power communcations

Ever since Bluetooth 4 rolled out in the iPhone 4S in October of 2011, I’ve wondered whether the low energy iteration of the network technology could …

The Gigaom smart home hub review guide

The smart home and the internet of things have been hot topics this year. But for now, the separate devices that make up the connected home can only …

Podcast: Meet Skynet, an open source IM platform for the internet of things

Chris Matthieu, the creator of Skynet, a communications platform for the internet of things hopes his creation doesn’t turn out like its namesake. …

MIT builds intelligent programs for robots that could help with the smart home

Researchers at MIT have figured out how to make multiple robots talk to each other and collaborate in real time — a task equivalent to telling a …

For $1, you can build a device that uses TV signals to recognize gestures

There’s energy all around us in the form of TV, radio and WiFi signals. Develop a device that doesn’t need much power, and you can harvest enough …

Wi-Fi teams up with NFC to create secure connections with a simple tap

As Wi-Fi starts making its way into more internet-of-things gadgets, connecting those devices to Wi-Fi networks is becoming a chore. These activity …

Printoo paper-thin modules bring solar power, sensing and more to 3D printing and wearable devices

Super-thin, flexible electronics are here. Portuguese startup Ynvisible wants to make sure they make the jump from the lab to tinkerers’ hands as …

Consumer Physics’ $150 smartphone spectrometer can tell the number of calories in your food

Would you like to be able to look up the calorie content of the specific apple you’re eating? You could take it to a lab and run it through a …

How can we trust the internet of things?

The internet of things (IoT) promises us a world of intelligent fridges that automatically order groceries from the supermarket, smartwatches that …