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Apple’s new iPhone 6S ads use Jamie Foxx to sell Siri

And Steph Curry to show off the camera<p>Apple is borrowing the services of celebrities as it continues its recent onslaught of ads. The company uploaded three new commercials to its YouTube channel over the weekend, featuring movie actor Jamie Foxx, basketball star Steph Curry, and a host of no-name …

iPhone

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook

Well, sort of: Neverware's CloudReady lets you install Chromium on nearly any machine, and now supports dual-boot. Here's how to get started.<p>For as long as I can remember, the go-to option for resurrecting an old PC was to install Linux. The open-source operating system has lower system …

Linux

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Microsoft shows off 'Minecraft' built specifically for HoloLens

At its E3 2015 event, Microsoft has given us a new demo of <i>Minecraft</i> built specifically for its HoloLens augmented reality headset. As we've guessed since the hardware originally appeared, the creative world-building game is a perfect fit for the futuristic hardware. The demonstrator at first …

Augmented Reality

Summer style tips for overweight middle-aged men

In summer, men in their forties and over are a fashion disaster waiting to happen. Alex Proud offers his advice on aesthetic damage limitation<p>I learn all the wrong lessons.<p>A while back, I wrote a column on how fat, middle-aged men should dress. The executive summary of that was: wear a suit. I was …

Man shakes off 400 pounds with the help of a former teacher and Taylor Swift

Two years ago, Ronnie Brower weighed 675 pounds and was unemployed because he couldn't even leave the house. A doctor predicted he wouldn't live past …

Weight Loss

10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

Water: the weirdest liquid on the planet

The more scientists examine H2O, the stranger it starts to seem. Water bends all the rules – but if it didn’t, ice would sink and firefighters’ hoses would be useless<p>Water is the only substance on Earth whose chemical formula has entered the vernacular. We all know H2O, even if we don’t understand …

Weird

How to Read a Photograph's Histogram

What that chart of colors really means<p>You've probably seen this x-y graph on your camera or some photo editing software. It shows the data of your photo's color range. It's not as intimidating as it looks. Here's how to master it.<p><b>The vertical axis</b> shows the number of pixels at each light level. (A …

Abe Davis: New video technology that reveals an object's hidden properties

15 Ideas That Will Make You Reconsider Virtual Reality

What can virtual reality be when you forget about video game cliches? These experimental apps ponder that question.<p>We’ve heard a lot of talk about virtual reality, but what will people actually do with it, other than make a more immersive <i>Call of Duty</i> sequel? Right now, Oculus and Samsung are …

Virtual Reality

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IBM sets new records in quantum computing

IBM scientists have set three new records in the realm of quantum computing, the company announced today at the Annual Physical Society meeting in …

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Everywhere you look, penises are hiding in plain sight

No matter how old you are, no matter how clear your conscience, there is a penis hiding amongst the innocent.<p>Penis-shaped objects are hidden among …

Disney World

This Tiny Sculpture Is Perched Atop A Human Hair

Fine art at the microscale<p>The world’s smallest human figure, by artist Jonty Hurwitz, is only as tall as a sheet of paper is thick--just 100 microns. To "sculpt" it, he had nanoscientist Stefan Hengsbach direct long-wavelength light through a microscope onto a photosensitive polymer. This produced …

Art

Latest Selfie from NASA Mars Rover Shows Wide Context

Mars Rover

16 optical illusions more fun than that damn dress

Well, if we've learned anything from the Internet today, it's that your eyes can play tricks on you.<p>A photo of one dress revealing what we suspect is …

Cool Stuff

Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed

A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are.<p>As bizarre as that …

The latest no-Big Bang theory relies on a quantum fluid of hypothetical massless particles

Artist’s conception of theory/NASA<p>Further to: So we can get rid of the multiverse if we assume that the laws of nature evolve?<p>The widely accepted age …

5 more apps that make you say 'Wow!'

There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for the better. Here are five mind-boggling apps that I know …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Interesting Engineering

Grab Those 3D Goggles And Watch This Awesome Tour Of The Space Station

Unless you've been aboard, you've never seen the International Space Station in three dimensions. But now you can, thanks to a mesmerizing new 3D video posted on NASA's Marshall Center YouTube channel on Monday.<p>So grab those red-and-blue specs and have a look (above).<p>The video was recorded in 2012 …

Tour the space station in 3D, or from inside a water bubble (video)

Astronauts aboard the ISS have been sending back space videos for years, but now they've stepped up their game: they just beamed back a couple of 3D footage taken by a Panasonic camera. These video clips take us on a 3D tour of the space station and show the astronauts submerging a sealed GoPro …