Nicolas Kuo

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Columbine's Principal Kept His Promise to the Kindergarten Class of '99

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Columbine High School principal Frank DeAngelis is retiring, but not before fulfilling a pledge he …

College sexual assault isn’t going away

When 1 in 4 women experience rape or attempted rape on campus, administrators can’t afford to ignore the problem<p>Most students enter their freshman year anticipating that the next four years of college will be the best of their lives. College is a time to learn, meet new people, enjoy diverse …

The iblazr Flash Illuminates Your Smartphone And Tablet Photos, Preventing Black Square Syndrome

A new Kickstarter project wants to let a little light shine in on your mobile photos – much more than the built-in flash on devices like the iPhone 5 can provide alone. The iblazr is an external flash that uses four high-output CREE LED lights to provide a whole lot of illumination via a small …

Here's Why Gay Men Are Dumping Russian Vodka

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Now, more than ever, the type of vodka one drinks is very important to gay men. This time it has to …

Top 10 Composition Tips in Photography

Photography is all about composition. If you can’t compose an image, you can’t take photos. That’s the bottom line. This is where your photography …

iPad Mini Retina's display is a moving target: Here's why

Apple faces some tough choices when deciding on a display technology for the upcoming iPad Mini. That results in vagaries in suppliers' production schedules.<p>Exactly when Apple's Retina version of the iPad Mini will appear isn't easy to predict. That's because display suppliers' plans change -- …

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Apple Signs $30 Million iPad Contract With Second-Largest School District In U.S.

Apple just scored a big win with the education industry last night as the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced it has signed a $30 million contract with Apple to supply its students with iPads in the classroom.<p>The terms of the contract show that Apple will provided the iPads to …

DARPA bomb disposal bot has human-like hands

A bomb-disposal robot designed for DARPA has hands created from prosthetics designed for amputees.<p><b>A bomb-disposal robot designed for DARPA has hands</b> …

Can We Get a Decent Smartphone Camera?

The technology measures the amount of light hitting each pixel on a sensor for a steady flow of photons without any excess. The result: A wider range …

#Unplug: Baratunde Thurston Left The Internet For 25 Days, And You Should, Too

I have left the Internet. I’m on vacation. That means no social media updates, responses, check-ins, likes, taps, pokes, noogies, tickles, or head locks. I’m going to practice looking people in the eye and not checking my email or . . .<p>My official biography, such as it is, reads as follows: …

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Google's Larry Page denies PRISM involvement, says secrecy 'undermines the freedoms we all cherish'

Google CEO Larry Page has taken to the company's blog today to address PRISM, the secret data mining project of the NSA and FBI that came into public focus yesterday. In a letter addressed directly to Google's customers, Page echoes Google's official statement on the matter, insisting his company …

Apple Signs Sony Up for iRadio, Now Has All Three Major Music Labels on Board

Sony Music has signed on to Apple’s forthcoming iRadio service, according to a person familiar with negotiations between the two companies.<p>The deal …

If PRISM Is Real, Why Are All These Tech Companies Denying Participation?

PRISM is real. Even the U.S. government now acknowledges its existence. The question that remains unanswered, though, is how involved Google, Apple, Yahoo, AOL, Paltalk and Facebook were. These companies are all named as “providers” on the original slides, including the dates the NSA started …

Laura Robson could spring surprise but Serena Williams is irresistible

It is as well Laura Robson retains the uncluttered focus of youth because, a week after playing the Williams sisters back to back in Rome, she has …

New light cast on dark matter

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson, perhaps the most pressing problem in particle physics is to determine the nature of dark matter. The …

Tumblr's Recently Fired Editorial Team Just Missed Out on a $371,000 Payday

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Every single one of Tumblr's 178 employees will get money from the $1.1 billion Yahoo deal, which …

Foc.us gaming tDCS headset uses electrical pulses to overclock your brain

There’s a category of technology that is still more or less in the fringe – the kind designed to improve one’s own physiology, exceeding typical …

Sony mulls investor proposal to sell off movie, TV, and music units

Report says sale could finance a reinvigoration of Sony's electronics units<p>With Sony under increasing pressure to get out of the entertainment business and get back to making great gadgets, company managers have begun to evaluate whether to sell off part of the unit that oversees movies, TV and …

NASA funds 3D food printer, pizza is the first item on the menu

Last week we had lab-grown burgers; this week it's powdered pizza. NASA's gotten in on the synthesized food action by awarding a $125,000 grant to Anjan Contractor, head of Systems & Materials Research Corporation, to develop a 3D food printer. The first device Contractor plans to build under the …

Snow Fail: The New York Times And Its Misunderstanding Of Copyright

You remember Snow Fall, don’t you? It was that awesome interactive reporting piece by The New York Times that everyone talked about for a week.<p>It was called “the future of online journalism.” It was praised as a way for The New York Times to courageously battle back against online upstarts like …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: the next console war pits living room against cloud

Microsoft and Sony's consoles are alike, but their visions diverge<p>We think of video game consoles as being principally about, well, the games. But when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 went head-to-head in 2006, it wasn't games that truly determined the victor. What eventually drove the Xbox 360 to …

Fountain of youth: with Tumblr, can Yahoo buy a new generation of users?

After a rash of acquisitions, it's make or break for Yahoo's young CEO<p>Marissa Mayer just made her biggest bet to date as Yahoo’s CEO — and if it goes badly, she may not get the chance to make another. A series of recent acquisitions culminated Monday with the announcement that Yahoo is spending …

Awe-Inspiring Photo of a Grand Canyon Lightning Strike

This incredible photo of a lightning strike at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon was shot by photo and videographer Travis Roe in July of 2012. A …

YouTube users now upload 100 hours of video every minute

Today is YouTube's eighth birthday, and to mark the occasion Google is revealing new statistics that underline what a cultural sensation its video site has become. Most staggeringly, over 100 hours of video are now uploaded to YouTube each and every minute. One year ago on this day, that figure …

Star Trails and the Best of Light Stalking this Week

Each week we compile the best articles posted to Light Stalking, weekly photo contests, notable forum topics and great shots uploaded by our rapidly …

Top 15 Features of Your DSLR Camera That You Should Know

There’s a lot to learn when you first get a DSLR. The first things you need to know is how to get out of auto mode and start using your camera’s …