Roadrunner

76 Flips | 2 Magazines | 19 Likes | 4 Following | 1 Follower | @nirfanan | Keep up with Roadrunner on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Roadrunner”

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

11 Websites That Let You Book Luxury Hotel Rooms for Cheap

These sites let you book five-star hotel rooms for an affordable price.<p>These days, it’s easier than ever to travel for less. With a click or tap of a …

Hospitality

The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is the most flexible connected video doorbell

Ring is steadily releasing new products, but the Ring Video Doorbell 2 is the first re-think of its original, core product. The new version of the smart Wi-Fi doorbell that started it all still offers both wired and battery power options, but the batteries are now removable, and it’s got a few …

Smart Homes

Horizon: Zero Dawn Graphics Are the New Standard, Says Naughty Dog

“This is The Bar Now” According to Naughty Dog Creative Director<p>In a recent interview between Hermen Hulst and Neil Druckmann, the Naughty Dog …

Gaming Industry

This porn bot uses Microsoft AI to watch and interpret Pornhub... nonstop

We’ve previously seen developers load up machines with artificial intelligence to let them see the world with their own eyes, but one guy has put a whole new spin on this concept. Self-proclaimed ‘creative technologist’ Brian Moore has built a bot that uses computer vision to binge-watch and …

A stunning prediction of climate science — and basic physics — may now be coming true

A lot of people deny climate change. Not many, though, deny gravity.<p>That’s why a recent animation released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory — well, it came out in April, but people seem to be noticing it now — is so striking. Because it suggests the likely gravitational imprint of our changing …

Global Warming

The people who made Siri are readying another big leap in AI

It's been a couple of years since we heard from Viv Labs, but a report from the <i>Washington Post</i> says it will debut the next generation of AI assistance on Monday. One reason we won't dismiss that possibility is because of the last project developed by company co-founders Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer …

Arctic sea ice reaches another record low

Arctic sea ice has reached "a record low" for the second year running, says Nasa.<p>Nasa's National Snow and Ice Data Centre found that the cap of ice …

Global Warming

Science Proves Disorganized People Are More Productive

If you are like most people, you probably imagine people who are organized are more productive compared to disorganized people. Can’t blame you for …

NASA solves the mystery of Mars' missing atmosphere - ExtremeTech

NASA solves the mystery of Mars’ missing atmosphere<p>By on November 5, 2015 at 3:32 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this …

Newest Mars Probe Reveals Clues to the Planet's Watery Past

Mars used to have flowing water, a thick atmosphere, and a crackling magnetic field. Now only dusty riverbeds mark its surface, its air is …

Zuckerberg reveals Facebook's AI, VR and Internet.org plans

In a Q&A on his profile today, Mark Zuckerberg explained how he and his team are preparing Facebook for the future. In it, he revealed that he believes the ultimate communication technology will allow us to send thoughts to each other. "You'll just be able to think of something and your friends …

Is your ISP throttling your internet speed? Here's how to find out

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.<p>While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

Graphene Is The World's Most Amazing Material, And Now We Have A Simple Way To Make It

Graphene just might be the world's most incredible material. A honeycomb-like sheet of pure carbon only one atom thick, it's one million times thinner than a human hair and yet 200 times stronger than steel. It's also an excellent conductor of heat and electricity and is stretchable, flexible, …

6 Gadgets That Can Help You Save Money on Your Energy Bill

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Gear & Gadgets

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Creativity

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

<b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when you know exactly what you’re after. For example, let’s say you want to change your network settings, but you don’t know where to look. Just head …

Android Phones

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

Drugs

Acer delivers two speedy 27-inch gaming monitors

Acer double downs on G-Sync with two new gaming monitors.<p>Acer has announced two new G-Sync monitors, each with a unique feature intended to grab the attention of hardcore PC gamers.<p>G-Sync is Nvidia's monitor technology that better syncs your monitor's refresh rate with the output of your video …

Here Are The Most Anticipated Video Games Of 2015

Both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have hugely promising titles on their slates, while Nintendo is about to pummel its patient Wii U owners with major in-house productions. And of course, it's set to be another ridiculously busy year for the PC and its dominant digital gaming platform Steam.<p>To get you …

The Top Video Games Of 2015

It’s very difficult to pick a top 10 list for upcoming video games.<p>2015 is filled with interesting and exciting titles, from PC and new-gen exclusives, to cross-platform entries, and from sequels to brand-new IPs.<p>In this post we’ll take a look at a bunch of these, and we’ll do so in alphabetical …

The First 21 Apps To Download For Your New iPhone 6

Every iPhone 6 comes with Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system pre-installed, which is capable of some great features like app extensions, widgets, and better-than-ever graphics.<p>We've collected the best apps to get your iPhone 6 ready for action.

Registrant WHOIS contact information verification

The King Of Online Gambling (Is 34)

Earlier this year David Baazov walked into the Manhattan offices of the Blackstone Group, the world’s biggest private equity firm, with an outrageous offer. At 33 Baazov was the little-known chief of Amaya, an obscure Montreal company with a loose handful of assets in the gambling industry. But he …

New drug gives adults cholesterol levels of a baby

The new invention returns adult blood chemistry to the levels of a new born<p>A new medication dubbed the “Pac-Man drug” because it “gobbles up” protein which prevents the liver from mopping up bad cholesterol returned the blood chemistry levels of adults to new-born rates.<p>Professor Kausik Ray, …

Medical Research

What to get when you want a smarter home

It's that time of year again! You know, the one when you have to hand over your hard-earned cash or dole out the credit card digits to get the loved ones in your life a little something celebratory. Lucky you, we've got a slew of great recommendations in our easy-on-the-eyes Holiday Gift Guide.<p>Need …

Making Rules For Rules: How The Pursuit Of Artificially Intelligent Design Is Changing Videogame Development

“All players believe in intelligent design,” Eskil Steenberg tells me. Steenberg is the designer behind the sprawling MMO Love, one of the first in a wave of recent games attempting to repopularize the idea of procedurally generated worlds first released in 2010. “I was a single person making a …

Why Did Google Decide To Split Inbox From Gmail?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Marat Ryndin is a UX/visual designer, writer and app/tech/soccer/music junkie. He worked for Google and various startups and climbed to Everest base camp.</i><p>A couple of years ago, right around the time Google’s Gmail team decided to start working on a standalone email app — the recently …

Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

Instead of arriving later by comet impact, Earth's waters have likely existed since our planet's birth.<p>The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, according to a new study of ancient meteorites, scientists reported Thursday.<p>Where do the oceans …