Noah Thompson

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The nudge theory and beyond: how people can play with your mind

The first instalment of our new psychology column looks at how mental manipulation can be backed by good intentions – but when used with stealth, it is deceitful and wrong<p>A couple of decades ago, a class of psychology undergraduates played a mean trick on their lecturer. The students on the right …

Psychology

This insane device promises to give you perfect vision for the rest of your life

Dr. Garth Webb is the founder and CEO of Ocumetics Technology Corp, a company dedicated to eliminating glasses and contact lenses forever. Webb and his team of visual scientists have invented the "Ocumetics Bionic Lens," which is the product of eight years of research and $3 million in funding, …

Regulation

Why We Act Irrationally: What Drives Our Senseless Habits

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen …

Harvard

'Life Is Strange' Blends Teen Angst And Time Travel

Life is Strange is an episodic video-game starring a teenage girl called Max living in rural Pacific Northwest. It’s a reminder of the difficulties of growing up, both for ourselves and for our children.<p>As is the way of video-games she discovers strange powers that function as a central play …

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Computer Hardware

Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They're Cracked Up To Be

You're in the supermarket gathering ingredients for eggnog and a Christmas Bundt cake, and you're staring at a wall of egg cartons. They're plastered with terms that all sound pretty wonderful: All-Natural, Cage-Free, Free-Range, Farm Fresh, Organic, No Hormones, Omega-3. And so on.<p>And yet the …

Omate X smartwatch talks to iPhone and Android, looks sharp doing it

How do you follow "the most full-featured smartwatch we've ever seen?" Last year's Omate TrueSmart, which makes phone calls and shoots video and chucks in the kitchen sink, is basically an Android phone on your wrist. It's sequel, the new Omate X, is a simpler and cheaper smartwatch that acts as a …

5 powerful apps that blow away Apple’s stock iOS tools

The iPhone comes preloaded with many stock applications, but not all are as powerful as you wish they’d be. Luckily there are tons of developers pushing new apps into the App Store, and many of their creations upstage the stock iOS applications.<p>In today’s video we take a look at five iOS apps that …

Apps

How to Teach Humans to Remember Really Complex Passwords

If passwords are considered the bane of the data security industry, it’s partly because humans are awful at choosing them: By some counts, we still …

40 best iPhone and iPad games of 2014 (so far)

If you're an iPhone and/or iPad-owning gamer in 2014, you truly are spoiled for choice when it comes to new titles.<p>This year has seen a steady flow of innovative, creative and above all super-playable games for Apple devices in pretty much every genre, from hardcore RPGs and twitch-action games to …

A $35 Computer The Size Of A Credit Card Can Be Used For All Kinds Of Amazing Things

Originally conceived as an educational product for removing as many barriers as possible for teaching people to program, the Raspberry Pi has been popping up in various home-brewed tech creations, acting as the brain that makes all kinds of electronic doodads come to life.<p>Despite its low price and …

Raspberry Pi

The Body by Kirsi Enkovaara can be twisted and folded to create endless seating shapes

This flexible seating structure by Finnish designer Kirsi Enkovaara can be rolled and folded into a plethora of configurations to support the body in …

The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy | Nafeez Ahmed

The man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods calls for re-invention of intelligence to re-engineer Earth<p>Robert David Steele, former Marine, CIA case officer, and US co-founder of the US Marine Corps intelligence activity, is a man on a mission. But it's a mission that frightens …

Visible Crossing

The Smart Crosswalk is a great way to ensure minimum pedestrian accidents when they use the crosswalk. Basically the crosswalk changes to red as soon …

Anchor Pointer App: Find Your Way Back Anywhere

Navigation apps for iPhone may not be in short supply, but that isn’t stopping iOS and Mac developers Pleeq from throwing its hat into the ring with Anchor Pointer.<p>Anchor Pointer isn’t your typical navigation app. It bypasses turn-by-turn directions and maps to return you to specific points where …

PayPal freezes, then restores account of crowdfunded secure email startup

A secure email startup that has raised more than $328,000 on crowdfunding website Indiegogo saw its PayPal account frozen, then restored this week.<p>Swiss company ProtonMail has been raising money for its encrypted email service since 17 June, having far exceeded its initial goal of $100,000. PayPal …

Apple introduces official $49 Mac Pro Security Lock Adapter, connects with Kensington locks

Apple has quietly introduced an official solution for users seeking to lock their 2013 Mac Pro to a stationary desk or other item. The $49 adapter attaches to the rear of the Mac Pro without any additional tools or instruction and can connect to a series of different Kensington locking mechanisms …

Your phone can finally do something really great: help endangered animals

New apps enlist citizen scientists to map environmental change<p>Around the world, species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. They’re dying so fast and from so many different causes — habitat loss, climate change, hunting, competition with invasive species — that scientists no longer have a …

Add days of battery life to iOS devices with these powerful USB portable batteries from Lumsing and RAVPower

Let’s keep it real here folks. Apple’s iPhones and iPads have amazing battery life but it is also fairly easy to kill the battery with a few hours of heavy use. That includes gaming, tethering, watching videos and just plain old-fashioned “usage”. Since Apple (thankfully) doesn’t have a removeable …

Drop launches a connected kitchen scale and a rethink for recipes

The connected home is mostly about light switches and locks today, but several companies are trying to launch connected products with more of a …

Slight: An Anonymous Social Network That's All About Where You Are

Facebook reshaped how we think about identity online. By tying our virtual self to the name and face on our drivers license, it introduced …

Hang Local Helps You Hang Out More With Friends IRL

Hang Local creator Allen Romero is a self-proclaimed “social mother fucker” whose main goal is to get people off their phones and connect them in the real world. Ironically, he created an app for that.<p>It’s likely that at least half a dozen of your friends are down to grab a bite to eat or head out …

Slingshot app brings iOS screen sharing to your business

Turning greenhouse gases into mobile phone cases

New technology takes GHGs from the atmosphere and turns them into an eco-plastic claimed to be stronger and less expensive that oil-based plastics<p>Forget old-style alchemy. A California-based tech company has come up with something far cooler than just turning dull metal into shiny metal. Using a …

Minbox Chrome Extension: Send large Gmail Attachments

It’s been more than a year since we last looked at San Francisco-based Minbox, a (then) new-entrant to the busy file-transfer space that had just raised $800,000 to “take on the establishment with its ‘freaking fast’ service”, as we wrote at the time.<p>To recap, Minbox is a Mac file-transfer and …

OoberDocs Will Now Sync Your Incoming Email Attachments To Google Drive

OoberDocs, a neat little tool built and presented at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon, has expanded its feature set to include support for Google Drive. The service, which puts a copy of all incoming email attachments in your preferred cloud storage system, launched with initial support for …

Frog Crowdfunds A $250 3-D Printer

The MOD-t 3-D printer is the first release of Frog Ventures, the venture design arm of one of the world’s most prominent design firms.<p>Today, a 3-D printer called the New Matter MOD-t hits Indiegogo. It’s expected to cost $250, making it the most affordable 3-D printer to date (comparable printers …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing