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iOS 9's killer feature: it can read your mind

One of the coolest features in iOS 9 is one that you don’t really get to experience until you’ve been using it for a few weeks. Over time, it learns your habits and starts making suggestions about what to do next.<p>When Predictive Siri, which powers this feature, was first announced I didn’t think …

iOS

A Tech Guy from Detroit Created a Dating App that Matches Israelis with Palestinians

It may not bring about world peace, but Verona hopes to create greater empathy between those on both sides of one of the planet's oldest conflicts.<p>Does exposure breed good vibes? Can hanging out with a person who comes from the opposite side of a political divide create enough connective tissue to …

Relationships

Frida Kahlo: A Life in Photos

With the art world in the midst of Frida fever, we look back at some of the most iconic photographs of the artist through the years.<p>The art world is in the midst of Frida fever: this summer, three exhibitions about the iconic Mexican artist open across the United states—two in NYC (Frida Kahlo: …

By jamesdlove

Photographer Takes Portraits Of The World’s Hardest-Working Dogs

The working dogs of the world tend not to get as much time in the spotlight as their house-pet brothers and sisters. Photographer Andrew Fladeboe, …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Text Messaging

Big Sean - Blessings Feat. Drake & Kanye West (Prod. By Vinylz)

Listen to Big Sean's new single 'Blessings' featuring Drake & Kanye West! Big Sean said there was new music coming, and boi did he deliver. Linking …

Amazing 'Face Hacking' Technology Alters Your Appearance In Seconds

It wasn’t that long ago that we featured the impressive projection mapping work of Japanese artist Nobumichi Asai, where he showcased make-up being …

Amazing

Google+ Can Now Automatically Make Your Videos Look Better

For almost two years now, Google has been automatically enhancing the photos you upload to Google+; starting today it will do (almost) the same with videos, too.<p>It won’t do this automatically, though. Instead, whenever Google now thinks it can improve a video you upload, a banner will appear in the …

Bill curbing NSA surveillance programs blocked in Senate

The USA Freedom Act, blocked by the Senate, would have curbed powers granted under the Patriot Act, including bulk collection of Americans' phone records.<p>Lawmakers' efforts to overhaul some of the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance programs were dealt a setback Tuesday when a …

Smart iPhone case offers all-day data roaming for just $2

Anyone who travels a lot internationally has likely been stung by roaming Internet charges at some point in other. While it is possible to buy or rent a local SIM card when you’re abroad, this requires that your iPhone be either unlocked or jailbroken — and also limits users to just one mobile …

iOS

Man In Japan Arrested For 3-D Printing Revolvers

Two years for six shooters.<p>When the first working gun was 3-D printed in the United States, the government responded not through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, but instead through the State Department. Guns, it turns out, aren’t terribly hard to get in the United States, so a 3-D …

How to Make Battery Power More Powerful

The lithium-ion batteries powering our lives are in need of a major innovation—or a full-on replacement. But decades of research have produced few viable solutions. Until now.<p><b>At first Amy Prieto didn't know what she was</b> looking at. The video on the laptop screen showed a pair of hands attaching a …

Clean Energy

Watch a fireworks show from the inside, thanks to a drone

Drones may be amoral killing machines, but they’re also awesome tools of the entertainment industry. One very clever done enthusiast had the idea of filming a professional fireworks celebration from the inside, high above the city lights.<p>The very clever Jos Stiglingh in West Palm Beach Florida …

Band of drones can play music better than your average human

You've never heard Strauss performed quite like this. The team at KMel Robotics has assembled a band of hexrotor drones that "have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs." That "fresh" description isn't exactly serious, as each of the three pieces performed date back either multiple …

Guitar

Dark net's 'Google' makes finding drugs and guns online easy

The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband …

Craig Dorety: Division

Opening on Saturday, 19 April 2014 at Oakland's Johansson Projects is an exhibition of hypnotic sculpture animations that will have your eyes watering—after you realize you haven't blinked in a few minutes. In "Division," San Francisco-based artist Craig Dorety is examining visual limits and …

Microcontroller

When a 43 Percent Graduation Rate Means Success

Eliza­beth City State Uni­versity’s en­roll­ment is de­clin­ing, it’s strug­gling to ab­sorb state budget cuts, and just 43 per­cent of stu­dents …

College & University

Israeli startup\’s battery can charge a smartphone in 30 seconds