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A new mathematical model can cut jet-lagged time in half, study says

Looking for a jet-lag cure? A new mathematical model may help you overcome jet lag faster than anyone thought possible.<p>And scientists need your help to test it out.<p>A research team from the<p>University of MichiganandYale Universityhas released a free iPhone app that loads a complex, jet-lag conquering …

Jet Lag

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Google adds 'Theming' to Material Design to unify designs across applications<p>Google today announced several updates to Material Design, the company's visual design language and set of specifications for applications should look. While rumors persisted up to the event that …

The Allure Of Anonymous Confessional Apps 'Secret' And 'Whisper'

"I'm worth 83.7 million dollars and bored out of my mind."<p>"My friend who is a banker just told me he's working on Dropbox's IPO...oooh."<p>"The drug use in Silicon Valley is outrageous. So are the inflated egos. It's like LA for smart, ugly people."<p>Declarations like these — some plaintive, some fueled …

The Future According To Samsung

The following concept video shows how that could happen.<p>The video touches on a concept called "The Internet Of Things," which is a term people in the tech industry like to throw around when they talk about connecting everyday objects to the Internet. It may sound a little like the Jetsons today, …

Tech Industry

Facebook Privacy Tips

The good news: Birnholtz’s study also found that people who were more familiar with Facebook’s features, like how to manipulate privacy settings, weren’t as shaken by unseemly photos of themselves. Here are four Facebook tips to protect your privacy—and dignity.<p><b>1. Approve photos and posts you’re</b> …

Sony patents 'smart wig': Toupee with sensors on the way?

A talking toupee? It might be a reality one day if Sony decides to do anything with a new patent it's been awarded.<p>The patent's broadly titled …

Wearable Tech

Microsoft Cannot Ignore Nokia Phones That Dominate In Emerging Markets

Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has said he sees such phones - of which Nokia shipped more than 50 million last quarter - as an entree to more expensive fare.<p>"We look at that as an excellent feeder system into the smartphone world and a way to touch people with our services even on much …

Andreessen Horowitz’s Scott Weiss On Why There Will Be 30 New Franchises In The Enterprise

The future of enterprise software is anything but boring. Andreessen Horowitz partner Scott Weiss aptly predicted his guest post titled “30 New Franchises” a few weeks ago, there a massive opportunity to create new multi-billion-dollar enterprise franchises despite incumbents throwing massive …

Cracking The Code: Just How Does Encrypted Email Work?

If the past few months have taught us anything, it's that everything we do online leaves a digital trail. While it may seem like there's not much we can do about it, there are some tech companies that are working to obscure that trail a little bit, with a process known as encryption.<p>Micah Lee, a …

Guides & Training

From the EFF<p>Modern technology has given those in power new abilities to eavesdrop and collect data on innocent people. Surveillance Self-Defense is …

Spearphishing

Apple's Craziest, Most Futuristic Patents Show How Insanely Ambitious Its Thinking Is

Luckily it's often possible to get a hint of what Apple has in the works, just by looking at its many patent applications.<p>It's important to note that Apple files for many more patents than it will actually use, employing a protective strategy that quickly annoys those tired of legal patent battles …

Tech Industry

A Week With The Sync Burn, A Battery-Powered Fitness Band

Fitness bands are a dime a dozen these days. Everyone has one, it seems, from audio manufacturers like Jawbone to upstarts like Fitbit and Basis. Now the EB Sports Group, a company that makes fitness devices under a number of brands including Everlast and Men’s Health. I’ve historically been wary …

The next frontier of wireless tech? Your body

The military has for decades used sonar for underwater communication. Now, researchers are developing a miniaturized version of the same technology …

U.S. schools not making the grade when it comes to education technology

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Here’s a bit of disappointing but not-so-surprising news: according to a new report from the nonprofit think tank Center for …

A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design

I like hands!

Numb

Plenty of Room Left Yet for Smartphone Growth

According to UBS analyst John Hodulik most every American has a smartphone, and that, along with slowing smartphone upgrades, doesn’t bode well for …

Mobile

No Heir — Though Lots of Spares — to the Microsoft Throne in New Reorg of Tech Giant

There will doubtlessly be a lot of what-it-all-means chewing over the two very long memos by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about his massive redo of …

Business Development

Google’s Larry Page on Why Moon Shots Matter

Author: Steven Levy. Steven Levy Business<p>Date of Publication: 01.17.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><b>Larry Page lives by</b> the gospel of 10x. …

32 Tricks You Can Do With Wolfram Alpha, The Most Useful Site In The History Of The Internet

It's not a search engine, it's not an encyclopedia, and it's not a calculator, but it's a little bit of all of that. It's really the only member of its field.<p>Originally developed as an online version of Stephen Wolfram's Mathematica software, its basic functionality is that of a math equation …

Google And Make Magazine Beat The Classroom With Virtual Science Camp For Teens

Science class is about to look a lot more boring. One million kids logged on to Maker Camp last summer, so today Google and Make Magazine (affiliated with Maker Faire) announced the second year of its online summer camp, which teaches teens to build, hack and explore. The six-week program on …

More Nokia Lumia 1020 Hardware And Camera Details Surface Ahead Of Official Launch

In case you’re somehow immune to all of Nokia’s incessant teasing, the company’s going to unveil a shiny new smartphone on Thursday in hopes that a tremendous camera will endear the thing to the masses.<p>The folks at WPCentral got their collective hands on a new render of the forthcoming flagship — …

Microsoft’s 11th Imagine Cup Student Software Competition Kicks Off In Russia With More Than $1M In Prizes On The Line

Every year for the last 11 years, Microsoft has organized Imagine Cup, one of the world’s largest technology competitions for students. This year, more than 25,000 students participated in the preliminary rounds in their respective countries, and the worldwide finals are happening in St. …

Google logic: why Google does the things it does the way it does

<i>Michael Mace is co-founder of Zekira, and author of Map The Future, a book on how to create better business strategies. He was previously chief</i> …

Parents: Parenting News & Advice for Moms and Dads

The weekend TODAY anchors were in for a treat when their moms burst into their Mother's Day cooking...<p>TODAY's Sheinelle Jones, Craig Melvin and Dylan …

Social Security

The 9 Toughest Ultramarathons

The Toughest Ultras/Marathon des Sables 2011<p>Used to be that running a 50- or 100-mile race earned you bragging rights for life. No more. Today, the word “ultra” has been slapped on laundry detergent, lite beer, and any marathon that takes a step beyond 26.2 miles. It seems like every endurance …

Adventure Travel

30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …