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Russia Shows Off Robotic Cockroach

Say, is this house bugged?<p>The secret roach’s name was Death's Head, aka Blaberus Cranifer, and it came from Russia on a mission. It is a small, mechanical beast, styled after the death's head cockroach. According to Russian state-owned Sputnik news site, it was built in seven months by a group at …

Make a Stylish Flashlight Out of Kitchen Trash

You could call it a trashlight, a handy and handsome AA flashlight made out of little more than a soda can and a cereal box (plus a bulb and two AA batteries). Before you say anything, yes, of course you can buy super-cheap penlights like this. But that would be largely missing the point here. This …

Dan Harris: Think You're a Good Multitasker? Stop Lying.

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13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

11 apps that will make you smarter

Despite the constant hand-wringing that smartphones will lead to the downfall of society, there’s mounting evidence that your phone habit may not be so bad after all.<p>In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We’ve compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your …

'Venom' vulnerability: Serious computer bug shatters cloud security

Inside some data center miles away, a portion of your cloud-hosted network may be running on the same system as someone else’s.<p>Normally, this isn’t a …

Unacast scores $1.6M to become the main tracker of every store you visit

The Internet made distance irrelevant.<p>Now, sensors in physical stores are helping to make proximity relevant, and startup Unacast is announcing a seed round of $1.6 million so it can become the backend.<p>The Oslo, Norway-based company, which has opened an office in London and is planning one for New …

37 Crazy Apple Facts & Stats (Infographic)

When it comes to the tech giant Apple, there is more to it than meets the eye. It isn’t simply one of the biggest companies for nothing and keeps …

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Digital Transformation is the most urgent challenge for leaders in every business today<p>Yet most transformation projects under-deliver, grind to a …

Prototyping

The latest Mac mini is low-priced, but doesn't skimp on power

Mac mini (2014) review<p>Smallest Mac, big power<p>Machined perfection<p>Plenty of ports<p>Upgradeable no more<p>Retina-ready<p>Travel buddy<p>Desktop computers aren’t …

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10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers

February 23, 2015<br>Here is what we have been working on over the last weekend. This is a list that comprises some of the best math apps and extensions …

The Invention That Could End Obesity

A Michigan surgeon invented an apparatus that he believes tricks the brain into thinking the stomach is full. His Full Sense Device could be a lifesaver for millions of obese Americans and raises questions about how hunger — our most basic human impulse — even works.

How to make a bootable OS X USB

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15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own

OLPC's modular hybrid laptop could last schools for years

The One Laptop Per Child project is going modular. The non-profit's Australian partner, One Education, is gearing up to launch a new hybrid laptop in a few weeks that will let you swap out components similar to Google's Project Ara. There aren't any official details yet, but Ink, Bits, and Pixels …

Nonprofits

Take BuzzFeed’s 14-Day Butt And Core Challenge

Take this challenge with us, and reap the strong-butt-and-core benefits. Plus, get in the habit of doing something physical at least once a day. It's a win-win!

14 Animal Cams That Are Better Than TV

Prepare to squee your heart out.

Google Translate gets smarter with language detection, Word Lens

<i>Star Trek</i>'s universal translator is here, and it's on your phone. Google is updating its Translate app on Wednesday, and, as rumored, the new version …

Language

The 11 most useful web tools of 2014

There's no shortage of great websites, apps and programs available on the Internet. Some, however, rise above the rest.<p>Your 2014 list of our 11 most …

This Video Will Bring Out Your Inner Typophile

To celebrate the launch of Web FontFonts with OpenType features, Stark Films and FontFont teamed up to bring you this charming video.<p>Fonts and …

Rhode Island

Arlo Guthrie Looks Back on 50 Years of 'Alice's Restaurant'

On Thanksgiving 1965, Arlo Guthrie visited friend Alice Brock and her husband at their home, a church in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and did …

Charlie Chaplin

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iFixit: How to fix your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in 21 easy guides

iFixit gave Apple’s iPhone 6 a repairability score of 7, the highest ever for Apple’s flagship and most popular device in their September teardown. That bodes well for folks who want to take their iPhone repairs into their own hands, though perhaps it’s best to give the Geniuses at Apple a chance …

Do we deserve OS updates for our Android devices?

With the official release of Android 5.0 Lollipop just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look at system updates in general. We all want the latest and greatest software that Google is pushing out, but do we actually deserve to get software updates?<p>There comes a time in the life of every …

Social media is parents' greatest online fear, research says

Parents are more concerned about their children’s use of social media services than any other online activity, according to a new survey by a US-based digital safety group.<p>The research conducted for the non-profit Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) found that social media was the only online …

Deals: 30% Off The Smart Travel Router: A Globally Compatible Router + Charger

Keeping mobile devices charged and having good connectivity are two things that can be big factors when you’re traveling – especially when on the road for work. The <b>Smart Travel Router</b>, a globally compatible router and charger combo device, looks like one heck of a nice travel companion.<p>And it’s 30% …

The top 9 tablets you can buy right now

The tablet market hasn't seen the turnover that smartphones have enjoyed, but there's still a steady stream of new and improved slates coming out. However, this time around we've only seen fit to add a couple of new devices to our buyer's guide tablet listing -- for the time being, at least. If …

Phishing emails still surprisingly effective, reports Google

Phishing emails — spam messages that purport to come from a legitimate source but which actually lead to a fake website — are still a surprisingly …

Identity Theft

DARPA funds $11 million tool that will make coding a lot easier

DARPA is funding a new project by Rice University called PLINY, and it's neither a killer robot nor a high-tech weapon. PLINY, named after Pliny the Elder who wrote one of the earliest encyclopedias ever, will actually be a tool that can automatically complete a programmer's draft -- and yes, it …

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code. They need this skill …