James Harman

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This pretty e-paper smart calendar is everything I want in a gadget

A designer named Kosho Tsuboi has conceived a beautiful gadget idea. His product, the Magic Calendar, is an e-paper calendar that syncs with a smartphone to display your schedule. The project is associated with Google’s Android Experiments, which appears to be a Japanese program in which creators …

How to use indoor maps in Google Maps

One of the more useful additions to Google Maps is the ability to navigate within malls, museums, libraries, or sports venues. The feature is …

CARTO makes geographical data visualization and analysis accessible to non-specialists

CartoDB, a data visualization company founded in Madrid in 2012, changed its name to CARTO to celebrate its new analysis tool CARTO Builder and to emphasize its attempt to enlarge its audience from developers to business people and non-coders.<p>Historically, CartoDB has helped data specialists with …

After the Map GIS Data Available for Downloading

<i>Ad:</i><p>How the evolution to electronic navigations systems has affected our experience of geographic knowledge is the subject of William Rankin’s …

The inside story of how Netflix came to pay Comcast for internet traffic

Netflix hand-delivered 256 pages (pdf) to the US government this week arguing that Comcast shouldn’t be allowed to acquire Time Warner Cable. “The proposed merger puts at risk the end-to-end principle that has characterized the internet and been a key driver in the creation of the most important …

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27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason that we’ve put together a list of 27 of the best Chrome extensions you can find around.<p>We’ve broken them down into groups of a few per …

Mohiomap Turns Evernote, Google Drive, And Dropbox Accounts Into Mind Maps

Like many other people, I use Evernote as an information dump. Despite my best efforts to keep things organized with multiple notebooks and tags, my account has become almost as unwieldy as an overstuffed filing cabinet, with stacks of PDFs, web clippings, and notes going back years.<p>That’s why I …

Make Your own Raspberry Pi Gameboy Replica

This “Gamegirl” 3D printed Gameboy replica by Adafruit features some seriously upgraded hardware to mark the original’s 25th anniversary. The Raspberry Pi processor allows it to run Gameboy, or even MAME ROMs, and the color touchscreen allows for much better graphics than the original’s grayscale …

The Free State Project: A Libertarian Testing Ground For Bitcoin, 3D Printers, and Drones

Long before billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel dreamed up the idea of a floating libertarian island nation, a 24-year-old Yale grad student named Jason Sorens proposed a far more down-to-earth experiment for those who wanted to live the limited government lifestyle: that a critical mass of …

Three new software freebies worth checking out

When it comes to free software, you probably know the old favorites: OpenOffice, GIMP, CCleaner, Avast Free Antivirus, and so on.<p>But let's not overlook the new. Kingsoft Office 2013 remains my favorite free Microsoft Office alternative, and within the past week I've heard from no fewer than three …

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How do submarines get online?

<i>This article was taken from the June 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Recommended Reading: Beer genetics and Kinect physical therapy

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>Strange Brews: The Genes of Craft Beer</b><br>by William Herkewitz, New York TimesPocket<p>…

Researchers Plug Google’s Project Tango Into A Drone To Let It Fly Itself Around A Room

Remember Project Tango? Google’s crazy project to add 3D environment mapping abilities to a smartphone?<p>Yeah, someone just went ahead and took the next logical step: they plugged it into a drone.<p>Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania managed to get their hands on a prototype Tango device, and …

What Are the Best Phone Apps for My Summer Camping Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>Before you go off the grid camping and hiking, tap the latest apps that will help you plan your trip, your trails, and where to pitch your tent. Even if you don’t have service, many of these apps will remain handy.<p>AllTrails<p>(AllTrails, Inc.)<p>A catalog of hiking routes in the U.S. and Canada, …

The NSA, Cisco, And The Issue Of Interdiction

It’s been a hectic week of NSA news in light of Glenn Greenwald’s recently published book, which furthered the revelation that the NSA intercepts (interdicts) hardware from US companies. The agency then reportedly compromises the equipment before it is delivered to overseas customers.<p>Published …

A Japanese startup unveils a long-lasting and safer battery made from carbon

Advertisement<p>24 Comments<p>A battery that lasts longer, is safer, charges faster and is less expensive than a standard lithium ion battery: That’s the …

9 Video Games You Can Beat in Under 10 Hours

9 Pint-Sized Video Games<p>1. <i>Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons</i><p>2. <i>Gone Home</i><p>3. <i>Journey</i><p>4. <i>Portal</i><p>5. <i>Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare</i><p>6. <i>Heavenly Sword</i><p>7. <i>Costume Quest</i><p>8.</i> …

My First MOOC: The Planning Behind a Massive Open Online Course

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A free online course "Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies" launches through Coursera next week on April 28. Come back to Entrepreneur.com as we feature additional interviews with course experts and</i> …

Building A Raspberry Pi VPN Part Two: Creating An Encrypted Client Side

Welcome to Part Two of ReadWrite’s Raspberry Pi VPN server tutorial!<p>By now, it’s pretty apparent that turning your Raspberry Pi into a Virtual Private Network is an all-evening activity. But as security flaws further compromise our Internet lives, it feels increasingly worth it to have a secure …

Turn any inkjet printer into a circuit printer with this DIY kit

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: AgIC Inc.<p>Circuits–the wires that carry electricity from point A to point B in an electronic device–are becoming more …

Arduino Rising: 10 Amazing Projects People Are Doing With The Tiny Microcontroller

This past Saturday marked World Arduino Day, an eponymous celebration of the first decade of the open-source single-board microcontroller designed for do-it-yourself electronics projects.<p>Developed in 2004 for Italian design students, Arduino quickly became a favorite for builders and makers all …

The Mythical 'Map Of The Internet 2.0' Is Even Better Than The First

Amateur graphic designer Martin Vargic has put together the second version of his "Map of the Internet," and not surprisingly, it's even better than the first.<p>His original map, put together using Photoshop along with data from Alexa, featured websites as different countries within different …

Drones vs. balloons: Zuckerberg explains why wings are better for the internet than helium

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Facebook<p>When Facebook(s fb) and Internet.org revealed their intentions on Thursday to connect the developing world …

This iPad Can Boot Between iOS 5, iOS 6, And iOS 7 At Will [Video]

Hate iOS 7’s visual aesthetic, but have apps that require iOS 7 to function? You should do what famed jailbreaker winocm did — hack his iPad 2 so it triple boots between iOS 5.1, iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 7.0.6!<p>Well, okay. You got us. The elite skills necessary to hack your iPad to dual boot operating …

Fleet of underwater gliders could improve global weather forecasts

While our entire climate model is based on the world's ocean currents, there's a surprising lack of detailed measurements of their movements. Researchers from Rutgers and elsewhere want to rectify that with the Challenger Glider Mission, which will launch 16 unpowered, autonomous submarines later …

A Clever Hack Makes Any Receipt Printer Spit Out The U.S. Constitution

Swiss artist Thibault Brevet apparently has an affinity for America’s most treasured document: the Constitution. He created a hack that can produce a brand-new paper copy of it from any receipt printer.<p>Brevet, best known before this for a project called “Grand Central” that used a robot equipped …

A Conversation With The President Of The World's First Non-Profit, Tuition-Free, Accredited, Online University

Shai Reshef is an Israeli-born entrepreneur who now lives in Pasadena, California. Although his master’s degree is in Chinese politics, he has made his name professionally in private education. He served as chairman and CEO of the Kidum Group, an Israeli test preparation which he sold to Kaplan, …

The Ring Input Device Puts Gesture Control And Home Automation On Your Finger

This embed is invalid<p>There was once a rumor that Apple would actually use a ring device for input to an Apple television. Neither of those gadgets exist yet, of course, but Ring is a Kickstarter project trying to fund a finger-based wearable that could enable the kind of controls envisioned in that …