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21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know

If you are a new camera owner this guide will walk you through the most important settings, techniques and rules you should know.

Inside India’s Aadhar, The World’s Biggest Biometrics Database

India’s Unique Identification project, also known as Aadhar, earlier this week finished capturing demographic and biometric data of over half a billion residents–the largest biometric project of its kind currently in the world.<p>It’s been a multi-year effort not without its critics among privacy and …

Bitcoin isn’t just for drugs anymore! Here’s what normal people need to know

Bitcoin is growing up – fast. As recently as two years ago, many considered the digital currency to be a fluke, Monopoly money for computer …

Bitcoin

One Great Way to Connect With Your Child

A child psychologist shares one of his most successful strategies.<p>Young children are wide-eyed in their curiosity about the lives of their parents.<p>As a child psychologist, I've advised parents to talk with their children about their own experiences, especially when kids are feeling worried, …

How to turn your smartphone into a spy camera or baby monitor

<i>Update: Added Alfred, WardenCam, and AtHome Camera as viable solutions.</i><p>If you’re itching to keep an eye on someone (or someplace), but have a limited …

Baby Monitor

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Parenting

Your Ultimate Dad-to-Be Cheat Sheet

Get the 101 on how to be a dad before the baby comes.<p><i>Fatherhood: It's not rocket science, guys—but it's not all that obvious either. The following is a list of skills you will need to develop as a dad. This is your chance to get ahead of the game. So before that kid of yours makes a break for</i> …

Keep It Simple

ABCs of smartphone screens: 1080p and more (Smartphones Unlocked)

We have plenty of names to describe the viewing quality on your smartphone screen, but few of them actually make sense. Here's what matters, and why.<p>The smartphone industry tosses around a whole bucket of names and numbers to describe the viewing experience on your smartphone screen: ClearBlack, …

Phones

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

10 Essential Items for Your Hospital Bag

Meet WorldKit, the projector that turns everything into a touchscreen

When it comes to technological innovation, there are two basic approaches. You can start big, flashy, and expensive, and hope that eventually your …

Augmented Reality

Create a Financial Safety Net

Looking for a new Android phone? Here are the devices worth waiting for

<i>We take a look at upcoming Android smartphones that you should be aware before buying a new device.</i><p>Should I wait for the new Galaxy or should I get the HTC now? Is the next Nexus worth waiting another month? If I get this phone now, will I regret it next week? We’ve all had dilemmas like these, or, …

Phones

How algorithms rule the world

The NSA revelations highlight the role sophisticated algorithms play in sifting through masses of data. But more surprising is their widespread use in our everyday lives. So should we be more wary of their power?<p>On 4 August 2005, the police department of Memphis, Tennessee, made so many arrests …

This Glove Could Help Deaf-Blind People Communicate With Anyone, Anywhere

And the research behind it could change how we all interact with computers and with each other.<p>Michael Scaturro<p>On the hottest day of the summer so far in Berlin, Tom Bieling, a 32-year-old doctoral candidate, walked quickly down a corridor on the second floor of a science building mere blocks away …

Back To Basics: Screen technology explained

This week’s edition of Back To Basics is going to focus on the part of your device that you’re spending almost all your time looking at. It’s time to talk screen technology.<p>No two displays are the same, but there are a few guidelines that can help you choose the right screen for you. From the …

Phones

The 10 Most Practical Pieces of Parenting Advice No One Tells You

Postpartum Survival Guide

How APIs Help Us Comprehend The Infinite Concept Of Data

Data is like oil. It only has a future value just sitting in a big pool. “Pure data,” as my fellow panelists said Friday night at API Days, has not proven to have much market play.<p>I agreed with them but it’s the wrong way to look at the matter. More so, it’s about how the data is processed and …

Registry Essentials for Bringing Home Your Baby

Love Lessons

The Best Uses for Your Local Library (That Aren't Just Books)

In ancient times, there were buildings in local communities that contain a collection of books that people could borrow for free. You may not realize …

How mobile phones are making cash obsolete in Africa

When he rolls into a gas station to fill his tank, Barkhad Dahir doesn't get out of his car. He punches a few buttons on his cellphone and within seconds he has paid for the fuel.<p>With the same quick keystrokes on his phone, he pays for virtually everything he needs: groceries at the supermarket, a …

Africa

New 3D map of the human brain offers 50 times more detail than previous reconstructions

The inner workings of the human brain are still a fairly mysterious frontier despite all we've learned in recent decades, but a recently-completed initiative should provide a better map of what's inside our heads than anything we've seen thus far. According to <i>Nature</i>, scientists have successfully …