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6 Commonly Used and Confused Tools in Photoshop Explained

There are lots of tools in Photoshop that are sometimes a bit confusing due to the similar nature of their functionality. With subtle differences, …

Tony Fadell on Jobs and Nest: ‘I would have loved to have been able to show it to him’

Adam Lashinsky has posted an extensive profile of ex-Apple executive Tony Fadell, who now runs Nest. Fadell, now a Google employee due to Nest’s acquisition in January, shares some anecdotes about his work with Steve Jobs.<p>In particular, Fadell says that Steve Jobs was frustrated by his persistent …

How-to: Request an iTunes purchase refund if you have a legitimate reason

When you purchase an item from the App Store or iTunes, it is possible to obtain a refund on items purchased within the past 90 days if you have a legitimate reason. For example, you might buy the live version of a song when you meant to get the studio version. It is certainly possible to download …

HP's Machine technology rethinks the basics of computing

We've seen bits and pieces of technology that hint at the future of computing, but HP has just taken a big, big step toward bringing them all together. The company has unveiled The Machine (yes, that's the name), a processing architecture designed to cope with the flood of data from an internet of …

Instagram does your selfies a favor with an improved Lux feature for iOS

Go ahead, ask any youngster around you: selfies are serious business. No one is more mindful of that universal truth than Instagram, which is why it pushed out yet <i>another</i> iOS app update earlier today. No, there aren't any new filters (isn't 19 enough?) -- instead, the company brought some …

Gabe Newell Is 'Fine' With EA's Origin On Steam Machines

While Valve’s fleet of Steam Machines may be laying the groundwork for some massive future shift in console and PC gaming, in their current form, it’s hard to think off too many reasons to run out and buy them at release. They’re expensive, are limited to the games you can buy on Steam, and often …

We Interviewed the Founder of Yeezianity, the First Religion Based on Kanye West

This is the best religion of all time!<p>I often joke that, for me, listening to Kanye West is like a religious experience. Apparently, for some people, this is not a joke. Enter the best religion of all time: Yeezianity.<p>The church of Yeezus was founded about a month ago by a man who doesn’t want to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Google Releases Branding Guidelines For Glass™

Do you cringe when you hear people talk about Google <i>Glasses</i>? So does Google, it seems. The company today released a set of branding guidelines for its developers to clarify how they can use the Glass™ icon and brand name in their products.<p><b>Update</b>: <i>looks like the guidelines were actually on the Glass</i> …

Why First-Person Shooters Don't Feel Immersive

When I walk around in the world, I see things from a “first-person” perspective. Inside, looking out.<p>This is what first-person shooters (and other first-person games) are attempting to emulate: That feeling of actually being in the world, immersed in a digital reality.<p>And it never works. There’s …

London designer creates 3D-printed, regenerative running shoes from protocells

At the Wearable Futures conference, London designer and researcher Shamees Aden debuted a running shoe concept that will put your worn out kicks to shame. The shoes, which he's developing with University of Southern Denmark professor Martin Hanczyc, are 3D printed from a synthetic biological …

3D printing pen lets surgeons draw cells on damaged bones, speeding recovery

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: University of Wollongong<p>A “bio pen” that allows surgeons to draw layers of healing cells on damaged bones and …

Prototype Camera Uses Your Brainwaves To Snap Pics

Neurocam is a clever idea wrapped in the weirdest wearable-tech product design possible.<p>If you’re weirded out by Google Glass, don’t look now–in Japan, product designers are strapping iPhones to their heads and using their own EEG signals to record animated GIFs. This “working prototype,” called …

Brainwaves

The everywhere arcade: How Google is turning location into a game platform

Niantic Labs' Ingress project will expand to support new games — and ads<p>Every week, players of the global augmented-reality game Ingress receive an email that starts the same way. "Greetings Agent," it begins. "The global struggle for control of XM and human Mind Units continues." To an outsider, …

Hydrogen squeezed from stone could be new energy source

<b>Scientists from the University of Lyon have discovered a new way to split hydrogen gas from water, using rocks.</b><p>The method promises a new green energy source, providing copious hydrogen from a simple mixture of rock and water.<p>It speeds up a chemical reaction that takes geological timescales in …

San Francisco

Meta Unveils Meta Pro, Its $3,000 AR Glasses Now Available For Pre-Order

Augmented reality startup Meta has spent the past few years making prototypes of wearable devices featuring see-through optics and a wide variety of sensor arrays. Now it’s starting production on its first generation of units for developers and taking pre-orders for a consumer-facing version of its …

Google Wants To Build The Ultimate Personal Assistant

Google Search is changing rapidly. Given the company’s love of small, rapid-fire updates, its sometimes hard to keep track of where the company is going, but earlier this month, at the LeWeb conference in Paris, Google Engineering Director Scott Huffman presented a pretty compelling overview of the …

Scientists Are Using Metamaterials To Build Everything From Wireless Phone Chargers To Invisibility Cloaks

While the holy grail of metamaterials is still to make objects and people invisible to the eye, they are set to have a more tangible commercial impact playing more mundane roles - from satellite antennas to wirelessly charging cellphones.<p>Metamaterials are simply materials that exhibit properties …

Imperial College London

Double The Fun

I always get bummed about trying to hook my USB stick the wrong way; such a simple thing and yet so frustrating! Amends are being made to the design …

Best of Watch Concepts in 2013

It was the year of the iWatch and then some! Three innovative approaches to the fabled watch from the house of Apple; with similar yet distinct …

Core77 2013 Year in Review: Digital Fabrication, Part 4 - Research & Education

<b>Core77 2013 Year in Review</b>: Top Ten Posts · Furniture, Pt. 1 · Furniture, Pt. 2<br>Digital Fabrication, Pt. 1 · Digital Fabrication, Pt. 2 · Digital …

3D Printing

Teardown of new Mac Pro reveals upgradeable CPU

Following the launch of Apple’s new Mac Pro earlier this month and some early deliveries arriving for customers, Other World Computing today posted a quick teardown of the machine (via MacRumors). We’ll have to wait for a full, in-depth teardown to find out specifics, but several images posted by …

Photographer's Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …

Times Square

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …