Sam Weeks

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How Microsoft Built The Cameras In The Upcoming Kinect

Earlier this week I traveled to Microsoft’s Mountain View campus to play with the company’s new Kinect sensor. While there I met with a few of the team’s engineers to discuss how they had built the new device.<p>Up front, two things: The new Kinect sensor is far cooler than I expected. Also, I touched …

A Powerful Particle Accelerator The Size Of A Speck Of Glitter

On the way to tabletop particle accelerators<p>This little chip may be hardly the size of a speck of glitter, but don't underestimate what it can do. It's actually a particle accelerator that is able to boost electrons at a rate 10 times greater than a conventional accelerator, all in a …

Bill Gates backs power grid networking startup Varentec

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Startup Varentec, which makes hardware and software that can dynamically control the flow of electrons at the edges of the …

Tattoos are booming - and this year's look is naval retro

As thousands flock to the London International Tattoo Convention, the surprise trends are for the old favourites – ships and anchors – and for women tattoists<p>Religion is less than trendy, Celtic bands so passé and naked women a little gauche. The fashionable style for 2013, undoubtedly the year of …

Fleetwood Mac – review

O2, London They were back – and talking to each other as well. But despite the hits, fine musicianship and Stevie Nicks's array of shawls, there was still one thing missing<p>You're looking at your watch, consulting the set list from a recent Fleetwood Mac gig in Dublin and thinking: it has to happen …

Krist Novoselic Plays on New Modest Mouse LP

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic plays on Modest Mouse LP. The bassist told Spotify in a recent interview that the new album is "pretty edgy,"</i> …

New Albums

On Gender And 'GTA 5'

Ever since I heard the first whispers of sexism-related controversy pertaining to GTA 5, this was a post I knew I was going to be writing eventually. It wouldn’t be Grand Theft Auto without some sort of drama, and as the initial “GTA has you torture” issue has been covered here already, it’s time …

EA: Console evolution after Xbox One, PS4 won't be hardware based

With the release of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year we will begin to see a change in philosophy around the development of both hardware and software — one that will affect how Gen 5 platforms will form in the years to come, EA's chief creative director Rich Hilleman said during …

Samsung readying flexible Galaxy Note 3 Active -- report

The 5.7-inch smartphone is reportedly set to see a bendable and waterproof sibling in the coming weeks.<p>The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could soon have a bendable cousin, according to the Asian Daily (translated).<p>Indeed, Samsung has long been rumored to introduce a smartphone with a flexible display, so …

Galaxy Note

5 Amazing Facts About Babies

What Darwinists Don't Want You to Know

• <b>Author:</b> M.E. Brines<p>What Darwinians Don’t Want You to Know – The truth about the Intelligent Design theory. Does Secular Humanism require more faith than most religions?

Christine McVie reunites with Fleetwood Mac for the first time in 15 years

They had said it was as unlikely as an asteroid striking the Earth, but it happened: Christine McVie’s reunited with Fleetwood Mac for the first time …

Samsung's teased curved phone may not be what you think

Can't wait to own a phone you can bend? Hold your horses. That technology isn't here quite yet.<p>If Samsung's reveal of a forthcoming smartphone with a curved screen sends shivers down your spine and visions of bendable handsets dancing through your head, you may want to rein in your excitement.<p>While …

Mobile Technology

iPhone and iPad users report severe motion sickness while using iOS 7

Apple's new design style in iOS 7 has had plenty of detractors, but some may have genuine cause for complaint: the zooming and parallax animations across the new operating system have been giving some users bad cases of motion sickness. "The zoom animations ... are literally making me nauseous and …

Magician (The Riftwar Saga, Book 1)

• <b>Author:</b> Raymond E. Feist<p>Magician, available in ebook for the first time, is a masterwork of magic and adventure.<p>The whole of the magnificent Riftwar Cycle, by bestselling author Raymond E. Feist, is now available in ebook<p>The world had changed even before I discovered the foreign ship wrecked on the …

Men at Arms

• <b>Author:</b> Terry Pratchett<p>The City Watch needs MEN! But what it's <i>got</i> includes Corporal Carrot (technically a dwarf), Lance-constable Cuddy (really a dwarf), Lance-constable Detritus (a troll), Lance-constable Angua (a woman... most of the time) and Corporal Nobbs (disqualified from the human race for …

The Fellowship of the Ring

• <b>Author:</b> J. R. R. Tolkien<p>Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring the definitive text and a detailed map of Middle-earth.<p>Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power – the means by which he …

On the Charts: Jack Johnson Goes 'From Here to Now' to Number One

Plus: Lorde's 'Royals' may be the song of fall<p>Head-scratching stories like this one notwithstanding, the bad news continues for record labels, …

Music

Readers' Poll: Your 10 Favorite Pink Floyd Albums

Picks include 'Animals,' 'Wish You Were Here' and 'The Division Bell'<p>10<p>Pink Floyd quietly broke up nearly two decades ago, but they never really went …

Jack White

National Geographic: Then and Now – in pictures

National Geographic magazine has been at the forefront of photojournalism since it first began publishing photographs in 1890. An exhibition at Beetles + Huxley showcases over 100 vintage and contemporary prints from 26 September to 19 October 2013. Here are some of them<p>• Jonathan Jones on what the …

London's East End, 1968 - a picture from the past

The Guardian's Peter John captured this scene of daily life in an area which has changed markedly. Tradesmen with their carthorses and kosher butchers have now been replaced by hipsters on bikes and trendy coffee shops

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

Darren Hall