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How Many Languages Your Startup Needs To Know

Jeni Mayorskaya Contributor<p>Jeni Mayorskaya is the head of product at Smartcat.pro<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Bargain Hunt For Tech Amid The Wreck Of Russia’s Economy<p>Siri can handle questions and make jokes in 17 languages. Is that a lot or little? How many languages must your startup know to …

Moky Keyboard & Touchpad

A Bluetooth keyboard with infrared sensors that turn the entire area above the keys into an invisible touchpad when you hold down one of its mouse …

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Cyborg turtle gets 3D printed beak after propeller injury

Loggerhead turtle AKUT3 has been given a state-of-the-art 3D printed titanium jaw after being injured by a boat propeller<p>With its ultra-strong titanium jaw it looks like a creature from a science fiction novel, but this turtle is the latest animal to benefit from 3D printing technology.<p>The …

What Disney World's MagicBands can teach us about the convergence of mobile, data, and more

<i>Aaron Shapiro is the CEO of the digital agency Huge.</i><p>Pity the parent trying to do Disney World on the cheap these days.<p>Last summer, Disney introduced MagicBands into the theme park experience. For starters, the RFID-enabled wristbands function as tickets, and as “FastPasses” to cut long lines and …

Google's Next Calendar Could Manage Real Life for You

My calendar is not a happy place. It's a cold grid-world populated solely by meetings and appointments—a map to the least favorite parts of my week. …

Secret Air Force Space Plane Gets Darth Vader-Style Engine

For secret reasons, like turning in secret directions<p>The Air Force’s secret robot space plane is going to try out a new engine. The X-37B has so far spent a total of 1367 days tooling around in Earth’s orbit, doing classified things. Yesterday, the Air Force Research Lab announced that on its …

'Liquidmorphium' Turing Phone Promises Ultra-secure Communications

Turing Robotic Industries (TRI) has announced a new device called the Turing Phone that promises to provide end-to-end encryption and a more sustainable production process than a regular smartphone.<p>Announced today, the device uses decentralized authentication to encrypt any communications and comes …

What elite hackers do upon seeing an iMac in their fancy hotel room

When you’re staying in the same hotel as some of the best offensive hackers in the world, watch your desktop computer before it watches you.<p>The …

How Google's culture of transparency helps it prevent 'backstabbing'

On every software engineers' first day, he or she gets access to almost all of Google's code, every employee can view the personal goals and objectives (called "OKRs") of every other employee, and the company holds all-hands meetings every Friday where anyone can ask the founders questions about …

This 13-year-old girl from Bangalore has the perfect way to explain net neutrality

I have been using the internet for the past one and a half years. I use the internet to help me with my studies.<p>Mostly I use Wikipedia and Google. Last week for a project on the topic of entrepreneurship I used Google to do most of my research.<p>Also, I use Facebook and I have an account too. Through …

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Stanford's aluminum battery fully charges in just one minute

Lithium-ion batteries have been a boon for the modern world -- they've replaced the heavier, single-use alkaline type in everything from wristwatches to jumbo jets. Unfortunately, these rechargeable cells are already struggling to keep up with our ever-increasing energy needs. But a new type of …

Drexel University installs iPad vending machine to rent out tablets using library cards

Drexel University and the Free Library of Philadelphia are introducing what might be one of the first vending machines that lends out iPads to both students and local residents. The self-serve kiosk is located at the university and holds a dozen iPads that students and locals can checkout using …

Scientists create quick-charging hybrid supercapacitors

The dramatic rise of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other personal and portable electronics has brought battery technology to the forefront of …

Bandai Finally Shows The Process Of How Gundam Model Kits Are Made

One of the most important parts to the sprawling business empire that surrounds Gundam is its model kits. Called Gunpla, these have acted as the backbone in Gundam’s enduring success by making the animated designs come to life for its fans. So to have Bandai give us a window into how these kits are …

Nvidia's Powerful New Computer Helps Teach Cars to Drive

As cars get smarter and creep ever-closer to driving themselves, the software that makes infotainment systems and adaptive cruise control work is …

Razer Turret

The Razer Turret is a foldable lapdesk with an integrated Bluetooth/ 2.4GHz USB wireless keyboard and a magnetic mousepad. It also comes with a …

Boredom makes people more creative, claim psychologists

People are more creative after they take part in a boring test, psychologists have found<p>Boredom is by its very nature tedious and unpleasant, but far from being mind-numbing it might actually stimulate creativity, a psychologist has found.<p>Dr Sandi Mann, from the University of Central Lancashire, …

The Secrets to Debugging Your Brain

Our brains are the most bug ridden pieces of junk since Internet Explorer.<p><i>This post originally appeared on Quora: How to debug your brain</i><p><i>Post by Oliver Emberton, founder of Silktide, on Quora</i><p>To replicate one common bug, try telling your brain to "go to the gym". Most brains will respond by updating …

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Just Discovered In Australia: The Largest Asteroid Impact Ever

When exactly the massive rock hit Earth remains a mystery<p>A long time ago, a huge meteorite entered the earth's atmosphere in a screaming fireball. In its last violent moments, it split into two massive pieces, each at least 6 miles across, and slammed into the earth, creating twin impact craters …

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Woolly mammoth could roam again as extinct DNA merged with elephant

Harvard University spliced recreated genes from a woolly mammoth into the DNA of an elephant and found they functioned normally<p>A major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth has been taken by scientists at Harvard University who have inserted DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic …

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Switching to electric cars would help cool down cities

Electric cars can do more for the environment than cut back on air pollution and fossil fuel use -- they can make sweltering summers more bearable, too. Researchers have determined that EVs create a cooling effect in urban areas, since they aren't producing heat that builds up in traffic jams. …

How Big Ideas Are Built

Companies often ask themselves why their innovation efforts seem to produce so few truly game-changing ideas. Why are they mostly getting only …

Smart Lock 'on-body detection' now rolling out to Lollipop devices

Google appears to be quietly rolling out a new addition to the Smart Lock feature in Android Lollipop, bringing an extra unlock option that works …

**UPDATED: 2015-04-29** [CM 12 Theme Engine] - Neon Teal/Neon Gold

Pop the teal and the pureness of gold in you Lollipop ROM with CM12 Theme Engine!<p><b>DONATE: Get on Google Play</b> <br>XDA Version (free)<p><b>DONATE: Get on Google</b> …

(Update: Kickstarter now live, hurry!) Jide Ultra Remix Surface tablet could be yours for just $39

<b>Update 1:</b> the Jide Remix Kickstarter campaign is now live here. According to the company’s Facebook group, only a few hundred units will be made available at each tier, so hurry up! The tiers are, as per founder David Ko:<p>$39 – 200 units<br>• $199 – 200 units<br>• $349 – 500 units<p><b>Update</b> 2: predictably, all …

Does New Theory Pinpoint Lost City of Atlantis?

An author’s obsessive quest leads to a site off the coast of Morocco.<p>Type the word “Atlantis” into Google and 120 million results pop up. Like El Dorado or Shangri-la, the legendary sunken city of Atlantis hovers on the horizon of our imagination, tantalizing, mysterious, unreachable. <i>Meet Me in</i> …

Akili Wants to Make the First FDA-Approved Game For ADHD

There are many reasons to love video games: They’re wonderful resources for fantasy, fun, social engagement (mostly) and an overall great way to let loose. But video games can do more than just provide hours of entertainment.<p>Akili, a California-based startup, is hoping to create the first …