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The Internet Archive Now Lets You Play 900+ Classic Arcade Games In Your Browser

Looking for a nice little burst of nostalgia on this fine Saturday evening? Don’t feel like going through the process of installing MAME and lurking for ROMs, but still want to get your classic arcade on?<p>Back in December of last year, the Internet Archive (in their effort to backup the entire …

GeckoEye Motion Sensor, Solar Powered Wireless Security Camera (video)

A new and innovative wireless security camera has been launched over on the Indiegogo website this week in the form of the GeckoEye which measures …

Drop One Belt Size in One Month!

Get ready to buy a smaller pair of pants. This cutting-edge fat-loss plan will make you stronger and leaner in just four weeks<p>The scale isn’t the best indicator of fat loss. If you want to lose inches around your middle, you need to pack on pounds of lean muscle. The reason: Muscle takes energy …

Jack Monroe's frozen yoghurt recipe

This simple dessert is a great way to stretch fresh berries, but it works brilliantly with cheaper frozen fruit, too<p>I first made these berry desserts with foraged blackberries and a few things from the fridge, but any berries will do. You can often get bags of mixed frozen berries far cheaper than …

Infographic: The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling With Pallets

With a little bit of ingenuity, simple shipping pallets can be transformed into an amazing array of things – from furniture and housewares to entire …

FYI: Can Wireless Electricity Kill People?

Probably not. Even when it's nipping at our toes, wireless electricity is pretty safe. In 1899, Serbian engineer Nikola Tesla built a 142-foot-tall, 12-million-volt electric coil in Colorado Springs and transmitted electricity wirelessly across 25 miles, illuminating 200 lamps with the charge. …

Mindsy Wants To Be The Netflix Of E-Learning

Launched publicly last month, Mindsy is a new UK startup that’s building a Netflix-style service for consuming e-learning content, specifically online video courses. Instead of selling individual courses as per sites like Udemy and Skillshare, the company is repackaging some of the same premium …

How To Use Index/Match, The One Microsoft Excel Trick That Separates The Gurus From The Interns

The program is the gold standard of programs. It's elegant, ubiquitous, and outstandingly powerful.<p>American business lives and dies by the spreadsheet, and everyone is always looking to hone their skills.<p>There's one trick, though, that separates the quants from the interns.<p>That trick is …

This Concrete-Recycling Robot Devours Entire Buildings

Demolishing a building is a big, messy pain in the neck. Dynamite is loud and dangerous. Wrecking balls are heavy and dangerous. Why not just get a …

Smog-Destroying Pavement Coating Can Cut Pollution In Half

Let them eat smog!<p>A pavement coating tested in the Netherlands could reduce air pollution almost half, claims a paper in the <i>Journal of Hazardous Materials</i>.<p>Tested over the course of a year on a block in Hengelo, Netherlands, concrete blocks covered with a titanium oxide coating removed an average of …

What Are Your Hottest Tips For Browsing the Web Like a Boss?

With Google Reader finally dead and gone, it seems like as good a time as any to rethink the way we all look at the web. There's a whole wealth of …

A Master Chef Shares 11 Tips For Grilling The Perfect Steak At Home

Earlier this year we met Chef Michael Lomonaco of Porter House New York, a classic American-style steakhouse, who shared some of his key grilling tips.<p>He showed us how to select the right piece of meat, how long to cook it for, and how to take care of your grill.<p>Chef Lomonaco walked us through some …

These Excel Text Tricks Will Save Your Life When Cleaning Up Disorganized Data

// OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'x3bzZ5YzotLZQKMUOTKm3k0D59Fe0GNW', {"autoplay":true}); }); //<p>While Microsoft Excel is an impeccable program, sometimes you're forced to scrounge for data from less organized places.<p>Here, we look at one such example where the data that we …

16 Low-Budget Movies That Were Huge Hits

Check out some films that succeeded despite (and sometimes because of) the built-in limitations of being low on cash.<p><b>More from Zimbio:</b>

Researchers Build Nano Solar Cells 1,000 Times More Powerful than Conventional PVs

As global warming and climate change escalate, the push to develop better, more efficient solar energy technology has never been more urgent, and now …

Clean Energy

The world gets the geofencing bug: Life360’s family locator app explodes overseas

In January, Chris Hulls, CEO and co-founder of Life360, noticed an odd thing had started to happen. Even though Life360’s family-focused location app …

Charge phones less to protect battery

As mobile phone owners battle to ensure their phones last as possible, experts have finally come up with advice of how best to prolong battery life.<p>Rather than ensuring phones are constantly charged or running down the battery completely, the best thing to do is keep batteries running at about 50 …

Future soldier: Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku on building a Death Star and Silicon Valley brain drain

Morning light shines softly through a large glass window as a travel-weary Michio Kaku gamely musters a smile. Just a few hours removed from a cross-country flight from the East Coast, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that this physicist is plain tired. Then the camera starts rolling. In …

How Wi-Fi can track movement through walls, ruin hide-and-seek forever

A new system allows researchers to track up to three separate people through a wall, solely with the help of low-power Wi-Fi signals.<p>The Wi-Vi system …

7 Works Of Science Fiction That Changed The World

Geeks read.<p>Geeks read books that probe dreams, envision life on Mars, posit hyperspace, reconstruct history, remake the world and reshape the notion of what it means to be human, or even just alive.<p>The great geek works of fiction inspire engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs to dream their …

Super-Hydrophobic Spray Makes All Your Stuff Liquid-Proof

It should start showing up on store shelves in a few weeks.<p>It's definitely weird to watch the NeverWet chemists pump chocolate syrup onto a pair of white canvas shoes and to see the syrup roll off in ribbons. Or how about when the researchers dunk an iPhone into a beaker of water and then pull out …

8 web apps that are better than their desktop equivalents

Just a few years ago, even hinting that a web app could compete with a desktop equivalent would be ludicrous. There's no comparison in processing …

Software

How To Make Bricks Out Of Dirt

Dirt-cheap bricks—just add pressure<p>Bricks are fairly easy to make, but in the developing world, traditional fired bricks are sometimes weak and crumble-prone, while cement ones are often unaffordable. The Vermeer BP714 is the first compressed-earth-block machine that makes strong air-dried bricks …

How to hack a nation's infrastructure

<b>I'm watching a live video feed of people visiting a cafe in London.</b><p>It's a small, busy place and is doing a good trade in tea, coffee and cakes. That woman has dropped some money. A child is running around. Later, another customer thinks they have got the wrong change.<p>Nothing too gripping, you might …

What If Online Scams Were Real People, ‘The Inbox’ Short Movie (video)

An awesome video has been created show a humorous look at what some of the more popular and most annoying online scams would look like if they …

Microsoft Is Tired Of Listening To All The Windows 8 Bashing

In a Friday blog post, Shaw linked to stories that ran this week in <i>The Economist</i> and <i>Financial Times</i> as examples of media outlets getting carried away in depicting Windows 8's struggles in the marketplace.<p>"In this world where everyone is a publisher, there is a trend to the extreme - where those who …

PowerPoint Rangers

A YOUNG consultant’s life is gruelling. A typical week starts before dawn on Monday, with a rush to the airport and a flight to wherever the client …

Text Messaging