Shane Perris

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The Secret to De-Fogging Your Windshield Revealed...By NASA

Science does it again.<p>Winter is here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't take <i>that</i> long for your defroster to clear your windshield, but if you're harried and already late for …

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

How to explain the KGB’s amazing success identifying CIA agents in the field?

<b>(tlegend via Shutterstock)</b><p>Paranoid CIA heads blamed Soviet moles, but the real reason for the repeated disasters was much simpler<p>Jonathan Haslam<p>September 26, 2015 2:45pm (UTC)<p>As the Cold War drew to a close with the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, those at CIA headquarters in Langley, …

U.S. State Department

To Catch A Bomb-Maker

This is the story of a little-known FBI forensics lab and how it changed the war on terror<p>The insurgent began with a cordless phone—one of the knockoffs of a Chinese-built Senao so popular in northern Iraq. Hunched over a worktable somewhere near the refinery town of Baiji, about 150 miles north of …

Terrorism

Audio production on iOS 9 is vastly improved as apps get full audio plug-in support

Apple is introducing full support for audio plug-ins in iOS 9, allowing developers to sell plug-ins like effects and virtual instruments on the App Store that can be used within audio editing apps like Apple’s own GarageBand.<p>Apple has long used Audio Units as a standard for audio plug-ins in Mac OS …

Music Production

My own personal Fight Club: How an English professor became a cage fighter

<b>Brad Pitt in "Fight Club" (Twentieth Century Fox)</b><p>My teaching job was no longer exciting. My wife scoffed, but I joined the new mixed martial arts gym anyway<p>Jonathan Gottschall<p>April 17, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Love To Watch”<p>It’s the night …

Martial Arts

The Forgotten Ones

In 1937, at the age of 14 months, Geoff Meyer appeared before a NSW magistrate, who made him a ward of the state and handed him over to carers at a …

What Does Obama Really Mean by 'Violent Extremism'?

By avoiding the phrase "radical Islam," the president may be making a statement about the nature of terrorism itself.<p>Sometimes we overlook the obvious. For weeks now, pundits and politicians have been raging over President Obama’s insistence that America is fighting “violent extremism” rather than …

Extremism

The Shape of Things to Come

How an industrial designer became Apple’s greatest product.<p>I. Launch Day<p>In recent months, Sir Jonathan Ive, the forty-seven-year-old senior vice-president of design at Apple—who used to play rugby in secondary school, and still has a bench-pressing bulk that he carries a little sheepishly, as if it …

Product Design

Workflow 1.1: Deeper iOS Automation – MacStories

Released by a small team of indies in December 2014, Workflow reinvented iOS automation. Combining an interface reminiscent of Apple's Automator for OS X with easy access to native iOS features such as Safari, the photo library, and iOS 8 extensions, Workflow promised to make automating tasks on an …

How to Survive Winter in Antarctica

The last flight out of the South Pole until November departed on Friday. How do the people left behind cope with months of endless darkness and sub-zero temperatures?<p>The final flight out of the South Pole was Friday, February 13—the last chance to leave until mid-November. Those 40 or so people …

National Science Foundation

MiniHouse Grows Up into a Real Home

Mini House was developed as a collaboration between architect and designer Jonas Wagell and the Swedish house producer Sommarnöjen, and could be used …

Prefab Homes

Community Goodie: Workflow + Chrome for iOS + 1Password

Have you discovered Workflow for iOS yet? It joins Launch Center Pro and others in the category of Super Useful Apps that can save you a <i>ton</i> of time …

Apps

Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously, Leatherman President Ben Rivera is quite fond of his, but it caused a bit of a problem when he tried to pass through the gates at …

At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

In Silicon Valley's youth-obsessed culture, 40-year-olds get plastic surgery to fit in. But IDEO, the firm that famously developed the first mouse for Apple, has a 90-year-old designer on staff.<p>Barbara Beskind says her age is an advantage.<p>"Everybody who ages is going to be their own …

Could you be a ‘super-forecaster’?

Most intelligence agencies rely on the informed hunches of trained specialists. But there are people from ordinary walks of life who routinely do far better at predicting events than the experts. Tara Isabella Burton meets some of them.<p>Political forecasting is among the most vital roles played by …

Red Hook's Digital Stewards Program

RED HOOK’S Digital Stewards program isn’t for everyone. “If you are afraid of heights,” the organization warns in its training material, “these …

My Must-Have iPad Apps, 2014 Edition – MacStories

<i>For the past four years, I've been running a series called My Must-Have Apps that, once a year, collects all the apps I find indispensable to get work done on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Considering changes to my daily life and workflow, this year will only feature my must-have iPad and iPhone apps.</i> …

Swiss watchmaker’s squirming makes Jony Ive sound like a prophet

Luxury Swiss watch makers were originally dismissive of Apple Watch, but now that its launch is inching closer, their tone is changing. TAG Heur’s chief squirmed in front of the press today and announced that his brand is working on something that might be totally amazing. They’re just still …

TAG Heuer

Jessamyn Lovell builds gallery show out of her ID theft

Five years ago, photographer Jessamyn Lovell was at SF Camerawork discussing her upcoming show when she put down her wallet just long enough for it to disappear. Then she became a victim of identify theft, a scam that brought her mysterious bills and an unwarranted summons to appear in court on …

Crime

There Is No Such Thing As An Unbiased Map

Who knew that asking for directions to the Hollywood Sign could be such a complicated question? Well, it is. After writing recently that a group of …

Merging Text Captured from iOS 8 Extensions – MacStories

A few days ago, I asked a question on Twitter and received lots of interesting replies that I wanted to save for reference. I thought that I could simply use iOS 8 extensions to append direct links to each tweet to a single note, but that turned out to be harder than expected.<p>Two months into iOS 8, …

Scientists climb to bottom of Siberian sinkhole - in pictures

A Russian research team including scientists, a medic and a professional climber has descended a giant sinkhole on the Yamal Peninsula in northern Siberia. Photographs by Vladimir Pushkarev/Siberian Times

Half of US-Mexico border now patrolled only by drone

The US government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border.<p>It represents a significant …

12 design secrets spilled by Jony Ive

Jony Ive made a rare public appearance at the Design Museum in London yesterday, where he discussed a range of topics with museum director Deyan Sudjic. Everything from the future of design, to Jony’s work at Apple popped up in the conversation, but the most intriguing parts where the insights into …

Product Design

Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android

There's no such thing as a free lunch, or is there?<p>Microsoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer …

Internet Memes As Folk Songs

• speed of internet content churn<br>• that bit in the film DEMOLITION MAN where the future-people chair-dance and sing along to old advertising …

CHART OF THE DAY: Lenovo Bumps Xiaomi To Become The Third-Biggest Smartphone Maker In The World

Xiaomi, the so-called “Apple of China,” has been on a roll recently. But even after shipping 18 million handsets in the last quarter, achieving a …

Mobile Devices

Australians and New Zealanders should be free to live and work in UK, report says

Australians and New Zealanders should be granted special status to live and work in the United Kingdom without restriction, a new report says.<p>The Commonwealth Exchange report proposes bilateral mobility zones be established between the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.<p>The plan is based on an …