Gerardo Garcia

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What the people who worked on Google Glass think of Microsoft's crazy new holographic computer

The HoloLens is essentially a computer you wear on your face. But instead of interacting through a keyboard, mouse, or touchscreen, the HoloLens projects 3-D images in front of you that you can reach out and touch. And based on the demos we've seen so far, it looks really cool.<p>But the device never …

3D-Printed Gun Named After An Arrested Gunmaker

Wonder if a statement is being made here<p>Last year, Yoshitomo Imura was arrested in Japan for 3D printing revolvers. Imura designed the “zig-zag” pistol, and was sentenced to two years in jail for making the weapon. Thanks to the power of the Internet, hobbyist gunmakers shared his plans, and this …

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NASA thinks a robotic eel might be the key to exploring Europa

We've seen the submarine that NASA wants to explore Saturn's moon Titan with, but compared to what the aeronautics outfit's looking at for icy climes like Jupiter's Europa it's downright pedestrian. The wormy-looking contraption up above is actually considered a type of amphibious rover and it's …

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Google security experts support federal ruling against NSA's metadata collection in Reddit AMA

Reddit may be looking to turn its AMAs into a video series, but the good-old text versions can still yield a lot of information.<p>Two Google executives took to the platform today, answering questions about Google’s approach to cybersecurity in light of the recent federal rulings against the NSA’s …

The NSA named one of its top-secret programs Skynet

Skynet is real. Well, kinda. According to the latest report from Glenn Greenwald's site <i>The Intercept</i>, the NSA has (or had) a secret program called Skynet. Unlike the <i>Terminator</i> version, which was a computer system that went rogue and attempted to annihilate humanity, the NSA's Skynet uses metadata …

Lenovo accused of compromising user security by installing adware on new PCs

Leading PC manufacturer shipped computers containing Superfish software that could leave users permanently open to attack when using public Wi-Fi network<p>Lenovo, the largest PC manufacturer in world, has been accused of fatally compromising user security by installing an adware application on all …

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NASA Wants To Send A Nuclear Submarine To Saturn's Moon Titan

Nothing says "we come in peace" like a military spaceplane delivering a nuclear sub<p>There are places beyond the reach of NASA’s current army of robot space explorers. Impressive and capable as Curiosity and other land rovers are, they’d be pretty useless in the liquid hydrocarbon lakes of Saturn’s …

Tim Cook isn't gay for you

Let’s talk about Tim Cook being gay. Or, actually, let’s not talk about it at all. The Apple CEO’s unexpected open letter today, discussing his …

First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever scientific study

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Steal Competitor's Customers with Effective Comparison Pages

<i>Meagan French is the founder of</i> <i>Lotus Growth</i><i>, a consultancy helping SaaS companies acquire and convert more customers.</i><p>Marketing your SaaS startup in a crowded space with many competitors presents its own set of challenges. Chances are, you’re going up against companies that have more funding, more …

Your baby looks like your ex? This research is scarier than Alien

If you were to spend time in a maternity ward listening to proud new parents, you’d definitely hear them discussing their offspring’s genetic heritage. Does the new baby have her eyes or his? Could that be great Uncle Charlie’s nose? What you won’t often witness is the father turning tenderly to …

Romantic Couple Recreates Their "Spontaneous" Kiss All Around the World

When Los Angeles-based photographers Kendrick Brinson and David Walter Banks saw a photo that their friend had snapped of Banks dramatically sweeping Brinson off her feet in a spontaneous kiss, the image stuck with the couple and soon became their way of documenting their life together. Since 2010, …

Mongolia's lost secrets in pictures: the golden eagle hunters

The Altai Mountains run from Siberia in Russia all the way down to Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. An enormous mountain range, it covers a vast area of over 16,000 kilometres and is studded with huge glacial lakes and permanently snow-covered peaks that rise above 4,500m. One of the world’s last true …

Adventurous Mountaineers Scale the Alps for Incredible Photos

Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bsch (or Robert Boesch) captured these campaign photos for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps. Racing against time and …

Turn A Shoe Box Into A Phone Projector [Video]

Buy some new crocs, gain a mini movie theater.<p>Don’t watch that YouTube clip on a tiny screen—project it onto the wall instead! The picture may not be movie-theater quality, but it improves if the phone is very bright and the room is very dark.<p>Time: 20 minutes<p>Cost: $2<p>Difficulty: Easy<p>Materials<p>• Shoe …

In 5 Years, We Could All Have 'Digital Twins' That Make Decisions For Us

As a futurist and founder of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, Smart uses many names for the technology he predicts — digital twin, cyber-self, personal agent — but the concept stays the same: a computer-based version of you.<p>Using various strategies for gathering and organizing your data, …

700-Year-Old Skeleton Couple Found Holding Hands

Seven hundred years after their death, a couple has yet to part.<p>Archaeologists excavating the site of a long-lost chapel in the countryside of Leicestershire, England unearthed the skeletons of a couple who appear to have been buried together holding hands.<p>Experts from the University of Leicester …

The ultimate photo shoot: on location in Iceland with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

By Austin Mann<p><i>As with any smartphone in 2014, there's no more important feature than the camera. It's what we use to take photos with our friends and families, how we remember what we ate and what our kids looked like way back when.</i><p><i>The camera has always been one of the iPhone's most impressive</i> …

BitTorrent opens up Bleep alpha, releases Android and Mac apps for private text and voice chat

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Kostenko Maxim / Shutterstock.com<p>BitTorrent took the next step towards turning its secure messaging client Bleep into …

Death-Defying Vacation Home Dangles Off The Side Of A Cliff

A new concept for a remote vacation getaway by Australian prefab architects Modscape is positively heart-stopping. The five-story modular home is designed to dangle off the side of a cliff like a barnacle clinging to the hull of a ship.<p>The house can only be entered through the rooftop carport, …

New York Fashion Week Street Style: What The Best-Dressed Men Wore

While we love pinning street style photos of ladies sporting covetable heels and statement clutches, we are also inspired by the men who show up to fashion week dressed to the nines.<p>It's not so much about <i>who</i> they are wearing, but <i>how</i> they are wearing certain pieces -- a guy in a suit he purchased …

Quantum Mechanics Saves Grandfathers From Time Travelers

Probability solves a great question of time travel. Well, probably.<p>Mention time travel at a nerd party, and other guests will immediately respond with a grim conundrum: What happens if a time traveler goes back in time and kills one of his ancestors? This is the “Grandfather Paradox.” In a …

Tiny Off-the-Grid Homes We Love

Photo: Graypants, Inc./Hide and Seek<p>The latest in coffee-table inspiration comes from the newly released <i>Hide and Seek</i>. The book is a compilation of unique, well-designed, escape-from-reality cabins we lust over. These structures aren't lavish: instead, they're dedicated to simplicity and the …

Australia’s best food experiences: a bush tucker tour in the outback

The best way to get a real taste of Australia’s traditional customs and landscapes is to accompany a guide on a bush food and bush medicine tour around their locale. You’ll never look at a humble berry in the same way again.<p>Gone bush<p>‘We are just going to swing by the supermarket,’ announces Neville …

Geometric Dichroic Glass Installations by Chris Wood | Colossal

<p>Artist Chris Wood works with colored glass to create colorful, prism-like mazes and mandalas of light installed vertically on walls. Her most common …

Fall Into A Trance Watching This Pendulum Wave Of Bowling Balls

Because a pendulum's oscillation frequency depends on its length, not its mass, you can use different colored bowling balls for a pretty effect.<p>Happy Monday! How about some simple physics to get your day started? We very much enjoyed this video, posted yesterday, of a giant outdoor DIY pendulum toy …

Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

"If you're solving a problem that is real to them, they're going to come out of the woodwork."<p>Daniela Perdomo, GoTenna CEO

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