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Researchers digitize writing with cheap, touch-sensitive paper

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a paper that can track touch, which, among other applications, could lead to an inexpensive way to digitize writing. They're presenting their work this week at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.<p>The paper itself is …

Nanotech

Antioxidant found to wind back the clock on blood vessel function by up to 20 years

Much mystery surrounds the physiological processes by which humans age, but scientists are learning more all the time. With this knowledge come new …

Wellness

LeviMoon – The World’s First Levitating Moon Lamp

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Gadgets<br>• Home<br>• Space<p>The LeviMoon holds the distinction of being the world’s first levitating moon lamp, it was developed by …

Crowd Funding

Build Your Own Supercomputer with ESP32s

If the computer you have isn’t particularly fast, there’s a well-documented way to get more out of it. You just need more of the same computer, and …

Raspberry Pi

This New Treatment Could Heal Tooth Cavities Without Any Fillings

It regrows the enamel itself.<p>Scientists have invented a new product that can encourage tooth enamel to grow back, which means we could finally have a …

Dentistry

Promising cancer drug aces human clinical trials

A new cancer drug known as BLU-667 has moved through phase I human trials, and the results are promising. Taken orally, the drug targets what are …

Cancer

21 Creatures From The Deep Sea That Will Absolutely Give You Nightmares

*Shudders.*

Zoology

Apple snags TV adaptation of Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ sci-fi series

Apple has added yet another TV series to its ever growing lineup. The latest addition, <i>Deadline</i> reports, is an ambitious project headed by David S. Goyer (<i>Blade</i>, <i>Batman Begins</i>, <i>The Dark Knight</i>) and Josh Friedman (<i>War of the Worlds</i>, <i>Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles</i>, <i>Avatar 2</i>) that will adapt Isaac …

Science Fiction

How to remove your Facebook data from macOS

Whether you’re planning on keeping your Facebook account, are debating deleting it, or already have, you may have Facebook data stored on your Mac. Here’s how to remove it from macOS.<p>macOS allows users to log in to social media accounts at the system level, offering the option to easily post …

Social Media

Apple Working on TV Show Adapted From Isaac Asimov's 'Foundation' Novels

Apple has inked a deal for a TV series adaptation of Isaac Asimov's <i>Foundation</i> science fiction novels, reports <i>Deadline</i>. The series, created by Skydance Television, is in development for straight-to-series consideration.<p>Skydance last June scored the rights to Asimov's estate, and since then, David S. …

Science Fiction

How to Add Phonetic Spelling to iPhone Contacts

Sometimes Siri has a hard time pronouncing names from your iPhone. You can teach Siri to pronounce your friends' and family members' names, and even your own name properly, but you can also do something to help your faithful AI assistant get names right before she ever attempts to say them. As an …

Siri

I'm a legal sex worker working in Nevada — here's everything you've ever wanted to know about my job

When Alice Little, a legal sex worker, gave Refinery29 a peek at her life in the form of a Money Diary last year, the post received more than 300 comments. People wanted to know how Little got into this line of work and what she studied in school, and they wanted to get to know her more as a person.<p>…

Employment

These carabiner clips are made from a single titanium piece

It took Jeb Cheng quite a bit of trial and error (as you can see here), but after dozens of prototypes, he ultimately arrived at the perfect design …

Industrial Design

Conserve the Sound is an archive of noises from old tape players, projectors and other dying tech

All of us grew up around tech different from what we have today, and many of us look back on those devices with fondness. But can you recall the exact sound your first Casio keyboard made, or the cadence of a rotary phone’s clicks? Conserve the Sound aims to, well, conserve the sound of gadgets …

Gear & Gadgets

Two 'newly discovered' human organs aren't what they seem

For a minute there, 2018 was shaping up to be a year of new-organ discoveries. In January, Dr. J. Calvin Coffey, foundation chair of surgery at the University of Limerick, declared that he had "discovered" a new organ, dubbed the mesentery. Then, in March, fledgling science journal <i>Scientific …

Peer-Reviewed

Nomad 100W USB-C Cable [Review]

No matter the product, a manufacturer should take pride in what it produces. In a world where technology is largely disposable, it is appreciated …

Gear & Gadgets

A New Beer From The Oldest Brewery In The World And Where To Drink In Munich

The team at Germany’s oldest brewery, Weihenstephan, have very distinct opinions (listed below) about where to enjoy a proper beer in Munich but they also confess to a soft spot for American beers. This fondness has translated into a brewing partnership between Weihenstephan and the …

European Travel

Five Sharp smartphones are coming to Europe in June, including E-F1 ‘flagship’ with IGZO screen

For a company that can objectively claim pioneering work in the smartphone bezel-reducing field back when it wasn’t owned by Foxconn, Sharp left many …

Mobile Technology

This bonkers Chinese phone holds as much juice as the average laptop

It’s no secret I’m a little obsessed with obscure Chinese phone brands. As someone largely bored of the iterative nature of Apple and Samsung’s devices, the intriguing and distinct handsets pumped out of Shenzhen’s factories by the truckload have caught my interest.<p>Take, for example, the Blackview …

Phones

Google’s machine learning software can now categorize ramen by shop

Looks like it’s humans: 0, computers: 1 again. If you’re a big enough fan of ramen, maybe you can look at a photo of a tonkotsu bowl on Instagram and immediately recognize which restaurant it’s from. But computers have us beat, as they can now identify the exact shop a menu item came from, out of …

Machine Learning

Behold the low-maintenance, high-impact lawn

In the Garden<p>The traditional green-lawn approach requires frequent mowing, say, once a week, feeding at least twice a year and the control of lawn …

Gardening

iOS 11.3: How to talk to businesses using iMessage

Instead of calling customer service, use iMessage to get help with an order, book a room and more.<p>With the release of iOS 11.3 this week, Apple's new Business Chat feature is here. It lets you place orders, get advice or schedule appointments with businesses directly in the Messages app.<p>Business …

Apps

How to avoid losing your mind to Alzheimer's or dementia. Hint: Start now, says Maria Shriver

The most disturbing thing I heard recently about the prevention of Alzheimer's disease and dementia was a comment made by Maria Shriver, the former first lady of California who founded the Women's Alzheimer's Movement after discovering the disease affects twice as many women as men.<p>It would seem, …

Dementia

Naturally deodorize small spaces in your home with *just* essential oil, a jar, and…rice

It’s usually pretty simple to air out smell issues in the sprawling, open areas of your home: Crack a window, turn on your diffuser, or light a …

Small Spaces

Fossils Reveal an Ancient Climate Catastrophe, And We Need to Pay Attention

Incredible.<p>Scott Wing had spent more than a decade in the badlands of Wyoming's Bighorn Basin, most of it thirsty, sunburned, and down on his hands …

Climate Change

How to Get Your Mac's Dock to Show Running Apps Only

Last week we explained how you can use a simple Terminal command to insert spaces in your macOS Dock and visibly group together app icons. In this article, we're going to highlight another simple Terminal hack that turns the Dock into more of a straightforward app switcher by making it display only …

Apps

Take Handwritten Notes

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>Take Notes Anywhere With These Apps<p>For those who enjoy the …

Note-Taking

Moment launches a smartphone filmmaking line with its first anamorphic lens

Moment is going back to Kickstarter with another series of add-on phone lenses and accessories, but this time, they’re aimed directly at filmmakers, not photographers.<p>The product launch is headlined by a single new lens: a $149 anamorphic, which allows filmmakers to capture extra-wide images with …

Cinematography

The chairman of PwC said that after surveying more than 1,200 CEOs, he believes there are 4 things every CEO must do

For the past two decades, professional services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers has been surveying more than 1,000 CEOs around the world each year.<p>Over the past few surveys, it's become clear that a growing number of CEOs are concluding that maximizing quarterly growth is not the path to sustainable, …

CEOs

Incredible Sahara Forest Project to generate fresh water, solar power and crops in African desert

Can you imagine being able to produce enough water in the Sahara to grow crops there? Can you imagine harnessing sufficient quantities of solar power …

Renewable Energy