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SSDs have a problem: They're getting too fast, too soon

All the hand-wringing over SSD reliability aside, the future of computing still belongs to solid-state drives. To be frank, no one who cares about performance is going back to mechanical drives as a primary boot device unless hell freezes over.<p>The problem performance junkies face going forward is …

Microsoft Edge is already good enough for me to drop Chrome

From the tarnished ashes of Internet Explorer came Microsoft Edge, an all-new browser built from the ground up for Windows 10. When we first went hands-on with the browser – then still called Project Spartan – we thought it brought some interesting concepts to the table, but it was much too buggy …

Software

Artist Creates 25 Life-Size Sculptures of Leica Cameras Out of Different Materials

Artist Daniel Arsham has a new exhibition at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles that consists of 25 life-sized Leica camera replicas created out of …

Doctor Who game helps kids to learn to code

Gallery: Doctor Who game helps kids to learn to code<p>Gallery: Doctor Who game helps kids to learn to code<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>The BBC has revealed its fiendish side …

Microsoft’s New App Strategy: Turning Google Into A Dumb Pipe

Microsoft doesn’t just want its hands on every operating system. It also wants eyes in every cloud.<p>If you had made a list a couple of years ago of all the things you’d never expect Microsoft to do, it might have included a number of items.<p>Full-blown Office for iOS and Android? Sounds unlikely. Free …

Apps

DNA clues could predict when people will die

A biological clock in people's DNA could tell could tell scientists how long they will live.<p>Researchers have found that chemical changes in DNA can …

Physicists manage to slow down light inside vacuum

Scientists have slowed down light inside a vacuum for the first time. By changing the shape of the individual particles in a light beam, they have …

Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

Crystals

Graphing the Dominant Colors in Photos of Europe

A friend (Eric) and I were hanging out one Sunday and we decided to do something fun with EyeEm data. We obtained and then graphed the predominant …

I bought a Leica M, and… ?

Often people want to know why i choose the Leica M System. It´s a question easy and difficult at the same time. Easy because it´s a choice who came …

Publishers: Ditch your apps; focus on mobile Web

Publishers know they must grapple with media consumption shifting to mobile devices, but merely having a mobile focus is not enough. Consider this: …

Keeping Letterpress Lively: Studio visit with KeeganMeegan & Co.

It's not hard to love letters, they give us ideas and inspiration and connect us to the world through writing. For traditional printers that …

'Star Trek' captain's chair on eBay hosted tons of celebrity buns

Huston Huddleston is known as the man who saved the bridge. He rescued and refurbed a Paramount-built bridge set for the Enterprise-D. Much of it was salvageable, but the captain's chair had succumbed to five years of weathering and rotting. A replacement was built and the whole set went on a tour …

Porsche's first vehicle found in shed after a century

First vehicle was electric and made in 1898<p>The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model" — nicknamed the "P1" for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche …

Tell Volkswagen to Build This Funky Beetle Dune Buggy

Volkswagen isn't mincing words about the Beetle Dune concept. If this high-riding Bug gets a positive reception at the Detroit Auto Show, they'll …

Toyota Finally Learns How to Make an Incredible Concept Car

Toyota is world-renowned for making perfectly acceptable four-wheeled appliances, but Akio Toyoda, the automaker's CEO, wants to shake things up. And …

Go Deep Into the Amazon With Scientists Unraveling a Creepy Mystery

<i>Editor’s note: This is the second of three posts describing our reporting trip to a remote research station in the Amazon rainforest. Read the …

"Haunted" Maya Underwater Cave Holds Human Bones

Underwater archaeologists have found human bones at the bottom of a Maya cenote in Mexico.<p>A flooded sinkhole in southern Mexico so frightens nearby villagers that they won't go anywhere near it. The ancient Maya seem to have kept their distance too.<p>A recent underwater survey in the cavern, or …

Yahoo Girds Its Loins For The Battle Over Your Home Screen

The home screen as it stands cannot last. In reality, what we’re looking at is the end times for the traditional grid of icons that we’ve become so familiar with since the iPhone was introduced in 2007.<p>There is simply too much context available via the sensors, camera, radios and other inputs we …

Experimental Tool Uses Light To Tweak The Living Brain

<b>Listen · 4:34</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>When President Obama announced his BRAIN Initiative in April, he promised to give scientists "the tools they need to get a dynamic picture of the brain in action."<p>An early version of one of those tools already exists, scientists say. It's a …

Gorgeous glass sculptures let you see into the world's most deadly viruses

Viruses are usually depicted as ugly, scary, almost weapon-like blobs just waiting to meddle inside of your body, but Luke Jerram sees them as something different. There isn't really a color to viruses after all — they're smaller than the wavelength of visible light — and as mere smears when viewed …

Scientists create glow-in-the-dark pigs using jellyfish DNA

Scientists at the South China Agricultural University announced last week that they had successfully engineered 10 piglets that could glow green under black light. By using a technique pioneered by the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Medicine, the researchers were able to isolate a …