Tom Hansen

64 Added | 5 Magazines | @tommyaiche | Keep up with Tom Hansen on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Tom Hansen”

GoPro - Cameras

Find the right GoPro for you.<p>NEW

GoPro

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

Top tips for new app developers: Here’s what you need to know

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Startup Stock Photos<p>The mobile applications landscape has evolved faster than anyone anticipated. According to Markets …

15 Android Apps That Will Make Your iPhone Friends Jealous

Today, most apps launch on both Android and iOS, but the most interesting Android apps are exclusive to Android because they do something Apple wouldn't allow.<p>From an app that lets you message your friends while still watching Netflix to an app that lets you hack your smartphone's LED lights for …

Apps

Best action cameras: the GoPro Hero4 and four other devices put to the test

Mark Webb, who has five BMX world titles, straps on the latest sports video cameras and takes them for a tailwhip<p>“I’m a show-off. That’s what we do.” Mark Webb is not coy about the nature of modern BMX-riding; an intensely competitive sport that demands rigorous training, high risk and brazen …

Correcting the Record: The CIA Tweets "Real" Argo Story

Hint: Ben Affleck wasn't really there.<p>The Central Intelligence Agency doesn’t tweet that much, but on Friday it launched a fascinating stream about how the Iran hostage rescue depicted in the film “Argo” really went down.<p>The CIA joined Twitter this summer and it mostly highlights the intelligence …

WhatsApp Finally Tells You When Your Messages Are Read

If you’re a WhatsApp user, you should see a small but useful change start rolling into the app. As 9to5Mac spotted, the app will now light up its double-check marks blue when a message has been read.<p>If the read receipts don’t seem new to you, you’re probably not alone. Many users have …

Making An Impact At An Early-Stage Startup If You're Inexperienced And Don't Code

As a startup founder with many friends between 20-30 years old, I’m often asked for advice on how to break into the early-stage startup scene. If you’re an engineer or have a proven track record, you just put your resume out there and many startups will come to you. However, if you don’t code nor …

Entrepreneurs, here’s how to think about your valuation

A couple of discussions related to our portfolio companies last week led to me write this blog post. The timing could not have been better, since there have recently been some great posts related to this topic from Jamie McGurk and Stephen McDermid at Andreessen Horowitz, and from Fred Wilson at …

5 best meme generator apps for Android

Finding good meme generator apps can be hard. There are a ton of them out there and most of them are pretty bad. Memes are awesome things that are useful and hilarious everywhere which means you should have a good meme generator app to help out. Please note that these things pop up and go down all …

Apps

The State of Antivirus for Android

(Image credit: Shutterstock)<p>Over 80% of smartphones today run Android. With such a large amount of phones using Google’s operating system, Android has become an ever more viable target for malware developers. The question is, are currently used antiviruses effective? The answer is more complex than …

Google Play

80% off Android Programming for Beginners Course

If you’ve been tinkering with the thought of getting into programming, or toying with a neat idea for a mobile app, now’s the time to take it to the next level. We’ve got a great deal on an Android App Programming training course, that will have you building out your own apps in no time! When …

Apps

Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse

Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon<p>The 1972 book Limits to Growth, which predicted our civilisation would probably collapse some time this century, …

Hyperlapse For iPhone Will Revolutionize Wildlife Films

As a biologist, my first thought after hearing about Hyperlapse – Instagram’s new app for making time-lapse movies – was this: nature videos.<p>Hyperlapse records a film and shows frames at intervals so it looks like time has elapsed quickly. The app is simple to use. Tap a button to start and stop …

Back to School 2014: The 13 best accessories

Once you've figured out your laptop and smartphone situation, chances are you'll want to invest in a nice backpack or a few extras to make the dorm room feel like home. Our back-to-school accessories picks are a perfect mix of necessities and extravagant nice-to-haves. Check them out below, and …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: biofuel, supersonic submarine and a 3D-printed home

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>Mobile technology continues to expand and evolve, but until we develop a way to charge our devices on the go, we'll continue to jockey for outlets at airports …

NASA Published The Clearest Panorama Of The Milky Way Ever Created

NASA has released an interactive mosaic of infrared images of the Milky Way. It is the "clearest infrared panorama of our galactic home ever made," according to the voiceover in the video below.<p>The zoomable image is a composite of more than 2 million photos taken the by the Spitzer Space Telescope …

Universe

Abbott and O'Neill agree: No human rights inquiry for Manus Island

Mr Pato said the government was moving on the basis that Justice David Cannings, a former human rights lawyer, was presiding over the inquiry he had …

Australia

Drought-stricken western Queensland families say education top priority

For rural families struggling with the financial stresses brought on by drought, many sacrifices have to be made.<p>But when it comes to educating their …

Manus Island: barrister visits asylum seekers but inquiry under threat

Papua New Guinea judge sets up snap inquiry after government froze his original human rights investigation<p>The Sydney barrister Jay Williams spent the weekend at the Manus Island detention centre taking evidence from 75 asylum seekers who claim their human rights have been violated – but his inquiry …

UN climate change report card: Scientists predict Australia will continue to get hotter

The latest United Nations report card on the impacts of climate change predicts Australia will continue to get hotter.<p>The ABC has obtained drafts of …

Should Australia's biodiversity be written into the Constitution?

Environment minister Greg Hunt’s pledge to appoint a threatened species commissioner is a bright spot on an otherwise pretty bleak conservation …

Australia

Gemini Planet Imager – a new eye to scan the sky for exoplanets

There is excitement in astronomy and planetary science departments worldwide as the new Gemini Planet Imager, housed in the Gemini South Telescope in …

Astronomy

Is the Internet Making Us More Democratic?

<i>Matthew Carpenter-Arévalo is a peer at #DemocraciaEnRed, a Latin America-based movement to promote the evolution of democracy through modern tools.</i><p>While discontent rooted in the offline world continues to be the source of protests worldwide, few can argue that the lowered cost of communication …

Designing a Recurring Revenue Model Will Help Attract Capital

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.</i><p>One of the first things that a venture capitalist looks for in assessing an investment opportunity is the revenue model of the business. More specifically, …

Google and Microsoft are using the cloud to track climate change

Data.gov is getting a whole lot greener thanks to its new section dedicated to climate information. The new channel is the product of President Obama's Climate Data Initiative (PDF), and pulls information that can help predict the effects of climate change and prevent any damage that may result. …

Expect Labs, SwiftKey founders describe a world of persistent search

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The main difference between modern search engines and the search of previous decades is that there is no temporal delay, says …

Why Is The European Commission Spending €100M On A Pointless Hackathon?

The European Commission has announced it is making €100 million ($USD140 million) available to entrepreneurs and startups from anywhere – not just Europe – to create a prototype ‘smart city’ application based on “FI-WARE“, an Open API platform created by the EU-funded project called Future Internet.<p>…