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This router can power your devices wirelessly from 15 feet away

Wireless charging hasn't really set the world on fire. Since the Palm Pre first introduced us to the idea at CES 2009, a few companies have added similar functionality to their phones and smartwatches. Power without wires is undoubtedly useful, but none of the solutions have ever set our devices …

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British Spy Agency GCHQ Launches Cryptography App

British intelligence agency GCHQ has today launched an app called Cryptoy that is aimed at teaching secondary school-age children (and their teachers) about cryptography.<p>While it’s available freely for anyone with an Android tablet to download (no Android phones or iOS devices supported at the …

YouTube is testing a GIF sharing option

Click on the "share" button under any YouTube video, and you'll get three simple options: Share (for a URL), Embed (for HTML code) and Email (take a guess), but Google's video streaming site is about to get <i>one</i> more -- animated GIF. YouTube hasn't officially announced the new feature, but it seems …

Adobe Acquires Stock Content Marketplace Fotolia For $800M In Cash

Adobe today announced that it has acquired Fotolia, a popular marketplace for stock photography and video, for approximately $800 million in cash. The idea is to integrate the service into Adobe’s Creative Cloud and make it easier for Creative Cloud members to use (and purchase) the over 34 million …

Psychology: How many senses do we have?

We often talk of having five senses as a universal truth. In reality, there may be more – or fewer – depending on the way you look at the question. Christian Jarrett explains the controversy.<p>Some myths about the brain, such as the idea we only use 10% of our grey matter, are notorious, especially …

3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics, such as antennas and batteries, but LEDs and semiconductors have been elusive; you usually need some other manufacturing technique to make them work, which limits what they can do and where they'll fit. A team of Princeton researchers …

Terrifying Black Seadevil makes its video debut 1,900 feet underwater

Scientists record the same anglerfish that terrorized Nemo<p>Researchers in California have recorded rare images and video of a Black Seadevil — a mysterious and rather hideous female anglerfish that lives in some of the deepest corners of the ocean. The fish was observed on November 17th by scientist …

Forty years ago, Lego wrote a powerful letter to parents about how gender works

A Lego pamphlet from 1974, unearthed and posted on Reddit this weekend, has some advice for parents that rings true 40 years later:<p>The pamphlet’s authenticity was questioned after it went viral over the weekend, but Lego spokesman Roar Rude Trangbæk confirmed to Quartz that the document is real, …

This Is The Worst Airport In The World

The winner of the unfortunate title for the world's worst airport is Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto International Airport.<p>It says something — and not a good something — when your airport is named the world's worst at a time when commercial air travel is considered by many to be an unsatisfying …

Ikea hopes its new motorized standing desk will get you out of your chair

Study after study reveals the same thing: it simply isn't healthy to sit for extended periods of time every day. But making the switch and buying a standing desk is a big commitment. That's where Ikea comes in: the company has brought its stylish looks, reasonable prices, and goofy Swedish names to …

How the 'Destiny' Design Team Built Their Immersive Worlds

<b>Despite the fact that Destiny is post-apocalyptic, in a lot of its landscapes the design never feels like your typical bleak or empty wasteland; they somehow feel full of life. What was the intention behind that?</b><p>We wanted to create a place that players want to play in. We want players to come back …

10 Best Plants to Grow Indoors for Air Purification

Most are naturally drawn to the outdoors for a period of quiet contemplation and/or a restful area to relax in. But often snowy weather, lack of …

Stunning Visuals from Kinect to FreeForm Pro