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Transporter Sync Gives You Cloud-Based Storage Without the Cloud

Cloud storage is nifty. We all use it, and for the most part, it gets the job done. However, you usually need to subscribe to multiple services to …

Velocity Teaches You to Speed Read One Word at a Time

iPhone: Speed reading is tough to learn, but Velocity is an app that makes it easy. Just toss in an article from Instapaper, Pocket, or your …

Android Device Manager Can Now Lock Your Phone Remotely

The previously launched Android Device Manager just gained the ability to remotely lock your phone with a new password. You'll have to activate ADM …

The Logic Behind 19 Common Interview Questions

Go on enough job interviews and you'll quickly learn most interviewers ask the same things. But what are employers really looking for when they ask …

Make a Compact Rolling Library with Two Pieces of IKEA Furniture

If you want simple, beautiful, compact storage, look no further than the combination of a few pieces of IKEA furniture. The folks over at IKEA …

How to Develop the Hireable Skills You'll Actually Need After College

When I went to university I ended up in a discipline (Sociology) that I surprisingly loved. It changed my perspective on the world and was overall a …

Marie Curie

Build Your Own Portable Photo Studio from a Cardboard Box and LEDs

If you're into photography, or just want nice clean shots of things you plan to sell, a lightbox is a great investment. You could spend a lot of …

The world's smallest violin: scientist uses proteins to create a new musical instrument

You can now hear the sweet musical stylings of plant proteins, courtesy of this biotech gizmo<p>If proteins could talk, what would they say? Josiah Zayner still doesn't know — but he does have a sense of what they'd want to sing. That's because Zayner has developed a new musical instrument that relies …

Nettlebox Is A $28,000 Hologram Rig That Lets You View Real-Time 3D From All Angles

Russian startup Nettle, which is based in the Skolkovo Tech City area, is showing off a $28,000 holographic gaming set-up at TechCrunch Disrupt SF’s Hardware Alley. The Nettlebox rig consists of a 3D plasma display, with four fisheye lens infrared cameras at the corners to track the position of the …

10 words that you've probably been misusing

There are so many words in the English language that it’s not surprising that the definitions for some of them have gotten mixed up over the years. …

Scientifically Accurate Finding Nemo Would Be Horrifyingly Incestual

Okay, so, um, here's your perception warping, good times stomping news of the day: Finding Nemo is a damn lie. Not in a oh fish can talk sort of …

The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational

spiritual PTSD

A little background<p>While doing my Ph.D. at Duke, I worked for a few years as a research associate at UNC (not as crazy as it sounds, we only really …

A $1,000 Ikea House For Refugees

Mundane business know-how combats gut-wrenching human tragedy.<p>Making sure that there's enough shelter available for populations displaced by war is a challenge of cost and scale. Fortunately, challenges of cost and scale are something businesses can be <i>really good at</i>. Ikea, best known for making …

New Spiny Rat Discovered in Halmahera Island in Indonesia

A new rat genus has been discovered in Halmahera Island in Indonesia. The rat, named Spiny Boki Mekot Rat, was found close to the locality of Boki …

Bullet Holes In Plexiglas Look Like Galaxies

"The Big Bang" photography series makes little bangs look cosmic.<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>Deborah Bay found galaxies in bulletproof glass. The Houston-based photographer took pictures of bullet-proof Plexiglas from a police officer training school, after officers fired various bullets into …

4 New Legless Lizards Discovered In California

They're not snakes. One species lives right by LAX.<p>You always knew there was something creepy about LAX. Now, a pair of researchers has discovered four new species of legless lizards—technically not snakes—one of which lives underneath the dunes at the end of a runway at Los Angeles's major …

Top 5 Skyrim Mods of the Week

How to Use Mind Maps to Unleash Your Brain's Creativity and Potential

Mind mapping is one of the best ways to capture your thoughts and bring them to life in visual form. Beyond just note-taking, though, mind maps can …

Creativity

Act Like You're Being Recorded When in the Heat of an Argument

When you find yourself in an argument, nothing helps more than keeping your cool. That's easier said than done, of course. Redditor platinum95 …

Four Belief Systems That Support Spiritual Abuse

• <b>The Leader Shouldn’t Be Questioned –</b> Pastors, priests, and other high ranking church members are often perceived as being ordained by, and thus …

Your Story is Worth Finishing

<i>Content Warning: This post speaks candidly of suicide and suicidal ideations.</i><p>The purpose of this post is to raise awareness for National Suicide …

Tamu Massif is Largest Single Volcano on Earth

Tamu Massif is the largest single volcano on Earth. It is the size of the state of New Mexico. It is located about 1,000 miles east of Japan and is …

KnowEm Tracks Down All the Sites You've Registered a Username

It's not easy to remember which services you signed up for in the past. If you need a little help tracking them down so you can delete them, reader …

Investing

This is Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch: A blocky health tracker with a camera

<i>Editor’s Note Sept. 4: Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch as expected. We’ve got all the details on the Galaxy Gear smartwatch right here on VentureBeat.</i><p>Samsung is set to reveal its Galaxy Gear smartwatch next Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Berlin. But this weekend, we got a first look at the …

Foods imaged with a scanning electron microscope. Guess what foods they are. Click on the photos for the answers. (via)

Foods imaged with a scanning electron microscope. Guess what foods they are. Click on the photos for the answers. (via)

Fantastic Concept Images Of Samsung's New Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

On Sept. 4, Samsung will launch a new smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. Crucially, the launch beats Apple and its much anticipated (but unconfirmed) iWatch to market.<p>Already, details are beginning to leak about the Galaxy Gear's specs and appearance. It will have 10 hours of battery life, for instance. …

Electronics Industry

Elizabeth Sherry’s Classical Videogame Art: Geek Mythology - Technabob

Illustrator Elizabeth Sherry likes to make classical-style art based on videogame characters. No, not 8-bit. She went way more old school than that. …