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This Computer Program Can Tell Whether You’ve Taken A Placebo

Even when you can’t<p>What’s the difference between a working painkiller and a placebo? Well, you can see it in people’s brains. Brain and pain researchers in the U.K. and U.S. report they’ve developed a prototype algorithm that is able to tell whether a patient took a working analgesic versus a …

Belkin announces new WeMo sensors for a more connected home

The Belkin WeMo sensor line just got a little bit larger with magnets, door and room sensors and a keychain.<p>The four new sensors are part of Belkin’s already large line of Internet of Things devices that give you control over plugged in items, lights, crock pot and camera. The new devices lean …

3D-printed pizza coming to your kitchen

The day when every kitchen has a 3D printer may be distant, but in 2015 at least a few cooks will be using such machines—thanks to a Barcelona-based startup that plans to sell the “Foodini” for approximately $1,300 starting late next year.<p>Advertised as the first 3D food printer that can prepare an …

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Virginia court says fingerprint-locked smartphones are fair game

Here's some trivia for your next trip to the pub. Did you know that, in Virginia, you don't have to tell the cops your phone's unlock code, but you're obliged to open it if you use a fingerprint based passcode? It's a quirky piece of legal precedent that's just been established in the state after a …

Samsung virtual reality headset photo surfaces

Samsung’s rumored reveal of its first virtual reality headset at the IFA consumer electronics show is a little less than a month away, and it looks …

Spirograph pancake gadget makes beautiful breakfast art

Nathan Shields is a math teacher, illustrator, and dad. He's also a trailblazer when it comes to pancakes. They're not just round discs to him, they're a medium for exploration. He runs Saipancakes, a blog of various pancake experiments that includes pancake portraits of The Beatles, pancakes …

New Google Chrome Experiment Takes You into Space

Google has launched a new Chrome Experiment focused on ISEE-3, a small NASA spacecraft that has roamed the Solar System for 36 years. The craft has now been turned into a ‘citizen science’ project thanks to a crowdfunding campaign.<p>The ISEE-3 is set to pass the Moon tomorrow and to mark this, Google …

Thiel Fellow’s Elegant Sleep Tracker, Sense, Crushes Kickstarter With $120K In A Few Hours

When I first took a look at Sense, a smart sleep sensor launching today on Kickstarter, it reminded me of two things. Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium and Google’s old, discontinued Nexus Q product.<p>“Those are two of my favorite things,” said James Proud, a former Thiel fellow who went on to found a …

MIT's flying robot keeps moving photo subjects bathed in light

Pro photographers can spend ages setting up lighting for a shoot. That work may quickly go out the window if the subject moves, however, and an assistant won't always be there to help. Thankfully, MIT researchers have devised a clever solution to the problem: meet Litrobot, an aerial lighting …

One for the future: playing with the new Adidas miCoach Smart Ball

I still remember my old, favorite football like it was yesterday. It wasn't made by Nike, Adidas or even Diadora, but it lasted me for about seven years, from when I was 7 until about 14 or so. And even though, toward the end of its life, it started to look as if it had been living in a waste …

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers

Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their …

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Five Habits Photographers Should Learn

Photography is an art, similar to drawing or painting. There will always be those that are naturally gifted in one media or the other, and the rest …

Mother Documents Her 9-Month Journey with Child Through Selfies

Photographer Sophie Starzenski does a unique twist with a selfie, and documents her journey into nine months of being with child. Just in case you …

Mini Skein Crochet Bracelet

A fun way to use up those mini skeins floating around in your stash! Free pattern to make this quick and easy little bracelet.<p>726<p>3658

Rope Key Chains

Keep track of your keys by using these distinctive and yet minimal key chains. They make a very nice gift too. Video tutorial included.<p>306<p>1284

Guardian Camera Club: Nisha Haq's portfolio

A review of Nisha Haq's portfolio.<i><br>These medium format images investigate perspective, the 'vanishing point' and in some cases, self portraiture. 'Centre of the World I' has the subject hanging on to an unfeasibly long shutter release; 'II' is a rather elegant landscape, very textural, although the</i> …