Warren van Heerden

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43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Language

The 20 best books of the year, according to readers

No one knows good books better than the people who read them.<p>Book recommendation sharing website Goodreads just released its 2016 Goodreads Choice …

Medium’s Best Design Writing of 2016

Creative, insightful, helpful, and actionable; we’ve curated and categorized 75 of Medium’s best design posts from the past year. Enjoy!<p>See Medium’s …

Study identifies area of brain that perceives music

Listening to music evokes an intangible emotional reaction, but the neural basis of this reaction is complicated. Pitch, melody, rhythm and other …

Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Could Wipe Out the Universe

Stephen Hawking bet Gordon Kane $100 that physicists would not discover the Higgs boson. After losing that bet when physicists detected the particle …

Physics

Pebble's latest smartwatch is one of my favorites, but it has one critical flaw

It's the thinnest and lightest smartwatch available, and it's a great alternative choice to Pebble's relatively thick and chunky smartwatches. The company said it built the Time Round because its thinner design and round face will be more likely to appeal to women.<p>That said, the Time Round isn't …

Tag Heuer Smartwatch Launching This Week, Will Cost $1,500 (Updated)

It looks like the new Tag Heuer Smartwatch will be launched today and the device will apparently costs $1,500.<p>The new smartwatch from Tag Heuer will …

TAG Heuer

How To Make A Smartphone-Powered Hologram [Video]

For less than $1<p>Holograms aren’t just for droids and dead rappers. You can make your own with a piece of transparency paper and a four-sided hologram video. Properly folded, the transparency will combine the images on a phone or tablet screen to create “a reflection that gives you the illusion of …

Why computer programmers need to stop calling themselves engineers already

"I'm not a programmer," he begins, explaining some of the frustrations of his former workplace, before correcting himself, "—oh, engineer, in tech-bro speak. Though to me, engineers are people who build bridges and follow pretty rigid processes for a reason."<p>His indictment touches a nerve. In the …

Google Docs

Quadruped Robot Sets Guinness World Record With 83-Mile Walk

We've seen robots that can run, jump, do both at the same time, stay upright when pushed, and even birth smaller robots. But now it seems they really …

Robotics

Apple has patented a way for your iPhone to enter 'panic mode' when you unlock it with a specific finger

The Apple patent, dated May 5 2014, includes lots of different potential functions for panic mode. Basically it's a system to lock down the phone if a user is forced to unlock it with their fingerprint.<p>Modern iPhones use a system called TouchID that lets users unlock the phones by holding down …

iPhone 7 Rumors: It Has Begun

While the majority of people are still debating whether or not to upgrade to an iPhone 6s, the Internet is already abuzz with rumors for the new iPhone 7. Speculators seem to agree that the next iPhone will be even thinner meaning we’ll probably be buying special headphones for iPhones in the near …

Would you edit your unborn child’s genes so they were successful?

New technology could bring about the much debated designer baby, but a parent’s desire to do the best for their child could create sociological problems<p>The phrase “designer babies” has been bandied around for decades, but parents seeking to design a baby currently have limited options. They can …

HISTORIC DISCOVERY: Physicists 'PROVE' God DIDN'T create the Universe

NASAInflation theory: Mind-blowing expansion in nano seconds<p>The colossal question has troubled religions, philosophers and scientists since the dawn …

19 A.I. experts reveal the biggest myths about robots

But if you base all your knowledge about robots and AI on movies and books, you're bound to be either terrified or disappointed whenever a new robot comes out.<p>Tech Insider asked 19 AI researchers about the biggest myths in their field. Their answers (lightly edited) are below.

Artificial Intelligence

10 Interesting Facts About Caffeine

1 of 11<p>What you should know<p>People may not think of caffeine as the most popular mood-altering drug in the world, even those who use it daily, by …

A New App Called Soon Organizes Your Everyday Bucket List

Your friend tells you about a great new TV show they’re watching on Netflix, or a new restaurant that you <i>just have to try</i>. If you’re like me, you tend to pop open the Notepad app on your phone and jot down this information for later…And then you promptly forget about it.<p>A new mobile application …