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How Blockchain Is Changing Finance

Our global financial system moves trillions of dollars a day and serves billions of people. But the system is rife with problems, adding cost through fees and delays, creating friction through redundant and onerous paperwork, and opening up opportunities for fraud and crime. To wit, 45% of …

The Hardlight VR Suit will vibrate all of your bodily buttons

Have you ever wanted to feel smack of the punches coming at you from sweaty aliens? The whang of bullet hitting your guts? The feeling of hitting the deck as pirates stream over the virtual bow? The subtle vibration of the VR sexual encounter with a many-tentacled sex robot? Well here we go. The …

'Steel Battalion' Mecha Designer Is Making A New Line Of Industrial-Themed Toys

The tipping point to buying any console is normally a game you want to play. On the Xbox, that game for me was the original <i>Steel Battalion</i>. A brilliant and hardcore mecha simulation, it also had amazingly industrial mecha designs. Well, the designer who brought those mecha to life is launching his …

Learning: Experience Plus Reflection

“A good starting point for embedding reflection into daily workflow is to approach the practice at two levels; individual reflection, and then …

Yet Another Study Shows That Playing Video Games Could Be Good For You

In a recent study, it’s been shown that yet again that there is a correlation between higher academic performance and playing video games.<p>Now, the first part to this is that correlation does not imply causality. However, this is yet another study that shows that video games have positive cognitive …

Olympic Medals And Prize Money Remain Taxable - For Now

Michael Phelps won gold in the 200-meter butterfly and another in the 4×200 freestyle relay on Tuesday. Those medals brought his Olympic medal total to 25, of which a whopping 21 are gold. That medal total, in addition to making him one of the most decorated athletes at the Summer Olympics, will …

Learn Regression Analysis With Manga Guides - GeekMom

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p><i>The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis</i> makes learning about complex math equations sound much less like a chore and more like …

Statistics

Build Your Own Track Saw for Straight, Accurate Cuts

Add a DIY track saw to your woodworking arsenal and start ripping full sheets of plywood.<p>Track saws are simple, just direct drive saws attached to a track, allowing you to cut long sheets of wood in a straight line. If you try to freehand guide a circular saw along the same path, the result will …

Woodworking

Build The World’s Simplest DIY Electric Train at Home

Thanks to YouTuber Physics Girl, we have what may be the best illustration of the interrelated effects of electricity and magnetism since Magneto …

Hacker Lexicon: What Is Password Hashing?

Digital megabreaches have lately become so commonplace as to be almost indistinguishable on the alarm scale—a hundred million passwords stolen from …

Information Systems

Complete Arduino Starter Kit & Course Bundle | Popular Science Shop

<b>ARDX Arduino Starter Kit</b><p>Tackle 13 Different Projects w/ This Fully-Stocked Beginner's Toolkit<p>The ARDX Arduino Starter Kit pairs a detailed, illustrated guide with all the parts you need to build your own circuits. Perfect for beginners, this kit requires no experience and teaches you to use Arduino …

Hacker High School Teaches Cyber Security Skills To Teens

High school students thinking about a college education and career in the cybersecurity field may want to begin preparing now.<p>There are numerous programs to help high schoolers learn about cybersecurity, gain experience for potential summer internships, and enhance college applications.<p><b>Hacker High</b> …

How Sports Science Could Fix The NFL Combine

In late February the eyes of the football world were on Indianapolis. Scouts and general managers descended on the city for the NFL Combine, an event designed to give college players a chance to prove their worth as professional talents. But does it?<p>Certainly the team interviews and medical …

Google Takes Books Through The Looking Glass With Augmented Reality

Technology that would bring the experience of reading a book into the 21st century–and not by replacing the book with a computer–was patented today by Google, according to filings posted today at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.<p>The technology outfits a physical book with numerous page sensors, …

You can now make VR goggles out of Coca-Cola cardboard packaging

Coca-Cola is entering into the virtual reality game, not with immersive videos of that sweet bubbly brown soda, but with cardboard VR goggles.<p>The …

Virtual Reality

Helping People Learn By Letting Them Fail Is Essential

I recently was asked by a colleague what I wish I had done differently as a parent. I gave an answer that was so boring that I can’t remember it today. But then another colleague, overhearing the question, said something that instantly resonated with me: “I wish I had let my kids fail more.”<p>A lot …

This Startup Has A Brain-Inspired Chip For Machine Learning

“Modern methods of computing won’t get us to the levels we need.”<p>That simple statement from Alex Nugent, the CEO of computing startup Knowm, serves as a mission statement driving their goal – to develop a new hardware paradigm to boost machine learning performance in the era of big data.<p>One of …

LG will reportedly unveil a 55-inch ‘rollable TV’ prototype in 2016

Never mind the 111-inch double-sided TV that LG showed off at IFA earlier this month; that’s <i>so</i> 2015.<p>A rollable TV, though — now that’s something I could see fitting in nicely to my pimped-out IoT living room of 2016.<p>Maybe I’ll <i>unroll</i> this rollable TV in bed each morning, and have a drone fly over …

Invizbox Go aims to make mobile privacy painless over any Wi-Fi

Mobile VPN and Tor router can tether to public Wi-Fi—and charge your phone.<p>Over the past year, there has been a burst of crowd-funded efforts to …

Video Player

48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

Can't afford that summer vacation schlepping around Europe? No worries, just pull up Toporopa on your nearest browser and learn all about the …

Fantasy Sports Site FanDuel Scores $1 Billion Valuation

Fantasy sports are attracting real money.<p>FanDuel–a New York-based daily fantasy sports site, reportedly just raised $275 million from KKR, Google Capital and Time Warner. The Wall Street Journal and Re/Code both broke the likely embargoed news (the two stories were published at exactly 12 a.m. …

Gaming the School System

How entertainment-software designers are emerging as unlikely forces behind education reform in America<p>Paul Cross has a resume that many high-school students today would probably salivate over. When he was the lead designer at Criterion Games, he developed a series of high-speed racing games called …

Education

Play

<b>Let go of theory.</b> In theory, a question or challenge posed in PBL is so compelling that students will learn all essential facts necessary to answer …

Play

The Maker Movement has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would …

Three Awesome Video Games That Help Kids Make Their Own Games

By Tanner Higgin, Graphite<p>Some of the best games for learning aren't developed with schools in mind. But these more commercial games can be tough to …

Floors

5 Video Game Principles that Motivate Endless Play and Learning

Learning

2014 Reflections on Gamification for Learning

Posted by Karl Kapp on January 5, 2015<p>The year 2014 was a fantastic year for gamification with lots of companies engaging in gamified solutions, more …