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Project Tango, Google's all-seeing tablet experiment, will live on

Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP for short) are the weird masterminds behind such experimental hardware ventures like the modular smartphone Project Ara and the 3D-sensing Project Tango devices. But while Google ATAP is doing pretty wild stuff with its projects, it also has …

The Ongoing Quest For The ‘Brain’ Chip

To some they’re the holy grail of computing; computer chips that work like the brain — opening up a wealth of possibilities from artificial intelligence to the ability to simulate whole artificial personalities.<p>To others they are another in a long list of interesting but unpractical ideas not too …

Announcing Hound: A Lightning Fast Code Search Tool

Today we are open sourcing a new tool to help you search large, complex codebases at lightning speed. We are calling this tool Hound. We’ve been …

The man who can send you to Mars

Think you’ve got the right stuff to make it to Mars? Richard Hollingham talks to the man selecting astronauts for a privately funded mission to the Red Planet.<p>This is the pitch: a perilous one-way journey to a dead, distant world, leaving your family behind for the rest of your life, before dying …

Microscope Uses Holograms Instead Of Lenses To Diagnose Disease

It could be cheaper and easier to use than traditional microscopes<p>A new prototype microscope doesn't use lenses to magnify objects. Instead, it makes holograms that a computer digitally records and magnifies. The result is a microscope that's cheaper and easier to use than traditional, lens-based …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

High School

Flic Is A Button You Can Put Anywhere And Does Anything

We live in a world of buttons. No, really, think about it. How many buttons do you press, in a day, both real and virtual. A hundred? A thousand? …

Beer Caps to Coffee Tables

Some years ago, I lived in Norfolk, VA with a friend who loved craft beer as much as I did. Our hoppy passion motivated us to brew beer at home, …

How To Make Extra-Efficient Solar Panels Using Old Blu-Ray Discs

Blu-ray discs' pretty color actually makes them great at capturing light.<p>You probably don't think of them that way, but Blu-ray discs have a gorgeous color. In fact, the same physics that gives butterfly wings and housefly eyes their iridescent shine are also at work on Blu-ray. All are examples of …

Absurdly Addictive Asparagus Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I guess there's a reason Vosges Haut-chocolat Bacon and Chocolate bars are growing in popularity...it just seems that when you add bacon to almost anything, the salty smokiness heightens the other ingredients. Bacon may rule, but its Italian cousin, Pancetta, is also a contender for …

IBM betting carbon nanotubes can restore Moore's Law by 2020 - ExtremeTech

IBM betting carbon nanotubes can restore Moore’s Law by 2020<p>By on July 5, 2014 at 9:31 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

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Paul Chiusano: CSS is unnecessary given a layout language with means of abstraction and combination

CSS is unnecessary given a layout language with means of abstraction and combination<p>CSS, a language for specifying visual appearance on the web, is … …

Yelp's first top 100 restaurants list upends conventional wisdom

Yelp has revealed its first ever list of the top 100 places to eat in America and a small seafood restaurant in Hawaii has taken top spot. According to users of the crowdsourced recommendations site, Da Poke Shack in Kailua-Kona is the most impressive US restaurant, with an average five-star rating …

Get Homecooked Takeout Food Delivered Straight From Your Neighbor’s Kitchen

Don’t have time to make a healthy, home-cooked meal? With Eatro, a new sharing economy startup in London, you could just order from your neighbor.<p>Bar Segal, Daniel Kaplansky, and Zifeng Wei are childhood friends living in a small apartment in East London. They work together, eat together, and even …

Michał Nowak – Identity by Marcin Przybys and Ania Szerszen

The Personal Identity of Michał Nowak.<p>The Polish graphic designers Marcin Przybys and Ania Szerszen developed the personal identity for Michał Nowak, …

Graphic Design

Edge of a Volcano

Photographer Denis Budkov has made a series of images of great beauty during an expedition to the volcanic complex Plosky Tolbatchik. Located in the …

9 Books Scarier Than Any Horror Movie

There is nothing better than a good ghost story.<p>It might be tempting to pop in one of your scarier movies when you want to get into the Halloween …

How Brands Can Best Partner with Tween YouTube Stars

YouTube star Blair Fowler has been a longtime fan of L’Oreal mascara, often referencing it in her beauty tutorials and other videos throughout the years. L’Oreal approached Blair to create a video about the contest they were hosting as a means of driving more engagement to their promotional contest …

Veedeo for iPhone allows you to create and share custom video clips with animated text, music, and effects

A new app called Veedeo launched on the iOS App Store today that allows you to create video clips with custom text and a blur effect similar to what you see throughout iOS 7’s new design. The short video clips are designed to be shared via social networks like Twitter and Instagram.<p>The app doesn’t …

Microsoft's Project Siena lets you create Windows apps with ease

If you think creating an app is something only whizkid developers and those with programming skills can do, think again. Microsoft has recently unveiled Project Siena, a Metro-style app that lets anyone create their own Windows 8.1 program with regular PowerPoint and Excel knowhow. As it's a Metro …

CyanogenMod arrives in Google Play store with one-click installer for your Android phone

Two months after raising $7 million to build a better version of Android, CyanogenMod has released a one-click installer to put its custom firmware on your Android device. Installation requires the phone to be tethered to a Windows PC via a USB cable. A companion PC app will be released later today …

Surreal Paintings Beautifully Convey Feelings of Uncertainty

<i>Relativity</i> is a series that explores the relationship between two elegantly dressed figures as they float within surreal surroundings. With their faces hidden from view, the man and woman universally symbolize any person who has ever felt lost or misdirected in life. Created by Nashville-based …

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

Stylish Illustrations by Michał Sawtyruk

We've featured tons of amazing posts about illustration and in particular, illustration styles. From clean and simple vector to incredibly realistic …

'Sadly by Your Side' is a Music Video Experience with Synesthesia

In a world full of interactive music videos trying to make it to the top, "Sadly By Your Side" may take the cake. Developed by graphic designer …

Free Design Resources: Templates and UI Kits

Time for more great freebies for you! This time I've made a brief selection of some top-notch website templates that look simply amazing, and I've …

Freebies

How to make your TV a touchscreen

The cutting-edge sensor technology that aims to take your big-screen experience to a whole new dimension for just $75.<p>Tablets and smartphones have made touchscreens the norm for many exploring the internet and controlling devices.<p>Could this work on a screen the size of your TV, though?<p>BBC Click’s …

Google Adds Native MySQL Connections to Cloud SQL

Google today announced it has added support for native MySQL connections to its Cloud SQL service. As such, the fully managed MySQL service hosted on Google Cloud Platform is getting a significant expansion with support for the MySQL Wire Protocol.<p>The protocol will let developers access their …