Yaser Khalid

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THQ's Crap Is Still There, Gathering Dust

THQ closed down for good over a year ago, but the company's old corporate HQ remains, and in that time nobody has moved in to clean out all their old …

Essay generator can spew out BS, still get you an 'A'

While automated essay-grading machines can tackle 16,000 essays in 20 seconds, are they any good compared to a human? Online course administrators in the machine camp think so, but retired MIT prof Les Perelman has shown that such bots aren't about to pass a Turing test anytime soon. His proof is …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Résumés

Portable robot prints documents by driving over paper

Israeli startup Zuta Labs has developed a little printing robot that connects with your mobile and then moves around a piece of paper to draw the …

Quirky and GE cook up a smarter, prettier air conditioner

Quirky is more than just bendy power strips these days -- recently, it's been pushing its vision of the connected home thanks to a multi-million dollar partnership with GE. So far their deal has yielded stuff like intelligent egg trays (seriously) and clocks, but they're unveiling something much …

Apple’s Brand Is Worth More Than The Cost Of The Apollo Space Program

Apple’s brand value is more than the total cost of the Apollo Space Program in today’s dollars, according to a new report by brand consulting agency Brand Finance.<p>Apple topped a list of 500 firms — including heavyweights like Walmart, Google, and AT&T — to be named the most valuable billion-dollar …

Space Exploration

Why You Won't Win Warren Buffett's Billion-Dollar Bracket

The men's NCAA college basketball tournament starts next week.<p>In a twist on the familiar March Madness bracket, a mortgage company and a world-famous investor are offering a billion dollars to anyone who picks the winner of all 63 games in the NCAA college basketball tournament.<p>It's a contest, and …

With 5M Users Already On Board, Tynker Goes Mobile To Help Kids Learn To Code On The iPad

Historically, the U.S. educational system has struggled to get young people excited by and involved with STEM-related fields, especially computer science, which has actually seen a steady decline in participation over the last two decades, according to Time Magazine. Luckily, the winds of reform …

Reduce data usage, increase speed with Chrome extension

Google added a feature to Chrome for iOS and Android last month that let you route your mobile Web traffic through Google's servers to compress pages you visit before downloading them, helping to reduce your data usage. Now, an enterprising developer has released a Chrome extension that performs …

Could this be our first look at the much larger iPhone 6?

<b>Update:</b> These appear to be fake…<p>Sonny Dickson has posted images today which claim to show the casing for the next generation iPhone. The metal shell, which closely resembled both the industrial design of the current iPod touch and iPad Air, appears to be of unibody construction. While it’s …

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

Pets

This Animated Video Explains American Football Perfectly

Fraser Davidson, a director, designer, and motionographer for <i>Sweetcrude.tv</i>, has created "A Guide To American Video," a funny and informative look at America's most popular sport.<p>Trying to explain American football to somebody that has never watched the sport would be difficult with an infinite …

Scientist: Cats think you are just a big, stupid cat

It had quite slipped my notice, but I'm actually a cat.<p>It's true that I struggle with the running-up-and-down-drainpipes thing. I'm also not very adept at catching mice, without considerable chemical help.<p>On the other hand, I'm good at eating cheese and I can drink milk very quietly. Perhaps that's …

Run from Zombies with the Race Yourself Google Glass App

Fitness apps seem like a perfect fit for Google Glass, given that the head-mounted computer is devoid of wires and requires a minimal amount of input from your digits.<p>Race Yourself is a promising piece of Glassware that, using augmented reality, gives you an avatar to compete against in the real …