College pranks usually involve livestock, panties, the use of permanent marker on an unconscious, not-so-innocent partygoer or a combination thereof. But when you gather the cream of the geek crop at a hallowed higher learning institution like MIT, those playful tricks turn into wide-scale works of technical wonderment.
You know what's a good cure for office boredom? A Mac app that changes parts of your screen into a playable level straight out ofSuper Mario Bros.Thanks to Aaron Randall'sScreentendodesktop add-on, a similar process to that of taking a screenshot can have you playing a uniqueMariolevel in seconds.
Each week our friends atInhabitatrecap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.For more than three years, the Western United States -- especially California -- has been gripped bythe worst droughton record. With no end in sight,San Diego County announced plans to build a massive $1 billion desalination plant.
A new bit of coffee tech may one day make it to your favorite coffee shop to bring a bit of caffeine and art to your morning cup of Joe. A new coffee machine has surfaced that takes advantage of 3D printing tech to make works of art in the foam at the top of a cup of coffee. The printer is called the Ripple Maker and it uses birth 3D printing and inkjet tech.
The Lexar Professional microSDXC/SDHC UHS-II cards are not just fast, they are 1000x fast. That means their high-speed performance is perfect for the capture of high-quality images and extended lengths of 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video that you capture with your smartphones, tablets and action cameras.
Netflix on the web can be a tiresome experience, because the homepage's horizontal carousels show only a smattering of titles at once. To see more, you have to patiently hover your cursor over the arrow buttons on either side, which slide in new movies and TV shows at a glacial pace.
If there's one thing that kids love more thanTetris, it's learning about the security features built intonew banknotes. Thankfully, the folks at the European Central Bank have devised a way to combine both of those pursuits in the form ofTetris New 20 Euro.
Have you ever taken a picture and thought how wonderful it would be if you could recreate that picture as a piece of artwork? Unless you have an artist handy or are gifted with art skills yourself, the picture just stays a photograph. I’ve been happy to see services cropping up that will paint the pictures for you, such as Pixelist, and was able to give them a try.
The Google Play store is a veritable frontier for apps of varying degrees of quality, while Apple tends to rule its App Store with an iron fist, only allowing thoroughly vetted apps to make an appearance. Only apps that are visibly malicious are barred entry to the Google Play store, leaving room for apps that aren't completely honest with their intentions.
Today's action at theDARPA Robotics Challengehas been interesting, but if there's one takeaway so far it's this: the robot apocalypse is not here yet. If you've been warily looking on as robotsrun,jump,wield swordsand evenfold themselves up origami-style, thisvideo clipof all the times robots fell over during he competition is exactly what the doctor ordered.
3D printing has come a long way in the last few years with printers getting cheaper and printing materials becoming easier to work with. Typically, a 3D printer works with plastics of some sort for creating objects that the user wants to build. Researchers at MIT have created a new 3D printing process that uses glass for the print material, the process is called G3DP.
As my colleague Ravi Somaiya and I reported on Wednesday, Facebook is finally taking the wraps off its instant articles project. The social network will begin hosting some news stories directly on its service, with the intention of serving them up quickly to iPhone users with multimedia enhancements that are not available on the web version of Facebook.
Over the past few years, NKMOS Design Technology has created several versions of their premium smart-device car mounts: the Ultima and Ultima S , both of which began as crowdfunded Kickstarter efforts. Late last year (2014) they began a new Kickstarter project attempting to raise funding for a high end universal tablet stand.
Beware the tiny robot uprising, which at this point are taunting us with the equivalent of superhuman strength. Researchers at Stanford have created several tiny bots that can move things more than 100 times their weight,reports New Scientist. They're the latest example of the university's research into mimicking the climbing abilities of geckos.
Casey Neistat is not as handsome as he appears in his Facebook profile picture. His daily life is not as beautiful as it looks on Instagram. And he is not as clever as his quips make him seem on Twitter.And the real version — the one not polished for social media — is exactly how Mr. Neistat wants you to see him.This sounds peculiar coming from Mr.
Tinnitus affects the ears but it originates in the brain. The condition, which causes ringing in the ears, is mainly triggered by age-related hearing loss and prolonged exposure to excessively loud noise. But neuroscientific studies reveal thattinnitusis a symptom of abnormal hyperactivity in the brain's auditory cortex.
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