Top 10 Low Pass Flybys of All Time
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D-Link's New Wi-Fi Routers Look Like Reverse-Engineered Alien Technology
At one time when all you needed to connect was a couple of laptops, a cheap wireless router would more than suffice for most homes. But these days, when there's everything from phones to tablets to TVs relying on your Wi-Fi network, it makes sense to splurge on your hardware. And D-Link's new 11AC Ultra Performance Series routers promise speeds of up to 5.6 Gbps optimized for the myriad of different devices constantly hopping on and off your network.
This smart pedal turns any bike into a smart bike - CNET
The Connected Cycle is a smart bike pedal equipped with GPS and GPRS sensors that are powered by cycling. As soon as your pedals move, the sensors track your activity so it acts as a basic fitness tracker, recording the speed, route, incline, and calories burned of every ride. That data is stored in a connected app that lets you view this activity over time. All the data is stored on the pedals themselves, you won't need to bring your smartphone with you to track this activity.
Acer Chromebook 15: a first look at the biggest Chromebook on Earth
Acer kicked off its CES yesterday by announcing the $249 Chromebook 15, a new Chromebook laptop that — for now at least — is the biggest one you can buy. We just got our hands on it here in Las Vegas, and even at a glance it looks like there's fierce new competitor in the Chromebook market.
Parrot's new Pot and H2O gadgets let you water house plants from your phone
Last year Parrot released the Flower Power , a wireless sensor that monitored the health of your plant and connected to the internet so it could share data and alerts with your mobile device. The one thing it lacked was a way for you to actually act on that information remotely. Today Parrot unveiled two new devices, the Parrot Pot and and H2O, which not only keep track of your plant's vital signs, but allow you to water it with a tap on your smartphone.
D-Link Connected Home Hub Preview - CNET
To kick off D-Link's foray into home automation, the team is unveiling a few specific Connected Home Hub-friendly products in tandem: a Z-Wave Open & Close Sensor (DCH-Z110), a Z-Wave Motion Sensor (DCH-Z120), a Wi-Fi Water Sensor (DCH-S160) and a Wi-Fi Siren (DCH-S220).
Parrot Zik Sport: Maybe the Smartest Athletic Headphones of All Time
Parrot's Zik 2.0 headphones are an impressive set of headgear, and with the Zik Sport, Parrot has done everything in its power to cram all of their power into a a small package. They're down to 70 grams from 270 grams, plus now they're swearproof and ergonomically designed for your run. That in itself is rad, but Parrot has also loaded the headphones with a a battery of biometric tracking features targeted directly at the athlete.
The power of vulnerability
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.
How public spaces make cities work
More than 8 million people are crowded together to live in New York City. What makes it possible? In part, it’s the city’s great public spaces — from tiny pocket parks to long waterfront promenades — where people can stroll and play. Amanda Burden helped plan some of the city’s newest public spaces, drawing on her experience as, surprisingly, an animal behaviorist. She shares the unexpected challenges of planning parks people love — and why it's important.
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4 Tips To Help Millennials Find Meaningful Work
I enjoyed your article. I'm currently writing up my dissertation on how individuals can find meaning through everyday work activities. I am of the belief that there is meaning to be found in any job and that's a very useful message to get across. It is not always useful to put out all this staff about search for your passion/purpose and so on - in fact, searching for meaning can lead to a decrease in happiness. I would add that organisations can help individuals by raising their consciousness about what they find satisfying about their current role and helping them identify/create more opportunities to do it. In my research it is mentoring which has helped a group of older professionals experience purpose, meaning, joy, satisfaction vicariously through the success of their mentees. In half my group it has involved tears of joy - how wonderful. Many people would not consider something so everyday could provide such a response. Don't go searching for meaning - you might be disappointed.
Watch The New Tesla Model S P85D Destroy The Old P85 In A Drag Race
In the video above produced by Drag Times the P85D proves its worth by destroying a P85. It’s not even a race. The publication also recently took a P85D to a dyno to measure its torque, finding it packed 864 ft-lbs of torque. That’s double what’s found in a 2015 V8 Ford Mustang. But thanks to some sticky tires, all-wheel drive system and plenty of electronic controls, the P85D can clearly take advantage of that immense power as the drag race video above shows.
The Space Missions and Events We're Most Looking Forward to in 2015 | WIRED
This year will be another exciting one for space exploration. While 2014 will be remembered as the year we landed on a comet(!), 2015 may be known as the year of Pluto (and other dwarf planets). The New Horizons spacecraft begins its approach to Pluto this month, and will get closest to the dwarf planet in July, taking in the best view ever of the icy, remote world—possibly revealing a dramatic landscape with mountains, volcanoes, and geysers. In March, the Dawn spacecraft will arrive at Ceres, a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Ceres is another icy world, possibly with liquid water under a frozen surface, making it potentially habitable for life.
How Top Designers Tell Clients That Their Taste Sucks
How's about an article on how to live with what the client does to your work after you hand it over? On the upside, I've found that if you ask them to describe the characteristics of something important - a fork, or a soldier, for instance - you can then develop the conversation to create a performance index for your project. I oversaw a logo for a European medical charity and showed them that most of their counterparts were using abbreviated names (PDGE anyone?), logos that couldn't be printed small or in monotone, and images that had no bearing whatsoever on the subject matter (trees to symbolise growth of a European psychology network). So we then agreed that shortlisted logos would be judged against a set of criteria that included all of the above. Bingo! The final result can be seen <a href="http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=pain+alliance+europe&FORM=HDRSC2#view=detail&id=43A86F09037DAC7877EBD8DB19A44F5304810DC8&selectedIndex=0">here</a>
Monitor your pets via your connected home with Tagg and Alarm.com
You let the dog out into the garden while you pop back inside to get something. Next thing you know, she's gone. You knew you should have fixed up that gap in the fence. Too bad, huh? With Tagg, no longer would you have the anxiety of losing a pet. This "wearable" for pets claims to be able to locate your pooch (or cat) in almost all of America. How so? Well, there's GPS and connectivity through Verizon. That's how. So, as long as your mutt doesn't stray out of coverage, you'll be able to pinpoint his or her location. But Tagg's not just a one-trick pony/dog/cat. It's partnered with Alarm.com (makers of a full suite of smart home equipment) to add a bunch more functionality, or what the two companies are calling "smart pet tracking."
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In addition to location, Tagg also tracks your animal's activity, and houses a heat sensor too. The latter is not just for comfort; it'll alert you the moment your pet is exposed to uncomfortable levels of heat for a minute, a truly life-saving feature for dogs left in cars.
6 Buddhist Principles That Will Help You Be A Better Boss
"For me, it comes down to separating the idea that our spiritual life and home life are different than our work. It’s not like we walk into the office and our mind shifts. If we’re forcing ourselves to do that, it’s like we’re living dual lives and that drains us long-term. The more we take a holistic perspective of our work, the better—and the more we relate to others based on our personal lives, the better."
20 DIY Lifehacks With Office Junk That Will Blow Your Mind
To figure out the answer to that question, we tried out many of the most brilliant DIY computer hacks we had heard of. Here are the best of the bunch, which often require little more than random office supplies but make life way, way better.
Practical Tips for Web and Mobile Usability Tests
In this piece, we want to narrow our focus a little so you can best understand how the fundamental differences between how Web and mobile are used require different tactics.
The linguistic genius of babies
Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world.
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For Success In Social Media, Conversation Is Not Enough--You Need Narrative
This was an interesting read. I am wondering about companies that do the opposite though...enter the consumer's negative narrative. My wife and I bought a Whirlpool oven from a dealer in Canada called Leon's Furniture and within months we had a lemon on our hands...on Thanksgiving Day to be precise. The saga of what has transpired since then to get the oven replaced, (the repairs didn't quite fix the problem, and the model has been discontinued to offer an updated version, one without the problem that plagued the 1st model since it came off the assembly floor (if it were a car, there would have been a recall); it is a gas oven, and our kitchen often—still—smells like gas after delayed ignition and venting. We made it through 4 Christmas meals and are waiting for another repair. Whirlpool USA head office has been quite helpful...lighting the fire under the dealer's __, but now we are very fed up. If I had a following online, I would broadcast the story everywhere, as we have locally.
When a Cartoonist Landed in L.A. County Jail, She Drew What She Saw, Using Only a Golf Pencil
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In June 2014, I was arrested for violating a court order. I bailed out on July 3. But because I had no money and an overworked public defender, I knew I’d have to serve time for my violation.
12 Tech Tools Productivity Experts Can't Live Without
If there’s a scheduling conflict when adding an activity to your calendar, for example, the app will suggest another time based on your personal routine. You can also enter habits you wish to build, such as dedicating a few hours each morning to making sales calls, says Keller, who is also cofounder and chairman of Keller Williams Realty. "Timeful proactively suggests times to do that task, tracks your progress, and reminds you when it’s time to get to work," he says.
8 Of Google's Craziest Offices
While most of us 9-to-5ers hunch over in boxy, fluorescent-lit cubicles, feeling lucky if our office has a snack machine, the Google employees of the world are zooming around on scooters, slipping down tube slides, playing on their indoor putting greens, and gloating about the awesomeness of their offices. If they can even be called offices—the designs of these nerd playgrounds so outclass your average corral of homogenous desks that we had to round them all up in a grand, jealousy (and sometimes eye-roll)-inducing slide show, on the occasion of Google unveiling its new Mexico headquarters. As one Google spokesperson told the New York Times , designers of Google offices have but one goal: "to create the happiest, most productive workplace in the world." Marvel at the most over-the-top workspaces of Google’s big happy techie family and lament not being better at computer science.
Never miss a moment of the hottest tech show in the world: CES 2015 - CNET
Never heard of CES ? Let us explain: it's a big technology show. No, a really, really big show. The International CES of 2015 will cover 38 football fields' worth of emerging, innovative and wacky tech -- oh and about a million indestructible cell phone cases. If you're a tech junkie, you'll want in. We will hand-curate several emails in the weeks leading up to CES with all of the information you want and need. As the show is going on, we'll send you daily recaps of all the day's highlights. After that? You're done with us and won't hear from CNET In-Depth again.
How Things Work on Twitter
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Shipping container home readying for Detroit debut
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). In a Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 photo, an unusual home takes shape inside General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Detroit, intended to be part of a movement to rebuild the city’s economy and deteriorating, disappeari...
Why are free proxies free?
In the presentation Chema said he posted the IP of the modified server on the web and after a few days there were over 5000 people using his proxy.
Most people used it for bad things because everyone knows you're only anonymous in the web when you've got a proxy and it looks like many people don't think that the proxy could do something bad to them.
Seagate outs a fleet of cloud, wireless and super-thin hard drives
What's that? You need a more comprehensive storage solution for all of the family's digital clutter? Seagate is ready to sort that too, and its Personal Cloud setup makes sure that stuff is accessible both at home and on the go. Keeping downloaded media in one place to watch on tablets, TVs and media streamers? Check. Serving as a central backup for laptops and other essential gadgets? It does that as well. Heck, it can even stream your content to DLNA-based wares like a PlayStation or Xbox console. Personal Cloud also handles backups of Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon and other cloud repositories, and there's a two-bay model that's configured to copy all data to the second drive for folks looking to be extra careful. And yes, you can turn it into one big storage space if you prefer. There's no word on pricing just yet, but Seagate Personal Cloud will wrangle 3TB, 4TB and 5TB capacities while the two-bay version will handle 4TB, 6TB and 8TB, with both scheduled to ship before the month's end.
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This may be our first look at the Samsung Galaxy S6
While the veracity of the images can't be confirmed, they do show a Samsung-esque design to an all-metal chassis. There's a centrally positioned cutout for the camera and a slot at the bottom, potentially to minimize the metal case's interference with wireless signal. It's reminiscent of the unibody aluminum cases that HTC has done in the past, but it would be a massive new change for Samsung, which has traditionally kept to a basic plastic construction. An all-metal chassis would also helpfully differentiate the new S6 from Samsung's early efforts at metal cases, which have so far only had metal frames.
Ripped: How fitness has become smarter, better, faster, stronger
The fitness tech trend continued at CES 2014 . Some of the notable products on the show floor include KiQPlan , a 12-week weight loss boot camp works with your Jawbone, Fuel Band, Fitbit (and native smartphone health trackers) wearables and uses the collected data to whip you into shape; the Skulpt Aim uses Electrical Impedance Myography, the same tech used to study patients with neuromuscular problems, to figure out how strong and healthy your muscles are; the Mio Link, a slim $99 heart-rate monitor that connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth; BodyMedia's Metria, a disposable, adhesive activity-tracking patch that's worn for 7 days and gives an overall snapshot of health based on activity, heart rate and sleep (for those who don't want to commit to 24/7/365 wearables); the Tao Wellshell gadget and companion app for isometric exercises; the Atlas fitness tracker that can precisely identify weight-room exercises with its inertial sensors and fancy algorithm; Technogym's Google Glass-driven treadmill; Garmin's Vivofit waterproof fitness tracker that alleges to have a full year's worth of battery on one charge; the Lumo Lift posture tracker and Reebok's Checklight, a headworn wearable whose motion sensors collect data on collisions and impacts; and the Babolat Play, a $399 tennis racquet with sensors on the handle that collect data about the player's performance.
5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015
I truly enjoyed this brief and wise article. Resetting our bodies and minds is the key to well being. All the tips presented above are a way to step back from our busy lives - even for a few minutes - and become conscious of the madness we too often let ourselves drift into. We then loose control of our emotions and give way to harmful energy which obstructs our lives and restricts our capabilities as well as those of the people we come to get in touch with every day.
I write about this and other well being tips on my blog www.inliminality.com. Check it out if you have a second.
What The Hell Is A Startup Anyway?
If you regularly read technology media, and I honestly can’t recommend it, you will run into occasional references to “startups.” Many consider startups to be small companies determined to grow quickly in the hopes of becoming the next passé giant whose corporate campus costs so much to maintain that it eventually has to stop serving chilled sake by robot on Thursdays.
The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025
JP Rangaswami , chief scientist for Salesforce.com, was particularly pointed in describing the benefits that will emerge in this new environment: “The proliferation of sensors and actuators will continue. ‘Everything’ will become nodes on a network. The quality of real-time information that becomes available will take the guesswork out of much of capacity planning and decision-making. We will really understand what it means to move from ‘stocks’ to ‘flows,’ as in the Hagel-Seely Brown-Davison model. 1 The net effect will be to reduce waste everywhere: in physical flows and logistics, in the movement of people and goods; in logical flows and logistics, in the movement of ideas and information; decisions will be made faster and better, based on more accurate information; prior errors in assumption and planning will be winkled out more effectively. ‘Inventory’ will be reduced, as will the waste associated with the decay that is an intrinsic part of inventory. This will affect the food you buy and cook and eat; the fuel you use to power yourself, your devices, and your vehicles; the time you take to do things; and, as you learn to live longer, the burden of care will reduce as a result of far better monitoring of, and response to, your physical and emotional state, in terms of healthcare.
Why 90-Day Goals Are Better Than Year-Long Ones
The notion of setting 90 day goal was a key theme in Vern Harnish's "Mastering the Rockefeller Habits". Of course what makes the goals work is the accountability that goes with the goals. Peer-to-peer accountability (as Pat Lecioni points out in his book "Advantage") is the most powerful form of accountability. Just as your business owners were in an accountability group of peers. Gino Wickman has been delivering a very effective implementation of 90 day goals that are derived from a one year plan which support a longer term vision. With the right accountability, accomplishment of you current 90 day goals leads to achievement of your annual and longer term goals.
The Secret To Becoming A Morning Person
Instead, think about what you, personally, love to do. Pay particular attention to sources of joy that get shortchanged in the rest of your life. Maybe you’d love to connect more with your partner, but the two of you tend to pass out on the couch in front of the TV at night. Would the prospect of a daily breakfast date compel you out of bed? Maybe you have a great idea for a novel but your brain is shot by 5 p.m. Would getting an uninterrupted 45 minutes to write be a reason you’d set your alarm for 5:45 a.m.? A guilt-free half hour spent reading a page-turner might be motivation for some, or time to paint, or compose, or blog. Even just spending some quiet time with some good coffee, contemplating life, can feel decadent in a world where somebody wants something from you every two minutes.
3D-Printed Hearts Help Surgeons Save Babies' Lives
The heart replicas are designed to match every tiny detail of a baby's heart, so they can help surgeons plan where to cut tissue, reroute piping and patch holes in children with congenital heart defects, researchers said. The new findings were presented today (Nov. 19) at the American Heart Association meeting in Chicago.
8 Keys To Creating An Emotional Connection Between Products And People
In the multi award-winning Old Spice spot, "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like," the Old Spice product is in frame for about 10 of the commercial’s 30 seconds. In that time, it is never shown close enough to read the product label, but it is always in the area defined by the Golden Rule as being of maximum interest. That piece of composition is no accident. Consumers understand you need to show them your product, and usually want you to as well. But they want you to make it worth their while, preferably on an emotional basis.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon gets a refresh for 2015
One thing that carries over from previous X1 Carbon models is the thin (0.7 inch) carbon-fiber chassis. Of course, there's also the trademark ThinkPad TrackPoint mouse — that distinctive red dot in the middle of the keyboard. And feel free to try this trick at home: You can fold the monitor all the way down, so the keyboard and screen are flat.
Nvidia wants to power the self-driving car of the future (and every display inside that car)
There'll be more computing horsepower inside a car than anything you currently own today." That's the assertion Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang made in announcing Drive CX, "the most advanced digital cockpit computer in the world," and Drive PX, an auto-pilot supercomputer.
KFC is going hipster and wants to serve you beer with your chicken
KFC is planning to join a long line of fast food joints that have started selling alcohol with meals in Australia — such as Grill'd, Guzman y Gomez and Nandos. The more traditional fast food restaurants are imitating these successful new chains, who are gaining share in the fast food market with more varied food and drink options as well as design-focussed store fittings.
Neuroscientists Discover ESP -- But Is That A Good Thing?
Why does everyone miss the key consequence of the technological disembodiment, projection and transfer of the human mind, that it will result in the merger of minds and sensory streams. Perhaps you are not aware enough of your sensory modes and how they integrate, yet function as distinct entities? Go for a walk, listen music and think about something abstract such as art or maths. Are you the walker, the listener, the philosopher, or are you none and all at the same time? What are you and what would you be if you integrated countless more cognitive streams into yourself? What if the stream configurations are in constant flux, the self remains but it is from time to time completely different with the only continuity being awareness and the ability to reconfigure it’s streams into an integrated form. How can one be alone when one can walk in everyone’s shoes at once?
The Avegant Glyph hides VR goggles in headphones, is launching later this year
Avegant's virtual reality glasses aren't quite like anything else on the market. For one thing, they don't use the same magnified screen technology as Oculus, Samsung, and most other companies. They use a virtual retinal display, projecting images directly on your eyes ; it's a technology that's been around since the '80s, but it's rarely found in consumer headsets. And instead of goggles, they look like headphones. In fact, they are headphones — they just tip forward onto your eyes if you want to use them as a headset.
Our 10 Favorite Comics and Graphic Novels of the Year | WIRED
Reboots of vintage characters, two toy lines sharing the same page, an entirely new Ms. Marvel on the scene—2014 was a pretty eclectic year in the world of comics and graphic novels. It had a whole new multiverse from Grant Morrison and a pair of Sex Criminals , too. Peruse the gallery above to see our 10 favorite books of 2014.
How To Make Email Better, Faster, And More Fun
I'm instantly weary of "bright new mail apps" - I've been through them all it seems, but nothing can touch my original process. I'm a creature of habit when it comes to my daily productivity, and I think it's because of that that not many people are buying into the bigger and brighter apps when it comes to simple tasks like email.
Is depression a kind of allergic reaction?
According to a growing number of scientists, this is exactly how we should be thinking about the condition. George Slavich, a clinical psychologist at the University of California in Los Angeles, has spent years studying depression, and has come to the conclusion that it has as much to do with the body as the mind. “I don’t even talk about it as a psychiatric condition any more,” he says. “It does involve psychology, but it also involves equal parts of biology and physical health.”
How To Manage Remote Workers Like They're Right In The Office
With people scattered across the globe, creating a company culture is a challenge, especially when there's no one home base. Citelighter first drills the greater mission all of its employees. After that, it attempts to involve its farthest-flung employees in all aspects of company life; even small gestures like sending everyone company T-shirts can go a long way. "As an example of how much they appreciate it, we had one of our developers take a cross country trip across Europe," Citelighter CEO Saad Alam said. "He wore his Citelighter shirt every day in a new location."
The Race to Build Command Centers for Smart Homes
The problem is, there are way too many startups chasing what for the most part isn't going to be a big market. Smart light bulbs, are you kidding me? Just put LED's in everywhere and you have solved about 90% of the problem. Where automation and smart software can help is in driving the big systems--thermostats, alarms and sprinkler systems. If you think about the rest, the costs far outweigh any benefits. We have a nest in our house and will get another, or the equivalent from one of its competitors, for our other house. We are going to get a smart sprinkler system probably this year to help control our out of control water costs, and already have a wireless alarm system which we love. That's it.
Chevrolet developing system that predicts car problems and notifies drivers
The car manufacturer is developing technology for release in 2016 that can notify drivers when car parts need attention, it announced on Sunday as part of CES 2015. What's more, Chevy claims the notifications will arrive, in many cases, before the vehicle's performance is affected.
A Strange New Gene Pool of Animals Is Brewing in the Arctic - Issue 101: In Our Nature - Nautilus
T he journey began in spring 2010, just as the sea ice surrounding the North Pole began its annual melt. Two bowhead whales, 50-foot-long behemoths that scour the Arctic seas for plankton, each started from their homes on opposite sides of North America—one in the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska, the other in Baffin Bay on the west side of Greenland. As the summer progressed, sea ice shrank (to its third-lowest cover in the last 30 years), and the whales swam toward each other through the now ice-free passage above the continent. Two independent teams of scientists from Canada and the United States watched the whales closely via satellite. “We were all pretty excited,” recalls Kristen Laidre, a biologist at the University of Washington and member of the U.S. team.
Why Job Hopping Is Losing Its Negative Stigma
"Job hopping" is a bad name for it. Like flitting around here or there. That is not it at all. We are not waiting for our current employer to say "I pick you!" for the next big thing! We are moving to the next big thing on our own. It is the promotion we gave to ourselves. I am always struck by the hiring manager saying "We need someone to come from outside because the insiders aren't interested", or "I need someone with some perspective". Like mentioned in the article. Your employer puts you on a curve. Employee X isn't going anywhere we can give them a 2% raise and they will take it and stay. Time to get out of your comfort zone! Job Engineering! Time to move on….
5 Reasons You Can't Focus And What To Do About It
You—especially your brain—can’t focus without energy, and plenty of it. As your supply of energy gets low, you start to fade. Taking steps to monitor your brain’s energy supply is as basic and essential as keeping your car’s tank full of gas. Most people ignore or take for granted this fundamental necessity, as if the supply was infinite, and they do not monitor carefully how they spend their energy, thus wasting great quantities of it on trivial tasks. But when you invest your energy wisely and see to it that energy tank is always full, you become able to feel positive emotion.