It’s a disturbing thought, one that usually hits after an unexpected physical challenge. Maybe you’ve been unable to maintain your usual workout levels, or recovery is taking a lot longer than it used to. Perhaps fixes to the house are just a bit more difficult, or you can’t perform in the bedroom the way you used to.
What’s most startling about this realization is that you don’t normally “feel old” but, nevertheless, you know you don’t look or feel like the man you used to be.
The rumors and feature teases are true: New Twitter profiles are here, with a brand-new, yet oddly familiar, look. The new design is rolling out slowly, unless you’re a celebrity or a new user. And it may represent a real turning point.
Like many people who live on Twitter, I don’t look at my own profile page very often. I spend most of my time on the Twitter.com homepage to see tweets from all the accounts I follow, and my Notifications page to track replies and mentions of my handle. I last managed my Twitter profile ages ago.
However, I look at other users’ profile pages fairly often. It’s where I learn about who they are through their profile picture and their brief description of themselves, which may include details like job, location and a link for more information. In other words, profile pages are important, especially for brands, celebrities and new users.
Since the introduction of the DDA and subsequently the Equality Act, many buildings have struggled to provide a means of access to their property that is barrier-free and ensures access for all. Even the smallest numbers of steps at the entrance of a building can provide a huge obstacle to visitors to a building and can lead to a situation where some visitors cannot access the building without assistance. Frequently, the property will install a retrofit solution that is difficult to use and can be an eyesore to the existing façade of the building. Sesame from Allgood Trio is a new innovative system that solves this issue by ensuring access for all whilst providing a discreet and aesthetically pleasing solution for the building.
As much as 66 percent of the Web may have been compromised by a newly revealed security flaw called Heartbleed.
So named by the researchers who discovered it, Heartbleed is a bug that affects an important internet security protocol called SSL. Specifically, it affects one particular implementation of SSL called OpenSSL.
For context (and to understand how bad Heartbleed is), here’s how SSL and OpenSSL work: Every time you log into a website, your login credentials are sent to that website’s server. But in most cases those credentials aren’t simply sent to the server in plain text — they’re encrypted using a protocol called Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL.
The Heartbleed bug has affected the back end of a full two thirds of the internet.
Physicist Michio Kaku isn’t afraid of scientific frontiers, whether it’s the super-subatomic world of string theory or the mind-bogglingly big world of the accelerating universe. In books and on TV, he’s delved into the physics of the impossible and the physics of the future.
Kaku’s latest focus is a real stretch: It’s the scientific frontier that sits between your temples. In his latest book, “The Future of the Mind,” Kaku surveys the burgeoning field of neuroscience. You might think the subject is out of a string theorist’s usual comfort zone, but his breezy, science-fictiony style wins the day. “The Future of the Mind” has been on The New York Times’ best-seller list for the past month.
Rohildev from Kerala, is the creator of this unique invention called Fin and it could revolutionize the way we interact with technology. His crowd funding initiative for his project was an overwhelming success and managed to raise over $200,000 USD from over 2000 people to fine tune and develop this amazing invention.
Welcome to Hiroshima, Japan a business fair was held back in January and some really amazing gadgets were introduced to the public. Among many gadgets that we witnessed, there was a peculiar new gadget that reminded us right away of Joaquin Phoenix in film ‘Her’.
The creation comes from Kazuhiro Taniguchi who is a staffer at Hiroshima City University. This device, prototype so far, employs infrared waves in order to ascertain when the user closes or opens his/her mouth. These detected movements and the respective commands are sent back to the device. So what we are looking at are applications that will allow the users to get information pertaining to traffic or even be able to get directions by turning their heads or biting down. The device is being called an Ear Switch which comes equipped with earpiece along with a compass, speaker, barometer, gyro sensors, microphone, battery and GPS capabilities.
Facebook’s stepping into the world of virtual reality.
The company announced on Tuesday afternoon it has reached a deal to acquire Oculus VR, a company paving new roads in the field, for $2 billion. The deal is comprised of $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook stock.
Oculus VR’s flagship product is the virtual reality goggles known as the Oculus Rift, which was first funded through a massively successful Kickstarter campaign. It has already received more than 75,000 orders for development kits.
Another addition to the world of smart phones is the Micro Phone Lens that can turn almost any cell phone, Android or iPhone into a powerful microscope.
The creator, Thomas Larson from Seattle, is a graduate of the University of Washington, BS Mechanical Engineering ’13 with specialization in Mechatronics. He began working on the Micro Phone Lens in early 2012, in the Cell Biomechanics Lab under Prof. Nathan Sniadecki. He further developed the Lens with team “Cell Focus” and they came in the top 16 of the University of Washington Business Plan Competition. Upon graduation, he received the UW Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Research Award for his work.
I would like to welcome you to my tomfoolery filled tale about the highs and lows of my cheeky secretive life battling depression. I am writing a story of why I am so 'sick' called Illicit By Nature all about the causes, the cures, and the hilarities. I hope you like it!