brainstuffshow:

What are the implications of today’s biometrics technologies? Check out Part 2 of Jonathan’s interview with Dr. Jon Padfield to hear an expert’s predictions for the future. [Here’s Part 1.]

Learn about the basics, as well as common misconceptions, of biometric technologies in part one of TechStuff's interview with Dr. Jon Padfield.

brainstuffshow:

Looks like the Apple Watch has a form of inductive charging. Here’s where we explain that process with toothbrushes.

newsweek:

Machine Learning Algorithm Studying Fine Art Paintings Sees Things Art Historians Had Never Noticed

techstuffhsw:

How to Surf the Web Like a Super Spy

What does it take to make yourself anonymous online? The Internet was made for sharing information, after all — concealing your communications and identity ain’t easy. We’re joined by Ben of Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know to break down why it’s so difficult and what lengths you’d have to go to if you wanted to surf truly anonymously.

[Just want the mp3? Here you go.]

directorlazard:

rapeculturerealities:

fuckyeahifightlikeagirl:

sweetsugaryshock:

beben-eleben:

For future reference.

Thank you.

For those who would ever need it. -C

reblogging here because i can see this being relevant to anyone who’s ever tried to get out of an abusive relationship

Reblogging because that last comment made me reread the whole thing in a new light and realize this could be vital information. So, putting it out there for everyone, and hoping no one ever really needs it.

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kammartinez:

beben-eleben:

31 Life-Changing Gifts For Ice Cream Lovers

THAT PINT-LOCK!

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

mentalalchemy:

teaseon:

ultrafacts:

For more posts like this, follow the Ultrafacts Blog!

The whole compiled list of useful links. More is to come! Follow today!

Here’s more!

lovelycharts.com – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.
e.ggtimer.com – a simple online timer for your daily needs.
coralcdn.org – if a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN.
random.org – pick random numbers, flip coins, and more.
google.com/webfonts – a good collection of open source fonts.
homestyler.com – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d.
join.me – share you screen with anyone over the web.
wetransfer.com – for sharing really big files online.
hundredzeros.com – the site lets you download free Kindle books.
polishmywriting.com – check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors.
marker.to – easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing.
whichdateworks.com – planning an event? find a date that works for all.
everytimezone.com – a less confusing view of the world time zones.
gtmetrix.com – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online.
noteflight.com – print music sheets, write your own music online (review).
imo.im – chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place.
translate.google.com – translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents.
kleki.com – create paintings and sketches with a wide variety of brushes.
similarsites.com – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already.
wordle.net – quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds.
bubbl.us – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
kuler.adobe.com – get color ideas, also extract colors from photographs.
ge.tt – qiuckly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading.
tinychat.com – setup a private chat room in micro-seconds.
privnote.com – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read.
draw.io – create diagrams and flowcharts in the browser, export your drawings to Google Drive and Dropbox.
downforeveryoneorjustme.com – find if your favorite website is offline or not?
urbandictionary.com – find definitions of slangs and informal words.
scribblemaps.com – create custom Google Maps easily.
formspring.me – you can ask or answer personal questions here.
sumopaint.com – an excellent layer-based online image editor.
snopes.com – find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam.
typingweb.com – master touch-typing with these practice sessions.
mailvu.com – send video emails to anyone using your web cam.
timerime.com – create timelines with audio, video and images.
stupeflix.com – make a movie out of your images, audio and video clips.safeweb.norton.com – check the trust level of any website.

For more posts like this, follow the Ultrafacts Blog!

I just came.

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stufftoblowyourmind:

How have tools allowed humans to ascend to such dizzying heights of technological achievement, and where will it all take us? Find out in this mind-blowing episode of Stuff From the Future.

techstuffhsw:

How Metamaterials Work:

Metamaterials are stuff that we humans have made — you won’t find them in nature. And these materials are made in such a way that they can have properties that are either really uncommon or don’t occur at all in the natural universe as we know it.

See, conventional materials have properties that are determined by the individual atoms and molecules they are made of. In other words, a gold brick’s properties are due to all those wacky gold atoms. The chemical composition of the material gives it its properties.

But metamaterials get their properties not from the kind of atoms inside them but from their physical structure. It’s not the chemical composition that matters — it’s how the atoms are physically stacked together and patterned within the metamaterial.

They’re built to interact with electromagnetic radiation and physical force in weird and wonderful ways, and may eventually make sci-fi stuff like cloaking devices (and impossible-sounding things like a substance that expands when you squish it and contracts when you stretch it) possible.