Writers, visionaries, scientists: they've all predicted what the future would be like, some ending up fairly accurate in their estimations, others widely off mark. While we hear a near-constant stream of ideas from many sources, it's not often the insular nation of North Korea is one of them.
The task of learning a language has never been simple, despite efforts to make it so. Hundreds of programs, methods, and pseudoscience applications have cropped up over the course of spoken existence aiming to simplify the acquisition of the skill, but few have succeeded. MIT Media Lab's founder Nicholas Negroponte is confident that will change in the future, however, and how he anticipates we'll acquire new languages is very unique.
Many of us update to new smartphones fairly frequently, and many elect to sell their old phone on eBay or elsewhere, doing a quick factory reset beforehand. To demonstrate that such a method isn't adequate enough to protect your privacy, security company Avast bought 20 used phones and set out to see how much data it could harvest from them.
A new entrant in the connected home market is E-Vents, a device from Circle Design Technology that lets users control the air flow in their home from the comfort of their smartphone. The device has been put on Kickstarter for funding, and promises to, among other things, lower one's electric bill.
Electronic picture frames are nothing new, but Electric Objects' new EO1 digital art device is a bit different. This framed HD display and computer offers a WiFi connection, delivering art from across the Internet to your living room or anywhere else you want to mount the device.
Game of Thrones is an epic fantasy series, and not just in terms of genre. Each episode features eye-popping settings and fantastical creations. Though everyone knows a heavy dose of video effects go into the show's creation, you might not guess the extent to which the scenes are not real.