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30 Salad Recipes for Weight Loss

Whether you are looking for a savory, sweet or even vegan-style salad, we’ve compiled a list of mouth-watering salad recipes that will complement a …

Federal appeals court says Fourth Amendment doesn’t protect phone location data

Police officers can demand a cellphone’s location data from a wireless company without getting a warrant, a federal court ruled Tuesday.<p>The U.S. …

LINK Transforms Any Watch Into A Smartwatch (video)

If you like the style of your current watch but would like to add a few smartwatch features to your wrist, you might be interested in a new piece of …

Australia to Use Poison-Spraying Robots To Control Feral Cat Population

They're rigged to protect wildlife without harming native species.<p>Feral cats in the Australian Outback massacre countless native birds and mammals, many of them endangered. <i>The Guardian</i> caught up with ecologist John Read who has come up with an ingenious way, he hopes, to kill off these invasive …

Samsung Patent Unveils Idea For Smart Contact Lenses With A Camera And Display

If you have seen the movie <i>Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</i>, then you may remember the scene where IMF agent William Brandt (played by Jeremy Renner) used a smart contact lens to take photos of nuclear codes. After watching that scene, I wondered why smart contact lenses did not exist yet. It …

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Your brain stays half-awake when you sleep in a new place

Sleep with one brain hemisphere open.<p>If you’ve ever slept in a hotel, gone camping, or even slept over at a friend’s pad, chances are you’ve woken up the next day feeling groggy and bleary-eyed. Even if you don’t remember tossing and turning, you probably felt pretty tired the next day. Well, …

Dreams and Addiction

Did you ever have a dream as a kid that sent you scurrying to your parent's room? You were convinced that the dream was real, but your parents reassured you it was not. They may have said, "Don't worry. It was only a dream. It wasn't real." As you curled up between them and fell back asleep there …

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Sesame Smart Lock

Sesame has an idiot-proof installation process. Just tape it over a deadbolt with the supplied adhesive and you’re done. You can then activate it …

This State Is Very Close to Becoming the 24th to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Image source: Pixabay.<p>Can marijuana's expansion be stopped? The answer at the state level looks to be a resounding "No!"<p>Since California became the first state to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes two decades prior, a grand total of 23 states have legalized its medical use, with …

How new rules in two states could give birth to Big Marijuana

When the legal pot industry began to boom in Washington, big-money investors predicted the cannabis trade in the Northwest would soon be the darling of corporate America.<p>Former Mexico President Vicente Fox appeared at a Seattle news conference in 2013 along with pot entrepreneur Jamen Shively, who …

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How to encrypt your Android smartphone or tablet

According to estimates, less than 10 percent of the 1.4 billion or so Android devices out in the wild are encrypted, compared to over 95 percent of …

The Needle, the Cops, and How You Really 'Hit Bottom'

I was expecting my friend Lina to return with money for the coke Matt and I had just fronted her. I spent the next five years of my life dealing with the repercussions of that day.<p><i>The following is an excerpt from VICE drug columnist Maia Szalavitz's forthcoming book</i> Unbroken Brain<i>, published next</i> …

Samsung Galaxy S7 review: on the edge of perfection

Last year the Edge was a side show; This year it's the main event<p>The brute force method is still the best way to address battery life in smartphones

Microsoft cuts thousands of movies and games to 10 cents for Windows 10

Microsoft is trying to tempt millions more people to upgrade to Windows 10 over the next 10 days. The software giant is kicking off a huge promotion for its Windows Store, with more than a 1,000 movies, songs, apps, and games discounted down to just 10 cents. There's a wide range of titles …

Sony could reveal 'Smart Ear' wireless earbud on Monday

Tiny headset is said to feature smart assistant features like the Moto Hint<p>Sony had a quiet, more focused CES, but it looks like the company is about to make some waves at Mobile World Congress with its first entry into the growing market of truly wireless earbuds. A press render of a device …

Record-Breaking 404.2-Carat Diamond is Discovered

On Monday, Australia's Lucapa Diamond Company announced a record-breaking, 404.2-carat diamond was just discovered by their miners in Lulo, Angola. …

Trying Virtual Reality Porn Is Like Losing Your Virginity All Over Again

The revolution is coming.<p>Virtual reality is about to change sex for good. I just had my first experience with VR porn, and it was as fun, exciting, and scary as The First Time.<p>But unlike that momentous event, this one didn't happen in a teenage bedroom: my VR 'V' plates were taken in an outdoor …

Facts About Opioids — Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Codeine & Others

Opioids are powerful painkillers give relief to those in acute pain. They can be dangerous with misuse, though, and should only be taken under the …

Legalizing Weed Has Done What 1 Trillion Dollars and a 40 Year War Couldn’t

<b>The $1 trillion War on Drugs launched by President Nixon in 1971 created the Mexican drug cartels, now legalizing weed is killing them.</b><p><b>(</b><b>ANTIMEDIA</b><b>)</b> …

Colorado Man Sentenced to Life for Pushing Wife to Death From Cliff

U.S. news<p>A Colorado man convicted of pushing his wife off a cliff and to her death was given a mandatory life sentence Tuesday.<p>Harold Henthorn, 59, said he was innocent of the September 2012 killing before a judge imposed the sentence, NBC affiliate KUSA reported.<p>His second wife, Toni Henthorn, …

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Virtually there: the hard reality of the Gear VR

Let’s get this out of the way: if you own a new Samsung phone and have some level of disposable income, the Gear VR is absolutely worth $100.<p>Discounting Google Cardboard clones, it’s the most portable headset ever made. Unlike the Rift or Vive, it doesn’t tie its users up with wires or require a …

Announcing The Popular Science Shop

<i>Popular Science</i> has always brought you the coolest new gadgets and tech. Now, we’ve created a way for you to buy them. Today we launch the Popular Science Shop. It’s not a wildly creative name, but we more than make up for that with the wildly awesome products on sale!<p>Our partner StackCommerce …

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Watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Inflated In 360-Degree Video

And learn the science of what it takes to control that much helium<p>The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade happening today in New York City is, like the holiday itself, a time honored American tradition. And with just over 60 balloons in its parade, Macy’s is also one of the nation’s largest consumers of …

Amazing new images from Mars rover

Awesome views, including some selfies, from the Mars Curiosity rover. The rover is looking across Gale Crater, approaching a large dune with …

10 Ways to Make Your Smartphone's Battery Last Longer

There are few things worse than being stranded with a dead smartphone, especially when you’re traveling. A powerless phone means no directions from …

The 74 best Android apps in 2018: Get the best from your phone

Get the most from your smartphone with the best Android apps around<p>Best Android apps 2018: Productivity apps<p><i>Never forget anything from your phone</i> …

Samsung Gear VR Review: A Very Exciting Glimpse Into the Future

Roger Ressmeyer—Corbis<p>Alex Brandon—AP<p>Mike Fisher—AP<p>George Nikitin—AP<p>Ben Van Hook—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>STR/Reuters<p>Yoshikazu …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: Two Years Later

It’s been nearly two years since the launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. With dozens of software updates and a price drop, choosing between the …