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Beware Of 'Story Stocks'

Whatever you might think of Apple you certainly can’t avoid it if you scan any financial news. Taking a look just at Yahoo Finance! headlines, a new story about the iPhone behemoth comes out at the rate of nearly one every five minutes. By comparison, at the same time, Verisign – also in the tech …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

Relative Strength Alert For TTM Technologies

Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a …

As Software Eats The World, Non-Tech Corporations Are Eating Startups

Netscape founder and VC titan Marc Andreessen famously wrote back in 2011 that software is steadily eating the world, disrupting industries like music, retail and more. Now large corporations in these industries are starting to eat startups.<p>Over the past year or two, non-tech corporations have …

A gorgeous, colorful look at the cellphone signals we never see

Invisible signals are all around us, and now we can finally see what we've been missing. Data visualization artist Nickolay Lamm created psychedelic images of the cellphone signals that live in the air, but are invisible to us.<p>At first glance, the visualizations look like tiny mountains illuminated …

Apple iPad Air Review: Probably The Best Tablet Computer On The Market

Announced on October 22nd this year, the iPad Air updated Apple’s larger tablet range with the new A7 64-bit processor, iOS7, and a redesign of the popular tablet. Would Apple’s new tablet retain their lead in the tablet space against a rush of Android tablets from manufacturers around the world? …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Yota Phone: World's First E-Ink Dual-Screen Smartphone Is Always On (PICTURES)

A unique smartphone with two screens has been launched by a Russian tech company.<p>The Yota Phone has two full-size screens, one of which uses the …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Pro Drivers, Jay Leno Also Struggled With The Porsche That Killed Paul Walker

But what the speed freaks and pro drivers have known for years is that the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that killed Walker is notoriously difficult to drive—“dangerous” even, according to some higher-ups who work at the German automaker.<p>It’s “the first car in my life that I drive and I feel scared,” …

H&M pledges living wage for textile workers in Bangladesh and Cambodia

H&M has pledged to pay a living wage to 850,000 textile workers after expressing frustration over a lack of action by governments to address working conditions in Asian factories in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster.<p>The world's second-biggest clothing retailer said it would support factory owners …

How Thieves Stole $1 Million In Bitcoins From A 'Bitcoin Bank'

The crooks walked away with 1,295 bitcoins, BIPs founder and CEO Kris Henriksen, told his customers via a post to the company's online forums. That's about $990,00 based on today's value of Bitcoins on Coindesk (about $760 per coin).<p>BIPs offered a service that lets merchants accept bitcoins and …

Google Now Holds a Patent for Posting Personalized Automated Responses on Social Networks

Google has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for “Automated generation of suggestions for personalized reactions in a social network”, meaning faking interaction on your chosen social network could get even easier.<p>Granted yesterday, the filing explains …

Google releases 'sneak peek' of Glass app-development kit

Back at SXSW, Google announced the Glass Mirror API — the first step in allowing developers to build apps, or "Glassware" for its wearable computing device. Now, developers will have a whole new set of tools at their disposal: the long-awaited Glass Development Kit (GDK). At a Glass hackathon today …

The 3D Printshow: The Latest in 3D Printing

The 3D Printshow that recently concluded at the Business Design Centre in London, UK brought together cutting edge technology and applications. The event featured applications of 3D printing in the areas of art, fashion, architecture, education, medicine, and the movie industry. I was honored to …

Advanced Mathematics With Legos In A Washing Machine

Science with colorful bricks<p>Every generation, a scientific paper comes along that rocks the very foundations of research, upturns our sense of the world, leaves us collapsed, in awe at everything that we, for all of our work, still fail to comprehend about the universe. "Random Structures from Lego …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

The Science Behind NASA's Next Mars Mission

How to buy a smartphone: a guide

Our smartphones are at once the most personal, useful, and most-used device in our lives. Yet with rare exceptions, we buy a single phone and stick with it for two years or more, making that initial purchase a somewhat daunting task. Choose wrong, and you're stuck with your clunker for at least the …

MomentCam Is A Viral Chinese Photo App Now In English

Last month, we wrote about this Chinese photo app that strangely went viral, holding lofty rankings in main app stores in Western markets, despite almost all the users being unable to understand the instructions.<p>Now it’s set to go even more places, as the app has launched an English version this …

Phone apps reach out to women in need

Japan’s Newspaper Industry: Calm Before the Storm

Last August the world’s media were abuzz with the news that the venerable <i>Washington Post</i> was about to be sold to Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff …

Nexus 5 review: the best Android smartphone going

The Google Nexus 5 is the fifth generation of the Google-designed Nexus Android smartphone line, which is now faster, slimmer and even better.<p>The Nexus line represents the best of Google in a smartphone. Google chooses a manufacturing partner – in this case LG as it did with the Nexus 4 before it – …

Children of rich parents suffering increased mental health problems

The unrealistic expectations being placed on children by wealthy parents is leading to mental health problems, according to the latest research<p>The children of rich parents are put under so much pressure to succeed they are at an increased risk of suffering of mental illness, a study has …

Will China's Third Plenum be an economic turning point?

<b>Will 2013 be another 1978 or at least another 1993 for China?</b><p>Those were the two significant overhauls of economic policy which occurred during previous Third Plenums.<p>The Third Plenum refers to the third time that the new leaders of China lead a plenary session of the Central Committee.<p>The current …

The drone didn’t kill a Taliban peacemaker

Pakistan’s 'outrage’ over last week’s strike is merely more cover for its own inadequacies<p>The American drone strike that killed the Pakistan Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud last week has apparently caused outrage in Islamabad and threatens a breach in relations between the two countries. It is …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

Woz: If I were at Apple, we'd be partners with Google

Parallel universes are always fun to contemplate.<p>So please mount the No. 42 bus with me to a world in which Tim Cook is still COO of Apple and Steve Wozniak is calling the shots.<p>Here's what would be happening: Apple and Google would be deep and loving partners and would share all their knowledge in …

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The mystery of Tutankhamun's tomb takes another twist

A new documentary about the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun will add to the intrigue that continues to surround the curse of 'King Tut'<p>It is one of the most famous – and certainly most intriguing – Egyptian artefacts to have been discovered, with an accompanying curse said to date back millennia.<p>Now …