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Comma.ai launches an $88 universal car interface called Panda

George Hotz, aka geohot, is fidgeting in his living room, wearing dark shades and a giant comma on his t-shirt as he shows me his company’s latest product, an $88 universal car interface called Panda.<p>Hotz both lives and works in a residential San Francisco neighborhood with a team of 20-somethings …

10 Amazing Ways People Are Using The Oculus Rift Today

Now, two years and a $2 billion acquisition later, the device is being used for much more than video games.<p>The Oculus Rift, created by Oculus VR, is a virtual reality 3-D headset that uses 360-degree head tracking to make it feel like you're inside a different world.<p>For example, looking to the left …

Virtual Reality

The Trick To Heavy Drinking Without Getting Drunk

No matter how much we might suffer the morning after, not many of us can resist a late night with friends and booze. You've probably woken up from one or two of these soirees swearing off alcohol (in all its forms) for life, only to find yourself meeting a couple of friends at the bar just a few …

Do Gravitational Waves Cause Tiny Earthquakes?

Earth can serve as a giant detector for theoretical ripples in the fabric of space-time given off by stars, black holes and other massive objects in …

Hook-Up Truck makes sexy debut

"Mission accomplished - I totally had sex in there and it was great," Evan Tracy, 30, said as he and his girlfriend, 27-year-old Sasha Laurel, climbed out of the back of a truck parked underneath an Oakland overpass.<p>The Hook-Up Truck, a commercial box truck designed for couples to enjoy the …

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Can This App Replace Sleeping Pills?

We’ve all encountered apps capable of putting users to sleep, but that’s rarely their stated intention. Now one doctor has released a piece of software she claims will replace sleeping pills and help send insomniacs into a deep slumber.<p>Dr Kirstie Anderson, one of the UK’s foremost sleep experts, …

Louis C.K. Has Figured Out Why Our Kids Are Sad

Their love of learning is dying. And the only way to fix it is to listen to them.<p><b>Louis CK, the best living comedian</b> and, in turn, the best late night guest there is, dropped by David Letterman's show last night. He wanted to talk with Dave about his TV show and, if he had the chance, about how …

Brazil struggles to finish airports ahead of World Cup

With more than 600,000 fans expected to head to the World Cup in just over a month's time, it will be Brazil's airports that will give visitors their first taste of the country - for good or bad.<p>There has been major investment - but has it all been left too late?<p>Katy Watson reports from Sao Paulo.

Put A Camera On Your Eyeball

Google filed a patent for a camera-containing contact lens.<p>What's cooler than Google Glass? Almost anything, really, but something that is both cooler and smaller and still eyeball-centric is a patent for a camera-containing contact lens, filed by Google in late 2012. The patent was published March …

Contact Lenses

Found: The Most Potentially Life-Friendly Exoplanet So Far

Kepler 186f is the most Earth-like exoplanet we've ever discovered, but it's so far away that details will remain scarce for a long time.<p>Five hundred light-years away, Earth has a cousin. Kepler data has revealed there's rocky planet out there that's similar in size to Earth and may have the right …

Vision risks for astronauts could be a Mars mission 'showstopper,' NASA scientist says

Mars may possess a stark and austere beauty, but a manned Red Planet mission will likely not be easy on the eyes.<p>Recently, scientists have begun realizing that spaceflight can cause serious and perhaps permanent vision problems in astronauts. NASA researchers are working hard to understand the …

When Was the Last Time You Felt Schadenfreude, and What Did It Mean?

Schadenfreude