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Reebok To Reintroduce Inflatable “Pump” Sneakers

26 years after it was introduced, the inflatable Pump sneaker is back, redesigned for a new generation of fitness freaks.<p>Reebok is bringing back the Pump, the inflatable sneaker that became one of the company’s most popular products after it was first designed in 1989. Boston-based Reebok hopes …

The Best Recipe Videos on YouTube for People With “No Time to Cook”

<i>House of Cards</i> is great and all, but in truth our favorite thing to binge watch is cooking videos. There’s something addictive, even therapeutic, …

Healthy Eating

Scientists Hack Into a Cockroach's Nervous System and Control Its Movements

Take a left, cyborg roach<p>Cyborg cockroaches (yes, totally a real thing) have received an upgrade: Scientists can now tap directly into their central nervous system and control their bodily functions, which is in no way unsettling. It's something you could (almost) make at home.<p>Using a cheap …

Microsoft Exec Softens Stance on Xbox One Parity Clause

Microsoft appears to have introduced a more diplomatic stance to its Xbox One indie parity clause, according to statements from one of the company's executives.<p>Chris Charla, who manages the Xbox indie games business, told GameSpot that there are some caveats and exceptions to its parity directive, …

Xbox

Samsung Galaxy S6 (and GS6 edge) vs. HTC One M9

Samsung and HTC have each been launching their flagships at around the same time for the last few years, making Galaxy vs. One dilemmas an annual …

Electronics Industry

Archaeologists unearth 'exceptional' 5th century Celtic prince burial site in France

Huge necropolis by roundabout near Troyes most exciting Celtic discovery in half a century<p>Archaeologists in eastern France have made an "exceptional" discovery of what they believe is a Celtic prince buried in his chariot alongside exquisite ancient Greek ornaments.<p>Experts say the discovery of the …

Archaeology

Hands-on with the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

Sony announced the Xperia M4 Aqua at Mobile World Congress this week alongside the new Z4 tablet. It isn’t quite the flagship that seemed due, but it is certainly at the higher end of the mid-range scale. I got to spend some time trying it out to see how it performed.<p>Looking at the M4 Aqua first, …

Phones

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Art

Fernando Alonso 'thought he was in 1995' after pre-season crash

Spanish driver reportedly lost the memory of the last 20 years of his life following smash in testing<p>Fernando Alonso woke up from his testing accident unaware he was a Formula One driver having forgotten the last 20 years of his life, according to reports in his native Spain.<p><b>Alonso will miss the</b> …

New York will overtake London as favoured playground of super rich by 2025

London is home to 4,363 ultra-high net worth individuals. But other cities are attracting wealthy homebuyers at a quicker rate than the UK capital<p>New York is poised to steal London’s crown as the most important city for the worlds super rich, according to a new report from Knight Frank.<p>London is …

Housing

Let’s Face It: The Apple Watch Will Sell More Than A Million Units In Its First Month

As we approach AW-Day, the naysayers are coming out to put their hand in front of the bottle of champagne that will be used to christen the S.S. Apple Watch. The most prominent of those naysayers was Mark Wilson, a traditionally even-keeled fellow who, in his own way, is pushing the pro- and …

Smartwatches

The must-see gadgets from Mobile World Congress 2015

Gear & Gadgets

UK's 5G could make video holograms a reality

Futuristic 5G networks with speeds of 50 Gbit/s could be up and running in the UK by 2020, with holographic video one of many applications for the …

Android Circuit: Nobody Loves Lollipop, Sony's Sad 'For Sale' Sign, Samsung's Galaxy S6 Mistake

Taking a look back at the week’s news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including Google reducing security on older Android devices with WebView, almost nobody is using Lollipop 5.0, Four minutes to sell out the Nokia N1 tablet, Samsung upcoming …

Mobile

Source: Belgium terror cell has links to ISIS, some members still at large

<b>(CNN) —</b> The suspected Islamist terrorists who had a shootout with police on Thursday in Verviers, Belgium, have ties to ISIS-linked cells in other European countries, a senior Belgian counterterrorism source told CNN on Friday.<p>The two suspects who died in the shootout are believed to have fought …

Terrorism

These Travel Instagram Accounts Will Inspire Extreme Wanderlust

Toronto native Tom Ryaboi—better known by his Instagram handle @roof_topper—has “been on more roofs than Santa Claus,” shooting gorgeous, …

Canon EOS

Two Towers In New York City Are Battling To Be The 'Tallest Apartment Building' In The World

This will also make the building 24 feet taller than the city's current tallest residential tower, 432 Park, which topped out at 1,396 feet last October.<p>Crain's found city records' documents that show the future tower's new height. The super-skinny skyscraper will now have a "crown" that will push …

5 things Facebook asks for that are none of its business

To Facebook, your personal information is everything. The more the site has on you, the more money it can make from advertisers who want to target you. Unfortunately, there are some things you shouldn't share online.<p>Each of these things alone might be all right, but added up they could lead to …

More Than Half Of American Public Schoolchildren Now Live In Poverty: Study

For the first time, more than half of U.S. public school students live in low-income households, according to a new analysis from the Southern Education Foundation.<p>Overall, 51 percent of U.S. schoolchildren came from low-income households in 2013, according to the foundation, which analyzed data …

Apple Loop: iOS 9 Leaks Online, Love And Hate For The iPhone 6 Plus, iTunes Killing Free Music

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the first signs of iOS 9 in website logs, a rumored dual-lens camera in the iPhone 6S, Apple and GoPro, another settlement is offered in the no-poaching antitrust case, changes to the iTunes store for kids and …

App Store

After criticism from Microsoft, Google reveals more Windows security problems

Google's done it again.<p>Early this week, Microsoft was publicly displeased with Google for revealing a Windows security hole that would allow hackers …

No excuses: Apps to get you in shape in no time

Too busy to work out? Think again. These apps will get you moving in just a few minutes a day.<p>New year, new you, right? Well, at least until life gets in the way. Don't let your busy schedule stymie your goals to get moving with these apps.<p>The hot new fitness trend is getting in a workout in a …

Apps

Sleek "Mac 2015" Computer Modeled After Apple's First Macintosh 128k Desktop

In the latest project rolled out by German technology firm CURVED/labs, a refurbished MacBook Air morphs into a modernized version of Apple's first desktop computers, the Macintosh 128k and the “Lisa.” The hybrid design was birthed to commemorate more than 30 years of Apple innovation and to …

MacBook Air

The Vanishing Island - Photographs by Daesung Lee | LensCulture

Imagine if over the next few decades, your home-town were to shrink by 1/2. No, not in population—in area. In available, physical space. What would you do? What could you do?<p>Ghoramara is an island located on a delta region in West Bengal. Due to climate change (melting ice in the Himalayas, …

Government (India)

David Cameron in 'cloud cuckoo land' over encrypted messaging apps ban

The prime minister’s pledge to give security services access to encrypted communications is ‘crazy’, experts say<p>David Cameron is “living in cloud cuckoo land” when he suggests a new Tory government would ban messaging apps that use encryption, security experts have told the Guardian.<p>The prime …

Privacy

6 ways to up your hot chocolate game

slurp it up, baby. slurp it up.<p>Some people's January pasttimes include taking a barre class, or knitting, or creating some kickass ceramics. Mine, on the other hand, primarily consist of binge watching Netflix shows, reading a few book club picks, and sipping (read: chugging) hot chocolate. …

A Black Panther May Not Be What You Think

As the superhero of the same name sets box-office records, learn more about the misunderstood big cats.<p>As theatergoers around the world marvel at the new superhero movie <i>Black Panther</i>, we here at National Geographic wanted to share some facts about these real-life fascinating felines.<p>First things …

World’s first 3D-printed car is born in Detroit

3D printers are everywhere and can be used to recreate almost anything, from buildings to airplanes and even human organs.<p>So it was only a question of time before the first 3D-printed came along. That’s what happened in Detroit, where the world’s first 3-D printed car was printed live at the annual …