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iPhone 6 display caught on video amid rumors of late-September launch

Xiaomi's 49-inch Android TV boasts 4K for just $640

The Mi Pad wasn't Xiaomi's only announcement today. Following the Chinese company's first smart TV from last September, today it has unveiled a slightly larger model with a nice surprise: 4K for just CN¥3,999 or about $640! Like its affordable predecessor, this 49-inch TV comes with built-in …

eHarmony Wants to Help You Stop Being Weird on Dates

So this isn't going to be like an eHarmony Grindr app? "No, no," says eHarmony's corporate wingman. "No."<p>Online dating service eHarmony would like to help you not be the most awkward conversationalist your date has ever met. And its solution is DateBook, a new app — available to members — that …

How Soon Can We Check in to a Space Hotel?

Bigelow Aerospace vice president Jay Ingham tells PM how inflatable space habitats will transform low Earth orbit, starting with an inflatable space station module called BEAM that is slated to dock with the ISS in 2015.<p>NASA tried making inflatable space habitats during the 1990s with its TransHab …

How Sperm Fit Big Things in Small Places

The human body is really great at packing huge things into tiny spaces. Your small intestine, for example, is twenty feet long and squeezed expertly into your gut. Your brain has something like eighty-six billion neurons (depending on which scientist you ask) jammed into 3.3 pounds of tissue. But …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

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Modified measles virus destroys cancer in early clinical trial

Promising early results from a clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic out this week suggest that a modified version of the measles virus can be used to target cancer cells and put the condition into remission. Researchers intravenously delivered 10,000 times the typical dosage of measles vaccine to two …

E-Cigarettes Not Harmless, Should Be Regulated Like Cigs, Study Says

It's unclear whether or not they help people quit real cigarettes.<p>E-cigarettes have only been around for about a decade, and it's not yet clear what all the health effects of "vaping" might be. But according to a comprehensive review of research on health effects and usage patterns of electronic …

Why Your Dog Is Smarter Than My Baby

Dolphins are as smart as 3-year olds, and dogs as smart as two-year old children, and some chimps are better at remembering things than any adult I know. But what do intelligence comparisons actually show us?<p>On the surface, human babies appear to be miles behind the rest of the animal kingdom. …

Pot speakers, hemp cars: Mark 4/20 with ganja-inspired tech

Regardless of what you plan to do at 4:20 on 4/20, it's hard to overlook the strong connection that time and date have with pot culture. What used to be a taboo topic is increasingly the talk of the town as more states allow for medical marijuana use or outright legalize pot for recreational …

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LED stick person costume for toddler

Royce Hutain made a wonderful "stick person" costume for his toddler from LED lights and a body suit.

Market for LED Lighting Expected to Grow to $25 Billion by 2023

Embracing the saying of “out with the old and in with the new” could yield a host of opportunities for aspiring eco-entrepreneurs, at least when it …

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'Partially Privatized' Criminality Flourishes in North Korea

Kim Jong Un's regime is allowing private companies to produce and smuggle illegal products to raise cash for activities such as North Korea's nuclear program and missile tests, according to a report released Tuesday.<p>For decades, Pyongyang has propped up its beleaguered economy by being involved in …

North Koreans Commemorate Birth of Kim's Grandfather

North Koreans gather on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to celebrate the official birthday of the late leader Kim Il Sung on Tuesday.

Grave-Robbing Cannibals Refuse to Eat Jail Food: Pakistan Cops

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - One of two brothers accused of stealing corpses from graveyards and eating human remains was captured after going on the run, police in Pakistan said Tuesday.<p>Farman Ali, 33, was jailed in 2011 with brother Mohammad Arif after they admitted to digging up graves, stealing as …

Japan Company To Give Maglev Tech To U.S. For Free

Might we get levitating train tech any time soon?<p>The Japanese rail operator JR Tokai said it would not charge the US to license its proprietary "maglev" technology, which allows trains to hover about 4 inches (10 centimeters) above tracks and travel at speeds of 310 mph (500 kph), according to …

How Hard Is It To Shoot Down A Small Drone? [Video]

With just machine guns? Very.<p>Before the Predator attached the name "drone" to an anti-terror war machine, many militaries flew unmanned planes as targets, so that pilots and anti-aircraft gunners could practice shooting moving objects. Target drones are still flown today, both specific target …

A Meth Pipe Shattered Inside a North Dakota Woman's Vagina

She was trying to hide it from the cops.<p><i>Meth pipe image via</i><p>What started as your plain old, run-of-the-mill car accident resulted in a woman being arrested while pieces of glass from a shattered meth pipe were stuck up her vagina. In North Dakota, 26-year-old Jeana Marie Smart rear-ended another …

Couple Tips Their Waitress in Crystal Meth

How much crystal meth is equivalent to a 20% tip?<p>An Oregon couple was short on cash after dining at a local restaurant, so they instead left their …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Can’t Watch "Breaking Bad" Because My Brother Was a Meth Addict

Here is my confession: I have only seen one episode of "Breaking Bad."<p>I don’t live under a rock, and I do have access to television and Internet. Most of my friends have tried to get me to watch "Breaking Bad," because for them, methamphetamine is a plot device, a prop in a show. For me it has been …

Mexican Teen Died at Border After Drinking Liquid Meth

An autopsy report has confirmed that a Mexican high school student died from drinking highly concentrated liquid methamphetamine as he tried to …

This Chart Shows How The Racial Makeup Of America Will Change In The Next 50 Years

The racial composition of America has been gradually changing over the past several decades, and we're expected to see a major shift in the coming 50 years.<p>By 2060, the country will be considerably more diverse, according to this chart from the Pew Research Center:<p>Of the more than 40 million …