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The First Intuitive Address Book

Humin<p>A person’s memory isn’t alphabetical, yet that’s how every phone organizes contacts. Humin adds context to entries, so you can search the app for a person the same way you remember him or her—for example, “the photographer” or “the person I met last month.”<p>Read the story here or dive into the …

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11 Sexting Acronyms From the 1930s

Sexting didn’t start with smartphones.<p>Abbreviating conversational phrases with acronyms isn’t unique to this decade or even this millennium. Friends …

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How to Make Beef Jerky | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Tim Ferriss‘ new book,</i> The Four Hour Chef<i>.</i><p><b>An Introduction to Dehydrating Food</b><p>Dehydration is all about removing …

MIT’s inFORM uses Kinect to physically interact through a computer

The Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab created a "self-aware computer" that allows users to affect physical space in front of the monitor, Fast Company reports.<p>The device is called inFORM and functions with the use of a pin board; each pin is connected to a motor made mobile by a computer. …

These Big-Eyed Fish Are Vacuuming Up Our Plastic Pollution At Night

We can’t find as much plastic in the ocean as there should be. It’s still in the ocean–it’s just hiding in the guts of the lanternfish.<p>Much of the plastic we produce on land ends up contaminating the sea. But when researchers went searching for a global picture of all the plastics stuck swirling …

Ara is a Motorola Project to Make Phones as Customizable as Android

If you thought Motorola and its Moto X Maker helped you customize a unique smartphone, then prepare for even more. The Google-owned company has just announced Ara, a hardware platform that is entirely open to customization — essentially letting tinkerers develop their own smartphones.<p>“We want to do …

Battle of the ad campaign: PS4 vs Xbox One

As launch day for the next gen consoles approaches the two companies start bringing out the big guns: expensive TV spots.<p><b>In around one month's time,</b> …

29 Awesome GTA 5 Easter Eggs

So many secrets.<p>We've already covered Grand Theft Auto V's impressive attention to even the smallest details. It's these little things that make the …

House of Horrors - SCP: Containment Breach - House of Horrors

Airs Sundays at 7pm PT<p>Jess McDonell and Zorine Te tough it out through some of the scariest games ever made.

FYI: Which Came First, The Chicken Or The Egg?

Short answer: the egg.<p>Chickens, as a species, became chickens through a long, slow process of evolution. At some point, a chicken-like bird produced an offspring that, due to some mutation in its DNA, crossed the threshold from mere chicken likeness into chicken actuality. That is to say, a …

Titanfall devs wanted to 'stretch the limits' of FPS multiplayer games

When crafting its mech-centric first-person shooter, <i>Titanfall</i>, Respawn Entertainment wanted to "stretch the limits of what an FPS multiplayer game can be," producer Drew McCoy said during a video shown at the EB Games Expo in Australia.<p>The video was part of a longer presentation by community …

Pokemon-inspired 'Trainer’s Band' lets you put a ring on it

Jewelry shop Art & Gems crafted a Pokemon-inspired engagement ring, the "Trainer's Band," featuring a Pokeball as its centerpiece.<p>Art & Gems is known for its geeky work, including a Triforce necklace and rings inspired by Star Trek and Iron Man. The Pokemon ring's concept includes Cubic Zirconium …

The Galaxy's Core Is About to Explode

The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy will soon consume a blob of gas and begin to radiate energy at a tremendous rate.

How to Make a Leather Sheath for a Knife (Or Anything Else) | The Art of Manliness

Sometimes you want an item close at hand: not in a pocket, but right there where you need it. A pocket watch, compass, knife, cell phone, or any …

Mission to colonise Mars: 'Columbus didn't wait; nor should we'

In 2022 four astronauts, picked from tens of thousands of applicants, will jet off on a one-way mission to Mars as part of the world's most expensive reality TV show. Meet some of the applicants hoping to make history<p>The £4bn project, founded in 2010 by engineer Bas Lansdorp, is set to recoup its …

5 of the Fiercest One-Liners in History

Finding the right words when detonating an atomic bomb or sacrificing one's life for friendship came easy for these people.<p>1. Lawrence Oates before …

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UCSF study shows gaming makes you cognitively younger (video)

A slew of negatives plague video games -- Peter Pan Syndrome, hyper-violence, camping -- but their youthfulness could do just what Nintendo's <i>Brain Age</i> promised: improve elderly brain function. Over four years, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco had a group play a custom game …

Bill Nye To Join Dancing With The Stars

Wouldn't you want to take a spin around the dance floor with the Science Guy?<p>When I imagined Bill Nye dancing with the stars, I assumed he'd be in space. Alas, the Science Guy will be joining the cast of ABC's never-ending show for its upcoming 17th season. The man apparently loves a good swing …

What Does Marijuana Do to Spiders?

Jason mentioned the other day that he and his wife were watching the new series <i>Orange is the New Black</i>, wherein one of the characters talks about how …

You Can Now Enjoy Cole Sprouse In Comics Form Thanks To Riverdale

Comics<p>Comic Book News, Reviews, Previews, and Commentary. Get info on well-known characters and comic movies for real comic book fans.<p>Comics<p>An …

Which NATO Weapons Could Strike Syria? [Infographic]

Here are the options for military action against Assad.<p>The United States and its allies are considering an attack against Syria's government. Such an attack is limited only by the people, aircraft, ships, and vehicles available in the area, so when the U.S. Navy moves more ships into the eastern …

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Blackbar makes a game of subverting censorship

A new text-based iOS game sees you trying to fill the [redacted] in order to subvert a Big Brother-style totalitarian regime.<p><b>A new text-based iOS</b> …

With 'Ingress,' the world is Google's game board

Your Android smartphone becomes your entry into a new dimension of video games with 'Ingress,' a sci-fi game that is played in the real world, in real-time, around the globe.<p>Want a glimpse into the future of video games? Tap into <i>Ingress</i>.<p>The real-world augmented reality game was launched quietly in …

5 Sneaky Ways The NSA Spies On Americans

The U.S. government needs only three degrees of separation to look at Kevin Bacon's phone records.<p>The U.S. National Security Agency remains at the center of controversy this summer, nine weeks after <i>The Guardian</i> and the <i>Washington Post</i> broke the news about its PRISM online data-mining program. While …

The Week In Numbers: The First Lab-Grown Burger, 3-D Printed Body Parts, And More

<b>$600,000</b>: the funding the National Institutes of Health has awarded to bioprinting projects since 2007. See how 3-D printed body parts will revolutionize medicine.<p><b>20,000</b>: the number of cow cells used to make the first lab-grown beef patty<p><b>$15,000</b>: the money this team hopes to raise for a campaign to …

Is the Higgs Boson the Source of Dark Energy? New Theory Says "Yes"

Now, two physicists – Lawrence Krauss of Arizona State University and James Dent of University of Louisiana-Lafayette – suggest that the recently …