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Dog Adopts and Becomes Best Friends with Baby Opossum

Myrtle Beach Safari tells the heartwarming story of the adorable relationship between Hantu, the white German shepherd, and an orphaned opossum, …

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

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Our favorite news readers for Android | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

After Google Reader died, the poor souls who used RSS feeds for their main source of news were forced to move on. RSS isn’t dead quite yet, and there …

Not sure what music to listen to, just ask Google Now on Android to “play some music” | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Google is well known for its shenanigans and easter eggs when it comes to search, just try a Google search for “askew” to see them in action. So when …

Process Stats: Understanding How Your App Uses RAM

Jon Stewart Lays Into Georgia’s Snowpocalypse: ‘The Weather Channel is Located in Atlanta!’

On Thursday, <i>The Daily Show</i> tackled the paralyzing snow that struck Atlanta, Georgia, over the week that caused nearly 24-hour traffic jams and …

The Beginner’s Guide to Valuing and Selling Your Apps

<i>This post originally appeared on the Flippa blog.</i><p>Congratulations! If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering selling your app to someone else, hopefully for large sums of money. Or at least you’re thinking about it but you’re not sure if you want to let your baby go.<p>Either way, selling an …

We’d Buy This iWatch In A Cupertino Second [Concept]

Despite the lack of concrete news available on the subject, we’re hardly short of concept designs for Apple’s eventual iWatch.<p>This one, by San Francisco UI designer Todd Hamilton, is among the best yet — a sleek design that resembles a cross between the Nike Fuelband and an iPhone.<p>Improving upon a …

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Michelle Obama Photobombing the Miami Heat = Amazing - PAPER

Aaaaand here's Michelle Obama photobombing Ray Allen and Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat with the help of LeBron James and generally being the best. Dwayne Wade's reaction is everything. [<i>DailyDot</i>]<p>Priorities. [Reddit]<p>Alison is a good friend. [TastefullyOffensive]<p>Here's a video of female capuchin …

Enpass wants to manage your passwords in the cloud

Enpass is an Android application that is purely designed to store your passwords and important information. And it offers a couple of main …

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Fake Demon Baby Terrorizes Folks In The Big City

(Video Link)<p>If you happen to be strolling around New York City, and you come across an unattended baby stroller, chances are you're going to take a …

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Browser Experiment Hides Your Face with Creepy Masks in Real Time

Audun Mathias Øygard has created a browser experiment that hides your face with creepy masks in a real-time webcam feed. Users can choose between …

Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials

Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete. The end result is a beautiful home in the woods that cost only $11,000! Inspired by Japanese architecture, the <i>Japanese Forest House</i> (as Schulz aptly …

What to expect for Android in 2014 & beyond

In 2007, Android was revealed with an air of skepticism. It was marketed as an open standard which would take on Apple and iOS. Six years and nine sweet-related names later, Android is at the pinnacle of mobile technology and it’s only going to get better in 2014.<p>Wearables 2.0<p>Whether you prefer …

Chromecast competitor, the Alcatel Home V102, will be available in Q2 2014

Alcatel is announcing their OneTouch Home V102 media streaming accessory. The dongle works much like the Chromecast before it, utilizing Miracast to …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

iPhone 5S makes rapid start in China and hits 10% of iPhones in use, data shows

Apple's iPhone 5S has been a dramatic hit in China, comprising 12% of sales there during October, says market research company Counterpoint.<p>The result comes even before its deal with China Mobile, the world's largest carrier, which is expected to begin taking preorders for the phone on Thursday 12 …

Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Exynos Octa-core: what's different?

Samsung's latest flagship, the Galaxy S 4, comes in two distinct flavors -- and they're both good. One uses the much-hyped Exynos Octa-core chip, while its identical twin takes advantage of the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. In either case, the availability depends on where you live: the …

The first 6 things you need to do with your new Android tablet

So you now have an Android tablet. Congrats. Android tablets are arguably -- some would say inarguably -- the most versatile tablets you can buy. However, after you've gone through the initial setup but before you begin actual normal use of your shiny new portable device, there are a few things -- …

Google invites you to borrow its Trekker Street View backpacks and photograph the world

If you like hiking and photographing exciting places around the globe, Google has a proposition for you: You can now sign-up to borrow one of the company's Trekkers, special camera-equipped backpacks that act as a personalized version of Google's Street View cars, allowing the wearer to …

What I learned from researching almost every single smart watch that has been rumored or announced

Smart watches! I sure hope you like them, because literally everyone is developing one. And yet, given the vanishingly small proportion of watches that are “smart,” clearly, something is holding them back. Here are the trends that jumped out when I undertook a more or less comprehensive catalog of …

Squito: A Throwable Panoramic Camera Ball that Captures 360° Aerial Shots

Boston-based artist and inventor Steve Hollinger has just been granted a second patent here in the United States for his Squito invention, a ball …

6 Reasons Google Chromecast Will Transform TV

Google Chromecast will break open the TV ecosystem unlike anything we’ve seen in years. Forbes calls it a game changer, but mostly because it has …

Bluetooth LE + Android and why the smart tag revolutions is upon us

On Monday Texas Instruments introduced a new Android 4.3 app that enables anyone to create Bluetooth LE-powered sensor applications. Last week a …

Here’s What Brick-And-Mortar Stores See When They Track You

Retailers are already able to track your movements and activities in the physical world like websites do on the Internet. Is that creepy? Decide for yourself.<p>In its guidelines for facial recognition technologies, the Federal Trade Commission paints a rather terrifying picture.<p>“Consider the example …

Drone Spying Capabilities Are About To Take Another Huge Leap

Developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and BAE Systems, The $18.5 million Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System (ARGUS) program will be the most advanced surveillance system in the sky.<p>Once attached under an unmanned aerial vehicle, an ARGUS camera …