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150 Reasons Why We Have Not Yet Reached Peak Beard

The demise of the Beard has been vastly overstated.<p>Hirsute taste-makers were put on notice last April in a <i>Guardian Australia</i> article, "Fashion-conscious men warned we may have reached 'peak beard'." The piece cited research by the University of New South Wales in Sydney that concluded: when you're …

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13 Things Samsung's New Galaxy Note 4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

It's the best phone Samsung has ever made, and easily one of the best phones you can buy.<p>The Note 4 is also packed with a lot of extras and features that the iPhone doesn't have.

Apple Watch introduction video updated with tweaked hardware and UI elements

Apple re-uploaded its Apple Watch introduction video to YouTube today with a few small changes to the design of the device. It seems the company’s initial renders of the watch were not as accurate as they could have been, as the new version—which also appears on Apple.com now—sports a noticeably …

'Flame Base' shirt heats up to keep your temperature just right

Sweaters, jackets and long johns are all "wearables" that keep us warm, but they aren't all that smart -- if you walk into a room that's too hot or exercise too hard, you need to <i>stop using them</i> to cool down. It's an inconvenience we've grown used to, but we don't have to put up with it much longer: …

DARPA's jetpack will help soldiers run faster, stronger (video)

We've seen several attempts at making jetpacks that fly, but over at Arizona State University, a team is developing one for those who prefer staying closer to the ground. The DARPA-funded project (naturally) is called 4MM or 4 minute mile, and it aims to develop a jetpack that can provide soldiers …

Xbox One will stream TV to your phone or tablet with upcoming update

A big dashboard update is on the way<p>Microsoft is kicking off its press event at Gamescom today by announcing some significant improvements to the TV experience for Xbox One owners. Preview users will soon get access to a streaming TV feature on the Xbox One, allowing you to watch TV on a Windows, …

Tag Heuer Introduces World's First Self-Charging Phone

What happens when one of the world’s leading watchmakers sets its sights on mobile? You get a $12,000 “infinite-power” phone that runs on light.<p>Why, you might be asking, would Tag Heuer—known for its opulent chronographs, Brad Pitt ads, and general bling—suddenly venture into the mobile world with …

LG Display unveils flexible TV panel that can be rolled up to 3cm

LG Display has come up with a new flexible TV panel that people can roll up just like a newspaper.<p>The South Korean company on Thursday unveiled two 18-inch OLED panels -- one that's rollable and another that's transparent. This means televisions using this type of technology can be easily hidden on …

Dubai to Create the World's First Climate-Controlled City

While some of the planet's richest nations are focused on the issue of climate change and how to lessen humanity's impact on the environment, …

Boston Is Setting Up 'Smart Benches' In Parks Across The City

Solar-powered benches, called Soofas, will pop up in Boston parks over the next week, the Boston Globe reports. In addition to offering you a place to sit, the benches will feature plugs to charge your smartphone, and will also wirelessly connect to the internet to provide location-based …

MIT Media Lab

MIT's Local Warming system warms you while you wander

Thought experiment time, folks: what would do you if you wanted to warm up a few people in a big, chilly room? Prevailing logic says to crank up the heat, but let's be honest here: sometimes the prevailing logic sucks. The folks from MIT's Senseable City Lab project have cooked up a more efficient …

How the iPhone Activation Lock hack works

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim<p>Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.<p>Philosopher …

Tap And Track: How Big Data, Games, And Auctions Are Maximizing Mobile Commerce

Better, faster, more customer friendly. This week, a slew of apps and e-commerce boosters were announced, each relying on big data to home in on the sweet spot that converts browsing to buying.<p>Drync<p>You sipped a crisp, white burgundy with your entree at a local bistro last night. This afternoon, …

iOS 7 beta 7 (final beta) to be released today? (update: doesn’t look like it)

According to <i>BGR</i>, Apple will release the seventh and final beta version of iOS 7 to developers today. The release, like most of the past seeds, is said to arrive around 1 PM EST/10 AM PST.<p>This new build is said to include a “much higher” build number than previous releases, and this typically means …

What to expect when you're expecting Gamescom 2013

Gamescom 2013: the year that games strike back? Okay, maybe not, but this is a <i>huge</i> year for the world's biggest game show -- to the tune of 250,000 attendees in the days the event is open to the public. Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One are getting their last big showing before going up …

Graft Concepts Wants To Be The Swiss Army Knife Of iPhone Cases

Card slots. A bottle opener. Pepper spray. Defense against a .50 caliber bullet. Whatever you might need on the go, people are thinking of ways for you to integrate it right into your iPhone case.<p>But Y Combinator startup Graft Concepts is trying to cover all your basic needs with one case, using a …

VEVO and VEVO HD receive full AirPlay support ahead of rumored Apple TV app

Music video service VEVO just pushed out an update to its apps for iPhone and iPad that allows users to stream both audio and video from an AirPlay-enabled device to an Apple TV. Previously the app only supported AirPlay audio. It’s an interesting move considering the rumors that VEVO is building …

A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

You can thank brainy billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal for bringing electro-magnetic-powered transportation and the linear induction motor back into the public consciousness.<p>The Hyperloop is a system for really-really rapid transit. If built, Musk claims it can carry people about 800 miles …