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BANK OF AMERICA: Buy these 8 stocks to make a killing in the next 3 months

Bank of America Merrill Lynch released a list of short-term stock recommendations to clients on Monday.<p>"These high conviction ideas are based on our views of potential significant market and business-related catalysts that we think will affect these stocks in the quarter," the bank said in a …

Markets

Building the smart home of your dreams is easier than you think — here are 6 simple ways to get started

Before we knew how connected homes would come together, the prototypes seemed far-fetched and way too complicated.<p>Fortunately, building a smart home today is not nearly as intimidating or overwhelming as it initially seemed. It's easy, especially if you start small and build little by …

Smart Homes

Elon Musk’s new $2.6 billion compensation plan approved by Tesla shareholders

The stock options-based award could be worth even more if Musk helps the company meet some big goals<p>Tesla’s shareholders have voted to approve a new 10-year compensation plan for CEO Elon Musk valued at around $2.6 billion in stock options, according to multiple outlets.<p>Musk won’t get the full …

Tesla

The Surprising Way People Can Tell if You're Rich, According to Science

Even if you walk tall and wear designer pieces, you still might look poor to others.<p>Like politics and religion, we usually consider it a little impolite or touchy to talk about how much money someone does or doesn't have. But what if there wasn't a way to hide our financial situation? What if …

Research

Scientists still don’t understand how freedivers can survive such crushing depths

They hang between life and death in a delicate balance.<p>Free divers swim to extreme depths underwater (the current record is 214m, more than 700 feet) without any breathing apparatus. Champions can hold their breath for extraordinary amounts of time—the record for women is nine minutes, and men …

Scuba Diving

The stock market is doing something not seen since the financial crisis — and it means huge opportunities ahead

A common fallacy of the stock market is that once valuations get stretched, chances to make money dry up.<p>Don't tell that to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which just published new research highlighting huge opportunities it says have been unlocked by rare conditions brewing under the market's …

Stock Markets

When you burn fat, where does it actually go?

Getting rid of fat can be exhausting, but it's as natural as breathing.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it</i> …

Nutrition

The shape of your city could determine how hot it gets at night

New York City is a crystal, but Boston is a liquid.<p>Is your city crystal or liquid? No, this isn’t a Facebook quiz. It’s a serious scientific question about urban design, and whether a city’s layout can affect how hot it gets at night compared to its rural surroundings — a phenomenon known as the …

'GrayKey' iPhone Unlocking Box Used by Law Enforcement Shown Off in Photos

Last week, news of a previously-unknown iPhone unlocking device called GrayKey surfaced, and today, MalwareBytes shared photos and additional information about the product, which is designed for law enforcement officials.<p>Created by a company named Grayshift, GrayKey is a small, portable gray box …

With a spacecraft in trouble and the White House watching, SpaceX had to deliver

Within minutes of liftoff, it was clear the Dragon spacecraft was in trouble.<p>Inside mission control on the morning of March 1, 2013, the SpaceX team was desperately trying to figure out what went wrong and soon pinpointed the problem: A few valves were stuck.<p>Lori Garver, NASA’s deputy …

Space Exploration

Never-Before-Seen Mineral Found Inside a Diamond

Calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3) is thought to be the fourth most abundant mineral on the planet, but until recently, it had never been observed …

A Classic Formula For Pi Was Discovered Hidden in Hydrogen Atoms

Two years ago ... this was an amazing find.<p>Back in 2015, scientists found something amazing for the first time - a classic formula for pi hidden in …

This Android app just changed the desktop game: scrcpy

This week developer rom1v released an application for Mac, Windows, and Linux which makes Android appear on a desktop. The user has only to connect …

Linux

Soft Robots Acquire Origami Skeletons for Super-Strength

I can’t sit here and promise you that the robot apocalypse isn’t coming, that the machines won’t eventually rise up and overthrow their makers. But …

Exploding binary stars will light up the sky in 2022

Stellar collisions are an amazingly rare thing. According to our best estimates, such events only occur in our galaxy (within globular clusters) once …

Universe

NASA Joins Twitter Users To Name Those Newly Discovered Planets. The Inevitable Happens.

Let’s face it. It was <i>always</i> going to happen.<p>When Twitter users including NASA lightheartedly began suggesting names for seven newly discovered planets, Planet McPlanetface immediately became one of the favorites.<p>Remember Boaty McBoatface? (The moniker that people voted for after the British …

Twitter

Malware uses Facebook and LinkedIn images to hijack your PC (updated)

Malware doesn't always have to attack your computer through browser- or OS-based exploits. Sometimes, it's the social networks themselves that can be the problem. Researchers at Check Point have discovered that a variant of known ransomware, Locky, is taking advantage of flaws in the way Facebook …

Check Out The Secret Smartphone Compartment In The New Cadillac ATS

It's where you stash your smartphone in this up-to-almost-$60,000 car. The panel gracefully hinges upward and then down with the touch of a finger, as McFarland demonstrates. Obviously, this keeps your iPhone from rattling around. But it also keeps you safe: you can't text and drive while the …

Cadillac ATS

MIT Researchers Can Recreate A Conversation By Video Recording The Vibrations Of A Potato Chip Bag

<i>Hey! Stop filming my chips.</i><p>Researchers at MIT are able to successfully recreate conversations by analyzing the vibrations in a bag of potato chips …

Easy To See Why People Think This Is The 'Bike Of The Future'

Imagine a stylish, yet sturdy, bicycle with storage space for all your stuff, a handlebar that doubles as a lock, and a removable electric motor that can give you a much-needed boost on those steep city hills.<p>This bicycle also has automatic gear-shifting and a clever lighting system, complete with …

Navdy projects apps and nav on your windshield

Navdy announces preorders for its aftermarket head-up display, which puts turn-by-turn directions, messaging, and audio information in a driver's view.<p>Automakers increasingly rely on LCDs to show maps, turn-by-turn directions, phone, and stereo information, but it's a solution that invariably …

Car Tech

Kyocera’s Sapphire Shield smartphone display takes a beating in new stress test video

Kyocera has published a new video of its Sapphire Shield smartphone cover in action, pitting it against standard impact-resistant glass in a few drop and scratch tests. As you might expect, the sapphire cover fared much better than the glass. While the glass display was easily scratched and …

Every Online Seller Should Know This Smartphone Photography Trick

No fancy camera? No problem.<p>You no longer need expensive equipment to create gorgeous product shots at home. Instructional site Household Hacker …

The easiest way to discover when apps go on sale

By combining AppZapp and IFTTT you'll never miss when an app is marked down to free again.<p>AppZapp is a free app and service that alerts you when your favorite developer releases an update to an app, or lowers the price on one of its current offerings. If This Then That (IFTTT) is a free Web service …

Apps

Meet The Startup That's Happily Taking On $350 Million In Debt

Three years, $6 million in funding and almost $400 million in debt commitments: that’s the ledger at a Santa Monica, Calif.-based startup called Privlo. Not exactly the typical financial situation for a young startup, at least one that isn’t lighting wads of dollar bills on fire.<p>For Privlo founder …

Image-editing technique lets 2D objects get flipped, turned upside-down

Sure, Photoshop and other image editors are becoming increasingly good at transforming elements of a photo, but most of those tweaks are limited to two dimensions (resizing, rotating, repositioning, etc.). Researchers at Carnegie Mellon are pushing into the third dimension, using a technique that …

There's Something Suspicious About That Giant Russian Data Hack

The report was based on recent findings from security firm Hold Security, and the Times described the breach as "the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials."<p>Newer reports, however, are skeptical of these claims. There are numerous details that Hold Security has not disclosed, such …

Cybersecurity

Unclouded App Lets You See What’s Eating Up Your Cloud Storage

Back when the PC was king, a number of software programs were available that would let you analyze your hard drive utilization, allowing you to delete and relocate files in order to free up more storage space. But now that we’ve moved to using cloud services, where overuse isn’t just an annoyance, …