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Morph: a bold seating concept for flexible air travel

Air travel on a budget isn't often pleasant. Despite huge leaps forward in comfort for the upper classes (and the more recent "premium economy" class), the economy section of a cabin is more often than not cramped, packed, and charmless. British design firm Seymourpowell has a seating concept that …

Starbucks builds a better paper cup for tea drinkers

Last week Starbucks opened a Teavana tea bar in New York City, the first step towards creating what it hopes will be a counterpoint to its enormously successful coffee locations. Before being bought by Starbucks last year, Teavana had primarily been known for retail shops that sold tea and supplies …

Dogs in Berlin are overdosing on drug addicts' feces

Veterinarians urge pet owners to be more vigilant in drug-infested parks<p>Berlin's dogs are being poisoned by the feces of drug addicts, according to a report from Germany's <i>Tagesspiegel</i> newspaper. Veterinarians tell the paper they've seen increased poisoning cases involving dogs that had eaten human …

Why did Sharp just put a tablet into this cutting board?

There are so many great recipe apps, but taking a tablet to the kitchen can be both inconvenient and potentially disastrous. Siobhán Andrews, a Falmouth University student, thought up an elegant solution. He submitted the sketch of an interactive chopping board with a giant touchscreen display to …

Tom Cruise's ALL YOU NEED IS KILL - New Poster, Title and Panel Details

Google acquires Flutter to bring Kinect-like features to computers

Flutter, which builds gesture-recognition technology for desktop computers, has been acquired by Google. The year-old startup builds software allowing users to control their computers by making gestures in front of their webcams, initially describing itself as "Kinect for OS X." Its early efforts …

This video game photographer creates art out of virtual worlds

Critics might not agree whether video games are art, but it's hard to deny that they contain art within. That's what Duncan Harris, aka Dead End Thrills, seeks to capture with his virtual camera. He's been at it for a few years now, and the result is not to be missed: a collection of spectacular …

Stir’s Kinetic Desk tries to turn work into a game

Gamification — using gamelike mechanics and achievements to engage users — and the concept of the "quantified self" are two of the biggest trends of the last few years, and they've helped companies like Fitbit, Withings,and Jawbone go mainstream. These companies are dedicated to making you more …

Surface Remix Project: hands-on with Microsoft's crazy new DJ tool

Microsoft has big plans for the Surface, its Touch Cover, and all those new sensors, but only one crazy new idea is actually on display today at the company's event in New York City. That's the Surface Remix Project, which is part modified Touch Cover and part Garage Band-style DJ app. It's a …

USB Condom protects your devices from nasty ports

Charging your phone through an unfamiliar USB port can lead to some nasty surprises on your device, but a new attachment called the USB Condom should be able to keep it safe. Made by int3.cc, the protective layer fits on top of a USB plug and cuts off access to the pins that allow it to transmit …

Back to School 2013: The Verge buying guide

First, the bad news: summer’s over. It’s chillier out there every day, and soon you won’t have beaches, road trips, or <i>kaiju</i> to entertain you. It’s time to pull your jacket out of the closet and get to work.<p>Now the good news: You can make your own fun, you just need the right gear. So we’ve pulled …

Acer Aspire S7 review (2013)

I'm at 38,000 feet, in seat 20B on a Delta flight from San Francisco to New York City. I’m next to a large man in a pink shirt and tortoiseshell Ray-Ban glasses, who could barely wait until 10,000 feet to reach underneath his seat and pull out his laptop. An HP laptop, black, I can't tell what …

Showcasing the absurd: Amazon rounds up funniest product reviews

Amazon has assembled a list of some of the funniest, top-rated product reviews posted by its customers. Just don't expect the tongue-in-cheek examples to help with your buying decisions. "Helpful product reviews written by Amazon customers are the heart of Amazon.com, and we treasure the customers …

Pope Francis: Who am I to judge gay people?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/998000/998510_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522577981_5230d39fbcb1eb9684140fc573659487<p><b>Pope Francis has said gay people should not be marginalised but integrated into society.</b><p>Speaking to reporters on a flight back from Brazil, he …

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Connected cars are the future, but we still have miles to go

“Driveables” are one of the hottest trends of 2013 and money is flying at this space from all directions. Car manufactures, technology companies, startups, venture capitalists, telecom corporations — everyone wants to get in on what Forrester has called the “distinct fourth environment for …

20 of the most expensive iPhone and iPad apps in the world (AAPL)

Steven Depolo/flickr<p>If you think $10 is too much money for an app, you won't even consider downloading anything on this list.<p>While Apple's App Store is full of great apps that are inexpensive or free, there are also a handful that cost hundreds of dollars.<p>For some apps, like electronic textbooks …

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Your Body Is The Computer

The last few years have presented an unprecedented shift in the computing world as PCs are being replaced with mobile devices. But now that a large portion of the market has already shifted, what comes after it? Last week, we looked at how the giants of tech are going after TV screens. This week, …

Sorry, iPad Mini Fans--Reviewers Say Google Has The Better Tablet Than Apple

<i>*Update: Upon reflecting on the reasonable comment of a reader, I changed the headline to say reviewers say Google has the “better” tablet, not the “hotter” tablet. In contrast to a year ago, when Google’s new Nexus 7 got attention for its smaller form factor and sold out (admittedly on an</i> …

Foc.us headset hits the FCC, ready to shock gamers' noggins into shape

It may not have FDA approval, but the noggin-shocking Foc.us headset recently passed through the FCC for certification. The unit utilizes transcranial direct-current simulation on the prefrontal cortex of the brain (forehead), which is claimed to improve short-term memory and cognitive function. …

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Uh-oh: the iPad Mini meets the new Nexus 7. It's not looking good for Apple at the moment.<p>Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the …

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How We're All Going To Be Using Wearable Technology

It would be stretching a point to say that traditional tattoos are wearable technology, but in some ways there are, and the same case could be made for mobile phones. They're permanently with many of us; we 'wear' them in the same way that some of us 'wear' tattoos that were etched onto our skin by …

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How Delaying Intimacy Can Benefit Your Relationship | The Art of Manliness

When is the right time to start having sex in a relationship? Not until marriage? A couple months in? The “standard” three dates? Sometimes even on …

10 Cheap Date Ideas | The Art of Manliness

Bonus #11: Impromptu living room dance party.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Weber of Dappered.com.</i><p>“’Cause I don’t care too… much for …

The Perfect Pull-Up Fitness Guide | The Art of Manliness

I’m still haunted by my 6th grade gym class. At the beginning of the semester, all the students took part in a physical fitness test. Part of the …

Krav Maga: A Primer on the Martial Art of the Israeli Defense Forces | The Art of Manliness

I can’t remember how I first heard about Krav Maga, but I do remember being immediately intrigued. All martial arts have an appeal to most men and …

How to Accept a Compliment With Class | The Art of Manliness

You hand someone a gift and they eagerly tear off the wrapping paper and lift the lid on the box. But as they pick up and examine the present tucked …

How to Pick Sunglasses for Men

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The Interchangeable-Lens Camera Market is Now Bigger Than Point-and-Shoots

It’s official — the point-and-shoot market is dying, while DSLRs and other interchangeable lens systems champion the cause for standalone cameras.<p>A …

The Snowball Effect: Transitioning from a Hobbyist to a Full Time Photographer

I started getting into photography when I was in my mid-to-late teens. I bought a 35mm Minolta XG7 at a local yard sale during my freshman year, and …