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Can This Sink-Urinal Hybrid Get Men To Wash Their Hands?

A Latvian designer has developed a new urinal to convince men to soap up before leaving the bathroom.<p>People, in general, aren’t good at prioritizing. We blow off work to repeatedly refresh our news feeds and bookmark articles we don’t ever finish reading. We eagerly wait an hour for a cheeseburger …

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T rex tooth found embedded in prey, restoring dinosaur's reputation

Threats to the fearsome reputation of <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i> appeared to have been seen off on Monday by fresh evidence unearthed in the US.<p>The dinosaur's …

Twinkies! Real thing returns July 15; bad news for Bingles and Dreamies

Twinkies are set for an official comeback July 15. So junk food aficionados and loyal Twinkie fans can breathe a sigh of relief (and you can finally stop rationing your secret stash).<p>Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO), the firms that purchased Twinkies and other Hostess …

DSLR Giveaway: Win Your Choice of a Canon 6D or a Nikon D600!

<b>Update</b>: This giveaway is now over. The winner was randomly selected and announced at the end of this post.<p>Time for a new giveaway, and this one is a …

Civil rights leaders, protesters seek action after Zimmerman verdict

SANFORD, Fla. -- After a day of nationwide demonstrations protesting the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder case in Florida, civil rights leaders prepared to step up their calls for justice for Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager killed more than a year ago.<p>The Rev. Al Sharpton, a prominent …

Immigration Hardliner In Congress Quietly Pulls YouTube Videos

"How do you justify having 15 million people unemployed in this country and having 8 million illegals in this country taking those jobs," Miller says in a deleted video.<p>Republican Rep. Gary Miller has prominently opposed immigration reform in the past. Miller has also previously advocated sending …

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When it comes to retail tracking, shoppers prefer being watched in their homes

Brick-and-mortar retailers are starting to track your behavior the same way online stores do, and customers aren’t happy about it. According to The New York Times, Nordstrom started an experiment in data collection last fall, tracking customer movement by following the wifi signals in their …

eCommerce

Microsoft Deserves Credit For Xbox One Policy Changes

<i>After a disastrous Xbox One launch, Microsoft has worked hard to recover from the PR nightmare.</i><p>Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) screwed up its Xbox One launch magnificently, and for several weeks the PR disaster played out in all its gory detail, culminating finally at E3, where Sony (NYSE:SNE) rode the …

NTSB Intern Fired After KTVU Reported Fake, Racist Names

ascript" src="'+src_url+'">');<p>The NTSB intern who confirmed the fake, racist names of the Asiana Flight 214 pilots to a Bay Area television station has been fired.<p>BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski reported the news on Twitter on Monday. KTVU came under fire on Friday when it falsely reported the names of …

Photo Booth Prank Results in Portraits of Sheer Terror

They say you shouldn’t laugh at one’s misfortune, but a prank pulled off by BlackBoxTV shows just how silly we look when we’re terrified — and it’s …

Time for Libs to Start Doubting Silver's Hocus Pocus?

Nate Silver says a 50 or 51 seat Republican majority is now the most likely outcome of the 2014 midterm election.

Cool Stuff: Ton of Cool Additional 'Pacific Rim' Art From Mondo, Odd City and Chogrin – /Film

<b>Guillermo del Toro</b>‘s <b>Pacific Rim</b> is now in theaters and for the past few weeks, one thing has been made abundantly clear. No film in recent memory has …

Microsoft's Surface team hard at work on smartwatch prototype

Microsoft has decided that smartwatch production should fall under the auspices of the Surface team, The Verge reported on Monday, citing people who are familiar with Microsoft's plans. The Xbox accessories team previously was developing a prototype that would come with a heart rate monitor, The …

Wearable Tech

US under pressure to bring federal charges against George Zimmerman

The Obama administration was facing intense pressure on Monday to bring a federal prosecution against George Zimmerman, acquitted of murdering the …

Mysteries of 'obesity gene' revealed, could yield new ways to fight hunger

An obesity gene that affects one in every six people could be partially treated thanks to a new study that's finally determined how it works. Researchers led by Rachel Batterham at University College London were looking into an obesity gene, known as FTO, and found that it caused people with a …

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 …

Neptune Has A New Moon. What Will We Call It?

Naming things in space can get political.<p>Earlier today, NASA announced the Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a brand new moon in the solar system, a dim satellite only 12 miles across, orbiting Neptune. As with any newborn, it needs a name. How will astronomers decide what to call it?<p>Right now, …

Paravelo: 'Flamping' Bicycle Looks to Take Flight via Kickstarter

I can see how 'flamping' might be mistaken for a phenomeme-non of dubious SFWness; I gotta admit, I wouldn't have guessed what the portmanteau …

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