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Yes, this is dog: No More Woof aims to translate canine thoughts into human speech

Head over to Indiegogo today and you'll find a particularly wacky (and risky) project bidding for your investment. It's a device that goes by the name of No More Woof, which admittedly sounds like it does horrible things to dogs' vocal cords, but which actually promises something very different. …

AMC's Yeah! interactive streaming movie service comes to iPad tomorrow

AMC Networks launched its Yeah! streaming service at SXSW 2013, and this week's debut marks the first major update since the platform's introduction back in March. Yeah! will be coming to iPad tomorrow, with a free application making its way to the App Store. The unique service pairs exclusive …

Drivable 500,000 piece Lego car runs on compressed air, insanity (video)

If you're still stuck on that Lego Mindstorm EV3 project, then you might have a tiny inkling of how the folks from the Super Awesome Micro Project feel. They've just pieced together a car with 500,000 of the plastic blocks that can actually hit the road, thanks to four radial engines with 256 …

Early Valve Steam Machine easily torn down by team iFixit

It looks like tearing apart a Steam Machine apart is infinitely easier than getting your hands on one. Luckily iFixit had one of few fortunate beta testers on its crew, so they naturally proceeded to dismember his box and controller. Unlike other gaming consoles, this one is designed to be opened …

Avenger Reflex aims to improve Xbox One and PS4 input times, looks bananas

Those Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gamepads you've got look a little underdressed, and not nearly enough like Batman. Thankfully, the Avenger Reflex is here to fix both issues in one fell swoop, appending a shell to either the XB1 or PS4 gamepad that promises "faster response time" and levers to hit …

Samsung's GamePad to arrive in a Galaxy Tab 3 Game Edition bundle

It looks like Samsung will not only send the newly launched GamePad into the world solo, but also bundle it up. Although there's no official word yet, a German blog has reported that the controller has been paired up with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 in a special Game Edition package. Using them …

Researchers use alcohol, Arduino and a desk fan to send molecular text messages (video)

Scientists from York University in Toronto are using alcohol as a method for sending text messages. How, exactly? By converting sprays of isopropyl alcohol into binary code, using off-the-shelf components. The researchers used an Arduino Uno board, an Adafruit LCD, a desk fan and a household spray …

Time Machines: Apple's attempt to sell the future at CES

<i>Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills. In the weeks leading up to the biggest gadget show on Earth, we'll be offering a special look at relics from CES' past.</i><p>In the early '90s, …

Steak taco Sunday for @xtinem. Want recipes, taco tips, and more? Check out the awesome taco story we did in June 2012: http://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/menus/article/taco-party-menu

Quick and Comforting Winter Meals

Warm up your weeknights with quick and comforting winter meals, like golden spiced chicken and skillet-fried sausages with seared apples<p>Warm up your weeknights with quick and comforting winter meals, like golden spiced chicken and skillet-fried sausages with seared apples.

The best coffee machines on the market now

If you can't function without your morning coffee but braving the line at Starbucks before work just isn't feasible, our-round up of the best coffee machines on the market should help point you in the right direction.<p>What type of machine is right for you?<p>There are a variety of coffee machines on …

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Microsoft Matches PS4 Sales With 1 Million Xbox Ones In 24 Hours, But Takes 11 More Countries To Do It

Microsoft sent out some Xbox One PR today to various outlets, you may have seen the numbers. Over 1 million Xbox One (our review) consoles sold within 24 hours! That’s pretty good, and far better than the Xbox 360 sold on its opening day, marking a new record for Microsoft.<p>But let’s make sure to …

Google Wallet lets you capture credit card info with your smartphone camera

The contents of your wallet are under attack. Earlier this month Coin swept in threatening to eliminate the need for all of your beloved non-cash payment methods and now Google Wallet is making it even easier to capture your plastic with its latest Android update. Along with the introduction of its …

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Marshall Stanmore Wireless Speaker

Posted in Tech<p>Marshall has built quite a name for themselves over the last 50 plus years building amplifiers. In recent years, the brand has opened …

Clockee Talkee Walkie-Talkie Clock

An affordable clock and thermometer that doubles as a two-way intercom. Its minimal design will blend in pretty much anywhere. Talk to all Clockee …

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BitLock Smartphone Controlled Bike Lock

Posted in Gear, Tech<p>You need a solid lock to keep your bike safe from thieves, but who needs any more keys on that cluttered key ring? BitLock fuses …

"Gold leaf" trees discovered in the Australian outback

Scientists from Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have discovered that eucalyptus trees in the …

Search for Recipes, Measure Portions on Sharp's Digital Cutting Board - Technabob

So you know how you’re cooking, and then you realize that you’ve got way too much (or way too little) of the ingredients you need to prepare the …

Google Nexus 5 Concept Makes You Wish It Were Already Released - Technabob

Apple has finally announced the iPad Air (aka iPad 5) and the iPad Mini retina, and as expected, the blogosphere is completely abuzz about it.<p>I think …

New optical disc can store information "for a billion years"

A researcher at the University of Twente in the Netherlands has developed a new optical memory device out of tungsten and silicon nitride that he …

Heineken Sub delivers super-chilled lager to the home market

According to Heineken, the Sub is intended to “enable consumers to create the quality pour” at home. Designed by Marc Newson and engineered by Krups, …

Garmin introduces tactical GPS navigator watch

The GPS gurus over at Garmin must be racking up serious overtime. Hot on the heels of its first actioncam and the D2 pilot watch, the Kansas company …

Scientists take "4D printing" a step further

Using a 3D printer, people can already determine the length, width and depth of an object that they create. Thanks to research being conducted at the …

5 Smartphone Features Changing the Mobile Landscape

Remember your first cell phone? If you were one of the Gordon Gecko types, then it likely came in a form factor that resembled a dumbbell and boasted …

5aver combines fire evacuation alarm, lantern and breathing mask

The thought of getting caught in a building fire is terrifying. Flames raging, smoke obscuring your vision and making it difficult to breathe, …

Gerber Downrange Tomahawk

Posted in Tech<p>After recently releasing their impromptu tactical pen, the team at Gerber is back at it again, this time with something a bit more …

APOD: All the Colors of the Sun (2013 Oct 02) Credit & Copyright: Nigel Sharp (NSF), FTS, NSO, KPNO, AURA, NSF http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131002.html Explanation: It is still not known why the Sun's light is missing some colors. Shown above are all the visible colors of the Sun, produced by passing the Sun's light through a prism-like device. The above spectrum was created at the McMath-Pierce Solar Observatory and shows, first off, that although our white-appearing Sun emits light of nearly every color, it does indeed appear brightest in yellow-green light. The dark patches in the above spectrum arise from gas at or above the Sun's surface absorbing sunlight emitted below. Since different types of gas absorb different colors of light, it is possible to determine what gasses compose the Sun. Helium, for example, was first discovered in 1870 on a solar spectrum and only later found here on Earth. Today, the majority of spectral absorption lines have been identified - but not all. http://www.noao.edu/noao/scistaff/sharp.html http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery/html/im0600.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131002 #APOD

APOD: Arp 94 (2013 Oct 09) Image Credit & Copyright: Ken Crawford (Rancho Del Sol Obs.) Collaboration: David Martinez-Delgado (MPIA, IAC), et al. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131009.html Explanation: This telescopic snapshot records a cosmic moment in the tumultuous lives of large spiral galaxy NGC 3227 and smaller elliptical NGC 3226. Catching them in the middle of an ongoing gravitational dance, the sensitive imaging also follows faint tidal star streams flung from the galaxies in their repeated close encounters. Over 50 million light-years distant toward the constellation Leo, the pair's appearance has earned them the designation Arp 94 in the classic catalog of peculiar galaxies. But such galactic collisions and mergers are now thought to represent a normal course in the evolution of galaxies, including our own Milky Way. Spanning about 90,000 light-years, similar in size to the Milky Way, NGC 3227 is recognized as an active Seyfert galaxy with a central supermassive black hole. http://www.imagingdeepsky.com/ http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-6256/140/4/962 http://arxiv.org/abs/1003.4860 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131009 #APOD

APOD: Saturn from Above (2013 Oct 21) Image Credit & License: NASA/JPL/SSI; Composition: Gordan Ugarkovic http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131021.html Explanation: This image of Saturn could not have been taken from Earth. No Earth based picture could possibly view the night side of Saturn and the corresponding shadow cast across Saturn's rings. Since Earth is much closer to the Sun than Saturn, only the day side of the ringed planet is visible from the Earth. In fact, this image mosaic was taken earlier this month by the robotic Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn. The beautiful rings of Saturn are seen in full expanse, while cloud details are visible including the polar hexagon surrounding the north pole, and an extended light-colored storm system. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugordan Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131021 #APOD