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Meet Paddle, The Incredible Shapeshifting Smartphone Of The Future

The mobile device can assume the shape of an armband, a phone, a tablet, and more. Welcome to the future.<p>How many gadgets do you tote around at any given time? Your smartphone, of course. But also maybe a tablet or an e-reader or a fitness band or a second smartphone. (Or perhaps all of the above.) …

Learning

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich: Silicon Valley Needs More Engineers

Underscoring the huge demand for talent in Silicon Valley, Intel (INTC) CEO Brian Krzanich took to Reddit last week to encourage engineering students to stick with their programs no matter how challenging the curriculum.<p>The head of the world’s biggest chip maker agreed to answer questions from …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

Kurt Cobain's Hometown Celebrated His Birthday With A Terrible Statue Of Him Crying

"We should have done this a whole heckuva long time ago," said the Aberdeen mayor.

Kurt Cobain: Rare Images, Artwork, and Journal Entries

During the six years of his professional career, thousands of photos were taken of Kurt Cobain both in concert and offstage — but he hated the bulk …

Kurt Cobain

A computer made a math proof the size of Wikipedia, and humans can't check it

If you thought the mathematical proofs you did in high school were long, you haven't seen the newest one out of the University of Liverpool — computer scientists Alexei Lisitsa and Boris Konev came up with a math proof that takes up a huge 13-gigabyte file, greater than all of Wikipedia's pages …

How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

Google deems Android ready for more Chromecast apps, lets the floodgates open

With Google's latest update to Play Services, it shouldn't be long before the Chromecast section of its app store gets a little more lively. Now that the Android SDK has support for the HDMI dongle baked in, developers can add the functionality to virtually any app they want, at-will. Google opened …

Jury in Loud Music Murder Trial End Day 1 Without Verdict

A Florida jury was unable to reach a verdict in its first round of deliberations today in the trial of a man accused of shooting a teenager to death …

Comcast Is Buying Time Warner Cable

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to multiple reports, Comcast will announce tomorrow morning that it is acquiring Time …

Infamous: Second Son increases the moral burden on your superpowered shoulders

Most superheroes have a line they won’t cross. Despite what <i>Man of Steel</i> would have you believe, Superman doesn’t kill. Neither does Spider-Man. The web-slinger even has a mantra for this, thanks to six simple words from his late uncle Ben: “With great power comes great responsibility.”<p>That saying …

5 “entitlements” for the wealthy that make things worse for everyone else

From $1 trillion in subsidies to a tax system rigged in their favor, the rich are getting a bargain at our expense<p>The word 'entitlement' is ambiguous. For working people it means "earned benefits." For the rich, the concept of entitlement is compatible with the Merriam-Webster definition: "The …

Controversial Messages from Creationists to Evolutionists

Matt Stopera of BuzzFeed recently attended the debates between science educator Bill Nye (The Science Guy) and Christian author Ken Ham about the controversial topic of evolutionism vs creationism. While there, he asked a number of self-described creationists from the event's audience to write …

Religion

My kids are learning to be better people by learning how to code games

It was the snow that brought my kids to coding.<p>The tension between their need to do something so they wouldn’t drive me crazy and my need to not have a day wasted doing something as passive as just playing video games led us to code.org, a page that promises to begin to teach children to code with …

27 Red Velvet Desserts That Want To Be Your Valentine

Some things are meant to be.

On the Red Couch with Author James Dashner

Inside Flipboard / January 8, 2014<p><i>Sci-fi author James Dashner wanted to be a writer since he was a kid but decided to try his “backup plan” — finance</i> …

For $75K, you can snag yourself a Camaro Z/28

Here are all the details you've been waiting for<p>Chevrolet tells us that the Camaro Z/28 is "bred for the track," and with its Nürburgring time of 7:37.47, I would have to agree. The Z/28 isn't just fast for a muscle car—it's simply fast, period.<p>For $75K, you can put a Z/28 Camaro in your driveway …

Muscle Cars

Amazon Black Friday 2013 deals

In the frantic leadup to Black Friday, every retailer is looking for a way to differentiate its sale from the competition. Amazon's trick is to go all out with daily deals. Starting Sunday November 24th, the retail giant will begin offering deals with deep discounts. They'll come thick and fast — …

How Myst's developer is returning to its roots with Obduction

Rand Miller was surprised. He thought adventure games were going to stay big.<p>Rand and his brother Robyn founded Cyan, Inc. in 1987. During those first years, they made children's games like <i>Cosmic Osmo</i>, using mostly profits from the last games to fund the next project. By 1991, they'd begin work on …

The 5 Best Reasons For Buying The Xbox One Instead Of A PS4

<i>It’s November, and that means that next-gen consoles are finally on their way. Both consoles have their strengths and weaknesses, and both consoles are going to appeal to different kinds of gamers. In that spirit, I’m running a mini-series on whether you should by the Xbox One, the PS4, or neither.</i> …

Sony gives the ultimate PS4 lowdown with 160-question FAQ

Sony has posted a massive FAQ on its US blog to answer the most pressing questions fans have about the upcoming PlayStation 4 console.<p><b>Sony has posted</b> …

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut review: all tomorrow's parties

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut is the best version of a modern classic.<p><i>Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut</i> is dystopian science fiction at its finest.<p>When <i>Human Revolution</i> first came out in 2011, it was praised for its dark, fascinating world, stealth-heavy gameplay and commitment …

Android KitKat and the Nexus 5: everything you need to know

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Android KitKat and the Nexus 5: everything you need to know<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Google did a great deal to spoil the surprise of its next flagship Android phone, but not the anticipation. The Nexus 5, which made an unscheduled appearance on …

No time to lose (or win): Coping with being an adult gamer

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Mr. Takahashi’s article about gamers who don’t finish games really hit home. For all of my love of video games, I certainly classify as a lapsed gamer. I am a …

Quantum Computers Move Another Step Closer To Reality

Imagine that two people could get linked in such a way that they could influence each other no matter where in the universe they existed. Now scientists find they can entangle mechanical vibrations in this same way, findings that could help enable quantum computers far more powerful than normal …

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