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Prosthetic limb used to restore 'near-natural' sense of touch, claims DARPA

The US military agency DARPA says it has successfully restored a test subject's sense of touch using a prosthetic hand connected directly to the brain. The research was carried out on an anonymous 28-year-old man, who was paralyzed after suffering a spinal cord injury more than a decade ago. An …


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Voice-over actors are talking up the apps that help them get work

Beau Stephenson gets gigs as a voice-over actor in much the same way people order a car on Uber or find a date on Tinder.<p>The 27-year-old Pasadena resident flips on his computer and logs on to an online marketplace that connects voice actors to clients who need them. Profiles are searchable, have …

Travel in Style on the World's Most Luxurious Trains

To truly take the scenic route, book passage on these trains that are as beautiful as the scenery they pass through.


26 Underrated TV Shows You Aren't Watching

They're still on air, so there’s still time to catch up.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Ask a Somm: What is the Best Wine Under $12?

In two and a half short years, Los Angeles restaurant <b>Bestia</b> has skyrocketed into the spotlight on both the local and national levels, garnering a devout following for chef <b>Ori Menashe</b>'s inspired, seasonal Italian plates. And not to be outdone by smoked sea urchin salads and 'nduja pizzas, wine …

The 10 Most Underrated European Cities To Book Your Next Vacation To

Chris Pratt on His Weight Struggles: 'I Had Real Health Issues'

Before Chris Pratt became a superhero (and our 2015 Must List issue cover star), the <i>Jurassic World</i> actor hit an unhealthy weight and was unhappy with …

Amazon is hiring developers for its first PC game

Amazon's ambitions for gaming apparently go quite a bit beyond the mobile space and "hit" consumer hardware. The e-commerce juggernaut is looking for folks to help flesh out the development team of its first PC game and placed a job posting on <i>Gamasutra</i> in an effort to make that happen. As <i>Polygon</i> …

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Pew Finds Americans Value Privacy, Distrust Government, Tech Firms

When it comes to protecting their personal information in the post-Snowden era, Americans feel about how you'd expect.<p>If privacy is dead, it's not because Americans don't cherish it. According to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, Americans greatly value …