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With Comixology, Amazon Acquires A Piece Of The Comic-Based Media Empire

Amazon has purchased Comixology, and that’s a huge deal, because it means the largest bookseller in the world now owns the company that brought digital comics distribution to the masses, and essentially forced big publishers like DC and Marvel to get with it and start distributing titles on the …

China Declares 8 Million Acres of Farmland Too Polluted to Grow Food

Over 8 million acres of Chinese countryside has been deemed too polluted to grow food. According to the Chinese cabinet, the farm land is too rife …

Pollution

Review: On MTV's 'House of Food,' drama gets dialed to high heat

That show you've been waiting for, where "The Real World" meets "MasterChef," has arrived.<p>"House of Food" is its name and like "The Real World" it is on MTV and brings a bunch of strangers into a big house together, and like "MasterChef," professional chefs judge amateur cooks. There will be a …

Top Chef

In Kitchens Around The World, Comfort Foods Bring Us Together

There's nothing like a warm, home-cooked meal to bring everyone to the table. And in her new cookbook <i>Carla's Comfort Foods</i>, Chef Carla Hall celebrates the meals that unite us — no matter where we're from.<p>Hall is one of the hosts of ABC's talk show <i>The Chew</i> and was a finalist on the reality TV show</i> …

In 2014, Make a Difference with These Nine Food Resolutions That You Can Actually Accomplish

Here's the thing about resolutions: we make them because we want to do better—be better, even. So it's no surprise that food often becomes the focal …

Food Trucks: Coming (Back) To A Street Near You?

The mobile food service industry is trying to take its walk-up-and-eat game to new levels in <b>Atlanta</b>. The Atlanta City Council is expected to vote today on a proposed ordinance that would loosen restrictions on where Atlanta's food trucks can operate. The ordinance would create public right-of-way …

Surreal Portraits Reveal What Photographer Sees in Friends

<b>Alvarejo, Illustrator</b><p>In Jon Jacobsen's series, <i>People I Know</i>, the self-taught photographer uses costumes, props, and visual effects to produce surreal portraits of his friends and the people he admires. Each image represents the subject based on how the photographer views them. They feature elements …

Elon Musk will slash battery costs by 30% with Tesla Gigafactory

Musk's quest for world domination continues.<p>For a moment, pretend you're Elon Musk: mercilessly clever, exorbitantly wealthy, and CEO of Tesla, the world's most successful electric-car company. But you've got big problems on the horizon. Powering those upcoming Model X crossover SUVs and …

Tesla

Road to Domination: Tesla Is Totally Killing It Right Now

Tesla Motors’ stock has catapulted up about 20% since Monday after earning the endorsement of a top Wall Street analyst as well as Consumer Reports, …

Heroes For Earth Chapter 9: New York, New York, a captain planet fanfic

Ma-Ti waited.<p>The Hunters were in their duck blind, lining up for the day.<p>Ma-Ti closed his eyes, and called the animals. The jaguar was the top …

Artificial leaf jumps developmental hurdle

February 17, 2014<p>​In a recent early online edition of Nature Chemistry, ASU scientists, along with colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory, have …

10 Best Practices for Implementing Gamification

<i>This is the second in a three-part series on Gamifiying Your Instruction. (Part one can be found here.) The series is written by Karl Kapp, professor</i> …

The Cost To Build A Tiny House: hOMe Reveal

By onFebruary 10, 2014 in Construction Details, Save Money, Tiny Living<p>Many of you have asked us in recent days the cost to build a tiny house, in …

Ingeniously Designed Tiny House on Wheels by Alek Lisefski

Web designer <b>Alek Lisefski</b> recently completed <b>The Tiny Project</b>, an ingeniously designed tiny house on wheels measuring 8 by 20 feet. The unconventional …

Are You Getting Ready to Build a Tiny House?

By onFebruary 5, 2014 in Helping Each Other/Inspiration, Videos<p>If so, this is a great opportunity to help spread the word of tiny houses to a bigger …

Tiny House Movement

Artificial leaves coming closer to reality converting water into hydrogen and oxygen

4 Views House by AR Design Studio

AR Design Studio recently completed the 4 Views house that’s located overlooking the city of Winchester and the surrounding countryside in the UK. …

Architecture

RC Helicopter Enthusiasts "Get Carried Away" With World's First Human-Payload RC Flight

HeliGraphix is the name of a Germany-based collective of RC helicopter enthusiasts who document their stunts online. The group's latest project, …

Aviation

Body suit 'can lift 50kg in each hand'

Engineers in Italy have developed a wearable robot which they claim is the most sophisticated built in the world to date.<p>The "body extender" has been built by the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (Percro) at Pisa's Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna.<p>The machine can enable users to lift up to 50kg in each …

Aether's $399 Cone is a speaker that knows exactly what you want to hear next

It's a Saturday night and you're cooking dinner before some friends come over. You hit a button on the speaker in your kitchen and it starts playing Daft Punk. You didn't ask for Daft Punk, and the music isn't coming from your phone, computer, or any other device that's in your house; your speaker …

Android Accounted for 97% of All Mobile Malware in 2013

Back in 2012, Android accounted for 79 percent of all mobile malware. Last year, that number ballooned even further to 97 percent.<p>Both those data points come from security firm F-Secure, which today released its 40-page Threat Report for the second half of 2013. Here is how bad the situation has …

Microsoft’s silly, sexist new ad

Congratulations, ladies: The new Windows All-in-One will help you plan your wedding and tool around Pinterest<p>Hay gurl hayyyy! Microsoft’s advertising team here. Can we have a little one-to-one girl talk about our latest ad? It’s for our Windows All-In-One, and we think you bitches are gonna find it …

Peekster App, A ‘Shazam For Print Media’, Adds Promoted Articles Revenue Stream

Peekster, another recent graduate from the Wayra U.K. startup bootcamp, wants to help smartphone users connect their offline reading habits with their online social networks.<p>Yes, this startup is banking on dead tree media being around for a while yet. Long enough for it to build a business that …

Batman goes next-gen with 'Arkham Knight' on PS4, Xbox One, and PC

The Batman series is back, yet again. Later this year will see the release of <i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i>, the latest in the action series that made is debut with 2009's surprise hit <i>Batman: Arkham Asylum</i>. It's slated to hit the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC some time this year, though no specific date …

Israel mounts missile-destroying lasers to commercial jets

Israel is finally ready to combat shoulder-launched missiles and they're going to do it with lasers.<p>Israel's Ministry of Defense announced that …

Edward Snowden to speak at South by Southwest

NSA leaker Edward Snowden will be on hand for an interview at South by Southwest Monday, but federal agents won't have anyone to arrest for espionage.<p>South by Southwest announced today that Snowden -- who is living in exile in Russia after his famous leak of countless documents detailing NSA …

Surveillance

One in three new iOS games are Flappy Bird clones

Before being pulled from the Apple App Store and Google Play, Flappy Bird was the most popular mobile game. These days, there's no Flappy Bird, but the market is still being flooded by clones.<p>During a 24-hour period last week, 293 new games were uploaded into the Apple App Store, of which 95 were …

App Store

MasterCard uses geolocation to make sure you are you

If someone steals your credit card, they’d probably have little trouble racking up a hefty bar tab or buying a new TV with the plastic. But …

Identity Theft