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5 Bizarre Comic-Con News Stories from Years Past

So, you want to start reading X-Men comics again but it's been years and you're feeling overwhelmed at the thought of everything you might have …

Comics

10 Facts About Aspirin

<b>1.</b> Julia Child concocted her first “recipe” while working as a spy during WWII. It was a shark repellent.<p><b>2.</b> Pythagoras did not believe in irrational …

North Pole

Could Google Glass Make Football Safer? Chris Kluwe Thinks So

Reducing the frequency and severity of injuries, particularly concussions, is priority No. 1 for the NFL right now. Punter Chris Kluwe, who in his playing days was never hesitant to say what he thought the league ought to be doing differently, thinks he might have a solution.<p>At the TED conference …

Pocket prototype for Android Wear smartwatches saves stories to bigger screens

Now that Google has a preview of the Android Wear smartwatch platform, the app makers and service providers will start to follow. Pocket is among the …

IBM’s Watson Tackles The Tumor Genome, On The Way To Personalized Cancer Treatments

To develop a specific treatment for each person’s cancer, doctors would need to learn their tumor’s genetic code. It’s a task too difficult for humans to do for every cancer patient. But it might not be too difficult for a problem-solving supercomputer.<p>IBM’s advanced artificial intelligence program …

This Font Was Designed By A Robot Practicing Calligraphy

Robosans is a new font that was created by a disembodied robot arm.<p>We’ve seen robots that can walk, talk, sing, write music, and more. Thanks to graphic designer Mostafa El Abasiry, we now have Robosans, a font you can download to your computer that was made using a disembodied robot arm. It’s a …

Typography

Musicians might have figured out an ingeniously simple way to game Spotify

Spotify, the Swedish streaming service that looks primed for an IPO, has divided the music industry for years.<p>Vociferous detractors like Radiohead’s Thom Yorke (who had an imaginative description for the service last year) and David Byrne of Talking Heads fame have criticized the penny-pinching …

Spotify

A May-December Media Strategy Could Help Locally Focused Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jonathan Sills is an executive in residence at Battery Ventures, where he helps advise portfolio companies on marketing strategy.</i> <i>Battery is an investor in Relay Foods and HotelTonight.</i><p>In Silicon Valley, it’s sometimes easy to focus solely on social and other types of cutting-edge, …

Goodbye iPad 2, hello (again) fourth-gen iPad with Retina Display

Along with announcing an 8 GB iPhone 5c on Tuesday, Apple re-introduced the fourth-generation iPad and finally retired the iPad 2. Buyers don’t get …

Video Shows Discovery of Steve Jobs' Lisa Mouse Inside 30-Year-Old Aspen Time Tube

National Geographic Channel show <i>Diggers</i> last year unearthed a time capsule containing a piece of Steve Jobs memorabilia that's been buried for 30 years. A video obtained by <i>CNET</i> shows the excavation and opening of this renowned canister.<p>The time capsule, known as the "Aspen Time Tube", was buried in …

LG is also shrinking its flagship phone: G2 Mini to launch later this month

Blazing a trail set by the likes of Samsung, HTC and Sony, LG is set to become the latest phone maker to release a smaller version of its flagship smartphone. In an image shared on its Facebook page, LG has given us a first look the new G2 Mini, which is set to make its big debut on February 24th …

Oyster now offers all-you-can-read children's books, including Disney titles

Got a kid with an insatiable appetite for books? You may want to sign up for Oyster, then. The subscription e-book service has just launched a children's section, giving young readers all the titles they can handle. The deal also brings Disney Publishing to Oyster's catalog, so little ones can keep …

Repealing health care law would mean higher costs

WASHINGTON — Republicans may not agree with President Obama's State of the Union call to drop the idea of repealing the Affordable Care Act, but health experts say the law has taken such hold that it may be impossible to get rid of it.<p>The consequences of repeal, health care officials and industry …

In a distributed world cache is king. Why routers are becoming the new server.

Much like Amazon(a amzn) sparked a revolution in not just corporate IT but also in how companies build out their infrastructure (you could probably …

US phone companies to explore replacing all phone numbers with IP addresses

Voice-over-IP (VoIP) is nothing new, of course, but so far it's been regarded merely as an add-on to America's regular, analog-based copper and cellular voice networks -- networks that are currently maintained as a matter of legal requirement. The FCC isn't necessarily such a stickler for …

Jobs Biographer Walter Isaacson: 'Execution is What Really Matters,' Apple is the Best

Earlier this month, Walter Isaacson, the man who wrote the best-selling biography of Steve Jobs, garnered some attention when he told a CNBC interviewer that the "greatest innovation today" was coming from Google, not Apple.<p>Yesterday, Isaacson did an interview with <i>Bloomberg TV</i>, where he clarified …

20 Ways to Use Epsom Salt

The variety of uses for Epsom salt may surprise you. Keeping a carton on hand may be one of the wisest household decisions you will make. It is …

A Recipe for Calendula Lotion

Well, I never intended to write a series on Calendula, but that’s what seemed to flow this week and I’m glad it happened!<p>We’ve talked about growing, …

Coconut Oil Rub for Stiff Muscles

I’ve long been a fan of muscle rubs after a day of hard labor. The first time I tried one, I had spent the day mucking out the chicken coop and doing …

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Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity: Homemade "Vicks Vapor shower disks"

11 Creative Breakthroughs People Had in Their Sleep

You know what visions I get in my dreams? Visions of falling off of buildings (and doing the full body spasm thing when I hit the ground). These 11 …

NBA's Sacramento Kings will wear Glass during January 24th game, but not on the court

The Sacramento Kings are setting themselves up to be one of the more progressive NBA franchises out there — earlier this week, the team announced it would start accepting Bitcoin, and now the team has announced that select players, cheerleaders, announcers, and even the mascot will wear Google …

Verizon’s early upgrade program now kicks in after 30 days — but it still stinks

Verizon still has no clue what makes T-Mobile’s early upgrade program so appealing.<p>Verizon quietly updated its “Edge” early upgrade program this weekend so that you can get a new phone after 30 days rather than the previous six months, CNet reports.<p>But the biggest limitation in Verizon’s program …

Facebook's Demographics Show Why No Other Social Network Can Match Its Potential For Marketers

But digging into the demographic data reveals more specific and compelling reasons why marketers should be active on Facebook, such as the fact that despite recent news coverage about how Facebook is getting older, it's still strongest in the young adult age bracket so precious to many marketers.<p>In …

Social Media

Make Your Home Smarter With The Best Gadgets Presented At CES 2014

CES or the Consumer Electronics Show is where all new technologies and innovations can be found. It’s a show held in Las Vegas every year and here …

Gear & Gadgets

What Really Sets Leaders Apart

A five-year-old's astute observation gets right to the point of what separates true leaders from mere managers.<p>Coach and consultant Bill Treasurer has been teaching leadership development and studying leadership models for 20 years. But he says he learned a valuable lesson when his five-year-old …

How to Know If You're Working (and Living) With Purpose

Who doesn't want a deeper sense of purpose? Ask these four questions to discover your path to more meaningful work.<p><i>"If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life." --Abraham Maslow</i><p>Living with purpose is one of …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …