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Chinese Mogul To Throw $1 Million Lunch In Central Park For The Poor

An eccentric Chinese multimillionaire who’s known for his unusual advocacy stunts is pulling out all the stops again, but this time he’s headed to New York City.<p>Chen Guangbiao, a recycling tycoon, wants to show Americans how generous people in his country truly are. So, he took out a half-page ad …

Texas county unwittingly votes in favour of reparations for African Americans

Dallas county commissioners, most of whom admit not reading the resolution, unanimously vote in support of slavery reparations<p>Leaders in a North Texas county passed a resolution this week supporting reparations to African Americans for slavery – without even realizing they had done so.<p>Dallas county …

Credit cards stolen from P.F. Chang's -- report

The Chinese restaurant chain P.F. Chang's may be the latest corporation to fall victim to a security breach, according to a news report.<p>P.F. Chang's is investigating claims that thousands of credit and debit cards were stolen from its restaurants earlier this year, according to Krebs on Security. …

Simple tips to avoid getting hacked - Jun. 13, 2014

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)<p>With all the recent news about government surveillance, corporate cybersecurity failures and large-scale hacks, the task of keeping yourself safe online can seem daunting.<p>There's probably no way to completely avoid the NSA if they've got you in their sights, but fortunately, …

5 Things You Need to Know About Amazon's Fire Phone

Amazon put the rumors to bed on Wednesday and announced the Fire Phone, the company’s first smartphone.<p>The market is already full of high-end …

Amazon’s Fire Phone Introduces Firefly, A Feature That Lets You Identify (And Buy!) Things You See In The Real World

With the debut of the Amazon Fire Phone this afternoon, the company introduced a new feature called Firefly, which is largely designed to let you identify — and then, of course, buy — things you see out in the real world. Firefly takes advantage of the smartphone’s camera to let you identify things …

Everyone Is Going Crazy Over An App Called Yo ... Which Just Lets You Say 'Yo' To Your Friends

It's hard to take the app seriously. After all, it was created in eight hours. But Yo already has 50,000 users who have sent 4 million Yo's.<p>The team has also already raised $1 million in funding.<p>Yo is as simple as it seems. You just download the app, type in your mobile number, allow access to your …

Hackers Attack Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Websites

A number of distributed denial-of-service attacks took down the websites of several pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong, in an attack widely attributed …

Facebook has built its own switch. And it looks a lot like a server

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Not content to remake the server, Facebook’s(s fb) engineers have taken on the humble switch, building their own version of …

Twitter Now Supports GIFs

Twitter gave its users a GIFt on Wednesday.<p>The company announced that GIFs, the animated images on continuous loop, can now be shared and viewed on …

Adobe Launches Creative Cloud Hardware-Software Drawing Combo

Adobe has ventured where few software companies have gone. It’s now in the hardware business with the debut of Adobe Ink & Slide, a digital tablet pen and ruler set for Apple’s iPad linked to the company’s Creative Cloud subscription service.<p>Both tools were unveiled at Adobe’s MAX 2013 conference …

Meet the Nymi Authentication Wristband

The onslaught of wearable devices is hit or miss right now. Most of the ones I’ve seen are of dubious value, but Bionym’s upcoming Nymi wristband has enormous potential to improve our lives.<p>The Nymi works by using your unique electrocardiogram (ECG) signals to act as a biometric authentication …

Netflix updates its Apple TV and iOS apps with design refresh

Last night Apple TV users started seeing a new channel icon for Netflix as the company recently updated its logo, and today both the iPhone and iPad versions of the Netflix apps were updated to version 6.0 which includes the new design.<p>The updates to both Apple TV and the iPhone and iPad apps don’t …

Kanye West rants, credits Samsung and Jay Z with Apple/Beats deal

Noted marketing and branding genius Kanye West said in an Adweek interview published today that the recent deal between Apple and Beats Electronics only came about because Apple rival Samsung inked a deal with Jay Z. In Kanye’s view, this makes all the sense in the world.<p>According to West, who is a …

Penny Slinger’s Journey

The British artist Penny Slinger’s brand of sexual mysticism first ripened in swinging London during the ’60s, and she has been plumbing her body and her subconscious in surreal photo collages, films, and books ever since. Slinger’s new solo show at L.A.’s Blum and Poe gallery offers a look back at …

USB Typewriter Conversion Kit -- Easy Install Version

DESCRIPTION: Amazingly, this simple kit will convert almost any manual typewriter into a USB computer keyboard, for use with any Mac or PC, or even with tablets such as the iPad! With this simple process, you can turn your typewriter into a modern marvel in a single afternoon, using only the most …

How To Buy A Slice Of Paradise In Thailand

With its sublime beaches, delicious cuisine, warm climate and fascinating culture, Thailand has long been a favorite tourist destination for …

The world’s newest mineral is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before

Putnisite is completely unique and “unrelated to anything,” scientists say<p>It's purple and pretty and composed of cube-like crystals just 0.5 mm in size.<p>But what really makes putnisite, the world's newest mineral, truly unique is that nothing like it has ever been discovered before.<p>“Most minerals …

Flying Carpet Sofa Lets You drift to Sleep in the Clouds

The thought of flying carpets has always captured the imagination and made us long for a more magical life. While carpets can’t actually fly just …

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SaddleBaby: Hands-Free Child Shoulder Carrier

Carrying your child on your shoulders has just gotten easier and safer with the SaddleBaby Shoulder Carrier. Just prop the child up on your shoulders …

Wu-Tang Clan will sell only a single copy of their new album

As music sales have dwindled over the years, artists have increasingly turned to making special editions of their albums to entice hardcore fans to spend more hard-earned cash — but there's never been an album quite like what Wu-Tang Clan is cooking up. In addition to releasing a 20th anniversary …

iPhone 6 concept w/ 5.7″ screen, 3D stereo camera, new features

Yet another iPhone 6 concept. This one, posted by Mindspi Vision, imagines an illuminated bezel, home button, and Apple logo on the back, a 3D stereo camera with optical zoom, an all aluminum body, and a 5.7-inch display. A full video of the renders below:

Microsoft Surface Mini tipped but it already faces a challenge

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Months of speculation and rumors around a small Microsoft(s msft) Surface Mini tablet could culminate in a product soon. …