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Vapor Corp's biometric vaporizer unlocks with a fingerprint

What if you could password-protect your cigarettes? It sounds like a dumb idea, unless you're a smoker with kids at home. Vapor Corp, a publicly-traded company that makes a line of e-cigarettes, e-cigars, and vaporizers, has introduced a very early prototype of what it's calling a "biometric …

Polar's latest wearable wants to be more than just a sports watch

When we brought you the news concerning Polar's V800 a few days ago, we were impressed that it would replace both a running watch and an activity tracker. But when we spoke to the company's representatives here at CES, it seems that there's a bigger target to aim for. Polar is currently working on …

Watch every major CES event in five minutes or less

The first two days of CES are a non-stop, insane flow of news. Company after company takes the stage to talk about new products and new ideas, and to convince press and buyers alike that their products are going to take over the world this year. And every once in a while, if we're lucky, something …

They’re multiplying! 3-D printers go big and small

3-D printed bunnies from Makerbot show the variety of color possible -- but other devices can create even more detail.<p>There are probably more 3-D printers in one place at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas than anywhere else, at any time. We know you want to keep up to date, …

Taking flight with the position-tracking Oculus Rift 'Crystal Cove'

When we saw an early prototype of the Oculus Rift at CES last year, simply peeking into its virtual world — at the time, a confined, cold, rusted out spaceship — was an astounding experience. But the Rift had its share of quirks, including its chunky "screen door effect" and blurry visuals, …

JVC outs more MHL-ready in-dash receivers at CES 2014

Face it: Your old car's factory stereo system isn't going to last forever -- eventually, you'll need to upgrade. Luckily, JVC is here to trot out its latest head units at CES 2014. Just like last year, the company has outfitted two of its new receivers (the KW-V0BT and KW-V40BT, specifically) with …

Honey and vinegar: a tale of Samsung, HTC and divergent PR strategies

Habib Tannazi just wanted a working phone.<p>After returning to the WIND Store for the umpteenth time, the Maple, ON native was tired of being told that …

Georges St-Pierre Break: UFC Champion Will Surrender Title

Hang a 75-pound weight from his waist and Georges St-Pierre will happily do one chin-up after another.<p>The mixed martial arts star never takes a step …

Articles about 10 open plan living rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Space, light, and twists on color use define this collection of some of our favorite modern living rooms from issues past.<p>Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always challenging.<p>French designer Benoit Challand designs a cubicle-based font that dares you to rearrange the office.<p>In Tasmania, an …

Last-minute shopping: Top 10 children's toys

Tim Fraser for The Globe and Mail<p>Rainbow Loom<p>Yes, you may have heard other parents cursing all that the darn rubber bands underfoot thanks to this new craze from the friendship-bracelet genre, but this rubber-band version just keeps going gangbusters. It was invented by a parent, after all: …

Your Say: Top 10 Car Names We’re Surprised Haven’t Been Used Yet

View 10 Photos<p>While many automakers have replaced classic car names with alphanumeric nomenclature, there are still many vehicles with actual names. And despite the vast number of models to grace the roads over the years, there are still a number of names that have yet to be used by the automotive …

The Week In Numbers: A Real Jetpack, The Dangers Of Laughing, And More

<b>63 miles per hour</b>: the speed of the P12 Jetpack, a personal flight device that can reach 8,000 feet<p><b>50 hours</b>: the time it took electrical engineer Chris Fenton to build this 3-D printed, hand-cranked calculator that uses punch cards, string, and rubber bands to execute functions (video)<p><b>2018</b>: the …

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Flush with cash, Oculus plans ambitious new VR headset

Is virtual reality finally ready for primetime?<p>According to Oculus Rift inventor Palmer Luckey, virtual reality is near and dear to Marc Andreessen’s heart. Twenty years ago — before he created the Mosaic web browser — Andreessen was a college student working in a virtual reality lab, just like …

Take a tour of Paul Walker's car collection

In October of last year, Matt Farah, host of <i>The Smoking Tire,</i> toured a seriously impressive car collection that included a number of Saleen Mustangs, some very rare German sports cars and a few gray-market Japanese imports. At the time, there was no mention of who this extensive and impressive …

Second DNA Code Discovered Hiding Within DNA: Scientists

A second DNA code has been discovered by a group of scientists, hiding within DNA, or the genetic code.<p>Information within the newly discovered second …

Oscar the chimp to delight UK cinema-goers

The death of a mother chimpanzee usually proves fatal for her babies. Rarely do other female chimps step in to adopt orphans, and adult males are too busy trying to establish their supremacy within the group.<p>So when "Oscar", the tiny star of a major new film about chimpanzees, was orphaned two …

30 Baby Animals That Will Make You Go ‘Aww’

Even though our parents are probably happy and relieved to see us grow up and let go of some baby habits, but in all honesty, some animals could just …

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The weird and wonderful world of the naked mole rat

Doctor Chris Faulkes, who has been working with them almost every day for the last 25 years, has long since learned to love naked mole rats, but, as he concedes, since they are "pretty much blind and live underground in the dark, they are not necessarily naturally selecting on good looks".<p>We are …

Incredibly Close Details of Creatures Below the Sea

Along with his beautiful glowing portraits of a bobtail squid, underwater photographer Todd Bretl has been hard at work documenting the amazing world that exists below the surface of the sea. His extensive collection of up-close and personal portraits will have everyone quickly falling in love with …

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Meet The New FragBox: The Most Ludicrous Amount Of Power Ever Crammed Into 1,364 Cubic Inches

Something unexpected happened when Falcon Northwest introduced the Tiki: its intended audience for the FragBox, a class-defining small form factor PC introduced in 2003, continued shifting away from LAN-party gamers and toward the professional realm. While the distinctive Tiki has captured the …

Thinner Than MacBook Air, The New Razer Blade Wants To Be 'The 4th Gaming Console'

While Intel‘s HD 4600 integrated graphics in Haswell will raise the bar for what ultrabooks are capable of, discrete GPUs will always reign supreme for gaming enthusiasts. Thinness is an expected staple in the gadget world, but gaming laptops have traditionally sacrificed power for pounds. That …

Oregon Christmas Tree Harvest With Helicopter. Amazing Pilot!

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For Game Industry, Nvidia's G-Sync Technology Is Truly Next-Gen

<i>After extensive hands-on time with Nvidia’s upcoming G-Sync enabled monitors, this much is certain: These will accomplish much more than pleasing PC gamers — they’ll mark the beginning of a decisive win for Nvidia in the desktop GPU space.</i><p>The term “next-gen” is tossed around liberally these days, …

Are you right-brained or left-brained?

Follow these instructions to find out which side of your brain is dominant and how it may explain your personality.<p>In no particular order, I am visual, outspoken, artistic, impulsive, intuitive, a daydreamer and disorganised. I am right-brained, according to this uncannily accurate guide to …

21 Food Superstitions You Should Really Know About

From spilling salt to cutting bananas, here are 21 kitchen-related superstitions you should be aware of.<p>Everyone knows that garlic wards off vampires and that spilling salt is terrible luck. But did you know that you should never cut a banana with a knife? And speaking of knives, did you know that …

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What Your Favorite Cheese Says About You (PHOTOS)

As you have probably noticed, we take cheese very seriously around here. We have threatened to change our name to HuffPost Cheese, have multiple cheese clubs that meet every week and believe that it may be the route to true happiness. That's why, when you tell us what your favorite cheese is, we …

U.S., Chinese warships narrowly avoid collision in South China Sea

WASHINGTON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A U.S. guided missile cruiser operating in international waters in the South China Sea was forced to take evasive action last week to avoid a collision with a Chinese warship maneuvering nearby, the U.S. Pacific Fleet said in a statement on Friday.<p>A helicopter hovers …