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Owl Wings Could Hold the Key to Quieter Aircraft and Submarines

If you've never heard the sound of an owl flying, you're not alone. The birds' wings are nearly noiseless in flight, and now, they've caught the …

There's No Better Use For Cup Holders Than This R2-D2 USB Charger

Your dream of cruising around your local galaxy with your feisty astromech droid by your side simply isn't going to happen in your lifetime. It will …

Gear & Gadgets

Google launches new Chrome extension that lets you search with just your voice

If you need to Google stuffing recipes while you’re elbow-deep in your Thanksgiving turkey, a new browser extension is here to help.<p>In a post to the …

Quirky Spotter Multipurpose Sensor review: Performance quirks spoil this sensor's potential - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Quirky Spotter Multipurpose Sensor is a great idea with scores of potential household uses. The free Wink app that you'll use to control it features an intelligent, elegant design, and we love that it's now compatible with IFTTT.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Spotter's performance is too inconsistent for …

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Yahoo Completes $1.25 Billion Offering

In a regulatory filing, Yahoo said that it completed its previously announced offering of $1.25 billion in convertible senior notes due in 2018. The …

Touchscreen-equipped Acer C720p Chromebook arrives in early December

If you like the idea of a Chromebook with a touchscreen but aren’t willing to pony up the $1299 for the Google Chromebook Pixel, you might want to take a look at the newly announced Acer C720P. The Acer C720P is the first low-cost Chromebook with a touchscreen, priced reasonably at $299.99.<p>Aside …

Box Acquires dLoop To Enhance Security With Fine-Grained Data Analytics Technology

Box has acquired dLoop, a startup that provides ways for IT administrators to control access to content with finer granularity. The acquisition will give Box a level of data analytics that is often a required feature for enterprise customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>According to the …

MIT's $500 Kinect-like camera works in snow, rain, gloom of night

Remember that camera that takes 1 trillion exposures per second? Well, the illustrious folks at MIT have outdone themselves (again) by developing a camera that accomplishes all that and more, for just $500. Similar to the recently released Xbox One Kinect, this three-dimensional "nano-camera" is …

How To Stop Marital Spending Spats

<i>The biggest area of disagreement in a marriage is over money.</i> <i>Manisha Thakor, head</i> <i>MoneyZen Wealth Management</i> <i>in Santa Fe, N.M, is an expert on the subject of finances and families. Here advice:</i><p>Under the influence of romance, it is easy to be distracted from practical concerns, but couples that can’t …

Why Goody-Goody Companies Go Bad

In the business world, social responsibility may be a double-edged sword. According to a study published in the winter issue of <i>Personel Psychology</i>, when companies go beyond what’s required of them by law in order to provide some sort of social good–through philanthropy or community relations or …

UPS Driver In Trouble Because You’re Not Supposed To Have Naughty Times On The Job

We know, we know, there are plenty of opportunities in a job filled with packages of various sizes and shapes to move things in a sassy direction. …

Report: Cox may be interested in Time Warner Cable

Cox Communications, a privately held cable TV service provider, is exploring a bid to buy Time Warner Cable, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> Tuesday.<p>Cox, which has 6 million residential and business subscribers, may buy TWC on its own or participate in a joint bid with other competitors, the …

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Just Bought This Gorgeous $27 Million Mansion In Silicon Valley

So he just bought a massive 22,000-square-foot custom home in the affluent Silicon Valley town of Atherton, Calif., reports Realtor.com's Neal Leitereg on the Celebrity Real Estate blog. He paid $27 million which was a bit of a deal. The home was listed in late September for $31.8 million, …

U.S. Stocks Pare Gains Amid Rebalancing, Housing Data

U.S. stocks pared gains in the final minutes of trading before changes in MSCI indexes, offsetting a rally among homebuilders and technology shares. …

Health ‘insurance’ — or discount buying club?

Your car is damaged; your house is robbed; you die on a business trip.<p>All very unfortunate events, but also things for which you can insure. As financial products go, basic insurance offerings are generally standardized by sellers, that is, insurance companies. And such products are usually viewed …

One Direction Unveils Best Kik Campaign Ever

One Direction, the UK boy band with perfectly mussed hair, got the message about messaging apps. The group and its label Sony Music are reaching fans …

A Magisterial Slavery Documentary

It’s faith that shines through Henry Louis Gates, Jr.,’s exceptional six-part, six-hour series, “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.” The story Gates tells in his thirteenth documentary film is an epic one, and details how enslaved black Africans became African-Americans. Between the very …

Interview: Shiro Nakamura of Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun

Auto designers are part of a very small community, and those who rise to the top to direct the design of an entire brand (or multiple brands) always intrigue us. By nature, these talented people command the attention of the designers that work for them but, more importantly, they are able to sway …

Dianna Agron Becomes Brandon Flowers In The Killers New Music Video

In the video for "Just Another Girl," the Glee star turns out some serious menswear and a rather large mustache. She completely steals the show.

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As legalized online gambling begins today in NJ, take a look at the heyday of casinos in the boomtown of Vegas, 1955

As legalized online gambling begins today in NJ, take a look at the heyday of casinos in the boomtown of Vegas, 1955.<p>(Photo: Loomis Dean—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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Angelo Stitz: Typographic Gift Wrap

About Courtney<p>Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now …

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'Breaking Bad' Cast Spills the Secrets

<i>Breaking Bad</i> came to its devastating, bloody end two months ago. But according to Bryan Cranston (Walter White), it could've stretched even further. …

Help Us Stop Coal

Carbon pollution has penetrated the highest levels of our justice system: the Supreme Court has ruled that carbon is a greenhouse gas pollutant that must be regulated by the EPA. Common sense.<p>That isn't stopping Dirty Coal interests from fighting EPA every step of the way. Senator Joe Manchin of …

The Mighty Turkey Ice Cream Cake

I'm a bad cook. It's hereditary--most of my mom's recipes ended in the word 'surprise,' and a lot of our Christmas ornaments are sad, little burned …

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<b>Steve Waters</b> Lonely Planet author<p>Leave the bright lights and tourist delights of Esfahan and Shiraz far behind to track down these astonishing millennia-old relics among the dusty wilds of ancient Persia. From snow-tipped northern crags to scorching southern deserts, you’ll traverse eroded volcanic …