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The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy. This is, and should be, a wake-up call—but not the kind most Americans might imagine.<p>When the history of 2014 is written, it will take note of a large fact …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Time-lapse Photography

Sony Crowdfunding New E-Paper FES Watch On Makuake (video)

Sony is currently in the process of using the Makuake crowdfunding website to gauge the interest in a new E-paper watch in the form of the Sony FES …

Bored of the rings? No more Tolkien, says Peter Jackson – but Ian McKellen suspects otherwise

Future fantasy blockbusters based on the works of JRR Tolkien are unlikely to ever hit the big screen unless the iconic author’s estate mounts a dramatic U-turn on rights, Peter Jackson has said.<p>Speaking at a press conference in London a day after the world premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the …

Misfit eyes the connected home in addition to new wearables

Misfit debuted a new (and more budget-friendly) activity tracker back in the fall, but the company has plans to tackle more than just wearables. The outfit will keeping working on its existing line of gadgets, but in the months to come, the connected home will garner attention as well -- in …

Watch-phone puts Android on your wrist watch

<b>Watch-phone puts Android on your wrist watch</b><p>Apple's assuredly entered the apple of wearables. And afterwards dozens of bootless smartwatches, can the …

Funny cat

Funny cat

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

ArduFlake: Turn Your Arduino Into the Best Gift of All!

Introduction: ArduFlake: Turn Your Arduino Into the Best Gift of All!<p>About: I'm a student, I'm a fulltime software engineer! More About engrstephens »<p>…

Razer Nabu Wearable Goes On Sale Dec. 2

Jump through a few hoops, and you can knock $20 off the cost of the wearable via Razer's preorder promotion.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but …

Robotic Hand With Arduino

Introduction: Robotic Hand With Arduino<p>About: Father of 3, husband of one, I never can stand still and I am constantly either fixing something or …

A Sleek Wristband That Can Track Seizures - MIT Technology Review

A new wristband from a startup called Empatica is built for people with epilepsy—it hopes to detect their seizures and alert family when they’re in …

Wearable Tech

Build Your Own 3D Printer Via A Weekly A Magazine Subscription For £6.99

Ever had the urge to build your own 3D Printer? If you have you might be interested in a new magazine subscription which is currently preparing to …

GoPro Developing Consumer Drones for Filmmaking

As the consumer drone market continues to grow with smaller, cheaper, easier to fly alternatives,<p>As the consumer drone market continues to grow with …

Pebble Smart Watches for iOS/Android from $80 shipped (up to 25% off)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p><b>(Update 11/27 11:40am):</b> Best Buy has the Pebble Smart Watch for <b>$79.99 shipped</b> (Reg. $100). Available in black or white.<p>Amazon …

When She’s Not Drawing The Simpsons, Liz Climo Makes Funny Animal Comics

When Liz Climo isn’t busy drawing characters and storyboards for <i>The Simpsons</i>, she’s working on her own hilarious series of animal comics which you …

In Japan, New Meme Features Cats Paired With Funny Cartoon Eyes Drawn On Paper

<i>Image via m2k</i><p><b>Japanese Twitter user</b> @Shiratamaaaa has started a new meme called the ‘Cat Montage’ or ‘Neko Montaaju’.<p><b>It began with</b> an uploaded photo …

Rio's 2016 Olympics Have Already Done One Thing Better Than London 2012

These mascots are actually kind of cute.<p>The non-human faces of Rio's 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics will be a cat that's not a cat and tree that's not a tree.<p>Unveiled early Monday, the mascots were, according to the Games' website, born from the "explosion of happiness" that occurred in Rio …

One of Sony's first 'new' ideas is a smartwatch that's all e-ink

Sony's first idea to be born out of its new built-in "venture style" plan to create new products and impress, well, you and me, is apparently a combination of its e-ink reader tech and a smartwatch device. According to people familiar with the matter, both the watch face and wristband will be …

South Korean Government Threatening Selfie Stick Retailers with $27K Fines and Jail Time

The South Korean government is threatening selfie stick retailers with fines of up to $27K and jail time over some of the group selfie products …

Pigeon dating comes to PS4, PS Vita in 2015 with Hatoful Boyfriend

<i>Hatoful Boyfriend</i>, Mediatonic's remake of a pigeon dating sim, will launch for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in the second quarter of 2015, publisher Devolver Digital announced today.<p>The game will be available for $9.99. In <i>Hatoful Boyfriend</i>, players assume the role of the last human girl alive. In …

Samsung Gear Live Smartwatch Review

Right place, wrong time<p>Of the major companies making their way into the smartwatch market, Samsung has had more experience than most. While some are …