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Your face on your espresso? Highlights from tech show

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine staring deep into the foam of your favorite espresso drink and seeing a face looking back at you. Or how about using the …

Jokes

How to wear blue in the summertime

I’ve never understood why blue represents cold. Doesn’t it make everyone think of clear skies and deep seas and happy summers? Well, that and Duncan James, obviously. But that’s a whole different matter.<p>The designers obviously agree with me (about the summer thing, not the Duncan thing) because …

Eggs

Funeral set in Charleston for slain member of black church

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — After much thought and prayer, DePayne Middelton-Doctor decided in January to return to her childhood roots and attend the …

South Carolina

Tougher encryption guidelines close a back door for NSA spies

The US' National Institute of Standards and Technology is more than a little worried that its encryption guideilnes have been creating back doors for spies, and it's changing its tune in order to plug those security holes. The agency is no longer recommending an NSA-backed number randomization …

China Mobile's 4G User Reacceleration Is Positive For Apple

After seeing its 4G subscriber growth slow substantially in April to 10.1 million new customers (which of course any other company would love to have) China Mobile reported that it added 17.2 million subscribers in May. This is positive for Apple since China is a major growth driver for the iPhone. …

China

Uber's latest service takes you across continents in a speed boat

Never mind using ridesharing services to get across cities -- Uber wants to take you across continents. The company has launched a permanent version of its UberBoat service in Istanbul that shuttles you between Asia and Europe (that is, both sides of the city) in a speed boat. It'll cost you at …

Solar plane departure from Japan for Hawaii postponed

A solar-powered plane carrying no fuel has postponed its departure from central Japan for Hawaii due to worse than expected weather conditions.<p>Swiss pilot and project co-founder said the weather window for the flight early Wednesday had disappeared. After analyzing conditions, the decision was made …

Ice Formations - Photographs and text by Ryota Kajita | LensCulture

<i>Ice Formations</i> captured natural ice formations on ponds, lakes, and rivers in Fairbanks, Alaska. Many of these are frozen bubbles of gases like methane or carbon dioxide trapped under ice. When lake and river water freezes, it turns into ice slowly from the surface and traps the gases. The bubbles …

Carbon Dioxide

The 10 Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Katy Perry, Taylor Hill, and More

This week’s best beauty Instagrams offer more than a few good reasons to head to the coast in favor of activity-fueled adventurist pursuits. The Grecian isles found <b>Sofía Sanchez de Betak</b> hitting the high seas on a stand-up paddle board—which may be the best way to take in the tranquil, rugged …

Changing Views: The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar - Photographs and text by Jamey Stillings | LensCulture

I am fascinated by the visual energy and tension created at the intersections of nature and human activity. Uniquely as a species, we consciously modify and use the environment for our perceived needs or enjoyment. Sometimes we consider the future consequences of our actions. More often, we focus …

Photography