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Can an app help you be a better person?

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Between scales that tweet your weight loss progress and apps that track your running times, it’s clear there’s a desire for …

Want to connect your home? Here are 3 devices that will give you the most bang for your buck

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Since I’ve taken on the internet of things beat here at GigaOM I’m trying to test, buy and learn about as many connected …

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Warrior Web from DARPA aims to boost muscles, reduce fatigue and injury

The U.S. Military's dabbled with full-on robotic suits in the past, but it's now looking at a less convoluted, more energy-efficient approach. A …

Children transcribe ancient texts in citizen science project

Would you eat test-tube meat?

This week we've seen a pilotless passenger-plane hit the British skies, the last barrier to human cloning be breached, and we've found a large cache …

Official Teaser Trailer - Batman: Arkham Origins

Face-Off: Metro: Last Light

Xbox 360<p>PlayStation 3<p>PC<p>Disc Size<p>6.0GB<p>6.6GB<p>Steam Download<p>Install<p>6.0GB (optional)<p>2.9GB (mandatory)<p>8.5GB (mandatory)<p>Surround Support<p>Dolby Digital<p>Dolby …

Gaming

The secret to hoppiness: What does "hoppy" really mean?

Jack Hornady<p><b>If IBUs don’t actually reflect bitterness, and hop flavors can go from pine to pineapple, what does it really mean to call a beer hoppy?</b> …

Flavors

Wi-Fi at 30,000 Feet

On May 9th, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission said they’re planning on auctioning the right to use new airwaves that would improve …

Telecoms

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Star Wars: Episode IV Opening Sequence Recreated In Minecraft

People have done some pretty amazing things in Minecraft and now someone has recreated the first five minutes of Star Wars completely in Minecraft. …

Star Wars

The Right Way To Calculate Dog's Age

Image: Annette Shaff/Shutterstock<p>The old way of multiplying a dog's age in human years by 7 is just not cutting it anymore. To get at your dog's true …

Thermal invisibility cloak in first demonstration

<b>Researchers have built and tested a form of invisibility cloak that can hide objects from heat.</b><p>Similar cloaking efforts are underway to make objects invisible to light and even sound waves, but this is the first device to work with heat.<p>The prototype, to be outlined in Physical Review Letters, …

Engineering

How Tabasco Sauce is made

I am a committed Tabasco Sauce fiend. It is neither too hot, nor too mild, nor too vinegary -- I put it on pretty much everything. I'd use it for …

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Keyprop, A Clever Key-Shaped Smartphone Stand

Keyprop is a very clever key-shaped smartphone stand that fits on a key chain. The stand works with most smartphones by mounting to the phone’s …

Beamcaster blasts the internet along lasers through the open air

Using only beams of light, a new networking hub is able to distribute gigabit internet to a receiver as far as 18 feet away, reports <i>Ars Technica</i>. Earlier this week, RiT Technologies unveiled its Beamcaster networking unit, which operates using a similar principal to fiber optics — that information …

Ubisoft working with Kaspersky Lab to make Watch Dogs' hacking more true to life

Upcoming third-person action game <i>Watch Dogs</i> is set in a near-future environment modeled on Chicago, a city that's overseen by computers that can be manipulated. And while the game has some instances of fantastical hacking perpetrated by main character Aiden Pearce, Ubisoft's creative team is also …