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Klinker Apps’ Blur is like Google Now Launcher, only better

Klinker Apps, best known for apps such as Talon and EvolveSMS, brings us a brand new launcher that essentially takes the Google Now Launcher experience to the next level. Simply put, Blur is a launcher that is built upon Google’s own launcher but gives more control to the end-user.<p>When you swipe to …

Smart IR Remote gets updated, makes it easy to control your TV via Google Now

Out of the box, Google Now offers an excellent voice-driven experience that makes it easy to open apps, set reminders and so much more. For those willing to do some tinkering, this experience can be greatly widened beyond this thanks to apps like Tasker. This includes just about anything under the …

Where have the student fans gone?

If he weren't set to break Nebraska's all-time receiving record this season, Kenny Bell knows exactly how he'd be enjoying college football games this fall.<p>And it wouldn't be at the stadium.<p>"It's way easier to sit on your couch in your underwear and sit on Twitter," Bell said. "Then when there's a …

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10 Facts About Aspirin

<b>This story originally appeared in print in the August issue of mental_floss magazine. Subscribe to our print edition here, and our iPad edition …

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Kobe Bryant Reveals Competitive Fire, Unique Kindness in Untold Stories

LOS ANGELES — <i>What's he really like?</i><p>That kind of question is the entire premise of the paparazzi and the springboard for all of reality television.<p>We live in an era when we demand more inside information than ever about the rich and famous, yet someone who has been one of the world's most prominent …

See-through cells to turn windows into solar panels

A film that lets in light when placed over windows, but also generates solar power, has been developed by a team of chemical engineers.<p>The …

Tibetans 'developed genetic mutation’ to help them survive on roof of the world

The iron-lung fitness of Tibetans living on the world’s highest plateau has baffled scientists for decades, but new study reveals how they evolved to survive<p>The extraordinary ability of Tibetans to thrive at high altitudes with low oxygen levels could be explained by a genetic mutation, according …

Bizarre-looking fossil has finally been identified

This strange fossil – a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head that’s difficult to distinguish from its tail – has been linked with a group …

Mutant "Blond" Penguin Spotted in Antarctica

LeBron, sons pitch in on Akron home rehab

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James and his two sons are getting their hands dirty in helping to rehab a house in the NBA star's Akron hometown.<p>James …

Scientists Eavesdrop Through Soundproof Glass

Boffins at MIT, Microsoft and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can bring audio to silent videos by reading vibrations that are not visible to the naked eye on objects.<p>In one example, the team was able to recover “intelligible speech” from a video thanks to vibrations that a voice made on a …

Robotic exosuit gives shipbuilders a strength boost

It seems like it's only a matter of time until the industrial robotic exosuit appears, with first Panasonic and now Daewoo prototypes in development. In fact, Daewoo looks to be a step ahead, having already tested its prototype suits at its Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering facility in Okpo-dong, …

Guardians of the Galaxy a Major Victory for August, Surprise Hit With Women

<i>Editor's Note: "Guardians of the Galaxy" goes gangbusters, female breakaway from the Sinister Six, surprise showings in theaters, and the myth of Tom</i> …

Experimental drug likely saved Ebola patients

On Thursday, Dr. Kent Brantly thought he was going to die.<p>It was the ninth day since the American missionary worker came down sick with Ebola in Liberia.<p>His condition worsening by the minute, Brantly called his wife to say goodbye.<p>Thankfully, the call was premature.<p>Brantly is back on his feet -- …

Change Your Hair Color By Etching Nano-Patterns Into Each Strand

In a weirdly serious bit of hair research, engineers have figured out how to change hair color without an ounce of hair dye. The only catch? You need …

Genetic disorders: 'It is devastating to watch your child lose every ability'

Lewis was fine until the age of two-and-a-half. A lively toddler, brilliant at sports, he gave his parents no cause for concern. But then began a decline that was both swift and brutal. At first he began to limp. Then one morning his legs gave way. He began to have fits. Six months later he was …

Science Is Not Democratic

And it’s not supposed to be. When that happens we start burning books, burning witches and making some very bad decisions. We’re not there yet, but we are seeing a very worrisome trend.<p>President Obama touched on this very subject while speaking to the League of Conservation Voters’ Capital Dinner …

Taste For Rare, Wild Pangolin Is Driving The Mammal To Extinction

Traditional Chinese medicine holds that the scales of a pangolin, a small ant-eating mammal, are "cool" and "salty." Eating those scales, the TCM thinking goes, may help expel wind, reduce swelling and boost lactation. But pangolin scales also seem to induce something far less beneficial: …

Mankind Is Getting Ready To Turn Over Most Decisions To Robots

"In such a future —perhaps a mere fifty years from now — the planet will be completely filled with cognitive and intelligent systems, which will intervene in all aspects of biological life, and humans will be influenced every moment by the decisions these machines make automatically," Alexandre …

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Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee run across the globe.<p>10 Photos13 hours agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>Wear …

Breguet "Marine Hora Mundi, Worldtime" in 18KYG | Passions Watch Exchange - Singapore 2nd Hand Watch Dealer

Movement<p>Mech. auto winding movt. Ca.563, 25jewels with 38hrs reserve. Decorated with Cotes de Geneva. Signed & numbered.<p>Dimensions<p>38mm X 46mm X …

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