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Vantablack: U.K. Firm Shows Off 'World's Darkest Material'

British engineering firm Surrey NanoSystems is showing off the latest (and blackest) version of what's described as the "world's darkest material," which it calls Vantablack. The material absorbs up to 99.965 percent of incoming radiation, including visible light and other common frequencies like …

Black Holes

13 Accidental Inventions That Changed The World

Necessity isn't always the mother of invention.<p>Lots of the things we rely on to cure our diseases, cook our meals, and sweeten our days weren't deliberately designed. Instead, they were a happy accident.<p>Read on to see how society-shaping inventions — from Coca-Cola to penicillin and the microwave …

Inventions

Facebook Messenger For Android Gets Improved Photo And Video Sharing

Facebook’s dedicated Messenger app for Android now offers the features that hit the iOS app earlier this week, including quick access to photo and video sharing in the same window as your current conversation. The update also adds quick access to media on your camera roll, as well as single-tap …

Pocket-Size Adventure Tools

Five incredible gadgets for big adventure in the palm of your hand.<p>Outdoor Tech Buckshot Speaker<p>This water-resistant Bluetooth blaster is wrapped in grippy, shock-absorbing rubber and comes with a handlebar mount. It's only as large as a roll of quarters but still packs a mighty punch. Bonus: a …

Don’t Tap the White Tile is just the latest hit to prove no one really understands mobile gaming

Candy Crush Saga developer King is paying for Farm Heroes Saga commercials on television in an effort to boost the sim game’s mobile downloads here in the United States. Meanwhile, a game known as Piano Tiles on iOS and Don’t Tap The White Tile on Android, is the most-downloaded game for both …

Tres Leches Cake Cones

Our family tradition is to make Snow Cream on powdery winter days. There's something about its sweet, creamy flavor that reminds me of Tres Leches …

Huawei hits record sales despite security fears

The year of the snake was a good for one for Huawei. The Chinese phone builder became the world's third-biggest phone manufacturer on the back of record sales and flourishing profits in 2013, despite resistance to the company's expansion in other parts of the world.<p>Reporting its results for 2013, …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

HTC's next One leaks again in all-angle photo shoot

HTC's upcoming successor to the One, codenamed M8, has been a leaky ship while sailing to its March 25th launch. But the latest set of photos from a Chinese Weibo site leave nothing to the imagination, showing a possible China Mobile retail model from nearly all sides. Of interest are the speaker …

Sochi 2014: 10 high contrast shots at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

The Winter Olympics are immensely colourful, but sometimes you don’t need much colour to make a beautiful picture. Here are 10 examples of images which excel on account of the simple contrast between light and dark

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

The pyramid is in the news this week after overblown reports about its "discovery."<p>Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago have been studying the 4,600-year-old stone structure …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

10 Things We Love About Nashville | Epicurious.com | Epicurious.com

<i>The Entrance to Pinewood Social</i><p><i>Pinewood Social</i><p><b>1. Epicurious: What's the best restaurant for a first date?</b><p><i>Max Goldberg:</i> Benjamin's been married for a …

The 10 Affirmations All Women Should Tell Themselves Every Morning

I used to be the type of person who scoffed at this hippie-dippie type of writing. I thought it was for people who needed to have their hands held …

Everything You Need To Know About Samsung's Galaxy S5

In addition to the hints Samsung's executive vice president Lee Young Hee gave to Bloomberg in an interview, there are a handful of other rumors and bits of informed speculation about what the phone will be able to do.<p>Here's what we know so far.<p>Or, at least, that's what Hee called the device in his …

Phones

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Photography

Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …

5 Dating Apps To Help You Find Love

As we spent more hours on handheld devices, these dating apps are hoping to help you find mobile love.

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Editor's Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is Terrible: Here’s a …

C.J. Spiller returns to Bills After Family Tragedy | BSO

NFL News<p>September 2, 2013September 2, 2013 Buffalo Bills, C, C.J. Spiller, J. Spiller Grandfather<p>C.J. Spiller has returned to The Buffalo Bills, …

With Nymi Wristband, Your Heartbeat Unlocks Your Devices

Could be convenient<p>Here's a twist on knowing thy heart. A startup is looking to manufacture a wristband that recognizes its wearer by his or her heartbeat. The wristband, called Nymi, then communicates with wearers' other devices—laptops, tablets, smartphones—to unlock them when their owners pick …

Two second mobile time? Google says it’s vital to success

When it comes to browsing on the Internet, the greater population has the patience of a reasonably sized gnat. While extended loading times on the …

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The Quiet Mobile Giant: With 300M Active Users, WhatsApp Adds Voice Messaging

WhatsApp, a tiny startup with a very basic idea, boring design and lots of competition, has somehow managed to connect up most of the world. And …

Apps

Rosie's Buttermilk Biscuits

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Baird of SprinkleBakes lets us in on her grandmother's secrets for making perfect buttermilk biscuits.</i><p>As a child, my grandparents' farm was my favorite place on …

Google brings ‘Find my iPhone’-like service to Android

The Android Device Manager will show a location, and give options to ring or wipe the phone.<p>Forgetful and unlucky Android phone and tablet owners will be happy to hear that their lost or stolen devices will now be trackable with a free service much like Apple's "Find my iPhone."<p>The Android Device …

Trakdot luggage tracker now shipping

Remember that luggage tracking device we did a hands-on with back at CES? Well, now you can finally get your own hands around it. Trakdot Luggage has just started shipping. The little box auto-transmits its location via quad-band GSM chip and triangulation, letting you know where your toiletries …