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A.I smartwatch is also a standalone Android smartphone (updated)

Smartwatches sure are multiplying faster than rabbits. One of the newest devices hoping to make it to market is the A.I Watch: a companion gadget that's also a standalone Android phone, similar to a Chinese creation we saw in August. According to its developers, you can use the A.I Watch to make …

50 Cents 4 Lessons For Success In Business & In Life

Success comes from seeking an advantage in each and every encounter, here the US rapper <i>50 Cent</i> offers indispensable advice on how to win.<p>‘The …

James Bond’s Lotus submarine heads to auction

The auction lot number has not yet been released, but “007” seems a fitting choice.<p>The fully functioning Lotus Esprit submarine piloted by James Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me has been consigned by RM Auctions for its coming sale in London this September.<p>The car, which was nicknamed Wet Nellie on the …

James Bond

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

At the end of every quarter the Sifter will highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check …

How Clutter Affects Your Brain (and What You Can Do About It)

A few years ago, I worked at a web design agency as a product manager. The part of the job I loved the most was working on product with our design …

Minimalism

Why Living in a City Makes You More Innovative

Scientists say population density promotes creativity. Photo courtesy of Flickr user caribb<p>I’d be the first to concede that the image of Archimedes …

Why Do We Yawn and Why Is It Contagious?

Humans yawn from their earliest days–even babies still inside the womb can yawn. Photo by Flickr user Björn Rixman<p>Snakes and fish do it. Cats and …

When Choirs Sing, Many Hearts Beat As One

We open our hymnals to Hymn 379, and we begin to sing. "God is Love, let heav'n adore him / God is Love, let earth rejoice ..."<p>Lifting voices together in praise can be a transcendent experience, unifying a congregation in a way that is somehow both fervent and soothing. But is there actually a …

Solar Impulse ends journey early due to rip in wing

The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plane that made an unprecedented trip across America, finished the last leg of its flight early because of a rip in its wing.<p>Solar Impulse co-founder and CEO Andre Borschberg landed the plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York at 11:09 p.m. on …

Miami's Top Hotels

From a seaside oasis to a chic playground, the accommodations here offer something for everyone<p>From a seaside oasis to a chic playground, the accommodations here offer something for everyone

Solar plane: Making clean tech sexy, adventurous

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In noisy, energetic New York City, the pilots of a spindly plane that looks more toy than jet hope to grab attention in a surprising way: By being silent and consuming little energy.<p>This revolutionary solar-powered plane is about to end a slow and symbolic journey across America …

Obama's limo: Heavy armor, blood bank, night vision

President Barack Obama is looking for a new ride.<p>Not that his current limousine – dubbed “The Beast” or “Cadillac One” – isn’t faring well, but it’s a 2009 model, which he takes wherever he travels, and the Department of Homeland Security says it’s time for an upgrade.<p>Designed to look like a 2008 …

Android Lost helps you recover your lost phone or wipe data from it

Android Lost is an easy to use app which allows you to find your phone or to remove sensitive data from it in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.<p>The app is easy to use, and the web interface provides a lot of useful features, without much of a learning process necessary. Of …

The world’s new largest building is four times the size of Vatican City

China just cut the ribbon on the world’s new largest building.<p>The New Century Global Center, which recently opened in Chendgu, China, is 328 feet high, 1,640 feet long, and 1,312 feet wide. That’s roughly 20 times the size of Sydney’s legendary Opera House, four times the size of Vatican City, and …

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GE just invented the first “internet of things” device you’ll actually want to own

If you’ve always wanted to be able to check, from anywhere in the world, exactly how many eggs are in your fridge at home, the Egg Minder is for you. Sure, it sounds silly. Do we really need an internet-connected device and companion smartphone app to tell us something so inessential? But it’s no …

Internet of Things

Major Android App Vulnerability Unearthed

A vulnerability that could affect 99 percent of the world’s Android-powered phones and tablets has been unearthed within the Google-owned platform. Since more than 900 million Android devices have been activated, we’re filing this in the ‘major vulnerability’ folder.<p>Bluebox Security says it found …