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This Photographer Just Made $15K In One Day On Instagram

Daniel Arnold had $90.03 in his bank account on Thursday when he had a clever idea: Why not sell some photos on Instagram?<p>Arnold, a Brooklyn-based photographer, enjoys a bit of fame on the network: He was lauded by Gawker as “the best photographer on Instagram” two years ago, after getting his …

Order Pizza With Hand Motions Using Pizza Hut's New Interactive Tabletop

Acquire pizza with as little human interaction as possible.<p>Let's be real. It can be embarrassing to go to a pizza joint, walk up to the cashier, and order an extra large Hawaiian pizza with garlic bread crust and a side of extra spicy buffalo wings. But with Pizza Hut's new digital interactive …

The man who proved Stephen Hawking wrong

He grew up in grinding poverty and was forever in trouble at school. So how did Leonard Susskind become one of the world’s greatest physicists?<p>The day that Leonard Susskind decided he was not going to follow his father into the family plumbing business, his parents were appalled. “My father was a …

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Fitbit Issues Voluntary Recall For Fitbit Force Due To Skin Irritation, New Version Coming “Soon”

Fitness tracking company Fitbit has just issued a recall (and stopped sales) of their popular product the Fitbit Force, a wrist-borne activity tracker that follows their Fitbit Flex but adds a display and more advanced features. The Force was a popular item according to most estimates, and was …

Over The Past 60 Years, A Reef Island Has Grown Out Of The Sea

It is now stable and vegetated. Great job, island!<p>How old are you? Are you of retirement age yet? If so, in your lifetime, an island has been reborn, sand grain by sand grain.<p>Between 1945 and 2010, a sediment deposit in the Pacific Ocean grew to become a "fully vegetated and stable island," two …

Galaxy S5: More than just another phone to Samsung

The curtain goes up for the Galaxy S5 on Monday. Woe be to Samsung if the new flagship phone falls short of blockbuster status.<p>There's a lot riding on Samsung's Galaxy S5, and it goes beyond having the most coveted smartphone in the market.<p>The Galaxy S5, which will make its debut on Monday at …

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TV antenna maker Mohu targets cord cutters with new Channels device

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Mohu, best known for its Mohu Leaf TV antenna, is introducing a new device that combines over-the-air TV with online video …

Samsung's next Galaxy will be wet, fit, and alive

To the power of 5<p>Mere days away from its big Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress, Samsung has issued the first video teaser for the major product it'll announce in Barcelona: the next Galaxy. Anticipated to be the Korean company's new flagship phone, the Galaxy S5 still remains a mystery, but …

First Fecal Transplant Bank Opens

The Massachusetts-based company has delivered stool samples to 13 hospitals around the country.<p>A lot of people don't give a crap. But OpenBiome, a company based in Cambridge, Mass., does, quite literally. The group has opened a facility that collects stool samples from healthy, pre-screened …

A computer made a math proof the size of Wikipedia, and humans can't check it

If you thought the mathematical proofs you did in high school were long, you haven't seen the newest one out of the University of Liverpool — computer scientists Alexei Lisitsa and Boris Konev came up with a math proof that takes up a huge 13-gigabyte file, greater than all of Wikipedia's pages …

Nazis Studied Using Mosquitoes As Biological Weapons

The study confirms "the existence of an offensive biological warfare research programme in Nazi Germany."<p>In January of 1942, Heinrich Himmler ordered the opening of an entomological laboratory in the Dachau concentration camp in southeastern Germany. But why? The stated purpose of the institute was …

Samsung's Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor explained

A report citing inside sources says the upcoming smartphone will come equipped with fingerprint reading technology within the device's home button.<p>With Samsung expected to unveil its new Galaxy S5 next week, Sammobile has published a self-described explanatory report saying it's "confirmed" that …

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Russian ban on lacy lingerie meets cries of panty persecution

A trade ban on lacy lingerie has Russian consumers and their neighbors with their knickers in a twist.<p>The ban will outlaw any underwear containing less than 6 percent cotton from being imported, made, or sold in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. And it has struck a chord in societies where La Perla …