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Samsung mocks iPhone’s lack of waterproofing w/ Galaxy S5 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video

With just about everyone in the tech industry getting in on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS (including Apple’s own Tim Cook and Dr. Dre), Samsung decided it would also be an appropriate time to mock the iPhone and others in the process.<p>The latest video posted to Samsung’s …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs appear in AnTuTu benchmark

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one of the most anticipated Android products waiting in the wings, but we’ve not heard too much about the future smartphone’s hardware so far. Fortunately, the Note 4 has just shown up on the AnTuTu benchmark database. In fact, two version of the device have suddenly …

Phones

Head and neck cancer survival varies by race - Futurity

Survival rates for African-Americans with head and neck cancer have not improved in the last 40 years, report researchers.

Cancer

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Regenerate Teeth With Lasers.

<i>This post originally appeared on</i> Business Insider.<p>Using lasers to regenerate and grow body parts sounds like science fiction, but researchers have …

Lawmakers Are Worried About Uber Undercutting Cab Drivers, but They’re OK With Driverless Cars

As cit­ies and states con­tin­ue to crack down on pop­u­lar ride­share ser­vices, in part over labor con­cerns, law­makers see no con­tra­dic­tion in …

T-Mobile's next press event suspiciously located where Amazon may launch a 3D phone

T-Mobile may have outed itself as one of the U.S. carriers that will sell the new Amazon phone, which — by all reports — will be introduced at an event in Seattle June 18.<p>The “Un-carrier” had scheduled its own press event down in Los Angeles on the same day, June 18, leading some to wonder if the …

This Is The Face Tracking Tech Powering Amazon’s New 3D Smartphone

Rumor has it – and we’ve confirmed – that Amazon will launch its first smartphone on June 18. The device will be unique in the marketplace thanks to its ability to deliver 3D effects courtesy of four front-mounted IR cameras. What wasn’t known is how Amazon planned to scan our faces to handle the …

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

Pop duo t.A.T.u. reportedly performing at Sochi Winter Olympics

t.A.T.u., the duo famous for their faux-lesbian hit All The Things She Said, are reportedly performing at the Sochi winter games<p>t.A.T.u., the Russian pop duo whose faux lesbianism wooed the world charts in the early 2000s, will reportedly participate in tonight's opening ceremony of the Sochi …

Sochi 2014 opening ceremony: Which world leaders will be staying away?

Putin's allies, including Chinese president and Turkey's Erdogan have accepted, while Obama, Cameron, and Merkel have declined<p><b>Follow our Winter Olympics 2014 live blog</b><p>With just hours to go before the opening of this year's Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, the full list of world leaders in attendance …

Russia

Feds Pulled Someone Out Of A Movie For Wearing Google Glass

It wasn't the FBI involved, as originally reported elsewhere, but turned out to be the Department of Homeland Security.<p>A report first appearing on <i>The Gadgeteer</i> sounded like a hoax: a reader told the site they'd been been approached by the Feds for wearing Google Glass in an Ohio movie theater (and …

Google Glass

Sight and sound are out of sync in kids with autism - Futurity

Children with autism spectrum disorders have trouble processing information from their eyes and their ears simultaneously, which can affect social …

Y Combinator Announces Female Founders Conference To Offer Startup Guidance

Y Combinator, a major Silicon Valley accelerator, announced that they are holding a Female Founders Conference that aims to bring women together to discuss their entrepreneurial journey in tech. The event, to be held on March 1 at YC’s Mountain View campus, is a one-day event hosted by YC’s female …

What Apple Versus Samsung Means For The Future Of Innovation

On November 21, 2013, a jury ruled that Samsung owed Apple more than $290 million in additional damages in its patent infringement lawsuit. This case–one in an ongoing series of trials–brought the total awards to Apple to about $930 million. A jury last year had already ruled that Samsung had …

CES 2014: Finally, An iPhone Stun Gun [Video]

Thieves beware<p>The Yellow Jacket is the thing you probably didn't know you needed (and maybe still don't need but would like to see a video of): a combination iPhone case and stun gun. Put in your iPhone 4 or 4S--and, soon, iPhone 5--then power up the case and send some voltage to the bad person …

Guns

Elephants right at home sharing turf with humans - Futurity

Sharing space with humans doesn’t necessarily contribute to population decline among endangered species, according to a study with African forest …

Wildlife

Elephant shark genome offers a few surprises - Futurity

Researchers have sequenced the genome of the elephant shark, a fish with a snout that resembles the end of an elephant's trunk.

How Cuddling Saves Tiny Babies

Babies are less obvious creatures than they seem. Yes, their list of demands is short and straightforward: they need food, sleep and frequent diaper …

Burning Trash With Water [Video]

Astronauts on board the International Space Station study the strange properties of supercritical water.<p>Burn baby burn. Today, we use water to put out fires. But what if we could use it for the opposite effect? Astronaut researchers on the International Space Station are experimenting with water …

Space

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Neurology

Myths about how the brain works have no place in the classroom

There is a shortage of rigorous research into teaching methods, and results are poorly disseminated among teachers<p>Are you left-brained or right-brained? Are you more creative or rational? You can find out easily enough – there are myriad online tests that will help you find your dominant hemisphere.<p>…