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Go, Go Gadget Tires: These Concept Tires Transform to Tackle Any Terrain

Hankook Tire just showed off the results of its Design Innovation Project, a biannual daydream challenge to come up with the wildest, most futuristic tire concepts imaginable. This year’s winners are amazingly sci-fi: morphing, transforming tires that change with the terrain to drive on pavement, …

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Today is 11/12/13, the last date this century with three consecutive numbers

It all started with the price of hotdogs.<p>In 1978 baseball fan Ron Gordon, incensed that hotdogs at the San Francisco Giants baseball stadium went up a nickel, started a campaign to have their price reduced. His fight was successful and attracted national press coverage.<p>Later, in September 1981, Ron …

50-foot circle of ice found spinning in North Dakota river

A vast circle of ice has been found slowly rotating in North Dakota's Sheyenne river. Perfectly circular ice disks form on outer bends of rivers, where faster-running currents break chunks of surface ice away during cold weather. The rotational shear of the river's current pulls chunks of ice …

Redonkulously Strange

Holy badunkadunk!!! How have you not been approached by every rapper in the world to appear in one of their videos? Do you realize how much money you …

How Google manages over 40,000 Macs…without much help from Apple

During a talk at the LISA ’13 conference in Washington D.C earlier this month, a couple members from Google’s Macintosh Operations team explained how the company has been forced to develop its own set of tools to manage its fleet of roughly 43,000 Macs. The reason, according to Google engineers …

CyanogenMod Installer Removed From Google Play Store

A couple of weeks ago the CyanogenMod team launched CyanogenMod Installer on the Google Play Store, the app allows you to replace you existing …

Gaming’s next revolution will be live streamed, and the PS4 has a nice lead - http://tcrn.ch/IhX2m0

Report: NSA Considered Revealing Porn Habits To Discredit Radicals

I feel like when people freak out about the unknown threat of mass government surveillance, they’re secretly worried a clandestine agent will reveal their naughty web-surfing habits to friends and family. Today, that fear was revealed. At least for suspected terrorists.<p>The Huffington Post* reports …

Follow live the countdown to Comet ISON's destiny with the sun

With Comet ISON getting closer to the Sun by the minute, NASA has set up a Google Hangout to follow the event live.<p>You can join it here, between 7PM and 9:30PM CET<p>The Hangout description reads: “NASA scientists will answer your questions LIVE on air here on Google+, in the YouTube comments section …

Cigarettes could get plain packaging by 2015 after government U-turn

Cigarettes could be sold only in plain packets after a government U-turn on a major public health policy that previously appeared to have been dropped.<p>In a surprise move the coalition is set to give ministers the power to introduce the policy, although actual implementation will be subject to an …

Ming the clam was not the only really ancient living thing on Earth

Ming the clam had seen things that you or I could only ever dream of. As possibly the oldest living creature on the planet, Ming had seen empires rise and fall. He saw wars and revolutions and societal rebirths. He saw man shake free of its home and voyage into the unforgiving darkness of space. …

Venice's canals now navigable via Google's Street View

Venice captured by Google Street View after employees tramp round lagoon city with giant cameras on their backs<p>It entailed months of tramping over dozens of stone bridges, squeezing down narrow passageways and navigating canals by gondola, but the magic of Venice has finally been captured by Google …

The US can lock up hackers, but it can't crush their spirit

Why is the US sending some of its best young minds to jail? On Friday Jeremy Hammond, a 28-year-old digital activist from Chicago, will learn how many years he is to serve for participating in the 2011 hack of the private security firm Stratfor. "I believe in the power of the truth," said Hammond, …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

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10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

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The Russian Style Evolution

I have no idea how, but even in Soviet times, Russians knew everything about international fashion—we just couldn’t get our hands on it. Our country was completely closed off. Even if you had money, you couldn’t buy designer labels because the stores didn’t carry them. So, following the latest …

Gold turns £27,800 into £1m

Gold has achieved a staggering 3,500pc return since 1970, a new report has found<p>If you were an early investor in gold and have stuck by the precious metal for the past 43 years you will have made a small fortune.<p>A new report, released today by the Centre for Economics & Business Research and …

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City Diary: Supermarket shame as Very Worst Tesco reports go viral

Remember the Twitter account dedicated to exposing the shabby state of the WHSmith carpets? Now it’s Tesco’s turn to feel what a corporate complaint going viral on social media feels like.<p>One customer is so angry at the state of their local Tesco in Haggerston, east London, that they have this week …

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How Your Boss Can Snoop On You NSA-Style

When you make personal calls at work, employers can figure who you are talking to, how often you call and how long you stay on the line. Is such ability simply good management oversight, or creepy extension of NSA-style snooping into the workplace?<p>I began to wonder after receiving an email from …

Scientists discover method of charging phones with microwaves

Researchers from Duke University say Wi-Fi signals could be “harvested” to charge phones in areas without access to power<p>Scientists have discovered a way of charging a mobile phone by converting microwaves into an electrical current.<p>According to the team from Duke University, North Carolina, in …

Apple iWatch to launch in two sizes as his and hers models are rumoured | Trusted Reviews

<b>Apple is reportedly working on two Apple Watch launches, with the much mooted timepiece tipped to land in both his and hers sizes.</b><p>While Apple has yet …

Android 4.4 KitKat heading to Nexus 7 and 10 starting today

Google has just announced that Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 owners will wait no longer for their upgrade to Android 4.4, as the OTA update is starting today. To be clear, however, the new code is only rolling to WiFi-only 7-inch slates, so folks owning tablets with mobile data will have to wait. Naturally, …

7 hidden features in Microsoft Outlook.com

Outlook.com replaced Hotmail earlier this year. Here are some of the features you probably didn't know about<p>In May 2013, Microsoft finally killed off Hotmail and transferred all of its accounts to Outlook.com. While most of the basic functionality remained the same, Microsoft added a slew of new …

The Continental: Gears for Your Gears, a Sublime Mercedes, and Cross These Droptops Off Your List

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p>There’s a nine-speed automatic up there somewhere . . .<p>Recently, supplier …

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