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Apple iWatch Rumors: Late 2013 Release Date Expected As 1.5-Inch Smart Watch Display Features Tested Overseas

Ever since The New York Times reported in February on Apple’s plans to create a smart wristwatch that could rival “science fiction comics and spy …

HP Slatebook x2 Tablet with Tegra 4 hands-on

Last week the folks from HP announced their latest Android tablet, one of the first devices to be powered by NVIDIA‘s Tegra 4 quad-core, and today we …

Samsung rumored to roll out fingerprint scanning on future Galaxy devices

It seems Apple isn’t the only company working on fingerprint scanning technology. It looks like Samsung is also getting into the biometrics business …

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters is Now Available on DVD, and Netflix Streaming

<i>©Gregory Crewdson</i><p>Netflix have acquired the rights to stream Ben Shapiro's excellent 77-minute documentary, <i>Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters</i>. You can …

Dubai: Stunning Dynamic Timelapse Photography

Dubai is a truly incredible city. It contains some of the most glorious skyscrapers, including the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world …

Nikon Coolpix AW110

Nikon follows up its first waterproof digital compact, the AW100, with the aptly-titled AW110.<p>Design and features<p>From the outset, it appears that …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: the next console war pits living room against cloud

Microsoft and Sony's consoles are alike, but their visions diverge<p>We think of video game consoles as being principally about, well, the games. But when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 went head-to-head in 2006, it wasn't games that truly determined the victor. What eventually drove the Xbox 360 to …

New Sea Monster Found, Rewrites Evolution?

Cretaceous-era reptile Malawania anachronus discovered in Kurdistan.<p><b>A new species of dinosaur-era sea reptile is rewriting the books on the evolution of so-called sea monsters, a new study claims. (Read "When Monsters Ruled the Deep" from National Geographic magazine.)</b><p>The newfound—and potentially …

Cloning technique produces human stem cells for the first time

Researchers say they have finally managed to use cloning technology to make human embryos and grow stem cells from them in the hopes of making perfectly matched grow-your-own tissue transplants.<p>They used a human egg cell and parts of a human skin cell to grow a very early human embryo, then …

Rat meat and Chinese food safety

<b>The latest food scandal in China - which has seen rat meat passed off as lamb - has raised more questions about food safety in the country.</b><p>It seems that barely a day goes by in China without news of yet another food safety scandal.<p>But the latest case - even by Chinese standards - was truly …

Taiwan's abandoned resort town and the future that never was

San Zhi is a futuristic resort town that never was. As <i>Design You Trust</i> reports, construction on the Taiwan site began in 1978, but was abandoned just two years later, after a series of fatal accidents. Today, all that remains are colorful, pod-shaped homes, scattered across the overgrown coastline. …

Half of Internet Traffic in North America Is Just to Watch Netflix and YouTube

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If you combine everything that you do on every website besides Netflix and YouTube — reading this …

$325,000 stem cell hamburger to be eaten soon

The race for a lab-grown meat alternative has been on for years. Modern Meadow, for example, has gone after a type of 3D-printed meat using bioprinting techniques. Dutch tissue engineer Mark Post is using stem cells to make a lab-grown hamburger, one that may be actually going down someone's gullet …

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Jacob Barnett, 14-Year-Old With Asperger's Syndrome, May Be Smarter Than Einstein

When Jacob Barnett was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. Doctors told his parents that the boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities like tying his shoe laces.<p>But they were sorely, …