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Li Ka-Shing invests $23m into fake eggs. No yolk

On one level, it's a picture of a guy making scrambled eggs. But it provides a window onto a much bigger story.<p>In the photo on the right, Li Ka-Shing …

Netflix mocks Amazon Prime Air with hilarious 'Drone 2 Home' video

Netflix's not-Qwikster DVD-by-mail business doesn't get the same amount of attention as the company's streaming arm, but as this video (embedded after the break) shows, it still has some imagination. Dug up by <i>Hacking Netflix</i>, the Drone 2 Home demo video imagines Netflix's famous red envelopes being …

Not all catchers favor proposed rule

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Even as baseball officials are finalizing a new rule designed to protect catchers from home plate collisions, they are hearing …

Analysis: Audi A3 “Luxury Car Abstinence” Commercial Is Terrible – Feature

When I first viewed this video, I thought it was the winner of a parody commercial contest. Instead of mocking a competitor’s real advertisement, (as with Jaguar’s swipe at the Mercedes “Chicken”commercial), it parodies a fictitious social phenomenon that supposedly afflicts first time luxury-car …

Luxury Cars

Joel Osteen’s gay problem: The religious right is history if he can’t solve it

Evangelicals need to tone down their views to stay relevant. The slick Houston pastor is showing them how it’s done<p>Joel Osteen has a problem, one that all Evangelicals in the U.S. are facing. The anti-gay position of mainstream Christianity has fallen out of favor with the public. Every reputable …

On its birthday, Siri’s U.S. voice actress revealed, ‘I had no idea I would be on the iPhone’

An Atlanta woman has come forward to CNN as the U.S. voice of Siri, the built-in “personal assistant” first introduced in the iPhone 4S. Susan Bennett says she first discovered that her voice was being used on Apple’s smartphones when a friend emailed her and asked if it was her voice on the iPhone …

Mercedes shows 'Granturismo of the seas' yacht form in Monaco

A year after showing off its extraterrestrial, 46.2-foot yacht concept, Mercedes-Benz Style and Silver Arrows Marine have a revealed a two-meter mock-up of the watercraft's final exterior, along with detailed interior design renderings. Unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show going on right now, the boat …

See a speed test between every iPhone model ever made

Years later, the original iPhone is a bit like the "little gadget that could" in some head-to-head tests with its successors.<p>Logic and Moore's Law would seem to dictate that the newly released iPhone 5S should blow the original iPhone from seven years ago out of the water when it comes to which …

Mobile Technology

Meet the new M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5 rally car

Cheap, fast and fun. Could this be the future of rally cars?<p>Got about eight minutes to spare? Take a ride with Henry Catchpole of EVO as he shows us what it's like to drive the new Ford Fiesta R5 rally car on public streets. Made by M Sport, the Fiesta R5 weighs the same as a WRC car and is nearly …

Cadillac Elmiraj Concept

The future of Cadillac's Art & Science design language.<p>Design themes, particularly those as radical as Cadillac’s initial razor-edged Art & Science (A&S) motif, typically enjoy a half-life of just a few years. Rooted in the 1999 Evoq concept and influencing production models from the 2003 CTS sedan …

Area 51 and its purpose declassified: No UFOs, but lots of U-2 spy planes

A newly declassified CIA history from 20 years ago spills the story about Nevada's Area 51 and its secret mission — which was not to study UFOs, but to test the U-2 and other spy planes.<p>The CIA's story about the legendary test site is contained in "The Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead …

Paranormal

Top Best 11 Gadgets For Home Controlled by Smartphone

Today’s smartphones let you do all sorts of ingenious things and the phone function is the least interesting one. You can do your shopping from your …

Florence tomb opened in quest to find 'Mona Lisa'

<b>Scientists in the Italian city of Florence have opened a tomb to extract DNA they hope will identify the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.</b><p>The tomb contains the family of Lisa Gherardini, a silk merchant's wife who is believed to have sat for the artist.<p>It is hoped DNA will help to identify …

“Pastafarian” wins right to wear strainer on government ID

It’s not the first time a government has recognized the religion’s sieve-sporting practices<p>In some countries, cooking is like a religion. In the Czech Republic, it apparently is.<p>Lukas Novy, a Czech "Pastafarian," has legally won the right to wear a spaghetti strainer in his official government ID …

5 ways fundamentalists are trying to sneak creationism into public schools

Urging teachers to conflate Darwinism with other controversies is just one of their most popular tactics<p>Evolution is the linchpin of modern biology. Young people who don’t understand it are missing out on an entire range of educational and career opportunities. Certain professional fields can be …

Vet finds out what your dog experiences in a parked car on a sunny day

"Never leave your pet in a parked car on a warm day." We've all heard that phrase hundreds of times, and 14 states have statutes that specifically prohibit leaving an animal in confined vehicle, yet countless dogs will still die this summer at the hands of senseless owners who fail to heed the …

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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Woz: This is not my America

Stopped by Latin American tech journalists at an airport, the Apple co-founder says that after the NSA revelations, he questions his own government and wonders whether it's behaving like a king.<p>As the passions and justifications swirl around the revelations concerning the NSA, the rest of the world …

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Human-Powered Helicopter Team May Have Won Sikorsky Prize

The Canadian team known as AeroVelo is suspiciously quiet after yesterday's flight with their human powered helicopter that ended with the following …

PS4's Price And Policies Humiliate Microsoft's Xbox One At E3

For the past few years, people have accused E3 of becoming a rather dull affair. Companies show their games, fans support whoever they’re most loyal to, and journalists are forced to give press conferences silly report card grades. Rinse and repeat.<p>But not this year. In over a decade of watching E3 …

X3 Helicopter Sets Speed Record At Nearly 300 MPH

Hervé Jammayrac knows fast.<p>The Eurocopter test pilot set a new speed record for helicopters last week, achieving 255 knots (293 mph) in the …

Snowden Speaks: 'I'm Neither Traitor Nor Hero. I'm an American.'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old former defense contractor who leaked National Security Agency …

The Top 5 Things You Didn't Know the Government Knows About You

Reactions to the news this week that the National Security Agency has been secretly collecting phone and online data on millions of Americans have featured a mix of anxiety and outrage over the scary Big Brother tactics used in this "astounding" new scandal.<p>A smaller subset of commentators have …

Call of Duty: Ghost’s underwater guns actually work in real life

I know exactly what you’re thinking. I thought it, too.<p>Activision showed us the underwater firefight sequence from their incoming first-person shooter/blockbuster, Call of Duty: Ghosts, at a special pre-E3 event last month. After watching a half-dozen frogmen gunned down with assault rifles in open …

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German railways deploys surveillance drones

A fleet of miniature helicopter drones mounted with thermal imaging cameras will be deployed to combat graffiti-spraying gangs on the German railway network.<p>The drones, which fly at an altitude of 150 yards, will be used at graffiti 'hotspots' such as the big <b>German</b> cities of Berlin, Leipzig, …

Deutsche Bahn

Instagram reportedly mass-deleting seemingly-random accounts for ‘violation of terms’ (Updated 2x: accounts being restored, Instagram blames glitch)

<i>UPDATE: Some users are reporting that their accounts have been restored following the deletion earlier this evening. We’re still waiting on an official response from Instagram.</i><p><i>UPDATE 2: Instagram has responded with the following comment.</i><p>A small percentage of users could not access their accounts …

This Incredible Full Scale Lego X-Wing Is the Largest Model In History

This is truly unbelievable: Lego has built a <i>1:1 scale model</i> of the X-Wing fighter using an astounding <i>5,335,200 bricks!</i> It's as big as the real thing, …

Samsung Galaxy S4 edges out iPhone 5 in camera test

The new leader of the Android pack nosed ahead of Apple's flagship smartphone in DxO Labs' photo and video tests.<p>DxO Labs has named Samsung's Galaxy S4 a new winner in its mobile-phone camera tests.<p>The French firm, which specializes in camera optics and image sensor analysis, gave the new Android …

Phones

Spain just spent $680 million on a submarine that can’t swim

One of Spain’s largest defense splurges may also be one of its most embarrassing. After spending nearly one-third of a $3 billion budget to build four of the world’s most advanced submarines, the project’s engineers have run into a problem: the submarines are so heavy that they would sink to the …

General Dynamics