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Sinkholes: A deadly threat from Florida's 'underworld'

<b>"It's like this thing was alive…it was churning, moving around…making noises, you know…like a growl."</b><p>It's an image that still haunts police officer Deputy Douglas Duvall who, on the evening of 28 February 2013, responded to an emergency call in the suburban calm of Tampa, and found himself face to …

LG G Flex coming to Sprint January 31st for $300, preorders begin today

The LG G Flex was finally announced for three carriers in the US at CES, but we didn't know any pricing or availability. It looks like Sprint is the first to strike with the news: the G Flex will be coming to the Now Network on its online store January 31st (with it hitting retail stores on …

Fotolia Launches Dollar Photo Club, An Exclusive Club For Heavy Stock Photo Clients

Stock photo company Fotolia just launched a new vertical named Dollar Photo Club with a brand new offering targeted toward heavy stock photo customers. Instead of amassing the biggest database and trying to reach as many clients as possible, Dollar Photo Club will target a small audience of …

Anderson holds he didn't lose to Weidman at 168

Anderson Silva lost his middleweight title and his first fight ever inside the Octagon at UFC 162. On December 28, he got an immediate rematch …

Geoengineering could bring severe drought to the tropics, research shows

Reversing climate change via huge artificial volcanic eruptions could bring severe droughts to large regions of the tropics, according to new scientific research.<p>The controversial idea of geoengineering – deliberately changing the Earth's climate – is being seriously discussed as a last-ditch way …

Dustcloud Transforms You Into a Virtual Assassin

As a kid who grew up on Lazer Tag and the Killer, the idea of a compact, always-on live action RPG is very compelling. Dustcloud fits that bill.<p>Created by a designer named Howard Hunt, the game uses small, gun-shaped “Dusters” that have LEDs that register hits and damage taken. You can use your …

TEO Is A Smart Padlock That You Control Via Bluetooth From Your Smartphone

Smart locks are all the rage these days, and it makes sense: using a device instead of a hardware key means you’re far less likely to lose the means to opening the lock, and you can do it remotely from anywhere with a connection. TEO is a new Kickstarter Project that wants to bring smart features …

Google developing new travel price comparison service, according to Ryanair boss

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Google(s goog) is working on a major upgrade for its Flight Search service — in Europe at least — judging by a Sunday …

New Tactus Case Concept Brings A Disappearing Keyboard To The iPad

It was about this time last year that Tactus — the company behind the amazing disappearing touchscreen keyboard — really started making a name for itself. So what does a buzzy company do to top its previous showing at the world’s biggest consumer tech show? In Tactus’ case it quietly showed off yet …

PowerUp's smartphone-controlled paper plane makes us jealous of modern kids

So, it turns out that people really like paper airplanes, and by that we don't mean the M.I.A. song, although that's pretty neat too. No, we're talking about PowerUp's Bluetooth propellor kit for paper planes that enables you to steer your origami aircraft. Creator Shai Goitein had already …

The MetaPro glasses do some pretty amazing things with augmented reality

Yeah, I went through the whole "not another wearable" thing when the folks from the Meta team showed up sporting an early prototype of a device tethered to a small animal-style backpack. But one rep started namedropping some of the parties involved in the AR glasses -- names like Steve Mann. The …

Exclusive: PMD's CamBoard Pico XS is the tiniest gesture camera we've ever seen (video)

Just as we were wrapping up CES today, we caught up with our friends over at PMD Technologies who surprised us with a little exclusive. What you see above is the new CamBoard Pico XS gesture camera that's dwarfed by the Pico S -- the one we saw at Computex -- next to it. This tiny module is only …

Meet Urb-E, The World’s Most Compact Electric Scooter

One of the more interesting discoveries at this year’s CES was the Urb-E e-vehicle, a super compact electric scooter that folds right up in a jiffy.<p>We interviewed co-founder Grant Delgatti and learned that the little guy is meant for commuters who need a little extra push for the last leg of their …