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Could the 'Internet of Things' Really Save the U.S. Economy?

One economist says: Absolutely.<p>REUTERS<p>I know the coffee's ready because the light in the Quartz kitchen is purple, not pink. The light knows the coffee is ready is because there are sensors--heat and pressure--taped to the coffee maker. This is the internet of things. It will save us all from …

Pre-order Samsung Galaxy Note 3 unlocked, Galaxy Gear

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3, announced at IFA 2013 in Berlin, is starting to slowly pop up at carrier sites as well as e-tailers’ webpages. If you want …

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Grand Theft Auto 5 Leaks Out, Microsoft Throws the Banhammer

Grand Theft Auto 5 doesn’t officially release until next Tuesday, but some folks have claimed to already gotten copies of the game, and they’re …

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GTA 5, The One Game You Shouldn’t Buy Your Kid

Just as it has been for decades with television shows and movies, every so often there comes a game that makes parents of gamers stand up and take …

Microsoft Surface Promotion Offers iPad Owners a Trade-In Deal

The recent history of mobile computing has shown that once a couple of platforms establish a firm foothold, namely Apple’s iOS and Android, it’s …

BlackBerry to be broken up into two parts?

Another day, another rumor dealing with the future of BlackBerry. This time round a Reuters report suggests the company has “narrowed its list of …

Google Maps updated for Android with sponsored hotel details, better navigation

Now that Google has finished updating its Map app's UI, the company can focus on the finer details: navigation, documentation and monetization. The Android app's latest update tweaks hotel search results by adding sponsored rate and booking links, which places a tiny "ad" icon next to services that …

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Insidious: Chapter 2 – review

James Wan's cliched sequel seems aimed solely at those with no interest in the horror genre<p>Hot on the heels of his inexplicably well-received shocker <i>The Conjuring</i>, James Wan's inevitable sequel to <i>Insidious</i> trots out the same old gags with even less panache (not to mention narrative coherence) than …

Matthew McConaughey Once Turned Down a $15 Million Offer

Jason Merritt/Getty Images<p>Matthew McConaughey's recent career resurgence is no happy accident. The actor, who'd become pigeonholed as something of a shirtless himbo and rom-com staple, made several strategic decisions about five years ago to kickstart his Hollywood makeover.<p>Chief among those, he …

Sony UK reveals the £1,299 HMZ-T3 3D head-mounted display

Sony revealed its third-generation 3D head-mounted display, the HMZ-T3, which retails for £1,299 (approximately $2030) and supports gaming with PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.<p>The head-mounted display can also be used with smartphones for video playback. Supporting 60GHz wireless transmissions, the …

Xbox Video lets you search by plot and mood

Finding shows and movies to watch on Xbox Video is set to become much more intuitive thanks to a new partnership announced this morning. …

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StarCraft champion hired to work on new browser game

<i>StarCraft</i> gaming champion Sean Plott is now a game developer after being hired by Palo Alto-based studio Artillery to work on a new browser title, according to a post on Plott's blog.<p>Plott, who is better known by his handle Day[9], has a background in game design through his degree in interactive …

18 Super Chic No-Carve Pumpkins

If you love Halloween, but aren’t exactly into wielding a knife to carve out that jack-o’-lantern, you’re in luck. There are <i>tons</i> of great no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas out there. From using paint to stencils to cut paper, the ideas are almost endless. To get you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve …

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10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

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A Beautiful Collection of Insects

The USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program is program run by biologists with the U.S. Geological Survey in Maryland. Part of their work is to develop identification tools and keys for native bee species by creating accurate and detailed pictures of native bees and the plants and insects …

More Hidden Street Art on Railings by Zebrating

Mannheim, Germany-based street art duo known as Zebrating have been leaving their mark across the globe, particularly on railings in public spaces. Their elusive graffiti work offers an entertaining surprise for viewers from specific angles. Their art relies heavily on perspective as each piece of …

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Water Tower

The artist Tom Fruin has built this water tower made of colored plexiglas in Brooklyn. The strange structure is a tribute to New York and the “water …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>Sporty pants worn the least sporty way.<p>By Megan Gustashaw1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Ronnie Fieg talks about his label's new multi-brand, …

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