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Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Why oil prices plunged today and could keep falling

Oil prices plummeted today after reports of a two-week halt to protests that have blocked Libyan crude exports, and an economic slowdown in China. The plunge reflects the primary role of local politics and economics—in China, Libya, Nigeria, Iran and elsewhere beyond—in determining oil prices. It …

Oil

Stockpilers take dim view of new bulb ban

Forget colorful holiday lights. In the last few weeks of 2013, plain-Jane incandescent light bulbs were a hot product, thanks to a ban on making or importing conventional 40- and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs that went into effect Wednesday that’s driving some consumers to hoard the old …

Sensoria is bringing fitness tracking to socks March 15th

Happy 2014! If you had any doubt that the future was here, just check out these socks. It's hard to imagine we've lived through a time in which undergarments with sensors weren't the norm, isn't it? Fear not, because Sensoria's fitness tracking sport socks are set to start shipping March 15th. The …

Starbucks now supports redeeming Pick of the Week cards with iOS 7’s camera feature

Starbucks, this week, updated their iconic <i>Pick of the Week</i> promotion to take advantage of iOS 7’s ability to use the device’s camera to redeem iTunes gift cards. Before that, customers had to pick up a physical card featuring a promo code to redeem the Pick of the Week app and manually type the …

Scientists discover dogs' preferred bathroom position

Talk about animal magnetism!<p>Scientists discovered that dogs across a variety of breeds align their body axis with the Earth's magnetic field (MF) when relieving themselves.<p>70 dogs out of 37 different breeds -- beagles and dachshunds and Yorkshire terriers, oh my! -- were observed going number two …

Toy Startup Roam And Wander Receives New Funding, Prepares To Expand Its U.S. Retail Presence

Roam & Wander, the Hong Kong and Taipei-based children’s entertainment startup that we profiled in June, is preparing to expand its retail operations into the U.S. just six months after its first plush toy, TuTu, was successfully funded on Kickstarter.<p>Roam & Wander is interesting not just because …

DOJ Expected To Defend Health Law's Contraceptive Mandate

The Justice Department will answer a challenge Friday morning to a controversial provision in the new health care law. It requires most employers that offer health insurance to include birth control at no cost.<p>A group of Catholic nuns has objected to that, and this week they won a temporary …

Apple's iBeacon tech to be used for fun in CES scavenger hunt

One of the world's biggest tech and gadget parties kicks off next week and organizers are looking to bring some extra fun to the shindig -- a scavenger hunt using Apple's iBeacon location-sensing technology.<p>The idea of the scavenger hunt is to get attendees to explore the event. The way the contest …

Internet of Things

Crucial financial dates for your 2014 diary

Tax deadlines, credit card bills and warranties: personal finance dates to add to your 2014 diary<p>Last year some readers lost out because important dates were not noticed until it was too late.<p>With the New Year diary up and running, now is a good time to fill it up with some personal finance …

Netflix Is Testing A $6.99 Single-Screen Plan For New Users

Netflix is currently testing out a single-stream plan that costs $6.99 per month for new users, which is $1 off the lowest plan. A Netflix spokesperson said that this plan may not be rolled out permanently and is currently available for a limited test group. However, AdWeek reports that Netflix is …

Wii Fit U hits retail January 10th, still won't work unless you use it

Come January 10th, Nintendo's tardy <i>Wii Fit U</i> will hit store shelves at a handful of price points and configurations -- all with the intent of making both you and your wallet lighter. If you missed out on last generation's fitness-game craze, a bundle with the software, a Wii Balance Board and Fit …

'Veronica Mars' trailer shows what $5.7 million in crowdfunding buys you

It might seem like an age ago, but it's been just nine months since the <i>Veronica Mars</i> Kickstarter successfully raised $5.7 million to create a movie based on the canceled TV show. That movie is scheduled for release on March 14th, almost exactly a year after the Kickstarter campaign began, and now …

DreamWorks to launch Android 'DreamTab' with original content this spring

DreamWorks certainly knows what kids want to watch, and Android tablet maker Fuhu knows a thing or two about children's tablets -- having produced the Nabi 2 Disney edition model, for instance. It looks like the two are putting that youth savvy together to create a new slate called the DreamTab …

Archos’ new Helium 45 and 50 smartphones offer LTE on the cheap

Archos announced two new smartphones that offer LTE connectivity and decent specifications at entry-level prices. The new devices, part of the Helium line, are the French company’s first LTE-enabled smartphones.<p>The company recently revealed it would exhibit a line of wearable devices and smart home …

Camera makers are desperately trying to stay a step ahead of smartphones—and failing

The best camera, experienced photographers say, is the one that’s with you—and the truth of that adage is spelling doom for many of the world’s camera brands, who are desperately trying to stay afloat as their businesses are eroded by the omnipresent smartphone.<p>The average point-and-shoot has …

Cameras

Temptation: AT&T offers T-Mobile users $450 to switch

Once upon a time, AT&T wanted to own T-Mobile. Now it wants to destroy its competitor.<p>AT&T will offer T-Mobile customers up to $450 per line to switch their service to its network, the company announced Friday. It will give customers $200 credit for every line they transfer from T-Mobile. That …

T-Mobile

Galaxy Note 3 'Lite' leak suggests 720p display

As we polish off the last of the Quality Street and stretch out the leftovers to one final turkey sandwich, our thoughts inevitably turn to slimming down a bit. Samsung is making the same new year's resolution with the rumored "Lite" version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 -- which will apparently …

Galaxy Note

Christmas 2015: Best Phones You Can Buy Right Now

Christmas 2015 is just around the corner, so what better time than to treat yourself to one of the best smartphones in the world right now.<p>The …

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This Credit Card Startup Has A Way To Thwart Target-Style Hacking

Look into the future a moment and imagine Christmas shopping 2014. Target offers a great deal on a perfect gift. At the register, you recall that someone stole 40 million credit card numbers from the retailer in late 2013. Then, you as flick your fingerprint across the front of the biometric reader …

Basis is bringing sleep analytics to its B1 health tracker band

The Basis B1 is already one of the most advanced activity trackers on the market, with the ability to measure information like heart rate and skin …

Noted: A Simple Gesture-Based Note-Taking App

With the likes of Evernote, Simplenote and Drafts long-established in the note-taking app realm, any new entrant to the busy space really has its work cut out for it before things have even started.<p>But Denver-based development agency Tack has recently entered the fray with Noted, a beautiful, …