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Snapchat reportedly gets $200 million from China's online shopping giant

Think you get a lot of value out of Snapchat's disappearing messages, payments and stories? You're not the only one. <i>Bloomberg</i> sources claim that Alibaba, China's online shopping behemoth, plans to invest $200 million into Snapchat on the assumption that it's worth $15 billion. That doesn't even …

7 Healthy Pancakes to Make for National Pancake Day

From delicious, fruit-packed pancakes to savory mini-pancakes, here are seven healthy recipes to make in celebration of National Pancake Day.<p>From …

Breakfast

You can unlock this smartphone with the blood vessels in your eyes

Tired of punching in numbers or swiping strange patterns to unlock your smartphone? Fingerprint and facial recognition have been tried before with varying levels of success, and now ZTE thinks it can offer something better. The company's Grand S3 smartphone in China is getting a feature called "Sky …

Phones

Crystallized books

Artist Alexis Arnold bends books at their spines, crumples them, and rolls them around in a Borax solution that causes them to be encrusted with tiny …

Books

Paparazzi-proof clothing that's embedded with reflective glass

<b>(WIRED) —</b> "Hey Liz, do you have an iPhone? Turn on the flash, and take a picture."<p>The directive comes from Steven Wheeler, a senior designer at online clothing company Betabrand.<p>We're at the company's San Francisco headquarters in a little room in back of their retail front that functions as the …

Clothing

7 retro-inspired iOS games you should’ve been playing yesterday

Every gamer over a certain age has a fondness for the 8- and 16-bit titles they grew up with, so it’s no surprise developers born in the 1980s are now creating nostalgia-infused iOS games harking back to the glory days of the Genesis and S.N.E.S. But which of these should you be playing? …

Red Dead Redemption

Carlsberg may soon be serving beer in cardboard bottles

Carlsberg is developing the world’s first fully biodegradable bottle for its beverages. The “Green Fiber Bottle” will be made from sustainably sourced wood fiber or paper pulp—think of the material used in egg cartons and protective packaging for electronics products—and will be much lighter than …

Sustainability

Obama announces $4 billion in India investment and lending deals

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday announced $4 billion in government-backed investments and lending to India, as he sought to scale up a trade relationship he said was “defined by so much untapped potential”.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with India's Prime …

India

3D printed sculptures spin to Fibonacci sequence

John Edmark, a professor of design at Stanford University, has mashed together geometry and art to create these 3D printed kinetic sculptures based …

Mathematics

Fortune.com

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Print Media

Sony's prototype headphones put a digital running coach in your ears

Tech giants across the world are having to do something they probably never thought they'd have to: cook up a wearables strategy. Sony's is still very much in flux, but until now it's mostly centered around gadgets that go on your wrists and -- in one crazy case -- a pair of Google-esque smart …

Gear & Gadgets