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Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

5 Theories About the Greatest Unsolved Art Heist Ever

On March 18, 1990, two police officers—or so they seemed—walked into a Boston museum and left with $500 million worth of paintings. They have never …

Tampa Bay

What Mathematics Reveals About the Secret of Lasting Relationships and the Myth of Compromise

Why 37% is the magic number, what alien civilizations have to do with your soul mate, and how to master the “negativity threshold” ideal for Happily Ever After.<p>In his sublime definition of love, playwright Tom Stoppard painted the grand achievement of our emotional lives as “knowledge of each …

Samsung pledges over $100m to make an open 'internet of things' finally happen

CEO BK Yoon says the ‘internet of things’‘is no longer a pipe dream’ and promises to make all Samsung devices open to others<p>Samsung’s chief executive BK Yoon promised more than $100m in funding for developers and to create an open system to kickstart an ‘internet of things’ (IoT) revolution.<p>Samsung …

Internet of Things

Watch the fastest Ocarina of Time speedrun ever

Cosmo Wright, the man behind the 18-minute and 10-second speedrun of <i>The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time</i>, now has some serious competition breathing down his neck. Twitch user Jodenstone has bested him by three full seconds.<p>Making the speedrun of <i>Ocarina of Time</i> in under 20 minutes is no small task …

The Quest to Build an Elevator to Space

Forget buying a stairway to heaven. Serious people are trying to build an elevator to space.<p>That's not a metaphor, and yes, a space elevator sounds …

Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots

• Human Rights Watch documents 'sting' operations • Report raises questions about post-9/11 civil rights<p>Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the "direct involvement" of government agents or informants, a new report says.<p>Some of the …

The inventor of everything

It’s a sunny morning in Camarillo, California, and the fields along Pleasant Valley road are full of berry pickers in colored sweatshirts moving swiftly to gather ripe fruit. I take a left turn down Calle San Pablo into an unassuming industrial park, the research and development center for Cool …

Jim Florentine Talks About the Cringe-Worthy Time He Met Andrew Dice Clay for the First Time

<i>[image by Dennis Hyland]</i><p>Comedian Jim Florentine was a guest on the Ron and Fez show this week, and told some great stories about working with Andrew …

The best iPhone apps for learning how to read

If your child is struggling to read, or just learning how, then help him or her by checking out our list of the best iPhone apps for learning how to …

SanDisk 128GB microSD Card

SanDisk managed to cram a whopping 128GB of storage in its newest microSD card, way more than the capacity of most smartphones, tablets or digital …

Jerky Boys: Behind the Prank Calls That Changed Comedy | Rolling Stone

<i>PHOTO BY KAREEM BLACK</i><p><i>PHOTO BY KAREEM BLACK</i><p>During their Nineties heyday, the Jerky Boys turned prank calling into a funny, filthy art form, selling …

The Tranquility Pod Provides Much Needed Rest And Relaxation

Power naps are hard to come by as an adult, but they don’t always have to be! The Tranquility Pod will provide you some much needed rest and …

Hunter S. Thompson’s Superb Advice on How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Meaningful Life

Maria Popova takes a look at the advice of Hunter S. Thompson given in a letter to a friend when he was 20-years-old. From Brain Pickings:<p>As a …

Why I'm Over Dabbing

In itself, dabbing is a pretty innovative way of ingesting cannabis, and it gets you high as absolute fuck. I’m glad that it exists as an option, but its half-baked delivery systems make me think twice about making it a habit.<p>I discovered dabbing about a year ago, and since then I’ve seen the …

Cannabis

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

Codecademy: Hour of Code app review: one hour a week could spawn a new career

Introduction<p>If you're looking to participate in the Hour of Code Campaign, the Codecademy: Hour of Code app for your iPhone and iPad is the best …

How Oculus Plans To Be Riding High When The Virtual Reality Wave Breaks

A company that was conceived just over a year ago announced its Series B round of funding late last night, with a massive raise of $75 million to add to its existing $16 million Series A and $2.4 million in Kickstarter crowdfunding dollars. That company is Oculus Rift: A virtual reality headset …

Rangers draft Russell Wilson

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Could Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson be a two-sport star? Does he want to play baseball after his NFL career …

No filter: One man's Instagram pics lead to 142 felony charges

A sheriff's deputy is doing what sheriff's deputies do: scouring Instagram. He comes upon the account of a man who has pictures of guns and money. These are clues.<p>I am blue in the face.<p>But it doesn't matter how many times you tell people -- especially criminals -- to be very careful about what they …

Crime

'The Room 2' is a stunning sequel to Apple's iPad game of the year

More puzzles, more scares<p><i>The Room</i> is a decidedly simple game. In each level you're presented with an intricately designed puzzle box, and you just need to figure out how to open it. It uses familiar controls — you pinch, swipe, and drag your fingers along the screen to scrutinize the 3D object from …

Miners spend $17 million a day for a shot at $4.4 million of bitcoin

The price of a single bitcoin, now sitting at $899, is derived from many mysterious sources: supply and demand, potential future business value, animal spirits. One factor is less widely understood: The price of bitcoin depends on the price of electricity.<p>Bitcoin are produced by “mining,” having …

Bitcoin

John B. Wells Discusses Unknown Technology

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Our Favorite Android, Convertible Laptop, Tablets, and So Much More

November gave us a cornucopia of new gadgets, a grand feast of electronics that satisfied us like five pounds of mashed potatoes. From this, we …

Gear & Gadgets

Oculus Rift - Game Changer Award Winner 2013

For the past two decades, the road to virtual reality has been a series of starts and stops littered with the carcasses of clunky, expensive and …

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