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Oil And Gold Are Tumbling

Evening trading has opened for some commodities, and oil and gold prices are both collapsing.<p>Brent is off -0.87 percent (and counting) to $113.05. NYMEX-traded WTI is down -1.39% to $106.16.<p>Here's the chart for Brent:<p>Gold is also way down, declining -1.33% to $1,376.40<p>President Obama said he would …

Windows Phone brings global competition to iOS and Android

Despite Apple and Android smartphones dominating global sales, Windows Phone devices are steadily being snapped up by new users. In fact, new data shows that Windows Phone sales reached a record market share for the three-month period ending in July.<p>Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reported that at the …

Casio’s response to smartwatch competition? “We’re ready.”

If you were concerned about how the endless stream of high tech companies entering the watch market would affect incumbents like Casio, maybe you shouldn’t. Kazuo Kashio, CEO of Casio, fired a salvo in response to the coming barrage of competition.<p><i>“We’re prepared”</i> says the feisty 84-year-old CEO.</i> …

Casio

Sun's 8.2-billion-year-old twin found

About 250 light-years away in the constellation Capricornus (The Sea Goat) lies a star that looks awfully familiar.<p>Known as HIP 102152, the star is a virtual twin of our sun, which in and of itself is not so unusual. But HIP 102152 is older than our 4.6-billion-year old sun -- by nearly 4 billion …

Painless microneedle patch could test for TB

Today, one of the standard tests for tuberculosis involves inserting a hypodermic needle into a person's arm using a very precise angle and depth -- thereby requiring a certain level of skill on the part of the tester and chutzpah on the part of the patient.<p>Researchers at the University of …

Arcade Fire to premiere new single on September 9th

Last week we learned that Arcade Fire were indeed behind the graffiti, videos, and Instagram account advertising Reflektor and the date September 9th …

How to Be Yourself

"Be yourself" is quite possibly the most commonly used phrase in the history of individualist-based advice. Be yourself. It's such a vague adage. …

Self-help

How to Make a Dollar Bill Bow Tie

A dollar bill bow tie is a quirky and delightful bit of origami that is easy to make, even for an origami novice! Creating these bow ties doesn’t do …

Sewing

Acer’s Newly-Announced Liquid S2 is the First Smartphone to Shoot 4K Video

The ability to shoot 4K video is usually reserved for higher-end cameras, but that’s all changing. Just like ultra-high pixel counts made their way …

Whole Set of Sony Lens Camera Photos Leak 24 Hours Ahead of Schedule

Less than 24 hours before we’re supposed to officially hear from Sony about the company’s upcoming SmartShot lens cameras, a whole set of press …

Photographing A Same-Gender Wedding or Ceremony

Recently there has been several big changes in the way the US handles same-sex marriage. Now, I don’t write about politics, which I think is lucky …

Same-sex Marriage

Oppo Working on Attachable Smartphone Lens Cameras of Its Own

It looks like Sony isn’t the only company interested in attaching some external camera hardware to your smartphone. According to a recent …

An Entirely Subjective Look at the Fuji X100S

When Fuji announced the X100 at Photokina in 2010, the photographic world stood up and took note. Here was a rangefinder style camera that …