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Floating Dining Table Lets You Enjoy Levitating Lunches

Levitating tables are usually reserved for magicians and seances, but the Floating Table from designer Ingo Maurer is an elegant addition to a …

The Prospect

Little Montaous Walton,<br>come blow your horn.<br>Another reporter is on the phone,<br>Offering you escape from the scorn.<br>Who is this boy<br>who plays till he weeps?<br>Living his dream,<br>but still fast asleep.<br>Will you wake him?<br>Oh no, not I,<br>for if I do,<br>he will laugh and then cry.<p>Montaous Walton, now 29 years old, says …

Pressure builds on US over Hong Kong civilian hacking allegations

Political pressure on the United States to address claims that it hacked hundreds of targets in Hong Kong has begun to build in the …

Senators challenge NSA's claim to have foiled 'dozens' of terror attacks

Two prominent Senate critics of the NSA's dragnet surveillance have challenged the agency's assertion that the spy efforts helped stop "dozens" of …

Makerbot Updates Their Design Software And Firmware To Make 3D Printing Easier

Makerbot, besides making a darn nice printer, offers some amazing software for laying out and printing objects. Their product, Makerware, is free to download and use and supports some other 3D printers including the FlashForge. The new software adds some interesting features to the package …

Mad Catz hopes simplicity will sell its Android game console (hands-on)

Unlike the Ouya, the Gamepop, the GameStick, the Wikipad, the Nvidia Shield, and practically every other Android gaming device that's coming out of the woodwork these days, Mad Catz has an incredibly simple pitch.The company's Project Mojo is a tiny lightweight box that plays the very same Android …

Music licensing group BMI sues Pandora, deems radio station purchase a 'stunt'

Music licensors didn't waste any time in characterizing Pandora's acquisition of an FM radio station as an underhanded attempt to cheat performers out of royalties, but the rhetoric has now hit the courtroom, as Broadcast Music Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the streaming service in the New York …

Five video game trends from E3 2013

LOS ANGELES -- Wrapping the second day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, a few trends have started to emerge in how players will consume their video games in the future.<p>Here's a look at five trends that are standing out.<p>1. <b>Blurring lines between single, multiplayer.</b> Most video games maintain …

Despite A Strong E3 For PlayStation 4, Analysts Expect Microsoft And Sony To Have A Close Race

Sony has emerged as the early winner in the next generation console race, thanks to its open system and the ability for PlayStation 4 to play used games and allow gamers the freedom to play offline games without always-on Internet connections. The $100 price point also is an incentive for gamers to …

Medical Devices Need To Be Protected Against Cyber Threats: FDA

By Ransdell Pierson and Jim Finkle<p>June 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday urged medical device makers and medical facilities to upgrade security protections to protect against potential cyber threats that could compromise the devices or patient privacy.<p>It released that …

These Are Supposedly The Words That Make The NSA Think You're A Terrorist

This is an (admittedly huge) list of words that supposedly cause the NSA to flag you as a potential terrorist if you over-use them in an email.<p>We found this on Reddit, where James Bamford, a veteran reporter with 30 years experience covering the NSA, is answering questions from the community. He …

The Exhilarating, Terrifying Experience of Doing Something NEW

I'm a fairly adventuresome person, but I don't have that thrill gene--you know, the one that makes you want to sky dive and bungee jump and have sex in public places. But I'm also a woman in my forties, which makes me, if not more staid, at least more experienced with having done, well, a LOT. So …

Manage Your Day-To-Day

Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda when you leave the office?.<p>With wisdom from 20 leading creative minds: Stefan Sagmeister, Seth Godin, Gretchen Rubin, Dan Ariely, Steven Pressfield, James Victore, Scott Belsky, Leo Babauta, Tony Schwartz, Erin Doland, and many more. Get it here via betype

Too bad this show isn't real…

<i>You may have noticed these MSG show posters popping up around NYC….</i><p>Let’s face it. Kanye West would never let anyone bill him 5th on a poster, but …

Chipotle Is Quietly Expanding Its Promising New Asian Food Chain

Well, you're in luck — especially if you live in LA or DC. Chipotle (CMG) opened its first ShopHouse location in the nation's capital in 2011, and is about to open a second in Los Angeles, plus another West Coast location later this year.<p>The restaurant features the same layout and ordering process …

Los Angeles

Humorous Photos of Dogs Dressed Like Humans

They say dog owners that endear themselves totally to their canine pets eventually look like them, and vice versa. The theme of humanizing the …

Long 'Elysium' Trailer: This Is the One You've Been Waiting For – /Film

Here’s the <b>Elysium</b> trailer you’ve been waiting for. This one shows more of <i>District 9</i> director <b>Neill Blomkamp</b>‘s vision of a crappy everyday life on …

Jodie Foster

How to Define Yourself as a Photographer

There comes a point in time when you will need to decide what type of photography you like and the specific genres you want to focus on. Most of us …

Brutally Honest Posters for Classic Disney Animated Films

iPhone Phablet on the way? Apple is exploring bigger iPhones with up to 5.7″ screens

While we’ve been hearing quite a bit about Apple’s plans for a cheaper iPhone over the past few months, the company’s plans to go bigger have been more cloudy.<p>Now it sounds like Apple aims to go into phablet territory, a term for giant smartphones over 5-inches that may as well be tablets. Apple is …

Take that, racists! NBA crowd cheers return of young mariachi singer - TODAY.com

Christian Petersen / Today<p>Singer Sebastien De La Cruz performs the United States national anthem before Game Four of the 2013 NBA Finals.<p>The racists couldn't keep him down. The crowd at Thursday night's NBA Finals game between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat gave 11-year-old Sebastien De La …

Are modern games easier or simply designed better?

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>In recent years, an odd consensus has arisen where many believe that games are easier than they used to be. In many cases it’s true, and it isn’t surprising, …

Melissa McCarthy Responds to Rex Reed’s ‘Identity Thief’ Review

Melissa McCarthy Responds to Rex Reed's 'Identity Thief' Review<p>In his review of this spring’s “Identity Thief,” <i>New York Observer</i> film critic Rex Reed …

Hong Kong wants answers on Snowden's hacking claims

HONG KONG — Politicians were asking for answers from the Obama administration on Thursday about allegations from an American computer analyst that a U.S. secret surveillance program hacked into Hong Kong computer systems.<p>Two political parties staged separate protests at the U.S. Consulate on …