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Ryan Reynolds's Purposeful Life

For years, Ryan Reynolds watched as Parkinson's Disease undermined his father's life. Last fall, he ran a marathon to raise funds to defeat the disease. Are you running with a purpose, too?

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Bye Bye, WhatsApp: Germans Switch To Threema For Privacy Reasons

Swiss startup Threema probably didn’t expect this. In 24 hours, the startup has <i>doubled</i> its user base, according to Süddeutsche. It is now sitting at the top of the paid App Store chart in Germany. Interestingly, Threema’s key feature is its true end-to-end encryption — German users probably don’t …

The Google Smartwatch Is Real, And It’s Coming Soon (But Maybe Not Too Soon)

Google’s long-rumored smartwatch is real, and still “officially” expected to begin shipping in mid to late March. However, many members of the smartwatch team inside Google believe that date will either be pushed back to June, or the watch will end up shipping incomplete with a smaller feature set …

Olympic Threat: US Warns Airlines About Toothpaste Tube Bomb

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning to U.S. and some foreign airlines traveling to Russia for the Olympic Games to be on the …

Lawsuit Alleges NASA Is Failing To Investigate Alien Life

Read the suit in all its glory here.<p>You may recall, NASA recently announced that a strange rock had somehow "appeared" in front of its Mars Opportunity rover. The explanations for the mystery rock were straight-forward: maybe some kind of nearby impact sent a rock toward the rover, or, more likely, …

Paranormal

Microsoft Creates A 20-Gigapixel “Where’s Waldo?” Of Seattle

With Gigapixel ArtZoom, you can explore a panorama of Seattle, searching for the artists, performers, and eccentrics who give the city its vibrant life.<p>On a blustery day in October last year, a team of computer vision scientists from the Microsoft Research Interactive Visual Media Group huddled …

2 arrested in connection with Target hack

Authorities investigating the massive holiday-season hack into<p>Target Corp.'s systems arrested two Mexicans trying to enter the U.S. in McAllen, Texas, with scores of fraudulent credit cards.<p>The arrests of Daniel Dominguez Guardiola and Mary Carmen Vaquera Garcia may indicate that stolen information …

Identity Theft

First Bong Bowl? Matchup highlights NFL's pot stance

20 states have legalized medical marijuana. But NFL players who live there can't use pot.<p>Bong Bowl. Reefer Bowl. Stoner Bowl. These names are emerging leading up to this year's Super Bowl matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.<p>Colorado and Washington are the only two states …

Obama Says Pot No More Dangerous Than Alcohol

In a new interview President Obama has made statements that could put him in the middle of the controversy over legalizing marijuana.<p>As more states …

Nearly half the people in South Korea had their credit card numbers stolen by one man

The credit card information of 20 million South Koreans has been leaked, state regulators reported on January 19. In a country of 50 million, this marks one of the country’s most devastating security breaches ever. The perpetrator? Allegedly, a single engineer.<p>An employee of Korea Credit Bureau has …

South Korea

Russians seeking 'black widows' as possible Games threat

Amid the latest concern that a female suicide bomber might have made it past the ring of security for the Sochi Olympics, three experts in security and terrorism called the strength of the terrorist threats aimed at disrupting the Games "unprecedented."<p>"This is the only Games in history where …

Emptied Gestures: Physical Movement Translated into Symmetrical Charcoal Drawings by Heather Hansen | Colossal

<p>Splayed across a giant paper canvas with pieces of charcoal firmly grasped in each hand, Heather Hansen begins a grueling physical routine atop a …

Damon Albarn to release debut solo album Everyday Robots on April 29th

Details of Damon Albarn’s long-awaited debut solo album have been revealed on Warner Music’s webstore. Entitled <i>Everyday Robots</i>, the 12-track effort …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

The Hidden Ecosystem Of The Walmart Parking Lot

Stick around outside a Walmart long enough and you’ll notice that a lot of people actually live there. In a new series, photographer Nolan Conway documents these parking lot nomads.<p>Pull into a Walmart parking lot late at night and you’ll probably run into a few RVs that didn’t quite make it to …

Middle School

Realistic Stacks of Old Newspapers, Cash, and Comic Books Carved from a Single Piece of Wood by Randall Rosenthal | Colossal

<p>The subject of Randall Rosenthal’s artwork at times seem inconsequential. Stacks of old newspapers and magazines, a comic book collection in a …

GameSpot on Twitter: "Next week at #CES2014, Nvidia will showcase unspecified "gaming innovations,". http://t.co/sbOda94WkO http://t.co/egqQIKCHP7"

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Titanfall Won't Have Mod Support at Launch - IGN Video

Titanfall won't launch with mod support though it could be added later, according to developer Respawn.

The 6 Most Important Tech Bombshells Coming This Year

After years of meteoric gains fueled by category-busting product launches like the iPod, iPhone and iPad, Apple’s revenue growth has slowed. Apple’s …

Why This Startup Chose The Midwest Over Silicon Valley

A new app on the market claims to helps shoppers shop and spend smarter. Wisely combines the social search functions of sites like Yelp and Foursquare with an easy personal finance tracker, all in one app.<p>Wisely founders Mike Vichich and Tyler Felous met at the global consulting firm Accenture, …

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 …

Jeff Bezos

The 25 Best New Year's Eve 2017 Parties in St. Louis

01 of 25<p>The Hyatt Regency at the Arch invites you to the Ultimate New Year's Eve Party. The celebration includes music from Dr. Zhivegas and …

Core77 2013 Year in Review: Digital Fabrication, Part 1 - New Machines for Consumers

<b>Core77 2013 Year in Review</b>: Top Ten Posts · Furniture, Pt. 1 · Furniture, Pt. 2<i><br>Digital Fabrication, Pt. 1</i> · Digital Fabrication, Pt. 2 · Digital …

10 Under-the-Radar Albums You Should Have Listened to in 2013

Photo: Lauren Dukoff; Courtesy of Audible Treats; Mari Sarai<p>2013 was a major year for new albums from Top 40 chart toppers—Beyoncé, anyone?—but the year also saw new music from rising acts to add to your playlist. If you've still got Britney and Katy's new records on replay, introduce some variety …