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A Brief History of Chiles in Poetry

For centuries, chiles have inspired poets to new heights of heated rhetoric, proving our love affair with spicy foods is one for the ages<p>For about as long as there have been hot peppers and writing implements, people have been indulging in the twin pleasures of eating gut-wrenchingly spicy things …

7 Tricks to Get Kids to Eat Sriracha—and Love Spicy Food

Getting kids to eat is tough. Getting them to eat spicy food can be impossible—but it can be done! Here's how to turn children into chile heads<p><i>Welcome to Sriracha Week, our annual celebration of all things spicy. Today Kim Foster, author of</i> Sharp Knives, Boiling Oil: My Year of Dangerous Cooking …

Evidence Found Of A Particle That Is Its Own Antiparticle

In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.<p>There's a particle that physicists theorize exists that acts simultaneously as both matter and antimatter. Whoa! The particle is called the Majorana fermion, and a team of physicists is announcing today that it's seen some evidence …

Satellite Data Maps Sea Floor's Hidden Depths

A vibrant map of never-before-seen terrain<p>While many detailed maps exist of Earth’s continents, what lies beneath our planet’s waters has remained somewhat of a mystery. So far, only 10 percent of the seafloor has been mapped at high resolution, leaving researchers pretty eager to know what’s going …

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Chromebooks can get cheaper thanks to new support for a low-end chip

You can pick up a Chromebook for a dirt-cheap $200, if you know where to shop. However, there are now signs that these Google-powered portables could get even cheaper. MediaTek has contributed code to Chromium OS (the base for Chrome OS) for a test device with an entry-level ARM Cortex-A7 processor …

This is Project Athena: A new Chrome OS interface work-in-progress

We stumbled on to code references for Google’s Project Athena last month and now you actually can what it is for yourself. The Chromium OS team is …

Chromebooks in schools: 1M sold last quarter

Chromebooks(s goog) in the education market are clearly picking up steam. Earlier this week, Dell said it was temporarily discontinuing direct …

Here’s Why This School District Chose Google Chromebooks Over Mac And Windows

Only a few old desktop PCs were located in the district's public schools, and his limited budget made it difficult to place a big order for new computers. Being in a working-class community, where 95% of the students receive free or reduced-cost lunches, most students didn't have access to …

Why Acer Leads (For Now) In Global Chromebook Sales

Acer began building the Chromebook nearly six years ago before anyone thought the fast Google-designed laptops would fly. The two formed a relationship: Google provided the software, particularly the Chrome operating system. Acer found the hardware, its lifetime specialty, including fast Intel …

Latest Google+ update for Android quietly adds Chromecast support

You won’t see mention of it in the release notes, but the latest version of Google+ for Android now has a Chromecast button. Android Police spotted …

It’s 2014, and Android fragmentation is no longer a problem

Let’s be honest: As app developers, we’ve always defended the beauty and polish of iOS(s AAPL) (and have certainly been slapped with the “Apple …

Reports: Google planning to offer its services to kids

SAN FRANCISCO — Privacy watchdogs are alarmed by reports that Google plans to allow kids under the age of 13 to set up their own accounts on Gmail and YouTube.<p>"Google needs to prove it will really protect kids' privacy and give parents the control they need to protect them," said Jeffrey Chester, …

Move over, HP and Asus: Acer just jumped into the Chromebox market, too

Acer continues to expand the number of Chrome OS devices it offers, adding its first desktop model on Thursday. The Acer Chromebox CXI will become …

Use Google's new panel in security settings to keep your account safe

Just how secure is your Google account? For example, have you set up two-step verification? Do you know which apps you've allowed to access your account? Is your recovery information up to date in case you get locked out of your account? These questions are important for any Google user; even more …

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Google's self-driving cars and others get permits to drive in California

Google won 25 DMV permits for testing autonomous vehicles; Audi and Mercedes each received two<p>Google's self-driving cars have made impressive progress in the past few years, logging over 700,000 accident-free miles without human intervention, according to the company (there has been at least one …

This $1 Billion Startup Handles 5% Of All Web Traffic And Is Ready To Take On Cisco

Over the last three years, CloudFlare has grown 450% annually, and is currently adding about 5,000 new clients a day, Matthew Prince, its programmer/lawyer-turned-founder, tells us.<p>It is now handling the equivalent of roughly 5% of the entire web's traffic through its servers and, just as we …