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A gorgeous, colorful look at the cellphone signals we never see

Invisible signals are all around us, and now we can finally see what we've been missing. Data visualization artist Nickolay Lamm created psychedelic images of the cellphone signals that live in the air, but are invisible to us.<p>At first glance, the visualizations look like tiny mountains illuminated …

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You Will Be Mesmerized By These XBox And PlayStation GIFs

As much as the consoles change, the controllers really stay pretty much the same. These hypnotizing GIFs from the folks over at Gadget Love prove it.<p>Many gamers will remember the monolithic controller of the original Xbox that shipped with the system in 2001. Microsoft slimmed it down for Xbox 360 …

The Challenge Of Being Poor At America's Richest Colleges

Shelling out $300 for one chemistry textbook. Jetting off to Budapest, Paris and Rome while studying abroad in Madrid. Grabbing a last-minute Amtrak ticket to Manhattan for a job interview during senior year.<p>For many students at America’s elite colleges, these are as much a part of university life …

HealthCare.gov Should Be Fixed This Weekend, but Don’t All Sign Up at Once

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Fixes to the Affordable Care Act website, which launched in a spectacularly dismal fashion on …

Profiting off your student debt misery?: America’s little-discussed conflict-of-interest

How a raft of federally backed student loans could affect the government’s bottom line — and motivate new policies<p>Earlier this month, the Department of Education rolled out two major initiatives designed to help the millions of young Americans who have defaulted on their student loan debts, and …

Aids deaths soar among young due to inadequate health services

Deaths among 10- to 19-year-olds increase by 50%, with women up to three times more likely to get infected, says WHO<p>Millions of young people are at risk of HIV infection because governments are not providing appropriate health services, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).<p>The failure …

America’s next big rip-off: Cars are the next subprime crisis!

With financial firms now pushing strongly into auto loans, here’s how Congress is helping car dealers rip you off<p>If you have bad credit in America, you will have lots of trouble buying a house, securing a credit card or even getting a job. But it apparently won’t stop you from one very expensive …

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2 Numbers That Will Make You a Better Rower

Would you ever just walk up to a barbell and attempt to lift it without knowing how much weight was on it? Would you just start swinging a kettlebell …

Smash Fat Faster

New research suggests that the role of exercise has been underrated compared to a diet. Here's why working out really matters<p>Not long ago I found myself in a situation you can probably identify with. My family and I were on a weekend trip with another family, and for breakfast I made myself a …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

No joke: Lack of toilets signals deadly crisis

An event like World Toilet Day — observed on Nov. 19 — is naturally going to spark some bathroom humor.<p>But the day also serves as a reminder that for the 2.4 billion people who don't have access to basic sanitation, that lack of toilet facilities is no laughing matter. In fact, it's a deadly …

Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

“The biggest hindrance to corporate growth”

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Advertisement<p>IT departments are “the biggest hindrance to corporate growth”, and they need to learn from the “shadow IT” …

iFixit Reveals The PS4 Is Beautiful, Inside And Out

The PS4 is a lovely gaming kit. It’s sleek. Monolithic. And relatively small in comparison to the Xbox One. Sony did its 4th generation console right. iFixit found in its teardown that the gaming system is nearly as beautiful on the inside as it is on the out. But that shouldn’t be a big surprise. …

PlayStation 4 launches with a Sony promise that big games are coming

The PlayStation 4 is now available in the United States. Sony streamed its lavish New York launch event live, using the hour prior to midnight to divert attention away from the console's slim launch line-up and focus on big names and exclusives to come. <i>Gametrailers</i>' Geoff Keighley presided as new …

FCC Chairman Wants Carriers to Start Unlocking Phones Pronto

Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler told the cellphone industry on Thursday that it is time to take action to ensure consumers can …

Sony launches PlayStation 4, fans go nuts

Sony launched its PlayStation 4 tonight across North America at thousands of midnight store openings.<p>The company’s next-gen console is now on sale for $400 at retailers around the country (it comes out Nov. 29 in Europe). Sony held its launch event in New York at the Standard High Line Hotel in …

Plastic Guns Made With 3-D Printers Pose New Security Concerns

Technology helps police solve crimes every day. But some innovations can also present new public safety concerns — and such is the case with guns built using 3-D printers.<p>Agents at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have spent months testing plastic weapons. And in findings …

Amazon steps into desktop virtualization with WorkSpaces, an assault on VMware

There’s a new challenger in the desktop virtualization space.<p>Amazon just announced Amazon WorkSpaces, a fully managed desktop computing service in the cloud. WorkSpaces sits higher in the stack than Amazon’s cloud infrastructure offerings, providing access to a Windows 7 experience across desktops, …

Jessica Alba's e-commerce brand Honest Co. raises $25 million

Honest Co., Jessica Alba's eco-friendly baby products line, announced Monday that it has raised $25 million. That brings the start-up's total financing to $52 million in less than two years.<p>The Santa Monica e-commerce brand said it would use the money to accelerate its growth, including …

America's first next-gen aircraft carrier takes high tech to sea

The USS Gerald R. Ford has been under construction for years. Today, the first-of-its-class carrier will be christened, ushering in an era of high-tech aircraft carriers.<p>The world's most-advanced aircraft carrier should be meeting a bottle of champagne today. Head on.<p>The USS Gerald R. Ford will be …

The killer voice feature Google Now needs next

Using the Nexus 5's touch-free audio controls to instigate search is cool. But there's even more Google can do to turn up the volume on voice.<p>One of the Nexus 5 smartphone's best new features is the always-listening, touchless control over Google Now, the name by which the platform's personal …

Google Plus Creates Uproar Over Forced YouTube Integration

Google Plus is back in the headlines again, but not for any spike in users or must-have new features. Rather, Google’s social network has now become further entwined in yet another of Google’s properties, YouTube.<p>YouTubers, both video creators and commenters, are upset about the new requirement of …

The Get Up: Why It's My Favorite Exercise

“<i>Long before the invention of the plate loaded barbells and dumbbells, history spoke of men of seemingly superhuman strength. On display at the</i> …