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Psychic Paula: let us test your pregnancy prediction powers

I firmly believe in the importance of skeptics attending psychic shows, to see firsthand how the biggest touring psychics in the country claim to put audience members in touch with the spirits of their dearly departed – for entertainment purposes only, naturally. In seeing such shows up close and …

Google says the best phishing scams have a 45-percent success rate

Conceptually, phishing scams sound easy to see through: a fake webpage with the wrong URL that doesn't look <i>quite right</i> -- who's going to fall for that? Quite a few people, apparently. According to a new Google study, the most successful phishing websites will capture data from 45-percent of its …

60 seconds with a simple but smart home monitoring device

There are already plenty of ways to keep an eye on your abode from afar, so any new home monitoring product better have a fresh approach if it wants to stand out from the competition. For start-up Form Devices, the goal wasn't to create an elaborate, connected home security system that did <i>more</i> than …

Why Silicon Valley doesn’t care about Android

Based on my experience meeting hundreds of startup founders and VCs in both San Francisco and New York, few professionals in America’s tech hubs have owned an Android phone or believe in the opportunity of the platform. Meanwhile, the growth and prevalence of Android around the globe shows that …

The top 9 tablets you can buy right now

The tablet market hasn't seen the turnover that smartphones have enjoyed, but there's still a steady stream of new and improved slates coming out. However, this time around we've only seen fit to add a couple of new devices to our buyer's guide tablet listing -- for the time being, at least. If …

60 seconds with the kit that makes everyone their own 'mini EPA'

Sure, there are plenty of consumer-focused gadgets in our Insert Coin competition. But at least one group has a much more altruistic vision. Public Lab wants everyone to have a spectrometer in their home that allows people to detect pollutants in their environment. The heart of the Homebrew Oil …

Mac app deals roundup: Save big on apps for Wi-Fi optimization, personal finance tracking and more!

Do more with your Mac for less with our special offers on a bunch of quality apps here at TNW Deals!<p>Get over half off on programs to help optimize your Wi-Fi network, rip and convert video, rein in your personal finances and manage your time efficiently.<p>Here’s what’s in store:<p>NetSpot Pro: analyze …

Using Big Data To Fight Pandemics

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Nuria Oliver is a scientific director at Telefonica looking at how the use of big data can help to fight pandemics such as Ebola and bird flu.</i><p>Last year, I gave a talk at WIRED 2013​ on how anonymous and aggregated mobile phone data can be used to understand and combat the spread of …

Deals: 30% Off The Smart Travel Router: A Globally Compatible Router + Charger

Keeping mobile devices charged and having good connectivity are two things that can be big factors when you’re traveling – especially when on the road for work. The <b>Smart Travel Router</b>, a globally compatible router and charger combo device, looks like one heck of a nice travel companion.<p>And it’s 30% …

A 23-Year-Old Set A Guinness World Record For Playing A Video Game At 18,569 Feet

"I was on the phone with a new hire at my company," he said. "My phone beeped, and I looked at it, and I got this email saying 'Congratulations, you won,' and immediately I checked out," he tells Business Insider. "Like, I couldn't understand one thing the guy was saying anymore. I just held my …

Meizu already working on MX4 Lollipop update

Meizu is one of many Chinese companies slowly gaining a following outside its home country. Combining sleek designs, excellent specs, and competitive pricing, its phones are worth taking a look at. Of course, for those who have already purchased one, or are on the fence, one tricky issue comes to …