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Startup invents heartbeat-sensing wristband to store passwords, bitcoin

It was in the last few decades that researchers realized that the human heartbeat, no matter how fast or slow it's going, generates signals that are every bit as unique to an individual as a fingerprint or retina.<p>Now, a Toronto startup named Bionym is turning that insight into a novel kind of …

Israeli lawyer turns into one of the most effective champions of Palestinian land rights

Growing up in Jerusalem, Michael Sfard had no contact with Palestinians who lived just across the street from him in the Arab part of the city. In high school, he studied French and English, not Arabic. It was a fairly typical Israeli upbringing, largely insulated from the harsh realities of …

Motorola Moto G review: how good can a $179 smartphone be?

The Moto X represented a sizable step forward for Motorola. A comfortable, fresh, customizable design married with tasteful and useful software features, it’s the polar opposite of the aggressively styled and skinned Droids Motorola and Verizon have produced. Now, Motorola is back with the Moto G, …

TFTW: Top Ten Games We Haven't Played...YET

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1964, is an annual international showcase of the very best in nature photography. Owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, the contest includes 18 individual categories, ranging from birds and mammals to "Creative Visions" …

Hypnotic GIFs of Anthony Howe’s Kinetic Wind Sculptures

Artist Anthony Howe's 3D kinetic sculptures are massive, moving pieces that utilize the united visual power of wind, metal, and mirrors. We first discovered his spectacular work earlier this year and now, thanks to VICE's <i>The Creators Project</i>, a series of equally hypnotic gifs (created by Jordan …

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The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Apple’s iPhone 5 touchscreen is 2.5 times faster than Android devices

Apple’s iPhone 5 is 2.5 times faster at responding to touches than Google Android devices, according to a benchmark test by game and app streaming firm Agawi.<p>The results confirm what users believe about the devices, and they highlight a feature that is usually left out of technical comparisons.<p>In …

Microsoft yanks its hilarious anti-iPhone commercial (video)

Microsoft recently yanked a series of commercials that pretty much ridicule rival smartphone maker Apple. (If you haven’t seen any of them yet, I’d highly recommend checking out the embedded video below if you feel like a good laugh.)<p>The premise of the commercial series overall is that there’s a …

10 Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

The latest budget console king is…. Sony?

This year has been all about the budget media device. Independent open source console Ouya rocked Kickstarter in 2012 due to its promise of a …

כורה בור, בו יפול | החברים של ג'ורג'

רונן שובל יכול להתנחם בדבר אחד: אי אפשר לקרוא לו נאצי. בית המשפט קבע שהוא לא נאצי. שובל מסתובב בישראל כשהוא אחד האנשים הבודדים שיש להם אישור רשמי שהם …

Molly: The Dangerous Drug That’s Too Good to Quit

Despite recent deaths, fans tell Abby Haglage the trip is way too fun to give up.<p>The first time Adam tried Molly, he was 19. He loved it.<p>“I was …

42 of the coolest Burning Man art installations ever

Art has become the defining feature of Burning Man, as the festival continues to be a testing ground for a growing circle of artists seeking engaged …

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

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Burning Man 2013: The Scene

Spike the Big Red Dragon<p>Spike the Big Red Dragon, an art car created by Colorado artist Captain Carburetor, shows off its flame poofer.<p>Robot …

Photos of Burning Man 2013

Every year, participants in the Burning Man Festival descend on the playa of Nevada's Black Rock Desert to form a temporary city -- a self-reliant community populated by performers, artists, free spirits, and more. Last week, an estimated 68,000 people came to Burning Man 2013 from all over the …

'Titanfall' Could Be A Game Changer

<i>Respawn’s next-gen shooter looks incredible.</i><p>I have yet to get hands-on time with Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming shooter <i>Titanfall</i>.<p>But it’s the first competitive first-person shooter that I’ve been excited to play in a long time, and one of the few games being demoed at recent conventions that …

Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The winners have just been announced in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The overall winner, top 10 category winners and top 50 finalists were unveiled at a ceremony in Hong Kong earlier today. The contest invited photographers to submit images of the world of …

OMG, I Want This House: Fabulous Homes From Paris to Sao Paulo (PHOTOS)

Home Envy<p>A lap pool? Pollock-themed bedroom? Yes, please! See envy-inspiring designs from Interiors Now.<p>08.23.13 1:36 PM ET<p>Richard Powers; Courtesy …

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

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Creative UI Design by Cosmin Capitanu

Cosmin Capitanu is a UI Designer from Bucharest, Romania. His style is very modern and trendy, using a lot of transparency and flat icons. Take a …

UI Design

PSA: ZTE Open Firefox phone now available on eBay in the US and UK

The Spanish had first dibs on ZTE's Open smartphone, but earlier this month we were told Americans and Brits would eventually be able to buy the Firefox OS device through ZTE's local eBay storefronts. Well, the pages are now live, so in exchange for $80 or £60 (delivery is free), you can get …

Speed bumps and vomit are the Hyperloop’s biggest challenges

If it’s built, the Hyperloop may feel more like a roller coaster than a train<p>It’s now been three days since Elon Musk unveiled his alpha plans for the Hyperloop, the radical and ambitious high-speed transit line that promises passage from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 35 minutes. And while …

The Government Now Admits There's an 'Area 51'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Newly declassified documents, obtained by George Washington University's National Security Archive, …

Kinect app that turns any surface into a 'touchscreen' debuts for $149

Microsoft launched a Kinect Accelerator program for startups last year, and the results are starting to be shown. Ubi Interactive worked closely with Microsoft to create a system that uses a projector in combination with a Kinect sensor to create a virtual touchscreen that can be cast onto any …

A Modern Oak Wood Kitchen in Los Angeles

Modern oak cabinetry, plus a cozy fireplace.<p>We live in the era of the white kitchen. But with a fireplace and oak cabinets, William Hefner's modern Los Angeles kitchen makes a compelling case for the beauty of wood.