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The mobile app gold rush may be over

Ten years ago, Apple announced the iPhone, which soon gave birth to the App Store and the resulting broader app ecosystem. That industry has now matured, having reached critical mass, according to a new report from Flurry out this morning. While there’s still some growth to be seen — app usage is …

Here’s Exactly How Exercise—Or Lack of It—Affects Aging Muscles. This Just Might Change Your Life

Buried deep inside your muscle tissue may be the secret answer to your flagging energy, growing waist size, and declining health. Take action now.<p>Under the glare of overhead lights, the paper-thin, ruby-red shavings of Rosangela Santiago’s muscle glow like fine gems. <i>I can’t believe those just came</i> …

Chuwi eBook Tablet Runs Both Windows 10 And Android

Chuwi the Chinese tablet manufacturer has this month launched a new device in the form of the Chuwi eBook, which is priced from $170-$200 and offers …

Gear & Gadgets

Ryan Seacrest owes BlackBerry $860,000 for selling an iPhone keyboard that ripped off BlackBerry's design

He got an iPhone but missed the keyboard on his Blackberry. So he launched Typo, an iPhone case that has a keyboard built in.<p>Typo was popular. Pre-orders on the $99 case sold out quickly. But a few months after its launch, Blackberry filed an injunction against the startup for infringing on the …

This Is What Movies Would Look Like Without Visual Effects

This year, "Gravity," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," "Iron Man 3," and "Star Trek Into Darkness" are all nominated for visual effects Oscars.<p>Would you recognize any of those films without their added special effects?<p>We've gathered together images from visual effects studios Industrial Light …

Movies

Exquisite Illustrations by Mads Berg

Now these are super exquisite! The work of Danish designer Mads Bergs is so beautiful that it looks like it was taken out from those old, classic …

The Amazing Pattern Library

The Amazing Pattern Library, started by Tim Holman and Claudio Guglierei, is an on going project that complies patterns shared by the most talented …

Thrilling Illustrations by Jared Muralt

Yet another week has ended and we keep finding fantastic artists from all around the globe! This time we're featuring Swiss illustrator Jared Muralt. …

South Koreans Before & After Intensive Plastic Surgery

Looking good is serious money. In South Korea, a wave of travelling willing women and men have gone under the knife in recent years, cosmetically …

How to Open a Wine Bottle with a Shoe

(Video Link)<p>"Have you ever been in this position: really nice bottle of wine, no corkscrew?" A representative of Mirabeau Wine, a winemaker in …

Honda Announces New Solar Powered EV Charger

Honda has announced a new electric vehicle (EV) charger, the Honda HEH55 which is designed to be installed on the wall and is powered by solar …

New Site BackerJack Combs Through Crowdfunded Projects So You Don’t Have To

Crowdfunding is popular with all the kids these days, so why shouldn’t it have its own blog? Analyst Ross Rubin has done just that by creating BackerJack, a website dedicated to curating cool crowdfunded projects. Rubin, who is an Engadget and TechCrunch columnist, works at Reticle Research …

This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool

Using a magazine for scale, this App lets you virtually design a room, then buy the furniture.<p>A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company’s catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a …

The Best of the Best Places to Visit in 2014 (Photos)

Great Getaways<p>To help with 2014 vacation planning, the Andrew Harper team has rounded up the best of the best bars, restaurants, spas, adventures, …

From Behind the Scenes of Star Wars

Peter Mayhew has posted <b>a collection of behind-the-scenes pictures</b> from the filming of the first three <i>Star Wars</i> films. Mayhew, who portrayed …

Page Turner Lamp is 24 Lamps in 1

Can’t find a desk lamp that suits your unique personality? Make your own! The Page Turner Lamp is a working lamp within a flipbook. The book has 6 …

Lego Simpsons Set is Coming!

Set down your Duff beers for a moment there, fans of The Simpsons, and behold the greatness that will be upon us soon- The Simpsons Lego set! It’s …

Samsung: cheap OLED TVs won't be ready for three to four years

We hope you weren't counting on OLED TV prices coming down any time soon. Samsung's HS Kim warns <i>USA Today</i> that affordable OLED sets likely won't be available for another three to four years -- a year or two later than he first expected. Manufacturing troubles are keeping prices high, he says. If …

Amazon trials Kindle vending machines

Retail giant Amazon is exploring a new sales channel – self-service vending machines<p>Amazon is reportedly trialling automatic “Kindle Kiosk” vending machines at various locations in the United States, offering a selection of Kindle Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers and accessories.<p>One of the vending …

Kindle Fire

TiVo co-founders joining forces for yet another set-top box

How on earth are you supposed to fill your days after leaving the successful set-top box company you created? Well, if you're TiVo co-founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton, the answer is to start all over again. You see, after Barton resigned from TiVo in early 2012, he and long-gone chum Ramsay set …

Report: Half of all supermarket chicken harbors drug-resistant bacteria

A Consumer Reports investigation found potentially dangerous pathogens in nearly all of the chicken it tested<p>Dangerous bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," lurk in nearly all supermarket chicken, an investigation by Consumer Reports revealed.<p>The nonprofit organization tested 300 …

Want a futuristic navigation HUD on your windshield? Check out Sygic’s GPS app

Sure, most smartphones offer free GPS navigation these days. But unless you have a smartphone mount on your dashboard, looking down at your phone for navigation can be awkward — and potentially dangerous — while driving.<p>Popular GPS navigation app Sygic has a solution: Just bring the navigation data …

The latest 'Gravity' trailer is as beautiful as it is terrifying

Our anticipation for Alfonso Cuaron's <i>Gravity</i> has been slowly building for months now. The film's received praise at recent festival screenings, and director James Cameron recently called it the best space film ever made. This latest clip emphasizes the isolating silence of space, before plunging …

29 artists' interpretations of a more realistic Popeye | 22 Words

Popeye is a character many artists enjoy re-creating, and since the original character is a relatively simple, over-the-top cartoon, many of the …

Gorgeous Animal Illustrations by Amy Hamilton

Animals are great subjects for art, and it's great to see an artist managing to do such great pieces like these, by Amy Hamilton. She's a very …

Animals