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Will.i.am doesn't take the hint, makes another smartwatch

No more please<p>Will.i.am, a man with immense musical talents and a history of making fantastically awful tech products, is releasing his second smartwatch called the Dial, instead of another Black Eyed Peas album. The successor to the Puls, which has made a strong case for the worst smartwatch ever …

Qualcomm's New Fingerprint Sensor Uses Ultrasonic Waves To Know Who You Are

Sound waves "directly penetrate the skin"<p>Fingerprint sensors have quickly become a staple of the modern smartphone. They're quick, simple to use, and (if encrypted properly) relatively secure.<p>Usually, these fingerprint scanners use images to determine the contours of a fingerprint. Qualcomm's new …

Qualcomm

7 Easy Slow Cooker Pasta Sauces to Last You All Week

<i>Header image: Slow Cooker Beef Goulash from CHOW</i>Generally speaking, pasta isn’t the sort of dish you turn to when you’re looking for a big, …

Food

The Complete Guide To Gaining Good Weight

People think losing weight is hard. Gaining it is no easier. This complete guide will show you how to gain weight the right way—with a minimum of …

Samsung to give iPhone users a trial run with new Galaxy smartphones

On the day of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ launch, Samsung is attempting to sway iPhone users.<p>Samsung is eager to get its new phones to a lot of people -- especially iPhone users.<p>The Korean electronics conglomerate said Friday that it would give iPhone users a chance to try its latest …

Galaxy Note

Masses of dead fish wash up near Tianjin blast site

The Chinese government has denied that the dead fish died from cyanide poisoning<p>Masses of dead fish have washed up on a riverbank near the Tianjin blast site where 3,000 tons of toxic chemical exploded last Wednesday in northern China.<p>A sea of dead fish washed up on a section of the Hai River on …

International ZUK Z1 will be powered by Cyanogen OS, features USB-C and USB 3.1

Earlier this month we reported on the ZUK Z1, a new smartphone from a Lenovo-backed company that is attempting to challenge established players in the “affordable yet powerful” smartphone space. At the time, all we knew for sure was that the phone would debut in China. As it turns out, an …

Mobile Technology

Times Square's painted naked ladies face ban in New York

Naked painted ladies 'inappropriate' and costumed cartoon and superhero characters 'aggressively soliciting tips', says Mayor Bill de Blasio<p>New York City created a task force on Thursday to examine how it can rein in topless women and costumed cartoon and superhero characters who officials believe …

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Wildfires

Future and Drake suit up in 'Where Ya At' video

If there’s any truth to Future’s brand-new video for “Where Ya At,” the Atlanta-born rapper and Drake are part of some sort of very exclusive, <i>very</i> …

Gun-Shaped Mobile Phone Cases Should Be Avoided, Says Law Officials

Mobile phone cases are available in all sorts of shapes and sizes whether in the form of shells, skins, bumpers and pouches. But the most controversial type of mobile phone cases are gun-shaped. U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer held a news conference this week to call for a ban on gun-shaped mobile phone …

Guns

Amazon now lets you create customized 3D printed figures of video game characters

Amazon has partnered with Sandboxr, a company specializing in 3D-printed collectibles, to let you create customized 3D printed figures of video game characters from Smite, Infinity Blade, and Primal Carnage.<p>Amazon launched its Shapeways-like 3D printing store last June, giving consumers access to …

3D Printing

For the first time a movie will accept Bitcoin for ticket purchases

According to The Wrap, beginning Monday, the film's distributor, Open Road Films, will allow Bitcoin users to buy tickets on MovieTickets.com at more than 900 theaters in the U.S.<p>The payment platform, GoCoin, will make the process transaction similar to a credit-card purchase.<p>The film, directed by …

What if your game console only allowed one move per day?

Video games are usually high action affairs, requiring a flurry of activity in order to progress to the next stage, and ultimately complete the title. A New York-based designer is out to rethink how those games are played with a trio of diminutive cubes that only allow one move per day. The project …

Arnold Schwarzenegger now gives turn-by-turn directions in Waze

Come with me ... if you want to find Starbucks.<p>Actor and former California Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger will provide turn-by-turn directions as …

Google Maps will tell you if your destination will be closed upon arrival

We have all been there. You hop on your car without a worry and tell Google Maps to take you to one of your favorite restaurants… only to get there and find out the darn place is closed! This is frustrating, especially knowing Google Maps has hours and other information on hand. But worry not, for …

Maps

In Massachusetts Lab, Scientists Grow An Artificial Rat Limb

A team of scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston made news earlier this month when they published research in the journal <i>Biomaterials</i> describing how they'd created the world's first bioartificial limb in the laboratory.<p>Or, in other words: scientists have now grown the entire …

Muscle

Scientists film death of white blood cell for first time and discover alert system

Australian and US scientists capture on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, revealing the dying cells apparently try to alert their neighbours<p>In a world first, Melbourne scientists have captured on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, a phenomenon never seen …

La Trobe University

Stop tickling slow lorises, campaigners urge

A new campaign video ‘Tickling is Torture’ has been launched by the charity International Animal Rescue<p>The video of a slow loris raising its arms as it is tickled by its owner has been shared on YouTube more than five million times.<p>But campaigners are now urging people to avoid sharing or liking …

Hawkmoths slow their brains to see in the dark - Futurity

Scientists used 3D-printed robotic flowers to show how hawkmoths see in the dark. The discovery could help next-generation flying robots operate …

We tend to say we know made-up things - Futurity

"To overclaim is to claim familiarity with—or knowledge of—something that doesn't exist," says Stav Atir. A recent study suggests people do it all …

Researchers Grow Breast Tissue In A Lab

To better understand cancers that grow there<p>From edible meat to entire rat arms, scientists can grow pretty much anything in a petri dish. But until recently, they haven’t been able to grow mammary glands, the tissue where most types of breast cancer occur. Now researchers from the Helmholtz Centre …

Cancer

Elon Musk's SpaceX Plans Hyperloop Pod Races at California HQ in 2016

The SpaceX rocket company announced something completely different on Monday: a Hyperloop pod competition that would follow up on a high-speed transit concept laid out by the company's billionaire founder, Elon Musk.<p>The contest would reach its climax next June with pod races at a roughly mile-long …

High-speed Rail

HTC on possible Asus buy: Thanks, but no thanks

HTC issues a statement to shareholders on Monday, saying it won't even consider being acquired by Asus.<p>Taiwan-based handset maker HTC has one thing to say to device-maker Asus: Get away and stay away.<p>In a statement to investors on Monday, HTC said that it not only has no interest in being acquired …

HTC

Leak: 'Street Fighter' DLC coming to 'Super Smash Bros.'

<i>Street Fighter</i>'s Ryu is almost certainly coming to <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> (SSB). Multiple files featuring the character have been extracted from a recent update, adding weight to a rumor that began back in April. The evidence is pretty compelling: there's a video (below) that seems to be Ryu's victory …

Way before Apple Watch and Android Wear, there was Casio

Casio might be only lightly involving itself in the current boom in smartwatches and wearables, but the company still makes plenty of money from its G-Shock series and rugged outdoor watches. That's not to say it hasn't experienced a combination of hits and misses: Casio would say it "pioneered" a …

Watch Blake Griffin Explain Fetty Wap's 'Trap Queen'

"'Bando' is like the abandoned house where they do, like, drugs and stuff," the L.A. Clippers star informs us<p>It's no secret that hip-hop is the …

Blake Griffin

Pharrell and Kanye West will appear in the Daft Punk documentary

Daft Punk’s documentary has a release date and a star-studded cast that includes Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Giorgio Moroder, and Michel …