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My Favorite Sub-$100 Gaming Headphones: Meet The Kingston HyperX Cloud II

When one of my gaming buddies ceaselessly recommended Kingston’s original HyperX Cloud headphones to me last year, I ignored him. Probably because I was content putting Kingston products like system RAM and SSDs in my computers, but didn’t associate them with any audio expertise. But when Kingston …

Audiophile

The Oldest Stars Are a Lot Younger Than We Thought

Astronomers say the very first stars in the universe burst into existence more than 100 million years later than they previously thought.<p>A few hundred million years after the Big Bang, the light from some of the very first stars and galaxies lit up the universe and ended a period known as the "dark …

Universe

Go for a walk – you could discover the meaning of life

If you have a burning question about yourself, the answer might be all around you – that’s the theory behind Street Wisdom<p>“The street is an invisible university, if you know how to look.” I am intrigued. This is the promise of Street Wisdom, a walking group with a twist, who offer something pretty …

Spirituality

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<b>Synopsis:</b> Famed mystery writer, Mort Rainey (Depp) is confronted by a mysterious stranger outside his house. This stranger calls himself John Shooter …

HDR Photography: Shooting Tips, Software Plugins, and Training Resources

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography refers to creating an image, from two or more exposures of a scene/subject, in which the appearance of colors is …

99 Peanut Butter Recipes That Will Make Your Life Infinitely Better

Anyone who knows anything knows that peanut butter is the best food on the planet. It's the greatest filling for a sandwich, perfectly offsetting the sweetness of jam and fluff. It's the star of the most delicious candy known to man (ahem, Reese's). And, it's chocolate's best friend. Not to mention …

Dessert

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

First Look At 3D Camera App 3DAround

What if you could shoot those cool 360-degree, swivel-around photos you see on ecommerce sites or in The Matrix with just your smartphone? Then you’d be using the 3DAround camera app that launches next month from Dacuda, which gave TechCrunch an early peek. Simply hit record, revolve your camera …

Watch a series of seven brilliant lectures by Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman was obviously famous for his work as a physicist, but he's also widely regarded as one of the most lucid and effective lecturers to …

Physics

OM Audio's levitating Bluetooth speaker can be yours for $179

We've seen levitating pens, levitating lamps, levitating loungers and even levitating <i>fish</i> -- now there's a Bluetooth speaker to add to the mix. OM Audio, maker of such respectable audio accessories as the Inearpeace earphones and Mantra speakers, has taken a bold leap into the world of novelty …

NSA Can Bug Computers Before They’re Bought!

Largely due to the public spectacle that was PRISM, the NSA is under careful scrutiny. (Oh the irony!) It seems like each week something is coming to …

New Leaks Detail How The NSA’s ‘TAO’ And ‘ANT’ Units Spy On Devices, Global Networks

New leaks emerged today in Germany’s <i>Der Spiegel</i> newspaper about the scope of electronic surveillance conducted by the United States’ National Security Agency.<p>In short, it looks like the agency has even more access to personal data than we already thought.<p><i>Der Spiegel</i> says it has obtained documents …

Leaked documents detail 2008 NSA program to hack and remote control iPhones (video)

Part of security expert Jacob Appelbaum's Chaos Communications Congress presentation exposed NSA methods to hack systems via WiFi from long range, but we'll also point out another segment focusing on the Apple iPhone (embedded after the break, beginning at 44:30). Along with German news mag <i>Der</i> …

Report: NSA Trying To Build A Quantum Computer To Crack Encryption

The National Security Agency wants to build a futuristic super computer that can break most types of encryption, according to documents obtained from Edward Snowden by the Washington Post. No reason to worry yet, however, as the Agency is not even close to figuring out how to build the space-age …

With robots and data, can Google keep to its promise not to be evil?

The possibilities of Google's data troves merged with robotics are boggling, and the consequences will be everywhere<p>This Friday and Saturday, Google's latest product line will be on competitive display at a Florida racetrack. No, this isn't about the self-driving cars Google has been famously …

Facebook Launches “Donate” Button For Non-Profits That Also Collects Billing Info For Itself

Facebook unveiled a “Donate Now” button today to make it much easier for non-profits to take contributions. A nice side effect for its business? The button will collect credit card numbers and other billing info for Facebook that could aid its ecommerce and gaming initiatives.<p>19 non-profit launch …

Federal Judge Rules NSA’s Phone Metadata Program Likely Unconstitutional

A district court judge has declared the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone metadata likely unconstitutional. While civil liberties groups are hailing the ruling as a victory, Judge Richard Leon has stayed his ruling pending government appeal.<p>The ruling is a legal setback for …

A Photographic Tour Of Earth’s Most Bizarre And Beautiful Creatures

From the sea angel to the whirligig beetle to the Priapulid (penis worm), a new book features 540 full-color photographs of creatures humans would otherwise never get to see.<p>Did you know that the most familiar categories of animals, like mammals, birds, and amphibians, account for just 4% of the …

Zoology

NSA overhaul could see an end to PRISM-style surveillance

Edward Snowden might have missed out on becoming Person of the Year, but that's not to say he's not been a big influence on America's government this year. According to deep-throated persons familiar with the matter, the presidential task force is proposing a huge overhaul to the NSA in the wake of …

Environment: News & features

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

The 10 best films of 2013, No 9 – I Wish

Continuing our countdown of the best movies of the past year, Xan Brooks pays tribute to a joyous Japanese tale about the consequences of fractured family relations<p>• The 10 best films of 2013, No 10 - Wadjda • The 10 best films of 2013: Have your say • Show us your favourite films of 2013 using our …

Dinosaur asteroid 'sent life to Mars'

<b>The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs may have catapulted life to Mars and the moons of Jupiter, US researchers say.</b><p>They calculated how many Earth rocks big enough to shelter life were ejected by asteroids in the last 3.5bn years.<p>The Chicxulub impact was strong enough to fire chunks of debris …

Astronomy

Facebook wants to give media companies a peek into what users are saying about their favorite content

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / noporn<p>When discussing brand engagement on Facebook(s fb), it’s hard to avoid the platform’s focus on …

Sammy’s Got A Smartwatch Now

The Samsung YOUM Smartwatch concept features a flexible AMOLED screen and looks very sexy. Hosting the latest software features like Google Now, …

Odor Transformer Eliminates Cooking Smells from Your Kitchen

Living in a small apartment and occasionally cook, you might experience the same issue as others: unpleasant cooking odors throughout your apartment. …

The Coolest GIF Of Saturn You’ve Ever Seen

Wow. Saturn, you are looking fine today.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has managed to capture the highest resolution movie yet of Saturn’s hexagon, a six-sided jet stream around the gassy planet’s north pole, and the resulting GIF is amazing. For contrast, this version, from the summertime, looks like …

Astronomy

Duffy London's MK1 Mini Transforming Table Morphs from Coffee Console to Dining Space in Seconds

Duffy London is really good at giving everyday furniture essentials fun, design-savvy flair. Most recently, we saw their swinging table at this …

Furniture

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Art

Bjork Explaining Television Is Everything You'd Imagine Bjork Explaining Television to Be

"This is what an Icelandic poet told me. And I became so scared to television that I always got headaches when I watched it. Then, later on, when I got my Danish book on television, I stopped being afraid because I read the truth, the scientifical truth and it was much better."<p>Björk.<p>Ethereal, tiny, …