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Google Announces Chromecast 2 And Chromecast Audio To Bring Intelligence To Your Living Room

Google is ready to take over your living room. The company has announced version 2 of its Chromecast product, along with a new Chromecast Audio, which turns any speaker with an AUX in into an Internet-connected device. I got to spend some time with these little devices and they are powerhouses.<p>The …

Smart TV

These headphones come with a gimmick that makes a difference

Reid Heath Acoustics is a British headphone company whose products have attracted Apple’s attention and are featured alongside the more familiar Beats, Bose, and Bowers & Wilkins brands in the accessory section of Apple Stores around the world. This particular set, the T20i, comes with the Made for …

Why Boosting Poor Children’s Vocabulary Is Important for Public Health

One key difference between low-income and affluent babies: the number of words to which they’re exposed.<p>Air­on Pate is boun­cing off the walls.<p>The not-quite-2-year-old is wait­ing with his mom Domi­n­ique and broth­er Aiden, 4, to be seen at a fed­er­ally sub­sid­ized clin­ic for low-in­come wo­men …

Public Health

Rain is sizzling bacon, cars are lions roaring: the art of sound in movies | Jordan Kisner

Skip Lievsay is one of the most talented men in Hollywood. He has created audioscapes for Martin Scorsese and is the only sound man the Coen brothers go to. But the key to this work is more than clever effects, it is understanding the human mind<p>Skip Lievsay, an unassuming-looking guy in his mid-60s …

Jokes

SoundHound Unveils Voice Control Interface A Decade In The Making To Battle Siri, Cortana

When Keyvan Mohajer took his dream to investors in 2004, they told him it was too big. So he took a detour, but he didn’t give up — and more than a decade later, he has turned it into a reality.<p>Mohajer wanted to build a way for people to talk to their computers and had plunged into an electrical …

What is in a picture?

What we think is unusual or touching says a lot about us as a society. Sometimes the item of attention must be taken in context to fully appreciate …

Ranking the 10 Most Memorable Moments of Jeff Gordon's Career

With a 23-year career in NASCAR, it’s hard to pick out 10 moments in Jeff Gordon’s career that stand out above the others.<p>We could probably do Gordon's 50 most memorable moments—and still have a lot more left over in terms of what he’s achieved in his Hall of Fame-worthy career.<p>We looked at …

Navy declares laser weapons ready to protect ships in Persian Gulf

The Navy's 30-kilowatt solid-state laser aboard the USS Ponce is now being fired in operational scenarios by sailors in the Persian Gulf, marking the first-ever deployment of a sea-based directed energy weapon.<p>"We've tested it in the lab we've tested it operationally at sea. Now, we are not testing …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Time-lapse Photography

You Want a Bigger Paycheck? Convince Me.

There’s a common myth that standard economics predicts that people are paid an amount of money equal to the value of the things they produce. …

Intel chips may be in the next Google Glass, report says

Intel is expected to supply the chips for a new version of Google’s Glass device in 2015, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources.<p>The Intel processor will replace one from Texas Instruments used in the current version of Glass, a head-mounted device that lets people …

Dad confronts kidnapper, saves 5-year-old daughter

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A set of Utah parents were awakened Friday to an unsettling noise for 4:30 in the morning: the sound of their front door …

Asus will launch its stylish ZenWatch on November 9th for $199

The field of Android Wear smartwatches is about to grow bigger: Asus will release its ZenWatch on November 9th. Priced at $199, the ZenWatch is one of the more refined products we've seen powered by Google's wrist-worn OS. It'll be sold at Best Buy to start, with Google Play availability following …

Oculus 'many months away,' but virtual reality sunglasses will take a little longer

CNN's coverage of Web Summit, in Dublin, looks at how technology is changing the world.<p><b>Dublin (CNN) —</b> We might still not have jetpacks and flying cars, but another dangling promise of the technology world now seems one step closer. Virtual reality (VR) is a serious business, as confirmed by …

If Dropbox's CEO Could Give Advice To His Younger Self, It'd Involve A Tennis Ball And The Number 30,000

At Web Summit in Dublin on Tuesday, CNN's Laurie Segall asked Houston to clarify what two things mean.<p>Houston said the tennis ball reminds him to work on a business he's obsessed with — like a dog who is focused on retrieving a tennis ball. He once started an SAT prep company and lost interest; he …

San Francisco

Former Google Wallet Head Launches Poynt, A “Future-Proofed” Payment Terminal

The former head of Google Wallet and longtime PayPal exec, Osama Bedier, is this morning revealing his new company Poynt, a “future-proofed” payment terminal that combines an Android-based tablet with a hardware docking station, and includes support for all modern payment technologies, including …