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Police expert: Oscar Pistorius not wearing prosthetic legs after shooting

Oscar Pistorius was on the stumps of his amputated legs when he knocked down a locked toilet door with a cricket bat to reach his shot girlfriend, a police forensic expert said Wednesday, countering the track star's assertion he was wearing his prosthetic legs at the time.<p>South African police …

Tuesday Ten: Detox Approved Snacks

Last month I shared a list of some of my favorite detox meals that I prepare when I want to feel clean and energized. I was so happy to see that you …

5 Ways Your Healthy Diet Is Making You Tired

Who doesn't wish for more energy at least a few dozen times a day? Of course, you know that a good night's sleep, regular exercise, and effective …

Logo Design: Gradients

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

Simple way to make stem cells in half an hour hailed as major discovery

Acid technique could lead to new era in regenerative medicine<p>A radical and remarkably easy way to make cells that can grow into any tissue in the body has been developed by scientists in Japan.<p>The feat has been hailed as a major discovery by researchers familiar with the work, and if it can be …

Understanding Camera Exposure: ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed Explained

1<p>The Exposure Triangle<p><b>ISO Speed</b> is how sensitive your camera’s sensor is to light, each value of the rating represents a “stop” of light, and each …

Shutter Speed

11 Gorgeous Swim-Up Suites You'll Totally Fall in Love With

If you love lazing away the day in the hotel pool, you can't do much better than staying in a swim-up suite, where it's possible to dip into the …

Los Cabos

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

10 Best Value Travel Destinations

Goodbye, Cameras

This past October, just before the leaves changed, I went on a six-day hike through the mountains of Wakayama, in central Japan, tracing the path of an ancient imperial pilgrimage called the Kumano Kodo. I took along a powerful camera, believing, as I always have, that it would be an indispensable …

Models’ Faces Turned Into Stunning Optical Illusions By Creative Russian Duo

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov and makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan have created a bewitching series of portraits that play with the …

Are Entrepreneurs Just Con Men?

America loves a good hustler.<p>America loves a good con. Take the much-lauded <i>American Hustle</i>: Christian Bale’s and Amy Adams’s inveterate hustlers are far more lovable than Bradley Cooper’s conniving FBI agent. See, too, <i>The Music Man</i>, <i>The Sting</i>, <i>Dirty Rotten Scoundrels</i>. As an audience, we’re more than …

Atmel envisions cool curved car touchscreens for the future

Atmel is showing off its vision for the future of car touchscreen displays at the 2014 International CES. The the semiconductor company’s vision includes curved displays with no mechanical buttons.<p>The AvantCar concept feature XSense flexible touch sensor chips and are meant to highlight the next …

Lumo BodyTech Introduces The Lift: A Small, Stylish Wearable For Better Posture

Palo Alto-based Lumo BodyTech is revealing its second product today, the Lumo Lift. The Lift, like its original Lumo Back, is a device designed to enhance a user’s posture, but with a radically different take. The Lift is small and stylish, and is designed to be placed unobtrusively on the collar …

Sleep Help: 15 Tricks to Sleep Better

15 Tricks to Sleep Better<p>Need sleep? Learn how you can get more sleep with these 15 restful sleep tricks<p>Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock<p>Lose Control<p>Of all the things you have power over in your life, sleep isn't one of them. No amount of wishing, hoping or willing can make it happen. As soon as you …

Intel unveils RealSense hardware and software line, including 3D camera module

The takeaway at today's Intel press event? All signs point to the RealSense product line -- a number of hardware and software products that "make interaction with technology simple, more natural and immersive," according to Intel's own words. The first product bearing the compound name is the …

Associated Press News

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

Most effective way to reduce smoking? Increase price of cigarettes, study says

The single most effective way to reduce smoking – along with the millions of deaths it causes – is to dramatically increase the price of cigarettes.<p>That is the conclusion of a new study that calls for a tripling of tobacco taxes and a doubling of the price of a pack of cigarettes in much of the …

5 Flu Myths Debunked

<b>The myth:</b> The most important immune-boosting nutrient is vitamin C.<b><br>The truth:</b> Vitamin D is just as helpful: People who took roughly 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily over two years were less likely to get sick than those who were D-deficient, according to a recent Australian study.<b><br>Why it works:</b> Without …

Google and Audi’s new connected cars are really just about selling you apps

Expect a lot of hype this coming year about the “connected car.” At the Consumer Electronics Show, the industry’s main event, which starts on Jan. 7 in Las Vegas, the big car firms are all due to show off how their cars are taking advantage of internet access, and Google and Audi will announce that …

Apps

Scientists find black hole spewing iron, nickel in powerful jets

Has a black hole mystery just been solved?<p>Writing in the journal Nature, a team of scientists said it found traces of nickel and iron in the powerful jets shooting out of black hole candidate 4U 1630-47, a small black hole just a few times the mass of our sun. It may help solve a scientific puzzle …

Universe

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Stephen Hawking: physics would be 'more interesting' if Higgs boson hadn't been found

World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery<p>Physics would have been "far more interesting" if scientists had been unable to find the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The cosmologist was speaking at an event to mark …

How to easily root an Android device

Free utility KingoRoot makes it a snap to take total control of just about any Android smartphone. Here's how to use it.<p>Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace …

Android News

5 Social Media Metrics that your Business Should Track

This post is brought to you by Simply Measured.<p>Publishing content on the Internet generates reams (or, rather, spreadsheets) of data. Creators like you have access to unprecedented information about how your content is received and acted upon.<p>As data gets bigger, more ubiquitous, and more social, …

DC protestors stand with Snowden to fight surveillance

Edward Snowden wasn't there in the flesh at this weekend's Stop Watching Us rally. But he participated by way of a statement, calling for NSA reform and reminding politicos that the public is watching them.<p>Saturday's Stop Watching Us rally in the US capital attracted a slew of people concerned by …

Surveillance

Activision Blizzard completes buyback from Vivendi Universal in multi-billion dollar deal

Activision Blizzard recently bought back a controlling stake in itself from Vivendi Universal. The reacquisition was a joint effort by the company itself and an investment group that includes Activision CEO Bobby Kotick and Chairman Brian Kelly. When the dust settled, Activision Blizzard picked up …