Dwayne Richardson

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Researchers sent a text message using only vodka and a fan

Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "drunk text," York University researchers in Canada have used vodka and a desk fan to send a new kind of text message. In the experiment, they encoded the alphabet in evaporated alcohol, assigning different concentration levels to represent bits 1 and 0. The …

Google+ is automatically creating your own year in review video

If you're anything like us, the thought of sifting through mountains of media to create a year in review video is more than a little intimidating. However, it just got a lot easier for some Google+ members. The social network is now using Auto Awesome to create year in review clips for anyone who …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

George Zimmerman's Wife Says He Is 'Selfish,' Feels 'Invincible'

George Zimmerman's wife says she doesn't know the man she's been married to for almost seven years and doesn't think she "ever really knew him at …

Aereo reportedly coming to Android in September

Aereo is heading to Android. The company that has ruffled feathers in the TV industry by letting consumers stream live, local programming without a cable subscription will launch an app for Google's mobile operating system in September. That's according to CEO Chet Kanojia, who spoke to <i>The</i> …

Smartphone fingerprint sensors are the new black as Pantech beats the big boys

While it was rumored that LG would be the first to launch a current-generation smartphone with a fingerprint sensor, with the forthcoming iPhone 5S widely expected to be second in line, it appears Korean company Pantech has beaten both of them to it with the new Vega LTE-A.<p>As the name suggests, the …

Fingerprint sensors the new black for smartphones as Korean firm Pantech launches the first

Fingerprint sensors are starting to look like the new must-have smartphone feature as Korean firm Pantech launches its first, ahead of the long-rumored fingerprint sensor for the iPhone 5S.<p>There have also been conflicting rumors that the LG G2, due for launch tomorrow, will or won’t have a …

FreedomPop, TextNow Plan New Services Atop Sprint’s Network

One of the interesting oddities about the wireless market is that the chief players — companies such as AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile — lease …

Apple’s patent win won’t affect many current Samsung devices

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Apple(s aapl) on Friday celebrated a partial victory in its patent case against Samsung. The U.S. International Trade …

SanDisk's new flash drive wirelessly beams files to your tablet or phone

When you run out of room on your Apple iPad, your HTC One, or other mobile device without an SD card slot, where do you turn? Do you painstakingly delete one batch of vacation photos to make room to show off the next? SanDisk believes it has an alternative. Today, it's introducing the SanDisk …

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7 Steps To Outstanding Sales Growth For Your Startup

“If you build it, they will come.” It’s a line from an old movie “Field of Dreams” which is still leading to the demise of too many startups, led by entrepreneurs who really started their business to build an exciting new product or service. Most struggle with the idea and practice of marketing and …

Law and Justice and George Zimmerman

The exoneration of Travyon Martin's killer is a stark reminder of the limitations of our judicial systems and the choices we make about the laws under which we live.<p>In the next few hours and days you'll likely be inundated with analysis and commentary and solemn expressions of outrage or joy about …

Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets now shipping

Here’s some good news if you’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of your new smartphone, the Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets have begun shipping out from Google, right on schedule. If you pre-ordered one, then you should receive an email with a tracking number sometime …

African Religious Leaders Reject Obama's Call For Gay Rights

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Religious leaders in Africa strongly rebuked President Obama’s call to decriminalize homosexuality, suggesting it’s the reason why he received a less-than-warm welcome during a recent trip to the continent.<p>In a news conference in Senegal during his three-nation tour, just as …

T-Mobile Hosting Event July 10 in NYC

A bright pink invitation just arrived in my inbox for a July 10 par-tay hosted by T-Mobile in New York City. The invite doesn’t show or say much. …

Apple not allowed to add Galaxy S4 in ongoing Samsung dispute, plans to file new lawsuit

Back in May, Apple was attempting to add Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 as an infringing device in its ongoing, second major patent dispute with Samsung in California. It was also claiming that Samsung infringed two Siri related patents with the device’s Google Now voice assistant feature. Now, …

Google Street View Photographers Document the Mysterious Battleship Island

Google is on an ambitious mission to map as much of the world as humanly possible. We recently reported on their project to photograph the tallest …

FCC clears the way for unification of Sprint, Softbank and Clearwire

As expected and predicted, today the Federal Communications Commission approved the merger of American mobile company Sprint with Japanese mobile giant Softbank and broadband service company Clearwire. In its conclusion, the FCC writes, "approval of the proposed transactions, subject to the …

The Real Reasons Microsoft, Sony Chose AMD For The Xbox One And PS4

It has been two weeks since E3, the world’s largest gaming show, and the final pieces of the game console puzzle are starting to come into place. The public knows what the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 look like, what they will run, what they won’t, digital rights management and their price. …

Scientists Confirm Three Potentially Habitable Planets Around A Nearby Star

<i>Astronomers from the European Space Observatory have confirmed that there are three potentially habitable worlds around the red dwarf Gliese 667C.</i><p>Scientists at the European Southern Observatory announced today that they’ve confirmed the existence of three planets existing in the habitable zone of …

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Your Guide To Agency Name Pronunciations And Origins

Have you ever looked at some of the alphabet-soup names of creative agencies and wondered whether one was meant to be read as an acronym or a string of letters? Well, if so, this short video is not the best way to figure it out.<p>“The Agency Pronunciation Guide” is a one-joke video, sure, but it’s a …

Oil Finger Paintings by Iris Scott | Colossal

<p>One day while completing an oil painting of a field artist Iris Scott needed to make a few quick adjustments to some yellow flowers but every brush …

Recon Jet

In 2010 Recon released the world's first Heads-Up-Display-enabled snow sport goggles, capable of displaying real-time statistics like speed, altitude, time and temperature on a full-color micro LCD screen. Now, three years later, the innovative company introduces a faster, smaller, more advanced …

Lesson Learned! Charles Ramsey Says He’s A “Better Person” After Domestic Violence Arrests (DETAILS)

<b>UPDATE: 4:00 PM EST</b><p>To celebrate Charles Ramsey’s redemption, check out this dope autotune record, “Dead Giveaway,” created by the same guys that …

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