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Death Toll Rises to 14 After Tornadoes, Storms Ravage South

Authorities raised the death toll Thursday night to 14 people, including a young boy, after a spring-like storm system swept across the Southeast.<p>The storms mixed with unseasonably warm weather, spawning tornadoes that killed people in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Dozens more people were …

Weather

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

NCAA bracket 2015 predictions: Iowa State to the national title game

Kentucky is going to win it all. Don't convince yourself otherwise. But the Cyclones are an intriguing challenger.<p>The left side of this year's bracket has the two best teams in college basketball — Kentucky and Wisconsin — and if/when those teams meet in the Final Four, it could be the matchup of …

College Sports

Ski Champion Lindsey Vonn Has 'Successful' Knee Surgery

Vonn's spokesperson Lewis Kay said the surgery was performed on Tuesday by doctor Jim Andrews and that she hoped to be back competing in February of 2015.<p>"Lindsey Vonn underwent successful ACL reconstruction surgery yesterday," Kay said. "(Doctors) expect her to make a full recovery in time for …

Julianna Margulies's Apartment Flooded After Appearing in Architectural Digest

In the pages of <i>Architectural Digest</i>, Julianna Margulies‘s Manhattan apartment is a bright, airy stunner of a home. In reality, it’s a sopping wet …

Time I

How Lorde Broke All the Rules: Inside Rolling Stone's New Issue

The story behind the rise of pop's most unlikely new superstar<p>Lorde is 17, lives with her parents and loves Sylvia Plath. She also has a worldwide …

Music

Margot Robbie: Kissing Leonardo DiCaprio for 17 Hours Isn't as Fun as It Seems

Margot Robbie has arrived.<p>The Australian newcomer made her big awards show debut at Sunday’s Golden Globes and sparked a flashbulb frenzy in her …

Pebble Steel

A premium version of the popular E-paper smartwatch, Pebble Steel has a stainless steel case, a Gorilla Glass cover and is waterproof up to 5atm. It …

Wearable Tech

Transporter Sync

The Transporter Sync turns any USB 2.0/3.0 external drive into your personal cloud server. Like other cloud services, you can remotely backup to and …

FINsix Laptop Charger

The FINsix laptop charger is delightfully small and light. It will be available in Summer 2014 and will have MacBook and Windows laptop versions. The …

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

The Xperia Z1 Compact runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and has a 4.3″ 720p display, 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU, LTE, NFC, a 20.7mp 1/2.3″ Exmor RS image sensor …

Phones

Soloshot 2

The camera tracking robot now fits on more tripods and has a lighter transmitter. It also has an optional remote control for your camera’s pan, tilt …

Remote Controls

Kanex simpleDock

A great accessory for the MacBook Air and other ultraportable computers. Plug it in to your computer’s USB port and in return you get three USB 3.0 …

Sony 4K UST Projector

The 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector uses laser technology to beam video at up to 4096×2160 just a few inches from your wall or screen. Its modular …

FLIR One Personal Thermal Camera

A thermal camera attachment for the iPhone 5 & 5S. FLIR One uses a two cameras to create a composite image, making it easier to discern objects. Also …

ClearView Clio Speaker

The Clio is a 2.1 Bluetooth speaker. It has a 2″ woofer at the bottom of its base, but instead of additional drivers it has a sheet of acrylic as its …

Equil JOT for iOS

Equil JOT is an ink pen that can record what you’re writing or drawing on paper in real time. You can then edit, annotate and share your work from …

Samsung Galaxy Pro Tablets

Galaxy Pro tablets have 2560×1600 screens. They have large tiles instead of app icons and let you see up to 4 windowed apps at once. The NotePro has …

The Atlas Fitness Trackers Can Differentiate Between Bicep Curls and Push-Ups

The market for fitness trackers seems to be filled with lots of pedometers disguised as fitness trackers. Sure they can count steps, calories burned …

Thousands of Australian bees are getting tagged for research

Bees are integral to the pollination of major crops around the world, so the more that we understand how they go about their business, the better we …

Ecology

Smart object-recognition system could spy on your milk in the IoT

Computers that can identify objects without requiring any human training are now a possibility, as researchers figure out how to teach AIs to intuit …

Star Swarm 1080p demo | Engadget

Wait, there's an app that teaches kids handwriting?

The creator of iTrace believes that his app brings a new lease of life to the concept of teaching handwriting. But does anyone actually write by hand anymore?<p>Here's what we do with our hands these days: We poke, we stroke, we wipe, we swipe.<p>But we don't actually write, do we? Not, you know, by hand …

Kids

Vuzix “designer sunglasses” styled Glass-rival due after 2015

Vuzix will take on Google Glass with a wearable headset resembling “designer sunglasses” rather than the somewhat clunky Borg-style tech companies …

Augmented Reality

meMINI lets you capture the action after it happens

They say that nothing takes you out of a fun situation quite like filming it – you stop being a participant, and start being an observer. That said, …

Videography

Modifier protein could increase crop yields, even in poor conditions

Researchers have discovered a new way to increase plant growth by suppressing the natural response to environmental stress. The scientists have found …

Urbanarbolismo's huge vertical garden incorporates over 33,000 plants

The project was conceived as a means of improving the energy usage of the Palacio de Congresos. The addition of a planted facade to the building is …

Open Wide For the Kolibree Bluetooth Toothbrush

It seems like practically everything has Bluetooth capabilities these days, but there is one place the technology hasn’t hit yet- your mouth. That …

With Ad Sales Still Falling, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Fires Her No. 2, Henrique De Castro

Henrique De Castro, Yahoo's chief operating officer and the man responsible for reviving the Internet portal’s falling sales, is leaving the company just 15 months after CEO Marissa Mayer hired him away from Google.<p>Kara Swisher at the tech news site Re/code reported the departure, which was …

Google brings Play Movies and TV to iOS

Google has been bringing more and more of its services to iOS over the years, and a new one just launched today: users can now play back movies and TV shows they've purchased from Google Play on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Design-wise, it's very reminiscent of the Google Play web store and …