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What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

The 10 best messaging apps

Technology has made it difficult in 2014 to be introverted or lazy. It’s impossible to say how Howard Hughes would have coped in a world in which it’s a social faux pas not to reply to a text within an hour of receiving it.<p>The smartphone, in particular, has made connecting easier than ever. In the …

Texas woman wins half-million dollar revenge porn lawsuit

A woman in Texas has won a rare, major legal victory in a revenge porn case. Local station ABC KTRK reports that a civil court has awarded the anonymous woman $500,000 after her former boyfriend of seven years posted photographs and videos from their relationship on YouTube and other sites as a way …

Samsung’s new smart TV doesn’t mean the end of the remote control

Samsung will premiere its new line of smart TVs in 2014.<p>In the future, kids won't only fight over the remote control. They will also battle over what to watch by shouting and gesticulating wildly at their television sets.<p>On Monday, Samsung announced it would unveil a new, more advanced version of …

Target refuses to sell 'Beyoncé' due to iTunes-first launch

Beyoncé's stealthy new album is a digital smash hit, but one major retailer is skipping the party for the CD version. Target says that it won't sell <i>Beyoncé</i> because the record was released on iTunes first before making its way to retail store shelves. "At Target we focus on offering our guests a …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Photography

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Amazon takes aim at Netflix, other rivals with 'Betas,' 'Alpha House'

Will you go Prime? That's a question of increasing importance for<p>AmazonStudios as its second original television series, "Betas," gets underway.<p>The show, which premiered last month and continues to roll out new episodes on Fridays, is about a group of young Silicon Valley strivers working to create …

Congratulations, Ohio! You're the Sweariest State in the Union

Google Glass Banned From Restaurant After Glasshole Tries To Get Employee Fired

<i>Dramatization.</i><p>The inevitable has occurred. Another restaurant in Seattle, Washington, has banned Google Glass from its establishment due to privacy concerns. The first restaurant to do so earlier this year was the 5 Point Cafe. Now the Lost Lake Cafe And Lounge (co-owned by the owner of the 5 Point …

TV on the Web: Watch Sarah Silverman's failed NBC pilot

<b>The Topic:</b> Just because a TV network passes on a project doesn't mean the show doesn't go on. <i>Susan 313</i>, the Sarah Silverman comedy produced by Ron Howard, didn't make the cut. But now, fans can watch the never-before-seen pilot episode, in which Silverman plays a newly single woman returning to her …

New Yorkers Are Calling Out Banksy

From the mayor to other anonymous maestros, the street artist is getting heat for his 30-day tagging quest in New York City. Nina Strochlic …

Study: Sleep 'Cleans' Your Brain

Banksy: Why A Million-Dollar Artist's Work Sold For $60

Branding is everything. It can make or break your business.<p>Companies that get this, spend millions in cultivating strong brands that secure them a loyal following. If you think about what consumers need vs. want, the majority of purchases fall in the “wants” category. Those desires are influenced …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Banksy hits New York City, but the city hits back

Children switch from mobile phones to tablets

<b>The number of children owning mobile phones has fallen for the first time, according to figures from the regulator, Ofcom.</b><p>43% of youngsters aged five to fifteen now own a mobile, compared to 49% in 2012.<p>Does this mean children are playing outside more, or huddling around monopoly boards?<p>No. Instead …

Tablets

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka | Salon.com

<b>Pokhlebkin reconsidered</b><p>“His name was magical. Legendary,” claimed an article in the newspaper Vechernyaya Moskva (Evening Moscow) on the third anniversary of Pokhlebkin’s death. “Many believed it to be a pseudonym for an entire research institute, since one man could not know so much.” Moreover, …

Do You Have Friends of a Different Race? Many Americans Don’t

Matt Vasilogambros @MattVas<p>Aug. 8, 2013, 9:53 a.m.<p>The United States still re­mains widely se­greg­ated — not by law, but by who people call friends.<p>A …

Interest Rates

Weird and wacky festivals around the world

Garlic and oranges and radishes, oh my! There's a fun festival for almost every interest (or food). Here are 10 of the world's most entertaining options.<p><b>Wife Carrying World Championships in Sonkajärvi, Finland</b><p>The biggest event in wife carrying -- a sport hailing from Finland -- takes place each …

This is Norm, the Most Adorable Pug on Instagram

Jeremy Veach is a 23-year-old photographer from Port Orchard, Washington. Inspired by Maddie (one of the early Internet pet sensations) and Momo …

With Emmy nods, Netflix is a TV player

"It's all television, whether people watch on a mobile device, a tablet or a flat screen," says Bruce Rosenblum, chairman of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.<p>Netflix has come of age, as Thursday's first Emmy nominations for the streaming service reflect the shifting landscape for TV …

Man Wrestles 7-Foot Shark to Nantucket Beach

Surf fisherman promotes catch-and-release but still angers shark advocates.<p><b>When Elliot Sudal goes to the beach, he doesn't just lay out in the sun. He wrestles sharks.</b><p><b>On July 14, Sudal spent 45 minutes writhing in the Nantucket surf with a seven-foot (two-meter) sandbar shark. Eventually, he got</b> …

'Invisibility wetsuit' to protect against sharks launched in Western Australia

An “invisibility cloak” to protect surfers from sharks has been launched in Western Australia, the scene of five fatal shark attacks in recent …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …