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FAA approves electronics use for duration of flights

After years of campaigning from elected officials, the media, the technology industry and the public, the Federal Aviation Administration is almost completely relaxing its restrictions on the use of electronic devices "during all phases of flight," the agency announced today.<p>The news comes a month …

Did We Steal Our Moon From Venus?

Is our planet a dirty thief?<p>Dave Stevenson, professor of planetary science at Caltech, gave an intriguing speech at the Origin of the Moon conference in London this week. The most widely accepted theory about the Origin of the Moon is called the "giant impact theory," which is pretty much what you …

FYI: Do Cloned Wild Animals Have Instincts?

Let's ask Betsy Dresser, the senior vice president of research at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species in New Orleans, who has raised several litters of small African wildcat clones. "Oh yes, the clones are very much wild animals with wild instincts," she says. "They bite and …

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With Gathr’s Custom Bundles, AOL Tries To Build A Subscription Business Beyond Dial-Up

One of the more awkward things about AOL is the fact that its profits are still entirely driven by subscriptions and memberships. Given the subscription business’ roots in dial-up Internet, it’s not surprising that those revenues keep falling — but with the launch of a new service called Gathr, the …

5 Infamous Tech Predictions

Today’s technology represents such a serendipitous hodgepodge that it might seem unfair to judge historical figures’ wrong-headed assumptions about the future.<p>But why not?<p>Looking back over tech history gives valuable insights into how past innovation was brought to commercial fruition.<p>Thus, to …

The Great Suspender Automagically Kills Off Memory-Hungry Chrome Tabs

Just a quick heads up to a fantastic Chrome extension I’ve been using of late: The Great Suspender.<p>I’m sure there are others out there, but this is the one that has worked for me and it has dramatically improved my Chrome and overall computer experience.<p>The Great Suspender effectively allows you to …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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'Mountain Dew Mouth' Is Destroying Appalachia's Teeth, Critics Say

Obesity. Diabetes. By now, we've all heard of the health risks posed by drinking too much soda.<p>But over in Appalachia, the region that stretches roughly from southern New York state to Alabama, the fight against soda is targeting an altogether different concern: rotted teeth.<p>Public health advocates …

Saab restarts production line in Trollhättan

The new owner of Saab, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, has bolted together its first two new cars at the company's traditional home in Trollhättan. The two 9-3 sedans were built to work bugs out of the production line and test newer components before full-scale production starts near the end of …

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'It Could Have Been Me': The 1983 Death Of A NYC Graffiti Artist

"It could have been me. It could have been me."<p>These were the words uttered by painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, who was deeply shaken after he heard the story of a black graffiti artist who was beaten to death by New York City police. Seeing his own life reflected in the death of a fellow artist, …

Immigrants lacking papers work legally — as their own bosses

Savvy young immigrants discover the limited liability company as a way to work legally. Some even hire U.S. citizens.<p>September 14, 2013|By Cindy Carcamo<p>Carla Chavarria of Phoenix can't drive in Arizona because she entered… (Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles…)<p>PHOENIX — At just 20 years of age, Carla …

Gigabyte's tiny new gaming PC is smaller than an Xbox controller

It used to be difficult to find a computer that could play games and still fit underneath your TV. Now, devices like the Alienware X51, Falcon Northwest Tiki, and Digital Storm Bolt can handily fill that role. But what if you want a gaming PC that can fit in your hand? That's where the Gigabyte …

Pressy adds a physical, programmable button to Android phones

Android phones nowadays are largely devoid of physical buttons — save for the typical duo of volume and power keys. But Pressy, a Kickstarter project that promises to bring a programmable physical button to nearly any Android device, is challenging the idea that consumers are happy doing everything …

Pure Storage Raises $150M And Sets For Battle With The Storage Giants

Pure Storage has raised $150 million for its super-fast and feature-rich flash storage technology. The round was led by T. Rowe Price, Tiger Global Management and “other public market investors,” along with participation from previous investors Greylock Partners, Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, …

Calculator Powered by a Transistor Solar Cell - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Who knew you could use the guts of a power transistor as a solar cell! Steven fromRimStar even takes it a step further and chains five 2n3055 in a …

DIY Analog VU Meter and Clock - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

This is a neat project. The DIY Analog VU Meter and Clock can move to the music when in VU mode and also act as an analog clock to let you keep track …

Open Source DIY Cellphone - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

This Open Source DIY Cellphone might not be the latest and greatest Samsung phone but it is something that you can build yourself. It is Arduino …

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I Met The World's Smartest Dog

Chaser isn't just learning objects by name: she's beginning to understand the basic structure of human language.<p>"Chaser, this is Dan. Chaser! This is <i>Dan</i>," said Deb Pilley, a classical musician who goes by the name Pilley Bianchi professionally and signs her emails as "Pill." Pill is the daughter of …

A Multi-Purpose Living Cube That Fits Life Into 100 Square Feet

Swiss designer Till Könneker recently came up with a fantastic way to maximize the space in his studio apartment, which lacked room for storage. He …

Leave-In Compact SD Cards Boost Your MacBook's Storage Capacity

The MacBook Air's incredibly thin form factor is made possible largely in part by its use of a solid-state drive—or SSD—instead of a more traditional …

How To Cut a Glass Bottle In Two Using Fire and Water

You might not be able to envision a time when you're lathe-less and need to cut a glass bottle in two, but when it does happen, you'll be quite happy …

5 Beloved Scientists Who Were Actually Bullies

Electrocuting animals, stealing credit, self-aggrandizing, and more<p>Unfortunately, scientific genius doesn't necessarily come with superhuman social skills. The great minds on this list may have made significant contributions to their fields, but even hundreds of years later, we're still shaking our …

Study Finds No Link Between Hallucinogens And Mental Problems

How risky are psychedelic drugs to mental health? Not nearly as much as you might have imagined.<p>People who had taken LSD, psilocybin (the brain-bending chemical in magic mushrooms) or mescaline at any time in their lives were no more likely than those who hadn't to wind up in mental health …

Astronaut recounts his near-drowning on spacewalk

The Italian astronaut who nearly drowned in his helmet during a spacewalk on 16 July has shared more details about the experience, revealing how he frantically tried to devise a plan to save himself.<p>Luca Parmitano wrote in his blog, posted on Tuesday, that he stopped being able to see when water …