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The 18 Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2013

A lot can happen in a single year, especially in this era of accelerating technological and social change. Here are the most futuristic developments …

Sorry, Astronauts: It's Impossible to Fry Food in Zero G

Astronauts have hard jobs. And like anyone with hard jobs, they deserve some french fries and a nice, deep-fried turkey after work. Don't we all? But …

Food

2013 As Told By Top BitTorrent Searches

There isn't one central BitTorrent search engine to release top searches queries of the year, but Kickass Torrents is pretty close. It's definitely a …

"Worlds' Oldest Diamonds" Turned Out to Be Leftover Cleaning Supplies

Back in 2007, scientists found evidence of our planet's first continents in the form of 4.3 billion-year-old diamonds—old as the very Earth itself. …

University of California

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

Jedi Academy Touch brings the 'Jedi Academy' experience to Android

When <i>Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy</i> first debuted on the PC back in 2003 it received mostly positive praise, with one of its strongest points being that it gives you a lightsaber from level one, with no need to ‘earn it’ later in the game. Additionally, the lightsaber interface, player …

All-Dock cuts cord clutter and charges your devices quickly

We live in a world where most of us have multiple mobile devices such as a smartphone and tablet. If you have a family, then the device count is even higher. That means a lot of wires and clutter when it comes to charging up all these mobile goodies. Although some devices make things easier by …

Gear & Gadgets

Rumor: Verizon Moto G to launch for $100 off-contract, as retail packaging leaks

<b>[Update:]</b> <i>The following image provided by Droid-Life seems to suggest that the Verizon Moto G model may be launched by Best Buy on January 9, although an official announcement is still unavailable. The picture says that “the prepaid Verizon Moto G […] has a street date of January 9”, with inventory</i> …

How To Retire On Time With No Worries

Frankly speaking, the biggest advantage of any single investor is time. How big an advantage? Big enough to allow an ordinary saver to retire well with no worries.<p>That’s not what happens, of course. Most people do it completely backwards, waiting until their 40s to start thinking about retirement. …

Don't Peel Oranges. Quickly Unroll Them in a Strip Instead

After you learn this trick, you'll never need to peel an orange again and get your hands all messy.<p>As Sara shares on the JewelPie blog, it only takes …

Food

A Step-By-Step Guide To Getting Out Of Debt

You're reading this because somewhere along the lines, you spent <i>more</i> than all of your money. You may have failed to control your impulses. Or maybe …

What Is 4K (Ultra HD)?

Ultra High-Definition (4K) video is the new standard in big-screen TVs. Here's what you need to know to upgrade.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, …

Televisions

The Siri trivia challenge: how many of these 50 things did you know Siri could do?

<i>PhoneBuff</i> has put together an interesting video showcasing fifty things Siri can do now, and we think there’s a pretty high chance you won’t be aware of all of them. It’s getting on for eight minutes long, but well worth a look if you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of Apple’s virtual …

Can women get sex whenever they like?

It's Christmas – the season for making merry, going out and, if you're single, trying to snog people under the mistletoe before the pubs close. So I thought it would be a good time to look at one of the oldest assumptions in the Men vs Women book: can women get sex whenever they want, while men are …