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Jewels Found In Alps May Be From Decades-Old Plane Crash

A French mountain climber came upon an unexpected treasure earlier this month near Mont Blanc in the French Alps, <i>The Guardian</i> writes.<p>It was a small metal box containing rubies, sapphires and emeralds worth an estimated $332,000. It's thought, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> says, that the box "was on board …

Top Entries at the 2013 Beard and Mustache Championships

Just a few weeks ago, men flocked to the 2013 Beard and Mustache Championships in New Orleans boasting all kinds of wild styles ranging from full beards to thin Dali mustaches. Along with the participants, Las Vegas-based photographer Greg Anderson also traveled there in order to document the …

Beards

You Can Get Richer Pinching Pennies Like Warren Buffett

Many people have tried to emulate Warren Buffett‘s investment style. More may attempt it as they search for the best investing ideas for 2012. But here’s a more attainable goal: Pinch pennies like the Oracle of Omaha. This might turn out to be a New Year’s resolution you can actually <i>keep</i>. And …

Scientists confirm existence of new, super-heavy element 'ununpentium'

A heavyweight contender for the periodic table<p>Swedish scientists have confirmed the existence of a new super-heavy element, temporarily dubbed ununpentium for its position at the 115th spot on the periodic table. First proposed by Russian scientists back in 2004, the new element was created by a …

Here are 10 big car-makers Tesla now outsells in California

If you’ve visited California lately and there seem to be a lot of Tesla Model S’s on the road, it’s not your imagination. Californians are snapping up the luxury electric sports sedan like organic dry-farmed tomatoes, according to sales figures. In June Tesla outsold Buick, Cadillac, Chrysler, …

Electric Vehicles

Brains Of Dying Rats Yield Clues About Near-Death Experiences

A burst of brain activity just after the heart stops may be the cause of so-called near-death experiences, scientists say.<p>The insight comes from research involving nine lab rats whose brains were analyzed as they were being euthanized. Researchers discovered what appears to be a momentary increase …

Hyperloop: San Francisco to L.A. in 30 minutes

Serial entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk unveiled design plans for his Hyperloop -- a superfast transport system that could cut the travel time from Los Angeles to San Francisco to 30 minutes, and cost a fraction of the currently proposed high speed rail project.<p>Musk, a co-founder of PayPal …

Brain scans reveal which 'vegetative' patients are alert, trapped in bodies

A man who had appeared to have been in a vegetative state for 12 years knew his name and knew where he was, Canadian researchers report in a study showing it’s possible to use MRI brain scans to establish communication with people who seem completely unconscious.<p>Three people tested using a special …

The Brain

In Florida, A Clash Over Exhuming Bodies At Reform School

Researchers at the University of South Florida are fighting with the state over access to the grounds of a now-closed reform school.<p>For decades, the Dozier School for Boys was notorious for the harsh treatment boys received there. Now, a forensic anthropologist and her team want permission to …

2014 NBA Free Agents for Lakers to Extend Kobe Bryant's Title Window

The Los Angeles Lakers have a chance to extend Kobe Bryant’s title window because of a loaded 2014 free-agent class.<p>The Purple and Gold have nearly cleared their books for the 2014 summer and should have roughly $50 million in cap room available to spend. Granted, the Lakers will more than likely …

5 NBA 'Big Threes' That Can Steal the Miami Heat's Spotlight in 2013-14

The Miami Heat have had a stranglehold on the "best Big Three" honor in the NBA the past two seasons.<p>Teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder, with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden (now with the Rockets), and the San Antonio Spurs, with Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, have …

Basketball

Classic consoles: retro gaming at PAX Australia

Retrogaming

How Microsoft spent a decade asleep on the job

Once upon a time, a young man named Bill had a vision. He saw "a PC on every desk, and every machine running Microsoft software". And lo, it came to …

Will technology ever deliver a perfect speaker or headphone?

It's got to be the No. 1 audiophile fantasy: someday we'll have a breakthrough that allows speakers to perfectly reproduce sound. Once the engineers find a new way of moving air -- presumably a more accurate method than a vibrating cone, dome, or flat diaphragm -- the heavens will part and we'll …

Samsung announces 3,000 MB/s enterprise SSD, shames competition

The ink has barely dried on Samsung's last SSD announcement and the South Korean manufacturer has already made it obsolete by orders of magnitude. This 2.5-inch enterprise-class SSD isn't for us regular Joes, but if you thought the company's EVO 840's 540 MB/s was zippy, hold on to your desk chair. …

Privacy group calls for FTC investigation of Jay-Z app

Now he's got 100 problems. Rapper Jay-Z was widely praised for his business savvy after he announced a plan to give away 1 million copies of his new album to Samsung Galaxy smartphone users through a special app.<p>But that app has generated a slew of complaints from users, and even a fellow rapper, …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Oregon Could Be The First State To Let Students To Go To College Tuition-Free

The "Pay it Forward, Pay it Back" plan lets students enroll with no money down, so long as they agree to pay up to 3% of their future salaries back into a state fund annually for 24 years.<p>"If it's done correctly it's essentially creating a social insurance vehicle for enabling access to higher …

College & University

Google And Apple May Bring Us A Console War We Didn't See Coming

Last night, the Wall Street Journal brought us news that Google has now set its sights on making its own Android-based video game console. The kicker? This is supposed to be in response to Apple doing the very same thing.<p>Google and Apple video game consoles? Are the Xbox One and PS4 dead already? …

21-Year-Old Thiel Fellow Raises Three-Point-Eight Million Dollars For Figma

Children are our future, and VCs are giving them the cash to make it happen. Dylan Field, one of Peter Thiel’s 20-Under-20 fellows, just raised $3.8 million for his startup Figma according to an SEC filing. Field declined to talk with me about Figma, but the Thiel Fellowship site says “Dylan is …

Apple Put too Much Focus on Design with iOS 7

I have been trying to like iOS 7. Really. I watched the videos, played with it on several iPhones, and last night I even installed it on my iPad (which was released yesterday). But I just can’t do it. It has to be said; iOS 7 is just not an improvement over iOS 6.<p>That’s a bold claim, but give me a …

Michael Hastings Sent Email About FBI Probe Hours Before Death

Hours before dying in a fiery car crash, award-winning journalist Michael Hastings sent an email to his colleagues, warning that federal authorities were interviewing his friends and that he needed to go "off the rada[r]" for a bit.<p>The email was sent around 1 p.m. on Monday, June 17. At 4:20 a.m. …

Will Google Glass change the way we think?

<i>(Credit: Google)</i><p><b>A new video from Google shows how people will probably end up using Google Glass in the real world — looking up information.</b><p>You know …

Google Glass

WiSee prototype detects gestures from the next room using only Wi-Fi

Researchers at the University of Washington have successfully created a prototype of a system that uses Wi-Fi — and only Wi-Fi — to detect gestures. Called "WiSee," the system cleverly measures the Doppler shifts created by human movement on regular Wi-Fi signals. That means that the system doesn't …

Judge: FBI Doesn't Need a Warrant to Access Google Customer Data

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In what looks very much like a blow to that whole Constitutional thing about due process, a federal …

Windows 8 Now up to 4.27% Market Share, Not at Windows 7's Expense

As we move closer to the middle of 2013, Windows 8 is still growing its share steadily but slowly, as Windows XP and Vista decline. Last month, Windows 7 managed to regain some share, showing that despite its recent declines, it’s still going to be used for quite some time.<p>The latest market share …