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City worker charged £3,700 for parking in central London for six hours

Manish Wadhwani, 32, got the bill from National Car Parks<p>A man was charged more than £3,700 for parking in central London for six hours.<p>Manish Wadhwani, 32, recieved the bill from National Car Parks after he took his wife, Risha, and their three-year-old son to the Winter Wonderland festival in …

Mark Zuckerberg explains the key difference between Facebook and Alphabet

"There are different ways to do innovation," he said. "You can plant a lot of seeds, not be committed to any particular one of them, but just see what grows. [T]his really isn't how [Facebook] approached this. We go mission-first, then focus on the pieces we need and go deep on them, and be …

Mark Zuckerberg

Most extensive face transplant ever performed is a success in New York

A team of medical professionals in New York City has successfully performed the most ambitious facial transplant ever attempted, involving the transfer of eyelids, scalp, ears and subcutaneous bony structures, to restore normal facial figures to a volunteer firefighter whose entire head was …

Medicine

Can A Smell-Emitting Fork Alter How We Savor Flavor?

The flavors we savor are never just about taste.<p>Our taste buds allow us to distinguish the basic characteristics of food, like sweet, salty, bitter and sour. But we use our noses to sense more subtle flavors. Our sense of smell is what allows us to savor fine wines, delicately seasoned broths and …

Samsung has built its own version of Apple's Continuity called Flow

The keynote of Samsung Developer Conference 2014 was a wide-ranging, 90-minute affair that touched on topics as varied as smart homes, virtual reality, and health. More traditional computing and smartphones were largely put on the back burner, but Samsung did drop some details about a new …

14 Sex Problems Only Lesbians Understand

You've been talking for six hours when all you want to do is bone.<p><b>1. You can't believe that feels good to her because it would feel awful if she did that to you.</b> And you want to say, "Are you sure you want me to bite you that hard? I would hate that. Like, I would throw you out of bed, I would hate …

Genius

5 Gadgets That Will Help You Sleep Better

If you wish you could get a better night’s sleep, you’re not alone. Sleep experts say adults should try to get seven to eight hours per night.<p>Of …

Heart Rates

13 Apps For Transforming Your Phone Into The Ultimate Toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.

Facebook is actively trawling the dark web for stolen passwords

As Dropbox learned earlier this week, password dumps are a regular occurrence on today's web. Thanks to duplicated passwords and security breaches across the web, just securing a company's servers isn't always enough to keep user passwords out of the hands of criminals.<p>Reusing passwords is still a …

5 Ways to Be More Confident at Work

In honor of our Fun Fearless Life Weekend, here are five pieces of advice from awesome, legendary ladies who affirm that it's definitely okay to be bossy, even if you're not Kelis.<p><b>Buy tickets for Fun Fearless Life 2015 here.</b><p><b>1. Don't dawdle on the sidelines at work,</b> because your ideas will never see …

Jessica Alba

Real Life Drone Racing Star Wars Style (video)

Anyone who enjoyed the pod racing footage from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and fancies taking part in a real life version, might be …

Drones

Welcome to 'Endgame,' Google's worldwide augmented reality game that begins today

"[James Frey] had this whole thing conceived of as a never-before-done experience across all these media."<p>"Over a period of time, [Stella] herself as a character and the website itself as a game board will expand and get much more robust and much more interesting," says Stewartson. While there will …

CyArk is Digitally Documenting World Heritage Sites in 3D

CyArk, a nonprofit organization that’s setting out to create a digital archive of the world’s heritage sites, has gained a valuable ally in the form of Microsoft.<p>Microsoft has partnered with CyArk to build an all-new online portal to showcase the planet’s treasures. CyArk is looking to digitally …

The 7 most useful smart home devices

In the home of the future, refrigerators tweet and coffee pots let you know when grandma missed her morning cup. But people willing to pay a price …

10 Fascinating Photoshopped Portraits Reveal What People Really Want to Look Like

By monitoring brain scans, a photographer determined when people were happiest with their retouched faces.<p>Despite all the outrage that comes with photoshopping, you've definitely thought about what you'd look like if someone manipulated your picture. Photographer Scott Chasserot did exactly that. …

The Brain

Why Google's next big thing could be a warp-speed supercomputer

It depends on mind-bending physics and ultra-cold temperatures but quantum computing could bring about a new era in processing power that promises to revolutionize everything from artificial intelligence to high finance.<p>The field of quantum computing is still in its infancy but it was given a …

How can I access restricted UK sites when I’m overseas?

Chris spends half each year in France and wants to use a proxy server to access sites in the UK<p>I live in France for six months of the year. I want to use various UK sites, but some don’t allow that because my ISP gives my PC a French IP address and the UK site then blocks my requests. Recently a …

This bent iPhone 6 poster is perfect

Billboards can be big and unwieldy things. Sometimes big things need to bend a little to fit into the limited space of our puny little planet. And sometimes the thing that's being advertised is so perfectly in sync with the billboard's shape as to require no further explanation.<p>The massive advert …

30-Second Tech Trick: Permanently Delete Photos in iOS 8

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This Wristband Delivers Electric Shocks When You're Slacking

3 min read<p>Some of us (you know who you are) need a little extra motivation to get off our duffs and go after our goals. How about 340 shocking volts of electricity? Would that get you to the gym? The makers of Pavlok think so. They’ve built their business on the shocking idea.<p>In Pavlok’s Indiegogo …

Wearable Tech

How We Could Actually Build a Space Colony

In our cosmic megastructures series, Popular Mechanics explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in constructing gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today, three classic space-colony concepts.<p><b>Name:</b> Bernal sphere; Stanford torus; O'Neill cylinder<p><b>Named For:</b> …

Playing 'Portal 2' might make you smarter

"Them games'll rot your brain, you know," said the fictional midwestern mom that we've invented for the purposes of this story. Grudgingly, we'd accept her admonishment, put down our copy of <i>Sonic the Hedgehog</i> and go back to playing "educational" titles like <i>Oregon Trail</i> and <i>Carmen Sandiego</i>. Now, …

Science shows why real space battles would be more Asteroids than Star Wars

You're probably aware that most sci-fi space battles aren't realistic. The original <i>Star Wars</i>' Death Star scene was based on a World War II movie, for example. But have you wondered what it would really be like to duke it out in the void? PBS is more than happy to explain in its latest <i>It's Okay To</i> …

This Is the Most Botched Marriage Proposal of All Time

I can't look away.<p>I have a permanent grimace on my face after watching this watery proposal go horribly awry. Please, go watch it and try not to cringe forever. I'll wait.<p>Terrible, right?!<p>A commenter on the YouTube video had this to say about the entire fiasco:<p>I'm friends with Joshua in real life. …

Marriage

13 Blow Job Problems Everyone With a Face Has

Sometimes, giving one is a delight. Other times, not so much.<p><b>1. Your partner's pubic hair.</b>It's in your teeth, on your tongue, and in your throat. It wants to take over your body and assimilate you. It's like <i>Contagion</i> but you are doing it to yourself! The struggle is real.<p><b>2. Your hair.</b> When you …

18 Habits Every Woman Should Have by the Time She's 30

Call your mom!<p><b>1. Put the dishes in the dishwasher the day you use them instead of letting them pile up.</b> It was annoying when your roommates nagged you, but seriously, do it. You'll be glad you did when all your friends have roach problems and you're livin' the good life.<p><b>2. Call your parents at</b> …

'Battlestar Galactica' is leaving Netflix. You can watch it all if you start before 12:35PM Sunday

Frack<p>There are approximately 3,565 minutes of 2003–2009's <i>Battlestar Galactica</i> on Netflix right now. As of October 1st, there will be exactly 0 minutes.<p>But don't worry, there's still time! In fact, you have until 12:35PM on Sunday. That's the absolute latest time you can start watching BSG to stream …

Fitness/Dietary App MyFitnessPal Gets HealthKit Support

- Sep 26, 2014<p>Fitness/Dietary app <i>MyFitnessPal</i> received an update today, adding support for Apple’s Health app and HealthKit on iOS 8. The updated app …

Haven is a super-strong smart lock that bolts onto the floor

While there's certainly no shortage of connected door locks that allow keyless entry into your home, many products don't actually make the traditional deadbolt in your door any more secure. Luckily, there are some solutions that add to the security of existing locks by better reinforcing other …

Researcher shows that black holes do not exist

Black holes have long captured the public imagination and been the subject of popular culture, from Star Trek to Hollywood. They are the ultimate …