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Dmail Makes Your Gmail Messages Self-Destruct

Have you ever regretted sending an email, and wished you could take it back? Or maybe you’ve worried about sending confidential information over email – especially after seeing the damage a large-scale email hack can cause, like the one that hit Sony Pictures last year? A new “self-destructing” …

Apps

Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

Books

Greek financial crisis sparks gadget-buying frenzy with Macs high on the list

Forget gold. When the next economic apocalypse comes, hoarding pricey computers may be the new way to save your cash.<p>At least that's what appears to …

Floating plasma display makes fairies a reality

See that teensy Tinkerbell-shaped light above? That's not CGI -- that's a real floating display, and it's completely touchable too. Mid-air plasma displays aren't that prolific yet, but they're not exactly new either. However, floating lights created using existing techniques can usually burn skin, …

I didn’t feel culture shock until I came home to the United States

I was 22 when I went to Tanzania. I was fresh out of college, slowly realizing more of the real world with each morning I woke. It felt like walking …

Dutch Scientists Successfully Teleport Data for the First Time

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists in the Netherlands have managed to reliably teleport quantum data for the first time, …

Public Murals by A’shop Crew on the Streets of Montreal | Colossal

<p>Montreal based A’shop crew is an artist-run production company that creates graffiti murals, street art, and other public art displays. Most of …

FireChat lets you text friends, even without a signal

FireChat sounds fairly conventional from the get-go.<p>It's a new iPhone app that lets you chat and share photos with nearby users — anonymously, if you so choose. But instead of relying on global positioning or cell tower triangulation to plot you and others on a map, FireChat relies on Bluetooth and …

All love is equal – Iconic Project by Braden Summers will leave you stunned

Questioning against the will of social construct, <b>Braden Summers</b> creates some powerful imagery of portraits depicting same-sex couples from various …

San Francisco

What Will the New Nutrition Labels Look Like?

<b>Focus on calorie counts:</b> Instead of emphasizing fat—and calories from fat, a number no one really knows what to do with—the new label might make the number of calories bigger on the package, according to preliminary FDA research. Paying attention to overall calorie counts is associated with a lower …

Scentee's smelly smartphone notifications are now available worldwide

If you were crestfallen when you heard that Scentee's fragrance-emitting smartphone add-on would be hard to get outside of Japan, you can relax -- it's now available worldwide through the company's site. The perfume plug-in sells for $35 by itself (plus a whopping $30 in shipping), while scent …

Russian men losing years to vodka

Spirit linked to 35% of cases where a man dies before age 55, with study citing national sport of spectacular drunkenness<p>Russian men who down large amounts of vodka have an "extraordinarily" high risk of an early death, a new study says.<p>Researchers tracked about 151,000 adult men in the Russian …

Video Games Could One Day Replace Job Interviews

Forget Google-style brain busters and followup interviews, the best way to vet potential employees may just be through a video game.<p>Some companies -- like Xerox and Shell, for instance -- are considering sorting potential job candidates using a video game to compile and analyze data about …

How a 365 Project Changed My Life

Just over a year ago, photography was my most precious hobby. I really enjoyed it and took photos fairly often, but I felt that if I wanted to take …

iOS 7.1 beta 4 has been released

Well that was fast! We just reported that iOS 7.1 beta 4 was in the hands of Apple’s testing partners and would be released soon. Guess what — it’s …

Why China Is Heading For A Greek Style Crisis On A Grand Scale

For years, China and Greece have had something special in common: A long cultural history that has helped shape the modern world. And from the late 1970s to this day, they shared something else — a semi-Soviet economic model whereby a large part of the economy has been subject to the direct or …

Creating Motion in Stills: How to Animate a Photo in Post (Part 2)

A couple of months ago, <i>The Creators Project</i> and post-processing guru Joe Fellows teamed up to show you how to turn stills into ‘2.5D’ animated …

Bronte House – Modern Architecture by Rolf Ockert Design

Dream House Architecture in Sydney, Australia.<p>The architects Rolf Ockert Design have designed this modern dream house, located in Sydney, Australia. …

6 Apps That Fit Charity Into Your Daily Routine

Social Good Apps That Fit Into Your Daily Routine<p>1. Instead<p>2. I Can Go Without<p>3. Charity Miles<p>4. One Today<p>5. Donate a Photo<p>6. Check-in for Good<p>A pen …

23 Things To Just Do

There's been an article floating around Facebook over the past few weeks titled "23 Things to Do Instead of Getting Engaged Before You're 23".<p>As everyone is entitled to their own opinion, the author comments on how so many of her Facebook friends seem to be getting married at such a young age, and …

Divorce

8 Facts You Never Knew About Christmas

Magic mushrooms, prostitution, home invasions? The story that Americans celebrate has far from family-friendly origins. The truth about this holiday, …

Portraits Made Electric by Luminescent Neon Paint

Flecks of vivid neon paint glow brilliantly off faces and shoulders in this series of portraits by Portuguese photographer Hid Saib. At times, the glowing paint seems like the scattered embers of a fire or an explosive shower of sparks racing across the cheeks of the model. In other instances, the …

Photography

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

The Best And Worst Foods For A Hangover

Photo: Courtesy of Gatorade, Lavazza, Absolut, Vita Coco.<p><i>This post was originally published on December 29, 2013.</i><p>It’s one of those mornings: Last …

Nutrition

14 Travel Predictions for 2014

<i>by Wendy Perrin</i><p>Coming up with the ten biggest changes in travel of 2013 got me contemplating what 2014 might have in store. Here are a few …

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …