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Samsung tips: 10 Galaxy S4 “hidden” features and tricks

In a new blog post, Samsung describes ten “hidden” or “semi-secret” features of the Galaxy S4, which some of you may not be aware of.<p>Coincidentally or not, the Samsung post went live on the same day Verizon and Motorola unveiled new Droid smartphones, and a day ahead of the upcoming Nexus 7 …

Electronics Industry

Mapping the Brain in Unprecedented Detail

While the federal government begins a major project to map the brain, scientists are unravel more about how the brain is built and how to treat it.<p><b>At Stanford researchers have developed</b> a technique to make the brain see-through, allowing them to trace individual neurons, and their sometimes …

Neuroscience

Dear Republicans: This Is Your Problem

<b>You may have heard</b> that Liz Cheney, a woman whose last real accomplishment was being born to help keep Daddy out of the rice paddies, is running for the United States Senate in Wyoming. This is somewhat inconvenient for Republicans, since there already is a Republican in the seat in question. That …

U.S. Politics

8 Terrible Startup Decisions And How To Avoid Them

Failure can be devastating, but business owners who dust themselves off after a decision gone awry are often better for it. Learning the hard way can lead to better processes, stronger hires and improved customer retention, to name a few upsides.<p>We asked several successful entrepreneurs from the …

Analyst Believes The PS4, Xbox One And Wii U Won't Match Their Predecessor's Sales

A new report from ABI Research has some dour predictions for the coming console generation which includes the Wii U, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. They believe that despite advancements in technology like streaming capabilities, ultra HD graphics and so on, this new generation won’t match the sales …

19 Foods That Are Too Damn Hard To Eat

If I wanted a challenge, I'd be climbing a mountain.

The CIA wants to know how to control the climate

The US Central Intelligence Agency isn't just interested in gathering intelligence on foreign powers and enemies. As it turns out, Langley is also investigating the feasibility of altering the environment to fight the effects of climate change. The CIA is currently funding, in part, a $630,000 …

Sabre rocket engine could open up access to space as never before | Stuart Clark

Imagine taking off from a runway as you would in a normal aeroplane but flying so high and so fast that when you unclip your seatbelt, you float …

All Charged Up: Engineers Create A Battery Made Of Wood

The big idea behind Joe's Big Idea is to report on interesting inventions and inventors. When I saw the headline "An Environmentally Friendly Battery Made From Wood," on a press release recently, I figured it fit the bill, so went to investigate.<p>The battery is being developed at the Energy Research …

Japanese game devs discuss the industry in the wake of E3 2013

Last week, <i>Famitsu</i> magazine published a sample of impressions from the Japanese game development industry as they attended the Electronic Entertainment Expo last month. The latest issue (published today) has another set of Japan game-dev impressions, and here are the more interesting takes from the …

NBA Teams That Got It Right in 2013 Free Agency

The free-agency period can be a tricky place for teams with so many risks involved, but a few clubs navigated the landscape really well.<p>It's not always easy to properly use assets once you get them. Trade pieces can be flipped for a bad return, cap space can be used on the wrong player and things …

Terminator 2-style liquid metal can now be 3D printed

Apple patent hints at possibility of Liquidmetal iPhone and iPad

For all its tough chemical properties and unusual capacity for intricate molding, Liquidmetal is apparently too uneconomical for anything much bigger than Apple's SIM ejector tool or, perhaps, the chess pieces rendered above (for illustrative purposes only!). Attempts to use so-called "metallic …

8 Popular Tooth Myths Debunked

Nothing but the tooth.<p>You've probably heard that Coke can dissolve a tooth or that bleaching your teeth weakens them. But what's the truth behind these tooth myths?

Dentistry

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Your Next Pair Of Shoes Will Be Printed To Order

Soon, a pair of custom-made sneakers could cost hundreds, instead of thousands.<p>Custom-fitted shoes do more than increase comfort; they can improve performance and even reduce the risk of injury. But made-to-order shoes are also prohibitively expensive: A single foot mold, for example, can cost …

If Elon Musk's Hyperloop Sounds Like Something Out Of Science Fiction, That's Because It Is

Musk describes the hyperloop as something that is a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table," and that it could go from San Francisco to New York City in 30 minutes.<p>Sounds like something straight out of a science fiction story right? Well, that's because it is. Even before Rand …

Science Fiction

The Only Brownie Recipe You'll Ever Need

It's hard to go wrong with a brownie recipe. When there's chocolate involved with sugar and butter, you almost just can't fail. But if you're looking for the best, most perfect, totally ultimate brownie recipe, then you have to be a little more discerning. You can't be too easily swayed with the …

'Legends Of Gaming': Jovenshire And More Are In A New Gaming Show, And It Looks Awesome

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Pokémon Go<p>Sure, the game has quickly eaten society. But it's helping us see the world …

New Shapeshifting Biogel Could Help Heal Aging Spines

Along with cell therapy, the biomaterial could help stop or reverse the loss of material between vertebrae.<p>As we get older, the cushy material that absorbs shock between our spinal vertebrae breaks down, creating back pain and inhibiting our mobility. Injections of more nucleus pulposus (NP) …

Trade in your trophies for rare PlayStation memorabilia

BidForGreatness.com launched today, offering bidders an auction house filled with "ultra-rare PlayStation memorabilia," according to a post on the PlayStation Blog.<p>Players will be able to bid on the items based on the number of gold trophies in their collection.<p>"Here's how it works", social media …

Super Mario Zips Through A Loophole In Apple's App Restrictions

<i>Update, July 17: Apple has partly closed the loophole that made it possible to play Nintendo games on iGadgets.</i><p>Lots of gamers have long wanted to play classics like Pokémon and Super Mario on the iPhone. Unfortunately, publishers like Nintendo have no desire to undermine their own handheld …

Bizarre Horn-Faced Dinosaur Discovered in Utah

Meet <i>Nasutoceratops titusi,</i> a newly described dinosaur that looks like a cross between an overgrown bull and a Dr. Seuss character. The beast's Latin …

Mark Zuckerberg Runs A Giant Spy Machine In Palo Alto, California

Mark Zuckerberg runs a giant spy machine in Palo Alto*, California. He wasn't the first to build one, but his was the best, and every day hundreds of thousands of people upload the most intimate details of their lives to the Internet. The real coup wasn't hoodwinking the public into revealing their …

Palo Alto