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Pandora adds alarm feature to iOS app, lets you trade clock radio buzzing for the Buzzcocks

Granted, this might not be for everyone. Some need that infernal clock buzzing to get out of bed -- particularly on a cold winter's day like today -- but for those who prefer to be lulled awake by machine-curated internet radio, Pandora's followed up its recent sleep timer feature with an alarm …

Make a Shaken Soda Shoot Its Cap Like a Cannon Without Spilling a Drop

You probably think there are two ways to open a well-shaken bottle of soda: the tediously slow method, and the spill-it-all-over method. Turns out …

Your brain sees things you don’t

Our brains process visual input that we never consciously perceive. A study challenges currently accepted models about how the brain processes visual …

Ototo: Turn Anything Into A Musical Instrument

One of the less noted, but uniquely important, achievements in electronics is how it’s created new frontiers in music while simultaneously making it …

Samsung Wants Folding Screens By 2015

We know that Samsung has already put out a phone with a curve in it, called the Galaxy Round because “Galaxy Curve” was already taken. And we know …

China’s Flowing Bridge with Three Separate Undulating Roads

In an effort to enliven the local area of a new lake district on Changsha's Meixi Lake in China, an international competition was held to design an innovative, new pedestrian bridge that would span the length of the Dragon King Harbor River. The winning proposal was a stunning concept that rises …

Lake District

Smartphone cameras can give away PIN codes, researchers warn

<i>Correction: This article originally said the user’s eyes were what gave away the code, but it is in fact the orientation inferred from captured</i> …

The Difference between Congregational Worship and a Concert

Great post from Justin Taylor:<p>John Piper, writing in 2008:<p>Thirteen years ago we asked: What should be the defining sound of corporate worship at …

A Global Slaughter of Christians, but America’s Churches Stay Silent

Christians are being slaughtered from Pakistan to Nairobi. Do America’s churches care? By Kirsten Powers.<p>Christians in the Middle East and Africa are …

Push.co: A Smart, Social New Take on Push Notifications

The clever folk at TNW Labs think a lot about how to help you receive new information fast, and share it fast too. That thinking has resulted in a new app that we’re launching today, Push.co.<p>This new iOS app offers a way to receive news and other notifications via push notifications, browse them …

Google Research shows off new way to 'virtually project' your smartphone onto any display

Google has long been fascinated by sharing content between screens: the new Chromecast dongle is focused on that functionality, as is older software like Chrome tab sync, the YouTube Leanback remote, and the Chrome to Phone extension. Now there's a new project out of the company's research arm that …

Maze of Mirrors Mesmerizes Visitors Inside Sydney’s Hyde Park

If you love public art, here's further proof that Sydney is the place to be right now. While you'll have to travel to several different spots to see those giant fluorescent snails, you only have to walk through one park to be immersed in something quite surreal. New Zealand architects Out of the …

Hyde Park

9,000 Sand Sketches Take Over Normandy Beach

In a tribute to International Peace Day (September 21st), British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss of Sand in Your Eye took a team of 60 …