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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 …

Amazon UK will track Prime packages to within 15 minutes of delivery

Have you ever wished you could track a delivery and know when it is less than 15 minutes from your door? UK delivery company Interlink Express/DPD will begin offering that exact service from August 5th, and some of the UK's biggest online retailers are ready to take advantage of it. From next …

Game 7 of Heat-Pacers is third-most watched program in TNT history

The network drew its best NBA audience ever for the "Win or Go Home" Game 7.<p>TNT has been airing NBA games since 1988. They have never had an audience like they did on Monday night, as LeBron James and the Heat advanced to the NBA Finals in a "win or go home" Game 7.<p>Despite a largely uncompetitive …

LeBron James Is The NBA's Leading Shoe Salesman

LeBron James is in the hunt for a second straight NBA championship after leading the Miami Heat to an NBA-best 66 wins during the regular season. It has been a wildly successful 12-month run for King James, as he established himself as the NBA’s biggest star since Michael Jordan. James led the Heat …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: the next console war pits living room against cloud

Microsoft and Sony's consoles are alike, but their visions diverge<p>We think of video game consoles as being principally about, well, the games. But when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 went head-to-head in 2006, it wasn't games that truly determined the victor. What eventually drove the Xbox 360 to …

With Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Microsoft and Sony rekindle the war for your TV

The next generation is nearly upon us. Both Microsoft and Sony have revealed their latest gaming / entertainment consoles to the world, setting up yet another high stakes battle for your hard-earned dollars later this year. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 each represent a major leap over anything …

10 Places You Should Go While They're Still Cheap

And while there are plenty of tricks for squeezing the most out of every vacation dollar, one of the simplest options is to find a place that has a lot to offer but hasn't yet been hit by the price inflation that comes with big-time popularity.<p>Here are 10 destinations great enough to make the …

Gulf Coast

22 Amazing Destinations You Can See With Google Street Views

That trip you'd been thinking about is so far down the horizon, you can barely make it out.<p>To top that off, your passport expired three months ago, you have a whopping credit card bill, and you need to pay a parking ticket. You are eternally trapped here, but through the power of The Internet you …

Florida

Kevin Durant Hires Analytics Expert, Checks LeBron James' Stats Every Game

LeBron James has a not-so-secret admirer, and his name is Kevin Durant.<p>In an interview with Lee Jenkins of <i>Sports Illustrated</i>, Durant admits to a number of things, including his distaste for second place, his employment of a personal analytics expert and an affinity for LeBron:<p>"I don’t watch a lot …

Basketball

LeBron upset at finishing second

MILWAUKEE -- LeBron James isn't happy with finishing second in voting for the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award for the second time in his …

CHART OF THE DAY: Apple's Margin Continue To Shrink Faster Than Expected

Earlier this week, Apple reported mostly solid earnings for the first three months of 2013. One negative number: margins. They used to be miraculous for Apple, especially since it's a hardware-maker. Now they've shrunk for two quarters in a row.<p>This surprised some Apple analysts, including Horace …

Technology

Stunning Video: 3 Years Of The Sun In 3 Minutes

We all deserve a break from the past week's news. This NASA video could be just the right thing.<p>According to the space agency, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) "captures a shot of the sun every 12 seconds in 10 different wavelengths." The video features images from the past three years, "at …

Xbox again reigns supreme in U.S. console market

Another month, another victory for Microsoft's Xbox 360.<p>Research firm NPD released its monthly game industry sales figures yesterday, revealing that, for the 27th consecutive month, the Xbox 360 was the top-selling console in March, beating out Nintendo's Wii U and Sony's PlayStation 3. According …

The Tech That Helped Take Down Marathon Bombing Suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev

The second suspect in the brutal Boston Marathon bombings has been apprehended, after five days of uncertainty and fear. And while all credit for …

As manhunt ends, new questions emerge in Boston bombings

The Chechen brothers at the heart of the Boston Marathon bombing investigation lived regular American lives - until something changed them.<p>The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing remained hospitalized with serious injuries this morning as the hunt for answers goes full tilt to discover …

How Miami Heat's LeBron James Is a Better Player Now Than Last Year

It's fair to say that the year LeBron James had in 2012 was possibly the best stretch of basketball any human being had ever experienced.<p>James collected his third MVP award in the past four seasons. He lead the charge for Team USA in the Olympics to capture his second gold medal. And, most …

Microsoft’s Next Xbox Said To Shift To x86 Architecture Courtesy Of AMD System-On-A-Chip

Microsoft’s next Xbox, which could get an initial unveiling as early as next month, will use an AMD system-on-a-chip according to a new Bloomberg report. The new AMD SoC will mean that Microsoft is moving to an x86-based system architecture, which Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 4 is also adopting. The …

How to deal with cellulite: scrub it or forget about it

<b>I'm about to start my long-planned swimming regime. But I've got really terrible cellulite. Should I feel self-conscious about this?</b><p><i>Kate, by …

Even China Wants North Korea to Chill Out

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping used his first speech since taking over to indirectly call out North …

Chris Bosh's late 3-pointer puts short-handed Heat past Spurs

SAN ANTONIO -- Often the forgotten member of Miami's "Big Three," Chris Bosh stepped up with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade sitting out to get the Heat …

Kobe Bryant Must Follow Dwyane Wade-LeBron James Playbook with Dwight Howard

Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard need to become the LeBron James and Dwyane Wade of Hollywood.<p>With the Los Angeles Lakers clinging to what may become barren playoff hopes, the demand for sustainable change has never been greater.<p>Most of us scoffed at Tinseltown's early onset struggles. Natural growing …