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Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

Latest Google keyboard update brings back the blue

It’s a small change, but for fans of the neon blue that characterized Android from Ice Cream Sandwich through Jelly Bean, it’s a welcome one.<p>Google added in the latest update to its Keyboard app the ability to choose between White and Blue for the color scheme. Contrary to what you may think from …

Contextual Lockscreen Cover Hits Google Play Boasting Less Battery Drain And 100 More Upgrades

Cover is bringing its situation-aware lockscreen to more Android users today after its beta test launch six weeks ago. It’s now available in the Google Play store to Android 4.1+ users in the US, Canada, and Europe. Cover’s 100 new improvements include cutting down battery drain and being better at …

Buy this million-dollar F1 book and play Bernie for the year

To say that Opus makes books is like saying Bugatti makes cars. Sure, it's true, in the strictest literal sense, but it hardly does it justice. Opus makes tomes, high-end luxury albums in tribute to icons of sport and culture. Its past editions have focused on sports franchises like Arsenal, the …

Oldest Javelins Predate Modern Humans, Raise Questions on Evolution

The oldest stone-tipped projectile weapons date to 280,000 years, study says.<p><b>The oldest known stone-tipped projectiles have been discovered in Ethiopia. The javelins are roughly 280,000 years old and predate the earliest known fossils of our species, Homo sapiens, by about 80,000 years.</b><p>These …

ObamaCare slams smokers with sky-high premium costs, could backfire

ObamaCare may have backfired in its goal of making smoking so expensive that users quit, public health experts say, as sky-high insurance premiums force smokers to drop coverage altogether and lose smoking cessation programs along with it.<p>"Tobacco surcharges are not proven to help tobacco users …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, on the outskirts of the fly-infested, windblown, stink-soaked, …

Crime

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

Is Andy Kaufman Still Alive?

Andy Kaufman would’ve wanted it this way. Or would it be more accurate to say, Andy <i>wants</i> it this way? The comic’s performances were founded on toying …

Lorde Wants to Rule the World in ‘Hunger Games’ Tears for Fears Cover

In her hit “Royals,” 17-year-old pop-rap phenom Lorde offered, “Let me be your ruler,” but maybe now she’s realizing she is not alone in the desire. …

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Alcohol without the hangover? It's closer than you think | David Nutt

Science now allows us to develop a safer way to get drunk. But before we can sober up in minutes, the drinks industry needs to embrace this healthier approach<p>Imagine enjoying a seasonal drink at a Christmas party without the risk of a hangover the next day, or being able then to take an antidote …

How To Generate Electricity With A Bicycle [Video]

DIY hurricane survival<p>Hurricane Sandy left 7 million people without power. Chris Hackett, a Brooklyn-based artist who converts trash into useful objects, wants to help people prepare for the next power outage by teaching the finer points of homemade generator construction. In just under six …

14 Signs You May Be Pregnant

What are the earliest signs of pregnancy? Although many of these factors occur at the end of your cycle, they're also pregnancy symptoms. Feeling crampy or exhausted? These and other pregnancy signs could mean you're pregnant—even before your missed period!<p>Wondering if you've got a baby on board? …

Pregnancy

Mystery Google barge will be invite-only Google X showroom, says report

After a week of intense interest in what Google has been building on barges in the San Francisco Bay and in Maine's Casco Bay, the mystery may well be over: The tech giant is developing a reconfigurable, invite-only showroom for Google X-related projects and products.<p>According to a report from CBS' …

Meet The Wealthiest Person In Every US State

Click the map to find out more about the millionaires and billionaires from every state Mike Nudelman/Business Insider Wealth-X, an international wealth management firm, has just released a report listing the richest person in every U.S. state.<p>Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Larry Ellison all …

How A Radio Actor Host Pulled Off The Greatest Media Hoax Of All Time

The broadcast was really actor Orson Welles performing a modern American interpretation of H.G. Wells' novel "War of the Worlds," but most listeners had tuned in too late to hear the play's introductory announcement.<p>"Within a couple of minutes of the first death and destruction bulletin the …