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Forget Text Messages--Send Emotions Over The Air

Technology gets the touchy-feelies<p>It used to be the case that if you wanted to reach out and touch someone, you had to use your hands. But thanks to scientists in the U.K., you might some day be able to use technology--and no, we're not talking the telephone--to transmit the emotions you experience …

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Grand Canyon on the Precipice

Planned developments spark concerns over commercialization of America’s most iconic park.<p>At the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon, well beyond the tourists who crowd along the South Rim, sagebrush desert stretches for miles, almost untouched except by wild horses or the livestock of Navajo herdsmen. …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

Android 4.4.1 focuses on camera improvements for Google’s Nexus 5

Nexus 5 owners who aren’t too happy with their phone’s camera should get some relief — and better pictures — soon. Android 4.4.1 addresses some of …

Raspberry Pi-equipped AR.Drone can hijack other quadcopters' WiFi link (video)

There might come a time when you'll wait for a drone instead of a truck for your Amazon or UPS package, while worrying about tech-savvy thieves instead of armed robbers. Let's just hope no ne'er-do-well uses Samy Kamkar's SkyJack for evil, because the software can worm its way into flying machines …

Why 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag' May Be The Best Video Game Of 2013

First things first, I haven’t made up my mind yet when it comes to handing out my much-coveted Game of the Year award.<p>But I’ve been mulling over the many great games I played this year, and one keeps rearing its skull-and-bones-adorned banner: <i>Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag</i>.<p>I’m surprised by this. …

Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos promises half-hour shipping with Amazon Prime Air

Jeff Bezos is nothing if not a showman. Amazon's CEO loves a good reveal, and took the opportunity afforded by a <i>60 Minutes</i> segment to show off his company's latest creation: drones that can deliver packages up to 5 pounds to your house in less than half an hour. They're technically octocopters, as …

Lumen Bluetooth smartbulb challenges Philips Hue to offer app-controlled home lighting

The smartbulb throne isn't exactly the most exciting one to occupy, but Philips Hue has its fair share of challengers, such as the freshly released Bluetooth-controlled Lumen. Similar to Hue, you can tweak not only the bulb's color, but also its intensity. In addition, several modes come baked into …

Android Not Far Beyond iOS in Quality Educational Applications

Think Android tablets and phones lack quality educational apps? Think again.<p>appoLearning, which curates the best educational apps for iOS and Android devices, conducted the first head-to-head comparison of top apps for educational categories for the iPad, iPhone, Android tablet and Android …

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Google working on RAW support and improved camera features for Android

Nokia may be the first to have delivered RAW photography in a smartphone, but there's evidence to suggest that Google isn't too far behind. A month-old batch of code, recently spotted by app developer Josh Brown, reveals that work has been underway on a new Android camera API that could allow …

51 Photos From The 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The show started with a British theme and ended in a flurry of snow. Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy performed.<p>Despite the huge production, the focus was on the gorgeous models who walked the runway.<p>Candice Swanepoel sizzled in red, while Karlie Kloss rocked her controversial haircut.<p>Other favorites …

Sick of Sydney? Visit These Islands on the Great Barrier Reef (Photos)

Paradise<p>Sick of Sydney? Visit These Islands on the Great Barrier Reef (Photos)<p>The big cities of Australia’s Gold Coast may be tempting, but they’re …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

By Ariel Schwartz3 minute Read<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a …

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Mark Zuckerberg On The Real Beginnings of Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his annual appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event for a fireside chat with Paul Graham. In this conversation, he spoke about what he first built, never being afraid of making mistakes, and the movement that the social network has become to connect …

America’s Top 10 Lakes to Visit This Fall (Photos)

Take a Dip<p>America’s Top 10 Lakes to Visit This Fall (Photos)<p>Lake trips offer the perfect mix of relaxation and water action, plus the chance for some …

How Wireless Charging Will Keep Toxic Waste Out of Landfills

Rechargeable batteries were supposed to keep trash out of landfills. Instead they replaced old garbage with new. Consumers throw away billions of battery chargers every year; cellphone chargers alone account for almost 100,000 tons of trash annually. And as discarded chargers sit in landfills, they …

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

You Built What?!: A Compact Mechanical Crossbow With the Precision of a Laser

Wrist-mounted weaponry brought to you by the letter Y<p>Last October, after hurting his knee playing hockey, Patrick Priebe was holed up in his apartment near Cologne, Germany, with nothing to do. He was sitting at his computer, staring at his keyboard, when the "Y" key caught his eye. Priebe didn't …

Nine Perfect Picnic Spots Around the World (Photos)

BYO Blanket<p>Nine Perfect Picnic Spots Around the World (Photos)<p>Avoid the cliché picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower and dine al fresco at one of these …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

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The 10 Most Awesome College Labs Of 2013

The First Quantum Teleportation In A Computer Chip

In a milestone for quantum computing, researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated quantum teleportation in a solid-state circuit. Even more, they’ve broken something of a quantum speed record – they estimate that their system could teleport 10,000 quantum bits per second. This teleportation …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the numbers are …

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the deal: If you can find most of the apps you need on Google's Play Store and would like a small …

Paris From Above

Last Sunday, France celebrated Bastille Day, commemorating the start of the French Revolution in 1789 -- the end of monarchy and the beginning of modern France. Reuters photographers Charles Platiau and Gonzalo Fuentes took to the skies above Paris for the occasion, capturing images of the capital …