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BlueGuard combines a lock and a cam to patrol your door

The bluetooth enabled deadbolt includes a doorbell and a camera to make sure your front door is covered.<p>A smart lock, a smart doorbell and a smart camera rolled into one, BlueGuard wants to take care of everything you could need to keep your front door safe with a single device. From electronics …

Smart Homes

Buzzfeed Launches Cute or Not App for Pets

Buzzfeed is going all in with experimental apps. After acquiring GoPop last week, its launching its first experimental app. As expected, it’s so full of cute animals, your heart may burst.<p>Available today, the Cute or Not app for iOS is a mix of the old Hot or Not site and Tinder. You’re presented …

Pets

OnePlus One will be available without an invite every Tuesday

OnePlus is making its “no invite” events a regular occurrence, with the OnePlus One set to go on sale with no strings attached every Tuesday.<p>Announced on the company blog today, the new system will see both the 16GB Silk White ($300) and the 64GB Sandstone Black ($350) versions go on sale without …

Mobile

See-Through Fish Discovered Under Antarctica's Ice

Hidden away from the sun below half a mile of ice, complex life flourishes.<p>After drilling through Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf, scientists have discovered microbes, crustaceans, and even several kinds of strange fish living in water buried under nearly half a mile (740 meters) of ice.<p>As recently as …

​How Michael Brown’s Friend Described His Death to the Ferguson Grand Jury

It started just like any other morning for Dorian Johnson. His plans were to ask his daughter what she wanted to eat for breakfast and go get high.<p><i>Thee following is closely adapted from the testimony Dorian Johnson gave to the Ferguson grand jury, which last night declined to indict officer Darren</i> …

America’s toxic race rule: Why Ferguson protests revive the ugly “twice as good” myth

Police brutality started and escalated this controversy. So why are we spending so much energy warning protesters?<p>In his classic essay “Fear of a Black President,” the Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates notes how the “myth of twice as good,” which undergirds the respectability politics that’s haunted …

3 Things I Want My Generation to Know After the Decision in Ferguson

In short, we have a lot of work to do my friends. The decision made by the grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson in shooting the unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown shows the deep need for justice and reconciliation to be institutionalized in "the system."<p>I don't want to talk about the …

Samsung launches Milk Video streaming service for U.S. Galaxy users

Samsung today announced that it’s launching a “Milk Video” service that accompanies the Milk Music streaming service it launched earlier this year. Like the music service, Milk Video is only available to Galaxy device users in the US and provides a mix of web content and originals:<p><i>The beautiful,</i> …

Google is developing a cancer and heart attack-detecting pill

New ‘nanoparticle’ pill could detect signs of disease before it becomes a problem for pre-emptive treatment, monitored by a wrist-worn device<p>Google is working on a nanoparticle pill that could identify cancers, heart attacks and other diseases before they become a problem.<p>The pill would contain …

Algae cell 'switch' also controls tumor growth - Futurity

A new discovery about algae could improve biofuel production, as well as offer a new model organism for studying tumor growth.

Here's What We Should Learn From Nigeria's Incredible Effort To Shut Down Ebola

Americans need only look to Nigeria to calm their fears about an Ebola outbreak in the US.<p>Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, can provide a "hopeful roadmap to overall containment," NBC News noted in a recent report.<p>Nigeria is much closer to the epicenter of the outbreak than the US is, …

Disease

GOP Senate Candidate Looking To Reform Social Security Won't Name Single Reform Policy

Minnesota businessman Mike McFadden (R), who's challenging Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) for his seat, wants to reform Social Security -- but won't name a single policy that he supports as part of that effort.<p>In an interview published Wednesday with MinnPost, Eric Black repeatedly asked McFadden how he …

Ron Paul Defends Russia After Malaysian Plane Crash

"Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said," the former presidential candidate wrote. "While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the event, there are a few things …