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These Body-Positive T-Shirts Are Taking Over Instagram — and We Want Every Single 1

When it comes to graphic t-shirts these days, we're admittedly pretty darn picky. We won't settle for just any corny mantra splashed across the front (looking at you, every "Live, Laugh, Love" shirt out there), and we've finally found a badass collection of tops that sends a message we can totally …

12 Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes That Taste Like the Real Deal

Sweet and <i>not</i> sinful? We're 100 percent in. Why skip chocolate altogether when you can still indulge in vegan, Paleo, and gluten-free cookies that are so good you won't even notice they're "good for you," too? Take a peek at all the best healthy chocolate chip cookie recipes the internet has to …

Apple Pound Cake

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Let the eggs, milk and butter come to room temperature on the counter before beginning. (Butter goes on the counter …

The Best Day to Buy a Flight and Other Tips to Save Money When You Fly

Buying an airline ticket can be a stressful situation. There never seems to be a perfect time to catch a good price since they seem to go up and down …

Amazon Is Giving Everyone a One-Day Discount. Here's How to Claim It

You can save $8.62 on any purchase of $50 or more<p>Amazon is offering a one-day discount of $8.62 off of any purchase worth $50 or more to celebrate an …

The Swiss central bank lost an enormous amount of money on its gold holdings last year

The Swiss national bank is not like most other central banks. For one thing, it is listed on the stock market. Thus, it is obliged to keep shareholders informed of important events that could impact its financial health.<p>Today the bank issued the equivalent of a profit warning (pdf), saying that it …

Economics

Samsung's got another tablet in the works

One of the great things about the FCC is that the commission is obligated to reveal all of the newly minted and as-yet unannounced gadgets that pass through its hallowed halls. The latest to be shown is a Samsung tablet measuring in the 8-9-inch category. Naturally, all that the FCC is concerned …

Ebay post-Christmas auction shines spotlight on unloved gifts

Listings for tablet computers shot up 25% on auction site eBay on Christmas Day, compared with the day before, as Brits moved quickly to offload unwanted presents.<p>The site had nearly 2,000 items listed under "unwanted Christmas gifts" on Friday morning as people in the UK found themselves with an …

Would Elon Musk Sell Tesla To GM Or Ford In PayPal Redux?

Tesla has been on a remarkable run this year, with the stock up nearly 360% as the company rolled out its award-winning Model S to thousands of new customers. But perhaps that means it’s a perfect time to sell out to an established player like Ford or GM.<p>That’s what Yra Harris of Praxis Trading …

Intel Bets on Video Everywhere With Investment in Taiwan's SanJet

Intel Capital, the investment arm of the world’s biggest chipmaker, made a bet on ubiquitous video today with a stake in SanJet, a Taiwan-based …

North America

Here’s what to expect from augmented reality in 2014

Like mobile payments, augmented reality apps have so far been the type of thing that’s great in theory, less great in execution.<p>2013, however, might have turned that around. Or at least that’s what Ambarish Mitra, cofounder and CEO of augmented reality company Blippar, argues. With devices like …

Micropayments, mega angst, and the future of console games

"It feels like you're intentionally making a bad game" <br>--Frank Lantz, game design veteran and director of New York University's Game Center<p>"So they're saying that instead of changing the model, we are going to go even deeper in the wallets of the people who are already passionate about those …

No big raise for Tim Cook: Apple pays CEO $4.25 million in 2013

CEO Tim Cook made $4.25 million in 2013 for leading Apple, the company reported Friday in financial documents.<p>Apple noted the figure in its preliminary proxy statement, along with the compensation of its top executives, who got about $2.6 million a piece. The amounts are all a tiny fraction of what …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

Roku player software cracked open temporarily, root now to run XBMC later

Roku's line of set-top boxes have been popular thanks to their simple controls, large set of available apps (recently expanded to include YouTube for the new Roku 3) and hardware ranging in price from inexpensive to downright cheap. Still, despite an active and encouraged developer community with …

Google Street View Glitches Become Beautiful Art

Google Street View isn't just for getting directions and looking at your childhood home anymore. Italian artist Emilio Vavarella has turned Google Street View into something beautiful.<p>As Wired first discovered, Vavarella's project "Report A Problem" consists of 100 screenshots of Google Street View …

OK, Glass: Show me what's next for Google

December 2014 is a year away. Barring unforeseen complications, Google Glass will have gone public by then and just might have forever altered its maker in the process.<p>The story of how Glass could change Google begins back on June 27, 2012. Sergey Brin and his cohorts, in what we now know is …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Supply pinch dogs Microsoft's Surface tablets

A dearth of Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 tablets has persisted during the holiday shopping season, though that situation may finally be easing a bit.<p>Are the new Surface tablets flying off the shelves or just not reaching the shelves? That's not clear because Microsoft doesn't provide sales numbers, …

Most vulnerable retirees struggling to survive

It isn't the retirement George Warren dreamed of.<p>Confined to a wheelchair and living on disability payments after losing his job, Warren, 63, figures he would be homeless in old age if not for a senior housing program offered by Catholic Charities of Maryland.<p>"I had plans, but life had other plans …

RSA’s Deal With The NSA Reflects A General Mistrust

Here’s how it works when a big company believes that its power is in its girth: They enter this bizarre world that leads them to believe that what comes from their PR organs is enough to float their troubles away. It’s all about denial and avoiding any potential shareholder backlash. And so we come …

The NSA Intercepts Laptops Purchased Online to Install Malware

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to a new report from <i>Der Spiegel</i> on the National Security Agency's top team of hackers, the …

Will The Large Screen iPad Pro Be Apple's First In A Line Of Desktop Touch Devices?

This week’s report that Apple may already be in production on a 12.9″ iPad, dubbed the “Pro,” has been the source of much speculation. In a well researched and reasoned post in ComputerWorld, Mike Elgan comes to the conclusion that it will be an “iPad optimized as a desktop touch computer for …