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Google aims for a basic $50 modular phone next year, dishes more on Project Ara

Surprisingly, Google doesn’t see its ambitious Project Ara modular smartphone as something just for geeks.<p>In a lengthy profile by Time’s Harry McCracken, Google shined a light on its plans for Ara. And while the company still doesn’t seem sure if modular smartphones will be a hit, it’s certainly …

Jackpot! NASA's Kepler telescope finds 'mother lode' of 715 planets

Using a brand-new technique, scientists using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope have found 715 confirmed planets huddling around 305 stars, nearly triple Kepler’s previous total of 246 confirmed planets in the Milky Way galaxy. Nearly 95% of them are smaller than Neptune, and four of them are in their …

GOP steps in Obamacare trap: Watch their false claims blow up in their face!

For the right, attacks against Obamacare’s market disruption were great fun. Until it doomed their own plan. Oops<p>Late last year, when conservatives everywhere were grieving publicly for each American who'd received a cancellation notice from a health insurance carrier, the smartest among them …

Work crew in LR digs up sword downtown

Excavation work for construction of a parking deck in Little Rock’s River Market District has turned up a rare find that is now in the possession of …

Side Effect Of Legal Pot: Police Budgets Take A Hit

Some U.S. states are viewing the legalization of marijuana as a chance to gain new sources of tax revenue. Several states allow its use for medical reasons; Colorado has approved its recreational use, and Washington will follow suit this year.<p>But the decriminalization of pot also stands to remove a …

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DIY Candy Land: 20 Homemade Candy Recipes

‘Round these parts, we’re pretty keen on candy. Cotton candy, Halloween candy, candy canes, candy corn. All the candy. Here we’ve rounded up 20 of the best DIY candy hacks for you make at home. Welcome to Candy Land.<p>1. Pomegranate Gumpdrops: The gumdrop has an old world way about it, and this …

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9 Branding Rules to Live By | Inc.com

In an effort to succeed in this challenging economy, small business owners must effectively manage their brands. Remember, for many of them, there is little difference between your personal brand and the brand of their business. This is especially true of the launch phase, when the old adage rings …

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Tech Leaders, Economists Split Over Clean Energy's Prospects

There is a broad scientific consensus that to keep global warming in check, we need to phase out 80 percent of all oil, coal and natural gas by midcentury. President Obama has set a nonbinding target to do precisely that.<p>There are technologists who say this national goal is well within reach, but …

7 Content Marketing Myths Debunked

Blogs are an important component to your content marketing strategy since they are a regular channel for communication with your audience. However, incorporating other types of content into your strategy can be equally as important.<p>Visuals, infographics, white papers, eBooks, user-generated …

My Confederate town

Civil War-era politics still dominate Front Royal, Va. — and I feel their hostility every time I walk out my door<p>This afternoon I found myself getting all teary eyed. I was playing the 1988 Dianne Reeves song “Better Days” for my two and a half year old son Julien. It’s the song that begins”<p>“Silver …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

How an insecure, acid-dropping hippie kid reinvented himself as a technological visionary - and changed the world<p>When I first met Steve Jobs, I …

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25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

According to Fox News, President Obama is financing a “museum of Muslim culture”

The report comes from a satirical news site<p>Defending its perch atop of what Jon Stewart affectionately refers to as Bullsh-t Mountain, on Saturday Fox falsely reported that President Barack Obama is using his personal funds to construct a museum devoted to Muslim culture. MediaMatters caught the …

11 Supreme Court Cases That Could Change The U.S. In The Coming Year

The Supreme Court will begin hearing cases this week. Although decisions could take until late June, here are the key cases to watch.<p>WASHINGTON — At 10 a.m. Monday, in the midst of a government shutdown, Chief Justice John Roberts will begin his eighth term at the Supreme Court — beginning a …

A whale’s life story is recorded in its ear wax

The "earplugs" of blue whales are preserved in their skulls throughout their lives, and keep a record of chemical changes in the animals' bodies. Nick Ut<p>From a fetid, foot-long rod of earwax, extracted from the skull of a dead blue whale, scientists have unspooled an in-depth life story of one …

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Fears of global population boom overblown, some argue

The United States has long feared overpopulation, particularly as Baby Boomers began to come of age in the 1960s.<p>President Lyndon B. Johnson weighed in on the issue during his presidency in 1965, promising to find a solution.<p>“I will seek new ways to use our knowledge to help deal with the explosion …

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British Air Force Commander Thinks We're Close to a 'Terminator 2 Type World'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The world is about to get a lot more sci-fi. Machines will rise against us soon because a …

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Up to Speed: 4 Things You Need to Know About the U.S.-Russia Agreement

Will it work? From the plan’s ambitious scope to the rebels’ anger, Eli Lake gets you up to speed.<p>In the coming days, the Syrian government is …

Funny TShirt: Men's T-Shirt, Gift Under 20, Gluten Free Shirt

We're putting the FUN back in FUNNY! This 100% cotton, hand silk screened, tongue- in- cheek, great shirt, will get you laughs everywhere you go!<p>Gluten free or not, you'll love this shirt.<p>This is a great gift under $20!<p>These are a thinner shirt, not a "beefy T." They hold up extremely well, are …

Fringe Factor: Obama Hates White People—and White Dogs

Plus, the Boy Scouts will award sodomy merit badges, radical environmentalists get all the science grants, and other wacky proclamations.<p>Sunny is …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

This Guy Stole A Woman's iPhone But Didn't Disable Dropbox — So She Turned His Terrible Photos Into A Tumblr

Hafid neglected to turn off the photo upload function in Dropbox, the file-sharing app, which means that every time he takes a photo the original owner of the iPhone gets a copy of it on her computer.<p>And she's taking the best revenge possible by turning those pics into a chronicle of Hafid's macho, …

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Mobile Weather App Minutely Lets You “Correct” The Weather, Visualize Storms In 3D

Mobile weather applications may be becoming the new playground for user interface designers, but few can also make claims as to advancing the technology behind the display of the weather on users’ smartphones, as well. But that’s the case with Minutely, a newly launched mobile weather application …

Fujitsu supercomputer simulates 1 second of brain activity

Harnessing more than 82,000 processors on the world's fourth-ranked supercomputer, scientists run an experiment that represents 1 percent of human brain activity.<p>Is it really possible to simulate the human brain on a computer? AI researchers have been investigating that question for decades, but …

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