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Casio's iOS app will show you how to play Bieber's best for $10

Casio recently realized folks expect a bit more than a digital display on their watches these days, and now it's putting all those years of facilitating epic keyboard solos to good use with an iOS app that dissects your music collection. Chordana Viewer is aimed at budding performers (primarily …

Fit For Me By ModCloth Makes Shopping Online Less Risky

We've all been there. You find something you love on an e-commerce site, and it arrives in a different shade than expected or the fit runs two sizes too small. Luckily, ModCloth has come up with the perfect solution: They're asking you how it fits first.<p>Fit For Me, a new app by ModCloth, helps …

'Minecraft' partners with Twitch for built-in streaming

The 13 million people who play <i>Minecraft</i> on PC will soon have an easier way to share their in-game experiences. Today at the Minecon convention in Orlando, developer Mojang and streaming service Twitch announced a new partnership that will allow players to stream content on Twitch directly from in …

Apple has the goods, Microsoft the vision

The iPad Air isn't visionary, but it's a strong update. That's good enough for me.<p>I've been using the Air for the last 24 hours and it does pretty much everything Apple promised: it's faster than the iPad 4 (which I traded in at Verizon), thinner, lighter, better looking, and appears to have equal …

Android 4.4 KitKat and Google's quest to take over the world

Can a low-end Android phone be any good? For Mountain View, a billion users are at stake<p><i>"As we get on our journey to reach the next billion people, we want to do it on the latest version of Android." — Sundar Pichai</i><p>At its root, Google’s Android platform has always been about growing the audience …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

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A Cat Playing Ping Pong

A skilled cat plays ping pong against a human competitor in Taiwan. The cute feline may be cheating by touching and hugging the net, but its return …

Study: 10 Percent of U.S. Youths Cause Sexual Violence

Females are just as likely to be perpetrators as males.<p><b>When you think rapist, you probably think of an adult male lurking in an alley and preying upon young women.</b><p><b>Not so fast, according to a new study published in today's JAMA Pediatrics that overturns many commonly held beliefs about sexual</b> …

Observing the Earth: Incredible Satellite Photos of Earth from the European Space Agency | Colossal

<p>Though I don’t have a homepage set, the first page in my daily rounds is always the Astronomy Picture of the Day (site currently down), a website …

Curved Handheld Displays Almost Ready for Market

Both LG and Samsung plan to release phones that feature curved displays in the near future, reports <i>Reuters</i>. Flexible curved displays, which have been utilized in television sets, are a developing technology for smartphones and other consumer electronic devices.<p>Curved displays are in the early …

Google, Apple And Facebook Are At War Over 'Latent' Search — A Business That's About To Be Huge

But Google is facing a series of challenges that could upset that dominance. The challenge comes with a new type of search, called "latent," "abstract," or "conversational" search.<p>Until now, if you wanted to search for something on the web, you typed in keywords. Google has trained us all to type …

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Overthinking 'The Little Mermaid': 15 Questions You Never Asked as a Child

This week Disney released the Diamond Edition of "The Little Mermaid," an instant classic that remains evergreen with the younger princess-chasing …

The World's Most Fuel-Efficient Car Finally Comes To The U.S.

The Volkswagen XL1, which gets the equivalent of 209 miles per gallon, debuted this morning in Chattanooga, Tenn.<p>Today the world’s most fuel-efficient car, the Volkswagen XL1, made its first U.S. appearance at the 23rd Annual Society of Environmental Journalists conference in Chattanooga, …

This Water Droplet Maze Is Mesmerizing

Watch it in action. Plus: learn something about the Leidenfrost effect.<p>Have you heard of the Leidenfrost effect? If not, it's about to be your favorite effect. If yes, same.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot--about twice as hot as the liquid's boiling point, …

This Burger With A Bun Made Of Fried Mac 'N' Cheese Is The Most Beautiful Thing In The Whole World

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Snapchat's next big thing: 'Stories' that don't just disappear

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel's hands are shaking as he points to his iPhone.<p>He's unmistakably nervous, and not in a sweaty, early-Mark Zuckerberg kind of way. There must be a lot on his mind as the young CEO of a company bounding toward a $1 billion valuation — a company that has changed the course of …

New wave of Android phones with fingerprint sensors said to arrive early next year

With the introduction of Touch ID on the iPhone 5S, Apple has managed to deliver a seamless fingerprint authentication technology that eclipses many of the clunky attempts seen in previous consumer devices. But others in the industry aren't sitting still. The FIDO Alliance — a stable of 48 …

Report: Amazon’s 3D phone will use four cameras to track head and eye movement

Talk of a smartphone from Amazon(s amzn) has persisted for a while now, and rumors of a 3D phone have been kicking around since May. Although Amazon …

Cube 3D printer goes on sale at Currys & PC World

Currys and PC World have announced that the Cube 3D printer is now available to buy online for £1,195.<p>The Cube works by enabling the user to design a three-dimensional product, and then send that design's instruction to the printer, either via Wi-Fi from their computer or by plugging in a USB stick.<p>…

How to make a Jedi lightsaber

It was hard to miss the disturbance in the force when scientists at Harvard and MIT declared they had turned light into molecules last week, prompting a collective air punch from the kind of folk who attend sci-fi conventions, for surely a working Jedi lightsaber was now close at hand.<p>The story …

'Grand Theft Auto V' players join forces to manipulate the stock market

There are plenty of diversions in <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>'s Los Santos, from playing golf to surfing the internet. But, as <i>New York</i> magazine reports, one that has really grabbed players' attentions is the in-game stock market. The feature lets players buy and sell stock on two different exchanges — …

Underwater aeroplanes: The new toy for the super rich

Not content with superyachts and private planes, the wealthiest individuals are now turning their attention to aeroplanes that fly underwater.<p>The billionaires who crowded into the Monaco yacht show last week wanted to see more than just Rupert Murdoch's $29.7m superyacht Rosehearty which was …

Meet One Of The Hackers Who Cracked Apple’s Touch ID

By Michael Grothaus3 minute Read<p>Last week a group of hackers at the Chaos Computer Club in Berlin announced they had already bypassed the Touch ID, …

Elliptic’s ultrasound tech will let you control your phone with a wave of your hand

The parade of new gesture technologies continues on with the latest being a compelling effort from Elliptic Labs, a six-year-old company in Norway …

Rare Giant Salamanders Bred in Captivity

<b>Imagine an amphibian up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) long that can weigh 80 pounds (36 kilograms) and snap chunks off your finger in a split second.</b><p>The Japanese giant salamander is one of the largest of its kind in the world: a mottled, slimy, living fossil that has changed little in millions of …

A Crazy Size Comparison Of Sci-Fi's Greatest Ships [Infographic]

The _Star Wars _vessels are puny compared to the ship from _Independence Day. _<p>Being a small child, I often think to myself: <i>What if the _Star Wars _spaceships got into a fight with the ships from _Star Troopers</i>? _Thanks to this infographic from DeviantART user Dirk Loechel, I finally have an …

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The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

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