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Ira Glass: 'The first time I took ecstasy, my anxiety lifted away'

Host and producer of This American Life on Orange is the New Black, why he doesn't tweet and how his dog Piney is doing<p>You might not know his face, but if you're one of the 2.1million listeners who tune into his weekly radio show, you definitely know his voice. Ira Glass is the host and producer of …

20 Creative Ways To Decorate Your Light Switches

Light switches are most likely less visible for some of us. That doesn’t mean we don’t have to take them into account. On the contrary, they are as …

Pharrell Teams with U.N. to Launch International Day of Happiness

Pharrell Williams’s inescapable hit “Happy” has already brought all kinds of joy into the world, and now he’s teaming up with the United Nations to …

The Ring Input Device Puts Gesture Control And Home Automation On Your Finger

This embed is invalid<p>There was once a rumor that Apple would actually use a ring device for input to an Apple television. Neither of those gadgets exist yet, of course, but Ring is a Kickstarter project trying to fund a finger-based wearable that could enable the kind of controls envisioned in that …

Lumus turns its military-grade eyewear into a Google Glass competitor (video)

Lumus has long developed heads-up displays for the US military, but now it's using a developer kit called the DK-40 to bring its HUD tech to wearables outside the battlefield. The contraption's first stop was the CES show floor, so we couldn't resist putting our fingerprints all over it. The key …

Meta wants to augment your world with the 'Iron Man' interface

When someone tells you they have a pair of augmented reality glasses with an interface designed by the same Hollywood staple who created the Iron Man suit's UI, you listen. Then, you ask if you can put them on.<p>The glasses come from Meta, a small company with huge dreams that's already comparing …

Nicki Minaj Brings Hypnotic Sex Talk to 'Boss Ass Bitch' Remix

Rapper-singer shared the track earlier today as a free download<p>Nicki Minaj isn't done turning heads in 2013: The rapper-singer has posted a remix of …

Android 4.3 Hits Sony Xperia Z1 & Xperia Z Ultra

While Android KitKat may be (very) slowly rolling out to Android, some handsets are still just getting the previous version of Android – 4.3 Jelly Bean – as we speak. Indeed, today Sony announced it’s rolling out for the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra handsets.<p>Of course, you’ll be getting the …

Eye-tracking takes a big step towards the mainstream with Tobii’s new dev engine

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Eye-tracking is going to be a big deal for consumers very soon.<p>But before the tech gets to you, it first has to get to developers — and Tobii wants to make that happen. The eye-tracking company is taking the wraps off its EyeX Engine, a new set of tools …

Microsoft's new iOS and Android Remote Desktop apps let you control a PC from a phone

Microsoft is providing a new way for iOS and Android users to access their Windows PCs today. A new Remote Desktop app is now available for both operating systems, letting you simply connect to a Windows PC and control it. While a number of third-party solutions have existed previously, including …

Watch Samsung’s UNPACKED 2013 Galaxy Gear And Galaxy Note 3 Event Live Right Here At 1PM ET

Samsung’s hosting an event in Berlin today at 1 PM ET / 7PM CET / 10 AM PT at which it will debut its Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, the new Galaxy Note 3 smartphone, and a potential bevy of other things covered by the phrase “next-generation products.” The cats are somewhat out of the bag …

Create a Mural Effect with 3D Wall Art

There’s no denying the appeal of a well-designed wall mural! There’s something about a grand-scale work of art that grabs the eye and engages the …

The 16 Best BBQ Spots In 13 Cities Around The US

From New York to Chicago to L.A., Zagat scoured the States for the shining stars of barbecue around America.<p>Here are 16 barbecue spots in 13 cities around the country you need to try this summer.

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Volvo's incredible solar charging concept to spread its wings this fall

When thinking of stylish cars, Volvo probably isn't the first brand to come to mind. One thing the company is renowned for, though, is introducing new technology: it was the first manufacturer to install laminated glass in a production car, invented the three-point safety belt, and is constantly …

The First Affordable Home Security System That Can Think For Itself

"Your cat is just chasing a reflection. Maybe I shouldn't alert the homeowner about this. Or, wait...maybe I should."<p>Canary, a new networked home security system, was posted on Indiegogo this morning. There are lots of similar inexpensive systems out there--most notably the Dropcam--but we're …

Leap Motion: As far as controllers go it’s not a big leap forward… yet

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Leap Motion is expected to debut on Monday its $79.99 gesture-based motion controller, but after a little time spent playing …

25 Ways To Live Life Like Karen Walker

Step one: Surround yourself with gays and money. Step two: Drink.

Horrifying PSA: Con Artists Are Coming After Real Artists Now

Being a young artist in New York City isn't easy: Not only are you dealing with an often insular and pretentious community, but, despite NYC being …

12 Perfect Wedding Gifts for When You're Going Off-Registry

That won't be gathering dust on the top shelf.<p>When you're too late to the registry and you're stuck sweating over a select few out-of-price-range options, sometimes your only option is to go rogue and hunt for the right wedding gift yourself. This upcoming season, think outside the average …

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If you can’t beat ’em, support ’em: Garmin launches a smartphone HUD for cars

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Facing the rise of smartphones that can take the place of dedicated navigation systems, Garmin’s(s grmn) got a new device: and …

First 3D printer reaches high street

The electronics chain Maplin has become the first high street retailer to sell 3D printers to consumers.<p>The £700 machine allows users to print …

These Contact Lenses Give You Telescopic Vision

The lenses magnify stuff up to 3X. Finally, the future we've been waiting for.<p>So this is pretty much one of those things you've always wanted from the future, right? Researchers have created a prototype contact lens-and-glasses system that lets you zoom in on something to 2.8X magnification. The …

Does A $347 3-D Printer Mean The Future Is Here? Or Just Paper-Thin Progress?

Now on Kickstarter, the Buccaneer is designed for easy at-home use, costs less than an iPhone–and just might make or break our collective dream of technology.<p>The magic words, or magic number-plus-letter, of our technological fantasies to date are: 3-D. The 3-D printer is this year’s collective …

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3D Printable DIY Kit Turns Almost Anything Into a Drone

Drones are met with a great deal of suspicion at the moment, given that no-one can really agree what, if any, regulations should be imposed on their use in public and private spaces.<p>Jasper van Loenen, an independent designer working in the field of interaction/information, design and art, has …

Google Glass – hands-on review

I'd expected a lot more from Google Glass. The hype around this wearable device – a pair of glasses which incorporate a little screen in the top …

Microsoft develops 3D touchscreen with tactile feedback

<b>Details of a touchscreen showing 3D images that can be felt and manipulated have been published by Microsoft's research unit.</b><p>The project combines an LCD flat panel screen with force sensors and a robotic arm that moves it back and forwards.<p>By controlling how much resistance there is to a user's …

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 review: one giant smartphone for mankind

Godzilla, Frankenstein's monster and Bigfoot are mythical creatures that don't exist (although you might dispute the latter). But now, an equally beastly smartphone -- one seemingly designed specifically for them -- is available to buy. The Samsung Galaxy Mega is a 6.3-inch woolly mammoth of a …

Paramore, Robyn & More Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)

From Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Snoop Dogg, Jean Trinh picks the best music videos of the week.<p>In this week’s top music video picks, we take a journey …

Leap Motion aims to get a running start

The hot startup will ship its 3D gesture-control technology on July 22. But first, it's letting thousands of developers prepare to hit the ground at full stride.<p>Leap Motion will open its developer portal this week, allowing anyone interested in designing tools for its 3D gesture control system to …

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