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Meet the Illum, Lytro's futuristic new light-field camera

Lytro's first camera came out more than two years ago, a kaleidoscope of a device that was a lot of fun to shoot with but not particularly impressive. It let you focus and refocus a shot after you took it, a remarkable party trick that's since been copied and re-branded by every smartphone …

Nest Learning Thermostat now available on Google Play

With a $3.2 billion hole to fill, Google's opened up yet another avenue for you to acquire Nest. The company's smart thermostat can now be had via Google Play, available for the standard retail price of $249. The Protect smoke detector is currently off the market following a bug that popped up …

Samsung hopes to make FaceTime a headache for Apple

After weeks of playing defense against five Apple patents, Samsung this week went after Apple with two of its own patents: one it says is infringed when people make FaceTime calls, and another that covers the photo gallery feature found on iPhones, iPads, and some iPods.<p>In the case of the video …

Nike Says The FuelBand Isn’t Dead, New Color Options Coming

Nike was said to be shutting down its FuelBand department on the heels of layoffs on Friday, signalling a significant exit of the wearable fitness device market by one of the more prominent companies involved in the space. That’s not quite true, however, according to information provided to Re/code …

Why The Microsoft Surface Just Died Last Week

Would I purchase the Microsoft Surface? Not anymore. And I’m not sure that you should either.<p>I’m looking for a new laptop and the Surface has been one of the top contenders. I like it a lot. And although a slow seller for Microsoft it’s been gaining in popularity and many reviewers have given it …

Speed up Chrome for Android with this simple tweak

Chrome for Android is one of the fastest and most feature-rich browsers for Android. But a persistent problem has ruined Google’s mobile browser for many users – janky scrolling. Especially since Google replaced the AOSP Browser with Chrome as the default browser on new Android devices, people have …

Thermodo turns your smartphone into an instant thermometer

Today’s smartphones offer countless apps to check the weather, find out upcoming forecasts, or even get alerts when it’s about to rain or snow. But no app can tell you exactly what the temperature is right where you stand. That’s why Robocat, the developers of Haze and other smartphone weather …

Lythronax argestes: 'King of Gore' joins T rex family tree

A newly-discovered dinosaur, which has been christened "King of gore" by the scientists who have studied it, is the oldest known member of the dinosaur group that gave rise to the mighty <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i>.<p>The 80m-year-old fossil of <i>Lythronax argestes</i> was found in the Grand Staircase-Escalante …

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Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Florence creep up on small N.C. townFloodwaters from Tropical Storm Florence creep up on small N.C. townFloodwaters from Tropical Storm Florence creep up on small N.C. town<p>02:00<p>N.C. Gov.: Florence 'unloading epic amounts of rainfall'N.C. Gov.: Florence 'unloading …

The Bronx Riviera: life at the 'hood beach' – in pictures

The image of New York's Bronx has largely been defined by the urban blight of the late 1960s-80s, when arson, drug addiction and social neglect decimated many of its neighbourhoods. Wayne Lawrence began taking portraits of summer regulars on the Bronx's only beach, known as a 'hood beach', in 2005, …

Scientists deem new super toxin too dangerous to make public

Botulinum toxin type H has no known antibodies<p>A new type of botulinum toxin — the most toxic substance known to man — has been discovered in the feces of a child. Botulinum toxin type H is the eighth type (types A-G being the first seven) to be detailed by scientists; the naturally occurring toxin …

Verily: A Women’s Magazine with a Strict ‘No Photoshop’ Policy

It turns out that it does exist: a magazine that prides itself on not altering their models’ faces or bodies in Photoshop. <i>Verily</i> is a fashion and …

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Wellness<p>Abby Haglage<p>As the chemical messengers in the body, hormones play an important role in many of our bodily functions. Here's why.<p>Wellness<p>Andie …

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The 108 Most Delish Things To Cook On The Grill

You've got work to do before summer ends.<p>Consider this your summer grilling bucket list.

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Fajita Style Venison Kabobs • Curious Cuisiniere

<i>Say hello to a new way to enjoy fajitas at a cookout! These Fajita Style Venison Kabobs mean no plates are required to enjoy your fajita flavors!</i><p>How …

It's Now Easier For Hackers To Crack Crazy-Complex Passwords

An update to a free online password-cracking program just made it easier for hackers to get their hands on more complex passwords.<p>When you sign up for an account on a website and create a password, that information is stored in a company database as "cryptographic hashes": strings of numbers and …

Fifth of new iPhone customers switch from Android

Apple may be losing ground to Android and Microsoft in the smartphone operating system market, but the company is still succeeding in winning customers from its number one rival, Samsung.<p>Apple has taken three times as many customers from Samsung as Samsung has taken from Apple in the past year, …

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Red Bull Billionaire Buys A New Million Dollar Extreme Submarine

Red Bull billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz just dropped $1.7 million on a new extreme submarine. Part jet fighter<b>,</b> part great white shark, the DeepFlight Super Falcon glides underwater with the agility of a dolphin. Mateschitz hired Hawkes Ocean Technologies to build the bespoke submersible for …

Researchers invent wireless Morse code for the internet of things

One of the biggest challenges for the internet of things is batteries. As in, to communicate, sensors need them. That might be fine when you have one …

20 Cheap Eats Under $10 Around the U.S.

The Rise Of The Renting And Sharing Economy Could Have Catastrophic Ripple Effects

Now, "rent" is becoming the new "own," according to market strategists at ConvergEx Group, who warn that the ripple effects of such a trend could be "catastrophic."<p>"Americans of every demographic are flocking to services like Airbnb, Taskrabbit, and Bag Borrow or Steal for one overwhelming reason: …

A Size Comparison Of Sci-Fi's Greatest Machines And Monsters [Infographic]

How does Godzilla compare to an AT-AT walker? Plus, how they stack up to real stuff, like the Sydney Opera House.<p>DeviantART user lexinator117 created this scale-map comparing the sizes of nerd- and pop-culture touchstones. Now we finally know: American Godzilla is lesser creatively <i>and</i> physically …

CheapCast is an emulator that turns any Android device into a Chromecast (sort of)

The Chromecast is very cheap, even without the three months of free Netflix that Google gave away in the first day of availability. But for some, it may still be too expensive, while many others simply can’t get hold of the device due to the limited availability of the device.<p>For those who want to …

First Lavabit, now Silent Mail: what secure mail is left?

It has been tough week for those who love secure email clients and platforms. First, Lavabit, an asymmetric encrypted email service abruptly shut …

Kahnoodle App Makes Reigniting Your Relationship Into A Game

We often joke that there's an "app for everything" but these days it seems that may actually be the case -- especially when it comes to love and sex. There's an app for hooking up, breaking up, reviewing potential partners, and now there's an app that turns your entire relationship into a …

MIT Students Show How To 3D Print Your Own Non-Duplicatable Keys For Easy Breaking And Entering

If there’s one thing that sucks about breaking-and-entering it’s that it’s too difficult. Three enterprising young MIT students have figured out a way to make that easier, thanks to a 3D printing workaround to the sticky issue of making duplicates of so-called “non-duplicatable” keys. All you need …

Google open sources two Web Lab experiments ahead of shutdown this Sunday (video)

Google's Web Lab exhibition has had a decent run at London's Science Museum, but all of that web-linked hardware is being packed up for good after the doors are closed this Sunday. Google's hoping that at least some of it will live on, though, and has teamed up with research and design firm Tellart …

Two second mobile time? Google says it’s vital to success

When it comes to browsing on the Internet, the greater population has the patience of a reasonably sized gnat. While extended loading times on the …