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Intel’s voice recognition will blow Siri out of the water—because it doesn’t use the cloud

There’s a problem with today’s voice recognition systems: They’re just too slow. Anyone who has waited in frustration while Siri or Google’s Voice Search “thinks” about even the simplest commands knows what I’m talking about.<p>The problem isn’t voice recognition software per se, which is more …

Wearable Tech

This iPhone case lets you answer calls while it's closed

Both LG and Samsung have phone cases that let you take calls without exposing your screen to the elements, but what if you have an iPhone? As of today, you can check out Moshi's SenseCover. The iPhone 5 and 5s flip case includes both a preview window as well as a touch strip that lets you answer …

Sources: Coin Is Raising More Cash

Coin, a YC-backed company looking to thin down your wallet, is currently in the process of raising around $15 million in Series A funding, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.<p>Led by Kanishk Parashar and K9 investor/board member Manu Kumar, Coin offers a replacement for every …

On the Probability of Aliens Dressed as Nuns Visiting Las Vegas

It’s not enough for a whistleblower to reveal that the United States government has been secretly running a vast operation spying on the American public and on other governments – some conspiracy theorists are simply determined to believe the impossible. With that in mind, gaze upon the remarkable …

Las Vegas

Noah's Ark Blueprints Found—4,000-Year-Old Detailed Instructions

Irving Finkel, British Museum curator and author of “The Ark Before Noah,” has found a 4,000-year-old tablet that describes the materials and …

1,500-year-old plague victims shed light on disease origins

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the pathogen that caused one of the most devastating plagues in human history, shedding light on where the disease came from and how it spread.<br>The Plague of Justinian occurred in the sixth century AD and resulted in more than 100 million deaths by some …

Texas hospital acknowledges brain-dead status of pregnant woman

The hospital keeping a pregnant Texas woman on life support, against her families wishes, acknowledged for the first time on Friday that she is brain-dead and that the fetus in her body is not viable.<p>Marlise Munoz has remained on life support for the past two months because John Peter Smith …

U.S. Investigating Dennis Rodman for Busting Sanctions

Dennis Rodman reportedly brought thousands of dollars in luxury gifts to Kim Jong Un for his birthday. Now, Washington's looking into whether those …

Is there life on Ceres? Dwarf planet spews water vapor into space

Infrared readings from a space telescope confirm that water vapor is rising from the surface of Ceres, and that discovery is likely to heat up interest in a strange world that's the biggest asteroid as well as the smallest known dwarf planet.<p>The find comes just in time. Next year, NASA's Dawn …

Mars Rock Mysteriously Shows Up In Images Snapped By Mars Opportunity Rover (PHOTOS)

Wait, how did <i>that</i> get there?<p>Researchers are puzzled by what some are calling a "mystery" rock on Mars. Recently spotted in photos taken by the Opportunity rover, the rock seemingly appeared out of thin air, since the object was missing in images captured nearly two weeks earlier.<p>NASA Mars …

Nomad ChargeKey review: An iPhone charger you won’t leave home without

I usually leave my iPhone(s aapl) plugged in to a power source right up until the moment I leave my apartment. But every once in a while I forget, …

Dome is where the Marvel superheroes are

Want to hang out with your favorite Marvel superheroes under giant domes? Of course you do.<p>Set to tour the US and Canada this spring, the Marvel Experience is a roadshow that promises a range of activities for Marvel fans. Interactive games and animated films will be on tap as will "the first-ever …

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 …

Zombie Ants: Crowdfunding Website Launched for Research

Zombie ants are intriguing to scientists. The zombie part happens when a fungus takes control of an ant’s brain, in order to reproduce, eventually …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

Pets

12 Movies We Can't Wait For In 2014

Ku Klux Klan meets with NAACP

A meeting between the Wyoming chapter of the NAACP and an organizer for the Ku Klux Klan over the weekend is believed to be the first of its kind.<p>The meeting between Jimmy Simmons, president of the Casper NAACP, and John Abarr, a KKK organizer from Great Falls, Mont., took place at a hotel in …

Leaked Audio Of Kanye West Slamming Taylor Swift After The 2009 MTV VMAs

But Kanye West still hasn't forgotten about the 2009 award show, in which he ripped a moon man out of Taylor Swift's hands after the country singer won Best Female Video over Beyoncé.<p>After the infamous moment, West allegedly went to dinner with friends and a few other unnamed musicians at the …

President Obama at White House Correspondents Dinner

Superhero Bits: Captain America The Winter Soldier, Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Wolverine, Iron Man 3, Man of Steel – /Film

Want to see footage of an action scene between <b>Spider-Man</b> and <b>Rhino</b> in <b>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</b>? Does <b>Samuel L. Jackson</b> know if he’s back for <b>The Avengers</b> …

Stephen Hawking's boycott hits Israel where it hurts: science

Stephen Hawking's decision to boycott the Israeli president's conference has gone viral. Over 100,000 Facebook shares of the Guardian report at last …

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You'd Bought Apple Stock Instead Of Its Gadgets

Did you buy an Apple product between those dates?<p>Ever wonder how much money you would have now had you invested in AAPL stock instead of the first iPod when it came out? (That's $399 in 2001).<p>You'd have tens of thousands of dollars (see image).<p>We put 10 of the most popular Apple products of the …

Gear & Gadgets

78,000 Apply For One-Way Trip To Mars

The Dutch nonprofit Mars One, which hopes to send a small group of humans on a one-way mission to establish a colony on the surface of Mars in 2022, …

Prosecutor will seek murder charges for terminated pregnancies in kidnap case

An Ohio prosecutor vowed Thursday to pursue murder charges against the Cleveland kidnapping suspect for terminating the pregnancies of the women he is accused of holding captive for a decade.<p>The prosecutor, Timothy McGinty of Cuyahoga County, also said that he would consider seeking the death …