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Report: Metal Galaxy S5 body being built by the same company that supplies Apple, HTC

After four generations of plastic, the evidence is building that Samsung might finally be using metal for the body of the Galaxy S 5. The most recent …

Google Barge Details Revealed, Might Not Fly With Local Authorities

Turns out “interactive space where people can learn about new technology” might just be Google jargon for retail store on a boat -- and that may not sit well with local authorities.<p>According to a confidential budget report obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle, each of the three barges built by …

Motorola botches Moto X Cyber Monday sale, offers buyers 'we're sorry' Wednesday

Remember that $349 off-contract Moto X deal we mentioned in our Cyber Monday roundup? That didn't exactly go to plan. According to Motorola, insufficient pre-sale testing and overwhelming demand crippled the MotoMaker customization engine, crashing the website and leaving droves of orders unfilled. …

UPS researching delivery drones that could compete with Amazon's Prime Air

Flying parcel-carriers are the next logical frontier for delivery companies<p>Amazon made headlines Sunday night when it announced it was working on small drones that could someday deliver customers packages in half an hour or less. But the e-commerce giant isn’t the only company researching how to …

How DNA Sequencing Is Changing Medicine

In April 2013, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project. Led by the National Institutes of Health, the Human Genome Project (HGP) was completed 2.5 years ahead of schedule and well under budget. “For the first time, anyone could freely read the fundamental …

Personal circuit printer surpasses Kickstarter goal in one day

You’re playing a game on an obscure old gaming system when the controller breaks. What do you do? The obvious answer could soon be “print a new …

Crazy Bio-Hacks: A Mouse Cloned From Elvis’s DNA And A Human-Born Dolphin

Grow Your Own, a new exhibition about synthetic biology, features mindblowing bio-hacked creations.<p>This just in from science: One far-off day, a human woman might be able to incubate and give birth to a dolphin. This isn’t a sea-world sequel to <i>Stuart Little</i>, but one of the subjects explored in …

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J Craig Venter sequenced the human genome. Now he wants to convert DNA into a digital signal

J Craig Venter has been a molecular-biology pioneer for two decades. After developing expressed sequence tags in the 90s, he led the private effort …

Why an 80% market share might only represent half of smartphone users

Read the first paragraph here, and then see if you can spot the flaw in the sentence that follows. (It comes from here, but it just happens to be a convenient example.)<p>It’s been 20 months since we went hands-on with Nike’s first FuelBand, and despite assumptions at the time that the accompanying …

Big Xbox One News for Unity Developers

We have good news to share with you today! Unity and Microsoft have reached an agreement that will open Xbox One even farther to developers using …

Google Is Banning All Chrome Add-Ons That Don't Come From Its Chrome Web Store

Unsanctioned add-ons will be banned beginning in January.<p>Add-ons, which are also called extensions, are little apps that add extra functions to the browser. For instance, they can let you post stuff from the Web to your social media accounts or create to-do lists, etc.<p>Sometimes a cloud service will …

Snowden used colleagues' passwords to access secret files, report says

Edward Snowden was able to download so many secret documents in part because he persuaded as many as 25 of his colleagues to give him their logins and passwords, according to a new report. According to Reuters, Snowden told colleagues at a National Security Agency base in Hawaii that he needed …

Report: Apple Stores will soon offer display and part replacements for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

It seems that enough people have already managed to break their iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c en masse for Apple(s aapl) to start rolling out a way to …

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

8 Easy Last-Minute Halloween Decorations

(Image: Family Fun Magazine)<p>Halloween is in a couple of days, but don't be afraid. That's plenty of time for you to come up something easy and fun, …

Can LED Bulbs Make Nuclear Plants Obsolete?

Bulbs or reactors?<p>Businesses, voters, utilities and politicians will be asking that question–or an equivalent form of it—several times over the next two decades. Should they invest in technology and projects that generate power or into products like solid-state lights or dynamic air conditioners …

A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue

WASHINGTON — As America's road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fitsneatly by the dashboard of your car.<p>The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to …

World's first bitcoin ATM to launch this week

A Robocoin ATM that trades hard cash for digital bitcoins launches in Canada<p>The world's first bitcoin ATM will go live in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday.<p>Built by company Robocoin, the ATM will trade the digital currency for cash and vice versa.<p>Bitcoin is the world's most popular electronic currency …

SD card slot makes the Media Drive a new type of Wi-Fi storage expander

Its supersmall size is not the only cool thing about the SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive.<p>The new device is the latest to join the long list of …

NSA: New reports in German media deepen US-Merkel spy row

<b>Fresh reports in German media based on leaked US intelligence documents are prompting damaging new questions about the extent of US surveillance.</b><p>Der Spiegel suggests the US has been spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone since 2002.<p>Another report says Mr Obama was told in 2010 …

The “Thriller” Diaries

Michael Jackson’s 1983 “Thriller” remains the most popular music video of all time: a 14-minute horror spoof that changed the business. Behind the scenes it gave its star a temporary home with director John Landis, sparked a near romance with actress Ola Ray, and revealed how damaged the young pop …

Shake: Hilarious High-Speed Photographs of Dogs Shaking by Carli Davidson | Colossal

<p>Published just today, Shake is a new book of photos from Portland-based photographer Carli Davidson who used a high speed camera to capture …

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Criminalizing Cyber Bullying Could Ruin More Lives Than It'll Save

HIV cure dealt a setback

The search-and-destroy mission against the HIV virus just got much more complicated.<p>New research suggests that HIV's genetic program is far more abundant in certain dormant T-cells of infected patients and is potentially more capable of unleashing its deadly instructions than previously thought.<p>The …