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Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Livescribe 3 Smartpen: Handwritten Notes to Digital

Livescribe has announced its new Livescribe 3 Smartpen, to help transfer handwritten notes into digital form on your smartphone and tablet.<p>We first brought you news on Livescribe with its Echo Smartpen way back in 2011, which we said dragged the humble pen into the 21st Century. It then followed up …

Moving In With Manufacturers, Amazon Delivers A New Approach

Amazon's business is built on three basic concepts: faster delivery, greater selection, and cheaper prices.<p>In service of that, it has built enormous warehouses staffed largely by robots that shuttle around, pulling goods out of bins at remarkable speed. It can take just a matter of minutes to go …

Hands-on thoughts on the iPad Air and iPad mini with retina display

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>So Apple’s(s aapl) big fall event is over. It was packed with product updates across the entire Apple line: …

9 Reasons Why Beer Is Even Better Than You Thought

Happy National Beer Day!<p>In honor of this great and extremely important holiday, we've decided to round up all the reasons why you should love this awesome drink. It turns out that beer has many uses you may have never known of before. Did you know that in many places in Europe people use it to …

McDonald's to stop serving Heinz ketchup

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1023000/1023370_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522341793_aeab3dd08da68fd32daf9b832a7097e0<p><b>McDonald's has said it is to stop serving Heinz ketchup in its stores after 40 years.</b><p>The world's biggest fast-food chain said it would drop the …

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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 …

Will School Bans Kill One of 2013’s Hottest Toys?

One of 2013’s hottest schoolyard trends, the bracelet-weaving set Rainbow Loom has become so popular that some schools are banning it, calling it an “addiction.”<p>And the inexpensive toy is in great demand. More than 800,000 users have watched individual Rainbow Loom instructional videos on Youtube, …

Steve Young will be paid $1 million to play quarterback in 2014

Editor’s note/correction: This story about Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young’s backloaded contract with the USFL has been retracted because the central premise was inaccurate. Celebritynetworth.com reported that Young would be paid the final $36 million of his contract over more than 40 years, …

Some Alabama students losing football seating privileges after leaving games early

The Crimson Tide faithful weren't happy when the student section emptied early last weekend.<p>Colleges all around the country are having problems keeping their students at football games until the final whistle is blown. To combat fans leaving early, the University of Alabama has revoked seating …

Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

It looks like Google has been working on an oversize secret project on San Francisco's Treasure Island. A water-based data center? Could well be.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Something big and mysterious is rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the middle of San …

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Netflix Tops HBO In Paid U.S. Subscribers As Members Stream 5 Billion Hours Of Content In Q3

Today, Netflix posted its third-quarter earnings, with the streaming video provider exceeding analyst projections thanks to strong subscriber growth in which it added 1.3 million domestically. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells said in a letter to shareholders this afternoon that the …

Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón says he knew of film's scientific flaws

Film-maker says explanations for discrepancies were removed at an early stage to help the film's watchablity<p>• Gravity's science exploded by top astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson<p>Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón revealed he was aware of his film's scientific inaccuracies from an early stage, but had …

Tim Tebow 'Discussed' By Rams With Sam Bradford Sidelined By ACL Injury: REPORTS

Cue the Tebowmania.<p>The St. Louis Rams may soon be in need of a starting quarterback and they "have discussed signing Tim Tebow," according to Mike Silver of NFL Network.<p>Silver responded to the original tweet citing his reporting from NFL: Around The League in order to make clear that it was …

Highest Paid TV Actors: Ashton Kutcher, 'Two And A Half Men' Cast Top List Of Stars

The "Two and a Half Men" cast is very well paid. Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones all made Forbes' list of TV's highest paid actors.<p>Former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen -- who previously topped this list -- is still present, but in a much lower spot. "Grey's Anatomy's" Patrick …

Michael Jordan's Lavish Chicago-Area Mansion Goes to Auction

A tremendous price drop hasn't brought the buyers in for Michael Jordan's famous house, so perhaps an auction will do the trick.<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i>'s Lauren Schuker Blum reports Jordan has put his 7.39-acre property in Highland Park up for auction after an $8 million price decrease failed to …

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Clippers Will Hide Lakers' Banners at Staples Center Home Games

The Los Angeles Clippers are redecorating the Staples Center this year, and they're starting with the drapes.<p>Well, technically, they're banners. But you get the idea.<p>According to Phillip Barnett of LakersNation.com, the Clips will cover up the Los Angeles Lakers' championship banners during home …

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Why Elon Musk is a utility executive’s worst nightmare

Attention US utility executives: You have a decade at most before the boom in renewable energy makes your century-old business model as relevant as a rotary telephone. In the time it takes to get a transmission line built in California, solar energy production and other new technologies could …

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Apple’s first warehouse was Steve Jobs’ bedroom as seen in this rare 1976 image

A recent auction of an Apple 1 computer has allowed an image to surface of 50 cardboard boxes containing early Apple computers from 1976 in a rare photo believed to be taken by Steve Jobs himself, according to <i>The Daily Mail.</i> Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, of course, built the first Apple computers …

The 15 Wittiest Things Oscar Wilde Ever Said

Or wrote. Maybe. (He said a lot of witty things).<p>Happy birthday, you quote machine, you!<p>All photos by Napoleon Sarony, via Oscar Wilde In America.

LeBron Goes on Defensive in Response to Peers' Skepticism of His Clutch Factor

LeBron James can't win.<p>Not literally, of course. All James has done over the past two seasons is collect a pair of MVP awards and two championship rings. In that important sense, he's done more winning than anyone.<p>But among critics—and apparently, even a sampling of his fellow NBA players—he's …

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