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'Cures' Act in Congress Heavily Influenced by Lobbyists

The 21st Century Cures Act now being refined by the lame-duck Congress is one of the most-lobbied health care bills in recent history, with nearly three lobbyists working for its passage or defeat for every member on Capitol Hill.<p>More than 1,455 lobbyists representing 400 companies, universities …

Samsung to introduce 'curved display smartphone' in October

At an event today in Seoul, Korea dedicated mainly to showing off the Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 3, Samsung executives said that the company plans to "introduce a curved display smartphone in October," but declined to give any further details — including price, exact release date, or even what …

What Siberian hamsters tell us about seasonal clocks

The Siberian hamster makes a uniquely good subject for studying seasonal timekeeping.<p>As days shorten in the fall, males lose approximately 30 percent …

Jeep has channeled its inner Sisqo and unleashed the dragon, the 2014 Wrangler Dragon Edition that is. We must admit $36,095 is a fairly steep price to pay for something that should prove to be a rather polarizing machine. More -> http://bit.ly/18XXBY3

'Prsm' is the social network that knows everything about you, courtesy of the NSA

Social media fragmentation is a real problem in the modern landscape. Foursquare may let you check in at a restaurant, and your Netflix queue may go to Facebook, but who's keeping track of the calls you make from your cellphone or Skype number? What service will give a group of interested strangers …

The astounding athletic power of quadcopters | Raffaello D'Andrea

Photos Of Hamsters Shoving Impossibly Huge Stuff In Their Mouths

Hamsters seem to just love shoving impossibly large objects in theirs mouths.<p>According to PawNation, a hamster's cheek pouches are used to both store food and carry babies, and can hold up to half their body weight. The pouches are sensitive though, so if you own a hamster, be careful what food you …

Karen Gillan still hasn't got her Avengers: Infinity War script - and it's not first time Marvel's played it safe with secrets

The logistics of Avengers: Infinity War must be off the scale. The biggest movie, well, ever, has a lot to sort out, but it seems that Karen Gillan …

17 Times 'Pokémon Snap' Was Too Adorable For This World

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' launched with much excitement, and with some …

Microsoft Recruiting Players To Hunt Xbox Trolls

A common complaint of online gaming in its present form is the prevalence of toxic players who make the experience unnecessarily miserable for others with their behavior. Often, such people are found on Xbox Live, and Microsoft is rolling out a pair of new initiatives to help hunt down their trolls.<p>…

Skullgirls Steam pre-order grants permanent beta access

Lab Zero Games' 2D fighter, <i>Skullgirls</i>, is available for pre-order via Steam and includes permanent beta access to those who make a purchase now.<p>In <i>Skullgirls</i>, players take on the role of a fierce warrior fighting to claim the Skull Heart, an artifact said to grant the wish of one woman. Anyone who …

US to close embassies over security fears

The United States has said it will close an unspecified number of embassies around the world on Sunday over security concerns.<p>State department spokeswoman Marie Harf on Thursday called the step "precautionary" but declined to specify the threat or list which missions would be closed.<p>But a senior …

App Developer: No, Making Android Apps Isn't Harder Than iPhone Apps

According to Russell Ivanovic at app developer Shifty Jelly, that's just a story that is continuously repeated by the tech press without much grounding in reality.<p>Russell was prompted to write on the company's blog by a post on Daring Fireball by John Gruber, a noted Apple blogger and iOS app …

Snaptee, The App That Makes Designing And Ordering Custom T-Shirts Easy, Officially Launches With New Editing Features

Snaptee, the custom T-shirt iOS app that we profiled back in February, is launching to the public today with a fresh look and more options, including a women’s tee and upgraded shipping. Snaptee’s first Android app will also be available by the end of this month.<p>The app was created to make …

Mike Stilkey’s Painted Books

Los Angeles-based artist Mike Stilkey likes to experiment with the canvases he chooses for his whimsical paintings, including vintage paper, record covers, book pages, and most interestingly on hardcover books themselves. In a previous interview, Stilkey says:<p>I was painting on book pages for …

The Great Barrier Reef we stand to lose – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/19/great-barrier-reef-in-pictures<p>720<p>As the UN pressures Australia to better protect the reef, …

Toyota brings TRD Griffon GT86 to Goodwood [w/video]

In the midst of the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, there's a particularly special Toyota running up the hill. This special entry is a GT86 (the cousin to our Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ) that's been poked, prodded, and tweaked by the minds at Toyota Racing Development. The result of TRD's fettling …

This Pillow Glows When Your Long-Distance Partner Goes To Bed

Romance is complicated just by itself, and when you add distance to the equation things rarely get easier.<p>This is where Pillow Talk comes in.<p>Pillow Talk is an Internet-enabled pair of pillows that talk to each other anywhere in the world. When your long-distance paramour is sleeping, your pillow …

Android News

Tesla 90-Second Battery Swap Tech Coming This Year

Before a packed house of hundreds of owners of the company’s electric vehicles, Tesla Motors demonstrated the ability to restore an electric vehicle to a full charge in less than half the time it takes to refill a gas tank. Swapping a depleted battery on a Model S sedan in just over 90 seconds, …

New 3D map of the human brain offers 50 times more detail than previous reconstructions

The inner workings of the human brain are still a fairly mysterious frontier despite all we've learned in recent decades, but a recently-completed initiative should provide a better map of what's inside our heads than anything we've seen thus far. According to <i>Nature</i>, scientists have successfully …

New Super Smash Bros. removes tripping; game speed between Brawl and Melee

The new <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is shaping up to be a return to the more hardcore four-player fighting game experience of its GameCube predecessor, game director Masahiro Sakurai says.<p>In an interview with Polygon, Sakurai explained many of the gameplay changes coming to the Wii …

A Hands-On Look At 'Rain' For The PS3

I could tell I was going to enjoy <i>Rain</i> just by the loading screen. It was painted with—wait for it—watercolors. With gentle humor like that, I could see that <i>Rain</i> is the antidote to games with too much sound and fury. Although I saw some great games at E3, none were as <i>quiet</i> as <i>Rain</i>, the upcoming game …

Dying Light: Techland finds life after Dead Island

Dying Light may look familiar, but it's not the same old game.<p>Techland international brand manager Blazej Krakowiak is passionate about zombies. He has a massive list of books and movies that the studio draws on for inspiration – from <i>The Walking Dead</i> and <i>28 Days Later</i> all the way to George Romero’s …

Wearable technology: This time it’s a $2,000 helmet

A helmet-mounted display may be available to motorcyclists as early as 2014. While you won’t be able to use it to fire off weapons, like combat pilots do from their helmets in jet planes or helicopters, it will navigate you to your destination with ease and in style.<p>Russian startup LiveMap is …