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Bose's new Noise-Masking Sleepbuds may change your life

In an unusual move for Bose, the company launches an Indiegogo campaign looking for testers for its upcoming totally wireless sleep-aid earphones.<p>Bose has been quietly introducing some unconventional products over the last few months, including its Hearphones and Soundwear Companion Speaker, but …

Audiophile

Why Microsoft Just Bought 10 Million Strands of DNA

Microsoft(msft). just bought 10 million strands of DNA from a San Francisco company called Twist Bioscience. Why? Data storage.<p>When you think about …

Pluto up close: Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft's flyby, in pictures - Telegraph

5 Surprising Star Wars Facts, Straight From 1977

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Star Wars

Apple and Google have an astonishing plan to replace everyone's locks and keys

Locks and keys are physical objects, and the technology behind them hasn't really changed since the first set was invented in the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh in about 612 BC.<p>Now, more than 2,600 years later, all that might be about to change. In Citi analyst Jim Suva's new note to investors on …

Apple Pay

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Christians have no right to call Scientologists crazy

HBO's documentary "Going Clear" did not show the church in an entirely positive light— Scientology has a built a reputation for tormenting members who leave it, reportedly with either surveillance or harassment.<p>The film highlights the celebrities who made the religion intriguing to the world as …

Religion

Elizabeth Warren Finally Speaks on Israel/Gaza, Sounds Like Netanyahu

The last time Elizabeth Warren was asked about her views on the Israeli attack on Gaza – on July 17 – she, as Rania Khalek put it, “literally ran …

This West Virginia Town Has Gone Radio Silent

Greetings from the Quiet Zone<p>The town of Green Bank, West Virginia, sits at the heart of the National Radio Quiet Zone, where cellphones, Wi-Fi routers, and broadcast antennas are all but absent. For most, it is a throwback to a different era. But for an increasing number of new residents, it is a …

Middle School

Supercell tornado in Nebraska: GIF

“Supercell tornado at West Point Nebraska.” via Reddit.

Acorns Micro-Invests Your Spare Change

There’s a growing arsenal of apps that integrate with your daily spending habits to deliver smart tips on how to make the most of your money. BillGuard, for example, helps you combat credit card fraud and hidden merchant fees. But a new entrant to the personal finance space is looking to go the …

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

U.S. Army

Vantablack: Firm Shows Off ‘World’s Darkest Material’

Black Holes

Hand-cranked Coffee Machine

The Manual Coffee Machine is a single shot coffee maker that works with a hand-crank. Those who love to brew their personal blend and grind it fresh, …

The Nest Thermostat Is Now Much More Than Just A Thermostat

By opening up its Nest thermostat to developers, Google just branded the Internet of Things for itself.<p>We’ve been told that an Internet of Things (IoT) is coming, and our salt shakers will soon be speaking to our light bulbs. But how? There’s no decided way for all of these devices to talk to one …

These Intergalactic Travel Posters Look Like They Were Designed By Don Draper

If you could fly to Pluto on a 1950s-era Pan Am flight, this is what the advertisements would look like.<p>How do you get average non-nerds interested in learning factoids about the solar system? If you’re celebrity astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, you host a multimillion-dollar relaunch of <i>Cosmos</i>. …

The Unwritten Rules Of CrossFit

CrossFit

Cotton Candy

David Attenborough Narrates An Olympic Curling Match

This is a video of everybody's favorite nature documentary host David Attenborough narrating a women's Olympic curling match. You know, David …

5 Near-Deaths That Almost Changed Music History

Musicians die young all the time. I mean, not nearly as often as the average Ke$ha song would have you believe, but still, it happens. If we're …

Music

Google Santa Tracker

Use Google Santa Tracker to follow Santa Claus on Google Maps as he makes his journey around the world.

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 …

Evernote Market hits $1 million revenue in its first month

Phil Libin, CEO of the note-taking app and cloud storage company, says his Evernote's e-commerce business accounts for 30 percent of revenue. In the future: an IPO and reviving the wooly mammoth.<p>PARIS -- Evernote's online marketplace, for products like Fujitsu document scanners and Moleskine …

Evernote

16 Best Free Mac Apps

1. Adium<p>2. Kindle for Mac<p>3. Caffeine<p>4. CheatSheet<p>5. CloudApp<p>6. Dropbox<p>7. Found<p>8. OnyX<p>9. SelfControl<p>10. Skitch<p>11. Sublime Text<p>12. SuperDuper<p>13. The …

A rare event turns the Grand Canyon into Cloud City

Over the weekend, rare atmospheric conditions gave rise to an even rarer scene: The Grand Canyon – that vast, gaping wonder of the natural world – …

Grand Canyon

These Kids Let Their Dad Color their Drawings. This was the Result

Yesterday reddit user Tatsputin uploaded an album of drawings by his kids that he colored in while on business trips. Every month the father of two …

Hands On With Google Glass 2: What's New?

Last month, Google cut a one-time deal with existing Google Glass Explorers allowing them to swap their familiar futuristic facewear out for the next evolution of Google Glass. But beyond the announcement of a more robust set of developer tools—the long-awaited GDK—and a then-baffling little earbud …

Apple's Siri Is A Secretly A Huge Ron Paul Supporter

A perfect Paul-bot.

Ron Paul

The Portland Press, A Mason Jar French Press Made in Oregon

The Portland Press is a clever French press coffee brewer that is based on a standard Mason jar. The other components—the wooden top, wool cozy, …