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Forget fillings, scientists just discovered how to regrow full teeth using lasers

Good news for all you taffy addicts and crystal meth smokers out there — a Harvard-led team of scientists has just devised a way to regrow teeth. If …

Stem Cells

Less than 3 days left in the Tylt Energi 2K charger Kickstarter Campaign

The clock is ticking down on a Kickstarter campaign for a travel charger with built-in battery. The campaign calls itself the Worlds Most Affordable Wall Charger with Battery by TYLT, it has some decent endorsements, and I am here to make sure you actually need it.<p>Let me start by explaining the new …

Gear & Gadgets

This Is How Caffeine Actually Affects Your Brain

Over 83 percent of Americans drink coffee, making the U.S. the world’s largest consumer of the potent beans. We probably love it so much because it’s …

The Brain

Movie streaming app Popcorn Time is coming back from the dead — thanks to a torrent site

For a brief moment, watching movies via BitTorrent was just as easy as watching something on your Netflix queue.<p>The app Popcorn Time came out of nowhere a week ago with a slick interface that boiled down the messy torrenting experience into something simple. All you had to do was download the free …

The electric grand prix: the world's first Formula E car packs a punch

Electric cars have a bad reputation as ugly, expensive, slow cars with limited range. Cars like the Tesla Model S have gone a long way towards reversing public opinion, but what if there was a Formula 1 for electric cars? Come this September, there will be: it's called Formula E, and we've just …

Netflix To Lose Over 90 Key Titles To Licensing Issues January First

The popular streaming service Netflix has had a very good year, with record profits, leaps in new users, and people adapting to binge-watching their favorite shows. The company’s video streaming service is even testing new lower-priced tiers aimed as individual consumers as threats from competitors …

Torso Aims To Rein In Phone Charger Cable Chaos

If the sight of tangled cables brings you out in OCD shakes then this little gizmo, currently seeking $50k in Kickstarter crowdfunding, will bring peace and tranquility to your gadget-loving eye.<p>Torso is the charger cable transformed into a shortened, bendable stub which can double as a phone stand …

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

Microsoft Windows

LG unveils curved, flexible smartphone to better fit your body

SAN FRANCISCO -- At a special press event this week, LG took the wraps off the LG G Flex smartphone.<p>The bendable, flexible phone runs on Android and went on sale in South Korea only 10 days ago. Company executives said there's no word yet on when it will be available in the United States.<p>But in …

Mozilla starts crowdsourcing data to help devices find your location without GPS

Mozilla's got a full plate between browsers, Firefox OS and a mess of other projects, but that hasn't stopped it from starting a new initiative. The software community has set up the experimental Mozilla Location Service to collect crowdsourced geolocation data from <i>public</i> WiFi networks and cellular …

Ara is a Motorola Project to Make Phones as Customizable as Android

If you thought Motorola and its Moto X Maker helped you customize a unique smartphone, then prepare for even more. The Google-owned company has just announced Ara, a hardware platform that is entirely open to customization — essentially letting tinkerers develop their own smartphones.<p>“We want to do …

Google Hangouts for iOS can call US & Canada for free, receive Google Voice calls

The Google Hangouts app for iOS is getting a major update this evening that gives it all new calling features on Apple's mobile hardware. Users can call phone numbers directly from the app itself, with no charge for any calls to US & Canadian numbers (international calls work too, for a fee). If …

Pocketnow U-Review 004: Galaxy Note 3, LG G2

ASUS PadFone Infinity review: the convertible phone goes full HD and beyond

Almost exactly two years ago, Motorola's Android-in-Webtop-OS solution was kicked off the stage by ASUS' PadFone, the world's first phone that could fully power a tablet module from its own OS. The original concept took a while to materialize, but since then the company has kept up with a …

On the hunt for Lake Superior's long-lost freighters

The waters of Lake Superior are believed to hold some 400 shipwrecks — some discovered, some not. While in rare occasions, finding a ship can be as easy as looking through the lake's ice at the right time, others take years of methodical research and exploration. <i>BuzzFeed's</i> Katie Heaney follows …

Keep Sodas Fresh and Carbonated With The Fizz Saver Liter Drink Dispenser

I don’t know about you, but I HATE flat sodas. Nothing ruins your quench for some Coke or Sprite like it being flat. Your taste buds are disappointed …

Pet Sweep™: Dust Mops For Working Dogs & Cats

Under the rubric of <i>now I've seen everything</i> comes the latest invention of the quirky <b>Todd Lawson</b>. It's the <b>Pet Sweep™ Animal Debris Removal System</b>, …

Fruit should be eaten, not drunk

Apples and blueberries stand out in a long-term study of diabetes risk<p>A study published by the BMJ this week affirms one piece of conventional wisdom — that eating fruit is highly beneficial to your health — while refuting another — that fruit juice is just as good as the unprocessed stuff. …

Hyperloop revealed: Elon Musk foresees rapid transit in a tube

Electromagnetic acceleration: That's the high technology behind the high-speed transit concept that billionaire Elon Musk calls the Hyperloop.<p>Musk — who already plays leading roles in the SpaceX rocket venture, the Tesla electric car company and the SolarCity solar-energy company — unveiled his …

High-speed Rail