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17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

Apps

Throw Your GoPro Action Camera For Unique Aerial Shots Using AER (video)

GoPro action camera owners that would like to take photographs from a different perspective may be interested in a new gadget that allows you to …

Gear & Gadgets

Transform Your Morning With This Discounted Philips Wake-Up Light

Phillips’ insanely popular Wake-Up Light is here to change your life. This is a higher-end model than what we’ve previous seen marked down, and …

Tech Trends

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

National Parks

Every Major Cricket Nation's Most Overrated Player

Every major cricket nation has one, a player so overrated that it is hard to believe how he ever made it into the starting line-up in the first place; the exact opposite of the team’s star man.<p>So here we reveal the identity of just who those over-hyped players are in the current setups of the eight …

You Can Learn HTML5 And JavaScript With Ease [Deals]

We’re getting to the season where we start to think about taking on new challenges, and this <b>Cult of Mac Deals</b> offer will help those who want to tackle learning two of the most popular programmnig languages out there.<p>In this course – suitable for beginners, enhtusiasts, or even professionals – …

JavaScript

One-Way, Manned Mission To Mars Just Got Closer To Reality

Mars One announces deals with Lockheed Martin and SSTL to develop technology to colonize the Red Planet by 2025.<p>Yesterday, Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced the companies it hopes will build the technology necessary for the first private mission to Mars. Lockheed …

Fitbit Force vs. Jawbone UP24: Which activity tracker should you buy?

Advertisement<p>54 Comments<p>There’s little doubt that activity trackers will be a hot gift this holiday season, but which one should you give?<p>Recently …

Wearable Tech

Smarty Ring Control Your Smartphone And Notifications (video)

If you find yourself checking your smart phone a little more often than you feel you should, you might be interested in a new notification device …

Gear & Gadgets

10 worst right-wing statements of the week — smearing Mandela’s memory edition

Who gets the prize for most deranged statement this week? Limbaugh? Palin? Santorum? Maybe the RNC<p>The week that began with talk of the socialist pope, ended with right-wing absurdities about Nelson Mandela. Is nothing sacred?<p><b>1. Rush Limbaugh: The pope rips America, causing Obama to orgasm! And then</b> …

How To Turn A Beer Can Into The Only Camping Stove You'll Ever Need

You can whip one of these up in a matter of minutes. They’re so easy to make and they work really well. First find yourself some scissors and a …

Why Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Don't Really Matter

The numbers Congress is clamoring for don't really tell us much about the law's prospects for success.<p>There’s one small problem with the Obamacare enrollment figures the Obama administration is under so much pressure to release: They’re nearly useless.<p>Lawmakers, reporters, and outside stakeholders …

Nixon proposed today’s Affordable Care Act

It’s easy to forget amidst all of the conservative handwringing that this is the kind of plan GOP has always wanted<p>House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says Republicans will seek to delay a requirement of the 2010 Affordable Care Act that all Americans obtain health insurance or face a tax penalty. …

Understanding Obamacare

What the Fight's Really About<p>The story of two Georgia Republicans captures the essence of the fight over the law. One wants to wipe Obamacare off the books. The other says he needs it to stay alive.<p>The Big Change: Covering Pre-Existing Conditions<p>The major new benefit for consumers, as the law …

Health Care

Boehner taps House Dems

After two weeks of false starts and Republican infighting, Congress finally voted late Wednesday night to end the first government shutdown in 17 years and to avert a default on U.S. debt.<p>But the deal brokered at the last minute between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch …

Associated Press News

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Associated Press News

US shutdown: what does it mean for markets and the global economy?

Q&A: the dollar is down and a prolonged crisis could damage consumer spending, confidence and China's attitude to US debt<p>How have financial markets reacted to news of the shutdown?<p>US markets were closed by the time the formal notices started going out late on Monday night ordering government …

No More Panda Cam: How The Government Shutdown Will Affect Things We Care About

What happens to science and technology when we shut it all down?<p>If absolutely nothing goes as planned, the U.S. government will shut down tonight at midnight. Among other things, the forced absence of government will affect science and technology. Here's how:<p>**NASA: Everything But The ISS. **NASA …

8 exceptionally dumb American achievements of the 21st century

We’ve got bragging rights on these<p>“<i>But when, with modest effort and risk, we can stop children from being gassed to death, and thereby make our own children safer over the long run, I believe we should act. That’s what makes America different. That’s what makes us exceptional. With humility, but</i> …

Your identity is probably worth $5 on the black market

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Blazej Lyjak<p>Every day, you log in to your email and your social media accounts to interact with your …

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35 Popular Bands That Started Out With Painfully Awkward Names

Did you know Creed's original name was Naked Toddler? Yikes.