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The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

These 5 smartwatch uses will make you stop loving your smartphone

Maybe smartphones weren’t such a great idea.<p>As an ideal personal computing device, they may have been doomed from the start. Smartphones, after all, have their roots in a completely different tech paradigm — telephony. The personal computing functions were bolted on over time. That’s why they were …

What The Internet Would Look Like As A World Map

The world of the Internet mirrors the real-world in myriad ways: there are members (we call them populations), websites (destinations to visit), acquisitions of companies (redrawn political boundaries). So what if the Internet could be visualized like our global politics?<p>That’s exactly what …

Globalization

Teeny Tiny Pacemaker Fits Inside the Heart

A tiny pacemaker that doesn't need wires to stimulate the heart has been approved for sale in the European Union. It's the world's first wireless …

Medical Technology

Have we seen the last of Comet ISON?

Comet ISON is now thought to be a traveling debris field, with no solid nucleus or core. Will we see the debris field from Earth? No one knows</b> …

Two video feeds: The International Space Station in real time

To see our home planet from above – in real time – is awesome. Livestream video from ISS here, plus we link to a page showing the space stations’s …

'Game Of Thrones': Behind Catelyn's Death Scene With Michelle Fairley

<b>Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 3, Episode 9 on HBO's "Game of Thrones," "The Rains of Castamere."</b><p>Earlier this season, Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) delivered a monologue suggesting that there is a curse on House Stark -- and that it's all her fault.<p>But the Irish actress …

The passive-aggressive news team

We need a palate cleanser and it was either this, via 2Bucks Entertainment, or the report on the nine-year-old in Brooklyn who slammed a door on a …