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By the numbers: 'Threes' is your new iPhone addiction

From the creators of ‘Puzzlejuice’<p><i>Threes</i> is exceedingly simple. The game, which launches today on iOS for $1.99, blends the minimalist style of hits like <i>Letterpress</i> and <i>Spelltower</i> with the addictive number crunching of Sudoku. The result is a fantastically intuitive but surprisingly deep puzzle …

Transcend Reality With These Abstract Wallpapers

Beautiful photography makes for great wallpapers, but if you're into something a bit more abstract, we've got you covered. Here are nine cool …

Omnidirectional treadmill turns Skyrim into a walking experience

A new video from omnidirectional treadmill creator Cyberith shows off how its latest device, the Virtualizer, can be paired with the Oculus Rift for a more immersive experience.<p>In the video above, Cyberith uses the Virtualizer in tandem with virtual reality headset Oculus Rift and Wii remotes to …

Could 2014 Mark A Turning Point for Business Aviation?

It has been six dark years since the 2008 financial crisis and the dreadful body blow to business aviation. I, for one, have to admit that I am beginning to feel more than a little impatient with what seems to be a frustratingly slow recovery, especially in the business jet segment. Could this be …

The Best- And Worst-Performing Biotech Stocks, Jan. 24 to Jan. 31

These are the best and worst-performing medical and biotech stocks from Jan. 24 to Jan. 31, a period during which the American Stock Exchange’s Biotechnology Index r0se 0.4%. This screen includes biotechnology and medical companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq or the American …

'Crazy Super Bowl Prop Bets' (And Other Quotes Of The Week)

With all eyes on the Super Bowl today, perhaps investors can try and forget the worst month for stocks since May 2012. And this perhaps takes on some additional significance as it was the month of January, which history tells us <i>“calls”</i> the direction for the rest of the year over 80% of the time …

Will 600 sick passengers sink cruise prices?

Another stomach-churning disaster has hit a cruise ship, and while it’s bad news for the industry, it could lead to lower prices for consumers …

Royal Caribbean

Your Next Apartment Might Be Inside A Power Plant

The best way to get off the grid is if your building produces all its power itself.<p>In the past, if you lived near a power plant, you probably didn’t live in the greatest neighborhood. But things are changing. Now, two designers have proposed a new design for an apartment building that’s not just …

Harness the Power of Physics to Make Winter Driving Easier

Winter has already launched its frontal assault and once again the roads prove a dangerous challenge. While the best thing to do when the roads …

Emergency Medicine

Spaceships worth more than $200,000 destroyed in biggest virtual space battle ever

<i>EVE Online</i> has its own economics, politics, and trade systems, built almost entirely by players in the 10 years the game has been running. It also has its own wars, as huge alliances vie for control of tracts of space in the massively multiplayer online game. One such conflict came to a head …

Scientists create stem cells by traumatizing adult cells

Creating stem cells is becoming easier than ever thanks to a new technique being developed by researchers in Boston and Japan. The technique allows for the creation of embryonic-style stem cells by doing little more than applying stress to existing adult cells. Like other stem cells, this new type …

How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username

<i>Naoki Hiroshima is the creator of Cocoyon and a developer for Echofon. This post originally appeared on Naoki’s Medium blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p><i>Update: PayPal has denied that its customer service representative divulged credit card information over the phone. GoDaddy has</i> …

16th Century Book Can Be Read Six Different Ways

It's not everyday you see a book that can be read in six completely different ways, and this small book from the National Library of Sweden is definitely an anomaly. According to Medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel, this 16th century text has a special sixfold dos–dos (or “back to back”) binding …

These Maniacs Cut a Cruise Ship in Half, Then Stretched It Like a Limo

I'm impressed by a shipyard's ability to dry-dock a cruise ship. I'm also impressed by limousine manufacturers being able to cut, stretch and weld a …

Cruise Ships

Google now lets you play with Lego in your browser anywhere in the world

In 2012 Google unveiled an experiment called Build with Chrome, a virtual Lego tool that let you play with tiny plastic bricks in your browser — and two years later the project is finally open to everyone. Originally users had to stake out a plot of land in Australia and publish their creations to …

GameCube Robot Makes Your Childhood Dreams Come True

Joshua Vasquez didn’t want to just throw his old GameCube away; he wanted to turn it into a robot. He threw in a few 10,000 RPM brushless motors, a transmission that could handle them, and a gear reduction to slow down the LEGO tires to an acceptable pace:<p>As you can see, the final result is pretty …

Funniest Table Tennis Match Ever

It’s not a short clip and the commentary is in Chinese, but the highlights from this match between Taiwan’s Chuang Chih-Yuan and Belgium’s Jean-Michel Saive are pretty darn hilarious.<p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITR88wT8ekM<p>The duo faced off at the Tai Ben Invitational earlier this month. Chuang …

Wikipedia adding celebrity voices to wiki pages to preserve them for future generations

A new project called WikiVIP was announced by Wikipedia today that seeks to add the voice of celebrities and other notable people to the online encyclopedia.<p>The project is the brainchild of Wikipedia editors Andy Mabbett and Andrew Gray, who thought that the encyclopedia could do with more sound …

PhotoSift Sorts Through That Pile of Photos from Your Camera Quickly

Windows: One of the most tedious parts of dealing with photos taken from your camera (or phone) is sorting through the twenty pictures you took to …

Contrary to Obama's promises, the US military still permits torture

The United States Army Field Manual (AFM) on interrogation (pdf) has been sold to the American public and the world as a replacement for the brutal torture tactics used by the CIA and the Department of Defense during the Bush/Cheney administration.<p>On 22 January 2009, President Obama released an …

Google Releases Video Quality Report

Google has launched a ‘Video Quality Report’ that aims to measure the speed of your Internet connection via the quality of the videos being streamed by YouTube, as spotted first by Engadget.<p>As Google explains: “When your ISP receives your video from YouTube, they begin the important job of carrying …

Police find $5.7m in seven suitcases in one of Australia's largest cash seizures

Police have found $5.7m in cash in a south Sydney apartment in what has been described as one of Australia's largest cash seizures.<p>A 58-year-old US citizen is in custody after police on Saturday found seven suitcases in the Mascot unit he was staying at, Australian federal police (AFP) commissioner …

Swiss Guard veteran claims existence of 'gay network' at the Vatican

A former commander of the Swiss Guard, the small force of men whose job it is to protect the pope, has said there is "a network of homosexuals" within the Vatican, the latest in a series of claims about gay priests working at the heart of the Roman Catholic church.<p>Elmar Mäder, who was commandant of …

The Trial of the Chinese Dream

In the summer of 2009, the Chinese edition of <i>Esquire</i> ran a soft, glittery feature called “Chinese Dream.” It asked sixty prominent people of one kind or another—actors, editors, public intellectuals—to explain their hopes for the future. One of them, wearing a high-fashion French-cuff shirt and a …