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Obama Calls For End to Catholic Education, Says it is Divisive

While Obama is overseas and talking behind our backs, he says what he really believes. He doesn’t care for Catholic education, in fact, he believes …

Watch Photoshop Genius Bring Retro Snapshot Back To Life (VIDEO)

Now <i>this</i> is how you use photoshop.<p>Thanks to a redditor named TheHaterSalad we just spent the last seven odd minutes with our eyes glued to the computer screen. To be fair, our eyes are often glued to the computer screen, but the video above -- which shows how one might transform a vintage, …

DingDong! Here’s The New Craze In Photo Messaging Apps And It’s Addictive

Lately I’ve been playing with a great little app called Povio. Not unlike Snapchat, you snap a picture and send to one or more people and the app prompts them to send one back, though the photo doesn’t disappear. It’s a little like photo messaging “with a nudge.” However, another player has been …

With Launch Of Lemon Network, Wallet App Maker Lemon Prepares To Take On PayPal, Google, Venmo & Others

Lemon, the makers of the mobile wallet by the same name, is today releasing a new mobile payment tool whose goal is to allow the app’s users to make purchases from Lemon Network merchants without having to continually re-enter their credit card information. This is an attempt to solve a major pain …

Parents: it’s 2013, stop blaming Apple for your kid’s $1,000 app bill

Advertisement<p>41 Comments<p>Another day, another parent outraged because her kids racked up thousands of dollars through freemium in-app purchases.<p>This …

Apple Store iOS App Updated, Likely in Preparation for New Content Promotion Feature

Apple has released a seemingly minor update to their Apple Store iOS app today, following reports that the company was planning to revamp the app to …

Facebook to ask users why they hide News Feed content

Hiding posts on Facebook has been a pretty simple affair, but the firm's gearing up to add a little more nuance. Instead of simply dismissing updates or sponsored stories, the social network will soon ask users why they decided to banish them from their News Feed. Details on how the feature will …

Move fast, break things: The sad story of Platform, Facebook’s gigantic missed opportunity

It was May 24, 2007 at Facebook’s inaugural developers conference f8, held at the San Francisco Design Center. Mark Zuckerberg, just 10 days past his …

What Happened After One Of Vine's Most Popular Artists Initiated A Massive Hijack Of His Own Account

One Sunday morning earlier this month one of the most popular and most respected Vine users, Keelayjams, or Kyle M.F. Williams, tweeted away his password and account name, effectively letting anyone use his Vine account.<p>Overnight the account devolved into chaos as people tried to imitate Keelay's …

Google Leaks Mystery Device Called 'Chromecast', But What The Heck Is A 'Chromecast'?

A link for something called Chromecast has been showing up sporadically today in the “About Devices” page of the “Google Play” support section on Google. We’re not sure whether or not it’s going to be an official moniker for a device or service, but it certainly has a catchy name.<p><b>Update:</b> The …

Twitter creates fake tweets from real users to promote new product

In a miscalculated marketing decision, Twitter apparently decided to use its users to promote its new TV ad targeting platform — picturing them tweeting things they didn’t tweet. <i>SF Gate</i> reports that in a post on Twitter’s advertising blog, the company posted a screenshot of users Subhash Chander, …

The Dark Side Of The Love Hormone Oxytocin

New research shows oxytocin isn't the anti-anxiety drug we thought it was.<p>Oxytocin, the feel-good bonding hormone released by physical contact with another person, orgasm and childbirth (potentially encouraging monogamy), might have a darker side. The love drug also plays an important role in …

Corpse Flower Blooms in Santa Barbara, Calif.

A corpse flower will bloom at the University of California, Santa Barbara within the next week.<p>SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — An Indonesian flower …

Dolphins parallel human communication with use of distinct names

Dolphins are known to use complex, human-like communication, and new research has pushed our understanding of that even further with the finding that some can even respond to individual names. Biologists at the University of St Andrews found that bottlenose dolphins create "signature whistles" for …

Male Bats Bust Out Complex Serenades To Woo The Ladies

They have a window of less than a second to attract a mate as she flies by.<p>Though whales, gibbons and even mice can produce songs, mammals typically aren't capable of altering their song composition and structure in the way that songbirds can. Bats seem to be the exception to this rule, producing …

Search the skies for pulsars while your Android device charges

Researchers from UC Berkeley are searching for pulsars and more effective AIDS therapies, and you can help by offering the university access to your idle Android smartphone. Like Stanford University's famous Folding@Home project, the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) has …

This Is The Molecule Responsible For Stress

Now scientists can create drugs to fit inside its structure precisely.<p>This little molecule is what stress looks like.<p>Researchers from Heptares Therapeutics, a drug company, have discovered the 3-D structure of a protein receptor that mediates our response to stress, according to a new study in …

Wearing Super-Cold Hat During Chemo May Prevent Hair Loss

A team of U.S. researchers are investigating the possibilities.<p>What's the first thing you'd want to know if you learned you had to undergo chemotherapy? Oncologist Susan Melin of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina told the Associated Press that often, her patients ask first …

How It Works: The Hybrid Air Car

The purely air-powered can't may not be a reality, but PSA Peugeot Citroen's new Hybrid Air powertrain is a clever way to use compressed air to store energy for later use.<p><i>Raid71</i><p><b>Let's be clear:</b> There's no such thing as a truly air-powered car. But PSA Peugeot Citroën has a new take on how to use …

Electric Vehicles

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Priced at $35,790, Lancer DE Gone

Mitsubishi has revealed pricing on the 2014 Lancer lineup. The Lancer Evo lives on for 2014, starting $300 more than last year’s model, at $35,790 with a five-speed manual in GSR form and $38,990 in MR trim with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. All prices include the destination charge.<p>The <b>2014</b> …

Spied: Refreshed McLaren 12C Breaks Cover at the 'Ring

McLaren has been keeping busy at the Nurburgring lately, as spy photographers caught a refreshed 12C one week after catching a special P1 hybrid supercar prototype.<p>Black camouflage conceals the 12C supercar’s front end, which suggests that the car could get a new bumper and headlights. Expect …

Auto Shows

Bentley's New SUV Will Be Its Best-Selling Model Ever

Bentley announced today that it has received the go-ahead from Volkswagen Group to begin making a SUV.<p>The vehicle, which will be sold as model-year 2016, will be the automaker’s fourth model and will be assembled at the company factory in Crewe, England.<p>Executives there have declined to give …

Motor Authority

2014 BMW 435i

One 4 enthusiasts.<p>The sixth generation of the venerable BMW 3-series debuted for the 2012 model year to widespread acclaim from mommy bloggers, hypermilers, and the tech press alike, each group enthralled with the Ultimate Driving Machine’s new features. Or at least we imagine they were. …

2014 Porsche 911 GT3

What Porsche's done to the GT3 is stupefying.<p>Shocking news: The new Porsche 911 GT3 is terrible! It’s a huge disappointment, a broken dream. Cancel your deposit if you’ve made one, and tear up your check if you haven’t. And write to the German ambassador to demand some kind of formal inquiry.<p>No, …

Nissan, Honda Campaigns Test Vine, 15-Second Instagram Video

Two major automotive brands, Nissan and Honda, have joined the growing number of companies that are trying to figure out whether the two hottest new things in the social-mediasphere, Vine and Instagram loops, are worthwhile. Lexus and Mercedes-Benz also have given test drives to short-form video …

Marriage Proposal Photobombed At Disney World

Capturing that magical moment of a marriage proposal can't be an easy task for any nervous dude, but getting the perfect pic in a crowded amusement park is almost impossible. Case in point: this guy who got down on bended knee in front of Cinderella's Castle in Disney World. Naturally, the proposal …

You may want to reconsider diving with whales after seeing this

ON A TRIP to Southeast Alaska a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to view humpback whales feeding. Off a boat.<p>These guys though wanted a closer look …

Starbucks to enter yogurt business

Starbucks teams with French-based Danone to create a Greek yogurt to be sold in Starbucks retail stores by spring 2014.<p>Starbucks has big plans for you to enjoy a big spoonful of designer yogurt with its designer coffee drinks.<p>The coffee kingpin Tuesday announced plans to strategically align with …