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Gatsby's greatest places: exploring Jazz Age gems

<i>The Great Gatsby</i> is a classic American novel, and a continual inspiration to artists of all kinds. We've uncovered New York City and Long Island sights from F. Scott Fitzgerald's most iconic work. Prohibition is passé and Art Deco is long dead, but you can still live like it’s the roaring 20s in …

Where to follow the global ale trail

You don’t have to travel far to realise that pale lagers are the beer of choice for the majority of the world. In fact, beers like Foster’s, Carling, Coors and Budweiser account for over 90% of all beer consumed worldwide, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t alternatives out there.<p>The UK and Belgium …

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Google says SMS integration and outgoing calls 'coming soon' to Hangouts

Google's new Hangouts messaging platform will feature SMS integration and outgoing calls in the future, a Google employee has confirmed. Dori Storbeck, Community Manager for Hangouts and Chat clarified that SMS features are "coming soon" in a Google+ post, adding that an SMS tie-in is already one …

The Danica Rule? Not so fast, NASCAR says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A rule change for Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race raised eyebrows Wednesday, but NASCAR said it was a simple oversight not meant to benefit any specific driver.<p>In 2012, drivers were eligible to win the All-Star Race fan vote – which goes to the top vote-getter who …

What Information Can The Justice Department Get From Your Phone Records?

The U.S. Department of Justice has subpoenaed the Associated Press's telephone records. How much data will officials have access to?<p>Yesterday the Associated Press reported that the U.S. Department of Justice used subpoenas to collect telephone calling records for many of their journalists and …

U.S. Should Lower DUI Blood-Alcohol Threshold To 0.05 Percent, Transportation Safety Board Says

All states now have a 0.08 percent legal limit, but the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board says you're drunk at 0.05 percent blood-alcohol content.<p>The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is recommending a new, lower limit for what's considered driving drunk. The board, which has no …

FYI: Do I Really Need My Pinky Toe?

And without it, could I do everything a five-toed human does?<p>Walking, running and skipping with just four toes may be easier than you think.<p>"If you're born without a pinky toe or have an accident and it's removed, you can completely do everything you wanted to do," Dr. Anne Holly Johnson, …

Laser Scanner Can Detect Someone Watching You A Kilometer Away

A new device protects soldiers by detecting and locating optical glass.<p>U.S. defense contractors spend a lot of resources developing robots that help the Pentagon's various services keep an eye on their enemies, but San Diego-based Torrey Pines Logic is developing a small robotic sidekick that helps …

The Masters: Augusta National's Unwritten Rules

Watch The Fringe | Average Golfers Do Jim Nantz | Golf Digest Video | CNE

Average Golfers Do Jim Nantz<p>In preparation for the Masters, we asked average golfers at a municipal course to provide their best impression of Jim Nantz, the longtime voice of the tournament on CBS.<p>Released on 4/5/2013<p>Transcript<p>Embed

Bracelet For Human Rights Workers Sends Kidnapping Alerts to Facebook, Twitter

When activated, the device sends "Help!" messages social media accounts and nearby aid workers.<p>Activists and aid workers who document government abuses or monitor elections often risk abduction by those who oppose their work. Now one organization has developed a gadget to help.<p>Stockholm-based Civil …

Why Does Organic Milk Have a Longer Shelf Life Than The Regular Kind?

Popular Science has all the delicious answers<p>It all has to do with where the cow was milked. "Organic milk often has to travel thousands of miles to reach distribution points," says Dean Sommer, a cheese and food technologist at the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research at the University of …

An Audi RS8? You Bet Your RS It Could Happen—Emphasis on 'Could'

A rendering of an Audi RS8 has appeared up on the Audi-centric website Fourtitude.com. Wait, an RS<i>8</i>? Simmer down—while we’ve not heard of any plans for Audi to add an RS version of its A8 sedan, we’re running the speculative photo because, well, an RS8 would be rad-tacular. If it were to happen, of …

Mozilla announces new web payment mechanism to debut on Firefox OS

Mozilla is working on a new JavaScript API, first appearing in the Firefox OS, that will make it easy for people to pay for digital goods and services on the web, either using a credit card, or by adding the purchase to their monthly carrier bills. According to a blog post from Firefox OS engineer …

3Gbps LED light bulb WLAN achieved by Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

We first noted it back in 2008: the possibility of using LED light bulbs for secure and directional wireless internet access. Well, the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute is claiming that speedy data rates of up 3Gbps have are indeed feasible. The boost comes from its latest enhancements, allowing …