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IBM's supercomputer wrote a cookbook, and it's coming out next week

The book, "Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson," is a collaboration between IBM's Watson and the Institute of Culinary Education that goes on sale April 14.<p>But this is far from an ordinary cookbook. This will be the first cookbook that's co-created by computer algorithms.<p>Around three years ago, IBM …

Flavors

19 Reasons Why We're Thankful For Jon Stewart On "The Daily Show"

We'll need a million Moments of Zen to emotionally endure this loss.

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Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe

In a preface to a new book, the famed physicist fears the Higgs Boson becoming unstable and causing a "catastrophic vacuum decay." But how likely is that really?<p>Stephen Hawking seems to have turned into the man with the sandwich board that says: "The end is nigh."<p>Not only has he warned us that …

Physics

Electric beanie hat brings music to your ears

Archos’s ‘smart hat’ has built-in Bluetooth headphones for music and phone calls – and it’s waterproof<p>When winter draws in, forget headphones: music-enabled smart beanies are the latest answer to cold heads and boring commutes.<p>French electronics manufacturer Archos’s new wireless Music Beanie is a …

Plug Your Phone Into This Solar Powered Donkey

Turkish herdsmen are keeping up with the latest news and entertainment via donkey power these days. They strap solar panels to the backs of their donkeys and use them as mobile charging stations wherever they go.<p>According to a BBC report earlier this week, the sheepherders can read email, look up …

Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here - CNN.com

We've found electronic throat tattoos, password pills and memory chips. Find out how "grinders" are already embracing <b>our cyborg future...</b><p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack …

Associated Press News

Code.org Lets You Program Your Own Game Of Flappy Bird

Code.org is putting the incredible popularity of Flappy Bird to good use. It just released a new initiative to help young people (or whoever, really) learn how to code by building their own customized version of the absurdly simple yet highly addicting game.<p>You don’t have to know anything about …

Game Development

After two weeks of anarchy, 100,000 simultaneous 'Pokémon' players may actually beat the game

We still don't know if infinite monkeys on infinite typewriters can produce the complete works of Shakespeare, but it appears that tens of thousands of people collectively controlling a <i>single</i> Game Boy can beat a famous game. Two weeks ago, viewers of game streaming site Twitch.tv started playing a …

Inside DuckDuckGo, Google’s Tiniest, Fiercest Competitor

By John Paul Titlowlong Read<p>When Gabriel Weinberg launched a search engine in 2008, plenty of people thought he was insane. How could DuckDuckGo, a …

Life in a North Korean Labor Camp: 'No Thinking ... Just Fear'

SEOUL, South Korea -- An orphan who was caught trying to escape from North Korea told NBC News how he was "treated like an animal" in one of the country's notorious labor camps.<p>The head of a United Nations panel on Monday said atrocities committed by North Korea against its own people were …

North Korea

Wooden iPad mini case creates the 1950s TV that never was

Jeffrey Stephenson has long had a knack for giving PCs an elegant retro look, and he's now bringing his crafting skills to the mobile realm. His recently completed DuMont project turns an iPad mini, a Jawbone Jambox and a heap of wood into a tiny 1950s TV set, complete with a woven speaker grille; …

How LED lighting changes the way cities look on film

As major cities like New York and Los Angeles make the switch over to LED lighting, the change is having a somewhat unexpected impact — changing the way these cities look in movies. As Dave Kendricken explains in <i>No Film School</i>, nighttime LA looks completely different under LED lights than it does …

Associated Press News

Princeton Study Saying Facebook Is Doomed Gets Destroyed In Hilarious Fashion By A Facebook Data Scientist

Naturally this research report went viral.<p>But Facebook data scientist Mike Develin wasn't prepared to let the researchers have the final word. He published a tongue-in-cheek response to the report, saying by using the same methods, "our research unequivocally demonstrated that Princeton may be in …

Google Trends

This Apple iWatch Concept Design Is Simply Incredible

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Everyone's hearts go aflutter at iWatch rumors, the supposed wearable wrist computer that Apple could launch as early as this year.<p>A designer named Todd Hamilton took a stab not only at what the still-speculative watch might look like, but how it …

Apps

You bought a pair of audiophile headphones -- now what?

The Cypher Labs Theorem 720 portable digital converter-headphone amp will take your sound to the next level.<p>If you've laid down serious cash for a great pair of headphones but they're plugged into your phone or computer, you're missing out on a lot of the sound quality you paid for. Don't get me …

Audiophile

Xbox One Will Stream Sports At Mind-Blowing 60 Frames Per Second

Microsoft recently partnered with streaming specialist NeuLion to bring the high-speed streaming service to Xbox One. They will be able to deliver …

Xbox

Men Caught During Sex With Inanimate Objects, Including Couch, Raft, Car

Warning: These stories will make it much more difficult to explain the birds and the bees to your kids, unless you think it's perfectly natural for a man to have sex with a bicycle.<p>Men sometimes get caught having sex with inanimate objects, and HuffPost Weird News is here to document them. Just …

Maybe Sex Is The Least Fun Thing Two People Can Do

<i>by Desiree Browne</i><p><i>Kirin McCrory</i> <i>is 25, lives in New York, and doesn’t like sex. At least, not that much. She’s normal insomuch as any of us is normal;</i> …

Finally, An App To Fix Your Terrible Personality

While technology has given us more ways to talk to each other, it hasn’t made us any better at it: We still rant, ramble, whine and generally irritate each other.<p>So what would happen if we let software try to fix our sub-par conversation skills?<p>That’s the question artists Lauren McCarthy and Kyle …

Computer Program That Can Tell If You’re a Hipster

Hipsters are similar to pornography. They’re both difficult to define, but people recognize it when they see it.<p>Can a piece of software do the same …

Machine Learning

Schmidt: Censorship could vanish within a decade

In light of the surveillance by governments worldwide, Google's Eric Schmidt makes a bold prediction.<p>Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt apparently believes it's possible for censorship as we know it to end within a decade.<p>Speaking at Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday, Schmidt said that in …

Surveillance

Mystery barge in Maine rumored to be another Google project

After intensive reporting linked Google to a mysterious barge docked at San Francisco's Treasure Island, supposedly planned as either a data center or a "floating marketing center" for the upcoming Google Glass launch, speculation has been rampant about the company's still-secret maritime …

Uber Breaks Hearts With Short Supply Of Kittens On Cat Day

In need of a midday kitten cuddle? On Tuesday, there was an app for that.<p>In celebration of National Cat Day, on-demand car service Uber partnered with meme site "I Can Has Cheezburger" in perhaps the greatest marketing stunt of all time: temporary kitten deliveries in San Francisco, Seattle and New …

Enter The Quiet Zone: Where Cell Service, Wi-Fi Are Banned

There are no physical signs you've entered the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000-square-mile area that covers the eastern half of West Virginia. But the silence gives you a signal. Somewhere around the Virginia-West Virginia state line, the periodic buzzes and pings of our smartphones …

1.26 billion Facebook profiles become a clickable monument to humanity

"Creative Technologist" Natalia Rojas has mapped the profile photos of Facebook's 1,267,191,915 (and counting) users on just one web page. "The Faces of Facebook" is organized from top left to bottom right by the date each user joined Facebook, and in total creates a glitchy, vibrant, and …