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Madness: Flappy Bird Clones Still Going Strong -- Hitting the App Store Every 24 Minutes

It’s almost as if the idea of spending $99 and three hours to make a game that can pull in $50,000 per day has made app developers everywhere trip …

Oscar Mayer Wants to Make Your iPhone Smell like Bacon

Finally, a scent-emitting device that attaches to your iPhone and wakes you up to the smell of bacon.<p>Unfortunately, it’s not <i>quite</i> that simple. For …

This 530-Pound “Exosuit” Will Help Find Undiscovered Life 1,000 Feet Under The Sea

To get there, he’ll need 530 pounds of newly minted technology on his body and a remotely operated deep-sea robot by his side. On the surface, …

Batman meets Iron Man in this high-tech armor

If Batman and Iron Man got together in the lab to patch together a new outfit, it might look like this.<p>Meet the Lorica, a new suit of high-tech armor named after the armor worn by the Roman legions. It's made from a blend of lightweight, flexible materials and comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth …

NASA discovers 715 new planets

Our galactic neighborhood just got a lot bigger. NASA on Wednesday announced the discovery of 715 new planets, by far the biggest batch of planets ever unveiled at once.<p>By way of comparison, about 1,000 planets total had been identified in our galaxy before Wednesday.<p>Four of those planets are in …

Review: PhoneSoap – Sanitize Your iPhone While You Charge It

- Mar 9, 2014<p>You don’t have to be germaphobic to understand that your iPhone could be one of the most germ ridden things you come into contact with …

If This Toaster Doesn’t Like You, It Will Leave You For Someone Else

In Simone Rebaudengo’s toaster experiment, called Addicted Products, a network of toasters goes to “host” families. Each toaster wants to be used, …

Apple TV Updated with Revamped Channel for Upcoming iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014

In preparation for this week's iTunes Festival at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2014, Apple has expanded its Apple TV lineup to include a revamped iTunes Festival channel that allows users to live stream the concert's shows as well as view lineups and artist information.<p>The channel showcases artists …

This is how supercomputers cook: IBM’s Watson dreams up creative dishes

Welcome to computer culinary school<p>A master chef can think about a combination of two, maybe three ingredients at a time. Watson, the same IBM supercomputer that won Jeopardy in 2011, can crunch through a quintillion. That's a one and 18 zeroes, as the IBM researchers like to say. But does that …

Libya threatens to bomb North Korea-flagged tanker

<b>Libya's prime minister has threatened to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port.</b><p>Ali Zeidan said that orders had been issued to arrest the tanker's crew.<p>Earlier separatist militants said they had started loading oil on to the tanker at Sidra port, …

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Did Adidas Rip Off Nike’s Flyknit Shoes?

With the World Cup fast approaching, the two sporting giants have new soccer cleats to add to their catalogs. And they look awfully similar.<p>Nike and Adidas unveiled new soccer cleats for this summer’s World Cup within a week of each other, and colors aside, they look incredibly–incredibly–similar. …

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Oil slick spotted in sea in search for missing Malaysian plane

Vietnam air force planes spot two oil slicks suspected to be from missing Malaysian Boeing 777 jet, as it emerges at least two passengers were travelling on stolen passports<p>The fate of flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing remains unclear more than 12 hours after air traffic controllers lost …

Google unveils smartphone with 3D sensors

<b>Google has unveiled a prototype smartphone with "customised hardware and software" that enables it to create 3D maps of a user's surroundings.</b><p>Sensors allow it to make more than 250,000 3D measurements every second and update its position in real time.<p>Google said potential applications may include …

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Dual-lens smartphone cameras are coming, and this is why we want one

One camera. Two separate lenses. That's the conundrum raised by leaked images of HTC's forthcoming M8 smartphone, which is rumored to bring some interesting new imaging features that go far beyond mere 3D. But what could those features be? For an answer, we turned to a startup called Corephotonics, …

Sister: Mother who drove with children into ocean thought there were 'demons'

She was trying to get help for her sister.<p>Help for a woman who was distraught and uneven, having driven to Florida to get away from her husband. Who had gone, at her sister's urging, to a hospital only to sign herself out earlier in the day. A woman who was "talking about Jesus and that there's …

No sign of Malaysia Airline wreckage; questions over stolen passports

There were few answers Sunday about the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a day after contact was lost with the commercial jetliner en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.<p>An aerial search resumed at first light, with aircraft searching an area of the South China Sea for any sign of where the …