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When people use their smartphones and tablets, in charts

You might think people use their smartphones and tablets most when they’re out of the house: in the morning on their commute, or during the day at work. Probably not in the evening, when they’re at home with their TVs and computers.<p>This is exactly wrong. The chart above, first reported by …

Apps

What These Surfboard-Sized Ocean Robots Can Tell Us About Climate Change

On a Pacific Ocean journey, the Wave Glider detected blooms of carbon-eating phytoplankton that no one realized existed–enough that we might be able to recalibrate the world’s carbon budget.<p>In November 2011, four surfboard-sized robots took off from Northern California on a quest to cross the …

Global Warming

Honda R-EV : Racing Electric Vehicle Concept for Asian Teen Market

<b>Honda R-EV</b> is a compact concept study sports car that targets urban Asian teen market. It’s been designed to provide young professionals and …

Honda

Can the Hyperloop Be Crowdfunded?

Remember when the government used to fund big risky moonshot ventures like, well, the Moon shot? Remember when billionaires used to put money behind …

Coke launches its own shops to deliver food, water, and Wi-Fi

The Coca-Cola Company is beginning to set up one-stop shops for vital resources inside of developing communities. The shops, called Ekocenters, will supply resources like clean water, power, internet, vaccines, cooked meals, and — of course — Coke products to areas that don't have access to them. …

21 Glorious Photos of Double Rainbows Around the World

<b>Toroweap, Grand Canyon, Arizona</b><p>For many photographers, taking a picture of the elusive double rainbow is a rare and unexpected treat. Not only do you have to be at the right place at the right time, you need to have your camera on hand so that you don't miss nature's colorful show. As photographer …

Lake Superior

Creative Mother Turns Her Son’s Baby Pics Into Cute Imaginary Adventures

The constant stream of baby photos that we get from new parents can sometimes be annoying, but it’s not hard to understand their excitement – for …

Colorful Experimental Photography by Luka Klikovac

Colorful Photography.<p>The selected colorful images are part of an experimental photo series by Luka Klikovac from Belgrade, Serbia. The photographer …

Photography

Banksy's Disturbing Stuffed Animals Truck Roams New York

Leave it to Banksy to mix the cute and the cuddly with the totally disturbing. In the 11th work of his <i>Better Out Than In</i> exhibit happening on the streets of New York, the British artist takes over another delivery truck but, this time, there's no enchanting garden or running waterfall. Instead, a …

Banksy

The model town: glorious photos of a vintage America that never was

Michael Paul Smith's photos span across decades, showing a quaint American town through the bustling '20s and into the 1960s. But Smith, who calls himself a hobbyist, didn't begin taking photos until just a few years ago: he collects model cars, trains, buildings, and other knickknacks, and …

Vintage

The future of consumer 3D printing: What’s real, what’s coming, and what’s hype

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: cubify.com<p>Oskar van Deventer used to dream up Rubik’s Cube-like puzzles so complex that they were physically …

Shapeways Delivers 3D Printing as a Service, Reshaping Business Processes

An assortment of 3D printed items, accompanied by Duann Scott (left), myself (center), and Savannah, (right) at the Shapeways 3D "Factory of the Future" in Queens, NYC. Behind us are rows of high-end 3D printers, polishing machines, designers, QA teams, and operations experts.<p>Trying to configure, …

Facebook Aims to Court Teens With More Public Posting Options

Flickr/Ei Katsumata<p>The adage should be familiar by now: Teens may have a Facebook profile, but they sure don’t think it’s cool anymore.<p>In a move on …

Social Media

Amtrak launches texting hotline to help customers report suspicious activity

Amtrak passengers have an interesting new option when it comes to reporting suspicious packages, activities, or emergencies on trains: if you see something, text something. The company has launched a new SMS hotline that allows riders to discreetly contact authorities should trouble arise. All it …

Trains

Google Glass firmware teardown hints at a slew of intriguing new features

Google Glass wearers were treated to some new features with this month's XE10 update, but what's hiding under the hood might be even more promising. <i>Android Police</i> posted their APK teardown earlier today, and their findings are nothing if not intriguing. Among the features that may be on the horizon …

What Obama, Republicans get with a deal

It’s not a perfect deal for the White House — but it’s a worse deal for Republicans.<p>Democrats won’t say it too loudly just yet, but the emerging budget agreement leaves Republicans with remarkably little to show for forcing the first government shutdown in 17 years: They barely nicked Obamacare and …

Perry bids for 2016 relevancy

Rick Perry doesn’t want to be forgotten.<p>The Texas governor, whose 2012 presidential bid famously flamed out after a series of verbal blunders, is making moves to try to keep his name on the radar for a potential national comeback.<p>His strategy: Curry favor with influential party stalwarts, …

Associated Press News

Obama Presenting Medal Of Honor To Afghan War Vet William Swenson

<i>By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS</i><p>WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Army captain hailed for bravery during combat in Afghanistan in 2009 is adding the Medal of Honor to his list of military decorations.<p>President Barack Obama will bestow the nation's highest military honor on William D. Swenson on …

Military