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Blog Post Archive

Harry Potter-themed Wonderbook: Book of Spells gets November 13 release date

One of the coolest announcements to come out of this year's E3 gaming expo was Sony's augmented reality Wonderbook peripheral. Wonderbook works hand-in-hand with the PlayStation Eye camera and simulates living books, bringing their stories and characters to life for … Continue reading ?

Kickstarter campaign The Sleep Project wants to make your dreams into a TV show

We've all had those dreams — the ones that are so crazy, vivid, and surreal that you wish you could share them with the world. Soon, you may be able to do just that. The Sleep Project is a new … Continue reading ?

Weird new restaurant trend: Inhaled food

If you're trying to lose weight, or simply conscious about what goes into your body, then you're probably aware that eating at a fancy restaurant can sabotage a well-planned diet. But at the Juniper Kitchen and Wine Bar in Ottawa, … Continue reading ?

Global warming caused ocean life extinction before the dinosaurs were wiped out

International researchers have discovered what they believe to be proof that there were two separate extinction periods during the time of the dinosaurs. Not only were the terrible lizards wiped out by an asteroid, but evidence points to a volcanic … Continue reading ?

Amazon flip-flops on Kindle Fire advertising surcharge

There's a lot to love about the new Amazon Kindle Fires announced last week, but one feature has proved very unpopular: Inescapable ads that appear every time you wake up the high-tech device, with no way to opt out. But … Continue reading ?

Former first lady suing Google over auto-completes

Google noticed you were searching for a former head of state's wife. Did you mean to search for how to buy that former head of state's wife as a prostitute? Former first lady of Germany Bettina Wulff is suing Google … Continue readi...

Stretchable electronic skin being developed to monitor vital signs

Just when you thought tattoos couldn't get any cooler, scientists at Cambridge, Massachussetts startup MC10 are working on stretchable electronics that can be applied to a person's skin. The ultimate goal with these polymer patches is to allow them to … Continue reading ?

New York City says cabs can’t use Uber app for collecting fares

David Yassky, chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, issued a statement yesterday saying that cabs in the city could not use the app Uber (download for iPhone or Android) to collect fares. He said the San … Continue reading ?

Samsung says its multitouch software isn’t as awesome as Apple’s

The battle rages on between Samsung and Apple over very expensive patent infringement claims. This time, the fight is in the Netherlands, and Samsung has taken an unusual line of defense against the charges by arguing that its touchscreen is … Continue reading ?

Researchers create remote-controlled roaches for rescue reasons

Insects — particularly cockroaches — can be pretty darn creepy-looking as-is, but if you can imagine them sporting chips and wires, and being driven remotely, well... that's a whole over level of disturbing. While it may sound like a bad … Continue reading ?

Apple may jump into crowded streaming radio pool

If you think there's already plenty — to perhaps even too many — streaming music options available on every computer, tablet, and smartphone on the planet... well, you're pretty much spot-on. Still, despite the likes of Rdio, Spotify, Pandora, and … Continue reading ?

Chinese company that allegedly copied iPhone 5?s design wants to sue Apple for copyright infringement

A bevy of iPhone 5 clones are already available in China, even though Apple has yet to unveil its newest device. In the video above, you can see the a device called the Goophone i5, which bears a striking and undeniable … Continue reading ?

Samsung’s Galaxy S III hits sales of 20 million in 100 days

Samsung announced that the Galaxy S III smartphone has exceeded sales of 20 million. The Android phone had reached 10 million sales by the end of July, with a substantial number of pre-orders boosting the Galaxy S III's strong performance. … Continue reading ?

Apple’s grand plans for reinventing TV still getting blocked by cable companies

Apple is unlikely to announce a new TV product this year, according to an insider familiar with the company's activities, because cable companies are still posing a major challenge. While Apple engaged in serious negotiations with leaders of the music … Continue reading ?

Kindle Fire HD vs. Google Nexus 7: Which $199 tablet deserves your cold hard cash?

Amazon's brand new Kindle Fire HD and Google's Nexus 7 are entirely different beasts, playing to the respective strengths of the parent companies that hatched them. They're both 7-inch tablets with Android under the hood and their price tags are … Continue reading ?

Renault donates electric vehicle to “Green Pope”

Pope Benedict XVI received quite a gift this week as Renault presented him with a fully customized white Kangoo, an electric car manufactured by the French auto maker. The "Green Pope," as he's affectionately known, has a strong focus on … Continue reading ?

Cops catch drunken thief who accidentally calls 911 on himself twice

If you're a victim or witness of a crime, the best thing to do is to call 911 immediately. If you're in the middle of committing a crime, however, we'd recommend against calling emergency services. Because that's exactly what a … Continue reading ?

Astronauts fix the International Space Station using a toothbrush

In a move that would make famed TV improviser MacGyver proud, astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) managed to replace a crucial component with the help of an ordinary toothbrush and some spare parts. Members of the station's current … Continue reading ?

Hackers try to blackmail Mitt Romney with his own tax returns

Is there some great big secret buried in Mitt Romney's old tax returns? Though the Republican candidate for president has made his most recent years' returns public, Democrats have been demanding he release them all, presumably so they can mine … Continue reading ?

You can land both of your helicopters on this massive super yacht

If you've been feeling jealous of your neighbor's $155 million, 247-foot Anastasia 813, your boat has just come in. Designed by Dutch company Icon Yachts, the Expose is a 393-foot "super yacht" concept that features — among other luxury amenities … Continue reading ?

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