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Panelists Roy Blount Jr., Paula Poundstone and Adam Felber talk about the luckiest lab mouse in scientific history. Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: We'll finish our special Thanksgiving show with one more thing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
GPS is super useful when you're trying to navigate unfamiliar areas in cars and on foot, but for ships, it's an outright lifeline. Many vital systems, especially on large commercial vessels, rely almost entirely on GPS data, meaning it's a pretty... Source: Tags: percy harvin houston texans seattle times... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
Last week, we asked you to solve 'The Hardest Logic Puzzle In The World." This week, we're asking you to do it again – with a brand new puzzle. Read more... Source: Tags: september 11 2001 nbc news raksha bandhan Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
The widely-recognized Assassin's Creed franchise is bringing another title to the App Store today by way of Assassin's Creed Memories. It's a free-to-play card battler with RPG-style progression and online multiplayer. Locales range from renaissance Italy to colonial America to feudal Japan, and more. Battles can get as big as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a free unit and currency converter, a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all... Source: Category: Game... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2014 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
Don't want to weed through payment cards at the cash wrap? Try these payment and digital wallet apps for iPhone instead! Looking for the best iPhone apps to pay with at your favorite stores? The ones that will let you make your wallet digital? The App Store offers all kinds... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2014 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
If you think back to the last time you cut yourself using something sharp, it was probably in the kitchen, not your workshop. Given how much more time we all spend in the kitchen, it makes sense that the risk of injury would be higher. So it also makes sense... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
The World's Best Ever picked up this great photo series by Michael Wolf. Titled Tokyo Compression, it shows snapshots of passengers captured at Tokyo's subway stations at rush hour. If you're claustrophobic, don't look at these. Read more... Source: Tags: mta eric decker lil boosie alec baldwin westminster dog... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
Has Poland's OBRUM and its partners designed the tank of the future? The PL-01 does pack some incredibly valuable features into a fairly compact and modular concept, and yes, it also looks cool as hell! Read more... Source: Tags: jim parsons Melanie Griffith PacSun the beatles clay aiken Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
Thing 1: Smartwatches Samsung Galaxy Gear (U.S.) finally gets new firmware and expanded notifications Pebble announces its own app store; open to developers now, public gets it in 2014 Pebble smartwatch on sale for $120 at Amazon and Best Buy Thing 2: Motorola's updates and wood Moto G getting Android... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
Two researchers at Johns Hopkins University published a paper that has recently been widely reported throughout the Mac blogosphere. They claim to have been able to hack the webcam on older MacBook and iMac computers so the camera worked without activating the green LED. Don't tape over your webcam yet,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
Darklings for iPhone and iPad is a new action adventure game that is completely gesture driven. There are no controls to remember or weapons to throw. Instead, you'll need to think fast and draw shapes over the Darklings in order to possess and conquer them. Sound easy? Think again! Aside... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2013 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
If you use iCloud Keychain to store all your logins and passwords, there may come a time when you either don't need a certain login anymore or one isn't updating properly. In either one of these situations, the best option is just to delete the login completely. Here's how: How... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
Still no indication of replacement notices for existing Chromebook 11 owners While HP Chromebook 11 owners are still being advised to not use their factory chargers following a recall notice, Google has just put up a listing for a new charger in the Play Store. The new charger is still... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
Recognized for her talent Down Under, Alicia Keys arrived in style at the 2013 ARIA Awards in Sydney, Australia on Sunday (December 1). The "Girl on Fire" singer looked gorgeous in a yellow halter gown with a gold belt at the waist as she posed for pics before heading inside.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
You pop on a goopy strip, and a short while later you've got teeth as white and gleaming as polished tile. But how do those strips work? Wired explains, and when you zoom in to the individual ions flying around, it looks a lot like a sci-fi space attack. Read... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
See, when the Chromecast first launched, it was intriguing primarily because of its exceptionally low price point. People who ran out and bought one (which included more than a few Engadget editors) were investing in promised future functionality, not its current feature set. Well, it's safe to say that money... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
It looks like most folks in the US have a long wait ahead of them before they can take Firefox OS for a spin. Despite ZTE's plan to design a bigger and better phone for release in the country in 2014, Mozilla exec Mitchell Baker tells CNET that there are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin speaks to members of the media outside the office of the NFL lawyer investigating the team's bullying scandal, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in New York. The league is trying to gather information about the harassment Martin says he was subjected to by teammate Richie Incognito.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
Google has just announced that Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 owners will wait no longer for their upgrade to Android 4.4, as the OTA update is starting today. To be clear, however, the new code is only rolling to WiFi-only 7-inch slates, so folks owning tablets with mobile data will... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
Jessica Simpson is back as a celebrity spokesperson for Weight Watchers. She Tweeted a picture of herself in skinny jeans, revealing her post-baby body weight loss! It’s the second time around for the 33-year-old actress-singer and fashion mogul who lost the weight the first time around after the birth of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
When mission commander James A. Lovell uttered his gut-wrenching warning, "Houston, we have a problem," neither he nor the army of NASA engineers back on Earth really knew if his crew would—or even could—make it back home. In the 72 hours that followed Apollo 13's disastrous oxygen tank explosion, NASA... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel announced plans Wednesday to build more than 1,500 homes in Jewish settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, dealing a setback to newly relaunched peace efforts hours after it had freed a group of long-serving Palestinian prisoners. The construction plans drew angry condemnations from Palestinian... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2013 at Palmervvdetra78's blog
Your 16-Mbit cable connection is going to look awfully puny when a new generation of 10-Gbit cable modems enter the scene—whenever that turns out to be. On the other hand, there’s good reason to believe that eventually you and your family will be able to simultaneously download multiple 4K streams.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Palmervvdetra78's blog