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Android customization - using Tasker to control display timeout and rotation

Are you getting the hang of Tasker yet? We’ve spent a few weeks now working through a number of relatively simple Tasker Tasks and Profiles including setting your alarm volume so you don’t sleep in, silencing your phone at night, and making sure those few important calls get through, even when the …

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A new Kinect for Windows is coming, and this is why you should care

July 15th marks a new era for Kinect hacks<p>Microsoft’s second Kinect for Windows sensor is arriving on July 15th for $199, and it’s aiming to take things even further away from gaming. While Kinect’s early usage was boosted by the Xbox 360, developers haven’t enthusiastically supported Kinect on the …

"There's a Puzzling Conspiracy between Dark Matter and Visible Matter" (Today's Most Popular)

Earlier, in 2009, Zhao led An international team of astronomers that found an unexpected link between 'dark matter' and the visible stars and gas in …

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What Is Up With Google’s Space Elevator Project?

By Dani Eder10 minute Read<p>Like a lot of <i>Fast Company</i> readers, I was intrigued by the mention of a “space elevator” concept under development at …

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'What Is Relativity?' (2014): Book Excerpt

Many people with a basic knowledge of physics know that Einstein developed the theory of relativity, yet few people actually understand what it means.<p>…

Software Shows What Children Will Look Like In 70 Years, With Unprecedented Accuracy

The tool draws on a database of 40,000 people<p>Look at a kid under the age of five, and it's hard to imagine what he'll look like in 70 years. But this new piece of software does just that. Check out this series of photos, which compares actual photos of a boy as he grows up (photos on the right) …

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Atlas Stumbled: Why Humanoid Robots Are Still A Brilliant, Bumbling Mess

When the six-foot-two, 330-pound humanoid robot falls, no one is surprised. In part, that’s because this is what Atlas does. Like the nearly identical Atlas models loaned out to other teams competing in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, and the ones that have lost their footing on camera in the past, …

What Escapes A Black Hole?

Now that's dark<p>Black holes have a bad rap. They’re known for sucking in everything around them, but matter can actually break away from their grasp, in the form of jets. Although astronomers have been aware of this for half a century, they didn’t know what exactly the jets were made of until last …

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3 3 mins ago Movie News<p>After 16 parties openly spoke with CNN to claim sexual harassment from Morgan Freeman, the actor has officially addressed the …

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Images of Saturn From the Cassini Mission

Launched in 1997, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spent seven years traveling to Saturn before spending the past nine-and-a-half years orbiting the massive planet, making scientific observations and returning thousands of gorgeous otherworldly images. Saturn has more than 150 known moons and the most …

This Spacesuit for Exploring Mars Is a Form-Fitting Math Problem

In science fiction, from <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> to <i>Ender's Game</i>, astronauts zip around zero-g environments clad in stylish, skin-tight spacesuits. In …

Bizarre Saturn Vortex Swirls in Stunning New NASA Video

A NASA probe has captured an amazing video of the huge and mysterious six-sided vortex spinning around Saturn's north pole.<p>Scientists created the new …

A first look inside Google's futuristic quantum lab

In May, Google launched the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab with hardware from the Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave and technical expertise from NASA. It was an ambitious open research project aimed at exploring both the capabilities of quantum computer architecture and the mysteries …

Galaxy Gear specs and features explained by new reports

<i>Galaxy Gear concept</i><p>A couple of new reports offer more unconfirmed details on Samsung’s first Android-based smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, that’s expected to be unveiled during a special media event on September 4 right alongside the Galaxy Note 3.<p><i>GigaOm</i> has apparently managed to uncover specs and …

Emergence of the Human 'SuperBrain' 75,000 Years Ago --"The Neurologic Internet'"

Hoffecker says there is abundant fossil and archaeological evidence for the evolution of the human mind, including its unique power to create a …

Stanford's Artificial Neural Network Is The Biggest Ever

It's 6.5 times bigger than the network Google premiered last year, which has learned to recognize YouTube cats.<p>Last summer, in conjunction with Stanford researchers, Google[x], the R&D arm where ideas like Project Glass are born, built the world's largest artificial neural network designed to …

First Known Four-Quark Particle Pops Up In Japanese Collider

This new finding confirms the particle exists.<p>Physicists have observed what they're confident is the first known particle with four quarks.<p>This isn't the first time the Belle detector, housed with the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization in Japan, has appeared to observe a four-quark …

How Surveillance Has Evolved In The United States [Timeline]

With PRISM, the tradition of surveillance in America only grows. Here is an interactive timeline.<p>Americans have been spying on each other since the earliest days of the republic. This interactive timeline is an attempt to highlight some of the most important events in that history, though it is by …

Quantum Entanglement Experiment Reconfirms Physics Phenomenon Einstein Called 'Spooky'

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer<p>Published: 04/22/2013 07:49 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>The weird way entangled particles stay connected even when separated by large distances — a phenomenon Albert Einstein called "spooky" — has been confirmed once again, this time with a key loophole in the …