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Oldest Quran Fragments Found at Birmingham University: Experts

LONDON – A manuscript found in a university archive could be one of the world’s oldest fragments of the Quran, experts said Wednesday after it was dated using radiocarbon analysis.<p>The pages of the Muslim holy text, held by the University of Birmingham in central England, come from the period …

Young Queen's Nazi Salute 'Exploited' by Tabloid: Royal Official

LONDON - Royal officials in Britain expressed anger Saturday that archive film showing Queen Elizabeth performing a Nazi salute as a young girl in the 1930s had been "exploited" by a Murdoch tabloid.<p>The video, obtained by The Sun, shows the queen, aged about six, joining her uncle, Prince Edward, …

Beautiful bioluminescent creatures light up the deep ocean

Life adapts in the most beautiful ways. Bioluminescence, though rarely seen in land organisms (with the noteworthy exception of the firefly) is …

Top tools to get your startup off the ground

Which comes first – the apps or the business? It might sound like a dumb question, but the consequences of building a business on the wrong software tools can be serious. What if your customer database can’t talk to your accounting system? Or your resource planning is in chaos because everyone’s …

Belkin’s MFi Lightning Keyboard for iPad doesn’t require batteries and is on sale for $40 shipped (Reg. $60)

Bluetooth keyboards are the go-to choice for many tablet and smartphone users. But they aren’t right for everyone. In fact, Belkin’s Wired MFi Lightning Keyboard for iPad may be a better choice for some.<p>Currently on sale for <b>$39.99 shipped</b> (Reg. $70, lowest price ever), this keyboard features plug …

3 amazing technologies that could be part of your new smartphone

<i>By Catherine Clifford, Entrepreneur Staff</i><p>That little computer you carry around in your pocket is already your camera, navigation device, instant messaging machine, ride-hailing tool and phone. But it's very possible that, in the not-so-distant future, what we now refer to as "smartphones" will …

15 Bee-utiful Pictures Of Bees

A new book highlights the diversity of these fuzzy pollinators<p>If you read science news, you've probably heard a lot about the plight of the honey bee. These pollinators are responsible for producing a huge portion of the fruits and vegetables that we eat, including apples, berries, almonds, and …

The 50 Most Amazing #BestTowns2015 Photos

@rockcreekgear: Chattanooga<p>Back in April, we asked for wild card submissions on Instagram for the final four entrants to our Best Towns 2015 contest. We were blown away by your submissions, and a wild card entrant, Port Angeles, almost won the whole thing. Here are some of our favorites.<p>The sun …

Writing your first Android app - everything you need to know

There are lots of reasons why you might want to write an Android app. Maybe you have a great idea and you want to build a prototype, maybe you just want to learn to program for Android, maybe it is part of a school or college course, or maybe you are just curious. Whatever the motivation, building …

Android News

16 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Your Independence Day Grill

Can't decide what to make for the biggest cook-out holiday of the year? We've got you covered. From smoky ribs to spiced kebabs, juicy pork chops, and spicy chicken wings, we have 16 great excuses to fire up your grill this Fourth of July.<p>Before you get started, make sure you know how to these …

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12 Incredible American Mansions That Are Open to the Public

What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.<p>What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.

20th Century

Final CM11 and CM12 snapshots released, focus is now on CM12.1

The CyanogenMod team announced that it has pushed the final snapshot releases for the CyanogenMod 11 and CyanogenMod 12 branches.<p>CyanogenMod 11 is based on Android 4.4 KitKat, while CM12 is Lollipop. The reason why the custom ROM development team released a new snapshot for CM11 is the fact that …

How I nearly became hooked on a $335 laptop bag

When I was first approached about checking out the WaterField Designs $335 Rough Rider messenger bag, it occurred to me that I've never written about something as decidedly non-technical before. Let's face it: When I plop down my case and begin unloading my work stuff, my focus has always been on …

Sewing

What you need to know about the laws of space

Neil deGrasse Tyson has said he loses "sleep at night wondering whether we are intelligent enough to figure out the universe." It's a valid concern. We've put a man on the moon, landed on a comet and roved around on Mars, but it's really only the tip of the iceberg. There's so much that we haven't …

10 best business apps for Android

Business apps are a tough subject. There are a variety of variables to consider. That may include team size, business size, how well the app scales to demand, and tons of other stuff. Some apps are great for huge teams while others do better for business people individually. Some businesses are …

The year’s most breathtaking travel destinations, from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

With over 23 million Instagram posts already hashtagged #vacation, competition is increasingly fierce for most photogenic holiday background. Those looking for a little inspiration might consider checking out the latest batch of travel photo submissions from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler …

Travel Photography

Dinner For Mom: 5 Easy Recipes Even the Kids Can Make

Let mom kick back while you make an amazing meal tonight. These recipes are so easy, even the kids can make them (with a little help from dad).<p><b>1. Easy Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with store-bought Thai Green Curry Paste. Serve with …

Stunning Sea Life Captured by the University of Miami's 2015 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

The winners of the 2015 Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have just been announced! Since the contest's inception in 2005, each year the school invites amateur photographers from around the world to submit their …

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

OnePlus is testing the waters for $400 OnePlus 2 price tag

We already knew that the OnePlus 2 would have a different price than the OnePlus One, which starts at $299. But just how different? Well, it looks like OnePlus wants to know how you feel about a price tag of around $400.<p>CEO Pete Lau took to Weibo to poll OnePlus fans about what the right price …

Banned from driving, Saudi women turn to Uber and other ride-share apps

When Hala Radwan returned to Saudi Arabia after obtaining a business degree in France, she was eager to put her new skills to use.<p>She found a job in the marketing department of a big international company. There was just one problem: How would she get to and from work in the only country that does …

Best resources for Android Game Developers

Android game development can be fun albeit stressful. There are so many resources for game developers. Some resources cater to PC or console games, while others try to cover all game devices.<p>Some resources are therefore more useful to mobile game developers than others, while some resources are …

Optimizing Compiler – the evolution of ART

The language of Android is Java and Java is slightly different to some of the other popular mainstream programming languages in that it compiles to an intermediate code (often known as bytecode) and not to the native machine-code of the target platform. Therefore to run a Java program on a platform …

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

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The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

You can also set alarms and send notes to your phone from Google Search

<b>Update:</b> Google’s support page “Link your phone to Google” indicates that, in addition to the four commands mentioned below, you can also use the “set a reminder” command. We couldn’t get it to work on our devices, but it’s worth trying for yourself.<p>The page also clarifies the requirements for the …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

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Cyanogen OS 12 rollout resumed, new build includes bug fixes and “Ok, OnePlus” hotword

Reports are coming in that Cyanogen and OnePlus have resumed the rollout of the Cyanogen 12 OTA (Lollipop) for the OnePlus One.<p>Following more than a few delays, the OnePlus One began receiving its much-anticipated update to Lollipop last week. However, by Monday this week, the rollout of the update …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

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The Hue Go puts wireless lighting anywhere in your house

Philips has just unveiled a mobile addition to its venerable line of programmable LED Hue bulbs. It's called the Hue Go and is basically a salad bowl of light that you can hold in your lap (because people do that apparently?) or use as an accent or serve as a luminescent centerpiece much like the …