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Google will take another shot at low-cost Android One initiative

Executive says new Android One plans will be announced soon<p>Google is about to take another crack at its ultra-low-cost smartphone initiative, called Android One. The company's managing director in Southeast Asia, Rajan Anandan, says that a new plan for Android One will be unveiled in "the next few …

South-east Asia

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The World's 16 Most Incredible Sea Caves

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p>Most people have only been exposed to sea caves by reading <i>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince</i>, and that's not OK... mostly because the sea cave in that book was terrifying and filled with zombies (apologies to anyone who hasn't read it by now). The sea caves in this list, on the …

Lake Superior

Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will ship in early 2016

After months of rumours that the first commercial model of Facebook’s VR headset would slip beyond 2015, company confirms the news<p>The first commercial model of Facebook’s much anticipated Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will go on sale in the first quarter of 2016, the company confirmed …

Virtual Reality

Home-Cooked Meals, Comfy Chairs and Netflix on Mars? It Could Happen

There is no Ikea on Mars. There are no takeout joints or Internet cafes either. Getting to the Red Planet might be half the battle, but staying happy and comfortable there is also a serious challenge.<p>Earlier this week, NASA announced it was offering $5,000 for the best ideas on how to improve …

Space Science

Feds to Shell: Drill, Baby, Drill in the Arctic

The Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion has ap­proved Roy­al Dutch Shell’s plan to drill off Alaska’s north­ern coast, es­cal­at­ing a col­li­sion with …

Oil & Gas Industry

The Hulk: The Last Angry Man

The men behind the most soulful monster of them all<p>T<p>he Hulk is sitting in a half-full subway car on a Monday afternoon, wearing thick-rimmed glasses, …

Pharrell, Bruno Mars and the Age of Pastiche Pop

Are chart-topping retro-style hits honoring the past or simply retreading it?<p><b>On a recent drive</b>, I flipped on Z100 and had a curious case of déjà vu. …

Hung Up

Consumer Drone King DJI Raises $75M To Build lndustrial UAV Developer Platform

How will DJI keep its drone hardware business from being commoditized by cheap knockoffs? By fostering a drone operation software developer ecosystem with a new $75 million growth equity investment from Accel Partners.<p>DJI may build variations of its drones for agriculture, oil & gas, mining, and …

Drones

33 Of Your Favorite Bands Recreated With LEGOS

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Justin Timberlake

Why A Building Made From Papier-Mâché Isn’t As Crazy As It Sounds

Ball-Nogues Studio developed an advanced kind of papier-mâché to create a compostable pulp pavilion at Coachella.<p>The Los Angeles studio Ball-Nogues is known for making architectural installations out of unlikely materials: glass beads, stainless steel orbs, and even T-shirts and coffee tables. Now …

Coachella

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.

Staten Island

Shape vs colour: Istanbul's vibrant contemporary architecture - Telegraph

You don’t even have your Apple Watch yet, but these cats do

Many people who stayed up into the wee hours of the night last month to try and buy an Apple Watch found themselves looking at late May and June delivery dates. Of course Apple has been delivering some watches sooner than that, but the fact remains that you still can't just walk into an Apple store …

Apple Watch

Articles about 6 whimsical kids rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always challenging.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are freed from the often "disappointing and...<p>In the face of …

Logging

5 Surprising Star Wars Facts, Straight From 1977

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Obi-Wan Kenobi

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Cuauhtemoc Blanco exits professional football with a trophy

After 437 games and 158 goals, 42-year-old Cuauhtemoc Blanco finally brought the curtain down on his glittering career after last night’s Copa MX final.<p>Famous around the world, the Mexican legend has drawn plaudits and praise from all corners of the globe. He represented eleven club sides during …

Soccer

Juve hope to have Pogba back for Madrid second leg

Juventus are hopeful their French international midfielder Paul Pogba will be able to return from injury in time for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid.<p>"The tests are good, we are optimistic about his recovery and let's hope he will be able to return for the …

Soccer