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Here's How We'll Touch Down On A Comet This Week (We Hope)

The Rosetta mission is about to land where no spacecraft has ever landed before.<p>About 31 million miles away from Earth, the Rosetta spacecraft is circling a rubber ducky-shaped comet and getting reading for touchdown. On November 12 at around 4 a.m. EST, the orbiter will release the Philae lander, …

Astrophotographer Pauline Acalin sent in an image of the lunar eclipse of Oct. 8, 2014, taken in Costa Mesa, California. More eclipse photos: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1u6df

Moto X (2014) unboxing and first impressions

The Moto X was one of the best smartphones released last year, offering a great user experience even while not jumping into the specs race that dominates the Android world. The latest iteration of the device, the Moto X (2014) does feature an upgrade in the hardware, bringing it in line with …

Phones

Complex organic molecule found in interstellar space

<b>Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy.</b><p>Iso-propyl cyanide has been detected in a star-forming cloud 27,000 light-years from Earth.<p>Its branched carbon structure is closer to the complex organic molecules of life than any previous finding from …

Ancient 298 Million Year Old Forest Found Beneath Coal Mine in China

Scientists just discovered an incredibly preserved 298-million-year-old forest buried deep beneath a coal mine in Wuda, China. The ancient forest in …

AT&T and Verizon begin Note 4 pre-orders today

While our iFriends are busy fighting through the lines in attempt to get ahold of the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung fans can sit back, relax, and start pre-ordering the Note 4 from today through AT&T or Verizon.<p>Get them first on Amazon!<p>For those planning on picking up the phone from Verizon, …

Cellular Networks

The Lure of Mars: Why We Keep Going Back

The robotic invasion of Mars continues.<p>Two spacecraft are scheduled to arrive in orbit around the Red Planet over the next week: NASA's Mars …

Wind turbines kill fewer birds than do cats, cell towers

Wind turbines kill far fewer birds in North America than do cats or collisions with cell towers, says a study out Monday.<p>As wind power expands in the United States, critics often blame giant turbine blades for bird deaths. What's billed as the most comprehensive analysis ever of these fatalities …

Mining in the last frontier: Column

Congress looks to allow private companies to own and mine in outer space.<p>Every now and then, I see items in the news that remind me this <i>is</i> the 21st century. Last week, it was Congress holding hearings on asteroid mining and a new bill — the American Space Technology for Exploring Resource …

Nintendo responds to petition to include Robin Williams tribute in Zelda game

A fan-petition for Nintendo to include a character named after Robin Williams, who died earlier this week, has so far collected almost 90,000 signatures.<p>Nintendo tonight responded to Polygon's request for comment on the Change.org petition, which asks that Nintendo name one of its non-player …

Moto X's affordable successor might be called the Moto G

Motorola has been clear that Moto X was just the start. The company's building a whole new brand around that colorful, customizable smartphone. Now, it appears the company has inadvertently leaked the name of the next model in the lineup: the Moto G. <i>Droid Life</i> and <i>Engadget</i> both spotted a new version …

Moto X and LG G2 Prices Slashed at Amazon

When Motorola announced its new Moto X phone back in August many were surprised by the $199 price tag. That didn’t last long though because we now …

Galaxy S is not enough. Samsung is working on super-premium Galaxy F series | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Samsung’s rise to the smartphone dominance can be closely linked to the popularity of its Galaxy Sx line.<p>The first generation Galaxy S was Samsung’s …

T-Mobile Moto X gets updated camera software

Motorola pushes critical camera update to the T-Mobile Moto X.<p>If you own a Moto X phone designed for T-Mobile's network, today is your lucky day. Motorola has just pushed a fresh camera software update to this model of its flagship handset.<p>According to Motorola, the update will improve overall …

Republic Wireless May Launch The Motorola DVX, A Low-Cost Moto X Alternative, In October

Republic Wireless got some well-deserved headlines last week when they announced that they would start selling the nearly brand-new Moto X on its …

Oppo N1 announced with 5.9-inch screen, rotating camera and optional CyanogenMod

... And there's a touchpad on the back, too<p>At an event in Beijing this morning, Oppo announced its new high-end Android phone, the N1. It's a device …

Mobile Technology

Nestle outs October for Android 4.4 Kit Kat release

We fully expect the Nexus 5 along with Android 4.4 Kit Kat to be released next month, and if you need further confirmation, then take a look at the …

AT&T wants prepaid Aio business to compete nationwide with MetroPCS

AT&T’s latest prepaid ambition, Aio wireless, is being prepped for greatness. After the big rollout this month, Aio will offer nationwide service …

AT&T purchase of Alltel approved by the FCC

After temporarily putting the process on hold to make sure AT&T had plans to transition customers over after the acquisition, the FCC has approved …

Net Neutrality

GSM Moto X Developer Edition now for sale, same $649 price

32GB of storage, special color scheme and an unlockable bootloader<p>Although the product page went live alongside the Verizon edition earlier this …

Mobile Technology

These are all fake BBM apps — don't download them

Since everyone's asking, yes. There are a bunch of "BBM" apps in Google Play at the moment. Like, a whole pisspot full of them.<p>None of them is …

Apps

Galaxy Note 3 confirmed to use PenTile pixel arrangement, holds massive power-saving advantages

It was previously rumored (and widely believed) that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 uses a PenTile pixel arrangement on its Super AMOLED display. Today, …

Obama administration petitions FCC to require carriers to unlock phones

Phone unlocking to be 'expeditious and transparent,' while not affecting service contracts<p>The Obama administration, by way of the NTIA (National …

Net Neutrality

64-bit support coming to Android 4.4 KitKat?

New reports say that 64-bit support is coming to Android in the near future – maybe as soon as Android 4.4 KitKat – or at least that’s what a recent Intel presentation seems to imply.<p>The image above is taken from a presentation given by Intel at its Developer Forum last week, where the company …

Nextgen

AT&T's no-contract Aio Wireless goes online for all

Opening the doors for nationwide business, anyone from the US can now buy phones through AT&T's new prepaid branch.<p>AT&T no-contract brand Aio Wireless is opening up its digital doors to everyone, the newbie carrier announced on Thursday.<p>That means any US customer can browse and purchase phones from …

12 Deeply Unsettling Food Facts You Wish You Didn't Know

Get ready to be grossed out.