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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 …

Universe

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>Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Charcoal Black 32GB (AT&T)<br>• Samsung …

Galaxy Note

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

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 photo quality, such as white-balance and color accuracy. …

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

At an event in Beijing this morning, Oppo announced its new high-end Android phone, the N1. It's a device which scores a number of interesting …

Android Phones

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 …

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

Although the product page went live alongside the Verizon edition earlier this week, those wanting an unlocked GSM version of the Moto X Developer …

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, …

Galaxy Note

Obama administration petitions FCC to require carriers to unlock phones

The Obama administration, by way of the NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration), today officially petitioned the FCC to …

Obama Administration

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 …

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

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 Aio's lineup regardless of their geographic footprint. As a startup, Aio's brand initially served a few …

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

Get ready to be grossed out.