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BlackBerry Venice hands-on video: Android slider has touch keyboard, universal search, and Google services

BlackBerry’s Android phone, codenamed Venice, continues to see leak after leak. Following the slew of images we’ve already seen, we now have a hands-on video.<p>In June, rumors that BlackBerry was building an Android smartphone returned in full force, followed by a big leak in July. Then in August we …

Obama declares state of emergency at site of out-of-control Washington fires

Australia and New Zealand sending emergency workers to join thousands of firefighters in Washington, Montana, Oregon, Idaho and California<p>Emergency workers from Australia and New Zealand are travelling to the western United States to help fight raging wildfires in five states including Washington, …

Forests

Silent Circle’s Blackphone 2 Landing In September

Silent Circle showed off the second generation of its pro-privacy Android-hardened smartphone, the Blackphone, back in March at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow — touting a summer launch for the device.<p>In the event, it’s still not launched, and the company has now quietly put up a pre-order page …

Apps

Google Launches Android Experiments Site

Google has opened a new site dedicated to showcasing some of the best and most interesting projects coming to Android. Amongst the projects are: …

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Medical Research

iPhone 6 case gets battery power from thin air

We've all experienced the horror of a dying smartphone at the worst possible moment, but a new case from Nikola Labs hopes to prevent these scenarios. Debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt, this new iPhone 6 case can harvest energy from radio frequencies, such as WiFi, Bluetooth and LTE, and turn it into …

Why Using Facebook, Google, And Twitter To Log Into Apps Is A Problem

What we lose by giving the social media giants the keys to our mobile, social lives.<p>When my Facebook account was hacked in March, I didn’t panic. I changed my passwords, and I enabled two-step authentication on Facebook, Twitter, and Google. I knew that once a single account was compromised, it …

Social Media

The Pentagon Is Putting Big Money Into Synthetic Biology

Genetically engineered bacteria, bionic limbs, and synthetic vaccines will help the U.S. build a more powerful military, according to DARPA, the Pentagon’s futuristic research arm. The agency’s renewed interest in biology comes despite scientists’ recent warnings about genetic engineering and …

You can now test Project Spartan, Microsoft's Internet Explorer successor

Microsoft is releasing a preview of its Internet Explorer successor, Project Spartan, today. The new browser, which will be the default web experience in Windows 10, is part of an update to the PC Windows 10 preview. Microsoft promised faster builds for testers, and it’s delivering on that promise …

Internet Explorer

Astronaut Scott Kelly’s Twin Brother Mike Pulls a Fast One on NASA

Space Science

The Concept Surface Phone Runs Windows 10

We have no idea whether Microsoft has had any plan to cover smartphone with their Surface series, but it seems farsighted designer has given a nice …

Gear & Gadgets

MDMA has been approved for use in a clinical trial for terminally ill patients

This is only one of several studies using MDMA<p>The Drug Enforcement Administration has approved the use of MDMA in a clinical trial to treat anxiety associated with terminal illness. A clinical trial run by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) will give 18 participants …

Ecstasy (Drug)

A War Photographer's 99-Year Journey

Qashqai nomadi shepherd, Iran, 1946.<br>David Douglas Duncan<p>1 of 12<p>David Douglas Duncan<p>In his 1951 book, <i>THIS IS WAR!,</i> David Douglas Duncan laid out what …

Historical Photography

Fans Rally For A Remastered 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'

Between the Xbox One and PS4, this console generation brought with it a wave a game remakes the likes of which the industry has never seen before. We’ve had new titles like The Last of Us and GTA V remastered for the current generation, and collections like Halo: The Master Chief collection go all …

Logging

No Man's Sky is so big, the developers built space probes to explore it for them

There's a robot that lives inside <i>No Man's Sky</i> that nobody outside of the development team may ever see, because its entire purpose is to fly to each of the game's 18 quintillion worlds, take short videos and document its interstellar travels as a series of animated GIFs.<p>Developer Hello Games built …

No Man's Sky

HP Omen 15 Gaming Notebook Review, A Bit Of Mojo And Voodoo - Page 4

Of the gaming notebooks we’ve recently tested, the Lenovo Y70 Touch is the closest competitor to the HP Omen 15. Sure, Y70 has a 17-inch display, but …

Microsoft's reasons for Windows 10's new browser rendering engine are revealed

In both a blog post and a video, Microsoft said that while they have been improving the rendering engine in Internet Explorer for 20 years, it …

Audi will build you a Tesla-beating electric R8 supercar, but only on request

Audi will announce its second-generation R8 supercar at the Geneva Motor Show next week (we'll be there!), which will be available in a couple flavors of V10 engine producing anywhere from 540 to 610 horsepower. By all appearances, it's going to be a beautiful machine — the first R8 certainly …

Tesla

Why I’m Saying Goodbye to Apple, Google and Microsoft

I’m putting more trust in communities than corporations<p>When I became a technology columnist in the mid-1990s, the public Internet was just beginning …

OpenStreetMap

Russia's largest search engine files antitrust complaint against Google

Yandex, Russia's largest search provider, has filed a complaint against Google for what it believes are anti-competitive practices. The complaint specifically relates Google's bundling of its search engine and apps into Android, which is, by far, the most popular mobile OS in Russia. According to …

If you like HTTP then you'll love HTTP 2.0

An update to one of the web's basic protocols offers faster browsing<p>Most internet users don't consider the protocols that underpin the web anymore than they do the stitching in their socks, but a major update to HTTP — the protocol that lets browsers download websites from servers — will affect …

IT security

Xbox One vs. PS4: One way Microsoft’s console might become a must-buy

The war between the Xbox One and the PS4 still rages on, and Microsoft is about to make an important move that will further make its console stand …

Apps

Dump your iPhone or Android smartphone, and go modular

Tourists who visit my home country of Croatia soon notice that a hallmark (besides beautiful beaches, fortified cities and wondrous sites of ancient …

Mobile Technology

Sketchy analyst claim says Apple will stick to 8MP camera in iPhone 6s

A Taiwanese analyst speaking about the company which makes most of the lenses for iPhones claims that Apple will be sticking to an 8MP camera in the next-generation iPhone 6s, reports <i>Taipei Times</i>.<p>Jeff Pu said that the camera specifications of the next-generation iPhone, dubbed iPhone 6S, will stay …

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …

Programming

Washington lawmakers want computer science to count as foreign language | Ars Technica

If bill passes, two years of comp sci would count toward university admission.<p>Two Washington state legislators have recently introduced a bill that …

Language Learning

The man who brought us the lithium-ion battery at the age of 57 has an idea for a new one at 92

AUSTIN, TEXAS—The chances are you have never heard of—nor, until looking at this page, ever seen—John Bannister Goodenough. But you know his work. In fact, you almost certainly own some.<p>Consider the last six or seven decades of technological and scientific leaps: the polio vaccine, space rocketry, …

Clean Energy

E-cigarette vapor damages the immune system of mice, study finds

E-cigarettes are being pitched as potentially safer alternatives to traditional tobacco cigarettes, but it's starting to look like they may share some of the same deleterious effects. A new study out of Johns Hopkins University looks at e-cigarettes' effects on mice, and it finds that exposure to …

Public Health