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If Landlines Disappear, What Happens in a Blackout?

With the advent of more wireless home telephone service and fewer landlines, will consumers be left without home phones when a blackout hits?<p><b>The traditional landline is already</b> endangered by the rise of mobile devices—fewer people than ever are paying for such a connection in their home. And now …

LG's G Flex images emerge, phone to launch next month

LG's curved smartphone, the G Flex, get its glamor shots in.<p>CNET has obtained renderings of the G Flex, which people familiar with the phone's launch plans confirmed would be launching some time next month.<p>There's been a lot of buzz over flexible displays and curved smartphones. CNET previously …

Phones

PSA: Nintendo 2DS now available to budget-minded gamers

Many gamers are focused on the PS4 and Xbox One launches, but we'd be remiss if we didn't mention a third that just took place: the Nintendo 2DS is now available in Australia, Europe and North America. US-based shoppers can buy black/blue and black/red models for $129. As a refresher, the system is …

BlackBerry Z30 Review: What Exactly Is the Problem with This Phone?

BlackBerry’s newest all touchscreen flagship was announced at a strange time, amid talks of the company courting talk of acquisitions. Nonetheless, it comes out of the gate swinging with the BlackBerry’s largest touchscreen to date – a full 5-inches, a powerful 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and the …

Brinicles: Icicles o' Death

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Pearl Jam: Lightning Bolt – review

(Virgin/EMI)<p>Pearl Jam's 10th album might offer little in the way of surprises, but then their last decade of stadium-rock superstardom hasn't been characterised by rampant experimentation. Mind Your Manners is furiously fast, but never loses sight of its memorable tune; the title track and …

Paul McCartney: New – review

Like that of some of his illustrious contemporaries from the 1960s, Paul McCartney's new music needs to perform a move of such complexity that it would be more at home in yoga: looking forward, while looking back, while remaining relevant. It's decidedly difficult to pull off, this move, and <i>New</i>, …

Today in science: The Day of 6 Billion

Global population reached 6 billion in 1999 and 7 billion in 2011. Today – October 12, 2017 – it stands at about 7.6 billion, according to United …

Geography

Research provides new insight into how the Earth's core was formed

"A complex, multi-stage process."<p>Scientists have long puzzled over just how the core of our planet was formed, and new research out of Stanford University suggests that it could have been a long and complicated process. The research shows that the core could have been formed through a process …

Habits: why we have them and how to break them

The index card<p>Psychology<p><b>The index card:</b> Dr Benjamin Gardner provides 10 facts about habits, including their purpose, speed of acquisition and why you might need to move house<p>First published on Sun 13 Oct 2013 02.00 EDT<p>Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Share via Email<p>Topics<p>Psychology<br>• The index card

Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation

How Isaac Newton's encounter with that apple ended up helping send rockets into space<p>Newton's equation first appeared in the <i>Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i>, July 1687. It describes why that apple fell from that tree in that orchard in Lincolnshire. Whether or not that apple actually …