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How Steve Jobs Started – The Life Of Apple’s Founder

Mobile Technology

Did Jupiter Smash Solar System’s First Earthlike Planets?

Jupiter may have acted like a giant wrecking ball in the newborn solar system, roaming in to destroy an early generation of inner planets before retreating to its current orbit, researchers say.<p>The typical planetary system is made up of a few super-Earths — rocky planets up to 10 times the mass of …


Expensive Galaxy S6 Fighting Apple To Save Samsung

Pricing details around Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are starting to come out, with an expected street price in the UK of £550 for the SIM-free Galaxy S6 (and £650 for the Galaxy S6 Edge). While these prices are unconfirmed, they are higher than the entry-level competition of the iPhone 6 …


China's Largest-Ever Space Rocket Takes Another Big Step Forward

Hainan Island is becoming China's Cape Canaveral<p>On sunny, tropical Hainan Island, China is assembling its largest-ever space rocket, the Long March 5. Chinese authorities state that this LM-5 prototype will launch in early 2016 from the Wenchang Space Launch Center. The LM-5 is a 62-meter-tall, …

5 Superior Alternatives To Apple's New MacBook

Apple describes their New MacBook as “the future of the notebook.” But I’m not buying that prophesy, and neither should you. From an engineering standpoint, Apple’s newest SKU is nothing short of brilliant; its elegant chassis a true evolution in a tech world that measures sexiness in millimeters. …

Consumer Tech
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League of Legends

The British Group With A Very Different Take On 'Jihadi John'

Every day new details emerge about Mohammed Emwazi, believed to be the masked man with a British accent known as "Jihadi John" who appears in execution videos by the self-declared Islamic State. At the center of Emwazi's story is a divisive London-based organization called Cage.<p>Cage advocates for …


First floating solar plant hopes to change waste energy in Australia

A floating solar plant is set to be constructed on a wastewater treatment basin in South Australia, in an Australia-first initiative.<p>The plant, which …

South Australia

4 common productivity tips that are actually the worst

You've heard the same "tried and true" advice from productivity experts for years. And I'll admit it — I've given and taken this advice myself. But …

Time Management

Pluto, Europa missions could reveal alien life

Missions to an icy dwarf planet and ice moon could lead to discovery of alien life<p>Two ice worlds, Pluto and Europa, are closer to being explored by …


10 Apps To Download Before A DIY Project

These days, the most invaluable tool for inspiring and organizing any home design project fits in your back pocket. Whether you want to compare and contrast new potential paint colors for your den, find a coffee table that fits in your living room <i>and</i> your budget, or plan a complete kitchen …

Home Decorating

Fascinating photos reveal how they built the SR-71 Blackbird

Built and designed in the 1960s after the A-12 Oxcart, the SR-71 Blackbird is still the fastest, most vanguardist air-breathing airplane in the …

Computer Science

Court papers show extent of Mohammed Emwazi's links to terror before joining ISIS

Mohammed Emwazi, recently identified as the infamous 'Jihadi John' featured in several videos showing the beheading of hostages by ISIS, was a member of a terror cell linked to failed attacks on London's Underground subway system in 2005.<p>Emwazi's ties to terror groups have been laid out by the …

Telefónica will provide connectivity to Bluesmart's smart suitcase

That Bluesmart would team up with at least one carrier is hardly a surprise, and could easily be guessed from the suitcase’s product description. However, Telefónica is one of the sector’s largest players, and its backing gives the campaign a whole new level of credibility.<p>On one hand, it proves …


6 Things To Consider Before Building Your Next Gaming PC

Believe it or not, the act of physically building your first PC is relatively simple. It’s the research beforehand and process of choosing your parts that can be daunting. Will X component be compatible with Y component? Is this case future proof? How large a power supply do I need? What should I …

Computer Hardware

Scientists learn to build better metals by freezing alloys in space

Metals are full of microscopic structures that define properties like strength, but it's hard to figure out how those structures work on Earth, where gravity skews their effects. An experiment aboard the International Space Station may have solved that dilemma, however. By freezing alloys in the …

Internet of Things

Australia to test new method of tracking planes in wake of MH370 disappearance

New method tracks aircraft over remote oceanic areas every 15 minutes compared with 30 to 40 minutes previously<p>Australia is joining Indonesia and Malaysia in trialling a new method for tracking aircraft over remote oceanic areas.<p>Airservices Australia, along with its Malaysian and Indonesian …


Olympus Air wireless lens camera pairs with your smartphone


Watch adorable moment cute kitten sees snow for first time - and struggles to contain his excitement

Video Loading<p>Can you remember the first time you saw snow?<p>It's unlikely you were half as excited as this cute little kitten.<p>Four-month-old Zoofi was …