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Android Circuit: Samsung 'Insults' Galaxy Fans, Google Wins HMRC Contract, Xiaomi Mi5 Mimics Apple

Taking a look back at seven days of news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit includes Samsung’s confirmation of the Galaxy S6 Active, BlackBerry’s potential switch to Android from BB10, Samsung’s definition of insanity, Xiaomi’s Mi+ plans, Google’s ‘Which Phone’ tool, the new …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

MICROSOFT BUYING NOKIA'S SMARTPHONE BUSINESS FOR $7 BILLION

This is the part of Nokia that makes smartphones (and soon) tablets.<p>Microsoft will pay 3.70 billion Euro for Nokia's devices business. That's nearly $5 billion is U.S. dollars. Microsoft will also pay an additional 1.65 billion Euro ($2.2 billion U.S.) for the rights to Nokia's patents.<p>All …

Microsoft buying Nokia's phone business in a $7.2 billion bid for its mobile future

That's one way to become "a devices and services company"<p>One of the most enticing "what-ifs" of recent years has come true: Microsoft has purchased Nokia's devices and services unit, bringing the Lumia lineup under the Redmond roof. The move unites Windows Phone 8 with its biggest hardware …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

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Bangkok at dusk | Thailand (by Sanchai Loongroong)

2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: Familiar Formula

Gaydon's recipe for success: Just add power.<p>Since its unfortunate experience with the slow-selling and notoriously unreliable Lagonda, Aston Martin has avoided reinventing the wheel. Simply look at the recent updates to the DB9 and the Rapide S for proof. Now the V12 Vantage, which was first …

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The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

The visibility of distilled water is about 80 metres. Blue Lake, in New Zealand's South Island, clocks in at 76 metres. Here are the first-ever photos of this newly discovered natural wonder, taken by Klaus Thymann of Project Pressure and supported by New Zealand Department of Conservation and New …

The 2013 Songs of the Summer

<b>This is the second year</b> I've compiled a Songs of the Summer package, but let's be clear: I'm not any closer to believing the entire "Song of the Summer" concept is anything more than a bullshit media construct. Like I said last year, Major League Baseball is seasonal. Music shouldn't be. Yes, there …

Rare Colour Photos Of Women Working During WW2

In the countless history books, many of the major of achievements are based on the accomplishments of men. But in the darkest depths of World War 2, …

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Karim Nafani, Pilot, Photographs Views From The Cockpit (PHOTOS)

Here's a brief list of things we love: an empty beach, the city at dusk in the summer time, a sidewalk without lots of tourists, taking the train up the Hudson and, oh yea, super cool photos shot from an airplane's cockpit of the earth below.<p>Pilot and not-so-amateur photographer Karim Nafani (see …

Five unforgettable rail journeys

From a luxury odyssey through the Australian outback to traversing the peaks of the Ecuadorian Andes, here are some of the best ways to get on board.<p>There are few more memorable ways to travel than by train. From rail odysseys through the outback to day trips in Britain, here are five ways to get …

On this day in 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York

<b>On this day in 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York.</b><p>Pictured, the Statue of Liberty photographed from a helicopter by LIFE photographer Margaret Bourke-White in 1952.<p>See more photos of America from above <b>here</b>.

Sensuous Steel

Ken Gross bought his first car magazine when he was 12 years old and brought it home proudly to show his father. His dad was not interested. So Gross spent his adolescence trying to convince his old man that, despite the fact that he worked for cheap in a gas station and spent all of his spare time …

Five of Australia's treasured islands

Ah, Australia. Partying the night away amid the bright lights of Sydney. Exploring the undersea extravaganza of the Great Barrier Reef. Watching the sun rise over wind-sculpted Uluru. A visit Down Under is never short of do-before-you-die moments.<p>But did you know that there’s a whole lot more to Oz …

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A new Fangio record: Most expensive car, ever

The selling price? £19,601,500.<p>Juan Manuel Fangio, "El Maestro," held the world record for most Formula 1 championships for nearly 50 years until the rise of Michael Schumacher. Other records to his name include the highest F1-win percentage and most Argentine Grand Prix race wins of all time. …

Prismatic Layers of Air in Tuscany

Though not much is known about photographer Adnan Bubalo, his stunning nature and landscape photos speak for themselves. His most captivating works feature the hills of Tuscany in central Italy. With its spectacular rolling hills and surrounding scenery, Tuscany is one of Italy's top vacation …

On Getting Drunk in Antarctica

When you spend nine months isolated in nonstop, freezing darkness, you run out of the good beer fast.<p>There comes a point every summer where the hot weather starts to feel less like an opportunity for outdoor fun and more like a full-body rash that won't go away. New Yorkers are flocking to an ice …

The 22 Coolest Cars At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

This festival has been held on the grounds of the Goodwood House in West Sussex, England every summer for the past decade.<p>Each year it brings together some of the world's largest and best known automakers to show off — and sometimes debut — their most impressive vehicles.<p>Even Formula 1 racing stars …

The Epic Life of Carlos Santana

His meditation spot is in front of the fireplace. On Carlos Santana‘s property in San Rafael, California, about twenty minutes north of San …

America in the 1970s: New York City

Today marks the start of <b>Documerica Week</b> on In Focus -- a new photo essay each day, featuring regions of the U.S. covered by the photographers of the Documerica Project in the early 1970s. The Documerica Project was put together by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1971, with a primary …

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures breathtaking images of Earth from Saturn

NASA's unmanned Cassini spacecraft has already returned some gorgeous views of the planet Saturn, which it is currently flying around. But the latest images should be enough to make it and any other interplanetary travelers (such as Voyager 1) homesick. On July 19th, the spacecraft, located about …

August 2013

Maven: Building a time machine for Mars

Our space correspondent goes behind the scenes at Nasa’s forthcoming quest to reveal how and why the red planet lost the majority of its atmosphere.<p>The high-ceilinged room resembles a brightly lit, white-walled operating theatre, and the people inside are dressed for surgery. It is impossible to …

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