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The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Man pays $750 for a piece of paper he thought was an Xbox One

[UPDATE] 19-year-old Peter Clatworthy received a free Xbox One from retailer CeX on Saturday. He also got a full refund from the original eBay scam.<p><i>The original story is below</i>.<p>One United Kingdom teenage did not get what he expected from a recent eBay purchase.<p>19-year-old United Kingdom resident …

United Kingdom

What Happens To Your Data After You're Dead?

The only things certain in life are death and data.<p>Every year, Facebook cheerfully suggests I reconnect with some friends on their birthdays. I’d certainly like to, but there’s a glaring complication: these particular friends are dead.<p>The grieving process being one of the most human of them all, it …

Google Street View can now take you on a tour inside a naval submarine

Ever wonder what it's like to wander the narrow corridors of a 50-year-old Oberon-class British submarine? Well, you can now embark on a digital tour of the HMS Ocelot via Street View, which has become the first submersible to be fully documented by Google. Even without its backpack-worn trekker …

28 solar flares in the last seven days, and more may be coming

The sun has erupted more than two dozen times over the last week, sending radiation and solar material hurtling through space - and scientists say more eruptions may be coming.<p>This shouldn't be unusual. After all, we are technically at solar maximum, the peak of the 11-year cycle of the sun's …

Astronomy

After the iPhone 5s launch, it’s time to let the iPhone 6 concepts roll …

The iPhone 6 concepts of course started appearing even before the iPhone 5s was launched, but now that the new handsets are old news, the concept bandwagon is gathering speed.<p>Apple is known to be testing a variety of handset sizes, but has always said a phone should be usable with one hand, which …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Education

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z -- Gameplay Trailer

America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF

An infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob"<p>Call it Jacob's ladder.<p>When it comes to the most popular names for baby boys in the United States, "Michael" long held sway. For most of the 1960s, and then on throughout the '70s and '80s (and almost all of the '90s!), the …

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Scientists Can Tell Your Ethnicity From The Germs In Your Mouth

The type of oral bacteria a person carries is determined more by genetics than lifestyle, one study suggests.<p>Every human mouth is unique. In each, a diverse microbial community thrives, in the spit, the plaque, and under the gums. The bacterial cocktail is a little different for everyone. It seems …

African-American News

2014 Z/28: The Baddest Camaro Ever

It costs more than a ZL1, has less horsepower, and only comes with one speaker. So why would you want a Z/28? Because its the most aggressive, driver-focused Camaro ever made. Oh, and its warrantied for driving on the track.<p>It costs more than a ZL1, has less horsepower, and only comes with one …

Bright eyes, clean brains: sleep might scrub away gray matter waste

A new theory on why we need shut-eye<p>It's long been known that sleep, much like eating or breathing, is a vital process for humans and animals. Insufficient shut-eye in people impairs cognition, curbs energy levels, and has been linked to a bevy of illnesses. But while scientists have explored …

New $100 bills begin circulation Thursday

The new bills boast more colors and more high tech features<p>Associated Press<p>October 7, 2013 8:03pm (UTC)<p>The new $100 bill, with an array of high-tech features designed to thwart counterfeiters, will get its coming out party on Tuesday,partial government shutdown or not. The Federal Reserve, which …

The science of time in Grand Theft Auto 5

<i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>'s speedy day-and-night cycle makes it easy for players to pass the time, but how much would it affect the game's world? According to Buzzfeed, such rapid rotation would make the planet a tricky place to live.<p>The publication did some hypothetical pondering to find out if a planet …

Scientists Estimate How Much Longer The Earth Can Support Life

The end of the world is near! Well, relatively near, geologically speaking. Okay, even geologically speaking, it’s pretty far off.<p>But scientists at the University of East Anglia have made their best estimate for how much longer the Earth will be habitable for human life, barring nuclear war, rogue …

Consoleception: You Can Play Your PS4 Through Your Xbox One

At the Tokyo Game Show this past week, Microsoft got a question about whether or not the Xbox One’s HDMI-In capability will support the ability to run its rival, the PlayStation 4. Xbox senior director of product management and planning Albert Panello dodged the question at first, but later on his …

Find A Blue Chicken Egg? Congrats, Your Chicken Has A Virus

Not necessarily harmful! But just so you know.<p>Here in the U.S., our eggs mostly come in two colors: white and brown. But there are two breeds, one in Chile and one in China, that are known to lay <i>blue</i> eggs. Yeah, weird, right? And a new study has figured out why that happens.<p>The Araucana chicken …

How Sony Could Beat Microsoft At Its Own Game And Win The Living Room War

Sony has wisely marketed its PlayStation 4 as a system designed with the “core gamer” audience in mind.<p>The PS4 has social apps, video streaming, and all the other bells and whistles the competition has, but first and foremost it’s a machine designed to play games. Or at least that’s the …

Playstation Vita TV Is Sony's Most Progressive Product In Years

Sony announced a strange little device today. It’s white, smooth, and about the size of a pack of cards (sound like anything else you know?) It has a broadband connection, but it can still play some video games on your TV. It costs about $100. It’s an entertainment device that could appeal to a …

Characters Take Turns Robbing a Bank - "Next Please"

PlayStation 4 features voice command capabilities, Sony confirms

PlayStation 4 will feature voice command capabilities through its Eye camera peripheral, Sony confirmed with Polygon.<p>"Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that PlayStation Camera allows for voice recognition and we will look forward to sharing more details in the lead up to the launch of …

An Adorable Animation Of The Sun Destroying Earth

Plus some other fun facts about the solar system!<p>Hello, tiny human! If you needed a quick reminder of how small you are in the universe, just check out this video, created by designer Philipp Dettmer. It'll give you the basic run-down of the solar system: how many moons each planet has, how far …

Hilarious AVENGERS Art - "That's My Secret Cap, I'm Always Horny"

Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber team up to Twerk

With either brilliant or terrible timing, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber have teamed up for a song called Twerk. The new single, which also features rapper Lil Twist, emerged online on Wednesday – three days after Cyrus's controversial performance at the MTV Video Music awards.<p>"I came up in this …

Fukushima radiation set to hit the U.S. by 2014

<b>Simulation showing the ten-year trajectory of the radiation released after the Fukushima disaster (Screenshot, Adrift.org.au)</b><p>Fortunately, it should be harmless<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>August 29, 2013 4:05pm (UTC)<p>Unless you were one of the 160,000 thousand people in the near vicinity of the Fukushima disaster …