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'People were going to die': submarine crew trapped in searing heat after catastrophic systems failure

Dozens of crew members were trapped on a Royal Navy nuclear submarine in 60C heat after the air conditioning system failed, forcing HMS Turbulent to dive to 200m to cool down<p>Dozens of sailors were overcome by heat exhaustion when temperatures soared on board a British nuclear submarine after a …

Unbelievable Parkour Footage Of A Real-Life Spider-Man

How does Spider-Man get around when he runs out of webs? Parkour!<p>Parkour Athlete Ronnie Shalvis was so inspired by the recent Amazing Spider-Man 2 …

Giant Chinese 3D printer builds 10 houses in just 1 day (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A private company located in eastern China has printed ten full-size houses using a huge 3D printer in the space of a day. The process utilizes …

The Weirdest Calculators On The Internet

How many Legos does it take to build a house?<p>You’ve probably turned to Google’s search box on many occasions, be it for solving a simple math problem, finding out the current exchange rate between the dollar and the euro, or calculating how many calories there are in an egg (FYI, a 50-gram boiled …

Tracking the World’s Largest Salmon With Sonar

Wildlife<p>Members of the Sarufutsu Itou Conservation Group work on building a frame on the river bank to support the acoustic camera. (Photograph by Pete Rand)<p><b>Onishibetsu, Japan – I’ve learned to be patient. A skill honed as an obsessed fly fisherman years ago.</b><p>Lately, though, I don’t use a rod and …

Spica, guide star to Omega Centauri

Tonight – April 14, 2018 – and throughout April and May, let the sparkling blue-white star Spica help you find the famous Omega Centauri globular …

Astronomy

New moon is June 13

The upcoming new moon is June 13, 2018, at 19:43 UTC. Will you see it? No, it crosses the sky with the sun during the day. The difference between new …

Today’s solar eclipse in Australia

Beautiful partial solar eclipse in Australia today (April 29, 2014). Thanks to all who posted at EarthSky Facebook!<p>Damian McCudden Landscape …

Atlas Digital Solutions

A cloud computing assessment and implementation solution. Whether private or public, complete portfolio of flexible cloud storage services tailored …

Data Protection

Small Mite Is World's Fastest Land Animal, Size-For-Size

This is one fast invertebrate<p>A small mite native to Southern Californian is the world's fastest animal, at least relative to its body size, researchers announced on Sunday (April 28). Known as <i>Paratarsotomus macropalpis</i>, it can travel 322 body lengths in a second. That is one mighty mite.<p>Here is how …

Don't start up the warp drive yet, Earth's cousins might be hard to spot

Unpack your bags and defrost your shipboard cryogenic chamber. New research out Monday suggests that it may not be as easy to identify potentially habitable planets as recent discoveries might have led us to believe.<p>Without getting too much into the weeds of spectroscopy and astrobiology, the …

Researchers Track Isolated Amazonian Tribe With Google Earth

The researchers studied one village that has only 40 inhabitants.<p>As you can imagine, it isn't easy to study uncontacted tribes in Amazonia. And the history of western interaction with these tribes is dark indeed, often leading to the destruction of these peoples' way of life. So researchers have …

Google Search update brings improved hotel and restaurant finding

Ever since Google Now launched with the arrival of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, we’ve seen the Google Search experience improve dramatically. Of course, the experience still isn’t what we’d call perfect, though the good news is that Google continues make improvements all the time.<p>As an example, Google …

High Noon 2 - Indie app of the day

What is High Noon 2?<p>High Noon 2 is a third person shooter that focuses more on one-on-one dueling. The premise is simple. You create a character, choose some weapons, and duel it out with other people online to see who can kill each other with the highest efficiency. It’s a throwback to the Wild …

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Revelation that OnePlus is Oppo’s sister company causes uproar – is it deserved?

For a company that’s not even six-months old, OnePlus has done pretty well so far. Portraying itself as an ambitious startup eager to disrupt the status quo with an affordable, no-compromise device, OnePlus managed to create a huge amount of hype around the OnePlus One. In terms of publicity and …

E-Ceros Vision review - 10.1 inch widescreen tablet

E-Ceros entered the tablet market last year and the company has released a series of tablets, including a 9.7 inch iPad look-alike and 3G budget 7 inch tablet with dual-sim card slots. That was last year. In the intervening months E-Ceros has been busily working on new products, one of which is the …

Best New Android Apps [April 2014]

April is coming to a close. Spring has officially started -at least in the Northern Hemisphere- and the days are starting to get longer and warmer. We also saw some pretty fantastic Android apps get released to the Google Play Store. As per the norm, you can watch it above or read it below. Here …

Android KitKat rolling out on Verizon’s network for the Note 10.1 2014

Last week Android 4.4 KitKat began pushing out to the Note 10.1 2014 Edition in North America and several other markets across the globe. At the time, the update was only for the Wi-Fi variant, though we noted that the 3G/4G variants probably wouldn’t be too terribly far behind. For Note 10.1 2014 …

Could cheaper, plastic-clad HTC M8 Ace give the Galaxy S5 trouble?

We’ve heard the argument before: aluminum is better and looks more “premium” than plastic. In fact, this is a sentiment that HTC has stood strongly behind so far with its latest HTC One M8, going so far as to insult Samsung’s affinity for plastic on several occasions. Of course, not everyone cares …

Mobile Gamepad turns smartphones into motion-sensing game controller

Gaming on Android is quite versatile as it is, with thousands of games on Google Play, multiple gameplay options, and even add-on hardware that builds upon the gaming experience. But while the OUYA offers purely a console-game experience, and while accessories like the Samsung GamePad controller …

Ultra-secure Blackphone will feature 2GHz Tegra 4i processor

Back in January, Silent Circle and Geeksphone announced a joint-effort to develop the ultra-secure ‘Blackphone’ smartphone. The two companies would call the company SGP Technologies.<p>What makes the Blackphone special is that it runs a modified version of Android called PrivatOS, alongside a set of …

LG smartphone shipments up by 19 percent for Q1 2014

LG Electronics Inc. has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2014. Overall the company has seen a 319 percent increase in first-quarter net profits compared with the same period last year, mainly due to strong sales of larger-sized TVs and better cost structure resulting from …

Paranoid Android 4.3 beta 1 brings Hover, and it looks very promising

Back in early March, the Paranoid Android team announced that Halo, the signature multitasking feature of the custom ROM, would be reinvented into a new feature called Hover. Now the latest beta release of PA brings the initial release of Hover, and it looks very promising.<p>Now available in Paranoid …

Android News

Feeding the Hypebeast, on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / October 14, 2013<p>Some people wait in line for phones; others might camp the night for holiday deals or video game releases. For …

The Week in Review: When the Lights Turned Back On

Inside Flipboard / October 18, 2013<p>The government shutdown has ended, but it isn’t over. Arguably, it’s just begun.<p>The United States Congress voted …

The Flip Bowl Muscles On: Rookie Edition

Inside Flipboard / November 14, 2013<p>We’re entering the dog days of the NFL season. Injuries have befallen some of the game’s best talents. New …

TIME for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / November 20, 2013<p>When the innovative publisher Henry Luce launched TIME Magazine 90 years ago, his big idea was that TIME would …