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Xiaomi now world's second-biggest wearables maker

‘China’s Apple’ rise rapidly to account for a quarter of market, but effect of Apple Watch launch remains to be seen<p>Chinese technology firm Xiaomi has become the world’s second largest wearables manufacturer in less than a year, data shows.<p>Xiaomi’s recently released fitness tracker the Mi Band, …

New Cisco CEO Favors Diversity And Youth In Executive Team

New Cisco CEO, Chuck Robbins, unveiled his new executive team in a blog post today, and he’s favoring diversity and youth as he tries to sell Cisco to a new generation of customers.<p>He’s got a challenge.<p>But as he moves in and former CEO John Chambers and members of his team move on, Robbins is …

Networking

NASA's 'Flying Saucer' Will Test Supersonic Landing From The Edge Of Space

The LDSD uses a huge parachute and a surface-wide balloon as supersonic brakes<p><b>Update 5:45 p.m. EDT 6/8/15:</b> A collective groan echoed throughout the LDSD mission control as flight controllers watched the flying saucer's supersonic parachute shred during descent. The parachute deployed at first, but …

Space Exploration

Long-term study shows why bullying is a public health problem

Bullying may be responsible for nearly 30% of cases of depression among adults, a new study suggests.<p>By tracking 2,668 people from early childhood through adulthood, researchers found that 13-year-olds who were frequent targets of bullies were three times more likely than their non-victimized peers …

Public Health

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Pluto's Moons Raise New Puzzles for NASA's New Horizons Mission

For a long time, Pluto was considered an oddball planet — and although that perception has changed, astronomers now report that its tiniest moons rank among the oddest in the solar system.<p>"The Pluto system is more interesting than we thought," said Mark Showalter, a planetary scientist at the SETI …

US government is using planes to spy on cell phones, suck up data

It’s the sort of thing that makes you want to hide in a cave with a tin foil hat: a new report reveals that the Justice Department is using airplanes …

Watch A Pair Of Identical Twins Prank A Bunch Of Men By Asking Them For Threesomes

The YouTube channel “Whatever,” which specializes in pranks, social experiments, and “randomness,” released this video in which two attractive blonde twins walk up to a bunch of men (and one woman) and ask them if they’d be interested in a threesome. You know, NBD.<p>As I recently mentioned, I used to …

The Best Beach Babes of Instagram

In case you missed then, here are a roundup of the best beach Instagrams of the week—from model Hailey Baldwin’s trip to sea to Kylie Jenner’s poolside fashion shoot.

How To Build A Roman Catapult In Your Backyard

How to Build a Catapult in an Afternoon<p>Long before the invention of gunpowder, ancient armies used siege engines to hurl all sorts of terrible, yet creative, missiles. The Carthaginians put poisonous snakes in clay jars and then launched them at enemy ships. The Romans preferred to throw bags of …

Woodworking

US economy shrinks 0.7% in first quarter as strong dollar eats into growth

Falling oil prices and harsh winter also blamed for weak first quarter which had been predicted by economists and is expected to be temporary<p>A harsh winter, a strong dollar and falling oil prices took their toll on the US economy in the first quarter, the Commerce Department revealed on Friday.

Is the Big Bang Cycling Through Hidden Time?

<i>Edward Belbruno is a mathematician and an artist. His paintings are in major collections and exhibited throughout the United States, and he regularly</i> …

Mathematics

More than 10,000 websites 'blackout' Congress in protest of NSA surveillance laws

Fight for the Future provides code to block access from congressional IP addresses amid debate to re-authorize Patriot Act or pass USA Freedom Act<p>More than 10,000 websites blocked users from computers in Congress on Friday, in a demonstration against any possible re-authorization of NSA …

Google’s Ara Modular Phone Takes A Real Photo From A Snap-In Camera

Google’s ATAP team showed a working version of its Project Ara modular smartphone on stage at I/O today, with engineer Rafa Camargo snapping in a camera module and taking a quick photo on a device running the latest version of Android. It was a brief show of where the project’s at, and amazing when …

Russia Steps up Propaganda Push with Online 'Kremlin Trolls'

Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as "Kremlin trolls," the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda …

Better broadband at better prices? Welcome to Charter CEO's fantasy

To hear the chief executive of<p>Charter Communicationstell it, his company's acquisition ofTime Warner Cablewill mean a better broadband experience for all.<p>"We'll offer consumers a broadband product that makes watching online video, gaming and engaging in other data-hungry applications a great …

Google announces Android M, available later this year

One of the big parts of Android M is a redesigned apps permissions system. Users will be able to approve or deny security permissions, such as camera or location access, on a case by case basis. There are only eight categories of permissions available to apps now, and the apps will ask for them as …

Future Android Phones Could Recharge Another Devices

Google just announced new features for the next version of Android and the most interesting one has little to do with the user interface: Properly equipped devices will be able to recharge other USB devices.<p>This is thanks to the new version of USB called USB Type-C. This next generation of USB is …

Google Pixel

7 Signs You Need to Try Another Bra Size

Is it time to break up with your boulder holder?<p>Like when you found out what sex was or that Lance Bass is gay, discovering that you've been wearing the wrong bra size is a life-altering moment.<p>Unfortunately, a lot of women are still living in the dark, says Lori Kaplan, director of Bra*Tenders …

Harden takes frustrations out on Warriors

HOUSTON -- James Harden wasn't very happy with things, so he took the advice of his coach and changed his mood while also giving his Houston Rockets …

Dawn of the cyborgs: how humans will turn themselves into gods

Historian Yuval Harari says humanity is heading for an upgrade – via biological manipulation or the creation of a race of cyborgs

How You'll Die On Mars

Many hopefuls have signed up for a one-way ticket to the red planet. But if they aren't prepared, the trip may be a short one.<p>We're on our way to Mars. NASA has a plan to land astronauts on its surface by the 2030s. Private spaceflight companies like SpaceX have also expressed interest in starting …

Space Science