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Philae Wakes Up! Historic Comet Lander Back In Action

Rosetta’s Philae lander has woken up on the surface of the comet after seven months of hibernation.<p>The European Space Agency has been trying to contact the lander as comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko moves closer to its nearest pass by the Sun.<p>The historic lander went dark because its solar cells …

Google's Project Vault is a secure computer stuffed into a microSD card

Several years ago, Intel showed off Edison, a prototype of an entire low-powered computer contained inside of a postage stamp-sized SD card.<p>Google …

Microsoft's Outlook.com redesign includes new organization features

Microsoft is giving its Outlook.com a pretty big facelift.<p>The company previewed several major changes to its email client Thursday including a …

First set of Hillary Clinton emails published online

<b>The US state department has released hundreds of emails - many relating to the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya - from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email account.</b><p>The emails were previously provided to a congressional committee.<p>Ms Clinton has constantly …

Google Study Shows Security Questions Aren’t All That Secure

What is your favorite food? What was your first teacher’s name? What’s the name of your first pet? Do those questions sound familiar to you? If they do, it’s probably because you either have really boring and repetitive conversations or you’ve answered them as security questions when you signed up …

Research

Google heads list of 16 companies trying to kill passwords

People don't put enough thought into passwords because it's a pain, but that creates security problems for the whole internet. Google, Microsoft and others in the FIDO Alliance want to replace passwords with fingerprint scanning and other techniques, and just unveiled 31 products from 16 companies …

DODOCase and Pad & Quill Introduce New Apple Watch Stands

With Apple Watch's April 24 delivery date getting closer and closer, a few accessory manufactures have been revealing new stands for the wrist worn device.<p>First is "The Timber Catchall for Apple Watch", a more comprehensive version of Pad & Quill's "Luxury Pocket Stand", which the company announced …

New app promises to give your iPhone a 32MP camera

How would you like an app that transforms your regular 8-megapixel iPhone 6 camera into a 32-megapixel one?<p>Okay, so it’s not <i>exactly</i> as miraculous as it sounds, but photography app Hydra is a worthy tool to add to your virtual camera bag. It works by taking a series of up to 60 small images and then …

9 Gadgets (and Other Tech) to Be Excited About in 2015

2015 <i>is</i> the year of the Future, thanks to that one rambunctious, time-traveling teen with a hoverboard. As we're still in the opening moments of 2015, …

Facebook Begins Small-Scale Testing of Voice-to-Text Conversations in Messenger

Facebook today began testing a new feature on its Messenger service, automatically transcribing voice messages sent through the service directly into text.<p>Announced by the Facebook's VP of Messaging David Marcus on his Facebook page, the update is meant to be more helpful for people who enjoy …

Paris as a Green and Sustainable Future City Is Even More Beautiful

Paris is one of the world's most beautiful cities, with its landmarks, parks and the cobbled roads of Montmarte the envy of the world. Architectural …

How to transform your tiny flat into a five-bed pad

Microapartments make living in a big city semi-affordable, but tiny, featureless boxes can hardly be called homes. When Madrid-based graphic designer …

How Many Calories Do You Burn By Laughing?

<i>It's the day after the night before, and you ate way too much. So in the quest for marginal gains, how many calories might you be able to burn off by</i> …

Comedy

12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' Production Rumored for Q2 2015 Amid Manufacturing Difficulties

Apple's 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" may not enter mass production until the second quarter of 2015, according to new predictions from often-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He believes that the iPad Pro will use an oxide panel to achieve a "high resolution, quick response, and high color …

Smartphone app to be used as hotel room keys

The hotel group Starwood is to begin giving hotel guests the option to by-pass check-in and simply use their smartphones to enter their hotel rooms.<p>The chain has upgraded 30,000 room locks in its nearly 150 hotels to work with the system, which uses Bluetooth technology. Rival chain Hilton is …

Russian Official Says Apple CEO Should Be Banned From Russia After Saying He Is Gay

"What could he bring us? The Ebola virus, AIDS, gonorrhea?"<p>Russia should give Apple CEO Tim Cook a lifetime entry ban for announcing that he identifies as gay, a prominent Russian anti-LGBT lawmaker has said.<p>"What could he bring us? The Ebola virus, AIDS, gonorrhea? They all have unseemly ties over …

Refurbished 2014 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Now Available in Apple's Online Store

Apple today added several new models of the current 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro to its online store for refurbished products, marking their first availability at a lower cost since their July 2014 launch date.<p>There are six different models available, which are currently mistakenly listed under the …

Camera made from one tiny Lego brick actually works

The inspiration began with a pine nut. Ryan Howerter, a graphic design student at Colorado State University, took a photography class and his teacher shared the story of the Pinholo, a minuscule functioning pine-nut pinhole camera. Howerter knew what he had to do. "Being a fan of Lego bricks, I had …

Lego

How to Use AirDrop to Share Files Between Macs and iOS Devices

Apple's <b>AirDrop</b> file-sharing feature debuted with the release of OS X Lion and allowed users to transfer files from one Mac to another without using email or an external storage device. The feature made its way to iOS devices with the release of iOS 7, and offered a simple way for users to share …

How To Create a Web Design Style Guide

You're reading How To Create a Web Design Style Guide, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

This Airplane Seat Redesign That Everyone Loves Makes Bold Claims, But Doesn't Make Much Sense

This one's got us scratching our heads. The blogosphere has been blindly touting the design of Singapore-based AirGo Design's Orion airplane seating …

Orion Spacecraft

Why Icelanders love an explosive eruption

<b>Do you remember that feeling of being a kid, running after your older siblings and you just couldn't keep up? Your little feet would move as fast as they could, but still you'd lag behind? Well, that's how I feel these days - the reason being a volcano.</b><p>Every morning I set my alarm for 06:00, not to …

Updated: Icelandic volcano erupts

<i>Update, 23 August 23:27 BST: As of this evening, Icelandic experts are reconsidering whether an eruption has begun or not. With no surface changes</i> …

50 Totally Free Fonts for Designers 2014

<b>Free</b> <b>Fonts</b> <b>for</b> <b>Designers 2014</b><p>Well hi there everyone!<p>One thing the fine designers at Cleveland based graphics firm Go Media knows is how important fonts …

The Navy Wants To Fire Its Ridiculously Strong Railgun From The Ocean

They want to test firing it from a ship in 2016, and again in 2018.<p>In 2016, the U.S. Navy is going to test a railgun—a weapon that can repeatedly launch a projectile at more than 5,000 MPH—from a boat. In 2018, they're going to do it again. And in the 2020s, the Navy is going to figure out just …

Military

It's 200 years old, but what is Italy's carabinieri?

<b>This year Italy's carabinieri is 200 years old - it's older than the country itself. But why does Italy have two police forces and what is so special about this one?</b><p>I've always been puzzled by the fact that Italy has two police forces, although Italians don't seem to find it strange at all.<p>If you …

Gorgeous Slow-Mo of the Machine-Like Beauty of Honeybees in Flight

Photographer Michael Sutton spent hours getting up close and personal with a hive of honey bees at Hillside Apiaries in New Hampshire. He got stung …

Honey Bees

How to Get the Best Sleep of Your Life on an Airplane

Navigating your way through clueless tourists, grabby TSA guards, and disinterested ticket counter clerks is only half the battle. Once you make it …