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17 shocking facts that could change the way you think about water forever

Water, water everywhere — but less than half of a percent of Earth's reserves are drinkable.<p>That's just one shocking fact <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> and five experts dropped at this year's Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History — all about the surprising origins, scarcity, …

Snorkeling

Google video drops possible hints about what the next-gen Nexus 5 will look like

Google unveiled Android M last week during Google I/O and showed off key new features such as fingerprint scanner support and fast USB-C battery …

Android News

Google’s Minor UI Update Is Solving The Biggest Problem On Smartphones Right Now

By predicting what you want to do next in any app, Now on Tap is a small update that could become a very big deal.<p>With its upcoming Android M operating system, Google revealed a major UI breakthrough for smartphones. It’s called Now on Tap. An extension of Google Now, you simply tap and hold the …

Apps

Nikkei: Nintendo’s next video game console will run Android

Nintendo surprised us all when it finally came around and announced that it intends to begin releasing mobile games for smartphones and tablets that …

Retrogaming

NASA tested their giant flying saucer on Monday June 8

After back-to-back cancellations last week, NASA appears to be ready to launch their low-density supersonic decelerator— that looks a lot like a flying saucer — on Monday, June 8 at 1:30 pm ET.<p>This flying saucer is one of the many projects fulfilling NASA's big plans to land the first humans on …

Spacecraft

First Dinosaur Bone Found in Washington State

A piece of a massive thigh bone discovered underwater shows that dinosaurs walked in what is now Washington state.<p>The 80-million-year-old bone was …

Dinosaurs

The Physics of Lifting: Don’t Forget to Hinge

If your program contains many front squats, Olympic movements, and wall balls, you might want to add in low-bar back squats and hinge movements to …

Workouts

The Surprisingly Complicated Physics Of A Light Bulb

One of the dumber assertions that always turns up in arguments about the sciences versus “the humanities”– the Two Cultures of C.P. Snow’s famous lecture– is that the clinical approach inherent to science somehow robs the world of beauty and wonder. This is nonsense, because quite the opposite is …

Quantum Mechanics

Android user switches from a flagship phone to a $75 cheapie… and he’s never been happier

You don’t need a high-end flagship phone to have a good experience — in fact, it turns out you can be perfectly happy with a dirt-cheap device. …

Mobile Technology

Bug Off: Why Insect Eating Is More Gimmick Than Reality

Bugs are the hottest new trend in food!<p>Sound familiar? It should. Almost two years ago, in the wake of a FAO report on edible insects, National Geographic, along with everyone else, was writing about how bugs could save us all. Even before that, in 2010, Dutch entomologist Marcel Dicke gave a …

Prostate cancer breakthrough as scientists crack genetic code behind nine in 10 tumours

Nine out of 10 cases of late stage prostate cancer can now be linked to changes in the DNA of sufferers, the Institute of Cancer Research<p>Thousands of men suffering from advanced prostate cancer have been offered new hope of a cure after scientists discovered the genetic cause behind 90 per cent of …

Latest Google Maps update for Android moves the mapping off of your phone

Google is about to update the Android version of one of its most popular mobile apps, hiding in Google Maps 9.9 for Android a not-so-secret feature …

Google Maps

Verizon's old phone network will stick around for connected devices

It's no secret that Verizon wants to drop its legacy phone service like so much dead weight. But is the underlying CDMA network going to go away, too? Not for a long while, the carrier's Fran Shammo says. He explains that CDMA will hang around for "internet of things" devices (think appliances, …

Google Launches Android Phone Cases With iPhone User Skrillex

Cool kids into electronic dance music and high-end Android phones might want to pick up one of Google's new tricked-out phone cases, announced …

Want to stand out? Forget the 3310 and get this Brick phone instead

In search for the ultimate retro phone, the Nokia 3310 that was introduced in 2000 may not be cut out for the job. If you’re looking to stand out, …

Why I am happy downgrading from a $500 to a $75 smartphone

The first smartphone I ever purchased died last week. It was an Android running CyanogenMod and lived through 19 months of aimless browsing, …

Mobile Technology

World’s First Dual-Screen Smartphone

Put simply, the YotaPhone 2 combines a 5″ AMOLED Full HD 1920×1080 and a 4.7″ e-paper 960×540 display into a single Android package. Rather than just …

Smart Lock Now Notifies You When It Locks Your Phone After 4 Hours Of Inactivity

Google has been rolling out updates to Smart Lock over the past months, adding On-body detection and Trusted voice, and while this recent change …

Andrew's favorite Android Wear watches

I've been wearing an Android Wear watch since they have been available, replacing the Pebble that was previously on my wrist. Over the past several …

Wearable Tech

iPhone 6C: Mysterious updated iPhone appears on Apple Store website

A mysterious phone has appeared on the Apple Store website, on an otherwise unsurprising product page, which some have speculated could show an …

Here are the 38 new emojis coming to your phone next year

Good news for smartphone addicts: New emojis are coming!<p>The Unicode Consortium has announced that its adding 38 new emojis to its vast list of texting symbols.<p>These new symbols are slated to be added to the emoji mix in June 2016, Yahoo Tech reports.<p>The Unicode Consortium is the California-based …

Unicode

Review: Asus ZenFone 2 from an iPhone user’s perspective

Today, I picked up the <b>ZenFone 2 from Asus</b>. It’s a mid-tier Android phone with flagship specifications.This phone is actually quite good from a pure …

Mobile Technology

BOLD Knot Backup Battery with 2x Faster Charging Cable for iPhone and Android

BOLD Knot not only offers on-the-go energy, but also allows to charge your smartphone 2x faster than other regular <b>charging cable</b>. Like the features? …

Huawei P8 review: thin, powerful and undercuts the competition

Chinese smartphone firm’s flagship Android puts Huawei on the map with a solid all-metal phone that costs significantly less than competitors<p>You’ve probably never heard of Huawei. With a brand name that few recognise and which many who do can’t pronounce, the Chinese company has struggled outside …

Phones

The best phones ever made

They flipped, they slid, you pressed lots of physical buttons and they wouldn’t run out of battery after using them for more than five …

Mobile Technology

Arduin-o-phone The DIY Arduino Mobile Phone

Ever fancied creating your very own Arduino mobile phone? If you have Adafruit published details on how to use the Arduino platform to create your …

Microsoft, Facebook, Google And The Future Of Voice Communications

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Eric Holmen is the executive vice president of sales, marketing and services at Invoca.</i><p>All of a sudden, it seems like Facebook, Google and Apple are climbing all over each other to own the voice interaction, and specifically, the phone conversation. They’re in a race to compete in the …

Wireless

Apple just filed a patent that could make the Apple Watch work without your phone around

For example, you could bring this thing with you instead of your iPhone, and in theory, still be able to use your Apple Watch's internet-based activities.<p>From the patent diagrams, the Apple hotspot looks extremely compact and portable. They also show that it would be activated with a simple twist, …

Apple Watch

100 fascinating facts about US national parks

1) Add all America’s National Parks together and you get an area of 84 million acres. The UK measures in at just over 60 million acres.<p>2) In 1918 Alaska’s Katmai National Monument was established to preserve the “Valley of 10,000 Smokes” after the Novarupta Volcano filled it with an …

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