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Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after …

Google Earth

Scientists Map Vast Reserves Of Freshwater Under The Seabed

Not all the water in the sea is seawater.<p>Scientists think there are vast reserves of fresh groundwater buried under the oceans — a potentially valuable resource for coastal cities that need freshwater.<p>A recent report in <i>Nature</i> estimates the amount of fresh groundwater around the world at about …

Student dies and wakes up in the morgue—what happens next, it was mistake

A computer programming student was undergoing surgery in Costa Rica, when she died, experienced the afterlife, then returned to her body—in the …

There Are Huge Reserves of Live-Saving Fresh Water Below the Oceans

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists in Australia have identified vast meteoric groundwater reserves (VMGRs) of freshwater …

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 …

Amazon shaves $10 off Belkin WeMo light switch

Looks like Amazon's deals just keep coming. As part of its Cyber Monday Deals Week, Amazon is offering the Belkin WeMo light switch for $39.99. …

Home Automation

Colin McRae Rally reportedly powersliding towards Android

Colin McRae Rally is a classic game, no doubt. Anyone who's ever played the console original will likely agree, and following a release earlier this …

iOS Apps

Click! Google rebuilds Android camera base for better photos

Rebuilt software plumbing in Android should give new power to camera apps -- once Google makes the interface available to other programmers besides its own.<p>Want a better camera on your Android device? Google does, too.<p>For that reason, the company has overhauled the mobile OS's plumbing. Google has …

Android News

The world's fastest running robot is off the leash

A relative of Boston Dynamics' Cheetah robot, which last year managed to outpace the world's fastest man Usain Bolt on a treadmill, is now able to run outdoors untethered. Named the WildCat, the outdoor runner is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and is being …

'Boy Wonder of Supercar Sales' talks Lamborghini

Brett David has a pretty darn good life. At 26 years old, he's the CEO of Prestige Imports in Miami, which puts him at the wheel of the largest Lamborghini dealership in the US. Prestige also happens to have moved more Audis than any other dealer in three years.<p>CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> had him on for a …

Galaxy Note 3 Deep-Dive Review: Still Making Every Other Big Phone Look Bad

Article Contents<p>0.0.0.1 Galaxy Note 3: Specifications<br>• 0.0.0.2 The Good<br>• 0.0.0.3 The Not So Good<p>1 Hardware<p>1.1 Design and build quality<p>1.1.0.1 S Pen<p>1.2 …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review (European version)

Samsung’s beastly third-generation Note handset is everything a big-screened Android phone should be<p>For better or worse, we’re now surrounded by …

Phones

[Exclusive First Look] MyColorScreen Themer Takes The Tediousness Out Of Applying Themes

One of the best things about Android is the degree to which the system can be customized. That extreme level of customization has allowed the …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review (global edition)

Three is the magic number. Three is lucky. Three's a crowd. Okay, ignore that last one, but the number 3 does also apply to the latest Galaxy Note, and we're curious to know which of those maxims might apply. What are the marquee features this time around? Well, there's the usual bevy of …

Android Central 153: The Galaxy Note 3 special edition podcast | Android Central

Galaxy Note

How to Destroy a Magnet (+ interactive periodic table)

The terrifying, flesh-eating drug krokodil has reportedly surfaced in the US

No cases have been confirmed yet, but early reports have authorities on edge<p><i>A krokodil user with necrosis of the hand.</i><p>When the nasty, highly addictive street drug krokodil appears in a new area, it tends to spread fast. So when doctors at the Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center …

Why You Always See Crushed Stones Alongside Railroad Tracks

The crushed stones you see alongside railroad tracks are what is known as ballast. Their purpose is to hold the wooden cross ties in place, which in …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 video walkthrough

We've got the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in-house and we're putting the phone through its paces as we prepare our full review. But first we've got a full …

Galaxy Note

Recycle Your Old microSD Cards Into an SSD Drive

Instead of giving your unwanted memory cards away to your parents, or putting them someplace safe where they'll inevitably get lost, this …

How to: Set up Android Device Manager to lock and wipe your phone

Back at the beginning of August Google unveiled a new service called "Android Device Manager" that let you locate and remotely wipe your phones and …

Android News

Ford Focus ST checks into Jay Leno's Garage

In a change of pace from the high-end vehicles that often appear in <i>Jay Leno's Garage</i>, Ford sends its hottest hatchback (in the US, at least), the 252-horsepower Focus ST, to be featured on Leno's show. Accompanying the five-door hatch is its chief engineer, Jamal Hameedi.<p>Riding on stylish 18-inch …

The World’s First 3-D Scanner For iPad Is Blowing Up On Kickstarter

If you need more convincing than the extensive testimonials in the Structure’s Kickstarter video, consider its crowdfunding progress: Since launching …

Crowd Funding

Over 1,500 Americans have died from taking too much acetaminophen in the past decade

One of America's best-known pain relievers has a lesser-known dark side. Over the past decade, more than 1,500 Americans have died from taking too much acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, reports <i>ProPublica</i>. Though tens of millions of people reportedly use it weekly without adverse …

US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima.<p>The document, …

After 30 years, lost 'Steve Jobs Time Capsule' finally recovered

Buried, and lost, in an Aspen field in 1983, the 13-foot-long tube contained, among other things, the mouse from Jobs' Lisa computer. Now, thanks to the TV show "Diggers," it's been found.<p>We can assume that Steve Jobs' 30-year-old mouse is in good condition. But what about the six pack of beer?<p>In …

Archaeology

How an Engineer Earned 1.25 Million Air Miles By Buying Pudding

Air Miles are awesome, they can be used to score free flights, hotel stays and if you’re really lucky, the scorn and hatred of everyone you come in …

The Aluminum Airship of the Future Has Finally Flown

There was once a time when man looked to the skies and expected to see giant balloons rather than airplanes drifting above. The Hindenburg Disaster …

Korea Will Soon Be Home To The World's First 'Invisible' Skyscraper

The world will soon have its first "invisible" skyscraper.<p>There's no construction date yet for the planned 1,476-foot tower, called Tower Infinity. But its architects have just been granted a construction permit to begin building outside of Seoul, South Korea near Incheon International Airport.<p>The …