Geoff R

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Here are some of the most mind-blowing facts about the universe

<b>Between the beautiful supermoon last week and Nasa's announcement that strong evidence of flowing water has been discovered on Mars, many of us have</b> …

Windows 10 tips for gamers: How to save your bandwidth, do a clean install, and more

Just because you have a new operating system doesn’t mean everything is working like it should.<p>Windows 10<p>New Windows 10 game<br>• How to get Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition<p>Here’s a secret: If you installed Windows 10 today, you agreed to have your computer act as a peer-to-peer host for sharing Windows …

How big is the Universe? An awesome interactive explanation

With all of the commotion and intrigue surrounding the New Horizons spacecraft approaching Pluto, the <i>BBC</i> recently highlighted an incredible …

Linux founder says you must be 'on drugs' if you're scared of AI

<b>LINUX FOUNDER</b> Linus Torvalds has said that artificial intelligence (AI) is nothing to fear, dismissing remarks from the likes of Elon Musk, Stephen …

Artificial Intelligence

The Art of Command Line

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Quick, Rapid, Turbo, And Fast Charging Explained: What You Need To Know About Charging Your Smartphone

You've probably heard of quick charging, turbo charging, adaptive fast charging, rapid charging, and Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 before - or at least …

The Fermi Paradox: If aliens exist, do they know we’re here?

Everyone feels something when they’re in a really good starry place on a really good starry night and they look up and see this:<p>Some people stick …

Warp Drive & Transporters: How 'Star Trek' Technology Works (Infographic)

The original "Star Trek" television series featured technology that had first appeared decades earlier in science fiction stories. Pulp heroes had …

Physics

Meet the tiny device that solves all your on-the-go smartphone needs

If you’re a smartphone power user, you probably have lots of accessories that can do things like share files between devices, charge dying batteries, …

Sci-Fi Sunday: What Happens When Our Technology Outpaces Our Understanding?

Though the sci-fi short “Burnt Grass” deals with themes related to futuristic technologies, it doesn’t bother to develop said future in detail. It …

Singularity

Android customization - improve battery life, identify battery killer apps

Last week on our Android customization series, we took to the ultimate in cleaning up your Android device, walking through how to perform a factory reset on your device. While a reset is a pretty extreme measure for repairing some issues, we would like to look at a few battery drain repairs you …

Appliance Science: The warm physics of sous vide cooking

Most methods of cooking have been around for hundreds (or thousands) of years, dating from the first time a caveman dropped a mammoth steak onto a fire and liked the result. New approaches to cooking don't come along often, but sous vide cooking is one of the exceptions.<p>First used in the 1970s, …

How long would it take you to fall through Earth?

Suppose you dug a tunnel through the center of Earth, jumped in, and let gravity pull you through. How long would it take you to reach the other side …

AMD, ARM, Imagination, Samsung alliance publish official shared GPU-CPU blueprints

An effort to tightly knit together graphics chips, processors and other hardware to boost things like video search on your desktop has taken a step …

Double impact: Sen article on icy Martian craters.

I’ve mentioned a few times here that I write a biweekly column for Sen.com, a site that has lots of news and blogs dealing with space exploration …

craters

Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.<p>What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?<p>Not 40 minutes shaved off some regular daily activity to devote to something else, but an extra 40 minutes actually tacked on to the 24 hours …

Tennessee Girls High School Basketball Teams Banned for Both Trying to Throw Same Game

Two Tennessee high school girls basketball teams were banned from a post-season tournament after they "made a mockery of the game" by tanking free-throws, making intentional turnovers, committing blatant rule violations and trying to shoot in their opponent's goal, officials said.<p>The suspensions …

5 Amazing Facts Everyone Should Know About Our Sun

• Dave<br>• | Feb 22nd, 2015 |<br>• Comments 0<p>We hear a lot about other gorgeous planets like Saturn or Jupiter and we appreciate the Sun but never hear too much …

Astronomy

DNA data storage: 1.8 zettabytes of information in a single spoon of liquid

Every piece of data ever produced by mankind - from the entire Wikipedia archive to the complete Netflix catalogue - could be stored onto a …

The brilliant ideas and radiant visions of reclusive SF author Greg Egan

Night Shade’s relationship with Greg actually starts before these new reprints. Night Shade was the first U.S. publisher for the last five Egan …

MMOs You Need to Beta Test in 2015

Several exciting game releases are on the horizon. If you can’t wait until the full release, check out these picks for games that you can beta test …

MMOGs

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

Quantum Mechanics

This mechanical keyboard is hiding a quad-core Android PC underneath its keys

Most hardcore PC enthusiasts love a nice mechanical keyboard. Whether its for gaming or fast typing, it’s hard not to enjoy the feel of some nice …

ARM & M2M - everything you need to know

You have probably heard of the term the “Internet of Things” or IoT. However you may not have heard of M2M, or Machine to Machine. The two domains are very closely linked. If IoT is the overall idea, the paradigm, then M2M is the plumbing, the glue that holds it all together. ARM is probably …

Basics: How Not to Solder

While there are a great many guides that teach you to solder (here is one fine example), we have found that there is a surprising lack of guides to …

NASA Has Just Released The Largest, Clearest Picture Ever Captured Of Our Universe

Thanks to NASA we now have this incredible 1.5 billion-pixel image (69,536 x 22,230) of our closest galactic neighbor, Andromeda Galaxy (M31). …

Universe

This planet’s rings make Saturn look puny

When J1407 was discovered in 2012, it seemed like a fairly run-of-the-mill star. But the researchers who spotted it saw signs of a strange eclipse -- a period when the star had dimmed and re-brightened. These sudden, drastic brightness changes went on for two months.<p>According to analysis published …

Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously, Leatherman President Ben Rivera is quite fond of his, but it caused a bit of a problem when he tried to pass through the gates at …