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Google's safeguard against rogue Android apps is now available

Google is acting on its promise to further guard your Android phone against rogue apps. The company tells us that it's rolling out its Play Protect home screen to every Android device running Google Mobile Services 11 or newer. If you see it (it's in in the Google section of your settings, under …

Why Diametrically Opposed Locations Across Earth’s Surface Are Also the Farthest Points Away

The fascinating animated series RealLifeLore explains why the farthest point away from any one place is one that is diametrically opposed across the …

The One Thing You're Doing Wrong in Meditation, According to a Buddhist Master

True meditation has no direction or goal. It is pure wordless surrender, pure silent prayer. All methods aiming at achieving a certain state of mind …

Meditation

Our Power Lies In How We Choose to Respond to Our Pain

<b>“The strongest hearts have the most scars.” ~Unknown</b><p>Maybe it’s true, that the strongest hearts have the most scars.<p>And maybe the pain and the …

Positive Thinking

Trump attacks on judiciary raise safety concerns for judges

SEATTLE (AP) — When a judge who helped derail President Donald Trump's travel ban was hit with online threats, the abuse raised safety concerns among …

Donald Trump

2 skin cancer sufferers given HPV vaccine see big change

He was in his 70s, she in her 80s. Both had had spots of skin cancer identified and removed, and both are the subjects of a very small study published Wednesday in <i>JAMA Dermatology</i> that suggests the HPV vaccine could help protect against certain types of skin cancer.<p>Previous research has suggested a …

A 'Blade Runner 2049' Sequel Is a Serious Possibility

Both Denis Villeneuve and Ridley Scott want to tell more 'Blade Runner' stories, but will everybody else want them?<p>After 35 years, <i>Blade Runner</i> is …

In its second season, The Expanse tightens the screws

The first season of <i>The Expanse</i> was well-made, often smart, and with a good, slow burn on developing its main characters. What it wasn’t was …

Does Hot Water Really Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?

Not as simple as it seems.<p>Does hot water freeze faster than cold water? It seems obvious that the answer should be no, because all things being …

This Star Is So Bright, Scientists Can't Even See It

A little thing in outer space known as AG Carinae is one of the brightest objects ever observed. That’s saying a lot for a universe that has about …

A pole reversal: Scientists discuss an anomaly in the Earth’s magnetic field

The strength of Earth’s magnetic field has been decreasing for the last 160 years at an alarming rate<p>The Earth is blanketed by a magnetic field. It’s what makes compasses point north, and protects our atmosphere from continual bombardment from space by charged particles such as protons. Without a …

Signal, Snowden's favorite private messenger, is testing a video call feature

Signal, better known as Edward Snowden's favorite private messaging app, is testing a feature that lets users make video calls.<p>A beta version of the …

Flecks of "solar glitter" can make almost anything solar powered

A solar technology invented years ago at Sandia National Laboratories has gotten a step closer to being on the market and that should make you pretty …

Car vending machines prove Austin really is weird

Living in Austin just got weirder.<p>A Central Texas dealership just built a coin-operated vending machine full of cars. The glass building housing the “vending machine” is five stories tall and stores up to 20 cars. It’s the brainchild of Carvana, an online-based used car company from …

This is How You Fold a Record-Breaking Paper Airplane

In 2012, designer John Collins constructed a paper airplane that flew an astonishing 226 feet, establishing a distance record that still stands. A …

Harvard

This wearable Bluetooth device will turn any surface into a keyboard

'Tap' is the future of keyboards. The sensors can be worn on either hand and turns any surface into a keyboard.<p>The device comes with an app that …

Wearable Tech

Shocking: Smart TV Manufacturer Vizio Spies On Customers Using Advanced Big Data Analytics

US TV manufacturer Vizio’s underhanded Big Data dealing may have just cost it $2.2 million but I think it is something we can unfortunately expect to see a lot more of.<p>The FTC this week announced that viewing data of individual households was monitored through a built-in spy device which used image …

Televisions

After Trump video flap, OCC signs warn students against recording classes without permission

Almost two months after a secretly recorded video of an Orange Coast College professor's post-election comments about<p>President Trumptouched off a nationwide firestorm, signs reminding students that in-class recordings are prohibited without instructors' permission have been posted in Orange Coast …

Codes of Conduct

Dragonfly Wings Can Rip Apart Bacteria Without Antibiotics

We finally know why.<p>Special bacteria-killing surfaces constitute a highly active area of research and development. Strategies to construct them vary …

How to unlock Netflix to watch every movie and TV show using these secret codes

With this simple trick, Netflix users can unlock a whole new world of content.<p>Netflix users are already in treat with a wide range of movies and TV …

Heisenberg's Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years

Discovering that our Universe was quantum in nature brought with it a lot of unintuitive consequences. The better you measured a particle’s position, the more fundamentally indeterminate its momentum was. The shorter an unstable particle lived, the less well-known its mass fundamentally was. Solid, …

Physics

Brain hormone triggers fat burning regardless of food intake

Although the neurotransmitter serotonin has previously been shown to play a central role in regulating appetite (amongst other things), the reasons …

The state of Android Battery Optimization: it sucks

Ever since our smartphones became thinner and thinner (internals faster and faster, our usage more complex, etc.), battery life has been a concern. …

Android News

So You Want to Read Dystopian Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Consider this book your introduction to dystopiana. Believe it or not, <i>1984</i> is totally hot right now. There have been reports of retailers actually …

Watch four alien worlds orbit a distant star

Star HR 8799 was born about the same time as humanity's ancestors — 60 million years ago, after the dinosaurs went extinct and the age of animals that would lead to our evolution was just beginning here on Earth. It's 129 light years away from us, tucked toward the front legs of the constellation …

Universe

Twitter releases national security letters

Over the last eight months, tech companies have slowly been revealing that they’ve received national security letters from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that force the firms to secretly disclose user data to the government. Today, Twitter joined the ranks of Yahoo, Cloudflare and Google by …

Charges dropped for journalist arrested while covering Trump inauguration

Evan Engel of Vocativ no longer facing potential 10 years in prison Move comes amid anger over arrest of six journalists during protests<p>A felony charge against one of the journalists arrested while covering Donald Trump’s inauguration was dropped by prosecutors on Friday.<p>The decision means that …

Donald Trump

Half an onion desperately wants to get more Twitter followers than Donald Trump

Attention Twitter users: there's half an onion in a plastic bag that needs your help.<p>The ew Twitter account <b>Half An Onion</b> was created on Jan. 20 to …

The Most Detailed 'Full Disk' View of Earth Ever Has Been Released - And It's Incredible

Wowow.<p>Below is one of the most detailed full-disk photos of Earth ever taken - and the US government is now downloading a fresh version of it every …