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The Moon Passing in Front of the Earth, As Seen from 1 Million Miles Away

Last month, NASA shared the first full photo of Earth captured with its new DSCOVR camera that’s floating 1 million miles away. Today it released …

Earth

Gorgeous Macro Photos Detail the Beauty of Alien-Like Carnivorous Plants

Through macro photography, Joni Niemel is able to capture the minuscule beauty of things that we might normally miss. The Finnish photographer has recently turned an eye towards the carnivorous plant Drosera, which is more commonly known as a “Sundew” – a moniker referring to the droplets that …

Jamestown excavation unearths four bodies — and a mystery in a small box

JAMESTOWN, Va. — When his friends buried Capt. Gabriel Archer here about 1609, they dug his grave inside a church, lowered his coffin into the ground and placed a sealed silver box on the lid.<p>This English outpost was then a desperate place. The “starving time,” they called it. Scores had died of …

Going Abroad? Save Big Money On Your Phone Bill With 'Flyp'

If you hate the idea of having a work phone and personal phone, paying long-distance calling overages and feeling obligated to pick up calls from unknown senders, there's an app that can help resolve these problems for you. Its solution: Set up multiple phone numbers on a single device, and do it …

Periscope for iOS adds Handoff support, ability to mute notifications, more

The popular live streaming app Periscope today announced a much-welcomed update to its iOS app. The update, which bumps the app to version 1.1.3, includes a couple of new features and tweaks. For one, users now have the ability to mute notifications on a user-by-user basis. For instance, if you …

Google AdSense Publishers Must Now Obtain EU Visitors’ Consent Before Collecting Data

Google has announced a change to its user consent policy which will affect website publishers using Google products and services, including Google AdSense, DoubleClick for Publishers and DoubleClick Ad Exchange, as well as whose sites or apps have visitors arriving from the European Union. Under …

AdSense

Smithsonian’s Giant Leap Into Kickstarter Pays Off

Millions of Americans gathered around small black and white television sets in the hot July of 1969 to watch Neil Armstrong step off the Apollo 11 spacecraft and set his left boot onto untouched moon dust. Armstrong would go down in history as the first man to ever walk on the moon.<p>Armstrong’s suit …

Crowd Funding

China has finally lifted its 14-year ban on video games

The move comes as two of the world's most popular gaming consoles, Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's Playstation 4, have struggled to gain market share in PC and mobile-gaming obsessed China.<p>The sale of consoles was banned in 2000 by the Chinese government amid fears games could have "adverse …

FocusMotion lets any wearable become your fitness trainer, no matter how obscure the exercise

There are no shortage of fitness wearables on the market, but many of them do roughly the same thing in different packaging: Sleep tracking, motion detecting, heart rate measuring and the like.<p>FocusMotion wants to be the “Siri for understanding human movement,” by offering an SDK that turns any …

OnePlus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 quick look

After months of leaks, speculation, and teasers, OnePlus has just taken the wraps off of its latest flagship offering, aptly names the OnePlus 2. While its predecessor was dubbed the 2014 flagship killer, in an ambitious move, OnePlus is calling its latest high-end smartphone the “2016 flagship …

Phones

Samsung Set To Unveil New Galaxy Note Smartphone On August 13

It looks like Samsung will unveil the latest version of its Galaxy Note phablet series — and potentially a new addition to that product family — on August 13.<p>That’s the date that the company is teasing for its latest “Unpacked 2015” event, which will take place at the Lincoln Center in New York. …

Xbox One screenshots are coming to SmartGlass on Android and iOS

Xbox One users who also own a Win 10 phone have long been able to share their gaming screenshots using Microsoft's Smartglass app. Now that ability is coming to both Android and iOS devices. Users will be able to view, share, and save their screenshots. There are some restrictions however. For …

Major Flaw In Android Phones Would Let Hackers In With Just A Text

Android is the most popular mobile operating system on Earth: About 80 percent of smartphones run on it. And, according to mobile security experts at the firm Zimperium, there's a gaping hole in the software — one that would let hackers break into someone's phone and take over, just by knowing the …

Android Phones

Satanic Temple Brilliantly Ruins Conservative ‘Christian’ Plan To Disrupt Satanic Statue Unveiling

Any conservative “Christian” who wanted to infiltrate and disrupt the unveiling of the Satanic Temple’s Baphomet statue found out that the price of …