Jake Gadomski

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This Sensor Will Give Your Phone a 1080p, 60fps Front Camera

Most front-facing phone cameras suck. It's not their fault, though: they have to be squeezed in to a tiny gap, which puts obvious limits on their …

T-Mobile and MetroPCS merger finalized, company to begin trading as 'T-Mobile US'

T-Mobile and MetroPCS have successfully closed the merger both wireless carriers set out on last year. Confirmed in the newly-merged company's fact sheet and investor page, the deal pairs T-Mobile USA's 34 million subscribers with the near 9 million tallied by MetroPCS. The <i>Associated Press</i> first …

New Samsung S4 Apologizes for its “Elephant Man” Appearance

Successor to the Popular S III Phone Feels “Awful” and “Shabby” Next to HTC One<p>Samsung is scrambling to fix and explain a glitch in the new Galaxy S4 …

Americans Are Worth Twice As Much As Europeans On Facebook

And seven times as much as users from the "rest of the world."<p>Facebook has reported RPU before, and the numbers make sense: the US is its largest and most mature market, it's where Facebook is based, and it's where Facebook tries most of its new ad strategies first.<p>But given that Facebook's users …

Video games with the worst health and safety standards

Danger zone<p>Plenty of video game locations are dangerous, but that's usually as a result of the various monsters, SWAT teams, robot dinosaurs and …

Health and Safety

Havok: Everything in next-gen games must be destructible

Destruction must be at the heart of next-generation games, according to Havok's worldwide head of product management. Speaking with Games Industry International, Andrew Bowell said destructible environments will be a cornerstone of PlayStation 4 and next Xbox games.<p>"The way that ragdolls became the …

1st BioShock: Infinite DLC to Exclude Elizabeth?

<i>BioShock: Infinite</i> was a perfectly wrapped package of a story—one that used threads of the previous two games as its bow. I’ve already speculated about DLC options, here. But those were thought experiments, and until just now, it never hit me that the DLC could exclude one of my all-time favorite …

17 Times 'Pokémon Snap' Was Too Adorable For This World

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' launched with much excitement, and with some …

Leaked poster suggests November release for Call of Duty: Ghosts

Recent rumblings suggest that publisher Activision is preparing to reveal the next Call of Duty very soon. Now, a leaked poster is suggesting this game would debut in November.<p>The promotional material, which you can see on IGN, has the date “11.5.13” sketched across an image that is identical to …

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 update adds limited time Arms Race Team Deathmatch mode

<i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 2</i> received a new update for its PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions that adds "limited time" game mode Arms Race Team Deathmatch, according to patch notes.<p>The mode, which is available as part of the Bonus Playlist, grants players 150 score per kill, allowing them to rack up …

First He Invented The Phone. Then, Bell Left A Voice Message

As the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell is credited with bringing countless voices to our ears. And now, for the first time, here he is imploring us to hear his own voice:<p>"Hear my voice. Alexander Graham Bell."<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>The sound is scratchy. You have to strain to decipher …

Alien Encounters With Human Race Examined at Citizen Hearing in DC (+Video)

WASHINGTON—An unprecedented gathering of experts and witnesses will hold a citizen hearing about extraterrestrials engaging the human race, at the …

Paranormal

APOD: Milky Way and Stone Tree (2013 Apr 29) Image Credit & Copyright: Daniel López (El Cielo de Canarias) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130429.html Explanation: What's that next to the Milky Way? An unusual natural rock formation known as Roque Cinchado or Stone Tree found on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife. A famous icon, Roque Cinchado is likely a dense plug of cooled volcanic magma that remains after softer surrounding rock eroded away. Majestically, the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy is visible arcing across the right of the above seven image panoramic mosaic taken during the summer of 2010. On the far right is the Teide volcano complete with a lenticular cloud hovering near its peak. http://www.elcielodecanarias.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130429 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0429

Got 5 minutes? Learn to see Saturn

June, July and August are especially good months for viewing Saturn in 2017. But you can find Saturn in May, 2017, too, especially when the moon …

Astronomy

What is Time and is Time an Illusion?

<i>“Time is a moving image of eternity.” —Plato</i><p>We tend to believe that destiny is not fixed and that all time past fades into oblivion, but can the …

Albert Einstein

Watch a Continent-Sized Hurricane Whip Around Saturn’s North Pole

Author: Adam Mann. Adam Mann Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.29.13.<p>Time of Publication: 1:36 pm. 1:36 pm<p>Scientists have gotten their first close-up …

Herschel telescope goes blind, ends mission

The Herschel space observatory has exhausted its supply of liquid helium coolant, essential to cool the observatory’s instruments.<p>ESA announced …

Does antimatter fall up or down?

Physicists present the first direct evidence of how atoms of antimatter interact with gravity<p>The atoms that make up ordinary matter fall down, so do …

Physics

The Boomerang Rocket Ship: Shoot It Up, Back It Comes

What in heaven's name is happening here?<p>We're in McGregor, Texas, surrounded by farms (and the ghost of Johnny Cash). There, on a launch pad, is a 10-story rocket ready to take off. Its engines ignite. Up it goes, higher, then higher, then higher still, until at 820 feet, something weird happens. …

Ancient Ruins from Space - Telegraph

The Scientific Reason You Won't Throw Your Stuff Away

Emerging research on hoarding classifies it as its own distinctive disorder, separate from OCD.<p>When my great-grandmother died in the mid-90s, we found a number of questionable collections in her house, including a paper bag filled to the brim with meticulously cleaned-out egg shells and a very …

Cicada time is coming up!

It might be a noisy spring this year. A large brood of 17-year cicadas is expected in 2013.<p>A large brood of 17-year periodical cicadas (genus</i> …

New Jersey

Six years after zero-G flight, Stephen Hawking is still up for a space trip

It's been six long years since world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking got a taste of weightlessness during a zero-G airplane flight from NASA's Kennedy Space Center — but he still wants to feel the real deal aboard Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane.<p>The 71-year-old Hawking has been living …

Which State Pays Most In Gas Taxes?

Former GM exec Bob Lutz acknowledged that Americans wouldn’t embrace an increase to the federal gas tax – and he was right. There was a lot of reaction to my piece yesterday on Lutz’ recommendation that the federal gas tax be raised in 25 cent increments until gas prices reached $6 or $7 per gallon …

The Most Popular Excuses Drivers Give Police: Women Say They're Lost, Men Blame GPS

Responses people give to police after being pulled over for driving infractions provide interesting insight into the differences between men and women.<p>Males are far less likely than females to give the excuse that they were lost in an attempt to explain away their wrongdoing, according to a recent …

Environment: News & features

Last Call- Sticker Shock Edition

Of course the sticker on the other visor warns <i>This Mustang is powered by a V8, and while you might think that will compensate for your physical</i> …

Jony Ive paints a fresh, yet familiar, look for iOS 7

According to multiple people who have either seen or have been briefed on the upcoming iOS 7, the operating system sports a redesigned user-interface that will be attractive to new iOS users, but potentially unsettling for those who are long-accustomed to the platform…<p>The new interface is said to …