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Ancient 400-pound salmon fought with dagger-like teeth

Giant, spike-toothed salmon that weighed almost 400 lbs. once made their home in the ancient coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean, according to new research.<p>The now-extinct salmon species spawned in California rivers approximately 11 million to 5 million years ago, the scientists said. The fish …

22 photos that show why New Zealand might be the most beautiful country on Earth

The countless stunning drives, just one reason to love NZ.<p><b>Megan Conway, author of the Half This World Away blog, has lived in New Zealand for two</b> …

14 difficult questions companies like Google and SpaceX have asked job candidates during an interview

Some companies are asking far more challenging — an in many cases, oddball — questions of job candidates, like "How many basketballs would fit in this room?" and "How would you sell hot chocolate in Florida?"<p>Job site Glassdoor recently combed through its tens of thousands of interview questions …

The easiest and quickest way to transfer any movie to your iPhone

To be more accurate, most videos aren't compatible with the video player app on iPhone and iPad.<p>That's why it's best to use a different video player, like VLC, which lets you watch almost any video in almost any format. You can download VLC here.<p>Check out the best, quickest, and easiest way to …

This May Be The World's Smallest Artwork

It may or may not be the prettiest artwork the world has ever seen. But it’s certainly the smallest.<p>Researchers at the Technical University of …

The most innovative new tech of 2015

We saw so many gadgets, apps, and services raising the bar that anything less simply will not do.<p>Here's our list of the most innovative tech that launched this year:

The ingenious path George Lucas took to making billions off of 'Star Wars'

While Hollywood expected "Star Wars" to be a huge flop in 1977, it ended up, as we know, one of the most financially successful films of all time, and kicked off a franchise that can't be killed.<p>"The Force Awakens," the seventh film in the "Star Wars" saga, will be released on December 18, 2015. …

Who is Lucy the Australopithecus and why was Barack Obama allowed to touch that fossil?

Google has marked the anniversary of the discovery of the fossilised remains in 1974 with a special Google Doodle<p>41 years ago, a team of archaeologists working in Ethiopia discovered the remnants of an ancient skeleton that became a vital missing piece in the puzzle of how humans came to …

Why Google's virtual assistant won't tell you jokes

Google Now, the company's equivalent to Apple's Siri or Microsoft's Cortana, purposely avoids having any sort of personality, search executive Amit Singhal told Time's Victor Luckerson.<p>Singhal says that incorporating humor into voice assistants hints at artificial intelligence capabilities that …

New Zealand ahead in battle to be the world's best country

The voting is open for Telegraph Travel's annual awards, which recognises the best destinations, travel companies and airlines around the world.<p>The US was named world's best country in 2011 Photo: Fotolia/AP<p>There are 14 categories in all, each voted for by readers, but perhaps the most prestigious …

Find your selfie heaven in New Zealand | New Zealand

You are here<p>›<p>›<p>›<p>›<p>New Zealand is without a doubt one of the most picturesque places on earth. Take a trip through selfie heaven and check out the top …

New Zealand

This Week on BootsnAll: New Zealand, Myanmar, Wellness & Solo Travel

This week on BootsnAll we discussed why New Zealand is such a great place for indie travelers, what to see and do in Myanmar, how to maximize …

Trail running: New Zealand’s Great Walks

It may be hard to believe that running with a wild kiwi bird can invoke the same level of froth-spluttering excitement as bigger-animal encounters on …

Man Racks Up $23K in International Roaming Charges: Don’t Let It Happen to You

Planning to use your phone in another country? Make sure you know how to avoid exorbitant fees.<p><b>The Ombudsman is mixing it up a bit this week. Instead of a reader query, he tackles a story posted in a recent Condé Nast Traveler "Morning News" column. Writer Cynthia Drescher outlined the</b> …

Verizon follows AT&T, asks FCC to let it enable Wi-Fi calling

Verizon is finally taking steps to enable Wi-Fi calling on its network. The carrier has submitted a petition to the FCC requesting that the regulatory body grant it a waiver identical to the one it gave to AT&T earlier this month.<p>Enabling Wi-Fi calling is tricky because the underlying technology …

Apollo and Space Shuttle pioneer George Mueller dies

It's a sad week for space travel: acclaimed NASA administrator George Mueller (shown at right) has died at the age of 97. He was only with the agency for six years, but he's well-known for instituting key oversight changes that helped the Apollo program reach the Moon on time -- he insisted on …

Space Exploration

How to stop Calendar from duplicating iCloud synced events

An old friend messaged me: his wife’s OS X Calendar app was making duplicates for every entry. She’d create a new entry, fill it out, and then within …

LG files for GPay trademark to take on Apple, Google, and Samsung

A recent filing with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office reveals that LG Electronics is working on a product called GPay.<p>The trademarked name is listed under smartwatches and mobile devices and is related to data transmission.<p>If GPay is a mobile payment option as the name suggests, LG will be the …

Mobile Payments

You Can Now Use Google Street View In Virtual Reality

By Way Of Google Cardboard<p>One of the more popular functions of Google Maps is Street View. When viewing a specific address using the traditional map view, Street View can be selected to get an actual look at what the street looks like through panoramic photography captured by Google's fleet of …

38 photos of Google's rise from a Stanford dorm room to world domination

Not only is Google the most-visited website in the world — it also makes Google Android, the most popular operating system in the world. It operates at least 14 massive data centers worldwide.<p>And on the back of its incredibly profitable advertising business, Google is a $450 billion company.<p>But it …

Google ordered to unbundle Android apps in Russia by next month

Last month, the Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service found that Google is unfairly using Android to give itself a competitive advantage and has now given Google a little over one month to comply with the agency’s demands. Come November 18th, Google will have to change the requirements that it …

Android News

Welcome

A note from the editors<p>1912 Pike. It’s the address of our first store in Seattle, started by a few people that had an intense love for coffee and …

This tiny 16-lens camera produces 52 megapixel photos

It's only the size of a smartphone, but Light's L16 "multi-aperture computational camera" houses an array of 16 individual camera units, each with …

This is why Android Pay is asking you for a 'Google Payments PIN' when making purchases

When Android Pay finally arrived to replace the withering-on-the-vine Google Wallet, everyone rushed to get their cards into the app. Those who had a …

Ozon gesture ring concept from 16Lab lets you wrap all your devices around your little finger

TOKYO -- As our devices shift and shrink and we find ourselves relying less and less on keyboards and mice and more and more on touchscreens to go about our work and play. In some situations, this makes interactivity a challenge. Voice is a potential solution for some situations, but gesture …

These Are the Top Google Search Terms in Syria and They Are Heartbreaking

Angelos Tzortzinis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Angelos Tzortzinis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Angelos Tzortzinis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yannis Behrakis—Reuters<p>Yannis …

Nexus 6P has the second best mobile camera (according to DxOMark)

The Nexus line-up has never been famous for its cameras. In fact, some of us are willing to say a few of their devices have had significantly disappointing photographic results. This is why most of us weren’t expecting much out of the Nexus 6P camera technology (and let’s not even mention the Nexus …

Artist Cultivates 1.2-Acre Field Into Massive Crop Art Paying Homage to Van Gogh

Displaying a talent cultivated throughout his lifetime, Stan Herd‘s aptly named “earthworks” are a uniquely rural form of art. His latest piece (a massive reformation of Van Gogh's 1889 <i>Olive Trees</i>) <i></i>sits in a field in Eagan, Minneapolis, gaining worldwide attention. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, …