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The Most Beautiful Remote Destinations Worth The Trek

It's a small world and it seems to be shrinking all the time.<p>We're now well into 2014 and there isn't much left on earth that hasn't been poked, prodded and probed by the human race. Aside from the deepest depths of the ocean, there aren't many places left that are total and complete …

Living Rooms

This is N1, Nokia’s new Android tablet!

In a momentous event, Nokia, the former titan of the mobile industry, is making a comeback of sorts, just months after it completed the sales of its smartphone division to Microsoft.<p>At its Slush 2014 conference in Finland, Nokia just introduced the N1, a brand new tablet running Android. The device …

Mobile Technology

Humans Have Drilled A Comet For the First Time Ever

Though the Philae lander has run into a few issues during her time on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, she has completed more than her share of science along the way. She's successfully drilled into the comet, analyzed what she found, and is sending data back now.<p>When the European Space Agency …

Space

US Navy puts its first laser weapon into service

It's official: the US Navy has entered the future. Vice Admiral John Miller tells <i>Bloomberg</i> that the USS Ponce, an amphibious transport, has been using the Navy's Laser Weapon System (LaWS) in the Persian Gulf since late August. The high-tech arsenal is no threat to larger vessels, but it's …

Sweden releases sonar images of submarine violation

Underwater tracks on seabed prove that a small submarine illegally entered Swedish waters last month, says military<p>Sweden has released an image of underwater tracks which it says is clear proof that a foreign submarine illegally entered its waters last month, in an event which triggered a national …

2012 Nexus 7 WiFi users, your Android 5.0 Lollipop factory image is here

Let us be very clear, this is a signed release of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the 2012 Nexus 7 WiFi tablet. It lives on Google’s servers and has a build number that is completely in line with other known Lollipop builds, however, we have no way of knowing with one hundred percent certainty that it is …

Named and shamed: worst battery sapping apps and bloatware

Did someone say poor battery life and resource hogging bloatware? These are all too familiar complaints in the world of Android, so you might be interested in this little collection of the biggest culprits.<p>Anti-virus provider AVG has collected data from a variety of anonymous users, who all agreed …

Apps

Android 5.0 Lollipop is here… but you can’t have it just yet

Google on Monday pushed Android 5.0 Lollipop source code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), and while that alone might be interesting news …

A piece of Amelia Earhart's plane has been found, researchers claim

The part may be the piece used to repair one of the plane's windows<p>Researchers think they’ve finally found a piece of Amelia Earhart’s lost plane. An aluminum sheet, found in 1991 on Nikumaroro Island, might be the patch that once covered a window on Earhart’s plane, reports <i>Discovery News</i>. The …

Going Viral: Japan's Mania for Masks Is Finally Cool

Wearing gauze masks during cold and flu season is not a trend in Japan. It is a national mania.<p>Every drugstore, supermarket and convenience store across the country stocks small, pleated, gauze masks that stay in place with little string loops over each ear.<p><i>I want to know which mask is from the</i> …

Google must pay Canadian woman $2,250 for showing her cleavage in Street View

Advertisement<p>28 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Sancho McCann<p>Google invaded the privacy of a Montreal woman by showing her sitting outside of her house with …

15 best Android games of 2017

Gaming on mobile has been improving at a far greater rate than any technology that came before it. Android games seems to hit new heights every year. With the release of Android Nougat and Vulkan API, it only stands to get better and better over time. It won’t be long before mobile sees some even …

iPhone

CyanogenMod for Galaxy Nexus “won’t survive the jump to L” (updated - GSM lives on)

<i>Update: since this post was published, developer Nikola Majkic stepped up to assume maintenance of the GSM version (maguro) of the Galaxy Nexus. There is still no maintainer for the CDMA model (toro). Support for the GSM model will continue for now.</i><p>It comes a time in the life of every phone when …

Galaxy Nexus

@NatGeoTravel Staff Picks: Best Islands

On the lookout for a great escape? There’s nothing quite like an island to transport you to an alternate reality—one where days seem to stretch on forever and troubles fall away like an ebbing tide.<p><b>Here are a few of the @NatGeoTravel team’s favorite islands to get you in that dreaming mood:</b><p><b>Malta</b><p>“As …

Scientists Capture The Sound Of A Single Atom, And Apparently It's A 'D-Note'

What does an atom sound like? Apparently it's a "D-note."<p>That's according to scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden, who have revealed in a new study that they've captured the sound of a single atom.<p>"We have opened a new door into the quantum world by talking and …

Enchanted Isle: Puerto Rico

If <b>Puerto Rico</b> isn’t on your radar, it’s time to readjust. The Caribbean’s most convenient destination—especially for Americans, who don’t need a passport to get there—is also one of its most interesting.<p>An unincorporated U.S. territory since the end of the Spanish-American War, Puerto Rico …

‘Soviet Ghosts’ Captures Post-Apocalyptic Scenes Left Behind by the Fall of the USSR

Rebecca Litchfield is a photographer who has faced radiation exposure risks, arrest and interrogations, and even accusations of espionage… all for …

iPhone 6 Screen Resolution Broken Down In Detail

Long-time Apple reporter John Gruber has taken on the issue of the iPhone 6 this weekend with a detailed analysis on the potential screen resolutions of Apple’s upcoming smartphones. Basing his thoughts on the existing data, with a little bit of theory and examination of Apple’s historical trends …

10 Places To Go This Fall

Summer may not be over yet, but now is the time to start planning your fall getaways. Airfares and hotel prices are starting to drop for the autumn months, even though that's when the weather is at its best in many areas. Fall is a radiant time of year, and this year will be no exception: There's a …

Cape Town

US Navy: USS Houston wreck found in Java Sea

<b>The US Navy has confirmed a wreck found on the bottom of the Java Sea is the USS Houston, a cruiser sunk by the Japanese in World War Two.</b><p>The wreck is the final resting place of as many as 700 US sailors and marines, the Navy said.<p>US and Indonesian divers discovered evidence that pieces of the hull …

Military

Brela Is The Secret European Beach Retreat You've Been Dreaming About

Warning: This beach will make you want to hop on a plane to Croatia ASAP.<p>The search for the perfect beach is never-ending, from a white sand paradise in Australia to an epic strip of sand in Greece, yet somehow each find is better than the last.<p>Brela is another one of those insanely gorgeous, …

[Game Roundup] Our Top Seven Picks For The Best New Games Of July 2014

Article Contents<p>1 Leo's Fortune<br>• 2 Wayward Souls<br>• 3 99 Bricks Wizard Academy<br>• 4 Lost Toys<br>• 5 INDY 500 Arcade Racing<br>• 6 Kapsula<br>• 7 Modern Combat 5: Blackout<br>• 8 …

Best Android Launchers

The way we arrange, organize, and interact with our apps on Android is called the launcher. Launchers usually consist of a series of home screens, …

Operating Systems

Samsung: Metal? That old thing? We’ve been making metal phones since 2006

Samsung SCH-V740, made with metal<p>After years of catching flak over the cheap feeling of its high-end phones, Samsung finally delivered what the crowds wanted. Well, almost. The Galaxy Alpha isn’t entirely made of metal, but its aluminum frame does give it the premium look that Samsung tried so hard …

Electronics Industry

Isla De Las Munecas Is The Island Of Decapitated Dolls From Your Nightmares

Welcome to your childhood nightmare.<p>Not to sound harsh, but that's how we need to describe Isla de las Munecas, or "Island of the Dolls." The sinister playground floats in a canal just outside Mexico City. The island's former caretaker, Don Julian Santana, said he found a young girl floating dead …

Thousands Of People Oblivious To Fact That Anyone On The Internet Can Access Their Computers

There are technologists who specialize in “scanning the Internet.” They are like a search team making its way through a neighborhood, but instead of checking the knob of every door, they check Internet entrances to online devices to see which ones are open. These people have been screaming for some …

The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2014

You cast more than 1.5 million votes in our biggest Best Town Ever contest to date. One town may have triumphed, but you loved 15 other amazing places, too—from Burlington Vermont to Anchorage Alaska.<p>But before we reveal the winner, a word on our rankings.<p>This list is ordered by the number of votes …

Hiking

The PC As Game Console -- A Closer Look At The Alienware Alpha's Custom User Interface

It’s probably time to forget about Steam Machines. When Dell and Alienware debuted their Alpha PC console at E3 earlier this year, I confidently predicted it would be the ideal gateway to teleport Xbox and PlayStation diehards into a frustration-free PC gaming experience. I recently took a deeper …

Tourist Crashes Drone Into Yellowstone Hot Spring, Or: This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Remember when all national parks banned drones? Well, apparently someone didn’t. Because last weekend, a tourist visiting the beautiful and pristine …