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Has Stephen Hawking solved the mystery of black holes?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have a way of capturing our imagination. That's why when Stephen Hawking recently talked about them the media went wild.<p>But what was he really saying? Was it a breakthrough moment?<p>At the Hawking Radiation Conference organized by Laura Mersini-Houghton, a professor of physics at …

Universe

Huawei is the new Samsung

Huawei's big launch at IFA this year is the 5.5-inch Mate S. That phone's headline feature? Force Touch, the ability of the touchscreen display to sense varying levels of pressure, which can be used to do cool things like weighing oranges. It's a feature that's been rumored to be coming to the next …

Phones

Samsung and Barnes & Noble launch the Galaxy Tab S2 Nook, a $400 8-inch tablet for readers

Barnes & Noble and Samsung have launched the latest iteration from their joint mission to combine tablets and e-readers.<p>The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Nook follows the $150 Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet that launched last August, and the $250 10-inch alternative that arrived two months later. The new tablet …

Verizon and AT&T want your old iPhones now that new ones are here

Sprint and T-Mobile have already promised to match and even top each others' (and other carriers') trade-in prices before the new iPhone debuted. But would you like to hear what Verizon and AT&T have to offer first before deciding which carrier to sell your soul to? Yes? Then let's start with …

Aurora Watch! Two Solar Particle Blasts Could Start Smacking Into Earth Friday

Bim, bam, smash! The Sun hurled two clouds of particles in our general direction, putting space weather watchers on alert. There’s now a high chance …

Astronomy

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: a direct iPhone 6 competitor

Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha Android smartphone finally demonstrates that the South Korean company can do high-quality design and fantastic quality, posing the question: why wait till now to do it?<p>The 4.7in Galaxy Alpha is the smallest flagship smartphone in Samsung’s large range of devices. It sits …

California Passes Smartphone Kill Switch Law

In a move that has me scratching my head, the California legislators have seen fit to pass a law that requires smartphones to have a remote kill switch built into them. Don’t worry for the time being as this only affects smartphones sold after July 1, 2015.<p>Still, it leaves one wondering, what are …

Rotating rooms give Sharifi-ha House by Next Office a shape-shifting facade

Swivelling pods allow the owners of this house in Tehran to adapt to Iran's fluctuating temperatures by opening up rooms in summer, or turning them …

French Bulldog Puppy Fearlessly Jumps Off the Sofa and Into His Human’s Arms

A French bull dog puppy named Rocky has so much trust in his human Peter Valko that he fearlessly jumps off the sofa and into Peter’s arms over and …

Sofa

Here's One Way Apple's Smartwatch Could Be Better Than Anything Else

Apple is expected to release a smartwatch sometime this fall or early next year.<p>There's already speculation that the so-called iWatch will be a dud— that it won't live up to the iPhone's massive success.<p>But that fate isn't set in stone, and it's impossible to judge a device that doesn't exist yet …

Smartwatches

Whoa! This video of a Pitbull licking a baby Cottontail Rabbit is about the cutest thing we've seen all year

en_US<p>article<p>Well, it has good taste in friends. Placid pitbull, Sharky, is captured here cleaning Wild Baby Bunny in a video that will have you …

Watch how electronic makeup changes this girl's face in just seconds

en_US<p>article<p>Talk about #MakeupTransformation! This past week we saw average people turning into their look-a-like celebrities using makeup, and I …

NYC Choking Posters Get An Artistic Makeover

State laws often require restaurants to have a sign clearly posted in the dining room that shows how to help someone who is choking, and in New York …

Best camera app for Android

Shooting with your Android camera is usually great, but third-party apps can pack a punch in places you didn't even know you needed! From manual …

When a man dropped his GoPro in the wilderness, he wasn't expecting it to be eaten by a passing fox

en_US<p>article<p>Well, what was the fox meant to do? In one of our favourite GoPro stories of the year (and there have been plenty, like this, and this, …

An Isolated Case: OM/ONE Is World’s First Levitating Bluetooth Speaker

Audiophiles often debate the merits of coupling or isolating speakers from their stands: the “coupling” contingency believes speakers should be …

Audiophile

Don't Make These Expensive Mistakes in Gear Maintenance

Your photography equipment is like any other tool, it will work as well as you take care of it. Your gear requires a certain amount of respect, …

I am a 15-year-old immigrant who came to America because gangs murdered my family. All I want to do is stay and learn | 'Ashley'

US immigration,US news,Gangs,El Salvador,Americas,Mexico,US constitution and civil liberties,World news,Young people<p>This is what it’s like to be a child detained at a holding facility in the US border crisis. This is what it’s like to be afraid to go south again. This is my undocumented limbo<p>When …

The world's largest solar thermal power plant is incinerating thousands of local birds

A common sight in the sky above the world's largest solar thermal power plant is a "streamer," a small plume of smoke that occurs without warning. Closer inspection, however, reveals that the source of the smoke is a bird that has inadvertently strayed into the white-hot heat above the plant's many …

Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley

A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq.<p>In the video posted Tuesday on YouTube, Foley is seen kneeling next to a man dressed in black. Foley reads a …

3 Rules for a Happier Life

Decades of scientific research show that a few basic fundamentals are key to living a happy life.<p>Happiness is hard, personal, and among the quirkiest of human subjects. At least that's what you'd think. But that's not exactly what several decades' worth of scientific research says. While the …

Happiness

Space station supply ship exits, now packing trash

Halo's Future on Xbox One - Gamescom 2014 - IGN Video

We sat down with 343 studio head Bonnie Ross to find out what's in store for the Halo franchise in the coming months.

The Samsung Galaxy S series — a smartphone retrospective

We take a look back at the series that's dominated the Android smartphone world<p>As Samsung attempts to evolve its smartphone design language with the …

This Pill Can Stop HIV

So why is no one taking it?<p>The drug that could end the HIV pandemic is already here. Branded Truvada, this pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prevents HIV infection by blocking the virus’s ability to replicate. “It’s a big deal,” says Robert Grant, a leading HIV/AIDS investigator at the University of …

Galaxy Alpha: are you not entertained?

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is certainly an enigma. On the one hand its design is a radical departure for Samsung, while on the other hand it still has a plastic back cover. The specification is high-end, as is the price, but that puts it some what in competition with the Galaxy S5, but not quite.<p>The …

New iPhone 6 leak shows how Apple could fix one of the worst things about phablets

Phablets are terrific but they do have their drawbacks, particularly when it comes to being able to use them comfortably with just one hand. However,</i> …

Need A Summer Vacation? Pictures Allow You To Tour The Solar System For Free

Many of us in the northern hemisphere are on summer vacation right now, and others are dreaming of it. While taking off somewhere exotic requires …

Astronomy

SKULLY Smart Motorcycle Helmet Passes $1 Million In Funding

Earlier this week the awesome and innovative SKULLY AR- Rebel smart motorcycle helmet launched over on the Indiegogo crowd funding website, enabling …

Crowd Funding