Johny

54 Added | 2 Magazines | @Johny4d59 | Keep up with Johny on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Johny”

UK parliament in 10-hour debate over whether to bomb ISIS in Syria

<i>UPDATED: 2:55 p.m. GMT, with quotes from debate</i><p>LONDON — British lawmakers will vote Wednesday whether or not to launch airstrikes in Syria against …

5 Astronauts Told Us Their Most Terrifying Moments In Space

Quick thinking doesn't come close to capturing it...<p>During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.<p>Hadfield’s job was to relay the speed and range …

Body Language

Researchers believe breakthrough might make batteries drastically cheaper

Against an assumption that has prevailed in scientific communities for over eighty years, researchers at Oregon State University believe that potassium can be used to create a replacement for lithium-ion batteries. Chemist Xiulei Ji says that this possibility hasn’t been revisited since it was …

Clean Energy

China Warns U.S. of Potential for War in South China Sea

China told the U.S. on Thursday that even a minor confrontation between their two militaries in the South China Sea could culminate into a larger war.<p>…

How to Turn off Frequently Visited Sites in Safari

When you open a new tab in Safari, it gives you suggestions for frequently visited websites. This feature can be turned off in Settings.<p>Open Settings and tap Safari.<p>Under General, turn off Frequently Visited Sites.<p><i>Top Image Credit: ymgerman / Shutterstock.com</i>

iOS

South Korean telco proclaims it will be world's first 5G network operator

SK Telecom opens a fifth-generation mobile network research facility in South Korea, where it claimed it would be the first operator of a 5G service.<p>South Koreans currently enjoy the world's fastest Internet speeds, so it makes sense that they would be the first to get a fifth-generation mobile …

Keep lets you draw, view notes on your Android home screen

I’d been a die-hard Evernote user since 2009, but over the past few months I’ve taken a liking to Google Keep. It’s not nearly as powerful and can’t do cool stuff like store attachments and search text within PDFs, but it’s far lighter, quicker and simpler to use when you want to quickly make notes …

Apps
El Niño

Google is 'very committed' to Chrome OS after Android merger reports

The man in charge of Android and Chrome OS has said that Google remains committed to the latter, despite multiple reports that the company plans to merge the two operating systems later this year. "There's a ton of momentum for Chromebooks and we are very committed to Chrome OS," Android and Chrome …

Android News

Microsoft’s new store imitates Apple effectively

Wednesday night I went to the theater in New York. Thursday afternoon I went shopping.<p>Rest assured, the shopping trip was all about work. I ventured …

Passenger seated on plane next to stranger who looks exactly like him

Have you ever wanted a twin? This man met the next best thing, when he sat next to a stranger who looked exactly like him on a flight.<p>The ginger-bearded man met his match, and was delighted to meet someone who looked exactly like him.<p>They took a grinning selfie together on the flight, which was …

Bias
HTC
Public Health

Snapchat has new terms, but they're not scary

Snapchat updated its terms of service for its app this week with a number of significant changes, but you probably just clicked ‘accept’ to keep using it, right?<p>The new terms of service have a number of interesting new sections, but one part <i>could</i> be worrisome in the future:<p>You grant Snapchat a …

Snapchat

Windows 10 will automatically download on to Windows 7 or 8 PCs

Company to make Windows 10 a ‘recommended update’ next year, meaning those running updates will have it downloaded and will be prompted to install<p>Microsoft’s efforts to entice users to upgrade to Windows 10 will soon see it automatically downloaded on to users computers without their knowledge.<p>The …

‘Watershed moment’: UK starts building new permanent navy base in Bahrain

The UK has begun the construction of a new Royal Navy facility in Bahrain, which will become the first permanent British military base in the Middle East in over four decades. It is designed to assert influence over the Gulf and to fight extremist elements in the region.<p><b>Trends</b>ISIS<p>The British …

Philip Hammond

A month with Nest's latest smart thermostat

Nest's programmable thermostat has just turned four, and the company marked the anniversary with the debut of its third-generation device. Four years ago, thermostats were still boring blocks stuck to your wall and while programming them was already possible, it was always a painful process. Once …

Home Automation

Watch The Inspiring Movie ‘CODEGIRL’ For Free On YouTube Until November 5th

Alphabet, which backs diversity in all facets of technology, is helping to shed light on a specific project…a film called “CODEGIRL“. It comes via filmmaker Lesley Chilcott, who you might be familiar with from her work on “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Waiting for Superman.”<p>As an extension of …

Smartwatches

Kate Winslet says children being harmed by social media

Co-star of new Steve Jobs film says she is worried by the addictive qualities of devices Apple has created<p>Parents are “losing control” of their children to social media, award-winning British actor Kate Winslet has said, adding the she has banned her own from using such sites over fears their …

South Korea