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A Guide to Watching the Spectacular Perseids

The annual meteor shower will dazzle skywatchers with a flurry of shooting stars.<p><b>Skywatchers around the world are gearing up for the famous August Perseid meteor shower, which peaks August 11 through 13 and promises to be the best celestial fireworks show of the year.</b><p>The Perseids grace our skies …

Here's how to install Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on your PC

Learn2Crack is providing us with an easy tutorial on how to install Android on a PC! You don't have to be a four-eyed geek to do so, or have a …

Android Lost helps you recover your lost phone or wipe data from it

Android Lost is an easy to use app which allows you to find your phone or to remove sensitive data from it in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.<p>The app is easy to use, and the web interface provides a lot of useful features, without much of a learning process necessary. Of …

Android News

5 Sky Events This Week: Glimpsing a Green Giant, Big Dipper Rides High

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>Skywatchers this week get a chance to track down an elusive frozen planet in the outer reaches of the solar system and glimpse the only moon known to have clouds and a dense atmosphere.</b><p><b>Moon meets with Uranus.</b> On Monday and Tuesday, June 3 and 4, early bird skywatchers around …

Prehistoric Egyptian jewelry made from a meteorite, say researchers

Researchers have discovered than an ancient Egyptian bead was made out of iron taken from a meteorite. In a paper published in <i>Meteoritics & Planetary Science</i>, they write that the piece of jewelry dates back to roughly 3,300 BC. It was one of nine such artifacts found in 1911 — at a cemetery roughly …

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Surprise Factor in How Stars Die: Sodium

The sodium content of sunlike stars determines if they skip a phase of death.<p><b>The way that stars spend their last years is largely shaped by their sodium "diet," according to a surprising new study published on Wednesday.</b><p>The study could upend current theories about how some stars that are similar to …

Guides Are Portals to the Outdoor World—Let’s Give Them the Support They Need

Think back to how you started on your path to adventure. Do you remember someone who took you under his or her wing and showed you the way? The seeds of your most treasured outdoor experiences probably germinated with the help of some sort of mentor—perhaps an outfitter or guide.<p>I’m fresh on the …

New “Pirate” Ant Discovered in the Philippines

Changing Planet<p>A new species of ant, the pirate ant, sports eye patches. Photograph courtesy Bernhard Seifert<p><b>The pirate ant might not be able to make you walk the plank, but dark-colored patches around their eyes certainly make this new species look like they could bully ants off a ship.</b><p>“Due to the …

Practical magic: Lumarca is a mesmerizing 3D sculpture made of string and light

“When we explain it to people we get a lot of doubt,” Matt Parker says of Lumarca, his volumetric display installation, which renders graphics in 3D and has been in the works for several years. What puts that doubt in people’s heads is not necessarily how brilliant it looks, but instead how it …

Our Top 10 Headlines Today: Why Our Ancestors Took to Two Feet, Cosmic Curly Straws…

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5 Sky Events This Week: Row of Planets, Summer Triangle

Changing Planet<p><b>Evening planets continue to dazzle all week long, the largest asteroid in the solar system pays a brief visit, and an annual celestial landmark rises, signaling that summer is not too far off.</b><p><b>Mercury Meets Jupiter</b>. Look towards the very low northwest horizon on Monday, May 27, about …

Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 camera to include optical image stabilization technology

Galaxy Note 3 concept<p>A new report says that the Galaxy Note 3 could feature an improved camera capable to offer users optical image stabilization (OIS) features.<p>According to <i>etnews</i>, Samsung is apparently working on including OIS capabilities in the unannounced Galaxy Note 3, a feature that should …

Phones

New Sony Xperia commercial uses teenage romance to promote NFC (video)

The new Xperia TV ad shows one thing: love is in the air for Sony, too.<p>It’s hard to say whether it’s because spring is still here or it’s just a trend, but love seems to be a very common theme for tech ads these days. You may remember Samsung’s recent musical short film/ad, called “Love Story”. It …

Phones

Android 4.3, new Nexus device hinted at by alleged Gmail redesign screenshots?

Speculation based on recent Gmail rumors and previous press photos used by the company to promote several Nexus devices seems to indicate that Android 4.3 and/or a new Nexus device may arrive soon.<p>A <i>reddit</i> user posted a series of interesting images (available below) that show press images for almost …

Android News

Tornadoes and Global Warming: Is There a Connection?

Will the future bring more twisters to Oklahoma and Tornado Alley?<p><b>It sounds intuitive: Of course global warming should lead to more—and more powerful—tornadoes.</b><p>We're adding energy to the atmosphere by trapping heat with greenhouse gases, and tornadoes are the very picture of terrifying atmospheric …

Pictures: Top 10 Newly Discovered Species of 2012

Glowing cockroaches and a destructive fungus make the grade in Arizona State's list of top 10 new species of 2012.

Samsung Galaxy S4 review

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is now two and a half years old, and not only was it replaced by the Korean firm's 2014 flagship offering, the Galaxy S5, but …

Gear & Gadgets

Why nobody wants the HTC First

The Facebook phone: the device rumoured for so many years. It left people guessing left, right and centre. It was billed as potentially the biggest …

Windows Phone

How TouchWiz, Sense UI, and other OEM skins are a benefit to Android

Those among the tech crowd love the stock Android experience and tend to shout belligerent remarks against anything that isn’t stock Android, such as Samsung’s TouchWiz interface and HTC’s Sense UI. While stock Android offers an immaculate, unadulterated, and bloat-free Android experience, …

Android News

Carnivorous Plant Keeps House With Ants

Fanged pitcher plants provide home for ants that get their hosts more nutrients.<p><b>Deep in a forest on the island ofBorneo (map), an ant wanders around on acarnivorous plant, seemingly courting a grisly death. But new research shows that thediving ant (Camponotus schmitzi) has nothing to fear from</b> …

Oklahoma Tornado: Why So Destructive, Unpredictable?

Hurricanes are relatively easy to predict, but not tornadoes.<p><b>A massive tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday and killed scores of people was unusual not for its size or ferocity, but for the path it took, experts say.</b><p>"Strong tornadoes occur pretty much every year," …

Chasing Tornadoes With a Camera

The first rule is to stay out of the path of the storm.<p><b>Most people run away from tornadoes. Roger Hill goes toward them.</b><p>For 28 years he has chased after and photographed extreme weather, and at last count had come face to face with 655 tornadoes. "It's the adrenaline," he explains. "The object is …

Turn your Galaxy S3 into a diluted S4 - Android 4.2.2 update imminent

Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2, which will bring the functionality of the Galaxy S4 to the Galaxy S3, has been leaked and is available to download, if …

Android News

Op-Ed: Gamma Rays and the Grand Canyon

U.S. Forest Service authorizes a uranium mine just six miles from the canyon.<p><b>Uranium mining has left a poisonous legacy in the Four Corners region of the Colorado Plateau—Indian country where Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado come together. Last year Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar,</b> …

Why Did Penguins Stop Flying? The Answer Is Evolutionary

Penguins' swimming prowess cost them their ability to fly, a new study says.<p><b>Penguins lost the ability to fly eons ago, and scientists may have finally figured out why. A new study suggests that getting off the ground eventually just took too much effort for birds that were becoming expert …

Samsung tablet with flexible display spotted in new design patent

<i>Samsung Youm OLED flexible display demoed at CES 2013.</i><p>Samsung has been recently granted a design patent for a tablet PC that appears to have a bendable display.<p>The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Samsung a slew of patents earlier this week including two design patents for tablets. As …

Gear & Gadgets

Top 10 Headlines Today: “Einstein’s Planet,” Human Hearing Evolution…

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New Sea Monster Found, Rewrites Evolution?

Cretaceous-era reptile Malawania anachronus discovered in Kurdistan.<p><b>A new species of dinosaur-era sea reptile is rewriting the books on the evolution of so-called sea monsters, a new study claims. (Read "When Monsters Ruled the Deep" from National Geographic magazine.)</b><p>The newfound—and potentially …