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This fitness tracking app pays you to walk more

Having a hard time motivating yourself to exercise? What if somebody offered to <i>pay</i> you work out? That's the idea behind Bitwalking -- an app, digital currency and marketplace that pays its users 1BW$ (Bitwalking dollar) for every 10,000 steps they take.<p>The idea behind the app is about more than …

A futuristic 'garden' that lets you grow food in your home just raised $230,000 on Kickstarter in 4 days

That's what a startup called Grove wants to help you do with its Ecosystem, which they describe as "an intelligent, in-home garden."<p>Grove Labs, a startup based in Sommerville, Massachusetts, was founded by two MIT students who wanted to give people the ability to grow their own food, regardless of …

Aquaponics

A 6-foot-long 'sea scorpion' swam and scuttled in ancient seas

Scientists have found evidence of a giant scorpion-like animal that roamed the seas hundreds of millions of years before the dinosaurs.<p>The research team named the newly discovered creature <i>Pentecopterus decorahenis</i> because it looks like early Greek warships known as penteconters<i>.</i> "Decorahenis" is a …

Is Kepler-452b an Earth twin? More like a bigger, older cousin

Astronomers digging through data from<p>NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope say they have discovered the closest Earth-like "twin" circling another star ever found.<p>The planet, called Kepler-452b, is about 60% larger in diameter than Earth and circles a sun-like star that sits about 1,400 …

New test uses a single drop of blood to reveal entire history of viral infections

Cheap and rapid test allows doctors to access list of every virus that has infected or continues to infect a patient, and could transform disease detection<p>Researchers have developed a cheap and rapid test that reveals a person’s full history of viral infections from a single drop of blood.<p>The test …

Microbiology

DNA carries traces of past events meaning poor lifestyle can affect future generations

Scientists now know that our DNA is being altered all the time by environment, lifestyle and traumatic events<p>Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered.<p>Previously large …

Mysterious Radio Bursts Are Indeed Coming From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

New research clears the reputation of these distant signals<p>In 2001, the Parkes Radio Telescope picked up an extremely energetic burst of radio waves that lasted a mere five-thousandths of a second. Since then, astronomers have found several more so-called fast radio bursts, or FRBs, and even …

CT scan finds mummified monk inside 1,000-year-old Buddha

A Chinese statue of the Buddha dating back to around 1100 AD is more than just a statue -- it's the final resting place of a Buddhist master.<p>It seems Mexico isn't the only place in the world where you can find human body parts incorporated into religious statuary: a Chinese statue of the Buddha has …

Archaeology

Minecraft Itempedia Raw Materials Vol 1: The Ultimate Guide For Minecraft Items

The essential Minecraft companion guide. N<p>Publisher<p>Minepedia Productions<p>Published on<p>Feb 10, 2015<p>Pages<p>38<p>Features<p>Original pages<p>Best For<p>Web, …

Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Appear On Samsung Website

Despite all the leaks and teasers, Samsung has not officially confirmed the existence of its upcoming Galaxy S6 and radical S6 Edge – until now.<p>In a strange move the South Korean giant has put the support pages for both the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920X) and the S6 Edge (SM-G925X) live on its Finnish and …

Phones

LG shows off G Watch in video

Last night, LG released a new promo video showing off their first Android Wear watch, the G Watch. No official pricing or availability is seen …

Nexus 6 said to be nonexistent, Android Silver hinted as replacement

We have been hearing about Android Silver for some time, an initiative that would effectively replace the Nexus program. Simply put, Android Silver …

Evleaks: Android Silver Is Coming In February 2015... And Don't Expect A Nexus 6 [Update]

We've been hearing about Android Silver, a leaked program between Google and manufacturers to promote quality, standardized Android hardware, for …

Google Patents A Laptop With A Built-In Smartphone, Let The Chromebook And Android Speculation Begin

Asus has lately become the king of anime-style transforming electronics, with their Transformer tablet line and Padfone devices. It looks like Google …

Samsung trademarks Galaxy Wear, could be its first Android Wear device

Although Samsung’s latest smartwatches may have been using the company’s tweaked Tizen operating system, Samsung has made it pretty clear that the company would also be releasing an Android Wear smartwatch later this year. We might already have a name for this next range of Samsung wearables, as …

Wear OS

Android 4.4.3 rolling out to Google Play Edition and Motorola devices

It didn’t take long for Android’s new update to start rolling out, after the release of the Android 4.4.3 factory images and many a rumor. The software update has been hitting Nexus devices, including the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, and now we are getting news of some other phones getting the OTA …

Android News

Samsung reportedly working on a foldable tablet, debut planned for 2015

Samsung is reportedly said to be working on a tablet with a foldable display that can fold in on itself into a smartphone form factor. The device …

Electronics Industry

Samsung could offer a foldable tablet next year

Back in January, Samsung was granted a patent for a foldable tablet. Of course, a patent doesn’t necessarily mean that a product will ever come to …

Rumor: Google is going to change modern software design with Quantum Paper

There have been an extraordinary amount of rumors and leaks over the last several months related to how Android and several key Google apps will look …

Samsung's razor-thin Galaxy Tab S takes another run at the iPad

For a long time, Samsung’s been trying to take down the iPad. Since 2010, the company has released a seemingly endless line of tablets aimed at taking away market share from Apple. Some have been so similar to Apple’s products that they became the center of Apple’s infamous trademark lawsuit …

Project Loon: Google's quest to bring internet to the world with a fleet of balloons

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Project Loon: Google's quest to bring internet to the world with a fleet of balloons<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>For many, internet access is a vital resource. However, vast, rural swaths of the world have no broadband internet access. One of …

6 small changes in Android L that make a big difference

Most of the posts floating around the web about Android L release have focused on revamped notifications, the new recent menu changes, the death of Dalvik, the new material design, Android for Work and other hard hitters that were showcased during the Google I/O 2014 keynote.<p>After playing around …

Google Nexus

How to get the Android L developer preview

Curious and like living dangerously? If so, you might want to load the Android L developer preview on your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7.<p>On Wednesday Google unveiled Android L, its next version of the popular mobile operating system. While the OS was only briefly previewed, it was mentioned there would be a …

Android News

From the desk of a different editor: Welcome the 'new' Android

Android is getting more than a face-lift, and I think we're all going to love it<p>I love being able to go to Google I/O each year. It's a perk that …

Kyocera adopting sapphire crystal for upcoming smartphone?

The mobile industry is always trying to make smartphones stronger, introducing tougher materials and improving reinforced glass to keep that image nice and clear. The newest and best glass around seems to be sapphire, which Apple uses for the iPhone 5s’ home button and camera glass. Now it seems …

Mobile

10 things new LG G3 owners need to know

If you're just getting a new LG G3, we've got some tips to help you on your way<p>LG G3<p>Main<p>Read our review<br>• Get the latest news<br>• LG G3 specs<br>• Join the …

Motorola Nexus likely as Android Silver plans come into question

Over the weekend, news broke that a Nexus device codenamed Shamu would be coming from Motorola. In addition to the rumor of a massive 5.9-inch …

Android News

Motorola Shamu rumored to be the Nexus 6

A day without a Nexus rumor is like a day without sunshine<p>There's been a rash of rumors the past few days about an unannounced 5.9-inch phone from …

Android News

The Information: Nexus phablet is happening, Android Silver's future uncertain

Over the weekend we reported on a new rumor claiming that the next Nexus handset would not only be built by Motorola, it would be a massive 5.9-inch device with the codename Shamu. Lending a little extra weight to the rumor, <i>the Information</i> says that they have now verified with “three people with …

Android News

Upcoming Nexus tablet manufactured by HTC gets WiFi certification

It is expected that a Nexus tablet will arrive this fall to coincide with the release of Android L. We have seen it referred to as Flounder, …