Constantin Adamis

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Your chances of getting Wi-Fi on a plane are up to 66%

The good news for fliers who like to stay connected in the air is that your chances of getting wireless Internet on a U.S.-based airline are now 66%, up from 38% in 2013.<p>The bad news is that your chances of getting on a flight with Wi-Fi and a power outlet are not as good — only about 45%.<p>Fliers on …

Virgin America

Google Now updated with support for third-party apps on Android

Google's Android app just got a lot smarter.<p>Google Now will be updated with support for 40 third-party apps, the company revealed Friday.<p>Google Now, …

Apps

Xelflex fabric uses light to detect moves

UK-based Cambridge Consultants has shown off a smart clothing technology which turns the very fabric of clothing into sensors.<p>The Xelflex technology uses fibre-optic strands woven directly into fabric.<p>The ultra-thin, water-resistant cables can each hold up to 10 sensors, which measure light in …

Kazam Tornado 348 review

Pros<p>Very slim, decent spec, good battery life<p>Cons<p>So-so camera<p>Price<p>£250<p>7 / 10<p>Every time a smartphone claims to be the thinnest in the world, we take …

110 reasons to buy the Apple Watch

A lot of people are excited about the expected launch of the Apple Watch in April. But there are also still enough people who don’t see the point of having another gadget – a wearable, with questionable battery life – when they’ve already have an iPhone in their pocket.<p>An often heard argument goes …

Samsung dual edge display design patent surfaces, along with a mysterious pop-up panel

It’s becoming less of a possibility and more of a reality that Samsung has plans to bring the world a dual-edge offering.<p>For the past few weeks, everyone has been fixated on Samsung’s new noteworthy nuance: the Edge Display. More specifically, the tech community has been hyped up about the rumors …

Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA hitting Samsung Galaxy S5 in Australia now

One of our lucky readers in Australia woke up this morning to a little surprise from Samsung, Android 5.0 Lollipop has landed on his Galaxy S5.<p>We’ve seen the latest version of Android roll out to the same device in other markets around the globe. Starting in Poland it moved across Europe, but it is …

Android News

Seagate outs a fleet of cloud, wireless and super-thin hard drives

If getting your digital life better organized is tops on your list of New Year's resolutions, Seagate has a trio of options that cover all the bases. First, the company is offering its ultra-thin 7mm drive in portable form with the appropriately named Seagate Seven. As you might expect, the company …

Gear & Gadgets

The Avegant Glyph hides VR goggles in headphones, is launching later this year

Avegant's virtual reality glasses aren't quite like anything else on the market. For one thing, they don't use the same magnified screen technology as Oculus, Samsung, and most other companies. They use a virtual retinal display, projecting images directly on your eyes; it's a technology that's …

The 8 Most Luxurious Mountain Resorts in America

While away this winter, nestle in these chic rustic escapes.<p><b>1) St. Regis Deer Valley, Utah</b><p>Settled at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, this classic resort offers state-of-the-art spa services, heated outdoor pools and hot tubs and an enchanting terrace from which one can watch the sun blaze over …

National Parks

Turn your CBR1000rr into a "cafe fighter"

How much power is too much power? In the motorcycle world, it’s a question that will never be answered. But if you love customs and don’t mind changing your underwear after every ride, Bill Webb has the solution for you.<p>His latest creation is the Stoc RR: a 178 hp Honda CBR1000rr turned into a …

Motorcycles

Hellcat What? Meet the 10,000-hp Version of the 2015 Dodge Charger

What's technically "funny" but actually has zero sense of humor? This thing, the new 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car that was freshly unveiled by Mopar at the 2014 SEMA show. Okay, it's a little funny looking, but don't say that to its face.<p>The 2015 Charger R/T Funny Car is the first collaboration …

Sports Cars

Chevrolet Plans to Offer Z06 Parts for C7 Stingrays

A smokin’ value with a base MSRP of less than $55K, the C7 Chevrolet Corvette is one of our favorite<p>sports carscars extant regardless of class or cost. And of course, the Corvette range is about to get even better with the addition of the world-beating Z06.<p>And that’s not just for its power boost …

Amazon introduces Echo, a voice-controlled assistant for your home

Voice assistants have started to gain traction thanks to the success of products like Google Now and Siri, but now Amazon is joining the fray with a completely different approach of its own, the Amazon Echo.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkOCeAtKHIc<br>Instead of being locked to your mobile device, …

5 things we learned about the Ford Mustang King Cobra

Sussing out the juicy details.<p>Yes, the King Cobra is basically all three of Ford Racing's major parts packs screwed onto the 2015 Mustang GT. But there's more to it than that. We spoke to Ford Racing's Jesse Kershaw to answer some burning questions we had about the big snake. This is what we found …

Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android

There's no such thing as a free lunch, or is there?<p>Microsoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer …

9 better titles than “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” brought to you by the Internet

Twitter hates the new “Star Wars” title<p>The title for Disney's upcoming "Star Wars Episode VII" was released today via the official "Star Wars" Twitter feed. Get ready for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."<p>[embedtweet id="530404275957293056"]<p>The Internet was less than impressed with the name for the …

Evidence Challenges the "Out of Africa" Timeline of Human Evolution

One dominant idea among evolutionary biologists is that <i>Homo sapiens</i> left Africa about 60 or 70 thousand years ago, spreading across the world from …

Powerful Genetic Engineering Technique Could Modify Entire Wild Populations

When it comes to genetic engineering, we’re amateurs. Sure, we’ve known about DNA’s structure for more than 60 years, we first sequenced every A, T, …

Why smallpox has not been completely destroyed

Our picks of the week from around the web, including why we need to keep a killer, the secret history of hypertext, and who invented the seven-day week.<p>Machines versus lawyers<br>John McGinnis | City Journal | 28 May 2014<br>Machine intelligence will disrupt law firms as fundamentally as the internet did …

Google's Self-Drive Cars Need Manual Controls for Testing

There was a lot of buzz when Google revealed prototypes of its self-driving cars in May, which come without a steering wheel, accelerator and brake pedals. Now, however, new rules in California concerning the testing of autonomous vehicles state that the driver must be “capable of taking over …

Recipes – Schwerelose Rezeptfotografie

Das hier finde ich eine sehr interessante Idee. Die Reihe “Recipes” von Designerin Nora Luther besteht aus Rezepten mit Fotos. Die Bilder zeigen …

Breaking a 700-Year-Old Tradition: The American Islamic Gospel Drummer

Inside Flipboard / July 25, 2014<p>When the Islamic holy month of Ramadan wraps up at the end of July, a small group of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims …

The Week in Review: Historic Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola crisis reached new heights in the United States this week: two Americans were hospitalized with the disease and the Centers for Disease …

Alleged Schematic Shows Protruding Camera Ring on 4.7-Inch iPhone 6

Throughout the past few months, a number of design drawings, physical mockups, and component leaks have hinted at a protruding camera ring camera on the iPhone 6. Initial rumors indicated that the physical feature would be exclusive to the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6, however recent photos of the …