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17 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn't know existed

Most of us have heard of Google's well-known and much-loved tools — Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps, and many more. Those products and services are used by millions of people around the world every day.<p>What many people don't know, however, is that Google actually has a bunch of other features and …

Apps

The best games for your new iPhone, iPad, or Android phone

I won’t pretend to know what holidays mean for you, but for most, there’s a singularly shared experience: long flights and being far away from your PlayStation or Xbox. If you aren’t already an active mobile gamer, even at this point, you’re missing out on quite a bit of both simple and even deeply …

Scientists just made the world’s best clock even better to test Einstein’s theory of relativity

All scientists like precision and accuracy, but the ones at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are even more particular than most.<p>On Nov. 28, researchers from NIST in Boulder, Colorado published work in Nature Photonics describing a timepiece that keeps time more reliably …

Physics

Why caves are the best place to train astronauts

There’s no better preparation for the ISS, or finding life on other planets, than exploring the depths of Earth.<p>When the last humans returned from the Moon, they did so with lifeless samples of lunar rock. While geologically interesting, it taught us little about how life started on Earth, or …

Here’s what you’ll need to run Windows 10 VR headsets next year

Excited about forthcoming Windows 10 VR support? You should be, since it’s going to open up who gets access to virtual reality considerably, thanks to third-party headsets from established OEM partners starting at just $299. Minimum PC specs are now available, too – and The Verge points out they …

Xiaomi unveils concept phone with near bezel-less display

Chinese device maker Xiaomi has announced another clutch of mobile hardware, including a concept smartphone developed in collaboration with designer Philippe Starck.<p>Xiaomi CEO and founder Lei Jun dubbed it “a glimpse at what the phone of the future looks like”.<p>The near edgeless 6.4in, 17:9 display …

Six of the best headphones for travellers

Many people happy to spend over £500 on a phone would look in horror at the suggestion of spending more than £25 on headphones. The investment is worth it, though, and not just for improved sound quality. Comfort, sound isolation and features like wireless are worth paying for.<p>Here are six of the …

AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit

New documents reveal the telecom giant is doing NSA-style work for law enforcement—without a warrant—and earning millions a year from taxpayers.<p>On …

Using Rowhammer bitflips to root Android phones is now a thing

Permission-less apps take only seconds to root phones from LG, Samsung and Motorola.<p>Researchers have devised an attack that gains unfettered "root" …

Information Security

Not really Hollywood: the media’s misleading framing of Islamic State videos

In 2014 the Islamic State (IS) became a factory of propaganda videos, many of which depict executions. The first to attract significant media …

Sharp unveils 27-inch IGZO 8K display sporting the same pixel density as the iPhone 7

Foxconn-owned Sharp has unveiled a new monster of an IPS display panel at CEATEC Japan 2016. The display, which comes in at 27-inches, boasts 8K resolution, and insane 7,680-by-4,320 pixel ratio with pixel density that rivals modern smartphones.<p>Along with the insane pixel density, the new Sharp …

IPhone 7

What Kind of Drunk Are You, According to Science?

Ernest Hemingway, Nutty Professor, Mary Poppins, or Mr. Hyde?<p>We all have that friend who gets belligerent when wasted, screaming at a trash can that it doesn't understand the finer points of modern architecture or Al Pacino's acting<i>.</i> Or the one friend who gets so giggly that even the lamest joke …

Science Says Working Graveyard Shifts Can Have This Scary Effect on Your Brain

Now that we know that a three-day work week is most productive and what the ideal vacation length is to stay on top of our game, science has just given us yet <i>another</i> way we can maximize our work day: by taking advantage of your ideal work schedule, based on your age.<p>According to CNN, your most …

Tomorrow’s modular, upgradable consoles will be quicker …. and more confusing

The video game console market is changing rapidly. What used to be a safe five-to-seven year investment has become a disjointed waiting game to get …

Apple just killed one of the best battery saving hacks for your iPhone

There’s plenty to like about iOS 10 — assuming that it didn’t brick your iPhone or iPad — but you probably didn’t know that Apple has quietly killed off one of the neatest — and least-known — battery life hacks.<p>If you’re anything like me and want to squeeze as much juice as possible from your …

Apple put a barometric vent in the space where the iPhone 7 headphone jack would have been

iFixit is the hero this industry needs, and it has once again done a beautiful job of ripping apart a brand-new iPhone and showing us what's inside. Even better, iFixit does X-rays, too! Do you want to see inside that Taptic Engine black box? Now you can:<p>Thank you, iFixit! Oh, and what's that weird …

Man Sues Samsung After Galaxy Note 7 Allegedly Exploded in His Pants

(Reuters) – Samsung Electronics was sued on Friday by a Florida man who said he suffered severe burns after his Galaxy Note 7 smartphone exploded in …

Apple’s iPhone 7 will be super limited in stores and all jet black and Plus models are sold out

Apple has issued a statement tonight that is essentially setting expectations for those who hoped they’d be able to walk into an Apple store on Friday and pick themselves up an iPhone. The statement makes it clear that all iPhones will be in short supply for walk-in customers without a …

Mobile Technology

Earth - Bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics in just 11 days

In this video from Harvard Medical School, you can see bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics before your eyes

Biology

Oculus is adding achievements for Rift and Gear VR games

Oculus has added a vital component of gaming to its Rift and Gear VR headsets: achievements. An update featuring the change will be rolling out to all Oculus Home users between now and the next few weeks; they’ll see achievements from <i>Minecraft, Anshar Wars 2</i>, and <i>Hitman Go</i> right away, with more …