Logan O'Byrne

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Ad blocking in Apple’s iOS 9 highlights rift over ads with app publishers

Apple has warned developers that, in the name of privacy and user preference, it is adding ad-blocking capability in its upcoming release of iOS 9 software, which is expected to arrive with new iPhones as early as Sept. 9. And that’s creating some tension with Google, mobile marketing companies, …

Ad Blocking

15 Books Every Recent College Grad Needs on Their Shelf

Graduating from college is an exciting time full of adventures, new opportunities and… uncertainty. While you’re celebrating your major accomplishment and partying with your friends and loved ones, figuring out the future can be nerve wracking. Whether you’re graduating this year, are a recent grad …

Sheryl Sandberg

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

One of gaming's most underrated RPGs is waiting for you to try for free

Origin is offering Electronic Arts' wonderful role-playing game <i>Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning</i> free for 48 hours, with the full price of the massive adventure now down to $9.99.<p><i>Amalur</i> was released in 2012 to generally approving reviews. Its Metacritic average is 81 percent. But the game was a …

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

Apps

'Star Wars Battlefront' Trailer Shows the Game of Your Dreams

How do you build anticipation for a videogame that isn't launching for at least a year, and for which you have less than 10-seconds of in-game …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Fiber Games: Google Invites Cities to Apply for Its Superfast Internet

Google is of­fer­ing dozens of cit­ies a chance to vie for the tech gi­ant’s ul­tra­fast In­ter­net ser­vice.<p>The ser­vice, Google Fiber, boasts …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Steam In-Home Streaming lets you play away from your PC

With the right hardware setup, you may no longer need to sit in front of your gaming machine. With a PlayStation Vita, you can play PS4 anywhere in your house. With an Nvidia Shield, you can do the same with a Windows gaming PC. But what if you don't want to buy a multiple-hundred dollar handheld …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Samsung Galaxy Round unboxing and first impressions

The company that’s always on the hunt for the <i>next big thing</i> may be responsible for the next big trend. Are curved displays the next step in the evolution of smartphones? Here’s the unboxing and first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Round!<p>Unboxing<p>The Samsung Galaxy Round comes in a large box, …

Phones

Evolving art: Majestic Strandbeest sculptures come to life on the beach

Created entirely from ordinary plastic tubes without any electronics, Jansen has through numerous evolutionary experiments equipped them with …

Panono: Panoramic Ball Camera

Posted in Tech<p>The Panono camera is one of things that requires a few minutes to fully comprehend: <i>What? 360-degree pictures? Why do I need that?</i> Then …

Blue aurora, star trails, in Unity, Maine

Awesome auroral display back in July, when the familiar green, magenta and purple colors changed to blue as they spiked.<p>Mike Taylor in Unity, Maine …

Astronomy

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Why We Have Pain, & How We Kill It

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long abandoned -- I'll add it to my to-tour list.<p>But after spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've …

Scotland

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Chipolo Is Another Thing That Lets You Track Lost Items Using Your Smartphone

Slovenia has became a hotbed for hardware startups during the past year and the newest one to come out of this Southeast European country is Chipolo – a simple to use Bluetooth-based item finder for iPhone and Android.<p>Designed and developed by two startups, Geartronik and Nollie Apps, Chipolo is a …

Last Call- Piece of Cake Edition

No matter what the scale, when approached in a muscle car a launch ramp is an unavoidable temptation.<p><i>Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s</i> …

What's the Origin of the Word "Dude"?

For some time now, we have known the basic outline of the story of “dude.” The word was first used in the late 1800s as a term of mockery for young …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

Google Autocompletes The World’s Opinion Of Women–And It’s Not Pretty

Here’s one easy way to determine how rampant sexism is across the globe: run a Google search. To prove that masses of Internet users have worrying opinions on what women should–or cannot–do, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) tested the search …

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star lets you manage the Empire’s technological terror

The Walt Disney Company has teamed up with mobile developer Nimblebit to give players control of the ultimate power in the universe: The Death Star.<p>Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is a new game based on Nimblebit’s Tiny Tower, and it puts players in charge of the Empire’s enormous space station. It’s …

Google Street View drives into the Lamborghini Museum

There's to be no stone unturned, apparently, by the team at Google Street View. The most recent awesome landmark to get a virtual tour courtesy of …

Google Street View