Mehran Muslimi

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Scientists Found Something Super Weird in This Giant Glob of Stars

Globular clusters are just as they sound: giant spherical globs of stars gravitationally bound by a central force. But the source of that central …

Apple cuts App Store affiliate commission from 7% to 2.5%

Apple just sent an email to members of the App Store affiliate program saying that App Store commissions will be reduced from 7 percent to 2.5 percent on May 1st — that’s a 64 percent cut. While this change will have no effect on App Store users, it has some implications on the App Store …

Apps

Now We Know What Yahoo Made on Its Early Snapchat Bet

Ailing internet giant Yahoo was an early believer of Snap, the parent company of disappearing photo app Snapchat.<p>As of Monday, nearly two months …

Google may be quietly tracking everywhere you go — here's how to turn it off

You probably don't know the answers to these questions — but Google might.<p>How? It's thanks to a feature nestled away in your Google account called Location History. If you care about your privacy, you should probably check it out.<p>Location History is exactly what it sounds like: It's a comprehensive …

Maps

Star spotted in closest orbit ever around black hole

Astronomers have found evidence of a star that spins around a black hole twice an hour.<p>It is the closest orbital spin that scientists have ever seen, and was picked up by the two of NASA’s space-based telescopes, the Chandra X-ray Observatory and NuSTAR, and the Australia Telescope Compact Array …

DJI Phantom 4 Pro review: DJI Phantom 4 Pro review: So you wanna be a drone photographer? - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Camera features, easy-to-master flight controls and upgrades on the previous generation prove that DJI knows what it's doing.<p><b>The Bad</b> Sticker price and investing in additional batteries means the Phantom 4 Pro doesn't come cheap.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The price puts it just outside of "entry …

Hackers release proof-of-concept Nintendo Switch jailbreak

In what amounts to an innocuous but important proof-of-concept, a hacker called qwertyoruiopz has released a pseduo-jailbreak that allows you to run arbitrary code on the Nintendo Switch. The interesting thing? Because of a bug in the browser software used on the Switch, the same jailbreak that let …

Second part of ancient Egyptian statue lifted from site

CAIRO (AP) — The three-ton torso of a massive statue that may be of one of Egypt's most famous pharaohs was lifted Monday from mud and groundwater …

Safety Not Guaranteed

As shark populations have grown in recent years, so have the numbers of sightings and attacks. What does this trend mean for surfers?<p><b>Dave Pearson</b> …

Humans 2.0: these geneticists want to create an artificial genome by synthesising our DNA

In July 2015, 100 geneticists met at the New York Genome Center to discuss yeast. At 12 million base pairs long, it's the largest genome scientists …

10 Things to Stop Doing If You Want to Live Longer

There are a number of things you can resolve to do in order to "slow down" your biological clock and live longer, whether you’re in your 20s or 30s, …

Everything you need to know about SpaceX's big moon announcement

Elon Musk is nothing if not ambitious.<p>The SpaceX founder wants his company to lead the charge to build a city on Mars, and next year, the spaceflight …

Your Name Might Shape Your Face, Researchers Say

In my head, a person with the name Danny has a boyish face and a perpetual smile. Zoes have wide eyes and wild hair and an air of mild bemusement.<p>There might actually be something to the idea that people who share a name also share a stereotypical "look" to them, researchers say. In one experiment, …

Psychology

Visit the world's least crowded country - before everyone else does

“Big Sky Country” is a fitting nickname for ruggedly beautiful Montana, the fourth largest US state. If the same sobriquet were applied to Mongolia, however, it would simply be inadequate. For this enormous landlocked country of green steppe, vast flat plains, intricately braided rivers, …

11 insider facts most flight attendants know — and you probably don't

No one has more insider knowledge about flying than flight attendants.<p>But by talking to these veteran globetrotters, as well as scouring Reddit and various articles, we were able to unearth 12 lesser-known facts about flying.<p>Whether you want more attentive service or to avoid getting kicked off …

‘Lost Continent’ Hidden Underneath New Zealand?

A group of researchers argues that the submerged landmass underneath New Zealand qualifies as a continent. But not everyone’s convinced.<p>If a group of Australian and New Zealander researchers have their way, the seven longtime continents will soon be joined by an eighth: a vast, submerged land three …

The Post-Human World

A conversation about the end of work, individualism, and the human species with the historian Yuval Harari<p>Famine, plague, and war. These have been the three scourges of human history. But today, people in most countries are more likely to die from eating too much rather than too little, more likely …

Singularity

Why You’ll Never Do Your Best Work Alone

Beyoncé knows best.<p>At last week’s Grammy Awards, Beyoncé’s <i>Lemonade</i> lost Album of the Year to Adele’s <i>25</i>, much to her fans’ dismay. This wasn’t the first time that the record, Beyoncé’s sixth studio effort, found itself at the center of an uproar.<p>When it was released on April 23, 2016, <i>Lemonade</i> …

The best apps you didn’t know you needed for your new Android phone

Happy Holidays, and congrats on your brand new Android phone! If you’re here, you’re probably new to the platform. You may have just picked up a new Pixel, Galaxy S7 Edge, or even a One Plus 3, so we compliment you on your excellent taste. But look: if you’ve used a smartphone at any point in the …

Insomniac’s The Unspoken once had a different name and direction

The Unspoken is a multiplayer virtual reality video game that was released earlier this month as a launch title for the Oculus Touch platform. The game turns you into a modern, urban wizard tasked with battling others of your kind for arcane supremacy. In The Unspoken you can blast fireballs from …

Virtual Reality

7 cool accessories for your new Android phone

While there’s plenty to explore and discover with your new smartphone purchase, accessories are always a tempting purchase to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your latest gadget. While the basic screen protectors, cables, and cases are a given, this list aims to point you in the …

Gear & Gadgets

After having its infrastructure shuttered, CyanogenMod will live on as Lineage

The days leading up to the holiday have been a real roller coaster ride for Cyanogen fans. Yesterday, Cyanogen Inc. unceremoniously pulled the plug on its support for CyanogenOS in a short post declaring that “all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds will be discontinued” by the year’s …

The best apps for your new Windows 10 PC

New PC? Start here<p>Congratulations! You just unwrapped a new Windows 10 PC for the holidays! Now you're wondering what the best apps are to install on your new machine. Fortunately, we're here to help, with some of our top picks to try out on your new PC.<p><i>We've rounded up our favorite and most-used</i> …

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

How to Fly for Free on Every Business Trip

Never pay for a flight again by learning the art and science of travel hacking.<p>As I've previously mentioned, one of the reasons I wanted to work for myself was so I could travel whenever I wanted to.<p>Fortunately, not only do I have that kind of flexibility, but my business also requires me to travel …

Edward Snowden Designs Anti-Spying iPhone Case

Snowden and hardware hacker, Andrew Huang, designed a conceptual model for a smartphone case that warns users if a phone is making unauthorized transmissions.<p>Edward Snowden - the man who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 and who is hailed by some as a …

Surveillance