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Start designing Android apps and games with zero coding experience

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Japan Issues Highest Alert, Evacuation Warnings After Volcano EXPLOSIVELY Erupts

First, earthquakes; then tsunamis; then household spending collapses for the 13th month in a row... and now Japan is dealing with a volcano. NHK …

Hubble spots a high-speed collision in an extragalactic jet

A high-speed, extragalactic jet of high velocity plasma has grown brighter over the last 20 years, and now scientists know why.<p>Using data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers were able to show that over the last two decades one glowing knot of material in the jet slammed into …

Astrophysics

This map renames each US state with a country that has a similar population

The US is the third-largest country in the world, with its population scattered across a continent-spanning landmass.<p>On Thursday we highlighted a map made by the American Enterprise Institute's Mark Perry that identified a country with about the same gross domestic product as each state. Here we do …

Geography

Silk Road founder: 'it ruined my life and destroyed my future'

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht is facing life in prison for his role in facilitating the sale of more than $200m in drugs after being found guilty of multiple charges<p>The accused mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road will be sentenced on Friday for orchestrating a scheme that enabled …

Bitcoin

Google Forced To Update Password Alert After 'Embarrassing' Weakness Exposed

Just seven lines of code were required to bypass Google’s Password Alert service when it was released earlier this week. Security expert Paul Moore tore into the Chrome browser extension, which warns a user when they are typing their Google password into a scam, or phishing site, with some simple …

Information Security

3 atom thick materials could lead to ultra-thin processors

Researchers from Cornell University have announced a breakthrough in transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) production that could lead to much thinner transistors, the building block for faster, smaller and more power efficient processors.<p>TMDs are promising materials for future semi-conductors, …

Nanotech

AR mobile game turns your home into a survival horror nightmare

Night Terrors maps the layout of your home, then becomes an augmented reality game in which horrors attack.<p>If you're scared of being home alone at night, this won't be the game for you. Night Terrors is a survival horror that plays out in the real world.<p>The mobile game, currently seeking funding on …

Steam lets modders sell their wares, starting with 'Skyrim'

Valve's move to start selling community-created mods on its PC-game storefront looks like it could boost that $57 million user payout from earlier this year. And it's starting with <i>The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim</i> -- one of the most popular moddable games. The process sounds pretty easy as Valve tells …

What Apple Watch damage is covered by warranty? Here’s how Apple will determine what’s eligible

Apple will be doing a visual mechanical inspection of the Apple Watch, like with the rest of its products, when customers bring in a damaged device for repair. But what will be covered under your warranty exactly? And what issues will Apple be looking for to determine what is eligible for repair …

Smartwatches

Awesome iOS Easter egg discovered after two years, hiding in plain sight

Apple is known for placing its fair share of Easter eggs into iOS and OS X, but this is the coolest one we’ve seen in a while.<p>You know the new Voice Memos icon Apple introduced in iOS 7 Beta 2? It turns out the icon is designed after the waveform representation of someone saying “Apple.”<p>The …

Apple Watch

Here's How Wi-Fi Actually Works

Most computer users know little about how Wi-Fi works. In fact, one of the only things many do know is that sometimes it doesn’t. But even a little …

Amazon for your Apple Watch is here

Just in time for launch day, Amazon has released its official Apple Watch app on the iOS App Store.<p>We first reported that Amazon’s 1-Click Shopping was coming to the Apple Watch last month, when it was said that Amazon’s Apple Watch would, at least at first, act a lot like the Amazon App on Android …

Smartwatches

Drones will deliver mail in Switzerland this summer

You know which organization doesn't want to fall behind Amazon, DHL and Alibaba when it comes to drone deliveries? The Swiss Post. Yes, Switzerland's postal service wants to deliver small packages using small drones. In fact, it will start using quadcopters developed by a company called Matternet …

There's An Android Peeing On Apple On Google Maps

There’s something weird going on over on Google Maps today. A user on Hacker News spotted what appears to be the Android logo peeing on Apple in satellite view.<p>At these co-ordinates in Pakistan the odd image appears, depicting the famous picture of an Android logo relieving itself on Apple’s logo. …

Google Maps

Teardown of 38mm Apple Watch Sport Reveals 205 mAh Battery, Taptic Engine

iFixit is currently in the process of tearing down a 38mm Apple Watch Sport after the device launched in Australia today. While it is still early in the teardown process, the team has found that disconnecting the display from the body can be a little difficult, similar to the troublesome Touch ID …

Smartwatches

GTA 5 PC in 4K is an "Eye-Opener," Rockstar Says

The long-awaited PC edition of Grand Theft Auto V features a multitude of high-end graphics options, one of which is stunning 4K resolution. Now, developer Rockstar Games has boasted that this visual quality, for people whose computers are strong enough to handle it, will change the way they see …

Xbox Live down for many — gaming, Netflix, and other services affected (update)

<i>Update: Most things are now working — although Microsoft says that account management is still down for some.</i><p>Many Xbox Live users are struggling to access online services on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and other devices.<p>Microsoft’s service is experiencing difficulties, and it’s stopping many people from …

Xbox

Microsoft Offering 'Instant On' Alternative After Xbox One's Energy Bill Accusations

Microsoft has touted the Xbox One’s ability to be instantly booted with voice commands since launch, and its game restore feature is something that rival PS4 has only recently been able to adopt. But the functionality of an “Instant-on” console comes with a cost, as the NRDC laid out in a recent …

Startups

Rockstar details Grand Theft Auto V’s PC-exclusive video editor

PC Grand Theft Auto fans are getting a nice feature as a reward for their patience.<p>When it launches tomorrow, the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V comes with a video editor that enables players to capture, direct, score, edit, and share scenes and highlights from the open-world game’s single player …

Grand Theft Auto

Solar Eclipses Are Slowly Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

About twice a year, the Moon appears to pass in front of the Sun, giving rise to a partial solar eclipse if the alignment is imperfect, but leading to either a total or annular solar eclipse if the Earth, Moon and Sun all form a straight line in space.<p>It’s only by chance that the Moon and the Sun …

Wikimedia

Amazon And IBM Just Kicked The Internet Of Things Into High Gear

The IoT or the “Internet Of Things” seems to be all the rage these days, from smart home automation and security devices, to connected, autonomous vehicles. However, what’s key about this new trend in technology is not only the ideas for better, smarter devices that are born from this growth …

Internet of Things

Planet Earth: Facts About Its Orbit, Atmosphere & Size

Earth, our home, is the third planet from the sun. It is the only planet known to have an atmosphere containing free oxygen, oceans of liquid water …

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

Meet Olio, the high-end smartwatch that's about to take on Apple

Olio is a higher-end smartwatch that launched its first two collections today. The limited-edition pieces feature "top-of-the-line materials and craftsmanship typically found in high-end Swiss watches," the company states in a release.<p>One of Olio's co-founders, Steve Jacobs, has led product …

Smartwatches