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Massive ‘Magnet’ May Have Powered Monster Cosmic Explosion

One of the most powerful cosmic explosions ever observed by astronomers may have been powered by a massive, incredibly strong magnetic object, new research suggests.<p>Gamma-ray bursts are like universal fireworks: intense outbursts of high-energy light that have been detected coming from many …

Universe

How many iPhones does it take to stop a bullet?

Can a stack of iPhones protect a Samsung Galaxy S6 from a blast fired from a Russian assault rifle? You'll just have to watch and see.<p>Whenever a new iPhone comes out, there are lots of questions about its screen resolution, its battery life, the quality of its camera... You know, <i>normal</i> questions.<p>A …

Airspace

Apple didn’t reinvent radio. It went back to the basics.

<i>Marc Fisher is a senior editor at The Washington Post and the author of “Something in the Air: Radio, Rock and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation.”</i><p>The innovators who brought you the iMac, iPhone and iPad don’t usually look backward. But with one of their signature services, iTunes, weakening …

Digital Culture

iPhone 6S Leaks Show Familiar Design With Big Changes Underneath

In the grand tradition of Silicon Valley, leaked photos of the next generation of iPhone have emerged, causing much rumination and ado concerning future additions to the iconic cell phone.<p>One thing is clear: the design won’t change much from the iPhone 6. But, as we’ve seen with the jump from …

International Space Station resupplied for the first time in months

The International Space Station has just received its first new supplies since April 14th. The Progress 60 Russian cargo ship docked with ISS early this morning, at 3:11AM ET according to NASA, bringing with it over three tons of cargo. That includes "1,940 pounds of propellant, 106 pounds of …

Facebook Tests Features That Make Sharing GIFs In Messenger Easier Than Ever

Facebook really wants you to use GIFs inside Messenger. The company recently unleashed a series of GIF apps from third-parties which work inside Messenger — as part of its Messenger platform initiative — but it is now going beyond that with a series of pilots that bring GIFs right into Messenger …

Microsoft to finalize Windows 10 this week

Microsoft is planning to finalize Windows 10 this week, ahead of its official launch later this month. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that the company is currently working on final copies of Windows 10, with a release to manufacturing (RTM) build expected later this week. RTM …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple Pay is launching in the UK on July 14.</b> There will be a £20 limit on transactions — but this should rise in the fall.<p><b>2. A petition to have Ellen Pao removed as the CEO of Reddit has gained more than 100,000 signatures in 3 days.</b> Last week, popular Reddit employee Victoria Taylor was let go …

Pegatron needs you! iPhone builder to take on 40k workers for new models

Apple is predicting big things for its next-generation iPhone 6s — and for Apple’s manufacturers, big orders means hiring a big workforce to deal with it.<p>A new report today claims that Protek, a Pegatron subsidiary based in eastern China, is hiring 40,000 additional workers to cope with the iPhone …

Rose Gold

Alleged Galaxy Note 5 CAD drawings show Galaxy S6-esque design

Evidence is mounting to suggest that Samsung’s next great phablet is going to take heavy design cues from the latest Galaxy S smartphone. NoWhereElse has published a bunch of CAD drawings which claim to be an accurate representation for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. If genuine, it shows a device which …

Galaxy Note

Instagram photos are now bigger and better

Just over a week ago, I wrote plaintively about Instagram's archaic 640 x 640 resolution and the need to move with the times and give users the ability to upload larger images. This past Friday, it appears, Instagram has started addressing that very issue, as photos sent to the popular image …

Mobile Photography

Types of Camera Lenses

If you’re new to photography, the vast array of lenses on the market might seem a little daunting. There exists not just a range of focal lengths, …

This is How Good the Sony a7S is with Low Light and High ISO

The highly-regarded Sony a7S is known to be a monster in low-light situations, a fact demonstrated by a number of short films have used moonlight as …

Instagram May Be Getting Ready to Up Photo Sizes to 1080px

If you’re an Instagram fan, there is a good chance that your experience is about to get quite a bit better. In the past, Instagram has uploaded and …