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Spotify's musical map of the world hosts city-specific playlists

With every song you listen to on Spotify, you could be contributing to the sound of your local city. The streaming service has created an interactive …

Kansas Tornado Drone Footage Will Give you Chills

Even this drone knows to stay far away from a twister<p>Tornados are lethal, terrifying, destructive forces of nature, but from a safe distance, they can be quite marvelous. That's especially true if you've got a handy drone to capture some footage from the sky, like YouTube user Justin Watkins, who …

Drones

Scotland has started making wine, but it's 'undrinkable'

LONDON — Bordeaux, Napa, Rioja, Montefalco.... Fife?<p>It might sound preposterous, but a budding winemaker is aiming to put Scotland on the oenophile's …

Nexus 4 battery bloating

Hi there, Martin here.<p>Today I have a somewhat different topic than our typical ‘newsletter’ or our in depth topical blog posts. I’d like to tell you …

Android News

Firefox Now Blocks Flash By Default (Update)

The Mozilla Firefox web browser now blocks Flash by default. And when I say “blocks,” I don’t mean it asks you nicely if you’d <i>really</i> like to use …

Software

NASA’s New Horizons does epic flyby of Pluto, releases clearest picture yet

NASA announced that its New Horizons flight to Pluto — a journey 3 billion miles and nearly a decade in the making — finally made it to its …

Solar System

Here’s how to back up your PlayStation Mobile games before tomorrow’s shutdown

Heads up, PlayStation Vita owners: Sony’s PlayStation Mobile service is shutting down on July 15, ending support for a large number of games on the …

Mobile Gaming

Data shows 95% of Google privacy requests are from citizens out to protect personal and private information – not criminals, politicians and public figures<p>Less than 5% of nearly 220,000 individual requests made to Google to selectively remove links to online information concern criminals, …

Privacy

2006 Lamborghini Concept S

Traditionally, there hasn't been much difference between Lamborghini's concept cars and the production machines. The borderline-outrageous styling …

LG Escape 2 review

While most of the focus in the Android smartphone world goes to the high-end offerings from the various OEMs, these companies, like LG, continue to bolster and diversify their budget-friendly portfolio as well. With their latest addition in this category, LG brings to a low-cost device some of the …

Action camera shootout: Which GoPro is best for you?

Last week, GoPro announced the Hero4 Session, a small, square camera that doesn't need a waterproof housing. The diminutive size and simple controls (one press turns it on and starts it recording) gave the Hero4 Session unique character, but its price -- $400 -- caused a few double-takes. Why? …

Google reopens Map Maker edits in August with your help

Google put Map Maker editing on ice in May after digital vandals got away with some rogue changes, but it's finally ready to get things back on track... if you're willing to pitch in. The internet giant says it will start reopening edits in early August, but it's asking the community to play a much …

Spain World Cup hopes in disarray as Madrid mess costs Lopetegui his job

The Basque coach was removed on Wednesday against the players' wishes and leaves La Roja in turmoil ahead of their opener against Portugal on Friday<p>Spain's World Cup preparations are in chaos. The president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, announced on Wednesday that coach …

Soccer

Claudio Ranieri is a decent man but not necessarily the right person for Leicester

The head spins. Claudio Ranieri exhumed, you might almost say, as now manager of Leicester City.<p>Raheem Sterling sold by Liverpool to Manchester City for a hyperbolic £49 million. Bastian Schweinsteiger prised away from Bayern Munich by Manchester United for £15 million, which seems by comparison to …