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What Happens When an Eclipse Hits the World's Most Solar-Powered Country?

Germany is gearing up for an unusual challenge to its clean-energy revolution.<p><i>This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>On March 20, Europe will experience a total solar eclipse for a few hours in the morning. The last time …

'Activity' Companion App for Apple Watch Found Hidden in iOS 8.2

iOS developer Hamza Sood has tweeted a series of screenshots from iOS 8.2 that provide a closer look at the upcoming "Activity" companion app for Apple Watch previewed on the Apple Watch microsite. Activity does not show up on iPhone until an Apple Watch is paired with the device, at which point …

Smartwatches

Here's How to Activate Voice Calling on WhatsApp for Android

We’ve been hearing rumors for a while now about WhatsApp launching voice calling on its Android app. The feature is indeed available in the app’s latest version, but you’ll need another user’s help to activate it.<p>First, you’ll first need the latest version of the Android app, which, at the time of …

Apps

YouTube now supports 360-degree videos

Flat videos are so 2014<p>It may be a tad later than originally anticipated, but YouTube has just added support for 360-degree videos, making the massive video sharing site more useful to owners of VR headsets. Google said it would have the feature ready in "the coming weeks" back in January, and now …

Islamic State accepts Boko Haram's allegiance pledge

Islamic Statehas accepted a pledge of allegiance by Nigerian extremist groupBoko Haram, announcing the expansion of the Syrian-based organization into sub-Saharan Africa.<p>In a move seen as a propaganda boost to Islamic State, Boko Haram leader<p>Abubakar Shekaulast week pledged allegiance to the …

Africa

EU unlikely to agree next week to prolong Russia sanctions | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders are unlikely to reach agreement at their summit next week to prolong economic sanctions on Russia that expire in July, a senior EU official said on Friday.<p>European Union Foreign Ministers pose for the media during their informal European Union Ministers …

Russia