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How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

Missed the Eclipse? Start Making Plans for the Next One

In 2024, another eclipse will traverse the United States—this time from south to north. If you missed the 2017 eclipse, make sure you're ready next time.<p>Now that the Great American Eclipse is finally underway, people across the country are sharing their eclipse photos and experiences. If you're one …

Did you miss totality? Relive the solar eclipse’s climax in this 3-minute video

MADRAS, Ore. – Some skywatchers spend thousands of dollars on telescopes, cameras and other hardware to document a solar eclipse. John E. Hoots did …

Solar Eclipse

The Next U.S. Total Eclipse Is in 2024. Here's Where to See It

It's good news for Texas and New England.<p>Did you watch the NASA live stream from Monday’s total solar eclipse and just wish you had made the trek to …

Solar Eclipse

Stunning Images of the Solar Eclipse

Outdoors

Referee red cards his linesman after a gross scene on the sidelines

Ever see a soccer match that made you feel sick to your stomach? (Cue the Arsenal fans nodding in unison.)<p>Well, we don't know if it was poor stomach-churning soccer or something else, but the linesman at Dundee vs. Kilmarnock did not have a good time during a Scottish premiership match over the …

Arsenal FC

A New Transparent, Conductive Material Is Set to Revolutionize Our Electronics

A New Material<p>Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered a new material that could change technology as we know it. This nano-scale, …

The Scientific Truth About Planet Nine, So Far

Last year, two astronomers were looking at the most distant objects orbiting our Sun ever discovered, when they noticed something funny. These ultra-distant Kuiper belt objects, instead of having their orbits oriented at random, were both swept off in one particular direction and tilted in the same …

Science

This Barcelona tribute video for Messi's 500th goal will give you goosebumps

Lionel Messi's performance at Sunday's El Clasico was a special one. He scored the last-gasp game-winner in a thrilling back-and-forth contest, and his celebration sent shockwaves around the Barcelona-Real Madrid rivalry. It was a stunning goal worth repeat viewing.<p>But what was an afterthought is a …

Soccer

California Drought, Then and Now, in Pictures

Gardening

No, Dark Energy Isn't An Illusion

In 1998, two teams of scientists announced a shocking discovery: the expansion of the Universe was accelerating. Distant galaxies weren’t just receding from us, but their recession speed was increasing over time. Over the next few years, precision measurements of three independent quantities — …

Dark Matter

Google Daydream doesn’t work on the Galaxy S8 because of course it doesn’t

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are an impressive set of smartphones, and it’s very clear that Samsung designed them with VR capabilities in mind. However, Samsung’s vision for VR is for its own Gear VR system, which is why competing options like Google Daydream don’t work…<p><i>VRHeads</i> tried to …

MacTrast Deals: Getflix: Lifetime Subscription

A Getflix: Lifetime Subscription can help you bypass geographic restrictions on streaming content. Getflix unblocks more than 100 streaming channels …

Smart TV

Oh My God, Look at Saturn's North Pole [Updated]

Recently, Gizmodo space writer Rae Paoletta called Saturn “the golden retriever of the solar system,” and I’m not here to dispute that …

How to Make Your Car Last Longer in Four Easy Steps

Every driver knows the importance of oil changes and routine maintenance to help keep any car ticking, and air filters clog, brake pads wear out, and serpentine belts stretch as the miles add up. Usually there are warning signs that let you know something is off, but there could be things you’re …

Autonomous Cars

Google Pixel vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: Which is the better Android phone?

Well folks, the wait is over. Samsung has finally taken the wraps off of the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, two phones that are tipped …

Phones

It’s official (probably), the iPhone 8 is going OLED

Put the rumors to rest; the iPhone 8 will have an OLED screen, <i>we think</i>. It’s still not something Apple is confirming at this point, but it seems unlikely the company ordered 70-million OLED screens from Samsung for anything other than the new iPhone.<p>While the order is less than half of the size …

Mobile Technology

Unlikely friendships in the animal kingdom, in pictures

The One Thing Nobody Has Told You About The Samsung Galaxy S8 (Updated)

<i>Update: As detailed below, it’s also possible to listen to two sources simultaneously with the Separate App Sound feature.</i><p>The Samsung Galaxy S8 is about the first smartphone to feature Bluetooth 5, the latest standard of the wireless transmission technology. The Sony Xperia Z Premium will also have …

Gear & Gadgets

Russia develops hypersonic 4,600 mph Zircon missile

The race to develop an unstoppable and unbeatable weapon capable of defeating all the military defense systems in the world is getting much too close for comfort.<p>According to multiple reports, Russia is expected to begin production soon of its 3M22 Zircon, a hypersonic missile that will travel …

Military

The Best (And Worst) April Fools' Day Jokes For 2017

Today is April 1. Every year we forget it exists, until March comes to an end and every brand on the planet prepares to remind you for twenty four …

Jokes

You're probably showering way too often

Spring is here. That means longer, warmer days — and, for many people, more frequent showering to wash away the sweat and smells that come with higher temperatures.<p>Here's the thing, though: Your regular showers may be grosser than your sweat.<p>There isn't much research that can tell you exactly how …

Immune System

Should fans skip iPhone 8 and buy the Galaxy S8? [Friday Night Fights]

You have to be impressed by the new Galaxy S8 — even if you’re a long-time iPhone fan. Samsung’s new phone boasts everything you could want in a smartphone, and it packages it all into a stunning curved-glass shell with an edge-to-edge Infinity Display.<p>But can the Galaxy S8 help you forget about …

Galaxy Note

Fancy cats make their owners give them food by ringing bells

The Japanese cat Twitter account @b_ru_ru has a whole lot of adorable cat content that deserves your undivided attention, but one tweet stands out …

10 things the Samsung Galaxy S8 can do that the iPhone can't

It's also full of stuff you won't find on the iPhone. Let's take a look at what sets the Galaxy S8 apart from the iPhone.

Electronics Industry

Scientists Have Detected an Unexplained Explosion Coming From a Galaxy 10.7 Billion Light-Years Away

1,000 times more energy than every star in the galaxy.<p>Scientists have taken the deepest X-ray image of our Universe to date - and within it, they've …

European Space Agency

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

Dark Matter

Barcelona Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Neymar and Jordi Alba

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has reportedly blocked a move to sign Barcelona forward Neymar. The Blues coach has resisted the idea of acquiring the Brazilian attacker, even though the Premier League leaders were said to have a deal in place, according to reports in Italy.<p>Italian publication</i> …

Soccer

Why I'm not buying the Galaxy S8 this year

Commentary: Samsung's next phone won't be mine.<p>On March 29, Samsung will announce its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8.<p>I won't buy one.<p>But not for the reasons you'd think.<p>It's not because I'm scared it'll catch fire.<br>• It's not because I'm disappointed by all the photos and specs that have …

Phones

This bricklaying bot could be the architect of the future

If you want curves like this, you'll need a robot. Designed by architects Archi-Union, the undulating exterior of the Chi She Gallery in Shanghai was …

Architecture