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See 25 Incredible Images of Earth From Space

Alberta, Canada, Oct. 10, 2014.<br>DigitalGlobe<p>1 of 25<p>There's something to be said for being on the ground when news plays out, but sometimes it's the …

Space

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

Tim Cook: 'So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay'

Apple's CEO publicly discussed his sexual orientation for the first time in an effort to help anyone "struggling to come to terms with who he or she is."<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation for the first time, saying he wants to use his position as leader of one of the …

LGBTQI

Why Ebola Is Such A Uniquely Terrible Virus

In its struggle to beat back the virus, your immune system's reaction ravages the rest of your body, leaving your blood vessels weak and leaky.<p>Soon, blood and plasma start pushing through, sometimes coming out of your pores and every orifice.<p>But long before the body begins to fail — around the time …

Disease

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Singles now outnumber married people in America — and that's a good thing

Once upon a time in America, marriage was the norm for adults. But now, for the first time since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking these numbers in 1976, there are more single Americans than people who are married.<p>That is a huge change. About 50.2 percent — or 124.6 million American …

Apple iPhone 'kill switch' cuts thefts – and Microsoft and Google are to follow

Apple's introduction of a "kill switch" in its iPhone software last September has cut thefts of the phones across the board, according to data from London, New York and San Francisco – while those of other smartphones have continued to rise.<p>Now Google and Microsoft are working on similar …

25 things you might not know about the web on its 25th birthday

1 <b>The importance of "permissionless innovation"</b><p>The thing that is most extraordinary about the internet is the way it enables <i>permissionless</i> innovation. This stems from two epoch-making design decisions made by its creators in the early 1970s: that there would be no central ownership or control; and …

Flappy Bird Developer Says He’s Taking The Hit Game Down Tomorrow

The developer of the popular mobile game Flappy Bird just declared that he’s taking the game down tomorrow.<p>Dong Nguyen, an indie game developer based in Hanoi, Vietnam, tweeted, “I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore.” He then …

My dream smartwatch: Building a perfect wearable gadget from the best bits so far

There's no perfect piece of wearable tech, and everything out there has problems. But here's what I like from what I've seen in 2013 and gotten a peek at in early 2014.<p>Wearable tech has a single large challenge: it's wearable. Many people don't want to wear their gadgets, and if they do, they want …

Wearable Tech

CES 2014: Phones morph into 'stun guns' and 'tricorders'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1042000/1042535_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524656233_016342518c8a0e455befc9887145e4b7<p><b>Add-ons that turn smartphones into Star Trek-like tricorder medical diagnostic kits, Predator-style thermal vision cameras and even electric</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

Are iPads and tablets bad for young children?

Four small preschool children are sitting in a semi-circle around their teacher, in a large, bright room in a Georgian house in Bath. The nursery belongs to the Snapdragons chain, one of the first in the UK to offer iPads to its children soon after the tablet was launched in April 2010. The shelves …

Associated Press News

Top Products in Two Decades of Tech Reviews

<b></b>By Walt Mossberg[Watch video at http://allthingsd.com]This is my last column for The Wall Street Journal, after 22 years of reviewing consumer …

MacBook Air

Associated Press News

Desperation grows among Philippine survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

MANILA — Drenched by rain and increasingly desperate, typhoon-stricken Filipinos rushed fences and pleaded with guards Tuesday at the battered airport serving as a tenuous lifeline to an international aid effort confronted at every turn by transport and logistics bottlenecks.<p>The<p>United …

Asia

New command center will protect L.A. infrastructure from cyberattacks

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has set up a new command center to minimize the threat that hackers, terrorists or foreign enemies will disrupt water, power, transportation and public safety systems.<p>In an executive directive creating the Cyber Intrusion Command Center, Garcetti cited warnings from …

Cybersecurity

Tech Companies Write Congress Begging For Surveillance Reform

A day after the Washington Post reported that the NSA has infiltrated the links between Yahoo’s and Google’s data centers where data travels unencrypted, six tech heavyweights wrote a letter to Congress begging for surveillance reform. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Facebook and AOL signed their …

The iPad Air Is Now Available For You To Order

Been dreaming of holding the iPad Air since it was revealed on October 22nd? The wait is over.<p>Starting today, you can order the iPad Air from Apple's website for home delivery or in-store pickup. The device will also be available directly from a bricks-and-mortar retailer near you.<p>Apple's new iPad …

Apple has the goods, Microsoft the vision

Microsoft has an enticing vision of the only-computer-you'd-ever-want. But Apple gives you what you need.<p>The iPad Air isn't visionary, but it's a strong update. That's good enough for me.<p>I've been using the Air for the last 24 hours and it does pretty much everything Apple promised: it's faster …

IPad Air

iPad Air on sale today

Apple’s new iPad Air tablet goes on sale around the world today, after a series of positive reviews<p>Apple fans in London will have already been queuing for more than 24 hours when the Covent Garden store opens its doors at 8am to allow them to spend upwards of £399 on the new iPad Air.<p>The thinner, …

IPad Air

Everything Apple Announced At Today’s iPad Event

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage today at San Francisco’s Moscone Center to kick off the special keynote event that we’ve dubbed here as the iPad Event.<p>Cook began his presentation with some numbers, including the nine million new iPhone 5s and 5c models that were sold over the first weekend of …

IPad Air

This Is the Average Man's Body

Graphic renderings of modern males<p>George Maat, a professor emeritus of anthropology at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, has said that within another 50 years, the Dutch Todd could be six-foot-three. Several years ago the Netherlands was compelled to increase building code …

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

Blackberry Messenger launch thwarted by app leak

<b>Blackberry has temporarily halted the rollout of its free Messenger service for Android and Apple devices after the software was leaked.</b><p>A version of the Android app was posted online on Friday - a day ahead of its scheduled launch - and was subsequently shared via the Crackberry forum.<p>Blackberry …

Mobile