Robert Hearne

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Android app turns your phone into an earthquake detector

MyShake makes you one part of a larger seismic warning system.<p>Your smartphone can already warn you about earthquakes. UC Berkeley, however, is going one step further: it wants your phone to help <i>detect</i> those quakes. The school has released an Android app, MyShake, that uses your phone's motion …

The Weather On Android Just Got A Whole Lot Better

If you are and Android user and want to know whether it’ll rain or snow tomorrow, just searching for ‘weather’ on Google always gave you a quick and easy way to find out. But while Google would happily show you basic weather info, this was never the most exciting of experiences. Starting today, …

The Life Pod is a $15,000 dome-shaped dream home on wheels

We love affordable tiny living spaces, and this modular dome-shaped house seems to have it all. The 112-square-foot habitable Life Pod built by …

Microwave Oven

This is the Bentley Bentayga, the fastest SUV on the planet

Bentley has been making a big deal of its entry into the luxury SUV market for some time, and it's finally happening: meet the Bentayga, a 600-horsepower tank of a vehicle that'll hit 60 miles per hour in four seconds flat. The company makes it very, very, <i>very</i> clear that with a top speed of 301 …

11 Cleaning Secrets to Steal From Hotel Maids

Use their insider smarts to recreate the white-glove treatment at home.<p>If anyone knows a thing or two about quick-yet-efficient cleaning, it's hotel maids. They have tons of practice — and loads of tips that can help you at home. Here, a few you should check out (pun intended!).<p><b>1. They clear the</b> …

Google knows where you’ve been, and Your Timeline for Maps shows you

If you're all-in on Google services — say, if you use Google Now on your smartphone — you're likely aware of the fact that Google tracks your location to serve you useful information. What you might not realize is just how much location data Google has on you. Surprisingly enough, the company has …

How to delete your Amazon browsing history

Amazon provides a relatively private shopping experience. Whether you're just price-checking on gifts for friends and family, or searching for items that you might be embarrassed to look at in public, you can do it all from your computer.<p>Unfortunately, looking up these items will add them to your …

5 Facebook tricks you never knew existed

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. Sure, it’s an easy way to keep in touch with family and friends, but it’s also a major time drain and privacy killer.<p>There is more to Facebook than status updates, photos and comments. Here are five little-known Facebook chills and thrills.<p><b>1.</b> …

Texas set to approve open carry of handguns, seen as win for gun-rights activists

Texas is poised to become the largest state in the U.S. to allow citizens to openly carry handguns, a change long sought by gun-rights activists.<p>The Texas House of Representatives on Friday voted 96-35 to allow residents with concealed-handgun licenses to openly carry their guns in public in …

Unlocking the Mystery of Custer's Last Stand

In less than two hours, Custer and all 210 men of his command were dead. What happened in those two hours is one of the great mysteries of history. Many Indians, fearing retaliation, told the whites what they wanted to hear. Others related what they saw, but their story was not believed.<p>On the …

Archaeology

Signal Keeps Your iPhone Calls And Texts Safe From Government Spies

Don’t want someone else handing your text messages, pictures, video or phone conversations over to the government? There’s an app for that.<p>An iOS app called Signal is a project out of Open Whisper Systems, a not-for-profit collective of hackers dedicated to making it harder for prying government …

5 Magazines to Make History Come Alive

The word “history” is Greek for inquiry, which is knowledge acquired by investigation of the past. Scholars interpret this information and study how it relates to humans. Long, narrative accounts of events can get rather boring, but with Flipboard you can read about various perspectives you …

Leonard Nimoy’s ‘Secret’ Talent: A Look Back at His Intimate Photography Exhibition

Spock is no longer with us.<p>Leonard Nimoy, who rose to prominence as the pointy-eared <i>Star Trek</i> character Spock, died Friday morning at the age of 83. …

Leonard Nimoy

Scout’s DIY Home Alarm Gets So, So Much Smarter With An IFTTT Channel

I’m really digging Scout‘s install-it-yourself modular home alarm.<p>It has its quirks, but it’s a massive step toward everything I want in a security system. I can add new components easily, I can control everything from my phone, there’s no ridiculous contracts or hidden fees, and it’s all …

Beam is an Android-powered projector that fits into a light socket

We’ve certainly seen some awesome projectors in the tech world lately, but none quite like this. The Beam smart projector is powered by your Android device, and has a ton of functionality like waking you up in the morning with the latest news, showing you your social updates when you come home, and …

Trends are a notoriously tricky phenomenon to predict, especially in an industry so full of flux as spirits. Undeterred, we ask a panel of industry experts to forecast which will dominate in the year ahead.

We aks a panel of experts to predict which spirits trends are set to explode in 2015<p>While last year we saw the rise of lower abv drinks, flavour …

DARPA creates first 1THz computer chip, earns Guinness World Record

By on October 31, 2014 at 10:50 am<p>DARPA, the US military’s R&D division, has been awarded a Guinness World Record for creating the world’s fastest …

The Kyocera Proteus is a shape shifting flexible smartphone

Despite the amazing progress in display technology in recent years, one thing still remains beyond the mainstream consumer’s grasp: truly flexible screens. Last year Samsung and LG both released high end devices with bendable technology, however in the case of the Galaxy Round it was fixed to the …

New Ball-Shaped Camera Captures Mid Air Panoramas

With panoramic cameras seemingly all the rage, it’s no surprise to find a new contender entering the market.<p>We’ve already seen a plethora of handy pocket cameras, selfie sticks and action cameras which will attach to just about anything that moves, but the Panono is something entirely …

We Finally Know What HP's New Designer Smartwatch Will Look Like

Bastian told the Journal that his watch is meant to be more of an accessory than a piece of technology.<p>It's not quite as advanced as other wearables — it can't track your steps or allow you to make phone calls — but that's because it's meant to discreetly show your notifications at a glance.<p>You'll …

Wearable Tech

Read J.K. Rowling's new post for the latest Harry Potter 'gossip'

<i>Can’t get enough of Harry Potter? Then this is for you.</i> <i>Since March, best-selling author J. K. Rowling has been writing original stories about the imaginary 2014 Quidditch World Cup Finals for</i> Pottermore<i>, the online home for the world of Harry Potter.</i><p><i>Rowling shared her latest Pottermore.com</i> <i>story</i> …

Singing Solar Shockwave Confirms Voyager Is In Interstellar Space

Legendary NASA spacecraft Voyager 1 has been hit by another “tsunami wave” of solar activity, confirming that it’s definitely sailing through interstellar space.<p>These waves, which affect cosmic rays and plasma, are one of the indications that suggested to scientists back in 2013 that the craft had …