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How Hurricane Harvey Harmed The Clocks

When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas last year, it flooded Houston. One of the unexpected effects of the storm: many damaged clocks in need of repair.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>At this moment last year, Hurricane Harvey was over Texas. The storm's rainfall inundated areas from Port Aransas to beyond …

Extreme Weather

Why Does the Earth Rotate?

Every day, the Earth spins once around its axis, making sunrises and sunsets a daily feature of life on the planet. It has done so since it formed …

Astronomy

China Built the World’s Largest Telescope. Then Came the Tourists

“I hope we go inside this golf ball,” Sabrina Stierwalt joked as she and a group of other radio astronomers approached what did, in fact, appear to …

Telescopes

10 hidden Galaxy S5 features, according to Samsung

The Galaxy S5 has been on the market for a week now, and with dozens of reviews and hands-on posts hitting the web, fans of the device probably already know about its main features.<p>But Samsung reckons there are some hidden features on the Galaxy S5 that you might not be aware of, and helpfully …

Hackers Use Heartbleed Bug to Attack 'Major Corporation'

Security<p>Hackers took advantage of the Heartbleed vulnerability to break into a major corporation’s network, less than a day after the bug was brought to the public’s attention, security experts told The New York Times.<p>Officials with Mandiant, an Alexandria, Va.-based network security firm, said in …

More than 20,000 major sites remain vulnerable to Heartbleed

While many of the top websites in the world have protected themselves from the Heartbleed security vulnerability, plenty of them still need work — as do several pieces of software from data center technology giant VMware.<p>Information-security company Sucuri inspected the 1 million Alexa-ranked most …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Creativity

Samsung Galaxy S5 launch-day sales soar, report says

Samsung's Galaxy S5 is off to a strong start, claims a new report out of Korea.<p>Samsung's flagship handset, which launched worldwide on Friday, surpassed the launch-day sales of last year's Galaxy S4 by roughly 30 percent, reported ZDNet Korea, a CNET sister site. In some markets, Galaxy S5 sales …

T-Mobile's third act: A push to end industry overage fees

T-Mobile wants the industry to drop the practice of overage fees, it believes cost 20 million US consumers $1 billion last year.<p>Capping off a flurry of news, T-Mobile CEO John Legere said he is kicking off a campaign to abolish the fees that are charged when a customers go over their allotted voice …

T-Mobile

Akamai Heartbleed patch not a fix after all

Akamai, the network provider that handles nearly one-third of the Internet's traffic, released a Heartbleed patch to the community on Friday, saying that it would protect against the critical Web threat. Now it appears that's not the case.<p>Writing on his company's blog Sunday night, Akamai chief …

Missing MH370: Sub to Scour 'New to Man' Section of Ocean Floor

Asia<p>The air search for signs of missing MH370 will be called off within 72 hours as a robotic submarine begins to scan and map a "new to man" section of ocean floor, the official in charge of the operation said Monday.<p>“It is time to go underwater,” said Angus Houston, the head of the joint agency …

NASA is offering code from more than 1,000 programs for public use

Everyone has probably day-dreamed of launching a space-ship from their backyard at some point. Well, now that NASA plans to release over a thousand of its software systems into the public domain, your idle musings could become a reality. On April 10th, the outfit is dropping a ton of free code for …

Samsung's standalone smartwatch might be called the Gear Solo

Thought Will.i.am's dubious wearable was the only SIM-toting smartwatch in production? Samsung's apparently building one too. According to the <i>Korea Herald,</i> the company's fourth Gear smartwatch will feature an embedded SIM -- meaning it will be able to make and receive phone calls without syncing to …

Researchers teach smartphones to recognize your activity, lock out everyone else

Swipe patterns, passwords and fingerprint scanners are useful for keeping that mobile device locked down from the outside, but what happens once that code is cracked? Well, cybersecurity researchers at Georgia Tech have developed LatentGesture that continuously monitors gadgets for intruders based …

Feedback Loop: Best Android phone, cameras in tablets, finding good deals and more!

<i>Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There's so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but you have a lot of great ideas and opinions that need to be shared! Join us every Saturday as we</i> …

Watch the Navy's electromagnetic railgun blow stuff up before it hits the high seas

The Navy announced plans today to deploy an electromagnetic railgun that can do some epic damage. Set to go into testing on one of Navy's joint high speed vessels (JHSV) in 2016, the gun uses Lorentz Force to "rapidly accelerate and launch a projectile between two conductive rails." The result is a …

Game of Thrones' season premiere is free to watch on Xbox this week

If you missed out on <i>Game of Thrones</i>' season 4 premiere when it first aired -- say, because of the HBO Go meltdown -- you're in for a treat this week. HBO is giving all Xbox users free access to the episode between April 8th and April 14th, whether or not they're subscribers to the premium TV …