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THE SELECTS: Landscapes by Jay Patel

Olympic National Park

Android KitKat: the story behind a delicious partnership

On Tuesday Google announced that the next version of Android will be named "KitKat," after the ubiquitous chocolate bars sold around the world. It's the first time a mainstream operating system has been given a licensed name, and the deal with trademark owner Nestle took time to complete: the BBC …

Google Glass app store arriving in 2014

A Glass app store is on the way sometime next year. A recent report in the <i>New York Times</i> revealed that the digital storefront will be arriving sometime in 2014, "when Glass is available to the general public." A representative from the company later <i>confirmed as much to Marketing Land,</i> but declined …

New shark species found casually walking across the seabed

Such is the scale of our oceans that it should come as no surprise when new species are discovered. That didn't stop scientists in Indonesia getting very excited about a new type of shark, hemiscyllium halmahera. Belonging to the family hemiscylliidae, the 28-inch long halmahera is a type of bamboo …

Google Now for Android adds cards for car rentals, concert tickets, shared commutes, and more

Google Now is steadily getting more powerful, predicting all kinds of things you'd like to look up on your smartphone and collating them in one place. Now, on top of items like public transit reminders and trivia about the television programs you're currently watching, Google has just added the …

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First Pictures: Peru’s Rare, Unlooted Royal Tomb

Pictures from the discovery of the first unlooted royal tomb discovered from the Wari empire. The 1,200-year-old tomb is filled with precious artifacts—and human sacrifices.

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'Project Spark': build a game, or don't, with Microsoft's incredible new sandbox

AI for rocks, playable trees, meaningful use of SmartGlass... Spark has it all<p>I'm an unabashed Sparkaholic. I'm sorry if you clicked on this link looking for a critical, nuanced preview of Microsoft's new game that makes games, because I'm the wrong guy for that. I'm in love. <i>Project Spark</i> comes out …

Google unveils 'Project Loon,' an experiment to bring balloon-powered internet to 'the entire world'

Google has unveil what it's calling its "latest moonshot" out of the Google X labs. It's called "Project Loon," and as reported last month, it involved sending up a huge number of giant balloons to beam down internet access to remote regions around the globe. Google says that balloons make sense …

Adobe Creative Cloud apps now ready to download, including improved Photoshop (hands-on)

Last month, Adobe dropped a bombshell on users of its Creative Suite apps: going forward, all of its apps — from Photoshop and Illustrator to Dreamweaver and After Effects — would fall under the umbrella of Creative Cloud, its monthly subscription service. While the decision has been divisive, one …

Office Web Apps real-time editing demonstrated, set to fully compete with Google Docs

Microsoft has offered its basic Office Web Apps free to Outlook.com and Office 365 customers for over three years now, but one of the big drawbacks for students and businesses has been the lack of true real-time co-authoring. Google Docs has long supported real-time editing with multiple users, but …

Play Skee-Ball using Chrome on a computer, mobile device

Remember when Google demoed the Racer game at Google I/O a few weeks back? Well, apparently Racer was just the beginning of showing interactive games using nothing more than Chrome.<p>As you can see from this Google+ post, Google has released yet another Chrome game. This time it comes in the form of …

Is this the next step towards a real-life lightsaber?

<i>(Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia)</i><p><b>A DIY laser enthusiast has created an ultra-powerful hand-held laser "lightsaber" that can burn through</b> …

Pictures: Top 10 Newly Discovered Species of 2012

Glowing cockroaches and a destructive fungus make the grade in Arizona State's list of top 10 new species of 2012.

Pictures: Seven Energy-Smart Zoos and Aquariums

Keeping a diverse crowd of species comfortable comes with an elephant-sized energy bill for zoos and aquariums. These smart exhibits use technology, along with nature's own strategies, to cut demand.

The organic geometry of Tom Beddard's Fabergé Fractals

Tom Beddard is a UK-based artist with a fractal fascination. Among his most fascinating works is a set called Fabergé Fractals — a collection of mesmerizing 3D structures created from computer modeling software. As <i>Architizer</i> reports, Beddard created his models using iterative formulas, with the …

Space Pictures This Week: Martian Dust Devils, Weekend Spacewalk

Space Pictures This Week: Stellar Dust Bunnies, Bat Signal

The Ring Nebula shines, a volcano erupts, and Germans see the bat signal in this week's best new space pictures.

Drive and fly seamlessly with this crazy remote control quadrocopter car

A PhD student has created a remote control flying car, and he's looking to fund the project on Kickstarter. Called "B," the vehicle functions as a regular four-wheeled RC, but housed within its wheels are four propellers that with the flick of a switch can generate enough lift to turn the B into a …

Best New Apps: Google Hangouts

Everything we wish iMessage would be<p>I've tried WhatsApp, GroupMe, Kik, Google Voice, LINE, Trillian, and basically every other messaging app you can think of — I've even tried using Skype as an IM service, because at least my parents know what Skype is. I'd given up on finding an app that had all …

'Call of Duty: Ghosts' tech demo reveals what next-gen soldiers (and dogs) will look like

We've seen the reveal trailer, and now the team behind <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> is pulling back the curtain and providing a look at the game's robust next-generation engine. In the below clip (also screened during yesterday's Xbox One keynote), you'll see direct comparisons between characters pulled …

Space Pictures This Week: Sunrise From Space, Saturn After Dark

Astronauts see the sun rise from space, Saturn goes dark, and a volcano spews ash in this week’s best space pictures.

Beamcaster blasts the internet along lasers through the open air

Using only beams of light, a new networking hub is able to distribute gigabit internet to a receiver as far as 18 feet away, reports <i>Ars Technica</i>. Earlier this week, RiT Technologies unveiled its Beamcaster networking unit, which operates using a similar principal to fiber optics — that information …

Google's Timelapse project shows how the Earth has changed over a quarter of a century

Google has expanded its mapping platform to launch a new project called Timelapse, taking you back through time to see how our planet has changed over the last 25 years. To create its new interactive HTML5 animations, Google teamed up with the US Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, and TIME to combine …

Think Outside the Box to Find Extraterrestrial Life

A researcher argues that habitable exoplanets could come in many different flavors.<p><b>Our Milky Way galaxy, and the billions of others beyond, is chock-a-block with extra-solar planets, scientists have learned in recent decades. But whether any of them can support life is a far more complex and</b> …

NASA Probe Spies Giant Hurricane on Saturn

New views of the gas giant's hurricane will shed light on similar storms on Earth.<p><b>A monster-size hurricane raging aroundSaturn's north pole has come into focus, thanks toNASA's Cassini spacecraft, and researchers hope it will help shape our understanding of similar storms on Earth.</b><p>"Morphologically, …

Retired Space Observatory’s Watery Legacy

Changing Planet<p>Illustration of Herschel Space Observatory in front of its own infrared image of the star forming region known as the Rosette nebula. Credit: ESA – C. Carreau<p>After nearly four years of glorious service to science, the European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory mission has …