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Scientists Have Detected A New Stellar Explosion That Might Be A Supernova

And you can watch it live Thursday night, on a livestream from the Slooh Space Observatory website. They'll be broadcasting live from an observatory at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile starting at midnight Friday EDT (9pm Thursday PDT).<p>The stellar explosion was first spotted last week, …

Universe

The top 15 smartphones you can buy right now

OK, so it <i>usually</i> doesn't cost as much as a car, but a smartphone is still an important lifestyle purchase. And it will probably be at your side 24/7 (if you're anything like us). There's always a bit of hemming and hawing, for sure, but we've distilled the options down to a short list of the top …

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

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Comcast Rep Stonewalls Customer in Cancellation Request Gone Awry

For anyone who's ever experienced customer-service woes, be glad this isn't you.<p>AOL product manager Ryan Block, a former editor with <i>Engadget</i>, shared …

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How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

Google reportedly offered to buy WhatsApp for $10 billion

Yesterday Facebook announced their plans to purchase WhatsApp for a staggering $19 billion, with plans to keep the service running separately, which means that Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp will co-exist, at least as far as the immediate future is concerned.<p>According to Fortune, however, there is …

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A New Android App Gives You Amazing Control Over What Your Other Apps Can Do

Say no, and you might not get to use the app.<p>In the last version of Android, Google had included a feature called App Ops. It let you decide what you wanted to allow each app to do. Were you cool with the app waking up the device? Tracking your location? Accessing your camera? You got to choose.<p>And …

Apps

Samsung updates Galaxy S4, Note 3 with Android KitKat

The Korean electronics giant unwraps Google's mobile OS for more than a dozen devices, but availability varies by carrier and product.<p>Google's Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, launched in October, will now hit a variety of Samsung devices.<p>The Korean electronics giant said availability of KitKat varies …

Android News

What is the second law of thermodynamics?

Endless movement between hot and cold will eventually mean the end of the universe<p>Thermodynamics is the study of heat and energy. At its heart are laws that describe how energy moves around within a system, whether an atom, a hurricane or a black hole. The first law describes how energy cannot be …

Bitcoin hits $1,000 for the first time

The virtual currency Bitcoin, a decentralized form of money that approximates cash on the internet, has never been worth more. The price of a single bitcoin has soared above $1,000 on Mt. Gox, one of the main exchanges where the currency is bought and sold. As of this writing, the price is $1,020 …

Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood

Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Nairobi, foreign residents had a simple way of obtaining Kenyan shillings.<p>They'd write a check in, say, U.S. dollars on their U.S. bank accounts to the Indian man who owned the ice cream store down the block. He'd pay over shillings at the current black market …

Tax on shopping bags 'will lead to more food poisoning'

Shoppers who switch to reusable bags may be at risk of food poisoning because of a rise in the amount of contamination, experts have warned.<p>An increase in the use of “bags for life” could lead to a spike in illness rates as shoppers place new items in bags already used to store fresh meat and raw …