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Woman playing Pokemon Go finds dead body

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Pokemon Go, the new Nintendo augmented reality game, was intended to send players out into the real world.<p>How much reality, though, might gamers find? And how augmented might that reality be?<p>Shayla Wiggins, …

Chinese Fire Power in South China Sea Days Ahead Of Court Ruling

China’s PLA Navy has launched its largest ever live-fire drill in the South China Sea just days before the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague is set to issue a ruling over the Philippines’ case brought against Beijing’s South China Sea claims.<p>On Sunday, the country’s <i>CCTV</i> broadcast images …

Don't Fall Into A Breakfast Rut - 11 Ways To Cook An Egg

Don’t Fall Into A Breakfast Rut – 11 Ways To Cook An Egg<p>Eggs are more than just your average, protein-packed breakfast food. Become an eggs-pert and …

Solar-plane pilots say trip was also test of human endurance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only a demonstration of the importance of renewable energy but also of the many challenges the human body can endure.<p>Pilot Bertrand Piccard completed a …

Science Just Gave You an Awesome Reason to Get High and Masturbate All Day

The benefits of stoned sex are well-documented. Numerous studies have pointed out smoking weed can have aphrodisiac effects, relaxing your …

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Samsung Has Patented An Augmented Reality Smart-Contact Lens

Technology Photo credit: Alpha Zynism/ShutterstockGoogle Glass perhaps didn’t receive the earth-shattering response the company – and world – had …

Augmented Reality

archatlas: Images of Earth from Space The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is an imaging instrument onboard Terra, the flagship satellite of NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) launched in December 1999. Beginning April 1st 2016, all Earth imagery from a prolific Japanese remote sensing instrument operating aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft since late 1999 is now available to users everywhere at no cost. Images from the top: NYC Baektu Mountain Palm Jebel Ali, Palm Jumeirah and Palm Deira Paris Venice Washington DC Alluvial Fan Taklimakan Desert Netherlands Dikes Angkor Wat Anti-Atlas Mountains The public will have unlimited access to the complete 16-plus-year database for Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument, which images Earth to map and monitor the changing surface of our planet. ASTER’s database currently consists of more than 2.95 million individual scenes. The content ranges from massive scars across the Oklahoma landscape from an EF-5 tornado and the devastating aftermath of flooding in Pakistan, to volcanic eruptions in Iceland and wildfires in California. All images by NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team. See more images here. (via archatlas)

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Jodie Foster Recalls Working with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese on Taxi Driver as a Kid

Foster was 12 when she was cast as an underage prostitute in the drama.<p>Since she’s turned to directing, <b>Jodie Foster</b> does even less interviews these days than she did as an actress. But in honor of <i>Taxi Driver</i>’s 40th anniversary, the press-shy actress turned filmmaker has spoken candidly about her …

Snowden says FBI doesn’t really need Apple to unlock iPhone

Edward Snowden slammed the FBI on Friday for its claim that only Apple AAPL, -0.30% can unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone that the agency is …

Satellite that fixes other satellites comes closer to reality

Space launch company Orbital ATK finalising first contract for mission extension vehicle (MEV), designed to refuel and redirect older satellites<p>The US space launch company Orbital ATK Inc has said it hopes to announce within the next six to eight weeks its first contract for a new “in-space” …

Space Exploration

Justice Department Refuses to Give Up on N.Y. iPhone Case

(Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Monday resubmitted its case for Apple (aapl) to unlock an encrypted iPhone belonging to a drug offender to …

We finally know how Mercury gets its dark gray color: an ancient carbon crust

It explains a long-standing mystery about the small planet<p>Mercury’s abnormally dark coloring has puzzled scientists for years — but a new study using NASA data has revealed the origins of the planet’s unique look. Patches of a carbon-rich material called graphite — the same stuff that’s in a pencil …

Report: Tim Cook, other tech execs attended secret meeting to discuss how to stop Donald Trump

<b>Update</b>: Elon Musk said in a tweet today that the American Enterprise Institute meeting was not secretive and that he was not there to talk about Trump.<p>Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been very vocal with his opinions about Apple recently and now, it appears that Tim Cook is part …

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Pamela Anderson Goes Nude for Paper Magazine

Safe (enough) for work.<p>She's still got it. Pamela Anderson stepped into some cruelty-free shoes for her new Paper Magazine photo shoot—and that's all she stepped into. The actress appears nude in a new series of photos released on Paper's website today, and it's clear the 48-year-old actress still …

Famed physicist spars with forgotten rapper over whether the Earth is flat

The best thing and the worst thing about Twitter is that it gives everyone a forum where they can instantly voice their opinions. On the one hand, it …

Aiming to bring smart guns to U.S. market

Tim Oh, 19, is an Anaheim-born and -raised engineering student with a promising idea: It's a sturdy metal gun safe keyed to the owner's fingerprint, so it can't be opened by strangers or children. He also has a $10,000 grant from the San Francisco-based Smart Tech Challenges Foundation.<p>Jonathan …

Responding to petition, White House says Obama won't declare Muslim holiday

WASHINGTON — President Obama supports the right of Muslim Americans to celebrate religious holidays, the White House said Friday. He just can't give them the day off.<p>Responding to a petition on the White House's "We the People" site, the White House declined to declare federal holidays for the …

British astronaut Major Tim Peake prepares for lift off to the ISS, in pictures - Telegraph

Billions of dollars in the music industry are hinging on this single, microscopic change

A critical announcement is expected in the next few days—and could come as soon as today (Friday)—that will completely alter the way massive piles of money change hands in the music business.<p>For background: In the US, most AM/FM radio stations get to broadcast music nearly for free, but online and …

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Hillary Clinton will make guest appearance on 'Broad City' — but will she inhale?

Abbi and Ilana are about to get a very famous third wheel.<p>On Friday,<p>Comedy Centralannounced that Hillary Clinton will appear in an upcoming episode of "Broad City," which returns for its third season Feb. 17.<p><b>See the most-read stories in Entertainment this hour >></b><p>The buddy comedy stars Abbi Jacobson …

Outcry as Filipino presidential nominee admits killings

The front-runner for the presidential race in the Philippines has admitted on national radio that he killed at least three men suspected of kidnapping and rape in his city, drawing condemnation from international rights groups who warned against an escalating "culture of impunity" in the …

Watch Adele Brilliantly Troll Adele Impersonators By Posing As One Herself

When you’re as big as Adele, people will recognize you wherever you go. Even when she wears sunglasses and hats, people can still tell that the woman walking down the street is the same person who made them cry over and over to repeat listenings of “Someone Like You.” But what if Adele got a …

Another $1 Million Crowdfunded Gadget Company Collapses

Remember the Robotic Dragonfly? The little drone was an early crowdfunding success story, netting over a $1 million in pledges on Indiegogo in 2012. At the time, it was one of the first crowdfunded gadgets to raise more than a million dollars. The project promised a tiny robot that can fly like a …

T-Mobile slashing $100 off top smartphones before the holiday deals

The holidays are coming and that can only mean one thing for avid tech shoppers – some hot deals are about to come! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, kickstarting Christmas shopping with some of the hottest offers you will see all year. T-Mobile doesn’t want you to wait …

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Apple defeats U.S. class action lawsuit over bag searches

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) defeated a U.S. class action lawsuit brought by Apple retail workers over bag search practices at the company’s California brick and mortar outlets, according to a court ruling on Saturday.<p>An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the Apple store on 5th …

Google just bought a startup that takes the pain out of editing videos

Fly Labs had produced a quartet of video-editing apps to help people "edit on the fly." One of the apps, Crop, turned vertical cellphone videos into horizontal, YouTube-friendly ones. Its newest release, Clips, turned small video fragments into so-called masterpiece short films.<p>In the Fly Labs …

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Physical iPhone 6 Mockup Compared to Galaxy S5 in New Images

Earlier this week Italian site <i>Macitynet</i> shared images of a high-quality physical mockup of the iPhone 6, based on earlier design drawings and renderings. The site has now shared [Google Translation] a new series photos comparing that mockup to a Samsung Galaxy S5 display model, showing how Apple's …

Apple buys LuxVue for its low-power, micro-LED display tech

Apple may soon tap micro-LEDs for its next generation of devices.<p>Apple tacitly confirmed its purchase of LuxVue, a low-power, micro-LED display maker, in a statement today, following a TechCrunch report about the acquisition.<p>“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we …