Demetre' Goodmen

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Learn the secrets of Google Now voice commands (infographic)

At the risk of incurring Android fanboy wrath, Google Now is a lot like Apple's Siri: it responds to voice commands and can perform lots of cool and practical functions.<p>Of course, like Siri, it comes without an instruction manual. And, in fact, if you invoke the help command or look at Google's own …

Rumor: Galaxy S5 release date set for March/April, Galaxy Gear 2 to come along as well

A new report from South Korea says that Samsung is already working on its next generation of mobile devices including the Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone and the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch.<p>According to <i>ETNews</i>, the Galaxy S5 will hit production lines in January 2014, up to three months earlier than …

The Wrath of a Storm

The Wrath of a Storm: Typhoon Haiyan<p>By Flipboard News Desk | Flipboard News Desk created a magazine on Flipboard. “The Wrath of a Storm: Typhoon …

#Haiyan as seen from space via the #VIIRS instrument aboard #NPP.

It may look wicked, but a stunning — if not scary — new view of the Witch Nebula unveiled by NASA today for Halloween is actually the home of baby stars just beginning their cosmic lives. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/g8bn "Astronomers say the billowy clouds of the nebula, where baby stars are brewing, are being lit up by massive stars," NASA officials wrote in an image description. "Dust in the cloud is being hit with starlight, causing it to glow in infrared light, which was picked up by WISE's detectors."

Scientists confirm most distant galaxy ever

Scientists say they've found a galaxy that's not just far, far, away -- it's the most distant from our own that's been discovered yet. And it's helping them gain insight about the universe as it existed a long time ago.<p>Astronomers say the galaxy, called z8_GND_5296, is the most remote one they can …

There's a "blue marble" alien planet just 63 light-years from Earth, but the world is anything but friendly to life. Researchers say the blue color in the atmosphere likely comes from a rain of molten glass. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/b4ua This illustration shows HD 189733b, a huge gas giant that orbits very close to its host star HD 189733.

Life on Minimum Wage Around the World

Symphony of Science: Black Holes.

Black holes are intrinsically cool.<p>Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author …

Astronomers have found the oldest known "solar twin," which offers a peek at what Earth's star will look like in 4 billion years. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/auqt This annotated image tracks the life of a sun-like star, from its birth on the left side of the frame to its evolution into a red giant star on the right.

Indian Baby Spontaneously Combusts

A LIVING ROCK? -- Mind Blow #69

Meteor Explodes Over Russia

Stunning NASA map reveals paths of 1,400 huge ‘hazard’ asteroids

A new map released by NASA has plotted the journeys of the majority of Earth’s most potentially dangerous asteroids through space, creating a …

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Sabre rocket engine could open up access to space as never before | Stuart Clark

Imagine taking off from a runway as you would in a normal aeroplane but flying so high and so fast that when you unclip your seatbelt, you float …

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Square’s newest product, the Stand, takes aim at the old school cash register

In July, payments startup Square will be taking an ambitious step in trying to become the go-to assistant for small businesses. The company will be launching Square Stand, which is basically a cash register with sales analytics software. The device will go for $299 and be available in stores next …

Meet Sony’s new phablet: an unwieldy slab with a beautiful screen | Financial Times

By Dan Thomas, telecoms correspondent<p>Sony will bolster its mobile range with a large screen “phablet” phone that is sized neatly between the high end …

There is no reason for anybody to dread the largest full moon of 2013, known as the "supermoon," a NASA scientist says. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/6lrn Tomorrow (June 23), the moon will reach perigee, which is the closest point to Earth in the rocky satellite's orbit around the planet. Seen from West Orange, New Jersey, the 2012 supermoon hangs over the Manhattan skyline like a celestial clementine. CREDIT: Gary Hershorn/Reuters

Extend Samsung Galaxy S4’s battery life with the official spare battery and charger kit

When the mighty Li-Ion battery of the Samsung Galaxy S4 (2600 mAh capacity) is not enough, owners can now make use of a spare battery and a helpful charger kit, which has been recently launched by Samsung. Compatible with all variants of the smartphone, this extra charge is enough to double …

One of the first visitors to Jupiter's icy moon of Europa could be a tiny submarine barely larger than two soda cans. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/6att Here, a model of Europa's interior, including a global ocean.

Astonishing Numbers: America's Poor Still Live Better Than Most Of The Rest Of Humanity

There’s a lot of debate (from certain quarters it’s less debate than whining actually) about the increasing inequality in the United States. Sure, maybe it’s true that the country continues to grow but what about the poor and their incomes?<p>And there might even be something worth worrying about in …

Doomsday: 9 Real Ways the Earth Could End

From catastrophic climate change to hostile aliens, Hollywood routinely envisions apocalyptic endings to humanity's stint on planet Earth.<p>For …

Any iOS device can be hacked within one minute with modified charger, say researchers

Security researchers have discovered a way to push software onto an iOS device using a modified charger. The team at Georgia Institute of Technology says its charger was able to upload arbitrary software to an iOS device within one minute of it being plugged in. According to the researchers, "all …