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Clean up after space horror with Viscera Cleanup Detail

The heroic astronaut has saved the day, and all the alien invaders are dead. Now who's going to clean up that awful mess? Well, you.<p><i>(Credit:</i> …

Signature check circumvention allows free tethering without a jailbreak

An interesting security hole has been discovered that allows people to circumvent iOS Carrier.plist file checks by creating, modifying, and restoring …

How ‘GLaDOS’ is GLaDOS In Pacific Rim? Pretty GLaDOS.

Among the questions video-game fans may have about Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming robots vs. monsters blockbuster <i>Pacific Rim</i>—how are the robots? How …

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No Jailbreak Required: How To Gain Full Root Access On iPhone 4 Running iOS 7 Beta

If you’re running iOS 7 beta, you’ve given up the right to a jailbreak if you don’t have any other eligable iOS devices. Unfortunately, there’s no …

Is iOS Fragmenting? Not Nearly as Much as Android.

Apple has a new selling point for iOS: Android’s fragmentation.<p>The company this week published a chart breaking down iTunes App Store usage by …

Stain-proof shoes and water-proof phones to become a reality

Prone to spilling food or drink on your clothes? A spray on product is about to go on sale in the US that can protect your clothes from all types of liquids.<p>For those of us who are a little messy, a group of entrepreneurs have invented a superhydrophobic coating that can repel water and heavy …

iOS 7 has a built-in hammer flattening older apps

Apple’s radically new set of default icons is probably the biggest point of contention surrounding iOS 7. Each new icon has been redrawn and features a new color palette that fits to a new design grid. While these new standards are not mandatory, most developers will likely want to rethink the way …

Use Enhanced Dictation In OS X Mavericks Beta To Keep Your Speech Data Private [OS X Tips]

Speech to text is the next new thing, with all devices we use, including our Macs, having the ability to listen to our speech and type what we say for us. What usually makes this magic possible are network-connected processing data centers, that take your speech and convert it to text, all …

How to downgrade iOS 7 beta back to iOS 6

Lots of people itch to try new iOS beta versions when they become available and iOS 7 has definitely attracted lots of people that were curious to …

These Stash Coins Are a Fantastic Way to Lose Your SD Card

The Man has his hand in your inbox, cops are intimidating citizens who film them beating other citizens, it's only logical to want to keep the …

Shigeru Miyamoto's 'Bad' Game

Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo's lead creator of <i>Mario</i>, <i>Zelda</i> and <i>Donkey Kong,</i> was recently showing me <i>Pikmin 3</i>, but there was something he'd just said that …

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UFO Filmed Apparently Entering Mexican Volcano (+Video)

Video footage taken last week appears to show an apparent UFO flying into the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico.<p>The UFO, which appears as a floating …

Magnetic Graphene Clouds Can Be Made To Appear And Disappear

Toggling graphene's magnetic field on and off could lead to faster, smaller electronics.<p>Add another point to the list of reasons why graphene, the darling child of material physics, is a wunderkind. A team led by researchers at the University of Manchester has succeeded in turning magnetism on and …

Stanford's Artificial Neural Network Is The Biggest Ever

It's 6.5 times bigger than the network Google premiered last year, which has learned to recognize YouTube cats.<p>Last summer, in conjunction with Stanford researchers, Google[x], the R&D arm where ideas like Project Glass are born, built the world's largest artificial neural network designed to …

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Cydia Tweak: NCEnough Shortens Notification Center Based On Its Contents

If you’ve ever found yourself frustrated with the need to pull down Notification Center to the bottom of the screen, this new tweak may be for you. …

This LSD-Inspired Oculus Game is The Most Intense Thing I Saw at E3

I’ve seen things inside the Oculus Rift you people wouldn’t believe. And, for the most part, it involved the strange LSD-inspired indie game <i>SoundSelf</i>.<p>…

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Siri steps up response to possible suicide references

Siri has strengthened its response to potential references to suicide by offering to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Previously it would show the locations of centres but not offer to call them.<p>The change has been implemented in iOS 6 as well as iOS 7.<p>38,364 Americans committed …

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Report: AMD Is Making Its First Ever ARM Chip

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that AMD is taking a leap into unknown waters, as it readies its first ever ARM chip.<p>The new chip—codenamed …