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Surfing for Science: Sport Could Help Keep Tabs on Ocean Temperatures

The next big source for data on coastal waters could be the people swimming and paddling in those waters. A new system created by British researchers relies on measurements made by temperature sensors attached to surfers and their boards. A GPS unit on the surfer and a thermometer on the board's …

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Facebook Finally Reveals Its Own Internet Drone, And It’s Huge

'Aquila' will beam invisible internet lasers from the sky<p>While Project Loon found an initial home in Sri Lanka, Facebook has its own update for its plan to provide wireless internet from the skies.<p>Mark Zuckerberg announced the completion of Aquila, Facebook’s first full-scale aircraft designed to …

Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

For years, Google has had eyes in neighborhoods across the world: Google Street View cars armed with cameras, lasers, and GPS devices to filter "360-degree panoramic views" and "locations on all seven continents" to Google Maps.<p>Now, on top of having eyes, Google's got a nose. It has partnered with …

Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Toyota's new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up.<p>HSR, short for "human support …

Razer's Android gamepad is now on Google Play for $80

If you're tired of having to pause games on your Android mobile device just to wipe finger grease off the screen, you are in luck. For $80, the Bluetooth-connected Razer Serval gamepad will ensure that you never touch that screen again (at least until playtime is over). Razer initially announced …

Apple still determined to bring sapphire displays to iPhone

It would be easy to think that Apple’s sapphire iPhone dreams went down the pan when GT Advanced Technologies went bust, but Apple’s nothing if not persistent.<p>Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple describing a new method for manufacturing sapphire …

Facebook's second-quarter earnings call points toward focus on video content

Company’s second-quarter earnings were better than expected – its ad business was up 43% – and its stock rallied after initial slump in after-hours trading<p>You’ll be seeing a lot more video on Facebook in the near future, and your musings will be easier to access. CEO Mark Zuckerberg told investors …

Facebook ordered to allow fake user names in Germany

Hamburg watchdog says company's 'authentic name' policy violates German privacy laws<p>A German privacy watchdog this week ordered Facebook to allow users to join the social network with pseudonyms, Reuters reports, directly challenging the company's "authentic name" policy. In a decision handed down …

LINE just got a Chrome extension so you can chat right in your web browser

LINE quietly got a Chrome extension for its messenger today so you can send replies to friends from the comfort of your web browser.<p>Its messaging service is wildly popular in Japan, but before today hasn’t had an official way for users to access it on their computers.<p>The extension finally brings …

Google walks us through Android M auto backup for apps

Android M is bringing a selection of new features and changes to our mobile OS of choice later this year. One of the less instantly noticeable, yet perhaps most useful additions is the new automatic app data backup feature, which Google has recently been talking about in greater detail.<p>The idea is …

New security flaw can render an Android device useless

<i>While our team is monitoring closely for potential exploitation, we've seen no evidence of actual exploitation.</i><p><i>Should there be an actual exploit of</i> …

Code 'transplant' could revolutionise programming

Code has been automatically "transplanted" from one piece of software to another for the first time, with researchers claiming the breakthrough could …

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Microsoft launches free, 90-day trial of Windows 10

Microsoft has rolled out a free evaluation version of Windows 10 Enterprise edition so you can play with it for 90 days if you're still on the fence about upgrading.<p>On Wednesday, Microsoft officially started pushing out Windows 10 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8.1 users who reserved a copy. …

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Samsung to let Chinese users uninstall pre-loaded apps

Samsung is to let users of its smartphones in China uninstall any preloaded apps they do not want to stave off the threat of additional court cases. The Korean manufacturer – alongside Chinese counterpart Oppo – was sued by a committee in China designed to protect consumer rights as it prevented …

Audio Books app adds Android Auto integration for listening on the drive

The rollout of Android Auto, Google’s smartphone-based infotainment system for the road, is in full swing as several automakers and developers are announcing specific cars and apps to support the feature. Audibooks.com is the latest to release an Android Auto-compatible app with the most recent …

Google Gives Android Developers New Beta-Testing Options

Google has long given Android developers the option to manage closed beta tests from the Google Play Developer Console. To join these betas, users had to become part of a Google+ community or Google Group, however. That was obviously not the most intuitive way of joining a beta program, but at the …

Apple TV with Siri and App Store could finally arrive in September

A new Apple TV may finally be on the way. According to <i>BuzzFeed News</i>, Apple plans to announce an overhauled Apple TV in September, likely during the same event that it'll unveil new iPhones. The new Apple TV is supposed to bring some major changes to the device, including an App Store, voice control …

Watch British researchers launch a 3D-printed drone off of a warship

The nylon drone flew about 500 meters after being catapulted off the ship before landing safely on a nearby beach.<p>"The key to increased use of UAVs is the simple production of low cost and rugged airframes," said Southampton professor Andy Keane in a press release.<p>"We believe our pioneering use of …

Facebook’s giant internet drone is ready for testing

Facebook is getting ready to start testing its Aquila internet drone, which uses laser technology to deliver internet to remote areas from the sky.<p>Aquila is a high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft that’s designed to circle a remote region for up to 90 days autonomously, helping deliver internet to …

Hackers Are Increasingly Posting Tutorials To YouTube — And Making Money From Google Ads

A new report shows how hackers not only spread easy tutorials on how to hack web cams on YouTube, but also make money off Google Ads running alongside them. Google gets a share of the profits too.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers are uploading videos to YouTube showing people how to break into computers …

Samsung Electronics cautious on second half; capital returns disappoint

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) on Thursday offered a downbeat outlook for the second half of the year as smartphone market growth slows and ahead of the expected release of new iPhones from arch rival Apple Inc (AAPL.O).<p>The firm also reported a 4 percent fall in …

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Google releases Android Studio 1.3 with a new memory profiler, editing and debugging support for C++

Google today announced the release of Android Studio 1.3, a major update to the integrated development environment (IDE) that first hit 1.0 in December.<p>The new version includes a new way to check memory snapshots for application code and a new visualization tool to help developers get a big-picture …

Canon's new full-frame camera will capture footage in near-complete darkness

Imagine being able to shoot video in almost total darkness and not wind up with a noisy, undifferentiated mess? That capability may be closer than you think with the announcement of Canon’s ME20F-SH, a full-frame multi-purpose camera that promises a maximum ISO of over 4,000,000.<p>That is not a …

Apple releases OS X 10.10.5 beta 2 to developers

Two weeks after releasing the first beta of OS X 10.10.5, Apple today has released beta 2 of the operating system to developers. The second beta build carries the build number 14F19a and is available to testers via the Mac App Store now.<p>Earlier today, Apple released beta 2 of iOS 8.4.1 to …

Driverless Cars Are Disrupting the Insurance Industry

Google is launching a new version of Glass, but only for workers

Good news, wearable fans: there's a new version of Google Glass on the way. Only... it's not really meant for you. Both <i>Recode</i> and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> hear that Google is handing out a new, work-oriented version of its smart eyepiece to its enterprise partners' development teams. As for what it …

Will Three New Live Action STAR WARS TV Series Head to Netflix?

HBO Says GAME OF THRONES Will Run For At Least Eight Seasons