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Surprising secrets about flying

1. The real reason flight attendants rush you to take your seat.<p>During boarding, flight attendants often sound like drill instructors on an obstacle course: “Let’s go! Stow your bags! Take your seats! Buckle up! MOVE IT, PEOPLE!!!” (But flight attendants are a lot nicer and more subtle about it.) …

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How Do Pro Athletes Recover So Quickly?

Lindsey Vonn made history last month with her 64th World Cup win—the most ever for a female skier—after spending most of 2014 rehabbing a torn ACL. Even more remarkable: she had not one but <i>two</i> major knee surgeries in the past two years.<p>Many people who tear their ACLs are told it can take at least a …

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

New app promises to give your iPhone a 32MP camera

How would you like an app that transforms your regular 8-megapixel iPhone 6 camera into a 32-megapixel one?<p>Okay, so it’s not <i>exactly</i> as miraculous as it sounds, but photography app Hydra is a worthy tool to add to your virtual camera bag. It works by taking a series of up to 60 small images and then …

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AirAsia Captain Left Seat Before Jet Lost Control: Report

The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unusual procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was too late to save the plane, two people familiar with the investigation said. Details emerging of the …

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Apple Asking Some Developers to Have Apple Watch Apps Ready by Mid-February

Apple appears to be asking some high profile app developers and partners to have their Apple Watch-compatible iPhone apps prepared and ready to launch in the App Store in mid-February. According to a source that spoke to <i>MacRumors</i>, Apple has asked one of its biggest Apple Pay partners to prepare an …

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AirAsia captain left seat before doomed jet lost control

Less-experienced co-pilot left in charge of plane and by the time captain returned it was too late<p>The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unorthodox procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was …

Algorithms that can 'see' images on the Web

Thanks to smartphones, photos are the new language of the Web. Each day people upload 1.8 billion new images to the Internet. The only problem with …

From Phones To Tablets: 26 Apple Designs That Never Came To Be

In Design Forward, frog design’s founder, Hartmut Esslinger, recounts the inspirations and process behind the computers that revolutionized consumer electronics.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an excerpt from</i> Design Forward: Creative Strategies for Sustainable Change <i>(</i><i>Arnoldsche Art Publishers</i><i>), by</i> …

When Is Twitter Adding That Promised Group DM Feature?

Private group messaging is a feature Twitter is supposedly working on and that many have been waiting to come out for a while, but we’ve yet to see.<p>Twitter CEO Dick Costolo alluded to private group messaging in an interview with Bloomberg about ‘Whisper Mode’ earlier last year, “There are …

Why Google Just Published a Windows Bug Before Microsoft Fixed It

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ODG just set the new bar for augmented reality

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: ODG<p>Back in the fall of 2014, a little-known San Francisco company called ODG released two pairs of augmented reality …

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New Galaxy S6 Leak Promises Radical Samsung U-Turn

Samsung smartphones are known for two things: 1. Selling millions, and 2. Being jammed full of TouchWiz bloatware. But apparently Samsung is about to rethink the second of these with its upcoming radical Galaxy S6.<p>The news comes from an interesting source. Reddit user ‘SamsungRep2015’, whose …

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RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Didn't get what you want over the holidays? Here are the best smartphones to look at.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider</i> …

Mobile Technology

Smart strap puts high-tech brains on a dumbwatch

Luxury watch maker Montblanc believes you can have a classy traditional watch without bypassing smatchwatch-style notifications and activity tracking.<p>Luxury accessories maker Montblanc is known for supplying high-end old-school supplies like $1,000 fountain pens, leather briefcases and mechanical …

Apple now says Watch ‘coming early 2015′ for several European countries on its website, matching US release window (updated)

<b>Update</b>: Apple has reverted all of these changes listed below. Aside from the US site, the respective pages for all other regions now say that Apple Watch will be ‘Available in 2015’ again. The change to early 2015 seems to have been a mistake.<p>Apple’s online pages for Apple Watch have today been …

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Flappy Bird's Android Wear App Challenges Apple Watch

Just as Flappy Bird signalled the lopsided nature of the software market during the early months of 2014, its arrival on your Android Wear powered smartwatch points to the strengths of Google’s approach to wearables, and how it will contrast with Apple’s strategy.<p>To be clear, the original coder of …

Smartwatches

Intel is betting $25 million on smart eyewear-maker Vuzix

Intel clearly sees big potential in the smart eyewear market. In addition to putting its processors in Google Glass and teaming up with Luxottica to create high-tech glasses, it has now invested major cash in internet-connected eyewear-maker Vuzix. According to Vuzix, Intel has just bought $24.8 …

7 of the Craziest Predictions for the Future, From the Past

Back in 1992, in a special issue of TIME devoted to predicting what to expect in the new millennium, writer Lance Morrow waxed philosophical about …

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