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22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

The innermost secrets of Android’s new operating system: psychadelic colour schemes, enhanced privacy and how to unlock your phone with your face<p><b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when …

18 Times No One Asked, 'What Could Possibly Go Wrong?'

It seemed like a good idea at the time, right?<p>Wait, no it didn't. It wasn't a good idea at all. And deep down you knew. But you forged ahead anyway, fairly positive that -- based on years of not dying while doing stupid stuff -- everything would work out just fine in the end.<p>The following people …

Scientists Finally Got A Close-Up View Of That Mysterious Siberian Crater — Here's What They Found

The crater looks almost too incredible to be real, but researchers finally made their way there on July 16 and it most certainly is the real thing. But even though the expedition revealed more information, the exact cause of the crater is still being determined.<p>Here's what it looks like from a …

Global Warming

New Alien Planet Detected Beyond the 'Snow Line' --The Boundary Between Rocky and Gas Planets

"The snow line is a crucial distance in planet formation theory. We think all gas giants must have formed beyond this distance," explains …

Gunmaker Skirts Laws By 3D-Printing A Single Firearm Part

A gunmaker who calls himself Buck O’Fama (get it?) has posted a video of his 3D-printed Ruger Charger receiver. This single part, which usually holds the serial number and is an integral part of the firing mechanism, is, technically, the only part that defines a weapon as an actual gun. By printing …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Why 'No Man's Sky' Might Be The Most Creative — And Complex — Game Ever Invented

Several big-name titles were unveiled at E3 earlier this month, but none dominated the conversation more so than the upcoming PlayStation 4 game "No Man's Sky," which wowed players with its whimsical art direction and infinite procedural universe that guarantees an unique adventure for every …

No Man's Sky

Themer will make your Android phone look amazing

One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn't always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Pop Culture

James Dyson Award reveals shortlist of life changing inventions

An arm exoskeleton to make heavy lifting easier, a 3D printed cast to fix fractures and suitcase made from wool are the innovations short-listed for the James Dyson Award<p>They are the inventions that could change our world.<p>Senior engineers at Dyson have chosen a shortlist of 20 designs for a …

Engineering

Don't Underestimate 'Call Of Duty: Ghosts'

<i>Activision faces a console transition and some steep competition, but the next ‘Call of Duty’ is still in a strong position this holiday season.</i><p><i>Call of Duty</i> has been the king of shooters for several years running, ever since <i>Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare</i> came crashing onto the scene.<p>Activision’s …

10 of the Most Dangerous Space Walks Ever Done

The blockbuster film Gravity features one heart-stopping emergency in space after another, most of them outside the confines of a spacecraft. Real-life emergencies during extravehicular activity, or EVA, are more rare, but they do happen.

Space Science

Spectacular Lightning Show Over the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon inspires many people to photograph its grandiose scale and scenic landscape, but Sedona-based photographer Rolf Maeder has managed to capture a sight less seen–the Grand Canyon being hit by a spectacular thunderstorm. Being drawn to nature, Maeder originally moved to Sedona 13 …

National Parks

Revealed: Qatar's World Cup 'slaves' http://gu.com/p/3jvhz/tw Guardian investigation finds evidence of forced labour on a huge World Cup infrastructure project Photograph: Peter Pattison/guardian.co.uk