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Microsoft Redirects Nokia.com Visitors to its Own Site

Slowly but surely, Microsoft is bringing everything related to Nokia’s devices and services division inside its own corporate structure.<p>The company’s latest move is to shift this part of its business away from Nokia.com and over to a new home managed underneath Microsoft.com. At the moment this …

New Microsoft Mobile Devices Website Launched

It looks like Microsoft is making some major changes to its mobile devices, after its recent purchase of Nokia’s mobile phone business, as the …

Mobile

iCloud Drive hits Windows ahead of Mac

The software lets Windows users tap into Apple's new iCloud Drive to save and retrieve documents, photos and other files.<p>Windows users who want to try out Apple's new iCloud Drive can now do so via new software. But sorry, Mac users, you're still out of the loop, at least officially.<p>On a new …

Microsoft delays Xbox One launch in China

Gamers in China hoping to get their hands on the Xbox One will have to wait a little longer than expected.<p>Microsoft announced late Friday that …

Moto E Headed to Republic Wireless Next Month for $99

Earlier this year, Motorola released the entry-level Moto E, which is available for sale through the company’s website, but it seems the handset may …

Sony Xperia Z2 Gets A Massive Price Cut At Sony Store

Sony Xperia Z2 is one of the best Android devices available in the market, and it’s about to get even better. With the launch of the latest Xperia …

Phones

Apple Details iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Repair Costs If It’s Out of Warranty

Recently, Apple announced the out-of-warranty repair costs for its latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It’s not as cheap as you might think so it’s …

Mobile Technology

You can already pre-order an Apple Watch stand/charger and it is actually really nice

Apple Watch isn’t set for release until next year, but you can already order a charging stand for the device from Dodocase (via Uncrate). The handcrafted walnut stand doesn’t actually have a built-in mechanism for charging, but instead has a recess to hideaway Apple’s charging cable that will come …

Sony brings Video Unlimited to Mac and PC browsers everywhere

A lack of its own new PCs to use the service on isn't stopping Sony from bringing its Video Unlimited platform to the web. As the beleaguered electronics outfit notes on the <i>PlayStation Blog</i> of all places, it's playing catch-up king once again and no longer requiring users to download and launch a …

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Pictures of the week: Hungarian Sea, by Michal Solarski

Polish photographer Michal Solarski returns to Lake Balaton in Hungary, to recapture the summer holidays he enjoyed there as a child

This Interactive Map Shows Where You Can’t Fly Drones for Aerial Photography

Just got your hands on a drone and can’t wait to use it to shoot aerial photographs? First, make sure you only use it where it can legally fly. If …

Photographer Urinates on Film to Create Surprisingly Beautiful Images

For <i>Float On</i>, Hawaii-based photographer Brigette Bloom soaks her film in urine, creating ethereal bubbles over a desert landscape in Hawaii. Before …

iPhone Case Looks to Keep Away Prying Eyes, Eases Privacy Concerns

This is the iPatch, a cheekily-named iPhone case hoping to add an added layer of privacy to your mobile device(s). Currently seeking crowdfunding on …

APOD: NGC 253: Dusty Island Universe (2014 Jul 26) Image Credit & Copyright: László Francsics http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140726.html Explanation: Shiny NGC 253 is one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible, and also one of the dustiest. Some call it the Silver Dollar Galaxy for its appearance in small telescopes, or just the Sculptor Galaxy for its location within the boundaries of the southern constellation Sculptor. First swept up in 1783 by mathematician and astronomer Caroline Herschel, the dusty island universe lies a mere 10 million light-years away. About 70 thousand light-years across, NGC 253 is the largest member of the Sculptor Group of Galaxies, the nearest to our own Local Group of Galaxies. In addition to its spiral dust lanes, tendrils of dust seem to be rising from a galactic disk laced with young star clusters and star forming regions in this sharp color image. The high dust content accompanies frantic star formation, earning NGC 253 the designation of a starburst galaxy. NGC 253 is also known to be a strong source of high-energy x-rays and gamma rays, likely due to massives black hole near the galaxy's center. http://www.ptes.hu Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140726 #APOD

Stars with cool names

On July evenings, try finding two stars in the constellation Libra with the coolest of all star names: Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali.<p>In any year, …

Antares

Why DARPA Wants An Experimental Spaceplane

An ambitious DARPA project seeks to get satellites into space cheaper and on demand.<p>So DARPA wants a reusable spaceplane. I mean, who doesn't? For decades, space experts have tried to design quick-turnover, reusable launch systems. So far, however, no one has made one that works. "There really …

What does Amazon care for losses? Its plan is for world domination

Jeff Bezos wants his customers to live in an Amazon world of books, films, and food. But he needs allies as well as ambition<p>America's willingness to back the pioneering entrepreneurs that have transformed its industries and fuelled its economy should not be underestimated. From Henry Ford to Thomas …

"The Tolling Of Pavlov's Bells": An Excerpt From Our Sci-Fi Special Issue

When a virologist and bestselling author's fictional plots start showing up in the real world, a dark side to her life steps out of the shadows.<p><i>This is an excerpt from</i> Popular Science'<i>s special issue,</i> Dispatches From The Future_. Visit iTunes to download the edition onto your iPad, or return to our …

How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

Scientists Are Afraid To Talk About The Robot Apocalypse, And That's A Problem

I thought it'd be a cool story to interview academics and robotics professionals about the popular notion of a robot takeover, but four big names in the area declined to talk to me. A fifth person with robo street cred told me on background that people in the community fear that publicly talking …

Singularity

How Our Story About A Child's Science Experiment Sparked Controversy

A story that ran last Sunday on <i>All Things Considered</i> about a sixth-grader's science fair project has elicited not just criticism but controversy.<p>Since the student's project built on the work of scientists, she's been accused this week of being a "plagiarist" who "ripped off" earlier work.<p>We think …

Asteroid's 'bad timing' killed off dinosaurs, new evidence shows

Edinburgh University experts say asteroid hit Earth at a time when ecosystems had been weakened by a loss of biodiversity<p>Dinosaurs might have survived the catastrophic impact that ended their reign had the devastating asteroid that slammed into the Earth arrived at a "more convenient time", a …

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National Geographic Travel

Homer for iPhone lets you peek at the apps your friends use

Ever had the urge to peek at your friends' phone screens, whether it's to learn about their favorite apps or simply pry into their digital lives? Well, you can now do that without having to either strike up an awkward conversation or get overly nosy. PayPal co-founder Max Levchin and the HVF crew …

Square Now Works With IFTTT

Imagine a Venn diagram with two big circles: “People who use Square”, and “People who use IFTTT”.<p>If you sit in the overlap between the two — Hurray! Today is your day. Square now plays friendly with IFTTT.<p>If you’re left wondering WTF IFTTT is, here’s the tl;dr: IFTTT (short for If This Then That) …

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 includes support for folders and interactive cases

Microsoft is planning to release its first update to Windows Phone 8.1 soon, and the company has started detailing some of the upcoming features to phone manufacturers. One of the main visual changes with Update 1 is the introduction of folder support, allowing Windows Phone users to drag one Tile …

From Concorde to the iPhone, state intervention drives technological innovation

History tells us that state involvement is the best route to prosperity. Our politicians need to think big and accept the risk of failure<p>If you wanted to radically alter the economy, making a country such as Britain as dynamic as China or Brazil, what would the state have to do? Intervene, …