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Watch a Rare Solar Eclipse Live This Weekend

Skywatchers around the world can see the moon block out the sun via a live feed.<p><b>The moon's dark shadow will glide across the face of the sun on Sunday, November 3, giving most of equatorial Africa a rare view of a total eclipse.</b><p><b>Skywatchers living along North America's east coast and in northern</b> …

KnowRoaming SIM sticker slashes roaming fees abroad

International phone-roaming fees can be enough to make you never want to step outside your own home. Sure, you can pick up a local SIM card everywhere you go, but that's an inconvenience. KnowRoaming's new SIM card sticker lets you connect to local networks without having to do a thing.<p>KnowRoaming …

iPhone 5S's Fingerprint Scanner Also Works For Nipples

<i>Honey, it finally happened -- I caught a man nursing his iPhone at the office today.</i><p>Seen here in what appears to be the middle of a steamy sexting …

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ sales blow past $1 billion in three days

Game enthusiasts purchase 'Grand Theft Auto V' at the Game Stop store in Encinitas, Calif., in this photo taken Sept. 17, 2013. MIKE BLAKE<p>"Grand Theft Auto V" has crossed the $1 billion sales mark after three days in stores, a rate faster than any other video game, film or other entertainment …

The iPhone will reportedly be sold by Japan's largest carrier, NTT Docomo, this fall

The iPhone may soon come to Japan's largest mobile carrier, NTT Docomo. The <i>Nikkei</i> newspaper reported today that Apple has reached an agreement that will bring one, and possibly two, new iPhones to Docomo this fall. So far, the iPhone has been sold in Japan by both AU and SoftBank — the …

Microsoft buying Nokia's phone business in a $7.2 billion bid for its mobile future

That's one way to become "a devices and services company"<p>One of the most enticing "what-ifs" of recent years has come true: Microsoft has purchased Nokia's devices and services unit, bringing the Lumia lineup under the Redmond roof. The move unites Windows Phone 8 with its biggest hardware …

Bad guys use 3D-printed bank card skimmers to steal $100K

For every good use of 3D printing, there are a half-dozen bad ones.<p>The latest in the latter camp comes from Sydney, Australia, where bad guys have used 3D printing to create custom bank card skimmers. The devices, which are used to snatch card numbers, affected tens of thousands of people and …

KT Skylife plans to trial 4K satellite TV service in 2014

Satellite TV in Ultra HD quality is no longer just a dream: following a successful test broadcast this week, KT Skylife has unveiled a roadmap for offering 4K TV to its subscribers. The Korean provider plans to trial one channel of UHD content in the efficient H.265 (HEVC) video format next year, …

Gmail Opens Drop 18%: Are Tabs to Blame?

Over the past few months we’ve heard a lot of buzz surrounding the release of Outlook.com and Gmail’s new tabbed inbox. It’s likely that we’ve seen …

Software

Blaming the blockers: What’s the future of online advertising?

The Internet Advertising Bureau and its members are stirred up by two trends in advertising technology: The release of future versions of web …

Facebook ignored security bug, researcher used it to post details on Zuckerberg's wall

If your Facebook profile isn't public, others aren't supposed to be able to post content on your wall. Khalil Shreateh, a self-professed IT expert from Palestine, claims to have discovered a vulnerability that lets anyone post a link to other Facebook walls. Shreateh says he reported the bug to …

To Prevent Crashes, Your Future Car Will Chat With Other Vehicles | WIRED

<b>1</b>// The communication system works in the 5.9-GHz band.<p><b>2</b>// Eventually cars could get warnings from construction zones, telling them to slow down.<p><b>3</b>// …

Facebook use 'makes people feel worse about themselves'

<b>Using Facebook can reduce young adults' sense of well-being and satisfaction with life, a study has found.</b><p>Checking Facebook made people feel worse about both issues, and the more they browsed, the worse they felt, the University of Michigan research said.<p>The study, which tracked participants for …

Psychology

Gauteng to spend R400m on tablets

Stuart Lumka<p>The provincial government in Gauteng has outlined details of a R396m “e-learning solution” designed to replace the controversy-ridden …

Mercedes Is Testing Google Glass Integration, and It Actually Works

I put the car in park, unplug the phone, and put Google Glass on my face. Within seconds, I've got step-by-step directions to a coffee shop down the …

Rumored iPhone 5S Hardware Leaks Point to Fingerprint Sensor

We've already seen some (supposed) software leaks implying that the newest iPhone will come bundled up with a biometric fingerprint sensor, but now …

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch ‘launching next month’

Samsung will unveil its ‘Galaxy Gear’ smartwatch in Berlin on September 4, reports claim.<p>The South Korean giant hopes its new device, which it has already confirmed is in development, will give it a headstart against Apple. The iPhone-maker is claimed has 100 engineers working on their own …

Google’s “20% time,” which brought you Gmail and AdSense, is now as good as dead

Google’s “20% time,” which allows employees to take one day a week to work on side projects, effectively no longer exists. That’s according to former Google employees, one who spoke to Quartz on the condition of anonymity and others who have said it publicly.<p>What happened to the company’s most …

Employment

Former Apple employees call ‘Jobs’ biopic a ‘work of fiction’, explain how it really happened

<b>Update:</b> Steve Wozniak provided some of his thoughts on the film to Gizmodo after seeing ‘JOBS’ last night.<p>With the new Steve ‘Jobs’ biopic starring Ashton Kutcher set to hit theaters nationwide today, Slashdot just posted an interview with two former Apple employees who gave their take on some of …

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Groundbreaking New Particle Could Make Hard Drives 20 Times Smaller

There are many reasons why we still have size limitations on technology, but when it comes to data storage, one thing really stands out. You can only …

Hell No Moto X

Motorola unveiled its Motorola X smartphone last week, and our own Chris Velazco found the phone impressive enough. But the more I think about it, the less impressed I am by Motorola’s big brand relaunch under the Google banner. The Moto X never really excited me to begin with, and it’s likely not …

Why Your Internet Connection Just Had a Freakout (And How to Fix It)

There's a chance your internet connection just fritzed out for 20 minutes or so and didn't let you load any webpages. If you were paying attention, …

Google is preparing for screenless computers

The spread of computing to every corner of our physical world doesn’t just mean a proliferation of screens large and small—it also means we’ll soon come to rely on mobile computers with no screens at all. “It’s now so inexpensive to have a powerful computing device in my car or lapel, that if you …

Tom Cruise

Ten weird and wonderful transport concepts of tomorrow

US entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled his vision for the Hyperloop, transporting people in a tube between cities at supersonic speed. Here we look at some of the other transport concepts pushing the boundaries of what's currently possible.<p>Elon Musk is a man who thinks big. He has already pioneered …

Frosted Glass Effects: Why I Switched to Android After All These Years

Some people have called me an Apple fanboy. I stood in line for hours for the first iPhone and then again for almost every new iOS device that came …

Now You Can Live Stream On YouTube Without Being A Queen Bee

The internet is a constant popularity contest, and everyone is trying to collect followers, friends, shares, likes, hearts, views, +1s etc. You know …

How to Root Your Nexus, HTC One, or Samsung Galaxy S4

Android offers a wide variety of advanced customization options, but that’s only scratching the surface of everything you can do with Google’s open …