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10 Jaw-Dropping Photos From The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The entries for the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest are in, and the photographs are as stunning as ever. The annual contest asks photographers from all around world to submit photos in four categories: Travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place, and spontaneous …

Panama Canal

Watch Christina Aguilera Do a Perfect Britney Spears Impression

A Mouse Club divided against itself cannot stand.<p>Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears have known each other since they were both Mouseketeers on <i>The</i> …

U.S. Teens Are Deserting Facebook Faster Than Ever

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BlackBerry is working on Boeing's long-awaited self-destructing phone

Boeing's mysterious, self-destructing Black phone is getting help in the security department from none other than BlackBerry. During a conference call on Friday, BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced that the company is collaborating with the defense contractor to bake its end-to-end BES 12 platform …

Report: Google plans to build Android software right into your car

Google is reportedly planning to build its connected car platform Android Auto directly into vehicles.<p>Reuters is reporting that the integration would …

ARM’s built-in security and how it might just get rid of the password

In the increasingly connected world in which we live the security of our information is paramount. Not only are government agencies trying to tap all our communications, but so are cyber-criminals so they can sell our data to make money. Unlike any other time in history how our data is protected is …

Google Just Accidentally Revealed Another New Feature Coming To Your Android Phone

One such feature is the addition of multiple user profiles for Android phones, which means you'll be able to easily share your phone with others without having to worry about anyone noodling through your messages or apps.<p>Google inadvertently revealed this addition through its Android Issue Tracker, …

Unforgettable Places to Sleep in National Parks

A cabin floating on a lake. A boutique hotel. A yurt. Around North America, national parks offer incredible scenery, dazzling wildlife, and some truly funky, cool, and surprising places to stay.<p>(Photo: G. Mazerolle/Parks Canada)<p>A cabin floating on a lake. A boutique hotel. A yurt. Around North …

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This Temporary Tattoo Can Unlock Your Phone

I’d think this was just a clever April Fools’ joke, if it weren’t the middle of July.<p>Motorola has teamed up with a company called VivaLnk to make a temporary tattoo that can unlock a smartphone, no PIN required. Slap it on your skin, hold your phone up to it, and bam — phone unlocked.<p>Who needs …

Chinese hackers take command of Tesla Model S

The first documented successful hack of a Tesla Model S has come from China, Chinese security giant Qihoo 360 Security Technology announced Thursday.<p>The hackers were attempting to win $10,000 in prize money at a kick-off event during the SyScan +360 security conference, which is co-sponsored by …

GoTenna Lets You Text Your Friends Even When There's No Signal

Anyone who sends texts (so, that's pretty much everyone) knows that sending messages in big crowds or remote places is often a lot easier said than …

New Google Play Services 5.0 rolls out, updating Androids without a new version of Android

You probably won’t notice it but if you have an Android phone, it should be getting a behind-the-scenes software update soon. I’m not talking about …

Angry Birds and 'leaky' phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ for user data

The National Security Agency and its UK counterpart GCHQ have been developing capabilities to take advantage of "leaky" smartphone apps, such as the wildly popular Angry Birds game, that transmit users' private information across the internet, according to top secret documents.<p>The data pouring onto …

Here's Our Favorite Apple iWatch Concept Design So Far

Everyone's hearts go aflutter at iWatch rumors, the supposed wearable wrist computer that Apple could launch as early as this year.<p>A designer named Todd Hamilton took a stab not only at what the still-speculative watch might look like, but how it might actually work to make calls. Check it out.

Nomad ChargeKey review: An iPhone charger you won’t leave home without

I usually leave my iPhone(s aapl) plugged in to a power source right up until the moment I leave my apartment. But every once in a while I forget, …

The smartphone’s physical keyboard makes a last stand

The Wall St. Journal today covers two different physical keyboard attachments for iPhone, the $100 (aptly-named?) ‘Typo’ and the Solomatrix Spike. The TL;DR is that both of these keyboards are OK (Joanna Stern seems to prefer the Typo) but have fatal flaws that push them towards edge cases – people …

Huawei sees operating profits jump

<b>Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei has said its operating profit rose by more than 40% last year.</b><p>It expects to make an operating profit of up to 29.4bn yuan ($4.9bn; £3bn), compared with 20bn yuan in 2012.<p>The firm said growth in emerging markets helped offset subdued revenues in economies such …

Wearable Tech at CES 2014

If you’ve been keeping with Android Authority’s coverage of CES 2014, you’ll know that a lot of the spotlight at this year’s event has been focused on wearable accessories. Including augmented reality devices, smart watches, and fitness bands, 2014 is definitely shaping up to be the year of …

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …