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Mapping the Mass of an Enormous Galaxy Cluster

You are looking at the most precise gravity map ever made of a distant galaxy cluster. Using the map, astronomers have determined that the cluster is …

Google is collecting medical data to paint a picture of perfect human health

Project Baseline to spot 'biomarkers' from molecular and genetic data<p>Google has started to collect medical data from volunteers as part of an ambitious project designed to build a database of records that show what a healthy human being should be. The project, developed by Google's experimental …

Women Use Pinterest, But They Don’t Run It

Only 40 percent of Pinterest employees are women, even though the majority of the company’s users are female, according to a report released by Pinterest Thursday.<p>Pinterest’s ratio appears better than other tech companies that have released similar reports — only about 30 percent of employees at …

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Major League Baseball Cries Foul on Net Neutrality Proposal

The league says the fast-lane proposal is a bad idea since consumers are likely to pay the price.<p>Count Major League Baseball among those who aren’t wildly excited by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to allow broadband providers to offer fast-lane Internet access to content companies.<p>Last week, …

Skylanders launching more powerful premium figures this fall

This fall, Activision will launch Skylanders Eon's Elite, a premium toy line featuring eight new collectible figurines of the franchise's most beloved heroes, the company announced at San Diego Comic-Con today.<p>The line will launch with two figurines, Spyro (above) and Chop Chop (below), with the …

Pedro Pascal: Red Viper Role 'Broke My Heart'

It isn't often you get a rock star-style reaction to walking into a bar and pulling a pint of beer. But that's what happened at Comic-Con Thursday …

How To Record Slow Motion Video With Your iPhone 5s

The iPhone 5s brought with it improved video features, not the least of which included slow-motion video capabilities that can record video at 120 …

Carbon Emissions

OS X Yosemite Beta: First Impressions, Installation Tips, Known Issues, and Bug Fixes

Today marked the first day of Apple's public beta testing program for OS X Yosemite, letting thousands of non-developers download the software for the first time. With so many new users, new issues and bugs in the beta are coming to light and being catalogued in our Yosemite forum.<p>We've pulled out …

Streisand

English, Français, 简体中文, Русский | Mirror<p><b>Silence censorship. Automate the effect.</b><p>The Internet can be a little unfair. It's way too easy for ISPs, …

Linux

Poop-powered flamethrower can shoot out gigantic 30-foot flames

This poop-powered flamethrower is like the old high school trick of using farts to light fireballs, only on a much more epic scale. The key to …

Report: Netflix has 4.5 million subscribers in the U.K., 3 million in Canada

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Netflix (S NFLX) is making big inroads in the U.K., where it now has close to 4.5 million subscribers, according to an estimate …

Sense sleep sensor monitors your zzz's and wakes you up at the best time

You're lucky if you can sleep easily and wake up feeling refreshed all the time -- some people need a bit help to get a good night's rest from apps and gizmos, like this new device called Sense. The gadget, which looks like a crystal ball with rubber bands, acts as some sort of a bedside sleep …

eBay moved $2 billion in Apple devices last year

Tim Cook told investors he’s happy with Apple’s trade-in program and other used iPhone sales, and it turns out so is eBay.<p>In the last 12 months nearly $2 billion worth of Apple devices, ranging from iPhones, iPads, and old Macs, have been sold on eBay’s store, according to data obtained by Computer …

Tim Cook

Did Microsoft kill the Surface Mini?

Microsoft appears to have scrapped its small tablet -- at least in its current form.<p>Has Microsoft killed its small tablet? Probably. At least in its current form.<p>The Surface Mini tablet -- with an estimated display size of between 7 and 8 inches -- would have complemented Microsoft's current 10.6- …

Windows Phone

HTC One E8 vs HTC One M8

Logitraxx Robot Kit Will Help You Build And Program Your Own Mini Tank

Have you ever wanted to build your own robot? In the past, you might've been pretty much out of luck unless you knew a few hardcore tech heads (or …

Robotics

Gameloft's addictive Dizzy Fruit memory and reflex game will beat your brain to a pulp

Last week, Gameloft released the endless jumping game Ninja Up!. This week, the popular game developer has introduced another casual pick-up-and-play …

Alaska Airlines app gets major visual overhaul in version 3.0

Alaska Airlines is the seventh largest American airline and is based in Seattle. Head into the Apple App Store and you'll find their iPhone app now …

The Otherworldy Charms of Scarlett Johansson

The 'Under the Skin' star talks about alien mindsets, guerilla shooting on the streets of Scotland and why she's an indie actress at heart<p>Let's say …

Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I

The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions today. The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by photo enthusiasts and amateurs from across the world. Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are …

Inside the Cloister

One of the paradoxes of monastic life is that those who try to leave the world are often pursued by it. Take Thomas Merton, who struggled for years to make a career as a writer in New York, only to become a best-selling author after he joined a Trappist monastery in Kentucky. It’s been almost …

From touch displays to the Surface: A brief history of touchscreen technology | Ars Technica

The beginnings of capacitive, resisitive, and multitouch screens.<p>It's hard to believe that just a few decades ago, touchscreen technology could only …