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Rare 'severe' geomagnetic storm is hitting Earth right now

A rare G4, "severe" geomagnetic storm, is underway. It has the potential to disrupt radio transmission signals, cause problems with the electrical …

Up to $220 worth of paid Android apps for free: Plex, Terraria, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, djay 2, Fleksy, many more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Starting now through December 26th, the Amazon App Store is offering what it’s calling the “largest Free App of the Day bundle …

Spying on your pet is now easy (and addictive) with Petcube

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>For one week, I became a helicopter cat parent.<p>I had just placed a Petcube, a palm-sized cube that …

Getting the most out of your Chromecast this Christmas

Google's Chromecast makes it easy to stream pretty much anything to your TV. Movies, TV shows, music, games, photos -- whatever you're interested in, there are plenty of smartphone and tablet apps equipped with Google's little Cast button. So, whether you have one hooked up to the main TV in your …

Mathematician Suggests New Way Get To Mars On A Budget

Sometimes the cheapest distance between two points is not a straight line<p>In 1991, Japan's budding space agency sent its first spacecraft to the moon: Hiten, alongside a smaller orbiter named Hagamoro. Hagamoro was supposed to orbit the moon, but mission control lost contact with it after it …

Space Exploration

10 Things You Need To Know In Tech Right Now

<b>1. Apple declined to stream "The Interview" on iTunes.</b> The company did not comment to the New York Times on why it didn't want to touch the movie at the heart of the Sony hack.<p><b>2. Yes, Sony will release "The Interview," despite the hack:</b> "We have never given up on releasing The Interview and we're …

App Store

Sony streams 'The Interview' online and makes Hollywood history

A bit of Hollywood history unfolded on Wednesday. And it might be a glimpse into the future.<p>The controversial Sony Pictures comedy "The Interview" was released on YouTube, Google Play, the Microsoft Xbox video game console, and a special Web site.<p>The movie, which started streaming online around 1 …

60 of the Best Android Apps Launched in 2014

Android really came into its own in 2014, with the Material Design language, several great devices, and most importantly, scores of brilliant apps for the platform.<p>Here are our favorites that launched this year. You can view all 60 on one (very long) page here.<p>Photos and Video<p>Dropbox’s clever …

Department Of Defense Tests A Bullet That Can Steer

Precision on the smallest scale<p>Since the first gun appeared on a battlefield, bullets have dealt death in straight lines. As the shortest distance between two points, lines are great, but they mean enemies can hide behind walls or buildings and not get hit, a clearly undesirable prospect for anyone …

U.S. Army

Microscope Uses Holograms Instead Of Lenses To Diagnose Disease

It could be cheaper and easier to use than traditional microscopes<p>A new prototype microscope doesn't use lenses to magnify objects. Instead, it makes holograms that a computer digitally records and magnifies. The result is a microscope that's cheaper and easier to use than traditional, lens-based …

Apple Pay claimed 1% of November’s digital payment dollars, new report says

A new report from ITG has revealed that Apple Pay was responsible for 1% of the total digital payment dollars spent in November. The study also found that 60% of new Apple Pay customers used the service multiple times throughout the month, while competing services like PayPal see only 20% of …

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

This Neuroscientist Is Trying to Upload His Entire Brain to a Computer

Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the The Cloud, making us part-robot and completely immortal.<p>Humans, if you hadn't already noticed, have stopped evolving. As David Attenborough recently reminded us, our species is the first – by our free will – to remove itself from the process of …

Google Doesn't Want To Go It Alone With Driverless Cars

Google doesn't want to be the next Ford.<p>The Internet behemoth, bent on building the first fully-automated cars, said Friday that it plans to partner with traditional automakers when development of its self-driving technology is complete.<p>"We don't particularly want to become a car maker," Chris …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Could Be Just 10 Years Away

Hyperloop, the ultra-fast tube transport dreamed up by SpaceX founder and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, could be ready for passengers in as few as 10 years.<p>In a 76-page report released on Dropbox on Thursday, a new startup called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies laid out plans for building …

Microsoft Beats Google by Launching Bing Search for Firefox OS

Microsoft this week quietly launched Bing Search for Firefox OS, which joins the roster of competing platforms that have an app for the search engine (including Android, iOS, and Kindle). “At Bing, we are committed to helping you spend less time searching and more time getting things done …

As Mobile Roars Ahead, It’s Time To Finally Admit The Web Is Dying

While discussions about tech bubbles have been heated, few commentators seem to be targeting their invective at the real underlying bubble: the World Wide Web itself is crumbling. Like any outmoded technology, the Web is rapidly losing users as it fails to adapt to disruption from mobile apps and …

Twitter improves password-reset options, cracks down on suspicious logins

Almost a year after rolling out two-factor authentication for verifying your logins, Twitter is announcing another welcome security update. This time, it's an improved password-reset process and a smarter system for identifying suspicious logins. The new password-reset process is especially useful; …

Tumblr’s New App Has 3.3 Billion Unique Designs

The mobile app has enough ways for every Internet-connected person on earth to design a Tumblr.<p>Sure, you can change your poster image and your avatar as much as you’d like. But whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or virtually any other social-media site, your identity and feed can only fit into <i>one</i> …

Facebook Is Killing Its Snapchat And Instagram Knockoffs

After nearly a year and a half in the App Store, the company finally killed off Facebook Poke, its failed attempt to cut off Snapchat's massive growth by making a clone with Facebook branding.<p>While those with the app can still use it (for now), it is no longer available in the App Store. The same …

Meet The First Electric Mercedes To Come To The U.S.–Powered By Tesla

Is another luxury vehicle going to tip the balance toward mass adoption of electric cars?<p>Despite the rosy (and admittedly alluring) predictions from analysts and journalists half a decade ago, the world doesn’t appear to be moving towards a future of all-electric vehicles. Based on current trends, …

Facebook Has Resolved a Sitewide Issue That Caused an Outage

<b>Update (6:26pm Pacific):</b> Facebook says it has completed backend service repairs and everything should be back to normal. A company spokesperson provided the following statement:<p>Earlier this afternoon we experienced an issue with our serving infrastructure that prevented some people from accessing …

This Simple Device Harvests Sunshine And Beams It Down To Dark City Streets

A skyscraper building boom is blocking out more and more natural light in cities around the world. Engineers have designed a solution to pull sunlight down to where the people are.<p>As cities run out of buildable space, they keep getting taller: A record number of skyscrapers are planned in London, …

Skyscrapers

Coke Uses Drones To Deliver Refreshment To Singapore’s Migrant Workers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj4A6g2GP30<p>Singapore has more than 1.3 million migrant workers, accounting for more than a third of the country’s entire workforce. As the migrant population has grown, so too has the economic and social gap between them and native Singaporeans, resulting in calls …

Migrant Workers

Tesla's Elon Musk: On Creating A 'Cool' Battery System For Home Energy Storage

Tesla Motors, which plans to build a giant lithium-ion battery factory, is keenly interested in the emerging energy storage market, where home and businesses owners might want to buy battery systems for backup power or for managing solar electricity generation and use.<p>The company has been thinking …

Senate approves 'kill switches' for cellphones sold in California

The state Senate on Thursday passed a measure that would require cellphones sold in California to be equipped with "kill switches" that can render them inoperable if stolen.<p>LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other law enforcement officials backed the legislation as a way to counter a surge in …

Ballot Measures

Let the sun shine in _ on White House solar panels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Technicians have finished installing solar panels on the White House roof, capping a project that President Barack Obama hopes will …

Dr. Dre maybe the ‘first billionaire in hip-hop,’ but what does that mean for hip-hop?

A rap icon who hasn’t dropped an album in nearly 15 years is now calling himself “the first billionaire in hip-hop” — and he might be exaggerating by only $200 million.<p>Beats Electronics, a company co-founded by Dr. Dre that specializes in high-end headphones and a recently launched music streaming …