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25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Biomedicine

NASA Is Launching a 4K TV Channel Dedicated to Space

First non-commercial consumer 4K channel.<p>NASA is launching the first non-commercial consumer ultra-high definition (UHD) channel in North America on …

4K Ultra HD

Facebook open-sources React Native for Android to speed up mobile development

Facebook today announced the release of React Native for Android, a new open-source software project intended to speed up the process of making sophisticated native apps for Android using JavaScript. The release of the framework comes six months after Facebook open-sourced React Native for iOS, …

Dell is also building its own Microsoft Surface clone

Dell already makes one of the best Windows laptops you can buy, and now it seems the company is working up its own rival for Microsoft's Surface tablet. Leaked slides show a new PC that Dell apparently plans to call the XPS 12. It's a tablet that magnetically latches onto a stand-alone keyboard, …

The Turing Phone is the craziest Android device you'll see this year

That "era" is one in which companies make security, encryption, and safeguarding your data their top priority. "Consumers shouldn't have to worry," Chao says. But so far, even after the Snowden disclosures, most consumers still aren't in the mindset where they'd seek this kind of thing out. The …

Scientists just created the coldest substance on Earth, and it has some really weird properties

Scientists have created such superchilled atoms, these are the coldest molecules (which are two or more atoms chemically connected) ever created, the scientists said. The achievement could reveal the wacky physics thought to occur at jaw-droppingly cold temperatures.<p>At normal everyday temperatures, …

Chemistry

Microsoft Windows 10 Bombshell: It's Free For Everyone

<b>Edit:</b> Since publishing this article, Microsoft has since altered its original blog post and has more recently added a statement from Microsoft’s Gabe Aul, who has apologized for the confusion caused by the original post in relation to the supposed ‘free’ Insider copies of Windows 10 referred to in …

Windows 10

86 Eritrean migrants 'kidnapped by Isil' in Libya

Isil militants believed to have kidnapped 86 Eritrean refugees from a smugglers' caravan in western Libya<p>Militants from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) are believed to have kidnapped 86 Eritrean refugees from a smugglers' caravan in western Libya.<p>The militants struck at dawn on …

Sony’s water-resistant Xperia M4 Aqua and selfie-pro Xperia C4 shipping now

Three new phones in Sony’s already large Xperia lineup are now shipping and hitting store shelves. <i>XperiaBlog</i> reports that its begun seeing both the water-resistant Xperia M4 Aqua and its dual-SIM variant the M4 Aqua dual showing up on store shelves in retailers across Europe, Asia, and the Middle …

The lost year of Beats Music and how that may not matter for Apple

Twelve years ago, with the launch of the iTunes music store, Apple changed how we purchase and listen to music. Now it hopes to shake things up again -- despite playing catchup this time around.<p>Apple is expected to debut a subscription streaming-music service, making it one of the central …

Latest comScore data shows Apple increase lead as top OEM, iOS gain on Android for top platform

comScore today has released its latest data regarding smartphone market share. The analytics firm says that 188.6 million people owned a smartphone during a three-month period ending in April. That equates to 76.9 percent of the mobile market being made up of smartphones at this point. Apple, …

Tim Cook

Firefox OS in flux as Mozilla loses technology chief to startup

Mozilla, best known for its Firefox browser and operating system, has lost the man responsible for the core technologies of both products.<p>Chief Technology Officer Andreas Gal has left Mozilla after nearly seven years to launch a startup that hopes to provide the computing brains for the Internet of …

Google will begin to publicly report driverless car accidents

Google will now publicly report all accidents its self-driving cars are involved in from here on out, on a new website that’s now available to the public. Not only will the new website detail all accidents on a per month basis, it will also include an open forum for community feedback as well as …

Stephen Hawking says assisted suicide a possibility for him

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Stephen Hawking suffers neither pain, nor fools.<p>Why, he put up with John Oliver for quite some minutes before explaining to him just what an "idiot" he is.<p>As a scientist, though, he understands ultimate …

Google’s Project Fi Invites To Reach Everyone By Mid-Summer

Project Fi, Google’s recently announced plans to offer its own wireless cellular service, appears to have a lot of demand – or at least, that’s what an email sent out to potential customers seems to imply. The email informs those who previously registered their interest in trying out the new …

Mobile

Apple could give old iPhones and iPads new life with iOS 9

The next versions of iOS and OS X are supposed to focus on performance and stability instead of new features, and that focus on performance could extend all the way back to devices that Apple released three and four years ago. According to <i>9to5Mac</i>, a focus of iOS 9 has been optimizing the OS for old …

Microsoft is developing a cross-platform cloud clipboard called OneClip

Microsoft's focus on productivity is bearing new fruit. Twitter user WalkingCat revealed today that the company is now working on a cloud clipboard app called OneClip. The app is designed to let the user copy whatever they want and access it on whatever device they need it on:<p>The One branding alone …

Watch What It's Like to Get Blasted to 100MPH in 1.2 Seconds

If you ever wondered what it’s like to get blasted off a launch pad going at 100 miles per hour, this SpaceX video does the trick.<p>The video, posted …

Watch: This Real-Life Hoverboard Is Almost Impossible to Believe

Eat your heart out Marty McFly.<p>According to the Guinness World Record organization, this video shows the furthest recorded flight ever made on a …

OS X 10.11 Could Feature Control Center, 'Rootless' Security and More, iOS 9 to Support A5-Based Devices

While OS X Yosemite introduced several new high-profile features, such as Handoff, iCloud Drive and Instant Hotspot, the focus of OS X 10.11 will be on improved stability and performance, new security features and system-wide interface tweaks, according to a lengthy report by <i>9to5Mac</i>.<p>OS X 10.11 is …

iPad Mini

CHIP is a $9 Raspberry Pi killer

The Raspberry Pi was definitely a game changer when it hit shelves at only $35. But CHIP is hoping to make the Pi look positively pricey by comparison. The Kickstarter campaign has already blown way past its $50,000 goal. In fact, at the time of this writing its approaching $500,000. Like the Pi, …

Raspberry Pi

The Complete Guide to Backing Up Your Computer The Best Way

There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too <i></i>difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely.<p>Backups have long been considered to be incredibly …

Apple’s Beats deal finally starts to make some sense

A year ago, Apple bought headphone company Beats for $3bn. It turns out that it was its streaming business that was so tempting<p>This time last year Apple paid $3bn to acquire a company called Beats that made overpriced headphones and ran an unsuccessful music-streaming business. This acquisition …

Google closes in on Android M, the next flavor of its mobile OS

Whatever candy Google chooses as the nickname for its upcoming Android M update, it seems that M may also stand for "workplace."<p>On Wednesday, the search giant posted its lineup of events for its I/O conference, scheduled to run from May 27 through May 29. Google holds its annual I/O escapade for …

Samsung and Samsonite are working on smart luggage

There have been more than a few efforts at smart luggage, but this is one you're likely going to notice. Samsung and Samsonite (appropriately enough) are teaming up to develop smart bags that will likely be easier to buy and more accessible. They should include include loads of location and mobile …

Google doubles free trial period for Play Music All Access

If you’ve been looking to test out Google’s Unlimited All Access music service, then now is the perfect time. Google Play Music has temporarily doubled the length of the free trial offered to new members from one to two months. No extra costs or strings attached.<p>Unlimited All Access grants you full …

Apple Confirms Tattoos Can Interfere With Apple Watch

Apple has confirmed on a support page on its website that dark wrist tattoos have the potential of interfering with the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor (via <i>Trusted Reviews</i>). It was reported earlier this week that some tattoos, particularly dark or saturated ones, can affect the Apple Watch's heart …

This Is the Selfie Stick We All Deserve

The selfie stick has bestowed the world with an invaluable tool for documenting every self-centered whim. However, to reduce some of the stigma …